Ok, there's a lot to talk about and unfortunately its not very positive.
So we learn that Beemoov, after the great response they got from UL, decided to remove Ezarel and Valkyon and add two new people.
Why is there only four crushes? MCL has five so why only four?
Leiftan and Nevra's New Look
Honestly I think their new look is just off, like they look like them but they also don't. I'm pretty conflicted on how I feel about their new appearance.
It appears that Mathieu is hinted at being a human. My issue with this is who wants to romance a boring human when you have a magical world full of magical people. Although I can't judge him too much yet because I know nothing about him so I'll have to wait and see.
Let's be real, I think most of us know that Lance is going to be the new crush. Yup, that's right, Beemoov is replacing one of the love interests with their murderer. Honestly when Ashkore was first shown I loved his design, he seemed like an interesting villain, and I loved his cool/calm attitude so I didn't mind the idea of having them as a romance option. Once his face was revealed his whole character went downhill. He went from having a cool/calm attitude and turned into a whiny baby crying about how his parents and all the other dragons had to be sacrificed, even though they didn't mind so they could save Eldarya, and wanting pointless revenge. And as I mentioned before the worst part of adding him is that he is replacing his brother aka the person he murdered. Despite my dislike of the character I do hope the people who want him as a romance option do get a good route with him.
The Deleted Crushes
I feel bad for all the players who had their route taken out, it seems like Beemoov didn't learn their lesson with MCL and all the outrage that generated. If there's any word of comfort I can give is that on MCL I was on Nathaniel's route so of course I was going to chose his route in UL but than I found out they completely changed the personality of the character that I really loved. I honestly would have preferred if they had removed him completely instead of twisting him into this unrecognizable character. So the one positive of them being removed is at least Beemoov can't ruin them anymore with their bad writing, but it's still unfair that they took them out.
Out of all the crushes I think Valkyon was the one who we learned the most about, but even then I still feel like I barely know the character. Valkyon and his fans deserve better.
Ezarel not returning doesn't make much sense. First we barely learned anything about Ezarel and his arc really wasn't an arc. We know he worked for the royal family of elves, he took care of Mary-Anne, and ran away from the elves and that's about it. You know what would have been a really good arc? Perhaps having Ezarel arrested by the elves because he ran away, and Guardian goes undercover in the elf kingdom and tries to rescue him all while learning about the elves (who seem to have a very interesting story) and Ezarel and his family. Second, unlike Valkyon, he's alive and somewhere around Eldarya. And third, are you telling me that most likely he's going to hear about Guardian returning and not run back to HQ to see the woman he loves?
I'm glad to see the wardrobe transferring to New Era although I kinda figured it would since Guardian's sprite looked almost exactly the same.
This is a bit confusing, I understand that we have one companion that we have in the game and another used for exploration, but can I still use my Ciralak or do I need to hatch another companion? Also are the energy bars of the companion shared in both versions (if I explore a 10 energy place in New Era will my companion also lose 10 energy in origins) or is it separate?
Great we're going back to the terrible AP in MCL! Also this quote makes me laugh.
Eldarya wroteNote: This new system is still being calibrated. Our main objective is to offer a system that is at least equivalent, or more advantageous concerning the cost of episodes, therefore more equal for all the players by eliminating the random variable of movements.
Let's be real Beemoov we can all see how you've become more obsessed with getting money than focusing on quality of your games. I also seem to recall that in the old system of MCL I only spent 200-400 AP and with this system its now over 1,000AP. I bet there is going to be more pointless dialogue with the characters and more monologue thoughts of Guardian just so we can waste maana. I am not optimistic for this change and I'm expected it to be just as bad as MCL.Mini-Games
I have no problems with this.Video Policy
The video policy is just dumb honestly. I like the fact that people could record videos because there were plenty of times I would go and watch people's videos because I can go back and read/watch what I had forgotten. So now I either have to take a ton of screenshots or record myself playing through and keep it saved on my laptop.Bindles
New bindles sound good and I hope there's some nice new things in there.Events
I'm happy to hear that we can play the events both in Origins and New Era. It's annoying how MCL only had/has them available for UL and then LL and you can't use the outfits you get in LL events in UL even though the sprite is almost the same.Final Thoughts
Seeing what Eldarya has become makes me really sad. I really liked MCL when I was playing it, but when I found out Eldarya was going to be translated into English I got so excited because I love fantasy and pre-registered. At first I really liked the game, sure there were some things that I didn't like but they were very minor and there were much more things I liked about it. Soon I became more excited for Eldarya episodes than MCL episodes, but than it just got bad from the forced kissed to all the plot holes and bad writing. When I heard that Beemoov was going to be creating another season I was cautiously optimistic since its a new fresh coat of paint and maybe they can turn it back into what it once was, but with this update I'm not that optimistic with the what we have been told, from removing the crushes to the new maana system. Of course it isn't out yet so I still have to wait and see, but so far I'm not a huge fan.
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