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Wings of Rebirth is the fourteenth expansion for Perfect World International. It was officially released on May 22nd, 2019 with no prior announcement beforehand. The main feature for the expansion included two new classes: technicians for Humans and edgerunners for Winged Elves. Other features include Twilight Temple Revisited Part 2, a Couple System, a Master and Apprentice System, the Perfect World Anecdote, and a revamp to the Unique Rewards system now called Growth Goal.

A Content Update was later released on October 23rd, 2019.

News Releases[edit | edit source]

The first and only news post made for the expansion was on the day of its release, May 22nd, 2019.[1]. This news post went over all of the features being added to the game, including the new technician and edgerunner classes, game engine updates, an update to Twilight Temple Revisited, the Couple System, and more. It also announced the reset of the Territory Wars and Dragons' Conquest maps.

Notable Features[edit | edit source]

Additions

  • Two new classes: Technicians for Humans, and Edgerunners for Winged Elves.
    • When creating a character these classes can be accessed by clicking the "Switch Scene" button to swap between the older and newer classes.
  • New dungeon: Twilight Temple Revisited Part 2. This dungeon awards players with materials for third cast Twilight Warsoul Gear, Twilight Souls, and Moonlight Crystals.
  • Moonlight Crystals can be infused into Twilight Souls with Lunar Phase Grades to add more attributes to Twilight Warsoul equipment.
  • Master and Apprentice System: Players can become masters and take on other players as their apprentices. They can participate in a Master and Apprentice dungeon, help the apprentice complete their Spiritual Cultivation, or kill bosses in high-level dungeons together.
    • In the Master and Apprentice dungeon there are two modes: Spring and Summer. The master and apprentice(s) must work together to complete the challenges. Autumn and Winter will come in a future update.
    • Completing activities together will award the master and apprentice(s) with Master Virtue for masters and Tutorship Points for apprentices.
  • New Couple System features: Couple Karma and Karma Tree
    • Couple Karma can be gained from completing Marriage Quests and completing high-level dungeons together. Couple Karma is then converted into Heart Seals which can be used to craft Homestead decorations.
    • The Karma Tree starts out as a seed and can be watered by one of the married players once per day. After 365 days the married couple can get a Karma Plaque, where they can leave their names forever on the Karma Tree.
  • Perfect World Anecdote released. Players can gain Insight Points by completing quest lines within the Perfect World Anecdote. Rewards are given upon reaching a certain amount of Insight Points or by completing certain quest lines.
  • New titles have been added. They can be acquired through the Master and Apprentice System, Couple System, and Perfect World Anecdote.
  • Growth Goal system released. Players can receive rewards upon reaching certain milestones or by exploring features in the game.
  • There is a new Phoenix Valley dungeon available for players level 55-99. It is a solo dungeon where players can ride a dragon and use it to kill enemies. Experience rewards are based on the player's level and how many monsters are killed.
  • There is now a weekly quest available for Heavenfall Temple which can be taken from the Master of Solitude inside the dungeon. Players can kill the four Devil Lords in room 9 or 18 of Heavenfall Temple to receive high experience and spirit rewards.

Changes

  • The game engine has been updated to add new texture and next-gen visual effects.
    • There is now a "Detailed Model" option in the Settings, accessed with the U key. This option is enabled by default but can be disabled. The technician and edgerunner classes also use the detailed model by default but can be swapped to the old model by disabling the "Detailed Model" option.
  • The game now has a 64-bit client. With this update, the game client will attempt to detect the user's system and automatically choose to run in 32-bit or 64-bit mode respectively. If you are using 64-bit operating system but still want to run the 32-bit game client, you can also configure manually to do so.
  • Players can now acquire a Homestead at level 70. They can talk to Vyn Yen, the Warrior in west Archosaur to get their Homestead.
  • When getting divorced, the other player has 24 hours to accept or deny the divorce. If they do not respond, the divorce will proceed automatically.
  • The Unique Rewards system was replaced with the Growth Goal system. Unique Rewards quests have been moved to the Growth Goal system.
  • The Roll Call quest has been removed.
  • Phoenix Valley for players under level 95 have been removed and replaced with a newer Phoenix Valley dungeon. Levels 95+ and 100+ are not affected.
  • Several quest lines have been adjusted and optimized. Main quest lines now have a first perspective feature to show a more immersive mainline story.
  • Faction Base Faction Goal update: The Dawnlight Halls Faction Goal can be completed by completing Dawnlight Halls or Twilight Temple Revisited Part 2.
  • Meridian system: The daily amount of Mystical Ascent attempts is now fixed to 200 times. Holy Ascent attempts are now unlimited.

