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the.underdark

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#1 8 years ago

I stumbled onto this MMO recently whose concept immediately grabbed my attention. It’s called Luminary: Rise of the Goonzu and I wasn’t disappointed. Actually, I was somewhat hesitant since at first glance, it wasn’t exactly the prettiest game I’d ever seen but out of curiosity, I decided to give it a shot. Besides, it was described as a game that involved a lot of political and economic stuff so I jumped the gun and downloaded the damn thing. The 1 gig installer finished faster than I expected so I jumped into it. Boy was I surprised. I found myself logging in and suddenly being offered to pick a mentor who’s supposed to help me out. It was newbie friendly which surprised me since a lot of other games would just let you stick to a couple of NPCs and figure the rest on your own if you have no friends.

Anyway, Luminary isn’t exactly a one of a kind game. In fact, I came across a couple of other similar games along the way although some of them just didn’t really cut it for me. One of them was Pirate King. Besides the fact, I’m really in favor of ninjas (Haha… Internet Meme), it didn’t really appeal to me all that much. Sure, it has a couple of similar traits but I didn’t feel the game had much depth to it.

A recent rave between some of my other friends was Wonderland Online. This game is quite similar to Luminary even in terms of graphics but again, it lacked content. Beyond the social system and pets, there wasn’t all that much else so I stopped. All in all, I felt that Luminary tuned its system enough to keep in mind even the new players. The mini-games during crafting are also a good change of pace when you’re not collecting materials. So if you’re tired of your dime a dozen MMO, Luminary’s well-tuned system should be a breath of fresh air with a good community to boot.

Anyone around here playing, too?




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#2 8 years ago

hi there..

I am playing luminary too. I'm glad there's another one here. I agree in what you've said, Lumi's not the prettiest and the latest one but I really enjoy the game system especially the political-economic.Our Goonzu election will start soon let's vote for our candidate^^

nice meeting you and welcome to the forum




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#3 8 years ago

Thanks for the welcome. Yeah, elections are coming up so tension's starting to build up between the candidates. XD I haven't been playing for a very long time but I'm enjoying myself at a leisurely pace. It's also nice to see that there's another player around these parts, too.