August and Updates!

01 Aug 2011

As always lots of updates this month, but unfortunately we have quite the feeding problem too, the people cought have been punished and several more anti feed measures will be introduced in the near future. High Five is currently in development, but we will be ready sometime this month for sure
HIGHLIGHTS: TONS OF EVENT UPDATES, HIGH FIVE IS COMING SOON!  


- Some people have been cought cheating olympaid, the proof is posted on the forums, the people cought will be punished.
- Made a quick ctf/ctp fix, you already couldnt summon pets in these events, but people were mounting pets before the event started to get inside the event with a mount, this is now fixed.
- We are currently working on High Five. We have made ALOT of progress, if i had to guess, I would say about 50% of the work is done, but there is still alot to do, ill try to keep the news window updated with more informaation as we get closer!
- We have some scheduled downtime but dont worry about it, it is over now.
- Players are now rewarded for a tie in CTF/CTP but you will get the rewards of a loss.
- The Baylor skills that "knocks back" opponents has been deleted from baylor, to see if it helps Baylors DC issue.
- The top C grade Cross Bow was missing from the GM Shop, this is now fixed, thx Kiryu for reporting.
- High Five development has started, and has been worked on the last few days, a rough estimate of the time it will be done is about 2 weeks, maybe more, maybe less, we will see in time. During this time, there wont be as much updates as normal, since most of the effort will be put into the High Five Update, stay tuned :)
- The prizes for people that lose an Event have been improved/updated, join an Event to find out the changes!
- The DMS winner is really fixed this time :).
- If you have any problems logging into the server, go to www.L2Equanimity.com/connect.php to download our new system folder, it will solve your issue.
- Fixed the problem where people couldnt summon pets due to our L2j sync on July 17th.
- Defects from July 17ths update caused players to keep their colored names after TvT, this is now fixed.
- More defects for July 17ths update, cause the person who was chosen winner from DMS to be incorrect sometimes, this should now be fixed.
- Olympiad now needs 3 noblesse players to be signed to start a match.
- More Event Team balancing Updates.
- We are now synced to the newest version of L2j Freya!
- The way teams are made in Events has been improved.
- Skills that have debuffs attached to them should not be evadable (i.e Hammer Crush) this is now fixed (this is retail like).
- Trade Chat as become "trash talk" chat for most, due to this, its not suprsing that a delay has been added to it.
- You names are now colored in TvT Red for Demons and Blue for Angels, this was done because the circular ring around someones feet is hard to clarify with some skill animations.
- Blessing of Protection was making it where you couldnt even attack lower level players that were flagged and was being exploited, this is now fixed.
- DMS now announces the winners deaths and kills.
- the way that DM/DMS makes players anonymous has been improved.
- various html fixes and updates.
- Updated .info > items > clan items to include what clan items our new Custom Raid Arachnite drops.
- You were able to able to debuff team mates and clan buff enemies in CTP, this is now fixed.
- Fixed some Event Bugs.
- hundreds of other small updates/fixes/optimizations that will go unoticed to most.
- As always remember to report any bugs this update may have caused.
- i might add updates to this later... i accidently deleted my list of updates before i put them up and had to remember them all so i probably forgot some.
- More RB Event Fixes, reguarding being re added to the Event after a DC.
- Team Chat fixes... apparently Team Chat was not working if you were in a party in Events lol, ty Adenosine for reporting that it does not work in a party.
- A copy of our server files are currently being synced with the newest version of L2j Freya (NOT HIGH FIVE), during this time there will be alot less daily updates until the sync is complete, this may take a few days, it may take up to a week, but probably not. Reguardless though this is a necessary step before we actually do update to High Five :).
- Our PK protection system has been updated, for now on when you have the blessing of portection buff, no one 7 or more levels can attack you, instead of 10.
- Players are now automatically given the Blessing of Protection buff when they use the buff presets at the Buffer and are also level 78 or lower.
- Players can no longer use Disarm type skills on a player that has a CTF Flag.
- More updates to the invasion Event, the mobs wont get their spells cancelled so easily anymore.
- Slight Event Reward Adjustments.
- Invasion mini Event Updates/Fixes more tests to come!
- The CTF Event was also having issues re adding people to the Event after a DCed, this is now fixed too.
- Now when you check the raid status window there will be a new button for each raid that says "Loc" click it and it will show you were the raid is located!
- Now when you use .ctp while your in ctp and use the loc bottons, it will put a flag on your map where the point is.
