Embers Adrift adds a new alpine zone, defends its decision to deploy quests without XP

    
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Just days before the closing of the month, Embers Adrift pumped out its November patch with some hearty content to enjoy. A brand-new zone, Grizzled Peaks, arrived in its first incarnation with the promise of more to come in the future.

Stormhaven said that the alpine region presents “an unrelenting challenge” to high-level characters: “This month we are bringing you a new level 45-50 leveling zone called the Grizzled Peaks. Similar to our rollout of Grimstone Canyon, this patch is delivering Phase I; Phase II will come at a later date. While Phase I is primarily a “standard” leveling zone there are a number of unique high level challenges and gear to acquire. It includes a new set of music tracks, some new creature tech, and a new creature.”

On the backend, Embers Adrift improved both its launcher and how it packages patches so that players won’t have to download huge updates every month. Stormhaven said that its early 2024 plans involve utilizing Unity engine improvements by updating to the latest version.

The latest dev video discusses why the studio is sticking to its guns with Embers‘ slow leveling and the decision to not give XP for quest completion:

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