Friday Grab Bag - 06/07/2019

Posted by Community | 2019 Jun 07 13:47 -0400 GMT

It's Friday, and that means it's Grab Bag time! 

Don't forget to check out our May newsletter and make sure you get your vote in on our template poll, and test your DAoC knowledge in round two of our picture quiz! Let us know how you did :)

As always, thanks everyone for your questions, keep 'em coming! You can send in any game related questions you have for our DAoC Devs through our Grab Bag submission formPlease note this is for game mechanic questions. Feedback/ideas/suggestions should be sent in through our feedback form.

We have some updates below for everyone who's been asking about realm timers(!), so read on!

If you use the curse boots, like Soul Infused Greaves, it blocks the Shaman spells "Friggs remedy" and the group version "Fungal regeneration". Is this intended?

Thanks for the report! We’ve added this to our Bug Tracker and will take a look at how best to tackle it.

There is a house by mine that has been up for repossession for over a week saying 5 days until repossessed, when does it kick in?

House repossession is currently disabled. There was a minor issue with the condemnation flag not always being removed when accounts re-subscribed.  Before those houses became erroneously repossessed, we went ahead and disabled repossession entirely for the time being. Houses that are currently condemned should remain in their existing state until we re-enable the process, but won’t ever get repossessed. When the process is re-enabled, all erroneously condemned houses (due to active subscriptions on the house owner’s account) will refresh and no longer show as condemned. Additionally, houses that should be condemned will start ticking down their timer again and once again be repossessed.

The process won’t be re-enabled until the next server downtime so there will be ample notification prior to this process being turned back on.

Would buying a keycode for Darkness Rising (New/old stock boxed) online grant the pre-order horse armour? Or is there any other way to get it?

Potentially an old Darkness Rising pre-order keycode could grant it, but only if it’s never been redeemed on another account before, so it would be a bit of a risk if you’re purchasing one from somewhere. Other than that, there is (currently!) no other way to get the “Mythical” saddle or light/medium/heavy horse armor.

We’ve been submitting feedback about the desire for realm timers for a while now, any chance they are coming with Endless Conquest?

After previously discussing that we were working on a Realm Loyalty system, we’ve been monitoring your feedback closely!

It turns out that many of you would prefer a realm timer over a loyalty system, and after some deliberation, we are going to do just that!

With Endless Conquest we will be implementing a short (30 minutes or less) realm timer to subscribed accounts in lieu of any loyalty system. EC-accounts will have a longer realm switch timer (in the 4 hour neighbourhood). Additionally, the realm switch timer will be changed to only be triggered if the character earned realm points and/or a player kill during their play session. This will allow players who are not participating in RvR to still switch realms freely while mostly resolving the major complaint of large-scale forces “realm-hopping” or “bandwagoning”.

We know that adding any additional realm switch timer will upset some of our players who enjoy switching back and forth at will. While this solution isn’t perfect for all play-styles we think it’s a happy-medium and one that should help reinforce realm loyalty with the impending influx of fresh recruits with Endless Conquest!

As always, we look forward to your continued feedback!

On last week’s grab bag you stated, "The first of those will be a “Classic” + Shrouded Isles + Housing server that will only progress to newer content if its player-base votes to do so."

When stating "classic" does this mean "Old Frontiers" ? I just want clarity on if this is an Old Frontiers type of server or just classic chars and rulesets.

To be determined. Once we’ve released Endless Conquest we’ll be engaging the community on those nitty gritty ruleset choices to see which one you’d like to see the most! Whichever version the first alternative server ends up being, there’s a good chance to be another with other options further down the road.


Only 11 days left on the [Manx] Loyalty Rewarded quest - so get your Gem of Swift Travels and 50k BPS or Level 35 token quickly!

Enjoy the weekend all :)