Release 50 Postmortem Telethon – Feb. 2, 2018


** $50,000 **

Telethon Funds Raised

Watch R50 Postmortem Telethon – Feb. 2, 2018 from shroudoftheavatar on www.twitch.tv

Telethon Stretch Goal Rewards:

  • ACHIEVED! $10K: /samba
  • ACHIEVED! $25K: Mardi Gras Garlands
  • ACHIEVED! $35K: Flambeaux (equippable 2 handed open flame gas lamp)
  • ACHIEVED! $50K: Mardi Gras Mask Fountain
  • $65K: Feather Outfit including Feather Back and Head Piece (like Rio Carnival)
  • $80K: Mardi Gras Jester Outfit

Greetings Avatars,

The new year has fully set in and we’ve just completed details for the next big celebration – R50’s Postmortem Telethon – Mardi Gras style! We’re announcing this release’s telethon with new Stretch Goal Items ready to be achieved, Expiring items that become rares if you get them now, Prizes to give away, and informative Developer Deep Dives.

All of this is coming up fast on February 2 from 3-7pm CT!

LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE (Central Time Zone)

Telethons are livestreamed on Twitch and include answers to your gameplay questions, world building tours, prize giveaways, sales on items, and more! Here is the schedule:

  • 3PM: Introductions and Postmortem Q&A
  • 3:45PM: Deep Dive 1: Combat
  • 4:30PM: World Building Tour: Quests & Puzzles!
  • 5:30PM: Deep Dive 2: Crafting & Economy
  • 6:15PM: Postmortem Q&A Continues
  • 7PM: Ending Announcements

Schedule is subject to change. Check back here before the livestream begins!

EXPIRING ITEMS:

STRETCH GOALS (Mardi Gras / Carnival Theme!)

As a special bonus, we are offering funding rewards to any backer that pledges a minimum of $5 for twelve hours during the day of the telethon, on February 2 from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM CT (Spending Store Credit to make $5 minimum purchase does not apply) .

For this telethon we are having a Mardi Gras / Carnival theme since Mardi Gras is happening on February 13! Each item represents something related to either Mardi Gras in New Orleans (Flambeaux, Jester, Garlands) or Carnival in Rio (Feather Outfit, /samba). 

NOTE: While the livestream ends at 7pm CT, everyone will have until 11:59 PM CT to spend $5 to get the stretch goals. We will announce the final total on the following day.

  • $10K: /samba
  • $25K: Mardi Gras Garlands
  • $35K: Flambeaux (equippable 2 handed open flame gas lamp)
  • $50K: Mardi Gras Mask Fountain
  • $65K: Feather Outfit including Feather Back and Head Piece (like Rio Carnival)
  • $80K: Mardi Gras Jester Outfit

*Please keep in mind that stretch goal rewards take time to develop and will most likely not be available in-game at Release 52 at the earliest.

CHEER ON THE DEVS!

StarrDancingFor every $2,500 donated, all devs on camera have to dance, sing, or perform some other act of amazement.

Additionally, we will be spinning the Wheel of Fortune! The wheel will have 12 different categories of sales plus the Lord British and Darkstarr wildcards where they get to choose any category! Each time a category comes up it will go on sale at approx. 20% off for 1 hour.

WHEEL OF FORTUNE FLASH SALES:

WIN THESE GREAT PRIZES!

  • In-game items!
  • Bank Upgrades
  • COTOs
  • RelicsbyRild.com merchandise
  • and a bunch of items we will announce on the livestream!

We will be giving prizes away on an hourly basis with many being given away multiple times. If you wish to win prizes during the event, be in Discord chat! We will be active on Twitch and YouTube chats as well, but they will not be our portal for prize giveaways.

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS!

We will be answering questions throughout the livestream, so submit them in the comments section below or on Discord chat during the event.

Please do NOT post questions containing:

  • More than 3 questions in total
  • Bugs or other problems best posted in the bug forums
  • “When is this coming” or anything related to schedule (for those answers please refer to our quarterly updates or our post release plans)
  • Questions with more than a couple of sentences. Please keep them brief! We will likely understand the context of your interest, so just ask the question and we’ll be able to respond.

For bug reports and extra idea suggestions, please use the forums for this purpose.

A Final Thought: We see a LOT of repeat questions and requests. Please consider reading one of the  other missed question posts, watching one of the previous post mortems, reading one of the post mortem transcripts, and/or reading our Post Episode 1 plan post before posting a question. Your question might have already been answered.

