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Action RPG (Action Role-Playing Game), also known as ARPG, refers to RPGs (role-playing games) that use direct, real-time, reflex-oriented, action combat systems, instead of the more abstract (turn-based or semi-real-time) battle systems of traditional RPGs.
In game terms alchemy is typically an item creation system. Centuries ago it was the pursuit of changing normal metals into gold, unsuccessfully.
This concept occurs in many RPGs and Sci-Fi games. The Ancient Advanced Civilization Technology is often a giant weapon (Halo Rings, Giant of Babil, etc.) that becomes a major plot focus in the stories of these games.
Some games have inspired the creation of literature.
Cactuar is a fast-fleeing foe from the Final Fantasy franchise. Killing one usually gets you a lot of gil or exp.
An age-old, widely-hated strategy in multiplayer games: stay in one spot and kill passers-by. Also refers to a more benign activity in MMOs.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
Species of large yellow birds used as transportation in the Final Fantasy series. Chocobos have also starred in their own games.
A group of people who play a game or games together. Can be a team for competition or just for fun.
Cross Platform Multiplayer allows players on different gaming platforms to play with users on another platform.
DoT effects are most commonly found in Role Playing Games, and it describes the effects of a gameplay mechanic (often a magic spell) that causes incremental damage over a period of time such as a fire spell leaving someone to continually burn.
Digital distribution method for PC games. Direct2Drive is maintained and owned by Gamefly Digital Inc.
The 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 11-13. This was the 10th annual E3.
The Elvaan are strong melee fighters but weak in black magic.
Experience Points are part of a character advancement system commonly found in RPGs. These points are generally gained by defeating an enemy or completing a task.
A fictional currency is one where the object being exchanged does not exist in the real world, such as Final Fantasy's Gil, or are not used for exchange in the real world, such as Fallout's bottlecaps.
Galka a race found in FFXI, live in the nation of Bastok.
The practice of gathering a large amount of ingame currency mostly in an MMORPG, and then selling the currency to other players for real world cash. It has been forbidden outright in most MMOs.
A style of play in multiplayer gaming with the purpose of annoying, irritating and angering other players.
Constantly killing creatures without doing official quests or objectives, to advance in rank or level.
Haste is a spell or effect from a worn item that increases ones reaction speed.
A character type found in RPGs, MMOs, and class based Multiplayer games that focuses on keeping friendly characters alive. Their general role is to heal/buff and resurrect fallen allies.
An numeral indication of how much damage a character can sustain. The loss of all hit points results in the death of the character or another penalty.
Humes are a Race in the Final Fantasy Franchise, hailing from the world of Ivalice. They are found in Final Fantasy XI and the Tactics games. They usually have balanced stats, and are human in every aspect except name.
It's arguably the one move that symbolizes the medium to those outside it. The ability to jump, be it onto a building, a platform, or a skull, is one of the all time most important abilities ever put in a video game.
Information on the time honored tradition of killing rats. Killing rats is a much cliched first quest for many western RPGs.
The process by which characters reach a new level, gain greater attributes, and learn more abilities. It usually involves earning enough experience points by completing a variety of tasks such as quests or by "farming" such as killing other characters for their experience points.
From Beat-em-ups to fighting games to modern FPS, one dude hitting another has made an enjoyable pastime.
A playable race in Final Fantasy XI. They are cat-like humanoids, agile and dexterous, but lack charisma.
These furry creatures created a pact with humans to sell us important medical supplies and deadly weaponry miles away from any shops. Where do they keep all of this stuff?
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