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[UO Herald] Publish 78.0 Comes to TC1

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    Publish 78.0.0 has been patched to TC1.
    Here are the publish notes for your reading pleasure.

    Publish 78.0.0

    Anniversary Items

    Anniversary items for the 15th Anniversary of Ultima Online have been added. Considering these are a gift from us to you, we will drop a few sneak peaks in the upcoming weeks.
    • All Characters older than 30 days will be eligible to receive Anniversary Items beginning September 1st, 2012 and ending September 30th, 2012


    Despise Dungeon Revamp

    Two brothers, both well learned in the arcane arts, lusted for the same woman. She was but a simple maiden, tending to the ranches dotting Britannian countryside, her beauty, however, was without equal. Both men knew should they compete against one another, neither would succeed in bearing fruit with such beauty. So the brothers conspired, and began to corrupt the very fabric of her love. Together the brothers conjured a powerful Polymorph spell to transfigure themselves into the perfect man for the maiden to love. For months they would deceive her love, the maiden unknowingly accomplice to a corrupt triangle. Finally, she gave birth to twins. Despite the powerful magics the brothers used to pursue their ruse, the mother’s love for her children was too great and the brother’s trickery was uncovered. Outraged at such a thing the maiden cast away her lovers forever, cursing them to the Abyss. As the twins grew and their mother aged they would learn of her hate towards their fathers. As each twin grew to adulthood and became their own man, they would blame the other for their own father’s fate, and come to despise one another. Already practiced in their fathers’ art and fully possessing their arcane talent the twins began bartering with the mysterious Wisps. Eventually each convinced the Wisps to conjure an army with which to destroy the other. Their mother, bearing witness to this feud and knowing the dangers of the likely outcome, pleaded with her sons to reconcile. Corrupt with rage, there was no foregoing their anger and so she mediated at the Shrine of Compassion, hoping in her heart of hearts for her sons to end the feud. As she meditated a mysterious Wisp appeared to her and in an instant an eternal pact was struck. The mother’s love was enough to save Britannia from impending war, but her sons, filled with despise would be cast there forever…
    • Note that this new content is on Trammel only
    • There is a mysterious wisp near the entrance to Despise. Double-click it to have a conversation and learn something of the new dungeon content.
    • The top two levels of the dungeon are now aligned to Good and Evil and are at war
    • Look for the stone ankh inside the dungeon, and use it to commune with a Wisp
    • Your purpose is to help out your side in the war by building and training your army
    • The strongest army will periodically be transported to the Final Battle in the depths of Despise
    • Collect Putrid Hearts (the Dungeon Crystals of Despise) and spend them with the Mysterious Wisp on powerful rewards
    • The Final Fight can yield new artifacts!

    Despise Artifacts

    Compassion’s EyeRing
    • Intelligence Bonus 10
    • Mana Increase 10
    • Mana Regeneration 2
    • Luck 250
    • Spell Damage Increase 20%
    • Lower Reagent Cost 20%

    Unicorn Mane Woven Sandals/Talons
    Human: Sandals
    Gargoyle: Leather Talons
    • Nightsight
    • Random Damage Eater 2%

    Despicable Quiver / Despicable Vail
    Human: Large Quiver
    • Archery +5
    • Damage Modifier 10%
    • Dexterity Bonus 5
    • Reflect Physical Damage 5%
    • Hit Chance Increase 5%
    • Random Resist 10%
    • Lower Ammo Cost 30%
    • Weight Reduction 30%
    Gargoyle: Leather Wing Armor
    • Throwing +5
    • Dexterity Bonus 5
    • Reflect Physical Damage 5%
    • Hit Chance Increase 5%
    • Random Resist 10%

    HailstormHuman: War Fork
    Gargoyle: Gargish War Fork
    • Random Super Slayer
    • Hit Lightning 15%
    • Hit Mana Leech 30%
    • Hit Cold Area 100%
    • Hit Chance Increase 20%
    • Swing Speed Increase 25%
    • Damage Increase 50%
    • Cold Damage 100%
    • Durability 255/255

    Cleanup Britannia Dyes

    Two new and two old dyes have been added to the Cleanup Britannia Collection.
    Players may choose the following dyes:
    • Black and Green Pigment
    • Shadow Blue Pigment
    • Vibrant Crimson Pigment
    • Reflective Shadow Pigment

    Halloween Masks Added

    Two new Halloween Masks have been added. Beware of the pumpkin patch between October 1st, 2012 and November 10th, 2012


