- Aug. 17, 2022, 7:45 p.m.
Major Factions are a new way of experiencing outdoor progression – an iteration on previous reputation-based gameplay. Participating in content throughout the Dragon Isles grants reputation toward these Major Factions. Earning reputation unlocks renown ranks. Each Major Faction’s progression is different, with content fitting a variety of playstyles. Importantly, major factions are not exclusive – you can be a member of all four factions at once.
VALDRAKKEN ACCORD – The faction of the unified dragon flights working together in harmony for the protection of the Dragon Isles.
- Professions: A variety of activities, Work Orders, and exploration catered towards professions and progression within the system.
- Dragon Racing: Complete races on your dragon for glory and renown
- Outdoor Elite locations: Cobalt Assembly, Obsidian Citadel, Tyrhold
- Lay siege to the Djaradin of Dragonbane Keep within the Waking Shores
DRAGONSCALE EXPEDITION – The Explorers’ League and Reliquary have come together and formed this expedition to explore the Dragon Isles.
- Discover treasure maps scattered throughout the Dragon Isles
- Lots of Treasures, unique minigame-style World Quests (Climbing, Cataloging)
- Expedition Supply Kit: Unlock bonuses for climbing and cataloging. Unlock tools to help find treasure and mark your discovery of areas in the world.
ISKAARA TUSKARR – Become a member of the Iskaara Tuskarr, a tribe renowned for their skills in fishing and feasting.
- Fishing: New ways to fish. Unlock fishing holes. Fish in 3 difficult and unique biomes. Fish up lunkers with friends using harpoons. Collect fish offline with a net.
- Contribute to a Tuskarr Feast at the village in Iskaara. Complete the event to reward hungry adventurers!
- Outdoor Elite locations: Imbu, Brackenhide Hollow
- Fishing Work Bench: Gather reagents for tuskarr craftsmen to improve the capability of harpoons, nets, and biome fishing.
MARUUK CENTAUR – The faction for the unified centaur clans across the Ohn’ahran Plains.
- Join a hunt among the Maruuk centaur and your closest allies as you traverse the zones within the Dragon Isles
- Explore the nomadic lifestyle of Clan Aylaag as their caravan makes its way across the Ohn’ahran Plains. With each stop comes a new adventure, quests, rewards, and more!
- Train with the Shikaar clan to prepare yourself for the hunt!
- You will most likely encounter placeholder rewards, especially for treasures and rare creatures.
- Not every permutation of every type of content is available yet.
- Some areas of the world may have temporary enemy population.
For this release, we’ve reduced some of our barriers to entry for a number of pieces of content. We’d love to hear how these experiences feel and how you spend your time in the Dragon Isles. Alpha is an environment for testing and change. Though some of these barriers and values may be temporary, we will be monitoring feedback and making adjustments as needed to ensure your experience in these new lands is enjoyable and rewarding.
Please let us know your thoughts. We’ll be adjusting content throughout the days and weeks to come.