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Pay to Play MMORPG for PC

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The subscription is one of the most well-balanced and fair to players system of video game distribution, which is used in many modern RPGs. Pay-to-Play MMORPG usually have all the benefits of buy-to-play projects, but the monthly subscription fee is much more affordable for players. Also, these video games typically have more adult and peaceful auditory. Usually, buy-to-play MMORPG don’t use pay-to-win model and simplified mechanics of the character development; most of these projects have only cash shops with decorative items.

Dark and Light

An early acces fantasy game with large open world and deep system of character development

Dragon Quest X

A tenth part of the fantasy JRPG series Dragon Quest

Dual Universe

Indie first-person sandbox MMORPG in sci-fi setting

Saga of Lucimia

A fantasy sandbox MMORPG with classless character development

Ship of Heroes

A superheroic MMORPG where players are meant to protect citizens from invasions

Mortal Online

Mortal Online is a sandbox hardcore MMORPG.

Dark Age of Camelot

Dark Age of Camelot is one of the pioneers in the genre of RvR games.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a sci-fi MMORPG in setting of famous Star Wars universe.

Star Stable

An online adventure game about horses, competitions, races, and horse care

Gemstone 4

GemStone 4 is one of the first and longest-running text-based online MMORPGs.

EVE Online

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

World of Warcraft

One of the most famous and popular MMORPGs with an interesting plot and incredible world.

Final Fantasy 14

Final Fantasy 14 is a pay-to-play fantasy MMORPG based on the worlds of the Final Fantasy series.

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More About Pay to Play MMORPG

The main feature of Pay to Play MMORPG is that these video games offering access to all existing content for a fixed price. Usually, projects in the roleplaying genre provide an opportunity to play for free and pay for an advanced account at the same time. The basic version of the game usually contains all main quests, locations and races, and the advanced one adds more features to accounts. Still, premium subscriptions rarely ruin the balance between players: additional content usually consists of decorative aspects of the game, new quests and locations.

Pay to Play MMORPG must not be confused with pay-to-win games. PtP means only access to additional content on an equal basis with other players, while Pay-to-Win games offer an opportunity to gain an advantage over others; moreover, this concept is much more widespread in free-to-play projects than in PtP. Instead of that, these projects provide a wide variety of decorative items in cash shops. The primary source of income for developers of Pay to Play MMORPG is not a subscription fee, but sales of additional content such as DLCs, new playable characters or equipment for them, and exclusive decorative items.

Many Pay-to-Play MMORPG provides an opportunity to take a game on a “test drive” during specific events when the game opens up several free-to-play servers for an unlimited number of players. Some projects allow you to play for free until you reach a certain level limit.

Best Pay to Play MMORPG

  • World of Warcraft is the most famous and popular MMORPG, which combines two methods of subscription: first of all, you have to buy the game itself, and after that, you will have to pay for a subscription every month. However, WoW provides an opportunity to pay “for free” if you save up enough in-game currency to buy a special ticket.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic is a free-to-play MMORPG, which has an advanced subscription system. Premium players in this game have access to a vast amount of unique and entertaining content, new playable races, and moreover.
  • Final Fantasy 14 is a pay-to-play fantasy JRPG with one of the most active communities.