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Unlike most MMO games, Skill Based MMOs base their character development systems not on a simple levelling. While other games allow you to succeed in battle just with in-game skills, the Skill Based MMOs are challenging players. The winner is the one who plays better than others: the most accurate shooters, the fastest warriors and the most thoughtful strategists.

Emporea: Realms of War and Magic

Multiplayer casual strategy game in fantasy setting

Cubic Castles

Casual-friendly indie MMO game with sandbox gameplay elements

Pirates of Everseas

Casual-friendly strategy game in setting of the Pirate adventures

Blood of Steel

Hardcore MOBA game in medieval fantasy setting

Tentlan

Free-to-play browser-based strategy in setting of the pre-Columbian Americas

Out of Reach

Indie open-world MMO game featuring elements of the survival in the wild

Islet Online

Indie sandbox-style MMORPG game with cartoonish graphics

Life Forge ORPG

Free-to-play 2D MMORPG game with a vast open world

Project TL

Upcoming fantasy MMORPG game developed by NCSoft

Age of Wushu 2

Upcoming MMORPG in the Age of Wushu series

Rising Storm

A hardcore multiplayer shooter in setting of World War II

Villagers and Heroes

Player-driven fantasy MMORPG featuring deep crafting system and character development

War of Rights

Realistic multiplayer shooter set in the period the American Revolutionary War

Maelstrom

Indie battle royale game featuring naval battles and magic creatures

Survive the Nights

Hardcore survival MMOFPS in zombie post-apocalyptic setting

Miscreated

Hardcore survival MMOFPS game set in the post-apocalyptic setting

Fear the Wolves

Post-apocalyptic survival battle royale game set in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Beasts of Bermuda

Hardcore survival game featuring dinosaurs and fierce prehistoric beasts

March of Empires

Real-time realistic strategy game in medieval setting

Gemini Station

Browser-based multiplayer roleplaying game in space setting

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In most cases, Skill Based MMO games belong to the MMOFPS or MMORTS genres. Those games are less casual and straightforward than others, so the developers have an opportunity to create an ultimate competition challenge. It also happens because games of this genre will not succeed if they are not based on the player's ability to play. No one will play a shooter where shots fly past the enemy because its level is higher than your character's.

In MMO Skill Based games, the system of character development is usually based on blocks of various skills offered to the player. Such games also typically do not have specific classes, or they have a wide developmental variability.

PvP in Skill Based games is one of the main features of this genre. From simple battles where you only need to press the keys in time and know the tactics of the fight against other classes, in Skill Based MMOs, you can rely entirely on your PvP skills. You can only guess about the tactics of the opponent by its actions. You can't just crush another character by pressing all the buttons of skills in a row: you need to understand when the enemy is open to strike; you should know when you need to use the skills. Such knowledge and abilities are acquired only with the game experience, which takes a lot of time. Therefore Skill Based MMOs are not very popular among casual players.

Best Skill Based MMO Games

ArcheAge is a Skill Based MMO without a strict vector of character development. There are 12 skillsets, and you can combine them as you want. It makes PvP part of this game dynamic and unusual.

Blade and Soul has a complicated skill-based combat system. This game is all about your tactic and battle wisdom. You should see the enemy's weak points and use your skills just in time; otherwise, you wouldn't be able even to enter the PvP arena.

Albion Online has a unique skill system, which manifests itself in PvP and GvG battles. It's both complicated and interesting because abilities in this game are levelling up only if you use them often, so already to the middle levels you will begin to become a master of your skill.