Atlantica Online State of the Game Interview

Posted Sun, Apr 12, 2009 by Cody Bye

Consistent game updates are an integral part of any MMO experience. As players, we are constantly looking to the future and aching for expanded content. We always wants more: classes, dungeons, events, instances, and more. For NDOORS, they're certainly pushing the upper limit of updates for free-to-play games. In fact, at this year's GDC, Atlantica Online announced that they would be pursuing some new major upgrades in the near future. During the conference, Ten Ton Hammer's Danny "Ralsu" Gourley asked a few questions of Peter Kang, CEO of NDOORS Interactive, and found out what he's planning with Atlantica!

Ten Ton Hammer: Players just got access to some new playable leader classes and a new mercenary with the Feb. 18 update. Can you tell us anything about the new mercenaries we’ll see coming out of Africa and South America in future updates?

Peter: Well we do have some new mercenaries that will be accompanying your hero in the very near future, but they’re not from Africa or South America (although we do have plans for them in the future).

One new mercenary I can share with you today is the Hwarang, a Grade C, bow-wielding warrior from the history of Korea. The Hwarang can be recruited from a brand new dungeon called Bulguksa. But that’s not all—we also have plans to release a melee mercenary called the Punisher and a long-ranged mercenary called the Enchantress, all by the beginning of Q3 2009.

Ten Ton Hammer: How often can players expect to see major content updates like the one delivered on February 18?

Peter: The plan right now is to offer players major content updates as frequently as possible, and we already have a schedule full of great updates ahead.

Within the next couple of months, we’ll be introducing the Titan Server, where players will be able to participate in cross-server battles and compete for control of unique locations. Another update we’re really excited about is the tactical battle system where players can take their heroes and participate in 100 vs. 100 battles, collect resources and raise (or raze) buildings.

So we’re always looking to take Atlantica to the next level. Eventually, we’ll even have housing for players so that they can collect resources, educate mercenaries or simply show off everything they have collected in their travels in the world of Atlantica. But while these updates will be months apart, we will actually have something new for players to look forward to monthly—mercenaries! The Hwarang will be the first mercenary to be released in a series of monthly releases.


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