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Turbine is planning an update to Asheron's Call to mark the game's upcoming 10th anniversary, and has recently been releasing bits and pieces of information on what players can expect from the update. We've got details below!
As part the 10th anniversary update players can expect a slew of new augmentations to be made available, with a few examples available below:
~ Infused War Magic
By mastering the art of War Magic you become infused with it. You no longer need any Foci or component to cast War Magic spells, though you still require scarabs and tapers.
~ Infused Life Magic
By mastering the art of Life Magic you become infused with it. You no longer need any Foci or component to cast Life Magic spells, though you still require scarabs and tapers.
~ Infused Item Magic
By mastering the art of Item Magic you become infused with it. You no longer need any Foci or component to cast Item Magic spells, though you still require scarabs and tapers.
A new item slot called the trinket slot, and trinkets will also be introduced with the update. Trinkets will drop off creatures and naturally go into the trinket slot, endowing their users with magical enchantments.
Tying into the aforementioned trinket loot is the new gearcrafting skill, which will allow players to imbue trinkets with a variety of enchantments. The trinkets can be imbued up to the three times, with one major, one moderate, and one minor imbue. These imbues will grant the trinket spells that give a "variety of effects". And the final bit of info, at least for now, is news that the Temple of Forgetfulness and Temple of Enlightenment will see their timers reset in anticipation of the upcoming changes.
Details on all the changes listed above, and likely any further developments can be found at this thread on the official Asheron's Call forums. Alternatively, you can track the developer posts for easier digging.
A teaser video for the 10th Anniversary update is also available for viewing here.
Are you still playing Asheron's Call? If so, what has kept you playing all these years? Let us know in the comments below!
Michael "MikeB" Bitton