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Posted: Apr 16th 2010 9:35AM Tom in VA said

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Thanks for that first graphic. That's all the warning I need. ;)

Posted: Apr 16th 2010 9:43AM (Unverified) said

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What he said ^^
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Posted: Apr 16th 2010 9:48AM (Unverified) said

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Just a little info you might want to add this is a beta test apparently, it says on the main screen when you log in that the characters will be wiped at some point.

Posted: Apr 16th 2010 10:06AM Birk said

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I dont know what the negativity is for, its a game on the iphone for cryin out loud! Ill admit, this one looks a little more appealing to me than the other one that was featured recently (cant recall the name). I played Ragnarok Online for awhile many years ago, and this looks quite similar.

It might offer a nice distraction for those times when Doodle Jumper just doesnt cut it.

Anyone know how much data this sucker uses up, though? I have a cap on my roaming data, so I doubt Ill be upgrading to an unlimited data plan just to play IMO.

Posted: Apr 16th 2010 1:30PM Birk said

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Just checking in, having downloaded this little game about an hour ago. The download process took literally no time, and Im assuming that the game does small mirco-downloads as you play to allow you to jump right in.

The game is heavily reminiscent of Ragnarok Online, and I find myself drawing parallels all over the place (hell, half the monsters look like theyve been dropped right out of RO so far, although admittedly Ive only seen a few). The customization they offer isnt spectacular, but it does an adequate job of not making everyone look like everyone else.

What Im really impressed with is the responsiveness of the virtual gamepad, and the selection wheel. Your abilities and consumables go on this little quarter-wheel on the right side of your screen, that allow you to cycle through it to four effective actionbars relatively painlessly. Its a rather ingenious system, if I do say so myself.

The lack of a quest log is a little bit perplexing, especially given the fact that most of the other game menus are pretty well done. Combat is a fluid affair, you select the monster by tapping it or hitting the action button to target the closest enemy, and then you hit the action button again to initiate auto attack. Then, you proceed to use the various abilities on your hotbar, exactly as you would in any other queue-attack MMO.

The execution feels pretty good, to be honest. Its on the Iphone, lets not forget, so I think that it will probably provide a pretty good distraction for a good while, depending on the rate that they release content. Items in the item store are indeed convenience-only (so far), and that does not bother me at all given that the game is completely free.

There is also a PVP aspect in the game, which seems kind of neat, although I have not tried it.

Bottom line, if you have an Iphone, IPad, or Itouch, and you like MMOs, you should definitely check this out and see if its up your alley. The starter zone is absolutely packed as we speak, so Im sure there will be quite an influx of people in the coming days/weeks.

Im not sure about the content, I have no idea what the level cap is, or what youre supposed to do after youve reached it. There may be dungeons, there may not...although Im betting that more will be added over time if this proves to be a success.

Realistically, we are just seeing the first wave of portable MMOs wander in to our presence, and I know that Im more than a little bit excited!

Posted: Apr 16th 2010 4:11PM breezer said

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Hmmm interested. Hope it gets ported to Android.

Posted: Apr 17th 2010 4:29AM (Unverified) said

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This. Put it on Android and I will buy it right then and there.

I'm not a huge fan of this style of game, but hell, a half-decent MMO in my hands at any given moment? I'll take it.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2010 1:43PM (Unverified) said

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IMO is definitely one of the better MMOs for mobile devices out there. It's far better than Haypi or Graal. I'd venture to say it's the first of its kind since others that have attmepted to call themselves MMOs for the mobile devices fall far short. This game is definitely alot closer to the true meaning of MMO.

If you're interested in the game, we've set up a fansite for a few mobile games out there including IMO. Check us out at www.m3orpg.com.

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