What I find awesome is that there are so many pay to play MMORPGs out there that I’ve never heard of until today. I mean, we’ve all heard of World of Warcraft and Warhammer Online, but how many of you heard of Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, Dark Ages, PoxNora or even Beyond Protocol? These are all pay to play MMORPGs that are currently on the market. They all require subscriptions, but many of them do have free trials, so I checked some of them out!
Poxnora is actually a pretty neat little game. It was recently purchased by Sony Online Entertainment and is a tabletop style MMORPG. If you’ve played and enjoyed games like MageKnight and Warhammer 40,000 on the tabletop, Poxnora is definitely worth checking out. It’s worth mentioning though that its a 2D MMORPG with fairly low end graphics though. If you’re looking for something a bit more pretty, the you may want to skip it.
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds is 2D fantasy MMORPG that’s SUPER old. The graphics are so old school it’s ridiculous. I Really couldn’t get into this game, as the graphics were just too low quality for me. Movement felt really slow and combat was pretty sloppy. The game has been around for 10 years now, so at least it has that going for it. It’s survived the test of time! The game’s free trial component is pretty open ended as well, as there aren’t really any restrictions. Your free trial ends when you hit level 49, and that’s it.
There are a bunch of other pay to play MMORPGs that I haven’t mentioned here either. Games like CrimeCraft, Alganon, Vanguard and Star Wars Galaxies are all pay to play MMORPGs still in service. I can’t imagine why anyone would pay for most of these games when there are so many awesome free to play alternatives. Obviously games like World of Warcraft are different, as they’re really high quality, but most of these pay to play MMORPGs that I mentioned are out dated and boring.