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  1. Varen

    RPG starting XP revamp

    You currently require 5999 productivity to go from 0 to max XP. That's 83 days of XP focused on combat. I've the feeling that you've written this bit but haven't looked at what our updates did to XP distribution a while ago! And a few professions have received new recipes that make them quite a lot faster to level up as well. Plus there's an upcoming update that'll make it even more streamlined. Furthermore, with your starting stats, you can now take on most things that once required a veteran player to handle. The bar has been moved already!
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    Injuries and How to heal them

    Updated for patch 3.1.1b.
  3. Quickly gonna answer as I'm a bit swamped with stuff to do! I'm sure it won't be a perfect answer, but I'll try what I can for now. Part 1: I moved the spawnpoints this morning so that they are only Halfpoint Haven, Drustgarde and the Menhirs port. That should make sure people spawn closer to people. The NPC really needs updating, and I do want to work it over, it's on my todo list. I want to actually math out the XP options VS the gather VS the rest so that they're as fair as possible. Part 2: This needs a lot of thought, but I'm gonna quickly go through an idea I had. *All of these are ideas I had to solve things, and needs investigating to think over how to solve* -Make productivity work as what makes you gain XP, while fatigue can be used to do work that won't progress the char but will still give you an amount of stuff. Essentially increase the types of things you can do but giving you the option to use a renewable resource for it. Needs thinking on how to balance it to not make it overwork. -I want to add farming that uses mainly that mechanic, giving new stuff to allow for faster fatigue removal and other effects -Tools specialised for the work that help you gain more of a specific resource you want (thanks Kogoshi for the idea too) -Need to rework how architect mats are gotten. Either some specialised tool or some command to just get those. I'm reticent to just change prod because a lot of things are keyed off the "value of productivity". And that just means more math. Part 3: Axis is hard at work at the new isle, Vrahn is on vacay till the 16th, Nostra's on leave for personal issues. I am cri. Part 4: I'd love for the system to be more interesting. The recent addition of resistances was to try and help with that, as it gives some depth in how you can counter some stuff. If you'd like to propose some ideas, the BalanceTeam guys on discord are those to speak to. They're the ones in charge of all the mathymaths of combat, and throwing combat abilities at me to code. Part 5: I'll leave this part to answer to Elle, as I put 'em in charge of the Keepers team specifically to solve these issues *shoves work away yey* Part 6: *Hopeful speech about solving issues. I need to get back to work now* Part 7: We need to rediscuss some design on token rarities. One thing we've in the works is trinkets, too, which should add another dimension to equipment. They can even add new abilities!
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    Mapping the Doldrums

    An updated version of the map given our recent developments.
  5. Introduction "We invite you, brave adventurers, to explore lands uncharted and locked away, cut off from Stormwind and Orgrimmar, from your friends and families. Will you conquer the Doldrums or will you become another lost soul?" Unknown Shores is a World of Warcraft roleplay server, built over Legion 7.1.5, with a plethora of custom crafted game mechanics centered on giving you, the player, the tools to bring the change you want in the world of the Doldrums! Grom’Thar. A player guild base with a mix of world-editing and player-spawned objects through the architect profession. Interactive World For anyone unfamiliar, private servers benefit from the ability to create anything that you can imagine, we have taken this a step further than most servers and given our players unprecedented abilities to interact with and roleplay within the Warcraft setting. Using a tool we call the DMkit we can create custom encounters in the world which can be anything from ambushes to puzzles. D&D Inspired RPG System Our professions are tied into a custom built RPG which replaces the World of Warcraft combat mechanics and professions. This means turn-based combat where you can truly build your character in a manner similar to tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder. This extends to player professions, which are split between gathering and crafting.The former allows you to gather fish, meat, leather, timber, scrap metal, stone and more whilst the latter can help you make food, armour, weapons, enchantments, bandages and beer or building your own base. Architect One of our professions is the ‘architecture’ which allows players to craft and place in-game objects. This can be anything from the construction of fortifications to simply adding a bit of clutter to a personal dwelling. This particular profession is an incredible tool that gives players the ability to directly edit and modify the world in building camps, forts or whatever they fancy, though be wary not to build your home-from-home somewhere hostile! Fort Drustgarde / Port Sabella / Egtown / Flotsam / The Port of a Thousand Names. A 100% player-made settlement using the architect profession. Custom Lore and Maps Unknown Shores takes place on a set of islands in an area known as the Doldrums, a strange place which is largely unknown in the wider world of Azeroth. Similar to the Bermuda triangle, it is a place which draws in those unfortunate enough to come to close and through mystical means prevents those trapped there from leaving. Using the map making tool noggit, our editors have built a set of islands for you to explore and exploit, with more islands in the works featuring new secrets, encounters and biomes previously not seen on the Unknown Shores. Whilst indeed many of the characters and locations will seem unfamiliar, organisations and banners will crop up on occasion, be it the golden anchor of Kul’Tiras upon the isle of Sotoras or the Zandalari of Bluegill Arch. Dedicated Staff Unknown Shores has a dedicated staff team focused on various aspects of managing a roleplay server with our focus being on creating a friendly environment that reacts to your character's actions. Actions have consequences! Create Your Own Adventure Beyond the tools described above, we offer anyone who wishes to the ability to become a Dungeon Master with the powers and support of the staff team to create their own storylines within our setting. Do you want to take the adventurers on a expedition into the jungles of Opej, or perhaps craft a dungeon for them to discover? Anything is possible and we’ll be here to help you in every way we can.
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    Unknown Shores, RPG Patch Notes

