Transported to a fantastical (and cute) world ruled by the Mad God Oryx, you must fight to survive his onslaught of minions, and hopefully, slay the Mad God himself. This is how Realm of the Mad God begins, a free online multiplayer RPG that requires no downloads, installs or registration; you just jump right in! This social game has you team up with other players, level up, find powerful items, explore dungeons, and slay the gods of the realm. Realm of the Mad God is an epic adventure and quite frankly, it’s just about as good as online social gaming gets.
However, Realm of the Mad God is massive and pretty complex. Your first few trips to the realm might create more questions than answers. And although you will have dozens of allies, they may not be the most helpful towards beginners when danger lurks around every corner. In addition, trying to ask questions in-game might get you left behind or leave you vulnerable to enemy attack. To help you out, my Realm of the Mad God Guide tries to answer most of the questions you might have, and serves as a walkthrough to getting started. After reading my Realm of the Mad God Guide, you’ll be ready to take on any challenge Mad God Oryx can hurl your way.
Continue reading to get started with the Realm of the Mad God Guide.
Make an Account
Before you even begin playing Realm of the Mad God, the best thing to do is create an account. Without an account, your character is stored in your cookies, which can be damaged or erased. With an account, you can use your character on any computer and you will never having to worry about unfairly losing your leveled hero.
Choose Your Character
The next step, is choosing your character class. Realm of the Mad God has ten different classes, six of which are immediately available. They as follows:
Deals damage from a long distance and has a secondary burst attack.
Has a long-range attack and can acquire very powerful weapons. His Ability is his quiver, which fires a very powerful, piercing, single arrow.
Relies on his speed to deal damage at medium range while avoiding attacks. His Ability is a Cloak which allows him to go undetected by enemies for a time.
Attacks at long range and can heal himself and his allies.
Deals the most damage of any class and can wear strong armor to protect himself from enemies. His Ability grants extra strength and speed to those around him for a short time.
Unlocked by reaching level 20 with Priest and Knight. Can deal damage at close range, wear armor and heal himself and his allies.
Unlocked by reaching level 20 with Warrior. Deals large amounts of damage at close range and has the highest potential defense of any character. His Ability provides extra defense in addition to damaging and stunning enemies.
Unlocked by reaching level 20 with Rogue and Wizard. Fights from medium range and uses poison to damage his enemies over time.
Unlocked by reaching level 20 with Wizard and Priest. Drains life from his enemies to heal himself and his allies.
Unlocked by reaching level 20 with Rogue and Archer. Uses arrows and traps to defeat her enemies.
How to Play
After you choose your class, you’ll be put in a tutorial. Follow the instructions on screen and you’ll quickly get a feel for the game. The basics:
Use W, A, S, and D to move and the mouse to aim and attack.
Hold shift and click anywhere on the screen to use your Ability.
Obtain items by standing on a loot bag and dragging goods from them to your inventory. Or hold shift and click on an item to use it (keys, potions, etc.)
Health is the red bar at the top right. If you die, you will have to start back at level 1.
Above health is your experience. Level up and your heath and mana meters are fully replenished.
Mana is the blue meter and is drained with each use of your Ability.
To chat, press enter and type a message, then press enter again to send it. If you ever need help, trying asking those around you.
Press T to toggle autofire.
Press N, M, or B to toggle music, sounds, or bullet sounds respectively.
Press H to display a list of controls.
Now that you’ve learned the basics, you’re ready to set out into the Realm of the Mad God. Band together with other adventurers and patrol the realm, slaying beasts and collecting equipment along the way.
Realm of the Mad God is a game best played with others. Just standing near people who are slaying beasts will earn you experience and help you level up.
In Realm of the Mad God, harder bosses can only be taken on with lots of people. Fighting in a crew lets you distribute the inflicted damage, flank your enemies, and lay down some serious fire power with the various classes. When fighting easier enemies, you’ll see large groups more dispersed, ploughing through enemies. But when a group of warriors encounters an army of gods, you’ll see them all tightly clumped up in a phalanx around the healing Priests and Paladins. I recommend doing the same.
