Dragon Nest is an online action role-playing game that combines the blazingly fast combat and visually stunning attacks of a console game with the epic story and role-playing elements of classic MMORPGs.
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Release Date: Dec 18, 2012

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May 12

Complete Patch Notes – The Nightmare Grows



Read all about the latest update arriving on May 12. Venture deep into the Nightmare Nest and make your way to the 4th Floor to meet its new bosses! The Dragon Vault will also be updated with new goodies.

New Content
- Updated Nightmare Nest
- Dragon Vault Update

Additional Updates
- Bug Fixes

Updated Nightmare Nest


The might of the Monolith has succeeded in adding an additional floor to the Nightmare Nest! Grab your friends and journey deep inside until you find the new 4th Floor. Several bosses wait for you there, including the final boss, the Nightmare Watchman, who performs spin and rush attacks and throws a powerful fireball!

To enter the nightmare, click here.

Dragon Vault Update


Royalty has come to the Dragon Vault! The Royal Viking lords and ladies are dressed to the nines, and you can look fashionable too with these new rare-grade costume sets. Pick up a package and also receive a Force Converter!

The Royal Vikings have brought their style to the Dragon Eggs as well! Dragon Eggs have been updated with a romantic wedding mount, a weapon coupon, and a Pure Royal Viking wing, tail, and decal set.

Bug Fixes

- Various texts have been updated.
- The Skill-Up Crest Pouch item now functions correctly.
- The Tinkerer’s skill ‘Class Mastery II’ now functions as intended.
- Little Winnie's Argenta costume now displays correctly.

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April 14

Complete Patch Notes – Welcome the Silver Hunter



Read all about the latest update arriving on April 14. Create the new Silver Hunter character class, and subdue your enemies with traps and the aid of your Falcon! Try out the updated Scorching Desert Dragon Nests, and explore new guild options. There are also new goodies in the Dragon Vault, some new events, skill updates, and more!

New Content
- New Hero: Silver Hunter
- Scorching Desert Dragon Nest
- Dragon Vault Update
- Guild Update

New Events
- Armor Attendance Event
- GM GlassRobot Heart Event

Skill Updates
- Warrior Class Skill Changes
- Archer Class Skill Changes
- Sorceress Class Skill Changes
- Cleric Class Skill Changes
- Kali Class Skill Changes
- Assassin Class Skill Changes
- Machina Class Skill Changes

Additional Updates
- Bug Fixes
- UI Changes
- Dungeon and Nest Changes
- NPC Changes

New Hero: Silver Hunter


Welcome the next Hero class to arrive in Altera, the Silver Hunter! A variant of the Archer class, the Silver Hunter sets traps to subdue her enemies, and is aided by a summoned Falcon which has its own attack skills. Character creation will only be available until June’s game update, tentatively scheduled for June 15, so create this highly nimble acrobatic class today!

To see the arrival of the Silver Hunter, click here.

Scorching Desert Dragon Nest



The ebb and flow of the Monolith has caused much frustration in the world of Altera. Those who have suffered have travelled to the outskirts of a barren desert, where their voices have gathered enough power to reopen the Desert Dragon Nest in its new form—the Scorching Desert Dragon Nest!

This nest is now ready for the Level 90 cap, and has been scaled to handle 4 players. The bosses have been reduced from 7 to 5, and the remaining bosses have been updated with new skills and tactics! The rewards have been updated as well:

- Abyss Rewards: Lv. 90 unique-grade Armor and Weapons, unique-grade Crests, Hammer of Evolution Shard - Coma, Brilliant Talisman Essence, Quality Life-giving Essence, Spaera
- Hardcore Rewards: Lv. 90 unique-grade Armor and Weapons, unique-grade Crests, Brilliant Talisman Essence, Hammer of Evolution Shard - Coma, Hammer of Evolution Shard - Nightmare, Hammer of Evolution Shard - Cornura.

Dragon Vault Update


Gerrant’s influence over the Dragon Eggs continues, with the last egg of the set, the Noble Gold Dragon Egg! Get your wing, tail, and decal and transform into Gerrant himself!

Join the flight crew of an airship with the new rare-grade costumes available in the Dragon Vault! The Silver Hunter has a special costume available as well. Machina gets some new hair and face styles, and your Little Winnie ally is ready for school! New items are also available in the Dragon Egg.

Guild Update

Enjoy new guild contents with your friends as we introduce the Sealed Guild Stone Tablet! Guild members can use Guild Points to activate this new feature.



Once activated, guild members ranked officer level and above can give Guild Points to the Sealed Guild Stone Tablet to fill up its meter. Once a day, general guild members can also add points by using “Hasten” which gives extra points to the meter. “Hasten” resets at 9:00 AM Pacific each day. Once the meter reaches 100%, all members of the guild will receive rewards based on their rank!



Armor Attendance Event
Thursday, April 14 – Thursday, May 12

Log in to Dragon Nest during the Armor Attendance Event, and receive daily rewards. You can also earn yourself some nice gear! This event can be repeated on each character, so that all of your characters get geared up!

- Log in 1 day, and receive one Dreamy Approval Stamp.
- Log in 2 days, and receive one Dreamy Item Protection Magic Jelly.
- Log in 3 days, and receive one Dreamy Blue Courier Bird.
- Log in 4 days, and receive one Goddess Wellspring.
- Log in 5 days, and receive one Dreamy Item Protection Magic Jelly.
- Log in 6 days, and receive one Dreamy Magnifying Glass.
- Log in 7 days, and receive one Dreamy Blue Courier Bird.
- Log in 8 days, and receive one Dreamy Approval Stamp.
- Log in 9 days, and receive one Dreamy Item Protection Magic Jelly.
- Log in 10 days, and receive one Dreamy Approval Stamp.
- Log in 11 days, and receive one Goddess Wellspring.
- Log in 12 days, and receive one Dreamy Magnifying Glass.
- Log in 13 days, and receive one Pet Alicorn (7 days).
- Log in 14 days, and receive one Dreamy Blue Courier Bird.
- Log in 15 days, and receive four Talisman Pouches (Attribute) (7 days).
- Log in 16 days, and receive one Dreamy Approval Stamp.
- Log in 17 days, and receive one Dreamy Item Protection Magic Jelly.
- Log in 18 days, and receive one Dreamy Magnifying Glass.
- Log in 19 days, and receive Lv. 90 Epic-Grade Coma Shoes.
- Log in 20 days, and receive one Dreamy Magnifying Glass.
- Log in 21 days, and receive one Dreamy Item Protection Magic Jelly.
- Log in 22 days, and receive one Pet Alicorn (7 days).
- Log in 23 days, and receive one Dreamy Approval Stamp.
- Log in 24 days, and receive one Dreamy Blue Courier Bird.
- Log in 25 days, and receive one Dreamy Magnifying Glass.
- Log in 26 days, and receive one Dreamy Item Protection Magic Jelly.
- Log in 27 days, and receive Lv. 90 Epic-Grade Coma Headgear.
- Log in 28 days, and receive Lv. 90 Epic-Grade Coma Body Armor.
- Log in 29 days, and receive one Dragon Egg.

