This interview with Eyedentity Games’ head developer was actually taken last month, and hence I was waiting an appropriate time to translate and post it, so here it is. This is the first interview given by Eyedentity Games since the takeover by China’s Shanda Games. What does the future hold for Dragon Nest? Let’s find out. (only the 2 important questions are translated)
Q: Will there be another level of class advancement? Also, players have heard rumors about a new town map and also the 8-man instances. How true are these rumors?
We are currently preparing the 2nd job advancement for the existing classes, as well as preparing a new 1st job advancement class for the Warrior. There will be new 5th or 6th main classes, but that will come at a much later date.
A new area, Lotus Swamp, together with a new town, will be released. This new area will be for players who are level 40 and above.
About the 8-man instance… Yes, it is currently under development. This new instance will be the very first Dragon Nest, home of the Sea Dragon. Players will be able to obtain “S” class equipments here.
Q: What other new features are planned for Dragon Nest?
With the recent patch (in both Korea and China), the Master-Disciple system has been added, but we will that the game is still lacking in community features.
The development team is currently creating a new “Life System”, the farm. This is to allow players who are tired of smashing up monsters to take a break in. Players can look forward to owning a farm with others. There will be basic farming features like planting of crops and fishing. Through the farming activities, players may gain ingredients to make their own consumable items.
We are also planning various types of guild Vs guild (GvG) battle modes for the players. 2 of them, as reported in some websites before, ware actually inspired by Warcraft 3’s DOTA and Tower Defense maps. There are more modes in discussions, but we are not ready to reveal any information now.
We are also developing a 16 Vs 16 guild PvP mode, however, this will be different from a normal 16 Vs 16 PvP as much strategy will be needed. We are currently aiming to release this feature before the summer of 2011 (Korean server).
Well, posted above are the promises made by Eyedentity Games just last month. Apparently, Dragon Nest Korea will be getting a new, mysterious update on 23rd December, which is about a week away.
Is that a sea serpent I see in the teaser logo? Stay tuned!