Perfect World Entertainment has just announced a brand-new expansion for Swordsman, its 2014 MMORPG based on the wuxia novels of Louis Cha. Called Lone Wanderer, the expansion includes a new Falconer class, a new weapon system, a new character improvement system, and a level cap bump up to 99.
“Tragedy has fallen upon one of Swordsman’s infamous martial arts schools. The Infinity School, a legendary institution known for training masters of attrition, has been completely destroyed. From its ashes rises a new faction, the Falconers. Each elusive survivor is accompanied by an eagle, who never leaves its master’s side and attacks any oncoming enemies. Together they roam the earth without fear, striking down anyone who stands in their way. When Lone Wanderer is released, players can take advantage of this powerful new class for the very first time.”
Besides adding a new faction to Swordsman, the game’s upcoming expansion also introduces Glass Weapons, a powerful new weapon system. This deadly form of weaponry can be forged by smelting Sun and Moon Shard weapons together. Once armed with these powerful new weapons, players will be unstoppable. Other updates include an increased level cap to 99, which unlocks new quests and maps for max-level characters, plus the ability to improve characters by equipping them with Scenery Stones, a new free-for-all PVP area and challenging three-player instance for rewards.”
The Swordsman team recently announced that it will be opening a new US server and merging and renaming existing servers: Zhou will join the list as the new US west coast server, US servers Claymore and Lash will merge into east coast server Shang, the Russian Silkroad server will be renamed Han, and the two EU servers, Jian and Gauntlet, will merge into Xia.