Top Mmo Games of 2014

If you weren't too busy searching for nude pictures of The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence you may have spent some of 2014 in huge virtual worlds populated with real people. Well, real people pretending to be an Orc or Troll or whatever humanoid creature tickles their fancy.

MMOs are now more common than a celebrity fashion faux pas thanks largely to the rise of the free-to-play model, which not only gives new life to dying subscription-based games, but also offers lesser titles the chance to launch without the pressures of building a paying user base.

World of Warcraft's user-base continues to dwindle, but Blizzard is happily pumping out new content – the latest being this year's Warlords of Draenor. At the opposite end of the Spectrum are free-to-play MMOs like Runescape and Guild Wars 2.

And if you needed proof that MMOs have made their way into popular culture, you only have to look at the press World of Warcraft received by including a tribute to the late Robin Williams. In the Warlords of Draenor expansion you can rub a lamp to free a genie, which is a direct reference to the actor's role in Disney's Aladdin.

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