Game CategoryPardus can be categorized as a Massive Multiplayer Online Browser Game (MMOBG), a subcategory of a Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG). This means that thousands of people from all over the world are playing together in the same fictional universe at the same time over the internet.
Because Pardus is also about roleplaying, it is a subcategory of a Massive Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG) too. Since "MMOBRPG" would be a bit too complicated, we left the "RP" out.
ClientMany MMOGs, like World of Warcraft, need you to download and install a program on your computer, the client. If you want to play such a game, you need to start the client on your computer, and it will connect to a server on the internet.
Pardus is different, as the only "client" you will ever need is an internet browser. You will need absolutely no downloads, plug-ins like Java or Flash, or any other extensions or additional software. A simple internet browser is sufficient, which makes playing Pardus ideal when you are bored at work or school. Of course Pardus can also be enjoyed at home - and we certainly do not want to encourage you to play on other people's expenses! ;)
Action PointsBecause there is no client, the online Pardus servers have to perform most calculations while you are playing. Therefore, gameplay has to be limited. But don't worry, this blends perfectly together with the gaming philosophy of Pardus:
In Pardus there exist so-called Action Points (APs). Every action you perform in the game, from movement to trade and combat, uses up APs. Your APs will slowly refresh over the day; you receive 24 every 6 minutes, or 5760 per day, up to a maximum of 5000. Two five-minute logins per day will be theoretically enough to advance your character at maximum efficiency. However, you will soon find out that Pardus has a lot more to offer, and most of our players spend a lot more than ten minutes per day. Some of the experienced players sometimes even manage to be online for several hours a day, while spending their time on actual gaming!
Starting and Ending your Game SessionTo log into the game and start your session, simply go to the login page and enter your account information (email address or account number) and password.
To end the game, press Logout. To be protected from any kind of ingame attacks or robbery, you should however consider docking your ship before doing so. [MECH:Protection & Docking]
General MMOG TermsThe following is a description of general MMOG-related terms which can also be found in Pardus:
Last modification on this page: 2008-03-07