Podcast Video: Year in Review

Posted by Community | 2016 Dec 16 11:08 -0500 GMT

Our Knight Podcast last Sunday took a look back over the past year's changes as well as looked forward to what's coming in 2017.

Knights Luvly, Maceric, and Cyrric were joined by DAoC Producer John Thornhill during the podcast, which is now available on our official YouTube channel!

Watch it below!


Midwinter has come

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 14 19:21 -0500 GMT
In celebration of the Midwinter Festival, we have the following notes for you:
  • The Frozen Medal of Honor and Frozen Cloaks of Midwinter are once again available!
  • Battleground Presents are there to be gathered!
  • The Traveling Merchants have their winterly return to the realms!
  • A new challenging instance awaits those willing to brave the cold!

Midwinter will start today, December 14th, and will run until January 17th, 2017.
 


Read on for more details!

1.122B Hot Fix #3

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 14 17:51 -0500 GMT
Midwinter is almost upon us and that means its time for the annual festivities... but first, here are some quick Hot Fix notes for you!

Class Balance


Bonedancer
  • The Dread Lord pet rear stun style's duration has been reduced from 9s to 6s.
Cabalist
  • The amber simulacrum pet has had its defenses reduced.
    • This means the pet will die much faster than before to melee damage, making this a higher risk/reward pet.
    • Its offensive damage remains unchanged.
Champion
  • The self strength/constituion and dexterity/quickness combination buff should now properly buff both effects even when sheared of one effect.

Enchanter
  • The Enchantment of Mana buff has been changed as follows:
    • The proc rate has been reduced from 100% to 33%
    • The pbaoe damage proc now scales with the level of the Enchanter.
      • This results in lower damage values before level 50.
      • The damage from the level 50 version remains unchanged at 275.
  • The Enchantment of Zeal buff has been changed as follows:
    • Its re-use timer has been increased from 5m to 10m.
  • The Heal Effectiveness buffs have had their durations reduced from 45s to 30s.
  • The underhill stalker pet has had its defenses reduced.
    • This means the pet will die much faster than before to melee damage, making this a higher risk/reward pet.
    • Its offensive damage remains unchanged.
Necromancer
  • The level 50 Deathsight ability, Bringer of Death, has had its duration reduced from 30s to 20s.
  • The Chthonic Form's hitpoint and armor factor increase once again stacks with other HP/AF increasing abilities like the Spear of King's /use.
  • The Chthonic Form's AF buff is now given out below level 50 at the following levels and values:
    • Level 20-34 receives a 25 AF buff
    • Level 35-44 receives a 75 AF buff
    • Level 45-49 receives a 125 AF buff
    • Level 50 receives the same 250 AF buff
  • The plated fiend pet has had its defenses reduced.
    • This means the pet will die much faster than before to melee damage, making this a higher risk/reward pet.
    • Its offensive damage remains unchanged.
Spiritmaster
  • The spirit valkyrie pet has had its defenses reduced.
    • This means the pet will die much faster than before to melee damage, making this a higher risk/reward pet.
    • Its offensive damage remains unchanged.
Valewalker
  • The level 50 Immolation lifetap will now only heal the Valewalker and its group one time when used.

1.122B Hot Fix #2

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 09 16:31 -0500 GMT
Get your Hot Fix fix before the weekend!

World


  • Several quests' text has been adjusted to direct players to the strength relic towns instead of Caer Berkstead, Nottmoor Faste, or Dun Crimthainn for turn-ins.
  • The Chapter 5 of the Otherworlds Campaign now correctly grants credit to groups who are not part of a battlegroup as well as to battlegroups.
  • The correct Royal Accountant NPCs are now found in each realm's strength relic town.


Realm vs Realm


  • Keep keys can once again be turned into the supply chests at Caer Berkstead, Nottmoor Faste, and Dun Crimthainn.
  • Hookpoints on Caer Berkstead, Nottmoor Faste, and Dun Crimthainn towers should once again spawn correctly.


Class Balance


General
  • Traitor's Dagger pet procs are now correctly prevented from working in Light Tank pet-proc stance.
  • The spell icon for the Siege Alacrity chant now appears correctly.

