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NEWS [UO.Com] Publish 83 on TC1 August 30th, 2013

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  1. UO News

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    Patch Notes
    2013 Aug 30 18:13 GMT
    Publish 83.0.0


    Happy 16th Year Anniversary!!!!!!!!

    Ultima Online’s 16th anniversary gift bag will be delivered between midnight Monday, September 15th, 2013 and midnight October 14th, 2013. Characters need to be 30 days or older to receive the gift bag which contains :
    • a 16th anniversary pony statuette (no it is not a pink pony)
    • 16th anniversary gift card
    • 16th anniversary plant deed
    • 16th anniversary silver serving tray.
    New Potted plant deed will create a specially hued Japanese maple tree, a wall mount staghorn fern deed, a potted dieffenbachia plant or a specially hued enormous Venus flytrap plant. The Venus flytrap plant functions just like a trash can which allows you to have more than one trash can in your house and is tied to the Clean up points.


    Cleanup Britannia Update

    Based on player feedback we have added four new cleanup Britannia rewards. These items include the Refinement Amalgamator, Nature’s Tears, Lune Rouge and Soleil Rouge. We have also added back all of the old dyes.
    We have also added many items to the cleanup turn in list:
    Item
    Turn In Value
    300th Anniversary Bags
    15000
    Red Soulstone
    15000
    Blue Soulstone
    15000
    Green Soulstone
    15000
    A plate decorated with a beautiful painting of Mondain's Defeat…
    15000
    Whispering Rose
    7500
    Items "of exceptional quality"
    5000
    Infested Tree
    2500
    Furs (excluding Grobu's Fur)
    2500
    Halloween 2012 Bone Containers (rare colors)
    1500
    Horn of Plenty
    1000
    Searing Weapons
    1000
    Armor Sets (Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Assassin, Necromancer,
    1000
    Myrmidon, Acolyte, Marksman, Juggernaut and
    Monstrous Interred Grizzle Armor Sets)
    Kepetch Wax
    500
    Slith Eye
    500
    Soulstone Fragments
    500
    Bottle of Pink Champagne
    500
    White Cloth Tubs
    300
    Halloween 2012 Bone Containers
    300
    Geodes and Lava Rock
    250
    Sponges
    250
    Barnacle Covered Items
    250
    Stone boots
    250
    Pavers
    250
    Shells fished up via dredging hook
    250
    Plague Mask (all facings)
    200
    Demon Mask (all facings)
    200
    Evil Clown Mask (all facings)
    200
    Porcelain Mask (all facings)
    200
    Evil Jester Mask (all facings)
    200
    Metal Cloth Tub
    100
    14th Anniversary Gift Bag
    100
    Lodestone
    75
    Fey Wings
    75
    Vile Tentacles
    75
    Sands of Sosaria
    50
    Anniversary Muffins 2012
    50
    Cupid's Arrow
    50
    15th Anniversary Cake
    50
    Cupid Statue (all facings)
    50
    Heart Shaped Box (Valentines 2012) (all facings)
    50
    Happy Holidays 2012 Pouch
    50
    Winter Tree
    50
    Festive Tree
    50
    15th Anniversary Gift Bags
    50
    2012 Pointsetta
    50
    Valentine Cards
    50
    Grass Tiles
    50
    Snow Tiles
    50
    Harpsichord Deed
    50
    Refinements
    50*level
    Turkey Platter
    10
    Harpsichord Rolls
    10
    Aquarium Decorations
    10
    Yeast
    10
    Talisman
    10
    Legendary High Seas Big Fish
    10*weight
    Dead Aquarium Fish
    5
    Sweet Potato Pie
    5
    Basket of Rolls
    5
    Terathan Cuticle Sack
    5
    Terathan Avenger Arms
    5
    Rare High Seas Big Fish
    5*weight
    Stout Whip
    3
    Decorative Plants
    1
    Plant clippings
    1
    Boura Fur
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    Exploring the Deep
    A New Quest & Encounter have been added. Visit Hepler the Salvager Master at the Sons of the Sea in Trinsic. This is the first part of a three part content Arc which will be developing over the next few months.
    City Government Changes
    • Daily treasury taxation has been removed.
    • Citizens may now donate items directly to the City Heralds, Governors can access those donations by using the City Stones.
    • A bulletin board for intra-city communication has been placed in proximity to the City Stone in each loyalty city.
    • Governors may place a ballot box to poll their citizens by accessing the option from the City Stone.
    Halloween 2013

