MLK Day Weekend RvR Bonuses

Posted by John Thornhill | 2017 Jan 13 16:04 -0500 GMT
In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s day, the following bonuses are now up for you! Happy long-weekend, folks!

Bonuses
 
On Ywain:
  • 100% bonus to RP gain in all NF zones (including the Labyrinth)
  • 100% bonus to RP gain in all battlegrounds
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic and shrouded isles zones and dungeons
  • 50% bonus to normal BP in all NF zones
  • 50% bonus to normal BP in all battlegrounds
On Gaheris:
  • 100% bonus to normal XP gain in all classic and shrouded isles zones and dungeons
  • 100% bonus to normal BP gain in the capital cities
  • 100% bonus to normal RP gain in the capital cities
In each Capital City:
  • 40% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain
In all Housing Zones:
  • 40% Bonus to Crafting Speed
  • 20% Bonus to Crafting Skill Gain
These bonuses will end on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.

1.122B Hot Fix #5

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 23 16:02 -0500 GMT
One last Hot Fix before the holidays. Stay safe and enjoy the holidays!
 

Class Changes


Cabalist
  • The Amber Simulacrum pet's style damage has been reduced very slightly.
Enchanter
  • The Underhill Stalker pet's style damage has been reduced very slightly.
Friar
  • The instant taunt line of spells once again interrupts enemy players properly.
Necromancer
  • The Plated Fiend pet's spirit-form style damage has been reduced very slightly.
Painworking Specialization
  • The Death Shredder pet's style damage has been reduced very slightly.
  • The Villainous Strike anytime style has had its damage reduced from Medium to Low.
  • The Frozen Edge rear style has had its damage reduced from High to Medium.
  • The Deathseeker follow-up style has had its damage increased and its damage-over-time effect removed.
  • The following instant damage over time spells' values have had their damage adjusted:
    • Level 37 - Freezing Clench reduced from 64/tick to 54/tick
  • Netherbane's damage over time proc has been converted to a direct damage proc.
    • It now delves for 150 cold damage. 
    • The slow portion of the proc remains unchanged.
  • All versions of the summoned Icebrand weapon's cold direct damage procs have had their damage reduced.
Death Servant Specialization
  • The single-target snare nuke no longer applies its snare on root-immune targets.
Paladin
  • The instant taunt line of spells once again interrupts enemy players properly.
Spiritmaster
  • The Spirit Valkyrie pet's style damage has been reduced very slightly.

Twelve Days of Midwinter

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 21 06:02 -0500 GMT
The 21st of December is here which means that Midwinter is truly upon us. Celebrate the holiday spirit with our Twelve Days of Midwinter give-a-way event!


On the first day of Midwinter, Broadsword gave to me...
 

  • Login to the game and visit the following NPCs to receive a special reward each day!
    • Albion: Santa Nicholas in Camelot's church
    • Midgard: Kris Kringle in Jordheim's Assembly Hall
    • Hibernia: Daidi na Nollag in Tir na Nog's Alainn Cuir
  • Speak with the above NPCs to reveal your reward for each day.
    • Each day's reward will be revealed around 5:30 AM EST / 10:30 AM GMT and last the remainder of that day.
    • If you miss a day, you will be able to catch up and receive the missed rewards by visiting the NPC on subsequent days.
      • This means if you simply login on the twelfth day, you'll receive all 12 rewards!
        • Make sure you have room in your inventory!
  • These rewards are limited to level 50s and can only be obtained once per character.
    • All rewards will be tradable.
  • This event will run from today, December 21st, 2016 for the next twelve days, with the last day being January 1st, 2017!

 

1.122B Hot Fix #4

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 20 12:28 -0500 GMT
A few more tweaks and bug fixes to announce this fine Tuesday. Thank you all for the excellent feedback on the patch!
 

World


  • The difficulty of the Frozen Caverns' challenge mode has been reduced.
    • The mechanics of the encounter remain the same but some of Jack Frost's damage has been toned down slightly.

Class Changes


General
  • Several pets have been fixed to correctly take magic damage.
  • All of the Mythirians from the Frozen Caverns instance can now be equipped correctly.
  • The Speed of Sound Realm Ability no longer drops when hit by certain Slow abilities.
    • All other slows were already correctly not affecting Speed of Sound.
Cabalist
  • The Amber Simulacrum pet's run speed has been reduced slightly.
Enchanter
  • The Underhill Stalker pet's run speed has been reduced slightly.
Necromancer
  • The Plated Fiend pet's run speed has been reduced slightly.
Painworking Specialization
  • The debuff value on the Frozen Edge rear style has been reduced from 45% to 35%.
  • The Deathseeker follow-up style has been adjusted as follows:
    • Its damage has been reduced from 100/tick to 75/tick.
    • Its frequency has been reduced from 2s/tick to 2.5s/tick.
      • Its duration remains at 10s.
  • The following instant damage over time spells' values have had their damage adjusted:
    • Level 37 - Freezing Clench reduced from 74/tick to 64/tick
    • Level 47 - Freezing Howl reduced from 132/tick to 112/tick
  • Netherbane's damage over time proc has been adjusted as follows:
    • Its damage has been reduced from 185/tick to 145/tick.
    • Its frequency has been reduced from 2s/tick to 2.5s/tick.
      • Its duration remains at 10s.

