Publish 52

The following is a list of changes deployed as Publish 52 on May 5, 2008.

Factions Changes

In order to promote accessibility and invigorate Factions, we’ve made several changes and fixed some bugs. Additionally, Factions will play an important role in the Warriors of Destiny plot arc.

  • Faction size limit and load balancer removed: individual factions can grow to any size. Previously capped at 200.
  • Multiple characters from the same account may join the same faction
  • An account cannot have characters in different factions on the same shard
  • Removed 30 day character age requirement
  • “Young” players cannot join factions
  • “Young” players will be removed from guilds that join factions
  • One vote in faction elections per account
  • Only one character per account may run in the elections
  • Quit time reduced from 7 days to 3 days

House Placement Changes

This publish implements several changes to prevent house placement exploits.

  • 15 day character age requirement to place or trade a house
  • Water barrels/magic fields/etc will no longer block house placement
  • When a house is placed on top of a moongate, the placer will get a message about placement being blocked, and the moongate will be destroyed (at both ends.)
  • IDOC behavior (houses that collapse through decay):
    • When an IDOC drops, housing cannot be placed on the lot for a random amount of time
    • Items that drop from the IDOC will have protections against scripted looting
  • House placement tool will have a cooldown if used too many times in a given time period
  • Must now wait one hour after building a home before demolishing it (previously 15 minutes)

Spring Cleaning 2008

Ah, how time flies. Spring has come once again to Britannia, but the sweet smell of blossoming flowers outside our homes can’t belie the memories of battles fought so very long ago. Or is that the chest overflowing with Ophidian weapons in the corner? Or maybe it’s the bag of cursed artifacts hidden upstairs?

Time to cleanup, Britannia!

  • Publish 52 institutes the first round of Spring Cleaning collections and rewards
  • Four NPCs around the world collect items in exchange for tickets
  • The tickets can be redeemed for rewards in a new community collection

Turn-in Items
Copper Shilling 100pts
Planesword 100pts
Planeshield 100pts
Ophidian Rations
* Can accept stacks of 1, 10, or 100
100pts per Ration
Ophidian Orders 250pts
Slippery Snake Skins 400pts
Silver Crown 500pts
Power Weapon 650pts
Magincia Rubble 800pts
Vanquishing Weapon 1,000pts
Mystic Weapon 2,000pts
Ophidian Journal 2,500pts
Staff of Pyros 2,500pts
Vorpal Blade 2,500pts
Ophidian Weapon (Power) 3,500pts
Cursed Artifacts 5,000pts
Ophidian Weapon (Vanquishing) 5,000pts
Ophidian Weapon (Mystic) 7,500pts
Berserker's Scythe 10,000pts
Gold Sovereign 10,000pts
Ophidian Berserker's Bardiche 25,000pts
Inavlis's Burchete 2,000,000pts

Shirt: "I survived the Ophidian War" 1,000pts
Shirt: "I survived the snakes on the plains" 1,000pts
Shirt: "I saved the day and all I got was this fancy shirt" 1,000pts
Shirt: "Free Ricardo!" 1,000pts
Shirt: "Hang Ricardo!" 1,000pts
Shirt: "Magincia Pride" 1,000pts
Shirt: "Minax is #1" 1,000pts
Shirt: "Council of Mages are #1" 1,000pts
Shirt: "True Britannians are #1" 1,000pts
Shirt: "Shadowlords are #1" 1,000pts
Nocturne Earrings 5,000pts
Sherry the Mouse Statue 10,000pts
Scroll of Alacrity 20,000pts
Snake Skin Boots 20,000pts
RBG Sash (Blue) 30,000pts
RBG Sash (Yellow) 30,000pts
RBG Sash (Red) 30,000pts
RBG Sash (Green) 30,000pts
RBG Sash (Orange) 30,000pts
RBG Sash (Purple) 30,000pts
RBG Sash (White) 30,000pts
RBG Sash (Black) 30,000pts
Knight's Close Helm 100,000pts
Knight's Norse Helm 100,000pts
Knight's Plate Helm 100,000pts
Knight's Bascinet 100,000pts
Knight's Gorget 100,000pts
Knight's Gloves 100,000pts
Knight's Arms 100,000pts
Knight's Legs 100,000pts
Knight's Breastplate 100,000pts
Knight's Breastplate (Female) 100,000pts

