Lost Ark developer Smilegate just revealed a bunch of new terrain in the upcoming free-to-play MMO, which will enter its second closed beta test soon. For now, Steparu’s got the scoop on the new geography and a preview of some of the adventures by boat that players will be able to participate in.

The translated adventures of CM Risha read like a travelogue, with our intrepid explorer visiting a heart-shaped island covered in flowers, a demon-infested island, and a “legendary chair,” that “if you sit down on it, you can see your future lover.” A ghost ship and sudden, violent storms hamper the journey, which concludes with the sighting of a giant whale which, thankfully, doesn’t go all Moby-Dick on Risha’s sailing vessel.

If you’re looking forward to Lost Ark, Risha’s travelogue should whet your appetite for the potential for high-seas exploration and discovery. Just try not to think too hard about how much you’ll be repeating that same content once the initial thrill of discovery has worn off.

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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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