Pro Tip: Once you get a feel for the game, teleport to the largest clump of players on your mini map. They are most likely fighting very hard enemies, so just hang back and let them slay the gods, earning you tons of experience super quickly.
Realm of the Mad God gives us a number of ways to work cooperatively. The most significant feature is teleporting. Using your mini-map, you can teleport to anyone, anywhere on the map. However, teleporting in Realm of the Mad God is both dangerous and useful. It’s useful when you’re about to die and need a quick way to escape. But it can be dangerous because you have no idea where you’ll end up. I’ve died countless times teleporting into the cross fire of a massive battle. Also, by shift clicking people at the bottom left, you can lock them there, allowing you to easily teleport to your friends without using the mini map.
Pro Tip: In Realm of the Mad God, chat is global. This means that messages are sent to everyone on the server at once, which can often by quite annoying. By typing /ignore followed by the player’s name, you can block all messages from a person for the duration of your stay on the server. This is great for dealing with trolls and foreigners.
Enemies and Bosses
In Realm of the Mad God, different enemies spawn based on the terrain you’re in. At level one you’re still very vulnerable so it’s a good idea to stick to the beaches or forests where easier enemies appear. If you’re in search of a challenge, harder gods and enemies will appear in the snowy and rocky terrains. Following roads will usually keep you among enemies of a similar difficulty.
In addition to regular enemies, there are various bosses and gods around the Realm of the Mad God. These will often be marked on your mini map with a red, pink, orange, or purple dot. On your screen, an arrow will point to them; moving your cursor over the arrow will tell you what god you’re headed for.
Pro Tip: If you become overwhelmed in battle, use the panic button. Pressing F5 will instantly teleport you back to the lobby. You can also click the white arch under the mini map to instantly return to the safety of the main lobby. Another option is simply quitting out of your browser.
Caves and Dungeons
While exploring the Realm of the Mad God you might find keys to Pirate Caves, Spider Dens, Snake Pits, and more. To open up these caves, simply shift click on the key and the cave will open up where you’re standing. The caves can be pretty long and full of tough enemies, so for the harder dungeons you’re going to want a crew with at least one healer in it. Don’t feel pressured to finish a dungeon either. If you know you’re going to die, head back out the way you came, close your browser or just teleport back to the main lobby.
There is a ton of different items and loot in Realm of the Mad God. In addition to rings, potions and keys; there are class specific items that include swords, staffs, robes, and much more. These items are most often dropped by enemies as loot. The harder the enemy, the more powerful the loot.
Pro Tip: Once having reached level 20, many players will want to start a new character, so they give away their valuable equipment. Very often they will drop their stuff in the main lobby, so always be alert for freebies!
Slaying the Mad God Oryx
The main goal of Realm of the Mad God is to defeat the mad god himself. Every time 25,000 monsters have been defeated and all the quests have been completed (red dots on the mini-map), everyone will be transported to the lair of the Mad God Oryx. The lair is shaped like a giant circle and the only cover is fire pillars. Be very careful here because the mad god and his minions are the most powerful monsters in the game.
If you manage to kill the Mad God Oryx and his minions, he will drop a loot bag holding some of the best equipment in the game. So despite the danger, battling Oryx is not an event to miss. After he dies, the kill counter will be reset, and he will remain dormant until the next time 25,000 of his monsters have been slain.
Realm of the Mad God is a rich and ever changing world with endless possibilities. It’s recent gains in popularity and attention have already prompted updates and expansions. It’s unfortunate that traditional high-quality social games like Realm of the Mad God aren’t featured on Facebook. I’d love to go adventuring with fifteen of my closest buddies and post high scores on my wall. But who knows, Realm of the Mad God is a game with incredible potential. I think it’s only a matter of time before it’s awesome-ness is fully realized.
So what are you waiting for, you’ve read the guide, you know the basics. Start your Realm of the Mad God adventure today:
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