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30th Jun '16 4:48:49 PM Orbiting
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[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
* "The World" from the ''Franchise/DotHack'' anime, manga, and games.
** {{Defictionalized}} at one point in Japan (under the name Fragment, the name of The World's beta version), but it flopped hard and wasn't released anywhere else.
** Fragment (The real world one) wasn't as much an MMO as it was the first four games repackaged with an online mode. You could choose one of the pre-existing charcter models or a recolor and that was the extent of costomzation outside class choice. The dungeons had to be made by players and were stored on their PC. There was an offline mode which was mostly the first four games with your "Custom" character replacing Kite and Rena and Shugo added as extras.
* A version appears in the LuckyStar OVA. And it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhjhjVpaAVk looks awesome!]]
* "Mythic Quest" in obscure doujinshi series ''Mythic Quest''.
* One episode of Manga/{{Chobits}} involves the main cast enjoying their time with a free trial of an MMO. They come across a boss that is said to be impossible to beat, [[spoiler: but Chi hacks the game and makes it possible to beat it. None of them are aware of how this happened]], and Hideki decides that playing MMO's wouldn't be healthy for him or his budget anyway.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' is notable for featuring several advanced virtual reality MMO games, one per major plot arc. The first one has the players [[InsideAComputerSystem trapped in it]] until [[WinToExit they beat the final boss]], or die... [[TheMostDangerousVideoGame which kills them in real life too.]] The subsequent arcs get rid of this and show the players' life both online and offline; the plots spawn both worlds and the dichotomy between players and their characters becomes a major plot element.
* In a few episodes of ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'', Sato becomes addicted to an MMO game called ''Ultimate Fantasy''. It makes him even more of a loser than he already is, and he becomes totally detached from reality, until his best friend snaps him out of it.
* ''LightNovel/OnlySenseOnline'' features a virtual reality fantasy MMO of the same name and the series revolves around one beginner player and his (mis)adventures in the game.
* ''Elder Tale'', a long-running fantasy RPG set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, gets a new game update as all logged-in players suddenly experience TheGameComeToLife in the light novel/anime ''LogHorizon''.
* As ''Yggdrasil'', a long-running immersive fantasy MMO closes down for good, a player by the character name Momonga, the guild leader, decides to stay online. But he's unexpectedly awakes [[TheGameComeToLife inside a new reality of the castle of his guild's own making]], with NPC attendants now alive, in the light novel/anime ''LightNovel/{{Overlord 2012}}''.



[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* The Creator/PiersAnthony novel ''{{Killobyte}}'' is about just such a game, in CyberSpace.
** His novel ''Literature/{{Steppe}}'' features a protagonist who is thrust into a ''live'' MMORPG, where players act out their roles in a historical setting, dropping out of the Game when they are "killed" and re-entering if they can afford to buy new parts. Although originally written in 1972, ''Steppe'' foresaw many of the conventions of the MMO as we know them.
* The {{Metaverse}} from the Neal Stephenson novel ''Literature/SnowCrash''.
* ''Literature/HaltingState'' by Creator/CharlesStross is about a ''bank robbery'' in a MMORPG.
* ''Literature/HalfPrince'' Has Second Life as a fantasy MMORPG, a shooter that appears in one chapter, and others mentioned.
* ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' describes a [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture future]] Internet that is composed of interactive virtual reality environments, so the entire thing is essentially an MMO writ large. More specifically, the "Middle Kingdom" is an extremely popular VR fantasy MMORPG, and several of the environments of the titular Otherland network are designed to mimic game or fantasy worlds, with visitors directly inhabiting the avatars of characters in the simulation.
* ''Literature/{{Mogworld}}'' [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled is set in one.]]]]
* ''T'Rain'' in ''Literature/{{REAMDE}}'', specifically designed with [[RealMoneyTrade gold farming]] as a core gameplay from the ground up (it helps that the author of the idea used to be a drug smuggler and money launderer). It also notably uses RealLife geological algorithms to generate the terrain (hence the name of the fictional world). Additionally, characters have "bot-haviors", automated actions performed by them while the player is logged out, which depends on the type of character (e.g. a warrior trains, a miner mines).
* Creator/VernorVinge has a couple of examples:
** The Other Plane, from his groundbreaking novella, "Literature/TrueNames", is an extremely early (1981) example, almost predating the IBM PC.
** In ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'', the development of wearable computers with contact-lens displays and gesture-based input has made these even more common and popular than they are today. People can and do play them on the streets, while traveling to work or school.
* ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' has ''OASIS'', which is a cross between this trope and CyberSpace (partly because logging in involves using VR goggles and haptic gloves). Given that the novel takes place in a PostPeakOil CrapsackWorld, a great number of people across the world tend to spend much of their time in ''OASIS''. In fact, there are schools and universities in ''OASIS'', which are at least as good as those in reality.

