Elsword is a free-to-play, online action RPG that uses classic side-scrolling game mechanics in an immersive manga inspired world.
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Release Date: Jul 2, 2014

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May 2

Celebrate Elsword’s 5th Year by Going to an Amusement Park and Riding a Cat


Hiya adventurers! We still have the anniversary celebration this week and Elsword and friends have been posting about it in their social media. Some are really obvious and some are not so obvious. Do you have any guesses? Well we’ll just keep mum until the anniversary, but don’t worry we have events tomorrow that will most definitely hold your interest until Wednesday. And once again, we have stocked the Item Mall with things we know you’ll hijack an armored van for so check it out, but please don’t actually hijack an armored van.

Wally Land!
If your idea of amusement is being surrounded by hordes of enemies coming from all directions attacking you all at once, then this place is paradise to you! Go on, enter the fun-filled place that is Wally Land.
• Players who log in for one minute will get 10 Wally Land Admission Tickets. Stay for 29 more minutes and you get 1 Magical Textile Coatings and 1 Magical Textile Coatings Formula. You’ll need these to make the costumes you get from Ariel’s quest permanent.
• Complete Ariel’s quest by Clearing Wally Land 7 times and having a Magical Textile Coatings Formula. You can give these to Ariel to get another Magical Textile Coating.
• Inside Wally Land, monsters will drop Wally Coins¸ which you can exchange to Ariel for random costume cubes. Within these costume cubes, are 15 day costumes that you can make permanent.

ITEM MALL GOODIES

Step back in time when skilled warriors are able to do impossible fight sequences wearing long intricate, and probably heavy, clothing. With the Royal Court Dress, you’ll be able to relive that experience! Get them tomorrow!



Are you a cat lover? Well, who isn’t?! Don’t worry, this mount will turn you into a bonafide cat addict if you aren’t already. This is our most adorable mount yet! Check out Maru at the Item Mall tomorrow!



That’s it for now brave adventurers!

Enjoy the Anniversary week and see y’all in game!

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April 26

Onwards to 5 Years! Elsword’s Pre-Anniversary Event and Much Coveted Item Mall Goodies!

Hiya adventurers! We know you’re having fun playing Elsword but let’s be mellow for a bit. You may not have noticed the years fly by because you were having fun, making friends, raiding dungeons, killing stuff and more but Elsword Online is about to celebrate their 5th Anniversary! Tomorrow we’re doing a pre-anniversary celebration to thank you, the players, for sticking with us. *sobs* But enough of that! We’ve got new costumes and ice burners and customizations for you at the Item Mall so go on and check it out!

Pre-5th Anniversary Celebration
To thank all the players, new and old, Elsword is giving away tons of rewards! Join the celebration, you only have to log-in starting tomorrow!
• If you’re level 10 and up, you only have to log-in for 30 mins to receive rewards like: Luriel’s Ice Burner, Ice Burner Jackpot Cube, and Trump Bunny Snow White Costume Parts Random Cube. Whew, what a mouthful!
• If you’re feeling up for the challenge, clear a dungeon within your level range 5 times and get a Trump Bunny Snow White Costume Parts Random Cube!

ITEM MALL GOODIES

Show the world that the Mistress and Servant Demon Duo can be just as cold and uncaring as the next guy. A change in the eyes will make a huge difference. Get the Pair a pair of new Chic Eyes tomorrow!



The indestructible spirit of the Diamond Yaksha manifests in the Demon Duo’s persona. Collect the set through Ice Burners starting tomorrow!



Look so sharp you give people papercuts just by staring but feel as light as air with Dark Feather and Shining Feather costumes! Out tomorrow at the Item Mall.



That’s it folks! We hope you’ll enjoy tomorrow’s Pre-anniversary event!

See y’all in game~

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Reviews

"A great experience right from the beginning — there is so little downtime that you'll find yourself pulling off combos in no time. Combat is where the game truly shines."
--Gamezone

“Winner: 2011 Best Sidescroller”
--http://www.onrpg.com/videos/first-annual-onrpg-online-gaming-awards-w-jamesbl0nde-and-dizzypw/

"Top 3 Action Games - Reader's Choice"
--MMO Site

“Beautiful, 3D stylized scenes cleverly accented with manga charm.”
--GirlGamer

Major Update: Elysion



Elysion

After surviving the volcanic terrain of the Distant Ruins, Elsword and the gang set out to find more clues about the El Lady. According to the prophecy, when the seven priestesses gather, the pillar of light will show them the way. Are you ready to journey towards Elrios' Frontier?

