MMORPG.com's Carolyn Koh took a recent look at the browser-based MMORPG AdventureQuest Worlds, a game which she describes as a "fun little casual MMO".
AdventureQuest Worlds by Artix Entertainment is the MMO version of their grindy but addictive little flash based on-line game Adventure Quest. Using the same technology, AdventureQuest Worlds has actually attracted players who were not previously players of either AdventureQuest, or the company's previous foray into the MMO world, Dragon Fable.
Simple, simplistic, grindy, yet engaging. It is definitely a casual MMO and one advantage of the game as it was in Adventure Quest, is that it is completely flash-based. Unlike some other browser-based games that still require a small client to be installed; you can play AdventureQuest Worlds on any PC with an internet connection and a web browser with a Java client. Yes, you can play it on an office computer during break and get a few hundred experience points.
The game FAQ tells you how many points are needed for each rank and level. As is usual in many MMOs, a player character can defeat a monster several levels higher and they very quickly learn what they can take on as Mob hit points are displayed when targeted - although you can't tell how hard they will hit.
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