kTO had an interview
*summarize as I see fit*
Basically the new "DNA" revo was necessary because the the game was 7 yrs old, and the time has changed, players have changed, so changes are necessary.
The main appealing unique system of the game is drilling and skill, but in order to get new players to experience such system so that they don't leave, a constant change for the beginner areas is necessary to retain new players and catch their attention.
But there are planned content updates for current players in the "future" updates to come.
What are the plan for development for the future?
The current plan is for trickster to enjoy the trickster project AKA "heart project". It is consist of 3 stages. The DNA revo in July was part 1 of it. There will be 2 more to come. Once all have been revo, they will take feedback from players for future development.
2nd part, unlike part 1(which was based on new player developement) focus on content development and enlargement using existing stuff. But they haven't decide the title for such change.
The exact changes will focus on:
PvM, leveling, and Items Balancing. Also will revo Mid to High level areas. Cash shop items will also get revamped.
3rd part of the revo will focus on character uniqueness. Although alot had been suggested, they are still working on it.
How Long this Revo take?
The last biggest update was the awakening system that was about 1 year ago. So it will most likely to take 1 year for all of it to actualize. Sorry that it will take so long because they have no new contents to give you.
So when will this "part2" revo be?
October, then Until Next year's January there will be 3 sections of Part2 updates.
They will divide it into 3 sections just like Part1 DNA update.
What is the reason for dividing it into 3 sections?
they don't want players to be confused, although the basic system won't change, they don't want them to get lost in the updates or anything. they can also receive feed backs if something went wrong.
Any last words?
Hope players will enjoy the 3 part updates and hope you will look forward to it. They also acknowledge the lacking of contents from the current players. So they are making changes. They will also try to do a lot of marketing to see what the current players want. Although it maybe hard to earn the trust of the players with their earnest heart, they will do their best to be acknowledged when their result is out.
Also for the special people that always ask:
THERE WILL BE NO NEW SKILL AS OF NOW! WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR!
Also seems EP7+8 is in development hell until Heart project is completed.