Age of Wushu
Age of Wushu (AoW) is a fighting MMORPG with considerable depth to it. After a tiring two hour tutorial players choose their faction from 8 martial arts schools and try to make sense of what to do next. AoW is heavily inspired by Chinese architecture and culture, featuring vast and beautiful landscapes as well as intricately designed buildings. The fact that the game is thoughtfully developed shows through all the time, starting from the huge (though sometimes confusing) skill system (and the tremendous amounts of iffy translations for each skill). Age of Wushu sports numerous unique features, such as the absence of a leveling system, replaced by skill-based leveling instead. Players' characters become NPCs when logged out. You can patrol the streets while offline -- or you can get kidnapped as well! RPG fans will be captivated, but regular players can become confused and overwhelmed with AoW’s complexity and abundance of options.See Videos
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Fantastically rich landscapes and highly developed quests in this fantasy role playing game -- at least at the earlier levels. Enter the world of Atreia where the Elyos and Asmodian races are battling for territory. Both races are flight-capable and your characters can achieve flight after level ten. There are four starting classes and six intricate crafting professions to choose from. There is a special type of arena called The Abyss where players from both factions can attempt to seize control over strongholds and defend them for more resources using a mix of player-versus-player and player-versus-environment tactics. There are plenty of instances for party assaults and even player-defined macros you can set up to customize your character�s combat. Make no mistake. You won�t be able to advance without PvP interactions, so if you are looking for a strictly PvE game, this might not be for you. The download is only a free trial, but well worth the time investment if for the visuals and excellent game mechanics alone.See Videos
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Alliance Warfare (AW) is an MMORTS, played in the browser. It takes place in the medieval Land of Endless War and has players build and expand their kingdom, create armies and strive for world domination. The game is fairly typical as strategy titles go, but the community is vibrant and open. What’s very special about AW is that it has its own radio station with DJs that actively participate in the game by dedicating songs to players and answering questions. Players complete quests, manage their cities’ resources and form alliances with others. AW offers a quite elaborate research tree with three main branches. The cash shop is quite mundane, offering commonplace buffs and even more commonplace advantages to paying players. Again, the most fun in AW is to be had from the community features and the radio station, which make the game stand out from the plethora of similar MMORTS titles.See Videos
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Allods Online is a MMORPG game quite similar to World of Warcraft. Choose from six races, two factions – The League and The Empire – and eight ‘general’ classes which vary slightly from race to race. The lore is well developed and mixes space/steampunk themes with regular fantasy. Allods has numerous quests that supplement the story. A unique aspect of Allods Online is the astral ship PvP where battles between player-controlled ships commence in the vast astral. Players also can play Goblinoball -- something quite like football, but with a live goblin as the ball. Allods Online offers an engrossing, well-developed experience for anyone who likes games akin to WoW, but doesn’t want to pay for it.See Videos
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Ancient Summoner is an MMO trading card game with some elements from other genres. It’s very similar to Rise of Mythos and Kings and Legends. As such, there’s not much to say about combat besides that it’s welcoming for newcomers but complex enough to keep experienced players happy. There’s also an AI that is great for offline moneymaking but generally will get you nowhere fast. At level 10 four classes – Warrior, Ranger, Mage and Priest – open up and players start getting skill cards that pertain to their class. Players can build, name and save their custom decks. The game features a nice user interface and the graphics are generally good for a browser-based title. It’s true that players can generally grow their card deck without paying, but getting the best cards is pretty hard without investing real money.See Videos
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Andromeda 5 is a spaceship action MMO that can be played in the browser. It features a vast array of customizable ships as well as numerous galaxies to explore; players acquire skills that further make their characters unique. More than 200 missions are available, not to mention the quite intensive PvP where players can participate in free-for-all deathmatches and team games as well. Andromeda 5 sports nice graphics and altogether there’s a surprising amount of content that will keep you busy for a while. The game does, however, fall flat when you consider that Andromeda falls well within the Eve Online-dominated spectrum of MMOs and when you take into account that the cash shop seems to give paying players a very real edge.See Videos
