Now and Then: Thai Online Games in the 2000s and 2017

In the 2000s, I wrote a list of Thai online games. This was the list that I made before:

  1. Kart Rider (racing game)

  2. Audition (a dancing game)

  3. Cabal

  4. Lineage II

  5. World of Warcraft (could be called Warcraft III)

  6.  Fly for Your Life

  7.  Pangya (golf game)

  8.  Maple Story (fantasy)

  9.  Ragnarok (fantanst)

  10.  Three Kingdoms (set in the Chinese past)

  11.  Freestyle (basketball)

  12.  FIFA Online (football)

  13.  Ghost Online (a shoot-em up)

  14.  Hip Street (like Audition)

  15.  Fantasy Tennis

  16.  Yulgang (fantasy)

  17.   Gun Alley

In 2017, I went playpark.com and listed the Thai online games on that website. Playpark is one of the largest companies when it comes to online games in Thailand. I also looked at other websites. This is some of the Thai online games now:Luna O

  1. Ran Online
  2. Luna Online
  3. Audition
  4. Tales Runner
  5. FIFA Online 3
  6. Elsword
  7. Grande Espada
  8. Cabal II
  9. Lineage II
  10. Kritika
  11. Yulgang
  12. Dragon West
  13. Yulgang
  14. Dragon Quest
  15. Battle Royale

In 2017, the conclusion from this list is that some games have continued from the 2000s to now. There is not as much sports games on this list as the last one. FIFA Online is the only sports online game on this list. Fantasy dominates this list. The biggest new trend on this list is the popularity of dragon-centered online games. Like most lists that look at the past and now, some things have changes, but some things have not changed. It will always be like that when you look at historical trends.

In case, you don’t know, I define a Thai online game as a game that you can only play on the Internet and that you usually have to pay for it. You usually have to enter them through a website.

If you are interested, the largest demographic that plays Thai online games are boys their late teens and early 20s. Basically, they are young adult males.

There is nothing scientific about this blog. It is just based on my own flawed observations of Internet cafes in Thailand.

If I am lucky to be alive, I will do this in the 2020s. See you then!

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