For players of Zu Online you'll no longer have to ask "Care to take it outside?" when you've got a score to settle with some punk who stepped on your boot. Instead, the developers are updating the game with the addition of an arena known as the "Soulflight Altar" to settle just those sorts of squabbles.
The new arena will have some systems to keep the playing field as level as possible. Epic gear will be scaled down, and escape items like Urgent tablets will be non-functional.
The arena also contains powerups known as Soulflight Stones which will give a combatant temporary boosts helping to perhaps turn the tide of battle.
Other than settling a dispute, why would you want to participate in the arena? The phat lewt of course. Players who participate in the arena will earn points redeemable for epic gear. Whether gear earned through this manner will also be scaled down in the arena is unknown at this time.
Get the full press release below:
Zu Online: The First PvP Arena Coming
Soulfight Altar, the first PvP arena in Zu Online (http://zu.igg.com), is now in its final phase of testing. With the completion of Soulfight Altar, players will have a place to go where they can settle things honorably, instead of in the street, so to speak. This new arena significantly improves the core PvP system and will make battles more fun, exciting, balanced, rewarding, and as PK so often is, unpredictable.
Once players enter Soulfight Altar, the system will reset players’ stats. Use of armor or items that used to have a big impact on PvP will be also limited. For example, Epic equipment will have reduced resistances and Urgent tablets which can teleport the losing side to a safe area will not function in the arena. These changes are designed to balance out PvP, and to minimize the gap between armed and unarmed players.
Soulfight Stones are introduced to make the PvP more fun and entertaining. They will be scattered around the arena offering sudden boosts to players that pick them up. They may assist players to vanish from sight or have their movement speed dramatically increased or even see their attack power go through the roof. There are a total of 9 beneficial effects, and when a fight seems to be dragging out or heading for a stalemate, quick thinking players may be able to grab a stone and steal the win.
What do you gain from “Soulfight Altar”?
Now, let’s get down to the rewards. What could they give out that would make such unpredictably exciting PK worth the time to go to an arena? Well, anyone taking part will earn Soulfight points that can be exchanged for some awesome equipment, including Epic sets.
In addition to the announcement we have four new screenshots of the Soulflight Altar which you can find here.