WC: One common criticism of free-to-play MMORPGs (especially ones developed in Asia) is that they're very "grind-heavy." What does Trickster offer to get around this stereotype?
There are many ways to level up in Trickster so players aren't restricted to one method of gaining experience. Of course, there is the "regular" method of leveling up which involves completing traditional fantasy-style quests or slaying monsters. But Trickster offers other ways to gain experience, including Drilling (an original casual-style, in-game mechanic), quests that can only be completed by being in a party, and various events which offer additional ways to level up. We also offer items that can boost your experience gain as well. To top it all off, there are several exclusive dungeons and areas that can reward players with higher experience gains as well as rare items.
We are also very proud of our in-game Card Battle system. It's a comprehensive "game within a game" concept. Players can collect, trade, and win cards in a number of ways. To enter a Trickster Card Battle game, all you have to do is engage another Trickster player, right-click on a player that you'd like to play with, select the Card Battle option, and then have at it. It's an excellent way to gain experience too. Many of our players hold tournaments regularly and show off their new card collections.
The best part is that all of the above can be done for free.
WC: Can you elaborate on the "Drill System"? Can I get to level 400 by Drilling alone? Why a drill, and not, say... a shovel? Are drills just that much cooler?
Theoretically, you could get to level 400 by just drilling. But we offer such a wide range of opportunities for players to gain experience and level up in Trickster that just drilling your way to level 400 would mean you would be missing out on a lot that the game has to offer.
The "Drill" itself was picked for a number of reasons. The drilling action is visually more appealing than shoveling or digging by hand. Also, it is far more manageable to control things like drill depth, drill types, and the action of actually controlling the drill itself. We've also added a number of other elements to the drills and terrain types to spice things up.
WC: Is there anything else you'd like to touch upon that we haven't asked about today?
We have so much content lined up for new and veteran players alike in 2009. Anytime is a great time to start playing Trickster. If you've always wanted to try a fantasy-style MMO game, Trickster Online Revolution is a great place to hang out and meet players from around the world. We hope you take a moment to visit the site, download the game for free and try it out. Some of the best things in life are free, and so is Trickster. :)
WC: Thank you for your time!