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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September 27

Dragon Nest NA_EYEDENTITY Games' First Maintenance.

We feel really sorry for late notice in our Steam community.


Starting from September 27th at 8:00am (PST)and until 28th at 22:00pm(PST).

Dragon Nest will start data transferring maintenance from Nexon America to Eyedentity Games server.

During the maintenance, heroes will not able to connect to the game including steam users.
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you'll bear with us as we make some necessary adjustment.

Please feel free to discuss and talk to each other in the forum during maintenances while waiting for brand new open!

http://forum.dragonnest.com/

Thank you.
From Eyedentity Games

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September 12

Update Regarding Service Transfer



As you know, Nexon America has decided to discontinue the North American service of Dragon Nest in September and publishing rights will be transferred to the game’s developer Eyedentity Games on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

For more information about the transfer, please visit www.dragonnest.com, Eyedentity Games’ website and home for Dragon Nest after the transfer. The developer will be posting more information in the next few weeks as we move closer to the date of transfer, so please keep an eye on that site for updates!

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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

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 nine 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. 32 jobs are waiting for your choice and you can easily level up our heroes.
When you reach the Max level, you finally play the our proud core - contents, Dragon Nest.
Also various contents will provide deep and worthful experience to all of you.

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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
AS OF THE TIME OF WRITING THIS POST, THIS GAME IS 10 DAYS AWAY FROM NO LONGER BEING UNDER NEXON.

HEAR THE VOICES OF THE PEOPLE REJOICE!

10/10 game's ok I guess.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
It's allright.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
528.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
I miss the good ol' days, when PVP was fun, PvE was grindy, and communities were made. I've followed this game for awhile now with +4000 hrs logged in (favored the launcher over steam) and i'm pretty bummed about the route this game went. One hit bossess and mobs all the way till cap in PvE, PvP is pretty dead now, and so is alot of the towns. Mostly just vets and idles lookin for them ever so juicy likes. This game will always have a great place in my heart, and wallet. Here's to hoping MapleStory 2 comes to us Westerners and that its not ♥♥♥♥ on like this. I'd reccommend if we could go back about 3 or so years...how the time flies...
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,296.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This game destroyed my life and stole what was left of it. 5/7
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Recommended
519.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
I like this game.
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Phantasy Star Online did it better.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
838 of 926 people (90%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2015
DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO THIS GAME THROUGH STEAM. IF YOU DECIDE TO GIVE MONEY TO THIS COMPANY (and I wouldnt advise it.) ONLY USE PREPAID CARDS.

The reason for this is if you pay anyway other than prepaid you will get NX credit instead of NX prepaid. Why does it matter? Because you cant buy anything with NX credit (well nothing you would ever want to buy at least). No you will not get a refund and no there is no way to transfer the NX you bought into a useable form.

Please either upvote this review or put an advisory about this in your own review so that people are aware of this when decideing if and how they want to spend money on this game.

Thanks
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544 of 655 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,165 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2015
-Installed game
-Launched game
-Watched opening sceen
(Rubbing hands with excitement)
-Opening sceen finishes and prompt comes up saying "You have been temporarily banned until 17/02/2050 due to suspicious account activity
-Would wait 35 years to play again
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157 of 182 people (86%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,099.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
[Note: this review was so long, it had to be continued in comments - see first reply by me for part 2. Also note that this is not your traditional dot point pro/con 5 second review. This is an editorial piece telling the story of how I fell in love with this amazing game.]

Although I like to consider myself a true gamer-girl through and through, I have to admit that there was one single genre I'd never tried - an MMO. The whole "pay to play" thing was a huge hurdle for me when I was a child, and so despite my fascination with the idea of such a large, virtual community, everquest and the like were always out of reach.

Fast-forward a decade and times have unsurprisingly changed. With nearly all MMO games becoming free to play, I finally had a chance to try out this genre that had piqued my interest for oh so many years. So around December 2012, I bit the bullet and started trawling through free-to-play MMO's, to see what all the fuss was about. And I have to admit, my first choices did not live up to my expectations. I tried games like Mabinogi and Rose online, but the combat just felt totally clunky and painful. There was little in the way of moving and dodging, with most of the focus simply being on casting skills with incredibly long cast times, and even longer cooldowns. Or alternatively, just whacking something with a stick over and over ad nauseum, before it keeled over and died. The graphics were bland, the enemies were repetitive, and the story seemed non-existant. I was beginning to think that I'd been seriously mislead about the nature of MMO's, and that they were all essentially just fancy IRC rooms.

But then I installed a lil game called Dragon Nest. Like my previous choices, I spent a large amount of time tinkering around in the character creator, eventually choosing a class called - wait for it - tinkerer. This is a cute little girl of about 13, who, when given the twin pigtail hairstyle, beared more than a striking resemblence to me at that age. The similarities were quite uncanny, which immediately grabbed my attention. Instead of roleplaying, I was simply getting to relive my youthful days as a young teen - something which meant a lot to me, being in my late 20's and utterly depressed at the fact that I'm not far off my thirties.

But the other games had nice character creations too, only to be let down by the game itself. So I wasn't all that optimistic about this game either.

My pessimism was shattered the instant I entered the game world. After a short introduction scene, I found myself in a beautiful snowy town, decorated with x-mas items and a nice big christmas tree at the centre of town, along with some really cheery christmas-y music. Not only this, but I saw many other characters running around - lil tinkerers like myself, sorcerers, and some rather charming looking clerics. The whole place was very pleasant and inviting, and I really felt a warm welcome to the game and the community as a whole.