    Unknown Shores v3.10 A lot has been changed to the RPG system as detailed below, the goal was to bring up newer players strength while giving veterans a ceiling that still makes them feel powerful. A more thorough skill patch will come in a few weeks as well as fixes to any issues that occur. Experience Overhaul One of the largest issues players who had left the server aired was that they felt they were left behind, we have tried to rectify this by making experience at lower ranges quicker while those at higher are slowed down. Currently, 10,000xp is the soft cap, with nothing available after then but we do intend to add in customisation options, such as feats akin to D&D. Training: Gaining XP is done by the training command rather than buying XP directly. Training with cost 4 productivity every 5 minutes spent while training is active. The XP gained is multiplied based on your current xp bracket (see table below). Killing an npc of bracket-appropriate CR will immediately spend 12 productivity towards training. Mentoring: A character with 2,500 more XP than you can mentor you to gain experience. To do so they select you and in their RPG handbook > More Options will be a mentor option. You must type .rpg mentor (as the recipient) to gain the training from the mentor. Both MENTOR and MENTORED will spend 30 productivity, while the mentor gains 10 experience, the mentored will gain 60 * their current brackets multiplier XP. XP Bracket multipliers: 0-2999 : *3 3000-6999 : *2 7000-9999 : *1 10000+ : *0.5 Training CR Brackets: 0-1999 : * 2000-3999 : >10 4000-5999: >15 6000-7999: >20 8000-9999: >25 10000+: >30 Attributes: Attributes have been given an overhaul, every player begins with 2 in every attribute (strength, dexterity, constitution, perception, willpower and ingenuity) and have 10 points to spend. Between 0 and 10,000 XP you gain a further 15 points (to a total of 25). To buy attributes, you follow the same method as currently, through the RPG Handbook > More Options > Spend Attributes. The more attribute points (AP) you spend in a single stat, the more expensive the cost as outlined below. Attribute Points are gained at: 250, 500, 750, 1000, 1500, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000, 10000. Attributes cost: 2-6: 1 point 7+: 2 points Items: We have added a lot of backend changes, including an elemental system which is baked into abilities, elemental stones can also be made by weaponsmiths to enchant a weapon with such elements; outfitters and armoursmiths can now make undershirts and patches to add elemental resistance to armour. We have also added support for stat rings (we will most likely get these out after the new year). We have changed up the dodge calculation to reign in dodge somewhat in order to hopefully make it a bit less wild in the protection it provides. Last but not least, we have added extra rare and epic weapons and armour which you can see further down the patch notes! Professions: Weaponsmith: We have added elemental stones, you can buy the recipes from the trainers in silver-eye. Armoursmith: We have added armor undershirts, you can buy the recipes from the trainers in silver-eye. Outfitter: We have added armor linings, you can buy the recipes from the trainers in silver-eye. You may combine armor upgrades after crafting them. Here's a link providing all the effects of armor upgrades, as well as weapon stones. Mystic: We have added spell scrolls that are able to hold non-class spells that anyone can use for their base energy cost! These scrolls use the stats of the person who scribed the scroll, and have a clamp on the maximum cost based on the rarity of the scroll (6 for uncommon(lesser blank spell scroll), 8 for rare (blank spell scroll) and 10 for epic (Greater spell scroll). These scrolls may also be found out in the wild or events! Architect: Added a local rotation option when placing objects. No more headaches! Profession recipes now give exponentially more XP for higher productivity cost recipes. Gathering nodes now show which materials they yield rather than a rarity. Recipes in recipe books/tables are now ordered by level requirement. Miscellaneous NPC's will no longer give you grave wounds when they incapacitate and execute you. You may still get other kinds of wounds however! Campfire fatigue recovery now speeds up with each consecutive camping tick. Added the .barber command to set your hair anywhere, just fabulous! Changed some boat trips. Fixes: Fixes a bug with fatigue gained when you receive grave wounds. Fixed a few bugs with scrapping, you should be able to scrap more things now. Fixes some language-translations. Fixed a bug involving chest use. Staff: Added .npc set standstate - Gotta get them Hozen dancing! Added .treasure give <id> Weapons One-Handed Axes Cleaver: Increased scaling from 5.0 to 7.0 Rager's Axe: Increased Minimum and Maximum damage from -45 to -30. Ripper's Chopper: Increased scaling from 5.0 to 8.0 Two-Handed Axes Great Axe: Increased minimum damage from 0 to 10 and increased maximum damage from 60 to 70. Battleaxe: Increased scaling from 7.0 to 9.0 Edgelord's Cleaver: Reduced the increased incoming damage taken from 15% to 10% and increased scaling from 10.0 to 15.0 Horrific Executioner's Axe: Increased Incoming damage changed from 75% -> 25% Daggers Heartseeker's Dagger: Increased the weapons critical strike change from 16% to 18% Midnight Blade: Increased Minimum and Maximum damage from -45 to -30. Fists Slashing Claws: Increased maximum damage from 65 to 85 Heavy Glove: Decreased secondary stat scaling from 5.0 to 4.0 Barbaric Fist: Increased outgoing physical damage from 5% to 7% and increased scaling from 2.5 to 5.0 One-Handed Maces Morning Star: Increased scaling from 5.0 to 6.0 Two-Handed Maces Maul: Reduced maximum damage from 100 to 80 and reduced scaling from 12.0 to 10.0 Nature's Fist: Increased dodge rating from 2 to 6. Divine Great Hammer: Increased secondary scaling from 2.0 to 3.0 Polearms Lance: Increased critical strike