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In which MMORPGs can I mass an army and build an empire?

Asked by EgaoNoGenki (1141 points ) February 13th, 2010

I want to play a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game where I can mass an army and spread the influence of my rule far and wide.

That doesn’t happen in World of Warcraft. You’re only in charge of your character, your pet, and your mount.

So what MMORPGs fit this description?

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HungryGuy's avatar

Do you want to command other players who join your army? Or command an army of non-player characters (bots)?

EgaoNoGenki's avatar

@HungryGuy I would prefer an army of NPCs. I would hope that having a large enough army of AI soldiers would convince other players to join and be my sub-commanders.

ChaosCross's avatar

tons nowadays, especially on facebook, but a few not on FB would be:
pox nora
starcraft
warcraft 3

HungryGuy's avatar

Well, that’s the rub, you see. If you can amass an army of NPCs, so can the other players. The game would just become a contest to see who could amass the biggest army in the least amount of time, and thus become the superior force in the game. Though a player with a smaller army might still prevail if he could devise a better strategy than you.

ShiningToast's avatar

I’m not sure that any MMORPGs fit this description. You want more of an MMORTS. Does anyone know if Warhammer 40,000 fits this description? I think it is more or less like WoW though.

@ChaosCross Starcraft and Warcraft 3 are RTS, not MMORPG. :)

Grisaille's avatar

EVE Online. Get a real army (corporation) of real people. Control space through force or finance.

EgaoNoGenki's avatar

@ChaosCross Which games on Facebook fit this description? I’m looking for games more captivating there than Mafia Wars.

(Btw, Starcraft and Warcraft 3 don’t fit the “MMO” part of the description. ;) )

Sarcasm's avatar

You’re uh… not looking for an RPG.
Strategy games (Real-Time [RTS] or Turn-based [TBS]) are what you’re describing.

Honestly, outside of browser games like Tribal Wars or AstroEmpires, I’ve never heard of the kind of thing you’re looking for.
You may want to look at this wikipedia entry, there are a few listed.

Arp's avatar

Yeah, I think the civilization games are awesome, if you are looking for an open source (free!) alternative, you can try FreeCiv. Also, an awesome game called “Darwinia+” just came out for Xbox live arcade, and fits your description quite nicely! If you dont have an Xbox, there is another version available for PC here. Hope that helps!

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