Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, or Nexus TK for short, is a 2D fantasy MMORPG based on Korean mythology. Nexus is one of the oldest MMORPGs still in service and allows players to experience the game for free until Level 49.
|Publisher: Kru Interactive
Release Date: 1996 (Korea); 1998 (NA)
PvP: Duels / Events
Pros: +Retro RPG elements. +Mature and helpful community. +Low system requirements. +Unique guild and roleplaying features.
Cons: -Dated graphics. -Archaic gameplay and user interface. -Subscription required to access most content. -Steep learning curve.
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds Overview
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds is a classic Korean MMORPG that has been in continuous service since its 1996 release. It is developed by Nexon and published by Kru Interactive. While it is a subscription-based game, players can play for free until Level 49. While the population may have dwindled over time, a core community of fans remain in this highly player-driven MMORPG. There are four classes, or paths, that players can choose from as they explore the three kingdoms of Koguryo, Buya, and Nagnang. Players have the power to organize clans, get elected to the councils governing advanced classes, and even run the in-game justice system.
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds Key Features:
- Explore Three Kingdoms – discover the different empires of Koguryo, Buya, and Nagnang in a world inspired by Korean mythology.
- Chose from 4 Base Paths – paths, which are similar to classes, consist of Warrior, Rogue, Mage, and Poet. Each has four sub-paths to follow.
- Get Social and Political – rise up the ranks in player-run clans, class councils, and even within the Kingdoms themselves!
- Player Housing – each of the Three Kingdoms has three villages where players may rent plots of land and customize their own homes.
- Free Trial – play for free with a trial account until Level 49. Subscribe for $9.95 per month to continue progressing.
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Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 95 / 98 / 2000 / XP
CPU: Intel Pentium 3
Video Card: DirectX 7.0 compatible card
RAM: 512 mb
Hard Disk Space: 1 GB
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Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds Additional Information
Publisher: Kru Interactive
Original Art: Jin Kim
Programmers: Jung-Ju Kim, Jea-Kyung Song
Beta: 1995 (Korea), 1997 (North America)
North America: 1998
Development History / Background:
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds is the name of the American version of the Korean developed MMORPG Baramue Nara, or Baram for short. Development on the game began in 1993 in the labs of KAIST (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and it was commercially released three years later in 1996. The North American beta started a year later and launched in 1998.
One of the original developers on Nexus, Jake Song, went on to develop another classic Korean MMORPG, Lineage. Together with the Legend of Mir 2, these three Korean MMORPGs are among the oldest MMORPGs still in service. While Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds has not enjoyed the same level of success as Lineage or Mir 2, it was still an important pioneer of the MMORPG genre.