To start off, this was leaked through the forums. This is not new news. Secondly, it is but just a screenshot of slightly different version of the map we know now. It could be completely fake. A very good fake, but none the less fake. Thirdly, we have only been given slight details about the open PvP area plans for Port Scion (that dark area in the center you can’t get to), so this just might be a leak from the testing. And the results are likely to change upon implementation(s).
You look at this (so long as you are 50 and have explored at least at some point in time) and go “this would make total sense.”
- Most of the area we are on other than Freemarch and Silverwood are completely surrounded by mountains. This Island we think we are on, doesn’t seem so island like since we can only see the ocean in 1 place, the starter area.
- You’ll notice that Port Scion’s area is now clipping into that giant mountain you couldn’t get onto, at the south-east of Scarlet Gorge. I’m all about more area.
- Cliffside Vale looked liked it was always planned. You can tell from the current map that the area is the only one that isn’t stopped ocean (mountains before and invisible ocean). But had land to the East.
- Firesand Desert also makes a good deal of sense. It was strange to me that the only zone that had a changing environment was Shimmersand. Why did the RIFT area to the west turn into a totally different terrain? Oh, well this would explain.
I have a hard time not believing this is a legitimate leak based on the above. Then you could look at just the fact that there is land to the West, North and South and get even giddier. Very exciting leak to say the least. But to my question: How long?
From some reading on the companies plans, the growing company of Trion isn’t just hiring for this game alone. In fact it may be that this game is getting less attention then some of us hoped. The company is working on 2 other games. Both are using this game’s engine platform. I heard the term MMORTS thrown out there. Either way, I want this content, and honestly we probably need it in under 3 months. Trion hasn’t been a poor deliverer yet, let’s see how fast it takes.