Aug 10, 2012
Looks like it. In the latest Sakray patch update for Korean Ragnarok Online, the latest expansion for the long-running online game will be called “Heroes’ Trails.” The first wave of updates include characters from the Ragnarok manwha, such as Iris, Sarah, and Chaos. This new update will now tackle the story coming from the manwha, and will coincide with the completion of the dimensional crack research. New maps and dungeons will be implemented, along with new NPCs and tougher monsters to tackle. Apparently, the new dungeons are not for the lowbies or the faint of heart.
You saw it here first, folks!
According to the iRO Wiki forums, the latest update includes the following:
Implemented ‘Heroes’ Trails’ part 1 update.
- Heroes’ Trails introduces several stories of the main characters from the original story: Ragnarok and it’s background based from it.
- Research on the dimensional crack have been completed, allowing players to access inner part of the dimension through the dimension cracks found in each of the following areas, ‘Expedition Camp’, ‘Morroc Field’, ‘Bifrost Field’, ‘El Dicastes Field’.
- Once players have finished ‘Pursuing Ryan Moore’ quest, sequel quest will become available by talking to ‘Echinacea’ or ‘Kidd’ NPC.
- Players will be able to access two new memorial dungeons, ‘Faceworm Nest’ and ‘Sara’s Memories’, within the inner part of the dimension.
- ‘Faceworm Nest’ memorial dungeon is only accessible by level 140+ players and has 23 hour cooldown timer.
- ‘Sara’s Memories’ memorial dungeon is only accessible by level 99+ players and has 20 hour cooldown timer.
New items include the following:
New maps added, including the Faceworm map, and Sara’s Memories (which is technically reminiscent of Payon in its glory days).
New NPCs and Monsters:
Faceworm variants, Chaos, Sara, and Iris NPCs will be on standby for the Sara’s Memories map in this update
Also, there will be an appearance of a King Poring monster, with 1000 HP, however, every damage dealt would be 1HP per hit.
New kRO loading screens will also be added in the next update
Further testing for Sakray’s latest update continues to date. But rest assured that this expansion will roll out soon enough, just like the Port Malaya patch we reported before.
iRO Wiki Forums