Spiritmaster

  • The Spirit Valkyrie pet's run speed has been reduced slightly.

Podcast Video: Year in Review

Posted by Community | 2016 Dec 16 11:08 -0500 GMT

Our Knight Podcast last Sunday took a look back over the past year's changes as well as looked forward to what's coming in 2017.

Knights Luvly, Maceric, and Cyrric were joined by DAoC Producer John Thornhill during the podcast, which is now available on our official YouTube channel!

Watch it below!


Midwinter has come

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 14 19:21 -0500 GMT
In celebration of the Midwinter Festival, we have the following notes for you:
  • The Frozen Medal of Honor and Frozen Cloaks of Midwinter are once again available!
  • Battleground Presents are there to be gathered!
  • The Traveling Merchants have their winterly return to the realms!
  • A new challenging instance awaits those willing to brave the cold!

Midwinter will start today, December 14th, and will run until January 17th, 2017.
 


Read on for more details!

1.122B Hot Fix #3

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 14 17:51 -0500 GMT
Midwinter is almost upon us and that means its time for the annual festivities... but first, here are some quick Hot Fix notes for you!

Class Balance


Bonedancer
  • The Dread Lord pet rear stun style's duration has been reduced from 9s to 6s.
Cabalist
  • The amber simulacrum pet has had its defenses reduced.
    • This means the pet will die much faster than before to melee damage, making this a higher risk/reward pet.
    • Its offensive damage remains unchanged.
Champion
  • The self strength/constituion and dexterity/quickness combination buff should now properly buff both effects even when sheared of one effect.

Enchanter
  • The Enchantment of Mana buff has been changed as follows:
    • The proc rate has been reduced from 100% to 33%
    • The pbaoe damage proc now scales with the level of the Enchanter.
      • This results in lower damage values before level 50.
      • The damage from the level 50 version remains unchanged at 275.
  • The Enchantment of Zeal buff has been changed as follows:
    • Its re-use timer has been increased from 5m to 10m.
  • The Heal Effectiveness buffs have had their durations reduced from 45s to 30s.
  • The underhill stalker pet has had its defenses reduced.
    • This means the pet will die much faster than before to melee damage, making this a higher risk/reward pet.
    • Its offensive damage remains unchanged.
Necromancer
  • The level 50 Deathsight ability, Bringer of Death, has had its duration reduced from 30s to 20s.
  • The Chthonic Form's hitpoint and armor factor increase once again stacks with other HP/AF increasing abilities like the Spear of King's /use.
  • The Chthonic Form's AF buff is now given out below level 50 at the following levels and values:
    • Level 20-34 receives a 25 AF buff
    • Level 35-44 receives a 75 AF buff
    • Level 45-49 receives a 125 AF buff
    • Level 50 receives the same 250 AF buff
  • The plated fiend pet has had its defenses reduced.
    • This means the pet will die much faster than before to melee damage, making this a higher risk/reward pet.
    • Its offensive damage remains unchanged.
Spiritmaster
  • The spirit valkyrie pet has had its defenses reduced.
    • This means the pet will die much faster than before to melee damage, making this a higher risk/reward pet.
    • Its offensive damage remains unchanged.
Valewalker
  • The level 50 Immolation lifetap will now only heal the Valewalker and its group one time when used.

1.122B Hot Fix #2

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 09 16:31 -0500 GMT
Get your Hot Fix fix before the weekend!

World


  • Several quests' text has been adjusted to direct players to the strength relic towns instead of Caer Berkstead, Nottmoor Faste, or Dun Crimthainn for turn-ins.
  • The Chapter 5 of the Otherworlds Campaign now correctly grants credit to groups who are not part of a battlegroup as well as to battlegroups.
  • The correct Royal Accountant NPCs are now found in each realm's strength relic town.


Realm vs Realm


  • Keep keys can once again be turned into the supply chests at Caer Berkstead, Nottmoor Faste, and Dun Crimthainn.
  • Hookpoints on Caer Berkstead, Nottmoor Faste, and Dun Crimthainn towers should once again spawn correctly.


Class Balance


General
  • Traitor's Dagger pet procs are now correctly prevented from working in Light Tank pet-proc stance.
  • The spell icon for the Siege Alacrity chant now appears correctly.

Bonedancer
  • The dread lord's magic resistances have been reduced slightly.
  • The fossil healer's heal values have been reduced slightly.
  • All heal-pet target's health thresholds to begin healing have been reduced from 90% health to 75% health.

Cabalist
  • All heal-pet target's health thresholds to begin healing have been reduced from 90% health to 75% health.

