Patch Notes

Release 97

Build Number 1501 – January 14th, 10AM

Updates 

  • Fix for critical issue that blocked all NPC spawns in some high traffic areas
  • Turning on holiday sales for MLK day weekend

Build Number 1500 – January 6th, 1PM

Updates 

  • Tiny emergency patch to back out change for HDR rendering as it had the unexpected side effect of making ground targeting circles difficult to see

Build Number 1499 – January 6th, 7AM

Updates 

  • The winter storm has moved on from New Brittania
  • Deed upgrades have been disabled
  • Sale items have returned to 20% vs 25%
  • Additional logging has been added to attempt to identify several lingering bugs and performance issues
  • The “Bloom” option in graphics settings will now also disable HDR rendering. This is an attempt to fix the massive frame rate drop several players with Nvidia 20×0 and 30×0 cards have seen but we have been unable to reproduce. If you have severe frame rate drops in combat, please disable bloom and see if it helps!

Build Number 1498 – December 20th, 11AM

Updates 

  • Obsidian lions have now joined the pride of lions in Spectral peak
  • Lightning Storm has had its flashes of lights greatly diminished to reduce shock to sensitive eyes
  • Previously added renaming of the house that would create an exception when clicking the stone and not being an owner already.
  • Lua function ShroudOnSceneLoaded will trigger once player data has been loaded.
  • Teralopolis’ will now have 12 juke box slots.
  • Soltown: Stanley’s quest that points avatars to Arabella will now successfully conclude when saying “help” to her. Players who already completed the quest but it hasn’t concluded should say “help” to her for it to conclude. SOTA-70027
  • Soltown: Fixed a typo in Stanley’s response about Castle Atos.
  • Castle Atos: Baozhai now shares their name with avatars. Also, the quest from Stanley pointing players to Baozhai will properly conclude. SOTA-70026
  • Battle of Solace Bridge: Fixed text in barks, responses, and journals. SOTA-70025
  • An error caused by trying to move your health bar when not in a party has been fixed.
  • Righ Inis and other ForestVillage02 PRTs: Moved the adventurer trainer to the ground near the tavern stall.

Build Number 1497 – December 17th, 1PM

Updates 

  • Winter is coming…
  • The Wyvern Egg Salad recipe is now set as “Not Teachable” as intended.
  • Episode 2 creature difficulty for scaling zones will see a small increase. Most high levels will see a small increase in health but casters and ranged may see additional skill usage as well.
  • All NPC casters are receiving a small amount of attunement! This will make them more effective with spells but magic resistance was dropped accordingly so they should not be more resistant. (Approximately their level/2 attunement for most caster types)
  • Player dungeon Trolls were dramatically low on health. This has been corrected.
  • More tiger variations have been seen spawning in the Mysterious Swamp!
  • Fix for party health bars stacking on each other.
  • Fix for the vertical position of the party member being offset when clicking it.
  • Some lion cub issues have been fixed but he is still misbehaving when not used on a lot.
  • Several big cats were giving the wrong result when tamed. We believe all of these to be fixed now.
  • Big cats received a small animation polish pass to make their feet slide less
  • Fix for Spider Spawn Room (totem will not place)

