A little info on New Expansion

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A little info on New Expansion

Post by Eamile » Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:58 am

I found this small interview on the sony site. It gives a little info on the new expansion.

MMORPG.com: What levels is this expansion targeted towards. From where / how will the new zones be accessed?

Travis McGeathy: The expansion zones start at around level 50 and work their way up from there. With the revamp of Freeport and the Desert of Ro, we've also added additional expansion-only missions that take place within those zones that cater to lower level players. In addition, we've created more than a dozen new monster missions that are available to players of all levels including, for the first time, a monster mission raid. The expansion is broken down into four main areas, the Plane of Magic, the Plane of Conflict, Takish Hiz, and the Theater of Blood. Access to each of these comes from different areas within Freeport and the Desert of Ro. The exception is Theater of Blood. Gaining access to that zone is a secret that players will have to uncover on their own.

MMORPG.com: What is the theme of this new expansion? What sort of landscapes and new creatures will players encounter?

Travis McGeathy: The overarching story behind the expansion builds directly from the story we began with Depths of Darkhollow. Mayong Mistmoore has become a god, but that was just one step towards his true goal. He now threatens to bring the entire pantheon crumbling down and enslave all of Norrath in the process. Players will be traveling to a variety of different lands in their attempt to thwart his plans. They will find themselves trekking across islands floating within the Plane of Magic, engaging in a never-ending war that wracks the Plane of Conflict, traveling back through time to the final days of the Elddar Forest, and eventually making their way to the Theater of Blood, Mayong Mistmoore's new plane. On their journey, players will encounter a wide variety of creatures including failed experiments at creating life by the goddess of magic, giants from the days before the curse struck them down, and a new breed of vampire created to serve and worship Mayong.

MMORPG.com: Is this another "progression" expansion with access quests or keys to be gained and zone bosses to be killed?

Travis McGeathy: There are several different progression paths within this expansion. Each zone has its own story that players progress through, there's an overarching progression aimed at single groups where players learn what is happening with Mayong and try to gain access to his plane, and there's a raid-level progression where players will attempt to thwart Mayong's plans.

MMORPG.com: How will new spells be obtained and disciplines be obtained? Via quests and drops or are these new AAs?

Travis McGeathy: We haven't settled on the final mechanism yet, but we expect to use something similar to how they were given out with Depths of Darkhollow, rewards for completing quests and missions.

If I find any more info, I'll post it. Still trying find out when it will go live.

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Post by Silly » Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:34 am

Thanks for the details! I appreciate them :)
a wide variety of creatures including failed experiments at creating life by the goddess of magic

Ohhhhhhh, neato! :D

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Post by Jhereg » Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:45 am

Release date for the boxes was Febuary the 23rd I was told yesterday. I had pre-ordered one for myself and Ryoko.

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Post by Zantetsuken » Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:16 pm

Im kinda curious about the spheres of influence. maybe my rallos zek will finally come in handy for zerk lol.

And maybe get good faction standing in new freeport... wishful thinking.
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