Public Testing: Steamworks 10

Development Update

Hello Realmers,

In this week’s public testing you will have the opportunity to see a glimpse of our new feature – Dungeon Difficulties. 

We have already explained briefly, but for those who missed it – This is a new system we will be introducing to stretch the lifetime of dungeons in a player’s journey. It will offer veteran players a chance to push their limits and seek out greater rewards, such as engravings.

Difficulty 10 Steamworks

We will introduce the new difficulty dungeons gradually and Steamworks will be the first dungeon to get a more difficult version. 

For simplicity, we will call the harder version of Steamworks – Difficulty 10 Steamworks. The goal is to be of a similar level to the Shatters once the work on it is completed.

Difficulty 10 Steamworks consists of a 15 % increase in the HP of all enemies and a 25 % increase in the damage of projectiles. On top of this, you will see various changes to the behaviors of enemies, obstacles and a new survival phase at the end of the Boss fight.

This will be the first of a few Public Testing and it’s important to understand that this is still a work in progress so your feedback will be appreciated and help to shape the feature! 

Some of our next dungeons on the list for getting new harder versions are Nest, Lost Halls, and Fungal Cavern.

We anticipate launching this system prior to the Realm Rework, but it should truly shine once the Realm Rework is in effect. Until then, we plan for encounters to drop both Normal and Harder versions for the newly revised dungeons with higher difficulty tiers. A new key will also be introduced for the Difficulty 10 versions of these dungeons.

When the system is fully developed, a lot of the dungeons can have more than just the base difficulty. Some of them can have an easier or harder setting, or perhaps both. The system will be complimentary to Realm Rework and you will be able to find different difficulty-level dungeons in different parts of the realm. This way, you can choose the level of challenge that suits your skill and mood!

As part of this Public Testing, we invite you to explore the following portals in Nexus: the Difficulty 10 Steamworks and the Difficulty 10 Steamworks Boss Room. Enjoy and let us know your thoughts!

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