April, May, and June Updates!

04 Jun 2015

One of the major things we have accomplished lately is is GM reform. As most of you have noticed that there are more GMs online more often then ever, and it we plan on continueing this. Great GM support is a huge priority for us, but I cant do it alone, thanks Reaper91 and CodeRed for helping me through the reform and for the feedback and dedication to the server. Our server has now been open for over 6 years! (May was our 6 year anniversary) I truely believe this will help us be the longest lasting private server with out any wipes/closes in L2 history.









Highlights: GM REFORM, LVL 85 SUBS, CANCEL SKILL REFORM, MORE DRESSME FOR WEPS, AND MORE





- Added a new section to the faq called "What are the PvP rewards here?" That gives an overview of our PvP rewards/Features/Helpful PvP information. It has come to my attention that we have quite a bit of PvP features/rewards but not all the information can be found in one place, now it can! Everyone is encouraged to check it out..

- The command .pvprewards has been added it sends you directly the faq section announced above..

- The automatic notification when you get your first PvP has been updated to provide more information about our PvP rewards/PvP features/PvP information..

- Updated Cancel type skills so that they can no longer take noblesse from you, so you dont have to worry about losing all your buffs if you happen to die with in the 30 seconds that you were cancelled..

- fixed a bug that caused problems when Rebirthing a sub (we temporarily blocked Rebirthing subs due to this) but its fine now..

- Updated our websites top PvP on the homepage to specifically say its "monthly" PvPs so people are not confused..

- The video contest recently ended! Go check out the forums to see the results :). We also encourage you to check our our new YouTube Channel Playlist that includes all videos from the most recent contest..

- .faq > "How can I help the server" section has been updated, so if you are interested in helping the server, check it out..

- The A grade section of .dressme for weapons is now available but remember the only current way to get the tokens is the video contest, we will add another way soon, but players may sell you theirs..

- Fixed a problem where Custom/Instanced clan halls were not automatically being re-added to the auctioneers auction list (PS: one was just added :P).

- We have made it where group buffs do not go through the wall to Baiums lair. Heals/rezes were already blocked well over a year ago. So everything should be blocked now. Please note animations worked before through the wall but they did nothing, now animations are blocked as well to help prevent thinking it still works..

- Chant of Combat and Chant of Critical Attack now last 3 hours like other buffs, thanks for reporting..

- The .newbie command section "Which clans recruit new players" has been updated with more clans that recruit new players, check it out!.

- The .faq section "How do Rebirths work" has been updated. It now also talks about Mini Rebirths as well..

- The automated announced tips through out the day have been updated, so have the random tips in .info..

- Some GM tools have been updated to help make things easier on GMs and to be more efficient..

- Increased the notification chance for new players when shouting to let them know shouting from out of town is NOT global. Many new players think they are talking in global when they arent..

- Updated the .faq section that discusses how to get PvP items, it now includes the prices there..

- Fixed an issue where we started "saving" peoples instances upon log out and restoring them when the logged back in. Turns out this method causes a lot of issues with solo/group instances its best to be kicked out upon restart/dc and re-enter at Beverly after you log back in to ensure functionality of the instance, otherwise it could bug out. The reason we added this was due to custom clan halls that are instanced, we made it where only if you are in a custom clan hall your instance will be saved instead..

- With the above fix, it should also resolve the issue where peoples instances remain "open" and that player can not start another instance even when their other one was finished or expired..

- Fixed an issue where when porting to FoR Farmzone from a custom Clan Halls you would still be in an instance, thus not seeing any mobs..

- Fixed a problem where Judicators could not rebirth. They were never in our rebirth script before, because they were not a main class, but now they are added since you can get subs to 85 now..

- Our newest Client Patch is now available version 5.1, you will need it to see some of the updates! So run your auto updater..

- B Grade Weapon Token is now available, it can obtained through the Voting Section of the GM Shop, enjoy! Overall there is 50+ B grade weapons to choose from..

- Players can now level their subs to 85, this means you can rebirth your subs instead of your main, it also means your subs will have the best skill enchant rates when they reach level 85. This even means judicators can reach 85 now. Overall subs will be more useful. enjoy!.

- A Grade Weapon Token is now integrated into the server, it can obtained only through our video contest currently, more ways will be added in the future. Please note that anyone who participates gets prizes, including this token..

- Enchant Scrolls descriptions now specifically tell people our safe enchant of +7, and that blesseds reset to +7 not 0. Also they specifically tell people Crystal enchant Scrolls are 100% enchant rate, to avoid confusion..

- Armor Tokens, Weapon Tokens, Cocaine and more now weigh 0..

- As some of you may know there are known bugs with changing subclasses too fast, like skills not showing up and getting grade penalties for no reason and more. Due to these situations the flood protection (wait time) on changing subs has increased, so you have to wait slightly longer now..

- Players were spamming trade invites on enemies in PvP to distract them and make it hard for them to PvP, trades can no longer be done while flagged or in Combat mode, so this is now impossible..

- Recently our launcher with more recent news posts/pics..

- Recently our website with a new news post about the video contest. just a reminder the contest ends on May 10th!.

- Recently updated .staff to remove older inactive GMs and add our new GMs that are currently active..

- Recently Fixed an issue where players could drag raids into town to kill them with out interference. Now when a raid is dragged into town, its automatically ported back to its spawn position. Thanks for the report!.

