***** Its pvp and open world, are unparalleled.
This game is what i return to after new mmo's flop or get borring.
The game itself, i would argue much better than Lineage 2 and well.. many other eastern games, with its new graphics options and expansive engine ,doesnt look as old as one might think. even tho it released for over a decade ago, well, so did WoW.
It had its peaks on RFOnline.com, GamesCampus, and i found it again now on RedFox games https://www.playredfox.com/landing/rf_online
New server is few months old, active and growing.
Check some videos about the game and gameplay:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQnydpWq1KA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTp6FQRFAvg
What can you expect from this game?
PvP while doing PvE, PvP while Leveling, PvP when you thought you were safe, PvP alone, PvP with Hundreds of others, PvP in all flavors.
Grindy as eastern mmos go, this one has a depth ring to it, customisation and uniqueness of classes you choose, weapons and armour you wear, make you distinctive amongst the crowd.
And how do you get those weapons and armour? By leveling, grinding mobs, exploring, doing world bosses, and raid bosses, dungeons and more.
When you realise the doors to strategy are open, and you catch up, farming will make you feel so rewarding that you will end up doing it whenever you can. And why couldnt you? Well, the schedule is very tight ,between 3x daily faction wars, mining, leveling, boss runs and other, you will crave for a little r'n'r with the mobs to relax.
This can be a Pros and Cons alike since it is a very risky process, yes you can make an average weapon pretty easily, BUT, if you aim towards Best in slot gear, all the money, grind and luck in the world must be on your side.
There are OP golden legendary gears that you can eventually acquire but it is a long process, tho a certain one.
Customising gear and enchanting it with various properties is very complex and it adds up much to your power if you do it right.
Played this game for years and i still dont know all its corners, its expansive world is captivating and each map is so much different than the other.
There are no restrictions what so ever in going towards enemy faction, nor to their main cities, if you can survive it, that it
DAMN, what is with all these numbers 1000000000 Currency ? Ok! And i can get full inventory of valuable enchanting gems just by being afk?
Well, not always, if your race wins Chip Wars, Faction PvP war, than you can mine for resources, if you lose, hey, not end of the world, you can still win two more times on the same day.
Secret quests, NPC's with incredible items everywhere, golden items at exibit, and legendary items in dugeons.
You can remotely invite players into raids, loot rights are concise, and party content works great.
PvP with your faction can be incredible with some close calls.
There is a race leader, and archons, their job is to lead the race towards victory in every way, may it be leveling progress, world bosses, pvp, or simple help, and yes, people do help you here, leveling together is a big part of the game.
Alliances are sometimes made when one race becomes too powerfull to de-throne it by other two races which than split the merits.
They are broken too.
Theres no grass? Where did all the vegetation go ? Oh wait , whats that, monsterrrrrsss, everywhere.
Ah what a beautifull sky, wait what? Why cant i look up? Noooooooo, but the sky is still there, isnt it?
You cant look up in the game its locked unfortunatelly, but you get used to it very fast.
Most of the controls isnt customisable, so i reccomend using keyboard and mouse with keybinds.
Its an old game ,sometimes, rarely, bugs happen, may be once a week, or month, not gamebreaking, but can happen.
All in all its a steep learning curve, but if you give it a shot, you will be entangled in this incredible world before you know it.
Thank you for reading.
Hope in seeing you soon, there are MANY people that still want to play this game on steam forums, reddit and else, whose posts i've read, and this is your chance, join us, and enjoy this game again, i sure am, after Tera, GW2, and few others ,i can say with certainty this one for me is one of the most interesting and fun mmorpg around. (Archeage is close ,but its dead, and p2w and Trion ,so nodeal xD )
Ah right, theres mention of RFO 2 ,so this is to warm up before upgrade comes :awesome: