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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.

School of Dragons

Fantasy MMORPG in setting of "How to Train your Dragon" series

AdventureQuest 3D

Multi-platform fantasy MMORPG in medieval setting

Champions Online

Open-world MMORPG in superhero setting

Atlas

Survival multiplayer game in the pirate setting

Temtem

Massively multiplayer creature-collection adventure game

Sea of Thieves

Open-world multiplayer game in the pirate setting

Dragonlord Chronicles

Cross-platform fantasy MMORPG featuring dragons and magic

Asherons Call 2

The continuation of the fantasy MMORPG Asheron's Call

Continent of the Ninth Seal

An old-school Korean action MMORPG in fantasy setting

Will to Live Online

Indie MMORPG-shooter in post-apocalyptic setting

Asheron's Call

Old-school fantasy MMORPG with deep character development system

Dragon Quest X

A tenth part of the fantasy JRPG series Dragon Quest

Hero Zero

A browser-based casual MMORPG in superhero setting

Forsaken World

Asian fantasy MMORPG in traditional Chinese setting

Therian Saga

Fantasy MMORPG oriented on character development and PvE content

Drakensang Online

Fantasy hack-and-slash MMORPG with isometric graphics

stein.world

Sandbox fantasy MMORPG with pixel graphics and deep character development

Mad World

Browser-based MMORPG in dark fantasy setting

Firestone Idle RPG

An idle browser-based MMORPG in fantasy setting

Jade Goddess

Asian-style fantasy MMORPG with highly dynamic automatic gameplay

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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.