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January 2014 - Announcements Page

Contents

Turbine Announcements

Teaser Images

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Release Notes

Teaser

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Release Fiction

Developer Comments

Discoveries

Patch Details

Patch Date: 21st January, 2014
Patch Size: 2,688K (Client: 4,728K)
Hotfix:  ???k (??th Month)


Town Crier Rumors

Free Rumors
Town Crier tells you, "I've heard reports of A'nekshay which were made out of wood instead of sand. How strange."
Town Crier tells you, "I've heard several rumors of new gems that armor tinkerers can use in their craft."
Town Crier tells you, "I've heard several rumors of adventurers getting lost in the woods."
Pyreal Rumors
Town Crier tells you, "I've heard several rumors of a new Deru tree that has raised a forest maze around itself."
Town Crier tells you, "Adventurers in the new forest area have been spotted carrying strange new wooden weapons."
Town Crier tells you, "News! The art of brewmaking has expanded! Adventurers in the area of the new Deru tree have reported finding new blooms that can be used to make powerful magical meads!"

Ulgrim Rumors

Free Rumors
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I popped into the Derethian Combat Pit and was saddened by the lack of competition"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "So I left a few things in there to make it more exciting."


Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I ran up to a guy who seemed like he was looking for a fight."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I was like "Hey, let's rumble man.""
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Next thing I know he vanished away with a portal gem."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Let's see if he can do that quick enough the next time."


Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Healers have been honing their skills a bit."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "They can wrap a bandage so quick they don't even have to stray from battle."
Stout Rumors
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I was like "Woah there buddy. You need to ease up on those burning coals. They'll always take the easy way out with extra health than to just man up and fight."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "In the end, he agreed."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "A thank you would be nice."


Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I was wandering through Southen Osteth the other day."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Well I came across a new Deru tree and thought I'd say hello."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Next thing I know all the creatures are going crazy."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "All I've got to say is; Damn Deru, you scary!"


Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "It seems like everyone hides behind an Aegis these days."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Remember when magic was wonderful and amazing?"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Well maybe things will be a bit more exciting now."

Monthly Quests

Ansar El-Kerdany

Ansar El-Kerdany tells you, "Greetings, Adventurer! We are looking for adventurers to slay Deathtail."
Ansar El-Kerdany tells you, "He lurks in The Graveyard ambushing his prey. Stop him and I shall reward you."

Esmond Fielding

Esmond Fielding tells you, "This month we have decided that someone must brave The Dark Spiral."
Esmond Fielding tells you, "Discover the lore inside this dark place and bring it to any who seek it. I shall reward you upon your successful return."

Niccolo De Luca

Niccolo De Luca tells you, "This month we have decided that the Brood Matrons are a nuisance to be sure."
Niccolo De Luca tells you, "Head to one of their layers and return to me when you have slain the beast."

Monthly Kill Tasks

Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Coral Golems as the moderate difficulty prey."
Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Swarm Mutilators as the medium difficulty prey."
Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Armoredillos in the Valley of Death and Withered Atoll as the high difficulty prey."
Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Dark Isle Golems as one of the most difficult prey."
Rand, Game Hunter tells you, "This month I've tagged Violator and Burrowing Grievvers as the other prey of highest difficulty."

New UI and Game Changes


New Quests

Updated Quests


New NPCs

Updated NPCs


New Locations

From Baishi, take the Kelnen Village portal at 50.0S 63.5E

Updated Locations


New Items & Objects

Viridian Rise Rare Bosses
  • Essence of Zerzelikyr Icon.png
Essence of Zerzelikyr
  • Essence of Night Brier Icon.png
Essence of Night Brier
  • Essence of Wind Fury Icon.png
Essence of Wind Fury


Random rewards from the Non-PK Infused Amber Collection quest.
  • Infused Amber Shard Icon.png
Infused Amber Shard
  • Empowered Amber: Bracers of Life Icon.png
Empowered Amber: Bracers of Life
  • Empowered Amber: Helm of Life Icon.png
Empowered Amber: Helm of Life
  • Luminous Amber: Helm of Healing Icon.png
Luminous Amber: Helm of Healing
  • Viridian Rise Recall Icon.png
Viridian Rise Recall
  • Scroll of Cassius' Ring of Fire II Icon.png
Scroll of Cassius' Ring of Fire II
  • Scroll of Eye of the Storm II Icon.png
Scroll of Eye of the Storm II
  • Scroll of Halo of Frost II Icon.png
Scroll of Halo of Frost II
  • Scroll of Horizon's Blades II Icon.png
Scroll of Horizon's Blades II
  • Scroll of Nuhmudira's Spines II Icon.png
Scroll of Nuhmudira's Spines II
  • Scroll of Searing Disc II Icon.png
Scroll of Searing Disc II
  • Scroll of Tectonic Rifts II Icon.png
Scroll of Tectonic Rifts II
  • Stormwood Claw Icon.png
Stormwood Claw
  • Stormwood Sword Icon.png
Stormwood Sword
  • Oak Stormwood Atlatl Icon.png
Oak Stormwood Atlatl
  • Oak Stormwood Dagger Icon.png
Oak Stormwood Dagger
  • Oak Stormwood Claw Icon.png
Oak Stormwood Claw
  • Oak Stormwood Crossbow Icon.png
Oak Stormwood Crossbow
  • Oak Stormwood Mace Icon.png
Oak Stormwood Mace
  • Oak Stormwood Staff Icon.png
Oak Stormwood Staff
  • Oak Stormwood Wand Icon.png
Oak Stormwood Wand
  • Derubloom Wand Icon.png
Derubloom Wand


