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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October 21

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“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

    • 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
    • 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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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
No more nexon 10/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
848.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Fantastic game. Great PVP. Amazing combat, would genuinely recommend. Far out of it's time yet still so fun, can't wait to see how much better it will get now that it's out of Nexon's filthy grasp!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
203.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
So, I've hit 200 hours in Dragon Nest, and I've compiled some information for everyone who may be wondering, "Is it worth playing?"
In short, YES.
Here's a Pros-Cons List.

-Extremely fun, fluid, face-paced, intense action combat
-NOT pay-2-win AT ALL. Especially compared to other games in this genre.
-PvP is REALLY fun too
-SO many classes to choose from. All are unique
-Leveling up characters isn't horrible
-Good community
-In-game economy is pretty good, compared to other MMOs
-You can cosmetically and audio mod it a little bit to your liking (with help from Google that is, I won't tell you how here.)
-Game has been going long and strong since lvl 40 cap, now at 93 cap
-Nexon hasn't ruined it don't worry.
-New publisher seems very nice, although they have that Engrish.
-You earn a +50% EXP bonus to every character on the account (Up to 250%) for each character you have at max level.
-You won't need to pay for character expansions (You get 25 character slots)
-You won't need to pay for inventory expansions (You get 4/5 30-slot bags to carry all your stuff)
-Events for free pets (which pick up items) are every holiday.
-Cash shop items can be earned for free, because of events.
- +200% EXP Scrolls that last for 7 days can be purchased for $2.50 and will easily get you to max level if you grind moderately (3-4 hours a day) for a few (4-7) days.

-Leveling can be tedious sometimes (running the same dungeon 20 times to get one level, UNLESS you have capped characters.)
-If you don't have any gold in the beginning, it's hard to earn it right off the bat (only for your first character though)
-Slight learning curve for those unfamiliar with games of this type
-Cash shop armor is incredibly expensive, $28 for one permanent set for one character (although at max level it won't be hard to earn the gold to buy from other players)
-Cash shop armor has some unfair stats. For example: One weapon gives +800 Phys. and Magic Damage, but at the max level that's hardly notable. (but, it's all earnable from playing the game and buying it from other players)
-Cash shop gacha is expensive, and gives some really good items, still not pay to win though.

Yes, it's worth playing. I recommend it. You can play and be a good player without paying. Convenience for leveling can be speeded up with cash shop items, and some cash armors give considerable stat boosts, but nothing so unfair that you will want to quit the game.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
1,534.2 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 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
5,227.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
I want to die
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8 of 17 people (47%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
97.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Dragon Nest summed up:
Play 3-6 dungeons...
Play them again a dozen times each because that's how quests work...
Move to next area...
Repeat until max level...
Do the same raid until you die inside...
Wait for big update and do it again.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
It's allright.
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Installed,fapping to great excitment for game, watched opening(skipped it)
-finds out for some fudging reason i can't move the mouse in screen
-rages, slapped myself if it works for magic
-thinks it would be better to just download the game from website
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Gender locked classes...
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3 of 14 people (21%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
My impressions from trying Dragon Nest. Up front I'll say I didn't stay to find out how certain things work because my first impressions made me not care enough to do so, so take everything with a grain of salt. Also, the game's changed hands, so what the new management might do in the near future to change any of this I have no idea.

TL;DR: I don't hate the game, but it did annoy me, for a number of reasons detailed below.

First off, I couldn't find a way to re-bind default keyboard commands. ---[Edit Note: Uninstalled, so I can't look, but see Amazia's response in the comments about the game's two separate keybind menus.]--- To move stuff around on the hotbars, or add skills to hotbars, or open a map of the default keybinds, yes. But to do something like re-bind the WASD movement to what I normally use in games (for physical reasons, not just preferential ones), no. I looked at least three times, and it's usually pretty obvious in games and the first thing I do in them. This made combat so aggravatingly awkward for me that I don't know if I can comment with any degree of objectivity. I did still manage to hit things in the starting game, and they fell over and coughed some loot onto the ground with their dying breaths, so there's that.

Moving on... Gender-specific classes aren't a dealbreaker, and I knew going in and was prepared to ignore that the male characters look like kids and female characters look like short-skirted cheesecake dollies. Welcome to anime-meets-video games, right? To be fair, when it comes to anime or manga, my preferred style is more in the range of any version of Appleseed, say, than this, but I've enjoyed things done in other styles if they had enough going for them. The wispy-girly voice acting for the female characters was annoying as I watched the intro and tutorial cutscenes, and I ended up hitting Mute and accepting that I would miss stuff that way. Female character emote audio wasn't a lot better. The male character audio was... well, it was what you'd expect from a male protagonist anime character in this style. It didn't irk me like the female voices and didn't stick in my mind enough to have an opinion on it.

