Monster Welt Online, a cute style 3D pet-raising and business simulation MMORPG will start its alpha testing on February 25, 2009 (GMT + 9) in Japan. FiveStar Online Entertainment , the publisher of Monster Welt Online in Japan has already started recruiting CBT testers via the game's official website on Feb. 18, 2009 (GMT + 9).
FiveStar Online Entertainment, a subsidiary of Chinese gaming company 9you, is specialized in developing and operating online games in Japan. Monster Welt Online is reproduced based on 9you's Chinese MMORPG title Monster Forest Online.
About Monster Welt Online
Monster Welt Online is a fantasy MMORPG with the focus of raising pets. In Monster Welt Online, pets are the main characters while players are minor characters. There is no exp or level in Monster Welt Online. If a player wants to heal other players who are in the same group with him, he has to raise a pet healer. And if he wants to become an invincible attacker, he has to keep an attack pet around.
To give different gaming experiences, Monster Welt Online will offer 8 types of pets, including Dinosaur type, Plant type, Puppet type, etc. And totally there will be more than 1000 pets for choosing. Besides through slaying and hunting monsters, players can also get new pets through raising and mating animals.
The battle system is a distinct feature in Monster Welt Online. When players go to battle, there will be a 3x4 grid in front of each side. Similar to Pokemon, players have to choose pets, arrange fighting formation and devise tactics. Players don't have to fight in person; instead, they only have to consider tactics and wisely select pets to engage in battle.
And the farm system is also designed centering on pets. For example, if the player's pets are carnivorous animals, he will have to engage in animal husbandry in order to provide enough food for his pets. However, if the player raises herbivorous animals, he will have to engage in farming and planting. Interestingly, if the player grows coffee beans, NPCs will visit his farm. If the player serves them nice food, the NPCs will give amazing gifts to the player in return.
** The CBT tester recruitment has started 17:00 PM February 18, 2008 GMT +9 till 23:59 PM February 23, 2009 GMT +9. It is expected that 4000 testers can join this alpha testing which will launch from February 25, 2009 through March 1, 2009. If you feel interested in the game, just go ahead to the official website to apply for a CBT key.