chance from 0% to 4% Bloody Voulge: Reduced the increased incoming damage taken from 30% to 10% Staffs Beast-Kin Staff: Added a secondary scaling of Strength 2.0 One-Handed Swords Sorcerous Sabre: Increased secondary scaling from 3.0 to 4.0 Gambler's Sword: Increased scaling from 4.0 to 6.0, increases starting energy by 2. Two-Handed Swords Claymore: Increased scaling from 5.0 to 6.5 Estoc: Increased minimum damage from 10 to 20 and increased maximum damage from 30 to 40. Greatsword: Reduced the increased incoming damage taken from 20% to 10% Bows Shortbow: Increased the minimum damage from 5 to 25 and increased the maximum damage from 20 to 40. Longbow: Reduced the secondary scaling from 6.0 to 5.0 Composite Bow: Increased scaling from 4.0 to 7.0 Slayer's Bow: Increased the minimum and maximum damage from -25 to -10 Crossbows Crossbow: Increased scaling from 2.0 to 3.5 Hunter's Cranequin: Increased maximum damage from 25 to 45 Arbalest: Increased minimum damage from 20 to 40. Deadaim Crossbow: Increased minimum damage from 0 to 35 and increased maximum damage from 5 to 55. Rifles Old Rifle: Increased maximum damage from 30 to 50 Cartridge Rifle: Increased minimum damage from 15 to 25, increased maximum damage from 30 to 40 and increased scaling from 5.0 to 6.0 Gunslinger's Long Pistol: Increased minimum damage from 10 to 15 and increased maximum damage from 20 to 25. Sniper's Rifle: Increased minimum damage from 0 to 20 and increased maximum damage from 10 to 55. The Cannon: Increased maximum damage from 80 to 120 and reduced the increased incoming damage taken from 40% to 15% Wands Old Wand: Increased scaling from 3.0 to 5.0 Magic Wand: Added scaling of 3.0 willpower Inventor's Focal Wand: Added scaling of 6.0 willpower Jr Mage's Wand: Increased scaling from 3.0 to 5.0 and increased the outgoing magical damage from -25% to 8%. New Weapons Epic - Lightning's Crack (One-Handed Axe): 10-60, 8.0 strength, 3.0 willpower, 6% critical strike, deals Electric damage. Epic - Earthmother's Hand (One-Handed Mace): 5-55, 10.0 strength, 0% critical strike, reduces incoming magical damage by 8%, reduces dodge rating by 4. Epic - Truestrike (Bow): 10-15, 5.0 dexterity, 100% critical strike, increases incoming damage by 15% Epic - Bloodletter (Dagger): 10-20, 4.0 dexterity, 3.0 perception, 2% critical strike, this weapon deals Chaos damage. Epic - Ballistae (Crossbow): 10-25, 15.0 Dexterity, 7.0 Strength, 0% critical strike, reduces hit rating by 8. Epic - Shredding Talon (Fist): -15-45, 7.0 Strength, 5.0 Dexterity, 0% critical strike, increases outgoing physical damage by 8%, increases incoming physical damage by 8%, increases dodge rating by 2. Epic - Keeper's Gavel (Two-Handed Mace): 40-40, 15.0 Strength scale, 0% critical strike, this weapon deals Crushing damage, reduces initiative by 10. Epic - Runic Glaive (Polearm): 15-35, 12.0 Dexterity scale, 0% critical strike, increases magical damage dealt by 12% Rare - Lazy Fist (Fist): 0-0, 18.0 Dexterity, -10.0 Ingenuity, 0% critical strike Rare - Stone Fist (One-Handed Mace): 15-15, 12.0 strength, -2.0 dexterity, 0% critical strike. Armour Changes Most armours have had their stat requirements changed as listed below. Cloth Wizard’s Mantle: Changed requirements to 3 willpower Merchant’s Armour: Changed requirements to 3 ingenuity Hierophant’s Robes: Changed requirements to 4 willpower Brawler’s Harness: Changed requirements to 5 strength, increases outgoing physical damage by 8% Mana-Enriched Attire: Changed requirements to 3 strength Robes of the Scholar: Changed requirements to 3 strength and 4 willpower Leather Nature’s Awakening: Changed requirements to 3 dexterity. Wanderer’s Armour: Changed requirements to 3 strength and 3 ingenuity Magic Eater’s Garb: Changed requirements to 5 willpower, now increases Frost, Arcane, Fire, Nature and Lightning resistance by 15% Assassin’s Armour: Changed requirements to 3 strength and 3 ingenuity Garb of the Bloodthirsty: Changed requirements to 3 strength. Mail Ranger’s Guile: Changed requirements to 3 dexterity and 3 willpower Bladed Mail: Changed requirements to 4 strength Flamescarred Scales: Changed requirements to 3 strength and 3 willpower Plate Knight’s Armour: Changed requirements to 6 strength. Runic Plate Armour: Changed requirements to 4 strength and 3 willpower New Armours Epic - Phoenix Robes (Cloth): Requires 3 strength and 4 willpower, increases physical resistance by 5%, increases magical resistance by 5%, reduces dodge rating by 4, increased outgoing healing by 15%, reduced outgoing damage by 10%, increased fire resistance by 75%, reduced frost resistance by 50%. Epic - Malorne’s Armour (Leather): Requires 3 dexterity and 4 willpower, increased physical resistance by 10%, increased magical resistance by 5%, increases dodge rating by 2, increases outgoing magical damage and healing by 6%, increases starting energy by 4, increases maximum energy by 2. Epic - Windrunner’s Garb (Mail): Requires 6 dexterity and 4 willpower, increases physical resistance by 5%, increases magical resistance by 5%, increases dodge rating by 2, Increases energy regeneration by 1, reduces maximum hit points by 200, increases initiative by 4. Epic - Lightbringer’s Breastplate (Plate): Requires 7 strength and 7 willpower, increases physical resistance by 35%, increases magical resistance by 10%, reduces dodge rating by 8, increases outgoing healing by 12%, reduces outgoing damage by 15%, increases holy resistance by 50%, increases shadow resistance by 25%. Ability Changes Charge: Reduced energy cost from 18 to 15, reduced weapon damage from 105% to 50%, removed self debuff. Cannot be used while engaged OR using guard. Evade: Giving a 6 round cooldown, now lasts for 3 rounds. Crippling Shot: 2 round cooldown Kill Shot: 6 round cooldown, increases damage before a critical strike to 300. Demoralizing Shout: 5 round cooldown, increased debuff from Melee Action Check * 1.0 to *1.1 Bolster: 2 round cooldown. Revenge: 5 round cooldown, increases self missing