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Most of the modern MMORPG projects follow the safest path, providing their players with a limited amount of roles and classes. However, some of them tend to add some variability to the gameplay. Classless MMORPG doesn't have the class system at all; instead of that, these video games offer an opportunity to form a unique build out of the set of different skills, which can create entirely new roles with unusual gameplay, which is suitable personally for players needs.

Discworld MUD

Discworld MUD is a browser text-based online RPG in the setting of the Discworld.

DragonRealms

DragonRealms is one of the oldest and still most popular MUD RPGs in fantasy setting.

EVE Online

EVE Online is a social space-based sci-fi MMORPG in the genre of spaceship simulator.

Wild Terra

A medieval sandbox MMORPG, developed by Russian studio Juvty Worlds Ltd in 2017.

Rust

Rust is a multiplayer-only survival sandbox MMO inspired by the DayZ game.

Eldevin

Eldevin is an indie story-driven fantasy MMORPG with deep storyline and open world.

Ryzom

Ryzom is a hardcore sci-fi fantasy MMORPG with open world, developed in 2004.

Elite Dangerous

Elite Dangerous is a space-fight simulator in open world, developed by Frontier Developments.

League of Angels 2

A sequel of League of Angels game with beautiful 3D graphics and advanced battle system.

Seafight

Seafight is a sailing MMO game, developed by Bigpoint Games in 2006.

DarkOrbit: Reloaded

DarkOrbit: Reloaded is a space-combat browser MMO game, developed by Bigpoint Games.

Tree of Life

Tree of Life is a survival sandbox MMORPG indie game from the Korean developer OddOneGames.

Albion Online

Albion Online is a hardcore medieval sandbox MMORPG in the open world.

PixARK

Pixark is a survival open-world sandbox MMO with dinosaurs and fantasy creatures.

Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is the sequel to The Division, which has received many significant innovations.

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Tom Clancy’s The Division is a multiplayer TPS developed by Massive Entertainment

DayZ

Multiplayer survival horror in the post-apocalyptic world, based on the famous mode for ARMA 2.

Onigiri

An anime-inspired free-to-play Japanese fantasy MMORPG made by CyberStep. Released in 2013.

Mabinogi

A free-to-play Korean fantasy MMORPG in anime style, developed by Nexon. Released in 2004.

RuneScape

A colossal free-to-play MMORPG with a huge community. Developed by Jagex in 2001.

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In most cases, classless MMORPG videogames experiment with the system of character development instead of removing it at all. Even though those games have no classes, the roles in gameplay and their archetypes are still used; you can see completely new mechanics very rare, but they're still in. Many of classless role-playing projects use a flexible system of skills. It has two ways of character development. The first one requires you to use the skill to improve your abilities in it — the more often you perform the action, the higher it's level. It works only for one ability so that you can't use earned skill points to learn another one. In other projects, you can level up your hero with usual EXP and earn skill points, which can be spent on the development. The third way is the rarest one: you have a limited amount of skill points which can be apportioned at the very beginning, and you can't change them during the gameplay.

Classes MMORPG provides players with an opportunity to create a unique build for their hero. For example, many players would like to play as a hybrid is healer and warrior, but this class is scarce for videogames with the class system. The games with a flexible system of skills have no restrictions for their players: you can make the most ergonomic build, create a character with the gameplay role of your dream, or just study all of the possible skills to make a jack-of-all-trades. Remember that the path of the overpowered hero is often quite dull and full of grind, so it's much more interesting to experiment and create something on your taste.

Best Classless MMORPG

  • Mabinogi is an anime MMORPG which has a flexible system of skills. The abilities in this game are divided into those that can be used and battle and form standard gameplay archetypes, and specific skills, such as dancing or singing.
  • Runescape is a classic hardcore MMORPG, which has a flexible system of skills, based on classic archetypes.
  • Albion Online has a system of combat skills based on equipment set; also, in this game, all abilities should be practised to be improved.