Known Issues

  • Some players may crash when trying to load the game. This may be a result of their graphics card.
  • Currently the game does not auto-detect whether your computer is running a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system. To load your client to the 64-bit version you must adjust this manually.
  • Jone's Blessings currently cannot be equipped by Technicians and Edgerunners.
  • The Edgerunner's Combat emote does not function.
  • The Edgerunner's Fall Down emote does not function correctly and can have strange consequences when used before or after other emotes.

Content Update[edit | edit source]

A Content Update for Wings of Rebirth, which was unnamed, was officially announced and released on October 23rd, 2019. Some features added to the game with the update included a new area named Ulfgard, a completely overhauled currency system, a new Couple instance, and advanced character customization available for technicians and edgerunners.

News Releases[edit | edit source]

The first news post made for the content update was on the day of its release, October 23rd, 2019.[2]. The news post covered many of the updates coming to the game including the new currency system, the new area located in the Northern Wastes, an update to Twilight Temple Revisited Part 2, a Couple Instance, updates to the Safety Lock, a Palette of Fortune system, and more.

Another news post was released on the same day highlighting the content update sales, including the Coupon of Magnificence for the Palette of Fortune system, bundle pouches, and new Fashion Weapons.[3]

Notable Features[edit | edit source]

Additions

  • Currency overhaul: Coins have been changed to Gold Coins and Silver Coins. All existing coins have been converted into Gold Coins.
    • Gold Coins are a tradable type of currency which is used for trading between players. It can also be used to convert into Silver Coins at a 1:1 ratio (1,000 Gold Coins can be converted into 1,000 Silver Coins). Gold Coins can be acquired through buying/selling with other players, and selling Ten Million Big Notes, Perfect Iron Hammers, Five Million Big Notes, Bounty Nice Guy Cards, and Bounty Noble Man Cards to NPCs.
    • Silver Coins are a non-tradable type of currency which is used to pay for most game features that previously cost coins, such as learning skills, crafting items, and repairing equipment. You cannot convert Silver Coins into Gold Coins. Silver Coins can be acquired from most activities such as quests, monster loot, and selling items to NPCs.
  • New area in the Western Steppes in the northeast corner. All areas are unlocked and accessible as soon as the Content Update is released
  • New quest chain in the Western Steppes - Soul Awakening. To begin this quest chain, players must be reawakening 2 level 100+, and they must have completed the Royal Sky Quest Chain. Players can talk to Light Empress Althea in the Western Steppes to begin the quest chain. Most parts of the quest chain are also locked behind Historical Phases which will be unlocked over time; no new daily quests are available for the Historical Phases.
  • New event: Battle of Survival. This Battle Royale styled PvP event is available to players who are reawakening 2, level 105, Celestial Saint, and at least Royal Sky I. Players can participate by talking to Recruit Officer Taylor in Polydeux in the Western Steppes.
  • New area: Ulfgard. Ulfgard is located in the Northern Wastes and is a cross-server map that is a primarily PK-enabled zone, even if you are not in PK Mode. Players can complete daily quests here to acquire Dark Ice Crystals, which can be exchanged for two new passive skills that increase skill damage and magic/physical damage, as well as Moonlight Crystals and a 12m/s mount. Players can craft these items at Darkskin Menson in Snowy Village in the Midlands.
  • Advanced Character Customization is now available for technicians and edgerunners. Models for both genders have been updated, and hundreds of customizations can be used. 5 hairstyles are available for each gender. To use advanced customization, enable the HD Mode feature in your Settings window.
  • Palette of Fortune released. Players can purchase Coupons of Magnificence from the Boutique to play the Palette of Fortune. Exclusive rewards are among the prize list, which will rotate roughly every 3 months. The Treasure System can now be found within the Palette of Fortune window.
  • New bosses in Twilight Temple Revisited Part 2: Prince Chongming and Yen Longwind. Players can choose two groups of bosses to fight from Prince Chongming,Yen Longwind, Feather Lord, and Yi the Mighty Wing before unlocking the Hall of Separation. Both bosses have a chance of dropping Twilight Souls that were previously unobtainable - Prince Chongming drops the Slumbering Sacred Spirit (boots), and Yen Longwind drops the Slumbering Sacred Spirit (wrists).
  • New Couple instance: Dream Grove. Married players that are level 20+ can attempt this instance twice a week. Prove your love and ability to cooperate with your special someone! Completing the instance will award each player with 150 Romance Points, for a total of 300 Romance Points.
  • New Safety Lock settings have been added. Players can now use a password to enable the Safety Lock instead of using the timed lock protection. In addition, enabling the Safety Lock will no longer protect you from dropping items in PK Mode; you can only protect yourself from dropping items if you have Guardian Scrolls in your inventory. If you forget your Safety Lock password, please contact PWI customer support.
  • Star Charts can now be leveled up to a maximum of level 70. The maximum level that your Star Chart can reach depends on the amount of Astral Energy you have. To level your Star Chart beyond level 50, you must use the new item Astrobana Pearl Ultimate. Currently, this item is only available in the Palette of Fortune.
  • New merged skills are available for blademasters, wizards, venomancers, and clerics. These skills do not require skill books to learn, but will combine two skills to create a new one. This cannot be reversed without using a Celestial Schism which can be purchased from the Boutique.
  • Each class has a new Sanctified Skill which players can apply a glyph to. These skill books can be acquired from Sanctified Tome XIII, which can be crafted at Royal Knight Hector in Neverfall using 5 Neverfall Squire's Badges and 1 Neverfall Knight's Badge.
  • Two new passive skills are now available. Elemental Force increases your skill damage and magic attack, while Dark Emperor's Power increases your skill damage and physical attack. Currently you can level these passive skills up to level 5. They can be crafted using Dark Ice Crystals, which can be acquired from Ulfgard daily quests.
  • The existing passive skills Purity of Essence and Corrosive Cold can now be upgraded to level 10. In order to upgrade these skills above level 5, you will need different skill books that are not found in the Primal World. Instead, these skill books can be crafted at Royal Knight Hector in Neverfall using Barbaric Blood and a new material, Barbaric Blood Crystal.
  • Level 6 Engraving is now available for helmets, capes, and belts. Players can use 1,000 Spirit Chisels per attempt to perform Engravings at the PW Boutique Agent. Each attempt has a chance to gain 2 random stats for helmets, and 2-3 random stats for capes and belts.