Each item will be sent to your character’s in-game mailbox when you log in on the appointed day. Make sure to log in with one of your characters every day so that your character gets rewarded!



GM GlassRobot Heart Event
Thursday, April 14 – Thursday, May 12

Log in to Dragon Nest to receive GM Hearts! Each day during the event period, stay logged in for 5 minutes to receive a GM Heart. Continue to stay logged in for 10 minutes to receive another GM Heart. At the 15-minute and 20-minute marks, you will receive another GM Heart for a total of four GM Hearts per day. The hearts will be automatically added to your inventory in the NX -> Costume tab. You can repeat this event on each character.

Hang onto those hearts and take them to NPC Cassie, located at the fountain in Saint’s Haven. She will happily take them off your hands in exchange for some special costumes!

- 9 GM Hearts - Moonlight Tail
- 10 GM Hearts - Moonlight Earrings
- 16 GM Hearts - Moonlight Ring
- 20 GM Hearts - Moonlight Wings
- 25 GM Hearts - Moonlight Cap

All items but the Moonlight Cap contribute towards the First Half 2016 Set Bonus. These items are untradeable. There is no limit to the amount of reward items you can receive.

Set Bonuses
- Equip two pieces to increase Critical.
- Equip four pieces to increase Strength, Agility, Intellect, and Vitality.
- Equip five pieces to increase Physical/Magic Damage.
- Equip seven pieces to increase Max HP/MP.
- Equip eight pieces to further increase Physical/Magic Damage and Final Damage.



Warrior Class Skill Changes

Warrior
- Dash Kick: Reduces cooldown of skill by 1 second on every point increase after obtaining skill (PVE).

Swordsman
- Triple Slash: Cooldown has been changed to 12 seconds (PVP).
- Forward Thrust: Cooldown has been changed to 13 seconds (PVP).
- Luring Strike: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 217% to 920% (PVE).
- Eclipse: Reduces cooldown of skill by 1 second on every point increase after obtaining skill (PVE).
- Frenzied Charge: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 2,139% to 3,159% (PVE). Inverse Paralyze has been removed (PVE/PVP).

Gladiator
- Feint: If Feint successfully lands, the skill removes the active cooldown on Forward Thrust and Triple Sash (PVE).
- Class Mastery: Hype Train has maximum count of 20 (PVE/PVP). Has increased duration of 60 seconds (PVE/PVP). Strength increase for each point is now 4% (PVE). The main skill cooldowns have been changed per point – PVE: 0.3 seconds; PVP: 2 seconds (PVE/PVP). The affected skills are Triple Sash, Forward Thrust, Hacking Stance, Frenzied Charge, and Feint. Cooldown has been changed to 1 second (PVP). Cooldown Recovery Amount has been changed to 20% (PVP).
- Frenzied Charge EX: Damage per each blade has been changed to 10% (PVE/PVP). Dash distance is reduced if used while moving backwards and can activate [Dash Kick] by inputting the [Special Attack Button] (PVE/ PVP).
- Coup de Grace: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,788% to 3,476% (PVE). Additional damage amount has been increased. Max Level Damage – 8% to 16% (PVE).

Archer Class Skill Changes

Acrobat
- Marionette: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 780% to 1,425% (PVE).
- Blooming Kick: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 950% to 2,396% (PVE).
- Spiral Kick: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 581% to 1,182% (PVE).
- Kick Shot: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 948% to 1,881% (PVE).
- Furious Winds: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,731% to 4,258% (PVE).
- Cyclone Kick: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,948% to 3,491% (PVE).
- Eagle Dive: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 760% to 1,403% (PVE).
- Somersault Dance: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 514% to 2,004% (PVE).

Tempest
- Hurricane Dance: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,031% to 2,194% (PVE).

Windwalker
- Rising Storm: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,705% to 3,711% (PVE).

Hunter
- Monkey Roll: Level 1 cooldown has been changed to 7 seconds (PVE).

Silver Hunter
- Summon Falcon: Invincibility during summon has been removed (PVP).
- Silver Hunter: Using Tumble after transformation now costs 7 Vigor (PVE/PVP).

Sorceress Class Skill Changes

Elementalist
- Frozen Fury: Invincibility has been added while skill is being used (PVE).
- Inferno: Cooldown has been changed to 16 seconds (PVE).
- Fire Wall: Cooldown has been changed to 16 seconds (PVE).
- Hot Rod: Cooldown has been changed to 25 seconds (PVE).

Ice Witch
- Frost Chaos: Cooldown has been changed to 25 seconds (PVP).
- Ice Barrier: Freeze effect has been removed when the barrier is lost (PVE/PVP). Duration has been changed to 60 seconds and the cooldown has been changed to 120 seconds (PVE/PVP).
- Class Mastery: Ice Barrier cooldown is reduced by 1 second for every Ice elemental attack that successfully hits. (PVE/PVP).
- Ice Barrier EX: Barrier removal can no longer be manually triggered (PVE/PVP). Cooldown recovery speed increase by 30% for the following skills; Icy Shards, Ice Cold Field, Frozen Spikes, Chilling Mist, Blizzard, Frost Chaos (PVE/PVP). Ice Magic Attack increase will be maintained while Ice Barrier is active. (PVE/PVP). Ice Magic increases by 30% (PVE/PVP).

