Developed by top talent in the gaming industry, Forsaken World is the first MMORPG from Perfect World Entertainment built from the ground up for the Western audience and is the most highly-anticipated game from the company to date.
Fortifying equipment in Forsaken World is a quick and easy way to take a regular item, and turn it into something so much more.
Fortification does two main things. Primarily, it will increase the statistics that your weapon or armor has. The higher the fortification level, the more damage your weapon will do, and the more defense and related statistics your armor will have. Secondly, it will also unlock sockets for you to embed gems into. Any weapon or piece of armor can reach a maximum of four sockets.
Fortifying an item is a painless process. First and foremost, you need star crystals. There are many grades of star crystals available, ranging from Dim Star Debris to fully fledged Star Crystals. The better quality the star crystal, the higher the chance for success. Most items will have a maximum fortification level of 12, so shooting for that is never a bad idea. The bonuses at such a level are truly impressive.
Now, as is expected, success in fortification is not a guaranteed thing. However, failing to fortify an item will not penalize you at all. You'll lose the fortification crystals, but the item itself will not break, and you won't lose any levels of fortification in the process. This way, even if the chance of success is small due to using lower level crystals, you can still fortify your gear with ensured results by simply being persistent.
Getting your gear into prime fighting ability is an important aspect of excelling in Forsaken World. This fortification system, along with all of the other gear enhancement options available, serves as the corner stone upon which your gear customization can be built upon. Take advantage of it!
We've explored the Priest already with a class spotlight article, but it's high time we start taking a look at what a Priest is fully capable of. We'll start things off with the obvious line of healing abilities, and then get into specifics from there.
Needless to say, the Priest is the premier healing class in Forsaken World. Sure, other classes can heal, but the Priest just does it better. By a lot. With three talent trees focusing on healing, light damage, and water damage, you can focus your priest on being either a party supporter, or a highly focused spellcaster with party support on the side.
With both single target and area of effect heals, the Divinity tree will allow your priest to keep your party members going longer than any other class. Talents in this tree augment your natural healing abilities, and also grant you some critical party support skills that will keep everyone on their feet - even in the face of giant worm monsters or hostile players looking for a fight.
The Rebel tree is for Priests that don't really feel like being an automated healing device. Sure, your party won't stop whining for more heals, but they've got potions and stuff and will just have to deal with it. You'll be too busy lobbing beams of light and divine energy around to care too much about your groups dwindling health bars. It's not called the Rebel talent tree for nothing.
The Frost tree is full of talents that increase your ability to control your target's ability to run away. With abilities that keep your targets from fleeing, you're setting up the proverbial alley-oop for your protector to jam his hammer down on the target's skull - repeatedly. This tree's offensive abilities are best enjoyed with other like minded individuals.
Overall, the Priest class is capable of doing more than just healing. You can spice things up a bit with some offensive abilities, and depending on how hardcore you want to be, go a fully offensive route. Be prepared to remind your party members though that they have plenty of potions and food to do the healing for them, though. Hopefully they'll understand.
Whether you're impaling monsters or shrugging off massive blows, the way you equip your character is often times the deciding factor in how a fight will pan out.
Forsaken World has a wide and varied amount of equipment available for the aspiring adventurer. Along with regular pieces of armor and weapons, there is a variety of ways to customize these pieces of equipment to fit your play style. Socketing, identifying hidden stats, and fortification can all combine to make your set of equipment unique for your own build.
Sockets in equipment are directly related to the level of fortification you apply to it. With the maximum number of sockets being four, you will be capable of embedding a large variety of gemstones within them to increase your stats and abilities. Additionally, embedding gemstones can have several unique effects on your overall appearance.
Fortification is the bread and butter for gear enhancement in Forsaken World. Besides adding gem sockets, fortifying a weapon will increase its base statistics to new levels of power with each successful fortification attempt. Forsaken World's fortification system is very user friendly, where progress on an item is saved with no strings attached. Failing to fortify an item does not result in any penalty for the attempt.
Finally, identification is a system familiar to many players. Most items will come with hidden statistics that must be unlocked with an identification scroll. The higher level the item, the more powerful of a scroll you must use. The best part is that if you don't like the stats that are unlocked, you can reroll them with another scroll until you get the desired results.
Combine all of the above to create your own perfect set of gear! Whether you want all the extra health and defense to be had from socketing gems, or get that small edge in power by having the perfectly tuned identified statistics, weapons and armor in Forsaken World will return your devotion threefold.