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Animal Jam is a browser-based kids’ game developed by National Geographic. Children choose their avatar from 8 different animals and begin their adventures in the world of Jamaa. The game is centered on exploring the vast game world, playing the game’s numerous mini-games and buying newer, kitschier merchandise for their animal avatar. Kids also often engage in elaborate, creative roleplaying. Parents may wonder about educational content promised in the game’s ads. It’s there, but it’s not enforced, and kids can very well run around the game world without learning much about animals or geography. The game simply seems like a virtual world where children can learn much about online interactions (which are well-moderated) and trading instead – all very valuable skills, but it’s important that parents shouldn’t be deceived about the game being educational. It can be such, but is not necessarily so.See Videos
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Anno Online is a strategy MMO/city simulator set in the Anno universe. Players build their city and manage resources and production with the ultimate goal of becoming the richest city-state in the game world. The medieval setting and the vibrant graphics supplement the experience greatly. Quite far into the game trade routes open up and the task of satisfying the needs of your populace becomes somewhat harder. However, for a city simulator this game doesn’t offer a real challenge (as there are no disasters, foreign invasions, etc.) and after about 100 hours or so of playing it the waiting times become too long to bear. On the flip side, however, it’s pretty good for a casual game and players who just want to see stuff being built will find that Anno Online delivers well, until after they’re already quite tired with the game.See Videos
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Post World War 4 massively multiplayer RPG with some real time strategy elements. Pick from eight main classes with a diverse choice in subclasses. The game's style is hybrid of fantasy and themepunk design with a generous back story. The Noblian and Floresslah (steampunks and mystics respectively) are at war over control of a mineral called Earthdium to help rebuild their world. What image it should be built in however is a matter of opinion. The strategy mode of the game is called a Unit War using basic real time strategy elements with the addition of the ability for your hero to fight alongside the units you create. Unit Wars offer your character high level items and weapons. Movement is controlled with either the WASD keys or mouse clicks. There are multiple vehicles for each faction that have room for multiple passengers. And if you were curious, yes, you can even engage enemies while aboard the vehicles.See Videos
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Choose between a warrior, archer or wizard, complete quests and battle a variety of creatures leading to powerful bosses. Train and play with your Soulmate found in the Soulmate forum for special bonuses, abilities and more.
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A free massively multiplayer game of space strategy. Build your bases and spaceships, research new technologies, fight battles, make alliances, and much more...
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Audition is a dance battle game with lots of great music and many different moves. Customize your dancer, go shopping in the mall, and dance head-to-head with players from all over the world.
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Battle Dawn Galaxies
Battle Dawn Galaxies is a turn based strategy MMO, played in the browser. The sci-fi setting, the ‘empire management’ and other things seem quite similar to those of other games, but Battle Dawn Galaxies should be noted for a number of interesting features – namely, that players have to have mixed armies for any military success; the game is alliance-based, and these alliances have a member cap of 14; players can be conquered by other players, but that doesn't mean you cannot revolt against the conquering armies. The user interface is nice and some ambient songs accompany the game pretty well. Overall, Battle Dawn Galaxies is definitely one of the most interesting new strategy titles, but the game’s strong points can be overshadowed by the limited available information and the rather low player count.See Videos
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Battlefield Heroes is a casual MMO shooter published by Electronic Arts. The game is part of the Battlefield franchise, but it’s free and has a much more relaxed atmosphere with cartoony graphics a bit like Team Fortress 2. There are two factions, both having three classes – Commando, Soldier, and Gunner – with distinct features. Vehicles, tanks, and aircraft, based on historic WWII models are also represented in the game. Players earn valor and hero points as they progress through the game; these points allow the purchasing of additional weapons and items. The matchmaking system matches players according to their skill, giving the game a newbie-friendly experience. If you enjoy cartoony graphics and a fast-paced yet relaxed atmosphere, try Battlefield Heroes.See Videos
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Battlestar Galactica Online
This browser-based RPG is set during season 2 of the television series where action was at its height. Create a character in either the human or cylon factions. Choose a Viper or Raptor to pilot if you choose the humans. Raiders and Marauders are available for Cylons right off the bat. More advanced, retrievable ships for both sides are available later on. No hack and slash. Real-time tactical space combat starting right from the moment you enter the game.See Videos
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Join the Vampire or Werewolf race. Roam the city looking for new victims and equip yourself to defeat enemies. Hunt for humans or your rival race for goods, gold, and reputation. Combat victory is based on stats and chance (non-interactive battle). Upgrade your hideout to help protect you from enemies or create an immense stronghold with your friends.
