PATCH LOG APRIL 2019 - Patch Log

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Additions
Changes
  • Pets and mounts will no longer auto stable when entering Blackthorn's Castle in Trammel. You can now mount and fly in Blackthorn's Castle.
    • Spell casting is still prohibited.
  • A few NPC items have had their prices increased.
Bug Fixes
  • Natural Dyes can no longer be used on Monk Robes or Hooded Shrouds of Shadow. Any that were dyed have been converted back.
  • Fixed various issues with the Citadel peerless dungeon. Thanks @RedBeard
  • The KOTL city Wheels of Time now function correctly.
    • Various custom spawn was added to enhance the dungeon.
  • Executioner Caps are now stackable.
  • Fixed a crash that happened earlier in the week.
 

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A new hobby has become possible in Sosaria, using the recently added Telescope characters can view the night sky, observing such phenomenon as planets, galaxies, comets and constellations. Constellations can be charted using the Cartography Mapmaker’s Pen to create a star chart.
  • Constellations can be named via the star chart.
  • A star chart can be turned into Willebrord the Astronomer at the Moonglow Telescope Astronomer’s Tent. Players that are the first to discover a constellation will have their discovery logged in the constellation ledger and be given a special title and a recipe, from this recipe tinkers can learn to make a telescope.
  • All constellations are shard unique.
  • There are 1000 constellations to discover.
Looking to the Heavens: A Primer on Britannian Astronomy

The study of Britannian astronomy dates back to the appearances of strangers from offwordly realms. When it was learned that Sosaria exists within a much larger universe, curiosity tilted our heads upwards towards the sky. Before long skilled tinkers granted the ability to see objects at great distance became a reality – enter the telescope. While the most impressive example of these contraptions is the one located in Moonglow at 43o 52’N, 122o 4’W, where I have chosen to spend my time deep in research, recent developments in miniaturization have brought the size of these instruments within the grasp of the casual observer.

Using a telescope may appear quite simple, but one would be naive to think there is no more beyond haphazardly pointing towards the sky to make observations!

The best viewing hours are during the night between the hours of 5pm and 4am. Any standard clock is an essential tool in mapping the night sky!

While there are a variety of objects in the night sky to observe if one points their telescope at the object as it traverses space, the real search is for constellations – a unique collection of several stars.

Constellations appear at various periods during the night. Constellations can be seen during the early evening (5pm-8pm), late at night (9pm-11pm), midnight (12am), or the middle of the night (1am-4am). After 4am daylight will drown out any attempt at making meaningful observations.

Constellations can be observed in these time periods based on their location in the night sky. Britannian astronomers have adopted a coordinate system that uses right ascension (RA) and declination (DEC) to pinpoint a constellation’s location during night time periods.

RA can be measured from 0-24 and DEC can be measured from 0-90. Current Telescopes are capable of resolving increments of 1 hour of RA and 0.2 degrees of DEC.

When a time period has been selected and the RA and DEC have been set one need only initiate a switch conveniently located in the viewfinder, to check that section of the sky! Should you be lucky enough to see a constellation a standard mapmaking pen can be used to create a star chart. As the potential discoverer of a new constellation you have the opportunity to name and submit your discovery to the Britannian Astronomical Society, of whom this author is primary registrar, for documentation.
  • Any player who logs in from the 5th April 2019 to the 5th of May 2019 will receive a special gift token. This token can be used to claim a Telescope. (Afterwards the Telescope will be a tinker crafted item)
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where certain addons were not created properly when the world was first decorated. Next server start will replace addons that were deleted.
  • Aegis of Grace (circlet version) is now medable.
  • Flesh Ripper now has the Mage Slayer property.
  • Sand is now stackable.
  • City Trade Deals that increase stats now work properly.
  • Creating characters in the Enhanced Client now gives the proper starting stats and skills.
  • Remove Trap now has a skill variance of 10 (used to be 30) for skill gains.
  • Fixed a crash from last night.
 

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Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a display issue on Telescopes.
  • Crafting star charts now give a 75% success chance, regardless of skill.
  • Added Security context entry to the Telescope. (You can now select between access levels)
  • Fixed an earlier crash.
 

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Following tomorrows 6am restart the following changes will be live:

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the stone ankh could not be removed by the player who placed it.
  • Fixed an issue where stat mods were not applying correctly when utilizing a city buff.
  • Telescope menu can no longer be used if more than 2 tiles away from the telescope.
  • Fixed an issue where looking through a telescope at midnight it was showing daylight.
  • Bloodworm anemia now gives the proper debuff.
  • Pets should no longer reveal their master.
  • Acid Slugs will now properly count towards the Untangling the Web quest.
 

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  • The [online command has been removed.
    • Instead when you first log in it will tell you how many players are online.
  • Bards can now use Discordance on player targets. This rework only allows Bards to remove all item skill bonuses from a target player.
    • Discordance will last up to 4 seconds or 6 seconds if the Bard is Focused Spec on players.
    • A Bard can only discord one player target at a time.
    • Discord will also be removed when:
      • The target is dead.
      • The bard is dead.
      • The target is out of range.
      • The target is hidden.
      • The bard is hidden.
Bug Fixes
  • Fish Pies no longer soak up PVP damage.
  • Splintering Weapon no longer triggers when disarm, infectious strike or injected strike are active.
  • Splintering Weapon Bleed effect now has a 16 second cool down.
 

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New Item Property – Last Parry Chance
  • When players parry any attack with a shield or weapon it will now display the last parry chance % on the item.
    • Moving the item into a bag or off character will remove the chance from showing.
 

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Bug Fixes
  • The Harbormaster now as a context menu option to retrieve ship recall runes and keys as well as to abandon a ship, forcing it to decay right away.
  • Escortable NPCs no longer offer escorts to the city they are currently in.
  • Stacking dough now only works when both items are exceptional or both pieces are not exceptional.
 

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The Void Pool

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  • We have gone ahead and removed the old rewards you could purchase with points earned from defending the Void Pool (Level 2 Covetous)
    • Vela can still be found in Cove Trammel and now offers new rewards.
    • All the old rewards were added to the bulk order deed system many publishes ago making this encounter pointless.
  • The New Rewards Are:
    • Spell Caster's Banner (cloak) = 500 Void Pool Reward Points.
    • Warrior's Banner (cloak) = 500 Void Pool 500 Void Pool Reward Points.
    • Void Pool Pigment (5 charges) = 1500 Void Pool Reward Points.
    • Soulstone Fragment Token (5 uses) = 2000 Void Pool Reward Points.
    • A Void Pool Teleporter (Trammel) = 4000 Void Pool Reward Points.
    • A Covetous Nightmare (Stat ethereal) = 25000 Void Pool Reward Points.
This is just the beginning! We will be adding a few more items while look at other systems who only trade on outdated items.
 
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