Saturday, April 9, 2011

Alter Aeon Area Openings

Draak and Shadowfax have been working for years on the Naginag Combine, and they've just completed another major expansion to it. Here is the official announcement, copied from board 8 in-game, from Shadowfax.


I am proud to announce the opening of the city of West Naginag and its sister area, the village of Ooahu. Usually we open areas with little fanfare, but these areas deserve special mention for a number of reasons.

Just the sheer amount of effort and time that has been put into this project is remarkable. Ten years ago, Draak and I came up the concept of the Naginag Combine. The idea was to build a collection of interrelated areas that were all part of the same empire. We showed Dentin our plans and released the first Combine area in 2002, what is now Draj and Zin. In response to the positive feedback about that area, we scheduled more Combine areas to build. I drew a picture of West Naginag during the summer of 2003. Now, after nearly eight years, it's finally finished.

West Naginag and Ooahu are a lynchpin that tie all of the mainland Combine areas together. We left it for last, but it also took so long to make because I wanted it to be perfect. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the lore, play through engaging quests, or just get some fame, eq or good xp, these areas should have something for everyone.

Once again we push the code to the limit, introducing consumables with custom spells, rechargable wands, mobs that make full use of necromancer abilities, "wearable" objects for your inventory, epic quests that unlock the secrets of the region, and a host of other fun little goodies for your enjoyment.

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