health % from 20 to 30, increases damage before a critical strike from 250 to 300. Shield Slam: 3 round cooldown, removed the essence cost. Obliterate: 4 round cooldown. Disengage: 4 round cooldown, reduced essence cost from 2 to 1, requires a ranged weapon. Burgeoning Rage: 8 round cooldown, removed essence cost. Magic Action Mark of the Bulwark: 2 Round Cooldown Mark of the Rager: 2 Round Cooldown Mark of the Master: 2 Round Cooldown Mark of the Mender: 2 Round Cooldown Arcane Salvo:3 Round Cooldown, removed Essence cost, reduced amount of energy restored from 3 to 2. Lightning Rod:3 Round Cooldown Overwhelming Blast:4 Round Cooldown, Essence cost reduced to 1 Dark Vestiges: 6 Round Cooldown, Increased Target’s Missing Health from 21% to 30%, increased damage before critical strike from 200 to 300 Clutch of Winter: No longer applies the immunity to movement impairing effect. Terrify: 3 Round Cooldown, no longer applies the immunity to movement impairing effect. Mark of the Scorned: 2 Round Cooldown Proselytize: 3 Round Cooldown Meditation: 8 Round Cooldown, Essence cost reduced to 2 Improvised Action Purge: 2 Round Cooldown Dive: 2 Round Cooldown Distracting Flourish: 5 Round Cooldown, removed Essence cost Scream: 12 Round Cooldown, Essence cost reduced to 1 Focus Energy:6 Round Cooldown, removed Essence cost Parry:8 Round Cooldown, removed Essence cost Appeal: 5 Round Cooldown Both Eyes Open: 5 Round Cooldown, removed Essence cost Classes Warrior Mortal Strike: 4 round cooldown, removed essence cost. Enraged Regeneration: 8 round cooldown, increases energy cost from 14 to 15, reduced essence cost from 2 to 1. Paladin Crusader Strike: 2 round cooldown. Judgement: 4 round cooldown. Blessing of Sanctuary: 2 round cooldown. Hunter Beastial Wrath: 6 round cooldown, reduced essence cost from 2 to 1. Aimed Shot: 4 round cooldown, removed essence cost. Frost Trap: 2 round cooldown, no longer applies the immunity to movement impairing effect. Aspect of the Dragonhawk: Changed wording from Dodge Chance to Dodge Rating cause we wanted to raise hopes and dash them. Shaman Lava Burst: 3 round cooldown, removed essence cost. Windfury weapon: 1 round cooldown, reduced energy cost from 12 to 8. Druid Barkskin: 6 round cooldown, duration increased from 2 to 3 rounds, removed essence cost. Rogue Killing Spree: 5 round cooldown, reduced essence cost from 2 to 1, Mainhand and offhand attacks increased from 37.5% to 45%. Hemorrhage: Reworked to apply a debuff with 4 stacks that increases damage received by 15 and removing 1 stack. Shadowstep: 4 round cooldown, removed essence cost. Vanish: 12 round cooldown, reduced essence cost from 4 to 2, removed energy cost. Priest Power Word: Fortitude: 4 round cooldown, increased energy cost from 12 to 14, increased constitution from 1 to 2. Mage Pyroblast: 4 round cooldown, removed essence cost. Ice Block: 4 round cooldown, reduced essence cost from 2 to 1. Warlock Curse of Exhaustion: 2 round cooldown, no longer applies the immunity to movement impairing effect. Chaos Bolt: 4 round cooldown, removed essence cost. Death Knight Hysteria: 3 Round Cooldown, Increased Outgoing Damage increase from 25% to 30% Lichborne: 4 Round Cooldown, Reduced essence cost from 2 to 1 Plague Strike: 2 Round Cooldown
  7. The Basics Through investment of materials and coin, players are able to initiate a resource-generating business in the Doldrums. This requires the Business-Manager to have found a suitable location for their project, and have the appropriate npc workers (or the coin to hire some). These businesses can be upgraded to yield resources of higher rarities and allow more concurrent workers. NPCs can be trained by an appropriate-level character of the related profession, increasing their yield, but also their required wages. To suitably direct the business, the Business-Manager must have a skill level high enough to manage their workers. Once a business is set up and built, as long as coin is provided, resources will be generated at a given rate and stored in a storage box on-site. Of course, running a business has its own risks: If you place a lumbering operation on Kolai, you may want to hire a few guards too. Just in case. Types of Businesses There're four types of businesses available: Workshops, Lumber camps, Textile-Farms, and Mines. Workshops Workshops allow the manifacturing of basic artificial components: Gears, buckles, enchanting supplies and glass, as well as refined medical plants. Lumber Camps Lumber camps allow the gathering and replanting of woods of all kinds, from paper-grade, up to building materials or enchanted timbers. Textile-Farm Textile Farms are farms specialised in nurturing animals for their leathers and wools, to then be refined in workable materials for everyday, or even uncommon, wear. Mine Mining operations gather resources from deep beneath, be it metals required to craft nails or weapons and armor, or Stone to build fortresses or simple homes. Workers Hired work comes in three levels of skill: Untrained, Trained, and Expert. Workers have different efficency levels in retrieving the materials depending on their skill. Higher skill costs more, but also produces more! Training work requires the Business-Manager to have a high enough level of the relevant skill. Trained: Requires skill level 20, and 25 productivity or 250 silver to be provided. Expert: Requires Trained Worker, skill level 40, and 35 productivity or 350 silver to be provided. A Trained level worker can be hired in silver-eye for 450s each, an Expert level worker for 700s. Workers hired this way still require someone with high level enough to direct them. Once hired, each worker can be assigned to work on one resource type for your facilities. They will provide the specified amount of materials every 3 hours, withdrawing the wage in exchange. Example: An Untrained Woodlander set to collect Rugged Timber will produce 2 rugged timber every 3 hours, at the cost of 5 silver. Material Tiers Legend
  8. Varen

