Welcome to The Orb of Shadows!

You might ask, "what is this"?

Well, The Orb of Shadows (tOfS) is an open source fantasy MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role-playing game).

You next question might be, "What is a open source fantasy MMORPG? And what's the difference between an open source MMORPG and a closed source MMORPG?"

This is the differences between an open source MMORPG and a closed source MMORPG (like World of Warcraft, Everquest, etc):

 

Closed source MMORPG:

+ Usually have a big storyline.

+ Central servers (very little lag, many players, etc)

- Costs (very much :P )

 

Open source MMORPG:

+ Completely free!

+ Everyone can modify it and start their own server!

- Usually, not as many players on a single server compared to Closed source MMORPG (or, laggy)

 

"Okey... That's the common differences between OS and CS MMORPG... But what makes tOfS so special?"

 

The Orb of Shadows MMORPG:

+ Completely free!

+ Everyone can modify it and start their own server!

+ tOfS is going to have our own servers on high speed connection (we should be able to reach the same performance rate as CS MMORPG's).

+ Server cluster support! Many server's acting as one server... Over 100 000 players should be able to play in the same world AT THE SAME TIME!

+ No more hacks/exploits! Hacks and exploits have highest priority together with performance.

+ Multiplatform! As long as CrystalSpace (crystal.sourceforge.net), our 3D engine supports the OS, then we'll support it too! We are 100% sure that Windows and Linux (and probably, MacOS X) is going to be supported!

 

Are you an artist? Or a skilled programmer? Take a look at:

http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/tofs/
This page is an original creation of Valkyrie Programming 2004
Last edited 21 May 2004