Friday, 17 December 2010

Template characters

Well, after a long awaited "soon", the template characters are implemented. I'll make this post brief, with the info I have until now.
I have only claimed Mastara, my previously SM11 healer who has miraculously turned into a GB12 healer. Ar is still waiting until I figure out what to do about epis and gear.


- level 1-3 ND elixirs
- all the skills at ch10, including second role skills on characters that have not reached second role
- GK/BK relics
- +5 dagger and bracers
- perfect nuggets
- some clothes. I have 100 def pants (CC), 3% crit jacket, 10% all resistance hat, 100dmg and CK dmg wbs, 10% speed boots.
- 2kk gold
- you get your 3 free restats in hefei again.
- the skills that have been left out (see below) can be obtained through the clan base trainers.

DOWNS (hang on, this is gonna be a long list)

- Your character has face number one, no matter what it looked like before, and hairdo number one.
- if you didn't move your stuff into the inventory, your entire inventory is erased.
- unless high level enough, no epithets whatsoever. There are people with [unsealed]Conqueror of North Sea running around, but other than that, i saw KS at awkward zombies in Hefei. So for people above FC10 - no Shen Mo. Enjoy.
- 0 (yes, zero) karma. So you better do the Bloody flowers quest if you want to wear at least the GK relics
- you have the nuggets, but the weapons are not slotted.
- some high levels got the SM clothing set. Useless in LD/Icy
- your RTD quests appear as completed, but the quest rewards are not on your character. So better save up your clan relics if you have them, or your 2nd role clothes if you got there, you're not getting them now.
- your RTE and RTK quests need to be done again. It will not be easy getting those low-level drops.
- BP is a mess. SM nukers with ch10 aoe and BS buffs are NOT a desired sideffect.
- LE: BlooM reports the warrior damage buff missing (Xuanxu Art of Earth)
- LE: Reported "unhandled exception" bugs on characters that were given with the wrong gender .
- the characters do have all the clan-specific skills, but don't have the clan base vaga skills they learned at the beginning. Now this might not be THAT bad, just mentioned for the obsessive-compulsive fellow players who like to have all their skills maxed. So yeah, we do have some skills to train until ch10 :)

Not yet decided how to rate it:

The word filter is off starting with this patch. People can now freely type "shaolin" and " power", but they are also free to type the non-scientific terms for sexual intercourse, reproductive organs, feces and so on. Since I believe in freedom of speech, well, this is not altogether bad. What is bad is the fact that the discovery was made during a roar that contained the uncensored version of the abovementioned terms (shaolin was one of the last words roared - i will not get into the analysis of how that person's mind worked).

The list is far from complete, since I am leaving I will kindly ask someone else with editing rights to add to the list.
Ar is currently on hold for reclaiming. I'm not happy about losing my ch11 all attributes buff, but I'm glad I won't have to level all the nukes and the reflect all the way to 10. Also the face thing bothers me greatly, since Ar is supposed to have the face she did.
And the character claim sheet ...claimed Ar is a Shaolin hybrid. Funny, for a female character.

So if you decide to claim your characters, strip 'em, and think well. You might get both pleasant and very unpleasant surprises.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Something old, something new, something blue...

Kind of...since we will not have our old chars back, not even fresh new chars, but something between. That's why we will have

We are getting a character that is close to the level of our old characters, with a package of equipment that is suitable for that level. It works out like this;

Level Ranges
1-80 = No Template character
81-100 = Level 96 Template Character
101-115 = Level 108 Template Character
116-128 = Level 120 Template Character
129-139 = Level 132 Template Character
140-150 = Level 144 Template Character
151-160 = Level 156 Template Character
161-172 = Level 168 Template Character
173-188 = Level 180 Template Character
189-200 = Level 192 Template Character

The package isn't decided yet. For me it will be a big LOL since i have claimed my CS10 warr as CS9 (i forgot i have made CS10 right before the end of Acclaim), so i'll get a CS1 char. It sucks.

There will be more things to be taken care of, a lot of questions w/o answers, so stay tunned to see what God Hyerion will give us. Speaking of..what are your expectation from now on?

Full link here:

"Back from the dead" or "God help us"

Hyperion , Yesterday, 08:21 PM

Hey All!!

I'm back in the office after the long trip and meeting schedule. It's good to be back in the office again, although I still haven't fully unpacked or had enough time to readjust my internal schedule to PST. But anyway, here are some updates with nonspecific deadlines

Template Characters are coming very SOON! I will likely post up the full announcement tomorrow with all the details you will need to get the template characters applied to your accounts . We had several options with how to do the process, and we opted with the easiest option for the players that gives you the most ability to change/customize things on your end. I assume ill get a lot of questions about this, but don't be surprised if I defer to tomorrow's update. I need to get some files off my laptop, there are some funny things that people put into the character submission sheet that I wanted to share with you all.

Gameguard will be leaving us shortly. We will not be giving you details on what is replacing GG. This is for a few reasons, the most important being, that giving out details on hack mitigation gives the cheaters more information on how to find ways around it, and I would like several weeks/months of no hacking first before we start giving out details. On your end, it will not appear that there is any anti-hack program at all. This new suite of protections is designed to not affect your gameplay at all (unless you run cheats/hacks).

I am catching up on a lot of little stuff too, the network updates are going along at a decent speed, although there hasn't been enough progress on my 9D stuff that I would like. For instance, I am still waiting on tool access to begin events again from my end, but this should be coming either tomorrow/friday or early next week.

Ask questions, ill answer stuff in this thread throughout the day.