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MU Online

MU Online

MU Online is an example of one free to play MMORPG that is defining a genre, many pay to play have now adopted the free to play model. Now, while most of these games fail to live to expectations as an ftp, they do offer a lot of things that somehow make them seem better than other FTPs. That is why these games are able to satisfy their loyal player base even after opening their gates for free users. One example of such a game is MU Online.

MU online was originally developed in 2003 by Korean gaming company Webzen. MU Online is one of only three games developed by the company so far. The game is a fantasy MMORPG with a lot of hack-and-slash elements. It draws much influence from the classics such as WoW. However, in terms of look it resembles table top RPG classics such as Diablo. The game offers some exciting gameplay and interesting features. Let’s just find some more about it.

Getting Started

It is a story about a land called MU. For centuries, MU was a land of peace, but the prophecy had to become true. Chaos started to reign over the country. Power hungry feudal lords have ruined the peace and prosperity of the land. One of those lords foolishly unleashed the Devil of darkness upon the land. Waking up from the slumber, the devil has raised hell upon earth. MU is now his land. His minions are all over the place.

The prophecy also foretells about a ray of hope, and for MU it is the seal of Etramu. It is the only thing that can imprison the devil again and stop his evil reign.

The game has around six playable character classes. However, only three classes are open for beginners. Let’s take a look at the beginner classes.

Dark knights – as much as we want them to look like the Batman, these dark knights are much similar to power rangers. Their costume offers them immense strength and powers. They can deal a lot of damage and launch deadly attacks in melee combat. This is a great class to begin with.
Fairy Elves – These are the fast and fabulous ones. These gorgeous looking fairies are might deceive you into underestimating their power. Their strength lies in their agility and buffs. Energy elves can assist their allies with their buffs and spells while agility elves are excellent long ranged attackers.
Dark Wizard – this is a major offensive class. They can use the power of elements to send any enemy down n no time. However, their powerful spells require more energy and time.
Gameplay

Gameplay

New players start off with a character selection which offers only three aforementioned base classes. One thing that might be disappointing here is the total absence of any customization what so ever. You don’t even get to choose a gender. Anyhow, the character art is good enough to calm you down for a while at least.

The game’s obvious resemblance with titles such as Diablo is visible from the very first screen. The players start off in the game world with a sense of completely getting lost. The reason is simple, there is no map. It is hard to say whether the developers completely forgot about it or if it was intentional just to make the game a little harder. In any case, it jus didn’t work in the favor of the game.

However, after spending a few hours in the game, things would really start to get exciting. The reason is the fast paced combat and a well incorporated progression system. In MU Online, you just can’t level up without putting a lot effort into it. There is a comprehensive skill tree that you must climb in order to keep pace with the competitive gameplay. Besides, the real fun starts after you learn a lot of skill and reach the level where you can choose from advanced classes. Seeing your character teleporting from one place to another is definitely exciting.

The basic gameplay elements are just like what we have in other classic RPGs. There are quests like in other MMOs. Most of these quests require you to do the same stuff that we have been doing in every other MMORPG i.e. Find something or kill someone. Since leveling up is quite slow, the games can easily get repetitive and full of grind.

One thing that adds fun to the game is Player-killing. Yes, it is allowed, but only once in ever three hours. However, if you fail to curb your wickedness, you might end up being tagged as a murderer. Beware! No one in MU is interested doing business with a ‘murderer’. Yet, we won’t say that it isn’t fun, unless of course you are the victim.

Finally, the PvP-ing is also nothing extra-ordinary in Mu Online. The game does offer most of the common PvP modes including duels and guild wars. What make it interesting are the regularly held events. These events are usually easy to be won by players of all levels. They will grant you with a lot of experience and other rewards.

Graphics, Sounds, and UI

There was a time when MU online was greatly praised for its graphics, but things have greatly changed since the last decade. Newer games, even FTPs are showcasing mind-blowing high resolution graphics and fascinating details. Compared to most new games, MU Online is definitely a strain for the eyes. However, the animations for attacks and spells are really praise-worthy.
MU Online uses the simple point controls. While they do make it easier to grasp, there are always some technical issues to tackle. Most of the time, you wont be able to get your character into the action without multiple clicks.

Sounds are a bit lacking in MU Online. While the music sounds pleasant, the effects are repetitive to the point of being highly annoying. The soundtracks hardly play for the first fifteen minutes and then all you must endure is the annoying roars and screams of the monsters. MU Online clearly belongs to the list of the games that are better playable with muted sounds.

The Final Word

Although MU Online fails to set itself apart from other Korean MMORPGs from early 2000s, it does give a few good reasons to enjoy it between the breaks. The game has managed to maintain a huge and loyal player base, and this is only one of the reasons why it is able to offer a real Massively Multi-player excitement. So, if you need a little time off your regular MMO, or if you are waiting for your new favorite MMO to gather some players, MU Online would definitely fill in as your temporary addiction.


