If you like old-school Minecraft and MMOs, then the World of Dragons is definitely for you. It’s set in a powerful fantasy world after the events of A Realm of Minecraft and features all the exciting aspects you’d come to expect from such an experience. There are several elements to the game, including PvP, PvE, as well as more random aspects. However, you can choose which elements of the game you want to focus on.
First of all, the Minecraft community is huge. When you join, you’ll find hundreds or thousands of other players just like you, eager to play some Minecraft together. To get started in the game, you need to select a race – human, tauren, troll, or even dragonborn. Next, you can choose a class and choose your character’s name, which is now your character’s picture. Now you can begin to level up and do all the usual quests, or you can do what many other players do – engage in all the action.
In the World of Dragons, you start as a lowly peasant. You’re asked by Count Dracula, Lord of the Undead, to help him defeat an evil wizard called Nefrax. But instead of battling him directly, you’re asked to defeat his three lieutenants. This earns you the title of Count, and you have a host of secondary quests to complete as well.
You can buy or sell anything in the game, and build up either your capital or inventory with gold. You also start learning the ins and outs of managing your gold, so that you don’t waste too much of it. Your character can be further customized with different skills and attributes. This means that you can become an expert at doing certain things, or perhaps be a very lethal melee attacker.
World of Dragons comes complete with two campaigns, the first of which is called the Rise of the Silver Hand. This campaign sees you trekking through a dark forest (basically, the game’s version of Azeroth) to search for a mysterious, powerful artifact called the Dragon Talisman. The second campaign, called the Fall of Giants, sees you playing the role of Kingric. You’ll be able to command your army and sail on ships, while fighting your way through hordes of undead and their allies.
I’ve only had a few minutes of play time so far, but from the looks of it, the game looks really impressive. The overall design is very nice – the character models are very detailed and look quite a bit more realistic than their 3D-model cousins. I can’t wait to see what else the developers have in store for World of Dragons, and hope that it will live up to the success enjoyed by the original version.