Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well. While the devs continue to hammer out the initial Crog patch and the remaining Embers of War features, we wanted to highlight some smaller additions we are considering, feedback is welcome! The Gambler NPC will be added to Sanguine near the upcoming slot machine area, offering a variety of lottery tickets for sale. Some tickets will be purely gold-based, while others will have item-based rewards. We are currently planning for two gold-based tickets and one item based ticket, with prices ranging from 5k to 50k. Some of the slot machines will be for higher stakes as well. New house plots will be added throughout the world. These houses will not be part of villages. The exact amount and locations will be a secret. Get ready to hunt them down because some of the previous solo house locations have been prized since their inception! It is worth mentioning that houses should be more worthwhile because rune book teleportation may be limited at times by clans that control the upcoming capturable glyphs. Minor chests such as the toolbox, magician's box, food crate, etc will have their loot tables revamped to be more rewarding. In tandem with the loot increase will be a lengthy respawn timer, likely five hours or longer. This should make opening these chests in your travels more rewarding. Regional loot boosts will be experimented with by adding a special loot sack that only specific monsters drop, the designated monsters will change over time. For example, during one month the chosen monster might be vilegaunts, while the next month it could be minotaur brutes. The goal is to encourage farming around Agon, offer some lucrative opportunities, and pvp. Rare sacks of gold of various sizes will be added to all monsters. This will make farming larger numbers of monsters more profitable, which should help make the Boss & Minion spawns more fun, as well as provide good opportunities for new players and vets alike to pad their coffers. Treasure chests will be added to the Boss & Minion spawns to enhance the profitability and draw of them. While completing the daily tasks you'll have plenty of time to turn in as many keys as you dare. Lastly, new cooking recipes will be added, which require a larger amount of materials but have a much longer duration. Ideal for dueling sessions, wagers, sieges, and so on. Not to mention future faction and arena battles! The key ingredient for these recipes will be dropped exclusively by champions and in small quantities. These recipes will not be stronger than other rank 100 mastery foods in terms of regens, they are more of a luxury item. That's all for now, please let us know what you think and how we can make these ideas as fun as possible!