Bonedancer
  • The dread lord's magic resistances have been reduced slightly.
  • The fossil healer's heal values have been reduced slightly.
  • All heal-pet target's health thresholds to begin healing have been reduced from 90% health to 75% health.

Cabalist
  • All heal-pet target's health thresholds to begin healing have been reduced from 90% health to 75% health.

Champion
  • The siege damage, protection and haste chants should properly affect group-mates now.

Enchanter
  • The Enchantment of Mana buff's delve now correctly indicates that the proc hits the target as well as the targets in its radius.
    • The Enchantment of Mana delve has been reduced from 325 to 275 damage.
    • Enchantment of Mana now has a 60s RUT.
  • All heal-pet target's health thresholds to begin healing have been reduced from 90% health to 75% health.
  • The Mana Barrier magic ablative line of spells can no longer be right-click removed to avoid the immunity timer.

Minstrel
  • The siege damage, protection and haste chants should properly affect group-mates now.

Necromancer
  • Chthonic Form should no longer drop randomly.
  • Painworking's lower level versions of parry-chance buffs now correctly overwrite the Chthonic Form's innate parry buff.
  • Nethersbane is now correctly removed from the Necromancer's inventory on logout.
    • This item is also removed on equip if not 50 painworking specialization.
  • A bug causing the Death Servant line of bolt spells from doing much more damage than other bolt type spells has been corrected.
  • The Spirit Form stealth lore detection radius is now affected by the Necromancer's Death Servant specialization.
    • This will result in lower general detection radius unless fully specialized in Death Servant.
  • All heal-pet target's health thresholds to begin healing have been reduced from 90% health to 75% health.

Savage
  • The melee tri-resist buff now stacks with item-based melee resist buffs.

Skald
  • The siege damage, protection and haste chants should properly affect group-mates now.

Spiritmaster
  • All heal-pet target's health thresholds to begin healing have been reduced from 90% health to 75% health.
 

1.122B Hot Fix

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 07 19:34 -0500 GMT
We've been very happy with the action and response to patch 1.122B thus far! The dynamic underpopulation bonuses, tower layout and portal keep changes have been very well received and we're loving all the awesome feedback on the pet-class changes!

Below you'll find some quick adjustments and general bug fixes. Thanks again for the feedback and we'll see you in the frontiers!

Realm vs Realm


  • The siege tower hookpoint on the northeast corner of Dun Crimthainn should now be visible when shift+right-clicking on the keep and showing the hookpoints.
    • Please note that if you're currently logged in, you will need to logout and run the patcher before this change takes effect.
  • The siege tent at Nottmoor Watchtower will now spawn correctly.
  • The teleporter NPCs at each strength relic town no longer give incorrect information about the length of the portal timer. All portal ceremonies are 60s so long as the safe port supply line is open.


Class Balance

General

  • Several icons have had their widgets, borders, and icons adjusted and fixed.
    • Please note that if you're currently logged in, you will need to logout and run the patcher before these changes takes effect.

Bonedancer

  • Bonedancer “Totem” have been changed as follows:
    • Only one totem spawns at the target location, but effects are still radius based.
    • Totem effects now trigger as soon as the totem is cast, and continues to subsequently pulse as normal.

Druid

  • Cloak of the Loyal Druid has had its disease cure rate reduced to every 15 seconds, down from every 30 seconds.

Enchanter

  • The “Enchantment of …” spells now properly overwrite themselves on groupmates.
  • The Underhill Ally’s health regeneration buff has been removed.
    • This conflicted with the Bard’s heal song. The melee resistance buffs from the ally and its healing capability offer enough utility without needing to increase the regen buff’s value.
  • The level 48 PBAoE spell now does its correct damage.
  • The Loyal Enchanter class cloak /use add-radius ability now properly affects the group.
  • The Enchantment of Mana ability should properly function for all classes now.
Necromancer
 
  • The Revert Form ability now correctly shows up in the abilities list.
  • Necromancer ‘Ground’ abilities have changed as follows:
    • Only one ground storm spawns at the target location, but effects are still radius based.
    • Ground effects now trigger as soon as the ground is cast, and continues to subsequently pulse as normal.
  • Chthonic Form changes:
    • Now properly grants its parry and weaponskill buffs at all levels.
    • Now properly releases summoned pets at all levels.
  • Decrepit Form’s health regeneration has been scaled throughout level progression. The level 50 regeneration remains unchanged.
    • This will lower regen rates throughout the lower levels, mainly to balance out the previously very high regeneration rate in battlegrounds.
  • Power Lock now correctly stuns the Necromancer while grappling and draining its target’s power.
    • You cannot purge this stun, and it does not provide an immunity.
Paladin
 
  • The first tick of the Selfless Devotion RR5 now correctly fires.