Build Number 1495 – December 16th, 10:00AM

Updates 

  • The rare Spawn of Sobek, T15 crocodile is now tameable!
  • Big cats have finally made their appearance in Novia. Lions, Lionesses, and Tigers. All big cats with the exception of one very rare, very powerful Lion, should be tameable!
  • Players who are flagged as PVP or not flagged but playing in a PVP scene should now have only a 5 second ressurection debuff after dying vs the normal 15.
  • An issue was causing lightning storm to almost always stun and ignore the stun resistance effect from getting stunned
  • Lighning Storm was previously not adding any aggro for the caster. This has now been fixed.
  • Most non-unique, non-story based NPC towns should now be able to use POT flagged deed vs requiring Place Anywhere deeds.
  • Cone of Cold will now use fewer reagents.
  • The player dungeon UI has received a usability update. If you select dungeon pieces from your inventory while the UI is open, it will set that as the chosen piece. (Additional change to reset to none via button coming)
  • Celestian Sofa is now dyeable in primary slot
  • Tamed Mimics and Mimic Pets can now sit and dance!
  • R97 Reward: Caduceus Staff, January 2022 Login Reward: Caduceus Wand
  • Lua function ShroudOnSceneLoaded() will now execute only once all the game objects are fully loaded. This will prevent some confusion and errors while using his functions coupled with others too earlier like the player name while the character is not fully loaded.
  • Fix: Fix for Lua object ID being changed when destroying a previously created object.
  • New option in settings to decide if mount will be automatically mounted on next scene. Placed it off by default to match current behavior.
  • Player health bars are now MOVEABLE! This is an option in the UI options to enable this and it is off by default.
  • Inventory search bar filter improvement – compare against original item name in a adition to user-inputted name [SOTA-69973]
  • “Spite: Fixed the icons for several compass marker discoveries, including the Moratorium. SOTA-70001”
  • “Graff Gem Mines: Adjusted the location for a skeleton that was spawning halfway into a wall. SOTA-69989”
  • “Ardoris: Improved the logic which archives the “”Speak with Khasi”” task. SOTA-69872″
  • “Ardoris: Merchant Guildmaster Cai Lau now always has the “”Sheng Lau”” keyword available to ensure all localized versions have access to that keyword. SOTA-70018″
  • “Random Encounters: Fixed an issue that cause the “”great threat”” message to appear prematurely. SOTA-70015″
  • “Hills Encounter: Updated the path grid to help stop a certain wolf from leashing sometimes. SOTA-70014”
  • “The Outlaws’ Run: Moved floating roots to the ground. SOTA-69985”
  • “Desert Encounter: The sculptor merchants that sometimes spawn in these scenes will now be humanoid. SOTA-70017”
  • “POT Forest 01b template: Removed anomalous world objects. SOTA-70016”
  • “Spectral Peaks: Replaced some wolves with lions. In two locations, it’s possible for a tier 12 or a tier 15 lion to spawn. SOTA-70007”
  • “Tigers: Added tigers to East Veiled Swamp, Far Hinterlands, East Longfall Wetland, Kas Ruins, and Twins Foothills. SOTA-70007”
  • Lions: Added lions to Crag Foothills, Midras Ruins, Sequanna Colossus, Oracle Colossus, and Elysian Ruins. SOTA-70007
  • Serpent’s Spine Foothills: Squirrels can now spawn instead of rabbits.
  • “Random Encounters: Added Lions to Desert and Plains Encounters. Added Tigers to Forest and Swamp Encounters. Corrected scheme for display names for both lions and tigers. SOTA-70007”
  • Caverns of Skrekk: Added/upated props of some buildings near palace.
  • “Manor of Mystery: Moved floating mandrake roots to the ground, removed candles on the floor near a building entrance, and shifted the pink-purple cloth on the return teleporter disc to purple. SOTA-69981, SOTA-69979”
  • “Nightshade Pass: Moved a small floating rock to the ground. SOTA-69982”
  • Player Villages: Marked all player village scenes as “Player Run Town” to enable ability to place certain POT deeds.
  • “Central Brittany: Reactivated the Krampus quest given by Kinga and Ronin. SOTA-67332”
  • “POT Norstead: Moved from Mistrendur to Novia, southwest of Estgard. Also, moved “”Boat to Distant Towns”” south along the same docks. SOTA-69978″
  • Skrekk and K’rul: Added/updated decorations within some buildings.
  • Estgard: Improved “safety” logic that archives the “Convince Knight in Estgard” tasks when players complete the Path of Courage.
  • Manor of Mystery: Some mages of mystery refered to the old price of 500 gold for passage. They now know to only ask for 50 gold.
  • Central Brittany: Updated some parts of Arabella’s trivial responses.
  • “The Outlaws’ Run: Fixed a typo in Miloslava’s “”stone”” response. SOTA-69975″
  • “Aerie: Improved the logic for “”help”” responses by both Devotional Caretakers. SOTA-69913″
  • Vertas: Improved the response and journal from Kiakis regarding his suggestion of going through Vertas Pass to Jaanaford. SOTA-69873
  • “Blood Bay: Removed the chances that the ebb and flow of lava will block lava fishing at both volcanoes. SOTA-69665”
  • “K’rul: Moved large automatons out of small rooms. Added props to an empty shed. SOTA-68564”
  • “Soltown: Stanley now has small quests that point players to Arabella in Soltown and Baozhai the guard in Castle Atos. SOTA-69766”
  • “Oracle Temple: Improved the logic that dismisses the “”Find the Cerulean Lens”” compass marker. SOTA-69920″
  • “Blood River Outskirts: The “”Ask Phineas for Poison”” compass marker should never appear after the Phineas Drumplemouth questline is complete. SOTA-9919″
