"Shards of the Dreams" is one of the new, Free MMORPG Games today. It’s one of the free online adventure games, which is an animated fantasy that takes place in real time. In this game, you get to discover lands, which are inhabited by odd people, get inside dungeons and destroy the creatures of the night. You get to be a hero who will save the virtual world.
If you happen to be one of the obsessed people who are addicted to these Free MMORPG Games, why don’t you delve into an overview on how your favorite games came to be? You might want to join the team behind your favorite free MMORPG or you can create your very own free MMO.
In building MMORPG games, the developer has to first asses the skills that he or she has. It would be a waste to dive into something that you cannot complete because you lack the expertise needed. The basic knowledge that you have to have is a programming language from C++, Visual Basic, C# or Java. Among them, C++ is the most common choice. You also need to know the graphic library like OpenGL, SDL or OpenGL and the network library such as WinSock, DirectPlay or SDL_net. In building these Free MMORPG Games, one should be familiar with multithreading, GUI design.
Next, come up with the design skeleton. It should be something attainable, functional, and capable of expanding. The client-server model of Free MMORPG Games includes the creation and the saving of the character, the log-in mechanism, the ability to chat with the other players and game navigation. Saving characters may be achieved using a database server or through files.
You should also decide on the network protocol to be used, whether it’s TCP or UDP. If you’re a beginner, you should opt for TCP. Just make sure that the system has enough bandwidth. The next step is to decide whether you plan to make the game 2D or 3D. It seems that making a 2D game is much easier, but in reality, it’s the other way around. One requirement when making 3D is knowledge in Trigonometry.
Another important aspect of these free MMORPG is security. The basic assumption in making the security encryption of the game is that the players are able to defeat the scheme or the protocols. That’s why it’s important to have a log and to validate all the data that is coming in to your system. The log is for tracking the violations.
The exciting part is forming the team. To make one of these Free MMORPG Games, at least three programmers, several world builders to take care of the maps, a designer of the financial system rules the virtual world, and a webmaster are needed. An ideal team should consist of ten to fifteen members, excluding the administrators and moderators. If you are an expert programmer on a budget, the team may only consist of an artist and yourself.
Above are the basic steps on how to build an online game, just to give gamers an overview on what goes on behind their favorite games.