|Developer(s)||Onwind Digital Co., Ltd|
|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista|
|Release date(s)||Currently in open beta|
|Genre(s)||Fantasy; Massively multiplayer online role-playing game|
|Input methods||Keyboard, Mouse|
Zu Online is a 3D MMORPG currently in open beta taking place in the universe of Zu. Adapted from a Chinese fantasy novel, Zu Online is a persistent world thematically inspired by China's heritage, in particular the traditions associated with wuxia. Developed by Onwind Digital, it will be offered in the West by IGG.
Zu is a mythical mountain range in Sichuan, China, where legends of immortals with amazing powers take up residence. In the past, a war broke out between the good immortals and the evil demons. It started when Blood Demon, the leader of the evil forces, led the demons on an assault on Zu. In the middle of the war, a relic known as Oracle Rock was created, and on its surface was the Heavenly Scripture that held the secret to stop the Blood Demon. The immortal clans hurried to their way to the Oracle Rock, but Blood Demon and his followers were already waiting in ambush. An intense battle ensue, and the Oracle Rock itself was smashed into many crystal-like shards and scattered all over the Zu world.
The game starts 10 years after the battle at Oracle Rock, with the players entering Zu as one of the Five Clans of Zu to continue the battle against Blood Demon and the evil demons. The world of Zu is slowly showing effects of corruption by the evil...
The Five Clans: There are 5 character classes to choose from: Bead Fairy, Moon Maiden, Summoner, Sun Warrior, and Swordsman. Players can have up to five characters per account, and will also have access to over 250 skills between the five classes.
Faction System: Players are able to join one of the 3 factions: Tai, Wu and Xun. Each faction is hostile to each other, so players can fight with other players in the opposing factions.
Quest System: In Zu Online, there are four types of quest: General, round, honor, massacre. Each quest has its own rewards and challenges. The Quest System features quests with clear goal directions. Thus, whether players are new or experienced they can easily find suitable quests for their levels. However, there is a limit on how many quests one can receive at a time (anywhere up to 20). Players can check their progress in the Quest Log.
Area Occupation: Players can join Guilds and compete for areas (pillars) that are unoccupied, or starting a war trying to capture pillars occupied by others guild within same faction. The winner receives experience while afk plus bone for the events (currency in zu).
Pet System: Players are able to equip a pet when they have reached a certain level. Feeding pets can increase their satiation degree, experience,and intimacy while feeding them equipment teaches them skills. (Resilience, Regeneration, Rejuvenation, Resistance, Move Speed, Garrote, Critical) Constand feeding will result in an increase, or level up of these skills. The pets can be ridden only by one player when the player and pet have reached level 30. The appearance of the pet may be changed through feeding inner bolus, feet decorations and eyes.
Daily Events: Everyday there are special events that every player can join, limited only by each event's level requirements. It is scheduled all around the clock, with 3 possible times to join per day. These events have great rewards in the form of massive experience points and items.