    New Casino Games

    • Visit the Fortune’s Fire Casino at the base of the volcano on Fire Isle
    • See the Cashier to buy Casino Chips or to cash out your winnings. The exchange rate is 100 gold for 1 chip
    • Bet your Chips with one of the two dealers in the Dice Tent:
      • Chuckles’ Luck: Bet on a number between 1 and 6. The dealer rolls 3 dice. You win your bet amount for each time your lucky number comes up!
      • iHi-Middle-Lo: Place a bet on “High”, “Middle”, “Low”, or “Outside”. For the real gamblers out there, the “Outside” bet pays 5:1 on a win!
    • Enjoy a mug o’ Fortune’s Fire Grog, and don’t forget to tip your waitress

    Stewards

    Some of you asked for this type of NPC and here it is. We have added a Steward to the Clean up Britiannia system, it will cost 10,000 points. Below are the requirements for using one.
    Requires 125 house item storage and one vendor slot to place.
    • Can only be placed in public houses
    • Can be named
    • Can be dressed
    • Can be programmed using key words to hand items out to other players when the correct word or phrase is spoken.

    Bug Fixes

    • The rockslides preventing passage into Central Ilshenar have been cleared.
    • Act II of the Awakening has been disabled.
    • The Afflicted Gargoyles of Ter Mur have been healed.
    • Seedboxes will now hold up to 300 unique seeds and 5000 total seeds.
    • Rare hued vanilla plants are available from completing the Naturalist’s Quest.
    • Lava Lobster traps will now retain the correct name when returned from buoy form.
    • City Raiders have been added to the Brigand Fort between Yew and Britain.
    • Ghosts will no longer get stuck in the Experimental Room within the Underworld
    • The maximum price of an item on a player-run vendor is now 175,000,000gp
    • Players who kill certain creatures in other parts of Covetous will no longer receive score credit on the Void Pool scoreboard.
    • Mannequins can now wear faction armor.

    Classic client 7.0.27

    • Cliloc Changes
    • Fixed issue where the sitting animation and a chair can allow the classic client to become out of sync.

    Enhanced Client 4.0.27

    • Cliloc Changes
    • Fixed EC crashing periodically when dealing with loading and unloading dynamic objects.

    Continue reading...
     
  2. NBG

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    Um please STOP putting hit spell effect on weapons with slayers unless you intend to fix the issue where the slayer damage does not get applied when the hit spell property is triggered. Adding hit spell with slayer on weapons serve no purpose but to screw up the slayer bonus damage.

    HailstormHuman: War Fork
    Gargoyle: Gargish War Fork

    Random Super Slayer
    Hit Lightning 15%
    Hit Mana Leech 30%
    Hit Cold Area 100%
    Hit Chance Increase 20%
    Swing Speed Increase 25%
    Damage Increase 50%
    Cold Damage 100%
     
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    • Fixed issue where the sitting animation and a chair can allow the classic client to become out of sync.

    finally, gargoyles might be able to fly over chairs
     
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    Oh I want that quiver.
     
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    Looks pretty good.

    Although I don't think throwers need any more of a bonus.
     
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    I really like the sound of the quiver and the sandals. The story behind the despise revamp is neat too.
     
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    New Casino Games
    Visit the Fortune’s Fire Casino at the base of the volcano on Fire Isle
    • See the Cashier to buy Casino Chips or to cash out your winnings. The exchange rate is 100 gold for 1 chip
    • Bet your Chips with one of the two dealers in the Dice Tent:
      • Chuckles’ Luck: Bet on a number between 1 and 6. The dealer rolls 3 dice. You win your bet amount for each time your lucky number comes up!
      • iHi-Middle-Lo: Place a bet on “High”, “Middle”, “Low”, or “Outside”. For the real gamblers out there, the “Outside” bet pays 5:1 on a win!
    • Enjoy a mug o’ Fortune’s Fire Grog, and don’t forget to tip your waitress
    Why go through all the trouble, if uo.exe is going to control the payouts. We the people demand to know the odds of winning!!
    You should have had POKER or Black Jack games that can be played between players. THat Is the theme of UO is it?? HA
    I could be wrong about all this, maybe new games will be added later" dunno " Maybe it is just passive window dressing where players may only attend out of curiosity. Yeah I am a little disappointed they didn't put in hold'em poker something that I could actually entertain myself with in game.. but no0o0oo :talktothehand:
     
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    Hehe. We keep asking the devs to add HML to an arty, they finally do it, but then they add Hit Spell and people still complain ;P.

