Easter On Archlight!20 March 2018 (21:39) by Gamemaster Knighter
Havn't played Archlight Rise of The Otherworlds Yet? Need a boost of strength for your character? Now's the time to join! During our easter event several in-game catchup mechanics will be in place to get you up to par and join everyone else in no time!
This event will have no promotions, or anything shop related, and 100% of it will be obtained by ingame.
All creatures during our Easter Event will have a chance to drop Easter Eggs, just like Gold Nuggets, they will have a higher chance to drop from more difficult creatures.
Easter Eggs can be then converted into 1 of 5 easter egg colors, yellow, green, blue, purple, red (their rarity in order from most common to rarest).
These eggs can then be opened to receive 1 of 7 different catchup items:
Catchup Stat Stone - This item cannot be used if you have over 500 total stats, or in any category with 80 or more stat points.
Catchup Upgrade Stone - This item can only be used to upgrade an item to +20
Catchup Soul Stone - This item can only be used to upgrade a soul rune to +10
Catchup Rune Stone - This item can only be used to upgrade a rune emblem to +8
Bronze, Silver, Golden Regrade Keys
Easter Bunny Rewards
For high tier players, eggs can also be exchanged with the Easter Bunny for rare rewards (rarer eggs can buy items for cheaper)
T1 Enchantment Box (Random Enchantment) - 60/28/20/12/4 (Cost in Egg Colors)
Large Stat Stone - 15/7/5/3/1
Tier 4 Regrade Key - 15/7/5/3/1
Tier 5 Regrade Key - 75/35/25/15/5
Global Boosters (3) - 45/21/15/9/3
Green Stamina Changes
We have decided to not push this stamina change just yet, we will be looking at a slightly more interactive daily bonus system for players, something a bit more unique and entertaining, this is primarily due to a couple concerns a player brought to us that we definitly agree with, a good dev team can admit when they're wrong and go back on their changes. We will be working over the next few days on implementing a more indepth bonus system for more casual players to benefit from (and also the hardcore players).
Stamina Refiller cost changed from 125 > 85
Stamina Refiller restores Stamina from 0 > 35 hours of stamina, instead of 0 > 42 hours.
Guild Hall Rent will now come out of the Guild Bank instead of the Leaders Personal Bank.
Stairs in Jungle TDM have been fixed
Gigancascean boss will now do his AOE’s 50% less frequently
Time for some Artwork!
As our population continues to grow bigger, our support greater, and our team stronger, we feel the time has come to have an illustrator join the team!
We are excited to announce Deriaz joining the Archlight Team. He will be doing some contract work for us, starting with illustrating a new Client + Website Background, additionally, animating the client background ;)
He will be streaming his work, his stream will be announced on our discord + Ingame when he is working on our art (as he also does private commisions), however this will be his first studio work. We are very excited to have him further strengthen his talents with our team, and have a strong future together.
You can find his twitter here: Twitter.com/deriazironfist
And twitch stream here: Twitch.tv/deriazironfist
Many of you know some of the things we're working hard on currently, including castle sieges, the feat system, a new optional interactive tutorial (not a tutorial island, but rather being taught as you play), but we are also currently revamping our website (with a much more minimal layout) and moving most of what is on the website (including the entire community tab, all highscore related things, and even account management) into the client. Additionally, we are currently on the hunt for a graphic designer with a game related background to improve our windows and displays ingame, to make it easier to not only navigate around the client, but find information quicker and in a cleaner display.
House Contest #4/519 March 2018 (01:14) by Gamemaster Knighter
Congratulations to the 5 house contest winners (Week 4 and 5)!
Be sure to decorate your house for our next house contest this Saturday! 1st Place Winners from a house contest cannot win in the following week.
1st Place - Celie Mooney - 1000 Coins + House Decoration Contest Sword!
2nd Place - Jody Yoffe - 1000 Coins + House Decoration Contest Sword!
3rd Place - Brittne Sapupo - 1000 Coins + House Decoration Contest Sword
4th Place - Empe - House Decoration Contest Sword
5th Place - Shouf - House Decoration Contest Sword
Patch 11.1.218 March 2018 (04:06) by Gamemaster Knighter
Patch 11.1.2 (Live Now)
All Otherworlds Frontline Creatures damage nerfed by 20%
Balance Patch 11.1.111 March 2018 (02:02) by Gamemaster Knighter
Balance Patch 11.1.1 (Release - March 16th)First and foremost, everyone has to understand these tests were done in a 'lab' environment. What that means is for each damage/sustain tests we did, we MAXED the right spells and stats accordingly. Therefore the nerfs and buffs were made based on the full potential of each class. There is a lot of diversity in the way one can build up his character. If you think your healing sucks, how come it's getting nerfed, put more stats and awakening spell points into your healing and maximum hp, you're just not building your class right. Don't build a glass cannon and expect to survive. These are the first of some changes to come and further balancing and tweaks as needed.
- Infinite SD damage +20%
- Evocations Cooldown -10% (Faster CD)
A master of long range warfare. High damge, self sustaining yet fragile.