Check out what’s new in Elysion:

  • Increased Level Cap
  • New Field
  • New Dungeons and Bosses
  • New NPCs and Quests


Learn more here: http://en.elswordonline.com/elysion/

About This Game

Elsword is a free-to-play, online action RPG that uses classic side-scrolling beat ‘em up gameplay mechanics and deep customization to bring a unique manga experience to life.

In Elsword, you star in your own comic book while experiencing all the excitement of a massively multiplayer online game. Get ready for fast-paced gameplay, stunning animation, and epic bosses. Whether conquering hordes of enemies in dungeon runs or showing off your skills in the PvP arena, Elsword is the most intense free-to-play action RPG to date.

Key Features

•Co-Op Gameplay - Party-up with friends to explore over 50 unique and beautifully rendered dungeons, towns, and secret levels.
•Unique Characters, Unique Stories- Players can choose from nine customizable characters, each their own unique story, play style and special skills to develop.
•Skill-Based PVP Combat- Elsword offers intense and strategic PvP with matchmaking and multiple competitive modes. Challenge your friends in matches of up to 8 players at a time.
•Customize like Crazy- Each character features multiple job changes, dozens of skills and endless opportunities for customization. Create or discover your personal look.
•Community Support- Constant game updates, item and content expansions, and special events including GM Livestream play sessions, community contests and PVP Tournaments are all a part of the Elsword experience.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel/AMD 1GHz
    • Memory:Above 1GB
    • Graphics:Nvidia GeForce 5 Series
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:3GB Space in the hard disk
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor:Intel/AMD 2GHz or higher
    • Memory:Above 2GB
    • Graphics:Nvidia GeForce 7 Series
    • DirectX®:11 or higher
    • Hard Drive:4GB Space in the hard disk
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Squiddy
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game is fun
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Fangdrip
( 208.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This game is one of my favorites. I've played over 200 hours and have had tons of fun. If you meet the right people and join the right guilds you can make tons of friends. The game's constant updates and events keeps it entertaining and not too hard to get items that would be impossible to get otherwise. The story is entertaining, and would surely be a game I would direct others to join.
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⊂(▀¯▀⊂) GuoN (つ▀¯▀)つ
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Guys im opening the launcher and i cant see a f*cking PLAY BUTTON. WHERE IS IT? HOW THE HELL. JUST PLEASE TELL ME!


RAAAAGGEEE
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Saturday Sun
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
EDIT: This has been fixed as of 4/30/2016 at around 9:48 AM, HUGE thanks to Sagami!

This game used to work for me but now everytime i try to play it it says this: "Error update GameGuard"

If someone could help me fix this then i'd be glad to play it via steam again, but for now i have to be using a different client...
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Izayoi
( 1,890.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
It's alright.
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『♠Hatate Himekaidou♠』
( 114.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
I have a beasty Computer, And i love this game.



Shut up You people who say people like Me have Potatoes
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❝Lionsoda❞
( 24.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Was fun for a while
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Jarl Ballin'
( 220.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
How to win in PVP: Bad Internet Connection
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Mr.BIGDICKLASTYEAR
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
so this ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ game is so ♥♥♥♥ing bad i dont even know how people spend money on this crap
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Andre
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
I first saw my sister play it i couldnt lay my eyes off of it the first few minutes i played it was really fun. reccomend for anyone it doesn't matter if you dont like anime but if you don't like anime im ashamed.
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SpiritKitty
( 340.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
My friend got me addicted to this game a while back and i really enjoyed it. There are lots of events and recent updates. PVP is pay to win but have real skill, max level, and decent gear you can win. I play games when I feel like and with all the constant changes I get overwhelmed and stoped playing. If you love anime and combo mmorpg's then this is for you.

