This website was alive from April 2006, to early 2009. I tried to look it up on the wayback machine but nothing is really there but a few pictures, a few announcements, and how to play the game. Although I could barely find some old information, I have noticed that from the pictures it was based on a certain game. I have decided to keep the topic of this website going, because I think you video game fanatics will find it pretty interesting.
What is Dragon Raja?
There are three different nations to choose from (The Duchy of Yilse, Zypern and Vyseus), five different character classes to choose from (The Warrior, The Wizard, The Priest, The Archer and The Thief), and three types of war (Snow War, Nation War, and Castle War).
Most people think that playing video games non stop will make you fat. They probably picture an overweight person eating microwaved burritos and clutching a soda bottle while maniacally playing video games for hours on end. Sure, in some cases you can gain weight playing video games. You can even be perfectly in shape and even go backwards with a poor enough diet and enough sitting. if the only thing standing between you and dozens of pounds is a decent exercise routine, and you trade that in for a couple of hour marathons sitting with your favorite video game, then yes, I could see the pounds piling on. However, gaining weight was not my experience.
Dragon Raja is a multi player game based on the Dragon Raja fantasy books by Young Do Lee. i heard about it online and read the fantasy books after. They were pretty good. I guess some of the characters in the books were the inspiration for the game’s developers. This multi player game creates a whole world of fantasy with character development and rpg aspects. I love playing mmorpg games, particularly ones that take place in hugely fantastical worlds. My buddy Ryan recommended Dragon Raja to me and I bet now he wishes he hadn’t!
Okay, so I tend to get a bit obsessed over things. Dragon Raja was no exception. I loved everything immediately. I loved creating characters. I loved that my character got to have a primary profession (and a secondary one). I loved that there was a cash shop and you could trade items and get gifts. I immediately chose to make my character a warrior when I started the game, but you can make your character belong to any of the five classes. I made another character an Archer and another one a Wizard, which means that I could use tons of spells for my wizard character. I get addicted to being in these worlds quickly. I started slow with Dragon Raja, but after two weeks of peeking in and dipping my toe in the water, I started playing every day.
Fantasy video games sneak up on you. You can be playing one and trying it out and decide that it’s okay but not amazing. But when you don’t play it for a bit, you think about the game and actually may find that you like it. So you log on again, and the next time you play is more fun. That’s how it went for me. The first month was fine; I basically did all my chores, my homework, hung out with my friends.
The trouble is when I started to gradually reschedule things or avoid doing things so I could play video games. I mean, I know it’s a fun action adventure game, but you can only play it so much. I was playing it until I got home until I got to bed, and ignoring texts to boot. Needless to say, Ryan wasn’t happy — and he was the one who plays Dragon Raja and suggested it in the first place!
The messed up thing is that I visited my aunt, who has been recently diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and she commented that I looked better than I had the last time I saw her! That was two months ago. I wondered what had changed. Drop social life, check. Do bare minimum of homework, check. It was then that I realized that I actually hadn’t been paying that much attention to eating since most of my time went to playing Dragon Raja!
Not only had my food portions normalized to a more average size, but I was eating good foods that I craved without even thinking about it. Snacks and meals were just to stop my stomach rumbling — I hadn’t even noticed that they were all pretty healthy. Soup, salad, grilled cheese, sushi, string cheese, apples — whatever I had on hand, I ate it.
Well, by this point, the only time I stopped playing Dragon Raja was when I visited my aunt. I switched to smoothies, and she continued to comment on how great I looked. I had lost weight and thanks to us walking around the neighborhood together, I was even gaining tone in my muscles. I double checked by getting on the scales; sure enough, I had lost 36 pounds. I actually really liked the way I looked. Now I was far more edgy and in my opinion attractive than I had been even a couple months ago!
Even today I’m convinced that my weight loss came from my ‘video game diet’. I just started eating less often, but when I did eat, it was actually pretty healthy stuff. I was just too absorbed in the game to notice (or care). So you see, video games can be a type of diet. If you’re interested in easy weight loss, I’d recommend this method as the one for you, as well as using this awesome weight percentage formula to track your weight loss… it’s easier to reach your goal this way. It’s also pretty fun to play Dragon Raja, so it’s a win-win. Play it and watch the pounds melt away!