Delving into the MMO genre.
Hey all, I have a confession to make. I am a complete novice when it comes to the MMORPG Genre. For similar people that’s Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. Sounds scary, I know. However I’ve decided to finally delve into these enormous games despite warnings of addiction and time consumption. I’m a brave, brave man. Up first is one of the grand daddy’s of the genre, Tibia!
Info (Taken from the official website.)
Tibia is one of the oldest and most successful massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) created in Europe. In an MMORPG people from all over the world meet on a virtual playground to explore areas, solve tricky riddles and undertake heroic exploits.
For more than 10 years now, players have been visiting the medieval world of Tibia. At present, more than 250,000 players from all over the world inhabit the Tibian continent enjoying the numerous game features.
Sounds cool, right? I decided to jump right in with the randomly generated name of Talke Islai. Here’s how I got on.
The game started out with very little backstory, instead commencing with the tutorial levels straight away. A nice man gave me a coat and a mace and in return I beat up some cockroaches in his cellar and ripped off their legs. There were no attack animations, although there were delightful puddles of green goo!
The man and I parted ways and I continued East in search of adventure. On my travels I came across an old women looking for someone to fetch her some firewood. I was just the man. Although I did have to compete against another adventurer by the name of Decibeles.
I walked for a while longer, managing to dig into a cave and rope my way out. I left my character deep in the woods next to a top – hatted man named Carlos because, really how much more trustworthy could someone be?