Keep an eye on @ShroudofAvatar for updates before, during, and after the livestream. See you on Twitch at 3:00 PM CT on February 2!



101 Comments


  1. OremangerOremanger

    Question: Since we are getting the new wolves, bears and boars, can we get the ability to skin pristine hides and together with the pristine heads get the ability to craft stuffed animals?
    Thank you.


  2. PorkCereal

    I would love some sort of gear bag to keep our gear and costumes in it to hide from vendor eyes.


  3. SmokerKGBSmokerKGB

    -Can you please add recipes to the purchase orders list on player vendors?

    -Can you allow us to teach recipes by creating the recipe from our book for sale on player vendors? This would help SPO players to teach recipes they already know, to others…

    -Can you put “Loot bundles” and other treasure in treasure chests, chest/barrel mimics? Roving encounters has a good selection of loot in their chests, but treasure chest elsewhere and chest/barrel mimics are kind of disappointing…


  4. AjummaAjumma

    Question: In single player would it be possible to have a survival mode and creative mode (minecraft style)? The latter would be really nice for world exploration


  5. Browncoat JaysonBrowncoat Jayson

    Question: Early on, one of the benefits of having an Aether Tower was protection; towns with a tower would come under siege less often than those without. However, sieges as implemented always occur in every town with a devotional, regardless of their protection. Could we see this protection brought back somewhat?

    My suggestions for this is:
    1) For each tower in the city, reduce the likelyhood it comes under siege by 15%. That would make the cities devoted to each virtue 30% less likely to be sieged (each has 2 moontowers).
    2) For towns without a devotional, add rare, random sieges by bandits or undead. This would provide reasons for all towns to seek protection.

    Question: The manual seems to be getting worked on, according to the standup. Can we get a preview of this? Is it Ultima-like (written as in-world, with information about atronomy, words of power, a bestiary, etc.? When can we expect to see it in its final form?

    Question: Has there been any progress with the second Blade of the Avatar novel? Will there be more images from Denis Loubet in it, like in the first book? Any idea of a release date?

    1. Browncoat JaysonBrowncoat Jayson

      We got a preview of the manual in the last Avatar’s Update, so here is a better question.

      Can the manual be split into a Ultima-style lore piece Manual, and a technical Play Guide? The manuals for Ultima IV – IX were collectible works of art, both in the writing and aesthetic, while the play guides were just sets of keyboard and UI instructions; that seems a much better way to present a Spiritual Successor to the Ultima spirit.


  6. Gregg247Gregg247

    Question: Will we one day be able to set aside a portion of our POTs as a ‘free range” area, where we can raise our own animals (cows, chickens, deer, even bears and wolves) for eventual ‘harvesting”? These animals could provide a higher quality of meat than animals encountered in the wild, and possibly give higher amounts of resources as well. (Then, in Episode 2, we could raise and train our own mounts as well!)


  7. Astor CerberusAstor Cerberus

    Question: Will there be another NPC Submission round prior to launch (to meet the Kickstarter goal of creating an NPC)? Some of us are waiting for Central Brit to submit our NPC’s to be present in the Capital of the continent.


  8. HazardHazard

    Will the graphical representation of select cities on the overland map (e.g. Brittany and its boroughs) be getting any updates in the near future along the quality/immersive level of the artwork for Ardoris?

    Early on during development, I recall talk about the idea that danger would increase as night falls. Are there any future plans to implement this or bring out more select spawn or encounters as the sun sets?

    When will be able to fight the floor?

    Bonus – Implement bread slugs please.



  9. Sneekiepeat

    Is there a chance we could get flashing buff and debuff icons under are name plate and target name plates
    to give us a better idea as to when we should refresh are buffs ad debuffs.


  10. HirosunHirosun

    Hello

    I was wondering will all the weapons and armor get their own graphics designs. (Like a dagger +2 or Leather chest armor of +1) Thank you Love the Game.


  11. XeeXee

    Can we have the ability to place things on castle walls and in the castle wall towers?

    For Vendors could we get a Vendor magic Mover so that we can rotate our vendors between our markets and or have it like a trade route system where vendors move from place to place on a schedule?