    Looks like some good stuff. I hate sandals, wish I could have a boots option. Good story about Despise. Working Casino, and the Steward sounds interesting.
     
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    In short:
    - more grinding (despise + casino)
    - more items to stockpiling (anniversary + artifacts)
    - less house space (all new items + steward)
    - barely useful fixes (except the stability fix for EC I see nothing else...)

    I'm sorry to be negative, but with the despise revamp I also expected a champion revamp not just a "let's do just trammel so we can skip the champions" (that sound pretty lame) :D

    Also I don't see any "great change" for the anniversary :(

    Nonetheless I'm very disappointed about the fact that instead of REDUCE grinding and give a bit more substance to the game, they are increasing it esponentially... In this way the game will became a place where only alienated people or scripters can survive :(

    For how I see things this continuous grinding have the following effect:
    - People start grind new items
    - People obtain new items and became stronger (also makes money)
    - People start to be bored about new items and stop grinding
    - People need new contents to play with (and all start over again).

    During the process there could happen 2 things:
    1) the new items are weak and useless so only collector will grind it, and and the others remains without something to do...
    2) the new items are good and people start to use it so their characters became stronger and in this case every future addition requires stronger npcs.

    IMHO in the first case is just boring, in the second case is frustrating since you are forced to grind new items in order to keep your character updated for the future additions.
    All this to me is most similar to a job than a fun activity :/

    Let's don't forget the fact that all this plain activities are easily scriptable and the scripting simplicity will just increase the cheaters around (or the alienated people :D ).


    Obviously I'm not going to talk about client improvements since the lack of founds is always more tangible :(
    At least give us a tool to customize the game textures, items, animations, etc... so we can improve the client by our own :p
     
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    pity that stamina leech is missing -.-
     
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    ... Please tell me the monsters at Despise will still be weak enough for people with very low fighting skills to train there... :(
     
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    ...

    I'm not particularly anti-grind. I'd go as far to say that just about ANY content in UO is going to be grind-based in some way. Otherwise everything would be instant gratification. There wouldn't be much of a game if you got the best items or an unlimited vein of a resource the very first shot. Besides, until the recent revamp, the only thing to do in the dungeons was grind for gold and/or items. Back at the beginning of UO when the whole genre was new, that was enough. 15 years later it needed a bit more of a purpose which is what the dungeon revamps do. On that end, I'm not going to complain.

    However, the big thing I see missing is still the High Res artwork revamp. That is and will remain the top item on my list of necessities to the game. Everyone has their pet issue, that one is mine.
     
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    The steward thing is the most welcome addition for me. It opens up all kinds of additional player run quest possibilities.

    If they are going this route, I wish they would make the Barkeeps more sophisticated with better keywords. Give us some of the power of the EM PCs. We should all remember this is UO so we can't just rely on EMs to do stuff. We can do our own quests and things too. I would like to see the players handed more tools to do that.
     
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    Despise is FUN. Basically you get wisp statue, which lets you take control over a creature. You then have to train up the creature (It gains ranks). When you get high enough, youll get teleported to the final level. There you can keep leveling, and then fight the boss (Your creature will be the only thing that can damage it)
     
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    I keep think that adding random events while fighting or wandering around and some variations to the monsters spawn will change the current boring repetitive grinding into something better that surely will bring people to achieve the same thing but in a more fun and functional way than simply stays and kill over and over again the same thing sure of the fact that you can keep going forever and nothing will change...

    it's fun because is new, but like everything became old and since ranking the creature requires the usual grinding method we're going back to my point :p
     
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    What happened to the Mass Bugs patch? Wasn't that what jfdlkasjals was talking about? He seemed excited about it...
     
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    Mesanna said that would come next year after the holidays...
     
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    Personally I'm rather annoyed that they redid despise... now it's going to really suck to train up new characters.

    Wish they would have done deceit or destard first. No one goes to deceit. Loads of folk are always in despise.

    *sighs*

    But then I really want that quiver now.
     
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    Are you kidding me? ...
     
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    they have to steal the money in church first (everyone knows that xmas provide good offers for churches!) so they can pay the people to work on it :lol:
     
  21. MalagAste

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    No go back and read her Producer letter again.

