January and Updates!

01 Jan 2012

Its a new year, new heroes, new month, new cheaters..... Happy new year everyone, some people got their hero removed this month for cheating. Anyways on to the important stuff. Here is the updates from the last month, enjoy!
NEW PVP INCENTIVES, PLAYERS CAN CHOOSE THIER WEAPONS GLOW USING THE GM SHOP.  


- Restarting the server no longer removes players from the "afk list", the list the makes it where players cant join events if they were cought afk, you will have to wait the full 13 hours even if the server restarts.
- Fixed a few spawn issues in VoL/FoR, some spawns were stacked direction on top eachother.
- The newest FoR mobs, Pollux and Castor were not giving pop up windows when they killed players, telling them if they didnt meet the requirement etc.
- Players can no longer log out or restart while flagged.
- Although Frintezza is instanced and everyone has their on re enter timer there is now a 6 hour delay server wide delay before anyone can enter frintezza after someone kills it.
- You can now find each individual Boss jewls stats in game when type .info then clicking FaQ, or by clicking Items. People ask about their stats alot!
- Some have been reporting enemies in events have been spamming trade invites with them, you can no longer request a trade with an enemy in an Event.
- Fixed an issue where team mates in events could use skills against your summons (fixed regular hits the other day).
- While in DM/DMS your enemies weapons enchants are now random and continue to change through out the battle.
- While in DM/DMS your enemies Hero weapons will no longer be visible, they will look like their top S84 counterpart instead (i.e An infinity blade will look like a Eternal Core).
- Made some things that will enables GMs to surveillance events easier.
- Christmas trees have been added to the xmas area of the GM Shop.
- Added some special monster weapons to the xmas Event area of the GM Shop (also not that the yeti transformation and Snowman transformation items have no time limit, they will last forever).
- Fixed a problem reguarding transformations in events, for most part they are blocked, but class specific ones should all be allowed such as a Aracan Lords Spirit of the cat, or a Meastros Golem Armor, or a Kamaels Final Form, these types are now usuable in events.
- We now have An Arrogant Search Quest guide on our website (Baiums Quest) just go to www.L2Equanimity.com/quests.php! Thx kiryu for the quest outline/screenshots.
- Fixed a TvT announcement typo from last nights update, it was telling the whole server the remaining time of the event when it should only tell the people inside the event.
- Fixed another Event issue, players were able to use ctrl and attack their team mates summons.
- A sort of experiemental xmas Event is in effect, when you vote, participate in an event, or kill custom mobs, or custom raids you will/can recieve a special xmas currency to buy special items from the GM Shop (Xmas area on the second page), including new hats, new transformations, and things like Top 84 LS, and GCM, Check it out. This Event will end on January 2nd 2012.
- Fixed an issue where castle owners were not able to receive their blood alliance due to successfully defending their castle.
- Fixed a problem where in DM if people got the same amount of kills it would be a random winner between them, now it checks their deaths to decide the winner.
- Fixed an issue with a clans HeadQuarters/flag in sieges/territory wars. They could be literally one shotted, their stats are now much better.
- Re wrote the Event announcements/fixed typos, and now they are in a different color/announce type.
- People have been purposely going out of bounds in events to get paralyzed instead of dying, due to this the paralyze for going out of bounds now lasts 150% longer.
- More Fake names have been added fake name list for your enemies in DM/DMS.
- The ports in DM/DMS Events are now random to help prevent teaming up.
- Fixed a small issue on the Devestated castle DM/DMS Map where your spawn/respawn position would be dangerously close to out of bounds.
- Event Code optimizations and other small fixes.
- A new GM Shop service has been added, players now can change the color of their Weapons Glow!. (Note: This new feature will only work for you if you use our system patch. This feature also requires your weapon to be +15 or higher. Please do not petition me, or shout saying "Add more colors" we will!
- Fixed an issue with noblesse blessing, your supposed to be able do alt+click to delete it.
- Adjusted some cubics, they seemed to almost never trigger etc.
- Some fixes to the RB Events new features.
- More name colors added to the GM Shop services, though these new colors require pvp points.
