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Neverwinter Nights, daddy of the Graphical MMORPG?

I recently read on the Forgotten Realms Wikipedia page that Neverwinter Nights was the first MMORPG (Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game) to use graphics. More Wikipedia inaccuracies surely? Neverwinter Nights was released in the early oughts, by then there were multiple MMORPGs running such as Everquest, Ultima Online, Asheron’s Call etc. Also, Neverwinter Nights, despite being able to host upto almost 100 players on a server (though you kept a fire extinguisher handy), was not technically an MMORPG.

I delved a bit deeper into the Wiki-rabbithole to see how far this amateur historianism went, and uncovered the truth… Yes indeed Neverwinter Nights was the first graphical MMORRPG. Only not the Bioware game we know and love…