Today, MMORPG.com presents a new Developer Journal from Ken Johnston, the CEO of Real Time Worlds, the company behind the upcoming MMORPG, 9 Dragons. In this journal, Johnston talks about "The Weapons of 9 Dragons".
The weapons designs in the game are based on historical research, reflecting the martial arts armaments of the period. In 9Dragons we have gone for as much authenticity as his possible. Therefore each clan uses the weapons that the historical clans would have been skilled in. So, for example, the Wu-Tang were famous as sword masters. Therefore, if you play as the Wu-Tang then you get a bonus from using swords. Of course you can use any weapon you choose, but why join the sword masters if you really want to use staffs? The game is designed to reward you for thinking about your style of fighting before you decide which clan to join.
You can read the article, here.