Pro's
-Constant events and updates
-Anime style graphics
-High level max(currently lvl85)
-Dungeons, Raids, and Fields/PVE
-PVP seasons
-Skills
-Professions
-Anime
-Characters with first and second job change(aka class)
-Pets
-Items
-Player market(list items for trade and buy items for sell by players)
-You can get almost anything in game with standard currency(just need some connection)
-Anime

Con's
-Constant events and updates
-Expensive premium currency/shop(about $40 for a costume on one character)
-Pay to win pvp
-Grinding for levels, gear, and items(one of the very few things I can't stand)
-Hoplessly long quests

$ value: Can't be determind because of the nature of the game.(aprox=$3/mo)
Replay value: inf/10 ~ if you are able to stop playing I recomend you not play again.(Is very tempting)
Overall: 9/10 ~ Haven't played in a while due to a bug(I have tried nearly every thing-not to worried)
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Christian
( 60.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Just so u all know its IP = Iron Paladin not Iron Princess >:T (IP is love Even if KOG reformed ruined my fav comboes q.q)

RS = Rune Slayer ( slow as hell now but u still my top love SSS just above IP (SSS but lower Rank points)

well...after just bout 4 years of playing elsword (i dont usually play on steam thats y hours low) i have to say this game has changed. I have loved playing this game to the point where i can say i was even addicted and still kinda am in a way. From the tons of grinding (sorry but for some reason i love doing it im wierd liek that) for gear materials in decently hard dungeons to reking havoc in PvP i have loved it all. Finding all these new comboes that vary from high damage to jsut plain comboes that are made with a single purpose of looking awesome i was hynotized. But i finally have gotten hit with the hardcore rock of "Boi Do You Realize What Your PLaying?".

No one bothers play for fun anymore in this game its all about how can we get on that ranking list, how can we screw with people, how can we insta kill and rock through this game with pure cash?

Well dont get me wrong i still love this game no matter who plays though the main server is well dead to me
(#VoidElswordIsLife)

But the game has changed almost entirely for the worst. Money is the key to all the problems. You Rekt Hard in pvp ? lay down 150 dollars and elsword will make sure u never lose again (unless well ya suk that bad).

A the entire game needs a real good rebalancing and at tthe least make freaking skill slots free cause u get like 20 dam skills and u can only use 4 at a time is just stupid.

If you currently jsut started i suggest u stop before u get hooked, you been paying for as long as i have ... well it sux but we been playing this hopinig it will get better knowing very dam well that it wont until elsword comes to an end...

But this is jsut my long as hell review you really can only know what elsword is like until u truly try it and cap that first character. So this is why my final verdict is YES , Long Live Elsword.
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(■ ͜ʖ■)
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
This game made me stop my cutting, but also turned me into a weeabo so please end me
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kirokira32
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
would not recommend between the amount of inappropiate conversations, people being absolutely rude for no reason and the game shutting down i would never go back. I'm a simple woman and im a gamer who wants to simply find a game i can enjoy not a game that has raunchy rumor all the time, and stops working. im sorry but i do nit recommend this game.
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Momiji
( 172.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I don't even own this game.
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Flowey the Flower
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Will there be polish language?
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~NerfAkira~
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Oh look it's a game by kog, who made grand chase.

and its pay to win, just like grand chase.

theres $180 worth of dlc on a f2p game, that should tell you more than enough about how ♥♥♥♥ this game is.


this game offers skill slot enlargers for paying, straight up stat upgrades that a full set can have major changes on your weapon, and a fast track on crafting that will allow you to outlevel everyone elses gear with eaze just so long as you invest enough money into the game.

what else?

pvp is a joke, sets you against random players of varying levels (their stats aren't scaled up or down based on yours) making for very 1 sided fights. its also a lag fest and my god, is it horrid for a combo driven game.

pve is repetative and not very fun after just a short period of time. bosses are interesting but theres just way too much wrong with this game. grand chase i feel was just better than it in every area, but was hindered by a p2w system that ultimately killed the game for a vast majority of people.


also, god knows why but elsword fanboys think pay 2 win means that you just straight up with for paying. This would mean all of like 2 games ever released were pay to win, but in reality, that term just means paying for an advantage over another player. "skill" does not render the game not pay 2 win, rather it reinforces how little they understand game design and balance, and its so blindly clear they are fanboying too hard. For refence, there are tons of games that you can conquere pay 2 win elements with enough of a skill gab, notable games include combat arm, wolf team, gun the second duel, and many many others. The game is p2w, its an unarguable fact.