  • Jade Valley: Upgraded to Megalopolis from Municipality. SOTA-69971
  • “Shaminian Hills: Adjusted the mechanics of the magical elevator to help ensure the crystal receptacle stays in the proper state. Added a “”Reset Platform”” button near the top of the elevator for situations where the receptacle might still go out of sync. SOTA-69014″
  • “Jaanaford: Updated the logic which displays the compass markers related to the Broken Echoes Silver Mine’s foreman. SOTA-69921”
  • “Skrekk: Updated the compass marker for “”Caverns of Skrekk”” to read as such. SOTA-69666″
  • Ardoris: Improved the logic for archiving the “Meet with Khasi” and “Meet with Siranto” tasks for avatars if Min is defeated before these tasks are completed.
    “Owl’s Wash, Ravensend, Northshire, Westhollow, Valemark, Holtrot, Kingswood, Righ Inis, Aldhaven, Redmill, Greyacre, Highiron, Lochfield, and Shadowmist: Added a mimimal complement of NPCs and crafting stations near the default entrance. SOTA-69934”
  • “Valhold: New avatars who don’t meet the requirements cannot access the interior of Valhold Palace. SOTA-69958”
  • “Jotungrund: Avatars that were told by Wymond about his bone chips quest but didn’t accept it should now be able to do so. SOTA-69949”
  • Solace Bridge Outskirts: Avatars cannot use the “skip conversation with merchants” option for Ackerley’s until after they finish his quests. SOTA-69948
  • Hilt Fortress: Fixed a stuck spot in the Obsidian Forge area. SOTA-69957
  • K’rul: Fixed a stuck spot in a gazebo. SOTA-69955
  • “Halls of Artifice: The “”spike cage”” room mechanics have been updated to include a trigger warning and two very visible locks. One of these locks replaces the hidden pressure plate and it’s disastrous results. The avatar can now make a mildly-informed choice as to which lock to use. Also, two children in a cage in a different room have been replaced by two adults. SOTA-69946″
  • Spider Deco Pristine – Deco surface fixes .. Dais and 2nd to 3rd floor passage
  • Player Spider Room – Spawn Pedistal Added
  • Bug, Fixed typos in the Acaran Gauntlet upgrade recipe display names.
  • Store, The Ornate Wooden Semicircle Display Table has been added to the store to appear on December 31st.
  • Store, Winter item availability now only includes Vault and Recurring items, not Year Round items. The new house now is tagged as heritage. Wyvern & Dragon Eggs on the store now indicate 3-Pack in their name. Dragon Eggs on store now come in 3 packs.
  • Store, Added the new house, the lion cub, the new wand, and the new staff to the store to appear at various times depending upon the item.
  • Bug, Fixed validation error for Wvyvern Egg Salad rune that didn’t have the food item as the reagent.
  • Crafting, Deco, Loot, Wyverns now have a small chance to drop wyvern eggs, with higher tier wyverns having greater chances. Elves in Savrenoc Stronghold now have a small chance to drop a Wyvern Egg Salad recipe, which increases a character’s Song Duration by an additional 25% for 2 hours. Mustard seeds are now available on various cooking merchants throughout New Britannia, which is one of the ingredients for Wyvern Egg Salad.
  • Store, Added 8 enchanted wyvern eggs to the store. Also cleaned up materials for better visuals on a handful, and adjusted LODs on all 16 varieties.
    Wyvern Eggs now have a small chance to drop for the chef daily quest at Castle Atos.
  • Icons for Wyvern Eggs, Loot for Wyvern Eggs, Fixes for Collision on 1/2 of the Wyvern Eggs. Still need to do recipe for food item with rune (will put up for sale at Castle Atos), still need store entries.
  • Store, Magical Black Glowing Dye and Magical Black Glowing Pulse Dye has been removed from the store.
  • Deco, The Bottle of Wine and Elven Bottle of Wine can be rotated on an additional axis.
  • Decorations/Crafting/Loot, Initial load of wyvern egg assets.
  • Bug, Lightning Storm now features a fizzle chance as intended.
  • Fishing, Castle Atos now features unique freshwater fishing loot tables. The first unique item, which is a rare drop, is a Floating Barrel (Flotsam). Use this barrel as decoration on water in your Player-Owned Towns or on your water lot properties. Players can also open the barrel (which destroys it) to receive a considerable amount of Elven Brandy, Satyr Spirits, or Kobold Spirits.
  • Fishing, The moat surrounding Castle Atos now features unique fishing loot tables.
  • Quest, The chef daily quest at Castle Atos now provides more varied and increased rewards.
  • Store, The Saddle and Bags with Stand decoration item is now called Saddlebags with Stand since there is no saddle present on the item.
    Jotungrund: assigned lower LOD mesh to rock mesh colliders to allow access to resource nodes
  • The Rise: fixed room full of misplaced deco
  • Jotungrund: Several “stuck” spots have been fixed and several floating boulders fixed.
  • The Lord of the Isle dungeon room has now received significant polish including a koi fish pond.
  • Castle Atos has recived a number of new decorations including a piano in the tavern, toilets, and benches.
  • Despair has received a lighting pass and had several visual glitches fixed due to early culling of some columns.
  • Castle Atos now has an interactive well (can get water) and now has a seasonal christmas tree in the plaza
  • Removed the automatic change of target name when doing a private message and the player decide to log off. That would previously set the target to either the latest player you messaged or local.

