Wizard101 gamers are teetering on the sting of anticipation and dread because the MMORPG grows ever nearer to an enormous gear rework that’s been in growth for over a yr. To ease troubled minds, KingsIsle posted a prolonged dev weblog to stroll gamers via the audit.
The studio mentioned that its major targets for the rework have been to create a template system, enable for a stability between outdated and new gear, to “reinforce school identity,” and permit extra flexibility to those that put money into a twin college construct.
“One of the most difficult tasks of this gear rework was finding the right balance between existing gear and new gear,” the studio mentioned. “If the new gear is worse than existing gear, then players won’t care about any new gear we add. If the new gear is strictly better than existing gear, then that would make all our existing dungeons and combats irrelevant. We want players to desire the new gear, but not because it’s simply better than all existing gear.”
No date was given for the rework, though it seems that it might be rolled out piecemeal over a number of months.