Random rewards from the PK Corrupted Amber Collection quest.
  • Corrupted Amber Shard Icon.png
Corrupted Amber Shard
  • Gem of Verdant Force Icon.png
Gem of Verdant Force
  • Viridian Essence Icon.png
Viridian Essence
  • Corrupted Amber: Bracers of the Corrupted Heart Icon.png
Corrupted Amber: Bracers of the Corrupted Heart
  • Corrupted Amber: Girth of the Corrupted Soul Icon.png
Corrupted Amber: Girth of the Corrupted Soul
  • Corrupted Amber: Pauldrons of the Corrupted Heart Icon.png
Corrupted Amber: Pauldrons of the Corrupted Heart
  • Empowered Amber: Greaves of Life Icon.png
Empowered Amber: Greaves of Life
  • Empowered Amber: Pauldrons of Life Icon.png
Empowered Amber: Pauldrons of Life
  • Empowered Amber: Sollerets of Life Icon.png
Empowered Amber: Sollerets of Life
  • Empowered Amber: Tassets of Life Icon.png
Empowered Amber: Tassets of Life
  • Gem of Greater Luminance Icon.png
Gem of Greater Luminance
  • Oak Corrupted Heartwood Wand Icon.png
Oak Corrupted Heartwood Wand
  • Honeyed Life Mead Icon.png
Honeyed Life Mead
  • Honeyed Vigor Mead Icon.png
Honeyed Vigor Mead
  • Honeyed Mana Mead Icon.png
Honeyed Mana Mead


Viridian Root
  • Blossoming Nightbloom Icon.png
Blossoming Nightbloom
  • Corrupted Amber Crystal Icon.png
Corrupted Amber Crystal
  • Corrupted Amber Shard Icon.png
Corrupted Amber Shard
  • Mana Infused Nightbloom Icon.png
Mana Infused Nightbloom


Viridian Rise
  • Brier Wasp Hive Icon.png
Brier Wasp Hive
  • Infused Amber Shard Icon.png
Infused Amber Shard
  • Corrupted Amber Shard Icon.png
Corrupted Amber Shard
  • Viridian Essence Icon.png
Viridian Essence


Viridian Rise - Menhir Ring at 43.2S 41.6E
  • Scattered Notes Icon.png
Scattered Notes
  • Guardian of Oak Icon.png
Guardian of Oak
  • Guardian of Hickory Icon.png
Guardian of Hickory
  • Guardian of Birch Icon.png
Guardian of Birch
  • Guardian of Willow Icon.png
Guardian of Willow
  • Guardian of Maple Icon.png
Guardian of Maple
  • Guardian of Cedar Icon.png
Guardian of Cedar
  • Guardian of Pine Icon.png
Guardian of Pine
  • Guardian of Spruce Icon.png
Guardian of Spruce
  • Guardian of Yew Icon.png
Guardian of Yew
  • Guardian of Ash Icon.png
Guardian of Ash
  • Ancient Statue of the Viridian Rise Icon.png
Ancient Statue of the Viridian Rise


Derethian Combat Arena
  • Crystal of Increasing Pain Icon.png
Crystal of Increasing Pain
  • Crystal of Twisting Wounds Icon.png
Crystal of Twisting Wounds
  • Molten Coal Icon.png
Molten Coal


Updated Items & Objects

The following list of Items have had their Cost, Value and/or Weigth Adjusted.

Misc
  • Thorsten's Armor Icon.png
Thorsten's Armor


Mana Charges
  • Superb Mana Charge Icon.png
Superb Mana Charge
  • Titan Mana Charge Icon.png
Titan Mana Charge
  • Massive Mana Charge Icon.png
Massive Mana Charge


Scarabs
  • Mana Scarab Icon.png
Mana Scarab
  • Platinum Scarab Icon.png
Platinum Scarab


Portal Gems
  • Celdiseth's Portal Gem Icon.png
Celdiseth's Portal Gem
  • Shoyanen's Portal Gem Icon.png
Shoyanen's Portal Gem


Tinkering Armatures
  • Major Item Tinkering Armature Icon.png
Major Item Tinkering Armature
  • Minor Item Tinkering Armature Icon.png
Minor Item Tinkering Armature
  • Moderate Item Tinkering Armature Icon.png
Moderate Item Tinkering Armature


Master Robes
  • Faran Life Master Robe Icon.png
Faran Life Master Robe
  • Faran War Master Robe Icon.png
Faran War Master Robe
  • Faran Creature Master Robe Icon.png
Faran Creature Master Robe
  • Faran Item Master Robe Icon.png
Faran Item Master Robe
  • Suikan Life Master Robe Icon.png
Suikan Life Master Robe
  • Suikan War Master Robe Icon.png
Suikan War Master Robe
  • Suikan Creature Master Robe Icon.png
Suikan Creature Master Robe
  • Suikan Item Master Robe Icon.png
Suikan Item Master Robe
  • Dho Life Master Robe Icon.png
Dho Life Master Robe
  • Dho War Master Robe Icon.png
Dho War Master Robe
  • Dho Creature Master Robe Icon.png
Dho Creature Master Robe
  • Dho Item Master Robe Icon.png
Dho Item Master Robe


Pristine Mana Shard, This Item had its Value Reduced.
  • Pristine Mana Shard Icon.png
Pristine Mana Shard

New Titles


Portal.dat

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Portal.dat (Ingame Icons)

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Portaldat Spacer.png Corrupted Amber: Bracers of the Corrupted Heart Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Infused Amber Shard Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Infused Amber Shard Icon.png Portaldat Spacer.png Gem of Verdant Force Icon.png
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New Creatures

A'nekshay Icon.png A'nekshay

Elemental Icon.png Elemental

Gromnie Icon.png Gromnie

Phyntos Wasp Icon.png Phyntos Wasp

Zefir Icon.png Zefir


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Known Issues

Typos


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