RF Online Reader Review
I was part of the RF world for just over a year from release.
The Game its has a great concept behind it three different races all with there own special features and abilities and there own lands which other races can invade and hamper your leveling spells and boss mob hunts, which then you have to call forth your leadgons of battle hardens players to come to your aid to drive the enemy forces out of your land. The three races of this game were as falls Cora Overview The Holy Alliance Cora is a spiritual civilisation with a firm belief in religion and the magical arts. Though the history of the Cora has been built on religious wars, which has created multiple states and nations, the country is strongly unified through its core religious beliefs. The Cora people, united as the Holy Alliance, now battle for their survival using the magical powers drawn from their spiritual beliefs, and traditional weapons blessed by their god, Disem. History Decem has created the world to turn oblivion into beauty, and the Corites to enforce his will. Knowing they are the chosen race, Corites have organized their society accordingly to their faith in their god. Everything they do in "This Life" is to ascend to a high station or being, gaining them a closer relationship with their god. It is evident that those who do enforce His will are granted more powers, abilities and become stronger in the use of the Darkling Force, the most precious gift Decem has made to His children. Decem states that Corites must not harm the planet or any planets they inhabit, that they must insure its well being and take care of it, for harming the planet would be harming Decem himself. Corites are permitted only to use the resources they need to expand and move on to help fulfil the will of Decem. They do all things within nature, heightening it in its vast beauty. The Corites refine metals with the Darkling Force, combining alloys without causing pollution to create their items and weapons. All of their items are technologies empowered by the Darkling force. Corite clothing and armours are made from nothing but natural materials, the clothing they wear is loose and allows for a lot of flexibility. It is the Corites� belief that their bodies are a shrine to Decem, for he created them. Corites hold beauty with a lot of value, and take care of their bodies and hygene extremely well. They love and respect their bodies as to act in perfect unison within Decem. All foods and consumables eaten by the Corites must be blessed by Decem before they eat them. In accordance with their beliefs, all the food they ingest is to be completely natural wholesome foods grown specifically by the Corites for the purpose of eating, using only natural means to create the sustenance which they require to survive.
Bellato Overveiw The Bellato Union utilise machines and some magic in their culture. Renowned for their great mechanical minds, intelligence and hand-eye coordination, the Bellato can construct huge armoured battle mechs and weapons to use in the war. Though they are physically strong and intelligent, the huge gravitational energies from their home planet have left the Bellato with smaller builds. The Bellato are experienced traders and their financial minds and greed have driven the need to extend out to other planets, to colonize and claim resource. To expand to the rest of the universe, the Bellato have to ensure that the Novus Sector doesn't fall under the supremacy of the Accretia or Cora. This desire to expand and grow will no doubt leave the galaxy engulfed in turmoil and chaos. History The mechanized equipment was initially produced for use in scientific progression, and was used on construction sites in the past and not for battle purposes. As the technology progressed, more diverse types of armour equipment were mass-produced and as the armour unit became more established it was placed into live battle zones. Those early battles featuring the armoured machines saw some impressive victories for the federation. This led to the national defence expenditure increasing, with the army gearing towards producing more of the armour units. However, in the course of the Novus War, the armour unit�s previous criminal records coupled with a series of defeats in battle to the Accretian launcher units, saw the internal position of the unit's effectiveness within the army weakened. These defeats where largely as a result of the armoured units not being designed in consideration of the geographical features of the Novus Planet, but after the rights to manufacture was handed over to the civilian contractors, they were remodelled to suit the landscape of Novus. As the efficiency of the armour units dropped due to the huge operational costs involved, the federation�s peace committee decided to close down the armour unit group. The armoured units can be divided into two types; one constructed as a field style unit and the other as a siege warfare unit. The Siege unit was very complicated to produce and required vast amounts of consumable resources, more than the federation could really sustain. The Field Armour unit in contrast was better suited to mass production as it was possible to produce them economically and for this reason they are more widely available. The committee then became unsure as to how to dispose of the units, so they decided that the civilians could dispose and trade the units at a low price, but a law was passed due to the powerful firepower of the units to ensure that they were not used outside of the army.
Accretia Overview The Accretian Empire follows a totalitarian regime where goals are for the Empire, a thought that is embraced by its followers. There is no feeling when it comes to the destruction of other races and for good reason, for the Accretia are a race of mechanised units with a materialistic thinking. The Accretia are proud to be the strongest and most formidable race in the galaxy, and are proud of the huge weapons they have created to kill men, women and all things living. Their need to expand to the further reaches of the universe to become even stronger is paramount and a key driving force to their being. This has inevitably led them to the Planet Novus and the arcane civilisations it plays home to. History Accretians are organic brains merged into mechanical bodies� Not being mere robots acting accordingly to a rigid piece of software, they are to obey a motive, and that motive is the pursuit of perfection. While individualism is not promoted, and not even tolerated, self-consciousness does remain; the Accretian society is not to be seen as a hive or a collective mind. The way they are created, educated and indoctrinated makes the Accretians solely concerned by the evolution of the society as a whole. However, perfection at a higher level can only be achieved through perfection at an individual level. Accretians are the direct descendants of the EMC researchers, the humans who gave birth to Bellateans and Corites through their experiments. Thriving on that heritage, they have brought the intelligence and dedication to science of their ancestors up to new levels. Accretian culture is all about science and rational thinking. That makes them seek relentlessly for knowledge and rational explanations and solutions to problems, at every level. Be it a soldier learning tactics from past skirmishes or a leading scientist searching new cloning methods by the study of other races� anatomy. The Accretian army, being fully mechanised has very few needs, it does however require constant maintenance. Apart from this downtime for repairs, the Accretian army is quite self-sufficient; their robotic bodies completely self sustaining and replenishing their energy and bodily functions where required. However the human brain inside of the Accretians cybernetic bodies does need to rest every once in a while, the brain is incapable of being on alert constantly without suffering from fatigue, thus when needed to, the Accretians will shut down and �rest� to recover . Despite this biological need to rest, an Accretian are still far stronger than it would be if still in human form. Their metallic bodies also grant the Accretian populace a far superior regeneration capability then that of the Bellateans or the Corites.
Well that�s is just to give you some background on the races involved in the game.
Anyway the concept behind this game was brillant and very enjoyable you could level your character to level 50 which was the cap and when I played it took around 8 months to do of semi hardcore gaming, but the game as been made a lot easier and had a good few add-ons since my time of ruling the cora race with my guild (Insane) The game now has went F2P which made it great to just hop on and off to say hello to my friends etc and the game seems to be developing all the time now but the provides of the game (Codemasters) have yet to have a very successful MMO they are on there way to it but they need to spend a lot of time on services and as RF was a eastern game to begin with they had to translate all patches which delayed all releases they could easily push more man power into that stage and had the game moving at a very fast paces and not letting players get bored. I am a very PvP gamer I love to fight other people online over MMOs and this game really forced you to PvP where you had to fight for your right to EXP and take good EXP spots from different races etc. Also every 8 hours they had what was called a Chip War which was a mass RvRvR battle for right to have a faster mining facility for 8 hours where you could make money to refine weapons etc. The Battle engine and machincs in this game were very good for PvP which kept me intrested for so long but the game its self got really boring there was not much challenge behind the game for the tipical gammer that just wants to level and have fun without PvPing
In my conculsion I would say that this game is great to just play without having to put much work into and now that its F2P (free to play) its well worth a look. This is a very short review basically personal report of what I thought of the game. So please don�t get angry if it never gave you enough information feel free to go to the website which is: http://www.rf-onlinegame.com/