Before reading, do note that Tree of Savior is still in development and features might change drastically. Developer IMC Games, led by the “father of Ragnarok Online”, Mr Hakkyu Kim, released yet another Q&A article earlier today, highlighting details on game combat and communications.
For melee combat, the Warrior and Priest classes are used as examples. As seen in the video, melee attacks deal damage to enemies enemies within proximity. The priest’s buffs and debuffs spells work via zoning, which gives the game a more strategic play style during battles.
For ranged characters, the attacks hit the closest enemy by default. For choosing targets, players can press the Shift key and select target using the movement arrow keys. Attacking while moving around is displayed as well, something which was missing from Ragnarok Online if I remember correctly.
Private messages in Tree of Savior are recorded like smartphone messages, or similar to chats like WhatsApp. Messages are stored and will not be deleted, and messages can be sent to offline players as well. There are also themed-emoticons (or stickers) available.
Chatting to NPCs will be easy as well, simply be near him or her and look out for the prompt to press on the Spacebar key. Tree of Savior can be played on Mac machines using Boot Camp as well. There is currently no news for the English test, as IMC Games is currently having a survey for it.