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Two big news items for Perfect World Entertainment's upcoming free-to-play MMO, RaiderZ. First up, the game received a brand new trailer detailing the rest and respite features including making meals, singing songs and beating crap over the head with guitars. Also, in a new interview, producer Rüdiger Moersch confirmed that the game won't be pay-to-win.
All right, so first up, let's get to the trailer because it looks sexy as a shiny wilder-beast who just pinged level 100 and feels like curb stomping some level 20 hunters. Except, in the trailer, the hunters are the ones doing all the curb stomping. Check it out below courtesy of MMO Bomb.
Now if that trailer got you all hot and bothered in the small portion of your mind that enjoys traveling long distances across gorgeous vistas and then gutting a 50 foot tall monster and spilling its entrails out in front of your friends while you devour its heart with your bare hands, then you'll probably be equally excited to know that the game won't be pay-to-win. Instead the game will focus on selling consumables, costumes and clothes similar to Team Fortress 2.
In an interview with the fine folks over at RipTen, Rüdiger Moersch talked up some of the finer points of the game, including having a wide variety of class customization with more than 250 unique talents, both open and instanced dungeons for free and personal loot drops, as well as an ingredient system for a rather detailed crafting setup.
Moersch also had some positive things to say about the game's playing style and foundation, mentioning that...
“Most of the quests have something to do with the story, and as you go forward you realise that even the early quests were tied into it,” he says.
Another really cool aspect is that if the video wasn't proof enough, the design team are heavy, heavy fans of Capcom's Monster Hunter series, which is arguably one of the greatest RPG franchises ever created. It's so well polished and designed and has such an amazing atmosphere. The designers for RaiderZ wanted to capture that atmosphere and that's what they're aiming for in their action-oriented MMO. I would be lying if I said I was excited.
You can sign up for the upcoming RaiderZ beta testing sessions over at the Official Website. To read up on more of the nitty-gritty, loosey-juicy details on RaiderZ from producer Rüdiger Moersch feel free to check it out over at RipTen.