Otherland — or as it’s apparently now called, Otherland: Next — may be the least-populated still-alive MMORPG out there, but that hasn’t stopped it from getting updates. In fact, it’s got a big one going live today, sure to make its player(s) happy.

The Fire Isle expansion adds a new region and a new storyline, built around a “broken nation that focuses on a large scale civil war.” There are 90 new quests, including one based around a short story written by Otherland creator Tad Williams himself. Complete that and you’ll get a sneak peek at the first third of a new novella by Williams, which isn’t scheduled to be released until next year.

Other changes coming with this expansion include legendary weapons and a new social class, while the game itself is switching from UDP to TCP to provide better server stability; a UI revamp is also in the works. Learn more about Otherland’s Fire Isle expansion on the game’s Steam page.

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.


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