Server Changelog 2012

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October 21st, 2012

  • WoE Castle Rotation
    • prtg_cas03 -> prtg_cas02
    • prtg_cas05 -> payg_cas03
    • payg_cas01 -> gefg_cas03 (Vanilla)
    • payg_cas05 -> aldeg_cas05 (Vanilla)
    • gefg_cas01 -> payg_cas04 (Vanilla)
    • gefg_cas05 -> prtg_cas04
  • Rental PvP Maps
    • At the Warp Girl you will find four available maps to choose from, two Vanilla and two Unrestricted. For the old veterans, we have added the well-known Airship map and Old Payon. Vanilla players can enjoy Gonryun and a completely new map, the Geffen Magic Tournament Arena. You need to be very updated to enter this map or else you will crash.
    • You can rent a map per minute with a maximum of 300 minutes. The price is 15,000 zeny per minute. While this might sound expensive, it's only about 900,000 zeny per hour. For a guild this should be quite affordable.
    • After that, you may choose a password to use for the room. Be sure that you remember this password as without it you will not be able to enter the room anymore. Give the password to anyone you want to invite and they can join the room!
  • The client should no longer close when you enter a wrong password.
  • Added some checks upon login that if you have completed certain longer quests before Achievements were added, you will still get the Achievement
  • Job Change quests now reward you with Bronze Coins. 50 for 1st job, 100 for second, 200 for trans.
  • Changed Celebration Ring sprite so it does not look like a Gold Ring anymore.
  • Added the official Item Gathering NPCs back to their original locations. This means no hunting board but to visit these NPCs by themselves. They give the official exp and no job exp.
  • Fixed Quest EXP values in 13.1 and 13.2 quests.
  • Expanded the Geffen novending range so people don't block the Geffenia portal.
  • Added NoBranch to Dewata and Dicastes.
  • Kublin has his spawn time cut in half. It now spawns every 4-6 hours instead of 8-12 hours.
  • Super Novices can now enter Thanatos Tower.
  • Fixed a bunch of Achievement bugs.
  • Kerchief can now be traded freely.
  • Added Fluorescent Liquid to the mobs it's supposed to be on. Changed values required in Valkyrie Feather, Brazilian Flag Hat and Blue Ribbon quests accordingly.
  • Added missing Fish Tail NPC for El Dicastes quest, located in Izlude.
  • Couple of pet talk table typo fixes.
  • Fixed a bug at the Supply Dept. 1 Manager in El Dicastes.
  • Fixed a typo in the Ktullanux Card. It said it only triggered on physical damage, but it triggers on any damage.
  • Costume Items now have 0 weight instead of 20.
  • Added New Headgears at Reward Guru

August 28th, 2012

  • Achievements
    • Achievements are character bound and way more interesting than before! There are plain achievements that want you to kill certain MVPs, mobs of a certain race, size, element, etcetera. Not to mention there are various achievements for quests and more difficult tasks such as getting a character to 99 without dying! In total we have nearly a hundred achievements ready for you and of course more to come. Achievements do not trigger in Endless Tower or GM Challenge.
    • Added Achievement Page on Control Panel. On this page you can select any character that's on an account on your forum account and check which achievements you didn't make yet and which ones you completed. You can select different categories, characters, completed/not completed and such. You can also check your achievements ingame by using the @achievements command.
    • When completing an Achievement, you get a certain amount of points. For now they cannot be used for anything just yet but we have plans to introduce some rewards for these points.
  • Dewata and El Dicastes Quests
    • The towns Dewata and El Dicastes finally have all their city NPCs and quest NPCs implemented! You will find plenty of new NPCs. Some just to talk to and some to do quests for. Especially El Dicastes has some very interesting stuff to explore, so check it out! Along with this, some mob spawns and warp portals might have changed. Some areas will now, for example, require a quest to enter. This is not a bug. This is intended behaviour and will not be changing.
    • We have decided to not implement certain NPCs yet as we are not yet sure how to balance them. These cities are Renewal-based after all, so balancing them for our pre-Renewal setting requires some care. Some of the changes we have done so far:
      • We're still using our custom Kris NPC and enchanting it is not yet possible
      • Added new items Pineapple and Melon to their respective mobs (some of you might have already noticed this)
      • Removed the Monster hunting quests from El Dicastes due to the Hunting Board
      • Mob amounts and some portals might have changed
      • Cannot yet enchant Light of El Dicastes, Feral Boots/Golden Bell/Etc
      • Item Hunting quests had their level requirement lowered from 80 to 70
    • In El Dicastes you will find some Hunting Boards as well, giving you daily missions for item deliveries and such. Originally it has monster hunting missions as well, but considering our own revamped Hunting Board, we have decided to remove these for now. The Pineapple and Melon drops that you have noticed are also used for the item delivery missions.
  • Hunting Board Revamp
    • As you will notice right away, the Hunting Board now has a nicer sprite which is much easier to notice. Not only can it be found in Prontera, but it can now also be found in pretty much every dungeon entrance or field where a mission can take place.
    • When you talk to the Hunting Board, it will pick a total of 7 different monsters to hunt, one for each day of the week. The order in which you get these is completely random so you won't have to kill Ice Titans on every Monday or something. Instead, every Monday you can get one out of 7 different monsters for your level range. When the day finishes, the next day you will have a different monster to hunt.
    • You will still get Bronze Coins once a day and you can hunt the same monster all day long, but once the day is over, you will be given a different monster to hunt. We hope this makes the Hunting Board missions a bit more fun. No longer do you have to keep hunting the same monsters over and over again.
  • Old Valkyrie Helm
    • It is now possible to change your Valkyrie Helm SQI to the Old Valkyrie Helm sprite. Anyone can do it as the refine rate and card will stay. All you need is a Minor Old Valkyrie Helm (see below), your current Valkyrie Helm and 250 Copper Coins. Just talk to the Valkyrie Master in Valhalla to exchange it.

