MMORPG for the iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by marksman, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Would anyone else be keen to see an MMORPG client for the iPhone or a new MMORPG with a iPhone client.

    May be some issues, but something tells me this would be the ultimate in addiction.
  2. Packersfan27 macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2008
  3. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2004
    Brooklyn, NY
  4. ChazDaSpaz macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2008
    I've heard a port of a certain game is coming called "Vay" which is an RPG (not MMORPG). I don't know what it is so don't ask but apparently the game was pretty good and hopefully the port will be too.
  5. Bridge51 macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2008
    Newark, DE

    Vay is already released, it's a port of the 1994 SegaCD game of the same name. It seems to be a very typical early Final Fantasy type game, reminds me kinda of a FFVI? ish? Anyway, I just got it last night, it's $4.99 USD on iTunes, reported around 40-50 hours of play time. Looks very promising
  6. fbboi999 macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
    aurora feint is the only MMORPG even rumored to be "in the works" I believe
    but get it anyway because the 1 player version is great

    but I've heard Vay is awesome, I'll buy it soon. Although it's single player.
  7. plamzi macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2009
  8. unfrozen.jon macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2007
    There are about five decent MMO's for the iDevice platform:
    Parallel Kingdoms
    Anrufen Online
    Graal Classic Online
    We Rule
    Outer Empires

    First off there is Parallel Kingdoms. Its a google maps overlayed with a fantasy world. At first release it was really simple and crashy but its far more stable and has tons of features such as cities, markets, lots of enemies, your own homes and defensive structures, friendly lists, etc.

    There is also Anrufen Online, a Symbian port MMORPG. Looks similar to Diablo II. I have not tried it but it looks promising.

    Another is Graal Online Classic, a Final Fantasy (I or II) style MMORPG. Simple to start but stable and has new features and more areas being added.

    Also there is the upcoming We Rule from Ngmoco. Its a bit of a stretch for a normal MMO as this game is like a management game like farmville but instead you rule a kingdom. You can visit your friends kingdoms and work together. Its not released for another two or three weeks but it seems like its off to a solid start.

    And of course the first real MMO for the iPhone, Outer Empires. It offers the deepest gameplay with a galaxy of 20,000 star systems. This game is cross platform, all the major browsers, facebook and the iPhone. Its a huge universe of 20,000 star systems that you can colonize, mine, make space stations, explore, research and produce advanced tech to sell on the galactic market to other players and of course there are factions that lead to a lot of space wars and politics. Its a very player driven MMO and hugely immersive. Since it is built with simplicity and lowbandwith in mind it plays well even over edge. Now heres the big problem, the iPhone app while having a great interface and low bandwidth use is a big battery hog and it is prone to often crashes.

    If you use Outer Empires then please use both the iPhone version and browser, it will give you the best of both worlds. Some of the tedious tasks like mining or exploring can take forever when the app crashes but the app is much smoother for combat.

    Visit for more info or (my multi Faction Commonwealth Alliance site)
  9. Philemon macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2010
    I don't know if I would play such a game.
    Good CRPGs are already hard enough to implement on a regular computer, so I hardly believe that any app in the near future earns the titel MMORPG . I don't think it's worthwhile to play such a a game on a mobile device. I'd rather play dragon age on my PC to be frank.

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