Zantarni.com. Sound familiar? I would be surprised if it did. Zantarni seems to be a well kept secret on the Internet.
A small role playing community, Zantarni is more like a small family than most web sites you will find.
It is a medieval themed website, with human and elf shaped avatars that users can dress. Users get gold,the currency of the site, by posting on the message boards, and doing other things around the site.
Gold can be spent on clothing, or you can pay other users to make art and other such things. Zantarni is a well put together collaboration between the pixelists,the moderators (whom Zantarni has affectionately named “Knights”) and the users. Knights on Zantarni are very friendly, they get along with the users easily. Some of the Knights even have fan clubs!
The users of Zantarni
In general, the users of Zantarni are well mannered people.
They try to keep Zantarni as literate as possible.
They often engage in intelligent conversations.
The layout of the website might take a little getting used to. After a while it becomes very easy and simple to use though. But that is only to be expected when one is new on a website!
When you join Zantarni, you will be asked to choose a class, from such things as warrior, wizard or archer. Currently the classes don’t mean much, as the battle system has been suspended until further notice, but your class is still a fun way to personalize your experience.
Zantarnis forums are friendly, the Knights try to keep them as spam free as possible.
Since the user gets gold for posting messages, more or less gold depending on how much he types, it is easy to make money if you are friendly and chat a lot. There are many different forums for different uses.
“The Main Room”is a popular hang out for many people.
“Edingtols Gates” is the welcome forum for newbies, and there are always some newbies ready to be welcomed.
“The Scholar”s Room” is the newest forum, the debate forum.
Tomes and Orbs
Tomes are books of spells, which users can own.
Currently their only use is to change your avatars hair style and color at the hairdressers shop.
Orbs are also magical items which users can own. You can use these to change your hair style and color as well. It is rumored that orbs will open later on, to reveal other items.
The Hairdressers shop is a new feature that was put out recently.
Before the hairdresser, users could not change their avatars hair,they had to have the same hair style and color all the time. Now, however, owners of Tomes or Orbs can change their hair any time they want, while still keeping their Tome or Orb. Many users enjoy changing their hair frequently or to match their outfits.
Foraging is a good way to make money, other than posting in the forums. Foraging consists of buying apples for 25 gold each from the apple store (you can get there from the sidebar under your avatar). Go to your profile and eat them, then go to the foraging place and forage with them. The apples give you energy to forage with. There are lots of different things you can find when you go foraging, such as ores (gold, copper, and iron) and wood. You can also go fishing, and catch many cute fish, but most people find foraging more profitable. Once you get ores (or fish) from foraging, you can sell them two different ways. One is to sell them to the “Tradin Store”, and the other, to sell them in your personal shop. The “Tradin Store” only buys things for a set amount, but you can sell things in your user shop for any amount. That isn’t to say that people will buy the things, but you can try.
Avatars are an important part of Zantarni, a persons avatar says a lot about them, the colors that they like, ect. There are a lot of clothes to choose from in the clothing store, although not all of them are affordable to just anyone. A user is usually very proud of the first item of clothing that he buys, because the first one seems like the hardest, as you are still getting used to the website and how the money system works.
Yes, Zantarni is a free website, there is no membership fee, but if you have a little extra money lying around, you might want to think about investing in some donation items. Donation items are items that are available from donating real money to the website. Donation items are only available for certain amounts of time, so once the website stops selling them, you can’t buy them with real money anymore. You can, however, still buy them from other users. After a donation item is not available to be donated for anymore, its price in gold usually goes up considerably!
I’d recommend Zantarni to just about anyone. Its easy to make friends there, and anyone can fit in. Zantarni is for people of any age, so stop by whenever you want!