Today Turbine announced Update 11 for Dungeons and Dragons Online. Secrets of the Artificers will be the largest content update for the MMO to date, boasting the addition of a new class, new crafting skills, and a new high-level quest hub.
The update will launch next month they say, and I think it's a great idea to add a new class this far into the game's lifecycle. I for one am interested in checking it out, especially after seeing the concept art surrounding the Artificer class. I think there should be more craft-centric classes in MMOs, as it lends the world a depth of realism that many games are sorely lacking. After all, how many of us go on epic quests and swing swords for a living? I think there are far more bakers and construction workers in the world than there are warriors and monks. Definitely more than monks. Plus, who doesn't like a little Steampunk in their MMOs? I know I do.
Details about Update 11 are below. Expect Secrets of the Artificers to land in Stormreach sometime during September.
The new update, Update 11: Secrets of the Artificers, features:
· New Artificer Class
A blend of Rogue and Arcane classes, the Artificer uses specially created weapons and mechanical pets to challenge their foes
· New House Cannith Enclave
Home of the Artificers, House Cannith is a new high level quest hub where magic and mechanics converge.
· New Content
Born in war, forged in fury, Stormreach faces its most terrible foe yet.
· New Crafting Levels
Craft all the way to level 150. Plus, craft Draconic Runestones, a new magical weapon available to all classes.
The Secrets of the Artificers Premium Adventure Pack will be available in the DDO Store and Free to VIPs, and includes:
· Two new high level Raids
· New wilderness area
· 3 new dungeons