Reputations' Fast Approaching
Written by Silquer
Edited by m1tskl
Hello dear readers, and welcome to the sixty-third issue of the Daily Diviner! In the midst of store releases, events, and roleplay dungeons, a new update is being quietly worked on: the much-anticipated Reputations release! Behind the scenes, the Game Design Team has been hard at work creating this massive content release for Potterworld. From new tasks to exclusive rewards, there is a lot to look forward to!
You may be asking: what is Reputations? The Reputations update will offer players small, repeatable task-like quests throughout the map. The tasks will be split into six categories: Cooking, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Divination, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration. One representative of each of these categories will be present on task boards all throughout the towns, and will be completely repeatable. There are just over a hundred new tasks for players to discover!
Each task category follows a theme. Although every task is unique to its town, it will follow a sort of template. What could some of these task categories look like? Fortunately, I had the honor of playing through a small section of the update, courtesy of High Unspeakable Lbby!
I traveled to Hogsend, where a brand new task board awaited in front of the Broomsticks Inn. The first task I accepted was for Defense Against the Dark Arts. Willow Davies was willing to give me a place at her inn if I curbed the Poison Toad population just south of Hogsend. I accepted the task, defeated the pesky toads, and returned to Willow to complete the task for a small reward.
Another task caught my eye after that. A help wanted note posted by Ms. Mairan, the town’s Herbology expert, directed me to a house covered in flora. Finding her was simple, and after accepting the task, I was instructed to collect a certain number of Asphodel for a patient in St. Merlin’s. Once I accepted the quest, I was on my way. After finding the Asphodel and giving it to Marian, I received gold, experience, and reputation in return! How will reputation work in-game? You’ll have to wait to find out!
Tasks in this update are different from quests in a few key ways. Firstly, as you may have been able to tell, tasks are much shorter than quests. They are specifically crafted to model small quests that one would see on a help wanted board. Secondly, tasks are more focused on individual skills than quests. Quests may contain several skills, while tasks are closely related to their task category. However, there is still plenty of variety!
Besides tasks, there is a lot to look forward to. Tasks will give all students a convenient way to obtain gold and experience. All players will be able to pick and choose which towns they want to build their reputation in, and new players can gain valuable gold and experience early on. Even after all of the main quests are finished in a certain town, there will always be something to come back for! Another new incentive for tasks are town-themed collectables. Each town has a set of tiered rewards that you can work towards. Experience bonuses, gold, and… is that a new pet? Hats, scarves, and pets are all rewards players can receive by giving residents a helping hand and gaining reputation!
The impact of Reputations will stretch across all forms of gameplay on Potterworld. Traveling across the map will be easier and more common than ever, players can go back to towns often and explore the different tasks, and quests will no longer be the only reason to explore towns! The depth of town interaction and lore will also increase. Even from my short exploration in Hogsend, it is obvious that a lot of time and care has been put into these NPCs. It feels as if there are real lives going on in the background!
What do you think of the new update so far? Are you as excited as I am to play through these new and exciting tasks? I hope so! Reputations is the next big update for Potterworld, and it looks like it will bring great improvements to every player’s experience. A huge thanks to Libby for offering her time to show me the new features! It was incredible to see firsthand all of the hard work being done in the background. Make sure to look out for any news on the update’s release, and play it when it comes out. Have a great month!