recently i was describing cb to yet another friend and i tried something new. instead of describing as a mmorpg or strategy rpg as is on our login page, i described it as a text-based pvp game. the person showed more interest than i have gotten in ages from describing the game and i was wondering what everyone else's thoughts were on the matter as in my opinion the game is much more pvp than it is rpg.
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Carnage Blender: the free multiplayer strategy RPG
Fight hundreds of battles a day and use the experience to mold your Minions
Buy or rent powerful weapons and armor
Customize your items with Names of Power
Master economic activities such as forging
Learn combat skills like Bloodlust and Vampiric Aura
Study offensive and defensive spells like Haste and Decay
Join a clan to team up and gain extra bonuses
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I spent months searching for a multiplayer game I could actually play for more than 2 days without puking from boredom, and this is the only one that passed the test.
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when i think of an rpg, i automatically think of things like quests, travel, wandering mobs and npc's as well as true crafting. when i hear the words pvp, i think of strategy, fighting others, rankings, gear driven changes and competitiveness. i feel we are much more about pvp here than rpg.
i do not know if it would help retention any to describe the game more accurately, but it should be easy to try!