Embark on amazing adventures, build lasting friendships or even find romance in this unique social game, where a welcoming community with thousands of devoted players await! Whoever you are, or whatever your heart’s desire, come express it in Mabinogi and start living your fantasy life!
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Release Date: Dec 6, 2012

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August 25

Mir the Dragon



A new pet has arrived in Mabinogi, the Dragon Mir! This wise, kind dragon will fly you high in the sky, aid you in combat with powerful magics and provide an all-around, stylish companion for your adventures in Erinn!

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August 25

Whack-A-Watermelon



Hit the beach at Port Qill or the southern shore of Longa Desert and grab your whacking stick! Watermelons are somehow appearing all along the beaches there, rising up from the sand seemingly by magic. This could be the start of a dastardly, villainous plot... but who cares? These Watermelons are filled with tons of goodies, including outfits, Blacksmith Manuals, Potions and more, so join in on the juicy mayhem!

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About This Game

Welcome to Mabinogi! The world’s most expressive MMORPG, where you create a unique character and live your fantasy life.

ENDLESS ADVENTURE

Enter the mystical land of Erinn, where a century-old battle threatens the balance of the known world. Explore exotic locales, defeat mighty foes and follow the path to destiny.

With the unique Rebirth System, your character can be reborn and live their life over and over again, allowing you to try out all the talents, quests and skills you want without losing progress.


YOUR WORLD TO MASTER

Shape your world and play on your own terms. Choose from dozens of talents ranging from tailors and musicians to archers and professional gunslingers.

Create an anime-inspired idol and customize your appearance with thousands of options, including clothing, hair styles and colors, facial features, expressions and much more.

You can even build and customize your own homestead!


IMMERSIVE COMMUNITY

Join millions of players in Mabinogi's energetic community. Participate in game events, join a guild or take to the forums and social media to share your passion with other players.

When you play Mabinogi, you're rewarded with a deep social experience, both in-game and out.


THE CHOICE IS YOURS

Mabinogi gives you complete freedom to live your fantasy life. Settle into your homestead and engage in the simple pleasures of a cook or merchant, or step into the boots of a heroic warrior or powerful mage and start an epic adventure.

Your hero, your adventure, your fantasy life!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.8Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: GeForce 7900 GS / ATI Radeon X1950 Pro
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive:At least 8 GB of free space
    • Network:Broadband internet connection
    • Sound Card:16-bit sound card

    Note: Windows XP will no longer receive security updates after April 8, 2014. However, Mabinogi should not experience issues on XP so long as reliable anti-virus software is installed and up to date.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-530, 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 945, 3.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Graphics: GeForce 9600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870
    • DirectX®: Version 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive:At least 8 GB of free space
    • Network:Broadband internet connection
    • Sound Card:16-bit sound card
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Redux18
364.6 hrs
Posted: September 21
Ahh.. the memories..
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Slyencer
0.3 hrs
Posted: September 21
Uninstall button worked great 10/10
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starshine09
1.4 hrs
Posted: September 18
0/10 not very good
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kernowchampion
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 18
Got as far as the charecter select and the game kinda creeped me out so I uninstalled it
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bunnylove<3
1,536.4 hrs
Posted: September 17
My best experience with any MMO, although things have died down over the years, it still is honestly at the top of my list, and in my opinion better than the likes of Final Fantasy XIV, Guild Wars 2, etc. Overall, just had the best personal experiences here.
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[DFS] SatanBwarf🍜
156.1 hrs
Posted: September 16
>Friend and I play the game
>We get married
>We treat eachother like an actual couple
>Friend gets ♥♥♥♥♥♥ at every monster that hits me even if it's 1 damage
>Friend massacres every enemy in his sight
10/10 would watch friend slaughter every monster without fail again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
♥♥♥♥ THE TUTORIAL
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
739.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
A pretty nice game, 6/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
played it for 4-5 years on and off one of THE best Anime GAMES IN THE Universe literally most fun especially with friends <3 i love this game it is my favorite game ever! besides skyrim it is amazing <3 and epic would recomend it to anyone who loves anime and rpgs 3000% worth it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
This game gets quite fun if you figure out how to play it
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
I though this game would be interesting even for it's age. The hud is soo messy and hard to work with I don't understand how veteran gamers even play this.

