The Realm Online is one of the first few massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG) to incorporate a player-driven economy. Released in December of 1996, this MMORPG is set in a fantasy medieval world.
Players must contend with one another and hunt monsters while accomplishing quests and surviving battles. While the game has been around for several years now, it still has a very dedicated player base.
The Realm Online is a classic game that immediately thrusts you into the action. For those who are willing to take a plunge into the game, here are some of the things that you might want to know first to survive the first few hours of the game.
How to Get the Game
Realm Online is an MMORPG that can be downloaded for PC. To start, you will need to sign up through the official website and download the game.
Once you have downloaded the game, you may log in using your credentials and create a character.
Realm Online allows you to choose from four separate races called Humans, Elves, Orcs, and Giants. You may then choose one of the four classes to specialize in which is the Warrior, Wizard, Adventurer, and Thief.
All four classes have different attributes that will help you throughout the game. Warriors primarily deal damage through melee attacks while Wizards are the prime spellcasters in the game.
The thief is a nimble fighter who uses stealth, speed, and agility to dispose of enemies as quickly as possible. Adventurers are the "jack of all trades" where the particular hero can do almost everything that other classes can.
In the game, character classes also have very particular attribute points. An Elf Wizard has a higher intelligence point while a Warrior Giant has far more strength attributes. The type of character you choose will heavily affect your gameplay.
Unique Server Features
The game offers two very different servers and each of them has its own merits. Finvarra's Fortress is a free-to-play server that is being actively developed with many new features. It was officially launched in 2018 and continues to thrive well.
Finvarra's Fortress offers new dungeons and remodified the classic ones found in the game. Players will be treated to anti-macro dungeon entrances which allow fair play to everyone who enters these dungeons.
The free-to-play server is constantly being balanced especially when new features and additional content are being added to the game. The other server is named Despothes' Grove which is a subscription-based server.
It has a very classic Realm Online experience. Those who want the original and classic game that was launched a few decades ago will have to subscribe to the game to gain access to this server.
Gameplay and World Features
There are over 12 towns within the game where you can stop by and purchase some items that will help you with your quests. You can also teleport to each town from the town gatekeepers to explore the open-world further.
Speaking of exploration, Realm Online offers an open world to its players so you can fully explore and discover more areas in the game. Players will also have to contend with gold to purchase different items in the game.
You can obtain gold by selling items through a shopkeeper NPC. You may also earn more gold through trading or the use of a multiplayer marketplace. Trading is done through the classic player to player.
Combat in Realm Online is turn-based. This means that you can only do one action per turn. All classes will have the same spells but the attributes and the quality of those attacks will differ based on race, training, and attribute.
Realm Online provides a classic MMORPG experience and continues to innovate its features up to this very day.
With two servers each having their unique offerings should cater to old school and new school players who want to experience the world of Realm Online.