1st Person ShooterFPSs are distinguished by a first person perspective, that renders the game world from the visual perspective of the player character.You will typically not see your avatar in an FPS, unless there is a mirror or cinematic transition between levels
Third Person ShooterThird-person shooter (TPS) is a genre of 3D computer and video games in which the player character is seen at a distance from a number of different possible perspective angles.Common angle is looking over character’s right shoulder
MMORPG Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game(MMORPG) is a genre of 3D computer and video games in which the thousands of players are playing online at the same time. This genre of game typically includes a social interaction requirement to complete certain activities.Common angle is looking over character’s right shoulder
MMORPGs #1World of Warcraft (WoW)•41,007 hours of game play on June 14, 2012 by almost 10,925 Xfire players for anaverage of 3.75 hrs / player (http://beta.xfire.com/games/wow)•10.2 Million players worldwide (12/31/11)http://investor.activision.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=647732
What is World of Warcraft?• Sword and Board Fantasy• Players Choose Race and Roles for their Characters• Once in world, players progress by accepting and completing quests
NPCNon-player character, a character, monster, or animal in arole-playing game or video game that is controlled by the gamemaster or computer, rather than by a player. Some advanced players are blurring the lines here, through the use of bot technologies
MobNPCs that are aggressive towards the player. Mobs may be monsters, animals, or of similar race to player.
BossTypically stronger than normal Mobs that present a more difficulty fight for the player.Bosses typically drop higher quality gear when defeated.
Guild A group of players from the same side that collaborateand pool resources in a group bank. This collaboration is encouraged by game designers and is necessary in multiplayer games