As far as video games on a MacBook go, it is common to find alternative ways to enjoy this hobby.
Macs are not the greatest when it comes to the available hardware and compatibility with games due to how macOS functions.
Nevertheless, you can circumvent these drawbacks by using emulators and VPNs. The latter is especially useful when you struggle to play online due to your location.
Also, keep in mind that video games take a lot of drive space, which means that you will have to be smart about problems related to storage management Mac might run into.
Once these issues are taken care of, you can look at what games you might want to play.
If you are someone who loves MMORPGs, playing online is a must. Perhaps you have been playing World of Warcraft for a while, but the game is not providing as much entertainment to you anymore. In that case, why not try some alternatives?
Guild Wars 2
Despite the fact that the MMORPG genre is not doing great as a whole, there are a few standout titles that seem to be gaining more and more momentum.
Guild Wars 2 is one of the best examples of that. The game is 10 years old now, but it is shaping up to surprise both new and veteran players. Arenanet, the studio behind GW2, had a change in its management, and the new people look to reshape the game in terms of updates to keep the players happy.
One aspect that separates Guild Wars 2 from other MMOs is its horizontal progression. You do not have to grind for gear to keep up with those who play more. Even if you return after taking a long break, your characters will still be relevant. There is no need to worry about the great treadmill.
While the majority of players are interested in PVE and the open world, the game offers plenty of instanced and organized group content. Not to mention competitive World versus World and PVP modes.
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online is based on one of the most successful RPG franchises. Not everyone is a fan of the fact that Bethesda focused on an MMORPG instead of developing a new single-player game, but ESO has enough fans to keep the game interesting.
The combat can be a bit clunky at times, but constant updates and active communities keep the game interesting. While the title is targeted at those players who enjoy the lore of the world, it still has plenty to offer for other gamers as well.
Final Fantasy XIV
Another example of an MMORPG that gathers popularity from the fact that it is based on a very popular franchise.
One of the difficult things about playing FFXIV is that you will need to spend some time adjusting yourself to the graphics.
The visuals in the game are not really similar to what you are probably used to. The game is developed by a Japanese company, and it shows.
Final Fantasy XIV is quite popular and offers a lot to the players. There is hardly any content drought, and if you are new, it will take a while to catch up, so you have a lot of gameplay to look forward to.
The Lord of the Rings Online
The Lord of the Rings Online was big when it launched, but the game is not doing that great in terms of active players. Nevertheless, it is still worth a try, especially if you are a fan of the LOTR books.
Exploring the world and immersing yourself in the Tolkien universe via a different medium will enrich your understanding of the franchise. And even if The Lord of the Rings Online has no exceptional features, it is still a solid cookie-cutter MMORPG that can be enjoyed by both casual and hardcore players.
Eve Online is not your usual MMO because it is set in space. Instead of high fantasy, there is the element of playing in space.
For those who prefer sci-fi over fantasy, Eve seems like an obvious choice. On the other hand, even if you have never bothered playing something like this and only stuck to traditional MMOs, getting out of your comfort zone could be a worthwhile consideration.
If there is one game that most MMORPG players have tried at least once in their life, it has to be Runescape.
The game is as old as time, it still boasts of having solid numbers. The developers have recently released a new and updated classic version, so you can go and try playing again just for the sake of nostalgia. And who knows, you might like it enough to continue building your character from scratch again.
Path of Exile
Path of Exile is more of a dungeon crawler game that excels in solo content, but you can still treat it as an MMO due to the economy and other interactions that require depending on other players.
The developers are expected to release Path of Exile II soon, which should offer new and improved combat, story, and other features. If you like the first game, be sure to look out for PoE II.