July and August Updates!

10 Aug 2013

Here is our list of updates from the last two months, we should revert back to the 1 month posts after this one, there was a delay due to the new website among other things. As usual players have seen quite a bit of improvements with our server the last few months and we will continue that trend. Something that should be mentioned is that players need to take account security more seriously, stolen acccount/item reports are holding the server back, and its so easy to prevent. Do not share your accounts, and make sure to attach an email to your account as well!


Highlights: New Website, New Player Bonus Updates, PVP Zone Updates.






- Our website has been re-designed, take a look at www.L2Equanimity.com.

- Posted on the forum a thread about how players can make quest guides and get rewarded for it, if your interested, check it out!

- In hopes of simplifying the dreadful process of stolen account/item cases. A FaQ section labeled "My items/account are gone, what can i do" has been added, it shows you how to fill out a report, if you petition about this, you will be referred to this page to how to submit a report, so hopefully this will make this part less work for us. Also a few regulations have been added, standard case time has been increased to 14 days from 7, and  repeat cases from specific players in most cases will be ignored, if it happens more then once your on your own.

- Due to some issues with walker NPCs they have been disabled, this means NPCs such as Suspicious Merchants for fortresses wont walk around for now. They would sometimes go through the ground/disappear.

- The Video Contest is now over, come take a look at the forums for the results!

- Setup time for events has been increased to 90 seconds instead of 60 seconds. (This was actually applied last week, but forgot to put it in the news).

- We are having a Double Giants Codex Mastery, Life Stone, Enchant Scroll drop rate weekend! Remember drops mean from mobs/raids, this does not include events. This applies to all LS 76 or higher, and the Scrolls are for normal and blessed S grade scrolls, enjoy!

- Added external image support for the server, this allows us to insert images that are not in the client into html windows in game. Though there are a bit of limitations.

- Using the support mentioned above we have updated the news window header with an image created by GM Aeterna, this is just an example of what can be done with this new feature.

- Removed retail like class restrictions from the Dynasty PvP platinum/jeweled/satin armors, we already had them removed from the non PvP versions, we just had forgot these before.

- Fixed a problem with Icarus PvP weapons they were not tradable here due to a l2j sync quite a while ago, thx Senseii for the report.

- Clan Related section of donations has been updated.

- L2 Equanimity is now on Twitter, Follow us!

- The respawn times of custom raids (not epics) have been decreased. Instead of a 10 hour respawn and a 5 hour random window. Its 8 hours and a 4 hour random window.

- Fixed the last existing issues i know about in regards to .options debuff msgs. It wont say landed on heals, and rushes anymore.

- Some updates to new player bonuses, to enhance user friendliness/give information.

- We are now having a DOUBLE EVENT PRIZE WEEKEND. It will end sometime monday. Enjoy.

- We changed it to where if you leave our Custom PvP Zone FoW your character will flag, making it harder to hop zones to avoid pvp.

- Made it where Blood Oaths and Blood Alliances can be sold to the GM Shop as well for a decent value. 10m for oaths and 25m for alliances. Much like we did to clan eggs/juices recently.

- During last weeks update, when making clan items worth more when selling to the GM Shop, we overlooked Earth Eggs, this is now fixed.

- Added 2 new sections to the FaQ. "Is there custom commands on this server", and "My character DCs when I login..."

- Fixed a problem that happened often when players would DC when being ported to an event while they were transformed, thx sever for reporting.

- for convenience sake the following commands have been added .staff, .items, .rates, .donate, .rules, .commands, they will send you to the appropriate page from the .info menu.

- The .info > Staff menu has been updated, and now has links to show all GMs contact information, and important details about them such as the languages they speak. The contact information it shows is Emails, Facebook Pages, and more.

- The rules have been updated in regards to a specific problem. If you see a player claiming to be a GM, or claiming they work on/for the server, or claiming they are real life friends with a GM, or anything like that. Please report it with a screenshot, those who report this behavior with a screenshot will be rewarded. The person who is doing this will get punished, and often times banned based off what was said.

- Various small changes to auto announcements/tips.

- We are having a VIDEO CONTEST! Winners will receive donation credit so they have a wide selection of prizes to choose from. All participants will atleast get a small prize. For more information type .contest and/or check the forums!

- Fixed a problem with a bunch of Dynasty PvP Armors/Weapons not being tradable/sellable. Thanks Malkav for the report!

- Clan Eggs (for clan skills) and Marvelous Fruit Juices (for clan reputation) have had their sell value inceased, meaning their sell value to the GM Shop. The reason for this is they can be useless to most players as drops unless they are a clan leader, or are helping a clan level up. With this change these items shuld no longer be as  useless cause you can get much more adena for them. You can now sell them to the GM Shop for much higher values. Regular clan eggs sell for 10 million, while Destruction Tombstones and Cradle of Creations sell for 50 million. Fruit juices sell for 6 million.

