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January 2014 - Announcements Page

  • Patch Date: 21 January 2014
  • Patch Size: 2,688K (Client: 4,728K)

Combat Changes

  • Aegis effect is now inactive while in peace mode.
  • Healing Skill received a boost to success rate.
  • Healing can now be performed in-combat with less effectiveness (penalty), but without the loss of defenses.
  • Players can no longer use Recall Gems while in portal space.
  • Using Portal Gems (the type that do not summon portals) now has an animation attached.

PK changes

  • Missile/magic CB reduced 5%.
  • Melee CB increased 5%.
  • Melee AR reduced 5%.
  • Aegis effect is 72% as effect for missile and melee in PvP ( 25% full reduction becomes 18%. Partial aegis of 10% would now be 7.2%).
  • PvP mod for the Damage bonus of Elemental casters changed from 25% to 50%.

New Quests

Updated Quests

New NPCs

Viridian Rise NPCs

Updated NPCs

No longer sell Mana Scarabs:

Major Item Tinkering Armature price changed from 1 alt currency to 100 alt currency:

Now give lore and hints concerning Access to the Viridian Rise (tell them "Viridian Rise"):

New Locations

New Items

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Icon Corrupted Amber: Bracers of the Corrupted Heart.Corrupted Amber- Pauldrons of the Corrupted Heart. Icon Corrupted Amber: Pauldrons of the Corrupted Heart.Corrupted Amber- Helm of the Corrupted Heart. Icon Corrupted Amber: Helm of the Corrupted Heart.Corrupted Amber- Sollerets of the Corrupted Heart. Icon Corrupted Amber: Sollerets of the Corrupted Heart.Corrupted Amber- Gauntlets of the Corrupted Heart. Icon Corrupted Amber: Gauntlets of the Corrupted Heart.Corrupted Amber- Girth of the Corrupted Soul. Icon Corrupted Amber: Girth of the Corrupted Soul.Corrupted Amber- Breastplate of the Corrupted Soul. Icon Corrupted Amber: Breastplate of the Corrupted Soul.Corrupted Amber- Greaves of the Corrupted Soul. Icon Corrupted Amber: Greaves of the Corrupted Soul.Corrupted Amber- Tassets of the Corrupted Soul. Icon Corrupted Amber: Tassets of the Corrupted Soul.Corrupted Amber- Weapon of the Corrupted Soul. Icon Corrupted Amber: Weapon of the Corrupted Soul.Corrupted Amber- Weapon of the Corrupted Heart. Icon Corrupted Amber: Weapon of the Corrupted Heart.Empowered Amber- Bracers of Life Icon Empowered Amber: Bracers of LifeEmpowered Amber- Helm of Life Icon Empowered Amber: Helm of LifeEmpowered Amber- Breastplate of Life Icon Empowered Amber: Breastplate of LifeEmpowered Amber- Pauldrons of Life Icon Empowered Amber: Pauldrons of LifeEmpowered Amber- Gauntlets of Life Icon Empowered Amber: Gauntlets of LifeEmpowered Amber- Girth of Life Icon Empowered Amber: Girth of LifeEmpowered Amber Tassets of Life Icon Empowered Amber: Tassets of LifeEmpowered Amber- Greaves of Life Icon Empowered Amber: Greaves of LifeEmpowered Amber- Sollerets of Life Icon Empowered Amber: Sollerets of LifeEmpowered Amber- Shield Reinforcement Icon Empowered Amber: Shield ReinforcementLuminous Amber- Shield Fortification Icon Luminous Amber: Shield FortificationLuminous Amber- Helm of Healing Icon Luminous Amber: Helm of HealingLuminous Amber- Breastplate of the Bulwark Icon Luminous Amber: Breastplate of the BulwarkLuminous Amber- Girth of the Bulwark Icon Luminous Amber: Girth of the BulwarkLuminous Amber- Bracers of Thunderous Blows Icon Luminous Amber: Bracers of Thunderous BlowsLuminous Amber- Pauldrons of Thunderous Blows Icon Luminous Amber: Pauldrons of Thunderous BlowsLuminous Amber- Sollerets of the Storm Icon Luminous Amber: Sollerets of the StormLuminous Amber- Gauntlets of the Storm Icon Luminous Amber: Gauntlets of the StormLuminous Amber- Greaves of the Tower Icon Luminous Amber: Greaves of the TowerLuminous Amber- Tassets of the Tower Icon Luminous Amber: Tassets of the Tower Stormwood Atlatl Icon Stormwood AtlatlStormwood Axe Icon Stormwood AxeStormwood Bow Icon Stormwood BowStormwood Claw Icon Stormwood ClawStormwood Crossbow Icon Stormwood CrossbowStormwood Dagger Icon Stormwood DaggerStormwood Greatsword Icon Stormwood GreatswordStormwood Mace Icon Stormwood MaceStormwood Spear Icon Stormwood SpearStormwood Staff Icon Stormwood StaffStormwood Sword Icon Stormwood SwordStormwood Wand Icon Stormwood WandOak Stormwood Atlatl Icon Oak Stormwood AtlatlOak Stormwood Axe Icon Oak Stormwood AxeOak Stormwood Bow Icon Oak Stormwood BowOak Stormwood Claw Icon Oak Stormwood ClawOak Stormwood Crossbow Icon Oak Stormwood CrossbowStormwood Dagger Icon Oak Stormwood DaggerOak Stormwood Greatsword Icon Oak Stormwood GreatswordOak Stormwood Mace Icon Oak Stormwood MaceOak Stormwood Spear Icon Oak Stormwood SpearOak Stormwood Staff Icon Oak Stormwood StaffOak Stormwood Sword Icon Oak Stormwood SwordOak Stormwood Wand Icon Oak Stormwood WandOak Derubloom Wand Icon Oak Derubloom WandOak Corrupted Heartwood Wand Icon Oak Corrupted Heartwood Wand