    • During the month of October (October 1st – October 31st ET) Butchers can be found in Graveyards throughout Britannia.
    • Butchers have a chance to drop a “Carving Kit.”
    • Carving kits can be used on new carveable pumpkins to craft 9 different Jack o’ Lanterns.
    • Carveable pumpkins can be found on Grimms, randomly spawning in pumpkin patches throughout Britannia.
    • Some old and some new items have been added to Trick or Treating, including the heads of the UO Dev Team on a pike. GM Begging is required to have a chance at special Trick or Treat rewards, including the Heads on a Spike.
    Character Transfer and Character Copy Changes

    Due to some issues that have popped up recently with the cancellation of character transfers we have added the following protection to the system.
    • The 24 hour waiting time between character transfers will now also applied to character copies
    • In addition, each cancelled character transfer or character copy will be followed by an increasing waiting time based on their number of recent cancels. The first cancelled transfer or copy will be followed by a 5 minute waiting time before another transfer or copy can be attempted. Each additional transfer or copy which is attempted and cancelled within 60 minutes of the first cancel, will add an additional 5 minutes to the waiting time.
    Misc Changes:

    • New Item Property Bane is found on certain weapons. This on hit property will only trigger when targets health is below 50%. As the targets health decreases the chance for the property to fire will increase along with the damage. Bane will damage the target with 30% of the targets max hit points in physical damage.
    • Refinement Amalgamator – Allows refinements of the same type and level to upgraded to the next level. Purchasable from Cleanup Britannia.
    Level Requirements:

    • 2 “Type” of Defense required to upgrade to 1 “Type” of Protection.
    • 3 “Type” of Protection required to upgrade to 1 “Type” of Hardening.
    • 4 “Type” of Hardening required to upgrade to 1 “Type” of Fortification.
    • 5 “Type” of Fortification required to upgrade to 1 “Type” of Invulnerability.
    New Titles: Veteran

    • Unlocked at 2 years : Explorer of Darkness
    • Unlocked at 4 years: Avenger of the Enchantress
    • Unlocked at 6 years: Slayer of Exodus
    • Unlocked at 8 years: Quester of the Avatar
    • Unlocked at 10 years: Warrior of Destiny
    • Unlocked at 12 years: Fulfiller of the False Prophecy
    • Unlocked at 14 years: Destroyer of the Fellowship
    • Unlocked at 16 years: Survivor of Pagan
    • Unlocked at 18 years: Ascendant of the Guardian
    • Removed account age limit to use vet reward items. This change does not remove the account bound limitation set on some vet rewards.
    • Houses with rental vendors will now fall once they cycle completely through two IDOC states.
    • Rental vendor owners will now receive in game messages if the houses they are in go into a collapsing state.
    • Added a new cooking recipe, a craftable 3 teir cake recipe can be found on the Orge Cook, Fezzik, in the Wrong Dungeon. These cakes can be dyed by the natural dyes.
    Bug Fixes
    • All footwear can now be dyed using standard dye tubs, leather dye tubs and natural dyes.
    • The non-meddable armor pieces of the Virtuoso’s Set, the Fisherman’s Set and the Bestial Set can now have the mage armor property applied via a mage guildmaster.
    • Players will no longer erroneously receive wall tiles from the Heartwood fletching quests.
    • Added five additional dungeons (Blighted Grove, Painted Caves, Palace of Paroxysmus, Prism of Light and Sanctuary) to the Corrupted Crystal Portal. The Felucca location for the Palace of Paroxysmus cannot be accessed through use of the Corrupted Crystal Portal.
    • Updated the Exodus encounter stolen item list to include Dread Horn Mane instead of Pristine Dread Horn.
    • Removed several blocked locations from the Despise call to arms landing zone.
    • Added several items to the list of items that are dyeable by the metal dye tub.
    • Corrected the gaman’s command acknowledgement sound effect. The pet should no longer whistle like birds.
    • Added the ability to use Tokuno and/or Haochi dyes on the Shroud of the Condemned robe.
    • Added salvage bags to the list of items that are sold by the Ter Mur gargish provisioners.
    • The quest system will now recognize more of New Magincia for escort NPCs that are travelling to that city.
    • Hit curse item property now uses constant power and no longer uses player skill to determine duration.
    • Container’s contents are now viewable in the trade window.
    • Reforging packages – Mage weapon has been added to Wizardry and Quality packages.
    • Re-enabling House dueling with non guild mates. Attacking player outside of house while moving will still result in ejection.
    • Secured containers that are created from deeds (Alchemist Bookshelf, Fountains of Life, etc.) in houses will remain secure after house customization.
    • Gargoyle players can no longer use a bola attack and essentially fly at the same time.
    • You will no longer be able to track a player after his death.
    • You are now able to save macros using the number pad on non US keyboards
    • Trial accounts are no longer able to use shard transfer tokens or character copy.
    • Invisible players will now have to pass a stealth check to remain invisible when using any type of teleporter.


