ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A hidden gem in MMORPG Darkages

Updated on June 4, 2011

Darkages a long forgotten yet still alive MMORPG

One of the oldest MMORPG's out there is still kicking and yet not many people have ever heard of it. It was released in 1999 by Kru Interactive, and later managed by Nexon. The game is built around Celtic Mythology abit. It still has an active player base of 500-800 people daily and yet in 12 years time the max has yet to be reached.

Being that this game is 12 years old now it still has regular new content releases and quests on a regular basis. It is a self thriving society literally because it has it's own laws created by users and governed by users. It only has one GM who is there to keep things in check and to make sure players do not abuse the political system. Players are elected by other players for terms as either guards, guard captains, judges or Demagogues or Burgess's (law makers). There are required responsibilities for these positions including but not limited to holding court to make sure a player receives a fair trial. What other game do you know that has a fully functional judicial system. This includes presenting evidence proving your either innocent or guilty and full hearing. Each land has it's own governments and rules.

There are hundreds of maps to choose from to hunt all level appropriate. You first level from 1-99 then you master or sub. Meaning you can choose to have two paths so that you can expand your skills or stay pure. Each path earning you different variations of skills that come in handy in groups. After you either master or sub you start leveling by ability points or AB for short. As I was saying before in 12 years time no one has ever reached the max AB.

Another interesting feature to this game I have yet to encounter in another is limitless hp and mp. As you hunt after you have mastered you level by AB's and you still earn exp. You can take the exp and trade it for hp and mp. The max you can hold is about 4.2 billion exp but you can turn it in whenever you like. You buy your hp in 50 increments and mp in 25. I have seen players with over 200 thousand hp and or mp and they can still add more. In doing so you are able to solo more content and survive better in groups.

The only downside is the game does rely on a bit of roleplaying not so much so that it ruins the game but some areas in order to participate in events ask that you do so.

There is so much uniqueness to this game you have to see for yourself. If you are interested in playing or finding out more visit: www.darkages.comIt is $10 a month however it is free to play til level 99. It also supports an item shop that gives you more customization and is not one of those pay to win type of mmorpg's. So give it a try.

-Thomas

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)