|Angels Online / Angel Love Online|
cover of the PlayStation 3 version
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Angels Online or Angel Love Online (ALO; simplified Chinese: 天使之恋; traditional Chinese: 天使之戀; pinyin: Tiānshĭ Zhī Liàn) is a free-to-play PC and PlayStation 3 2D massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by UserJoy Technology in Taiwan, and published by Q Entertainment.
The Windows version was released in Taiwan in June 2006. A Japanese version of the game was released in December 2006. The PlayStation 3 version was released, on the Japanese PlayStation Store, on September 25, 2008. It's free to download and uses the same pay-per-item model as its PC counterparts.
Long, long ago, the archangel Lucifer fell in love with a girl. Unfortunately, she was already in love with another angel. Lucifer lost his mind and in order to separate the two lovers forever, transmuted her into dew and him into starlight. Knowing he would be punished sooner or later, he gathered a rebellious army and attempted to overthrow the reign of Jupiter. However, he and his followers failed, and were expelled to Hell.
Ever since then, he has been planning his revenge. He is now expanding his evil forces, and has founded a demon training camp with the sole purpose of destroying the Garden of Eden. So, all of the Little Angels there have undertaken special training, and have descended to Earth so that the battle can commence in Eden.
The land of Eden includes four realms that are home to the Aurora, Steel, Shadow and Beast factions. Each has its own seat of power. Aurora City stands between the seacoast and a fertile plain. Due to its location, it's plagued by pirates, so the king has decided to engage valiant chevaliers to drive them out. Iron Castle rises above a barren desert. Resources extracted from mines in the nearby mountains fuel its economy and its centuries-long war against a hated rival. The inhabitants of Dark City are highly proficient excavators, their expertise honed over generations of digging out large caverns. Right now, they're concerned about a mysterious hole. Its origin is unknown, as is the depth to which it extends. The residents of Breeze Jungle love their home and wish to protect it from being ravaged by powerful giants.
There are 14 classes available in Angels Online. Each has six different skills with skills maxing out at level 190. All the classes are divided into one of the following systems - Fighting, Magic or Production. Players can also change their skills by talking to the Skill Angel (there are certain exceptions). Due to this, everyone's character can be truly unique. The only thing to take into account before changing a skill is how the two skills match.
The game has a unique double class and skill system. Players are able to change or match skills after having chosen a class, which helps make characters distinctive. Different classes are able to have the same skills. For example, a character from the fighting class is able to have the magic skill. However, some special skills cannot be matched with each other, such as the chaos and the earth skills.
A skill may be leveled up by using it, but can never be higher than the character's level, which maxes out at level 200. Players can change skills after reaching level 20, but need a special item called a skill crystal to do so.
Every player starts in the Angel Lyceum, a college to train Little Angels (the players) to become Angel Protectors to guard Eden against Lucifer (requirement). Once the player finishes the tutorial, they are teleported to the campus of the Lyceum where they can accumulate student credits on campus by doing lessons (composed of either defeating a certain number of a monster or collecting/manufacturing a certain amount of an item). The student credit's primary purpose is to determine whether a student can now graduate or attend the Top Student Training. When a player graduates they become an Angel Protector and choose a faction and city.