Website: meridian59.neardeathstudi.. Region: North America Status: Final Release: Sep 96 Developer: Near Death Studios Publisher: Near Death Studios
Genre: Fantasy Engine: 3D 3rd Person
Client Price: Free Sub Type: P2P Sub Fee: $10.95 Monthly Item Mall: No Free Trial: Yes
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"What is Meridian 59?
Meridian 59 is an online 3D graphical RPG. It was originally released in 1996 by the 3DO company and was one of the first commercial online games available for sale in retail stores in the US. The game was purchased by Near Death Studios, Inc. in 2001 and relaunched commercially.
There have been seven updates to the game since its initial release and each update added new content for players to enjoy. The game has a unique blend of interesting game mechanics, a strong community, and excellent player vs. player (PvP) gameplay. Together, these aspects make for a game that is fun, friendly, and balanced."
The game is set in the 59th provincial colony of an ancient empire which explored the universe through portals in a magical nexus. However, several hundred years ago, something went wrong and the young frontier colonies in Meridian 59 were separated from the Empire. Now the land is in turmoil. Political factions fight for territory and power, monsters, trolls, orcs, and the undead threaten to destroy all life, and the magical nexus is in a flux, causing disasters across the land. Meridian 59 features six cities and towns: the rebellious mining town of Jasper, the royal city of Barloque, the thriving but troubled Tos, the peaceful farming village of Marion, the crossroads lake-side university town of Cor Noth, and the independent jungle island settlement of Ko'Catan.