Eden Eternal -- a free-to-play MMORPG offered by Aeria Games -- just received a patch that brings along a significant addition: a second playable race, the Zumi.
The Zumi are a mouse-like race that favor creation, invention, and commerce. They are not restricted on any of the classes they can use, though the bonus received for using a specific class will be different than what a human character gets. With this race comes a new continent and starting area, The Fegeral Valley of the Southwestern Continent, which is home to the Zumi.
Other than the new race, the patch offers some bugfixes and localization changes. Two new high-level dungeons were also added. These raid-type dungeons -- dubbed The Heroic Trials -- are for players at level 50 or higher, and feature stronger monsters and better drops.
The main draw to Eden Eternal is that you as a player can change your class whenever you want without restrictions. I've had the opportunity to try the game before, and the system works. It offers players the freedom to play how they want, but does not lock them into a single path or tree like in other MMORPGs. It's got a charming art style and holds up as fun, if also a little generic.
Eden Eternal Patch Notes (7/12/11) [Official Eden Eternal Forums]
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