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  • Dransik Beta - A free MMORPG

    www.dransik.com

    A screenshot from the game (taken from the website)


    This is a fun online game where you can develop whatever skills you find enjoyable or profitable, be it blacksmithing or monster hunting. Each skill has its own level count out of 100, and practicing that skill increases your proficiency with that particular task. Experience gained by a task also gets added to your total experience, which at certain values allows your character to become a higher level.

    Intelligence, strength, dexterity and constitution are four attributes that you can increase each time your character 'levels'.

    You start out on Silvest Island (aka Newbie Island) where players aren't allowed to attack other players, death doesn't cause you to loose items and all skills are capped at level 21. This gives you a safe environment to get the hang of the game.
    I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

  • #2
    Starting out

    There are three different races to choose from (male and female versions for all 3). These currently have no effect on the game except cosmetic.
    There are four character classes to choose from after that: Fighter, Blacksmith, Farmer or Magician.

    The two seemingly most interesting classes, the fighter and the magician, are unfortunately the weakest of the four choices.
    The fighter starts with some more armour than the other classes, but it is of the weakest type and generally doesn't help prevent the character from being hit by monsters. Also, without a decent weapon, fighting is extremely difficult. A fighter starts with a dagger that does 1 to 2 damage when it hits. For comparison, an unarmed fighter does exactly the same damage. These starting items cannot be sold either, so when you inevitably upgrade your armour and weapon, this starting 'advantage' is almost voided. As experience is gained by how much damage you do, levelling is also extremely slow and painful with this character.

    The magician starts off with a wand and a rune to allow them to cast spells. They can get about 1600 experience in spells before the rune is used up. The problem for budding magicians, however, is money. Magicians don't actually have any way to make money by doing magic. They could of course hunt monsters to get an income, but then they would do better selecting a fighter initially.

    Now to the better selections:
    The humble farmer starts with a shovel and 20 pecan seeds. He digs a hole, attempts to plant the seed in the hole, and being a new character with no planting skill, fails almost 90% of the time. But that doesn't matter, each seed that does get planted lets you harvest an additional 11 or so more pecan seeds. After your initial round of planting and harvesting, you should have more pecans than you started with. Plant them all, harvest a much larger number... Eventually you will be able to sell a large number of them for a great profit! A very good character to start with.
    Skanky's tip: After your first round of planting and harvesting, sell all your pecan seeds and buy as many grapes as you can. Then start farming grapes - they sell for slightly more, grow about 11 per plant as well, and grow faster than pecans. Don't bother with other fruits, they don't get you as much money.

    The blacksmith option is perhaps the best of all. You walk to the nearest mountain, start mining it, and soon have dozens of iron ore in your backpack. Selling these to the town blacksmith NPC will give you 50 gold per ore, and you will soon be rolling in the gold! It also gives you the most experience per attempt, so is also the fastest way to level. Smelting the ore isn't generally a good idea on Silvest - its much better to have the money than the experience with your new character.

    The occupation you select at the beginning only affects the items you begin with. By choosing to be a farmer, that doesn't mean that you won't be allowed to then grab a pick and start being a miner, nor any other occupation you choose. Some just give you a better ability to make more money than others.
    I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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    • #3
      Miscellaneous tips:
      * The U key reuses the last tool you used. This is invaluable when farming, mining, fishing, or generally anywhere that a tool is used.
      * String can be made from cotton using a spinning wheel. This is cheaper than buying it, and you can make a profit (of about 2 gold) selling it. String is useful when making a fishing line.
      * Cooked meat sells for more than raw meat (from monsters). Therefore, cook your meat before selling it.
      * Oranges are the best food to eat to decrease your characters hunger level. They increase the hunger bar by 8, but only cost 6 gold each. For comparison, cooked meat sells for 7 gold, but only increases the hunger bar by 4.
      * The 4 servers you can choose from use exactly the same maps and NPCs. The only difference is the server's location, and the users on the server. Characters started on one server can't be used on another. This just in, Krythan Inception server is now PvP Free! Thats right, you will not be PKed on this server any more!
      Last edited by Skanky Burns; November 12, 2002, 07:32.
      I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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      • #4
        that looks completely different from the last time you posted about it Skanky.
        they've certainly added some fancier graphics anyway. :b;
        If I'm posting here then Counterglow must be down.

