Emil Chronicle Online
Emil Chronicle Online, also know as EMO, is an anime inspired 3D fantasy MMORPG set in the world of Arconia. The game has several unique features including the ability to transform into a puppet to gain access to additional skill.
Release Date: November 24, 2005
Closure Date: September 30, 2010 (English Server)
Pros: +Varied races and class options. +Strong emphasis on story. +Pet and Puppet system.
Cons: -Dated interface and game mechanics. -Small English speaking community.
Emil Chronicle Online Overview
Originally launched as subscription based MMORPG in Japan, Emil Chronicle Online went free to play with the Iris Update on May 28, 2009. The game has anime style graphics with a vague resemblance to the art style found in Mabinogi. Emil Chronicle Online only briefly had an official English language server available, but the main Japanese service has been running since the game's initial release in 2005. Some key feature in Emil Chronicle Online include pets, a Marionette system that allows players to morph into puppets to unlock special skills, and a possession system which allows players to possess a piece of equipment owned by another player.
Races - Emil, Titania, Dominion, DEM
Swordsman -> Blade Master / Bounty Hunter Fencer -> Knight / Dark Stalker
Scout -> Assassin / Commander Archer -> Striker / Gunner
Wizard -> Sorcerer / Sage Shaman -> Elementalist / Enchanter
Vates -> Druid / Bard Warlock -> Cabalist / Necromancer
Miner -> Blacksmith / Engineer Farmer -> Alchemist / Marionettist
Ranger -> Explorer / Treasure Hunter Merchant -> Trader / Gambler
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Emil Chronicle Online Additional Information
Release Date: November 24, 2005 (Japan)
Closure Date: September 30, 2010 (Singapore, English Server)
Japan: November 24, 2005 - GungHo
Global: November 2005 - Gravity
South East Asia/Oceania: December 18, 2006 - Infocomm Asia Holdings
China: January 17, 2007 - The9 (closed)
Malaysia/Singapore: September 30, 2009 - Run Up (English server, closed)
Indonesia: July 23, 2009 - WaveGame (closed)
Major updates in Emil Chronicle Online are known as Sagas.
Saga 1-4: Introduced the major cities of Acroplis, Fareast, Iron South, Northern Kingdom, and Morg. Initial game features including marionette, job advancement, synthesis, and quests were added.
Saga 5: Tonka Island added. Tonka Island serves as the mechanical hub in EMO where players mechanical parts like Airships and Gatling Cannons are produced.
Saga 6-7: Added the Maimai Ruins and Water layer dungeons. Level 90 weapons and the Breeder Job were also added.
Saga 8: Granted access to the Dominion World. Players were able to assist the Dominion in their struggle against the DEM race invading their planet. The Gardener Job was also added.
Saga 9: A new tutorial and guide tool for beginners was introduced along with the town of ECO which uses e-coins as currency. Level 99 weapons and armor were also added.
Saga 10: The DEM race (Deus Ex Machina) were added along with dimensional dungeons. Saga 10 also added level 110 weapons.
Saga 11: Third job classes, called Chronicle Jobs were added.
Development History / Background:
Emil Chronicle Online was developed by the Japanese studio Headlock and published in Japan by GungHo. GungHo then sold the global licensing rights to ECO to its subsidiary, Gravity, which went on the find publishers across the world. The only official English language server Western gamers could access was the Malaysian/Singapore version run by Run Up. This server only lasted a year before closing and the game has not found a viable audience outside Japan.
Emil Chronicle Online Private Servers
While the official service for Emil Chronicle Online is no longer available in North America, there are several player-run servers still accessible. The software these servers use may be modified and may not be safe. Download and install files from these sites at your own risk.