for reference, a non pay to win game is something like dota, hon, hots, lol (to a lesser extent due to the unlock system) and certain rpg like lotr, path of exile and many others. they offer either just exp boosts or travel boosts as a maximum advantage, which speeds up the game, but does not influence the balance of the game.
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Kurama Ravengarde
( 851.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
the only thing you need to know is that pvp is a fruitless task to do cause most of the players spam all of the characters and it gets tedious over time so don't do pvp at all.........ever -_- other than that have fun playing the other aspects of elsword.
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jsinger125
( 25.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
I really like this game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
154.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
As much as I love the game I can easily see why a lot are saying "Pay to win" Although I am willing to pay for this game and have the prices are a problem in my opinion they're all over priced like seriosly 10$ for 1000 Ka-ching is just going over board

The thing that bothers me the most tho is the ice-burners I don't want to spend like 10-20 dollars on Ice-burners for a costome and not get a single piece of it that's just REDICULOUS the chances are just too low to get these items that really needs to be fixed a long with the prices not every one has 100$ dolars to spend on a costume and a few accesories...

+Luciel players need to pay even more for these things
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
50.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Well Elsword is a pretty fun game when you don't need to fork over ♥♥♥♥ing cash to purchase something that you need and as I have read some other reviews i agree the PVP is completely horse ♥♥♥♥ and it is pathetic to try to fight someone who stunlocks you into a corner and kills you in a single combo burst then brags about being good about the game even though you got into a combo when you weren't able to do a single thing to try to break the combo or escape. Then the next topic is the PVP items, that you have to spend real cash for so you have a chance to stand against someone who wastes money to just fight in the Arena when the system of hit detection and internet that are so bad when you are fighting someone on McDonalds internet as I say it is like Minecraft PVP internet problems. But for anything I would say this game is far worse than any other Pay2Win games besides Grand Chase. But It is a pretty fun besides doing the same levels over and over again and the broken PVP netcode but I wouldn't recommend playing it even though i still am since I have nothing else to do. But I hope my Review helped you decide on playing this game and thank you for reading this and goodbye.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
would not recommend between the amount of inappropiate conversations, people being absolutely rude for no reason and the game shutting down i would never go back. I'm a simple woman and im a gamer who wants to simply find a game i can enjoy not a game that has raunchy rumor all the time, and stops working. im sorry but i do nit recommend this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
I honestly tried to like this. The combat was ok, but the core gaming and questing felt linear. Not to mention in the first five minutes there was a game breaking glitch IN THE TUTORIAL.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
88.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Other than the KOG moneygrab, the game is amazing. Better idea though, createable characters, with set roles. (exe, a character you make with a set in game role)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
It was fun while it lasted, till I got bored...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
ok so i havent played this game in a long time. im gonna start fresh on someone new and add to this review sometime later.

when i first played this game, I would grind quite a bit but thats just my nature for gaming.
hopefully i can still enjoy this game

EDIT:
after spending an ungodly amount of time trying to install this game TWICE, i concluded that it is now ♥♥♥♥.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
A very fun game, i prefer to use the game launcher from the website but you can go either way.

This game has pros and cons but is very enjoyable if you dont mind doing the same dungeon 3-4 times over and over again as it does indeed get old But lets get on to the pros and cons.

Pros:
-Very enjoyable for something in your off time.
-PvE is enjoyable.
-A nice leveling scale as it gets pretty difficult for 60-85 (I found it quite difficult)
-Nice idea of job changes for each character which supplies a character with new combos and skills making it a very refreshing game if you like to do the main story over again just to try out each characters job change (each job change has a 2nd version which makes it gain more skills and combos).
-Manages to pull off a good anime style type of game.
-Side scrolling beat em up MMoRPG thats enjoyable.

Cons:
-PvP is Unbalanced (Basically PTW).
-Repetitive.
-New classes tend to be more powerfull then the old ones.
-Can get insanely boring later on in the higher levels trying to get to 85.

