Patch Notes21 January 2017 (03:51) by Gamemaster Ninja
Patch Notes - January 20th 2017
You can read an extended description of the patch notes in our developers post below, but this is what was added in today's patch.
- Added LMS, Warzones & Protector of Archlight Event.q
- Added Loot Channel.
- Anyone with a stat category below 80 in a PvP event will automatically have them boosted to 80.
- Receive 2 stat points every hundredth level starting from level 1000. These points can only be applied to stats below 30.
- Able to reset stats below 40 for free.
- Awakening Boots Quest Added
- Awakening Boots added ingame for each vocation
- Find Person (exiva) has the possibility to mention whether the player is near a NPC or Monster.
- Automatic AFK Bot Checker Added
- 100 More farmlands.
- 11 More Legacy Houses Added
- Bereserker Soul Rune buffed by 425%
- Sorcerer Soul Rune buffed by 375%
- Druid Soul Rune buffed by 275%
- Archer Soul Rune scaling nerfed by 40%
- Guardian Soul Rune Healing buffed by 80%
- Removed Event Channel as it 'hides' messages.
- Bard's can self-boost with their party spell(s).
- Wands will now act like any other weapon, which essentially means their damage will scale depending on level and magic level.
- Non-field attacks will no longer deal any damage if the 'owner' is no longer present, or if you are in a protection zone.
- Resistance Scrolls.
- Blocking tiles in Snowball Event.
- Berserker & Mastermind Potions.
AFK Bot Checker17 January 2017 (01:02) by Gamemaster Ninja
Automatic AFK Bot Checker
In this Friday's Patch, to go along with the insane amount of other content, we will also be implementing an Automatic AFK Bot Checker. Players who have been gaining experience for 1h-2h (random interval) will receive a message in a new channel (channel will open automatically) saying the player is required to complete an !afkcheck. Players then have up to 5 minutes to complete this afkcheck by finding a safe area, saying !afkcheck and selecting the appropriate answer to a math question like shown in the example below.
By answering this you can freely continue hunting for another set interval of time (1-2h). However, if you fail to select the correct answer, or do not attempt to answer at all, your character will receive a white skull.
This will allow players to somewhat self-govern themselves.
We are excited and optimistic about this new change, despite it possibly having some shortcomings (like all attempts to eradicate afk botters do). We feel this change will drastically prevent complete afk botters, while still allowing people to have some freedom in terms of doing other activities while completing tasks and such.
New Tutors!14 January 2017 (00:31) by Gamemaster Ninja
Congratulations and Welcome to the 4 New Tutors -
Thank you to all who applied to become a Tutor! We had a whopping 43 people apply to become a Tutor. Please understand we appreciate all applications, if you didn't get selected this time definitely enter again next time! Its stiff competition but we notice people who are loyal.
Tutor Applications!12 January 2017 (01:02) by Gamemaster Ninja
Hey Archlighters! Want a chance to help the community? Have a special orange font ingame? Tutor Tag on Discord? Now's your chance to apply!
To apply, copy the following and answer it out and then send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Since when have you played Archlight:
Why do you think you would be a good tutor:
What do you think being a tutor involves:
Do you actively use our Discord Group?
We generally get a lot of applications so make sure yours is concise and clear.
Best of luck!
Developers Notes!08 January 2017 (10:40) by Gamemaster Ninja
Hey guys! As many of you know, i was "deathly" ill the past week. K, not deathly, but I had a really bad flu and fever and was bed-ritten for 3-4 days. Thus I was kinda MIA, for many of you this is a very weird experience as im usually on 14-16 hours a day 7 days a week ;). I just wanted to let everyone know (despite many knowing already) why I was dificult to contact. And felt I should give you guys a spoiler on what we're working on!
Just a quick reminder, everything below talked about we will be discussing in detail and answering questions on in our Q&A Livestream on Wednesday at 12:00 PST (21:00 CEST) So be there! Oh.. we're also giving away 5 Packages of 300 Coins.. twitch.tv/sirknighter follow it now so you dont miss it!
I'm not going to lie.. our developement team is pretty fired up on the new content were working on and the existing content that we're changing. Let's kick it off with a bang. As many of you know, we decided to keep the 400% experience boost for players below Prestige 3 PERMANENTLY! Players just liked it too much and we feel its good for new players and existing players both for speeding up the new player process. Our goal is to get new/players who dont play as much up into the action much quicker than before ultimately creating more action for the hardcore Archlighters!
