Publish 44

The following is a list of changes deployed as Publish 44 on April 30, 2007.

Client-related Changes

  • Updated the shards to allow the Kingdom Reborn beta client to be able to connect to them
  • Discontinued the 3D client
  • “Add Party Member", "Remove Party Member", "Leave the Party", "Disband the Party", and "Party can loot me" and "Party cannot loot me" are now context menu options

New Player Experience

  • All new players, regardless of what they select, will now start in New Haven
  • Previous directed experience template quests (Paladin, Ninja, Samurai, etc) are no longer offered to new players
  • New players no longer get the Tour
  • Young players no longer get the Mongbat Quest
  • New players will be able to take a number of different quests aimed at helping them raise appropriate skills in New Haven
  • All starting profession templates will have 4 skills that start at 30 skill points.
  • Players in Old Haven will be teleported to the center of New Haven.
    1. The teleport will NOT happen under the following conditions:
      1. The player is on a Siege ruleset shard
      2. The player's first login is not in Haven
      3. The player has already been redirected
    2. Pets will also teleport with the player UNLESS:
      1. The pet is a summoned creature
      2. The pet is a necro animate

World Changes

  • Haven has become ruined
  • New Haven has begun to emerge
  • Some areas, especially dungeons, have a different look and feel
  • Roads have been widened

Arms Lore Changes

  • Arms Lore will increase when weapons and armor are crafted
  • When a weapon is exceptionally crafted, the damage increase modifier will increase by 1% per 20 points of Arms Lore.
  • When a piece of armor (not including shields) is exceptionally crafted, it will receive a resist bonus based on the crafter’s Arms Lore skill. For every 20 points of Arms Lore, one resist normally available on that piece of armor will be raised by 1, for a total possible bonus of 5 distributed randomly. (Ex. At GM Arms Lore, the total resist bonus is +5%. One resist could receive the full +5% bonus. Alternatively, one resist could receive +2%, and three other resists could receive +1%, for the total of +5%.)


Update 1

On May 3, 2007, the following was published:

  • Fixed blocked Khaldun entrance
  • Put in a temporary fix for the blocked Shadowlord base (the permanent fix is coming very soon)
  • Fixed issue with logouts in New Haven Inn not being considered "safe"
  • Fixed bug that was preventing players from linking pets to pet balls
  • Fixed bug that caused ethereal creatures to appear insufficiently ethereal
  • Fixed issue with Clumsy not casting properly
  • Fixed issue with Lesser Heal not displaying the Power Words

Update 2

On May 3, 2007, the following was published:

  • Many world art fixes
  • Fixed entrance blocking issue with the Shadowlord base

Update 3

On May 12, 2007, the following was published:

General Updates

  • Changed skill and mana requirements for the following ninja skills:
    • Focus Attack: Min Skill now 30. Mana Cost now 10.
    • Surprise Attack: Min Skill now 60.
    • Backstab: Min Skill now 40.
    • Mirror Image: Min Skill now 20.
  • Changed minimum Hiding requirement for Stealth from 50 to 30
  • Spells that debuff a target such as Clumsy, Weaken, Curse, Mind Rot, etc. will now have a better chance to raise Resisting Spells skill at lower skill level
  • The Monks have returned to the Yew Winery to sell Monk Robes
  • SIEGE PERILOUS SHARDS ONLY: The bonus to resists for exceptional armor creation on Siege Perilous and Mugen is 1% for every 12.5 points of Arm Lore. Maximum of 8% bonus resists (at Grandmaster Arms Lore).

New Haven Updates

  • Added several new NPE Quests:
    • Tracking
    • Archery
    • Ninjitsu
    • Fencing
    • Hiding
    • Stealth
    • Mining
    • Tinkering
    • Blacksmithy
  • Rewards from the New Player quests have had their power adjusted. This change will apply to existing items as well as new items.
  • The mayor of New Haven, Amser, will now appear in New Haven. She will tell the player character about the town
  • Added animal and mongbat spawns in Haven forests
  • Hamato, the Bushido instructor, will now buy and sell Bushido spellbooks.
  • The accelerated gain area spam has been replaced by a sound effect and a buff icon
  • Undead spawn in Old Haven has been increased and the difficulty adjusted
  • More Healers wander in Old Haven and the surrounding forests
  • Brigand camps have been spotted on the isle!
  • Lyle and Sadrah have survived the disaster and returned to New Haven
  • Shops in Haven have hung their signs
  • Escort quests are now available in New Haven

Bug Fixes

  • Players should no longer be able to complete a quest and get the quest reward if the item cannot be put in their backpack.
  • Soulstones cannot be used by a player who is currently undergoing one or more New Player skill quests.
  • Skills cannot be purchased while under the effects of an accelerated skillgain scroll or NPE quest.
  • Churchill is no longer a Mystic Llamaherder
  • The “Young Player Teleport” will now drop live players in the center of New Haven and dead players in the New Haven Healer Shop
  • Broken Haven Level 0 Treasure Map locations have been fixed.
  • Crafting items with Carpentry and Fletching Runic tools and special wood should give the correct result
  • New Player Quest reward items will no longer be blessed on Mugen
  • Spinning wheels and other interactable objects in New Haven will work properly

See Also