The Lost Ark community is anticipating the release of the battle pass in the game’s Western version. Besides the hint found in a teaser video, a community manager hinted to players that an additional surprise is coming on top of the already confirmed content.
Battle Pass Might be Coming to The Game | Ark Pass Leak in Lost Ark
The Korean version of the game already has Ark Pass, a tier-based battle pass where players need to level up each tier to obtain rewards. This system might be coming to its Western counterpart. Read on to know more about the existing Ark Pass and what players are saying about it.
Korean Ark Pass
The Korean Ark Pass has three tracks: Free, Premium, and Super–Premium.
- Free Pass – rewards are coins, pets, and a pretty cool mount
- Premium Pass – all free rewards and in-game materials such as gem boxes, more pets, and a bunch of honing materials, costs 19,600 royal crystals
- Super Premium Pass – all rewards from the first two tiers and cosmetic rewards, skins, wallpapers for character selection main menu, and some blue crystals, costs 49,200 royal crystals
However, not many players are positive that the whole Korean Ark Pass will be adapted as is. Generally, Western games only have two tiers in their battle passes: free and premium. Additionally, the Korean version costs way more, especially the super-premium pass.
So, some players are predicting either of the following adjustments:
First, let players buy the premium versions of the battle pass with crystals so that free-to-play players can enjoy the same benefits.
Second, they are suggesting removing the super-premium pass and integrating the rewards into the first-tier pass.
Third, they can include three tracks: free, premium, and super-premium. However, let premium be purchasable with crystals so free-to-play players can also buy them. On the other hand, the super-premium track can be bought with royal crystals since the bonus rewards for this tier are mostly cosmetics.
Most players are confident that developers are more likely to adjust the battle pass to cater to Western audiences and gear it towards free-to-play rather than pay-to-earn. This has been the case with many in-game features.
Hogwarts Legacy: How Good Is The Character Creation?
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Hogwarts Legacy is just around the corner, and if you’re one of those people who always expected an owl to crash into your bedroom to give you a letter of invitation to the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry then congratulations, you’re still a child at heart. One of the many things that muggle-borns are keeping a close eye on is the character creation as this always has been a huge selling point for gamers who wish to see themselves in the game their playing. No argument needed there as it simply adds to the immersion. We’ll see just how good the character creation is by giving it a good wangle!
How Good Is The Character Creation In Hogwarts Legacy?
As the game is still said to be a “work in progress” not everything is set in stone just yet. There’s plenty of options to go through however so let’s see if you can either look like a Korean pop idol of some sort or a child that looks like a melting candle.
So the first thing you will notice once you go to the character creation screen is the plethora of Presets offered to you. This is a good start for players who just want to dive right in and explore the second-floor girls’ lavatory.
Once you have chosen your base look you will be taken to the Facewear section where you can choose your facial structure from a set of fifteen portraits. Some players may prefer having sliders when it comes to specific parts of their custom character’s face as they really have every intention to see a carbon copy of themselves in-game.
When you’re satisfied with the shape that you chose you can also go and specify a skin color and some glasses for your character. Hogwarts is known to have a rather diverse community of students so go be yourself and choose which suits you the best!
Moving on to Hairstyles you have two customization choices, your hair color, and the actual style of well, your hair! There can only be so many options for hair in any game as it’s quite difficult to build this from scratch compared to sculpting the bridge of your nose or adjusting the height of your temple.
Hair can be quite a delicate part of customization, especially when not all options are available to you. Nevertheless, you still have enough choices here to either look like Anton Chigur or The Daywalker. Props to you if you got any of that!
Next is the Complexion tab, you have the option to give yourself a slight blush if or some freckles and moles if you have any. We weren’t kidding earlier either when we said that you can look like you aged prematurely. That’s what the scars and markings are for! At the end of the day it’s all about getting your features down to a T!
On the following tab we have Eyebrows. Most options that we went through gave us the impression that everyone back in the 19th century had time to shave, and that’s a good thing! You can tell a lot from a person’s eyebrows after all. Just don’t get caught looking!
After choosing the shape that fits your fancy you can go and apply any color to it, most likely you will choose the same color you chose for your hair but hey, it’s your choice that matters here so go crazy! The same goes for your eyes as well.
For the final touch, you have four more options. You have two choices for your character’s voice which should’ve had more in our opinion. You can also change the pitch of that voice to resemble yours. Lastly you have your difficulty selection which is pretty straightforward, you also have your character name and which dormitory you want to be sent to.
The character creation in our opinion is good enough where it stands. It’s not great but it’s definitely not bad either. Having the option to choose a preset or create your own character completely from scratch (sliders and all) is a recent concept that players have been searching for a lot lately and it’s much appreciated that Avalanche Software gave that to us.
While others are happy with the choices they’ve been given, we can still see some possible complaints that will go after the Facewear section as limiting your features to only fifteen options is a very daring move given that there’s a chance that a player out there might not get the look they’re after.
It all just goes back to the sliders since this gives the player a more precise selection when it comes to making adjustments to their looks, plus there weren’t too many options for body-type either. It’s not a long list of shortcomings but you will have to take these into consideration if you’re the kind of gamer who spends more than an hour in the customization screen. We’re still looking forward to the game however so don’t let any of that bring you down. Thank you, and see you in the world of magic!