Changes

  • The game will now automatically launch the 64-bit client if you are using a 64-bit operating system.
  • Uncharted Paradise: At the final boss, Lord of Paradise, technicians and edgerunners can now seek shelter at the statues of their race to avoid death; technicians can stand at the blademaster or wizard statue, and edgerunners can stand at the archer or cleric statue.
  • The Master Bounty Hunter quest for Belle Leun in Flowsilver Palace has been replaced with Night Templar Kivon, the 15th boss in Icebound Underworld. The rewards for this quest have also been increased to match the Natya Veda and Lord of Paradise quests.
  • Level 100+ Bounty Hunter I and Master Bounty Hunter quests now award 500,000 silver coins.
  • The Level 100+ Bounty Hunter I possible additional rewards have changed to: Socket Stone x45 (30%), War Avatar Order (10%), or LV10 Soulgem Pack (40%). The LV10 Soulgem Pack allows you to choose an Incomparable Garnet, Sapphire, or Citrine.
  • The Master Bounty Hunter rewards have been adjusted; Ecstasy Cards have been replaced with Bounty Nice Guy Cards (can be sold for 1m gold coins), and Excitement Cards have been replaced with Bounty Noble Man Cards (can be sold for 5m gold coins). The probability of winning certain rewards is unchanged. Existing Ecstasy Cards and Excitement Cards can only be sold for silver coins.
  • You can no longer use (untradable) Shiny Flowsilver Coins to craft (tradable) Flowsilver Coins.
  • You can no longer use Shiny Flowsilver Coins to craft Warsong Emblems.
  • War Avatar Pack Cs acquired using Shiny Flowsilver Coins are now bound to the character and cannot be traded or sold.
  • You can now use Shiny Flowsilver Coins to craft Flowsilver Emblems, which can be used to gain 2,500 Reputation if you are below 300,000 Reputation.
  • When refining with Mirage Celestones from quests, they will now also bind gear in addition to making the refinement level non-transferable.
  • Most classes have had their skills rebalanced. Check the full patch notes for more details on what skill changes have been made.

Known Issues

  • All Faction icons are missing from the game.
  • Mail can only be sent to players with 10 characters or less in their name. Players with more than 10 characters in their name cannot be mailed by other players. Mail from Arc Codes and charge/spend promotions can still be received.
  • The game does not save your preferences when choosing to use the 32-bit client instead of the 64-bit client in the patcher.
  • You cannot use Hyper EXP Stones in Frostcovered City. This was most likely changed by mistake and may be corrected in a future update.

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