ProducerRowan gave us a review of this past year as well as a sneak peek at what is possibly in store for us next year. You can read the full post by him here.
He touches on some of the hits and misses that occurred during this past year. The misses include the buggy Mabar Event and the duplication exploit. The Mabar event has, in my opinion, has always been pretty buggy/lagy so except for the first few times it was live I never really put much effort into it. I’m actually surprised that the duplication exploit was even mentioned seeing as that kind of stuff, at least in the official channels is extremely hush hush.
What I’m really excited about is what’s coming up next year. There is going to be two new huge raids in Forgotten Realms which will introduce a minority that I forgot existed in the world; the dwarfs and Thunderholme.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons a classic module, Haunted Halls of Eveningstar will be released. Both Thunderholme and the Haunted Halls will be adventure packs free to VIPs.
The thing I’m most excited for is the second update that is going to be released. Eberron is going to have Three Barrel Cove taken to epic. I should have seen this coming. The devs always seem put little clues into what’s coming up if you look hard enough for them. I thought the new items that were made a few updates ago were just to give a little life to the old quest pack but I think they were actually a sneak peek in to the new epic items(all the Scoundrels items ect..). Within this update there are going to be new airship layouts which is something I’ve been looking forward to for a while and I’m going to be happy to spend astral shards on.When not questing I spend most of my time on my airship so a change of scenery will be nice.
The third and fourth “updates” which I suspect one of them will be an expansion is going to be a new area called Anauroch in Forgotten Realms and the level cap will be increased to the top limit of level 30. There is also talk of a new Epic Destiny in the divine sphere which you can read about here.
Some things that are on the table but not confirmed for possibly 2015 are “Greensteel 2,” “Intelligent Weapons” and “Sentient Weapons.” There could possibly be very high endgame weapons and items that would use crafting elements. I’m thinking like the current Greensteel model but higher level obviously.
All in all I think we are all in store for a nice 2014.