On the subject of character appearances, though... The initial appearance customization options are extremely limited -- three faces and three sets of eyes, maybe four hairstyles, a handful of hair and eye colors and skin tones, one outfit with a few pieces for which you can separately choose from a small selection of colors. Meh. Based on this limited customization, when I looked it up, I expected that Dragon Nest had to be a lot older than it is. I might have forgiven it if it was, or if its characters were so tiny they're just blobs of color with legs and weapons during play. But this isn't a "tiny blobs of color" game, so it feels like an "option B" game, wherein appearance customization beyond the initial kids' menu of choices will probably involve microtransactions. (Which I'm not automatically against, and purely cosmetic or optional stuff is where I think microtransactions belong. I do think the people keeping a game going deserve to get paid for their work; I've subscribed to or bought stuff in free-to-play games I felt deserved it that had the option to do so. But there's such a thing as going too far to shove people towards the store, and in an MMORPG of this design this falls under "too far".) A brief search suggests I'm right, I saw mention of it taking around $30 to customize an outfit, but again, I didn't stick around to find out.

Dragon Nest's initial customization is just too ridiculously limited for an MMORPG of this game's age and "up-close, face to face" design. I mean, it has animated emotes and a command which is specifically labeled as being for flipping the camera around to take a better screenshot of your character... [Edit to FYI: I hit that while standing too close to a zone portal and the game glitched, locking me into snapshot view with no menus and no key command response but not outright frozen. Tabbing out and closing the game program reset it.] To me, Dragon Nest looks like a game that doesn't promote getting attached to an MMORPG character enough to stick around unless you've already spent money on it, but is also built to constantly remind you of the lack of customization you have access to for free. Which feels kind of like asking me to be attached to a paper cutout because it's possible to draw a face on it if I spend money to do so. As noted above, I don't know if the new management plans to change how customization works, or if so, in what ways.

I was prepared to let this pass, albeit not happily. Until I ended up with an inventory full of free "gifts" for which I hesitate to use the term...

The "free gifts" currently available ingame are part of what made me curious to play it, which is presumably a part of their purpose. But compared to other MMOs in which a gift item is typically an item, you assign the character who gets it and it's theirs, these are more like "real-time-limited free first-time rentals". I opened the mailbox and pending gifts panes and saw realtime expiration timers (meaning: they will expire in that time whether or not I open them, use them, or play the game at all) of about a week to about a month. Timers again on the resulting boxes once accepted, and timers yet again on the items once removed from the boxes... the ones I could even open, that is. One of these boxes required a minimum level 90 to even receive before it would rot, and a couple items from one I could open had a minimum level of 30 to use.

I seldom hurry in MMORPGs, I've never attained max level in my first year of playing one. This is down to my playstyle and time spent hanging out with friends or roleplaying with them, as much as to grind factor or time available to play. So the "fastest MMO" splash used to tout this game wasn't a selling point for me, and a row of ticking timers in my character's bagspace wasn't encouragement to go play or invite some friends to play with me, it was encouragement not to. Finding mention that to continue having the items from opened "gifts" after they expired, I'd have to pay some form of item rent, didn't help. I assume if I didn't get to the required level in time any unopenable boxes would evaporate.

Again, I don't know if "rent" meant real-money microtransactions or ingame currency, I didn't care enough at that point to find out. I'll tolerate certain kinds of rental in games, too, specifically only AFTER I've had time to learn the game enough to decide if those things are worth investing in. But when I get a gift box as a newbie in a game that I have to level up in a rush in order to open, when I open that box, whatever's inside had better BE a gift: done and dusted, mine from now on. Not a thing with the same timer on it as the box, that's just a disappointment no matter what it is. As a new player I have no real idea whether it's worth investing the time to get and then to rent to keep that stuff. Which I suppose may be part of the point.

A required level of level 30 and maybe a month I get in a game that says it's "fast"-- or I would, if the resulting item didn't evidently expire at the same time the giftbox it came from would have, instead of "race to get it, but once I have it it's mine". Maybe it's encouragement to get out there and play and group with people to beat that timer. But rushing to level 90 for something that might then just go away or lock-until-paid anyway? Nope, I don't want aboard this particular hamster wheel.