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  • PrawnSkunk
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #1

    🙂

  • codybandy313
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #2

    [..YouTube..] Meh.. game doesn’t look too special or unique.. :I

  • codybandy313
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #3

    Meh.. game doesn’t look too special or unique.. :I

  • erasetoimprove
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #4

    [..YouTube..] this game is AWESOME for being 10 years old

  • erasetoimprove
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #5

    this game is AWESOME for being 10 years old

  • pokemon1999fc
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #6

    [..YouTube..] i remember playing it 6 years ago xD

  • Captain Teemo
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #7

    [..YouTube..] i remember playing it 6 years ago xD

  • Captain Teemo
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #8

    i remember playing it 6 years ago xD

  • pokemon1999fc
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #9

    [..YouTube..] i never played the original MU , only private servers because you need so much time to make a reset in the original MU

  • Captain Teemo
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #10

    [..YouTube..] i never played the original MU , only private servers because you need so much time to make a reset in the original MU

  • Captain Teemo
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #11

    i never played the original MU , only private servers because you need so much time to make a reset in the original MU

  • TheVidCritic320
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #12

    [..YouTube..] 1:35…………………………….Riku?

  • TheVidCritic320
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #13

    1:35…………………………….Riku?

  • WMWAnimations
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #14

    [..YouTube..] pretty bad ass game if your a 10 year old

  • WMWAnimations
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #15

    pretty bad ass game if your a 10 year old

  • wangabo123
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #16

    [..YouTube..] The game is fun for a while but then when you get more higher level its ALOT of grinding and if u want to get better gear, you have to obtain rare jewels (souls, bless, JoC, JoL, Chaos) to buy them with which is annoying to get.

  • wangabo123
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #17

    The game is fun for a while but then when you get more higher level its ALOT of grinding and if u want to get better gear, you have to obtain rare jewels (souls, bless, JoC, JoL, Chaos) to buy them with which is annoying to get.

  • kokobedima
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #18

    [..YouTube..] This is my first MMO i played

  • kokobedima
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #19

    This is my first MMO i played

  • codybandy313
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #20

    [..YouTube..] Well, I’ll give that it doesn’t look bad for a game that’s 10 years old.. But still.

  • codybandy313
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #21

    Well, I’ll give that it doesn’t look bad for a game that’s 10 years old.. But still.

  • jeozerkz
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #22

    [..YouTube..] i have fun playing this game ….doing events..bosses..farming…good memories

  • jeozerkz
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #23

    i have fun playing this game ….doing events..bosses..farming…good memories

  • erasetoimprove
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #24

    [..YouTube..] I played it for like 3 years from 2006 to 2009 and it was pretty fun back then. It’s kind of like Diablo 2 on steroids.

  • erasetoimprove
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #25

    I played it for like 3 years from 2006 to 2009 and it was pretty fun back then. It’s kind of like Diablo 2 on steroids.

  • xacarabethoven
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #26

    [..YouTube..] Crap game because the game company is formed by a bunch of thieves, that only care about money. They neve fix the same bugs which exist since very long time. They update the game, but new old bugs/exploits start to work again. They don’t investigate duppers accounts, instead they ban people who innocently receive dupped items. GMO has became a pirate server due to +15+full legalized items and incompetence by its GMs. The only responsible to destroy the game is W3bz3n shit company itself.

  • xacarabethoven
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #27

    Crap game because the game company is formed by a bunch of thieves, that only care about money. They neve fix the same bugs which exist since very long time. They update the game, but new old bugs/exploits start to work again. They don’t investigate duppers accounts, instead they ban people who innocently receive dupped items. GMO has became a pirate server due to +15+full legalized items and incompetence by its GMs. The only responsible to destroy the game is W3bz3n shit company itself.

  • xacarabethoven
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #28

    [..YouTube..] I don’t recommend anyone to start playing this game or show to your kids. This game is a egoist, rude and asshole people maker factory. Also everyone one is a theft in this game, almost noone plays it fair and the few ones who do cannot have a single +15 set. The best stuff you only can get by hacking or buying through cash. The game is not actually a Free2Play game but a PayOrHack2HaveFun. Also never play other W3bz3n game. They’ll start promising lots of things and in the end they ruin it.

  • xacarabethoven
    June 27, 2012
    Reply #29

    I don’t recommend anyone to start playing this game or show to your kids. This game is a egoist, rude and asshole people maker factory. Also everyone one is a theft in this game, almost noone plays it fair and the few ones who do cannot have a single +15 set. The best stuff you only can get by hacking or buying through cash. The game is not actually a Free2Play game but a PayOrHack2HaveFun. Also never play other W3bz3n game. They’ll start promising lots of things and in the end they ruin it.

