RF Online is a 3D Sci-Fi MMORPG that once required a monthly fee to play, but is now completely free. The game originally shut down in 2008, but has been picked up recently by Games Campus, and is now once again playable. It mixes fantasy and science fiction to bring an entirely new take on the existing MMO genres. Novus is a deep space galaxy which all-powerful warring factions are fighting for. You can choose between the Bellato Union which uses robot battle units like never seen before, the Holy Alliance Cora a mystical fantasy which uses the power of magic, and finally the mighty Accretia Empire, which is a futuristic alien race which use their advanced weapon system to spread destruction across the entire sector.
The Accretian Empire follows a totalitarian regime where goals are for the Empire, a thought that is embraced by its followers. There is no feeling when it comes to the destruction of other races and for good reason, for the Accretia are a race of mechanized units with a materialistic thinking. The Accretia are proud to be the strongest and most formidable race in the galaxy, and are proud of the huge weapons they have created to kill men, women and all things living. Their need to expand to the further reaches of the universe to become even stronger is paramount and a key driving force to their being. This has inevitably led them to the Planet Novus and the arcane civilizations it plays home to.
The Cora Holy Alliance is a spiritual civilization with a firm belief in religion and the magical arts. Though the history of the Cora has been built on religious wars, which has created multiple states and nations, the country is strongly unified through its core religious beliefs. The Cora people, united as the Holy Alliance, now battle for their survival using the magical powers drawn from their spiritual beliefs, and traditional weapons blessed by their god, Disem.
The Bellato Union utilize machines and some magic in their culture. Renowned for their great mechanical minds, intelligence and hand-eye coordination, the Bellato can construct huge armored battle mechs and weapons to use in the war. Though they are physically strong and intelligent, the huge gravitational energies from their home planet have left the Bellato with smaller builds. The Bellato are experienced traders and their financial minds and greed have driven the need to extend out to other planets, to colonize and claim resource. To expand to the rest of the universe, the Bellato have to ensure that the Novus Sector doesn’t fall under the supremacy of the Accretia or Cora. This desire to expand and grow will no doubt leave the galaxy engulfed in turmoil and chaos.