Skyforge is a new Russian free to play MMORPG. The EU/NA Open Beta has started just a month ago, on 16th July 2015. I have started playing it a week (or so) later, and still have “lowlevel” character. This will be my impression of the game by a player of around 2500 prestige. The new update had a content mainly aimed at characters with over 30.000 prestige.
Story and World
Gods have left Aelion, your home planet, which became vulnerable and open to alien attacks. You were once a mortal, but after experiencing (near ?) death situation, you became an Immortal. On your path to become a god, you will have to help many people. Most often, you will find them quite hostile to you, blaming you for all the evil in the world and always being too late. Fear not, there are those who are grateful and even start to worship you, even before you truly become a great God.
I definitely wanted to be a God.
The world ingame is a mix of science fiction and fantasy with ancient Greek flavour. It’s a very nice idea. As for play, the world is mostly instanced. You can teleport everywhere from just one place.
It’s really “first impression”, my highest level character is just lvl 10, I didn’t get to crafting yet (lvl 11) or skill specialisation.
There are four races: Jin, Gon, Lyn and Kun. There are 6 classes divided between the races: Assassin, Blademaster, Kung-Fu Master, Destroyer, Summoner and Forcemaster. Summoner is Lyn-exclusive, Destroyer is Gon-exclusive, Assassin is Jin-exclusive, ther rest is shared. Kun is gender-locked – only women. It’s a pity there is such a limitation. Since I wanted to play summoner, I had to choose a doll with crooked legs.
The character customisation is quite advanced. You can choose type of voice, pupils, colour of eye whites, the age of a characters (wrinkles), bust size, chin position, etc. Or use one of the pre-made body builds (including anorectic and bulky) and appearances. Good enough for me.
The world is mostly open with a bit of instances (dungeons and homes). You can teleport to another place by just clicking on a map (and creating i-cing circle) if you have visited this place before. You can go through the world unbothered by other players, if that’s your wish.