Welcome to our latest edition of “A Closer Look At”, which will focus the spotlight on the Astral Map changes in Lords of Destiny! After you’ve discovered the new zones, a completely new race of Tekyans and the latest spells for your class, it will be time to unlock the path to the new Astral!
Let us travel with the New Astral Map in Lords of Destiny!
You know this place, a place where you feel like an intruder; like bacteria in the bloodstream. It’s a dangerous but mysterious place: there is only you and the omnipresent blue, red, burning white or demonic black. Here you will understand how little a creature you are, despite all your heroic deeds and great wins.
The Astral, a substance in motion, evolving over time, able to absorb anything that enters into its influence and behaving as if it were a dynamic, living organism. It is both destructive and creative matter, and its behaviour cannot be predicted based on any known matter found on Sarnaut.
Although everybody focuses on fights on the main lands, a true battle is taking place far away from capital borders.
The next cycle of changes in this impressive sphere are approaching. You must prepare yourself for its arrival, if you want to survive.
The parts of the Astral closest to both factions’ capitals will narrow down dramatically, consuming the second and third layers completely. Scientists will have to rewrite the text books, as astral space will then be divided into three basic layers: Near Astral, Unexplored Astral and Mysterious Astral.
Have a closer look at what they are:
The Astral layer closer to the big allods in relatively well ordered and structured.
It is the beginning of the astral. It is considered to be the safest, and entirely explored. It makes a perfect training ground for future captains and their crews and contains 12 sectors.
This layer of astral is largely unexplored or entirely unknown.
It is a journey’s final destination for treasure hunters that seek rare weapons, armor, or accessories that they can equip their characters with, as well as suitable upgrades. It’s composed of 35 sectors, that can be individually unlocked by finding fragments of maps of different quality: Uncommon, Rare, Epic, Legendary.
Shows the current situation of guilds’ dominance in the astral sectors.
The most distant section of Astral. Its structure is unknown, but its size could suggest that it might contain twice the number of sectors as an Unexplored Astral.
The Mysterious Astral can be revealed by unlocking clusters of sectors, instead of singular areas. Initial groups can be discovered using maps of legendary quality found in the Unexplored Astral. Meaning that when unlocking Unexplored Astral islands, Mysterious Astral islands are unlocked also. Further sections will be revealed only to owners of fabled quality Mysterious Astral map fragments.
Together with new challenges, new helpers will come to assist you. Next to the Astral Gates in your capital’s Harbor Area you will find Masters. Astral explorers just like you.
They will assign you with new quests related to the exploration of Astral layers. One of them will award you with plenty of gold for some of the items you might loot in the Astral. Another Master will give you missions in which you could gain precious Grains of Realgar. The last of them holds a powerful secret you will soon discover.
As you might have learned by now, you will have to force your way through even deeper zones of the Astral. Much more risky and dangerous. Not even the most experienced explorers stand a chance when directly confronted with astral forces. Lords of Destiny introduces the VII, VIII and IX generation of Astral Ship equipment. These can be found only in the furthest sectors of the new astral.
That is all for our introduction to some of the changes in the upcoming expansion, but it is just the beginning, for there are more valuable items that can be found in the new astral, which we will present to you in next Lords of Destiny focus.
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