Pyromancer
- Burning Hand: Additional damage done to target with burns has been decreased by 50% (PVE).

Cleric Class Skill Changes

Priest
- Grand Cross: Adjusted skill damage per hit and fixed correlating bug/issue. (PVE/PVP)

Paladin
- Divine Hammer: Invincibility has been added while skill is being used (PVE).

Crusader
- Judgmental Hammer: Additional damage increase based on distance will be removed (PVE/PVP). Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 202%/229% to 2,377%/2,979% (PVE).

Kali Class Skill Changes

Dancer
- Dance of Ecstasy: The Orc Spirit and Ghoul Spirit are now summoned together. The Jump key can now be used for summoning.
- Chakram Flurry: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 2,901% to 4,301% (PVE).
- Whirligig: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,643% to 2,414% (PVE).
- Bladeflip: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,236% to 1,805% (PVE).
- Swivel Charge: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 2,544% to 3,766% (PVE).
- Chakram Storm: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 4,555% to 6,782% (PVE).
- Frolic: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 5,659% to 8,438% (PVE).
- Stalker: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 768% to 2,104% (PVE).
- Dusk Hunter: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,526% to 3,308% (PVE).
- Abolisher: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 915% to 3,767% (PVE).
- Whirling Dervishes: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 740% to 1,074% (PVE).
- General Dawnblade: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 2,955% to 6,524% (PVE).
- Typhoon Ewiniar: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 8,866% to 13,249% (PVE).

Blade Dancer
- Squall Spin: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,312% to 1,944% (PVE).
- Gust Dementia: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 4,133% has been changed to Damage per Hit of 402%
- Bladeflip EX: Gust Dementia can now be activated when pressing the regular attack button (PVE/PVP).
- Gust Dementia EX: The hit count has been removed and damage has been increased (PVE/PVP); PVE – 50%, PVP – 25%.

Spirit Dancer
- Sting: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,972% to 4,311%.
- Praetor: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 3,300% to 6,340%

Assassin Class Skill Changes

Assassin
- Triple Blade: Cooldown has been changed to 12 seconds (PVE/PVP).

Shinobi
- Open Edge: Now a Dark Elemental Attack (PVE/PVP). Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,098% to 1,597% (PVE).
- Iron Applause: Now a Dark Elemental Attack (PVE/PVP). Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage –1,151% to 2,433% (PVE).
- Raking Stars: Now a Dark Elemental Attack (PVE/PVP). Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 180% to 259% (PVE).
- Rain of Death: Cooldown has been changed to 6 seconds (PVE).
- Chain Punisher: Now a Dark Elemental Attack (PVE/PVP). Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,412% to 4,069% (PVE).
- Overkill: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 237% to 578% (PVE).
- Barrage: Now a Fire Elemental Attack (PVE/PVP). Damage has been decreased. Max Level Damage – 1,665% to 1,527% (PVE).
- Flame Locust: Now a Fire Elemental Attack (PVE/PVP). Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,187% to 2,017% (PVE).
- Blade Runner: Now a Fire Elemental Attack (PVE/PVP). Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,516% to 1,940% (PVE).
- Mortal Blow: Cooldown has been changed to 12 seconds (PVE/PVP). Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,306% to 3,115% (PVE).
- Shinobi Drop: Now a Fire Elemental Attack (PVE/PVP). Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,084% to 3,642% (PVE).
- Burning Escape: Now a Fire Elemental Attack (PVE/PVP). Reduces cooldown of skill by 1 second on every point increase after obtaining skill (PVE).Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 394% to 2,000% (PVE).
- Chain Chaser: Level 1 skill cooldown has been changed to 15 seconds (PVE).
- Fade: Damage increase and damage received increase has been removed (PVE/PVP). Duration has been changed to 10 seconds (PVE/PVP).
- Dedicate Shadow: Now recovers HP every 2 seconds (PVE/PVP). Small MP Consumption has been added (PVE/PVP).
- Illusion Step: Cooldown has been changed to 7 seconds (PVE). Cooldown of 20 seconds still remains in PVP.

Raven
- Umbra: Cooldown has been changed to 15 seconds (PVE). Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,528% to 2,956% (PVE).
- Dead Fall: Cooldown has been changed to 15 seconds (PVE). Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 1,581% to 4,671% (PVE).
- Class Mastery: Reduces Triple Blade cooldown by 50% (PVE/PVP). Final Damage increases by 10% for 30 seconds when using the Fade skill (PVE). Dark Magic damage has been increased to 30%.
- Class Mastery II: The Raking Stars EX skill shared cooldown has been removed (PVE/PVP). Damage value has been increased to 20% (PVE).
- Open Edge EX: Changes cooldown of skill to 6 seconds when obtained (PVE).
- Raking Stars EX: Changes cooldown of skill to 12 seconds when obtained (PVE).
- Chain Punisher EX: Changes cooldown of skill to 20 seconds when obtained (PVE).
- Umbra EX: Pulls enemies when Poison Cloud appears (PVE/PVP). Explosion damage has been increased to 200%.

Reaper
- Arsonist: Cooldown has been changed to 10 seconds and duration has been increased to 60 seconds (PVE).
- Pursuer: Damage has been increased. Max Level Damage – 4,044% to 4,478% (PVE).
- Class Mastery: Dedicate Shadow effect has been removed. Burning Escape gains a 50% to cooldown when skill is obtained. Fire damage value has been increased to 20% (PVE).
- Class Mastery II: Damage value has been increased to 30% (PVE).
- Flame Locust EX: Additional Hit Explosion damage has been increased (PVE).
- Blade Runner EX: Changes cooldown of skill to 8 seconds when obtained (PVE).
- Shinobi Drop EX: Changes cooldown of skill to 16 seconds when obtained (PVE). Invincibility has been added while the skill is active (PVE).

Machina Class Skill Changes

Machina
- Fly-by: Retro Charge can be linked when enemy is hit with the Fly-by skill (PVE/PVP).

