Realm of the Mad God: introThe intro zone will teach you the easy to learn mechanics of this retro ARPG....
Realm of the Mad God: lootRemember to grab equipment upgrades. Not all gear can be equipped by all heroes....
Realm of the Mad God: specialSpecial attacks cost mana but are far more destructive. Here is an area of effect attack from my wizard....
Realm of the Mad God is a co-op fantasy MMO from Wild Shadow Studios and Spry Fox. This no download mmorpg is set in the realm of Oryx, named after the most powerful monster and final boss of the game. Players enter the game world as a hero tasked with fighting the monsters and minor gods under the command of Oryx. Defeating all the minor gods will enrage Oryx and teleport everyone in the realm to his citadel. This is when the cooperative aspect of Realm of the Mad God kicks to full gear. Hundreds of players will need to pitch in to deal damage and keep the party alive. There are two main class functions – damage dealer and healer. Damage dealers perform repeated attacks by holding on to a mouse button, which then activates a steady stream of projectile attacks. Special, more powerful attacks can be unleashed by pressing the space bar but these cost valuable mana points. Health and mana regenerate at a slow pace, so heroes must be able to evade incoming projectile attacks and reserve their special skills for emergency situations or boss battles.
There are a dozen or so classes in Realm of the Mad God, but new players will find only one character unlocked – the Wizard. Leveling up the Wizard will unlock the Priest class, which when leveled up in turn will unlock new classes, and so and so forth. It is perfectly fine though to stick it out as a Wizard or Priest, since these can offer comparable power and utility to the rest. Besides, it is hard to get invested in your character when a single death will wipe it out from your roster. This is less harsh than it sounds. First, death is quite easy to escape – teleporting safely to town is a click away and can be done even while in combat. Life points also regenerate over time so wounded heroes can re-group at a quiet spot for a minute or two. There are also equipment upgrades that add maximum defense and health to increase survivability, as well as potions, which refill your health and mana bars on demand. Permanent character death also earns you fame, which is a currency that can be spent in-game for unique items and will count towards completing class quests.
One of the best things about Realm of the Mad God is that it’s pick up-and-play convenience. It is a free mmorpg no download required. Registration and the controls tutorial will only take five minutes to complete and you’ll pretty much know the basics of killing monsters, equipping items and surviving enemy assaults. The free to play privilege though is on a limited account basis. To unlock additional character slots beyond the first free one, you must spend gold currency bought from the online cash store, which can be worth it if you’re building a stable of powerful classes to call upon.
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