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What MMORPGs are suitable for kids?

  1. GinnyLee profile image92
    GinnyLeeposted 6 years ago

    What MMORPGs are suitable for kids?

    My son wants to play Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games like World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings Online.  I am concerned that the environment in the game may not be suitable for a 10 year old.  Do you have any recommendations?

  2. Adamowen profile image81
    Adamowenposted 6 years ago

    Runescape would be a good start for him. You can start f2p (free to play) and swearing and vulgar terms are not shown if someone else in game types them.

    It is easy and simple to pick up and play and has tonnes or reply value (1000's of hours) World of Warcraft may be a little too hard for him to fully understand as it is FAR more complex and difficult to understand, even for me, without hundreds of hours of play time.

  3. dragon-nest profile image80
    dragon-nestposted 6 years ago

    I think it's too early for him. The traditional online-gaming environment is usually non-kid friendly in many aspects, verbally, graphically (for some), or even emotionally. It would be a lot better if he'll opt for games suitable for his age. Besides, it wouldn't be good for him to get addicted at an early age.

  4. RedSoxFan profile image58
    RedSoxFanposted 6 years ago

    My answer is this, be careful with mmorpgs, I say this because they are addicting. I have known people who throw there life away, because they are so caught up in these games. So please please be cautious. I speak from lots of experience. Also might I suggest:

    It isnt violent, and it's cartoonish, would I would think would be more suitable.

  5. JohnGreasyGamer profile image84
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 6 years ago

    I'd never recommend World of Warcraft until he's had MUCH experience with MMORPGs at his age. Not to mention the community is simply attrocious (much swearing and name-calling). Yet Runescape is a friendly start, and maybe I'd recommend Disney's Toontown (yes I played it and it was awesome). Toontown gives you a brief idea of the quest you'll be doing, some fun minigames and a very nice community.

  6. buckey777 profile image70
    buckey777posted 6 years ago

    To ease your concern on World of Warcraft they do have parental options. However WoW is a very addictive and time consuming MMO and players can still be rude in other aspects that can't be controlled by any parental options. And unfortunately in any MMO players can always filterskip any curse filters by substituting letters or abbreviating words. You should take into consideration the age of the child and the maturity of the audience of the game. WoW generally targets teens and up while there are MMO's out there which are targeted to be more child friendly such as Disney's Toontown, another is Nickelodeon's Neopets (www.neopets.com) which as of last time I played it had no real chat interaction between players.

    However if you do consider a more involved MMO out of the many I have played I would suggest: Cabal Online (www.Cabal.com), Eudemons (eo.91.com), Conquer Online (co.91.com)

    Or you can go to http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm for a list of all MMO's to help choose one that is right.

  7. Khal Blogo profile image60
    Khal Blogoposted 6 years ago

    Don't give your son Runescape, because he'll get bored pretty fast. If he already knows about games like WoW or LotR, then he won't like runescape. Your best option would be Runes of Magic, it has approximately the same quality as WoW, but the company filters obscene language. Runes of Magic is made by a taiwanese company, and asian MMOs are usually more kid friendly.

  8. SopranoRocks profile image59
    SopranoRocksposted 6 years ago

    Don't do it!  As someone who has been addicted to gaming since my college years, I am SO glad I didn't find these things when I was a kid - I actually went outside, had friends, and played.  Childhood is so short - why waste it in a cyber world.  Eek!

  9. jjexon profile image69
    jjexonposted 6 years ago

    John Greasy Gamer says right, and you should enter than they go.

  10. davidlivermore profile image99
    davidlivermoreposted 4 years ago

    I'm shocked that this hasn't been answered correctly...

    Wizard 101 or Pirates 101.  Two very kid friendly games that are sort of like WoW and LotR.  Chat restrictions, very good parental control, etc.

    Granted, this is a year and a half from when you asked the question.  But it's still relevant.