Patrona
- Follow Up: Damage has been changed from per Hit to All Damage (PVE/PVP). Damage has been decreased. Max Level Damage per hit 656% to Total Damage 1,212% (PVE).
- Exploding Palm: Range of Wave has been decreased (PVE/PVP). Wave hit count has been increased by 1 (PVE/PVP).
- Kidney Blow: Cooldown has been changed to 23 seconds (PVE).
- Beat Down: Cooldown has been changed to 14 seconds (PVE) and 18 seconds (PVP). Charging Gear link has been improved (PVE/PVP).
- Twister Kick: Cooldown has been changed to 24 seconds (PVE) and 29 seconds (PVP). Charging Gear link has been improved (PVE/PVP). Damage has been changed from per Hit to All Damage (PVE/PVP).
- Overclock: Steam Recovery amount has been increased (PVE).

Ruina
- Exploding Palm EX: Range of Wave has been decreased. Wave Time has been shortened. Wave Super Armor has been decreased (PVE/PVP).
- Pressure Burst: Damage has been decreased. Max Level Damage – 4,113% to 3,622% (PVE).
- Pressure Burst EX: Additional hits are now possible even when skill fails to hit enemies on initial attack.

Defensio
- Beat Down EX: Additional Hit damage has been increased (PVE).
- Twister Kick EX: Additional Hit damage has been increased (PVE).
- Class Mastery II: Can be immediately activated following a Beat Down Instant skill activation (PVE/PVE).

Bug Fixes

- Various texts have been updated.
- Completing Arendel dungeons no longer crashes the client.
- Dragon Gem Enhancement UI issue has been fixed.

UI Changes

- Login screen has been updated to the Silver Hunter.
- “Daily Achievements” have been removed from the Achievements window and have been placed in a new window called “Mission List”. It can be found by clicking on the Parchment Icon in the lower right or by opening the Event window. Achievement points have been adjusted because of this change.
- “Exit Game” now has an Irine UI that will confirm the player’s exit from the game. If an Attendance Event is active, your next Attendance reward is displayed.
- The Mercenary Collection window has been updated. All mercenaries yet to be obtained now have inactive icons present. Mercenaries can also be unequipped from the window.
- “Increase Max View” distance option has been added to the System Settings menu.
- A side-by-side comparison window has been added for equipment hover displays.

Dungeon and Nest Changes

- The Rank Rewards screen has been revamped, and no longer gives a grade. Max Combo, Kill Count, Party Number, Rank have been removed and no longer affect end rank. The grade has been replaced with the three stars. The color of the star determines your rank in the dungeon. The only stat that counts toward the end rank is number of deaths in the dungeon/nest. Quests that require “C Rank or Higher” have been changed to just “Clear”. Remote Quests that require “S Rank or Higher” have been changed to just “Clear”. An 8-player reward screen has been added to 8-player nests.
- The UI for the end of a dungeon has been updated with new icons. The functionality has not changed.
- Daidalos Nest (Hardcore) may reward players with Quality Life-giving Essence. The Revive Count has been increased to 5.
- Twisted Territory daily quests have been removed.
- Epic Element Attribute titles have been added to the Aorta Gate and Azure Road Abyss difficulty dungeons.

NPC Changes

- NPC Blacksmiths can now officially enhance Lv. 90 Dragon Gems to +14. The message for a successful Dragon Gem Enhancement has been removed.
- NPC Blacksmiths can now craft the following items: Lv. 90 Evolution Weapons, Hammers of Evolution, Legendary Ring, Quality Life-Giving Essence, and Lv. 90 Rare Grade Talismans.
- Goddess’s Lament Shops have been updated with the following items: Goddess’s Despair (Pouch), Goddess Title: Vessel of the Goddess, Goddess Title: The Dejected, and Light Cube.
- Goddess Aura Shop has been updated with the following items: Quality Life-giving Essence, Hammer of Evolution Shard – Coma, and Light Cube. Prophet Gears have replaced the Felis Gears.
- Nightmare Star Shop has been updated with the following items: Drakonite, Quality Drakonite, and Superb Drakonite.
- Dragon Scale Shop has been updated with new Legendary Grade Element Conversion Gems.
- Dragon Scale Crafting has been removed.

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Reviews

“If you're looking to dip your toes in the free-to-play ocean, Dragon Nest is certainly a good place to do it.”
8.5 out of 10 – IGN

“Besides from a few quirks, Dragon Nest provides an enjoyable experience with fast-paced gameplay that many other action MORPGs barely come close to reaching. Whether you’re a casual or competitive gamer that wants a good action fix, Dragon Nest in the year of 2014 will do nicely to fit the bill.”
4 out of 5 – MMOHuts

New Hero: Silver Hunter



Welcome the next Hero class to arrive in Altera, the Silver Hunter! A variant of the Archer class, the Silver Hunter sets traps to subdue her enemies, and is aided by a summoned Falcon which has its own attack skills. Character creation will only be available for a limited time, and when you create a Hunter class character, you’ll receive a special level-up box full of useful items and gear! The Hunter becomes a Silver Hunter at Level 50, and is able to perform highly nimble aerial acrobatics.

Learn more about the Silver Hunter here: http://dragonnest.nexon.net/news/news/00ItW/
Read the complete patch notes here: http://dragonnest.nexon.net/news/update/00Iti/

About This Game

Dragon Nest is an online action role-playing game that combines the blazingly fast combat and visually stunning attacks of a console game with the epic story and role-playing elements of classic MMORPGs. What makes Dragon Nest unique among action RPGs is the third-person, over-the-shoulder perspective. This provides both a unique combat “feel” reminiscent of first-person shooters and lets players enjoy the graceful and ferociously vicious combat moves of the characters.

Key Features


Lightning Fast Combat:
Unlike any other role-playing game, Dragon Nest features a refreshingly fast-paced, non-targeting, twitch-based combat system where the action never lets up. Be light on your feet and string together devastating combos as hordes upon hordes of enemies surround you, or when facing off against other players online in intense PvP skirmishes.