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Blood and Jade
Blood and Jade is a browser-based MMORPG set in the Warring States period of China. Players start off small and build their character, recruiting goddesses to fight by their side and meditating to level up abilities. The game world is beautiful but doesn’t pose a challenge at all, taking the player through quests and combat automatically. Being able to lie back means, on the one hand, that players can spend more time arranging their abilities (which include martial arts) and looking at mounts; on the other hand, it makes for an experience that’s everything but immersive. The social aspects add greatly to this game: marriage, guild warfare, and the constant competition to rule the empire make Blood and Jade stand out a bit. The cash shop however doesn’t shy away from pointing out that they’re selling real advantages here. Casual players will enjoy this game as they’ll be able to sit back and play Blood and Jade while doing something else. Players looking for something more immersive and fun should look elsewhere. Competitive players should be prepared to cash up.See Videos
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Fast paced, sword wielding action and beautiful combat moves in this fantasy RPG.
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Call of Gods
A turn-based online RPG/strategy game, played in the browser. Its game world is not unlike that of Warcraft, with Protoss from StarCraft somehow present, too. You start off with either a warrior or a mage from your faction, and there are three factions -- elves, humans, the undead -- to choose from. You then get access to a castle where you can train troops to conquer territories and expand your ‘nation’, but you’ll get to PvP after quite a while. Call of Gods has nice graphics and a pretty big game world for a browser-based game. The skill and trade systems are there, but don’t bring much new on the table.
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Call of Thrones
Call of Thrones is a turn-based 3D MMORPG, played in the browser. The story is set in ancient China, in the age of the Three Kingdoms. The player can thus start from three locations and choose from three classes. Call of Thrones follows more of a lazy click-autorun-quest mindset while you get used to the gameplay. The real fun starts when PvP arenas become available at level 20 -- skills are plentiful and strategy isn’t just a word in Call of Thrones’ PvP, which also has guild wars and a ‘siege mode’. The game’s interface is quite cluttered, and so are the graphics -— but they’re bearable for a browser-based game. There are numerous exotic pets and mounts. The game features a well-detailed crafting system; however, that, along with the PvP, are the only things worth mentioning in Call of Thrones.See Videos
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See The Settlers Online. Castle Empire is a browser-based MMO strategy game developed by Ubisoft. You start with a town center, construct buildings, gather resources, explore the map and attack lawless robbers once you’ve reached level 17. There are nine troop varieties and numerous resource types that players can use to their advantage. Castle Empire has plenty of social features – for example, you can add friends and send them goods – and this is handy because the game can get tiring after the initial power-leveling is finished. Later in the game players can equip their explorers with minerals which allow them to search for adventures (these always end in a big battle with great rewards).
The graphics are nice, and the game runs smoothly on older computers too. PvP is yet to be implemented. Altogether, if you already like this kind of strategy game, Castle Empire is a completely harmless time waster – but definitely not anything groundbreakingly original.
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Castlot is a browser-based MMO strategy game set in 6th century Britain – the time of King Arthur and his knights. Players choose between two factions and are introduced to the fine points of the game with an interactive tutorial. Castlot’s story is definitely a strong point: players will often find themselves wondering what’ll happen next. The other features aren’t that good, though: bland RPG elements do little to add to the game’s overall value; Castlot is centered on battles, and players will be surprised at how boring these battles can be. Furthermore, the long wait times (which can only be reduced through the cash shop) have made experienced players infamously refer to the game as ‘Cashalot’. Not that it’s all bad to be fair: community features are excellent and so are some strategy elements like the ability to set traps, etc. The bottom line – it’s a diverse game that can be fun, but mostly isn’t.See Videos
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Unparalleled character creation options and vast al-a-carte selections for super-power skill tracks. Lots of clever and comical quirks like you would expect in super hero stories. Action, action, action! Less daily grind boredom than other online games as there is usually quick transport to the game content (without having to pay for a mount). After level 25, the Nemesis system will help give your character’s story an additional depth and help complicate your normal quests with the interruptive combat by your Nemesis's underlings.See Videos
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Clash of the Dragons
Clash of the Dragons is a fantasy-themed MMO collectible card game. There are four classes, each giving bonuses to certain types of cards – that’s why players have to tailor their card decks to fit their class. The battle system is unique among this type of game; in Clash of the Dragons the cards act as a player’s hitpoints. The game sports some RPG elements, like the ability to level up and move around the game world in search for foes. Visually, the game is somewhat lacking in terms of card design, especially in comparison with real-life collectible card games. The gameplay is fun, however, and if you like the genre there’s a good chance you’ll like Clash of the Dragons for its unique spin on the meaning of the card deck.See Videos
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Waddle around as a penguin, meet friends, buy clothes and furniture for your igloo, and play games. You can even adopt and look after a pet Puffle. Club Penguin is heralded as one of the safest online multiplayer games for kids.
