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Mythos

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Frogster Online Gaming GmbH
Developer: HanbitSoft / Flagship
Release Date: 2011 (US), April 28, 2011 (EU)

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'Mythos' Details Its Crafting System - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2010 @ 3:47 a.m. PST

Mythos is an online, action RPG that is free to download and free to play. The land of Uld is a fantasy world arising from the ashes of an epoch-long war of darkness. Players assume the roles of fantasy heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest through entirely randomized dungeons and environments.

Mythos is an online, action role-playing game that is free to download and free to play. Set in the land of Uld – a fantasy world arising from the ashes of an epoch-long war of darkness – players assume the roles of fantasy heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest through entirely randomized dungeons and environments. With an elegant point-and-click interface and an accessible "isometric" perspective, Mythos is poised to have near-universal appeal. The game allows thousands of players to interact within the same world while using mostly "instanced" dungeons to create unique gaming experiences suited for both solo and group-minded players.

As players journey into Mythos' ever-expanding universe, they select one of four races (Human, Satyr, Gremlin, or Cyclops) and opt to play as a particular character class using a huge variety of skills and items. Through heroic quests players search for gold, gems, armor, and weapons, while unlocking the secrets of Uld. Mythos presents a constantly expanding, continuously updated world where something new lurks around every corner.


Gamers can break down items looted from one of the dangerous dungeons or stolen from  a nasty monster to create more powerful items from the individual pieces.  Players have their choice of three specialities in the skill tree: Terran, Sylvan and Etheral. Utilising enhancement bonuses and by collecting skill points, players are able to forge the game's most powerful items.

Spoilt for choice

In every skill tree, there are specialisations for different types of weaponry and armour. For example, in the Terran category you can craft items like swords or breastplates. In the Etheral category, players have the option to create magical items like a magic wand or garments. Firearms can be made using the Sylvan tree.  Each category features six enchantments, such as fire damage or poison protection, with which items can be further upgraded.

After every hard fought level up, Mythos monster mashers are awarded two skill points. There are over 100 different abilities in the three specialisations for players to choose from.  As points are awarded, these options are unlocked and determine what type of items can be crafted. Players can decide themselves about which type of weaponry they want to specialise in, or which skill tree they want to beef up.

For the decisive and the adrenaline junkies

After building up their skills, gamers can place a slot in their completed items. By placing crafted heraldries in these slots, players receive a temporary buff, such as increased life points. The temporary buffs are perfect if you find yourself suddenly in some dank dungeon and need to teach an unruly monster some manners.

Being clever with your skill points, as well as upgrading with enchantments, is the ultimate determination as to how powerful your crafted items can become. Additionally, when crafting items, gamers can decide how high to set each attribute, for example speed. However, the higher the attribute is cranked, the chances of the crafting process going haywire increase. But with that increased risk, comes the potential for a better end product. Tinkering with your items after the hunt is guaranteed to provide a thrill. 


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