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My thoughts on the fruma announcement

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  1. WithTheFish

    WithTheFish Internet Macrocelebrity CHAMPION

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    Making this its own thread cause I have a lot to say. Maybe this is illegal but who's gonna stop me.

    So if you're living under a rock, Fruma was announced, in the sense that the admins say it's coming soon(tm). There's more info than that so read this thread before reading this.

    I'm hyped?
    I could care less about Fruma as a whole, all they had to say was "more endgame content" and I'm sold. Wynn is in a pretty great place in my opinion right now, but as fun as TNA is, having more variety of stuff to do at the endgame would be fun.

    I share the sentiment about hype I think, just look at how excited people seem to be on the thread. I haven't seen this positive a reaction in a long time. It makes sense too, Fruma has been hinted at for so long. Calling it now, I can see this update bringing back old players on a scale far surpassing 2.0.

    They're confident about this
    They said "And of course, things can change. Maybe Fruma will take more time than we expect and we'll have to do another update beforehand. But at the moment, our focus is Fruma", but putting this aside, it's bold of them to announce the theme of an upcoming update this early. After the Road to Dern fiasco I thought they'd put this off for good. The fact that they'd tease something upcoming this early AND the something in question is this anticipated is insane. I think it shows a ton of confidence among the CT that gets me really excited in particular. And after 2.0, I'm really excited to see what they do. Speaking of?

    What will Fruma's content be?
    This is a wildcard. I'm pretty sure we have literally zero idea what Fruma will include. It'll have quests... maybe? Their inclusion hasn't been confirmed yet!

    Ok in all seriousness given how core they are to Wynn, there will probably be quests. But will it get its own dungeon? Its own raid? Boss altars? Something new and completely unexpected?

    And assuming there are quests, what will they be like? Silent Expanse and Corkus each had a dedicated questline taking you throughout the region, but could they fit a questline in an entire province? Or will it be more like Gavel/Wynn with a few questlines and a bunch of side stories that collaborate to present lore and characters? After RoL's.... mixed reception, I wonder if the CT is kinda worried about making questlines now. I'm also curious to see what characters we get. On one hand, I wouldn't be shocked if Fruma gets its own Maxie/Axelus/Aledar/Lari, but once again, given how controversial that last NPC was, will they maybe take a step back from that?

    Also it's worth noting: Fruma is where we come from. This makes the province, and probably the content as a whole much more personal.

    At the very least, I'm expecting a quest where we need to find a way in, contrasting with Gavel. Logically, Fruma doesn't seem like the kind of place where we'd waltz in.

    Increased Level Cap
    This actually came as a shock. The level cap has been 10X for so long that I kinda never expected it to change, with tomes taking the role of post level-100 progression largely. I feel like this might be unexpected among the community too, I've seen a lot of players argue Fruma will be level 60 based on the guards outside lol.

    How will this affect the fishing season our current endgame gear? I personally don't mind if all that gets nullified, but I'm still curious. Will level 115 stuff (theoretically, it might not even go that high idk) completely outclass current endgame armor? Given that a lot of builds use level 90-95 gear and many have items level that are level 80 0r lower. So overall, I doubt our current gear will become useless or something. And if it does... well this was a genre known for raising the level cap, we kinda should've expected this.

    Also if they have content intended for level 120s or something this is totally gonna kill morph lol.

    Pre-update content
    One thing that stands out to me in the announcement: "we also plan to release a few mid-sized updates throughout the upcoming months that are focused on adding mid-to-endgame content in one way or another". This is something I really wasn't expecting. In the lead-up to 2.1 I was anticipating a few early-game quest revamps and also some festivals, not more mid-to-endgame content. I'm equally curious to see what this is.

    I also need to mention that Wynncraft's 10th anniversary is April 2023. I doubt Fruma will be out then, but I can see an update with mid-to-endgame content being some kind of anniversary update.

    What else?
    There's a lot of emphasis on content in the teaser, but nothing really on the coding side of things. So what are the developers gonna be working on? Is this their vacation time or are they cooking up something really cool that will blow us all away, much like how Gavel released with a new item system?

