Gloria Victis is a medieval MMORPG. The game has little to no fantasy aspects and the game is very realistic. The game is on PC and came out on Steam June 9th, 2016. You will fight, craft, form guilds, and build your own castle or village. While playing Gloria Victis you might experience lag and slow connection speeds. To fix this problem I would recommend a VPN. A VPN will allow you to change your IP address to another IP in the server location you choose. If you pick a location close to the server you play on then you can decrease lag and achieve a better connection. Elite gamers will like the extra protection from DDoS attacks. A VPN will also allow you to get past firewalls and geographical restrictions keeping you from playing the game at school or work.
When you start up Gloria Victis you will be given the option to join one of the four nations. All of the nation are very unique and have a rich backstory.
The nations and a brief back story:
- Empire of Azebia: The Azebian people are great hunters, scouts, and fearless warriors. They live in the harsh desert environment where the land is barren, and the only way they survive is on the animals they raise and the little grains and fruit they are able to harvest. As for their military practices, they use light armor and carry average melee weapons. They also rely heavily on cavalry to get them through hard times. Their tactics are based on mobility and they are a very formidable foe to face.
- Midland: Midland is a conglomerate of federalism and patriarchy. The west and east sides of the midlands are individually ruled by two kings, though they work together to make one powerful nation. The people of the Midland are known as Midlanders. While not over six foot tall, they are still quite strong. The nation is very rich and because of this when in battle most people of the midlands wear full suits of armor as knights or warriors. Overall the nation is the wealthiest and they are not one to be messed with.
- Nordheim: Nordheim is a place whose government is run mostly by tribes and their leaders. The people of Nordheim are known as Ismirs. The Ismirs are tall and incredibly strong. Their lifestyle reflects on their size since they must be strong to survive in their homeland. They live to the north of the midlanders where it snows all of the time and there is nothing to see but mountains. As for their military practices, they are very experienced with two handed swords and axes. They are also great at using huge shields. The people who fight for Nordheim have been known as fearless warriors that should not be reckoned with.
- Sangmar: Sangmar was a very big and successful empire in the south until the Azebs came. They were almost destroyed but there is still hope. With the two cities the nation still has, the Sangmar empire will try to rise again. The Sangmar people are known as Sangmarians. They are very smart and do not live in as harsh of conditions as the Azebs. The army is very small now, but what is left of it includes brave warriors with very expensive gear and the noblest of steeds. The other empires better watch because the Sangmar might rise again.
Once you have chosen your nation and before you go out to slay your enemy you might need equipment. The equipment you have is up to you, but certain weapons and armor sets will help for certain fighting styles. The two types of equipment include armor and weapons
- Light Armor: The armor is cheaper and leaves you quicker than you would be in heavy armor.
- Medium Armor: The armor costs more than light armor and it leaves you a little slower, but adds a lot more protection.
- Heavy Armor: The armor is very expensive and it slows you down a lot, but you will have great protection and momentum from the sheer weight of the armor.
- Close Combat Weapons: Swords are cheap in this category. It is easier to fight characters in close to you, but anyone with range on you has advantage.
- Polearms: Weapons that have a lot more range than close combat weapons, but not as much as ranged. One of the most popular weapons in this category is a lance.
- Ranged Weapons: Some of the most popular weapons in this category include longbows and crossbows. These weapons are truly powerful at a distance and they can kill many before they even get into attacking range, but if you are up close then you will be at a huge disadvantage.
After you have looked at your equipment you will probably go out and fight for the glory of your nation. Before you do this you might want to learn how the fighting mechanics work in Gloria Victis. Skill is a main portion of this game. You must learn how to attack, where to attack, and how to set up so you can get the killing blow. In Gloria Victis there is no targeting system so you can’t simply click on the opponent and then sit back and watch what happens. You must stay involved in the match constantly.
Along with this there are a lot of techniques you can use to win. While you are dodging, swinging your weapon, shooting your arrow, and running, you might want to look at the stamina bar. It is used to keep the game more realistic. You must keep your stamina in control. If you use too much stamina you might be left defenseless because you are so tired. You could also have more problems from the loss of stamina. There will eventually be jousting, single combat, hunting, and realm versus realm fighting. There are competitions and other things that can be played to test players skills.
