Hello again, fine folks! It's New Blog Thursday over here at the Lime Odyssey Headquarters! We're here again to bring you behind-the-scenes news and updates on your favorite upcoming MMORPG.
First of all, have you signed up for the Alpha test yet? We will not be accepting applications much longer, so you should definitely head over to the forums and pop in your survey answers soon if you want exclusive access to Lime Odyssey's very limited early-stage test. In fact, you should head over to the forums anyway, since the amazing, hard-working Lime Odyssey community managers are working on a plethora of new events with real prizes!
Pre-Alpha Event Round Up
The Lime Odyssey team has noticed a few things about our community; the overwhelming sense of passion for this game's release is nearly matched by a vast, deep pool of creative talent present across the forums.
In fact, we decided to create a separate Creative forum, just for your fan art, short stories, fan screenshots and more.
With that in mind, we whipped up quite a few art-themed events to give our budding LO artists a chance to express themselves:
- Shop This Monster! - Take the picture and go to town. Hack it up, draw on it, make a background..do whatever. Post it in the thread. Bam. Achieve awesomeness (and possibly win AP!)
- "Rhyme" Odyssey - Enter your Ode for a chance to win!
- Why Lime is Awesome - (Ended) We gave our fans the chance to win an exclusive profile badge for posting their single favorite thing about the game.
Theme of the Week: Professions
In other exciting news and updates, this week we're spotlighting one of Lime Odyssey's coolest features: Professions! Professions and crafting are intricately woven in the fabric of Lime Odyssey's gameplay, and definitely aren't a simple afterthought like in so many MMORPGs these days. Instead, you must assign a crafting-themed profession to your character in the beginning of the game. After choosing a race and picking a battle-themed class, you must also assign a domestic role for your character. After all, who can get by without a job in today's touch economic times, hardened warrior or not?
Crafting adds a thriving economic dimension to Lime Odyssey. You can craft gear and other items and post them for sale in the auction house, or just keep the good stuff for you and your guild ;) With soo many townsfolk in needs of crafting assistance across the Ortan landscape, your character's profession has the capability to bring you riches and glory!
Switch seamlessly between your battle class and your profession with the push of a button. It's that easy.
Pictured above - Turga Warrior and Turga Blacksmith. You will level up and bind gear to your professional side separately from your battle-themed class.
Blacksmith - If you adopt the blacksmith trade, you'll spend your days scooping up rock, wood, iron and other materials that you can eventually forge into armors for the Warrior class, or weapons for all classes. Watch your character pull out an anvil and start smithing in front of your eyes!
Level up your Blacksmith class to 30, and you'll receive a quest where you must further specialize your craft. Choose to focus your abilities on churning out high-quality Warrior armor and shields, or go a different route and focus on creating powerful swords and weapons that you can sell to any class.
Tailor - Tailoring is often a forgotten craft in today's time, but well-stitched garment in Lime Odyssey can be a life-saving creation.Tailors gather furs and leathers from wandering creatures across Orta. Your tailor is a master of the old-school sewing machine; watch him craft high-quality leather and cloth armors for the Cleric, Mage and Thief battle classes.
Tailors are more versatile than Blacksmiths, but both professions receive a specialty quest at level 30. Tailors can go on to focus on either leather or cloth armor crafting.
Chef - Don't rule out this seemingly simple, homebound profession. Chefs whip up life-saving potions and meals, useful to restore HP during a long battle or give your character that extra oomph.
Don your best chef hat and pull out your frying pan - the chef's whimsical outfits betray the powerful nature of their magical concoctions. At level 30, decide whether you want to focus on potions or meals.
So, what will your chosen profession be in Lime Odyssey? Want our advice? You can't go wrong with a Turga Warrior Blacksmith. The beastly Turga race is meant for winning battles. Turgas can become a Warrior, Cleric or Thief class. Since Blacksmiths can craft mighty Warrior armors, if you are a battle-inclined player it only makes sense to choose the Turga Warrior Blacksmith combination.
As for Tailor and Cook, they are best adopted by the less-hearty races and classes. Of course, there are no real limits in Lime Odyssey. Choose your own adventure!