Drakensang Online

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  1. Paulk macrumors 6502

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    I have been playing this game for at least 4 years, and never tire of it. I play it on my mac without using boot camp to install a partition. You don't need to do that, nor do you need a copy of windows. Just log in and play! I thought I would start a thread on it, giving my impressions of the game. The game can be downloaded here: http://www.drakensang.com. There is website where you can see the game: http://www.mmorpg.com/drakensang-online.

    This is by far the best game I have been able to play on my Mac. See also http://sevengames.com/drakensang-online/.

    It can be played player versus player or player versus environment. I alway choose the latter.

    The graphics are excellent, and it is free to play!

    There is also a short U-tube on it: https://www.youtube.com/user/DrakensangOnline.

    You can choose which type of character to play. My favourite is the Ranger, a strong defence archer. There are 2 other types of character to choose from: Spellweaver, which uses magic, but with weaker defence and Dragonknight. which is best in melee. Spellweavers are able to cast spells and so fight from a distance, though their defence is more vulnerable than the ranger.

    There are the usual different levels of difficulty, a series of dungeons and other environments to choose from. Dungeons are places where the player faces its denizens alone. Only one character at a time is able to fight there. Technically, I have no idea how this is done, but it makes dungeons much more amenable places to play in for a soloist such as I am. The Wild Forest has a spooky atmosphere, while Slifmoor is more barren. Troll Canyon is a canyon-like area where wild apes live. There are many others that you can explore at your leisure.

    Macs have a restart order under the apple sign in the top lefthand corner and this needs to be used to access Drakensang. I usually enter the game at first login, but have occasionally logged in twice or three times a day. The game also has open forums where issues can be discussed.

    You can subscribe to the game, 10 euros a month, and though I did so for a year, I am now back to free mode. Look forward to playing for as long as I can, with my favourite character-type, the Ranger...

    Feel free to use this thread to ask questions.
     
  2. Washac, Dec 20, 2016
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    Washac macrumors 68020

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    I play this but only very very little, it is a fantastic online of its type, thing I may dive back in as a ranger in the near future :)
     
  3. Paulk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Welcome, Washac!

    There are number of "urban areas". These cannot be fought in, except for arenas for player vs player meetings. The main urban centre is Kings Hill, where the King sits on a throne and with advisors nearby. Another in later stages of the game is the Resistance Command Centre is important for later in the game. It abuts the burning coast, which is just that, many buildings on fire and this thanks to a monster type which breathes fire which which they use to set fire to the coastal area buildings.
     
  4. Paulk, Dec 20, 2016
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    There are also Travel Stones which make it possible to move around the map, to different locations, giving their level of difficulty. There is a small fee for using them to move about the map.
     
  5. Paulk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My favourite character type is the Ranger, whose main weapon is the bow. I have a level 26 ranger (max is level 50), who has managed to get a Legendary Bow. Legendary are best, other types are Magic, Improved and Extraordinary, plus Ordinary which a starting character has. All items of weapons and armour are graded the same way. The ideal is to get all legendary, but I have never succeeded with this, even with my best characters a Spellweaver at 37 or a DragonKnight at 38.
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    Ranger has the best balance. If outnumbered they can do a fighting retreat, demoralising to be faced with heavy bow fire, that often leads to the enemy being reduced by losses until they all flee.
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    A word on the different scenarios. They are all very atmospheric. The Wild Wood is one of my favourites, as is the Troll Canyon.

    I have only just noticed that Bigpoint (the gaming company) also run another game that one day I might try, Pirates.
     
  6. wubsylol macrumors 6502

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    I, too, would like to express my fondness for this particular brand of video game.
     
  7. Paulk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I hadn't actually realised that Drakensang is a video game. But, of course, I see now that it is. Its one of the reasons that it is so life-like and absorbing. Brilliant!
     
  8. Paulk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Kingshill is the main urban area, where the King resides. Early in the game my Ranger must have obtained a Cloak of Initiation from someone called Zayair (?), who floats on a magic carpet. But there is a second cloak to obtain from him, on completion of a task, to kill a set number of monsters. It looks quite tough, but I will try to do it as soon as I can.
     
  9. Paulk, Dec 23, 2016
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    Paulk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What I would like to know is what other quality video games are there? How about Everquest? Or Neverwinter?

    But only Drakensang does not charge anything to play on it. Elder Scrolls and Pillars of Eternity are available on Mac but it costs a purchase price, as most games do.
     

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