- The forums have been re organized in which I hope it will be more user friendly.
- Added a New GM Shop service to remove the PvP effect off your weapons/armor, it can be useful in certain situations such as a Berserker wanting to convert a PvP Ancient Sword to a 2 h Sword, cause weapon change dont work on pvp weapons.
- Figured out why players werent properly being re added to the RB event after the dced, this is now fixed.
- Also figured out why players were getting "stuck" after they logged back in after getting dced from CTP, this is now fixed as well.
- Little fixes/updates to our new Custom Raid Arachnite.
- The .afk flood protection time and respond time has been increased to 40 seconds instead of 30.
- Event code optimizations.
- Added core support for the ability to filter certain words from only shout (for example we can start blocking non english words from shout), we will add a zerg of words to this filter soon.
- Our Auto Events were skipping a few hours in the mornings, this is now fixed.
- A New Custom Raid Boss has been added, its located in near the CoD Pond area up the hill, and its name is Arachnite, enjoy :) (NOTE: i noticed a roblem with it already, its minions have teleport skills, that dont seem to work, but they spam it too often anyway, this will be fixed soon)
- We tested our new Invasion Event (refer to previous entry), some updates/fixes to it have been applied and we will test it again soon.
- Arachnite our new custom raid was added to our raid status list so you can check his status.
- When someone clicked "How to get blood oaths" in the FaQ, it would direct them to the wrong page, this is now fixed, thx Kiryu for reporting.
- Olympiad now lasts 1 extra hour every day!
- Champion Chests inside the Rabbit Chest Event now give x3 rewards.
- For those of you that have been around long enough.... we have recoded our Hide N Seek mini Event and updated its drops, so we can start doing it again!
- We have recoded our invasion Event, now when we do it there will be a variety of mobs in the invasion, small ones and bigger ones that will need teamwork to kill, and the whole town will be invaded, not just a particular area of a town though it may need some adjustments.
- The rules have been updated, if you speak another language then english, and would like to to recruit players to your clan, you make recruit in other languages as long as you include your clan name in your text, that way we know what your talking about.
- Rabbit Chest Event updates, for now on more chests will spawn, Rabbit Magic Eye skills reuse time was slightly decreased and there is now a cool animation when chests are opened.
- Getting moonstone shards for the Noble Quest is now even easier.
- Lilith/Anakim Custom Raids no longer have a random amount of minions, it is now a set value.
- The Price of Giants Codex in the voting area of the GM Shop has been decreased.
- All Raids/Minions inside the Fort Instance have been leveled up to 83, that way you dont get raid curse from them, and can farm KE normally.
- It is now impossible for players to make a shop in the close vicinity of Event NPCs and where they spawn in Giran.
- The "Commands" area of .info was updated to include information about our newest command likes .afk, .ctp, .infoctp etc.
- There was a problem where Elemental Masters were only learning up to level 12 of Fatal Strike, they now learn the correct max level, thx for reporting.
- The Port to "Wastelands (South)" at the Global GK under Gludio was not working, it was depreciated, its now fixed.
- The Monster Derby Track port from the Global GK now works again, it was also depreciated.
- The Global GK > Aden > ToI Port now links you to the ToI port page with all floors, to be more user friendly.
- Some small CTF html updates.
- The Territory War area of the FaQ has been updated to include the information that if you dont own your own territories ward, you are not eligible for stat bonuses from other wards.
- Since you need S80 or higher weapons to join Events it wasnt allowing players that had Hero weapons sign up, this is now fixed, Hero weapons are now exempt like how boss jewls are, thx kampfsau for reporting.
- You may no longer sign up for an Event while in a sell/buy mode, or when setting up a shop.
- The Raid Battle (RB) Event Raid are now slightly weaker, because people seem to be failing the event more often.
- The Knight Epaulette area of .info > Items has been updated to include our newest way of obtaining them, which is by killing guards in a fort seige.
- The amount of Clan Reputation Ponts given for obtaining a Fort has been increased, it was 200, now its 1500.
- The FaQ > "Divine Inspiration books, how to get them" section has been updated to include our newest way to get the 4th buffslot book, which is from rebirth.
- Updated our server description on most top sites to include CTP/DMS.
- Some chat filter fixes, shoudnt block you saying normal things as often lol such as "going anyway".
- Fixed a problem where sometimes people would be ported to CTP and CTF Events and couldnt talk to NPCs etc. (this started happening when we added the new balance system ;p)
- CTP/CTF message changes/updates.
- More Event code Optimizations.
- The Custom Talisman (Blue Talisman of Evasion) is now passive instead of an active skill.