We recently sat down with Eligium
the upcoming free-to-play MMORPG from Frogster to check things out. The
story behind the game is a familiar one: become the chosen one and save
the world from evil. We've all done that before, right?
offers its own flavor by loading the game with a veritable truckload of
features. Whether you choose the mystical path of fire mastery or opt
to play a summoner with your own active pet; whether you take on the
role of the shape-shifting Viridis and transmorph into a fierce
werewolf or ominous two-headed dragon, you'll find something to keep
you entertained in Eligium
Player progression is measured in a flexible path for different skill
sets. As you use a specific skill you'll improve it and then be able to
select which skill you wish to use next. This provides a high level of
customization for the character and allows the player to enjoy playing
the game and advancing in a manner that they enjoy.
Casting magic in Eligium
Of course, no MMORPG would be complete without mounts and Eligium
provided a fun system for those as well. Instead of simply going to a
mount-store and buying off the rack, you'll be able to acquire a mount
in its infant form as an egg. As you care for and feed your small pet
eventually it will grow into a mount which will directly reflect the
level of care it was shown. Neglect it and end up with a broken down
nag. Nurture it and you'll be winning all the races and pony shows (or
other animal/mystical creature shows).In addition to mounts players can
also have pets, which also have their own personalities. Interact with
your pet for various levels of conversation and one-liners.
The world in which the game is set offers a wide variety of locales, in
a map that's about twice the size of Frogster's own Runes of Magic
fear not. Travel is painless and finding your way around just as easy.
Simply click on the area of the map where you want to go and watch your
character find his/her own way there.
won't have any large scale PvE raids, it does offer a large amount of
PvP with guild wars and faction wars which can scale into battles in
the hundreds. So bring your torch and pitchfork--there's gonna be a
Eligium is aiming for a Q2 launch this year and more information can be
found at the official site at http://www.eligium.com/us/free-to-play.html