>> As the Minor Old Valkyrie Helm is an ingredient for the above NPC, you will need a way to obtain this headgear as well. You will find a new NPC in odin_tem02 to exchange a regular Minor Valkyrie Helm to the Old one. Keep in mind that for this it gives you an empty version back, so any refines or cards will be removed.

  • New Headgear Quests:
  • Added New Headgears at Reward Guru
  • As for some reason many of you forgot when you were born, it is no longer required to enter your birthdate for character deletion. All you will have to do is enter "delete" when asked to.
  • The Vanilmirth Homunculus is now DemiHuman instead of Formless.
  • Merged the latest rAthena and eAthena updates.
  • There is now a 2 day account-bound cooldown after finishing the GM Challenge.
  • People who are muted can no longer use normal attacks or gain exp.
  • Chef Hat can now be used by (Super) Novices as well.
  • Added new Kahos to the Reward Guru.
  • Fixed the EXP values in the Cursed Spirit Quest.
  • You now have to wait 10 seconds to log off after using a skill.
  • Fixed some typos in the Kaho Quest.

July 25th, 2012

  • Implemented 5 new Male and 4 new Female hairstyles to the stylist. To obtain them, you need to do a short quest for each hairstyle. Talk to Anne the Stylist for more information.
  • New headgears added.
  • Added guardians to protect the GH Prison and Payon Dungeon spawn. Any monsters coming inside of the spawn area or close to the portal will be killed by the guardians. This makes it easier to go there to rest without worrying about your life.
  • A couple of exp, spawn and droprate changes:
    • Reduced Helm and Armor Piece of Dullahan droprate on Dullahan to 66%
    • Reduced Red Muffler and Tangled Chains droprate on Disguise to 66%
    • Reduced Sapphire droprate on Mobster to 75%
    • Reduced Blue Herb, Crystal Mirror and Witherless Rose droprate on Mavka to 45%, 30% and 6%
    • Increased the Mavka spawn rate by about 25%
    • Reverted Sphinx spawns back to their official values
    • Reduced EXP gained from the Loli Ruri Mission Board quest by 20%
  • Some changes to how !noks works:
    • Having !noks enabled should now also block other players from using Intimidate on monsters belonging to you
    • Added an auto muting feature to !noks. When someone gets a !noks warning 10 times, that player is automatically muted for 5 minutes
  • Recoded the Hunting Board. You won't notice anything about it but it makes it easier for us to add new monsters in the future.
  • The Reward Guru no longer forces you to claim your voting points.
  • Haunted House is now always open.
  • Poring Rally now also gives a coin if only two players are on the map.
  • The Stat/Skill Resetter now also resets Taekwon stances when resetting.

July 15th, 2012

  • Remove the detaching feature from control panel.

June 29th, 2012

  • Errende Ebecee Card does no longer trigger Pneuma when you are in a Safety Wall.
  • Bronze Coins now have different colored sprites.
  • Added Unique Sunglasses[1] to Chiqita (still has to be added to the Guru).
  • Added repairmen to all the cities that had none or only had them inside a building.
  • Schwartzwald Castle Dungeon will now only be available to Unrestricted castle owners, Aruna only for Vanilla castle owners.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed another party to kick the party in GMC if they still had the NPC chat open.
  • Changed -50 ATK to -10% ATK on Hermose Cap.
  • Fixed General Egnigem Cenia description (10% MaxSP -> 20%).