Champion
  • The siege damage, protection and haste chants should properly affect group-mates now.

Enchanter
  • The Enchantment of Mana buff's delve now correctly indicates that the proc hits the target as well as the targets in its radius.
    • The Enchantment of Mana delve has been reduced from 325 to 275 damage.
    • Enchantment of Mana now has a 60s RUT.
  • All heal-pet target's health thresholds to begin healing have been reduced from 90% health to 75% health.
  • The Mana Barrier magic ablative line of spells can no longer be right-click removed to avoid the immunity timer.

Minstrel
  • The siege damage, protection and haste chants should properly affect group-mates now.

Necromancer
  • Chthonic Form should no longer drop randomly.
  • Painworking's lower level versions of parry-chance buffs now correctly overwrite the Chthonic Form's innate parry buff.
  • Nethersbane is now correctly removed from the Necromancer's inventory on logout.
    • This item is also removed on equip if not 50 painworking specialization.
  • A bug causing the Death Servant line of bolt spells from doing much more damage than other bolt type spells has been corrected.
  • The Spirit Form stealth lore detection radius is now affected by the Necromancer's Death Servant specialization.
    • This will result in lower general detection radius unless fully specialized in Death Servant.
  • All heal-pet target's health thresholds to begin healing have been reduced from 90% health to 75% health.

Savage
  • The melee tri-resist buff now stacks with item-based melee resist buffs.

Skald
  • The siege damage, protection and haste chants should properly affect group-mates now.

Spiritmaster
  • All heal-pet target's health thresholds to begin healing have been reduced from 90% health to 75% health.
 

1.122B Hot Fix

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 07 19:34 -0500 GMT
We've been very happy with the action and response to patch 1.122B thus far! The dynamic underpopulation bonuses, tower layout and portal keep changes have been very well received and we're loving all the awesome feedback on the pet-class changes!

Below you'll find some quick adjustments and general bug fixes. Thanks again for the feedback and we'll see you in the frontiers!

Realm vs Realm


  • The siege tower hookpoint on the northeast corner of Dun Crimthainn should now be visible when shift+right-clicking on the keep and showing the hookpoints.
    • Please note that if you're currently logged in, you will need to logout and run the patcher before this change takes effect.
  • The siege tent at Nottmoor Watchtower will now spawn correctly.
  • The teleporter NPCs at each strength relic town no longer give incorrect information about the length of the portal timer. All portal ceremonies are 60s so long as the safe port supply line is open.


Class Balance

General

  • Several icons have had their widgets, borders, and icons adjusted and fixed.
    • Please note that if you're currently logged in, you will need to logout and run the patcher before these changes takes effect.

Bonedancer

  • Bonedancer “Totem” have been changed as follows:
    • Only one totem spawns at the target location, but effects are still radius based.
    • Totem effects now trigger as soon as the totem is cast, and continues to subsequently pulse as normal.

Druid

  • Cloak of the Loyal Druid has had its disease cure rate reduced to every 15 seconds, down from every 30 seconds.

Enchanter

  • The “Enchantment of …” spells now properly overwrite themselves on groupmates.
  • The Underhill Ally’s health regeneration buff has been removed.
    • This conflicted with the Bard’s heal song. The melee resistance buffs from the ally and its healing capability offer enough utility without needing to increase the regen buff’s value.
  • The level 48 PBAoE spell now does its correct damage.
  • The Loyal Enchanter class cloak /use add-radius ability now properly affects the group.
  • The Enchantment of Mana ability should properly function for all classes now.
Necromancer
 
  • The Revert Form ability now correctly shows up in the abilities list.
  • Necromancer ‘Ground’ abilities have changed as follows:
    • Only one ground storm spawns at the target location, but effects are still radius based.
    • Ground effects now trigger as soon as the ground is cast, and continues to subsequently pulse as normal.
  • Chthonic Form changes:
    • Now properly grants its parry and weaponskill buffs at all levels.
    • Now properly releases summoned pets at all levels.
  • Decrepit Form’s health regeneration has been scaled throughout level progression. The level 50 regeneration remains unchanged.
    • This will lower regen rates throughout the lower levels, mainly to balance out the previously very high regeneration rate in battlegrounds.
  • Power Lock now correctly stuns the Necromancer while grappling and draining its target’s power.
    • You cannot purge this stun, and it does not provide an immunity.
Paladin
 
  • The first tick of the Selfless Devotion RR5 now correctly fires.


Live Server Downtime - Patch 1.122B

Posted by John Thornhill | 2016 Dec 05 19:06 -0500 GMT
Update 2:40 PM EST / 7:40 PM GMT: All servers are back online now!

Please note that the Paladin and Bainshee sections of the patch notes have been updated as of this posting.


All servers will be coming down Tuesday, December 6th at 5:45AM EDT / 10:45AM GMT for patch 1.122B!

Check out the patch notes below!


 

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