It's the end of the month and that means it's time once again to look ahead to the future of Nosgoth and see what we have in store. Before we get started, of course, let's first take a look at the weeks that were...
Following May's successful series of "Capture the Body" tests that rewarded players with a unique player banner, we ran a few more tests of the Capture The Body mode during weekends. The mode is by no means finished, though, as we'll continue to make adjustments and refinements along the way.
May also introduced the unique unlocks found in the "Treasure of the Kings", "Exalted Treasure of the Kings", "Treasure of the Clans" and "Exalted Treasure of the Clans" chests, and brought about the long-awaited debut of Steam Trading Cards! We even pushed out a trio of updates that introduced multiple fixes, adjustments, and tweaks.
But what's got next? Time to find out...
NOW and ONGOING - Performance and Bug Fixing
With a large number of features and content released or scheduled-to-be-released in the near future, one of our main goals now is to optimize and improve the overall Nosgoth experience. Running faster, looking better, playing smoother... these are all high priorities for us as we head into the next several months. We appreciate your patience and feedback on the way to getting us there.
NEXT WEEK - Item Forge
We're only a few days away from what we hope will be one of the most exciting and intriguing additions to Nosgoth, the Item Forge!
As we highlighted last month, the Item Forge allows players to combine materials to create new and more personalized versions of their favorite Weapons or Abilities. Once this feature is active, you'll be able to salvage existing items into valuable materials, enchant items with different attributes, re-roll attributes entirely, and recharge items that are running low.
These Item Forge options apply to Weapons and Special, Primary and Secondary Abilities -- meaning that your only limit is your imagination. We can't wait to see what you'll come up with!
NEXT WEEK - Scout Exalted Skin
You've been asking for it and now the Scout Exalted Skin is almost here! We're really pleased with how this one has turned out and, beginning with next week's update, it will be added as a possible prize in the Exalted Treasure of the Kings chests. There isn't much else to add except for you to look at it -- so do so now and enjoy!
JUNE - League Rankings (Alpha)
The team at Square Enix Montreal are finalizing the Alpha release of the season-based Nosgoth League Ranking system which will initially include Divisional rankings, Friend comparisons, Seasonal archives, Qualifiers, and Divisional Rankings.
This is just the beginning -- expect more to follow shortly!
JUNE - Hunter Exalted Skin
Any self-respecting Vampire Hunter needs new threads, and later into June, you'll have a chance of finding one in the "Exalted Treasure of the Kings" chests, when it is added into the rotation. We plan on getting this one to you as soon as possible, so keep an eye out for more soon.
SUMMER - Pings and Quick Chat
You've been asking us for faster, more efficient ways to notify Friends, Foes, and other groups, which is why we're bringing Quick Chat and Pings to Nosgoth!
Once enabled, you'll be able to quickly provide useful info to other players without having to type it out, plus you'll be able to address multiple folks at once without having to address them individually. We know convenience and usefulness is important to you, and therefore, it's important to us as well.
TBD - More on the Way
We have much more in the pipeline, but don't quite have a specific timeframe for them yet. Taunts (Human equivalents of Executions), Item gifting and trading, and new abilities for the Summoner and the Vanguard are still on the docket, so remember to check back often for the latest progress.
And that'll do it -- another installment of the Nosgoth State of Play has come to an end. What did you think of this month's edition? Do you have specific questions about our schedule? Want to make additional suggestions? Let us know in the comments or on the forum!