    Will there ever be NPC life in POT? Going to various NPC towns you have people walking around etc. to breath life into it. A thought I had is using the row place holders if not claimed to generate a wander NPC until claimed. This would then give the impression that every house has a person living in it as well give more life the towns until people move in.

    1. Belladonna RoseBelladonna Rose

      I agree on the NPC life in POT. IF anything be able to disable the merchant aspect and just use the merchant npcs available to be wandering townfolk


  12. Kain DarkmoorKain Darkmoor

    Will reactionary skills like riposte, oppurtunity strike, aetheric feedback etc. ever light up when their condition has been met for the bonus? Currently they are difficult to use because you must stare at the combat log to know when to use.

    Are there any plans to add an audio trigger system to the game?

    Will store credit ever be a tradeable item within the game?


  13. Vallo FrostbaneVallo Frostbane

    Q1: Could Chris elaborate what made him delay the new masteries. More features tied to them perhaps? ;)

    Q2: How from your perspective is the economy in game doing in terms of items/gold value and what are your plans for the future e.g. are local economies still a thing, meaning markets will get somehow closed in regions due to PVP/PVE or other means?

    Q3: Any plans on implementing a new tier of crafting components upon release?


  14. Grape-ApeGrape-Ape

    Q1: Can we get a Phoenix Hat recipe, crafted using the Phoenix head?

    Q2: Is the city Point West in the Verdantis region considered a PRT?

    Q3: Why do the Ward Gems and Jewels give the same choices when master-working or enchanting as the non ward gems and jewels? Example-10% drain life on a weapon made for necromancy warding, or additional air attunment on air warding gear


  15. NEILMHK

    Q1. When can we start riding? Speed is second, at least to make us look like a knight, not a marathon runner.

    Q2. Is there a plan to launch a craftsman’s order system like a UO? Remembered those exquisite rewards, which can further enhance the artisans make items.

    Q3. Indoor, dark night environment is too dark, we only can use night-vision magic or see nth! how can we do?? That will directly reducing the beauty of the game and also a waste of designer well-designed scenes; the number of home lighting is not enough, especially CITY buildings, outdoor lighting is even less pathetic.

    1. Belladonna RoseBelladonna Rose

      Bulk order deed system was great in UO. I agree. This would be nice and would help crafters increase skills while filling the order deeds. And then get nice rewards for their return. Reward can be xp,gold, or recipe drop.


  16. curtcurt

    Q: When will you do the signing of all physical goods? ( I expect to see it during a telethon)

    Q: Why can i find POTs in offline mode?


  17. VulgarenVulgaren

    Q1. May we have ornamental iron patio furniture? Craftable & purchasable in store. Placeable indoor & outdoor would be appreciated.

    Q2. May we have sittable “toadstools” to go along with our glowing mushrooms? Purchasable in add-on store and harvestable rare?

    Q3. May we have whistle audio options when summoning a pet? The current one sounds like a western movie whistle.



  18. ShurTugal

    My question has to do with some clarification regarding a change that happened in R50.

    “Item Selection: The way items are randomly selected for ransom has changed so that we only consider each item type once, so many small stacks of an item type only count as a single chance during the selection process (i.e. those of you that have been using many different stacks of items as “defense” are out of luck).”

    Does this mean that ‘mandrake’ will count as one selection option regardless of how many stacks you have and if it is chosen then ALL your mandrake is taken for ransom? or does it mean ONE stack of mandrake is used as ONE selection option (your other stacks will not count towards the ransom selection process) and if it is chosen then ONLY the ONE stack is taken leaving your other stacks intact????? If it is the first one where ALL your mandrake is taken than isn’t this really damaging to mages who relay on reagents and would probably discourage them from running in pvp mode if they will only be able to last one fight before they have to go back to town to resupply???? Thank you :) :)


  19. ElgarionElgarion

    Q: I’ve come to LOVE bag mode, but only when seeing it while looting or opening adventure chests/containers. It’s unfortunately overwhelming for player chests and my inventory due to the large # of items. Would it be possible to have yet another option to allow bag mode for adventure chests/corpses but keep list mode for inventory and player chests, such as 2 check boxes to allow for a combination of bag mode visibility?

    Q: Could players in PvP utilizing Night Vision be more vulnerable to Sun Magic and other bright light attacks due to added eye sensitivity? “He’s got night vision on–blast him with Searing Ray!”

    Q: Can you please explain how looting/pickpocketing players works now? Especially in regards to a large stack of items–let’s say the person has a single piece of ore next to a stack of 500 ore in their inventory.


