The Realm Online prepares to launch ‘radical, disruptive’ seasonal server


If you haven’t stepped back in time and visited The Realm Online lately, you might want to see what fascinating things this rebooted 2-D MMORPG is doing.

Specifically, the dev team is testing a “radically new ruleset” called Elphame’s Arena. This seasonal server, which is currently in beta, is a way to introduce “new disruptive mechanics” without disrupting the ongoing live game. It’ll be a smaller world in which players will come in fresh and have to fight their way up through a more challenging environment.

And of course, PvP is on all of the time. Need you ask?

“Elphame’s Arena is a canvas for us to collaboratively paint together,” the team said. The server should be going live early this year with a one-to-three month run.

In other Realm news, the team recently changed the animation speed out of combat now that it has “plugged the hole” that allowed cheaters to artificially speed up actions and combat.


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The main server (Finvarra’s Fortress) is an absolute blast! The game’s development team, Rat Labs, has put life (and a lot of code!) into this nostalgia bomb of a game.

I anticipate that the new seasonal server will have a chaotic flare, as it is PvP-centric. Should be fun!

Whether your play style is drinking ale and chatting in town, slaying dragons, or picking players pockets as a thief, the community welcomes all!

Whatsit Tooya

I hate to say that this game has a massive, crippling moderation problem. Misogynists, transphobes, and all manner of miscreants run rampant and harass people in-game and out-of-game. Me and several other people quit recently over this issue- I was not even connected to the group that constituted most of them, I was just tired of being mocked incessantly like I have gay libt*rd cooties by white dudes over the age of 35. Very telling that the team seems to not give a shit.

Realm is often described as a chatroom with a game. Now imagine that chatroom is full of people actively driving women, minorities, and just about everyone else away. Any attempt this game makes to recruit new players is a non-starter. I predict this path it is going down is a shorter one.


Their next server is going to be an all out coup d’etat.

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George Wilson III

Every time I hear about this game I’m amazed it is still around. This was my first MMO.