For a while now, we’ve been working on a planned world redesign, intended to replace the current mostly empty game world with a new more interesting, detailed and visually appealing world. Thanks to a number of improvements on the shader and terrain design parts of our engine, we’re now ready to move ahead with this project. Starting December 19th, we will be shutting down and wiping the Dawntide Beta Server, after which it will remain down for a period of 1-2 months during which we will be constructing and populating the new world. During the downtime we’ll be posting teaser shots of the new world and the visual improvements in the works, so stay tuned to the website.
For the time up until the wipe, we’ve implemented a few temporary changes to let players relax, let loose and have some fun with their characters before they get wiped. As of today, the following changes are currently in effect to the server:
- PVP is now enabled in all areas except the immediate area around the starting town.
- All items now stay with you when you die.
- Skill EXP is gained 5x faster and turns into skill 5x faster.
These changes are only for the duration up until the wipe, and will not remain after servers come back up in January/February. Have fun!