September, October, November Updates!

17 Nov 2015

Here are our most recent updates. We made a lot of changes, and introduced new things into the server, such as tattoos and custom ways to level up soul crystals. Along with bringing back our invasion events. There were also a ton of updates on the GM side of the server, which we wish more people knew about We are creating an infrastructure that will ease management and allow expansion for the years to come.









Highlights: TATTOOS, NEW PATCH, INVASIONS ARE BACK, MORE !





- Patch Version 5.3 has been released, so run our updater or download our new patch!

- .info > Farming Area Info was updated it was extremely out dated, updated all sections and a FoW section was added to, thanks Reaper91.

- S Grade Weapon token has been added to the server and a new section to .dressme for weapons for S grade weapons, but for the time being is only available for Banner Contest Winners. We will add another way later.

- Fixed several tattoos skill icons not showing up in players passive skills, or displaying the wrong skill descriptions (need the patch to correct this)

- Updated .dressme for weapons, a "Special" section has been added, it contains boss weapons and Pear of Anguish. Please note that Boss weapons are only donatable for, but dont worry they do not have better stats then top weapons, many of their abilities have been nerfed and/or dont work at all. They are simply skins, and wont effect game play. Pear of Anguish is at the PvP section of the GM shop for 75 PvP Coins.

- Added Information Pedestals to Gludin, for some reason there werent any there, or we accidentally deleted them sometime in the past.

- Updated the text page about unlocking Assassin Suit.

- Tried to fix the issue with summons/pets not following after killing mobs randomly sometimes, let me know if the change has helped or if its fixed it, or made it worse.

- GM tool updates.

- Fixed an issue with Tattoos being unequipped while leveling and in other odd times.

- We are currently having a BANNER CONTEST winners get donation credit/Halloween Cloak/Early Access to S Grade Weapon token and more! Type .contest or check the forums for details.

- Our main NPCs have been converted to our Halloween theme!

- Zombie invasion is back! GMs will be running this event all month, its the only way to get the Halloween cloak! There should be around 1 cloak drop per event. Remember zombies can infect players to make them zombies as well, once a player is a zombie they can then make other players zombies too by spreading their disease, have fun! Please note zombie invasion numbers has been increased!

- Removed Giran Luxury shop from selling soul crystals for super cheap, we want you guys to actually level them to 10 in custom zones (its not hard dont worry)

- .tattoos and .soulcrystals now works, originally just .soulcrystal and .tattoo worked which was confusing cause some items etc reference it.

- Updated Baium for Dummies NPC, it lets people know the time it takes for Baium to go back to sleep after not being hit is 10 minutes here. Note this is not new, its been like this for over a year, we just want the information to be easier to find.

- Fixed a typo .in .tattoos, Tattoo of Penetration gives 2% Crit power, not crit rate, thanks for the report!

- Various Donation updates.

- Updated .faq and added sections for PvP assists, Soul Crystals, and Tattoos.

- Various GM tool updates, to make things easier/more efficient/take less time for GMs.

- Client Patch version 5.2 has been released, make sure to update your client with our auto updater, or use our new patch. A lot of this update can only be seen if you update your files.

- Tattoos have now been introduced to our server. Most people know about them, the L2 community seems quite fond of them. They are known to be very unbalanced, but our way we will try to keep it balanced. You can type the command .tattoos to see all tattoos and what they give. 27 Tattoos in total were added. All stats are subject to change. They are essentially an extra piece of equipment that gives some stats. All stats are subject change. The goal is to create more diversity/different builds/more to do.

- Tattoos are obtained at the Merchant of Mammon you need a level 18 Soul Crystal 30 PvP Coins and 2m AA to get it. We now have custom ways to level up soul crystals explained below.

- Soul Crystals can be leveled on Frozen/VoL mobs up to level 10, level 11 to 16 is done on either T rex, Nymp, FoR Mobs, or custom/epic raids, but raids are not required until later. after that Raids are required to get to 18. You can use the command .soulcrystals for help and details on the %s of each mob and how it works with more specifics. Difficulty/chances to level up crystals are subject to change.

- There will be more things to obtain with soul crystals in the future.
- New players automatically obtain a free randomized Oath Tattoo when they make a new character which is obviously non trade-able. Players that are still new to the server (made with in the last few months) can claim their Oath Tattoo now at the Achievement claim service at the GM Shop. Since new players automatically get one, this means tattoos dont really make a bigger gap between new and old players. Again these were introduced for my diversity/builds, not to make old players stronger then new ones.

