I usually will try to separate out information on a similar game apart on different days, but since there is a lack of interesting news which caught my eyes, I shall force myself to break this stubborn “rule” of mine. Perfect World has just released a new trailer, previewing some of the clans players can choose in the game (there will be 10 for now, more might be added in future expansions).
Since most of the locations like the Shaolin Monastery and Mount Hua exist in the real world, Perfect World staff actually divided themselves into teams to such location to gather the views, surroundings and much more. They did the same for most of their games, which is rather heart-warming.
The 4 main clans introduced in this first preview trailer are Mount Hua Sect (sword), Mount Heng Sect (sword), Shaolin Sect (staff) and Tang Sect (claws + projectiles).
Other clans which are teased (see 0:27) include Wudang Sect, Sun Moon Holy Cult, Er Mei Sect, Five Deity Sect (also known as Five Poison Sect), Mount Heng Sect (this is the southern sect, the one above is northern) and finally, Xiao Yao (means carefree) Sect.
At 1:12, you can see a really teasing moment in the form of the famed Drunken Fist. I wonder if players can learn the stance from some martial arts master NPCs or is it hinting that the Beggar Sect will be added in the future…
Like I mentioned in my previous post, Swordman Online will lean towards party play more, but the development team is currently fine tuning the experience of solo play. Even though the clans are build on the old fashion “tank, healer, DPS” golden triangle concept, each will have their unique characteristics and usefulness in a party. For almost every Chinese martial MMO out there, there is only 1 clan I will choose… Make a guess 🙂