  20. Cypher BlackCypher Black

    Q1: Will episode one be considered complete at launch?

    Q2: When will episode two content begin to appear?

    Q3: What is the first episode 2 content that players can expect to see?

    Cypher Black


  21. Uncle SvenUncle Sven

    Q) How likely is it that the known bugs and issues will be fixed before launch? Some of these are many months old.

    Q) What other reflex / twitch combat features do you intend to implement?

    Q) With all the last minutes changes to combat math, Can we have a concise and transparent UI that shows us our values of combat related numbers in real time? Much like resist and avoidance on our paper doll?
    I’d Like to see my current resist in all schools along with dodge and parry. these numbers should not be a secret.


  22. Proteus TempestProteus Tempest

    The Oracle has her little bots scurrying and flying all over Novia. I know from time to time those things get destroyed.
    Where do they get manufactured at?


  23. Belladonna RoseBelladonna Rose

    Question: Will there be polish to Norgard region. Emphasis was place on Norgard region for the Clans yet none of the zones in Norgard have clans that i have seen.
    2. Will the dragons drop heads more often since its needed for the Dragon hat. Dragon head drop is almost nil at the moment.
    3. Barbarian clans need to have proper headgear. Is this just a miss on design or will it get changed.

    Other than those I am very pleased with the release. Love it


  24. Belladonna RoseBelladonna Rose

    Another question
    Question. Is there any way that on the Overworld map that there could be a distinction of the Region boundaries. Hard to tell really the cut offs for the regions. And some zones are on the borders so hard to tell which zone they really belong in.
    Thanks

    1. Belladonna RoseBelladonna Rose

      On this note adding to it
      Question: Is there anyway to give ICONS for marking the maps. Right now we don’t have any specific icons to use as markers. IE: Monster icon. Would be great to be able to tell where such mobs spawn.
      Just would make it easier with icons to use for different things


  25. curtcurt

    Why is always the boats to POT’s bigger than the ones to places in Novia?. Would it not make sense that boats that go a longer distance should be bigger?


  26. MalimnMalimn

    When it comes to experience it feels that the crafters get no love. I have mentioned in a couple of posts on the telethons how much harder it is for crafters vs PVE or PVP players and have been told that is how it you want it to be and how the numbers do not justify it.

    Adventuring total skills are 205+/- and Producer total is at 67+/- one skill either way which makes it a 3 to 1 difference in the total of skills available for both groups.

    I am Adventure level 92 and Producer level 85.

    Players can gain 1 million experience per hour, over lets say a period of 8 hours of playtime it averages to 7 Million exp. per day. Crafters at best can get 65k per hour on average for a total 455k per 8 hours for the same time spent in game. Base skills take 1.2M to 1.4M raise so lets look at the math. There are an estimated 205 combat related skills and I have made 7m Experience points fighting for one day. Based off of the math I can raise at least 5 Adventuring skills to GM in a day where I have to play for 2 more 8 hour days to have the 1.2 to 1.4 million to raise a single producer skill. IF I wanted to raise the same 5 skills to GM it would take me 15 days to be able to raise the same amount of skills that I can raise in Adventuring pool in a single day. This is why I stated we get no love in game and yet it is considered a vital part of the game.

    Can you explain this a bit more how we can get the experience like PVE crowd?



  27. Kron Caledon

    Question: When are the craftable versions of kitchen items / place settings coming? The R49 release notes had said the recipes would be coming in R50.

    1. Kron Caledon

      Question: Can you please review the skill level bonus on Expert Crafting Stations? +5 Proficiency means quite a lot more than +5 Skill Level, especially at high crafting skill.


  28. LaceLace

    Q: Sadly there is no crocodile barbarian tribe, but we have had crocodile heads for a while now but no mounted recipe or hat recipe (Sobek yes regular no). Would love to have this. Please can we?


  29. Vladamir BegemotVladamir Begemot

    1) Great release. Freaken… great…. release! It’s all coming together.

    2) I’ve been puzzled by farming recently. I believe that previously plants grew right when they needed to be watered, but it doesn’t seem to work like that anymore. Is watering still on a set timer? Is it disconnected from when the plant grows? Am I just losing my mind?

