Black Prophecy Episode 1 On the Way
Today the publisher Gamigo is providing a glimpse into what's coming in the next add-on for Black Prophecy. The highlight of this is the region Enzo's Enigmatic Emporium of Exotic Elegance, which is open to players at Levels 15 and higher and acts as the hub for new missions. It is also used by dubious dealers as a marketplace for goods of all sorts. "Episode 1: Inferno in Tulima" will be released in early July.
A new feature in the Black Prophecy universe is the bound sectors: Players play their way from one sector to the next. The passages to the next region are generally guarded by particularly strong opponents that can only be defeated by a group. Additional sectors with this feature will follow.
To improve communication between players, the message system has been reworked and based on standard instant messenger systems: Players can recognize their friends by their avatar and talk to them in a separate window. The new in-game e-mail system also permits sending items by cash on delivery to other players.
Other new features include:
. New jobs
. New story missions
. New dynamic missions
. New open world sectors
. Changes to the reward system in PvP
. New weapon type
. New offensive and defensive special skills that make battles even more exciting
All in all, this patch seems to improve or resolve a good majority of the issues I experienced with the game in my time testing out beta. My hopes remain high that Black Prophecy can create a new niche of SciFi Space Combat MMOs to rival the popularity of the current standard fantasy based MMOs.