- Fixed an issue with the new Raid Battle Event features, it was announcing the top damage dealers heal amount instead of its damage.
- Fixed an issue that sometimes would not allow players to mount Striders, Fenrirs etc, thx sm0q for reporting.
- Fixed an issue with some IoP ports they were not working after the last l2j sync, thx xvalorx for reporting.
- Fixed an issue with the community board reguarding pms, thx celmor for reporting.
- You now recieve 1 Cracked Kinship Crystal for getting a pvp point on someone (and if they are not in from same clan, ally, or ip). I know this is not much, but if a pvp incentive is not small scale it would be exploited. More small incentives to come.
- Changed to the Raid Battle Event, everyones Damage and Heals are now recorded and will be displayed on the scoreboard at the end of the Event. And if enough players join the Event the person with the most damage will get a extra small prize, and also if even more people join who ever healed the most will get a reward too (heals dont count when healing yourself, only others).
- There is now a check in the Raid Battle Event making sure you contributed to the raid Damage and heal checks, if you dont meet a certain number you wont get a prize (this is for people who go afk and hide, the number will start out low until i can find better/averaged statistics).
- The Color Name service at the GM Shop now shows your sample colors so you know what your choosing.
- A Few new colors were added to the Color Name service, but they are only available if you have over 100 PvPs.
- Pots can now be used when physical silenced (it wouldnt let you before, this was wrong).
- Fixed some issues with the skill Warp, people were able to use it to go out of bounds of events etc, as long as they didnt move, but just used warp they could stay out of bounds this is now fixed, thx slip and bloodykiss for reporting.
- Updated the Raid Battle Events Monastic Fort Map, tightened up the boundries so cheaters cant jump the fort wall and go afk outside the fort, thx feodora and bloodykiss for reporting.
- Crickets Seal of Suspension now only lasts 60 seconds instead of 2 minutes.
- Filled in the Elmore hillside area and ditch in with VoL Mobs.
- Revita Pop was added to the Event Area of the GM Shop.
- L2 Equanimity is now on Facebook look us up! We also have a link to it on our site www.L2Equanimity.com.
- More anti feed checks are now in effect, if the players in olympiad happen to have the same Ip (ip exceptions, cybercafes etc) they most you can win from that player is 1 point.
- There was a problem at the beginning of the month, no one could exchange their olympiad points for tokens, this is now fixed and we will be ok for next month. For those who have not already talked to me, all heroes contact me in game and i can give you your olympiad tokens (sorry to any non heroes, there is simply too many people that didnt get their tokens, and this bug involved records too, so i will only be refunding heroes).
- New mobs types have been added to FoR their names are Caster and Pollux, check it out!
- Fixed another WH problem at the GM Shop services, thx Sufletzel for reporting.
- Couple's social actions now work again!
- Added Geodata to Frintezzas Lair areas, people were using fear on mobs in the instance, and they would go out of bounds and you couldnt continue the instance because you needed to kill everything to advance.
- Fixed a pretty big geodata issue reguarding Giran Castle, ty xxsunlightxx for reporting.
- Fixed a problem where a Kamaels "Final Flying Form" could use the GK in gracia to get back to aden, thx bloodykiss for reporting.
- People have been reporting that sometimes the RB in the Raid Battle Event starts one shotting everyone. So i nerfed its ability to become stronger, but the reports have still come in and people assume i have not changed anything, anyways added some extra logging to the event so if osmeone reports it again and knows what time the event is, i will have a better idea of what happened.
- As some of you know FoR mobs recently got stronger to help prevent the many people who were soloing it (it was never meant to be soloed and the drops are designed not for one person, but a small group), but we realize in some cases its too hard for a small group to even go there now. OUr recent countermeasures consist of reflect damage to cancel out VR effects which is very effective, inspite of this most of the mobs at FoR now have lower P atk (they had high p atk before to make it not soloable but that didnt work out). So now For should be a little easier but still not soloable, more small changes will probably happen depending on the results of this change.