Pros
- Anime RPG

Cons
- Excessive Tutorials
- Quest Completion system
- Messy Hud
- Battle Scenario

Yes yes I understand... It's an old RPG...
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
481 of 582 people (83%) found this review helpful
671 people found this review funny
Recommended
20,375.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2015
It's alright.
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175 of 193 people (91%) found this review helpful
203 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,547.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2015
Pretended to be a girl for 3,500 hours
Good times
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129 of 134 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
143.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
The game's good, but pretty rough on people that choose not to spend any money. Some tips:
1.) Finish the first Saga and get a free Pegasus pet. It has an aoe summon attack that cures poison.
2.) Make a human first and that way you'll get a free elf and giant from talking to the elf and giant leaders and aligning with them (you can change alignment once per day).
3.) Events usually give you cash shop items so be sure to bank in on those.
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138 of 149 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
428.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
although it says i have only 425 hours in this game that is far from the truth, i found this game on its website and then i went and found it on steam. Now although i love this game i will try to not be bias. so to begin, i will start the pros and then go to the cons
PROS:
1.this game is massive, as of Thursday October 30, 2014. there is 16 generation story lines . then there is two episodic story lines , saga and iria, with iria on its 4th episode.
2. you can do almost anything in this game. I always ask people " tell me what you'd like to do in the game." and I normally get stuff like "trading, clothing crafting, black-smithing " and those exist , probably one of the only things you cant do is open pvp. you have to invite the person to a pvp battle and they have to accept it.
3. the graphic style, now this is both a pro and a con, i will talk about the pro part here, the good thing about the graphics is that they are rather simple. now not to say the game looks boring. the areas you can go are diverse and interesting. a winter mountain range full of giants, or a desert in a constant sandstorm with elves. or do you go to the lands of tera and tailliann, the front of the fight in g9
4. skill "tree". this game offer a interesting system for skills. it is free flowing. everything if offered to you at the start, there are a few that you have to unlock( like meteor, blizzard, and hydra transformation) or you have to be good in one skill set to unlock hidden skills. the beauty of the system is that you can always be doing stuff. i have one character that is level 2500 total and i have barely mastered any skill sets.
5. Combat, now combat is interesting because it truly matters on what skill set you choose to adopt. a battle mage or spell sword are going to fight completely differently from an archer or puppeteer. but the most basic combat is like a real time rock paper scissors where some skills trump others but are trumped by others. this makes you require a bit of strategy but also quick moves
6. events, there are always really fun and entertaining events, just last summer their was a big staged event that ended with an SAO event
Cons.
1. camera control, now this is the biggest complaint I've gotten from people, the camera is not the easiest to control. you ether have to right click, or move you mouse to the side of the screen. now yes in combat it can be a bit annoying. but it just takes a getting used to, it takes a bit of pre-planning
2.graphics, like i said this is a pro and a con, now if you like the style and since its low in the graphics you can easily play it on low end pcs, but if you have a better one or don't like the art style, it will definitely be a turn off.
3. the openness, now i know a lot of people like the openness but most likely as a newbie will get so caught up will all the possible skills he will want to try to use all of them and be weaker than they need to fight enemies of there level. it takes a bit of discipline to focus on just one class.
4. pay-to-winness, now this may not be noticed by most people but since it is a free to play, there has to be some form of transactions. some of those include cool pets (like dragons) or gachapon that hold special items. these are used to get special items, these items can then be sold for gold to other players to make a profit. yes this does happen, yes there are people who have a whole quick slot full of dragons. but because of those people, everything can be acquired in game for gold. now it might annoy people that this is true but pay to win is not entirely true. it just depends what your term for "winning" i can honestly say I've probably spent 500+ on this game and that might sound crazy but for how many hours I've clocked i think its worth it
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423 of 536 people (79%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 16, 2015
My name is Trigger, of the Ruairi server. I'm well known in the community, even across servers, for effectively codifying the proper use of Mabinogi's Magic skill set with a comprehensive guide that underwent many, many revisions over the years (and which is still referenced and quoted to this day). I played for over six years and sank countless thousands of dollars into the game. Mabinogi is my most-played video game of all time by a nigh-incomprehensibly-large margin (just not on the Steam version, which will explain the lack of hours logged here). I've shrugged off changes that have made similarly-tenured players quit. And as a relatively respected player whose advice carried significant weight with newbies and old-timers alike, I have one thing to say.

Do not play Mabinogi.

Mabinogi's combat was originally, at its core, a rock-paper-scissors system. Normal melee strikes are deflected by the Defense skill. Defense can be broken with Smash. Smash is not as fast as normal melee and will always be trumped by it. This, combined with many different enemy AI patterns, required players to be able to read the enemy's movements well in advance and react with appropriate timing, because all attacks carry some degree of stun and enough consecutive attacks will knock a player backward. In the original release and for some time thereafter, tanking was completely non-viable because player health was vastly outclassed by enemy damage potential, requiring every combatant to be adept at reading and reacting to enemy movements and encouraging the then-commonly-espoused battle philosophy of "don't get hit".

