April and Updates!

01 Apr 2011

As usual here is a big list of updates we had this last month. Grats to the new heroes as well! You can look forward to tons of updates in April too.  
HIGHLIGHTS: EVENTS LIKE CTF, DM, and TvT CAN BE SPECTATED BY ANYONE, DM IS NOW ANONYMOUS  


- Several NPC html window updates, fixes, small changes.
- Auto announcements that happen through out the day were updated to give information about account security and how to change your password on our website.
- A new question was added to the FAQ reguarding how to make an offline shop.
- Fixed the Oren and Giran castle siege times back to 11:00 AM (PST GMT -7), somehow over time a few seige times change on their own to a really late time this is just me fixing it.
- When you would click the "How to get Top S84 PvP Items" in the FAQ section, it would go to a blank page, this is now fixed.
- More small html changes to the Global GK.
- Fixed a problem with Summoners Berserk skill, it didnt stack properly with other buffs. thx MrTiny for reporting.
- You may now spectate/observe TvT after the event has started, via the registration NPC in Giran, enjoy.
- Some small GK html changes.
- DM has been changed so you can NOT see enemies clan tags or real names (to help prevent teaming up), everyone will have generic names with no clan or ally tags at all and summons will have no owner name. Please note that you will see your own character with its regular name and tags, just others wont.
- Now After CTF or DM has started, you may go to the registration NPC in Giran and be able to observe the event! Much like how Broadcasting Towers let you watch seiges. This feature will also be added to TvT soon.
- Fixed a problem with players being re-added to DM after a DC, some where down the road i screwed it up, its now fixed.
- Fixed a problem with CTF where players didnt get new buffs after they were re-added after a DC, now they do!
- Fixed a problem with the group instance event, some players were talking to the NPCs inside the instance at the same time making them summon mulitple raids at once, this should not happen anymore.
- More event code optimization.
- Updated new player bonuses windows to be more up to date, and provide more info.
- Fixed a bug when signing up for events, players could trick the event into thinking there were actually more players signing then their really was, and some event code optimization.
- Transformations are no longer allowed in TvT and DM, like how CTF has been.
- Just a heads up, at our current rate we will not make our vote goal this month! So dont forget to vote.
- Shout chat is now global again, I hope it wont be abused like it was before, if it is we will just take it away permanently! additionally chat rules will be enforced strictly, before typing nonsense we suggest everyone review the rules. The delay is 30 seconds now as well. We hope this will NOT be regretted.
- Warsmiths/meastros buffs "Restring, Embroider" etc now last 20 minutes instead of 10 (it gets changed to this in High Five anyway).
- Blue talisman of evasion buff's reuse has been decreased.
- A new custom Raid Boss was added inside CoT, its level 85 and named Zardial, go find it!
- The new custom raid was added to the Raid status list.
- Ice skanks guard custom lower level raid was deleted.
- Fixed the raid status window, it was not showing the proper status of Antharas, now it does thanks for reporting.
- The area where new players spawn is now a peace zone to prevent killing of new players.
- Added some new tips to the .info, and updated some older ones.
- The problem with clan wars disappearing might be fixed now, so pay attention to see if they disappear again after this point.
- Since our website host change some of our quest guides images were not displaying, this is now fixed.
- Our older websites we used to use now redirect to our new one, for if anyone that gets directed there.
- Rabbit Chest Event and Invasion Event now have a small chance of giving players Heart Stones, and some festival adena.
- Fixed a problem with Bluff not being able to be used with a 2h sword (Elemental Summoners).
- Fixed a rebirth problem, thx florina for reporting.
- Updated our server description on most top sites.
- Fixed a problem that people were having with equiping dual daggers, l2j had a condition on there where subclasses couldnt equip them, now you can. Please note there will be glitched animations for dwarfs or orcs that subclass a dagger and use a dual daggers.
- It is now easier to obtain blood roots for the noble quest.
- Fixed a problem with summon Nightshade thx asuni for reporting.
- Older player accounts can now take advantage of most online account services.
- Forgot to add the bug report section to the new forum, this is now fixed.
- Just a warning, this months BIG EVENT has IP restrictions like other events do, so if you honestly have more then one person playing from your location, let me know so i can add your IP to the exeption list, I CANT/WILL NOT ADD IP's ON SUNDAY this list is cached when the server starts up so it would be impossible to add you if you wait too long.
- Fixed a problem with our new forum, there was a problem with the cookies so users were not staying logged in after the left the forum, now you will stay logged in.
- Put up a huge warning for when players exchange top S84 gear to help prevent people from accidently trading in the wrong items, please read it.
- Increased the amount of mobs that spawn in the invasion event.
- Fixed a problem with Global Shout from the GM Shop. Chat banned players were able to use it.
- Big website/forum updates! Our website now has great new features including account services online for new game accounts, including the ability to change your password and have your password reset if you forgot it via email. Other new features include server online status, online player count, top pvp, top pk all on our website. We now have a new forum as well, we are now personally hosting our forums using phpbb open source forum software, this means we dont have to pay to remove adds or ftp access and have the ability to customize what ever we want!
- Like the above said NEW accounts will have these services available when they make a game account through the website, auto account creation will cease to exist in the near future and everyone creating new accounts will have to use the website. Older player accounts can have access to these services upon request, we will just need to attach an associate your email address with your account, contact Balls for more info.
- Still need to image paths some of websites quest guides due to the host change, this will be fixed soon.
- Also some ISP's had our old server host blocked which limited our traffic, this should have resolved this issue.