Friday Grab Bag - 12/10/2021

Posted by Community | 2021 Dec 10 12:34 -0500 GMT
Welcome to the final Grab Bag of the year! Worry not, the Grab Bag will return after the new year! :)

Our Midwinter Event starts next Thursday, Dec 16th, with the return of the 12 Days of Midwinter on Dec 21st! Gifts or coal for you this year?!?! 

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 :)

Can you explain the difference between shadowstrike in keeps and blur in keeps? I know blur has restrictions, but why does shadowstrike not?

While both abilities allow assassins to teleport to their target from distance there are a few key differences.

Blur is an instant-cast spell that can be used in and out of stealth on both friendly and enemy targets and is on a shorter cooldown (90s). Conversely, Shadow Strike requires the assassin to be stealthed and stationary for 10 seconds before it will fire and it can only be used against enemy realms while being on a longer cooldown (180s).

The main reasons that Blur has more restrictions on its use in keeps are the friendly-target and ease of use aspects. Shadow Strike only being able to be used on enemies and requiring the assassin to be stationary for 10s means it’s much harder to perform the ability in keep sieges and so there are less restrictions.

If playing a BD I have my commander+pets and I use a Guardian's Stalwart Myth do those bonuses transfer to my commander and his subs?

No, the To-Hit and Defensive bonuses only apply to the character, in this case a Bonedancer, wearing the mythirian.

Would it be possible to get a token in the mithril shop to max a craft?

Potentially, yes!

Why is it on some weapons the glow effect is not seen by other people only you? Longsword of the Adept when I patterned it no one else sees the weapon aura.

This is intended to help make the game as latency and lag-free as possible! While we’d love to have all effects show to everyone all the time, the reality is that this would cause many issues in large-scale fights. While weapon effects are very cool-looking, they are not as important to see in the heat of battle as the various ability and spell effects that are going off, which we would never want to intentionally hide. As the client and server are improved over time perhaps we can look at showing more of these weapon effects to all players!

Is it normal moc is actually impacting bainshee pbae spell even if it can not be interrupted?

Yes, Mastery of Concentration lowers the effectiveness of all abilities cast while it is up, including instants and uninterruptable spells.

That's it for this week, and this year! Thank you for all the questions over the last 12 months!

Enjoy the weekend :)