The Illyriad team has a new blog post and interview with players Kodabear and Digioso about the recently released combat API that will allow players and communities to host their own tournaments and contests. Using the combat API, players can share combat information with others or it can lead to player-created tools and more, something the devs call "creating your own game spirit".
Illyriad has been updated with a new content expansion called The Broken Lands. The patch brings a new zone, new quest hubs, new terrain styles, resources, factions and NPCs into the game.
The Illyriad team has sent word that the game has received a big batch of updates including the highly anticipated Ruby Jubilee Tournament. During the tournament, players face off against all others in a server-wide competition for specific areas of the map. Armies vie to hold on to new territory and alliances are formed to better grab squares.