And thats pretty much it, there isnt really anything else about this game other than its enjoyable for awhile but gets boring near the middle of the game and the pvp is pretty unbalanced most of the times, but its a must play if you enjoy playing through dungeons over and over again or like making people salty in pvp (Beause NA is salty AF).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
877.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Yes if you dont mind:
Pay 2 use half your skills
Salty Arena / Unbalanced Arena
Crappy Econmy

The characters are great with art and play style and can be adctive if you have even tried to support the game by buying a b-slot
Dungeons are grindy but there is a real story now
characters are unqiue with story and gameplay
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
Looking for a game that absolutely requires you to spend money to progress, yet most dungeons are repeats and it's true name is Grind Quest 3: The Grindening?















THIS GAME IS FOR YOU!!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
123.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
I've played since beta, before moving my account through Steam... bottom line, if you don't have $50 to initially spend on this game, don't play it. You need to buy alot of support in order to play. Bare minimum the $10 skill slots. You only get 4 when you need 8, especially with the 10+ skills you use. If you do have the starting funds, it can be a great game. They ran my wallet dry, so, I can't really have fun anymore.. it's hard keeping up with the majority buying thier way to "win" and not letting you fight because they hog it all. Oh well.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
114.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
I have a beasty Computer, And i love this game.



Shut up You people who say people like Me have Potatoes
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
so this ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ game is so ♥♥♥♥ing bad i dont even know how people spend money on this crap
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Installed Game
Played for 1 hour
Goes to play tf2
Leaves TF2
Goes to play Elsword
Doesnt work
Uninstall

10/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
698.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
miss the old days lol. the revamps pretty much destroyed the game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I really like this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2,215.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
first off i have spent alot of time in this game i would would not recommend it to someone who has a low income rate or isn't prepared to spend money

the game can be fun and has a bit of life in it each new town is awesome to go to when you unlock it and the dungeons that come with it are really cool looking but have to do them atleast 3 times to move on to the next one in the story line is really annoying(it moves up to 5-8 times in the high levels)

the leveling in the game is really hard to do without getting an exp boost item(its even hard with that but alittle easier) i have a charcter in the 80(cap is 85 at time of writting) and doing one dungeon gives about 8-9% of the exp bar and dungeons are your main sorce of leveling

stay out of the item mall if you do play. i repeat STAY OUT OF THE ITEM MALL. it is not needed to go into it but getting something from it costs alot of money. there are costumes in this game and you'd expect them to have nop stats and just change how you look KOG said "♥♥♥♥ that you buy a costume it makes your stats better than a f2p". the costumes cost around 25-31 dollars to get the whole set which also have set bonuses to increase your stats even more.

pvp is not worth doing. all pvp comes down to is stun locking(its a system whereif you get hit you are stunned for a second and if you keep hitting they stay stunned there is a way to get out of it but it's crap).it boils down to who can hit first and thats it which makes so slow attacking charcters useless. if anyone losses in pvp they just complain about something you did or that a charcter is op. i will admit new charcters are pretty unbalanced and kog takes their sweet ♥♥♥ time balancing them

over its not to bad of a game even though i have jsut been ranting. the scenery in each town, field, and dungeon look awesome but you spend so much time in town little time in fields and so many runs in dungeons it losses it attraction to be there. the charcters all have their own personalities and are really cool. each one play differntly then the other and it has a job system where you can change how they play ever further. guilds can feel like home if your in the right ones but big ones can fall very easily and not many people talk. i only have so many hours in this game because i only get on to talk to friends i have made in it.

in conclusion i would recommend this game if this things i stated up above were improved and made better to make the game alot more fun but as it is right now i simply dont not recommend it if you love fantasy places and exploring or grinding a ♥♥♥♥♥on you might enjoy this game but if not stay away. i hope the review helps your decision in downloading this game and have fun if you do.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
340.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
My friend got me addicted to this game a while back and i really enjoyed it. There are lots of events and recent updates. PVP is pay to win but have real skill, max level, and decent gear you can win. I play games when I feel like and with all the constant changes I get overwhelmed and stoped playing. If you love anime and combo mmorpg's then this is for you.

