OrbusVR is the first fully realized fantasy virtual reality massively multiplayer online role-playing game (or VRMMORPG for short).
It features everything you love about an MMO: a huge open world, dozens of hours of quests following an intriguing story, interesting lore and characters, dragon pets, five-player group dungeons, world bosses, voice chat, player trading, and more! Plus you'll be part of a world brimming with thousands of other players.
Currently we're in the Early Access stage of development. That means most of the game's major features are in and ready to play. In addition, anything you do now is "for keeps," there are no more character progress resets (or "wipes" as they're known).
However, since it's Early Access, there will still be some bugs, and some features we want to add long-term like Raids are still baking in the oven. The good news is that this game is being made by a very responsive, collaborative Dev Team who wants your input! So if you want to get in early and help us shape the future of MMOs, now is your chance!
There's plenty to do on your own in OrbusVR. The main story quest alone provides more than 20 hours of content for you to enjoy, as you learn about the new realm and its inhabitants. While you're doing that, seek out the Explorer's League and aid them in uncovering the long-lost secrets of the world. And of course you can attempt to make your way as a Merchant, crafting and acquiring valuable items to offer for sale at your market stall, or via player trading.
While you can go it alone some of the time, eventually you'll need a group to accomplish some of the most daring feats available. Delve dungeons to defeat the monsters that lurk there, which will require skill and coordination in your group. Take on huge world bosses that require a dozen fellow heroes if you're going to have a chance at defeating them. Or pull up a chair and socialize at the Lakewood Inn, regaling other adventurers with your tales.
Future expansions will unlock raids, our most challenging content designed for a group of players to tackle.
The combat of OrbusVR has been designed from the beginning to take advantage of room-scale VR. That means instead of just mashing buttons on an ability bar, you actually have to hone your physical skill to become more effective at combat.
For example, there's no tab-targetting for Rangers, who have to actually aim and hit targets with their bow. And for the Runemage, your ablity to cast spells is determined by how quickly and precisely you can draw the ancient symbols of runespeak. Whether you're looking for an up-close-and-personal, physically demanding melee role, or a more planned-out approach to combat via the musketeer's orbs, you'll find that combat in OrbusVR is unlike any other MMO you've ever played.
When you're ready to put down your sword for the day, you've got some great options available to kick back and relax. Fishing is a great way to pass the time and earn a little dram while you're at it. Just pull up a chair and see what fish are biting at Kingsport Lake. Maybe you'll break your record?
When you finish with that, you can enjoy your own personal Player House, where you can craft potions and age them in your cellar, patiently waiting for the right moment to use (or sell) them. Finally, be sure to spend some time enjoying the company of your pet dragon, who's always interested in what treats you might have for them to munch on.
The Runemage is a quick study, memorizing the runes which the gods themselves used to create the world. These runes provide direct access to a powerful energy which can be harnessed and used to cast spells such as fiery missiles or bolster the strength of allies.
A Runemage’s weapon is their wand, which they use to draw runes. The runes must be memorized and practiced so that they can be cast quickly and accurately during battle; the most powerful Runemages know an entire litany of spells to use at a moment’s notice.
Every child in the villages of the forest learns the basics of using a bow and arrow to hunt the creatures which dwell in the wood. The Ranger has taken these skills and honed them until they have become like a sharpened arrow able to strike any foe.
The Ranger’s weapon is the bow, and a variety of special arrows that the Ranger has imbued with effects such as poison or a fiery rain of destruction. The most powerful Rangers can hit targets from great distances, fire multiple arrows at once, and possess deadly accuracy.
The careful study of alchemical properties, combined with creative tinkering and the use of runes, has led to a new weapon: the musket. The Musketeer can fire a straight shot, and augment his weapon with runic orbs which provide harmful and beneficial effects to their enemies and allies.
The most powerful Musketeers can use the range of their orb explosions to damage or heal many targets at once. They also deploy their floating turret to guard them, or sacrifice it to further increase the range of their effects.
Warriors are the toughest fighters in the realm, capable of standing up to punishing blows and protecting their allies from any danger. They can rush great distances to attack enemies, and their shield provides a barrier against even the most brutal attacks
Truly skilled defenders can project a force barrier that can protect everyone around them from crushing blows. Keeping a wary eye on the entire battlefield, they direct the flow of combat to ensure that allies with the greatest need receive the greatest protection.
The paw of a rabbit, the petals of the lotus blossom, and a piece of an elemental creature from another realm: these are the ingredients an Alchemist prizes. Using careful measurement and ample preparation, the Alchemist can create bottled miracles -- potions which heal the injured, increase the speed of one’s feet, or even raise the dead.
The most dedicated Alchemists even age their creations for days or weeks, knowing that a special creation can become something even greater when it is provided with time to mature.
Fishing can be a very relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Casting your line, reeling it in, and hoping for a bite. The true Fisherman, however, understands the challenge of catching the most elusive and valuable fish -- hidden treasures in the lakes and rivers all around us.
Those rising to the highest challenge will need to craft lures from bone and fur, travel to the forgotten corners of the realm, and wait for the perfect moment to coax their prize from the water.
Adventurers from across the realm will travel great distances to have their weapons and armor enhanced by a talented Artificer. Customizing and balancing each piece to its owner’s exact needs is within their grasp.
The most fabled Artificers often go on adventures of their own to the most dangerous places in the world, seeking the discovery of new runes and ore to further advance their own knowledge, and that of their entire craft.
Your journey begins in a humble village, and a quest to aid the Guild and keep your friends safe. This seemingly simple task will lead to an adventure that spans the entire realm.
Make new friends and foes as you grow in power and unlock your inner ability. Find your place in this world, and uncover its secrets.
This world is filled with danger -- from the creatures which lurk in the deep wood to the citadels you must conquer to achieve your goals. Your best hope of survival is to seek out allies who can aid you in your endeavors.
Whether it's a deep dungeon that you can't delve alone, or a massive world-threatening aberration that takes a large group of heroes to defeat, the world provides plenty of opportunities to work together and achieve your goals.
Located far away from civilization, the Wilds are places where only the most well-seasoned adventurers dare to tread. Here the rarest creatures are found, having taken root in the deep parts of world. Assemble a party and attempt to hunt them down. Along the way you’ll find the most valuable resources that any artisan would pay a sizable ransom to receive.
But be wary; the wilds are a lawless place, and your prize isn’t guaranteed until you’re able to escape with it. If you are killed by the monsters that dwell there, or by others who covet what you’ve found, your hard work will be for naught.
The most challenging foes are Aberrations -- incredibly powerful creatures from the Realm of Chaos which have entrenched themselves in our world. They are often found in lairs, growing ever stronger, surrounded by other creatures which bask in their power.
Some say the aberrations are Khabor’s curse upon us all. Very few even survive after catching a glimpse of one. Venture forth and test your mettle against these deadly enemies -- and claim your reward.
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