[[AC:{{Manhwa}}]]
* ''Manhwa/{{Yureka}}'' Has Lost Saga and mentions of two "earlier" games.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* In ''Videogame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', [[spoiler:the plot twist is the universe is an MMORPG for higher dimensional beings]].
* ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' has the ever popular Burger Quest.

[[AC:VisualNovels]]
* ''VisualNovel/REAlistair'' begins in the fictional MMO Rivenwell Online, and the story begins due to an in-game incident. [[spoiler: All three [[DatingSim dateable boys]] play the same MMO.]]




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* The entire series ''WebVideo/TheGuild'' is about a group of MMO gamers playing an unnamed ''World of Warcraft'' clone. Except they're rarely shown ''playing'' it...
** A recent episode reveals the game they've been referring to as "the game" is actually titled ''The Game''.
* ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' has ''Horizon'', in which most of the action happens.




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* "The World" from the ''Franchise/DotHack'' anime, manga, and games.
** {{Defictionalized}} at one point in Japan (under the name Fragment, the name of The World's beta version), but it flopped hard and wasn't released anywhere else.
** Fragment (The real world one) wasn't as much an MMO as it was the first four games repackaged with an online mode. You could choose one of the pre-existing charcter models or a recolor and that was the extent of costomzation outside class choice. The dungeons had to be made by players and were stored on their PC. There was an offline mode which was mostly the first four games with your "Custom" character replacing Kite and Rena and Shugo added as extras.
* The Creator/PiersAnthony novel ''{{Killobyte}}'' is about just such a game, in CyberSpace.
** His novel ''Literature/{{Steppe}}'' features a protagonist who is thrust into a ''live'' MMORPG, where players act out their roles in a historical setting, dropping out of the Game when they are "killed" and re-entering if they can afford to buy new parts. Although originally written in 1972, ''Steppe'' foresaw many of the conventions of the MMO as we know them.
* The {{Metaverse}} from the Neal Stephenson novel ''Literature/SnowCrash''.
* ''Literature/HaltingState'' by Creator/CharlesStross is about a ''bank robbery'' in a MMORPG.
* In ''Videogame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'', [[spoiler:the plot twist is the universe is an MMORPG for higher dimensional beings]].
* The entire series ''TheGuild'' is about a group of MMO gamers playing an unnamed ''World of Warcraft'' clone. Except they're rarely shown ''playing'' it...
** A recent episode reveals the game they've been referring to as "the game" is actually titled ''The Game''.
* ''Manhwa/{{Yureka}}'' Has Lost Saga and mentions of two "earlier" games.
* ''Literature/HalfPrince'' Has Second Life as a fantasy MMORPG, a shooter that appears in one chapter, and others mentioned.
* ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' describes a [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture future]] Internet that is composed of interactive virtual reality environments, so the entire thing is essentially an MMO writ large. More specifically, the "Middle Kingdom" is an extremely popular VR fantasy MMORPG, and several of the environments of the titular Otherland network are designed to mimic game or fantasy worlds, with visitors directly inhabiting the avatars of characters in the simulation.
* A version appears in the LuckyStar OVA. And it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhjhjVpaAVk looks awesome!]]
* "Mythic Quest" in obscure doujinshi series ''Mythic Quest''.
* ''VisualNovel/REAlistair'' begins in the fictional MMO Rivenwell Online, and the story begins due to an in-game incident. [[spoiler: All three [[DatingSim dateable boys]] play the same MMO.]]
* ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' has the ever popular Burger Quest.
* ''Literature/{{Mogworld}}'' [[spoiler:[[ItWasHisSled is set in one.]]]]
* One episode of Manga/{{Chobits}} involves the main cast enjoying their time with a free trial of an MMO. They come across a boss that is said to be impossible to beat, [[spoiler: but Chi hacks the game and makes it possible to beat it. None of them are aware of how this happened,]] and Hideki decides that playing MMO's wouldn't be healthy for him or his budget anyway.
* ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' has ''Horizon'', in which most of the action happens.
* ''T'Rain'' in ''Literature/{{REAMDE}}'', specifically designed with [[RealMoneyTrade gold farming]] as a core gameplay from the ground up (it helps that the author of the idea used to be a drug smuggler and money launderer). It also notably uses RealLife geological algorithms to generate the terrain (hence the name of the fictional world). Additionally, characters have "bot-haviors", automated actions performed by them while the player is logged out, which depends on the type of character (e.g. a warrior trains, a miner mines).
* Creator/VernorVinge has a couple of examples:
** The Other Plane, from his groundbreaking novella, "Literature/TrueNames", is an extremely early (1981) example, almost predating the IBM PC.
** In ''Literature/RainbowsEnd'', the development of wearable computers with contact-lens displays and gesture-based input has made these even more common and popular than they are today. People can and do play them on the streets, while traveling to work or school.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' is notable for featuring several advanced virtual reality MMO games, one per major plot arc. The first one has the players [[InsideAComputerSystem trapped in it]] until [[WinToExit they beat the final boss]], or die... [[TheMostDangerousVideoGame which kills them in real life too.]] The subsequent arcs get rid of this and show the players' life both online and offline; the plots spawn both worlds and the dichotomy between players and their characters becomes a major plot element.
* ''Elder Tale'', a long-running fantasy RPG set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, gets a new game update as all logged-in players suddenly experience TheGameComeToLife in the light novel/anime ''LogHorizon''.
* In a few episodes of ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'', Sato becomes addicted to an MMO game called ''Ultimate Fantasy''. It makes him even more of a loser than he already is, and he becomes totally detached from reality, until his best friend snaps him out of it.
* As ''Yggdrasil'', a long-running immersive fantasy MMO closes down for good, a player by the character name Momonga, the guild leader, decides to stay online. But he's unexpectedly awakes [[TheGameComeToLife inside a new reality of the castle of his guild's own making]], with NPC attendants now alive, in the light novel/anime ''LightNovel/{{Overlord 2012}}''.
* ''LightNovel/OnlySenseOnline'' features a virtual reality fantasy MMO of the same name and the series revolves around one beginner player and his (mis)adventures in the game.
* ''Literature/ReadyPlayerOne'' has ''OASIS'', which is a cross between this trope and CyberSpace (partly because logging in involves using VR goggles and haptic gloves). Given that the novel takes place in a PostPeakOil CrapsackWorld, a great number of people across the world tend to spend much of their time in ''OASIS''. In fact, there are schools and universities in ''OASIS'', which are at least as good as those in reality.
2nd Jun '16 10:05:50 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Yureka}} Has Lost Saga and mentions of two "earlier" game.

