RPG Games: A Deeper Look at Midkemia Online Combat
by Ryan Richardson
One of the biggest attractions of Iron Realms rpg games is the PvP combat, with fluid, dynamic systems that leads to battles that are never fought the same way twice. Midkemia Online, the newest member of the Iron Realms rpg game family, has taken a decidedly unique approach to this gameplay staple, and given us a system in which everything you've come to expect from rpg game combat is turned around!
Almost every attack in Midkemia Online has two messages associated with it: the telegraph, and the hit. The distance between the two varies with attack, character stats and weapon quality. This actually slows the pace of PvP down, making those all-too-familiar walls of scrolling rpg game text a bit more manageable!
Every rpg game player learns a set of five defenses that, applied at the right time, will usually prevent another player's attack. Each corresponds with an attack type that it blocks appropriately, and each lasts for one second before dropping. This means that, as you fight, you have a one-second window in which to defend, if you wish to stop your opponent's attack.
Healing and Curing
There are a great many afflictions in Midkemia Online, ranging from the frivolous (being forced to speak a different language) to the crippling (being unable to heal). These, along with your standard want of health, means a lot of stocking up on herbs and vials, right? Wrong! Healing in Midkemia Online is handled through the use of skills, either Overdrive (an ability to recover a percentage of your maximum health or, in certain instances, magic) or Focus (A set of three abilities that cure a random affliction of a given type). That's all! No searching for someone who has that elusive herb in stock, or spending thousands of gold on vials, just a few lessons in Fighting!
Now, as with everything, Midkemia Online's combat system isn't nearly as simple as it sounds. One reason for this is the gain and use of adrenaline, a combat value not seen in any other IRE role playing game. Higher adrenaline gives certain advantages, like slightly boosting attack speed, while lower adrenaline can leave you susceptible to certain attacks. Your base value is 50%, and each attack you make increases that. Some abilities (like the previously discussed healing abilities) cost adrenaline to use, making this value one of the most important numbers in rpg game PvP!
As you can see, Midkemia Online has taken a vastly different approach to role playing game combat, one which many players have come to enjoy! This article can only teach you the basics, though. If you truly wish to learn about how complex this rpg game system really is, trying it is the best way to find out!
Ryan Richardson is a role playing game enthusiast who plays the best online rpg games from Iron Realms!