    She said they had loads of stuff planned and in-store for the anniversary, the holidays and all thru the end of the year then next year she doesn't plan to put anything new into game until she has killed over 600 bugs.
     
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    Hmm so It said my monster reached maxed strength, and I went to kill the boss. Needless to say, he took hardly damage, and after a long time, he casts a doom spell which transports you out and kills your pet =| Definitely does not seem soloable.
     
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    What good is having an item priced at 175 million on a player vendor if you can only fit 125 million in the bank? Did I miss an item number expansion for banks?
     
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    The only way to get a rare colored vanilla plant is to get a seed through the Naturalist quest?

    I thought we would have a chance to get one by planting seeds gathered from original seeds gotten in the Exodus dungeon. Not so?
     
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    *continues playing other games instead of activating subscription for UO*
     
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    Think I found a bug...got transported for the fight...and uh well, then got transported here...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, you did.
     
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    If you've bought both storage increases, you can have 175 items in your bank.
     
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    Thank you for this change! The seedboxes currently will only hold 200 unique seed types and 500 total seeds.
     
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    Can a developer/designer confirm if this also applies to Hero or Evil-dyed faction armor on Siege and Mugen?
     
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    Agreed 100%. I don't care about anything that's done to UO unless it involves high resolution art. I could care less about bug fixes, events, and new content.

    The only thing that matters to me is that they get Ultima Online looking good which right now it doesn't.:(
     
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    My pet issue isn't listed either.

    WE need to have the number of Co-owners a house can have upped to at least 70.... 100 would be nice.

    Please fix this and fix books in the EC.
     
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    Nope. The monsters now have no loot and will easily kill a newbie anyway.

    Newbies will have to train somewhere else.
    Farm spined leather somewhere else, there are no lizardmen here.
    Ogre Lords no longer exist in UO except maybe as treasure chest guardians.
    Cyclopses and Titans no longer exist outside of Ilshenar and the Paragon system.

    Dungeon Despise has effectively been completely destroyed and replaced with this mini-game. The other revamps were okay, but this is just terrible. The dungeon is just gone.

    What's there all looks really amateurish and freeshardy. The black rocks they put in the "evil" level aren't even the same color as anything else and look out of place. The trees on the "good" level all look ridiculous growing out of bare rock in the dark. The non-arti "rewards" the wisp offers are the usual random-mod junk but they cost hundreds of crystals (I thought it was hearts, come on) and are ephemeral to boot. The interface for controlling your "army" is just completely inscrutable.

    Six months from now no one will remember this junk exists except for when they go to train a new character and can't use Despise to do it.

    This is terrible and a stink needs to be raised until it's removed or put in some other dungeon nobody cares about. Deceit or something. Everyone go to TC1 and just look.
     
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    Except Sanctuary...and well Despise in Fel. Titans and Cyclopean warriors are also found in Sanctuary.
     
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    Is that the little room full of garbage and stuff where the bad elves nobody uses live? I mean I stand corrected, but nobody goes there to hunt amid all that spawn or ever will.
     
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    The devs should consider a better name than "Hailstorm." Even though I understand the kit--cold damage, hit lightning--the name is taken. Maybe something simple like "Winter's Edge" (more of a sword name, but eh), or something whackadoo like "The Whistling Swan."
     
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    I've played since '99 and have never used Despise to train up a character. Of course back then you'd train off other players mostly. I did spend a lot of time in Shame. Shrugs. Also, the Sleeping Dragon Champ Spawn (Tokuno, 2004) pretty much killed any reason to farm Despise for leather. I think we'll be fine. HOWEVER! Your note about Ogre Lords is interesting. Used to be quite a popular bard spot back in the day...will be weird to see that go, quite like the Covetous Nightmare spawn.
     
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    Looks like I need to get some upgrades then. Was one of them High Seas? As I don't have this yet. What about the other?
     
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    It's hard enough to get ANY new players to play UO, now make it more difficult fro them to train up a new player (warrior) by totally changing Despise... It was the one place you could literally start training a warrior from scratch to GM+. What are/were you thinking!
    Great move all :rant2:
     
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    I hazard a guess that they don't dare, because of federal law against online gambling. It's "virtual" money but can still be exchanged for real currency.
     
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    Really sucks that new red dye is practically the same hue as the phoenix dye... and that they are bringing back two other older ones... so much for having rarer dyes.
     
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    I was thinking it could have been higher then that if you pack your back pack with gold to
     
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    Don't forget lost lands trammel
     
  44. blinkdog

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    Seriously, I can't believe it. The "revamp" of Despise was to remove Despise and replace it with some random minigame.
     
