Toram Online is a 3D open world MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), developed and published by Asobimo Inc. Released globally on December 4, 2014, the game reached 10 million downloads worldwide on both iOS and Andriod. The game is a sequel to one of the other games published by Asobimo Inc, IRUNA online with improved graphics, gameplay and story.
What is a MMORPG game?
MMORPG stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. In these games, players have control of pretty much anything, from appearance and sex to skills and identity. As players progress in-game, they will have the opportunity to evolve their characters by making them more unique and powerful. World of Warcraft, The Elder Scrolls online and Black Desert Online are some of the most popular MMORPG games.
Objectives of the game
As a mobile MMORPG game, Toram Online has `hit the spot’ for many players. With great storyline, cut scenes as well as graphics, Asobimo has attracted their fans from IRUNA online to continue supporting them in their journey. What attracts people to MMORPG games, is being able to interact with the game. Events, characters and the narrative structure of Toram, gives a satisfying experience to players which makes them feel like they are a part of the story in the making.
But of course, playing a game is not all about the story telling. In this case, it’s also about creating your very own character. Choosing your class, grind to defeat monsters and bosses.
Creating your character
Customization, customization, customization, YES, Toram Online is all about customization. From head to toe you can customize how you want your character to look like. It will take a long time, as there’s about 40 or more different types of hairstyle, eye, hair color etc. After selecting your desired look, you can proceed to selection of your weapon type.
There are 5 classes and 8 different types of weapons. Each weapon has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Taking Axes as an example, even though they deal the most damage, they are the slowest. Similarly, even though Katanas are fast, they don’t deal as much damage as Axes.
Even though it’s a little confusing, don’t worry you will get the hang of it. We’ll talk more about the classes and weapons as we go along.
I’m in the game, what do I do now?
Once you’re in the game, you will most likely be headed to do all kinds of quests. Don’t worry about it, you’re not going to get lost. Follow the main quests closely and clear most of the content. However, as this is an MMORPG, it is only natural for you to be stuck at some point. Being unable to kill a boss would be an indication. This would result in you not being able to progress in the game.
You will reach to a certain point where you will constantly find yourself a couple of levels beneath the bosses you face. This is normal. You will have to keep grinding your levels and skills to progress. This is one of the many reasons why players are addicted to MMORPGS – because of the grind. Players feel a sense of accomplishment. Players who grind the whole day for months just to kill one boss which would give them the rarest drop of all. Yes, that will satisfy the thirst of any MMORPG player. Being able to flaunt and one-shot monsters, who wouldn’t want that?
Tip: To get spina in early game, farm minotaur skins and sell them on the consignment board.
What is Grinding and how do you do it?
Grinding is a gaming term which means – repeating the same action time and again. So let’s take leveling up as an example. At a certain point in the game, you will need to kill hundreds and thousands of monsters to level up. Hence its a bit of a “grind”.
To be efficient with your grinds, you would seek monsters that gives you the highest exp. But with that said, you would also want to be able to kill the mob within a few hits to maximize your exp to hit ratio.
If you’re not a fan of mob-killing grinding, you can always opt to do side quests. Of course, some quests may not give as much exp as monsters, but you might have more fun this way than going for a grind. Not to mention, you will get items to improve your character when you clear quests.
Grinding also allows you to farm for materials needed for crafting your equipment later in game. You will eventually need to visit the blacksmith to craft high level gear. To craft high level gear, you will need to have all the ingredients stated in the recipe.
Even though it is much more efficient to grind compared to doing quests, some people may find more joy in clearing quests as compared to grinding. After all, one plays a mobile game to enjoy it’s content. At any point in time, if you feel like you’re no longer enjoying the game and finding it a chore, you shouldn’t be playing the game anymore. Take a step back before continuing the game.
What are the different types of Class/Weapons?
There are 8 different types of weapons and each of them belong to a specific class.
Classes: Samurai, Spearmen, Clerics, Mages and Rogues.
Weapons: Katana, Long Sword, Axe, Spears, Staffs, Wands, Twins Swords and Bows.
Each class has a different focus in terms of attributes as well.
Taking Samurai for example, it is better to focus on Power, Vit and Dex. Because it provides decent Health, HP Recovery and lesser chance to miss.
You can find the above by clicking on the top left corner of your screen Menu> Character > Stats > Build Character.
It is extremely important for you to remember to spend your stat points. If you are not spending your stat points, it means that you have lesser stats on your character compared to everyone else at your level, which will result in your inability to kill monsters or bosses.
Every time you level up, you will get 1 skill point. These skill points allow you to unlock additional cool skills for your character. Taking the screenshot above as an example, we can see that there are skills that are currently locked. Leveling your character up will allow more skill points to unlock skills. We’re not going to go in-depth into which skill you should level up first. Seek forums online for related skills, types and class help.
Equipments | How to acquire them?
Heading towards the equipment section, the greyed out sections are equipment that you don’t own. It is highly advisable for you to equip the highest level of equipment you have available.
You can visit the blacksmith and craft your desired weapon. But needless to say, you would need to fulfill the recipe requirements.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a new mobile MMORPG game, you can definitely give Toram Online a go. They are constantly updating and releasing new content. Also, events take place constantly. As of now, the Halloween event is live in-game. Some basic event rewards you get are – equipment, cosmetics, in-game currency etc. With that said, Toram Online is most suitable for players who are looking for a grindy game that’s on the go.
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