A category of games are Real-Time Startegy Games. They include Starcraft, World of Warcraft, but also Age of empires and Age of Mythology games. And gold for guild wars 2 ( to find here : http://www.goodsgarden.com/level_game_34.html ) was the success story of 2012. These games include a texte chat but require a lot of concentration and there’s not the same element of teamwork as with First Person Shooters, for example. These games are very popular un Korea where one-to-one and two-to-two Warcraft team fights are broadcast on national TV.
One of the most popular MMORPGs games (Massively-Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) is Everquest Online : in early 2003 there were more than 400,000 active players of this game, a medieval role-playing game inspired by the books of Tolkien. Like others MMO’s – like Guild wars – Players connect online, choose among a spectrum of roles (wizards, warriors, elves and genies), then head off for quests typical of the darks ages : collecting treasures (gold and power leveling), solving riddles, fighting with monsters, etc.
Ultima Online was the first MMOs followed by EQ in 1999 and many others among which, Asheron’s All, Anachy Online, Dark Age of Camelot and Diablo 3 nowadays. The last one which limit the number of players to ten or twenty at the same time “in the same map” is MPOG, unlike MMOG that can have hundreds or thousands of players at the same time.