'Sho Online' is an online game that is based on one of the four Chinese tales called 'Fengshen Yanyi'. Fengshen Yanyi is a story based on real historical events. It merges the conflicting period of Yin and Zhou era to the imaginary world of Taoism. The starting point of this game is 50 years after the original 'Fengshen Yanyi' incident. Even though Zhou revolution was successful, they were still confronted with the remaining forces of Yin.
Over 80 different regions created through the historical research, players are to expand their knowledge of territories by going through new challenges encountered throughout the game. Players will fight till the day they are acknowledged as heroes. Based on the theme of war between two nations of Yin and Zhou 'Sho Online brings fast game play as well as realistic war environments to each and every player of the game. Monsters with artificial intelligence and endless warfare between two nations are the main points of this game.
After eight hours of peace time, each governor on both sides spawns. War begins if either side of the governor is killed. During the whole one hour of warfare, five main gates and four strong points becomes the battle front. The dynasty to win the most gates will give them the victory they need to earn double fame, mun, and exp. With enough fame earned, one can upgrade one's rank from Trainee to General.
There are three base classes in Sho Online. Each class expands into one of two subclasses at level 10.
The Warrior - The Adamantor (Highest HP/Tank class) and The Demon Knight (Support Warrior that can serve as an off-tank, off-healing, or off-DPS).
Assassin - The Dagger Master (Assassin-type class, can set traps and hide.) and The Archer (Ranged DPS class).
The Soolsa - The Taoistic Priest (Support class, indispensible to allies) and Dark Soolsa (Wizard/Sorcerer, uses elemental skills).