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Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu

Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu is an MMORPG that focuses heavily on its economy and social features. One of the game’s offerings is the ability to become the GoonZu, a player elected by fellow users that acts as the leader of the game’s political system.

Publisher: nDoors
Playerbase: Medium
Release Date: May 21, 2005
Pros: +Deep political system. +Complex economy. +Robust crafting.
Cons: -Simplistic combat. -Poor translation.

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Luminary: Rise of the Goonzu Overview

Lumniary: Rise of the GoonZu is a 2D fantasy MMORPG that takes MMO social features to the next level by blending a fantasy world with realistic economy and politics, similar to Wakfu and Nexus TK. Its economy is supported by its robust crafting system, which is one of the primary focuses of the game. All crafted items can be viewed in the massive in-game database that gives an ingredient list, pointing players exactly where they need to go to acquire crafting materials. Crafted items can be sold for money in the marketplace, found in towns across the world, which is where some of the game’s political features come into place. Each town is lead by a democratically  elected shareholding candidate , who has the power to change the tax rates on players using the bank, market, stock market, and other features.  The GoonZu, on the other hand, is a single player elected by the entire server who is given nearly as much power as one of the Game Masters, and is given the ability to elect 5 ministers to work under him and help him moderate the game. The game also offers a simplified combat system and mounts, falling short only due to its poor translation leading to new player confusion.

Luminary: Rise of the Goonzu Key Features:

  • Multitude of Character Skills – Upgrade your character with over 20 skills that can be acquired through reading books, and use those skills to fight monsters or craft new items.
  • Crafting and Enchanting – Explore the world looking for crafting materials, then use them to create your own products to sell or enchant, boosting stats and adding elemental attributes.
  • Robust Economy – Trade stocks, real estate, crafted items and more to rise in the player-run, capitalist economy of the game.
  • Political System –Elect town and server leaders to control the game’s market, thanks to the game’s democratic election system.
  • PvP System – Fight against enemy towns or guilds in large-scale PvP battles, or in the game’s arena.

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System Requirements

Luminary: Rise of the Goonzu System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
CPU: 800 MHz Pentium 3 or equivalent Athlon processor
Video Card: Any Graphics Card with at least 8MB and DirectX 3D Accelerator
RAM: 256 MB
Hard Disk Space: 1GB Free

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
CPU: 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent Athlon processor
Video Card: Any Graphics Card with at least 8MB and DirectX 3D Accelerator
RAM: 512 MB
Hard Disk Space: 1GB Free


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Additional Information

Luminary: Rise of the Goonzu Additional Information

Developer: nDoors
Publisher(s): NHN Corporation, Ijji, Valofe

Release Date: May 31, 2005

Luminary: Rise of the Goonzu was developed by nDoors, a Korean game developer that also developed Atlantica Online and Asda Story. It has been published globally by more than one publisher. First, through the NHN Corporation via the Ijji network, which was then moved to the Valofe game publisher in 2012. It had experienced maintenance and patching issues with its old developer, meaning that the game became somewhat more stable with Valofe. The game was added to Steam Greenlight on September 14, 2015 with the intent of gaining a larger audience to keep the game running.