Well, we can't say we exactly saw this one coming. Turbine
has pulled back the curtain on some details for Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited
, namely the new class being added with the major business model shift. Although, we've also learned there'll be new combat updates and a return of Stormreach's marketplace, which was destroyed last year.
As for the new class, it's been revealed to be the Favored Soul. According to Turbine's press release, "Favored souls draw on divine magic to both heal and destroy. Like clerics, favored souls have access to powerful healing spells, but they are also more skilled with weapons than any other spell caster. Like sorcerers, they get a larger number of spell points than other spell casters and cannot freely switch spells at taverns or rest shrines."
So it sounds like we're dealing with a cross between a Cleric and a Sorcerer, which is pretty awesome actually. What sorts of weapons -- and screens of the class itself -- remains to be seen, sadly.
Still, we should have even more details
in the coming weeks and hopefully Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited
will launch sometime this summer.