  45. Ox AO

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    What is wrong with that?
     
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    The revamp is actually kind of intriguing..seems like a cool concept..def is not soloable need a team..as for training weapon skills is despise..really...when? I've trained all weapon skills at least once..and even when I started it was never in despise..earth eles in shame then bone knights? Plus now a days I don't think 85-90% off people train 80+ off of anything but golems
     
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  47. Promathia

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    I mean, do we REALLY need the same old Despise after FIFTEEN years?

    The new despise is pretty fun, working up your pet doesn't take long (Its nowhere near that much of a grind). The mobs really arent that difficult, and while a BRAND New char might die, I dont see it being a HORRIBLE place for lowerend chars to group and fight together (Seems to be the whole theme of the dungeon). With the points you get, you can buy some decent ephemeral armor off the wisp outside (This would of course be geard more towards newbies).

    Of all the revamps, I actually find Despise the most fun.
     
  48. spoonyd

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    Ok so why does EA insist on putting Reflect Phys on every potentially good item? Have they not realized that it's considered by many pvpers as a "problem mod"? Please guys stop including this on these good new items.
     
  49. Martyna Zmuir

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    Since Meatbread has disappeared...


    Publish 78.0.0

    Anniversary Pixelcrack Items

    Anniversary pixelcrack for the 15th Anniversary of Ultima Online have been added beforehand for once! Considering these are a gift from us to you, we will drop a few sneak peaks in the upcoming weeks in the form of cryptograms and psychic messages.
    • All Characters older than 30 days will be eligible to receive Anniversary Items beginning September 1st, 2012 and ending September 30th, 2012. Start making throw-away characters now, gotta hoard it all!

    Despise Dungeon Revamp

    We had a cutesy tissue-paper-thin RP story for why we are making Despise completely hostile to newbies, but then we remembered that subs are going down, not up, thus we decided not to care. We also didn't want the all non-roleplayers head's to explode.
    • Note that this new content is on Trammel only. We don't dare touch Felucca since we would just screw it up anyway.
    • There is a mysterious wisp near the entrance to Despise. Wisps are freaky smart, right?
    • The top two levels of the dungeon now look like crap. Designing without a worldbuilder is hard.
    • Look for the stone ankh inside the dungeon, and use it to commune with a Wisp. More freaky wisps!
    • Your purpose is to help out your side in the war by building and training your Army of One!
    • The strongest army will periodically be transported to the Final Battle in the depths of Despise where you will be ineffectual against the 50k+ boss!
    • Collect Putrid Hearts (the Dungeon Crystals of Despise) and spend them with the Mysterious Wisp on powerful rewards. We hope you like crap!
    • The Final Fight can yield new artifacts, but usually won't!
    Enjoy this dungeon for the next month and a half before you get bored with it!


    Despise Artifacts

    Compassion’s Eye
    Ring
    • Intelligence Bonus 10
    • Mana Increase 10
    • Mana Regeneration 2
    • Luck 250
    • Spell Damage Increase 20%
    • Lower Reagent Cost 20%

    Unicorn Mane Woven Sandals/Talons
    Human: Sandals
    Gargoyle: Leather Talons
    • Nightsight
    • Random Damage Eater 2%

    Despicable Quiver / Despicable Vail
    Human: Large Quiver
    • Archery +5
    • Damage Modifier 10%
    • Dexterity Bonus 5
    • Reflect Physical Damage 5%
    • Hit Chance Increase 5%
    • Random Resist 10%
    • Lower Ammo Cost 30%
    • Weight Reduction 30%
    Gargoyle: Leather Wing Armor

    • Throwing +5
    • Dexterity Bonus 5
    • Reflect Physical Damage 5%
    • Hit Chance Increase 5%
    • Random Resist 10%

    HailstormHuman: War Fork
    Gargoyle: Gargish War Fork
    • Random Super Slayer
    • Hit Lightning 15%
    • Hit Mana Leech 30%
    • Hit Cold Area 100%
    • Hit Chance Increase 20%
    • Swing Speed Increase 25%
    • Damage Increase 50%
    • Cold Damage 100%
    • Durability 255/255

    Cleanup Britannia Dyes

    Two new and two old dyes have been added to the Cleanup Britannia Collection. Choosing between ugly dual-tone dyes is hard!
    Players may choose the following dyes:
    • Black and Green Pigment
    • Shadow Blue Pigment
    • Vibrant Crimson Pigment
    • Reflective Shadow Pigment

    Halloween Masks Added

    Two new Halloween Masks have been added for the hoarders. Mesanna will be along to dye them in July of 2013. Beware of the pumpkin patch between October 1st, 2012 and November 10th, 2012 - unless you are an even remotely skilled character. Can you guess what the November event will be?


