Not only are we working on new areas, but also on reopening old areas. Quix II had been shut down due to the scripts not working (according to messages from players), but after being out a few years it was time to put it back in. Play testers had been running through the area making sure everything works fine and now we can say that QUIX II is back! If you happen to find something not working that our play testers missed, feel free to contact the IMM staff by sending a note to them using the note feature (or sending them a mail online as Bart’s dog is one of the least used features). Enjoy your time in Quix II.
Now Open! Utopia City!
The city that was supposed to be the entrance flagship of the Future Dimension for us more than 15 years ago has finally been completed. Even as the other docking bays in the space port got filled by areas going in: Pleasure Planet (Golf Course, Little Italy, Punk Concert, Jurassic Park), Star Wars (Hoth, Tattooine, Endor, Dagabah, Deathstar), Necromunda, The Queltorian Sector, Spaceship Titanic, New Goznemia, Sydney (Down Under and Outback), London (Terramort), Cosmo Canyon, Reptilia, and Whotvar; Docking bay 1 remained empty waiting for the promised land of Utopia.
That time has arrived!
The city itself, located under a dome, is safe for newbies to wander around, but Outside the dome are tougher mobs, some so tough that you need at least 3 people to take them on. This zone also introduces Irradiation which is what the dome protects the city from.
So, protect yourself, grab a couple of friends and head off to Docking Bay 1 at the space port.
(Many thanks to Snowbird for starting the zone years ago, Lionheart for his hard work on the scripts and Molly for finishing the zone.)
East of recall is a park, in which a path has appeared to open between a deep, dark and creepy forest. If you follow said path, you will find your way to the Del’Vante estate, an estate that is assured to be haunted. You see, Solorn Del’Vante was an evil and vile man – at least that is the rumors – who kidnapped the towns children and tortured them in his basement. Sanity isn’t one of the things known to come with inbreeding, and the Del’Vante family is said to be the worst inbreeders out there. Or was that worst breeders and had to do with dogs? Rumors, you know how they are, you can never quite follow the truth between all the web of lies and deceit.
The level of the house is relatively low level with only extremely low level mobs being aggressive. There are plenty of quests for those that don’t like to hack and slash their way through areas, the main one being to find all of the billiard balls and returning them to the billiard table.
I promised a complete overhaul of the zone for this year, but alas, real life reared it’s ugly head (I took notes on the ugliness for the future zone) and I was not able to do so. Though, there is a new “Halloween only” item this year which can be used in conjunction with the item found last year.
So, follow that path and head up to that light in the top of the tower where only your soul will be your cost to living – if you can truly live without your soul.