Announcing: Ashes of Urh'Rok

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darkgod
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Announcing: Ashes of Urh'Rok

#1 Post by darkgod »

My minions, I am back from my little vacation and have some exciting news for you!

Eyal orbits a star called Shandral, but it is not the only world to do so. A world known as Mal'Rok to its inhabitants also orbits it, a world famous for many creatures that hail from it: creatures that people on Eyal call "demons".
The demons have one goal: the invasion of Eyal, by any means necessary.


Ashes of Urh'Rok will be the first expansion for Tales of Maj'Eyal. The idea for it is old, as is some of the code, but was on hold until I got the few remaining ideas needed, and I have them now!

So rather than delay it until after the Orcs campaign (which is bigger), I have decided to quickly finish it and release it to my minions as soon as possible (which is soon, even if I'll never give a date for a release ;) ).

It is a "small" expansion, comparatively to the orc campaign, yet brings some fun features:
  • Play as a Doombringer class, a master of destruction and pain that binds demonic forces to channel power through her massive two handed weapon.
  • Unlock the Demonologist class, a sword & board fighter that enhances her battle prowess by summoning demons and grafting them onto her weapons and armour. Powerful demonologists can even call upon the echoes of the Spellblaze itself.
  • Play through a new starting zone, the Searing Halls, to escape your demonic masters.
  • Survive the abduction attempts from the demons and discover new zones.
  • Discover the real reason for the demons' wrath toward Eyal with the various lore pieces to be found.
  • Experience the "tinker" system, originally developed for the orcs campaign, that lets you attach items to your equipment.
  • Unlock multiple demonic "cosmetic" features for many races.
  • Earn new achievements.
  • Find new demonic artifacts.
  • New custom made music and graphics.
Now my minions, you simply need to wait patiently in line while your local God of Darkness prepares to unleash the Ashes of Urh'Rok upon you!

One last thing my minions, to whet yet another appetite: work has also begun on the class that will eventually replace the Stone Wardens as the donator bonus: Possessors. No I will not say one more word ;)
[tome] joylove: You can't just release an expansion like one would release a Kraken XD
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Suslik
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#2 Post by Suslik »

Possessor? For real? I always thought the class is too ridiculously fun to get into the main game :D

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Re: Announcing: Ashes of Urh'Rok

#3 Post by malboro_urchin »

This and the orc campaign are paid content, right? please take my money!
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#4 Post by Zireael »

Sounds amazing!

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Re: Announcing: Ashes of Urh'Rok

#5 Post by darkgod »

malboro_urchin: yes give it to me your moneyzzz ! :)

suslik: ahah ;)
[tome] joylove: You can't just release an expansion like one would release a Kraken XD
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0player
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Re: Announcing: Ashes of Urh'Rok

#6 Post by 0player »

So this one means new zones and classes, but not the continent, right? We won't get to see Mal'Rok in its blazing acidic glory?

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Re: Announcing: Ashes of Urh'Rok

#7 Post by Sradac »

well, Mal'Rok isn't a continent so we won't get to see it. Mal'Rok is another planet in the same solar system as Eyal. Spellblaze happened, stuff happened not just to Eyal, the "demons" are pretty pissed off. There's already "some" lore in-game about Urh'Rok / Fearscape already, but this will be awesome to see it fully (hopefully) expanded upon and explained.

I'm pretty excited about this, when I first saw this post I thought "wtf, where's the orcs" but honestly this is better. Orcs are Orcs. I don't find them very interesting, they've been done to death in so many other games. Oh, you are a misunderstood race that was oppressed and almost brought to extinction? Queue Warcraft lore feed.

But the former denizens of Uhr'Rok? Well this is new. This is INTERESTING. Mysteries, explained! Classes, new! (Yay Doombringer) Aliens, abducting!

also, Possessors

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Re: Announcing: Ashes of Urh'Rok

#8 Post by Dhurke »

Yay! more ways to kill more stuff!

Want it now! :twisted: :twisted:

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#9 Post by MarginalMagus »

This is very exciting!
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Re: Announcing: Ashes of Urh'Rok

#10 Post by Chopkinsca »

Sweet!

If this is going to be a paid DLC, how much will it be? I need to know so I can set some funds aside for it.
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#11 Post by astreoth »

its paid and I cant give you an exact value but in irc DarkGod did say around 3 euros/4 dollars so should be thereabout

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#12 Post by HousePet »

So 30 voratun coins then.
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#13 Post by Carvool »

You know, I've been wondering about this since I read about it -- how exactly new achievements will work if you have the base game on steam and you buy the expansion using voratun coins? Obviously if your game is linked to your online profile the game will download the expansion for you, but will you have to buy it again on steam to receive recognition for the new achievements within steam? I mean, I wouldn't mind buying it on steam instead if that's how things work out because it sounds like it'll be cheap enough, but it would make the voratun coins I got for donating look a little less useful...

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#14 Post by Mankeli »

HousePet wrote:So 30 voratun coins then.
Seems pretty reasonable although it seems I have 340 coins remaining so I need more to things to buy!

How much for Nicolas' cat? :lol:

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Re: Announcing: Ashes of Urh'Rok

#15 Post by kyuubee »

possessors? like in tome2 and some other zangband descendants? that's pretty cool

that class in a way how it's done in tome2 doesn't make much sense race-wise though, i.e. if it's, say, yeek possessor, why he possessing some monster's body should have his new hp modified by his initial race multiplier, he is not yeek anymore, and if it's not why should he have his exp penalty modified? poscheng has it made the best imo, it's a class and race at once. well, in tome4 it's probably a mono-race class too, even though it's an ordinary race... i suppose it's yeeks

p.s.
>- Play as a Doombringer class, a master of destruction and pain that binds demonic forces to channel power through her massive two handed weapon.

>- Unlock the Demonologist class, a sword & board fighter that enhances her battle prowess by summoning demons and grafting them onto her weapons and armour. Powerful demonologists can even call upon the echoes of the Spellblaze itself.

'her' used twice, 'his' not a single time, i deem it as sexist to men ><

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