    New Casino Mini Games
    Since you were all chomping at the bit for us to waste our time implementing illegal gambling wagering, here ya go!
    • Visit the Fortune’s Fire Gold Sink Casino at the base of the volcano on Fire Isle
    • See the Cashier to buy Casino Chips or to cash out your winnings. The exchange rate is 100 gold for 1 chip. But don't buy your gold from an RMT as that would mean we're breaking Federal laws!
    • Bet your Chips with one of the two dealers in the Dice Tent:
      • Chuckles’ Luck: Bet on a number between 1 and 6. The dealer rolls 3 dice. You win your bet amount for each time your lucky number comes up! *snickers*
      • iHi-Middle-Lo: Place a bet on “High”, “Middle”, “Low”, or “Outside”. For the real gamblers out there, the “Outside” bet pays 5:1 on a win! You will need an in-game iPad to play this, they will be for sale on Origin "soon."
    • Enjoy a mug o’ Fortune’s Fire Grog, and don’t forget to tip your waitress for having to listen to you sing lyricless MP3s!

    Slightly More Useful Bartenders

    Some of you asked for this type of NPC and we coded it in the most simplistic manner possible. We have added a Steward to the Clean up Britiannia system, it will cost 10,000 points. We were going to charge 300,000 points, but then these might interfere with your hideous dye addiction. Below are the requirements for using one.
    Requires 125 house item storage and one vendor slot to place, even if it doesn't contain 125 items. We just want to annoy the hoarders.
    • Can only be placed in public houses, Felucca sucks.
    • Can be named George
    • Can be dressed...or not.
    • Cannot be loved
    • Cannot be hugged
    • Cannot be squeezed
    • Cannot be petted
    • Can be programmed using key words to hand crappy items out to other players when the correct word or phrase is spoken. Just don't expect to use the words that contain the letters a-s-s or t-i-t, you foul-mouthed little heathens! Yes, Compassion, assassin, and institution mean horrible, horrible things in Esperanto...we swear.

    Bug Fixes

    • The rockslides preventing passage into Central Ilshenar have been cleared.
    • Act II of the Awakening has been disabled, since nobody was doing it and we are to lazy to implement Jukan loyalty properly.
    • The Afflicted Gargoyles of Ter Mur have been healed now that we duped you into wasting massive chunks of your free time.
    • Seedboxes will now hold up to 300 unique seeds and 5000 total seeds. We like random limits.
    • Rare hued vanilla plants are available from completing the Naturalist’s Quest. That whole cross-pollination thing is such a pain in the ass.
    • Lava Lobster traps will now retain the correct name when returned from buoy form. However, they will still vanish more often than not.
    • City Raiders have been added to the Brigand Fort between Yew and Britain. We don't want newbies going there anymore either.
    • Idiot ghosts will no longer get stuck in the Experimental Room within the Underworld
    • The maximum price of an item on a player-run vendor is now 175,000,000gp Scripters rejoice!
    • Players who kill certain creatures in other parts of Covetous will no longer receive score credit on the Void Pool scoreboard. Take that handful of people still doing this content!
    • Mannequins can now wear faction armor. Watch in awe as their timer counts down!

    Classic client 7.0.27

    • Cliloc Changes - If you knew these, you'd kill us.
    • Fixed issue where the sitting animation and a chair can allow the classic client to become out of sync. Dunno why we fixed it, since all you damn gargoyles are constantly flying anyway.

    Enhanced Client 4.0.27

    • Cliloc Changes - If you knew these, you'd kill us.
    • Fixed EC crashing constantly periodically when dealing with loading and unloading anything dynamic objects.
    • Stealth-cancelled the High Resolution update because we are evil
     
  50. BeaIank

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    So... in short... they destroyed Despise completely. :(

    Change is good, yes, but Despise level 1 and 2 were a safe place to take a char with poor armor, no gold and low skills and bring them to around 80~90 skill while making a modest, but good profit. Now we don't have that anymore.
    Just why, Devs? Why?
     
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