A ton of GDC news is breaking today about the new AoC expansion, Rise of the Godslayer. Seems they went pretty in-depth about it at GDC and they revealed a bit of info. One of the coolest things I have seen from it thus far is a presentation they did about some of the instances in the new expansion. There seems to be some pretty unique features contained in these instances. I am a PvP’er at heart but I do love me a good instance.
Check out the video:
Some added links for RotGS info:
That is a metric ton of info. Thanks to Avery from the MMORPG.com forums for compiling them all in a single thread, located here!!!
All I can say is: Wow! This expansion is looking really, really nice. I really like that they are relying on lateral advancement instead of an increased level cap. It adds new content but does not invalidate all the old content. DAoC did all their expansions this way and I always prefered it to the WoW-style of raising the level cap.
The question I have, is there another MMO that has went from being a massively bad game to a very, very good one like AoC has? I can not think of another that has done as much to turn around a bad launch. WAR has improved a lot as well but nowhere near what AoC has. They have really impressed me with how they are treating this game and not putting it on life-support while they work on Secret World. That is to be commended.
Hopefully, the early adopters who left after the bad launch and the subsequent will be tantalized enough to give it a shot again. The game seems to have come a long way and I think they will be rewarded if they return. I know the servers could use a shot of returning players. Its not dead by a long shot on Cimmeria but I could stand to see a heavy population.