    Unknown Shores, RPG Patch Notes

    ----- Patch 2.10.0 ----- Every character will be .rpg reset by this patch! -Engagement Limit added: Players can engage up to 4 units, NPCS can engage 4+ based on their CR / if they’re bosses. -Cleave Limits added: Only 4 units can be cleaved in a single action. If an unit has more than 4 targets engaged, then the selected unit when cleaving is guaranteed, while the other 3 are random. Class Stat Changes: Racials: Draenei - Increases outgoing Healing by 10% -> 7.5% Item Changes: Added: Cloth Merchant’s Armor- Requires 2 Strength and 3 Ingenuity, 5% Physical Mitigation, Increases Initiative by 10 Hierophant’s Robes - Requires 2 Strength and 6 Willpower, 5% Damage Mitigation, increases Outgoing Healing by 4% Mana-Enriched Attire - Requires 3 Strength and 4 Willpower, 5% Physical Mitigation, 5% Magical Mitigation, Increases Outgoing Healing and Magic Damage by 4%, Reduces Dodge Rating by 2 Leather Wanderer’s Armor - Requires 3 Strength and 5 Ingenuity, 10% Physical Mitigation, Increases Hit Chance by 2 Assassin's Armor - Requires 3 Strength and 7 Dexterity, 5% Physical Mitigation, Increases Critical Strike Chance by 2% and Initiative by 5 Mail Infantry Mail - Requires 4 Strength, 15% Physical Mitigation, Increases Maximum Health by 35, Reduces Dodge Rating by 4 Bladed Mail - Requires 5 Strength, 10% Physical Mitigation, Increases Outgoing Damage by 5%, Reduces Dodge Rating by 2 Plate Knight’s Armor - Requires 6 Strength and 2 Willpower, 25% Physical Mitigation, Increases Incoming Healing by 6%, Reduces Dodge Rating by 6 Battleplate - Requires 8 Strength, 35% Physical Mitigation, Reduces Dodge Rating by 8 Changed: Falchion 12% Crit -> 16% Crit Sword of Kept Secrets Increased Magic Damage by Unspent Essence * 1.5% -> 1.75% Slayer’s Bow -45 Damage -> -25 Damage Flamespitter Will Scale 5.0 -> Will Scale 6.0 and Dex Scale 6.0 Sniper’s Rifle 0-10 Damage -> 20-40 Damage The Cannon 5-135 Damage -> 40-80 Damage Scale 4 -> Scale 10 Inventor’s Focal Wand Critical Strike Chance +2% -> +5% Enchantment Changes: Small Sigil of Refreshment: On crit, heal 25 -> 12 additional hp Sigil of Refreshment: On Crit, heal 40 -> 24 additional hp New Enchantments: Small Sigil of Peace -- 15% chance to heal for an additional 7 damage when you heal your target. Sigil of Peace -- 25% chance to heal for an additional 14 damage when you heal a target. ---Ability Changes--- Base Actions Quick Attack Mainhand Weapon Damage * 50% -> 45% Basic Attack Energy Cost 14 -> 15 Mainhand Weapon Damage * 100% and Offhand Weapon Damage * 20% Charge Essence Cost 1 -> 0 Rend Strength Scale 2.5 -> 2.0 Lasts for 6 -> 8 rounds Overpower Hit chance increase +4 -> +Melee Action Check / 2 Poison Strike Dexterity Scale 2.5 -> 3.0 Lasts for 4 -> 6 rounds Cleave Mainhand Weapon Damage * 105% -> *95% Attack Order Energy Cost 14 -> 15 Essence Cost 0 -> 1 Reduce dodge rating by 2 -> Melee Action Check/4 Point Blank Shot Ranged Weapon Damage *110% -> 120% Toxic Shot Dexterity Scale 2.5 -> 3.0 Lasts for 4 -> 6 rounds Battle Cry Energy Cost 6 -> 10 Increases Physical damage done by 2.5% -> 4% Increases Critical Strike Chance by 1% -> 1.5% Stacks up to 10 -> 5 Lasts 8 -> 5 rounds Rake Melee Action Check *250% -> 200% Lasts for 5 -> 7 rounds Pierce Lasts for 4 -> 8 Rounds Shatter Shot Lasts for 4 -> 8 Rounds ---Class Changes--- Warrior Last Stand - Removed Bloodthirst - Removed Heroic Strike - Removed Mortal Strike Reduce incoming healing by 50% -> 35% Added Abilities: Devastate (15) (Martial) Target Attack, Mainhand Weapon Damage * 30%, The Damage of this Attack is increased by 100% for Each Stack of ‘Pierced Armor’ on the Target, then Target Debuff, Reduces the Target’s Current Physical Damage Reduction by 25%, this effect stacks to a maximum of 3, This Effect Stacks With Shatter Shot- lasts for 8 Rounds, This spell can only be used if you have a Shield Equipped. Whirlwind (20) (Martial) Cleave Attack, Mainhand Weapon Damage * 100% and Offhand Damage * 50% as Physical Damage to all targets Engaged to you Enraged Regeneration (14) Essence (2) (Tactical) Self Buff, Restores Health Equal to 10% of your Maximum Health per Round, the Healing from this ability can not critically strike- lasts for 3 Rounds Recklessness (5) Essence (2) (Tactical) Self Buff, Increases Physical Critical Strike chance by 45% and Incoming Damage by 35%- lasts for 2 Rounds Paladin Crusader Strike Hit Chance Increase by 4 -> Melee Action Check / 1.5 Blessing of Sanctuary Energy Cost 10 -> 14 Holy Shock Melee Action Check * 475% -> 385% Judgement Restores 6 -> 8 health Added ability: Devotion Aura (8) (Divine) Party Buff, Inspires everyone in your party, reducing incoming Physical Damage by 5%- lasts until Cancelled, Can not be removed Hunter Aimed Shot Reduces Incoming Healing by 50% -> 35% Black Arrow Energy Cost 14 -> 12 Dexterity Scale 4.5 -> 2.5 Willpower Scale 4.5 -> 2.5 Lasts for 4 -> 7 Rounds Added Ability: Aspect of the Dragonhawk (12) Essence (1) (Subterfuge) Self Buff, Increases Dodge Chance by 2 and Outgoing Physical Damage by 12%, This spell can only be used if you have a Ranged Weapon Equipped- lasts until Cancelled Shaman Frost Shock: Removed Lava Burst Magical Action Check *750% -> 800% Windfury Weapon Lasts 5 -> Lasts 4, if cast on Self lasts 8 Added Abilities: Earth Shock (10) Ranged ( Wild ) Target Attack, Melee Action Check plus Magical Action Check * 200% Willpower as Magic Damage, than Target Debuff, Reduces Outgoing Damage and Healing by 5%- lasts for 2 Rounds Dispel Magic (14) Ranged ( Arcane ) Target Ranged Utility, Removes one Buff and one Debuff from the Target, Can not be cast on Self Druid Mangle Incoming Physical Damage Increase by 12%->10% Lasts for 7->8 Rounds Cat form Increase Damage Done by 10% -> 8% Bear Form Decrease Damage Taken by 10% -> 12% Treant Form Increases Outgoing Healing by 12% -> 10% Reduce Incoming Damage-> Reduce Incoming Physical Damage Moonkin Form Increase Critical Strike by 7% -> Increase Outgoing Damage by 7% Reduce Incoming Damage-> Reduce Incoming Physical Damage Added Ability: Barkskin (10) Essence (1) (Tactical) Self Buff, Reduces incoming Damage by 35%- lasts for 2 Rounds Rogue Hemorage Hemorrhage Lasts 5->7 rounds Now actually spelled correctly Added Ability Vanish Essence (4) (Subterfuge) Self Utility, Breaks all Engagements and Removes all Buffs and Debuffs Priest Power Word: Fortitude Energy Cost 15 -> 12 Devouring Plague Willpower Scale 4.5 -> 3.5 Lasts for 3 -> 5 Rounds Added Ability: Dispel Magic (14) Ranged (Arcane) Target Ranged Utility, Removes one Buff and one Debuff from the Target, Can not be cast on Self Mage Pyroblast Magical Action Check *975% -> 1200% Added Ability: Mana Shield (5) (Arcane) Self Buff, Consumes your remaining Energy and You receive Temporary HP equal to your remaining Energy * (Magical Action Check/2)- lasts for 4 Rounds, Sources of Temporary HP do not stack Warlock Chaos Bolt Magical Action Check * 875% -> 900% Curse of Agony Willpower Scale 3.0 -> 2.0 Lasts for 4 -> 6 Rounds Added Ability: Shadow Bolt (18) Ranged (Unholy) Target Attack, Magical Action Check * 1050% as Magic Damage Death Knight Hysteria Energy Cost 10 -> 14 Damage is Constitution * 4.0+15 -> 5.0+35 Lasts 3 -> 4 Rounds Death Strike Category Martial -> Unholy Energy Cost 12 -> 14 Mainhand Weapon Damage * 50% -> 60% and Offhand Weapon Damage *20% Added Ability: Plague Strike (18) (Unholy) Target Attack, Mainhand Weapon Damage * 120% plus Offhand Weapon Damage * 48% as Magic Damage, The Damage of this spell is increased by 8% for each Debuff on the target, to a maximum of 24% ---Magical Action Changes--- Buffs: Iron Skin Lasts 5 -> 6 Rounds Magic Barrier Lasts 5->6 rounds Sorcerer’s Attunement Willpower scale .3 -> .33 Ogre’s Attunement Willpower scale .3 -> .33 Scoundrel’s Attunement Willpower scale .3 -> .33 Mark of the Bulwark Scales by Willpower *4 -> 3.5 Lasts 4 -> 5 Rounds Mark of the Rager Scales by Willpower *4 -> 3.5 Lasts 4 -> 5 Rounds Mark of the Master Scales by Willpower *4 -> 3.5 Lasts 4 -> 5 Rounds Evoke: Holy Lasts 6 -> 8 Rounds Evoke: Shadow Lasts 6 -> 8 Rounds Evoke: Arcane Lasts 6 -> 8 Rounds Evoke: Elements Lasts 6 -> 8 Rounds Added: Arcane Brilliance (18) (Arcane) Party Buff, Inspires everyone in your party, Increasing Maximum Energy by 2 and Outgoing Magic Damage and Healing by 8%- lasts for 11 Rounds Attacks Arcane Jolt Energy Cost 8 -> 6 Removed: Restore 2 Energy Shadow Blast Willpower Scale 4.0 -> 5.0 Magic Action Check *625% -> 675% Divine Sheer Hit Chance increased by 4 -> Magical Action Check /2 Arcane Salvo Lasts 2 -> 3 Rounds Holy Strike Energy Cost 12 -> 14 Willpower Scale 7 + Strength Scale 7 -> (Melee Action Check + Magical Action Check) * 350% Fiery Burst Magical Action Check *850% -> 900% Lightning Rod Attack Magical Action Check * 600% -> 500% Cleave Magical Action check *800% -> *950% Lightning Bolt Energy Cost 14 -> 16 Magical Action Check * 525% as Magical Damage, The Damage of this spell is increased by 30% for each