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Beyond World of Warcraft Classic – 10 Most Hardcore MMORPGs out There

MMORPGs are the domain of hardcore players – to achieve something, you not only need to know the ins and outs of the game, but also pack hundreds of hours into it. Here's our list of the most hardcore titles you can play today.

Ultima Online – simply a legend

IN A NUTSHELL

  1. Developer: Origin Systems
  2. Release date: 29 April 1997

What is Ultima Online?

The godmother of all modern MMORPGs. The work of Richard Garriott, more commonly known as the British Lord, had a huge impact on the further development of the genre and established standards that remain relevant to this day. Despite the years, the game still enjoys some popularity and boasts a crowd of loyal fans (it recently celebrated the twentieth anniversary).

What does grandma have in stock?

The loss of equipment after death (and respawning as a spirit) or the development of skills purely by using them – these are the hallmarks of Ultima Online. The game offered a lot of freedom, especially when it was released – players can engage in crafting of items and equipment, build their homes, sail under their own banner, or explore dark dungeons (also killing hordes of monsters). This is the game that raised many of the MMORPG veterans.

Main feature: full drop upon death

EVE Online

EVE Online

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

Albion Online

Albion Online

Tibia

Tibia

Lineage II

Lineage II

Ultima Online

Ultima Online

Margonem

Margonem

Realm of the Mad God

Realm of the Mad God

EverQuest

EverQuest

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