|Author: Sasaki Ichiro||Original Source: Syosetu|
|Translator: Mado||English Source: MadoSpicy TL|
Since there are a request1 regarding ‘Eternal Horizon Online’, here the brief summary of it.
It is not a VRMMORPG; instead it’s a common MMORPG.
The MMORPG purely developed within the country, several company join together to develop it.
Formal name is ‘Eternal Horizon Online’ (Alias ‘EHO’, ‘Ethor’)
The concept is called ‘Infinity way of play’, the concept isn’t particularly original but the degree of freedom is high so a player could play in various kind of way. Currently, it’s active for 5 year.
A world with medieval Europe style where human, demi-human, beastman, giant, and demon live with monster lurking around the place. There are dungeons in various places and although one could have a typical view about this world but there is no conflict between races (Although once upon a time there was supposed to be conflict and discrimination). Currently, all parties had signed a non-aggression pact.
It’s basically FREE, although there’s an item mall, it doesn’t mean one can buy a powerful weapon using money so one can enjoy the game without paying at all.
For the advantage of cash item, there are some item that increase experience point, item that skip the introduction process, and those that alter the character appearance.
A player could make 2 character inside 1 account (Even the protagonist made a sub char but he greatly neglect it). Then, like what was previously mentioned, there are 9 choices that could be selected: Human, Demi-Human (Elves, Dwarves, Hobbit), Beastmen (Werewolf, Werecat, Wererabbit), giant, and demon.
Here’s where the cash items ‘Random Race’ comes into play. Using it, other confirmed races such as Dragon, Angel, Vampire, and a variety of Fox Spirits can be selected with a low probability of success (about 0.2-0.5% chance). Just by few tries, the protagonist miraculously rolled a vampire princess.
The character making have a high degree of freedom. Height, weight, age, and such thing of ‘3 sizes’ could be set in detail. During this time by using cash item, it’s possible add more type such as part of face and hairstyle. By the way, Hiyuki’s setting is 13 years old, 143cm, 34kg, BWH=74,50,76
Player start playing by registering as ‘Adventurer’ in ‘The Free City of Adhort.’
At this point, everyone is ‘Jobless (Novice)’, but some of the individuals have a particular skill from the start (This is totally random) and all special race have unique skill (For vampire princess ‘The Evil Eye’, it doubles the pet capture rate).
It’s possible to capture the mob with item by decreasing their maximum HP below half, although there are exceptions, but since the capture rate decreases in proportion to the mob’s level, so it’s impossible to capture the mid to end-game mobs without using cash item. Also, among the captured mobs, there are rare ones that hold a unique skill, it won’t possible to determine the difference unless it was being appraised. It’s possible to capture BOSS in normal field or dungeon, but if one doesn’t use cash item, the capture is impossible to begin with.
Although the title is automatically granted according to quests and achievements, among the top rankers, some titles are granted by the admin on their own accord for fun. (Hiyuki’s Graceful Lady of the Sky and others like One man army, Self-Destruct, Bladeless Beast king) These players are half-jokingly referred as ‘The court rank holder’.
As the player level reach 99, it’s possible to reincarnate into advanced race, but reincarnating have to restart the level from 1. In case of vampire princess, the grade goes from: Vampire Princess → Vampire Princess (True Ancestor) → Vampire Princess (Founding Ancestor) → Vampire Princess (Ancestor God). Aside from the increase of base ability, reincarnating also grants other benefits such as reduction of HP and MP penalty during the day, but weapon damage using vulnerable attribute of silver and light will decrease (Ancestor God can deal no damage with vulnerable attribute, but in exchange their other attributes are buffed more than other races).
Since the game have a sensitive critical detection, there was no auto lock function, but in exchange, hitting the weak point generates high critical damage. Every attack required the players to use their own eyes, so to some extent a lot of people were not using the normal monitor, they equip the Head Mounted Display to give them more visibility. It is a mainstream to play in 1st-person point of view.