    Classic client 7.0.32
    • Cliloc Changes
    • New Art Additions
    Enhanced Client 4.0.32
    • Cliloc Changes
    • New Art Additions

    Continue reading...
     
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  2. Promathia

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    Definately need more information on that Bane Property.

    Does it work in PvM? PvP? What kind of weapons? Is it capped?

    Seems way OP for dexxers.

    Bane will damage the target with 30% of the targets max hit points in physical damage.

    So, if a monster has like 65k HP, doesn't that mean it would do over 19k damage? Or on a 140 HP player, that would be ~ 42 damage?
     
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  3. Bleak

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    Yes, Yes, You are going to have to do the quest to find out, and currently capped at 900 damage which is subject to change.
     
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  4. BeaIank

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    Why isn't the pony pink or purple? >:C

    Despite that, some interesting changes here and there.
    This bane property inquires me and I will need to find out more.
     
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  5. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Was really hoping for hireable Spellweavers in Heartwood to assist with Arcane Focus on this one... but all in all a nice deal coming our way :)

    Glad the Dev's have a sense of humor tho.. some of these folks out here have been calling for Dev's heads on a pike for a LONG time :D
     
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  6. Schatzi

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    TWO WORDS "FREAKING AWESOME":danceb::danceb:
     
  7. Cyanide_Mage

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    • a 16th anniversary pony statuette (no it is not a pink pony)

    Do the pony statuette come in random colors with there being one rare color in keeping with the holiday/reward tradition?
     
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  8. Smoot

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    In my opinion it is a HORRIBLE idea to add soulstones to the cleanup list. currently many soulstones end up in a repository, so if players return and their house has fallen, there is the possibility that skills can be recovered. Most idocers will trash all the soulstones if they can be used for points.

    I also dont like the idea of "of exceptional quality" items being turn in points, i feel they are an important link to the past and better to keep them scattered around. Not a huge issue tho like the soulstones.
     
  9. Goodmann

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    Any information on 16 year vet rewards?
     
  10. Kylie Kinslayer

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    *changed font color so I could read it lol*

    I have always tried to turn them in when I run across them, but here lately I have been thinking that anyone who ever really cares about possibly returning one day would store their stones in the bank. *shrugs* A good argument can be made either way I guess.
     
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  11. Smoot

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    The bane property will definitely need to be looked at to make sure it wont be overpowered in PVP. The way i see it from the vague description, if i have 150 health (as most characters do) I bring a player to 50 percent health, then do an AI. That AI does 35 damage (the cap) then there is an additional 45 damage from the Bane proc. So essentially, it could take a single hit to bring a player from half half to dead?
     
  12. Uriah Heep

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    Agree, the only way I can conceivably picture someone letting them fall in a house is when its a banned account. In which case, fair game!
     
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  13. Sargon

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    Yep. They don't belong on the list and people have made this argument before, but apparently it has fallen on deaf ears.
     
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    Totally agree here.
     
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    I guess I like the frag turn-in idea... but as for the full stones... well it's not the worst thing that could be done with them. I've kept some around for years but they don't belong to anyone I know apparently... And far as I know no repository on GL's.

    As for the "of exceptional quality" items... personally I always felt if it was crafted by someone I cared about or had a cool name great otherwise it's all trash to me... guess it's what you like. Personally I wish that AoS clothing wasn't on that list to throw away stuff either because I like them... but they have been for ages... Thankfully more people sell them than throw them I think. I suppose if there is still a market for the ex quality items then folk would be more profited by selling them than throwing them.
     
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  16. Kylie Kinslayer

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    I would be more ok with them not being on the list provided they simply delete all the items in a house when the person is banned. What sense does it make to hold onto potentially hundreds (if not more) of soulstones of folks who were banned?
     
