It may be an understatement to say that Trion has been very busy since E3, GamesCom, and PAX.
Originally posted by Abigale (Source)
I thought you all might like an update on how things are progressing. There have been some pretty big changes recently! We just added the new and improved starting areas for both the Guardians and the Defiants. I was anxious to try them both out. Especially since I still haven’t decided which faction I will be playing at release!
First, I had to create new characters. Things have changed a lot in the way of character creation. Lots more choices now than what you saw in footage from earlier presentations. It took me quite a while to finish creating my new characters. That always takes me a long time because I am very picky about my avatars. So I loved having lots more choices as I created them.
Then I played through both newbie zones. All I can say is wow! Both zones have been overhauled in every way. And both are amazing! They look really nice and they present the story and background of the game in a clear way. I would highly recommend playing both starting areas when the game is released. It was really cool to get the history and background on both factions.
But what really impressed me was the game play in these starting zones. It was great! I was put into exciting situations from the start. I did not feel like it was a tutorial, even though I was being led through adventures that were setting me up for what to expect as I level up in the game. It’s very exciting to see these changes and improvements. Personally, I didn’t think the starting areas were bad to begin with. But now that they have been improved, I am very impressed!
It’s really an exciting process to watch. I have been impressed with the game since I first started playing it. It’s been fun and very enjoyable. But now they are in the process of taking things that are good and making them better, along with fixing all the little bugs that rear their ugly heads during alpha and beta. Having been an MMO gamer for so long, I really enjoy watching the process. It’s like being on the set of your favorite movie!
I can’t wait for you to see it for yourself! But until then, I wanted to let you know that things are definitely moving right along!