- Recently Fixed an issue where players could cancel buffs with cancel skills right before and event or oly and they would re-obtain their buffs right after the event/oly started, thanks for reporting!.

- Fixed an issue where the pet section of the buffer had the heal/debuff buttons opposite of the player buff section, making it confusing and inconvenient, thanks Fugly for reporting..

- Recently did major reform how things work on the GM side of things to help encourage GMs to be online, do events, help new players etc. Since i was busy doing this, there was a lack of updates, but this will help the server greatly in the long run, with these updates in place it should help give more time for development. As many of you may have noticed our newer GMs are pretty active, partially due to this (Reaper/CodeRed).

- Recently updated our new player tracking system in various ways to improve tracking, less false positives and finding people that we wouldnt have found before. (This is in regards to how we welcome new players, give them tips etc)..

- Recently fixed an issue with custom clan halls where the CH Manager was acting like the owners were an intruder, and not associated with the clan hall. I tried fixing it before and screwed up the majority of ch managers, now everyones should be fine..

- Recently fixed an issue with Touch of Death not giving back buffs..

- Fixed an issue with .dressme for weapons for D grade blunts, when you chose Tarbar it was giving you giving you the Spiked Club texture instead. Thanks Swofty for reporting..

- Our Chat filter has been relaxed a bit, however if we see a spike in chat related issues it will be reinstated. Please dont waste our time!.

- We are currently having a VIDEO CONTEST! Prizes include donation credit so you can choose what you want. Check the forums or .contest for the details..

- We are currently having a DOUBLE GCM/GC/LS/Enchant Scroll/AA drop rate weekend. Have fun!.

- L2 Equanimity client version 5.0 has been released, you can get it with our auto updater or downloading our newest patch on our website..

- C Grade weapons have been added to .dressme, that means over 100+ new weapons to choose from. However you need a C-Grade Weapon Token to unlock them. You can get it at the PvP section of the GM Shop. L2 EQ Client version 5.0 is needed to see this item..

- A new Joke item called Pear of Anguish has been added to the PvP area of the GM Shop. Thanks Lirael, he created the item and its texture. L2 EQ Client version 5.0 is needed to see this item..

- Cancel skills on our server are now changed. They will no longer permanently remove buffs, they will give them back after 30 seconds, however some skills now cancel more buffs then before. Cancellation now takes 3 instead of 2, Touch of Death now takes 2 instead of 1. This is subject to change..

- With the current changes, and how cancels work here, this would make cancel skills very weak, to counter this we have made the following upgrades to cancel type skills: They will no longer always start on your songs/dance, they can start at your normal buffs instead too. They will not always start cancelling your last buffs either, there is a random variabl that can make them start taking buffs that are farther into the players buff bar. However this may need some fine tuning..

- Steal Divinity no longer steals buffs, it now cancels them instead. It will cancel them for 30 seconds, but it will do 2 instead of 1 but the reuse was changed a little. This is subject to change..

- Fixed an issue with custom clan halls where SoEs were not taking you to the correct instance for the clan hall..

- Fixed another issue with custom clan halls, when you used the Global GK from your clan hall, it would not reset your instance, so you would not see mobs/npcs etc and had to /unstuck to revert back to the default instance..

- Fixed some typos with custom clan hall names in the client files..

- Updated Blessed Clan Hall Scroll of escapes to work even if you dont have a clan hall. PKers were thinking they would work, and would lose items due it not working..

- Clans that recruit new players have been added to the .newbie command, remember to get added to this list check the forums recruitment section there is a stickied post about it!.

- .gotopvp command can now "Crit" at a 15% rate, which will make it 10 seconds instead of 20 when it does crit. However, this does not work yet for scroll of PvP..

- Added "Who can give me help/advice?" section to .newbie, this section is about people who have volunteered to help new players, their names are listed in this section, this is from a discussion we had on the forums recently. If you would like to be added to this list, please contact me! Thanks Kenchan, Lisergia, Lirael and anyone else who volunteers for this..

- Several typos were fixed in the .faq/newbie sections thanks to our new GM Reaper91..

- Updated the GM shop layout some and updated a few icons. Also updated the icons in .items to reflect the updated icons of Heart Stones/Kinship Crystals/CkC. Also updated new player bonus windows a bit..

- Fixed information in the Antharas for dummies NPC about Antharas spawn time after entering the lair, thanks sadness for reporting..

- With newest patch updated Physical Pose and Patience triggers descriptions to make sure people know its physical skill power, not p atk... its a common petition people think its bugged, just a bad translation, its not bugged..

- Fixed Hides Skill description it supposed to say decreases speed by 30% not increases..

- Updated skill Descriptions of Mortal Strike, Critical Blow, Focus Death, and Assassination. NCSoft has a very confusing way of referring to blow type skills, sometimes they say vital attacks, sometimes they say critical rate. Now the way skills refer to blow rate is now uniform so its less confusing it will say "success/land rate of Blow type Skills" instead. if i skipped any skills, let me know..

- Updated the skill descriptions for Contagion. NCSoft left out that the target needs to be bleeding for it to work in the High Five description, we added it back..

- Updated skill descriptions for cancel type skills/steal divinity to let people know the buffs are given back after 30 seconds..

- A new GM has joined our staff, their name is Reaper91 :) Please note as with any new GM this is a probationary period, and may not be permanent. If you have any issues with the new GM tell Balls about it!.