Publish 40

The following is a list of changes deployed as Publish 40 on May 18, 2006.



  • It is no longer possible to cast Explosion or use an explosion scroll if another explosion spell or scroll is already in progress
  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to temporarily be over the Skill Cap
  • Balanced weapon speeds. Weapon speed is now displayed in seconds.
  • Backstab, Focus Attack, Ki Attack, and Momentum Strike now do less damage against players
  • The bonus to damage from Evil Omen has been reduced against players
  • Damage bonus from Perfection and Honor will no longer affect players
  • Honorable Execution no longer works against players
  • Poison Strike. Casting time has been increased slightly from 6 to 7, and the minimum base damage has been decreased from 36 to 32
  • Death Strike now clears its stalking bonus correctly. This fix also effects Backstab and Surprise Attack
  • Capped Stealthing Bonus based on stalker's Tracking Skill. Stalking bonus is now capped at 10 + 1/10 skill
  • Players who use a Wand to cast a spell are now frozen for a few seconds while the targeting cursor comes up
  • Changed the way wands work so players cannot use them while casting other spells
  • Ki attack no longer works with archery
  • Dog and cat Animal Forms now regain hit points at a faster rate
  • Mana Vampire and Paralyze now flag as criminal
  • Fixed a flagging issue that involved attacking another player while in animal form
  • Damage from Blood Oath and Reflect Physical Damage armor will no longer stack
  • Fixed an issue where auto-defend would override a player's current target
  • Actively attacking a target while in peace mode will now put you into war mode
  • Hit-area weapon effects now check for line of sight
  • Re-applying a stat altering spell now resets the duration of the spell correctly
  • Improved the behavior when two stat altering spells that affect the same stat in the opposite direction are applied to a player.
  • Fixed an issue with the PVM damage cap not working correctly in certain cases involving slayer weapons

Other Changes

  • Lowered the amount of points it takes to increase tiers at the Zoo CommunityCollection
  • Lowered the number of points for a buckler in the Library Collection from 16 down to 9
  • Placing an Arcane Focus stone into a Sacrificial Altar will now destroy it immediately
  • Fixed an issue where The True Harrower did not appear sometimes after the Harrower was killed
  • Summoned bonded pets (for example Paroxysmus' Swamp Dragon) can no longer be dispelled by creatures such as Dull Copper Elementals
  • Added a fix for some pets (ferrets/squirrels) to prevent them from having their hit points lowered under certain conditions
  • It is no longer possible to engrave pets
  • Creatures with spellcasting with a range of 9 tiles will now be able to reach 10 tiles
  • Players who have over 200 points of skill who try to use an Advanced Character Token now get a message telling them why their action failed
  • Fixed an issue where some books were appearing as "A Buggy Book"
  • Repair Contracts no longer decay quickly when left on the ground
  • Gypsy bankers no longer give the appearance that they can train skills
  • Parrots can now mimic Japanese text
  • Fixed the width of the "yes" and "no" text fields on the murder reporting gump, so they wouldn't be truncated in Japanese
  • Moved the exit in the Blighted Grove peerless encounter area
  • Bloodwood Talisman now gives a bonus to Necromancy as intended


Update 1

On May 26, 2006, the following was published:

  • Fixed an issue with Mirror Image that was causing a mirror image to not divert damage done to a player
  • Fixed an issue with buff persistence after logout
  • You must now have a wand equipped in order to use it
  • Increased the size of the Advanced Character token gump to fit a long error message displayed in Japanese
  • Corrected a server performance issue

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