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  17. Quickblade

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    Let me guess the bane property will have a max trigger chance of like 10% for melee and 5% for ranged or something like searing or assassin honed property trigger chance.
     
  18. Sargon

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    I would be ok with that. I am just concerned with people who have legitimately taken a break, either expectedly or unexpectedly, and now people will be greedily snatching up their soulstones to turn them into points. Currently there are good Samaritans in the community who hang onto soulstones in case players return later, but those will get fewer and fewer with this new system. Allowing the trade-in of soulstones is another example of rewarding anti-social, "me first", community behavior.
     
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    More good than bad in there.

    Those of you who object to the turn-in list remember that you do not have to turn in anything.

    Bane property, sounds good for PvM (a warrior Word of Death) but not so much for PvP.

    Also, even in PvM, please remember this much: Anything new you throw in will be stacked on top of what's already there. It's not like Sampires can't use the Bane property (based on that writeup). Or Spellweavers with a mage weapon (again, based on that writeup). Word of Death till out of mana, then hit with your Bane Dagger.

    Maybe can you make it like the last-ditch assault special move from Star Wars Galaxies? Toggle-able (rather than random), maybe costing Mana, and does something bad to your defense while you're getting ready for the Big Hit?

    Why make the 18th year Veteran Reward title evil?
    (For those who don't know what I'm talking about, see here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ascendant and here: http://ultima.wikia.com/wiki/Guardian.)

    Why not pick between Ascendant of the Guardian and Ascendant of the Avatar or Ascendant of Virtue?

    Granted: I do like very much the way the titles followed the single-player games.

    For 7, why not "Traveler of the Black Gate" or "Closer of the Black Gate?" (This would then, in a UO context, potentially be a reference either to the way the Harrower spawns or to the Virtuebane story arc [In the Shadow of Virtue].)

    -Galen's player
     
  20. Smoot

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    Or when EA's horrible billing problems have gotten the best of you and your account against your will... If my autorenew had failed 6 months before it did (does not work now) i would have lost my house with 14 years of stuff in it. if this happened, i Might have come back to the game if i at least had my soulstones.
     
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  21. Smoot

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    Do i have to wait till UO'S 20th Anniversary for an Ethereal Dragon Mount?
     
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    2012 Pointsetta
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    You can turn these in now for 6500 points
     
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    This is rubbish for two reasons.

    1. These established exchange rates for Invulnerability, 120 to 1 for Defense, 60 to 1 for Protection, 20 to 1 for Hardening, are absurdly low when one considers how rare even a Hardening refinement is.

    2. It's even more absurd when factoring in the statistical 15% and 30% chances for a bonus mod that in practice are even worse.

    Make two of a refinement upgradable to the next level, and the bonus roll have a 50% chance, and then refinements will be worth getting actively.
     
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    so when we use the Bane power do we automatically start speaking like Bane in the Batman movie?

    cause if so that would be kinda cool.

     
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    Can we set regular books to be worth 5 clean up points while you're adding these? Let's get rid of the Gold Farmers advertising scheme!
     
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    2 Questions.

    1) BANE: On 150 HP character that's 45 Damage but the IMPORTANT question is if it's DIRECT Dmg ?? or Does 45 dmg get reduced to 13.5 if the Target has 70% Resist?

    2) Hit Curse... Specifics !! Duration? & I'm going to assume the effect is the same as spell.. so what is the "Constant power" end result for DURATION and can the effect be reset to MAX duration again prior to it ending by hitting the target again?
     
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    I'm way too tired to read everything right now, but I love how detailed everything is. Information about October a month ahead of time? Love it!
     
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  28. claudia-fjp

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    I have a chest full of soulstones, I stopped keeping them and started deleting them after it filled up. They weren't from banned people, just people who quit and moved on. I've managed to return a grand total of 0... So yeah, add em.
     
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    Most of the Soul Stones I have are empty, no skills on them. Maybe just those can be
    thrown away. If there is a name on them maybe not those also.
     
  30. Mr Nice ATLC

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    what vet rewards had age limit removed to use?
     
  31. Cetric

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    Thank god i dont pvp right now.
     
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    Non-account bound vet rewards that have age limitations. First one that comes to mind would be the the ethy mounts.
     
  33. Cetric

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    Whats this mean anyways?

    • Refinement Amalgamator – Allows refinements of the same type and level to upgraded to the next level. Purchasable from Cleanup Britannia.
     
