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NEWS => Development News => Topic started by: Jorquin on May 07, 2017, 07:14:06 PM

Title: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Jorquin on May 07, 2017, 07:14:06 PM
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: reed23 on May 09, 2017, 04:38:00 PM
Great news!  New content should bring people back.  Maybe let someone play with a Druid revamp/change?  Also, I think announcing the wipe well in advance, especially since us US people are in the middle of summer, would maximize the amount of people who would potentially rush.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: kmark101 on May 10, 2017, 08:50:05 AM
Can we get rangers back finally instead of retarded scout classes? That alone would balance lots of things...
New/Revamped content is meaningless for me, there are already way more equipment than players.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: el conquistador on May 10, 2017, 09:40:05 AM
good stuff!  thanks
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Kronos on May 10, 2017, 04:45:02 PM
It would really be great to get some news about a wipe. Many of us need to start doing more around the house for a few months to build up extra points with our wives! hahaha. Any news, even a rough time frame would be AWESOME.

Great job with the new content and working on balancing.

-Jon
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Jorquin on May 11, 2017, 02:03:06 AM
Im aiming for mid June, but i need to have discussions with the other key staff members before we can start to get certainty around a date.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: kielmobile on May 27, 2017, 09:50:55 AM
what if nightmare was revamped so that you get "the illusionist" effect, where one minute you think you're fighting cyan, then lord soth, or maybe a cuddly bunny and anyone in the room who fails the save can't initiate attacks or something or gets a chance at brain damage, confusion, hysteria, mind mangle, take your pick like prism. possible or not? would be funny as hell though.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: steveb on May 30, 2017, 06:32:37 AM
Great news to hear some of the old zones will be coming back.  Also great to hear new zones are coming in.  Can't wait to litter their landscapes with my digital carcasses.

Any chance we can have the Tower of Illusions linked back in?  Help file is still intact, references to the path leading in are still outside where it used to be, but the zone has been MIA for a few wipes now.  Always good to have extra options for rolling zones in the first few weeks of a wipe.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Jang Yoo Sung on June 07, 2017, 06:46:54 AM
Any plans for chaos day?
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Quid on June 08, 2017, 05:54:34 AM
Tantallon!, HOOOO!!!!
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Tajs on June 09, 2017, 02:54:39 AM
Very curious as to the coming changes being finalized and what happens with druids in particular :)
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Gramm on June 13, 2017, 08:47:41 AM
Love the posts about changes, thanks for keeping it fresh and keeping us interested.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Attai on June 14, 2017, 01:50:34 PM
Honestly the best change I could ask for is that lower the XP.  I want to play but I have other responsibilities, I haven't played in a few wipes but want to come back but can't in the current state.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: reed23 on June 14, 2017, 02:22:18 PM
Attai - I think you raise a good point.  The last time the XP tables were adjusted was during the Arctic era of trash mages.  The XP tables were adjusted to back-load the experience, meaning lvls 1-25 is relatively easy, but once you hit lvl 27, it's a monumental grind.  The thought process was to allow people to get to 27 fairly quickly which would allow them to get into bigger groups faster but then have to grind out the last few levels.  It also prevented people from getting to 30 super fast (to deter the dreaded trash-mage).

Given where we are in the arctic life-cycle, I would agree that a review of the XP tables would be warranted.  Maybe 5 mil less from 27-28, 10 mil less from 28-29, and 10 mil less from 29-30.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Jorake on June 14, 2017, 02:41:05 PM
I would agree with the exp change. i would lower the requirement from 25-29 but i would keep 29-30 the same as it is now.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Kholos on June 17, 2017, 01:17:32 AM
David, just stop soloing a neutral warrior every wipe and you'll get there.

