Tales of Fantasy Developer’s Journal Discusses Wings
The development team over at Tales of Fantasy has released their first journal post discussing wings. Most of the post is fluff and there’s even a mention of the movie Avatar. Later on, the benefits of these wings and the method of acquiring them is revealed.
There are several types of wings, each granting different bonuses ranging from increased experience rates, item drops, and skill point rates. So far as I can tell, there’s no way to use these glowing wings to actually fly. Creating them requires using the soul fusion system. The engraved signature and color grade of all of your character’s currently equipped gear has to be the same before activating soul fusion. After the process is complete, players will receive their wings!
Celestial Stones and Steel Engravers will be needed to meet the gear requirements, and they won’t be easy to obtain. But for players who persist, powerful wings are the reward.
Tales of Fantasy is published by IGG, the same portal behind many other free to play MMORPGs including Tales of Pirates, GodsWar Online, Angels Online, Wonderland Online, Voyage Century Online, Zu Online, Myth War 2 Online, and many others.
As the Closed Beta test is going as planned, it seems not only have players discovered the hidden benefits of the hot springs, they have also started to uncover the mysteries behind the mystic wings! Today the developing team will provide additional details on the Tales of Fantasy’s mystic wings.
Ancient Ideologies With A New Concept
Insect wings are for balance, bird wings for freedom of flight – and those of angels are symbols of hope, and glory. With the recent craze over the movie Avatar, the very idea of riding one’s own beast and taking flight into the skies has become one of the hottest topics on the town. In Tales of Fantasy, we realize the importance attached to the very idea of having wings, and when we say it, we mean it!
We had initially wanted to include wings in our beginner gift packs giveaways – but that would have been too easy, not to mention losing the uniqueness they represent. The real charm of these wings is in the struggle to get them – a simple commodity could never generate the same feelings! Suggestions of making them a quest reward, instance reward or even an event reward were tossed around – but the most creative of them all (and the one we ended up going with) was that of linking together players and their equipment. Based on that idea, we came up with the concept of having wings as a hidden effect achievable when equipment on a character fulfills a certain requirement. Not an easy task by any means, but not impossible to achieve either!
Beneath the Surface
Looks aside, what are the practical uses of wings? Well, we understand just how frustrating it can seem, when the rate of SP gain just doesn’t cut it. Apart from increased EXP and SP gains, the rate of item drops from killing monsters will also be increased!
How Players Can Get Wings
Getting excited yet? Well, hang in there! In developing the wings system, we have integrated it with the equipment refining and engraving systems to make it as much a part of the process as possible, without giving away the mystery of how they’re made. As we’ve noticed, there are already quite a few players who have discovered the secret of the wings for themselves. But, if you aren’t one of them, pay attention, because we’re going to reveal how you can get them now!
Well, in essence, the way to actually acquire these wings is by activating any one of these 3 statuses – Soul Link [Alpha], Soul Link [Beta], or Soul Link [Omega]. Each of these have their own unique bonuses.
Your next question would inevitably be “How do I get this Soul Link status?”. Well, here goes – the engraved signature and color grade of all the equipment your character is currently wearing needs to be exactly the same. During the Alpha Test, you probably noticed the Celestial Stones and Steel Engravers that were given out in the beginner packs – these are exactly the tools that you need to help you get your very own set of wings! With the coming of Closed Beta just around the corner, if you’re looking to acquire your own set of wings, simply approach the Refiners in the villages and main cities to get started! Imagine, your very own winged warrior to fight for glory and honor!
For all the latest news and information on Tales of Fantasy, stay tuned to the official website at http://tof.igg.com/
The Tales of Fantasy Team
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