The community manager for Elyon seems to be hard at work. Following a Q&A session held on a fansite’s Discord, Elyon CM Yukimura took to Reddit to open an AMA, fielding a variety of questions from the MMORPG subreddit community.
Many of the questions answered touched on PvP, noting that players can look forward to 100v100 fights, open world PvP (though it will be restricted in areas with so-called “essential gameplay”), a Dimensional Portal area where up to 50 players battle over defeating bosses, and some form of ranking system with associated rewards like “very powerful” transformation effects and high-end gear. On the subject of PvP gear, one answer points out that while there will not be gear normalization in PvP, balancing efforts as well as players’ skill customization “should allow [players] to overcome the differences in gear.”
As far as PvE is concerned, there will be five-player dungeons, leveling content that reportedly will be easier with co-operative play, and a fishing minigame that yields materials for potion and gear crafting to look forward to. The devs have no plans on adding raids, noting, “When considering content with a high difficulty level, we are thinking of ways in which more players can enjoy themselves together rather than a small number of players.” Another answer once more says that there will be airship content “in which many players can board together” but no guild halls.
“At the beginning of the service, you’ll mostly see the classic MMORPG cash shop items – some of them are: pets to help you with loot pick up and give you small miscellaneous/life buffs, outfits (we have not yet decided whether special bonuses will be given or not), warehouse/inventory slot expansions, and premium buffs like a Value Pack. You will be able to try all of the aforementioned items during the CBT1 – we’re looking forward to your feedback.”