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Jaime Skelton is a professional writer in the video games industry, with experience that includes writing news and reviews for MMOHut and running the National MMORPG Examiner column. Although she specializes in online games, she also enjoys writing about other game genres and platforms.

The Definitive Guide to Free MMOs

Runes of Magic is a well known free MMOMMOs (massively multiplayer online games) that do not require a monthly subscription fee to play or the purchase of a client are called free-to-play (F2P). These free MMOs generate revenue through the use of micro-transactions, small purchases which let the player get special items, bonuses, or other perks to use within the game.

While free-to-play MMOs were originally popular in the East, they have become increasingly popular in the West. Popular and well-known free MMOs include Runes of Magic, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Lord of the Rings Online, and MapleStory, and many popular pay-to-play MMOs, such as World of Warcraft and Warhammer Online, are predicted to become free-to-play in the future.