I really don't see a problem, at all. Yes, it's a grind, but not that much. Ranks were changed so now you can gain ranks at any level. Because of this, I don't really care how much xp it takes to get to 30. Make it 100million from 29-30.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Hoyt on June 17, 2017, 08:00:15 AM
xp is irrelevant. Your goal is to get to rank 20 and have skills maxed by level 30 so you can legend, the xp table the way it is set up allows that if you put in the time. Being level 30 or 1xp doesn't mean anything in the game if your char is unskilled. Just my 2 cents what ever that is worth. Last wipe i legend 4 chars all neutrals first char took 5 days play time, all others took right at 3 days play time. (that was with out any type of bot skilling)
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Tajs on June 17, 2017, 08:26:19 AM
What's the latest in uptime and other changes? :)

Thanks to the imms for the work put in!!
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Quid on June 25, 2018, 09:22:04 AM
Can blindness be fixed for the next wipe please? As in not lasting 500 ticks/combat rounds.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Alecto on July 16, 2018, 06:24:48 PM
Yes. Blindness should last at least 1000 tics!
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Alecto on July 31, 2018, 04:10:58 PM
I would actually like to see the xp from level 30 to 1xp increase. It is currently 65 million. I think it should be at least 100 million, perhaps more. There are distinct advantages to being level 30 but NOT 1xp and I would appreciate having a little more buffer before the rank losses kick in!
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: reed23 on July 31, 2018, 10:38:38 PM
Make it 100M, then have bonuses for being 1x.  Keeps people having/wanting to XP.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: el conquistador on August 01, 2018, 11:29:05 AM
well xp gains seem to be cut in half as soon as you hit level 30.  so i guess that makes 65 million an effective 130 million.

if that makes you feel any better
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Alecto on August 01, 2018, 10:41:31 PM
I have never noticed that. I can regularly average about 10 million an hour solo once I hit legend with a melee class, so 6-7 hours of game play to get to 1x doesn't seem like a huge deal. Are you certain there is an xp change at 30 or is this just an observation of your own practice?
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Hoodoo on August 01, 2018, 11:20:53 PM
Likely referring to the group xp bonus cut at 30, which, should you primarily be a group player, might look like xp cutting in half. A solo xp'r would not notice such.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: el conquistador on August 02, 2018, 04:32:54 AM
its just something ive noticed on my last few characters.  ill be getting 80k xp while grinding some mobs and then as soon as i ding 30 its 40k for those same mobs the rest of the way.

i very rarely solo so it is almost definitely this group xp cut hoodoo is talking about.   
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Kam on August 04, 2018, 11:30:28 AM
If 30 is the highest level that you can be, then the same is true for mobiles.
XP is calculated with a factor that involves the difference in your level vs the mob you've killed with a couple of caps at either end, of course.

When you hit level 30 there aren't any more mobs that are higher level than you and so the top end of xp is a little lower.


As far as increasing XP for 30->1X: I don't see the upside to increasing the buffer, it sounds to me like you just get to die more times and remain viable. You should try dying less?
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Alecto on August 05, 2018, 02:12:11 PM
It is mostly to keep the legendary (and almost legendary) characters running zones for xp, not just for cash runs and the big loads.

As for not dying a lot...I gotta be true to me - and there are many deathtraps left in the game for me to explore!
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Hoodoo on August 05, 2018, 04:31:17 PM
Isn't death fixed as a % of current level anyway? I.e. it doesn't matter if you have 30mil total level at 30 or 120mil total level at 30, you have 5 deaths from 1x to 29, not counting the "forgiveness" xp that lets you go below your current level minimum to level at the last death before you delevel?
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Malaki on August 26, 2018, 01:40:43 PM
I think he was talking about how once you hit 1x, upon death you lose rank % progress.  Which after the initial grind up to legend is quite substantial.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: kanu on August 27, 2018, 07:19:29 AM
I legended two characters late in the wipe (just to see what they felt like as legend characters) and in both cases I was close to rank 20 before I was really close to 1xp. I basically aimed at ranks rather than exp though, which late in the wipe is possible with mid-level mobs because hardly anyone is harvesting rank points anymore.
Title: Re: What's in the works - preview of next wipe additions
Post by: Kam on August 27, 2018, 10:42:27 AM
I'm going to lock this thread since it is a couple of wipes old now and I don't want there to be any confusion for people reading.