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KithablastKithablast Danville, CAPosts: 20Member

Is there any real difference between the two?


         I've decided as a pretty casual gamer who has played a few games that I'd look around for another game to play. I was reading through some articles here and browsing the web, and I noticed some websites say MMO and some say MMORPG.

What's the difference?


  • Darkmagic76Darkmagic76 Toronto, ONPosts: 7Member

    Ya I am a casual gamer as well and usually I refer to the games I play as MMOs for short. I *think* MMO is just a short form for MMORPG but I could be wrong. I've often wondered that myself :P

  • EkibiogamiEkibiogami Clear Lake, TXPosts: 2,154Member Uncommon

    This sight has 396 "MMO's" on it... of those probably 10 Honestly Deserve to have the RPG on the end.

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  • WolfjunkieWolfjunkie CopenhagenPosts: 985Member

    MMO stands for Massive Multiplayer Online. This isn't limited to RPGs only.

    For instance, World War 2 Online is an MMOFPS.

  • serudanthserudanth Quezon CityPosts: 13Member

    I suppose if that's the definition, MMO should be the generic term while MMORPG, MMOFPS, etc. are all subcategories of MMO. Sounds good, IMO. As for actual differentiation, the previous posts kinda made it pretty clear. MMO covers online rhythm games while MMORPGs strictly have to be of the RPG genre.

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