Game Description and Comments
Dream of Mirror is a free 3D fantasy MMORPG based on Chinese mythology. Chinese mythology is the reason you will see players riding weapons of all things in the game. Flying is becoming more common in MMOs than it used to be but riding weapons is a new wrinkle to this fun feature. Another major feature of the game is based up Chinese society human relationships. In Dream of Mirror human relationships such as master and student lovers and friends can unleash special attacks and allow players to go on special missions together. Considering that MMOs are meant to be social in nature this is an excellent feature that should be in more games. Instead of just killing monsters and trying to get loot a large number of players need something like this in order to get closer to other players. That said Dream of Mirror should definitely be tried by anyone looking for a social MMO with fun features.
- Free to play.
- Colorful graphics.
- Based on Chinese mythology.
- Players can develop 3 types of human relationships: master and student lovers and friends.
- Relationships are almost like a skill that needs to be leveled up.
- Four races: Shura Sylph Human and Sprites.
- Players can fly on weapons.
- Job system where characters can mix varies jobs together.
- Jobs include Fencer Martial Artist Blademaster Thief Shaman Dancer Doctor and Wizard.
- Great pet system.
- Very action oriented.
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Comment: This game is great. I’ve been playing this game for about 5 months now and I’m pretty hooked. It’s enough fun for casual and serious players. I’ve made acquaintances with people from all walks of life. Of course like any communities there are some bad seeds but there are always the great individuals that make this community-based mmorpg great!
The graphics are very unique. It’s cell-shaded animation and I enjoy it very much and depending on your computer and internet connection you can definitely boost up the graphics in the game.
There’s different job classes to choose from different races and genders to play as and a good number of quests that can be done for a totally free game. There are options to purchase items online to enhance your experience but with persistence and time you can also buy those items with in-game gold from other players who can sell some of those items. Each class is unique like many other MMORPGs and you have the option to change classes and set the skills as sub-skills while you play as another class. So you can definitely be a doctor (main healing class) and enable the ability to wear heavy armor (given by the mercenary class) as long as you are leveled up and allocate the necessary skill points.
The gameplay is easy to pick up but I can understand that it can be a little difficult for the casual gamer to learn advanced stuff which still isn’t too hard. Also some quests might be a little difficult to figure out but once you understand the game it becomes a bit more clear. I was also pointed to a lot of player-generated guides websites and faqs which are updated pretty frequently. Controls mimic other MMORPGs and can be easily picked up by casual gamers.
I think the real plus-side to this game is the community. With not much instruction from the website or the game to start up I really had to rely on asking others for a lot of information. There are some players who might shrug off the need to help you but there are plenty others who were more than willing to lend a helping hand. I was able to join an active guild and have been able to accomplish a lot more with the help of others.
Comment: There is so much detail and so many things to do in this game. There are many different types of quests and item crafting/gathering to keep you busy. If you are an ADD gammer this is for you. One character can be every job class and you can mix them.
Comment: Let me start off by saying this is the billionth MMO I’ve tried so believe me when I say that DOMO is actually one of the better games out there.
*Unique* job system where you can combine multiple professions skills (doctor mercenary thief shaman wizard or musician) into one character. Are you tired of being a weak healer unable to participate in PVP? No more my friend. Any combination of these jobs is possible you just mix and match what you need. It is kinda-sorta what’s implemented in Ryzom where you can level up different skill trees independent of each other.
CELL SHADED GRAPHICS I hate generic anime-style bobble heads but DOMO brings a level of sophistication to it that is much more tolerable (and dare I say likable.) When you start off you don’t have cell-shading (cartoon effects under options) turned on so you might think “Ew models looks like puke” but turn on the cartoon effects and the whole world changes. If your video card doesn’t support this your system is probably prehistoric and you need to drop it off at the landfill and get a new one.
Pets: I love them. However I won’t tolerate shoddy pet systems where your pets are basically just useless sprites that follow you around for decoration or so weak that you can’t benefit from them until an insanely high level. That is stupid. Pets in DOMO are useful right from the start. Even if you get them at later levels they can quickly catch up to your level and even exceed it depending on how much XP you choose (that’s right you can CHOOSE how much XP you want to share: 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%.) Plus they are insanely cute even the pigs. All characters can have pets too.
Gameplay! I hate games that are slow. You hit the monster… hit the monster… hit the bloody monster… wait a few years and finally it’s dead. DOMO is reasonably fast-paced. You have the ability to run into a mob of monsters and fight more than one (esp. with a pet.) Parties in the dungeon (so far) mean a huge chaotic massacre of fun. Not a lot of sitting and waiting. Plus since you have the ability to combine jobs they aren’t boring and static like in other games. Just because someone has the “thief” title above their head doesn’t mean they don’t have the ability to buff nuke or heal. Because it’s so easy to change jobs people are always swapping out skills and leveling up new jobs.
Leveling! Leveling is a challenge which is great IMO. I’m tired of really easy leveling where everyone reaches the cap in 3 months. This is like putting all the not-so-smart children on the dean’s list because we don’t want to hurt their ‘wittle feelings.’ Well forget that. I’m old school and if you have a 5x level it should mean that you worked hard for it. At around level 15 you will start feeling the grind.
Community? Great. This is an Aeria Game and they reward good behavior with Karma points AKA cash. All Aeria games attract nice intelligent people for the most part.
Monster invasions. Lots of events.
Pets are cash shop only atm at $5USD a pop. They are also random. Some are insanely more expensive than others so it’s potluck. There’s always someone who wants a certain pet though so you can sell or trade for the one you want.
Lots of people have had problems with the cash shop. Aeria Games is being flooded with orders and they can’t handle them all. There are also a number of bugs in the game (none of which I’ve experienced so far) but some of them are serious (bank accounts being wiped for example.) The game is still undergoing development so a lot of things are yet to be released (3rd pet evolutions dancer job class etc.)
PVP is kind of stupid at low levels. It’s easy to overwhelm your opponent when everybody has such low health. Idiots will instant-kill players using a method I won’t describe here. PVP under level 20 is like a game of latency roulette: whomever lags less will be the victor (assuming you both attack at the same time and know the method.)
Overall very good game. Try it and you won’t regret it.
Dream of Mirror is free-to-play but has an item shop.
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