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#1 TangXiucai

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:29 PM

I've noticed that there are several MMORPGs of varying popularity set in a historical or mythical Chinese world. A few I know of are Silk Road Online, Conquer Online, and 9Dragons Online.

Most of these seem to be Korean-developed and fairly generic.

Are any of these worth the time investment?


A little background on me:

I'm not normally a gamer. I mingled with MMORPGs a several years back, playing a little Star Wars Galaxies, Ultima Online, City of Heroes, and Guild Wars. I also sampled the trials of various other games.

I'm interested in playing a quality China-themed online game with a mature community, and I'm certainly more interested in seeing whether any quality games have been developed in mainland China than in playing a Korean one. This is not because I have anything against Koreans but rather because I have an interest in the emerging industries of China.
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#2 JohnD

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:52 PM

I've noticed that there are several MMORPGs of varying popularity set in a historical or mythical Chinese world. A few I know of are Silk Road Online, Conquer Online, and 9Dragons Online.

Most of these seem to be Korean-developed and fairly generic.

Are any of these worth the time investment?


A little background on me:

I'm not normally a gamer. I mingled with MMORPGs a several years back, playing a little Star Wars Galaxies, Ultima Online, City of Heroes, and Guild Wars. I also sampled the trials of various other games.

I'm interested in playing a quality China-themed online game with a mature community, and I'm certainly more interested in seeing whether any quality games have been developed in mainland China than in playing a Korean one. This is not because I have anything against Koreans but rather because I have an interest in the emerging industries of China.


There's Fantasy Westward Journey and West Journey Online II. Also Zhengtu. All those are made in China, I think.

Then there is Fung Wan Online and Hero Online and Zu Online(Chinese site here).


I haven't played any of these so I can't vouch for their quality. I found these on this wikipedia list.

Edited by JohnD, 14 October 2008 - 04:53 PM.


#3 Lacrymosa

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 01:21 PM

Perfect world seems to be pretty. They just opened Perfect world international in U.S. The game play gets boring later, but it worth a try.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:09 PM

there's also atlantica online, which is a turn based mmo. i'm not a big fan of turn based games myself, but i started playing it cos a friend wanted me to. after you do the short tutorial, it allows you to choose between 4 starter towns, most of which are asian, like beijing and sapporo, though i forget what the other 2 towns are. the world map is based on real geography and real towns and countries. the graphics aren't very impressive, but the music is fantastic and is based on region.
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Posted 16 June 2009 - 05:18 AM

There's also my http://www.DynastyEmpires.com , game :) I programmed and designed it.

It's the first browser based tactical mmorpg game based on the Romance of the 3 Kingdoms. It's turned based and since it's a browser game, you don't have to download any special software to play it. Just sign in and start playing. Don't forget to read the "New Players Guide" to help you get started. There is also a in depth "Game Guide" for you to read up on. All in all, I wanted to create a game that fans of the RT3K can play and at the same time, we can build a community as well. Hope you will enjoy the game. You can message me in the game if you have any questions, my player name is: SkyScorcher.

I went through 3 beta rounds before I lauched the first round of DynastyEmpires earlier this month. Come try it out. Everyone is welcome to join :)

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#6 Gweilo

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 06:00 AM

Your game looks pretty cool! :clapping:
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:03 AM

I've noticed that there are several MMORPGs of varying popularity set in a historical or mythical Chinese world. A few I know of are Silk Road Online, Conquer Online, and 9Dragons Online.

Most of these seem to be Korean-developed and fairly generic.


I used to be quite addicted to Lineage 2. I'm guessing it is available in China. I certainly purchased enough adena from Chinese online gold sellers.

Is that still a big business in China?

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:39 PM

There's an official free to play mmorpg for Dynasty Warriors now, named Dynasty Warriors Online. I think it uses the DW4 engine. I've been playing it a little; it's kind of fun, but very grindy. You don't really have anything to lose by checking it out, since it's free, but I don't really think the multiplayer dynamic adds much to the game.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:51 PM

f0ma

it uses DW5 engine

 

and you need gaming pc to play it

or a good pc

because my pc cant play games anymore cause dvd rom broken

and cant be fixed cause guy said I need new pc

 

:(

 

and is DynastyEmpires game still running?


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