    Misc notes:
    • The fact that it says it starts at level 105 is interesting. Will we get more level 100-105 quests or something to fill that void?
    • I doubt anyone expected this before an ocean update lol.
    • Funny how they referenced the rectangle dream.
    • Interested to see how Fruma's planned size holds up compared to silent expanse and corkus. I honestly think it looks small, but if all content there is meaningful like with SE I'll absolutely be happy.
    • "The update itself will come out with additional features for players of all levels" I wonder what this will be. With something as large-scale as a province, I doubt they'd be able to get in much other stuff like early-game quest reworks.
     
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    nip nop thinking hurts CHAMPION

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    Fruma will have mobs, maybe quests, and possibly even blocks
     
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    Fezzic I loved it when Greg said "it's greggin time" CHAMPION

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    Don't forget the queen and the war
     
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    TheAckening Well-Known Adventurer

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    Just by looking at the size of Fruma and comparing it to early Gavel, Fruma looks the same size or even slightly larger than the Llevigar plains, swamp, dark forest, pre-light forest, and light forest regions combined. Considering Fruma will have a level range 50% smaller than those regions combined, I'd expect that like Corkus and SE, Fruma will be focused on quality over quantity.
     
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    highbread (real) highbread HERO

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    it's important to note that as of now, items above level 100 still follow the stat baselines for level 100
     
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    i wonder if we get an equivalent to hive gear that isn't 20 levels below the level cap
     
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    Druser ele defs don't matter HERO Featured Wynncraftian

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    Yeah, I would assume that the intention is for this to continue, particularly considering the things IMs have said about tomes.
     
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    Loggerhead Some Loggerhead

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    im hoping to stand outside of the other side of the wynn / fruma gate where we all spawned in , watching the wagons filled with amnesia ridden npcs , that would be a sick endgame moment fr , would be cool to have everything come back full circle ,
     
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    Mac N Cheese Man First Official Member Of The Mac N Cheese Club

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    There is going to be a quest/questline that eventually reveals that the player (our character) is a biologically engineered test tube baby OR clone of somebody. This is all but confirmed.

    It is this line of reasoning that leads me to believe that Fruma is establishing an army which they can use to take over Wynn.

    Perhaps we’re part of that army, and all they need to do is flick a switch?

    There will also be a fake-out making us think that we’ve found our family before it’s reveals that, well, we don’t actually have a family.

    Overall, the story will sort of be like Bladerunner 2049.
     
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  10. Melkor

    Melkor The dark enemy of the world HERO

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    There would also be a lot of very upset mythic owners who are suddenly in possession of suddenly very not-endgame weapons they spent their entire savings on, which may also make them more inclined at the very least give a small rate of change.
     
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    MlecznyHuxel99 Fruman walls guy VIP+

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    There is no war inside the Fruman walls.
     
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    Dr Zed Famous Adventurer HERO

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    I’m a bit surprised they raised the level cap. Especially since Fruma has been portrayed as side content like Corkus, while the main story focuses on the darkness and co.

    Besides that, Fruma will probably consist of a 5 to 10 new quests, with at least 2 of them being the main quest line. And they will accumulate into a raid where you fight the queen.
     
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    Dangerous land corrupted by pure darkness: level 100-105
    Hero's province of origin: level 105-120
    I hope they find a way round that, caise it sounds kinda weird to me, especially considering that that's where the player came from when they were level 0
     
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    Captain Flavio still alive? CHAMPION

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    wouldn't be surprised if the introductory quest is something to do with fruma trying to invade corkus or something considering the proximity and that corkians are escaped frumans
     
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    StinkEyeCookie Jesus of Nether-eth

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    Fruma will be an allegory of Sudan
     
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    I really hope it'll be a dungeon and not a raid, raids are good and all but solo-able endgame content would be nice +-+
     
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    lemonalade [insert misinformation here] Community Helper CHAMPION

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    Finally
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    I was a bit iffy about this too, but considering Dern is still gonna come up at some point in the far future, we're probably not gonna need to worry about it too much. (But make Fruma an excuse to buff the eye for lore purposes plz ty)
     
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    ShadowMage1 Seraph of Twilight CHAMPION

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    That's pretty much what I think it would be: The player being a biological superweapon.
     
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    Jackkoh Grass of the Realm VIP+

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    what would they do for 100-105 though, leveling is extremely slow in that level range
     
  20. WithTheFish

    WithTheFish Internet Macrocelebrity CHAMPION

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    Building on this: what if we can end up having our memories wiped (again...), thus forcing us to start over? This could be an interesting way of adding some kind of prestige system.
     
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