Gala Networks Europe has revealed more details about the features of Age of Wulin including the player versus player (PvP) combat system, awards, punishment and guild vs. guild conflicts. The PvP system does not only allow players to fight, compete and duel with any other player at any time, but is also part of a much bigger social networking system, that even involves in-game achievements and rewards.
PvP combat is possible anytime and anywhere in the Jianghu, the game world of Age of Wulin, and only restricted when it comes to completely new characters. Only new players and characters, who haven’t completed the introductory tutorial and joined a sect yet, are protected to not get attacked. Other than that, everything is possible, and players can freely enjoy PvP battles. Players can even unlock in-game achievements for PvP successes. These achievements will not only earn them rewards, but can also be shown off in the game-internal social network system, that allows players to interact with their friends and enemies also when their characters are not nearby. Through this system, players can also grant bounties on the heads of other players, for example when they want other players to help them taking revenge.
Attacking other players obviously is a crime, but in the open gaming world of the medieval Jianghu of Age of Wulin, there isn’t a police system that works country-wide. Only local authorities can try to hunt down criminals or players, who signed up for constable duties, and mostly, guards and policemen will be found in cities. Still, players with an extensive crime record might end up in a penitentiary, and will have to spend their prison time online. Bribing wardens, or, in some cases, doing good by raising money for charity might help to get free from jail earlier. Part of the PvP system is also group and faction-based warfare. Additionally to the one thousand three hundred-player guild-vs-guild PvPs, there’s also the opportunity to see sects, the factions in Age of Wulin, fighting against each other.
Age of Wulin is an epic free to play massively multiplayer online role playing game set in Imperial China, which revolves around the lore and practice of Chinese martial arts within the Wuxia universe. The closed beta tests for Age of Wulin will begin in early 2013 and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details.