  • Nanbopally
    June 28, 2012
    Reply #30

    [..YouTube..] Agreed

  • Nanbopally
    June 28, 2012
    Reply #31

    Agreed

  • MistressDracona
    June 28, 2012
    Reply #32

    [..YouTube..] I was thinking about trying to find my Diablo 2 disc…looks like I won’t have to 🙂

  • MistressDracona
    June 28, 2012
    Reply #33

    I was thinking about trying to find my Diablo 2 disc…looks like I won’t have to 🙂

  • MistressDracona
    June 28, 2012
    Reply #34

    [..YouTube..] On second thought, I might have to. I’m having problems with the game installation. It’s not even registering that I even installed it at all and repeatedly asks me to install it, when I have already went through the steps for installation.

  • MistressDracona
    June 28, 2012
    Reply #35

    On second thought, I might have to. I’m having problems with the game installation. It’s not even registering that I even installed it at all and repeatedly asks me to install it, when I have already went through the steps for installation.

  • kiradrag0nz
    June 28, 2012
    Reply #36

    [..YouTube..] oh MU brings back memories

  • kiradrag0nz
    June 28, 2012
    Reply #37

    oh MU brings back memories

  • JSCWrencher
    July 6, 2012
    Reply #38

    [..YouTube..] they removed the reset system in Global mu

  • JSCWrencher
    July 6, 2012
    Reply #39

    they removed the reset system in Global mu

  • JSCWrencher
    July 6, 2012
    Reply #40

    [..YouTube..] press tab to open map.

  • JSCWrencher
    July 6, 2012
    Reply #41

    [..YouTube..] press tab to open map.

  • JSCWrencher
    July 6, 2012
    Reply #42

    press tab to open map.

  • pokemon1999fc
    July 6, 2012
    Reply #43

    [..YouTube..] really ? cuz i havent played for a long time :p

  • Captain Teemo
    July 6, 2012
    Reply #44

    [..YouTube..] really ? cuz i havent played for a long time :p

  • Captain Teemo
    July 6, 2012
    Reply #45

    really ? cuz i havent played for a long time :p

  • TorqUnited
    August 20, 2012
    Reply #46

    Want to sell my Mu account have a lvl 279 Bk and more pm for more info

  • TheNaujas
    August 27, 2012
    Reply #47

    looks like diablo

  • Thiago Pretti
    March 3, 2013
    Reply #48

    muwest.com.br –> 97D+99I+Novos Itens
    forum.muwest.com.br –> Fórum com vagas

  • G4nJa4LiFe
    March 4, 2013
    Reply #49

    GanjaMU.com Season 2
    Real MuOnline LongTerm Experience
    No Resets Bugless , 24/7 Uptime
    Best Server Season II

  • tlatoani3
    March 4, 2013
    Reply #50

    This was my first mmorpg, but the only mmorpg Im still addicted to is WoW.

  • ExLuffy TM
    March 6, 2013
    Reply #51

    w w w . m u w e s t . c o m . b r –> Site com Rankings com Super premiações Diárias, Semanais e Mensais. f o r u m . m u w e s t . c o m . b r –> Fórum com várias novidades e com vagas na equipe.

    Divulgado por : ExLuffyTM

  • iyj3144
    March 8, 2013
    Reply #52

    병신들아닥쳐호로잡년들앜ㅋㅋㅋ왜케말이많아대가리날아가기싫으면짜져있어호구새끼들앜ㅋㅋ

  • Pedro Santos
    March 14, 2013
    Reply #53

    muwest.com.br –>
    Site com Rankings com Super premiações Diárias, Semanais e Mensais.
    forum . muwest . com . br/ –>
    Fórum com várias novidades e com vagas na equipe.
    facebook.com/muwest.com.br –>
    Curtam nossa página oficial do Mu WesT e fique por dentro de todas as novidades.

  • freedomwall40
    March 17, 2013
    Reply #54

    i remember my childhood

  • freedomwall40
    March 17, 2013
    Reply #55

    i really fucking love the MU online , im like veteran lol

  • freedomwall40
    March 17, 2013
    Reply #56

    THE MISS THE MUSIC!

  • Ian Mattice
    March 18, 2013
    Reply #57

    the best mu game is forsaken mu its more difficult to lvl and to me makes this game so much better if u enjoy mu and havent played forsaken yet check it out

  • André Antônio Torres
    March 19, 2013
    Reply #58

    w w w . m u w e s t . c o m . b r –> Site com Rankings com Super premiações Diarias,
    Semanais e Mensais. f o r u m . m u w e s t . c o m . b r –> Fórum com várias
    novidades e com vagas na equipe.
    By: Luffy_GM

  • Endrio Paulino
    March 23, 2013
    Reply #59

    muwest.com.br –>
    Site com Rankings com Super premiações Diárias, Semanais e Mensais.
    forum . muwest . com . br/ –>
    Fórum com várias novidades e com vagas na equipe.
    facebook.com/muwest.com.br –>
    Curtam nossa página oficial do Mu WesT e fique por dentro de todas as novidades.

