March and Updates!

01 Mar 2012

I hope everyone is enjoying our new King of the Hill Event. Keep an eye on the forums and in game, we will be having a contest soon!
BELETH IS NOW RAIDABLE, NEW KOTH EVENT.

- Olympiad now requires 3 teams for 3v3 matches to start, this was done due to suspected feeding.
- KOTH now has an additional map, its the School of Dark Arts map thats used in CTF/CTP.
- KOTH has been added to a few time slots for automated events, check our FaQ for schedule information.
- KOTH can now be voted for when voting for the next Event.
- The command .infokoth (that tells how to play koth) has been updated to be more descriptive about how the event works, cause obviously people are not reading it or dont understand it.
- KOTH can now be chosen at random while a scheduled Event is set to random, or when voting for random.
- Added a new feature to the KOTH Event where it will point you to the area of the current active Hill, and added a button for it in .koth just in case you dc. This should make it a little easier.
- Fixed an issue in KOTH where dead players (while waiting on their 20 sec respawn) would still recieve + 1 capture points if the timer fired off and were contributing to the total amount of players on a hill.
- Fixed an issue with KOTH where if a PUrple player initiated the hill it would say a Green player did.
- Fixed an issue with the Augment Item Skill: Prayer (the passive version) its value was incorrect and incosistant with the active and trigger versions thx celmor for reporting.
- We have a new Event ready for testing! So if you happen to be online when we run some tests, join! The faster testing gets done the faster we can add the Event to our Event Schedule and to the list of Events you can vote for.
- And all the other stuff that comes with new events, new .commands, new geodata etc etc.
- TvT buffs Demonic and Angelic Aura now last 2.5 minutes instead of 1.5 minutes.
- Fixed a problem with people able to go red in the RB Event with Symbol skills, also offensive symbol skills shouldnt do damage to team mates in RB now either, thanks gogoboy and Hillary for reporting.
- Fixed a small organization issue with stone exchange service, thx Xantos for reporting.
- Fixed some geodata issues regarding the Frozen Labyrynth TvT map (around the statue), thx celmor for reporting.
- Fixed some geodata issues regarding the Hellbound CTF map (random stuff on the ground stopping you from running etc), thx celmor for reporting.
- Adding warning mails (so people actually know what they are doing incorrectly) or example when someone makes a shop over the max adena amount, it kicks this offline, now they will be notified why.
- Updated the Divine Inspiration section of the FaQ, it now includes how to use the book, cause so many people ask that.
- Custom Raids respawn rate has been reduced to 10-15 hours, instead of 10-20 hours.
- The noblesse quest reguarding the crimson moss part has been updated to High Five, meaning you need to kill the Orc Leaders in The Cemetary to get that quest item.
- Fixed a small issue with the mail system, thx Celmor for reporting.
- Fixed an issue with Deadly Strike where it was not auto attacking after you use it, thx wesker for reporting.
- More team sorting updates/tweaks.
- Event code optimizations.
- Added a warning to the Black Judge NPC, warning players about the "Repent your Sins" quest and how the quest can be deleted when changing subs and how Mancacles can also be deleted.
- Fixed some issues where people were able to escape gracia while in Fly Transformations. Thx Darkizinha for reporting.
- Upgraded the new player bonuses a little more at level 80/81, adena, cookies.
- Due to some people thinking that the server is 90% shops (which its not, except maybe at our low night hours), and shouting it making the server look bad, players can now see the shop count in the community window, the number will be updated about every 40 minutes.
- More event team sorting tweaks.
- GCM was added to the voting area of the GM Shop, but at a very high price.
- Made it where players also get a prize from every 20 votes, in the form of a Top 84 Lifestone.
- Added a new GM shop service, it allows clan leaders to list an advertisement for their clan, someone looking for a clan can look at the listings when looking for a clan. A clan leader must pay 200m to put up a listing, and it will last 1 week, the more adena you pay, the higher your advertisement will be on the list. I can not take credit for this feature, it was written by "Horato" and "Nik" and was shared on l2j forums, though i have changed parts of it.
- Updated several voting related htmls, to make sure people know about the extra prizes you get from your overall votes.
- Players can now obtain a Guardian Strider mount from voting.
- When teams are being sorted for CTF, it now takes into consideration the best class for capture the flag, like fast classes such as Tricksters and Adventurers, and high defense classes like tanks.
- In addition to the above, some other minor tweaks with the team sort system, and additional logging added.
- The spoil area of the GM shop prices have been lowered slightly again.
- The Auto Safe Service has been updated, It will now show the icons of the items you have equiped, there is no longer black icons when you hover over the images etc. There will now be a green X icon if the item is +7 or over.
- Players now recieve a larger amount of adena when they hit 84 for the first time.
- Clan hall rent prices have been increased, 750m a week for top grade halls, 650m for semi top, and 550 for the lowest.
- Now at 12:30 PM (my time GMT - 8 , type /time to get an idea of what it is for you) tvt will run, since at 12:00 is DM and its the least popular event. The FaQ has been updated to reflect these changes.
- Frintezzas global downtime is now 20 hours.
- Updated/added new tips to .info.
- Optimized and formated a lot of custom scripts.
- Fixed an issue where players couldnt use symbol skills in the Orc Village TvT Map.
- Small price reduction in the Spoil area of the GM Shop.
- The Global GK > Battered Lands port was moved due to their being geodata issues in the old port, thx for reporting.
- Fixed some issues reguarding Beleth.
- Fixed a problem where a summons damage was not be counted for the owner in the RB Event. So it was causing summoners not to get a prize, thx feodora for reporting.
- When you join a Event it will check if you have a weight penalty (the level 2 penalty that slows your run speed), and if you have a grade penalty. - We have a series of checks when you join an event, and then some things are rechecked when the event actually starts. When an event starts it now rechecks your level to prevent rebirthed people from joining (thx feodora for reporting), your grade penalty and weight penalty is now also checked when you enter an Event.
- Wandering Caravan and Sand Scorpion mobs are now level 82. This was done to make the Beleth quest easier, if a mob is blue to you, the drop rates are lower, people didnt realize that since they are 85 and these mobs are 81, the blue is a penalty, but this is no longer a problem.
- The Beleth quest item, "Magic Bottle" is now depositable in your wh.
- Beleths respawn time time has increased by 24 hours it is now 4 days, with a 24 hour window.
- A very basic quest guide was added to our website reguarding Beleth's quest, so if you need help with it, check it out.
- Beleth is now raidable, the NPC that ports you in is at the base of the Steel Citadel. Though for the most part its custom, so dont expect it to be retail like. Only a leader of a command channel with alteast 9 players can enter, the command channel leader must also have a Premium Caravan certificate which will be consumed while entering. To get a Premium Caravan certificate you will have to do some small quests at Hude and Falk at the Caravan Encampment on Hellbound. Beleths respawn time is 3 days with a 24 hour window. Im not sure if Beleth is too hard or too easy, so if you happen to raid it, let Balls know how it went.
- Beleth was added to the Raid Status window.
- Zaken now drops a Sealed Soul Cloak of Zaken, you will have to unseal it like Frintezzas cloak, at the Spoil area of the GM Shop, its max hp was also increased.
- Players can now use the "Auto-Safe" service on their Hero weapons.