Tuesday 5th February/... The latest update to Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa sees the inclusion of player character HYBRIDS - DNA spliced human/alien cross breeds with enhanced attributes and physical appearance.
The concept of Hybrids came about from the communities desire to play alien races and naturally the team wished to satisfy their desire. There are three human-alien hybrids; taking the best characteristics of the Forean, Brann, Thrax and merging them with humanity. For a player to obtain a hybrid character they must follow and complete a mission chain; each race has their own distinct chain to complete. Hybrid characters have increased attribute points in certain key areas, like Mind, Body or Spirit over a normal human. These are dependent on the alien race merged with, for example a Thrax-Human has increased physical attributes (Body), which allows them to absorb more total damage. There are of course weaknesses to the joining.
This is the first stage of development for the inclusion of Hybrid’s into Tabula Rasa. In the future, the development team will be adding hybrid-specific weaponry and armour and may also be adding hybrid specific missions.
Check out new artwork, screens&a mini video.
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