Welcome to Deliantra
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Deliantra is free software (some say 'open source').
In addition, there are no premium accounts. You don't have to pay money to access the rest of the world or to get decent equipment for your character.
Deliantra is a cooperative multiplayer RPG and adventure game set in a classical medieval environment with ubiquitious weapons and magic. The game play is quite similar in style and setting to the venerable games Nethack and Moria. Deliantra, however, is fully graphical and runs in realtime.
What makes Deliantra special is its depth and the sheer amount of maps to explore. The world is vast, with over 4000 lovingly hand-designed maps organized into multiple continents. There are hundeds of monsters to fight, including epic bosses lurking in the depths of Deliantra's dungeons. With 16 unique races, 17 classes, 40 skills, and hundreds of spells to choose from and combine with each other, gameplay in Deliantra is complex and full-featured. The gameplay is also very open and sets very few limits on character development. Of course, the best part about gameplay in an MMORPG like Deliantra is the fun that is to be had by playing cooperatively with others exploring the same world.
The official Deliantra server is designed to make gameplay fun and engaging. Because of this death is not permanent, and it causes no stat depletion or loss of items to other players. Although there is a slight experience point penalty when you die, if you survive the test of gods you can even get away with no experience loss. Currently the test of the gods is the classic game Minesweeper, so if you are careful you can die without any loss of experience at all.
In addition, game play is tailored to make cooperation easy and enjoyable. Friendly spell fire causes no damage, so you can fire area of effect spells without wounding your friends. In addition, if you summon pets or monsters to help you they will not block or attack your friends.
For those who like PvP it is possible to set your player state to hostile and fight with other players who have done the same. However, everyone starts out in a friendly state that provides invulnerability from other players, even if they have their player state set to hostile.
Even though it is free Deliantra is also reliable. The server is monitored 24 hours a day and will be automatically restarted in case of problems. If you do experience problems the admins can be reached via IRC: server irc.schmorp.de (alternatively irc.plan9.de), channel #schmorp, user(s) schmorp or elmex. Or you can reach the admins by sending email to: email@example.com. For extra protection player files and other data is backed up every 15 minutes to a remote location. Backup history for the past 3 months is available.