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Silkroad Online recently celebrated its 15th year of MMORPG goodness. In today's Free Zone, we take a look at Silkroad Online and ruminate about its past and its future. Read on!
Joymax' Silkroad Online takes place in a fictionalized version of this period. Combining elements of history and culture with legends of the time, it offers players three roles and the ability to switch among them. Merchants buy goods to transport elsewhere and sell at a profit. Thieves take from the rich and give to... well, typically themselves, and hunters are mercenaries who can be hired to stop them. I first saw it in Korea a decade ago, a few years before the game's global service made it available to North American players in 2006. However, it has been in operation even longer. Last month, it reached a notable milestone, 15 years in service. This prompted me to get in touch with Choi Inho, Head of Development for the title, to learn more about its past.
Read more of Richard Aihoshi's The Free Zone: Silkroad Online's Historic 15 Years.