Friday Grab Bag - 04/16/2021

Posted by Community | 2021 Apr 16 12:31 -0400 GMT
Welcome to this week's Grab Bag!

Don't forget to face down the bunny by April 27th!

Thanks, as always, to everyone for your questions! You can submit any questions relating to current development plans, to request clarification on basic game mechanic questions, or questions on community issues through the Grab Bag Submission form. For any other feedback or suggestions please use our feedback form.

Continue reading for the questions :)

Friday Grab Bag - 04/02/2021

Posted by Community | 2021 Apr 02 15:53 -0400 GMT
Welcome to this week's chocolate covered Grab Bag! Hope you enjoyed our little April Fool's in-game yesterday :) 

Thanks, as always, to everyone for your questions! You can submit any questions relating to current development plans, to request clarification on basic game mechanic questions, or questions on community issues through the Grab Bag Submission form. For any other feedback or suggestions please use our feedback form.

Hop on for the questions!

Rites of Spring Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Apr 01 15:26 -0400 GMT


  • The killer bunny makes his annual return!
  • Collect and choose your Gem of the Harbinger reward!
    • Remember, the gem no longer drops as a One-Time-Drop and instead is a loot-choice on the Rites of Spring quest.
    • Killing the Harbinger of Spring mob (battlegroup-credit) still grants the quest automatically.
    • There will be no item exchange service for the Gem of the Harbinger or any of its variants, choose carefully!
    • Players who defeat the Harbinger should be careful, or they'll find themselves forever reminded of the battle!
  • The Festival Steward returns with her repeatable '[Spring] Preparations' quest!
  • Check out he Event Shop in the capital city to pick up your spring-themed shield pattern!
Read on for the full details!

The Rites of Spring event will be active until Tuesday, April 27th.
 

The Teleport Obelisk Remains

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Mar 30 11:02 -0400 GMT

Thank you all for your feedback on the teleport obelisks in each realms relic town!

It's been great fun to watch the new dynamics created with groups enjoying some great combat on Ellan Vannin as well as the constant action at the ruined areas! We have also really enjoyed the epic keep battles this dynamic seemed to encourage!

As such, the following remains in effect for the foreseeable future:

  • Teleport to and from Knoc Meayll has been re-enabled.
  • Teleport to the Towers of Korazh, Deifrang, and Graoch remain disabled but the towers are no longer ruined.
  • Teleport to the safe areas on Ellan Vannin remains disabled.
  • Players of any group-size can visit their realm's relic towns to use the Ellan Vannin Obelisk to teleport to a random location in the central area of Ellan Vannin.
    • Groups of 6+ members who use this obelisk will receive a 100% bounty point bonus buff that will auto-refresh as long as they stay in the central area of the island.
      • Please note that this buff will *not* stack with mithril-purchased bounty point bonuses but will stack with all other BP bonuses.
      • Please note that this buff will affect Endless Conquest accounts as well as subscribed accounts.
    • This buff will dissipate if the group leaves the area but will return if they return to the area and still have the Ellan Vannin Port buff.
    • Groups of 6+ members with the Ellan Vannin Port buff will continue to get updates on the number of other 6+-person groups in the central area of Ellan Vannin.
  • The obelisk in each realms' relic town will also still teleport ungrouped characters to Folley Lake, The Trellebourg, or Moydrium Castle and the 1 minute anti-group camping timer remains in place at the ruined areas.
We look forward to your continued feedback!

 

Live Server Maintenance (AWS)

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Mar 29 14:57 -0400 GMT

Update 11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT: Ywain and Gaheris are up!

The Ywain and Gaheris servers will be coming down tomorrow, March 30th (5:45 AM EST / 10:45 AM GMT) to perform Amazon server hosting maintenance.

The expected downtime should last 6 hours or less.

We appreciate your patience and understanding!


Friday Grab Bag - 03/19/2021

Posted by Community | 2021 Mar 19 14:04 -0400 GMT
Sun is starting to show itself in some parts so hoping a lovely Spring/Summer is on the horizon :) We're all still recovering from such a hugely successful and massively fun event in Caledonia!

Our new RvR changes to Ellan Vannin have brought some interesting dynamics to Ellan Vannin already! Keep that feedback coming in and let us know your thoughts through our feedback form, official forums, or official Discord :)

Thanks, as always, to everyone for your questions! You can submit any questions relating to current development plans, to request clarification on basic game mechanic questions, or questions on community issues through the Grab Bag Submission form. For any other feedback or suggestions please use our feedback form.

Continue reading for this week's Grab Bag :)

Teleport Obelisk Event, Merchants, and RvR Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Mar 18 12:30 -0400 GMT



Teleport Obelisk Event


Fresh off the heels and feedback from the very successful Catch Up in Caledonia Event, we're excited to introduce a new temporary RvR feature on Ellan Vannin!

One of the major takeaways from the Caledonia event was the love of its fast action and the ability to quickly get back into the fight. With this new event, we hope to create a similar environment on Ellan Vannin that allows groups to quickly return to the fray!

Depending on the feedback, we may look into making this a permanent fixture on the island!

