Humanity fights for its very existence in The Repopulation, the sci-fi free mmorpg developed by Above and Beyond Technologies. Featuring a blend of both sandbox and theme park gameplay elements, this game features the remnants of humanity seeking to carve out a new life on the planet Rhyldan. Something terrible has happened that causes mankind to flee Earth, and now the only chance for survival is to claw out a new beginning on an alien world. While man must fight against the indigenous life forms, they have also started fighting amongst themselves. Humans have split into two different factions: the One World, One Nation (OWON) and the Free People's Republic (FPR).
The main issue of contention between the factions is the use of cloning. Death is only a painful hindrance in The Repopulation as the technology was created to capture a person's memories, emotions, and skills and then imprint those onto a new body grown from that person's DNA. The OWON maintained a tight control on who would be cloned based upon that person's usefulness to the colony. The FPR resisted, peacefully at first, over this rigid control but were eventually forced out and became a rival to the OWON and the fighting escalated.
While The Repopulation features both sandbox and theme-park gameplay elements, it is the sandbox nature of this game that really stands out. Players will find an amazing array of options open to them that they cannot find in another mmorpg. As players begin the game, they choose which faction they wish to be a part of, but later they can choose to be part of a third faction of rogue nations. Nations are the backbone of the game and are comparable to guilds or alliances. Players can create cities which are under the control of a specific nation, and nations can control multiple cities. Each city has a mayor (a player) who manages that particular city, such as allocating resources to build structures and keeping the citizens of that city happy. There are 20 levels to a city overall and each level adds more complexity as it grows. Cities can be attacked by other nations, cities, and alien factions. If the mayor is offline, there are defensive capabilities that will defend the city as well as having the citizens pitching in to fight off the attackers.
There are no levels in The Repopulation. Instead, there are over 100 different skills ranging from crafting to combat to communication. The more you use a skill, the better you'll be at it. The same goes with crafting as that the more you craft a particular item, the better the item you can produce. Missions are not the typical static missions found in other games. Missions are generated by different factors, such as what skills your character possesses, and are tailor-made for your character. You can even select parameters for the types of missions you wish to undertake and get rid of ones that you don't. Hate doing escort quests? Now you can filter out those types of missions. Your character's morality comes into play during missions as well. Choose to undergo dark and sinister missions, and you might find yourself eventually doing missions where you're engaging in slavery. The reverse is also true as you can choose to do merciful and just actions and you might find yourself on the flip side where you're working to end a slavery ring.
PvP is not instanced in The Repopulation as that such gameplay disconnects your from the game world at large. This mmorpg game also features other elements such as multi-person vehicles that you can upgrade, different types of pets that you can raise to help you in combat, and different types of player housing, ranging from instanced housing to persistent in-game structures.
All of these features allow players to choose their gaming experience in The Repopulation. Players can choose to focus on PvE exploration and combat or work hard at becoming a master crafter or perhaps become an influential diplomat. Even combat has two options, with an action-style mode or the traditional mmo mode. The final decision on how you wish to play the game is up to you.
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