Do you consider yourself an avid, frequent gamer, or do you think you are leaning more towards the casual side of gaming? What kind of games that you frequently play? And, on what console do you play them? Well, regardless of your answers to the questions, gaming as a pastime has been universally celebrated by many all over the world as a subculture that evolves significantly over the ages. And with each innovation in technology, there’s bound to be a huge number of new titles released that reflect such innovation.
Speaking of playing games, some people might like the fast-paced and intensity of First-person Shooter, and there are others who are more into the intricacies and competitiveness of Fighting or the simplicity that Platformer has to offer. We can spend hours talking about how each genre has its own charm that appeals to the respective player demographics, along with some AAA (triple A) titles or indie darlings that are considered to be the best of each genre. But let’s divert our attention from the aforementioned myriad of genres for a moment and instead focus on MMORPG or Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game.
Now, unless you’re living under a rock for the past decade or so, you’ve probably heard of MMORPG as a genre and how massively popular it is amongst gamers. Dominated by heavyweight titles such as World of Warcraft, MMORPG is identified as a genre of game wherein you and other players all over the globe interact with one another in a virtual world. You can explore the virtual world’s environment along with every detail the game has in store, both literally and figuratively. You can take quests, partner up to form a guild, raid other players in a competitive event, and form a relationship with some of the players. With a sheer number of things to do in an MMORPG game, it’s no wonder that you often see a player who, once s/he starts the first step as his player avatar, is fully immersed with no sign of getting bored anytime soon.
There are countless numbers of MMORPG that you can try, each having slightly different features to lure you in. One of the titles that should be on your radar is Metin2. It is an MMORPG by Webzen Games that originally saw its release in Korea in 2004 (published in Singapore by TEC Interactive). Metin2 allows the player to pick one out of four classes available: Assassin, Sura, Warrior, and Mage—each having a different playstyle than the other. As for Metin2’s gameplay, if you’re already familiar with MMORPG, then you’ll feel right at home. The combat’s based on Hack-and-Slash formula, complete with Player versus Player (PvP) feature that can be accessed once you reach level 15.
Now here’s another good news: you can play Metin2 on Metin2’s private servers. The Metin2’s private servers, or alternatively known as “pservers,” brings subtle or drastic changes to the game experience to make your gameplay more challenging and more enjoyable. There are MT2 servers that allow for fast experience and easier upgrade, and there are also other Metin2 servers that offer unique contents not present anywhere else. And with the overwhelming amount of select servers to choose from, you can potentially clock hours and hours in trying every single one and experience the features.
Give Metin2 a go. Get immersed in its lore, get to know other players from all over the world, and if you’re feeling especially competitive, work your way to be the best player around.