    3) I’ve got new Outlanders coming by the S Mart Factorium regularly to mill. If they buy the wood from me, they make a small profit by milling it and selling it back. This is fantastic, they love it, they level up their new skills, it gives me time to do other stuff.


  30. 2112Starman2112Starman

    1) What is the status of all of the “Jira’s” that I have seen submitted over the past 2 years (and therefor much longer then that). Its would be nice to have a discussion about all of the ideas I have seen asked over a long period of time with a very low percentage of them actually making it in. This is not a knock on you, because most people know you have limited resources, but whats your plan moving forward on all this small stuff, will they ever get done? How about a 3 month break before starting dev on episode 2 where you hammer out 200-300 of these small “details” things would really fill in a lot of good stuff to the game making it feel more lively (and more Ultima like).
    2) With 2 months to go until release, when is the “marketing” of this game going to start?
    3) Can you verify without a doubt that our clients are not mining crypto? I still dont understand how my client spins my gtx 1070 at 50% while just sitting in a one story basement doing nothing.


  31. LaceLace

    It seems to be hit or miss lately on items stacking in inventory for the purposes of selling in stacks on vendors. Tombstones, headstones used to stack but longer do, Ancient clay pots do not stack but vases do, Bierkrugs, shackles, wall mirrors are some of the new items that do not.

    Q: Can we get a community sourced thread of items that do not stack that are not containers and then perhaps get the stacking flag updated for these items.


  32. Reilnkur

    Q1. Could we get ability to manipulate the boats and balloons as pot owners to move them to different locations?

    Q2. Can we get the ability to place items in castle / keep wall towers. Would love to put house items in them , tables chairs lights, banners etc.

    Q3. Will POT owners every have ability to upgrade to map access? Last QA there was a question on having POTS listed on the map lists but many people in forums and discord would like an option at some point to upgrade POT to a map level if possible. Please with cherries and whipcream, will even throw a sword in that cherry if it helps :)


  33. Trevour

    [Q1] Control points can be trivial or leveled to the point of being death traps. There should be some indication at the entrance of the zone as to the current difficulty.

    [Q2] Please explain the ‘fun’ of roaming encounters. They make the over world seem more alive but it is no fun to sit thru two scene load. They cannot be avoided because they run three times your speed. You have no option to skip. No fun. Can it pop up a dialog to ask if i want to investigate or avoid?

    [Q3] Locating recipes is tough. I understand recipes in loot and the regional recipes. Shouldn’t there be some way in game to find this information? Maybe every recipe vendor should be able to explain the locations of recipes. Tell me the town; Tell me it is a loot drop; Gimme a hint that makes the game playable.


  34. LaceLace

    Q: Why do crystal/gem nodes only give 100xp regardless of tier location. The same risk is present as with ore nodes in terms of mobs to clear, why the smaller xp amount?

    (some gathering are like this as well garlic, nightshade etc in t5 zones)


  35. Belladonna RoseBelladonna Rose

    Question: If i choose not to redo the Main quest when the game goes live is there a way that the quest items can be unlocked out of my inventory. I DO NOT want to redo my quests. So there should be an option for me to pass and have all that stuff unlock so i can put it all on display or in the bank.


  36. Mal HariMal Hari

    Question 1: Presently in POT’s Town Deco, There is no difference between Owner and Steward (Steward can remove anything placed by the Owner). Can we get a Owner Level above Steward so Owner items are locked down.
    Question 2: Can POT’s get the ability for Owners/Stewards to set items to Private. (This way a Steward can Donate Deco they buy, But be able to lock it down to their name. ) (This may take care of Question 1 at the same time.)
    Question 3: Presently only the windows for Chat, Has the ability to have its background set to Opaque. Will we eventually get the ability to set all the windows to Opaque. Inventory, Emotes, Social, … (So we can read what’s in them easier.)

    1. LaceLace

      Love Q1 and Q2 its why I don’t use stewards because well its my stuff! and while you think you may know someone, things happen. Also allowing this would allow more folks to contribute to POT and feel more part of the community if they can loan items out to the POT. Love it.


    1. BerekBerek Post author

      An interesting idea Polaris! We’d do that, but, then people would be asking questions just for the sake of getting the prize I think :(.

      1. Polaris PenguinPolaris Penguin

        True, but on the positive someone maybe asking for the sake of trying to get a prize, however the question itself could still be of quality. It could also be restricted to ones answered live on stream only too, although this adds to your workload :(.

