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R2 Online Review
R2 Online is a fantasy MMORPG, developed by a Korean studio Webzen Inc in 2008.
- PvP variety
- Target combat system
- Player-driven economy
- Character customization
R2 Online Gameplay
R2 Online is a classic Korean MMORPG where you have to complete quests to explore the lore and the world of the game. This MMO has mostly PvP-oriented gameplay, as it features a wide variability of mass PvP events. Player Killing is not punished but encouraged in this case.
PvE gameplay of R2 Online presents a classic LFG system and encourages players to unite in small parties and large raid groups to defeat significant bosses and clear out dungeons during a raid. Defeating massive targets grants an opportunity to obtain a highly precious in-game object or gear.
R2 Online provides detailed character editor which allows to create unique heroes. New players start the game in two different locations. The starting location is determined based on the chosen class. Characters with magical abilities, and characters that don't have any, are divided. The start of the game consists mostly of classic killing and gathering quests that allow to get a hold of the mechanics and to be sure in using them when it comes to PvP battle.
This fantasy MMORPG features a unique reincarnation system. When reaching a certain level, characters are able to turn themselves into monster creatures and gain additional powers and skills. It can be either to achieve a specific buff or to become invisible.
Unlimited PvP is the main feature of R2 Online. In this project, PvP action is entirely uncontrollable and can be performed anywhere but in the cities and towns. These zones are the only places where attacks cannot be made upon others without their consent. Mass-PvP is usually held between guilds. Massive events are presented as castle sieging. Having your own guild castle grants a multitude of perks and functions such as your guild shop, tax evasion, a persistent base and new armour.
Beside earning new equipment in PvP fights by collecting in from the dead enemies, players have an opportunity to craft the gear themselves by gathering needed materials. Searching and gathering the materials can be as dangerous as taking part in mass PvP because participants always prey on each other. And while ones can be friendly, others will attack you on sight.
R2 Online has a classic target combat system that utilizes a set of class skills, presented on the combat bar. All of the skills are strictly bound to each class and do not support combining. One more feature of this MMORPG is lack of the healer class. Game is oriented at mastering damage-dealing instead of uniting with healers in order to win. Absence of healing skills is compensated by strong buffing abilities and skills that allow to build up and stack armour.
R2 Online Classes
R2 Online features some standard classes, each one designed for a specific role.
- Knight – a classic example of a heavy damage dealer. Designed for crowd control, slow and persistent attacks and tanking.
- Ranger– a semi-stealth class that relies on agility and skill. Spends most of the time turning into animals to gain additional abilities to win.
- Mage – a long-distance damage dealer with a low amount of health that is compensated with the strong defensive abilities.
- Assassin – an agile class that relies entirely on stealth mechanics and persistent stunning while dealing damage.
- Summoner – a class with an ability to summon animals and creatures to help in battle. The choice of the creature determines the characteristics given to the player.
R2 Online System Requirements
- Memory: 512 MB
- Graphics Card: NVidia GeForce 4-Ti, DirectX 9.0
- CPU: Pentium 4 2,0 GHz
- File Size: 10 GB
- OS: Windows 7
- Memory: 1 GB
- Graphics Card: GeForce 6600GT, DirectX 10.0
- CPU: Pentium 4 3,1 GHz
- File Size: 10 GB
- OS: Windows 7, 10