The big news for many is that Pre-Alpha has officially begun. The Pre-Alpha players have been spending their time running around, leveling up, questing and most importantly, testing in the human capital zone of Thronefast.
The Elves of Terminus also get a thorough discussion by the team which delves deeply into the creative design decisions behind the elusive race, their cultural icons and teases us with mention of the mountainous Elven city of Faerthale!
Faerthale. I have dreamt more about that city than any of the other nine, and working through the environmental art has only made me more excited. I don't hope it only pleases me, I hope Faerthale is an intimate and iconic home for many, many people for a very long time. I hope the effort to consider details big and small creates a place that everyone can cherish, no matter how little of the story they care to know.
If Faerthale speaks for itself, we've done our job of telling.
I am once again blown away the intense focus on detail from this amazing group of talented designers. You can tell that these guys love what they do and are driven to make this the best game out there. I can't wait to see what next month's newsletter reveals!