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Dragon Oath – 10 Highlighted Features
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We just received a press release from the folks publishing the up and coming free to play MMORPG ‘Dragon Oath’ and it contained this interesting list of features for the game. Excuse the not-so-perfect English, as most of us MMORPG gamers should already know that these free to play titles are developed in the Far East and translations are usually never priority.

Feature 1: A beautifully rendered ancient Chinese world

In a world growing increasingly smaller, China still seems a faraway and exotic land, with secrets and mysteries of ages past, its history and intentions veiled from most Westerners. Yet behind that veil lies one of the most amazing civilizations the world has ever known. For most of its 5,000-year existence, China has been the largest, most populous, wealthiest, and mightiest nation on Earth. Come explore this rich and ancient culture in Dragon Oath’s recreation of the ancient Chinese world, deeply ingrained with its history and mythologies. Enjoy stunning visuals of the ancient cities, and traditional and not so traditional ancient clothing for your avatar.  You will also experience beautifully rendered avatar skills, with stunningly vivid affects.

Feature 2: Community System

Join an extensive community with endless ways to have fun. Payers are able to learn more about each other with features that allow you to display your current mood, or get more personal by adding your age and location in real life!

Once you have made many friends, you may find special relationships that develop from them. Players are able to hold an entire wedding ceremony full of parades, fireworks, and even special bonuses for the special couple. Invite your friends and make it a true celebration! If you’re lucky to be playing with family or close friends, you can even become family in game! Together you will have access to unique titles and even bonus experience when fighting together.

Have a friend who is a new player, but you are already much more experienced than they are? You can utilize the Teacher and Disciple function to help train your friend! Together you will have access to particularly rare items, and help each other along the way.

Perhaps the most exciting and involving way to play with your friends is to team up and form a guild. Guilds allow players to communicate more effectively to a large group, of course, but also add some wonderful features that all can enjoy. Guilds are able to create their own city in Dragon Oath! By guild members contributing, you are able to grow and expand your city to provide special items just for your members and advanced recipes for their life skills. Guilds are even able to trade among other guilds and form alliances to stand as some of the most powerful warriors in the world!

Feature 3: 24/7 Nonstop In-Game Events

Dragon Oath features a multitude of events that are going on constantly in game. Challenge yourself with the Imperial Test. Be asked several questions, and if you answer them correctly you will be handsomely rewarded for your knowledge.

Have a craving for battle? Engage yourself in a class battle, where you are able to challenge other classes in combat to test who is really the mightiest. You can even challenge yourself by entering the Kung Fu Arena where up to 64 participants will fight it out in the biggest tournament in the world!

The noblest Kung Fu warriors will seek to protect their lands from many dangers. Several times a day you will find that your temple may come under assault! Major cities may also fall under siege from thieves. You must stop these assaults at all costs!

For those seeking treasure or materials in the wild, beware! There are times when more than just the occasional monster will attack. Be on the lookout for the Horse Raider, or the notorious Boss Patrol to push you aside and take all the glory.

Compete with fellow herbalists in Herbs War, where very rare herbs will appear in the wild. Only the most observant will find these hard to find materials for their best known recipes.

Players can enjoy more companionship by collecting friends’ signatures to receive awards!  Guilds are able to seek out information on other guilds out there to perhaps one day form a powerful alliance! Teachers who train their disciples well will receive rewards once they reach certain levels. Sticking to their lessons will prove to be beneficial to both master and student.

There are many instances where players are able to travel to remote locations all over the world and take on special challenges with their friends or by themselves! Many powerful enemies await, are you up to the challenge?

Feature 4: Pets

All great warriors seek companionship. In Dragon Oath you will find a unique world with many pets that are oftentimes as loyal as they are deadly. With up to 70 kinds of pets, each having their own character and personality that shows when their master is being attacked, a warrior will never truly feel alone on the battlefield.

Players may even find ways to breed their pets with those of their friends in order to make even more powerful ones. Doing this can lead to a variety of very interesting combinations of pets to make deadly allies in battle, or just a friend when you’re running through town!

Pets are able to learn many abilities either from growing stronger or finding trainers all over the world. Make it a challenge to teach your pet to perhaps boost your weakness or support your strengths!  See which one works best for you and your class!

Players of course have access to a pet manual that will help answer any questions they may have regarding their pets or how to better take care of them. After all if you take care of your pet, it is sure to take care of you!

