One of the frequent questions we get is, “Why is the player character level capped at 7 in the current version of Lost Legends?”
It’s a great question! And, the answer is both simple and complex.
Put simply, Lost Legends is a work in progress. See? That was simple.
Yes, yes. I know. I said there was a much more complex answer as well.
In the current version of Lost Legends, you select a quest from the world map, kill monsters, gain experience, find valuable items which you may sell along the way, find the treasure at the end of the dungeon, and finally return to the world map for your next adventure. And, when you have enough experience you gain a new character level, allowing you to customize your character with improved and new skills and masteries, as well as fight a wider variety of monsters, and find new and more various kinds of items to use or sell. In a nutshell. More or less.
To put it another way, as you take on quests and level up your character, the story and world broadens out before you, allowing you more choice in character customization, more monsters to fight, more locations to explore, and more items to find.
But, since we’re currently a work in progress (yes, sorry, we’re moving as fast as we can!), this expanding universe of stuff currently has a plateau of about level 7 for both existing classes. If you’ve played a lot, you might notice that level 8, 9, and 10 items do drop from time to time. So, even if you play for hours and hours as a level 7 character (and we know many of you have!), there’s still a lot of fun in seeing what you find.
Another slightly more uninteresting, and yet very important, issue is that we’ve had to catastrophically change the savegame format a couple of times already. Doing this means you’ve lost older characters. It’s really nothing but our fault, and it’s been a learning process, but by capping at level 7 it also means you haven’t lost a huge amount of progress in the game.
Anyway, so where is all this going, you ask?
Well, a lot of the time over the last several months since the last release of Lost Legends has been spent figuring out how the broadening out of the world we mentioned actually happens. We feel we now have a solid idea how you and your character can continue to have interesting things to do, monsters to fight, places to go, items to use, and choices to make, at least through level 100.
We certainly won’t increase the level cap to 100 in the next release, but it should be higher, and we do have a path to get there.
Thanks for your support, and see you in the dungeon!