        Thanks at least for considering :).


  37. hrothhroth

    Q1. When Chris wrote in his blog “Chaotic feedback being made slightly less painful…” could you give details on what this means and when it might be implemented?

    Q2. Hammer of Breaking. Can you give us a hint on what this artifact does? :)

    Q3. For older players – could you consider making the top-left buff dashboard an option to make it a little bigger? Alternately (and I know it’s getting a little busy) could you consider using the combat bar glyph itself to show duration (along with cooldown, etc) of an active glyph?

    Context: I have to keep track on whether Spellbinder’s Stance, Bolster Balance, Dodge, Deflect, and a DA skill are still active and/or running out, and it can be hard to distinguish the tiny little buff in the top-left.


  38. DoctorfaceDoctorface

    Question 1:
    Will there be further chances to purchase a heraldry?

    Question 2:
    Any chance to get Barrels that act as containers?

    Question 3:
    Any chance to get barbells and weights for deco?

    (The third question is due to my auto correct changing barrels to barbells)


  39. SpinokSpinok

    Question 1: Can we expect new 5k$+ class bundles in addon shop?(Make a difference items and etc)
    Question 2: What do you plan for release telethone ? Can we expect smth unique on it?

    1. BerekBerek Post author

      Hi Spinok! For Q1, I’m going to alter it just a bit to make it clear for the guys answering on camera.


  40. Browncoat JaysonBrowncoat Jayson

    Question: Will there be any special in-game event for launch? When UO ended beta, there was a huge in-game event involving all the devs. That one devolved into death for everyone involved, so we could skip that part, but I think it would be great to have something special to commemorate this event.



  41. LaceLace

    The new refining skills are great!

    Are there plans to extend batch size to the sub component creation (i.e. straps, bindings, bolts of cloth, yards of leather). Not asking for efficiency for those that would be overpowered, but batch size and speed affecting all items made in the crafting school would be nice to have.


  42. amaasingamaasing

    Question: Now that we have the ability to craft hanging baskets may we have them set to be used externally and not just internally? In RL hanging plants are used more outside than inside.


  43. HornpipeHornpipe

    Why something like the monkey room still exist as it is ? This place is probably less risky than other one when you get the proper skills and level, but the rewards are WAY superior. In other terms, it’s just mindless grind.



  44. Kpopgurl

    Will the dual wield enchanting/masterwork problem be solved before release?

    Example: All one handed weapons/wands provide more bonuses than 2 handed versions. This renders most 2 handed weapons useless. The effect is bigger on wands vs staffs, but also applies to all other weapons that are more relient on certain skills/spells than auto or charged attacks.


  45. SophiSophi

    Question:

    Given that many people play games to experience the kind of power, wealth and good fortune that they will never find in real life, what is SotA doing to satisy that desire in game?


  46. Proteus TempestProteus Tempest

    Concerning PVE and PvP.

    Will the combat system ever include deaths involving arms, legs and heads being severed or special deaths caused by magic like complete fire immolation to our opponents or exploding opponents?


  47. YZelphYZelph

    #1
    Can you make the X to close windows larger it is kinda small in higher resolutions
    Also the Input boxes for filtering lists could be a bit taller I often have to click multiple times to activate the input field

    #2
    Column headers disappeared in the last update to the Crafting UI, so now you cannot sort the list in reverse order
    Was that intentional?

    #3 Not a Question just Kudos
    I really like the Added Refining skills and the enhanced Agriculture, I can’t wait until you add Crafting Quests and repeatable Quests.

    Excited for launch Keep up the GREAT Work!!


  48. Sheamus McGuinnessSheamus McGuinness

    QUESTION: Once we make it pasted marketed launch and things have settled down, are we going to see more developers in game hanging out, playing the game, and creating unique interactions with players?
    Release parties just aren’t enough!


  49. FrostIIFrostII

    Q: Many of us ingame would like to know what purpose the death penalty is supposed to serve.
    I have asked this before, and it was not answered.
    I most respectively ask that you have the courtesy to at least give us a reason for it’s existence .

    1. Paladin MichaelPaladin Michael

      Darkstarr said, it would be the price for the open skill system …
      The only answer I heard directly from him.

