Battle of the Immortals [BoI] is a blend of the action-RPG and MMO genres. Diablo II much? Very. If it's any consolation, these are the same developers that conceived of Torchlight which is a fairly decent ARPG but is unfortunately only single player as of now. So what makes this game any different from, say, Titan Quest or Diablo? Well, besides the joyous lack of duping, teleport hacking, and the played-out occult/Greek mythology, it's an MMOARPG that changes as you play
. The Hack-and-Slash mood those types of games often tout is completely shattered, because the AI in the game adapts to your playstyle
, making the gameplay non-repetitive and a little less of a borefuck. The game is already out in Asia and you can find some nice videos of the gameplay on YouTube to see for yourself why this game is going to rock your dick right off your pelvic region.So... this is Diablo II.5?
Yes and no. While it lacks the SoJ-based economy and cow level grinding of the days of yore, it's still a proper player-run world. Bartering is still as precious as a cure for cancer and the action doesn't cease. Instancing is limited and armor sets have plenty of moving bits and flashy pieces. It is, however, rumored that it will be released some time between Q3 and Q4 of 2010. That places it right in between now and the supposed slated release of Diablo III in late-2011. Which means it's never too early to sell your soul.K soundz gud, but hao I get inside game?
It's approaching the official Closed Beta in April. You can participate by registering an account (if you don't already have one) over at http://boi.perfectworld.com
. The keys are given on a first come, first served basis so chances are you probably missed out on a beta key by now since they started the beta signups in January of this year. BUT, you can still get your fix of action porn by signing up for a beta key on a sleuth of other sites.Wait, when is it coming out again?
The Closed Beta is slated for April 2010. Open Beta is still a big fat question mark. Release date is RUMORED
to be in between Q3 and Q4 (so October/September). The game was originally supposed to enter the Closed Beta in February but because this game is being developed by PWE
and not Mythic
, it won't be rushed to release and then force you to patch in half-assed, severely unbalanced content. Too soon? Features
- Sexy 2.5D Visuals
- Norse + Asian Mythology
- Five Playable Classes
- "Zodiac System" - Character gains special powers depending on when they were created
- Easy Questing System (Seriously it's easy)
- Soul Gear - Gear that upgrades itself and changes as you play
- Hardcore PvP Content - Competitive ladder and open world PvP
- Deep PvE Content - Fight bosses, get paid, buy ho's, repeat
- AI Adaptation - AI that adapt to your playstyle to provide a never ending challenge
- Pets and Mounts
- Territory Battles - Fight over boss instances, precious resources, etc.
- Grinding Your Balls Off - HOORAY!
- Cash Shop (sadface)
Your stereotypical high-attack, magic-vulnerable dicksmacker. Can dual wield or grip a two-hander for maximum facerolling. They focus primarily on debuffing the enemy to prevent their escape and then skill spamming until they die from the ridiculousness.Champion
Your standard tank. They can take quite a few hits and can debuff enemies pretty readily. So what is a tank doing in PvP you ask? They can actually taunt players
. Makes them pretty useful in my book, besides the whole shield-in-your-face thing.Heretic
Can't have a game without healers. These guys provide defensive buffs and heals to anyone in their line of sight. They also pack a pretty heavy punch when it comes to the light.Magus
Not your standard vending machine. They actually provide some very hefty AoE abilities and direct damage spells that can wipe out groups of monsters and players with ease if left alone. Sort of like the serial killer looking kid you always get creeped out by in your classes.Slayer
Battle of the Roguemortals. Doesn't have the same ring to it, does it... Your ever-so-neccessary rogue/thief/bandit class. Sneak in there, thrust those in fast, pull out, and walk away like you's a true playa.So When Is This Coming Out Again?
YOU KNOW WHAT I'LL JUST PUT THAT INFO HERE, HOLY SHIT:CLOSED BETA
begins in April 2010
. Sign up on the website now and register your beta key to get ready!OPEN BETA
remains unannounced.OFFICIAL RELEASE
remains unannounced. Rumors point to a Sep./Oct. release in 2010.Sourceshttp://boi.perfectworld.com
- The Official Websitehttp://www.perfectworld.com/blog
- Developers Bloghttp://boi-forum.perfectworld.com
- The Official ForumsDid I forget to mention that it's completely FREE?
Yes, I did. It's free!