- Fixed a problem with Debuff msgs saying landed on single target buffs. There are a few other skill types that need to be sorted as well, like charges, we will try and get that fixed soon.

- Updated .info > Commands, it was very outdated, added a bunch of custom commands that were not listed before.

- Several small updates to the Donation list, take a look.

- We are now having a 75% increased adena drop rate weekend, and GCM drop rates are x2! Take note that double GCM rates only apply to drops, as in from mobs, and raids, not from events. The adena increase this weekend also stacks with the 40% drop bonus at FoW (Field of Whispers) PvP Zone!

- An issue should be fixed regarding RB Event and showing crazy heal values, the bug happened when adding support for heal over time skills for your heal value. Thanks for reporting.

- Another attempt at fixing the problem with 3v3 oly and players getting an IP issue when trying to re-sign.

- Tons of minor tweaks to the whole .faq area and to other windows in .info like Farmzone Information, and rates sections. The tweaks include fixing typos, rewording things to be more user friendly, getting rid of outdated information, adding more up to date information, and adding additional information.

 

- Knight Epaulette drop rates have been adjusted so that guards shouldnt drop 0, keep in mind the overall drop rates are almost the same and you will get the same similar averages per guard. For example instead of a guard dropping 6 at a 50% rate, it will be 3 at a 100% rate. Which is more user friendly.<br>
- Fixed a problem with perfectionist achievement saving your timer, it wouldnt work in rare conditions.<br>
- Possibly fixed the problem with 3v3 oly when a team member doesnt meet the requirements to register it was not taking the rest of the team off the IP check list, so they couldnt join again after.<br>
- Fixed a problem where % heals and heal over time type skills were not counted towards your overall heal score in RB event. Thanks UndeRCoveR for the report.<br>
- Made some adjustments to the Global GK layout.<br>
- Our server survey is now over and 10 out of the 57 participants were randomly selected for prizes. The price was 150 Gold Einhasad and 15 Giants Codes Mastery. For the full list of winners, check out the forums!<br>
- GM Caer is Starting a monthly raffle contest. Players will automatically be entered into the raffle based on their voting habbits. This starts July 1st and will end at the end of July, prizes will be given out the 1st of that next month. Read the forums for more info!<br>
- Fixed a problem when people sent adena through the mail and had clost to max adena they would lose some because you cant go over 99.9b adena (max adena). Now it wont let you accept it if you would exceed the max value. A simular fix was made to payment request mails, you will still lose the adena, but its logged so you can be reimbursed if you happen to make this mistake and report it.<br>
- Fixed a problem with Freya Achievement, it was giving the acheievement to everyone except for the person who got last hit. Thanks Omoplata for reporting.<br>
- While fixing the above problem i noticed another problem, achievements like Freya will only give achievement updates to unique players, not boxed ones.<br>
- Fixed a problem with Seal of Suspension, as many of you know we have it set to last 1 minute here, but there was a bug that let it bypass that adjustment when enchanted for chance. Thx for the report.<br>
- Fixed a problem where you couldnt shop the elite mercenary area of the Territory War shop if you upgrade to exalted mercanary (exalted mercanary shop doesnt work yet). Thanks DeathWarrior for reporting.<br>
- Fixed a problem that made it where commands like .infoctf , .infoctp wouldnt work since our server migration. We use ubuntu now and all file names are case sensative now, unlike windows.<br>
- We have anther addition to our staff, our new GM Aeterna. We welcome them to our team!<br>
- Now when you use a Blessed Enchant Scroll and fail, it will go back to +7 (our safe enchant) rather then 0. Thanks DraGuDown for the suggestion.<br>

- The system message that announces players successfully enchanting their gear to +6/7 has been changed cause thats our safe enchant so it doesnt make sense. It will now announce/do the firework at +10 and +16.<br>

- Fixed an issue with olympiad geodata, your not supposed to be able to shoot across the gaps between the statues on Three Bridges Arena olympiad stadium (the arena with lava).<br>

- Fixed a problem that was making most of our images for our quest guides on our website not to appear after our migration to our new DDoS protected server last tuesday.<br>

- Fixed a problem where warp and blink would delete a buff if you had full buffs. Thanks Noyna for reporting.<br>

- Additonal mob spawns have recently been added to Field of Whispers PvP Zone.<br>

- Fixed a problem with Event Managers html windows. They were not showing up when you talked to them while an event was running. Thanks Dio for reporting.<br>

- Fixed a small geodata issue on the bridge between VoL and Frozen.<br>