Dang, it’s been a really, really long time since we talked about Allods Online here on MOP – almost a year, in fact, when it was still working on Destination Horizon. Now, the global edition of the game is getting a whole new expansion called The Soul of Darkness.
My.Games dropped a big preview of what to expect on the official site this morning, promising a continuation of the update 8.0 storyline (“between five and eight hours of gameplay”), culminating with a final battle in the multi-boss dungeon Nihaz’s Citadel. But there’s lots more to the update, including a major overhaul for stronghold upgrade quests and baddies, a buff to spark experience, adjustments to Dragonic Aspect, tweaks to competitive seasonal rewards, new Snow Resort quests, artifacts, and crafting.
“The maximum level of professions will increase to 90, and you will no longer need materials previously crafted in the Forge (which required Enchanted Dust) to craft current equipment. Ordinary resources such as Ore, Leather, Cloth and Souls will suffice, and you can get these in the game at the maximum level or just trade them from other players.”
“Artifacts owned will fade and partially weaken, but won’t lose their abilities. It will be possible to craft both faded and current artifacts, but their crafting price will differ. If necessary, faded artifacts can be turned back into resources (100% Fate Elixirs and Dust of Creation returned), which can then be used to create current artifacts. You’ll still be able to get resources for crafting current artifacts in various activities, and you’ll even get some of the resources you need as you progress through the storyline. Equipment items can now be obtained on battlefields too. In the new classical raid, you’ll be able to get equipment items from the next layer that will immediately have 100/100 stats, but can’t be upgraded using insignias until the next layer is unlocked.”
They even did a trailer. What? Nice!