Crowned By Stars (by Barada@Faeblight) is the new dimension from Feendish, located in the Edge Of Infinity. First built on the PTS to test all the lovely new items introduced with patch 2.3, Feendish fell so much in love with her creation, she had to bring it to life on the live shards.
On entering Crowned By Stars, I’m struck by colour. The vivid reds and purples of the new plants stand out against the subdued palette of Edge Of Infinity. The buildings are grey or black, the sky, dark and starry, the lighting, a perpetual night. Flowers, ferns and trees provide much of the personality within this dimension.
Feendish is well known for her large buildings. The main temple is perhaps her grandest work. Constructed in black marble, the lace arches and circles lend a strong Moorish influence to the building and add a sense of delicacy to what could have been a monolithic structure. I’m in love with the marble building blocks. The added texture helps give a three dimensional perspective to the building, otherwise lacking with the stone or wood blocks.
If you want to know just how much of a game changer the new dimension items are, then Crowned By Stars is the dimension to visit. Most of the items are new; 95% of items used were introduced with patch 2.3. Just for fun, I estimated how much Crowned By Stars cost in monetary value. It was a staggering, but not unexpected, price of $96.15 U.S. That does not include the cost to upgrade the dimension to tier 5 (2520 items).
Did I hear you all gasp? I can understand why Feendish wanted to recreate Crowned By Stars on live. One of the benefits of building a dimension, is that we build it to suit ourselves. Get it right and the dimension sings to our souls. I have this feeling every time I enter my dimension, Sweet Valentine. I can feel myself relax as I sit by the pool and absorb the atmosphere. I bet Feendish feels the same about Crowned By Stars. That feeling is worth a lot.
Crowned By Stars is an excellent example of the diversity and versatility that patch 2.3 items bring to the dimension game. It’s also an excellent example of how dimensions have become a cash shop game. To build this dimension from game resources would cost 24,500 platinum (using a conversion rate of 1.7 platinum per credit). I don’t think we will see many dimensions built almost entirely from patch 2.3 items, so Crowned By Stars might have to be our shining example of what could have been.
Thank you, Feendish, for bringing Crowned By Stars to the live shards, I know it cost you to do so.