When I was first introduced to KoTL, I didn't know that such games existed. I figured that I would drop it after a week or so, because like many people would justify leaving it, it had no pictures. But over the first few days, I literally became fixated on the game to the point where my social life was severly hurting. But enough about that.
KoTL introduces you to a vast world, spanning two continents[at the moment], which has over 100 areas. Each area is unique in their own perspective, and have been built by Immortals and Players alike. The storyline behind Volain[The world which KoTL takes place], is a very deep and detailed one. Roleplaying isn't enforced, but most if not all the players enjoy doing so.
Upon creation, there are literally thousands of ways you can configure how you want your character to appear. There have to be atleast 50 races from which you can chose from. And beyond that, you can customize hair, eye, and skin color, and you can chose which type of 'build' your body will have. 5 different base classes to chose from, each giving you the opportunity to Tier into 14 seperate and individual classes. Needless to say, you wont see a mass of a single class.
When you create, you have 7 Kingdoms to chose from. All of which give you as a player a bonus in battle[which is amazing]. The Kingdoms themselves are extremely varied. From a quiet, peaceful kingdom in the forest-- To a war waging, barbaric kingdom in the hills. From a knightly, honorable kingdom, to a dark and gloomy kingdom hideen away in the swamps. Each Kingdom is varied to fit your own specific type of Roleplay.
The coding on this MUD is simply excellent. I have at some points tried other MUDs, but have always dropped them and came back to KoTL because things here are fairly simple to understand. Not to say that KoTL itself is simple, lord no. Every week something new is being implemented by the Immortal Staff. They implement their own ideas, or ideas that have been suggested by Players themselves.
How this MUD goes about with Equipment and Gaining Levels is simply amazing. There are four basic types of equipment: Normal, Runic, Quest, and Customs. Normal equipment never changes, though you can add onto them. Runic equipment gains levels as you do, and becomes stronger all the same. Quest is fairly the same when compared to Runic, except you can only purchase them at Kingdom Questmasters, and are a lot more potent. Customs are by far the best way to go, you create your very own, personalized equipment once enough of your Kingdom tokens hae been acquired. With a single custom, you can basically handle a great deal of things. But why stop there? You have atleast 20 slots for customs, imagine the power that you will have when you are basically immune to 95% of the monsters around.
Monsters are extremely varied in the areas on KoTL. Ogres, Fish, Wolves, you name it and we have it. Some areas even have their own 'boss' Monsters. The Bosses are a lot more higher level than the rest of the monsters and usually give you an item[Usually runic] when you beat them. We also have 'Legenday Bosses'. We have one at this point, the Grand Master Assassin, and good lord he is one tough nut to crack. Even for the more experienced players, they find themselves needing to team up to take this beast of a creation down. The reward for beating him? The fact that you have just beat one of the most powerful monsters on the game is enough on its own, but there is a small chance that he will drop an item, a Legendary Stone, which comes with its own special abilities. These little items are extremely rare, and hard to come by.
The tiering system here is easy to understand, but is an incredible one at the same time. On first tier, you level till you hit 50, then you tier into another class of your choice. On second tier, you get reset to Lv.1, then you have to hit 100 to tier into third tier. 3rd is 150 to go into four, and Fourth tier is the last level. All those levels seem impossible to gain? Not really, there will always be people around your level who you can group with, and the whole lot of ya can go out and hunt together.
Your race can also evolve! Each race[excluding humans who dont evolve], have three evolutions. When you evolve, your stats get reset to 13, and the base grows in number. You also gain racial abilitles that aide you in your fights across the lands. Needless to say, you'll always have something to do for your character.
When you beat a monster in a battle, you gain silver, gold, and perhaps an item which the monster was holding. You can also gain stats for your character, you can find gems to sell or shatter into quest tokens, or you can find Runestones! Runestones give you special abilities that you wouldnt regularly have. There are runestones that give you stat bonuses, increases your resistances to the elements, and there are some that do other things. One such example would be a Runestone that allows you to instantaneously travel from one Kingdom to another[a real plus for questing].
The Immortals and players here at KoTL are very friendly, and go out of their way to help the newer players. The newbies, they have their own area that they can go to to learn the games basics. Now, for more experienced players who know what they are doing, they are given the option of forgoing the area and going straight to leveling.
Along with being in a Kingdom, you can join one of the 20 religions here at KoTL. Again, the religions are varied to fit your style of Rp. If you're a peaceful person, Galr is the way for you. If you want to just kill kill kill, Sys'Kee is waitin' for a player like you. You can also gain ranks in your religion! By gaining ranks, you can be granted new spells which aide you in and out of battle! You can also gain ranks in Kingdoms, I forgot to mention that.
Well, that's my review. Hope some of you who are still reading this will check us out, I'm sure you'll be thoroughly entertained. Seya around!
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