Friday Grab Bag - 09/22/2017

Posted by Community | 2017 Sep 22 12:15 -0400 GMT

Happy Friday all, time for another dose of the Grab Bag :)

Just a note to start: The Triumphant Wrap reward from the 5v5 event should now be awarded, please check your email and your selected character's inventory for the ring! A good few people have yet to send in, so if you haven't received yours please get in touch with me (beibhinn) on the forums or the DAoC Discord.


If you have any game related questions for our DAOC Devs, please send them in through our Grab Bag submission form. Please note this is for game questions, feedback should be sent in through our feedback form.

Read on for the Grab Bag!

What are the chances of seeing some of the older epic armor models return to the game? Some classes had older versions that still look pretty neat. ex: Minstrel, Blademaster, Thane, Hunter, etc.

There’s a good chance that a lot of older art will be popping up here and there over the next year.

Moving to a different lot in housing has always been difficult and requires you to sell your deed to another account, or wait for your house to be repossessed.  Can this be changed to enable players to move to open lots? This enables players to have houses in the same area as lots become available.

This is absolutely something we want to do. That said, adding in a house-move feature will take a good amount of time. This is another feature we’d try to tackle with the overall housing update coming next year.

Can you clarify the staff mauler functionality? Specifically what stats impact what ability? My testing is showing that there is no augmentation for the spec line nuke other than adding more plus to magic skill.

No base stat affects the direct damage nuke in Aura Manipulation, this is why you see the delve at such a high value. In addition to +Aura Manipulation, only the +%spell damage and +resist pierce stats, along with abilities like Mastery of Magery will increase the damage of the 'Gift of ...' spells. As far as Mauler Staff melee goes, its damage is increased by the Strength stat.

Why is there no comma separator for realm points on the main character tab? It just looks like a mass of numbers without it and the box that displays them isn’t quite big enough to show them all if you're really high RR. It just looks neater and nicer to see 150,632,875 on your tab instead of 150632875 for example. I'm an editor so this is more of a nit-picky thing but I've always wondered this. plz make the box bigger and add commas!

If you’ll notice, it’s not just realm points that lack commas on the attributes tab, but all of the values. As surprising as it sounds, adding in commas to those outputs is a bit more work than one would think. We’ll absolutely add it to our list for when we address the UI/UX of the entire menu bar (inventory, attribues, specializations, combat styles, magic spells, and group tabs).

When do you think new stuff for the mithril store will be added? like the race respec, server transfer, etc.. be added?

These major features like race, gender, and name respecs aren’t likely to get implemented until early next year. Server transfers will take a bit longer than that. However, the durability repair feature and some new Mitrhil-helms (masks!) will be coming in the next few weeks!

Despite class balance constantly being in flux, are there any future plans for new races or classes?

Classes? Not any time soon. 45 classes is quite enough for now, thank you! Races? *wink*.

Have a great weekend everyone! :)