CABAL Online is a free-to-play, 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by South Korean company ESTsoft. Different localizations of the game exist for various countries and regions. Cabal Online takes place in a fictional world known as Nevareth, nearly a thousand years after its devastation by a powerful group of idealistic men, the CABAL. Hoping to turn their world into a utopia, they inadvertently fueled the forces and laws of nature to rebel against them, causing the event known as the Apocalypse. After the destruction, only eight members of the CABAL survived, including their leader, Faust. CABAL Online was first released in South Korea in October 2005.The game was later released from closed beta testing in Europe in July 2006, and in December 2006 it was announced that the game and all subsequent versions had become free-to-play There are six character classes in Cabal Online. Once a character is created, the player must choose which character class it will assume. The six classes are the Warrior, the Blader, the Wizard, the Force Blader, the Force Shielder and the Force Archer. Different character classes provide different strategies, skill libraries, arsenal and even starting locations.