By Jordan Hall (ApocaRUFF)
Devilian 1.4: Alvir’s Legacy is right around the corner, bringing with it plenty of change to the game. I was invited to participate in a remote developer demo to introduce me to the update so that I can give you all the information you need on this upcoming massive update. Things to look forward to include the level cap upping from fifty-four to fifty-six, a new type of difficulty rating of dungeons including the brand new Heroic Archdevil dungeon. New gear sets and equipment are also coming. Anyways, let’s get into what I was shown in the Demo!
First is the new dungeons. As the level cap rises to fifty-six, players will want more challenging content to match their new found power. To address this, six new dungeons have been added to the game. Four of these are Heroic and Hell-mode dungeons, giving players a real challenge. One will be a new Archdevil dungeon that will make players sweat. And last, but certainly not least, is the all-new dungeon type: Heroic Archdevil. While the name isn’t very creative, players will be hard pressed to defeat this new challenge.
One of these new dungeons will have you fighting insects, dodging area-of-effect traps, and collecting awesome loot. Another dungeon will have you dealing with electrified floors and players will have to work within small bubbles to keep from being electrocuted. Each of the new dungeons seem to have a theme based on the various “Resistance” stats, meaning you’ll have to be strategic if you want to succeed. And these new difficulties in dungeons will allow you to really show off your Devilian form.
With the new dungeons in 1.4 comes new gear. New armor sets include Blaze, Dark Knowledge, Wicked Soul, and Sacred Armor. That list isn’t complete, but it gives you a good idea of what you can expect. There are sets for both PVE and PVP, so no matter what you want to do, you’ll be a badass doing it. Plus, you know, it’ll help you do dungeons and win in PVP.
Another new addition is the latest tier of artifacts: Alvir. These will be introduced in 1.4 and will greatly improve your gear. You’ll need to work towards these new Alvir artifacts if you want to take on the new dungeon content, as you’ll be hard-pressed to get far without them. Alvir will be part of the new end-tier gear, so you’ll want to work towards them ASAP. Not doing so will put you behind.
One of the new features is the addition of PvP Currency and Support Medallions. PvP Currency is gained by (surprise surprise) participating in and winning PvP battles. This new currency is known as Victory Certifications, and they will be used to obtain unique cosmetic items. Personally, I’m glad that the rewards will be cosmetic as it would suck if you were forced into PvP just to stay on-par, even if your focus is PvE. That’s just how I feel about it, though. The other currency, Support Medallions, are meant for new players. These Support Medallions can be turned in for unique items to help new characters progress faster.
Other additions to the game in 1.4 include new daily quests and an updated roulette wheel. These new daily quests will help encourage players to participate in content such as Stormlegion. The roulette wheel update will make it all the more rewarding, even for non-patrons. I only got a passing glimpse of the new wheel in the update, but it seemed to be an improvement. These aren’t huge features, but I like that they’re getting some love.
The Dev Demo I participated in was a blast, with lots of great content for Devilian 1.4 shown off. However, I have to say my favorite portion of the Demo was the Corgi Pet. But really, in all seriousness, I imagine that players will enjoy 1.4 a lot. If you’re not currently a player, don’t worry, as there’s content in place to help you progress quickly. Current players will find themselves pushed to the limits to complete these new challenges. Big updates are always a great time to get into, or get back into, a game so I would say check out Devilian ASAP.