Fan leads the charge to revitalize Graal Online

    
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Graal Online is not a game that gets much press at all — nor ever did, sadly. And it’s perhaps because of this that the population for this 2-D MMO has dwindled. However, one dedicated fan has posted a heartfelt plea on reddit for others to check out the game, triggering a positive community reaction and prompting several guides to be made.

“As of late, since around 2010, there’s been a steady decline in players and the servers are slowly starting to die, which is a total travesty!” reddit user Sludgie writes. “This game has been underrated and shunned by many people who weren’t willing to give it a try when they didn’t realize that it was a pioneer in so many ways.”

Graal came out in 1998 and has been kicking around on various platforms (including mobile) and in various formats ever since. You can check out Sludge’s video tutorial for Graal after the break!

[Source: Reddit, Era tutorial, tips for new players, Graal Online. Thanks to Enikuo for the tip!]
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DonnieBack
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DonnieBack

Ekphrasis honestly guys its a bit more than just the same.it depends what server you get on.its scripted and things are loaded onto it from people that become staff jobs.depending on the server you grab something for a tutorial like zone or era or you play just like zelda a link to the past.each server has a different theme and way of things,it just all depends

BaratanFaenthand
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BaratanFaenthand

Jasdemi That’s not true.

FineFineValentine
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FineFineValentine

Sorenthaz Glad I scrolled down! I was TOTALLY thinking the same thing. Had, “The header image looks like it stole some tileset art from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. ” ready to post and I figured I should check to see if anyone else has said it. It’s so obvious, right?

Noble_Einherjar
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Noble_Einherjar

rlloyd3 This comment makes me miss the PWs of Neverwinter Nights.

Red Eyed
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Red Eyed

omg I used to play this game like crazy when I was in high school, totally forgot about it.

Wardog
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Wardog

RingofVoid Vexia Wardog I’m glad to read that maybe things have settled down.  I certainly don’t want to speak for the state of the game now, years after I gave it a go.  I’m also a big care bear so, the constant threat of ganking back then was a much bigger turn off for me then it might have been for others.

RingofVoid
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RingofVoid

Vexia RingofVoid Wardog I guess I should say that I haven’t run into folks camping outside the starting safe area waiting to kill every noob who wanders out.  And, as I said, everyone I’ve run into so far has been helpful answering noob questions.  I’ve had multiple players take time out to guide me to the correct spots in the map and walk me through mining and seashell harvesting when they noticed me struggling.
Tip 3: Press the down arrow after click-holding to sell.  This will allow you to sell the entire stack.

Vexia
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Vexia

RingofVoid Vexia Wardog “It seemed more like a friendly “Hey! I see you and I have a gun. Pew Pew Pew!” gank rather than anything mean.”
I dunno… I just don’t know…

LVXLife
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LVXLife

One of the most addicting games of all time. I still play till this day and been playing off and on for 12 years

rlloyd3
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rlloyd3

I played this so, so much around 2000 or so. On one of, if not the, largest player run world (which I cannot remember the name of) I created and ran a very large, diverse PvP arena; I later became a GM on the same server. Was a great time, and I miss the Classic world and all of those player-worlds of years gone by.