Eden Eternal's Reawakening Update Released, Stirs Up Controversy

Michael Dunaway
By Michael Dunaway, News Editor June 21, 2013
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Aeria Games recently released a new update for their MMORPG Eden Eternal. The update titled "The Reawakening" saw the revamping of several areas including an updated starting zone experience, a revamped UI system, the addition of double jumping, lighting improvements and additional visual enhancements. Character models should now have more visual depth, along with smoother and more detailed animations. Three additional classes were also added to the starting roster for players to choose from when creating a new character.

Overall the extensive list of adjustments in this patch represents a fairly substantial improvement in the quality of life experience for players in Eden Eternal. However, one small change in the patch notes has players quite upset. Aeria Games has placed a number limit on the amount of dungeons a player is allowed to run per day in game in an apparent effort to restrict gold farming. With a maximum of 10 normal runs and 2 trial runs. Many Eden Eternal gamers say they feel this new cap puts added pressure on them to purchase items with the cash shop currency while others feel the system was being abused and was causing market inflation. Still others wonder how this change will affect those who wish to level primarily through dungeons.

I have't personally played Eden Eternal in over a year, but I do recall dungeon running being an integral part of the MMORPG's experience. Passionate players are always quick to voice their opinionated feelings on the official forums so I am curious, do you also find this change overly restrictive?

If you want to read the full patch notes or any of the dungeon limitation discussion go ahead and click here.

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Michael Dunaway
Michael Dunaway, News Editor
Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009.

Discussion (35)

Silviee 7 years ago
Hello! i came back, to say one more thing for people who may check this article later on!! Recently the servers merged and the economy and pretty much the entire game shuffled. The new server is named "Obsidian" and travels from one extreme to the next. from 25k primes to 3k ones. The game is still good! don't give up on it. working is key and new the game is repopulated because both servers were blended together. give it another shot!

SilviEE 8 years ago
Y'know what? its alright to have your own opinion but don't go tooo overboard and slander the game just cause you didn't have the endurance to get past level 30. :/ I hit level 60 last week and I have 3 alphas and 1 prime and im not rich at all, I literally have under 400G in my backpack. The item mall and item ranking and rarity system is completely and perfectly functional AND fair, not to even mention the gold farming.

Don't forget that with the EE DGN system there are limits but when you hit level 50 there are also trials to do. if you add the limited, 0/2, unlimited, 0/10, and the trials ,0/3, together you end u with a total of 15 DGN runs! not to mention the extra drops from trial that can be sold and will earn you money. Plus theres more than one DGN in the entire game, if you run out of runs on one, just go to another. You run out of Vortek Unlim and Lim runs? go to Soulmor Falls and you get 12 more runs. (Both DGN's are in Decay Forest which is a 57+ zone)

Farming and Crafting are a little difficult ill give you that (especially if you don't have safety stones) but there are special gardening gloves and pickaxes as well as divining crystals that can be bought for 250-500G. Basic and common crafting mats can be bought for 1-5EP in the loyalty mall and come in quantities of 1-10. You can always get help from your friends as well so don't ragequit. You can also get lv30 Legacy armor boxes that help you boost your HP points and there are stones and gems to be used that can boost attributes and stats

Buying and spending AP is completely safe and I have done so multiple times and spent £25-£30 and earnt a lot of AP as well as a lot of Gold and I have bought primes and such from the website and sold them on the game for 2.5-100k varying from item ranks and costumes. The item mall does not sell any OP items that majorly alter stats so spenders aren't any better than the norm players unless they build them to be better.

Some of the new classes have completely annoyed characters and made some even quit as they are either too OP or they are pretty much an end game class like messiah and Luminary. Most players agree that these classes have pretty much ruined the game but 50% of the people who feel the need to criticize the class actually use it themselves.

If you feel the need to commentate on anything I have said please reply and we can carry on the discussion.

