The online roleplaying games listed below are those that I am still using on a regular basis. Each of them contains an active, vibrant, and diverse community of players, a vast realm of areas and locations to enjoy, and provide unique opportunities for both exploration, socialization, and entertainment.

Some of the descriptive text below is taken from the various websites of the games. Click the linked name of the game to visit the game's home website in a new browser window or tab. Select the child page links at the bottom to read my own thoughts on each of the games.

Second Life is a virtual world (also known as a metaverse) that was released on June 23, 2003 by Linden Research, Inc. Second Life is not a classic MMORPG in any remote sense, but is a virtual space inhabited by tens of thousands of individuals from all walks of life. All content is user-created through the game's built-in software. The possibilities are endless, and there is always something new to see!

Second Life does not have classes, or any traditional MMORPG mechanics. There are user-created HUD modifications that allow for a kind of combat between player avatars in certain 'sims' (regions created for specific groups of individuals, like cities), but this is a far cry from what the average MMO player will be used to. The main draw of Second Life is the enabling of user creativity, avatar customization, and socializing (usually through roleplaying).

In Star Trek Online, the Star Trek universe appears for the first time on a truly massive scale. In this massively multiplayer online game from Cryptic Studios, players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship. Or they can become a Klingon Warlord and expand the Empire to the far reaches of the galaxy.

Players will have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek fiction, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. With Episode Missions, every moment spent playing Star Trek Online will feel like a new Star Trek episode in which you are the star.