Eudemons Online Interview: A Look into Demon Rising
By Joshua Piercy (elazulblack), OnRPG Journalist
Eudemons is a game which focuses on questing and raising demons known as “Eudemons”. It has been around for several years now, but continues to be very successful and continues to be updated frequently. The most recent of these updates, “Demon Rising”, introduces new high level content to the game in the form of new dungeons, as well as new bosses. We at OnRPG had the opportunity to speak to the product manager of Eudemons Online in order to get a closer look at this update.
OnRPG: Hello! We appreciate you taking the time to answer our questions about Eudemons Online. Before we get into the questions though, could you please introduce yourself?
Well thank you! Hi, everybody, my name is Doris Zheng. I am the product manager of Eudemons Online. It’s a great pleasure for me to have this opportunity to introduce our newly released expansion, Demon Rising.
OnRPG: The title “Demon Rising” is rather ambiguous. Could you please tell us more about the back-story of Demon Rising?
Demon Rising has opened a new era for Eudemons Online. It is a story about corruption, not all about the good against the evil. You can call it an extension, in which, the good fall and the evil rise. The story is related to the Divine Path, our last expansion, about what happened on Cronus after the triumph of the first Demon War. One of the Divine Generals, Alamut, suffered the loss of his beloved wife after being betrayed by his Kingdom. He abandoned his faith and surrendered his soul to the vicious Demon King. The Demon King was very clear that it was the chance he’d been waiting for the entire time. For years, they’d been trying to find a breakthrough, taking revenge for what they’d lost in the last battle, and now they got it. Thus, the avenging Alamut was endowed with unparalleled demonic power and started to hit his stride of vengeance.
OnRPG: What new content can be found within Demon Rising other than new monsters and new quests?
In the first part of the expansion, we didn’t bring any new function or items. The quests are the major content. The fact is, we would like our players to discover more possibilities with the existing functions and to challenge themselves. Talking about other features, the first noticeable feature is the graphic. A vast and complicated quest region is open to adventurers. Players will be thrilled when they see the fabulous landscapes.
Eudemons: Demon Rising Surroudings
New gameplay mechanics has also be introduced to our players. Players have to rely on one another so as to defeat the final Boss, all the while trying very hard not to get killed.
OnRPG: Will any of the new content available be accessible by new or low level players?
The new quests are accessible to players who are level 50+ . We strongly recommend players team up to do the quests.
OnRPG: I see that there are several new dungeons available in the new expansion. Could you please describe them a bit?
In this expansion, every quest has its own independent map. Our designers have spent lots of time and massive efforts have been dedicated to making this part perfect. The maps are full of unexpected dangers and traps. Each new environment creates a memorable experience for the player. We’ve worked on little details to make sure that each one is distinct with own unique feel. Sometimes players will find some hidden hints on some specific spots in the map during the process which will later be found indispensable. Sometimes they have to talk to a specific NPC so that they can proceed to the next step. Your eyes have to be wide open when you are wondering in the mystic place.
OnRPG: How will players access these dungeons? Where are they found?
A scroll will be put in your inventory. Right click to open it. The list of the quests will be displayed. Click on the quest you are doing. Then the Auto-Path system will automatically direct you to the destination. Talk to the NPC, and then, you will sent into the dungeon. It’s simple.
OnRPG: Eudemons Online has been around for several years, and still remains popular. How do you explain your success?
Fantasy is a rather old MMO genre. How to stand out and stay vibrant is the thing. Since the release of Eudemons Online, the team has been very clear that only to keep improving, bringing new elements and to build a strong player community, can this game survive and thrive. In the past few years, we have released quite a few major updates to meet the players’ growing demands, including a new class named Paladin which helps balance the gameplay, new skills, new quests, new Eudemons and the Apotheosis system, which grants players with god-like power. There are more but I suppose no need to list them all here. The point is, we always stay connected with the players, listening carefully to their thoughts. We’re proud to have a very active and engaged community playing this game right now. They came up lots of good ideas which later turn into reality in game. Without their support, we could never have come so far. It’s great to see that our players love this new expansion. We really worked very hard on it?That’s exactly what we want to see. The results are very encouraging!
