Tibia is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) created by CipSoft. It is one of the oldest MMORPGs and was considered most noteworthy in its early years; however, with the development of MMORPGs, its popularity has grown much slower than other MMORPGs. It was first released in January 1997. It is a free game which is open to the public, though players have the option to pay a fee in order to upgrade to a premium account, granting special in-game benefits, including additional areas to explore, access to vocation promotions, and extra spells.... More Info »
The gameplay of Tibia involves advancing levels while training to improve skill levels, hunting monsters using weapons and magical spells, gathering treasures, doing quests and exploring the Tibia world. Players interact with each other in character so they can have conversations, trades, and group battles and partake in guilds for more role-playing opportunities. On most of the game servers, the regular Open PvP type, players are also allowed to attack and kill each other, although there is a system in place to keep hostile actions under moderate control. Optional PvP servers have very limited player versus player combat, while servers under the type "Hardcore" are constantly in war between different guilds or teams since 'player killing' is permitted freely with no skull system or killing restrictions. The latter servers are mostly populated by experienced players looking to measure their "PvP skills" without restrictions.
When creating a character, one can choose between 80 different servers (worlds). Half of the servers are located in North America, while the other half is in Europe. Players with slow computers are encouraged to select a server closer to their own location.