What's it like to be medieval?
Exactly like MM6, with but one twist. If you were dying for another game like that, you've got it. If you don't have a clue what MM6 gameplay is like, read onů
As I've mentioned before, the game is quite like EverQuest, actually. But since not everyone has played EverQuest, I'll explain in detail.
Let's get it on!
You will spend 95% of the time going around looking for something to kill, killing it, running from it, or getting healed from the pasting it gave you. This 'it' can be a random monster or a specific creature that you must slay to complete a quest. The insane, simple fun of it is amazing. This gets as addictive as Diablo was. Just to get that next great weapon, or the next levelů argh. Unfortunately, things can get a little too hard and I've found myself really discouraged more than once. Save often. You might also notice that after a while you just get sick of the continual hack and slash. But after a good break, I usually come back.
Run! Tis a dragonfly!!
My Hero! A guard kills the dragonflies
I'm tired of fighting
The rest of the time, you will be shopping, training, talking to NPCs (non-player characters) who will provide you with quests, information about the plot or what-not. You will also find yourself specifically looking for certain NPCs. These searches might be in the same town, or across the world. If you're going to cross the world, that means going through zones (see! I told you EverQuest had a lot in common with this game! =) You can travel by foot, wagon, ship or even magic. Just make sure you pack a good lunch (food is a necessity in the game.)
Let's go across the world!
The game's character development consists of increasing stats, getting trained, learning new skills and getting promotions. That happens to be more than any other RPG out there offers. It can also be a real hassle, trying to find a master to teach you a rare skill.
As for true character development, you have to use your imagination, although the game provides a reputation and fame meterů and one other, almost insignificant bit of technology (thank you Timothy Zahn!)