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Clan Lord

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Clan Lord
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
[[Delta Tao Software]][[Category:Delta Tao Software]]
[[Delta Tao Software]][[Category:Delta Tao Software]]
Fantasy MMORPG
Keyboard, mouse
Mac OS and Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows
Awards | Changelog | Cheats | Codes | Codex
Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC | Help
Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches
Ratings | Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough

Clan Lord is the Macintosh's first massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG),[1] made by Delta Tao Software. It was started in the late 1990s[2] and is still going, with a regular update every 3 weeks. In 2001 it was voted one of top ten Mac games of all time in GAMES Magazine.[3] By the end of 2007, player participation dropped below 100 concurrently online. The game world and characters' options in it grow with each update.[4] The game encourages cooperation and community and has only minimal opportunities for player-vs.-player (PvP) activity. On January 17, 2009, it was announced that Delta Tao would no longer charge monthly fees for play.[5][6] Since then player numbers have increased from the previous low player base and it maintains a steady stream of online players.[citation needed]

As of 2006, there are Windows and Java ports maintained by the Arindal development team. The Windows client is also running under Linux using Wine.

Setting[edit | edit source]

Game characters have been exiled by the mad Emperor Mobius to the Lok'Groton Islands for "crimes" against the Empire. Characters are of seven races: Human, Dwarf, Sylvan, Halfling, Thoom, Ghorak Zo, and The People. Exiles may choose to pursue one of three professions: fighter, healer, or mystic, and may also choose sub-professions for the fighter class: Ranger, Champion or Blood-Mage. In addition to the dangers of the natural island wildlife, exiles must deal with other sentient beings, including the warlike Orgas, the Darshak pirates, the Undine (i.e., undead), and a group of ancient and powerful sorcerers.


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Role-Playing Games For The Mac. Inside Mac Games (2001-09-10). Retrieved on 2009-01-07
  2. The Veteran Neophyte: Digital Karma. MacTech (1997-03). Retrieved on 2009-01-07
  3. Playing Catch Up: Spaceward Ho!'s Joe Williams. Gamasutra (2006-10-26). Retrieved on 2009-01-07
  4. Product Reviews: Clan Lord. MacUser (2000-10). Retrieved on 2009-01-07
  5. Clan Lord Free FAQ.
  6. Delta Tao News Page.

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