Healing changes done to better fit the play style we see fit for an archer, and situational use of larger heals.
- Archers Grace +25% heal
- Exura San -10% heal
- Arrow Volley +35% damage
- Arrow Volley cooldown 18s > 10s
- Skyfall +40% damage
- Skyfall Cooldown 12s > 8s
- Quadshot damage -15%
- Pinpoint Shot +50% damage
- Perfect Shot base damage +35%
- High Velocity Shot +50%
A master of the buff arts with mild heals, team focused class.
Some more self healings were needed for the spellsinger class to be more focused on healing
- Harped Healing Tune +30%
A fierce warrior focused on close range combat. Well rounded self sustain, health pool and damage.
Sustain tests showed high results while lacking on damage.
- Exura Ico -15% heal
- Soulrune +25% damage (since no more stun)
- Final Showdown +20% damage
- Spinning + Strong spinning blades damage +20%, bleed damage +20%
- High Velocity Throw +40% damage
- Precision Slice +25% damage
The one one tilting the scales. Great damage in short amount of time, great health pool with good self sustain.
Healing changes done to better fit the situational use of bigger heals over spammin the instant small heals.
- Bottle of Rum +40% heal
- Flask of rum -15% heal
A team player mastering heals and area damage. Team focused class with the ability to react to a burst hit thanks to it's large mana pool.
Solo play damage wise was lacking, and the ease of use on Blossom was great.
- Blossom Cooldown from 22 seconds -> 30 seconds
- Vine Beam DoT +60%
- Frozen Tundra +40% damage
- Subzero +15% damage
The saviour of the team. High health pool with mild self sustain and high defenses. Viable solo while excels with a team.
Tested very high for damage and sustain, a class that should better excel with a team.
- Divine Intervention heal -15%
- Basic attacks -10%
A master of spirits and self sustain. Using the elements in different situations makes the monk a well rounded class for sustain, heals and damage.
Tested INSANE in sustain over all, well needed change.
- Absorb Ancient Earth Spirit bonus resistance from 30% -> 20%
- Prayer -20% heal
- Fighting Prayer -20% heal
- Spirit Spring +15% heal
A magician from the underworld. Focuses on damage over time curses with precise timing and creatures to aid their needs.
Demonic was no where to be seen, we would like to see more Necromancers focusing on their summons for safer/more solo vaible way to play.
- Ravenous Fiend base damage +100%
The assassin of the team. High constant damage, good sustain and mobility.
Insane sustain, increasing the situational healing.
- Soothing Darkness -10% heal
- Crimson Vial +10% heal
The wizards of energy and flames. Good damage in large areas and big mana pool, enough to react to a burst hit, but giving up on sustain.
Bringing back the classes unique aspects, for Thunderlord especially.
- Eruption base damage -20%
- Thunder Shock base damage +30%, DoT +50%
Developers Livestream VOD08 March 2018 (22:33) by Gamemaster Knighter
Patch 11.1.0 + Client Build08 March 2018 (03:45) by Gamemaster Knighter
Patch 11.1.0 + Client Build - March 9th
First off, we want to address one thing, we will not be releasing bundles anymore, we appreciate all those asking about them (almost daily), but we will not be releasing bundles. Thank you to those who were interested, I know ultimately it's to support our project and team, but we wanted to make an official statement regarding it :)
3 New Backpacks Added - New Promotion
The following 3 backpacks will be available through this Friday's Promotion. Any donation of 79.99 will come with 2 Backpack Tokens, and any donation of 159.99 will also come with 4 Backpack Tokens, 3 of these tokens can be used to buy any of the three backpacks below. These tokens are redeemed automatically upon donation. These BP Tokens will be given back in future Era's instead of promotion tokens. We will not be doing another promotion until the next major content patch (3-4 weeks)
+15% Damage with all sources. -10% Resistance. No Skill Value, Gold or Essence Find
While wearing this backpack you use 20% less energy fishing, mining, skinning or farming. (Soulbound once equipped)
While wearing this backpack you will gain 10% more crafting experience from Blacksmithing, Jewelcrafting, Alchemy, Tanning and Cooking. The character's awakening experience gain from said crafts is increased by 10% as well. (Soulbound once equipped)
Otherworlds War Point Tasks
Cooldown of all tasks changed from 24 hours to 48 hours
War Points gained from all tasks increased by 250%
We feel like the pressure from completing almost 20 (short, but still 20..) otherworlds war tasks is very overwhelming, especially with all the other things daily to do on Archlight. We have thus increased the cooldown for the tasks by 24 hours (doubling) but also increased the war points earned by 250%
All Rune Emblems have now had their sprites replaced with ones Erick has made. Below you can see the three tiers (Silver, Gold and Adorned) for the Specialist Emblem.
These walls (Image) around town will no longer block spells/missiles.
The Dungeon Windows have been redone to be slightly cleaner, and also will now display your chargers + cooldown directly on the window instead of in your quest log!
