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Unlike other genres of video games, roleplaying ones rarely can be entertaining and famous with no plot. Story-Driven MMORPG base the gameplay on the plot and lead players through character development with the help of questlines. Not every story-based RPG have a sophisticated and detailed story. Still, it's usually compensated by other aspects of the game — you won't even spot the cliched storyline and simple quests if they're balanced with immersive dynamic combat or excellent social communication.

Honkai Impact 3rd

Anime action roleplaying game developed for the mobile platforms

Wild Terra 2: New Lands

An indie sandbox MMORPG inspired by old-school games with survival mechanics

Genshin Impact

An open-world Action RPG game in unique fantasy setting

Star Stable

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

Neverwinter

Neverwinter is a free-to-play MMORPG based on Dungeons and Dragons setting.

Wizard101

Необычная MMORPG про волшебников с множеством различных классов и игровых активностей

Fer.al

Open-world free-to-play MMO about mythical features

Lords of the Arena

An online idle RPG that features elements of MOBA gameplay

Life Forge ORPG

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

Project TL

Upcoming fantasy MMORPG game developed by NCSoft

Villagers and Heroes

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

Gemini Station

Browser-based multiplayer roleplaying game in space setting

Felspire

Browser-based role-playing game featuring deep character customization

Knight's Fable

Turn-based fantasy MMORPG with strategy elements

Odin Quest

Fantasy browser-based action-RPG based Norse mythology

Titans of Time

Fantasy MMORPG featuring well-balanced class system and 3D graphics

Crusaders of Light

Cross-platform fantasy MMORPG featuring 40 person raids

Digimon Masters Online

Free-to-play MMORPG in setting of anime series Digimon

Florensia

Free-to-Play fantasy MMORPG in anime style

Shakes and Fidget

Satire role-playing game in fantasy setting

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Many developers create their video games because they want to tell a unique story to other people. Projects of this kind provide the best experience and immersion into the world. Usually, Story-Driven MMORPG has not the only questline for the main plot, but also many side-quests. Different tasks are used for various purposes — typically, additional missions are used to bring players' attention to the improvement of their characters or exploration of the world.

Still, some of the creators use plot only as a framework which will lead your hero between different competitions. A considerable amount of game developers choose simple plot lines which won't require much time on creation. Simple Story-Driven MMORPG may have cliched quests, but all of the events are connected with the help of the main story, based on the lore of the world.

Dozens of Story-Driven MMORPG are based on the universe of the already existing games, books or other works. Because of that, they have not only detailed plot but also in-depth and detailed filler content — for example, you can often find books, notes and other kinds of accompanying materials. They're not necessary to be explored, but they provide knowledge about the game world and events of the plot. Usually, games with exciting plot don't have grindy and boring side-tasks. Very often, side-quests can take much more time than the main quest line — and not only because of their experience profitability.

Best Story-Driven MMORPG

  • World of Warcraft is a story-driven MMORPG, which has the most in-depth lore, fascinating universe and much additional content which tells more about the events of the game — there are books, comics and even movies about WoW universe. This MMORPG receives regular updates with new quests which develop the main storyline.
  • Dungeons and Dragons Online is a complex MMORPG, which has a deep plot and roleplaying-based gameplay.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic is a sci-fi story-driven MMORPG with entertaining gameplay and dozens of different quests.