So, you might be wondering, what is Midkemia Online and why would you want to play a game that exists entirely in text.
Midkemia Online is a fast paced roleplaying game of Epic proportions. The game is based on the Epic Riftwar Trilogy written by Raymond E Feist and set in the fictional world of Midkemia. There are three main City Organisations, eight unique guilds, a huge number of religious cults and sects and four specific classes each with a selection or tertiary skills to further customize the skills and abilities of each player.
The gameplay in Midkemia Online can be very different for every person that plays. The game world is so diverse and has so many options open to each and every player that no two characters will ever be the same. Thses are just some of the roles open to you as a player but bear in mind there are many many more things you can do.
Roleplay: Every player in Midkemia Online has his or her own history, backstory, personality and style. Every action taken in game is a form of Roleplay, whether talking to city or guild mates, hunting denizens of the world, killing enemy players or preaching the teachings of your religious orders. Everyone strives to stay in character at all times and there is always ample opportrunity for players stories to overlap, everyone contributing to the ever changing world that we all love to be a part of.
Hunting or Bashing: There are many areas to be found in Midkemia in which to quest or hunt for coin and experience. You can put your skills to use in the hunting and killing of Denizens or NPC's (Non Player Characters) and loads of new storys and lore to be found while doing so. This is a great way to earn coin and experience in order to level up your character.
Fishing: Some players enjoy taking time out to fish the many seas, lakes and rivers of Midkemia, seeking to catch bigger and rarer fish than their peers and earning a significant amount of coin and experience in the process. Fishing will also earn you credits at each skill level which can be used to purchase new skills or powerful artifacts to help your character.
Trader/Crafter: There are many tradeskills on offer in MKO, any of which can be learned by the players. Every item of clothing, every weapon, ever piece of armor and all poisons are created and designed by the player base. There are many who play out the parts of smiths, tailors, alchemist, tattooist or trader and there is much opportunity for roleplay and making gold for those who take this path.
The political structure of Sar-Sargoth
Politics: Every City, Guild and Order has a structure of leadership along with many ministries to ensure that the running of each organisation can be smooth. Every city has a Leader and a council of 5 elders/barons(esses) or praetors who serve the leader and overlook the various other ministries, such as the chancillor, ambassador, minister of security and many other positions aof political power, all of which are neccessary to the running of the city. There are similar positions held in every guild and order and every one of these positions are held by a player. It is these players who through political roleplay keep the games organisations interesting.
These are just some of the things open to players of Midkemia Online. Come and give it a try, find your Niche and make lifelong friends in the fantastic world of Midkemia. Try it and see what you think, in my opinion MKO is the Best MMORPG of 2012 and will be the best MMO of the next few years.
MUD games are the most underated games available, free to play and need to be experienced to be believed. Come find me in MKO.