Live Server Downtime - Patch 1.122B

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 05 19:06 -0500 GMT
Update 2:40 PM EST / 7:40 PM GMT: All servers are back online now!

Please note that the Paladin and Bainshee sections of the patch notes have been updated as of this posting.


All servers will be coming down Tuesday, December 6th at 5:45AM EDT / 10:45AM GMT for patch 1.122B!

Check out the patch notes below!


 

Pendragon Server Downtime - Patch 1.122B Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 01 13:28 -0500 GMT
Update: Pendragon is now up, check out the 1.122b Pendragon Test Server Notes #2 here or by clicking the image below!

The Pendragon test server will be coming down today, December 1st, at 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT to deliver some updates and fixes to Patch 1.122B's existing test server notes.

The new notes will follow when Pendragon is back online. 

Important Note:
  • We highly suggest separating out your normal game directory from your Pendragon game directory *before* patching and testing on Pendragon.
    • If you do not do this, you *will* experience issues when patching back to live.
      • To force the live client to fix these issues, you will need to delete the mft.myp in your game's directory and run the patcher again.
For those interested in testing on Pendragon, follow the character copy process here!

Happy Thanksgiving and Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Nov 23 12:01 -0500 GMT

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Broadsword!

To celebrate the holiday, please enjoy the following bonuses from today until the morning of Monday, November 28th:

  • On Ywain, there will be a rotating +125% Realm Point bonus in the zone of Pennine Mountains, Jamtland Mountains, OR Breifine. This bonus will rotate among these 3 zones every 4 hours, with 1 zone having the bonus at a time. When the bonus is disabled, the zones will be set back to the current amount of +50% RPs.
    • Keep an eye out for the broadcast messages mentioning which zone currently has the bonuses when in the frontier region!
  • On Gaheris, all three capital city regions have been given a +125% Realm Point bonus.

Enjoy!

Pendragon Server Downtime - Patch 1.122B

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Nov 17 13:00 -0500 GMT
Update: Pendragon is now up, check out the 1.122b Pendragon Test Server Notes here or by clicking the image below!

The Pendragon test server will be coming down tomorrow, November 17th, at 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT to deliver Patch 1.122B, including the much-anticipated RvR changes, the Necromancer class revamp, and many more class balance changes!

Notes will follow when Pendragon is back online. 

Important Note:
  • We highly suggest separating out your normal game directory from your Pendragon game directory *before* patching and testing on Pendragon.
    • If you do not do this, you *will* experience issues when patching back to live.
      • To force the live client to fix these issues, you will need to delete the mft.myp in your game's directory and run the patcher again.
For those interested in testing on Pendragon, follow the character copy process here!
 
 


Highlights


  • The much-anticipated revamp of the Necromancer class is finally here! But don’t just skip down to read those notes, there’s a ton of other great changes to look forward to as well!
  • RvR changes abound! The return of Nottmoor Faste, Dun Crimthainn, and Caer Berkstead as capturable keeps as well as many familiar towers in some new and interesting locales headline the improvements!
  • You like pets? We’ve got your pet changes right here! Spiritmaster, Bonedancer, Enchanter, Cabalist, and (of course) Necromancer pets and pet-specific specializations have all been given some *major* love. Check out the changes below!
  • Check out the new, permanent Otherworlds Chapter 10 instanced encounter inside the underground keep of Knoc Meayll!
  • Many more RvR and class changes await those brave enough to read on!

Introducing the revamped Necromancer class

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Nov 16 20:18 -0500 GMT
The full 1.122B Patch notes, including the complete list of Necromancer changes, as well as the other class and RvR changes will be out tomorrow, November 17th when the Pendragon test server is back up!

Until then, enjoy a peek into the revamp of the Necromancer class!


 
 

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