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Requiem: Bloodymare

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Gravity Interactive

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'Requiem: Bloodymare' Bartuk Race Revealed - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2008 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT

Gravity Interactive, known for Ragnarok Online, is kicking it up a notch in the new year and announced it is bringing Requiem: Bloodymare to North America. This new MMO, designed for a mature audience, melds elements of horror, fantasy and sci-fi and introduces a world where the misuse of science and magic has warped the natural world into a twisted vision of death.

Requiem: Bloodymare's brand of horror is changing the face of massively multiplayer online games. With innovative ragdoll physics, buckets of blood and the unique Nightmare, DNA and Beast Possession systems, Requiem offers players gameplay they will not find anywhere else.

Race: BARTUK

Strength: High Strength and Solidarity

Weakness: Weak Spirit, Susceptible Minds

Characteristics: Bartuks are gifted with enormous physical power, but tend to be spiritually weak. They get easily enraged, a flaw that enemies sometimes exploit. Bartuks are generous to their allies, and fight alongside them with a strong sense of solidarity. Their decision-making process is simple: ?help friend, smash enemy". Magic wielding Bartuks are generally limited to the black arts and fire magic, and they lack the intelligence to use more subtle magic.

Combat Style: Bartuks focus on strength-based weapon combat, foregoing shields in favor of heavy Two-Handed Weapons. Bartuk magic is usually limited but it is also unfamiliar to the other races, making it difficult for them to counter.

Relationship with Other Race: Bartuks have a deep seated hatred toward the Xenoas ? they've been historically dominated by them. Bartuks can cooperate with the Kruxenas, but loathe everyone else.

Set in the frozen tundras of Crescent, the streets of Parness and many other mysterious locales, Requiem: Bloodymare plunges players in a world where technology has gone berserk and blood-thirsty creatures lurk around every corner, allowing for a unique horror MMO experience.

The DNA system allows players to customize their characters to their heart's content by combining new pieces of DNA. There are five slots available but certain combinations can have special results and unlock a sixth slot.

The Beast Possession system allows players to transform their characters into menacing Beasts in order to slay even the fiercest of monsters. Beasts can be acquired starting on level 25 and gain experience with the user's main character. Up to three beasts can be equipped allowing players to select between warrior and magic user beasts to balance their play style.

The Nightmare system is one of Requiem's main differentiators. Requiem has day and night cycles; a full day takes two hours in-game. Every night, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., the world goes dark and much more powerful monsters come to life. Players are able to collect better loot from Nightmare monsters; however they?ll need backup in order to avoid repeated, painful deaths.

Requiem: Bloodymare is now available to all players. To play the game, go to the official website, create your free beta account and download the client.

The game will be free-to-play with two levels of premium subscriptions.


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