As I ambled around the town, obtaining main story quests as well as side quests, I noticed that the story behind this game was very well executed, with lots of voice acting on all the main NPC's - a welcome change from static walls of text from mute characters that I'd encountered in nearly all my previous MMO games up to this point. I was also approached by a polite warrior gentlemen, whom, upon noting my newbie status, kindly started explaining many of the concepts of the game to me. He also invited me into his guild, which I was somewhat hesitant about as I didn't feel I would be of any use as a newbie. He assured me it was fine, and that anyone was welcome. I'm glad I accepted the offer because I went on to meet many wonderful people, who taught me a great deal about the game and were more than willing to help me complete tasks on many occasions.

Initially however, I chose to complete the dungeons solo, just to get a feel for the combat in this game. This isn't really an open world MMO, you simply have a town with many quests available, and then you have a closed instance field outside of the town for you (and any party members), with several dungeons being accessible from that field. This makes the game suitable for a wide audience, without needing too powerful of a computer (although don't get me wrong, the graphics are very pleasant too!).

Upon entering my first dungeon was my next pleasant surprise. The combat in this game is amazing! It was how I'd imagined all MMO's would play, prior to actually playing them. I've been told this style is called an action MMO, and it plays somewhat like a first person shooter / third person shooter, with a huge emphasis on reaction times, dodging, combo'ing, as well as carefully choosing the most ideal order in which to carry out attacks. It's very frantic, but also very rewarding. It's easy to pick up, but very hard to master. Having tried other apparent action MMO's, I have to say that Dragon Nest hands down has the best combat I've ever experienced - it's THAT satisfying.

I continued playing through about the first ten levels, but I was alone and in truth the game didn't feel that much different to single player RPG's that I'd played. This all changed when, upon my next visit to town, I was invited to my first party. I think this was the point where the game stole my heart, and I knew that I was going to be playing this for a long time. In fact, I ended up playing for 24 hours straight that very day, it was *that* endearing to me.

The game promotes teamwork heavily, with many abilities to help each other out in the form of buffs, debuffs, heals and the like. Not only this, but it was just simply fun to feel a part of something so grand. Even just chatting in town (which we ended up doing for hours) was immensely satisfying, and I met over 30 friends in that first day alone.

From this point on, the game consumed me - I played it all day, everyday, whenever I had the free time to do so. I was really eager to see what would happen next in the main story, while at the same time being happy to party with those of similar level (or even help those at lower level catch up to me). Before I knew it, my friends list was maxed out at 100. I had to tell people to add me and just send me a message whenever they wanted to party, as I had no room left on my list. Such friendships made me feel really happy - something that had been sorely lacking in my real life ever since an incident that left me scarred with PTSD, during which some brutish man tried to kill me (literally) over a road rage incident. He very nearly succeeded too, as he pushed my car towards a tree at 100 miles an hour, which I missed by mere inches. But I digress, this review is about the game not my own injustices. I merely wished to portray that my friends here really helped me come a long way to recovering from this incident.

So back to the game now - at this point I was steadily getting through quests and making my way towards the level cap. So now is probably a good time to talk about the "pay" features that you have in any free to play MMO. Dragon Nest adheres to the policy of paid items being primarily cosmetic in function - this is not a "pay 2 win" game, and there are many well known players who have not paid anything for the game at all, whom are still some of the most powerful and well-geared characters on the server. Of the few items that *do* help make a character more powerful (namely jellies for enhancing items, and stamps for allowing to sell certain high grade items on the market) both of these may be purchased from other players with in-game gold, negating the need to spend real world cash.

[Part 2 of review continued in comments to this due to length restrictions. Please don't leave your own comments guys, it will ruin the order of my replies]
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Kaori
234.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
Was pretty alright because Nexon was handling it. Good to see it coming back.
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AgentPi
7.2 hrs
Posted: September 29
No more nexon 10/10
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Bloom
12.3 hrs
Posted: September 29
Nexon no longer in charge.

Good nuff for me.
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🍀 {SC} TheLuckyNewb 🍀
250.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
Really love this game, I highly recommend it to anyone who has had bad community experiences from other big MMORPGs. The community is quite the best I have ever seen, very many helpful players and guilds, (Of course there are the bad apples in the basket!) and very willing to help anyone who needs it. Fun game, it's not exactly play-to-win if you don't want to buy anything. By far one of my most favorite games.
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userNo99
83.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
This game is so fun and fast paced. I've played a lot of MMORPGs and Action MMOs but none have kept me coming back like this one. Leveling is fast, combat is fast, and as a result of those two things your ability to prevail is more dependent on skill than any other MMO I've played. PvE and PvP are both excellent. Only con I can think of is the key binding defaults are not good enough with a full skill bar, but allow me to negate that with my custom keybinds for the skill bar!

Instead of 1234567890-= I use 1234QERTZXCV so that all my skills are within reach of WASD

Problem solved!

The transfer from Nexon finishes tonight at 10PM, I expect a lot of players will come for this event and I'm hoping with this review some more players will sign up!!

In summary: best MMO I've played, period.

PS I've played much more than 72 hours, but I didn't use the steam version previously so it didn't record all that.
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Mordeshkaiser
636.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
Had a lot of fun back in the day, looking forward to jumping back in once the Eyedentity transfer finishes. ^,^-b
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Joe†
3,621.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
NOTICE: The server is down and has recently changed from Nexon to Eyedentity for NA. For anyone trying to play at the moment and can't that's why. Just figured I'd let everyone know in case people were wondering.
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Birb
38.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
If when Eyedentity takes over is anything when Neople took DFO, this should go very VERY well for the game. <3
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¢нєℓѕєα
33.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
Dragon Nest is pretty addictive. I love this game.. Kinda wish there was a larger community, tho. Hope it doesn't die out completely.
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