- Some Lore Bits
- Thinking Process
- Visual Changes
- The Vision and What’s more to come
- Next Episode
You might have seen our short teaser video about this zone, West Szaraz.
Before we begin, If you look at our map, you might say Szaraz is only one zone. Yes and no. For some, Szaraz is considered it’s own zone but for others Szaraz is divided into two: East and West.
If you are curious, let’s dive into some of the reasons shall we?
Some Lore Bits
Without giving away too much let’s just say Szaraz used to be a one big zone where it was culturally homogenous. People shared common history, struggles and language. One day a strange event took place. Little the people of Szaraz knew this would have changed the entire landscape and history of this zone.
For our team, West Szaraz was one of the zones that helped us incorporate different political dynamics of the game. Once a uniform zone, now is a more diverse almost like an arena for different cultures to come and compete, interact and discover.
Due to this reason, West Szaraz had to be something foreign to all cultures and populations. This unlocked the opportunity for the player to truly feel a sense of mystery and surprise.
If you look at the screenshots below you will notice that this zone has unique plants and landmarks that no other zone in Mist contain. We haven’t released any images on East Szaraz however, the difference between these two zones are especially large.