October and Updates!

01 Oct 2011

It's a new month which means new heroes! Unfortunately we had to remove some of the heroes for cheating... Anyways here is the list of updates for the last month enjoy!
HIGHLIGHTS: 2 NEW GM'S, NEW CUSTOM RAIDS, EXPANDED FARMZONES, NEW CTP MAP, NEW EVENT VOTE FEATURE  


- A new GM has been added to the GM Staff, their name is Marionette, welcome them!
- Converted the script that controls the requirement pop ups for dying in farmzones into java, because python sucks. This script has been updated to have more up to date information and not tell you you have too low of gear if your using a Boss jewl like Queen Ant (B grade), boss jewls and hero weapons are now exempt to these checks. Also the newer raids are added to the list of mobs that will cause these pops when you die from them.
- Players now have the ability to vote for DMS and DM seperately when you are able to vote for an event.
- The PvP Armor/ PvP Weapon area of the GM Shop has been expanded to include the items you get to buy inside instances, this should decrease peoples confusion about Top PvP gear.
- More olympiad Geodata updates/fixes, enjoy.
- A Guide for Antharas Quest "Audience with a Land Dragon" has been added to our website, click Library > Quests > Audience with a Land Dragon. Thx Kiryu for making it, i only had to make some small changes.
- The rules have been slightly updated to detail more information on chat punishments.
- I will say it one more time for those who dont seem to undertand it, drop protection does not work that well, if you items get stolen from you, they will not be given back und ANY circumstances, if you can not agree to those terms, do not raid at all. The only time i have seen drop protection work is if you dealth 99% of the damage and the enemy only did about 1% (this warning is now located in the .raidstatus window, so no one can say they didnt see it).
- The problem reguarding people using target changing skills on non flagged players has been resolved.
- Removed the command channel drop protection, because it could be exploited, literally 1 hit would give you loot rights over a raid. The default drop protection still exists (but remember it only works under extreme circumstances).
- Now when you type .tvt, .ctp, .ctf, .rb , and you are inside that event it will show your personal kills/deaths/captures where applicable. (dm already has this ability with .dm or .dms)
- Players no longer recieve pvp points in (coliseum, gludin arena etc), you can still gain pvp points any normal way, including our custom pvp zone.
- The GK main page has been updated to have direct ports to the custom pvp areas.
- A new raid boss has been added, its located in the newest expansion to VoL, if you dont know where its at check the raid status window and click "loc" by its name "Enigma" enjoy :).
- We now have a new GM, their name is Hao! Be nice!
- Hao was added to the staff page.
- Good news for people who have an unstable dynamic IPs that need an ip exception. I made some changes to where IP exception list is reloaded every 40 minutes, that means people with unstable IPs can use hostnames from places like www.no-ip.com and dyndns.com, and give me the hostname to add, and you can freely update your ip at any time. For more info contact Balls, a guide will soon be added for this.
- GKs are now available at each Custom PvP Area Port, but you may not port while in combat.
- You guys wanted it, so you got it, a Custom PvP Zone was added, enjoy (Remember you will NOT flag, or go red in this zone).
- Added geodata to the custom PvP Zone.
- The GKs "Arenas Etc" section has been renamed to "PvP Areas Etc", and contains the new custom pvp zone ports.
- Players may now gain pvp points in PvP areas such as the new Custom PvP Zone, and places like the coliseum, as long as the two players are with in 4 levels of eachother.
- In the spirit of Halloween, some special Helloween Masks were added to the Voting section the the GM Shop, Goblin, mummy, frakenstien, alien (they items name differ), please note that their special abilites were removed, and they are NOT limited time items, they will last forever :).
- Changed the icon for the Siege info service at the GM Shop, turns out only some people can see it o.O
- Warrior Helmet hat has been added to the Event Area of the GM Shop.
- Added a "bulk" juice for rep points options at the Voting area of the GM Shop, for example if a clan saves its vote coins together, they can get some extra juices.
- Yesterdays update reguarding the Raid Battle Event actually updated today, not all the files got transferred yesterday, so it didnt work lol.
- The Raid Battle Event got a few updates, during certain intervals during the event, if the raids hp falls below a certain amount (if its getting killed to fast), the raid will do bigger attacks etc to try to balance out the fight.
- Fixed a few problems with Events, if you dc while dead in event, you wont be stuck dead when you re log into the event, additionally if an event starts while you are dead, you wont be stuck either.
- The clan items section of .info > items was updated to show which clan items Flacial drops.
- Summons got another stat boost cause they kinda suck still.
- Players are NOT allowed to drag mobs in town to get players/shops killed, anyone cought doing this will be punished, this was added to the rules.
- Fixed a problem with Antharas's raid status not being shown properly, this is now fixed.
- As some of you may have noticed, top pvp/pks can be seen on any page of our website now, enjoy.
- Fort owners may now use the Heal function at their buffer, but only when the fort is not being sieged.
- The buff presets at the buffer now give blessing of protection automatically if your 81 or below (blessing of protection prevents anyone from attacking you thats 4 or more levels difference from you, unless your flagged).
