Ravenholdt Merges September 14th!
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Season 1 End and Ravenholdt Character Merges
Season 1 is drawing to a close. We hope you’ve had a blast with Ravenholdt’s unique features--from the Karma System to 1v1 PvP Zones, from the staggered level cap to unique world PvP quests; whether you fought as a Protector or an Outlaw, Horde or Alliance, we truly hope you had fun.
As we wind down Ascension’s first seasonal realm, we want to bring you up to speed with our plans moving forward: what we’ve learned from the season, and how Ascension’s legacy realms will benefit because of it:
1v1 Zones and the Karma System are coming to Laughing Skull--The Karma system really did it’s job on Ravenholdt: it encouraged players to band together and make friends, team up against foes, and group in the open world while still allowing the dangerous Free-For-All-PvP atmosphere of our High-Risk realms. In fact, the Karma system went a long way towards fixing High-Risk’s biggest problem: the inability of players to form social bonds. This problem, while seemingly small, was one of the biggest reasons why new players left High-Risk. Without allies-- without a group--enemies seem much more overwhelming, especially to new players. When gear is lost, a few good allies can be the difference between wanting to quit the game entirely, or wanting to stay and plot revenge. Thanks to the Karma system, we had an overwhelming number of players choose the latter.
Meanwhile, 1v1 PvP zones massively encouraged better and more dynamic world PvP. By locking some zones to single combat, we saw more players than ever before venture out of cities with better gear to really test their skills and builds in combat. Without the threat of gank squads or unfair fights in these areas, we hope 1v1 PvP zones will continue to promote intense world PvP experiences on High-Risk.
We’re thrilled to announce that we’re moving both the Karma System and 1v1 Zones to Laughing Skull. We’re bringing jump pad’s too!
Characters on Ravenholdt will be transferring to Legacy Realms--With Season 1 ending soon, it’s just about time for characters on Ravenholdt to choose their new homes. On Friday, September 14th, players will be able to chose which of the two legacy realms they would like to transfer to--Andorhal or Laughing Skull. Choose wisely--it’s a one way trip!
The Seasonal Points Cosmetic Vendor will be added with the release of Season 2--Over the course of Season 1, players earned a number of Seasonal Points. With the release of Season 2, a vendor will be added where you can pick up cosmetic items with your seasonal points.
Season 1 was an amazing experience for both Ascension and the Ascension team. We’ve learned a LOT over the past few months, and moving forward, we’ll be able to use that knowledge to improve not only our Legacy realms, but future seasonal realms as well (for example, we learned that level caps were a bit too long). Additionally, we’ll be opening up a feedback thread within the coming days togather input from you guys about Ascension Season 1.
We hope you had a blast with Ascension Season 1. Prep your characters for transfer, and we’ll see you on the Legacy Realms!
Characters will transfer from Ravenholdt on Friday, September 14th.