April and Updates!

01 Apr 2012

Here we go again. Another month and a list of updates. Olympiad is now 2 weeks, and I know some of your are freaking out about it, but lets see how it goes!
2 WEEK OLY, NEW GM, NEW EVENT SCOREBOARDS, VIDEO CONTEST..
- Olympiad now lasts for 2 weeks instead of one month! And there will be no longer a 2 hour competition period on the day heroes are given out. Heroes will be given out the 1st and 15th and every month, please note you will still need 15 matches with at least 1 win to qualify, instead of getting 10 points every 7 days, every 4 days you will get 6 points.
- Updated KOTH, it now tracks stats like CTP including Damage Done, and Damage Taken, and will have a different scoreboard at the end.
- Changed up the Event Schedule some, there is now more chances to vote for the next event during the servers low population times, and swapped out the KOTH and DM times at 12 and 12:30.
- The "when do events happen" section of the FaQ has been updated to show above changes.
- Zaken now drops his Pirate King hat.
- Fixed an issue with the skill Soul Shock, its fear effect would disappear if you clicked anything, thx Darkizinha for reporting.
- Fixed an isssue the the Raid Battle Event that was caused from last nights update.
- The CTP changes yesterday, forgot to update the default Capture Point NPC before anyone takes it over. Now it also is the smaller npc so people cant hide in it.
- When doing the adena update from yesterday, i forgot a mob, this is now fixed.
- Adena drops are now 100% drop rate in Frozen/VoL/FoR, previous rates were 85%, 90%, 70% respectively. This was changed because some people think its some sort of bug when they dont get an adena drop, this should prevent this and be more user friendly, keep in mind the amount of adena changed proportionately to the % increase but overall its THE SAME AMOUNT OVERALL. For example before it would be 1000 adena drops at a 90% rate, but now instead its 900 adena at a 100% rate, which is the same.
- CTP now tracks your damage done on enemies, and how much damage others have dealt on you, this is too many stats to track for a small text window so all these stats will be presented at the end of the match in a community board window.
- CTP's Capture Point NPCs have been changed, people would stand inside them sometimes to kill people so others couldnt target them, the new NPCs are smaller so this cannot happen, also they have an aura with the color the represents who owns the point Green, or Purple that way its easy to tell who owns what.
- CTP has also been largly rewritten, so if there is any problems let me know, the rest of our events will have the same changes in the near future.
- Modified the Global GK a little more reguarding Flagging, now you can have up to 30 seconds left on your flag to port.
- Fixed an issue where it would port people to goddard when someone took over rune castle while they owned rune castle priviously, thx celmor for reporting, it should port them to rune in this scenario.
- A bunch of custom code optimizations.
- the skill warp "should" work better now reguarding sometimes not moving.
- Olympiad now has a bunch of gear checks much like Events do, if you dont meet the requirements you wont be able to sign up.
- The Noble quest guide has been updated on our website to reflect the High Five Changes, like the crimson moss part.
- Deleted the Megaupload link for our patch on the website for obvious reasons... and added a new link to a different file hosting site.
- Now when your paralyzed at the end of an event, your summon will be too.
- Increased the mob density (mob spawns) in the old elmore hillside area/ditch.
- We now have a new GM named -=Lestrange=-, and they were added to our staff page in game.
- Now when you finish your match in oly, it will tell you how much damage you did, and how much your opponent did.
- When you initially sign for Olympiad, it now checks to make sure your inventory is less then 80%, if its not you cant join, this was causing people to lose matches when people were ported to oly arena thanks laffytaffy for reporting this issue.
- Fixed an issue when relogging in to rejoin the CTF Event on the Hellbound map, it would put you out of the area so you couldnt really participate. Thx Celmor and others for reporting.
- When soeing to clan halls in Schuttgart, sometimes people ended up near the cieling of their clan hall, this should now be fixed, thanks Psyko for reporting.
- Fixed an issue with the Auto Safe Enchant service, the window sould sometimes not pop up when you clicked "Start Enchanting".
- Fixed some random typos etc.
- Increased mob density (mob spawns) in some areas in VoL such as Stonehenge and backside.
- Now when dcing/force logging from an Event and logging back in, it will be broadcasted to everyone in the event. This should help for reporting people who try to abuse events and their rules. (for example someone who force logs everytime they start to lose).
- Fixed an issue where players stats (i.e event kills, deaths etc) were not being saved when they dced from koth or CTP and logged back in.
- We are having a VIDEO CONTEST, winners will recieve prizes such as Crystal Enchant Scrolls (100% Enchant rate) For more information type the command .contest.
- Updated the "Three Bridges" Olympiad stadium zone, it should prevent people from randomly flagging or being ported back to rune randomly.
- Increased the mob density (mob spawns) in Frozen waterfalls, mostly in the Frozen Valley, High way, and Flacial Spawn areas.
- Fixed an issue with the Anakim transformation, certain skils were not allowing you to use Blessed Spirit Shot with them. Thanks for reporting.
- Just a warning, periodically accounts that dont have any characters on them will be deleted. We recently deleted for 15,000 accounts that didnt have characters on them, due to typo accounts etc.
- Fixed an issue that that was causing the "loc" buttons for .raidstatus and .ctp to not work, they are now functional.
- Players will now be forced out of Baiums lair if no one attacks baium in 10 minutes, Valakas for 15 minutes, and Antharas 15 minutes as well.
- Tenemos un nuevo moderador en espaсol. Si tienen alguna duda o comentario visiten los foros y dejen su post.
- The GK reguarding flagging has changed, you can now port when you have 20 seconds or less left on your flag. So you will still have a delay just not as much. Remember hitting someone that is not flagged gives you 120 second flag timer and hitting someone that is not flagged gives you a 60 second flag timer. The GK will also tell you how much time you have left until you can port.
- Now everytime you die in KOTH, your arrow to the hill will be re initialized.
- Now when you dc, and log back into the KOTH Event, it will point to the active hill for you.
- Due to the last update there has been a problem with the CTP Event npc sticking around after the event is over, this is now fixed.
- Fixed a bunch of issues reguarding symbol skill such as Cyclone, Volcano, etc. They no longer hurt your party/clan/team members, and wont hurt others unless they are flagged, or have a two way war, or are an enemy in an event, or autoattackable for some reason. Thx celmor and others for reporting.
- We have switched out one of our voting sites, we have removed megatop200 and replace it with l2 topzone.
- Cookies in the voting area of the GM shop are now only 10 coins.
- Players now will not recieve drops from FoR mobs unless they are in a party and they have a party member near them.
- Fixed an issue with the school of dark arts KOTH map's ports.
- Fixed an issue with observing the school of dark arts KOTH map.
- Fixed a geodata issue on the Frozen Laybrynth TvT Map, thanks feodora for reporting.
- We have a new Global moderator for the forums focer. We also added Nemu as a global forum moderator a while back.