Pro's
-Constant events and updates
-Anime style graphics
-High level max(currently lvl85)
-Dungeons, Raids, and Fields/PVE
-PVP seasons
-Skills
-Professions
-Anime
-Characters with first and second job change(aka class)
-Pets
-Items
-Player market(list items for trade and buy items for sell by players)
-You can get almost anything in game with standard currency(just need some connection)
-Anime

Con's
-Constant events and updates
-Expensive premium currency/shop(about $40 for a costume on one character)
-Pay to win pvp
-Grinding for levels, gear, and items(one of the very few things I can't stand)
-Hoplessly long quests

$ value: Can't be determind because of the nature of the game.(aprox=$3/mo)
Replay value: inf/10 ~ if you are able to stop playing I recomend you not play again.(Is very tempting)
Overall: 9/10 ~ Haven't played in a while due to a bug(I have tried nearly every thing-not to worried)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
This my review... my lord... i've played this joint since like... 2011-2012 (or which ever year that nasod ♥♥♥♥♥ eve came through)... round that time or some ♥♥♥♥ like that. and I liked the gameplay, and the battle system. I've been on and off with this joint, since bearly any of my friends play Elsword. (i dont play the steam version that often so dont judge me based on that alone)

Now around the two years i mentioned, It wasnt that bad... though the dungeons took like 500 years to complete and it took way too damn long to level up back then too but I digress. PVP was ok, and the community wasnt as toxic as it is now.
im not sure when the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t started happening, i'm assuming either around the previous skill tree revamp and Ara's release, or when the homie Add was released... but this community got way more toxic with age.
PVP is pay to win af, ♥♥♥♥♥s out here with P2W armor and +10 +11 and possibly even +12 gears up in this ♥♥♥♥♥... while im sittin here with my free items n all that.
We got laggers (♥♥♥♥♥s who can't fix they damn internet), Trolls (source of toxicity,scum of the earth), Bearers of the ring of fury (♥♥♥♥♥s who fish for free catches at the beginning of the match), Overly Geared people (♥♥♥♥♥s who are geared to where they look like they ready for world war 3 or some ♥♥♥♥) , and Salty type ♥♥♥♥♥s (people who say you're a spammer when you beat them...even though combos in elsword are litterally the same ♥♥♥♥ anyways.)
For those of you new players who came for balance... lemme give you some friendly advice... you sure as hell aint gonna find it here... even if you're skilled, if your opponent has kaioken x10 gear equipted and their stats are too damn high (primarily crit and attack speed where you hit like goku, but you hit faster then star platinum on some ORAORAORA type ♥♥♥♥.) and you have normie gear then you're screwed unless the guy you're fighting with said gear has an IQ below 40, and tbh, thats rare fam.
I really hope they fix the pairing system too... I make a new character, get him to level 20 and im like "hey, lets do some PVP... 1st match, got stuck with a wimpy npc right? I kick his ♥♥♥ and move on. 2nd match... get stuck with a beefed up lvl 70-80 (cant remember the level cuz i died so dam fast) Reckless fist with his beefy ♥♥♥ 1-hit ko type ♥♥♥ gear and his hyperactive on the ready to kill my ♥♥♥ out of sport...of all the people i could've been stuck with.

This game in terms of dungeons... well... they certainly nurfed and changed some dungeons in the game thats for sure, because ages ago... all the stages used to take ages to complete...jesus christ... nasod core back then had like...20+ segments, and to get the super sonic title you had to beat that joint in 8 minutes. but now that they nurfed the length of the dungeons, its alot less cringeworthy to play them now... so thats something that KOG did right.
however even with all that i've mentioned in terms of dungeons... it still takes WAY too damn long to level up... after you get out of 30's... good luck leveling because you're gonna have a hell of a time.

Even with all this said however, I really like the designs of the characters, their unique move-sets and techniques, those alone are what keep reeling me back in. But i cant deal with how overpriced everything is in this game... i mean... LOOK AT THE STEAM DLC ALONE!....Each dlc pack is like... $40 a piece... all them ♥♥♥♥♥ put to gether come up to about $180
and the dlc packs dont even got much in em either.

If you're a new player... I would suggest going to Void Elsword... Way more fun, Doesnt take a centry to level up (got my infinity sword to level 80 within a day in fact).Void community is less toxic and is actually more helpful, and the game is alot more generous when it comes to stuff that costs money... matter of fact, they give you nice stuff for free, they give you perm sets, perm +10 gear, all that good stuff, and all you have to do is play the game. (Elsword Void is definately worth playing especially if you want to try out all the characters)

well thats all i have to say... its my first review so half the ♥♥♥♥ i say prolly won't make sense to some of you... i type ghetto... deal with it... nuff said.
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