Feature 5: Equipment

When going into battle it is important for every warrior to be well protected. Dragon Oath features thousands of different kinds of equipment. Players are able to upgrade their weapons and armor by inlaying them with special items or even mystic gems that increase their attributes and effects. By wearing a set of specific armor the player will also experience bonuses unique to each set of armors.

Because everyone wants to be unique, there are many different fashions that players are able to choose from. There are even patterns that will be dropped by enemies that can be made into wonderful garments by the players themselves!

For those concerned with losing their hard-earned equipment in battle there are several ways to protect your items. Players are able to Inscribe, Bind, and set a Senior Password on their equipment. Each provides different options for your character to keep their items, or be more risky and have them dropped upon death! For those looking for a challenge or looking to get your hands on that shiny armor that Royalty is wearing, this can be a fun option!

Feature 6: Life System

Even the most powerful warrior must look inwards and devote themselves to a craft. In Dragon Oath these are known as Life Skills. There are numerous Life Skills that one may choose from to lead a more humble path, or perhaps to make a little extra gold…

With Fishing players are able to catch fish in nearby streams and rivers that are able to be used as ingredients in various recipes for other crafts.

For those with a keen eye for delicious food, players are able to use the Cooking Life skill. The gourmet chefs are able to prepare items that are able to restore the HP and MP of themselves or their allies. Regimen is a skill that allows players to increase the success of their cooking.

An Herbalist has a keen eye for gathering herbs in the wild. They are able to find the precise amounts of flora and fauna in order to provide aid to those who are seeking it. Having the Pharmacology skill raises the success rate of using the Pharmacy.

If it’s underground that you feel most at home, then perhaps Mining is for you. Ores and rare metals can be found and given to someone with the Blacksmithing skill in order to make powerful weapons.

Having a green thumb will lead players to the Planting skill. By harvesting different items and materials, you will gain access to both ingredients for cooking and materials for tailoring.

A skilled Jeweler is able to craft magnificent and beautiful items players are able to use as accessories to increase their attributes and become more powerful warriors.

Along with the standard life skills, each class offers a Class Life Skill which delves even deeper into their path. These are unique to the abilities that are taught from the masters in the temples, and can provide for some interesting items.

Feature 7: Epic Story

All of Dragon Oath’s features revolve around its rich story. All of the game’s classes, cities, martial arts, and story plots are from the original Dragon Oath story. This unique world is based on ancient Chinese mythology that throws you into the midst of conflicting nations. Each of the classes is based on a demi-god who embodies a way of martial arts and calls upon them and their followers to shape the future of China.

Feature 8: Arena Challenge/PK

Every warrior who seeks a more personal touch to their combat can find challenges in other players! In the Arena, players are able to fight in 1-on-1 to see who the best fighter.

If you feel you have a dynamic team, one capable of taking down any challenge, you are able to challenge other teams to test your skill and might in a Team battle.

When players gather in mass to form powerful guilds, many of them will become rivals. In the Arena, guilds may challenge each other in massive combats to establish who is the most powerful clan of warriors in the world!

In PK mode, players may make more personal challenges from anywhere in the world. Perhaps you come across a very appealing chest just as another warrior passes by. How do you decide who gets the items inside? Challenge each other to a duel in PK mode! Winner takes all!

Feature 9: Trade System

In the ancient Chinese world, a merchant can come in many forms. As a warrior travelling the world, you are sure to gather many rare items you may not need, but certainly could use some coin in exchange. Players are able to trade directly with other players in any way they like. They may also peddle items and pets in cities to see the fruits of their labor. For the warrior looking to develop a strong market, players are even able to own their own personal shop in cities selling a variety of goods!

Feature 10: User-Friendly Design

Players will find themselves put to ease with the many helpful features available in Dragon Oath. One of the most helpful is the Auto Path Finding. With this function players are able to open the local area map and travel automatically to the selected location. During quests, NPC coordinates will be shown and the player can click on their coordinates to travel straight to them. This gives you time to read the detailed storyline involved in the quest while running to their location.

While fighting together, the leader of the team is the one who is really in charge, and is able to set the modes in which experience is granted to the team.

While exploring, the world map is beautifully detailed with descriptions in each area of enemy level ranges and what areas connect to others to help players avoid in the confusion of getting lost in this massive world!

Each class has their own mount specific to them, representing the uniqueness of each class and what they stand for. Even new players can join in on the fun in Da Li by mounting the Eagle for free at any time!

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