Realm Online, The
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|Developer(s):||Sierra, Codemasters (previous), Norseman Games (current)|
|Platform(s):||Windows 3x, Windows 9x|
The Realm Online, originally known simply as The Realm, is a second generation MORPG (multiplayer online role playing game).
Originally published by Sierra On-Line, it was abandoned by that company because of its unfavorable comparison to Ultima Online and EverQuest. It was next taken up for a short time by a company called World Opponent Network (WON) which was also owned by Sierra, then Codemasters, and presently is a Norseman Games production.
Game Game version Interpreter version Date The Realm Online 3.43 2.100.002 1998
The Realm Online uses Turn-based strategy|turn-based combat, which makes it different from other MUDs of its generation, and is convenient for players with a bad Internet connection. it has been credited to be the first virtual world to use instances, with every battle taking place in a special room outside of the open world.
The game has been criticized for its unforgiving character creation: a character that hasn't been created optimally can't reach maximum potential.
In the game's first year, 25,000 user accounts had been made. In 2008, the server would still reach an online population of 100 to 200 players during peak hours.
- Not available at this time.
- No walkthrough available.
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