May 29th, 2012

  • Guild Changes
    • All guilds can still have 76 members
    • If you try to enter a castle with more than 38 members however, you will not be able to
    • You can only have 1 alliance
    • Expelling players from your guild during WoE is still possible so if you wish to participate and have more than 38 members, you can still kick some
  • Reward System Revamp
    • Reward Points will now be called Copper Coins and are the most basic coins available. They can still be exchanged into Talon Coins and all that. The exchange rate however will be divided by 10. This also means that all ways you gained Reward Points will have rewards divided by 10. For example, if you want to exchange a Copper Coin into a Talon Coin, it will have an exchange rate of 1:50-100 instead of 1:500-1000 like it is now. Winning the Lottery gave you a 1000 Reward Point Ticket. This will now be 100 Copper Coins. All your existing Reward Points have been converted into Copper Coins and are placed in your storage.
    • Rental Coins will now be called Bronze Coins. They are exactly the same as Rental Coins. No changes there.
  • Homunculus Changes
    • In order to more or less reduce AFK leveling on Alchemists, we have introduced an AFK penalty for Homunculus kills. If you are AFK for more than 5 minutes, the EXP gained will be reduced by 50%. When you are AFK for more than 10 minutes, it is reduced further by 75%. We feel that going AFK for an hour and let an AI do the leveling for you is going a bit far. You can still go AFK while leveling but you will have to be around to keep gaining optimal experience. Furthermore, instead of an AFK timer for MotW kills, it is not possible at all anymore to gain MotW rewards when killing them with a Homunculus or Mercenary.
  • To stimulate players into actually killing monsters and MVPs in their normal maps, all droprates in Endless Tower have been reduced by 50%. Yes, this includes MVP drops.
  • Fixed an exploit with the Asura Strike cooldown.
  • Implemented the Thor Volcano Level 2 Access Quest. This is only available for Reward Services holders. This quest allows you to gain access to Thor Volcano Level 2 through a short quest. This way you do not have to teleport through the first level with all those powerful monsters.
  • Updated the Amatsu Elemental Stone trader to be a bit easier once you've spoken to him.
  • Gremlin Card now also has the old Stem Worm Card effect added (chance of obtaining Box of Storms).

April 25th, 2012

April 15th, 2012

  • Massive cleanup of the Marriage script. Allowed Same-sex marriages and added marriage locations in Hugel and Lutie.
  • Added random style feature to the Stylist.
  • Relocated some Izlude NPCs to the center of the town to match with the Kafra location.
  • Bard/Dancer buffs now properly get dispelled in Dispell PvP.
  • Added teleport on idle with 5 minute cooldown to Thor mobs to prevent them from being stuck in an inaccessible part of the map.
  • Fixed Super Novice SQI bonuses not working.

April 4th, 2012

  • Merged the latest eAthena and rAthena updates.
  • Relocated all the Izlude NPCs and warps to match with the latest kRO updates. If you find anything that we missed, please let us know. This does require you to run RagnarokPatch in order to get the latest Izlude updates.
  • We have made some changes to vending and especially the @autotrade command:
    • It is now only possible to use @autotrade in City Maps, GH Prison (10 spots max) and Archer Village (20 spots max). The amount of vendors in other maps was getting a bit out of hand and these vendors were an unnecessary waste of server resources.
    • The @autotrade time has been reduced severely. We felt that it was too easy for people to hold the good spots without every losing it. Reducing it and randomizing it more will give everyone a more fair chance to get the best vending spots.
    • The amount of Vends / Buying Stores per map has been reduced to one of each per internet connection. You can set up two of each globally.
  • Sex changes are no longer possible for married characters. You have to divorce before doing a sex change. This is done due to rings not being wearable anymore if you changed genders.
  • We have changed the way the Geffenia access works. From now on, only people who have a Lucifer's Lament can open the Geffenia portal. The Lament is account-bound, so you can do it on any character on your account. Furthermore, when entering, you will be given the option to warp your party in as well. This way, anyone in your party who has not done the quest can still enter Geffenia. They do have to be in Geffen in order to be warped in.
  • Added a Teleport on Idle with a 5 minute cooldown for the following mobs: Baba Yaga, Uzhas, Abysmal Knight, Violy and False Angel. This to avoid them getting stuck on certain parts of the map.
  • Fixed a rare bug in the GM Challenge that could cause the party to be warped out while they should not.
  • Fixed a mistake in the Galaxy Circlet Quest.
  • Removed a warp on one of the Einbroch fields leading to a map you can't walk on.
  • Fixed Super Baby not being able to upgrade its SQI.
  • Fixed a bug with the Platinum Skills NPC related to Monks.
  • Naght Sieger now casts Earth Quake.
  • Fixed a bug in Cat Footprint quest that would make the quest reset even if you had not killed any Wild Roses.
  • Added new Kahos to the Reward Guru and made it so that the regular Lord Kaho's Horns is now on top of the list.
  • Moved the Manuk Warp Girl so it's not next to a town NPC.
  • A lot of other small changes and fixes that are not worth mentioning.

