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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.

Margonem

IN A NUTSHELL

  1. Developer: Garmory Games Studio
  2. Release date: 26 February 2006

What is Margonem?

Created by a Polish studio Garmory, this browser-based MMORPG was originally the subject of the master's diploma of one of the authors. The group of students met in 2006 at a university, where they first developed the project in spare time, to eventually turn it into a full-blown game with the increased interest of players.

Why is it worth playing?

The game is two-dimensional and at first glance looks more like a glorified, fantasy version of Tibia. This game is almost a garden-variety representative of the genre – there are hundreds of quests to complete, and ten times as many monsters to kill. The most significant element here is the death mechanics – depending on your experience level, each death requires a certain amount of time for the character to come round.

Interestingly, the developers explain almost all the mechanics that govern the gameplay on their website (including exact formulas and values). There's also a few words on the genesis of the story, which is totally original and inspired by legends and fantasy books.

Main feature: death requires you to wait a certain amount of time to respawn

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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