- Sieges: No matter if it is a castle, city, capital, or a town, this takes a army. The match will take hundreds of deaths and hard fighting to win.
- Tournaments: Test your skills in tournaments against others.
- PvP Arena: This is like a Roman Gladiator fight except in this you can use a chosen weapon. You better be at your best to win this type of match.
From all of these sieges, PvP’s, Tournaments, and free roaming you will find currency and items. The currency can buy you materials, equipment, and other things. The materials you get can help you gather supplies for crafting. The results can be used or even sold for a profit.
The different types of crafting include:
- Husbandry and Culinary Arts: cooking food
- Tailoring and Leatherworking: You can use the fur you obtain to craft items
- Armorsmithing: Create great pieces of armor
- Weapon Forging: Create great weapons
- Woodworking: Create furniture and bows
- Hunting and Forestry: Obtain fur and wood to sell to people that will make use of it
- Herbalism and Alchemy: Learn how to use plants for poison and medicine
- Mining and Metallurgy: Obtain raw materials like precious ore
- Artificing: Create accessories like jewelry
- Engineering: Create deadly defense mechanisms and offensive tools
One of the most important parts of the game is the weather cycle. I know you might be thinking that is ridiculous, but it is true. The weather impacts the player. You will encounter different NPC’s depending on the time of day, weather, and season. The enemies will also react differently as well. Seasons will change the weather, which affects the player in different ways. For example, it would be hard to fight in heavy armor in the heat of summer and the game will account for that. If you needed to sneak attack someone then you might wait for foggy weather to help you by giving you a perfect cover for a sneak attack. The moon’s position will also affect the tides along with unique monsters causing them to spawn.
Gloria Victis is a MMORPG that has a lot of gameplay options. You can try to conquer rivals and fight for the pride of your nation. Play the high intensity fighting style that makes you stay focused on the game. You can craft items and experience all the seasons. Build guilds with your friends and rise to the top for your nation. Gloria Victis is a challenging game that I am sure you and your friends will enjoy.
Once again I recommend using a VPN service to play Gloria Victis online. A VPN will give you an IP address from the server location you choose. It will improve performance and reduce lag. Elite gamers will also appreciate the added protection from DDoS attacks.
How to Use a VPN to Play Gloria Victis
I’ll use IPVanish for the example of how to use a VPN service to play Gloria Victis online. First you’ll want to download the VPN client. IPVanish offers free client software for Windows, Mac and Linux. In addition to free apps for iOS and Android.
Now that you’ve had a chance to download and install the software it’s time to connect. Launch the IPVanish client and select a server location. We’ll walk you through step by step using their Windows client.
- Since a lot of gamers like to connect to servers in the US, we used that country for our guide. IPVanish has a large network of servers located all over the world.
- We recommend you select IKEv2 or OpenVPN (UDP). For streaming football games or videos from sites like Netflix we use OpenVPN (UDP). They also support PPTP and L2TP. The IKEv2 and OpenVPN protocols provides a nice mix of fast speeds and privacy protection.
- Click connect. After a few seconds you’ll see the button at the top right turn green. That means you now have an IP address from the US. You’ll also notice the server location and IP address show up at the top of the client.
- You now have an IP address in the USA, as far as anyone can tell online. As such, you can reach any site as if you were sitting there. The same would be true if you connected to a server in the UK or anywhere else in the world.
It is just that easy to do. Now that you have an IP address from an IPVanish server in the US, you can game, browse the Internet or watch shows as if you were actually there. Connecting to a server in the UK would give you full access to geo blocked sites there as well. The same is true from any country.
As you can probably tell by now a good VPN will improve your online gaming experience and opens access to content around the world. If you live outside the United States the service can help you access popular services like Netflix, Hulu and Pandora. You still need an account for services like Netflix but the VPN will help you watch US television shows and movies on Netflix as if you were sitting in the United States or any other region you would like to access.
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