Wednesday, April 30, 2008

GameGuard - do you know?

Gameguard is an application that is bundled with some of the MMORPGs. The program uses kernel driver that allows any process to access it and it allows unrestricted IO access in a user mode. That leads to some problems. Even without malicious software problems with the system and bad data can be expected. In other hand any process can get access to direct read/write the hard disk, etc ..
Now you will think that when you are not playing you are safe? Nop. The driver is installed as a system service and runs even when GameGuard is closed. Also it wont uninstall itself when the application is removed.
Why am I writing about this now?
Because few days ago I got my registry file deleted.

Priston Tale

Free-To-Play, with in-game shop

Priston Tale is a fantasy Korean MMORPG by PRISTON Inc. Since 17 May 2007 Prison Tale is a free-to-play.
The gameplay is standard – leveling up, trading, clans. There are some events that deserve mentioning:
Bellatra(Survive or Die) is a competition for 4 teams that fight against monsters until the last one survives.
Bless Castle is a PVP event equivalent to a castle siege in other MMORPGs.
Class Change system allows the players to freely choose the path of developing their characters.
Aging system allows to increase the power of your equipment, similar to item enchants in most of the other games.

Priston Tale 2 – currently released only in Korea.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Free-To-Play, with in-game items shop

Cronous is an action 3D MMORPG.
Fighters - they have strength, skills to make magic damage, skills to heal party.
Valkyries – they are the fastest, they have a lot of deadly skills.
Magicians – they have area on effect magic damage and can summon magic cretures.
Savages – they have the most power and strength but also they are the slowest, also they have stun and self buffs.
Fun Systems:
Polymorph System - character can be transformed into monsters of Cronous.
Pet System, PK System and more

It looks a little similar to ..
Have Fun! ;)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

With Your Destiny (WYD) - Episode II : ADVENT OF GODS


With Your Destiny(WYD) is a fantasy 3D MMORPG. The first impression is that of an another Diablo 2 style game, but it is not a bad feeling.
Transknight - male soldier, uses knives, claws, swords, axes, and hammers. He has area of effect skills.
Beastmaster - he can take werewolf form, summon beasts and use melee weapons.
Foema - female mages.
Hunters - female with powerful weapon(archer), they are best PK characters.
Max level in WYD is 400, but the leveling up is very fast. Also there is in game auto combat/cast/pots system. I find that very useful, lately most of the MMORPG producers want to make players work harder and harder to get some fun/items/kills with the idea to spend more time in game. I don't like to work hard in games, I am there to have fun. So in this concept WYD is very good - all the hard work for leveling up is done by the bot, I just play from time to time in a dungeon or when I feel to.
Some features I like are the mounts(animals to ride), summons, also it looks like there are a lot in game events.


Status: Free 2 Play

PiStory is a 2D fantasy MMORPG in anime style. Classes available are Fighter and Cleric, both have class change on level 15 and can fight actively in combat.


Free-To-Play, with in-game shop

Kal-Online is a free-to-play fiction MMORPG by Inix Soft. The action takes place in a beautiful oriental fantasy world.
The gameplay is a little diablo-2 style. Players move and use simple attack with left mouse click and use magic or skill with right click.
It has three starting jobs - Wondering Knight, Wondering Archer and Scholar.
W. Knight's next class is Apprentice Knight, when the character learns the basic kill of knight. A. Knight has two paths for developing skills - offensive and defensive.
W.Archer - quickness and long distance attack. Their next job change is Apprentice Archer. A. Archers have powerful long distance attach, but they are considerably weak and need a party. Their next change gives the chance to choose to have long-distance more powerful attack and be weaker on defense or skills to increase friends' attacking power and skill to cure them.
Scholar uses magic to attack enemy. Next class for scholar is Literary Person. They also have revive and cure skills. L.Person can choose to become Hermit or C.J.B. Hermit are specialized to attack specific object with magic while Chairperson of Joong-Bangs have skills to damage multiple enemies and a powerful revive skill.
When you reach level 15 you can do a quest to get an egg. After that you must level up your egg to become grade 11. After that you can transform to an animal.
PVP/PK System
PvP(duel) starts after agreement of both parties and there is no penalty on winner or looser.
PK(Assassin) System A player who wants to be a PK must wear a mask to be known by others. Mask can be bought from the merchant in Temporary Fort of Geum-Ohee Castle and High Land of Sky. When the player became an assassin his/her name is not shown but the name changes to "assassin" in red and he/she can't disable assassin mode for 2 hours.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Anarchy Online AO

Paid with a free program.