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    Sounds like an item that can be purchased through the cleanup system that allows one to use same type of refinements to be upgraded to a higher level.

    Such as:

     
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  35. Miri of Sonoma

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    So does the soulstone change mean that blessed items can be put in the trash? Just wondering...I don't really think they should be on the list anyway. I haven't reviewed all the changes in detail yet but on the surface it looks good (except for the soulstones).
     
  36. Cetric

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    Ah **** my bad, when i read refinement i kept thinking reforge :confused:
     
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    I'm excited.
    I want colored ponies!
    And umm.. I don't understand the crafting stuff but that's ok.
    What about these plants? Who's excited for plants? ME!
    I haven't much opinion on soulstones, but if someone would be encouraged to hold onto mine should my house inadvertently fall I'd be much happier than if someone was encouraged to throw them away.
    *waits for September 15th*
     
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    *excited about plants too* the venus fly trap sounds especially interesting!
     
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    Danggit! .. was kinda excited for something pink after coming back from a short break from UO :p
     
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  40. Smoot

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    Refinements are just a waste. No amount of making upper levels "easier" to create will fix them. They make armor impossible to ever resell, and the "chance" involved is not worth betting when your talking about anything other than imbued armor.

    Make them stack. that would be enough of a change i think.
    5 level ones to make one Invul, and i Might consider trying to utilize more than one resist modification in a suit.
     
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    Does this mean that anyone can use the Transfer Shields or Are those account bound
     
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    Those are account bound...
     
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    I've suggested stacking refinement effects since the beginning, which would be enough that nobody would care about a poor 15% chance for a 5th mod. Stacking would allow for combinations of 56 and 75 resists, with minimal impact on DCI. And it wouldn't be that hard to code, that's the shame!
     
  44. Smoot

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    Im all for the cleanup system. best addition to uo in years, hey, we are getting Something for stuff that would be otherwise left on the ground. But we've become used to it, its definitely not "exciting" anymore (not that its supposed to be)

    I was hoping for really big item, something i could look forward to every time i threw away all the void orbs from farming or whatnot. Looks like the dyes will have to suffice. ive never actually claimed one tho, rather just buy one for 5 mil and keep my points.

    *Crosses fingers for a 3 billion point cleanup reward* (doesnt even matter what it is, could be a brown rock as long as its alot of points)
     
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    Okay, so first off, I don't understand why people are getting so sentimental about soulstones. If a person comes back they can buy new soulstones @ $10 per, and the people who quit and had a lot of them probably cheated and stole codes from work or friends in the first place. There is absolutely nothing sentimental about hoarding soulstones IMO...and the people who left the soulstones won't likely ever come back, either. Further, if the people who lost the soulstones couldn't figure out a way to contact a friend to hold them...then *shrugs.* Do you guys really find yourselves being the stranger who helps the returning hermit who lost it all? Seems like an unlikely scenario.

    Anyway, I approve of soulstones being on the turn-in list. It's a choice, and it makes sense. More points for me, more profit for EA should those hermits/cheaters ever come back and need to buy more soulstones. :p

    At 10 pts per, harpsichord rolls are going to the floor as soon as I get them. Raise it to 50, or 100 or something. At 0.1 per Boura Fur...lol...why? What's the point? For that one guy who has been hoarding forever, and can now turn in a stack of 60,000 for 6k points? This is why we need to turn in soulstones, rofl...

    Look forward to the new Quest, and the Halloween ideas seem cool.

    As for the Bane proc, 30% of 150 HP is 45 physical damage, and 45 divided by 70% physical resist is 13.5 physical damage...so unless I'm missing something from the above posts, I'm not seeing the proc as being something that is that OP. It'll be pretty OP for PvM, however.
     
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    Regarding bugs...

    "Players will no longer erroneously receive wall tiles from the Heartwood fletching quests."
    Wait, what? lol

    "Invisible players will now have to pass a stealth check to remain invisible when using any type of teleporter."
    Hmm...orly?
     
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    Nice!


    Saw a fey slayer instrument on the clean-up reward list too. :D
     
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  48. Flutter

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    I just came to post about that!!
    And it looks like every color of dye ever released. *twitches*
     
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  49. Obsidian

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    Ooooh now this is something that I might use!

    Rouge_Set.png
     
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  50. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Dang if I know. I have not ran a fletch quest in a long time. This did make me go to Heartwood to see whats up tho... nothing yet tho
     
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