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Game Name: RF Online (Rising Force Online)
Genre: Massively multiplayer online role playing game
Rating: 13+ (by gDaubs)
Payment: Cash shop
Time Period: Futuristic
Player Killing: Yes (free PK, timed wars)
Learning Curve: Moderate/Heavy
Difficulty: Hard
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Introduction (From the main site):
"RF Online is an epic mix of traditional fantasy MMOG and unique futuristic sci-fi action to bring an entirely new and original take on the existing MMORPG genre. Set in a deep space galaxy known as Novus, take your pick from three all-powerful warring factions leading your character into the final battle for total control over the entire galaxy. Choose from either the Bellato Union, taking control of individual robot battle units like never seen before within any MMOG, Holy Alliance Cora, the mystical and fantasy-orientated race utilizing the power of magic, and finally the mighty Accretia Empire, a futuristic alien race intent on spreading destruction across the entire sector with their advanced weaponry systems."

 

Unique Features:
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Chip Wars: Every few hours, there's a chip war where each of the three races fight each other to destroy the other's chip.
- Leaders: Politics, politics... elect eight people to be "the leaders" of your entire race.

 

Accretian Warrior

gDaubs' Review:
Currently in progress.

Long story short: You need experience to level up yourself, all of your weapon types, and all of your skills. Certain skills take a month to max out. Someone calculated that it takes over 400 weeks to go from level 50 to 55 (the current max). Upgrading has nearly a 75% fail rate. Nearly all the attack skills are the same (damage, more damage, damage to everything around you, some more damage). Graphic incompatibilities with some graphic cards cause PC lockups and require a full restart; no fix for months (I dealt with this). Fighting other players is a joke: either spend millions trying to upgrade your weapon to a point where you can kill someone, or it's a competition to see who has more healing potions. Don't waste your time with this one.