The most recent patch for Sword of the new World added new communication options for players, and as a bonus, players can enjoy 25% bonus exp for the rest of the week.
First, there are now two channels for each server. Players can switch between channels using the "Channel" menu (ALT + F2) whenever they're not in combat. Players and enemies on Channel 1 are separate from those on Channel 2, and vice-versa. However, you can still chat with your friends, Squad members and Clan mates regardless of what channel they are on. Use channels to help optimize your play experience.
Second, we were originally going to have a surprise Bonus EXP weekend this weekend (9/21 - 9/23) to celebrate the new channels. However, due to the server hiccups on last Friday we have decided to make it a week long event stating TODAY! During this period we're giving a 25% bonus to all experience your characters earn.
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