Epic Boss Battles:
Each of Dragon Nest's various dungeons has a massive monster guarding its prize. Minotaurs, dragons, demons, trolls - these are just some of the horrors you'll face. Special dungeons called NESTS act as multi-stage lairs for some of the most intense and challenging boss battles, but the harder the fight, the greater the rewards.

Choose Your Hero:
Dragon Nest features seven robust character classes to choose from, each with their own distinct strengths and abilities. Whether you're a ranged fighter, a close combat brawler, or a skilled mage, Dragon Nest has you covered.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP or higher
    • Processor:Pentium 4, Dual Core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia 7600
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP or higher
    • Processor:Pentium 4, Dual Core 1 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Nvidia 8000 series
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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DopeDruid
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Dead Game
-Play solo if super bored or with a friend as its free.
-Not the worse classes I've ever played so its not super terrible but kind of meh.
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Trainer
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Posted: May 22
I didnt play this game.

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gamerbunny
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I love this game, BUT I can't play it because of a problem that the game won't finish downloading, it's probably just me, but I can't seem to download the game because of a "disk write error"
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YellowFlash
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Posted: May 21
come on mac
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one of the best mmos ive ever played
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LazyVolf
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Posted: May 16
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I wish I could play with Korean voices...they sound way better than our english voices :T kinda wish they would make it to where only the user can hear the different voices and the opponent hears the voices he/she is using. It is the reason why I rarely ever play the game nowaday. But meh...it would be cool if they did.
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Avraycool
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
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The very first REAL action combat MMO I've played or seen! It's AMAZING! I really wish more MMOs had this type of gameplay. Totally check this out!
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xlilmisfitx
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Posted: May 12
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I'd definitely recommend this game to anyone whom either plays Mabinogi, or just absolutely loves MMORPG. Its such a great game. The only thing I dislike about the game is certain things are extremely expensive, but that's how they make money. (: 10/10.
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Remnent
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Posted: May 11
Good game I love the story:)
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TotalJulian
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Posted: May 10
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This game is currently broken, it keeps crashing at the menu screen with the blue bird and the tree and whatever please fix this
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WARNING: pay to look good, may consume your life
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( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This game is so ♥♥♥♥ing stupid ♥♥♥♥ it, the creaters are ♥♥♥♥ bags who just maybe, might have cancer in their prefrontal cortex and they might have autisim, I'm sorry creators I didn't mean, but seriously, make this game more user friendly
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Masterious
( 18.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Great combat and story!!!
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Vaagur
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Dragon Nest is a typical free-to-play MMORPG that you can play solo or with partying with friends. It doesn't offer anything really special compared to other MMOs and it is extremely casual.

The graphics are alright and the music is pretty good, the gameplay is fluid... But, that's far from being the issue i'm having with this game. Pay-to-win usually is, you know, somewhat bad and it makes you stronger than players who don't pay or it takes longer to achieve a certain level of power... But in Dragon Nest it's an entirely new story.

I started a new character and I was questing with a friends, Monsters took about 3-4 hits each and using spells usually one or two shotted them, you know, pretty standard... Until we earned NX gear from our "Reward Chest" at around level 9 (you obtain one of those everytime you level up). It was a full set of NX (paid) gear that lasts 7 days. Now, the monsters I was fighting at around this level had about 50 health maybe... And I was hitting around 10-15 damage with my basic attacks.

Well, after I equiped the gear, I was hitting around 4000 with my basic attacks and the monsters were just as weak as before! So for the next few levels, I was 1 hitting everything, including bosses with my basic attack... How fun!

Also, in your "Reward Chest" you can find "Goddess's Laments". They're used to craft armour, weapons and jewelry... But, they have only implemented armour and weapons for the older classes or something, because if you play a Machina, you can only craft jewelry with those crafting materials and nothing else!

Another thing, if you have played this game before and you want to play it on Steam, you can never get the Steam exclusive mount, because you need a fresh account to obtain it.

Overall, the game is way too easy, anyone could play it with the paid gear you are given and you get it every few levels it seems. I wouldn't bother playing such a game.
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*:・゚✧Nyx*:・゚✧
( 124.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
good but gets repetitive
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Mitchell Corlett
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Made me kill my entire family 10/10!
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GOODBANANA7
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
i have to say for a game like it good and amazing and all but just the way the game is now its soo bad, i relize every time when an english version of mmorpg always turn out bad, for example the new up date lets player reach lvl 90 which is cool and all but they made things so easy back when i was a kid this game was so intense that it was so fun no thign is easy to do even the dragons got so weak

long time ago deagon would take hours just to kill now less then 1hr and 30min, you may see that my record of thsi game is small is because i play in deagon nest sea, still my hope for this game have perish if the developer wouold fix everything the enchance make it possible for more weapon to enhance or, making things for hard and exciting just in general in stead of working on new characters work on the patches nexon you need to look at people review look at dragon nest sea its ok monster are easy, but it had that old feeling of how the game use to be all the company Nexon,Cherry, and the korean one need let me give you guys this READ PEOPLE REVIEW AND WORK TO FIX IT! if you do i bet more players will comback to this game
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EmpathicLotus
( 66.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
YES! I, THE GREAT PAPYRUS, ENJOY THIS GAME A LOT!
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I wear a noose as a tie
( 35.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
I'd recommend this game to you if it was still 2012.

This game has turned to ♥♥♥♥ to be completely honest - and it has done so in almost every aspect thinkable. The story is boringly repetetive and cliche, the servers lag in most countries so you will teleport back and forth and not be able to hit anything, the community is pretty much non-existant and the people left are max level so they'll ignore you, the devs changed the difficulty system so you may now only play the early levels on the easiest settings, and worst of all: the game is far too easy.

It seems to have the opposite problem to most mmos, in that it's not 'grindy' or difficult, it's just running through every dungeon and killing everything a few times and then moving onto the next dungeon (It is grindy in that aspect). It feels more like a poorly made and boringly long singleplayer game that still has the lag issues of being a f2p asian mmo. Playing this is just like waiting for the ending to come, and if a game has that quality, then just go back to real life since it's the same ♥♥♥♥, but with characters that actually matter.

