The Daily Grind: What’s the ‘deadest’ live MMORPG out there?


If you were all prepared to troll with a sunsetted game or say “anything by Daybreak or Trion or whatever studio that’s popular to hate right now,” hold that in and keep on reading.

Last week, we covered the story about a blogger entering an online game called Active Worlds and finding it essentially abandoned. It was creepy, like photos of shuttered and overgrown amusement parks, and it may well have been a setup, but it did make me wonder about legit MMORPGs — the ones that are technically alive but not really.

I’ve had a hard time settling on one because even the ones I expect to be tiny, like Asheron’s Call, still bustle with life. I’d like to find some deserted MMO and cheer it on, to thank its creators for not pulling the plug, so I turn the suggestions over to you: What’s the smallest, deadest, but still living MMORPG out there?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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