What Makes A Browser MMORPG Successful?

Have you noticed the Browser MMORPG genre has no shortage of titles available? Most of them are free to play, which is nice. However it can be difficult enough to sift through them let alone determining which games are worth your time or not. To make things worse; sometimes it isn’t easy to tell if a Browser MMORPG is any good right away. For example; I can think of a few games where the first few levels were the first levels created. As time went on the developers obviously became more proficient at creating zones and therefore the build of the endgame is significantly better. Sort of a don’t judge a book by its cover kind of deal. At any rate, we’ll go over a few key elements that make for a good Browser MMORPG.

Well first real quick, if you don’t know what a Browser MMORPG is, than allow me to briefly explain. If you’re already familiar with them, you can go ahead and skip this paragraph all together. A Browser MMORPG is a typically free online role playing game which you play directly from your web browser without having to download any software. You play on your computer, cell phone, or whatever you have that has internet access with people around the world withered working towards some common goal or as an adversary. Does the game offer any type of new player help? A simple tutorial right off the bat, is a great way to be introduced to any Browser MMORPG. Whether it be an interactive, presented, or text based (preferably one of the first two), a well done tutorial really will help the user get down to business, evading frustration and confusion. Ok, so the game doesn’t have a tutorial; not a big deal as long as there is some sort of an easy to access introductory help guide. It’s hard to enjoy any game when you don’t know how to play it.

Does the game seem user friendly? Granted a Browser MMORPG may not seem familiar from the get go, this doesn’t necessarily mean the game is not user friendly. Search the navigation menu to see what kind of options the game offers. You probably are only seeing only a very small portion of what the game has to offer right away. Now if you have to navigate through a labyrinth of pages to access some part of the game that is frequently used, well that is just not good and more than likely will become quite annoying. However if the game seems well layer out and not cluttered and confusing, give yourself the chance to familiarize yourself with the user interface, it may be foreign but could turn out to be intuitive and easy to use. Another huge aspect of a successful Browser MMORPG is its community. Are the players friendly? Are there any other players? A desolate or hostile game community is generally no fun. If the game seems fun bit there is nobody else online, invite some of your friends or go to a gaming forum and suggest it to the world! If the game nails these aspects along with having an engaging storyline and halfway decent graphics, give it a chance. You never know what you can find.