Wolfpack announced today that they have added a new "hotzone" feature to Shadowbane which will allow people to earn bonus experience in randomly announced zones within the game. Details below:
|In the Content Patch released today for Shadowbane, we introduced a new game feature called Hotzones. A Hotzone is an adventuring area randomly chosen that yields a greater experience gain when a creature is killed there and a chance to drop additional treasure. A Hotzone lasts for four (4) hours and then, on the hour, will change to a new one. Every non-safe zone has the chance to be the Hotzone, but they're randomly chosen -- one of the battlegrounds on Maelstrom might be the Hotzone this afternoon, and the Amazon jungle might be the Hotzone this evening.|
When a player logs in, a system message will appear and tell players which zone is currently "hot". If a player does not know where the area is by it's name, they simply have to open up the World Map and look for the blue icon.
Once a player arrives, all monsters they kill will grant more experience than they would elsewhere. They also have a good chance to roll for additional loot ranging from resources needed for crafting items to Favor used to give buffs and enhancements from Shrines.
To learn more about the Hotzones and other changes in the July Content Patch for Shadowbane, click here: http://chronicle.ubi.com/Articles/News/20050711_julycontentpatch.htm
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