Forsaken World: Gods and Demons – A Guide to Developing Your Hero
The hero is the centerpiece of your adventure through Forsaken World. In every RPG, the hero represents the player’s efforts in their gameplay, and the more they work hard, the stronger their character becomes. However, developing your hero isn’t as easy as it sounds, which is why players often end up with over-leveled characters with extremely low power ratings, because they believe that just because a character has a high level, it’s automatically stronger than units that are lower level.
Forsaken World doesn’t have such a simple mechanic. After all, this game takes everything that makes traditional MMORPGs such a good genre and stays loyal to its design. To become a strong hero in this game, you need to understand what your role is in the game and how you can improve on it. Values such as Combat Power and Stats are the primary determinants of a useful character but before we dive into the intricacies of these values, let’s take a look at what you need to do to develop your hero.
Understanding Your Role
The very first thing that a player needs to do to understand how to develop their hero is to understand their role. At the very beginning of the game, they will be given the choice to select one class that will, later on, diverge into two promotional classes. Each class has a specific role that is akin to the standard trinity of RPGs (Tank, Healer/Support, DPS). Depending on your class’ role, your priority in raising your hero might differ from your initial expectations of how to play the game.
Tanks have very high defensive stats and high health so that they’ll be able to survive longer in fights, at the cost of having average damage output which can be a pain in solo bosses. Healers or supports provide a utility role as they give their allies buffs and heal them back to full health. Healers also deal a good amount of damage but have very low defensive stats and health. The DPS specializes in dealing damage and has moderate defensive stats and little to no supportive capabilities.
Class promotions appear a little later on in the game and this is your second biggest decision after choosing your initial class. Once you reach a certain level, you will be given the choice to select one of two class promotions that have totally different playstyles. You won’t be able to revert this choice but you can create a new character which you’ll have to level up again if you decide that you don’t want to play the current class you’re using because of a mistake in choosing a promotion.
The class that you choose has a different set of skills and weapon sets with some having totally different roles altogether. Make sure to test out which class you really want by using the test function that the game gives you when you have presented the option before you make your final decision. It’s also a good idea to decide what class you want to pick at the character creation phase since it already shows a preview of what you can choose from with a very short description included.
Hero skills are also really important for developing your character. True to the original genre, heroes will be getting a set of passive and active abilities. Abilities are gained by completing challenges and leveling them up at the skill tab. Players have the option of choosing which abilities they want to go on the active skill bar since the UI doesn’t allow more than 10 active abilities inside the tab at the same time, especially when the player completes their class promotion.
There are three types of basic active abilities in the game which are the damage skills, buffs, and support abilities. Damage skills are usually placed in the main skill bar and don’t have long cooldowns. Buffs and support abilities are in the secondary skill tab and have long cooldowns. The hero also has two ultimate abilities that deal very high damage but have extremely long cooldowns but refresh if the player exits or enters a new area in the game.
No MMORPG could be complete without the inclusion of professions. There are three types of life professions in Forsaken World which are the Gathering Skills, Crafting Skills, and Oath Skills. Players will be utilizing these skills in the game as they play a big role in crafting necessary gear and other items that will be useful in the later stages of the game. It’s recommended that players start developing their life professions early so that they’ll be ready when they hit the end game.
Gathering skills (mining, herb gathering, hunting, and fishing) are professions that involve collecting raw materials that can either be sold or used in crafting. Crafting skills (forging, leatherworking, alchemy, and cooking) use the raw materials to create items such as armor, potions, food, and other stuff that give the hero small but relevant boosts in combat. Oath skills are only necessary if your hero gets married to another hero and usually only boosts the relationship’s status.
Combat Power is a value that’s used in Forsaken World that determines the overall strength of the hero. We’ve already mentioned this in the first part of this guide but to elaborate further, combat power is the total average value of your stats. You can see this value just above your HP bar on the character status in the upper-left corner of your screen. Players often make the mistake of thinking that levels determine a character’s strength but it only accounts for a small factor of it.
We’ll be covering combat power more in a later guide so that players have an idea of how to raise this value. Players should always have their combat power equal to the average value of their level. You can determine this by going on the Strengthen tab to check the recommended value on each sector. Another good way to check if your combat power is up to par with your level is by checking bosses and dungeons to see if you have the power requirement per dungeon level.