Anarchy Online is a science fiction themed MMORPG by Funcom. The action is set on the planet of Rubi-Ka, 30 000 years into the future. Races are called breeds. They are:
Solitus - most similar to natural human beings. They are average characters with no special abilities and also no bad abilities. Their balanced abilities make them suitable for all types of symbiants. They also have access to some of the best defensive perk actions.
Opifex - they lack strength but they have agility and dexterity. They are suited to Support symbiants, which rely on Agility and Sense.
Nano Mage - they are created to control Nano-bots, but they lack HP and evasion.
Atrox have big advantage in strength, stamina and HP, but lack agility and intelligence.
Anarchy Online Wiki

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion


The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
is fantasy single player RPG set in the award-winning world of The Elder Scrolls. Oblivion has releases for PC, Xbox 360, and PLAYSTATION 3.
It features improved AI system that gives the NPCs ability to make their own decisions based on the world around them. The main quest line in Oblivion is to find the hidden heir of the throne.
Oblivion Wiki -

Friday, April 4, 2008

Silkroad Online (SRO)

Free-To-Play, with in-game Mall

Silkrode Online is a fantasy MMORPG based on the the Chinese trading traditions by Joymax. SRO is free, but it has in-game Item Mall for purcahsing items or "Silk"-game currency. The game is designed to represent the Silk Road trades of 7th Century.
Silkroad Online gameplay is a lot alike other Korean games this genre, especially Lineage2. There are two type of characters - European and Chinese. Also players can chose to master weapon or elemental skills.

Nice SRO Fortress Movie

Seal Online


Seal Online is a fantasy MMORPG by the Korean company - YNK Partners Inc.

Eve Online

Monthly payed game, players can try it with 14 days trial accounts.
Guide(Strongly recommended for new players - personal experience)

Eve Online is science fiction space MMOG by CCP Games. The action is set in distant space, players pilot wide variety of ships through thousands solar systems. The game is persistent - this means that anything that is left in game while player is offline such as undocked ships will continue to exist and will be visible and attackable to other players.

Eve Online is little confusing at a first glance. Considerably more time is needed to learn the interface compared with other games from the same genre. EVE don't have leveling system, which is replaced by a complex skill system with a wide variety of skills. To learn a skill characters must acquire skill learning kits and the training consumes amount of real time(players can spend that time offline). Some strange issue is that characters can purchase clones as a precaution against death. Activities in EVE can be combat, exploration, trading, mining, advancement, research, manufacturing and more.
Combat in EVE is highly tactical with different range weapons. Players can group together in corporations, the corporation creator and leader(a.k. party leader) is titled Chief Executive Officer - CEO. Corporations also have some other roles like Director, Station Manager and so on. Corporations can declare war to other corporations. Also some spicy piece is added with the corporate spies.
Races in Eve Online are Amarr, Gallente, Caldari, Jovians.


Status: Under development - upcoming
Dragonica is a colorful 3d fantasy side-scrolling MMO by Barunson Interactive and NCSoft.
Some nice movies:

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Status: Open Beta for Europe

Dekaron is a fantasy MMORPG based on the middle age Europe by GameHI. Its gameplay is standard for this genre - parties, clans, alliances, wars for castles. Dekaron PVP system is moderate. Players can invite other players on a combat. The opponent can accept or decline the pvp. The game has a PK system a lot alike many other MMORPG.
Some other features are Mp3, Fishing, Messenger, Summon Systems.
2moons is other mmorpg like Dekarion, in facts 2moons is based on Dekarion.

Game Movie

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