Greetings Esteemed Backers,
As many may already know, we've just released Build 27, which adds Shaman, as a sixth class, on top of the five originally planned. The build also includes numerous other fixes, balancing changes and improvements.
Act 4 content is well underway. The models for the final two bosses have been completed and are currently being animated. I think they're some of our creepiest, most epic bosses yet.
You will enter Act 4 through a mountain pass and descend through a series of walls and forts that originally guarded the northern frontier of the Erulan Empire. At the base of the mountains you will enter Fort Ikon, taken as a base for the Black Legion but now the scene of betrayal and slaughter. From there you will strike out to the Necropolis, where the Cult of Ch'thon seeks to resurrect the herald of Ch'thon and initiate the end of days, as was once attempted on a battlefield there long ago, now buried beneath the Necropolis. This monstrous harbinger of the end of times is the physical manifestation of the voice of Ch'thon, called the Loghorrean. It is said to speak a hundred dead tongues from a thousand screaming mouths... yeah... have fun with that.
We expect to finish Act 4 by the end of the year. Also coming is the much alluded to devotion system and higher difficulties. Further updates with details on these things will follow in the next couple months.
Hope you enjoy Shaman!