So, after all of that, a row of countdown timers in my character's inventory was what finally made me feel like this game isn't for me. Seems counterproductive for stuff meant to be player bait. I'm sure there's stuff I'm missing about this game, but it just couldn't draw me in long enough for me to want to find out.
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2.6 hrs
Posted: October 20
I loved this game. i dont know why i deleted it
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サテンーさん ♥
0.2 hrs
Posted: October 19
Great game, Nexon made it worse. Eyedentity saved us.
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3,167.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
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74.3 hrs
Posted: October 17
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3,803.4 hrs
Posted: October 17
They should add skateboards for all the grinding you do.
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268.1 hrs
Posted: October 15
Lost all progress on my account because of Nexon neglecting to send out any form of email statingi t was tranferring service.


Under new overlords.. ??/10

Don't think I'll bother coming back. (Might try it for a bit)

It was fun for a bit.

Edit: After rejoining the new "overlords" things seem to be a lot better. Bring friends.
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6.9 hrs
Posted: October 15
Honestly i've played alot of this game and there is a few things I must list off.

1. Insanely good graphics- This is a good thing for me and alot of other users/players out there with bad computers.
Even though my computer is bad I can run this on its highest graphics which is a good thing for me.

2. Fast Paced Combat- Alot of you know what that is but unlike other mmorpgs this is a hard thing to do but fun.
It makes you analyze your opponents and choose what skills you use, but thats not this same for all classes some class you can just get in there kill and walk out ( of course looting the dead npcs enemys first ).

3. Friendly community- This is said to be in alot of mmorpgs but thanks to the mods and admins everyone here is nice, funny, and you can always find someone to help you with a harder dungeon. Which leads me to my next one.

4. Dungeons- The dungeons may get a little repetitive but thats just with the design and even thats not guaranteed. With each new level there's different groups of enemys, places, chests, bosses. The only way I found so far to get the same exact level is to play the same one again.

5. Fun Story Line- This may not seem like a big one but it is, without a fun story line the game's just not worth playing.
This game has a interesting story line to say the least, not only that, but it keeps you on you feet. Even when I got bored and left the game to do something else, I always kept coming back to see what happens next.

6. Completely Free- This game is completely free which is hard to say since I gave it good reviews and it's free, but it's true. You can do everything in the story line even the expansions. This is the one exception, and that's the market place which is to be expected in any MMO/RPG or combination of the two.

So all in all this is a really great game.
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Kazuki Kazami
171.6 hrs
Posted: October 14
Pros -

- NO game beats Dragon Nest's combat system
- Great PVP
- A large amount of classes each having branced off sub-classes
- Challenging
- A game of skill, gear is just to get things done faster
- Classes have their own unique use
- Awakening skills
- Ultimate skills
- End game gear is worth getting
- Nexon is gone
- A story, not a great one, but there's a story
- Has a movie
- Not too dead
- All your powers make you feel overpowered even if you're weak
- A fair amount of helpful players
- We're mostly all cancer

Cons -

- Some classes are quite weaker than the other
- Unless the gear is a costume or end game gear, it all looks the same
- Costumes give a huge buff in stats (Can either be baught by a huge sum of gold or real life money)
- Not open world
- Cash shop is needed if you wanna get somewhere about 100x+ faster
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1.9 hrs
Posted: October 14
Dragons Nest is an beat-em up MMORPG heavily focused with instances. It is NOT open-world. Played until level 21 with warrior class. Combat is a hit/miss for me though.


- Gameplay is fun and involved. 1-on-1 with bosses feel good. Dodging is somewhat required when you're in a even leveled field.
- Cutscene animations are great and fluid.
- Leveling up is relatively easy, with instance dungeons rewarding extra loot and gear.
- You can solo all instances and continue the main quest with no problem.
- Instances load quickly.
- It's been F2P to level 21, so I assume it stays F2P onwards.

- Another boring storyline. Girl gets kidnapped. Hoo boy what fun.
- Environments are bland and boring. Few colors and textures.
- Key bindings are static and cannot be changed.
- For more hardcore players, this may be too easy.
- NPC characters are forgettable.
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4.2 hrs
Posted: October 14
Do you like dragons?! Do you like Nests? Yes? Then this is the game for you! explore a vast world as a terrifying dragon and build your nest to home your love child. I wont spoil too much, enjoy the game for yourself and discover the power of dragons
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