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Lost City of Omu Will Go Live on Feb 27th
It’s actually the first time a module is announced before players have seen it on the preview. That however doesn’t mean that the timeline is off. Cloaked Ascendancy was released on Feb 21st last year and went to preview on Jan 13th. Terramak confirmed on Discord that they plan to update the PTS tomorrow, giving the module the usual six weeks of testing before its release.
So we will probably know a lot more about the Lost City of Omu before too long. Let’s however still quickly talk about the hints revealed in both the trailer and the Dragon Mag writeup. If you’re a frequent reader of our site, not a lot of stuff should sound unfamiliar. We already found clues about the Lost City of Omu as a future adventure zone and hence were sure the next module would stay in Chult. It also comes to no surprise that the structure of Hunts and Heroic Encounters hasn’t changed. Apparently a new Undead T-Rex, twice as deadly as the King of Spines, once again is both a HE and the apex creature of the new Hunts.
Last but not least, the devs had already hinted at the group content addition being a Trial, and that’s confirmed now as well. It’s called “Cradle of the Death God” and players will probably fight Acererak to conclude the story.
Removal of Leveling Curves for Players from 60-70
This makes the announcement of the “removal of leveling curves for players from 60-70” the only real “news”. We’re not quite sure how this could look like, but it would seem that the devs aim for one progression curve from 1-70. When Elemental Evil brought a level cap raise back in 2015, the devs added different progression curves for level 61-70 on top of the existing ones. That meant that leveling through the original story from 1-60 felt smooth and easy. But starting with Elemental Evil content at level 61 was like running into a wall. The devs have adjusted leveling in the past, but now could introduce a final solution.
The article also mentions “adjustments to class powers”. This is very vague and could hint at the changes to Scourge Warlocks and Trickster Rogues that we already talked about. But it could also mean a bigger systematical change of how powers work, stack or interact.
Anyway, we have attached some pictures from the video below that probably show the new lockbox mount, a triceratops, and screenshots from the new zone and Undead T-Rex. Have fun with it!
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