In the early game, this system is still mostly apparent and functions as intended. But a number of problems have cropped up over the years that make the game's overall combat functionality less strategic and as a result less unique (and if you've not played Mabinogi, yes, its original combat system literally has not been replicated anywhere else, despite its brilliance). I will attempt to outline what I view as the most egregious of these problems below.

Power creep is part of Mabinogi's story. There is an in-universe justification for the player's rise to near-godlike power, although I won't spoil it on the off chance you disregard my advice and play this game anyway. But despite power creep actually having a treasured position in the lore (and despite its being a damn good plot point), it has still negatively impacted the game in more ways than one. Nearly every subsequent flaw I list is in some way related to power creep.

The difficulty curve is a joke. The combat system underwent an overhaul back in the summer of 2012, which you may read my at-the-time opinion of here. It was an inherently good update, and I thought it would force Nexon to consider their poor handling of the difficulty curve more seriously. Sadly, they've done nothing but exacerbate the problem. More and more skills keep getting added to the game with absolutely no substantial increases in content breadth or depth to match. Since almost all skills grant permanent stats when upgraded, and since many skill sets rely on the same stats as other sets (allowing indirect upgrading of already-maxed skills), and since there are so many skills now, there will come a point at which a player is no longer challenged by anything the game has to offer. In a game whose combat was originally defined by strategy and skill, and wherein a properly skilled player could take out a far bigger and stronger monster with ease, "difficulty" is now represented by monsters with bigger health bars and higher damage output, and virtually all of them can be laughed at upon reaching a certain power threshold, completely removing all strategy requirements from combat and reducing it to mindless grinding.

Enemy AI is a hopeless shambles. It served its purpose well in the original release -- for instance, bears and goblins were both notorious for using deceptive tactics to bait players into reacting incorrectly. Most enemies can handle melee, magic, and archery attacks with relatively good reaction patterns. Attacking an enemy more than once with a bolt spell or a normal bow shot, for instance, will almost always cause the enemy to charge at you directly, reducing the effectiveness of spamming, especially in the cases of fast and ultra-fast monsters. Once alchemy was added to the game, the original AI crumbled and never recovered. Enemies have never once had their behavior patterns updated to handle new offensive techniques or new skill sets. They are still operating on their original AI, all of them. If you start out focusing on melee skills initially, you'll receive a decent portion of the game's original challenge level. If you choose something like Puppetry or Dual Guns, you will completely outsmart the AI merely by virtue of the weapons and skills you'll be using. It isn't a total slam dunk, as most skills start out with low damage and the AoEs all start with relatively small areas of effect, but the enemy AI will still have no idea how to handle them.

The early game has been nerfed to hell and back. This was unfortunately necessary, as the constant piling on of more and more skill sets left newcomers hopelessly behind the curve of the experienced players (and since this game has no level cap and no class system, there was no way for them to ever catch up). The changes to leveling speed have aided everyone, though, not just the newbies, and thus the problem remains unsolved, having merely shifted in a certain direction. Newcomers can attain a decent power level much more easily and with far less fuss than they could originally, but by the same token the old dogs can effortlessly blaze through new skill sets in a week or less, leaving anyone beyond a certain point utterly content-starved. The endgame has been killed thanks to poor design choices focused on making the early game easier.

In case you didn't catch this in one of the previous paragraphs, there are far too many skills in the game now. Most of the new skill sets have been added for very little reason other than bigger, badder, flashier attacks (going hand-in-hand with the attempt to shift the game's demographic from fantasy fans over to lovers of everything vapid, flashy, and hollow), and as already mentioned, enemies simply can't handle the newer stuff. Anything designed with previous content in mind is always outclassed by the next batch of skills.


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That about wraps up my deconstruction of Mabinogi's many current flaws, all of which contributed to my leaving the game and none of which have thus far been addressed. I don't expect any of them to ever be addressed, either, because Nexon's Korean development team basically just develops for the Korean users, and the players on the North American servers get whatever Korea gets. If you play this game, know that you have absolutely no voice in the game's future direction. You will exist merely as a cash grab for Nexon.

There are other major gripes I could have laid at Nexon's feet here, including their horrendously overpriced cash shop, their habit of releasing a bundle of new outfits in gachapon and calling it a "content update", their poor community management, their childish and completely amateur banning practices (of which the linked blog post is hardly the only example), and much more besides. I tolerated all of the above for over six years because Mabinogi was once a giant among MMORPGs, schooling the rest with unique mechanics and satisfying gameplay. It's now a shadow of its former self, and it does not deserve your attention.
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