I found a free to play MMO off Steam called Realm of the Mad God. It has just about the simplest sign-up process ever as after you load the game you don't need to sign-up for an account, they just start you in a zone to teach you the game and you play it.

http://www.realmofthemadgod.com/ (you can play it in your browser right now)

Immediately I felt at home because of the retro graphics and simple controls. Seriously, this game is pretty simple and its a refreshing experience. You start out as the Wizard class and its a fun class to play. You can unlock other classes by playing the game. Yesterday I unlocked the Priest class.

One thing you need to know is that death is permanent. I died a few times but once you get used to how it all works, staying away from death isn't too bad. I did find that since death is permanent I was playing it safer than I do in other games. I only made it to level 5 and its not hard to get back to that level.

Check it out, its fun a best of all: free.

Tungsten wrote on 03/13/2012 at 10:09am

I played this for a few days, and it was fun, but I thought it was a bit simplistic to hold my attention. I think it would be better if I had some buddies to play with though.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/13/2012 at 02:15pm

I found some people and followed them. I had to ensure that I was quick enough to keep up though. At one point everyone in the realm spawned in some special dungeon. It was crazy, imagine a few hundred people in a corridor shooting at the same time. Nuts.

I made the mistake of moving outside the swarm and was killed instantly. Fun.

Tungsten wrote on 03/13/2012 at 04:50pm

I'll have to try it out again some time. Out www fast paced, which has always been one of my sticking points with MMOs

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