While IP e-Games is preparing for the launch of Zhu Xian Online, they are giving us one more cute MMORPG games to play with – NosTale Online, or Tale of the Nomad of Silver Spirit.
There’s no need to join the Close Beta Test or wait for the official launch of the game as NosTale is already running! All you have to do is download the game, create your account and immerse yourself into the wonderful world that awaits you.
“I’m really excited to introduce Nostale to Philippine players through the partnership with IP e-Games, the biggest gaming company in the country. What pleases me the most is that we can now give Philippine players a chance to meet up with players all over the world in our casual RPG game,” said Kevin Song, CEO of Servex Co., Ltd., publishers of the game’s Global service.
“Our PH gamers can expect great in-game and live events for Nostale. Rest assured that e-Games will take good care and give its full support to the Nostale PH community,” said Sonny Carlos, e-Games Product Manager for Nostale Philippines.
Unlike other games that IP e-Games is offering, NosTale is actually hosted in South Korea and has been running for quite some time now so don’t be surprised to see high level characters in the game. What IP e-Games is giving us is the opportunity to use E-points to buy at NosMall. NosMall is the virtual item mall of Nostale wherein you can purchase premium items such consumables, costumes, and other enhancements.
NosTale is a free-to-play Fantasy Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) developed and published by the Korean company, Entwell Co., Ltd. and IP e-Games brought the game here in the Philippines. It was first released in Korea in 2006.
NosTale means “The Tale of Nomads of Silver Spirit”. The game features typical MMORPG elements, such as chatting, questing, training, partying, setting up player shops and contains most of the elements that other MMORPGs have. Some of the features of the game include Manhwa-style art, ability to select occupations after reaching a certain level, and ability to transform into “Specialist” form using cards and points. The tale speaks of the adventurers of the continent of Eastmile.
NosTale has 3 different characters to play with: Swordsman, Archers and Sorcerers. You will have to start as Adventure first until you gain enough levels to switch to any of the 3 main class.
Swordsmen have the highest Health Points (HP) and the lowest MP usage. They are the masters of the sword and strongest in close combat. The advantage for warriors are strong attacks and critical strikes.
Archers have a balance of HP and MP. Their specialty is using the bow and arrow. Archers’ strength lies in ranged-attacks and tactics such as hit-and-run, but arrows can run out, leaving them to rely on close-combat skills that are inferior to those of the Swordsman. Archers’ have the highest critical hit ratio among all the other classes.
Sorcerers use magic and avoid physical combat. They have low HP, but a high MP. Their specialty is using a staff and excels in magic. The advantage of this class is that they have the ability to heal themselves using the skill Aura of Healing, but if they run out of MP they are more vulnerable than other classes.
Probably the biggest attraction for NosTale is the Mini Land where you can aquire your own land and decorate it. You may build your own house, put lamp posts on the sides, plant trees and more that you can imagine. Its like your mini friendster for you to design and invite friends to visit. Not only that you can design your own land, you can also place mini games for your friends to play and give rewards to the winners. Now this is something that is unique and first in Philippine MMORPG. Hello Kitty Online to be released by Level Up! Games has the same feature but for now, NosTale wins here.
NosTale is a PC-friendly game meaning you can play the game and not worrying by high system requirements. If you can play RAN smoothly then you can play NosTale as well.
Recommended System Requirements
- CPU: Pentium or AMD class with 800MHz or higher
- RAM: 512MB of system memory is required.
- Graphics: An old Geforce MX2 with 32MB of memory is enough to play the game
- HDD: A minimum of 1.2GB disk space is required to install the full client.
- OS: Windows 2000, XP and Vista. Im not sure if you can run the game on Windows 98 but maybe it could still. No luck for Linux users but you may try your luck at Wine though.
You may visit NosTale’s official website at http://nostale.e-games.com.ph/