Debuff on the target, to a maximum of 60% ->>> Magical Action Check * 650% as Magic Damage, The Hit chance of this Ability is increased by Magical Action Check/2 Dark Vestiges Targets Missing Health *19% -> 21% New Ability: Shadow Lash (14) Ranged (Unholy) Target Attack, Magical Action Check * 525% as Magical Damage, The Damage of this spell is increased by 30% for each Debuff on the target, to a maximum of 60% --Debuffs-- Corroding Magic Willpower Scale 3.25 -> 2.5 Lasts for 4 -> 6 Rounds Unstable Magic Willpower Scale 5.0 -> 3.25 lasts for 3 -> 5 Rounds Mark of the Scorned Energy cost 8 -> 14 Reduces Incoming Healing by 50% -> 35% Lasts for 5 -> 6 Rounds Insect Swarm Willpower Scale 3.0 -> 2.25 Lasts for 5 -> 7 Rounds Engulfing Flames Category Wild -> Unholy Willpower Scale 3.0 -> 2.5 Lasts for 6 -> 8 Rounds Mounting Corrosion Lasts for 4 -> 8 Rounds --Improvised action-- Shove Energy cost 8 -> 12 Both Eyes Open Scales by Ingenuity * 0.9 -> 0.7 Lasts for 1 -> 2 Rounds, -1 For each Missing Eye 👀 --Non-Combat Actions-- First Aid: Removed Fight the Pain: Removed Misc/Fixes -Fixed Hunter’s Cranequin not counting as ranged weapon -Fixed some injuries not saving correctly when added/removed -Fixed profession books not being usable -Fixed common crash caused by wounded npcs
  9. Guide to treating Injuries, from the simplest to permanent. Injuries are gained based on damage received: Slashing may give you cuts, crushing bruises, fire singed, and so on! Trivial injuries may progress to Minor injuries if stacked, and minor may progress to Major! Relevant Skills: Field Medical Treatment: Costs 1 essence, after 15 minutes removes all Trivial injuries and 2 Light injuries and all its stacks, Can not be used in combat, Must be within 10 Yards of the target if not self cast, Learning Field Medical Treatment Requires the use of a Book of Medicine. Surgery: Costs 2 essence, after 40 minutes removes one Major Injury from the Target, Requires and consumes a Medical Kit, Can not be used in combat, Can not cast on self, Must be within 10 Yards of the target, Learning Surgery Requires the use two Books of Medicine. Relevant Objects: Item - Bandage: Heals 1d3 cuts. Cannot be used in combat. Item - Book of Medicine: Can be consumed for the same effect of the Field Medical Treatment ability. Item - Medical Kit: Consumed by the Surgery skill. Gameobject - Bedroll: Reduces the duration of Grave Wounds, Bruises, Fatigued, and Fractures over time. Gameobject - Campfire: Reduces fatigue over duration. Injury list: Trivial Injuries: Cuts - Periodically loses health, might progress to infected if untreated! Bruises - Fatigue gain increased. Singed - Health maximum reduced. Chilled - Damage dealt reduced. Minor Injuries: Fatigued - Damage taken increased. Fractures - Damage taken increased, damage dealt reduced. Infected Wounds - Constitution reduced, may get worse if left untreated! Major Injuries: Burns - Fatigue gain increased. Frostbite - Damage dealt reduced. Drained - Energy regeneration reduced Broken Bones - Strength, Dexterity, and Constitution reduced. Grave Wounds - All stats decreased, may permanently die to NPCs. Permanent player injuries are part of the Adventurer's life. However, with enough work and healing magic, even those can be mended or brought back in check. The following list includes a list of prices that one must undergo for such effort. You must find someone able to practice the healing arts required to pay them (Someone with the Surgery skill)! Discounted prices are applicable when the limb has been recently removed and preserved properly. Your own limb, unless you're undead. Issue a discord ticket for a paybox when this roleplay begins, so you can deposit your payment as it goes. Basic Regrowth - (Missing Eye / Missing Tongue / Maimed) From scratch: 14 Essence, 2x Lesser Healing Potion, 1x Book of Medicine Eye/Tongue freshly provided: 6 Essence, 1x Book of Medicine Medium Regrowth - (Missing Hand) From scratch: 20 Essence, 10x Lesser Healing Potion, 2x Book of Medicine Hand freshly provided: 16 Essence, 4x Lesser Healing Potion, 1x Book of Medicine Advanced Regrowth - (Missing Leg / Withered / Severe Burns) From scratch: 64 Essence, 4x Medical Kit, 3x Book of Medicine Leg freshly provided: 40 essence, 2x Medical Kit, 2x Book of Medicine Reinnervation - (Paralyzed) 64 Essence, 4x Medical Kit, 4x Healing Potion, 4x Book of Medicine
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    [Feedback] Transparency and Public Disclosure

