Wow, what to say. So much has gone on in the World of Midkemia Online these last few days. It has to be one of the best MUDs around now surely, will all the Admin run events and roleplay we seem to be getting. Yesterday morning a new skillset was released for soldiers called Swordmastery. I have had a chance to learn most of Swordmastery and I have had a little chance to play around with it and all I can say is fantastic.
In this image I was standing at the Southern Sentry post, which is the entrance to this particular area, Elvandar Forest. Ran was at the Golden Oak, quite a way away from me though ultimately in the same area. Windflow allows you to travel instantly to any other person in your area, provided that you are in a forest environment.
Swordmastery is primarily for the Eledhel race and gains a number of bonuses if said Elf is in the QueensGuard guild. As you are aware I am neither an Eledhel nor a member of the QueensGuard. Good thing I have an alt there that is both those things, right. So, Swordmastery elaborates on the lore of the Eledhel and really makes an Eledhel soldier play like you would imagine them to from the point of lore going by the fantastic books of Raymond E. Feist. Swordmastery conjures up images of elven spellswordsmen, blending with the trees, moving through the forest as though a leaf on the wind and magical offhand attacks along with your great sword which can draw its magic from the trees of Elvandar. It really adds so much flavor to the game and serves to bring together the two Elven guilds as the skillset calls for assistance from the Spellweavers in planting and raising the Great Trees used to fuel our magic and also with gathering motes of mana to infuse with starlight to power up said trees as they grow. Anyone who joins MKO and plays a Swordsmaster is in for a great treat.
Raymond E. Feist has got to be one of the most influential writers in Fantasy Fiction right now. No fantasy MMORPG mud games can even come close to matching this world for me.
As for Bobby, he is getting Stronger by the week. Tomorrow is Banapis in Midkemia Online, which means that everyone will become one year older and get together for celebrations, parties and a visit to the spectacular Banapis fair to see what unique items are for sale this year. Banapis occurs about once every 25 days in real life and each Banapis has a theme for unique items, events, pets and mounts. Every other Banapis will have a large event thrown by the Gods of MKO whilst the alternating ones will just see some new foods and trinkets. This year’s theme is yet to be announced so join me again tomorrow to find out more on the best free to play mmorpg Midkemia Online