It would seem that the undead of the Upper Tears area in Shroud of the Avatar have gotten fed up of being XP-earning fodder for adventurers. In the most recent community newsletter and livestream, players are getting their first look at the reborn version of this particular zone.
Lest you think I was being facetious with that lede, I promise that’s effectively what’s kind of happened, at least according to the newsletter:
“The undead which inhabit this territory have sent word to their masters that their rest has been disturbed–many times! Over and over! In fact, they were being grinded for experience, with only the magical powers of Experience Attenuation holding adventurers at bay. Take caution Avatars! Reinforcements have arrived! The denizens lurking behind the waterfall of Upper Tears will now have much greater power at their disposal! Enemies that Charge! Enemies with Chain Lightning!”
So, yes, expect some more hearty challenges from the monsters in the Upper Tears, along with combat balances and attenuation changes. These updates should arrive to the live game with Release 74 later this week, but you can get a sneak peek in the livestream below.