Today’s maintenance update for Lost Ark is mostly to correct issues with items that were accidentally released as roster-bound, not character-bound.
As you can tell from the update notes that have been released. This downtime will be around four hours and begin at tomorrow 12AM PST/8AM UTC. This update looks like it will encompass weekly maintenance issues, as well as fixes for Twinkle Exchange store issues.
In fact, there are serious problems in the Anniversary Update released by Lost Ark last week, but for those players who are too focused on the game itself, you may not have noticed it. OK, now that you know, what do you think about these existing problems?
Among other things, this anniversary update features some certain chests that you can redeem through Twinkle Exchange shop. You can only add these chests, Honor shard Random Chest, Honor Leapstone Random Chest, and Support Honing Random Chests through roster-bound instead of character-bound.
Because of a bug like this, multiple characters in your account can use these items, so this is also somewhat destabilizing for characters, but this is unintentional. Influenced by community feedback, the team has changed their planned route from initially changing all roster-bound rewards to character-bound. Because these roster-bound items are gained by players spending Lost Ark Gold, it was difficult and unfair to keep these roster-bound items. However, it would be also unfair to change the binding limits for future prizes with expected character bindings, and to change them directly.
So, Lost Ark team froze all chests affected by this, turning off the ability for players to trade any chests in the current situation, and reached a middle ground. It will remove all previous chests from the player’s inventory after this update goes live, and all removed chests will be returned to the player in lost ark gold corresponding to the market value. Because of this situation, it will give players a compensation package that includes several chests. At this time, the opening hours of the exchange shop will also be extended, and will continue to be open for two weeks after Lost Ark devs complete the March update.
New Artist Class
Amazon Games announced that Lost Ark will be updated with a new premium class, a 96-player PvP mode, and additional raids until April 2023.
Among them, the new Artist classes coming in April are the most interesting. Artist classes will be the first “Expert” class added to the free MMORPG western version. In its latest blog post, Amazon Games said Artist classes aren’t the last to be added to “Expert” class in 2023. Artist classes will use its brush as a weapon. At the same time, as a supporting character, it can also use the paintbrush to directly attack the enemy by painting and summoning “Sacred Beasts”.
However, Amazon Games says it has partnered with developer Smilegate RPG, and in preparation for Artist classes’ smooth arrival in the West, it’s also making some visual changes to the women-only classes. Since changing the appearance of various female-only professions in the game has been a localization project for Amazon Games. At the same time, Amazon Games is also working with Smilegate RPG to make more Lost Ark professions playable from a male or female perspective.
“For Artist Class, we usually choose to add shorts under short skirts, lengthen trousers or even leggings to modify part of the skin, so that the skin can better adapt to Western aesthetic norms.” Amazon Games proceeds according to its route illustrate.
Alongside the hard mode for the game’s upcoming Brelshaza raid in April, there will also be a new Guardian raid in which players will be pitted against King Kong-esque Hanumatan. In March of that same year, Lost Ark will feature teams of 48 players battling for bases and secondary objectives in a new 96-player PvP event called Tulubik Battlefield. Tournaments will be held at specific times of the week and only players who have reached Faction Rank 5 and item level 1490 can participate.
The new land of Rowen, which will be launched in February, requires that only players who have reached item level 1445 can explore the new story missions. Only after the player has completed the new land of Ron story mission, the player can join PvP camp. In February, Amazon Games held an anniversary event to celebrate the successful launch of Lost Ark in the West. As previously announced, players will team up with Geralt of Rivia to solve mysteries and buy Lost Ark Gold during the Witcher’s crossover event in January.
Lost Ark has long been a proven success for Amazon Games’s games, which have always opted to localize in the West or release as an MMO in Korea. Lost Ark has gained a lot of new content in the past year. Once released, Lost Ark has been one of the most popular games on Steam, and even once broke the record of concurrent online players on the platform.
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