Embark on an exciting journey to collect all 27 Rings of Eternity and save the world
Level up and improve your character so he/she can take on tougher bosses and mobs
Dive into the game’s many challenging dungeons and take the fight to Diablo himself!
Diablo, the Lord of Terror himself, and his demonic horde has invaded the realm. Only you, the Guardian of the world, is able to gather the 27 Rings of Eternity to defeat Diablo, banish his minions and once again bring peace back to the lands. Will you take up the call-to-arms and embark on this crucial journey in this brand-new mobile MMORPG, Rings of Anarchy?
The game starts off by giving you three archetype character classes to choose from, namely Warrior, Archer and Mage. They are all gender-locked though, so unless you choose the Archer class, you’ll be playing as a male character. Once done, you’ll be thrown right into the game’s fictional fantasy world.
Questing in this game is pretty much the usual kill X monsters, collect X quest items or bouncing you between NPCs. The game provides auto-pathfinding as well as auto-combat right from the start to help you level up faster. After completing a certain number of main quests, you’ll then unlock a special Boss fight where you’ll be able to add a new ring to your collection if you win.
To spice things up, you’ll also get a variety of other quests to do, including side quests which are best taken alongside main ones; bounty quests that usually grant massive experience points and gold and daily quests which are basically daily tasks that you can do to earn extra rewards. The game even has a very varied PvE aspect, providing players with challenging dungeons like Rune Tower where you can’t use potions or epic Boss Fights like Server Boss which is nigh impossible to solo.
However, I’d like to point out that it’s really odd that the game has not yet unlocked its PvP option, which I’m sure the game has, even as I’ve went beyond level 65. The level cap in this game is pretty high though – around 200 maybe? – but it would have been nice to lower the requirements for PvP so lower level players can get into the PvP scene even at a lower level.
That said, like other similar MMORPGs, Rings of Anarchy provides players with a wide variety of ways to improve their combat power (CP) and hence, their overall strength. One such way is by equipping better items and enhancing the said items. You can even socket them with gems. There are also runes that you can equip to add additional stats to your character. These runes can, in turn, be upgraded using fragments salvaged from runes you don’t need. There are mounts, pets and a companion called Ward that you can upgrade respectively as well. These creatures usually add to your character’s overall stats and CP.
The selling point of this game though is that it provides players with an offline leveling option. So, you can simply purchase an offline A.C. card (note that different cards have different durations) from the game store and then use it to let your character start farming the mob in an area – there are multiple designated areas around the game that you can choose from... but be sure to choose one that fit your level.
Guilds are a major part of the game mainly because you get a nice (and passive) experience boost simply by joining a guild, partly because you’ll unlock access to a ton of amazing features, including Guild Boss, Guild-vs-Guild wars and the Guild Vault. You can add items into the vault to earn contribution points (or by donating diamonds or gold to the guild) and you can use those points to withdraw items that you need from the vault.
Graphics-wise, Rings of Anarchy has some pretty nice visuals, I really like that the items you have on your character can be visually seen on your avatar. The music in this game is alright, but they aren’t very memorable, unfortunately. It’s also quite nice to see that the game has some voice acting, but some of these voice acting isn’t exactly good.
As much as I’ve enjoyed this game, the uncanny similarity between Rings of Anarchy and Blades and Rings, both published by the same company, is very off-putting. Everything just feels the same... aside from looking the same, though I’m sure there have been some changes done.
That said, the game is still quite entertaining to play in a casual sort of way. You get an awesome mount, pet, Ward and even wings later on. So, if you’ve loved playing Blades and Rings, you might want to hop into this game while it is still hot out of the oven just so you can get ahead of the game and maybe secure a top spot.
Clarification from the developers: Rings of Anarchy IS basically a renamed "Blades and Rings" but this game (Rings of Anarchy) is only available in the European regions.