Gamemaster and Event Broadcasts will now priority over other Green Messages. What this means is now these messages will appear for their entire duration instead of loot messages etc going overtop and preventing you from seeing the message.
All tutors will now have the tutor icon next to their character to show that they are a tutor ingame.
Enflaming Enchantment Tier 1 and Tier 2 have been nerfed by 33%
(Many, many, many more balances will be coming in next weeks patch, more info about this below)
Characters under level 1000 will no longer be able to enter events (Properly applied)
Characters under level 1000 will now be able to be walked through, so that players cannot block paths while being immune to pvp.
Forgotten Islands Release
Forgotten Islands release patch will be pushed back to March 16th - This is primarily due to no one being near the content yet, and we feel we can improve a few things still before release, however we feel by March 16th people will be getting near this content and thus plan to release it then. The Legendary Spell Quest is the first thing you will do before going to the Forgotten Islands (it also gives access to these islands). This is a MAJOR content expansion, and has a massive amount of new open world and very unique content. All client content is already loaded in this build, so there will be no need for another client build when we release the forgotten islands.
A small teaser of what the Archlight Developement Team is working on...
Soon we will be releasing our new Feat System. Feats are something you will be able to obtain every 50 awakening levels. There will be over 30 different feats that any class can select from and in any order. These feats are another way to further uniquely create your character and how your character will play out in the world of Archlight. Every 50 Awakening Levels you will be able to speak to a Good and Evil demigod (your choice). He will have a specific task or quest for you to complete, by completing it you will receive the ability to select a Feat. Based on the demigod you select, you will have access to a different list of Feats to select from. This will of course be retroactive as well, so if you are Awakening 300, you will have access to 6 Feat Quests.
Some example feats below (numbers are subject to change)
Blood Sense - Extra 1% lifesteal from lifestealing abilties or attacks
Mana Drain - Regen 1% mana from spell casts
Arcane Fairy- After casting a spell, there is a 25% chance a fairy will throw a magic missile at the target dealing damage based on your power.
Cursed Touch - Auto attacks have a 10% chance to deal damage every second for 3 seconds
Expert Negotiator - Receive 10% extra gold from selling items
Pillager - 5% chance to get an additional box from a quest/dungeon
We could talk about this for hours... and on tomorrow's livestream, i'm sure we will talk about it for the majority of the stream... But we will be introducing a massive expansion to Archlight, planned for our next large content patch in 4~ weeks after forgotten islands is released. Castle Wars will be the ultimate way of showing your dominance on Archlight. To start, there will be 2 different castles that can be owned (one guild per castle) - However in the future we will most likely add a 3rd. One castle is significantly stronger and bigger than the other. By controlling a castle, the guild will receive a % bonus of all gold looted on Archlight, a % of free dungeon boxes daily, access to a very large fishing, farming, and mining area, and... well... a massive castle and environment around it to decorate, farm, fish, mine, and... hold dinner parties in.
Every 7 days each Castle can be waged war against. To do so guilds will bid (using Gold) to challenge that guilds castle. Each castle will have its own bidding on, the bid will end each week 6 days before the siege, giving each guild 6 days to prepare.
Siege Weapons / Defense Structures
We wont say too much to this... but yea, you'll be able to use siege weapons to aid in taking over / defending your castle.
Tons more info of this will come, and discussed on tomorrow's livestream.
We have a massive balance patch coming within the next 1-2 weeks to Archlight. For those of you who dont know, several council members have spent combined 100+ hours now testing and balancing every class and spec on Archlight. This is something we usually do once per Era to further refine the balance of each Class (as new content, meta, etc changes). All numbers are recorded based on sustain and dps meter testing (also taking into account many other factors such as range, AOE/Single Target, mobility and utility). We will be posting dozens of changes within the next week
The purpose of Green Stamina is to be a boost of experience to those who can only play 1/2 hours a day. We want Archlight to be a game people can play casually at times too, and still remain competitive, especially as an Era goes on. We will be shortening Green Stamina to 1 hour (Instead of 2) and increasing the experience bonus from it to 200%. We will also be slowing down the rate at which Green Stamina is recharged. We really want to make this a powerful casual player mechanic, allowing them to get a nice burst of experience for 1 hour a day (especially with the new forgotten islands content in which creature hunting will be much more valuable) but also give the exceptionally dedicated players an advantage.
(More teased on tomorrow's livestream - details in post below this one)
Livestream Q&A + Teasers08 March 2018 (01:12) by Gamemaster Knighter
We will be doing a Q&A Livestream Tomorrow at 11:00am PST (20:00CET) (2:00pm EST). During this livestream I (Knighter) and Finkelz will be answering any and all questions, we will also be discussing Fridays Patch Notes (As they will be posted by this time) and also spending a good amount of time discussing what's coming soon to Archlight and the new things being developed by the Archlight Team. Please come with any and all questions you have, additionally, there will be a VOD if you miss the livestream so be sure to check it out. We will also be giving out 5 packs of 500 coins, 2 at the start of the livestream, 3 at the end.
When: March 8th - 11:00am PST (20:00CET) (2:00pm EST)