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        • #5
          The old graphics: http://www20.brinkster.com/keldacsdransik/Druids.gif
          Just a bit of a change.

          EDIT: Damn, it doesn't like me linking directly to it.
          I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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          • #6
            How much time/day must you spend on it?
            <Kassiopeia> you don't keep the virgins in your lair at a sodomising distance from your beasts or male prisoners. If you devirginised them yourself, though, that's another story. If they devirginised each other, then, I hope you had that webcam running.
            Play Bumps! No, wait, play Slings!

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            • #7
              Basically, however much you want. If you want to just connect for 5 minutes, do a bit of hunting or mining or whatever, and then quit, fine. If you want to spend 9 hours straight playing it, also fine. And you don't need to connect every day either. If you have a busy week and can't play at all, no-one will mind.
              I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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              • #8
                Well won't i get killed/robbed/mutilated/raped if i log out somewhere unsafe....are there safe places to log out?
                <Kassiopeia> you don't keep the virgins in your lair at a sodomising distance from your beasts or male prisoners. If you devirginised them yourself, though, that's another story. If they devirginised each other, then, I hope you had that webcam running.
                Play Bumps! No, wait, play Slings!

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                • #9
                  If you log out while you are being attacked it is the same as if you have been killed (you lose whatevers in your backpack and maybe an item off your body). If you aren't being attacked though, you just disappear from the game and reappear where you were before when you join again. The worst that could happen is that monsters have spawned where you were before, and they all start attacking you.
                  There are of course many towns around the land where guards ensure that there are no monsters around. Definately a better choice to log out in town, but if you really, really need to log out quickly and happen to be out in the wilderness, you won't be penalized for it.

                  Oh, and if you haven't left Silvest Island yet, dying doesn't even matter as you never lose items in Silvest.
                  I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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                  • #10
                    Question:
                    I started as a Blacksmithy :=) went to Lvl 10 and here comes my Question:
                    Playguide says "The Skills window will tell you what skills you currently know, and the number on the right is your level in that skill. To raise a skill using the Experience Pool, double-click on the skill you wish to raise. "
                    Is this true? i thought you could only raise the skills by actually doing them? after levelling I only get the ability to raise abilities?
                    Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

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                    • #11
                      The experience pool is the only other way to raise levels in specific skills besides using the skill. Once you get off Silvest, you can talk to NPCs and do quests for them. Completing a quest gets you some skill pool points, and they can be used in any skill you already know.
                      Of course, to raise a skill you have to have some spare skill points first.
                      Nice starting choice btw.

                      Whats your characterst name and what server are you on?
                      I am (predictably) Skanky Burns on every server except the Great Wall.

                      This just in: The Krythan Inception server is now PvP free! On this server, there are NO Pkers! Non-violent, trade-type people rejoice!
                      I'm building a wagon! On some other part of the internets, obviously (but not that other site).

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                      • #12
                        Im GreenBuddy @ Magic&mystery.
                        My Kills:

                        Digging 23
                        Smelting 15
                        Forging 6

                        Lumberjacking 21
                        Milling 1
                        Carpenting 1

                        Planting 18

                        Axes 4
                        Small Blades 3
                        Last edited by Main_Brain; November 12, 2002, 13:02.
                        Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

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                        • #13
                          The game looks nice. The price is right. I'll give it a go.

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                          • #14
                            I imagine that the chances of finding some actual roleplaying in an open and free MMORPG would probably be in the negatives.

                            I'll stick to DAoC, the roleplay servers, good graphics (not that good graphics are important to me... I just don't like bad graphics ), and quality gameplay is worth the $13 a month.
                            Rethink Refuse Reduce Reuse

                            Do It Ourselves

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                            • #15
                              AC2 for me.
                              "The issue is there are still many people out there that use religion as a crutch for bigotry and hate. Like Ben."
                              Ben Kenobi: "That means I'm doing something right. "

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