The only way I recommend this game is if you bring together a bunch of friends and play through it in short bursts as a party whilst not taking it too seriously. In 2012/13 you could have done this with players you met in game, but now the only community left are at max level as stated.

Base Game: 7/10
What You Get: 4/10
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Recommended
804.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
The combat rivals that of console games.
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Not Recommended
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
I'd recommend this game to you if it was still 2012.

This game has turned to ♥♥♥♥ to be completely honest - and it has done so in almost every aspect thinkable. The story is boringly repetetive and cliche, the servers lag in most countries so you will teleport back and forth and not be able to hit anything, the community is pretty much non-existant and the people left are max level so they'll ignore you, the devs changed the difficulty system so you may now only play the early levels on the easiest settings, and worst of all: the game is far too easy.

It seems to have the opposite problem to most mmos, in that it's not 'grindy' or difficult, it's just running through every dungeon and killing everything a few times and then moving onto the next dungeon (It is grindy in that aspect). It feels more like a poorly made and boringly long singleplayer game that still has the lag issues of being a f2p asian mmo. Playing this is just like waiting for the ending to come, and if a game has that quality, then just go back to real life since it's the same ♥♥♥♥, but with characters that actually matter.

The only way I recommend this game is if you bring together a bunch of friends and play through it in short bursts as a party whilst not taking it too seriously. In 2012/13 you could have done this with players you met in game, but now the only community left are at max level as stated.

Base Game: 7/10
What You Get: 4/10
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Recommended
54.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Took 1 hour to complete lvl 90 nest
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Dragon Nest is probably one of the top 5 Free MMORPGs out there. With a top notch combat leveling system, and best in class PvP action, Dragon nest is defently a game that should be considered playing, if a fan of MMOs. The game starts you off with selecting a class of your choice and each of these classes have their own seperate main story lines that really add to the replayability. Keep in mind that these classes are gender locked and in total have 9 different options to chose from, The art style of the game is more anime and some of the NPC voice acting is hard to get through without cringing. The soundtrack is honestly top notch and when parred with the soundeffects of the game from the skills/abilities or simply basic attacking, creates an audio masterpiece. PvE inculdes a long enjoyable story sepperate for each class, alongside 100s of side quests and daily quests. PvP is extremely fun, arguably the best of all MMOs, all though, i wouldent recomend before level 35, due to most of the PvP community consists of max level charecters (90), and due to them being max level, not only do they have more experience, but they can easily trap you in a chain of attacks due to your lack of skills at a low level. Dragon nest is a heavily instansed bassed game, but if you can get passed the 5-15 seconds loading screens, this shouldent bother you. In the terms of character customisation, outside of the cash shop, your options are extremely lacking, however if you are willing to invest 5-10 dollars, you can begin to gain some freedom. On the topic of the cash shop, there are tons of options for not only costume, but actual in-game items aswell. Through steam you are able to use your steam wallet for the cash shop.

Pros:
-Top notch combat.
-Tons of content in PvE.
-Outstanding party play.
-Unique dungeons.
-Very cool combat animations.
-Dungeons rate performances.
-Competative and Enjoyable PvP.
-Main Story line differs for each class.
-Consistant art style .

Cons:
-Charecter appearence customisation is EXTREMELY lacking outside of the cash shop and micro transactions
-Gender locked classes.
-Some of the faces are just.....bad.
-No customisable UI.
-Heavily instansed bassed game.
-Cringe worthy voice acting.
-while yes there are a lot of side quests, some of them are straight up anoying.
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Recommended
133.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Dragon Nest is a fun game for those tired of tab-targetting games. It is fast paced and entertaining. I will list some of the pros and some of the cons to the game.

Pros:
-Cute chibi style animation
-Unique classes and specializations
-Live-action combat (yes you have to aim)
-Good story
-Supports different playstyles (pvp, pve elitists, and pve casuals)
-Leveling is pretty easy
-Decent ability to replay (reroll multiple characters)

Cons:
-Repetitive quests (you will have to do the same dungeon several times)
-Not new player friendly (takes a lot of getting used to as far as crafting, build guides, rotations, and how to obtain gear)
-Not very challenging until higher levels
-Cosmetics (costumes, while visually appealing, give stats and you have to pay real money for them, I am cheap so no thank you)
-Small community (good luck finding answers to your questions, most people just wing it)
-The running animation is hilarious in the worst way for all classes

When all is said and done it is a very fun game that is easy to get into but difficult to get into competitive content. I would label it more as a casual game. For a free to play game it is not pay to win, but it is pay to look better than everyone else and have a bit of an edge as far as stats if you buy costumes and pets. It may not be perfect but it is a great game to kick back with friends who are tired of playing other things.

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Recommended
93.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
This game is great for any RPGMMO player whos looking to dive into something with some friends or wants solo the game and has a friendly community but sadly dosent have a steam marketplace only game. I recommend this to anyone who really wants to start playing games but dosent have any money
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Recommended
218.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Cool korean company owned shizzle that you gotta buy ♥♥♥♥ from the store to make you OP.
Not to mention you would need a no life to grind those nightmare stars to get the best gear you can get for lvl 90 which I have no darn time for.
It's fun to play with friends, I also enjoy the level up reward because it's like opening up christmas gifts.
Best part of the game IMO is browsing the marketplace. 10/10.
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Recommended
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
i got to level 50 in a day this game in particular is the friendliest game by far that i've seen to new players and forget about the costumes being paid for and all thats asociated with money for a bit this game is incredibly more balanced than almost every other mmo or rpg out there however i do want to see diiferent types of missions instead of just nests, dungeons and you know it just gets a little boring but then theres the ecxitement of leveling up and opening that level up present that makes going through all these dungeons and nests worth it it adds that extra spice to the game now as for pvp i dont know how the balancing is as i have never tried it however the community is extremely nice from what i've seen but im only a level 50 so i dont know how the nest raids and stuff go in terms of community wise but none the less alot of people hate this game for it's cosmetics mainly but if you guy's or girl's pay attention you can get a costume from the guild so in conclusion i rather like this game for what it is : ) (aside from the trolls that appear every once in a while)
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Recommended
1,052.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
I may have a problem, let me pass in my sleep.
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Not Recommended
1,879.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
For some clarification: I have played this game since Open Beta around September 2011, long before it was released on Steam so I'd average around maybe 5,000 hours give or take a thousand.