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Japanese third person shooter using giant robots (mechs). There are four main types of mechs to choose from which can then be customized with practically limitless feature combinations using 300 assorted upgrade parts. Battle for points to upgrade your mech in missions of conquest, quests for treasure or PVP arena battles with teams of up to thirty players. Even scrap your existing mech and rebuild it. The battles (which make up the core of Cosmic Break) are intense and fun to participate in. Single player is available, too, but coop (also available) is more fun than playing alone. Simplistic anime graphics. If you pardon the graphics, Cosmic Break is a fun game with its own flavor and a gameplay that without a doubt beats most of the similar games out there.See Videos
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Cyber Monster 2
Cyber Monster 2 is a casual MMORPG played in the browser. It has all of the cliché ‘casual stuff’—automated combat and quests, ubiquitous pets and numerous community features for socializing while leveling up. Worth mentioning are also the benefits for cooperative players, e.g., being a member of an active guild will get you free stuff. Players can arrange their troops for upcoming battles - this allows you at least some degree of control. The fantasy-themed story is of little importance and for that matter little merit as well (still… at least it has dragons). NPCs have terrible English but at times catch you off guard with quirky humor—one NPC relates a tale about a heartbroken mermaid who lost it and turned herself into Taylor Swift, adding to this ‘What a tragedy story!’ There’s an impressive amount of content in this colorful game, but of course bear in mind that Cyber Monster 2 is a casual title with all that entails, good or bad.See Videos
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Dark Swords is an isometric MMORPG, mainly played through text. The setting is a medieval fantasy world, and there are five races to pick from as well as several weapon types for your character. Beginners can and sometimes do become lost in the vast and detailed game world. Quests, PvP and skills are well-developed, and the developers display a consistent preference for layers of detail so rich that non-hardcore gamers may find them annoying. Pointedly, the graphics are virtually non-existent in this game -- the game could very well function without a graphical interface. Dark Swords doesn’t try to conform to the expectations of the average player, and that’s what makes the game enjoyable to some, but outrageously complicated to others.See Videos
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Dawn of the Dragons
Dawn of the Dragons is a turn-based RPG played in the browser. The game is set in a fantasy world where dragons have awakened from their sleep and it’s up to the players to prevent utter destruction. The game is text-only so the battle scenes amount to (in this case, well-written) walls of text coupled with beautiful drawings of mythical beasts. Battles take the form of quests, boss fights and PvP, all draining time-replenished resources. Character customization is great and skill points have to be spent with great care. Even if the mechanics are simple—battles are fought by smashing the ‘attack’ button repeatedly—the game’s intricacies can be overwhelming as it’s difficult to come up with ways of creating a strong character. At level 5 three classes open up, allowing players to choose the play style (co-op, loner or a mix of the two) that suits them best. Dawn of the Dragons has a single hang-up. Upon draining the resources, little is left but to wait… or pay up. That being so, players who like playing in short bursts are more likely to enjoy Dawn of the Dragons, but those used to longer sessions should shy away.See Videos
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DC Universe Online
DC Universe Online (DCUO) is a superhero-themed MMORPG, set in the DC universe which features heroes such as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and the Flash. Featuring PvP and PvE game modes, the game sports numerous superheroes with in-depth character customization and fast-paced combat. DCUO is meticulously detailed and has up-to-date graphics. The cutscenes are top notch; so are voice actors and everything else that’s production-related. PvP, although a bit unbalanced, is great in the PS3 version. The PC version runs smoother, but combat is much slicker on the PS3. Upon reaching the level cap, players right now don’t have that much to do, but Sony is hard at work trying to make the game more dynamic with updates (though the DLC packs aren’t free).See Videos
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Turn (and time) based artillery combat similar to Worms and Gunbound. Angle your shots to hit power-ups on the way to your target so you can do major damage in later rounds. One cool feature is the crafting of custom weapons if you visit the armory.See Videos
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Three factions are waging a deadly war against each other. Submerge and face the dangers of the deep sea as a submarine commander. Trade, battle, and explore in this engaging undersea strategy/tactics game.