      Lord British said, death should have a meaning…

      As you, FrostII, I wonder about, but I asked a lot of times about the “real life time calculation” instead of a more fair in game time calculation…

      As today, I was just off for 1/2 minute to bring a tea to my sick wife. Back and 55.000 XP lost – for nothing.
      Ok, I should have logged off :( It’s really frustation …

      A lot of threads made good suggestions to make death more meaningful.




  50. Sway

    To Chris. With the changes to the stat buffs (having to choose str, dex, or int) wouldn’t that give an advantage to heavy armor vs light? because heavy has it’s own STR buff. Giving heavy 2 buffs and light only one doesn’t seem balanced.


  51. ArcArc

    1-Im in love with the one mastery skills! Will you guys have a mastery for taming, or the others adv, skilltrees?
    2-Could we please get only one mastery for crafts too?
    3-Can you guys be even more awesome? =)



  52. Earl Atogrim von DrakenEarl Atogrim von Draken

    When will we get a weathersystem that actually fits the biome? Snowfall for snowy mountain, dust storms for desert, and so on?



  53. elieli

    Q: there are quite a few actions which can only be done via tedious mouse clicks (like dismissing buffs), or static key configurations (like the potion bar). Will things like these eventually be added to the key bind menu, or is it intended for these things to be difficult?

    Q: Is the 100-skill limit pvp zones idea dead?

    Q: Have you considered “pet patterns” (the ability to use the appearance of addon/reward pets on summoned/tamed pets)?


  54. mystarrmystarr

    How is the decay on a skill calculated? In particular I am curious how the decay increases at skill lvls 40, 80, 100 is determined. For example if it takes:
    27k (lvl 1 to lvl 40)
    153k (lvl 40 to lvl 80)
    1.032 mil (lvl 80 to lvl 100)
    (Total of 1.212 mil to go from lvl 1 to lvl 100)

    If I have a skill at lvl 100 is the decay determined by (0 * 27k) + (.5 * 153k) + (1 * 1.032mil)
    OR just (1 * 1.212)?

    If I take the skill to level 101 does that mean my decay is determined by (2 * 1.212 mil)
    Or is the x2 only applied to the exp above lvl 100??

    UPSHOT: How big of a decay hit is it to take a skill from lvl 100 to lvl 101?



  55. Lightiger8Lightiger8

    !. How is the ability to group with other groups going? You guys are doing a great job with the game.


  56. BarugonBarugon

    @Chris
    Since you’re limiting the number of buffs, can you please make it so we can charge them up again? Thanks.


  57. Antrax ArtekAntrax Artek

    Q1: Can we expect to see more contents like Chilblains Compendium and Boreas Colossus (Progressive rooms/stages dungeon crawling with a big final challenge)? I like the idea players have to meet progressive challenges, bosses and mini-bosses to reach the end of the dungeon.

    Q2: Can we expect to see a more meaningful aim system (locked cursor mode) with increased spell/melee/ranged critical chance when someone is under the crosshair?

    Q3: For immersion purposes, can you add some epic music or effects for example when the boss fight starts or entering in special rooms in dungeons (to fill the lack of cut-scenes)?


  58. DhanasDhanas

    Q: Can you make mushrooms in The hollow Village Log House solid?
    Q: Any plan for removing the steal ability to imps and reducing/removing their gold loots , and fill again maps (like boreas) with them? They have become really rare monster and i think all likes killing hordes of evil imps!
    Q: Can we have a bit of love for the wizard hat? At the moment it has really bad stats, cause for crafting it you can use just 2 bolts and 2 spools, compared to 4 bolts and 2 straps of the epic cloth helm.


  59. TedioTedio

    Q1: As the upcoming Mastery in magic schools is set up at the moment, isn’t that destroying the class less system? Or what’s the idea?

    Q2: Other upcoming features like the resistance skill which will give minus to opposite school, and set bonuses, doesn’t that destroy the “you can set up you character however you want” vision?

    Q2: Allowing RMT will bring system abusers and it can easily get out of hand, does this not concern you? Because for me that’s pretty much pay to win even though it’s not you who provides the service/items.


  60. BerekBerek Post author

    Thanks everyone for your questions! Please ask other questions in the live chat on Discord. We will not be taking anymore questions here.


  61. kazeookamikazeookami

    Q1. Do creatures grow more powerful when more players are present?
    Q2. Is there an expectation on when true mounts will become available?
    Q3. Are there any plans for areas guilds can fight over that actually matter and impact gameplay on a level more meaningful than a garbage leaderboard or point system?


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