  • Endrio Paulino
    March 25, 2013
    Reply #60

    muwest.com.br –>
    Site com Rankings com Super premiações Diárias, Semanais e Mensais.
    forum . muwest . com? . br/ –>
    Fórum com várias novidades e com vagas na equipe.
    facebook.com/muwest.com.br –>
    Curtam nossa página oficial do Mu WesT e fique por dentro de todas as novidades.

  • Dalciney Salvato
    March 25, 2013
    Reply #61

    muwest.com.br –>
    Site com Rankings com Super premiações Diárias, Semanais e Mensais.
    forum . muwest . com . br/ –>
    Fórum com várias novidades e com vagas na equipe.
    facebook.com/muwest.com.br –>
    Curtam nossa página oficial do Mu WesT e fique por dentro de todas as novidades.

  • Endrio Paulino
    March 26, 2013
    Reply #62

    muwest.com.br –>
    Site com Rankings com Super premiações Diárias, Semanais e Mensais.
    forum . muwest . com? . br/ –>
    Fórum com várias novidades e com vagas na equipe.
    facebook.com/muwest.com.br –>
    Curtam nossa página oficial do Mu WesT e fique por dentro de todas as novidades.

  • ghos7r1d3
    March 27, 2013
    Reply #63

    It’s called energy

  • ghos7r1d3
    March 27, 2013
    Reply #64

    You’re playing a server with 700xp,a few years ago i used to play a server with 3xp..I had an elf with 400 resets,but i had been playing for a few years 😀

  • Lightning1017
    March 29, 2013
    Reply #65

    it brings me tears!! i miss this game so much! considering returning

  • Lovely WesT
    March 30, 2013
    Reply #66

    muwest.com.br –>
    Site com Rankings com Super premiações Diárias, Semanais e Mensais.
    forum . muwest . com? . br/ –>
    Fórum com várias novidades e com vagas na equipe.
    facebook.com/muwest.com.br –>
    Curtam nossa página oficial do Mu WesT e fique por dentro de todas as novidades.

  • IISSpardAAII
    April 1, 2013
    Reply #67

    Ahh my Childhood right here.. I remember the DAYS! I was so hooked into this when I was in sixth grade that was 7 years ago. Man time flies.. I wish I could go back but after trying to comeback to some MMORPGs that I played in the past I just don’t wanna do the hassle coz even though there were a lot of players in the servers MOST of them are there just to sell their items or hit the level cap and are farming its hard to find someone you can party up and farm with that’s on your level..

  • tauã lacerda
    April 4, 2013
    Reply #68

    westmu.com.br –>
    Site com Rankings com Super premiações Diárias, Semanais e Mensais.
    forum . muwest . com . br
    Fórum com várias novidades e com vagas na equipe.
    facebook.com/muwest.com.br –>
    Curtam nossa página oficial do Mu WesT e fique por dentro de todas as novidades.

  • Maike Yuri
    April 4, 2013
    Reply #69

    westmu.com.br –>
    Site com Rankings com Super premiações Diárias, Semanais e Mensais.
    forum . muwest . com . br/ –>
    Fórum com várias novidades e com vagas na equipe.
    facebook.com/muwest.com.br –>
    Curtam nossa página oficial do Mu WesT e fique por dentro de todas as novidades.

  • Darren Haythem
    April 7, 2013
    Reply #70

    its been so long since the last time i saw it

  • Crushercs1993
    April 18, 2013
    Reply #71

    The World needs more games like this 🙂

  • jhonrox
    April 21, 2013
    Reply #72

    I don’t know how many other people have said this, but the other classes at the start you unlock when you get higher levels, you don’t need the Gold thing.

  • deltax321
    April 24, 2013
    Reply #73

    omg childhood flashback

  • Ace Dyze
    April 26, 2013
    Reply #74

    This game never gets old! MU!!

  • Deividas Štrimaitis
    April 30, 2013
    Reply #75

    chars unlocks, u can keep mouse button and hold it, u can stack apples, music starts when u go to some map after some time it ends (volume changin wont do anytin), u can pick up with space.. yada yada.. 🙂

  • fabitooh fernandez
    April 30, 2013
    Reply #76

    fue un error siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

  • Faronnia
    August 29, 2018
    Reply #77

    Hey if you like mu, there’s this new fan hd remake and redesigned private server called Faronnia MU, you should check it out at faronnia dot com 🙂

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