The many buzzwords and acronyms in the world of gaming make keeping up with the latest terminology a bit of a challenge. However, some acronyms and buzzwords have become so commonplace they are impossible for gamers to ignore. This is particularly true when the terms relate to popular titles like "The Crew" by Ubisoft. An MMOG (MMO game) is not just one of the trendiest contemporary concepts in gaming. It is an idea with huge potential for current and future games, as well.
MMOG: The Basics
MMOG stands for massively multiplayer online game. As the name suggests, it is a video game that involves multiple players participating in an online environment. In most cases, the number of players is immense, hence the "massively" part of the name. The online gaming environment is generally open, and players can all participate and interact with each other in the same world, as opposed to online games that only allow players to interact in small groups.
Because of the collective nature of MMO games, gameplay is usually linear and continuous. In other words, players cannot undo whatever changes take place in the game by simply exiting without saving. As these games are communal, they require business servers and are not suitable for the type of user modifications possible with single-player PC games, although they are often quite customisable.
The Advantages of MMOG
Although some early MMOGs were available only for PC users, an increasing number of massively multiplayer online games are now accessible across a wide range of platforms. It does not matter if players use Sony or Microsoft video game consoles, Windows-based computers, or MacBook Pro computers. As long as they use machines that are both compatible with the game and capable of Internet access, they can access the game's online world and community through their broadband connections.
These types of games allow for a level of interaction with players from around the globe that is not possible with other game formats. The potential for interaction with a colossal number of diverse players adds limitless possibilities to game engines that are quite complex compared to the limitations of other formats. The formation of different leagues, guilds, teams, and associations with other players is possible with MMOGs and is typically a defining feature of these games. Additionally, according to Forbes magazine, the skills players learn through these MMO interactions and gameplay can translate into useful real-life skills.
Popular MMO Games
Blizzard Entertainment released "World of Warcraft" and it had a significant impact on the gamer world. By 2014, the game's online community had approximately 10 million members. "Second Life" has also enjoyed huge popularity since its 2003 launch, and it is influential in its development of a virtual economy that uses real world money. Players for these two games use avatars and play in virtual worlds, but Ubisoft's "The Crew" adds a racing element that is popular with gamers.
At heart, "The Crew" is a racing game that features customisable, virtual vehicles that players can use in a variety of ways, from drag racing to embarking on lengthy missions with extensive storylines. Although this type of gaming is possible with single-player games, this particular game adds the element of an open, simulated United States that players can explore at will. The game's narrative incorporates journeys through cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit. Simple motoring down the East Coast or across the country is also possible, and it takes far less time than it would take in real life.
Although the substantial virtual universe of "The Crew" necessitates online gameplay, the multiplayer aspect of the game involves cooperative missions as well as ongoing competitions with other players. Gamers also encounter a variety of fellow drivers outside the world of races or missions. "The Crew" is available for users of Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and personal computers.
How to Buy MMO Games on eBay
To begin shopping the vast selection of video games, including MMO games, on eBay, locate the search bar on any page on the site. Enter the title of the game you want to purchase into the search field and click to view the possibilities. If you have a specific game platform in mind, you may want to include that in your query to narrow the results. For example, "The Crew Xbox One" yields more focused results. Click on the various items to review the product details and the seller's feedback.