Tibia is a classic 2D game from CipSoft that was one of the earliest MMOs. Released in 1997, the game features sprite graphics, a quest and a job system, and a variety of monsters. There are many servers to choose from, with a mix of PvE and PvP-specific ones available. Tibia is still being updated and balanced, and still attracts thousands of players. The game is free to download and play, but a premium subscription is available that unlocks several more areas, reduces XP loss after death, allows the use of the transport system and enables player-owned homes, among other benefits.
It is free to play the 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.
Gameplay involves advancing levels while training to improve skill levels, hunting monsters using weapons and magical spells, gathering treasure, doing quests and exploring the Tibia world. Players interact with each other in character for conversation, trade and group battles and partake in guilds for more role-playing opportunities.