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Evony - The World's Best Web Game

Updated on May 31, 2011

Evony - The World's Best Game?

Evony ads are popping up all over the Internet. The Evony craze has captured imaginations of MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) players throughout cyberspace. Is it the World's Best Game, as advertised? We wanted to find out.

Evony Costs Nothing - But Is It Worth It?

With the world in a depressing recession, MMORPGs such as Evony are attractive. Many online games charge fees to start playing. Evony is free to register and play.

MMORPG is an acronym for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, but we already told you that. Evony is one. Other popular MMORPGs are Exteel, Flyff, Habbo, and Illutia. None of these names passed through my spell-checker. Some other cool names for MMORPGs might be narwhals, scrimshaw, netsuke, and Bob the Online Game. Swoopo is already taken. BidCactus is a penny auction that plays like a classic MMORPG. Too much information; lets get to the good stuff.

Pay to Play?

Aha, I see how it works now. While there is such a thing as a free lunch in Evony, if you want to sit at the counter and be served in the order you were seated, fork over $30 for a "beginner's package."  The minimal expenditure is $5, which would entitle me to "50 cents Evony game coins" (sic).  Payment is accepted through Visa, Amex, PayPal, Master Card, or JCB.

You Pick a Lord/Lady Name

When you sign up, you are required to pick a Lord/Lady name and also to provide an email address, a password, and your gender. Male and female are the only choices. Evidently you can't use your transgendered avatar from some other MMORPG that you are already hooked on. I tried LordEvony and was rejected. I also tried several combinations of Lord and Evony, to no avail. Some names I chose were already taken and some were simply ruled 'illegal'.

My email address was not validated; I was able to jump into the Land of Evony and begin questing immediately. The rulers of Evony don't actually seem to care who I am in real life.

I was assigned an avatar. He looked like Christopher Reeve as Superman, but with eyebrow implants. I was given one "item", a speaker. The speaker looked like a trumpet. I don't recall Christopher Reeve or Superman playing the trumpet. Evony is truly a land of fantasy.

I wanted my avatar to be called "linda mccartney" (Ebony and Ivory, get it?) but I chickened out.

Evony.com - where the men are angry and the women are drowsy.
Evony.com - where the men are angry and the women are drowsy.
My avatar
My avatar

You Get a Quest

After signing in, you are plunked into a city and assigned a quest to get you indoctrinated into the Land of Evony. My city was named 462,251. Apparently the arts community hasn't yet formed.

I was charged with building a cottage. At the bottom of the screen is a chat window that constantly scrolls, almost to the point of being unreadable. Other citizens of Evony used the chat window to plug their web sites, troll for free stuff, and ask questions about the game. It all went by so quickly that replying to any individual person became problematic. I am assuming they were actually real persons.

Building a cottage to fulfill my quest was a significant challenge for me, as I tend to live in the real world, where I can phone up a Realtor to find me a place to live. Evidently I would need cottages to provide housing for some people who would follow me on my next quest. The Land of Evony has overtones of socialism, but it might be nice to have a few virtual sycophants.

Being an Evony newbie, I would have been happy to take up residence in someone else's cottage until I got the lay of the land. I couldn't find a rent-controlled cottage.

I Become a Virtual Slumlord

So I clicked a few times and a cottage appeared in my yard. it was very cool beacuse I beheaded the zoning officials, tarred and feathered the carpenter's union bosses, and enslaved the nosy neighbors who complained about my landscaping.

I plan to launch an attack on the Wal Mart beyond the next ridge.

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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @tacomaster : I agree.

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      tacomaster 6 years ago

      hgvhgv

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      Somebody480 7 years ago from Georgia, U.S.

      I enjoyed the dry humor.

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      X-Evony 7 years ago

      As a player in Evony for 9 months I will say when I first played the game it was great. The bigger I became with troops, etc the more time I spent farming and less time enjoying the game. To the point of my game play became only farming. I have since quit the game and looking back I had some fun but the constant farming is not worth the effort in a game that you cannot take out other players completly

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      patrick 7 years ago

      this game is amazing!

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      rad 8 years ago

      Thanks JoshG185 for mentioning the women they use on their ads.. they totally have nothing to do with the game!

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      sean 8 years ago

      Enjoyed reading your post/blog. It's okay you didn't have a link. No big deal. Thanks for the nice read! :)

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      Princessma 8 years ago

      This was interesting to read. I enjoy the game. It is very addictive.

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      nicomp really 8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @the dragon reborn: The correct grammar would be "you're an ass" rather than "your an ass". If you'd like to correct your numerous grammatical/spelling errors and resubmit, I'll reconsider your comments and perhaps you can get another free backlink.

      Helpful Hint: If you want a free backlink, don't try to insult the author. You're not very good at it anyway.

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      nicomp really 8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @G MiahL: Bummer!

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      Gous Ahmed 8 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Never clicked on the ad, thanks to you i don't have to!

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      Blerim 8 years ago

      hello,can i take in gift a game coins because i need that

      my coods are 68,74

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      nicomp really 8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Thanks, Katin. Good luck with your game.

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      Katin 8 years ago

      I am A player from server 65 named Katin and i just wanted to tell everyone i used to be a avid Runescape and W.O.W. player and now i love Evony it has been the best computer game in a wile i just wanted to let everyone know ty for your time =]

      From,

      Katin server 65

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      JoshG185 8 years ago

      The only thing I don't like about Evony is the advertising them women they use are nothing to do with the game.

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      nicomp really 8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Sorry! The next hub I write about ebony I will surely provide a link. My bad.

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      treter 8 years ago

      wow you post a whole page about ebony and not a freaking link to get to the game....Whoever made this page is a genious i tell ya. Really smart.

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      nicomp really 8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Thank You! I enjoyed writing it.

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      JaymoJustice 8 years ago from Saskatoon, Canada

      I enjoyed reading this :)

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      nicomp really 8 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Thank you!

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      stayhomeworkout 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      This was hilarious. My husband and I watched it this morning and we were laughing at your commentary. Great job on that. :) I was curious about this game, but no more!

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      Richard Bivins 8 years ago from Charleston, SC

      Good game review nicomp. Why all the sexy girl ads and then no sexy girls in the game? I just started a game review site for my nephew which can be very good if I can ever get him to stop playing Runescape. Evony is definately on the list of sites to review but low on the list.

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