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Lords Online - A Good, Standard Browser-Based MMO

by: Brian Lamacraft ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

This MMO is similar to the popular game Evony. Players develop cities with technology, structures, military units and heroes. Use the game map to attack your enemies and build the ultimate empire.

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    Game Basics

    Lords Online Lords online is your typical browser based MMO game. Players start with an empty city and need to build structures to grow their fledgling cities. The game has three main views the city view, town view and the full game map. In the town view players can build resources while in the city view structures can be built. In the game map the player can attack other cities and NPCs. There’s a world map too where the player can view major battles that have taken place.

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    Game Economy

    Like many browser based MMO war games this game has an economic side. Players develop wood, food, stone, and iron out side their city walls to fuel their economies. These resources are used to build troops, structures and for technology upgrades. Players can also trade resources with others and gain new cities until they are an economic powerhouse. It is only through a strong economic base that the player can hope to build a great military and win battles in the game.

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    Technology

    The game features technology which can be research in the academy. Technology can improve both the economic side of a city and the military side of the city. Players have a number of technologies to research such as troop upgrades, and higher resource production. As the player levels buildings more technology becomes available in the game.

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    Troops and Heroes

    Lords Online The game features various troop types such as archers and standard infantry but it is with heroes that the game really shines. Heroes in the game can be taught different skills such as strength and agility and then use those skills to study magic and become even more powerful. Heroes can also be equipped with weapons, armor, and equipment to help lead your armies into battles. Heroes can die in the game but you can revive them at the cost of some game time.

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    Quests

    The games features a quest system that will help to teach you about he game and give you some much needed resources in the beginning of your game. There are also daily quests and ones that are more mission based. Overall the quests are good and follow the same standard patterns as other browser MMOs with quests requiring you to build a structure or do some upgrade to claim your reward.

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    Combat

    Fighting in the game goes beyond the basic text combat of other browser games and there’s a nice graphic depiction of the battle. This is nice to see and adds to the game a great deal. Browser games have advanced enough where wars should all be depicted this way.

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    General Aame Play and Conclusion

    Lords Online is your standard browser based MMO war game but it has a few nice features. The hero customization is a nice touch and the battle graphics are good too. Lords Online is a game worth checking out and giving a try if you like browser based war games in general.