Next, We're making prestiges 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5 all 50% cheaper to obtain!
Oh and next? Yea... We're gunna give everyone 2 stat points every 100 levels from 1000 - 2500. This will affect everyone even prestige 10 people, but only one time (you wont receive these stats everytime you acquire these levels after prestiging). That's 30 free stat points. Ummm... Enjoy ;)
Whats next Knighter? Well... From now on, all PvP Events (Team Death Match, Capture The Flag) everyones stats are going to be brought up to a minimum of 80. Yes. Even you timmy with your 3 vitalism and strength, ur getting 80's. The reason for this is we want to make TDM and CTF feel more about working together, not hiding behind the juggernaut 1 shotting an entire team. We feel this is already a big step in the direction of making these events much more fun for everyone. It's important we still allow for someone to excel, that is the point of an MMORPG, to acquire power and use that power, but its not fun when no one has a challenge. We're very excited about this change and the other changes to come!
Exiva now will tell you what NPC or creature the player you are exiva'ing is closest to. This will allow for better tracking of people you are looking for. It will always require some cunning in locating them.
10 more farmlands added. HOLY! Everyone single farm is taken. You guys are crazy. No era, even 4 months into one, have we had no farmlands available let alone little over 1 month into one! I assume thats due to our growing community, but we will be adding 10 more farmlands to cater to this! So everyone who doesn't have a farm yet, Get Ready!!
Things on our Agenda:
Last Man Standing + Warzones (Final testing to be done on Monday). It is extremely important to us that stability comes first for all Archlight Content. What that means is if we feel something is not fully tested yet or requires more balancing, we will take our time to do so. Sometimes things get pushed under the rug while we work on other things however, unfortunatly warzones and LMS were pushed under the rug. However, we're extremely happy with where theyre at and how players will receive it.
Making open-world PvP more interactive and fulfilling for newer players, and undergeared/statted characters!
A Mentor/Mentee program where high prestige players can help out newer/non-prestiged players in simple mechanics like dungeons or quests and both sides can be rewarded for doing so!
Free stat resets for any category below 40 Stat Points!
Working Quest Log to track every quest you have completed, not-completed or are working on!
Story quest chain and lore for Archlight.
Lord Tokens. Some serious fun for the top tier players on Archlight.
Awakening Boots Quest - Ready to go, but letting players progress a bit further, planned to release late/end of january with most of this content.
Protectors of Archlight Event - Ready to stand up in arms together with your fellow archlighters in an event against hordes of creatures? Fight together, defeat the enemies, the farther the server collectively makes it the bigger the global experience + loot boost afterwards - More to come ;)
Adding more legacy houses (12 more to be exact) - These got scooped up fast... We will be adding 12 more!
New Additions!07 January 2017 (05:49) by Gamemaster Ninja
12:00PM PST (21:00 CEST) twitch.tv/sirknighter
Our developement team is cooking up some exciting new changes to Archlight in the near future. Our major goal is making pvp events much more competitive for the newer players. IE bringing them up to make them worth fighting in pvp events such as TDM and CTF. Our goal is a similar style to WoW and Guild Wars approach in players who join events receiving a large overall stat boost to make them much more relevant making pvp events feel more like an actual competition rather than who has more powerhouses on their team.
We have many other plans on how to capture and promote the new player experience and help them get into things much faster than before! A much more detailed post, with pics ;) will come out in the next few days (probably Tuesday)
Additionally, Wednesday we will be doing a Q&A Livestream (we got a lot more questions built up now) and also showing off/discussing the new content and additions that will be coming! Be sure to tune in as not only are we answering questions, talking about up and coming stuff for the first time, but were also giving away 5 packages of 300 Archlight Coins!
New Player Bonus04 January 2017 (02:57) by Gamemaster Ninja
We have decided that we will be keeping the 400% experience bonus to players below prestige 3 permanently!
We have received amazing feedback from this and have decided it will remain from now onward!
Additionally, because all you stat stone addicts are enjoying it so much, we will be keeping the 2x stat stone event on until our next Patch (Friday).