  • Descriptions:
    • Shirts
      • Comes with one phrase of choice
      • Blessed
      • Dyable
    • Nocturne Earrings
      • Grayish silver
      • Night Sight
    • RBG Sashes
      • “Royal Britannia Guard”
      • One color per Virtue/Town
      • Blessed
    • Scroll of Alacrity
      • Increase skill gain for 15 minutes in the scroll’s skill
      • Skill is randomly set once redeemed from the collection
    • Sherry the Mouse Statue
      • Larger than life statue of Sherry, in marble
      • Will be hooked into the Town Crier system in Publish 53
    • Snake Skin Boots
      • Random snake skin hue
      • +2% Poison Resist
    • Knight’s Armor
      • White
      • Each piece has 7% resists, +1 HP
      • Total: 42% resists, +6HP as a set of 6 items
      • Cannot be enhanced
  • Turn-Ins
    • Makiko the Samurai
      • Turnins:
        • Ophidian Journals
        • Ophidian Orders
      • Zento, Rokuon Cultural Center, 1st Floor
    • Lozat the Numismatist
      • Turnins:
        • Copper Shilling
        • Silver Crown
        • Gold Sovereign
      • Britain (Trammel), East Britain Bank
    • Calaid the Soldier
      • Turnins:
        • Ophidian Rations
        • Slippery Snake Skins
      • Britain (Trammel), North guard tower at Castle Britannia entrance
      • Siege: Guard tower southwest of West Britain Bank
    • Onoe the Soldier
      • Turnins:
        • Cursed Artifacts
        • Magincia Rubble
        • Planesword
        • Planeshield
        • Staff of Pyros
        • Vorpal Blade
        • Magical Weapons (Power, Vanquishing, Mystic)
        • Ophidian Weapons (Power, Vanquishing, Mystic)
        • Berserker’s Scythe
        • Ophidian Berserker’s Bardiche
        • Invalis’s Burchete
      • Britain (Trammel), South guard tower at Castle Britannia entrance
      • Siege: Guard tower southwest of West Britain Bank
    • Community collection box
      • Located with Onoe the Soldier

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where players that use the Basket of Herbs could lose 20 points of cooking when the effect wears off instead of 10 points of cooking.
  • Explosion potion should no longer go off and reveal the player if the player is in no play mode (character transfer).
  • Pet release gump should now closed the moment a player is in no play mode during a character transfer.
  • Players should no longer be able to stable pets while a pet trade gump is open.
  • Spellweaving: Essence of Wind. Casting Speed and SSI debuff potency have been flip flopped
  • Fixed an issue with Ronin not being able to access secures in their own houses if permissions were set to "guild"
  • The Curse spell should no longer sometimes last past its intended duration
  • When a monster casts Curse on players the icon should now show in the buff icon tool bar
  • Fixed bugs where Paroxymus's swamp dragon can despawn if it is killed
  • Fixes the 2 rare mounts obtained from peerless mobs.
  • Will no longer be marked as a summoned pet.
  • Will no longer be deleted by other monsters special moves.
  • Fixed a bug where some "Sacks of Flour" could not be used as a cooking ingredient
  • Players guarded by pets that are attacked via the Paralyze spell in a guard zone will no longer get guardwhacked.
  • Flattened the ground to remove pit in Moonglow, on tram/fel.
  • Players who transfer to a shard from another will no longer start in Magincia.
  • Fixed a bug with the weight of stacks of bola balls being incorrect
  • Small stacks of ore should no longer get stuck in "This object is in use" mode
  • Runic fishing poles made with Oak will not return values of 0 any longer
  • Commas can now be seen in checks (instead of 1000000, you will see 1,000,000)

See Also