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Dekaron (aka 2Moons) is a 3D MMORPG developed by Nexon. The background is something of a dark fantasy. Dekaron features seven classes (plus two more upcoming) and two factions. This diversity supplements the PvP-centric gameplay well. The combat arcade style combat requires some skill. Mounts and pets are included; so are siege events and open-world PvP action. Nice if somewhat outdated graphics add to the game’s dark atmosphere. Players can access open areas as well as instanced dungeons. Dekaron is a quality game -- like most Nexon games – in terms of content. Fishing, crafting, PvP and events – there’s certainly a lot to do in Dekaron.See Videos
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Dragon Eternity (DE) is a browser-based MMORPG set in the fantasy world of Adan. Take your pick from two opposing empires and fight for dominance over the other. Nine professions and three classes, which are chosen in-game by equipping class-suited items, make Dragon Eternity an unusually dynamic game. PvP, the game's most fun aspect, opens up at level four -- such early PvP is uncommon for games like this. Quests are as plentiful as they are repetitive. Players can purchase items that aid in PvP for real money, putting paying players at an advantage. However, PvP events are fun even against the richer players: there are five game modes, including King of the Hill where 3 weaker players compete against a more powerful player. DE is fun if you like non-stop competition, but otherwise it can become somewhat tedious.See Videos
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Dragon Pals is a casual browser-based MMORPG where players get teamed up with a dragon companion. Players choose from three classes – Archer, Warrior and Mage – and level up by participating in events and doing quests. The gameplay is pretty casual, with the player being minimally immersed in the combat. Levels 1-30 are smooth sailing, but after that it does get grind-ish. The real substance, however, of Dragon Pals lies in the community and the awe-inspiring amount of content that the game presents. The community is great, with experienced players sometimes going out their way to help newbies. Dragon Pals also features alchemy, farming, single- and multi-player instances along with guild battles and even an arena. Yes, the lack of in-game support may be annoying; yes, the game might be pay-to-win. But all in all Dragon Pals has so much stuff that it’s worth it, for the early levels at the very least.See Videos
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A side scrolling manga RPG with slick graphics and a high degree of customization. Choose from four classes (warrior, magician, archer, thief) and venture forth on quests and missions, to unlock the Hidden Fields and the expanded Chaos Map.
Free, with option to pay for additional features.Play Dragonica Online now!
Dragons of Atlantis
Dragons of Atlantis (DoA) is a strategy MMO that offers a fresh retelling of the legend of Atlantis, adding future technology and dragons to it. Players start with a city, construct buildings and recruit troops to conquer the wilderness; players can also form alliances for protection and massive attacks. A special feature is the resident dragon found in each player-controlled city. The game world is sizable and saturated, but the basics are easy to grasp if you've played similar games before. DoA focuses on acquiring and controlling resources, and one of the main means of gaining them is through plunder. Complex battle mechanics will leave you puzzled after losing a battle but happy once you’ve invested the time in understanding them.See Videos
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DragonSoul is a 3D MMORPG influenced by Asian mythology. There are eight countries and four classes to choose from. Special social features allow players to climb the virtual ladder and, in the end, become DragonSoul champions. Both PvE and PvP are plentiful, combat is fluid and the graphics are nice, especially for the light game client. Class skill trees are more detailed and stand out among those of similar games. There are lots of fun and unique mounts, too. The crafting system is difficult and time-consuming, though. Plus, as the game is still in its beta (which means that many quests, hopefully, aren’t scripted yet), expect grinding, and lots of it. DragonSoul also struggles to introduce anything new to the genre.See Videos
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Dungeon Inquisitor is a create-your-own-dungeon MMO. You assume the role of an evil creature which lures humans into its dungeon. Once captured, humans can be ransomed or interrogated to obtain valuable info (or, if you'd prefer, turned into demon soldiers). Players form alliances, try to attract more valuable human stock using various lures and taking over the human world with their legions of undead. The interface is text-only and takes some getting used to, but the actual game mechanics are unique and thrilling as one has to tinker around to find ways of getting stronger. Especially the interrogation part is a nice touch one would seldom encounter in similar titles. Dungeon Inquisitor seems to be a small project and as such it suffers from a lack of players and from production issues like an interface bursting with copious amounts of text. Still, this dark adventure does a good job of immersing players with alliances, crusades and more.See Videos
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Dynasty Warriors Online
Hack and slash extreme! This marital arts RPG offers character flexibility through the use of classless weapons, some of which are unique to the game. In contrast to most MMORPG's any enemy entities near you receive damage from your strikes. Rather than individual targeting, you swing your weapons and create combinations to slay waves of any nearby combatants. Engage in a variety of entertaining PVP and NPC battle modes, fighting off hordes of non-player characters or battling live opponents in teams of up to twelve.
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