Lead Game Designer
as Season 3 is still in the works, we would like to inform you that we will be extending Season 2 and the duration of your passes for at least 1 month. A restart of the game will occur on Sunday, the 31st of March at 2:00 AM CET for the extension to be in effect.
While the free extension may make you feel a little better about it we have no intentions of stopping here, so we will present you with our Pre-Announcement series for Season 3 titled "Into the Deep" where we will frequently showcase what you can expect from the next season of WoM.
We will begin with a bit of a keynote of sorts detailing the core aspects in a very broad way today, and then periodically tease the new features coming until the patch notes for Season 3 are available. So let's go!
Season 3 - Into the Deep Pre-Announcement #1: Keynotes
It has been a long time coming but with Season 3 it's time you dust out your PvE gear and engage in some good old-fashioned leveling!
The Level cap for all characters will be increased from 105 to 120. You best get ready for some good old-fashioned, back-breaking grinding!
To make sure that the arduous climb for the top will not be a boring one, there will be not one, not two but five new areas for you to explore!
Four of these areas will represent new maps, while one of them is a new dungeon. New dungeons will be added in subsequent seasons as well.
A familiar yet completely new system will be in place on some of these new maps, presenting a unique challenge for you and your teammates.
Band together, and explore the new areas in search of new loot and new challenges!
Can you stop the earthquakes threatening to tear the Johwan Continent apart and explore the mysteries of the depths? Make sure to have a talk
with Uriel once Season 3 lands and embark on a set of new main story missions! New side quests will also be added throughout future seasons.
Season 3 - Into the Deep Pre-Announcement #1: Design Philosophy
Our design philosophy for the new expansion is vintage. We firmly believe that WoMs true identity is that of a vintage game. While developing new content we want to encapsulate the feeling of the "golden era" that draws you to the game years later and make it timeless. As we will tease the features to come, I hope this philosophy shines through and you will enjoy all of the new content as much as we'll enjoy presenting it to you.
Season 3 - Into the Deep Pre-Announcement #1: Feature Teaser
In today's beginning keynote spotlight we would like to present to you the expansion to Fishing content that will arrive with Season 3: Natural Predators.
We believe that fishing has not received the love it deserves and we seek to change that with this new expansion.
The Natural Predator mechanic works as follows:
When fishing in a map, there may be very rare fish lurking about. However, due to the presence of Natural Predators, so fish that mainly eat these rare fish for sustenance, they resort to hiding in safety. If you manage to hunt enough of these rare fishes natural predators, you will sense a change in the sea as you're fishing, indicating that you may be able to catch the rare fish for a limited time, before the predators take back their place. Can you find all of the rare fish and their natural predators? Will you be able to catch yourself every single rare fish in your quest through the new areas of the Johwan Continent? We're curious to see how you'll manage.
Season 3 - Into the Deep Pre-Announcement #1: Final Words
This is it for the first pre-announcement for Season 3 titled "Into the Deep". We hope you look forward to the new season and can bear with us while it's underway. We can't wait to bring it to you all! See you all at the next pre-announcement!
Much love from your WoM Team!