Prepare for the blast and shockwave of Dungeons and Dragons Online’s Update 51 because when this puppy lands, it’s going to shake up the current status quo. At the center of this patch, which is currently going through its third iteration on the preview server, is a rather extensive overhaul to the epic destinies system.Epic destinies are best seen as advanced classes that become available when a character reaches level 20. With the overhaul, players can advance in up to three epic destinies at a time, much in the same way that the lower-level enhancement window works.
“When looking at our current spread of 12 ED trees, they’re all over the place in effectiveness and usability,” said SSG. “We’ve had to contend with several strange and relatively inelegant designs that make balancing the destinies quite difficult. Therefore, when approaching the monumental task of remaking the system from scratch, we wanted to go back to the very beginning and explore the rough edges in the current system and how we’ve changed our designs to address those problems.”