    How we hire people: Every time an application is posted, we make a temporary staff channel to discuss it. The thread is linked, and we talk with the entire staff point per point on who this person is, what would it contribute, or which problems could they bring. We look into what they've been saying and doing in game and in discord. After the initial discussion is solved and if we don't find something that'd outright deny it (Has yet to happen, fyi), we make a new channel in discord with staff and this person. We proceed to interview them, ask questions, and keep speaking back and forth with them. Eventually we make a decision, and said decision is communicated to the applicant. Nowhere in that "Varen's personal list" comes into factor. It is true I have a list of people I want to hire, because I look at the server, the community, and I see some people who shine through. They're not my friends, or family, just people I look at and see "Damn they're good at RP and they are cool to be around". There're no "Limited slots to fill" on staff where "Priority" would apply.. They know who they are because I went up to them and said "hey, why don't you apply? You'd probably do good". The process would be the same. The interview, the whole staff discussion. It's not up to just me. We haven't refused anyone who was "perfectly qualified" for the job. Being "perfectly qualified" includes but is not limited to: Providing quality roleplay, following the server actively, being able to work with the staff we have, not being prone to punishment in game or on discord, having the ability of handling the requirements of the position at hand (tickets for helpers, etcetera). So far, we've had very little in terms of feedback on these forums. Memes on discord and jokes, surely, we've had a lot of those. When it comes to proper, structured feedback, we've had ones related to systems and the RPG, and ones that weren't suited for public complaints. The first were / are being considered, the latter were all answered so far. We had cases of a few that went in public that were then moved in private, and answered there, due to wild inaccuracies of claims / claims repeated that were already answered, whose answer was ignored and put in public for.. Nothing more than having to repeat the very same answers, but this time, by publicising the roleplay around it for everyone to know. We had two such cases: -The Gyreworm -The demon cave Both times this was done by staff who had just started work as a Keeper and had not inquired for the state of the world, or did not have access to the lore required to properly portray those terms due to, pretty much, not having been given the right rank on the forums. The missing logging you're speaking of was related to the event having ended a mere few hours before, and the DM going to sleep immediately after. Had the DM at hand been keeping up with the story, they'd know to refeer to said person before touching that area. Again, new people, growing pains of learning to work together. I can answer the bit that involves my experience: My character has repeatedly lost more and more, to the point where all they have is themselves, some resources, and another person around. A character that was involved naturally through RP, and the fact the guild master of the guild I joined to -just make some mystic stuff with- left things on my lap to handle. Now I don't seek out that roleplay, but if it happens, it happens, and I won't be pushing my character away from it "OOCly" to avoid it. I'll stop being involved with the staff section of it, and leave it to others to handle. Other staff members can speak for themselves, but I believe that there's not a single one of them who would touch a story they're involved with unless it's absolutely necessary to do so, and if they do, there's the rest of the staff to keep an eye on them. And this is one of the things I look for, when hiring people. Being able to be objective in such matters.
  11. Varen

    Server looks neat.

  12. Varen

    coins and shit

    We don't want NPCs to compete with players on resources. 25 means they're expensive, and that you should look for players to buy them first. We -do- want to add more uses for silver, but these uses should be for something that players cannot already do on their own.
  13. Varen

    Gnomish Greetings

    I always welcome Gnomes that aren't in for the memes. Hallo.
  14. Varen

    he is here

    Why hello mister, been a while since I last saw you.