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[Exclusive]PWI: Ambitious Expansions Perfect World International: Genesis Interview

  • Date: 02-21-2011 Views:

    KeyWords: Perfect World International: Genesis,Interview,Mystic,Seeker,class

  • Summary: Hello! My name is Michael Fuchs, and I am a Columnist for MMOSite. Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us. Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your position with Perfect World Entertainment?

Michael Fuchs [Exclusive]PWI: Ambitious Expansions Perfect World International: Genesis Interview
By Michael Fuchs
Michael Fuchs has been playing MMOs for over 8 years. He has a strong passion for the competitive side of video games. Besides video games, his passions include reading, writing, and roleplaying. He currently attends the University of Wisconsin - Waukesha for a degree in Communications.

1.Hello! My name is Michael Fuchs, and I am a Columnist for MMOSite. Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us. Could you tell us a bit about yourself and your position with Perfect World Entertainment?

My name is Clifton Chu and I am the Product Manager for Perfect World International. My role is to oversee all aspects of the product's daily operations.

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2.Thanks! First off, can you tell us a bit about the expansion, as well as when you believe the release date is going to be?

Perfect World International: Genesis is one of our most ambitious expansions to date and players will witness the fulfillment of the ancient Pan Gu prophecy that will change the game as players know it today. There will be a new race called the Earthguard with two new classes for players to check out, as well as a new starting zone. New features include guild bases, one of the most requested features from players and a new crafting system called Runescrafting. We are aiming for a March 2 release date for Perfect World International: Genesis.

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3.The expansion introduces two new classes, the Mystic and the Seeker. Can you tell us a bit about those classes and what makes them unique from the classes currently in the game?

The Mystic and Seeker are two new classes from the Earthguard race and have some very unique skill sets. For example, Mystics cast nature-based auras. In addition to being able to heal themselves and allies, they are able to summon elemental guardians to fight by their side.
Seekers are the ideal damage dealers and have skills that allow them to focus their energy on immobilizing one or many enemies at once. They are easily able to solo, but while in a group, Seekers have crowd controlling AoE abilities to ensure that enemies focus attention on them and not on teammates.

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4.Do you believe that the new classes will be stronger than the current classes in the game? Why or why not?

We carefully ensure that new races and classes are balanced by placing more emphasis on adding new skills that will complement and add a new dynamic to grouping. We also add features such as the new Runescrafting skill, which will yield more powerful buffs and is open to all classes.

5.Does the expansion include any features that players have been requesting on your forums?

One of the most requested features from players has been guild bases and the ability for players to add guild specific items. We've been working on this feature for quite some time and are pleased to be releasing this feature to players in the upcoming Genesis expansion.

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