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* {{Yureka}} ''Manhwa/{{Yureka}}'' Has Lost Saga and mentions of two "earlier" game.games.
23rd May '16 9:39:57 PM BadassAgamemnon
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* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' (no, not the better-known 3D RPG, the original one)

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* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' (no, not the better-known 3D RPG, the original one)one; often considered the TropeMaker of the MMORPG genre.)
21st May '16 5:19:11 AM jormis29
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** ''VideoGame/CityOfTitans'' a fan-made SpiritualSuccessor
10th Apr '16 1:15:21 PM TurkeyCannon
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* ''VideoGame/BlackDesertOnline'' (buy to play)
31st Mar '16 3:24:39 PM DougSMachina
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* ''VideoGame/RemnantsOfSkystone'' (free to play, subscribe for better abilities and ...stuff.)

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* ''VideoGame/RemnantsOfSkystone'' (free to play, subscribe for better abilities and ...stuff. Abandoned by the developers around 2011, shut down in 2014.)
9th Mar '16 10:24:43 AM DATA_EXPUNGED
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* ''VideoGame/VendettaOnline''
24th Feb '16 10:37:22 AM Doug86
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+ AeriaGamesCreator/AeriaGames
29th Jan '16 11:15:16 PM ctempire
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* ''VideoGame/AolaStar''



* ''VideoGame/AuraStar''
21st Jan '16 7:11:35 PM Redkun
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* ''VideoGame/BladeAndSoul'' (free to play)
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