I've been pleasured with playing some of the best games MMORPG browser games in the past six years, and I feel the need to share why they're still great and why they're still relevant. One in particular is a game I enjoy, Achaea.
Why are these games still relevant during this new time where you have great graphics that you show you everything you do? I'll tell you and quite simply the first and resounding answer is the limitations that Graphical MMOs put upon themselves. Here in Achaea i'm not limited to what is shortly defined as an -emote- or certain moves I can make. I can come up with my own as well as there are player based cities, houses, clans that one can thrive in. In graphical mmos these are not so clearly defined nor operating at near a capacity.
In my adventures in Achaea i've slain great Dragons and been rewarded recognition through honors lines, I've lead a house of fierce monks to a civil war in its own city. I've been the Minister of War in the city of Hashan and the Village of Eleusis having staved off the crushing Qashar clan and fought off fierce Mhaldorian war raids. I've been able to devle so far into enriched quests that the brain teaser was worth it. The intrigue and dynamic of the whole setup is far more thrilling than one can experience elsewhere.
Not to discredit Graphical MMO's there are some great ones and they're fun, but to no discredit to the still popular text based MMO's either that still offer plenty of relevance in the gaming world. Why some shun it away I still see 300 to 500 online at a time and that level of player base certainly makes it entertaining.
Currently I serve in the Shallamese army and raid frequently upon the city of Ashtan, city of Chaos. We've had an on going conflict for centuries, and as things and time has changed so has the realms of Achaea have changed to adapt. The war system is far more advanced than most and quite enjoyable. City destruction can be a thrilling event to partake in.