Shroud of the Avatar is inviting dungeon crawlers of the MMORPG to try out something a little different in the game’s latest newsletter. The headlining feature is about Myrkur, a new scene that features dynamically scaling tech that lets players enter portals to change the encounter’s difficulty between normal and extreme mode. This will effectively change the difficulty of the critters inside the dungeon as well as the XP they award, but will not introduce better loot drops as of right now. That will be added later along with scaling resource nodes.
The devs at Catnip Games also took a moment to have Richard Garriott himself join a Q&A livestream, though most of Garriott’s talk focused on his upcoming trip to the bottom of the sea and how he found some poison ivy at his lakeside cabin. The actual developers did take some player questions and address them, however, so the video is still perhaps worth a blip through for fans.