Five on Friday - October 9, 2009
The new loyalty system was a great idea; but can we expect to see new loyalty systems for the other lands within the game? Loyalty to Lady Dawn, the Tokuno Empress, and maybe even some of the bad guys would be interesting.
We’ve implemented the loyalty system in such a way that allows us to add more factions in the future. We can also make it so gaining loyalty with one faction causes you to lose loyalty with another. This will make it so players would have to choose one side or the other. We currently don’t have any specific plans to add new factions to the loyalty system. However, we definitely want to take advantage of this system with future content.
I have seen many new properties on many of the new SA items. Any hint on what they do? For instance . . . What does soul charge do? Please include a list of all of them. Thank you.
Detailed information on these item properties can be found in the master Publish 60 notes that can be found HERE
Is the damage to durability that weapons and fishing poles are taking from casting magery or necro spells, multiple points if area effect (And well after casting for fields when a creature passes through), intentional?
It was originally intended for all hand held weapons to have a chance of taking damage every time a player casts a spell or uses a weapon with an AoE. After further review, we have decided to remove this feature. Weapons will also no longer lose durability due to spellcasting or when doing damage with a hit spell or hit aoe.
Ever since SA has come out, weapon and armor durability have been going down at a unusually fast rate, are there any plans to fix this?
We have done a first adjustment pass to durability loss on weapons and armor. There was indeed a bug which caused equippables to take far more damage than we intended. You should see a significant difference as of this publish.
Are you aware mortal strike still does not work with throwing?
Yes. We are currently investigating this issue.
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