Damn, I had forgotten how pretty Astellia Online was, but the latest patch preview has brought it back to my working memory. And it’s a good thing it’s pretty because Studio 8’s forum post is loaded with screenshots and confusion and not much else.
The update is framed as an in-character tease of Palat Coast, showing off boats, palm trees, pyramids, floating islands, skyships, massive castles, and some sort of mass-scale warfare.
The confusion set in because of the dating in the frame. If we’re reading it and the follow-up clarifications correctly, Palat Coast isn’t launching soon. What’s launching this week is the Honduwaga expedition, which had been delayed from last month. It’s now expected Thursday. Palat Coast, however, isn’t coming until after this week’s patch. Clear? Clear.
Master! Pisces heard you couldn't wait for the Honduwaga Expedition to begin – so Pisces wanted to help by sneaking around the Dev. Team's computers to see if she could load the patch faster!
— Astellia Online (@AstelliaOnline) October 26, 2020