By xarfox @ August 10, 2011 at 12:30pm
What makes RaiderZ an MMO worth playing? What makes the action in RaiderZ stand out from all the other Action MMORPGs that are flooding the market? Let's dive into the main gameplay features and find out why RaiderZ is worth your time and bandwidth.
Real-Time Action Combat
Combat in RaiderZ is unlike most traditional MMORPGs. You can't simple select a target and then faceroll on your keyboard to win. You'll be required to dodge, block, parry, and combo your way to victory. Additionally spell casting require that you actually have line of sight with whatever you're casting upon. No more hiding in the corner and healing while facing a wall, no more casting fireballs through trees and terrain. Positioning and leveraging your surroundings will be king in the world of RaiderZ.
Breakable Monster System
See a giant ogre with a bag of logs on his back? Break open his satchel and start wielding the logs like giant totem poles against him. Fighting a dragon with an enormous horn on his head? Crack it off with a mace and ram his own horn into his chest. Even smaller monsters may drop weapons or have their armor break, allowing you to wield their own weapons against them, or even gain temporary buffs.
The bosses in most other MMOs are simply large monsters with gigantic health pools. We think that just because you're fighting a boss for 15 minutes instead of 15 seconds does not warrant an "epic encounter" title. Utilizing the latest Nvidia PhysX drivers, RaiderZ allows for players to interact with bosses in completely new ways. You're going to get tossed around, eaten alive, ground into the pavement, and a whole lot more.
As you run around the game world hunting down the monstrous denizens of Rendel, you'll tear these creatures apart and find various crafting materials. Through the collecting of these various monster artifacts and remains, you'll be able to craft weapons and gear. Finding that rare spider boss out in the wild suddenly becomes a big deal when he drops a specific type of spider silk that's used in crafting gear that you need.
These are only a few of the major features in RaiderZ. Keep an eye out on this blog for future posts and developer diaries that will go more in-depth on the various features of RaiderZ, as well as more behind the scenes information about development, and our upcoming Closed Beta.