We got our first glimpse
21st expansion back at SOE Live
, with its impending new features, a slew of new zones, and the promise of the return of two classic characters. For the past month, some folks have even been testing these things out in beta
. Now with launch finally just around the corner (as in today!), Designers Jonathan Caraker, Alan VanCouvering, and Doug Cronkhite joined Producer Thom Terrazas
and Creative Director Akil Hooper
to talk shop while zipping through the newest zones of The Darkened Sea
on a tour of what players will get to dive into.
The Darkened Sea
actually builds upon a previous expansion, The Buried Sea
. "We have some stories and characters... that we liked back then that we wanted to continue," Terrazas explained. "So we're bringing back some familiar characters that have been off the grid a little bit the last few years." The story itself also takes place in the Buried Sea, starting off on a little tucked away island called Tempest Temple.