OnRPG: Eudemons Online features an item mall in which players can purchase various items and outfits using EPs. Are there any new items which will available for purchase alongside the release of Demon Rising?
No for now, soon there will be, though! haha…
OnRPG: The website says that there are new gameplay mechanics in Demon Rising. Can you please describe these new mechanics?
We can refine the definition into just one word, teamwork. In the past, players used to do quests on their own. In this expansion, the quests are extremely difficult. What players will be confronted is nothing like before. Players will be going through a legendary quest line in this new expansion. There are 5 independent quests, along with some other sub-quests. Only by defeating the other 4 demon leaders will the players gain the key and other powers indispensable to defeating Avenging Alamut, the final and most challenging leader of the demonic horde. The last quest is ranked a 9-star difficulty quest.
For the first-try players, no one can handle it on their own, not even the player of the highest BP. You will be encountering all kinds of traps and dangers. Besides, there is time limit for the quests. Thus, team work between different classes’ combinations and strategic cooperation become vitally important. Players have to build a great team, discussing how to cope with the situations they are going to meet. It could be very challenging and exciting! The quests really help improve players’ gaming techniques. Keep it up, you’ll only grow stronger and stronger.
Questing in Eudemons
Alamut in Eudemons
OnRPG: What is your personal favorite addition to the game which can be found in Demon Rising? Why?
No doubt, the quests. To be honest, I haven’t passed the last one yet. Lol… Every time I was close to reaching the final success, it turned out to be another unsuccessful attempt. I have to work harder, I guess. 😀
OnRPG: What sort of new world items can players expect to find in Demon Rising?
Well, just as we’ve promised before, what we have now is not the full content of this expansion. And now, our players can start the count-down to embrace their long-expected FLYING MOUNT!! Yes, that’s true. Very soon! You know what, when I first saw these lovely mounts, they remind me quite of the gigantic blazing flying dragon in AVATAR! Lol…Anyway, they are pretty cool. And there will be more features coming in near feature. All you need to do is keep a close eye on us.
Enjoy the long-expected flying mounts
OnRPG: In Demon Rising, players will have to defeat four “demon leaders”, as well as a more powerful boss, “Avenging Alamut”. What is the idea behind these demons? Are there any particular themes which they follow?
Good v.s evil, or white v.s black, is the permanent topic. While this time, we are looking into a rather grey part, with two kinds of blood blended. If you look into the background story, you will find that most of the Bosses leading the Demons fought on the human side during the last Demon War. The story is about corruption, that is to say, humans are facing enemies of their own making this time. Evil defeats good when good becomes evil. But why did they fall and how? That’s how the story goes.
OnRPG: What was your inspiration behind Demon Rising? What motivated you to create the content in this expansion?
After the Divine Path was released, we started the project of Demon Rising. How should the story develop? What kinds of additions should be brought in game…things like that…In the end, we came up with the idea of corruption, the good fall and the evil rise. Demon Rising is supposed to provide a deeper, more polished and engaging gaming experience for our players
OnRPG: What can Eudemons players expect to find in future content updates beyond Demon Rising?
We will have new flying mounts, as I just mentioned, and some new extending quests. Hopefully, there will be more features in future. For now, I can just assure these. Our team is working on the project now. I am expecting to see the new content as bad as you are!
OnRPG: What would you consider to be your favorite Eudemon available in the entire game?
Oh, there are many kinds of Eudemons, mainly divided in 2 groups, mage and warrior. Speaking of my favorite Eudemon, I have to mention the Astral Eudemons. We released the astral series last fall. Every month, they will be one constellation Eudemon released. To me, my favorite one is the Gemini Eudemons. Gemini is my sign. 😀
OnRPG: Do you have any final words that our readers?
Well, I’d like to first thank our fans who have been helping us spreading the word and we appreciate every bit of help they’ve given us. Their involvement is the game’s biggest success. And then, to all, Demon Rising is something you really don’t want to miss. Everybody should really take a shot! It won’t let you down! We’ll be doing our best to bring up more features!
OnRPG: Thank you very much for your time!