"The time of peace has ended," gamigo
writes in the introduction to the second major content update for Black Prophecy
. We weren't under the impression that this was a tranquil game up to this point, but we suppose it's going to get a lot less
peaceful with the introduction of warzones.
Episode 2: Species War
takes PvP to a much more intense place, as players will be encouraged to duke it out for the control of strategic locations in space. By pulling up the warzone tab, ship captains can identify where the contested borders are and zip right over to them. Up to 200 players can engage in a single warzone, pursuing multiple objectives with the ultimate goal of capturing the command center. By participating, players will not only earn honor points, but XP and loot as well. Black Prophecy
is adding rare blueprints that can be purchased with these honor points.
The update addresses the game balance in several ways, such as equalizing the benefit of shields and hulls. Players will receive a free skill reset because of the changes.
To celebrate Episode 2's release, gamigo is throwing two consecutive bonus PvP XP weeks, from September 21st through October 6th.