Saturday, 27 June 2009

Wandering Fae Visits Darklife

Our Angel has been exploring again and has written an article about Navora for us to enjoy.


DarkLife, SL's First Fantasy MMO

Mercurio and I first visited DarkLife back in March and we instantly loved it. It's a fantasy sim in an MMO style.The game has 3 basic classes: Light Mage (a healer and buffer), Dark Mage (a typical elemental magic class), and Warrior.There are also hybrid classes: Gray Mage (a mix of light and dark magic ;p), Battle Mage (a dark mage with stronger armor, but less mana) and Paladin (a warrior with light magic, my personal favorite)

There are monsters to battle which earns you experience, gold and drops. The gold you earn is used for buying spells,weapons, potions, armor and enchancements. You can also take the weapon and armor scripts and use your own weapons if you prefer. For PvP lovers there's also an area where you can duel to the death and earn PvP points, or you can battle at your home. Be warned the PvP automatically kicks in if you are wearing the backpack when you tp in most places, so be careful. Merc's died at my hand a couple times that way...*whistles innocently*.
The backpack you need to get started costs $L499, but after that all the potions, weapons, armor, etc. are purchasedwith the gold you get from monster drops. The backpack includes the DarkLife HUD and a starting shield and sword.
Here's the SLURL if you like to take a look around, maybe you'll run into Merc and I there :).

Who is this charming fellow? Perhaps I'll ask him to tea.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

How to survive a Dragon encounter

The giant, scaled mythical beast of legends may seem awe inspiring and fear provoking at first; but never fear, for the Knights are here to train you in Dragon combat.

Before you face the dragon, you have presumably found a means to enter his lair, and found your sword and shield. Take note: if you enter with a wooden training sword and shield, the dragon will roast them with his fire breath and you along with them.

Combat with the dragon is best described as real time strategy mixed with RPG. Combat ensues via the HUD; you will have a sword icon, and a shield icon, and these are used to do battle. Touch the sword icon to attack the dragon; green particles will go to your avatar from a part of the dragon's body. You must click the part of the dragon the green particles came from to strike him with your sword.

To block, you will see red lines come towards you from the dragon. This means an attack against you is imminent. It will either come from claws or the head; if coming from the head, pay special attention because it could be a fire attack; these strike for double or triple the damage of other attacks. Click the shield icon on your HUD, then click the part of the dragon's body where the attack came from, thus blocking it and preventing damage.

There are attack dummies in the castle, you can use these to test the combat system.

The best thing to do in a Dragon battle is focus on the blocking. Can't very well return an attack when the dragon has eaten you, can you? To play it safe, only try to attack with the sword immediately after blocking an attack, or when you see he is currently busy attacking a team member (should you be fighting with another player).

Best of luck with your battle. Remember, if you are victorious, treasure awaits you in the chests hidden behind him; also, a Knight of Avalon will happily grant you the new title, Avalon Dragonslayer.