Updated Items

Values adjusted:

New Spells

New Titles

New Creatures

A'nekshay Icon A'nekshay

Destroyable Objects Icon Destroyable Objects

Elemental Icon Elemental

Gromnie Icon Gromnie

Phyntos Wasp Icon Phyntos Wasp

Wisp Icon Wisp

Zefir Icon Zefir

New Dialog

Town Crier

Free Rumors

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard reports of A'nekshay which were made out of wood instead of sand. How strange."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard several rumors of new gems that armor tinkerers can use in their craft."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard several rumors of adventurers getting lost in the woods."

Pyreal Rumors

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard several rumors of a new Deru tree that has raised a forest maze around itself."

Town Crier tells you, "Adventurers in the new forest area have been spotted carrying strange new wooden weapons."

Town Crier tells you, "News! The art of brewmaking has expanded! Adventurers in the area of the new Deru tree have reported finding new blooms that can be used to make powerful magical meads!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant

Free Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I popped into the Derethian Combat Pit and was saddened by the lack of competition"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "So I left a few things in there to make it more exciting."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I ran up to a guy who seemed like he was looking for a fight."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I was like "Hey, let's rumble man.""

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Next thing I know he vanished away with a portal gem."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Let's see if he can do that quick enough the next time."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Healers have been honing their skills a bit."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "They can wrap a bandage so quick they don't even have to stray from battle."

Stout Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I was like "Woah there buddy. You need to ease up on those burning coals. They'll always take the easy way out with extra health than to just man up and fight."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "In the end, he agreed."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "A thank you would be nice."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I was wandering through Southen Osteth the other day."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Well I came across a new Deru tree and thought I'd say hello."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Next thing I know all the creatures are going crazy."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "All I've got to say is; Damn Deru, you scary!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "It seems like everyone hides behind an Aegis these days."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Remember when magic was wonderful and amazing?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Well maybe things will be a bit more exciting now."

Ansar El-Kerdany

Ansar El-Kerdany tells you, "Greetings, Adventurer! We are looking for adventurers to slay Deathtail."

Ansar El-Kerdany tells you, "He lurks in The Graveyard ambushing his prey. Stop him and I shall reward you."

Esmond Fielding

Esmond Fielding tells you, "This month we have decided that someone must brave The Dark Spiral."

Esmond Fielding tells you, "Discover the lore inside this dark place and bring it to any who seek it. I shall reward you upon your successful return."

Niccolo De Luca

Niccolo De Luca tells you, "This month we have decided that the Brood Matrons are a nuisance to be sure."

Niccolo De Luca tells you, "Head to one of their layers and return to me when you have slain the beast."

Rand, Game Hunter

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Coral Golems as the moderate difficulty prey."

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Swarm Mutilators as the medium difficulty prey."

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Armoredillos in the Valley of Death and Withered Atoll as the high difficulty prey."

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Dark Isle Golems as one of the most difficult prey."

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Violator and Burrowing Grievvers as the other prey of highest difficulty."

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