  • An Ellan Vannin Obelisk now stands on the portal pad in each realm's relic town that will teleport players and their group to random open-field locations on Ellan Vannin!
    • Differing slightly from Caledonia, only members within 3500 radius of the obelisk will teleport.
  • All other existing teleports to Ellan Vannin are disabled for the event's duration:
    • Master Vaughn and his elementalists, Stor Gothi Dagny and her gothis, and Brerend and his seoltoirs are all taking a well-deserved holiday from teleporting players to their safe locations on the island.
    • Tower of Korazh, Tower of Deifrang, and Tower of Graoch one-way ports are disabled.
    • Knoc Meayll teleports to and from the keep are disabled.
  • The Tower of Korazh, Tower of Deifrang, and Tower of Graoch are now ruined for the event's duration.
  • Knoc Meayll keep can still be captured normally by the realms and still will be periodically captured by the Manx.
  • Ungrouped characters can also use the obelisk to teleport to the ruined areas of Folley Lake, The Trellebourg, or Moydruim Castle (as well as Ellan Vannin still).
    • This is a one-way, random teleport and does not unlock any of the individual ruined area locations, it simply allows players to port into one of the ruined area locations from the relic town obelisk.
  • Ruined area ports are now refreshable when all 3 locations have been unlocked and all port-buff durations have been reduced from 6 to 2 hours.
  • An anti-camping mechanic has been added to ruined areas.
    • Any grouped characters that remain in the area for longer than 1 minute will take repeated damage until they leave the area for at least 1 minute.
  • This event will run until Tuesday, March 30th, 2021.

Traveling Merchants


  • The traveling merchants have made their return and now hawk their wares outside Castle Sauvage in Albion, Svasud Faste in Midgard, and Druim Ligen in Hibernia!
  • The merchants will remain until Tuesday, March 30th, 2021.

Realm vs Realm Bonuses


On Ywain:
  • 50% bonus to RPs from kills
  • 50% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic and shrouded isle zones and dungeons.
On Gaheris:
  • 50% bonus to normal XP gain in all battlegrounds, classic and shrouded isle zones and dungeons.
  • 50% bonus to normal RP gain in the capital cities.
In each Capital City:
  • 40% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain
In all Housing Zones:
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 10% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain

Bonuses will last until Tuesday, March 30th, 2021.

St Patrick's Day Event

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Mar 16 12:18 -0400 GMT

St. Patrick's Day Event


Are you feeling lucky? 

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day and running from now until Thursday, March 18th, a random-object-generated (ROG) reward awaits those that can complete the annual 'Leprechaun Treasure' quest. One quest completion per character, per year!

To get the quest, level 50s should pay the following poor souls a consoling visit:

Edmund in Cotswold's tavern
Bjorne in Mularn's beer hall
Silvadren in Mag Mell's pub


 
  • As part of the quest, players will be shapeshifted into a realm-specific "leprechaun" but have ALL of their stats debuffed by 75%.
  • But fear not, leprechauns may be weak but they are also nigh impossible to catch: shapeshifted players will also have an unbreakable CC-immunity and speed buff for the duration of the shapeshift.  
  • Oh, and we hear the real leprechauns love hiding their treasure around the "maze" areas of each realm. Enjoy some zany RvR throughout the event!
  • The ROG reward is a choice between a ring or a bracer similar to the Valentine's Day event with some slight differences. These ROGs will only allow up to 5 slots for stats but will also have 1 of 6 possible /uses.
  • Players that interact with the 'Leprechaun Treasure' at the realms' mazes will now receive a new One-Time Drop (OTD) reward, Patches' Mug.
    • This OTD can only be obtained once ever on a character (and not a new one each year).
    • Players must be on the 'Leprechaun Treasure' quest to interact with the Leprechaun Treasure and obtain this OTD.


      
 

For players of all level ranges, there are three pesky little tricksters who are hoping you're not too lucky! A 'charming' reward will be bestowed upon those who have the cunning to out-wit:

Killaghe in Albion
Daighu in Midgard
Iollarme in Hibernia

The "Luck of a Leprechaun" quest can be obtained from the following:

Sir Prescott in Cotswold
Hrolf in Mularn
Epona in Mag Mell

Once again, the event will run until Thursday, March 18th.

A happy and safe St. Patrick's Day to one and all, and we'll see you in the Frontiers!

Catch Up in Caledonia Event Update

Posted by John Thornhill | 2021 Mar 08 17:23 -0500 GMT
The Catch Up in Caledonia Event was a huge hit over the weekend with thousands of characters leveling through the event so far in its first 3 days.

With today marking the start of the 4th day, new character creation for the event is now disabled.

  • Characters still in the level 1-4 and level 1-9 areas can now visit their realm's Teleporter NPC to [advance] to the level 10+ battleground and then speak with the Caledonia Event Coordinator to receive level 10 and some bounty points! 
  • Day 4 means a current level cap of 30! Don't worry if you're still far behind, with the Caledonia Boost buff, lower levels can still compete!
    • Grouping with any character that has the Caledonia Boost will also grant their entire group (regardless of group member levels) a 400% XP and BP gain bonus!

Thanks to all that have and will continue to participate in the event, we have loved every minute of it and hope you have too!

Feedback on the event has been tremendous and we've already made several tweaks to it. We look forward to going over more feedback as the event continues so that we can make the next iteration even better!

Friday Grab Bag - 03/05/2021 - Event Edition

Posted by Community | 2021 Mar 05 15:15 -0500 GMT
A mini sort of Grab Bag this week just covering most of the questions we've been asked about the Catch Up in Caledonia Event! Make sure you don't miss out on any of the fun of this event, starts today! :)

For regular grab bags please continue to submit any questions relating to current development plans, to request clarification on basic game mechanic questions, or questions on community issues through the Grab Bag Submission form. For any other feedback or suggestions please use our feedback form.

To the event questions we go!

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