Become a Spice Trader: You are the owner of a large sailing ship. You sail around the world and trade goods with other countries.
A Genoese investor has agreed to pay for your next trip if you can bring back a profit and, hopefully, goods that he can sell to local merchants. If for any reason you do not return with a profit, he has the right to back out of the deal, and you'll be stuck paying for everything.
Before you sail from your home port in Lisbon, Portugal, you will need to make several important decisions about how to prepare for your journey and what route to take. If you succeed, you will be extremely wealthy and will cement your reputation as a spice trader, ensuring that more rich investors come your way. But if you fail, you may go bankrupt and lose your ship, not to mention ruin your reputation.
Spice Trade: Spice Trade is a business trading game. You start out as a poor lonely merchant in Baghdad who has a small plot of land and a home. Your goal is to become wealthy and gain the influence of Asian and European cities. The game has many historical references and is a good tool for learning a bit about the Muslim culture during the time period. You can buy seeds and grow them on your farm land to start out and sell the plants that grow for profit. Once you gain enough wealth and purchase the necessary documents, you can travel between cities to sell your spices for profit. You can collect various artifacts and map pieces in the game which serve some purpose which I have still to figure out. The economic system in the game is very simplified and once you learn a few tricks it becomes too easy to gain a lot of money. This is a great game to play for a little while and live out your dreams of becoming rich and powerful in the 14th century Asian/European world.
The Silkroad is an active world unlike other MMORPG’s which have fixed content. In the spacious roads Merchants take chances for adventure while Thief’s intend to strip them of their goods. Although, with great risk in trades, Hunters will be their too protect traders and end the mischief of thieves. On the Silkroad, the constant life that is given to this world is through the trades and challenges brought from it forming various bonds, goals, and dreams giving the Silkroad a world full of life.
The first experience a player shall have is of one large world waiting to be explored and shaken up; a constant progressing adventure. The Silkroad is open to you. It is entirely up to you whether you will earn much money in the trade, become the lone wolf who pounds the extensive and outlawry continent or play an active part of guardian who protects the peace of SilkRoad.