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Mortal Online differs from most other MMORPG’s in the way that it is based on PvP and player interaction – the PvP is not a feature added on top of “the real game”. This means that Mortal Online is played on PvP servers only. Your chances of success in the real-time combat are based on your skills as a player, however character skills and equipment is of course an important factor to victory as well. The PvP is based on one-to-one or skirmishing battles, as that is the foundation for good gameplay in larger-scale PvP battles.
You are free to attack whenever and whoever you want, but there will be consequences. There are laws in the world to follow or not, this is your own choice to make. This may sound like a “quake match” for newcomers but it is not. There is a system that detects your action in the game that hopefully will balance PVP in an equal way it worked very well in UO. Playing a murderer will be a risky, hard life and they will probably get many enemies as in other players on the good side and from guards in the game. New players will be protected in towns and hopefully by other players.
Stealth in PVPEdit
Stealth will be a combination of your skills as a player, combined with your character's Skills. As the game developers can't represent every obstacle to hide behind, or every light source, there will be Stealth in the game that is somewhat "magical". Likewise, detecting something or someone that is "hidden" is not entirely up to you, as one or two Skills might help.
Death system and penaltiesEdit
When your body dies, your soul is set loose and steps halfway into a plane called the Ether World. As a disincarnate soul existing in both worlds at the same time, you have no physical belongings (they're left behind with your body) and you are very limited in what you can see, hear, and do. The same goes for people in the real world, as they have difficulties interacting with you. The Ether World is a very dangerous place for a Mortal Soul with rules of its own, and you will probably want to get back to your normal self as quickly as possible. To reincarnate, essentially get your body back, you must find a spirit channeler of some sort willing to help you. There will be no perma-death.
There is full loot in MO as in you can kill and loot whatever you want, however there are laws in Mortal Online that won't tolerate thefts and murders. In the Mortal Online gaming world the majority of the physical items in the game will be lootable. The items that cannot be looted most likely will be items that are connected to your characters memory i.e. your World map or Spell book. This doens't mean you can't read their World map or Spell book.