- Events checks block players from signing for events if signed for oly, but wasnt blocking them if their match was already started, this is now fixed.
- Due to their being very limited clan halls available, and i know there are some inactive clans out there, the weekly clan hall rent has been increased instead of top grade halls being 270m a week, they are now 500m a week, 2nd best halls were 240m, now they are 450m, and lowest grade halls were 200m, now they are 400m, so dont forget to put extra money in your clan wh, you have been warned!
- The rules have been translated to spanish, just type .info > rules > spanish to see, it will be cleaned up a little bit soon, some symbols can not be displayed. Thanks Isley for translating the use of chat section :)
- Valley of Lords has been expanded!
- A new GM Shop service has been added, the service allows players to check siege information for each castle, sign up for sieges, check whos signed up for what castle, who owns which castle etc from town that way you dont have to hunt down the NPC near each castle.
- Queen ant has been nerfed again, still too strong since the High Five update.
- 2 New ports have been added to VoL.
- More custom GM commands/restrictions for future GM recruits.
- Players can no longer use the Global Gatekeeper while flagged.
- Pole weapons now work properly in Events, before if you hit someone and your team member was near them, you would hit your team member too, also, when you attacked an enemy team and your clan member was near them and they were on the enemy team too, it wouldnt hit them, both of these problems are now fixed, enjoy.
- When characters change their key mappings/bindings in the options menu, they will now be saved.
- Frozen Waterfalls Farmzone has been expanded!
- A new raid boss has been added to the new area of Frozen Waterfalls.
- A new port was added to Frozen Waterfalls, and the Frozen Highway port is no longer a noble port.
- Geodata was added to the new area of Frozen Waterfalls.
- Hero weapons were not giving extra stats for enchants, this is now fixed.
- Custom raids (not epics) now have a shorter respawn time.
- The flag condition for hero voice was removed.
- The Flag condition for shout was modified, global chat dont work while flagged, but if you try to shout anyway, it will be normal shout instead.
- After the High Five Update Queen Ant was too hard for most, its now a little weaker, less p def, and all minions are a little weaker, and nurses wont heal as often.
- New commands added to prevent grief buffing, .protecton and .protectoff, it will prevent the use of single target buffs from other players that are not in your party or clan, though this command has no effect in oly or events.
- During certain times of the day, players now how the ability to vote for which event they want to play, some of the event times that were for a random event have been converted into where players can vote for an event, additionally when a random event happens, it has a chance of being a player chosen event too.
- The command .event has been added, to allow people to vote for the next Event from anywhere.
- Additional improvements to this feature will be added in the near future.
- The rate in which a player loses karma is now proportionate to their level, our rates of losing karma before this update were designed for level 80+ players and it was really hard for lower characters to get rid of it.
- Additional ports have been added for red players, instead of just the "Rocks" port.
- Deleted quite a few lowbie mobs inside CoT (they were spawned back from our High Five update) if you see anymore let me know.
- On Monday September 12th, there will be a database clean, all characters levels 1 to 39 that have not complete their 2nd class change will be deleted, so if you have anything important on a low level character, move it , or level it up, dont worry this will not effect any rebirthed characters.
- There was a problem with a few dual daggers where they could be equipped by anyone, this is now fixed, thx kiryu for reporting.
- The price of B soes from clan halls has been increased, and the amount that spawns per our decreased.
- Event code optimizations.
- Just a note to some that are doing the noblesse quest, there are some changes to it in high five so it will tell you to go to a few different spots, but ours is still coded for freya, so follow the freya way, if you dont know what the freya way is, check our website at www.L2Equanimity.com a quest guide is provided there :).
- A new CTP map was added. join CTP Events to check it out. (remember this is not replacing the other map, the other map will still be used, this is just an additional alternative map, the map used when the CTP event starts will be at random).
- Geodata added to the new CTP map, and ofc the usual features for each map, such as the ability to observe the event.
- Possible small rush/shadow step/ warp type skill improvements.
- When you rebirthed, it was not resetting your grade expertise (since high five), this is now fixed.
- Fixed a problem with the passive Augment Mana Gain.
- Now when an Event ends, everyone will be cleansed (that way people wont have problems opening prizes boxes, cause physical silence blocks it).
- Now when an Event ends, everyone will be temporarily paralyzed until they are ported back to town.
- Players will get a paralyze punishment for going out of bounds on DM (just like TvT Snow map, and ctp).
- Clan Castle/Fort skills are learnable again (squad skills), but now its more retail like, meaning when you learn the skill, you have to choose what clan unit to give that skill too, also there is a problem with it, if you learn the main clans squad skill then a different units version of teh same skill it will give you an error, its suggested you learn your units version of the skill first, to avoid this error.
- Lucky Blow and Crushing Strike now auto attack after the skill is used.