zOMG! is a new casual MMO that takes the millions-strong community of Gaia Online and brings it to life in the form of a huge virtual with plenty of interesting characters to meet and monsters to battle.
Inanimate objects are coming to life and threatening to overwhelm all of Gaia, and it’s up to you to stop them! Forge alliances with others, collect and trade powerful rings, and get silly in fun social mini-games.
About the Rings
As players play through the world, they will find many treasures and items of value. Some of those items are special rings that can be worn to give the wearer unusual powers. These powers can include anything from moving a little faster, being a bit luckier or healing faster.
Every time you use a ring, you use a tiny bit of Stamina. If your Stamina reserve ever depletes completely, you won’t be able to use other rings until you’ve rested for a bit. You can rest (slowly) by simply not doing anything, or you can Kneel and regain Stamina more quickly. Of course, you’re completely vulnerable while Kneeling, and if you’re hit, you’ll suffer a lot of damage…so be careful.
The Agony of Defeat - “Death” Penalties
Every character has a Health reserve. When your Health goes to zero, you are knocked out (or “Dazed” as we say in-game). When you are Dazed, you can’t use any ring skills, but you can move around (slowly). You can only recover from being Dazed by releasing your life energy to reform within the Null Chamber, or by having an ally use a ring with the Awaken ability on you. (One such ring is the “Defibrillate”.)
As you adventure through the world, speaking to characters that are not players like yourself (usually referred to as “non-player characters” or “NPCs”), you’ll learn bits of their stories. Some of those stories are true, and some are not, but the world of Gaia is filled with excitement and opportunity, and those NPCs will almost always have something they would like you to do for them.
In addition to Tasks, you may also earn Badges as you journey around the world. Badges are accumulated for lots of reasons. You can get a badge for being a supreme destroyer of a particular type of monster, for exploring various parts of the world, for getting great (or lousy) scores in mini-games, and more!
Badges are (optionally) displayed on your Profile page (for bragging rights), and your favorite badge can be chosen so that it shows on your Character Info window within the game, so that everyone else can see your favorite accomplishment.
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