Continue the festivities, now with your pets.
Recently, the developers of Lost Ark have shown their roadmap for August and September for their massively popular MMO. This roadmap shows what is to come in the following months. If you were looking for a new class in August, then you are going to be disappointed. However, in September, another class will be introduced. The Machinist will be available to all players for no Lost Ark currency.
August is going to be a much smaller month compared to September. Players can look forward to some fun side activities in August. One of these activities involves your pets and the other will add new activities to do during the Maharaka Festival. Many of you may already know of the Maharaka Festival and the Waterpop Arena Event, but it looks like more side interactions are coming. There may be some small bug fixes as well, but nothing has been specified as of yet. With all updates and patches, only the most important stuff are detailed. The smaller improvements will come at a later date.
Alright, let’s go over everything that is coming in August. The first thing players can look forward to is a side area that allows you to interact with your pets more.
The Pet Ranch is the ideal location to have fun with your pet and get rewarded for it. After you’ve unlocked the farm, cave, and acquired a pet, finish the ‘Yay, Pet Ranch!’ quest. The main goal is to recover your pet’s morale, control its functions, and earn Jelly Cookies that may be exchanged for valuable goods. Most of the rewards are for Lost Ark skins and materials. Players looking for another way to earn Lost Ark gold will be slightly disappointed.
The Pet Ranch is also a great way to upgrade your pet and turn them into a legendary pet. Legendary pets have better stats than epic pets. This allows the player to become a bit stronger as well. To make them legendary, players will need to train them. If it is like the Korean version, then the pets will need to run on treadmills to get jelly cookies. You will use these to buy items and materials needed to upgrade your pets to legendary. You will see your pets around the ranch as well, which is nice.
For the most part, the Pet Ranch is another mechanic to make you and your pets better in the long run. However, in the future
Players looking to blow off a little steam may want to go to the Maharaka Festival. If you want to get there, you will need to do the one-time event quest, that will send you to Maharaka Paradise Island. Here you will be greeted with a beautiful summer resort for your character to run around in. If you wish to buy fantastic rewards you will need to compete and win in the main event to earn a new type of Lost Ark currency. Maharaka Leafs are the new currency associated with this island and event. Sadly it doesn’t look like this event will be handing out any Lost Ark gold to players, just a lot of silver, if you purchase from the vendor.
Waterpop Arena Event
This fun event is sure to make you feel like a kid again. The Waterpop Arena Event happens every 2 hours. It will pit 2 teams against each other in a water gun battle. Both teams will use these water guns to try a push the opposing players off the platform. You will do this until the timer runs out, and the team with the most points will win. If you win, you will earn Maharaka Leafs to purchase rewards with.
This is the new content coming in August. Sadly, not much is known at the moment. The roadmap only states that there will be new activities to be added to the festival. We might get more ways to earn Maharaka Leafs as well. If we compare it to the Korean version, it is possible to have the picture station. Your character will sit on a bench and the game will go into “photo mode”, allowing you to take a picture with some summer vibes.
That’s all there is for August, I know it isn’t much, but luckily September will be a much better month if you are starved for content. The Pet Ranch will be a nice fun new addition to the game to help you make your pets better. Little things like this to take a break from combat can be relaxing. The same goes for the Maharaka Festival, if you want to play some summer games and win some prizes in the process then this is for you.