AIKA – Epic 1: Trisaghion is an upcoming MMORPG being hosted by one of the more recognized F2P MMO publishers in the world, gPotato. The game looks really similar to Granado Espada / Sword of the New World in terns of graphics and style. Let’s take a brief preview of the game before it launches somewhere during December.
Official English site: http://aika.gpotato.com/
There will be 6 classes in the game. mainly the Warrior, Crusader, Sniper, Dual Gunner, Black Magician and Priest.
The game’s guild war can hold up till a 1000 VS 1000 battle, making almost an unlimited amount of strategies to be devised. The war will take place in the castle, where the previous winning guild is residing and have control of. There will be many structures within a castle which will either deter or aid opposition, so it is best to devise plans and organize manpower accordingly. The winning guild will then take over the castle until defeated in the subsequent wars.
The game’s nation war can hold up till 2000 people at a time, meaning 1000 VS 1000 players from either side. To win the war, players must go to the opposition’s sealed crystal, destroy it, obtain the sacred item within and bring back to their own base, identical to Capture the Flag.
The winning nation will have various buffs for all of their players till the next country war.
Honor medals, Honor equipments
Everytime a player manages to kill an opposition, he gains 1 medal. Medals can be used to exchange for Honor equipments, like weapons, armors and various trinkets. Not only are these equipments better compared to normal ones, they come with special designs and glows.
As the title says, there will be a PVP Arena, either for 1 on 1 or groups VS groups.
Child upbringing system
Probably the most unique feature of the game is the Child upbringing system. Every player will get a chance to raise a daughter, instead of a pet.
The stages of a daughter are (roughly translated) Fairy, Childhood, Teen and Adulthood.
There are 3 possible elements, Fire, Water and Wind, each having different spells and buffs. Every decisions made on the daughter will determine her characteristics while growing up. For example, with a bad upbringing, the daughter will refuse to heal the player in battle even when urgently asked.
There are basically 6 different base characteristics, and players can purchase various cosmetics items for them like costumes and wigs.
More costumes here : http://mmoculture.blogspot.com/2009/08/aika-online-costumes_27.html
Large-scale party system
The maximum number of players in a party is set at 6, but the party leader can team up with 4 other parties, making it into a “warband”. This feature will be especially useful for guilds who are going into country wars and trying to take down tough bosses.
Please refer to: http://mmoculture.blogspot.com/2009/08/aika-online-mount-system_22.html
To finish off the post, here are some official screenshots:
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