…Well, kind of, anyway. Since this week’s Daglar-styled forum hint about our two class devs being hard at work designing brand new souls, the RIFT community’s been abuzz with all sorts of speculation and opinions on what we’ll see as far as new souls go and when exactly we’ll see them added to the game. Daglar tossed out a couple of additional hints yesterday and briefly mentioned the fact that Trion seriously considered adding in another calling for Storm Legion, but decided to go with new souls instead.
This reply was in regards to a question on whether we’ll see specific souls this time around or a completely new calling:
Originally posted by Daglar (Source)
New soul yes. New calling no.
We played around with a variety of ideas for a new calling for Storm Legion but felt that the game and our players were actually best served by expanding the class system we have.
Later on in the thread, Dalgar answered a forum poster who asked if we’d see the new souls in a few months time with, “Nope, not a few months. Longer than a few.” He posted one more time to remind players that creating new souls and continually balancing them can be an extremely involved task and tends to take longer than most players realize. “Quite a few tasks that people think are “super fast” are actually the result of multiple months worth of work,” he said. “WTB magic wand that makes things go faster.”
Sadly, we’re lacking that magic wand to help Daglar and his team out. We are left with a larger hint about what type of time frame we’re looking at, however. It definitely sounds like these new souls are nowhere ready to meet the public eye just yet. That just means we have more to look forward to!