Idlescape is a browser-based idle MMORPG of crafting, gathering, and fighting for loot

And yes, we tried it


Let’s say you’re having a slow day at work and you can’t really commit your attention span to a more active mobile MMORPG but you still want the good feelings of filling up bars of skill XP. Then perhaps you can consider Idlescape, which as its name suggests is an idle MMORPG that lets players sort of auto-level skills in a rather relaxed and mostly hands-off manner.

The game runs perfectly fine in any browser of your choice and operates like other idle MMOs that you may have heard of; simply select either a gathering vocation or enter a combat area and let your character skill up without too much direct management. It’s not all something one can take their eyes off of, as there are some inventory management things to do like selling useless materials or burning gathered items for Heat to use in other crafting, specifically dropping ingredients into a pot for cooking, and naturally keeping an eye on character health while in a combat area.

I personally spent a few minutes seeing how Idlescape runs and found it to be mostly competent enough. Most of my focus was on gathering and crafting, since my avatar had no weapons or armor to speak of. The first combat zone mostly has you fighting rats, cows, and goblins, but things can still get dicey if you’re not cautious. About the biggest demerit in my very brief experience was the game’s chat scroll, which is about as fun to look at as most shout/global chat channels tend to be. So in that regard, it definitely has the “true MMORPG” experience, regrettably.

Of course, being a browser game, you can check it out for yourself. Especially if you’re in that bored at work scenario I led with.

source: official site and a few minutes of my sparse spare time, you’re welcome

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I tried this game a while back and forgot about it. But, I liked it a lot. You guys should definitely try out some more browser games. They are fun to play on a second monitor or background tab while you are supposed to be working, lol.

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Oddly fun to gain levels while it idles. ;-D Reminds me of Runescape with the Ironman mode plus the skill names and their icons!

I’m new to idle games, didn’t know it was a thing until last year. I’ve been trying Nine Chronicles which just released and actually uses blockchain if you can believe it.

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meh, and Idle game that stops what you are doing when its no longer the main focus of whatever app you are using on your computer. (at least thats what it did for me any time I opened a new tab in chrome or opened another program.)



It’s a great little skill grinder that requires minimum effort. You can have it on in the background or over night. Good way to pass the time while playing something else. It’s the best way to describe it.

Mods are a bit unhelpful and snarky and break the own rules they tell you to follow. There is a few inappropriate uploads in private rooms which are unmonitored but as long as that doesn’t impact my gameplay then all is good.


Rather enjoying seeing my skills tick up while I work on other PC. This type of mmo is new to me. Any other suggestions of similar idle mmos?

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Therian Saga, but it need more work, you set the character to do stuff and they may need 30 seconds or 1 hour depend on the tasks, you can give the character multi-tasks to do and leave the game, they will do everything in real time even if you closed the game.