- Level 18 Soul Crystals now may be exchanged at the merchant of mammon for a different color. The price for the exchange is 10 PvP Coins and 100k AA.

- The way Warp/Blink skills work has been changed. If you keep spamming these types of skills over and over again, you will eventually develop a range penalty. Please note you can still use it for a little while with out a penalty. Every second that goes by the penalty is decreased until it disappears, but each time you use a warp/blink type skill it adds to this range penalty. So not using it makes it go back to normal. Spam it over and over again it wont move you far at all. This penalty rate etc is subject to change.

- Updated .newbie > Which clans recruit new players section!

- Updated news posts on our websites main page.

- Updates news posts on our Auto Updater.

- The description of ways to get A grade weapon token was updated to reflect how you currently get it.

- When someone destroys another players kill streak, it is now announced, if it was over 3.

- Fixed an issue with our new .safety feature, depending on how you order your items when you sell them, anything before the protected item sold would disappear and stop when it reached a protected item, if your protected item was first, it would not cause a problem, regardless this issue is now fixed, thx Mali6ka for reporting.

- A Bulgarian section has been added to the forums.

- A new rule is now in place, we do not allow people to publicly talk about account buying/selling/trading in shout/hero/trade chat/all chat. As most know we do not support this, and people end up getting scammed on a daily bases, despite us telling you not to. There is no way for us to stop people from doing this realistically, but we wont allow you to publicly discuss it on our server, if you shout about it you may be chat banned with out warning.

- Big updates to GM tools, to make things more efficient, and easier on the GM side.

- Automated announcements and .info tips have been updated to include newer features such as Character Builder service.

- The command .staff was updated to include information about the GMs we box to help take care of petitions/newbie welcomes faster, such as Balls2, Balls3 Reaper92, to help avoid confusion. Also you will notice Reaper91 is now Head GM!

- Various client side updates that include: updated soul crystal descriptions that relate to tattoos and how to use them for convenience/user friendliness. Client side quest information for Enhance your Weapon quest to include text about Tattoos and custom mobs/raids and .soulcrystals command. Warp/Blink description updates so its understood how they work. Discipline Codex (for changing skill route) now clearly states that you can lose skill enchants by using it, so that there is no confusion. Boss Weapons descriptions have been updated so people know they are not designed for PvP here, Elegia Leather set bonus light up issues were fixed, some skill enchant route text by NCSoft were fixed, and more.

- If you find any bugs with the above updates, or any other bugs in general, please report them!

- A new feature/.options setting has been added its called Safety Mode. When its On it prevents players from accidentally selling/destroying important items including: S84 or Augmented or PvP or Boss Jewels or Highly Enchanted (+10 or higher) or Elemented items. People accidentally sell/destroy items quite often, we would like to prevent that, and promote a more enjoyable accident free experience. It also uses up a lot of the staff time.

- The new .options setting Safety Mode is ON but default, we recommend you keep it on as well.

- Noblesse buff has been updated and now preserves buffs for summons in events, enjoy!

- More prevent of loss updates, we previously blocked accidentally trading in augmented items to the GM shop at the weapon exchange (for heart stones) but little did we know if you have multiples of that item that are not augmented while your augmented item was in your inventory at +0, and you kept clicking you could lose your augmented item still, this is now fixed.

- Fixed an issue with custom clan halls when you ported to FoW or FoR you would still be in an instance and not see anything, this wont happen anymore, thanks for the report!

- fixed an issue that allowed you to augment a PvPed boss weapon, thanks for the report!

- Fixed a problem with A grade armor token when you chose fists, and Dragon Grinder it was not showing the proper weapon texture, thanks for reporting!

- Fixed, or should be fixed, when hugging walls in KOTH giants Cave map getting the out of bounds penalty/paralyze. Thanks for reporting!

- The reward for catching a bot has been increased, it is now 5 GCM please note the rules/rewards for a group of bots differ check the updated .faq about it. Please note you only receive the reward if we confirm they are botting. If you think someone is a bot please reporting it to a gm, if one is not online you can email me at balls006@hotmail.com

- Fixed the problem with the pet exchange purpose that made it where you could not upgrade your pet even when you had the proper items (it wanted you to have more then it asked for). Thanks for reporting!

- Updated Beleth, hopefully it will no longer make extra copies of itself and other problems.