Arkanius is a 2D Retro-Styled Fantasy MMORPG. It is currently in development, however, already has many features. There is a very interactive and deep quest system, a weather system, player housing, leveled and experience based skills including cooking, woodcutting, mining, tailoring, leatherworking, blacksmithing, fishing, harvesting, alchemy, crafting, carpentry and enchanting. The player can fight solo or in parties, participate in social events including last-man-standing PvP events on distant islands and much more. There is magic, projectile and melee weapons. The characters have their equipment paperdolled in harmony with each other, equipment including shoulder armour, cloaks, helmets, amulets, quivers, shields, armour, weapons, belts, gloves, boots and rings in which can all be worn without any cluttered look whatsoever. Characters can be personalized to the players own choice through many hairstyles and colours.
A small update on the conversation system used with players and NPCs.
Posted by ArtisanCodesmith on Oct 6th, 2012
When having a conversation with an NPC, depending on what pick to say to the NPC and depending on your character's appearance, you now show also in the conversation in an attempt to get the player feeling more involved with the game and help the player get into the game. All 81 character portraits have been done for each of the 81 currently available player sprites. Here is an example of a saying the desired message to an NPC, it's the same player, however hair dye has been used in the second image. All feedback is welcome.