Smilegate just revealed the full trailer of Lost Ark Online and it revealing a lot more information about the game. Ranging from the upcoming playable characters, open world system, world map, life skills, combo system, and more. This should put those players who thought that this was going to be another dungeon crawler game to rest. Lost Ark Online is an MMORPG not MORPG as the developers stated many times.
The Current Playable Classes
Battle Master - Elemental System
Battle Master is a female monk who specializes in close range combat she can deliver devastating attacks and combos. However, don't let the hand to hand combat fool you. Battle Masters are very agile and their attacks can be used to chain combos, get out of sticky situations, or initiate combos. Lastly, she can execute special moves by consuming her elemental gauge.
Devil Hunter - Multi Weapon System
The Devil Hunter is pretty much like Dante from the Devil May Cry series one bad ass hunter! This is the perfect class for advanced action MMORPG players because it will require players to real-time switch between dual pistols, shotgun, and rifle during mid combat. Each gun will have a different set of skills! Players can easily switch between the guns by pressing the (1) Dual Pistols, (2) Shotgun, and (3) Rifle keys on the keyboard. Mix and match combos from the various skill sets and use them to your advantage!
Arcana - Roulette System
Arcana is one of the many ranged DPS classes with gambling abilities and arcane magic. She plays a bit similar to Twisted Fate of League of Legends because she can spin the roulette for a random card. When the card is used, it will randomly give various skill boosts and effects to her default skills, completely change skill, etc.
Warlord - Lance Rifle
The Warlord class really knows how to put the "Tank" class to use by wield a shield and portable lance cannon (It's really a rifle.) Gun Sword? Nope, not this class! Nothing that special about this class other than the Bullet System that is consumed when using explosive skills. For some reason this class reminds me of Lancers from Tera.
Infighter - Chi Energy
The Infighter is another melee combat class that specializes in dual red and green energy system. Unlike the other jobs, the Infighter doesn't have any mana bar at all and has to focus on skill management in another way. Her skills either consume the red energy or the green energy. The trailer didn't reveal much, but I am guessing that some skills will let her siphon red or green energy from enemies.
Summoner - Summoned Monsters
The Summoner is a fairly straightforward class, she can summon various monsters that will assist her in combat. The summoned monsters vary from channeled summons, summons that appear for one skill, summoned monsters that will protect you in combat, and more. A summoning orb is consumed every time a special summon is used while the others doesn't require any.
Berserker - Rage System
The Berserker class is the ultimate frontline AoE class delivering huge cleave attacks and given the ability to transform into a fiery rage state for one minute. Even though his armor looks heavy, this class can move and attack extremely fast. Berserkers can easily mow down large groups of enemies without a care.
Tripod System - Combo Variations
The Tripod System of Lost Ark Online plays a big role in the action combat because players can specialize their character to how they like. For example, the Battle Master can focus on strengthen in the element they like fire, ice, earth, etc. Upgrading the skill some more will increase the amount of times the skill can be executed or add. Of course, this only applies to the Battle Master class as the Tripod System varies between all of the playable classes and works in a unique way for each one. With the Tripod System in play users are able to customize their character to their own style. It's up to the player to discover which builds suits them the most and the various mix match combos that can be performed using the system.
MMORPG Features Preview
World Map - Explore the World
Players can travel freely around the world of Lost Ark Online using their own ship as seen below and in the trailer. Players can set sail on random adventures and discover new areas or get lost on their ark. When you're out on the sea, you will also be able to visibly see other players ships exploring or looking for areas. Giving the game a more open MMORPG feel. You can even go treasure hunting in search of random treasure by using the ships crane. Sail far enough and you can discover various unique areas! Sailing the seas isn't always going to be safe like the random ghost ship appeared in the trailer video. Once you board the ghost ship, you can hunt the special boss for rare loot!
Interactive World - Hidden Quests and Areas
Lost Ark Online is an MMORPG and not MORPG so when players aren't in a dungeon, they're out on the field doing random stuff like life skills, hunting field bosses, hanging out in town, exploring new regions, and more. The game will have a lot of hidden areas and it doesn't stop there alone. The game also offers hidden quests. For example, you can eavesdrop on NPC's and listen to their schemes. From there a new quest will unlock where you can aid the or stop their plan. Another hidden or random quest is a falling off a ledge, you can kick him off or help him up, perhaps he will reward you for the troubles.
Lost Ark Open Areas - Field Adventures
Lost Ark Online offers Open Areas just like Lineage Eternal or Devilian Online. Seen in the trailer or set images below the amount of players in one areas isn't limited to a small party! In the last image you can find a bunch of players beating down on a field boss.
Mini Games - Drinking and Gambling
Inside the tavern, players can participate in mini games and events such as the card and keg drinking game shown below. It would be nice to see if they implemented a card system like Ragnarok Online and those cards could be used in the Tavern or against other players or for something else.
Raids - Guardian Raid System
The raid system in Lost Ark Online reminded me of Vindictus a lot especially when they decided to chain down the monster using the ballista. Players must approach raid bosses with a plan because this isn't one of those games where you can tank & spank stuff. Especially with the interactive world and areas the game has to offer. For example, the boss below can shatter the cold ice ground leaving large holes behind where players can slip and fall into and drown unless a team member saves them from their demise.
Dungeon System - Cinematic Experience
The cinematic dungeon experience is one of the main reasons why so many players around the world are interested in Lost Ark Online. As seen in the trailer the boss will chase your party down the dungeon and once you get to the top of the map, you can finally start slaying the beast. While climbing up the tower, the beast will randomly try to eat you alive so you must run fast and break or jump over obstacles.
PvP Arena - 1v1 and 3v3
It wouldn't be an MMORPG if it didn't offer some form of PvP right?! Lost Ark Online currently offers 1v1 and 3v3 in the Colosseum. Perhaps the developers are going to implement some open world PK later on for the hardcore players. Check out the PvP part of the game starting at 13:31 in the trailer or clicking this link.
Developer: Smilegate Tripod Studio
Game Site: http://lostark.co.kr/Home/Web