This game used to be the greatest thing since sliced bread. The combat is phenomenol, still kind of is. The story is gripping although a little trope-y. Most if not all of the classes are unique in their own way, each having their own playstyle. Now why would I not recommend this game despite all the good things, it's only because the cons heavily outweigh the pros.

Let's start with content. Content is one of the biggest concerns I have had with this game for a while. The level caps have increased from 16, 24, 32, 40, 50 etc., with each cap including a couple of small 'nests' which are more or less instances with 4-5 bosses with some mechanics built in, a raid which is essentially like the nests only with 8 people instead of 4 and then the hell raid which adds a couple mechanics and makes everything stronger. Each cap lasts about 5-8 months with the exception of 40 cap which lasted nearly a year and some odd months. These months are filled with grinding the same dungeons and 'nests' week to week to try to get the best gear.

Now we'll talk about gear. Gear follows a familiar rarity system, Normal, Magic, Rare, Epic, Unique, and Legendary. Normal to Rare is highly disregarded when playing Dragon Nest, if you're seen wearing them you'll be kicked from a party without hesitation, but we'll get into community in a bit. Epic gear is obtained from doing the nests over and over again for materials to craft. There's usually 2 different Epic sets for each cap, one being for magic-based classes, the other being for physical based classes. Unique gear is obtained from completing the normal raid and getting it dropped randomly. Legendary gear is recieved from drops in the hell version of a raid. Essentially to get the best gear in the game you essentially have to just have immense luck, and not to mention a team which can actually clear a raid consistently.

Gear does not change any part of attire except for your weapons, so if you're looking to be a fashionista without forking over some cash you're out of luck. When it comes to making your character not look like the average joe, you'll usually have to pay 15-30 dollars on a costume. A lot of the time you won't be able to mix-and-match costumes to get the "ultimate" look just based on the fact that you'll lose a set bonus. These set bonuses get better the more you pay up, and if you ever do feel the need to mix-and-match you'll have to get lucky buying gachapon and getting the single item that allows you to do so, did I mention you need one for each piece of equipment you wish to alter? That's not all, if you're looking to get the highest rarity costumes you'll need to fork over even more cash to get sets and fuse those set pieces together for a CHANCE at a higher rarity costume piece. Good luck!

Class balancing is another of the bigger concerns with the game. Every so often there's a balancing patch, when this patch comes around there will ALWAYS be that one class that excells over all the others. This a lot of the time leads to people completely shunning other classes based on their tier list. And when it comes to nerfing a class, the nerf will just be making another class significantly more powerful than the other. If you're thinking about exclusively playing one class and still being able to join up with others then I'm sorry to say that's not the case.

Let's get to talking about the community. It's a fairly small game so the community is kind of scrunched up. A lot of the people are generally really nice, but when it comes to actually playing the game, personalities may be a bit skewed. A fair bit of players, especially the people who have been around for a long while, which make up a fair portion of the game, are elitist in one way or another. There is a list of requirements for joining parties ranging from having proper gear, the highest enchantments, the best gems, etc. It doesn't matter if you're trying to learn how to do the latest nest or something to that extent, you will be kicked on the spot if the party leader is not appeased by your gear. This game is without a doubt not friendly to new players, I hate to say.

PVP is one of the few things this game has left to offer, and even in that case PVP has had an incessive lag since the game was released till now.

I could keep going on and on about all the problems with the game, but I feel I've covered the bare essentials. A couple years ago I would've recommended this game, but unfortunately it just fell into the usual Korean MMO loop of unfortunate cases.
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Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
The controls take a bit to master but aren't too difficult. I love the story line and the characters.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Solid Game-Play
PVP epic and fun
Too easy for experienced Gamer
My character lvl is 80 out of 90 for 32 hours of game
Grinding is ok compare to other mmo.
Go for it !! Very good game ^^
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Recommended
1,016.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
I've spent over 1000 hours playing this game. Enough said.
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Recommended
153.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
Cons:
-RNG on RNG gearing system makes gearing difficult and time consuming
-People who treat the game like a job neglect new players
-Your tickets will be answered within 1-5 years (Literally)
-Game has had past troubles balancing classes and gameplay
-Can get repetitive and requires much grinding
-Gender locked classes with limited customization
-Early game leveling ends up being mostly soloed and everything is end game based
-An often lack of communication in what the game wants: may be hard for new players to get used to
Pros:
-Brilliantly fun fast paced action combat system
-A rather kind community overall, with exceptions as always.
-Challenging skill based PvP
-A wide range of classes to choose from
-Fast paced leveling
-A very manga plot if you're into that
-Not Open world (It is instance based); which I like but can be a turn off for others
-Interesting mechanics that require the players to learn the battle's ins and outs
-Always something new to get excited about
-Easy to get sucked in for all eternity

I'd like to say, for those salty over Mists of Peril the update wasn't a shock, really. I was actually grossly excited about T5 finally fixing all the issues: the class discrimination, the elemental party imbalances, and I even like the new UI after I finally got used to it. I will miss the old content, as some of it I never got the chance to enjoy, but what can anyone really do?
T5 was a long overdue update and altogether I think T5 has improved the game,
except RNG on RNG. But I don't think that'll ever get fixed.

You can expect an action MMORPG, with a not quite as in-your-face 'give us money' campaign as compared to a lot of other free MMO's. If you hold vanity as a need you'll see a lot more difficulty on that front, as well as if you treat the game like a job and need the best of everything.
You can do end game content with a little effort without putting money in, but some people will always have a stick up their bottom trying to be better than everyone else. The game will be work if you do that though.

