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Rating: 7

Intro: Rappelz is an MMORPG which mainly focuses on training pets to fight beside you. These pets are like another player fighting beside you. They can tank, damage deal and heal and they have their own skill bar you can customise. There are also plenty of character classes to choose from. Rappelz is a game that is great for people who like to grind in dungeons. Massive amounts of experience can be gained in a very short time. Quests are not heavily featured in the gae and in most cases can be ignored entirely.

Publisher: Gala Network Europe

Player base: Medium

Graphics: Medium

Type: MMORPG

Exp Rate: Fast

PvP: Open, Duels, Arena, Seige

File size: 4GB

Pros: Good pet system, Fast level up, Plenty of PvP.

Cons: Poor quest line, Grinding game, Account hackers, Botters.

Storyline:

The oldest race is the Gaia, and to assist them, the gods of Creation and Extinction brought two more races into the world. They were the Deva who represented the Light and the Asura who represented the Darkness. With this, there was a period of peace and stability in the world. As the ages passed by, there was one among the Gaia who called herself "The Witch". Over time, she grew in tremendous power and with a ruthless ambition, rallied the people of Gaia to rebel against the world. Not all the people of Gaia heeded this call, however, and the world was thrown into chaos. It was only through the combined efforts of the three races of Deva, Asura, and Gaia that "The Witch" was finally captured and burnt alive. It was a victorious outcome of a unity between the three races. Now at the present time, the three races continue to co-exist with each other in the world of Rappelz but dark rumors have surfaced about the second coming of "The Witch" and the return of her terrible forces. T Epic 6 set's you on a quest to discover who is behind the resurrection of the witch, the introduction of the previous Hero Hector, and finally the assassination of the witch.

Features:

Rappelz features three species: A light-based race called the Deva, and two human races called the Gaia and the Asura. Each race has three classes: Warrior, magician, and summoner, the class whose abilities center around their pets. Pets are creatures that adventure alongside players, aiding them in battle. When the player levels up, their pet does, too.

The core of Rappelz is its pet system. Every single character in Rappelz can train a pet to fight on his side with many different purposes (tanking, damage dealing, healing, support, etc?). There are currently 28 different creatures in the world of Rappelz with many different appearances, skills and abilities. The rarer your pet is, the more destructive your character will be.

There are many dungeons in Rappelz. One of the most unique features of the game resides in owning a dungeon. Indeed, each guild in the game has the possibility to claim ownership of a dungeon and apply taxes on it when other players are exploring it. You can own a dungeon have proven yourself worthy by qualifying in a raid (called time attack) to challenge the current owner of the dungeon (called siege). Siege are scheduled every week on Saturday & Sunday.

Rappelz also features a Player versus Player (PvP) on/off mode available on all but one server and a hardcore PvP server. PvP is punished by a morality and immorality system that gives negative effects to the player who decides to PvP by allowing other players to attack them without having PvP turned on and dropping the Player Killer's stats. Another downside to Player Killing (PK) is with excessive Player Killing, the characters name turns red and anybody can attack the person without PK mode on. Also with a red name the player receives less experience points per kill. There have been complaints many times about players abusing the PK system and those complaints prompted the creation of a server free from PK.

A Lak is magical energy from monsters and can be obtained by defeating monsters while wearing the appropriate necklace. This necklace will be available fairly early in the game. Gathered Lak can be consumed if the player dies, preventing him from losing experience points (the amount of Lak consumed increases with the level of the character), or can be traded at any Lak Trader for either chips or in-game currency, rupees. Lak Traders also provide the option to buy chips with rupees. There are three types of chips: Force Chips, Soul Chips and Luna Chips. These chips are items that characters can use to significantly affect a battle by increasing the amount of damage the target takes for a limited amount of time. They come in different ranks which allow different levels of users to use chips. Force Chips increase physical damage, Soul Chips increase magical damage, Luna Chips affect both physical and magical damage, but cost slightly more than Force and Soul chips.

Rappelz is a good game but can seem a little old-looking to some players used to playing high-octane MMO's. That being said it is a fun game especially for players who like playing pet-based games.



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