SWTOR: What is MMORPG? (or MMO?).
What is MMORPG? (or MMO?) SWTOR is an MMORPG. So what exactly does MMORPG, or just MMO, mean?
Basically, these initials stand for Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game; – or just Massive Multiplayer Online (as in MMO).
Well first let’s take the individual letters to see what they stand for.
‘M’ is for massive (or massively, as the case may be).
This means it’s big, very big. It’s so large, in fact that literally millions of people can play at once.
And this is not an exaggeration, not in the least.
The second ‘M’ stands for Multiplayer. This was hinted at above.
This means that the game is so interactive that many different players can, not only play at once, but also interact with the characters and each other at the same time.
And that brings us to ‘O’. ‘O’ means that the game is played online instead of being bought on a CD, or x-box or something like that. So MMO is “Massively Multiplayer Online”.
You have to have a fast internet connection (the faster the better) and quite a bit of available random access memory on your computer.
You generally pay a monthly fee to access the game over the internet with your ID and password.
‘R-P’ are together because they represent the compound word “Role-Playing”. To play this game you must become a different person.
You must assume the guise of a character who is capable of living in the alternate universe that the game generates for its inhabitants.
With SWTOR, for example, you may become a Jedi Knight or a Sith Lord. You can actually take control over a lot of things that this character actually does. And in SWTOR, you can also hear them speak.
And, of course the ‘G’ simply stands for game. And what’s a game? Well a game is something you play for fun. And an MMORPG, (or MMO), can be lots and lots of fun.
What makes them so much more fun than ordinary games is that MMORPG ‘s or MMO ‘s never stop, even when you stop playing.
The game continues constantly and grows and grows whether you are logged on or not.
You simply join in the action whenever you have the time; and stay for as long as you are able.
This can be anything from a few minutes to a few hours or a few days, if you can manage it.