Like we mentioned last week, we got the chance to go to Hamburg and check out the upcoming free-to-play MMO, Kartuga, from publisher InnoGames. Though the event itself was a great time and a lot of fun, we were really happy about the fact that we got to test out the title even before the Closed Beta began. Well, since the Closed Beta testing phase is now underway, we figured it would be an opportune time to give you a preview of what the title is all about.
The Life of a Pirate
Kartuga is a pirate-themed, action MMO that will challenge you to master various classes and ships while facing off against other players from around the world. While there is most definitely PvE and chances to explore the virtual world, there is also a heavy focus on PvP.
he PvE gameplay is essentially like most other MMOs – there are quests that you can receive from various NPCs which will have you defeating monsters ,finding lost items and discovering new lands. Players can level by completing the quests and advance their skills.
PvP is definitely more “action packed” compared to the PvE gameplay in Kartuga. Currently, there are two PvP game modes – both of which will really push players’ skills to the limit and challenge them to work together to achieve different objectives, depending on the game mode.
Domination or Destruction?
Like we said, there are basically two different ways to play Kartuga. Players can set sail on their own adventures against the perilous world of the online game or team up with friends and other players to show off their PvP prowess.
Domination game mode is a PvP game mode that is essentially like team deathmatch. Two teams, each made up of four players, will head out on various maps to get down and dirty with opposing players. Teams earn points by defeating other players and there are two ticket counters, one for each team, that keep track of the current score. The first team to reach 2500 points wins the round.
Destruction was our person favorite because not only did we get to take on other players in action-packed battles, we also had to plant a bomb that went “boom”. Upon starting a round of destruction, a bomb will appear in the middle of the map. Players have to pick up the bomb and carry it to any one of the enemy “zones” (labeled with a large circle) and then plant the bomb. Once planted, they will have to protect it to prevent their enemies from disarming and resetting the bomb in the middle of the map.
The Vast and Colorful World
The world of Kartuga is quite colorful and vibrant. From vast seas to mighty ports, most of your standard pirate scenery is there. Like many other MMOs, there are different areas which characters come from and in the case of Kartuga, three different and unique areas.
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