The video game industry is constantly innovating the way player's experience MMO gaming. Some games have achieved enough reputation to warrant monthly subscription fees, while many increase in popularity after joining the free-to-play race. Regardless what MMORPG tickles your fancy, it probably has undergone many changes through additional content known as expansion packs.
Some expansions merely add bonus content, but many make changes to gaming mechanics and add increased leveling capabilities. With a majority of MMORPGs releasing additional content at one point or another, there's a horde of expansion packs that have inspired an invigorating passion toward online gaming. With no pun intended, here are 10 of the most game-changing MMORPG expansion packs ever released.
10. Menace of the Underdark (D&D Online)
9. Sentinels Fate (Everquest 2)
8. Rise of Zilart (Final Fantasy XI)
7. Riders of Rohan (Lord of the Rings Online)
6. Scars of Velious (Everquest)
5. Mists of Pandaria (WoW)
4. Mines of Moria (Lord of the Rings Online)
3. Storm Legion (RIFT)
2. Wrath of the Lich King (World of Warcraft)
Realistic shadows, new element graphics, and a adjustable character resolution delivered some of the most breathtaking new environments. More importantly, it opened the players eyes to the abundance of already fantastic game experiences that have been just a stone's throw away. Wrath of the Lich King made players feel like they were truly involved in of the World of Warcraft universe, something MMORPG expansions continue to struggle with. Looking back, players don't regard the second addition to Azeroth as a game changing experience. Instead they refer to it as a life changing one.
1. Retribution (EVE Online)
The most magnetic addition in the Retribution expansion pack comes from the ground breaking integration of Dust-514, a free-to-play first-person shooter that takes place in the EVE universe. For the first time in gaming, the outcomes of one game would have direct effect over experiences in another. What players do as mercenaries battling for planetary control in Dust-514, fully affects the political and economic status of the experiences in EVE Online. Covering thousands of maps over a breathtaking universe of planets makes Retribution an unbeatable MMORPG expansion.great MMO experiences.
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