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