What makes me adore the game is and always has been the combat though.
It is unlike anything I've had the pleasure to enjoy in other games.
As a veteran player whose put over 100 hours into the steam version, and at least 300-500 hours prior to getting the game on steam, I recommend the game, with all its troubles.
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Recommended
69.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
I love this game! It's so fun, enjoyable, and addicting. It's also unique and the way that you can get mounts is also cool. It is very easy to play since I've already reached the max level of the game and have done raids to get such overpowered gear. What I also truly admire about this game is that every time there is a maintenace. Remember, a maintenance. If that comes in handy. They'll give free items to everyone in the game as an apologize or inconvenience to people who were facing crashes, bugs, or maybe glitches. So far, game is enjoyable, free to play, and fun with friends, families, and cousins to play with. Kepp up the great work! Great job on always providing new content that players can enjoy about the game and giving away free items to newbies who don't much about the game or just started.
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Recommended
65.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
Pros:
-Not p2w
-Boobs
-Adorable characters
-many FREE exp boosts
-Good emotes
-A lot of free chara slots
-easy to lvl
-maxing characters is rewarding
-MANY MANY EVENTS

Cons:
-Gender lock
-Costumes are not perm
-You have to pay extra to make costumes perm
-Can't ignore world chat LOL (annoying af)


It's fun for awhile, especially if it's your first time and you have friends to play with? Even better imo. But personally i just got bored with the repitition which is almost every dungeon based mmo ever. It's fun though ! Wurf a try !
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Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
Honestly, I do not see how this game has a 'very positive' review score when compared to similar Free-to-play Action MMORPGs. First of all, the combat is very good. When you attack and kill things it has weight to it. You feel like you are striking your foes. But that is all that is good in this game.

THE BAD:

The UI is clunky and not customizable at all. You can't even see more then one action bar. You can't move UI elements to appease. These are things that should be standard in any MMO since 2003.

You can't keybind more then one action bar full of actions. 1-8 is all you can assign and you have 3 classes worth of skills. This is nonsense.

Loading screens everywhere! Join a dungeon, loading screen. Kill two groups of mobs, loading screen to next area. Kill a group of mobs, go to loading screen to next area. That is INSANE! More loading screens than a PSOne game.

Balance. The game is way, way too easy. From what I read on the forums they nerfed enemy damage and increased EXP multiplier so that you can reach level cap really fast. So people migth think that is a good thing but to me, personally, it is not. Learning the game is half the fun. Do you really want idiots that barely know how to play in PvP and in your Guild because they reached max level cap in less than a week? There is no way they know their class.

Loot at the end of the dungeon/raid is random. So it's very possible that you do a dungeon over many, many times to get a piece of a equipment that you want. This is crazy. I had to do a dungeon 10 times before I finally got a better weapon.

Cash Shop is full of "7-day" items. You basically pay real money for temporary items. I know it's common in most Korean MMOs but this is complete ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. All real-money transactions should be permanantly tied to your account.

Another problem is if you go on hiatus for a month they lock your account. Don't be surprised if when you come back from vacation your characters will be gone. You have to contact support and provide detailed information to get it back. This can take up to a week and by then you probably don't want to play anymore.
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Not Recommended
67.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
Now, the veterans can defend this game all they like, but I started playing the game around the day that the infamous level 90 patch came out so let me release a review from the viewpoint of a new play who has reach level 75 and stopped playing due to immense boredom

Pros
>Combat System
-The combat system is the only thing that this game has going for it, you can pull intricate strings of combos and abilities
>Classes
-Each class is unique and awesome, I love how they all look

Cons
>EVERYTHING ELSE!
-Let me elaborate

>Any dungeons below level 90 are SUPER MEGA ULTRA..... easy

-Apparently, these dungeons USED to be difficult, but they decided to completely F***ING remove the hardest difficulties for all low level dungeons. The nests are easy when they used to require a party, (I MEAN FOR GOD'S SAKE, YOU'RE NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO PARTY FOR THE FIRST NEST) you take no damage while the enemies all die in one hit, and you can't even stumble over to higher level dungeons if you want a challenge because it's barred by a level cap, and by the time you reach the recommended level for the dungeon, it'll be too easy. I was waiting for the game to get difficult FOR 75 LEVELS. I WAS ONE SHOTTING EVERY ENEMY AND BOSS IN EVERY DUNGEON FOR 75 LEVELS! At that point, if the game can provide zero excitement for what was essentially 70% of the game, then it's not good game design. And I'm patient, oh I'm very patient, I'm always willing to give a game a chance, but this game could not impress me, it took too long.

>Story missions progress way too slowly

-I won't talk too much for this one. Basically, once you reach level 60, the dungeons that you have to traverse through for the story will have a recommended level of 45. Not to mention, really intimidating monsters appear in the story cutscenes a lot, and you end up getting excited at the fact that you'll be able to finally get a challenge, only to have your character get stomped on in the cutscene and have the bad guy run off with the important McGuffin that you were sent to chase after and you instead have to fight some insignificant boss, that just basically ends up becoming a miniboss in later dungeons. But hey, at least there's occasional voice acting and almost every character has a unique personality why you can then elborate on through giving them gifts, but that's only fun if you're actually interested in this game's story.

>PvP is "Balanced"
-Unless you're playing with friends who are around the same level as you, you're essentially not allowed to PvP until you're level 90. Oh, don't worry though, there's and equalizer put into play so that your stats are basically increased to what they would be around level 90. The problem is that your skills still do garbage damage against players who have more points put into their skill trees, have better armor, and have learned their combos while you have nothing to protect yourself with.. The equalizer just makes killing you take like 30 more seconds than it should.

Don't play this game unless you have a time machine. I've heard countless good things about the game before the update, all things that I wish I could've been a part of, but from what I can guess, the developers wanted to make it easier to reach level 90 to appeal to players who want have level 90 characters for all the classes, and for some reason they decided to remove content that didn't need to be removed in the first place.
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Recommended
244.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
They can take my nests, They can almost kill the game. But that doesn't mean they won't come back stronger and better than ever. This game is one of the reasons i got into pc gaming, i thought it was an amazing game and that it had an amazing community where the only salty people are the people who go kill hunting in PVP Chill Rooms. If you're looking for a game that has a great community, a great fluid-combo based battle system and afk pvp rooms than this is the game for you.
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