Release 96

Build Number 1492 – December 4th, 11:00AM

Updates 

  • Castle Atos: Mage of Mystery Quang has replaced Divum. Blocked off an underside of a specific staircase.
  • Player’s should no longer appear to fall when exiting Castle Atos to Novia
  • Several POTs have grown in size!
  • Shaminian Hills: Adjusted the mechanics of the magical elevator to help ensure the crystal receptacle stays in the proper state. Added a “Reset Platform” button near the top of the elevator for situations where the receptacle might still go out of sync.
  • Updates to clean up the Streamer bundles
  • The Antique Shop should now be fully decoable
  • Ravensmoor teleporter steps have better collision, no longer requiring a jump up
  • Halls of Artifice: The “spike cage” room mechanics have been updated to include a trigger warning and two very visible locks. One of these locks replaces the hidden pressure plate and it’s disastrous results. The avatar can now make a mildly-informed choice as to which lock to use. Also, two children in a cage in a different room have been replaced by two adults.
  • Control Points: “Mages of Mystery” are now in all control points. In addition to a small fee to teleport a player to the far side, they now also can teleport players to any other control point. SOTA-62329
  • Manor of Mystery: Removed redundant mages. Moved floating mandrake to the ground. Avatars with the “incorrect reputation” in the manor may find the mages will notice this and teleport them away.
  • Lord British’s Castle: Fixed an issue where a secret door wasn’t opening.
  • Several “stuck” spots in Castle Atos have been fixed
  • Port Mirren, The Brave Coast, Estercove: Added a mimimal complement of NPCs and crafting stations near the default entrance.
  • Jotungrund: Avatars that were told by Wymond about his bone chips quest but didn’t accept it should now be able to do so.

Build Number 1489 – November 24th, 10:00AM

Updates 

  • 20% off all deed upgrade prices for the first time in over 8 months!
  • Sale items are now 25% off!
  • Streamer bundles are now purple as decorations

Build Number 1489 – November 22nd, 1:00PM

Updates 

  • A critical issue that was causing a number of large issues has been fixed. (Small patch)

Build Number 1488 – November 21st, 2:00PM

Updates 

  • As part of our further testing for PVP balance, Ardoris arena now has skill caps, level caps, and a 75% reduction in stats provided by gear
  • Lightning storm will now correctly use the reagents is lists
  • The 2021 Extra Live cloak will now correctly salvage to the 2021 pattern vs the 2017 pattern
  • Castle Atos Buff will now work correctly when 1-3 players are in scene
  • The Labrys Axe pattern now has the proper display name
  • The Delicate Feather of the Phoenix now drops for players without the phoenix feather quest.

Build Number 1487 – November 20th, 10:00AM

Updates 

  • Fix for an issue that in rare cases could could cause the scene to reload repeatedly plus more logging to see why this occurred
  • Castle Atos buffs should now work as expected EXCEPT for when there are between 1-3 people in scene and then it will give the old buff for the health/focus one.*Sad Trombone sound here* (fixed in next patch)
  • A number of potions were set to expire if the player died. These have now been fixed
  • South Majestic Forest: Fixed typos in CBY-60053’s responses about the virtues.
  • The rate at which many mobs parry has been dramatically reduced
  • Lightning Storm will no longer be parryable or lockable. Combined with the above bug, this led to players believing lightning storm had been nerfed

Build Number 1486 – November 19th, 1:00PM

Updates 

  • Mounts that are locked in inventory can once again be used
  • Numerous Lua changes, fixes, and additions. Documentation with updates can be found here:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zmuAF9Wf8jWfSxjfWCCC-NspDbWGNkvDvlyghB_fexM/edit#gid=634347005
  • Default for new players for overworld will be to show names in non-runic letters
  • Removed a misplaced exit volume in Castle Atos
  • Shrine in Castle Atos will re-grant the blessing if cancelled and reentered (Buff still scales based on current scene, that will be fixed Monday)
  • Castle Atos had several stuck spots fixed
  • Training dummies will now withstand far more abuse before dying
  • Animal Tamers: Renamed the conversation prefabs for these NPCs to be more uniform and filter-friendly.
  • Castle Atos: Updated spawn-in target, discoveries, exit volumes, ambient sounds. Removed stuck locations. Added access from Novia.
  • Summoned pets will once again be the correct power and level
  • Lava decos will no longer damage players when in placement mode
  • Spider room recipes and spawned version now in game
  • The Outlaws’ Run: Fixed typos in “Tell Guard About Mlroslava” journal entries.
  • Bundles for Streamers to give away as prizes now in game and available on request for highly active streamers
  • Summoning spells should now level more quickly