News
April 1, 2018
The Road Ahead

Thank you all current and former players for your patience and support as we begin writing the next chapter for The Realm Online.

At this time we can start revealing some of the plans we have, in addition to information already captured here: http://mistwalkers.wikia.com/wiki/March_24%2C_2018_Townhall_FAQs

As you may have seen on the website, we are introducing the concept of two account types, Citizen and Noble Citizen. We want to make The Realm Online as accessible as possible for everyone, while also supporting development of the future. We felt a hybrid F2P model served this the best.

The spirit of this model is to encourage that all existing content that you have loved from the realm over the past 20 years is accessible to you on the new server at no charge. We are still aiming for a June 1st launch for that new server, and as we get closer to that date we will be able to share more information.

Secondly, with this new model we will be removing account limit restrictions given that subscriptions are per game account (not per web account) we felt that this is an effective enough gate on its own.


Microtransactions

We aim to introduce a web-based microtransaction store to support development costs of the new client and server. This will not be pay to win, and will only include cosmetic items such as dyes and helmets. Again, as we get closer we will happily share more information with you!


Name Reservations

We know this is very near and dear to many players hearts for the new server. We are looking into this and will have more to announce in the near future.


Linking Existing NG Accounts

You can link your existing Norseman Games game accounts to your new web account via the Accounts page. We realize that many players won't have the login and password anymore. Unfortunately, we do not have all the personal information to verify ownership if you do not have your username and password handy. We are working on a strategy to make sure you can access your old characters and accounts, so stay tuned!


New Client and Server

Much of the development on the new client and server has been paused while we work on merging the content between servers. We are also considering moving to Unreal Engine 4 from Unity based on player and staff feedback. This should have no impact on the timelines we originally estimated: 12-16 months.


Breaking Some Eggs

As there is a lot of new content going on, there will inevitable be some rough patches. Just like any game launch, the first days and weeks can be turbulent and this one will be no different. So, please show some patience while we work out the kinks!


:heart: Feeling the love :heart:

Thank you to all of the players for your support and understanding. I can confidently say on behalf of the whole team that we are floored by the positive reception of what we are doing. This is very much a passion project for us first and foremost. You give us the motivation and energy to continue!

March 28, 2018
Welcome to the New Realm!

Greetings Fellow Realmers!

It is with great pleasure that Norseman Games is officially able to announce its agreement with Rat Labs LLC, formerly known as Mistwalkers, granting them the exclusive license and rights to develop “The Realm Online”. Some questions you may have will be addressed below.


Who is Rat Labs?

Rat Labs, LLC was formed by existing Developers from the MistWalkers private server who wanted to legitimize their involvement with TRO development.

What does this mean to you, as a player?
  • If you are a player of an unlicensed “private server” your player data will not be available on the official platform. Keep in mind that contributing to or playing private servers is a violation of the TOS for access to the official servers.
  • The official servers and websites may be unavailable for short periods of time during this transition as we migrate server data from NG to RL.
  • During the transition period if you have particular questions or comments that you feel like you need to communicate to Rat Labs please send that information to sam@rat-labs.com and Sam will be happy to respond and address any concerns that you may have
What does this mean for the official development of The Realm Online?
  • Norseman Games has granted Rat Labs an exclusive license for the right to develop TRO
  • Much of the content from the MistWalkers private server that “worked” well will be ported into the official source code. Some examples: Hot Zones, Prestige Mode, Heroic Dungeons, Weapon / Armor Procs, Armor Sets, pieces of the crafting system excluding runic enhancements and salvaging.
  • The target release date for this new official server is June 1st, 2018.
  • The intent is to port the game to multiple platforms: HTML5, iOS, Android, macOS, Linux, and Windows.
  • Rat Labs will be developing an entirely new client and server
  • You can expect a modernization of graphics and user interfaces while maintaining the original look and feel of TRO.

We at Norseman Games have complete confidence in the Rat Lab team’s ability to develop, implement, and bring The Realm Online back to satisfactory. It is our greatest hope that this arrangement provides the community what they’ve so long desired. See you on the flip side!

Server Status
Despothes Grove (Legacy)
5 players
Finvarra's Fortress (Live)
173 players
Finvarra's Fortress (Test)
Down