Isn’t it funny how when you have been in a game for a while, eventually you start looking back on
the many changes that have come along, and end up thinking those same exact words. Let me
explain a little bit what I mean.
For those of you that haven’t been in game that long, or just long enough to remember the most
Recent Patch or Two you may enjoy reading how things have changed since July of Last Year.
One of the first things to change in Skyforge was how we dealt with our Ether Cores [what are
now Vectors, and Nodes of Creation, Balance or Destruction]. Back then you had Certain Ether
Cores that worked on a Specific Stat, [Strength, Might, Stamina, and all the other Big Stats] and
you placed them in all the Core Slots, so you could have cores for all those stats in just One
Node. When they brought in Aelion’s Call I do believe, they Made Drastic Changes to how we
dealt with those. They split them up into certain Stats for the 3 Different Nodes and Vectors.
One of the Great Changes they made for the game in my opinion. That was one of the reasons
that made me create my second character. And when Aelion’s Call came down I started playing
my original Character again as I could rebuild him the way I needed him to be.
One of the next things that changed was the Atlas System. Yes that wonderful thing where you
have the DropDown Menus for changing the Class Atlas you are viewing, and the Divine Atlas
View, and all those things. This was before the Invasion Army Atlases [We will get to that in a
little bit]. Before this change you had to open your side Bar Class Menu to change the Atlas
View. Sometimes a Pain if you were going through the different classes you had Maxed or were
working on at the moment. I think that was why they came up with the idea to make a dropdown
class atlas menu option. There were probably a good number of people that were in on that one.
When that change came in I am sure there were many people that heaved a sigh of Relief.
One of the biggest things that have changed quite a bit is the invasions. I think it was about a
month or two after Skyforge went Open Beta, that we had our First Invasion. I can remember it. It
was a Phytonide Invasion. As well as I remember, there weren’t any of the things that we have
Recently begun to Expect with Invasions. The Sparks, Tokens, Invasion Army Missions, or
anything like that. Then again I wasn’t in a Real Pantheon that I could be Excited about being in
enough to really follow any of that. Kinda funny how that can change your Perception of things as
well [Getting in a pantheon that you really CARE about enough to really follow Everything that is
going on in a game]. But I don’t remember seeing anything about those kinds of things being
talked about. It was almost like they weren’t there yet. I am not sure they had the Atlases for the
Phytonides in place yet either to be honest. But then you have to realize this was a month or so
into Open Beta. I am not sure about the Resistance System as I wasn’t in a pantheon that I cared
enough to check those things. There may have been but there may not have been though either. I
do know when I got into my First Pantheon that I cared about I hadn’t gotten close enough to be
able to worry about the Invasions as I hadn’t gotten my Divine Form yet. It wasn’t until closer to
the end of the year that I achieved that Milestone. The last Pantheon I was in I started paying
attention to the Resistances and the Invasion Content. This is actually leading me up to talking
about the New Laboratory [we’ll get to that in a bit].
Little things have changed here and there, but one of the first Big Changes came in the form of the
Invading Army Atlases, [Mechanoid, Phytonide, Reaper of Death and so on] a good 3 updates
back these things didn’t exist. When the developers add Content they Really add content. The
Atlas Setup was the first to change, then they added new Symbols for the invasions, then brought
in Army Missions on the world map. Recently the Addition of the Knowledge half of the Army
atlases [on the Back End of the Starting point of each Atlas]. Those haven’t always been there as
far as I can remember either, [another wonderful thing that has been added where invasions are
concerned] and the Solo Invasion Run that was started on the last Invasion [that has continued on
this Recent one]. This solo invasion run is nice for more than one reason. For those people that
haven’t been able to participate in Invasions before, this gives them a chance to see what an
Invasion can Be Like [though on a much Smaller Scale] with the Bubbles that are Dropped on the
battlefield. I will say that the enemies in these solo Runs are quite a bit Easier to Kill as well
[though sometimes can be rather Tough if you aren’t totally Prepared]. This is one thing I
Seriously Hope they keep going further where invasions are concerned. If you are someone that is
Used to the Invasions it gives you a chance to stop the Invasion on a smaller scale on your own,
before you move on to the Larger Battles. It can help you learn your Enemy a little better. What
they can use against you [in forms of what you will need for your Resistance to that particular
Army] and how they will be fighting Against You.
Now let’s get back to our newest addition for the Invasions. The Laboratory. Up until this most
recent Update did they change how we dealt with our Resistances. Before that you had to be in a
Pantheon with an Ether Projector Built before you could get any Resistances, and it took Longer to
Research them [about 2 1⁄2 – 3 Days] and it took a bit more to start your Research too. With this
newest Update I think that is one of the Better changes they Started [Now if your pantheon has a
Projector you get Bonus Things that most other people Don’t]. Not only that but they have set up
the Laboratory Window to show what Invasion Missions you will be dealing with for that Army
[Lending a Hand, Crashed Landing Ship and so on] and the Level you have to be to take part in
them. Very Important information if you want to take part in certain Invasion Missions, as well as
how much it will take to face their Avatar [if they have that Avatar Battle Ready and Set Up for
that Invading Army already or not]. I will have to say that I am looking forward to our First
Oceanid Invasion and just waiting for our First Demon Invasion [as those are the only invasions
we have yet to see up to this point].
So here’s to hoping you are enjoying the game and having a good time growing with us here at