We attended the launch event for Webzen's free-to-play MMO, Continent of the Ninth Seal (or C9), in South Korea and got some hands-on time with the game's Shadow class. Read on for our exclusive preview!
The characters provided were level 50 Shadows and possessed the Ultimate Fury skill – a showy, powerful skill used mainly for finishing off bosses when you had them down to a certain amount of health. To get us familiar with the class, we entered Old Luid – Fallen Luned Castle via the map and proceeded to lay waste to the castle solo. Clearing mobs in a level before a gate would open; a map in the UI provided direction and location of mobs in little red dots– with the ultimate goal being that little golden dot over there, the boss of the castle. The preview characters could not die, but were super buffed and tricked out with the best armor, and had a potion to restore all health and mana. Nice way to explore a dungeon, even if it was indicative of the real difficulty.
Read more of Carolyn Koh's C9: Previewing the Shadow.