In that same eclipse, in the southern lands of the Vail, the ground cracked open and the Nordein that were once cast away emerged from the underworld with an evolved, stronger form- the Deatheaters. Arrogant, aggressive, and reckless at first, they waged war on all the races of Teos as vengeance for their confinement. When they found themselves on the verge of defeat at the hands of the Human-Elf Alliance, the Deatheaters were rescued by the Vail, who aspired to create a unified force against the Alliance of Light. Together the Vail and the Deatheaters founded the Union of Fury and worshipped the seductive and powerful Goddess of Darkness.
Here our story begins ...
This is a free-to-play, with microtransactions. There's also a mild form of gambling in the Loot Wheel, basically a lucky dip, which can give you special loot and items.
- Heavy emphasis on ranked PvP.
- Adjustable difficulty level.
- Seek the blessing of the Goddess, as this will benefit your whole faction.
- Death, where is thy sting? Well, even if you're playing on Hard, Normal or Easy, death can mean losing items and experience. Better hope someone's on hand to Resurrect you in Ultimate, because if that doesn't happen within 3 minutes of death, bye-bye character!
Here's an interesting idea: during character creation, after selecting hair color, name and so on, you then pick your difficulty level. Easy is capped at level 30, and is intended as an introduction for those not used to MMORPGs. Normal is much as you'd expect, but once you hit level 50 on Normal you unlock Hard mode, which means that your next character can use that mode. If you then hit level 50 on Hard, you unlock Ultimate, for the best loot and highest difficulty. Ultimate is also the permadeath setting; you die here, and your character gets deleted, unless someone's on hand to Resurrect your deadbeat butt post-haste.
Storywise, this is Light vs Dark, with a strong emphasis on PvP, and heading straight towards the end content. All that PvP is aimed at winning the favor of the Goddess; slaying members of the opposing faction, or destroying enemy relics, all goes towards winning her approval. The side with the most favor gets the Goddess' blessing, a buff that affects the entire faction, realm-wide. Why do you want that buff? Well, you get massive bonuses in PvP, but you also suffer reduced effect from character death - less XP loss, less chance that an item will vanish from your inventory, if you're playing on Easy, Hard or Normal - as well as greater success chances in upgrading items.
- Windows 7, XP, and Vista 32
- Intel Pentium 4 class processor or AMD Athlon XP, at 1.5 GHz or faster
- GeForce FX class or ATI Radeon 9600 with 128MB of dedicated VRAM or better
- 1Gb of RAM or more
- 16-bit, DirectX compliant sound card
- 9.0c or better
- 1.8 GB of HDD space, plus additional for new game content