EESwimmer 8 years ago
The game is great all in all, The patch update provided a lot of new features, more than we were hoping for. Eden Eternal has been one of the most popular, populated, and quickly blogged about MMORPG since the patch. It's a great game, I've invested over 40$ so far buying credits, I worked HARD as hell in Real Life to get the money, and yet, I find every cent spent on Eden Eternal to be, without a question, -Worth It!!! The game is awesome, the graphics are amazing (especially since they added the recent 3D feature) gold farmers can eat my grits...Play the game right, otherwise don't complain when your mindless repetitive task you use in order to "become the best" goes away. Because they didn't intend on that in the first place. There are still people who sit idle-by, AFK, letting their pets attack any monster that comes by them. I like to call this "AFK-Spawn Caming". Unfortunately, due to recent Territory War battles having players using skills "through the safe zone" to attack afk players safely waiting for TW to end, that term has been adopted by the GMs and GSs of the game. I'm okay with that. Either way, this game is great, aside from a few childish players in Peer Chat, the occasional "Random Drama BS" you have to deal with from friends coming on EE after a stressful day in the real world, and taking it out on their friends, this game gets 9 out of 10 stars from me!! The game all in all is amazing, I could do without the Gold Bot Spammers (different from gold farmers in dungeons) programmed to advertise an outside-source for buying gold with real money. I wish they'd just go away..That alone, takes one star out of the 10.. But keep up the great work Aeria Games, I'm more than happy to say I plan on spending a LOT of birthday money on Aeria Points within this next month. :")

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Sharpie 8 years ago
Just play Rift its now free 2 play and the best out there right now.

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mr jodedor 8 years ago
plop leave all old games in the past the best game and most raiting of aeria in this moment is queen blade (scarlet blade) boobies xD

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Denster 8 years ago
One of the few F2P mmos that was worth your time. With the dungeon resitriction this game is going down the crapper, nothing unique enough about it for people to want to put up with that. 10 dungeons a day? Good god, typical Aeria ruining games :\

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ChrisHateZ 8 years ago
Aeria Games just proving what Iv'e said countless times before, that they are one of the greediest MMO publishers out there.

This game is really great, i played it for a long time and had a blast of fun. But Aeria keeps making it pay-to-win more and more.

I remember when i started the game was really great, then they started adding a lot of cash items, which i didn't really mind, the game was still somewhat balanced and you could buy those items from other players with in-game money if you farmed enough for it.

But then they made it so enemies that are few levels below you can't drop decent amount of gold anymore, making farming very very hard. Which made me quit the game because i instantly saw where Aeria is going, they wanted to make it almost impossible to farm gold so people would spend more money on the game.

And now they did this? They actually restricted how many times you can go in dungeons to prevent people from farming? I can't say I'm surprised, but damn that's really low. Aeria Games make tons of money on their games, and they're still so damn greedy and do things like this.

Unless you want to spend a LOT (read: tons) of money on this game to be able to get good gear don't even bother playing it. Aeria is constantly looking for ways to make people spend more money on the game, constantly restricting the fun for free players.

Sahu 8 years ago
I think only 2 runs is a little too... well, little. Let's say you go in once(as a new player, it's actually common) to check it out, and then leave. There's one gone. The second run, you now have a party; but what if they all die and need more people? You have to wait until tomorrow or take the challenge version?

a Sad Panda 8 years ago
And here I was hoping that they'd change things so I don't have to grind class levels so much. Oh well. :S Not going back.

Uteliukas 8 years ago
Best game ever, i sooo suggest u to try it out, teh game is alot of fun, the dungeons and class system are awesome. I mean 3 new starter calsses?! AMAZING!!! People were talkign about this big update and its wesome jsut cant describe it, simply awesome game. The game is very active, every zone has enough people to like do anything!! A very active and fun game, love it!!

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FrenchFART 8 years ago
Gold farmers are QQ about it~

SamGoingHam 8 years ago
I find this game really fun because of its community. I had a good time while it last 1 or 2 years ago. Might give it a try now tho, just to get back the memory :D.

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ShadStrike 8 years ago
This update will be applied to another server (French)?

Cacalips 8 years ago
I played and uninstalled around Level 10 when the only way too progress was the dungeon. Otherwise it is quadroople the farming and meh...horrible game needs to shut down.

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Agitated 8 years ago
Second, Son I do not even know what this kids game is...

Okofire 8 years ago
First Commento uno Mounted!


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