March 14th, 2012

  • TalonRO's Fifth Year Anniversary Event begins

March 6th, 2012

  • The Hunting Board missions should work again for level 99 characters.
  • Reduced the time that the Geffenia portal stays open from 45 to 10 seconds.
  • Sting Cards are now no longer usable in Vanilla.
  • Boosted Ring[0] droprate from 0.03% to 0.06%. This because it's a common newbie item and is used to make Critical Rings as well.
  • Added new Kahos to the Kaho shop.
  • Added and increased some novending areas.
  • Naght Sieger swords and manteau have been lowered to 50% droprate.

February 16th, 2012

  • Changed WoE:SE to Friday, same time as it is now. As WoE:SE was rather close to regular WoE, people might be too tired to join SE. That's why we're giving this a shot to see if the attendance is higher on Friday.
  • Enabled Colored Drooping Cat Quest again and changed how the quest works.
  • Added Galaxy Circlet Hat. Find Claire at prontera 116,265.
  • Added Heart Ribbon Hairband Quest. Find Kari at jawaii 122,183.
  • Added vending restrictions to a lot of cities to clean things up.
  • You are now required to be at least Level 50 to join Bingo and Monster Races.
  • Added the emp breaker to the WoE2 capture message.
  • Restricted event hats from Vanilla.
  • Fixed a GMC timeslot overlapping another if someone entered very late.
  • Mavkas now have a reduced range to prevent unclear KSing reports.
  • Due to font items no longer working, they cannot be traded/vended at the moment.
  • Made some old event questlogs automatically remove themselves when logging in.
  • Removed Glitter Shell from SQI bonus ingredients.
  • Fixed a lot of descriptions.
  • Updated the Kaho shop with the latest customizations.

February 14th, 2012

  • Official Valentine's Day Event begins

January 27th, 2012

  • Official Chinese New Year and Winter Event begins
  • WoE:SE is now set to Vanilla mode to see how if it is more active than it is now.
  • Added !recruit chat. Use this command to look for parties or look for members for your own party. Do NOT use !main for this anymore.
  • Changed the Forest PvP map to Arena PvP and Vanilla PvP has gotten a new, bigger map as well.
  • A 7 Day Halter Lead now costs 100 instead of 200 Rental Coins.
  • The Font items have been removed from the Reward Guru as they currently do not work.
  • Added 3 new monsters to the Hunting Board: Nightmare Terror (Magma Dungeon 2), Blue Acidus (Abyss Lake 2) and Violy (Geffenia 1).
  • Rest Bonus now shows how much you have left in your bonus pool when killing a mob.
  • Added 34 new headgears to the Reward Guru. This also includes 4 new mid-headgears who also got their slotted version and are available to craft at the NPC Chiqita.
  • Updated the Kaho and PCB shop with new customizations.
  • Fallen Bishop now drops Devil Whisper[0]
  • Added pet accessories for Dullahan, Imp, Succubus and Marionette. Find them in the Pet Gear shop.
  • Added vending restrictions to spawn area in Dewata.
  • Fixed Airship portals not opening.
  • Fixed onTouch inputboxes freezing your character.
  • Swordman classes and Babies can not use the Halter Lead for now.
  • Fixed mounts not disappearing when the rental time runs out.
  • Guild members can now also stay in the guild treasury room when ecalled inside instead of just the guild master.
  • Moved Magazine Dealer and Bullet dealer according to latest Aegis.
  • Implemented official quests for Bride's Flower Crown and colored Cute Ribbons.
  • Added Cats Footprint quest.
  • Pets can no longer be tamed through Abracadabra.
  • Added a brand new Male hairstyle. Find it on number 67.
  • Fixed Pajamas Hat scripts to match the descriptions.
  • Fixed Flying Side Kick, you can now use it in non-foe and jump to their location.
  • Fixed a bunch of skill and item descriptions.