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  1. 3 points
    HenkaN

    Hi Brook

    İsveç > All.
  2. 3 points
    KUMARBAZ

    idea for pk

    make boss event in cz like before. not in base. because when people dont get leader point they dont want join this event. also when people kill chaos stone in base they dont get point for most speedy achivement. add one more lunar war because peoples lazy for farm with gold coins. push them pk for farm. add greed in cz and make it very strong and add more drop rate on it like ancient sheet/ts. people will make a party with 8 people for that and bowl will be more active. make mage class strong for this boss because more mage= more pk give more chance for new players. we have full item and i know apexko community respect us about that but when new players see us they dont want spend time. we need more turk because pk is suck in evening time(im talking about for turkey). another times we can pk with chinese and peruvians. pk is good. how u guys can call turks for apexko? the first one add turk gm like meret then open topic on turkish platforms. trust me too much turk clan have ballz for pk. when they die they try to make better party setup and fighting again. they are not gonna leave in cz. Ultima is very strong. i know why because u guys want make good pk but people dont care ultima anymore because this boss is immortal. Dont make it low like felankor but this boss need nerf. Tell on notice felankor time like ultima because when people see it people call him friends and cz gonna be very active. sorry for my bad english because i dont care english rules im not working in apexko community. so if they have good english they can understand it anyway. Because everyone is english teacher on keyboard in forum. focus on the topic not my english
  3. 3 points
    Hey guys, Since the last status update we've been pretty busy! We've updated the client to be on par with USKO 2.171, we've rewritten the King system, we've added Castellan Capes and the Castellan Dungeon, we've fixed a plethora of general bugs (present in the official client and otherwise), implemented Darkness item proc/effect behaviour (most notably the Dark Knight Mace, which behaves uniquely in that it allows players to heal enemies to deal damage), improved speedhack detection, and much, much more. Firstly though, our Halloween event! As of today's patch, the Halloween event will be over. It's definitely been a fun week. For the most part, I'd say the Halloween event went pretty well. The start was rocky as there was a ton of new behaviour that was implemented for this event (Darkness weapon procs/effects, new exchange behaviour, etc), as well as some issues with our updated speedhack detection, but we worked through it pretty quickly. Darkness weapons were a bit of a game-changer with PvP, but for merely a week of use (give or take some minor carry-over after the event), it definitely mixed things up a bit. Things should go back to normal soon, as these event items expire. The Halloween event also, however, made a fundamental problem with Knight Online's behaviour very clear. With the increased spawns in and around the CZ bowl, players with lower-end PCs / connections were struggling with warping (e.g. Descent and other teleports, like mage Blinks). Which is where our major gameplay optimisations come in. Knight Online has many problems. It's not the most efficient game, by far. Stuttering and lag is just expected of it at this point, unless your PC is reasonably high-end and you have a very good connection to the server (i.e. low ping). This isn't really true for a lot of people who play the game though. Especially with private servers, having a decent ping to the server can be very hit or miss. So when the server isn't at all efficient about its communications with the player (which it isn't!), it can result in sending a considerable amount more data to the client and forcing it to perform a lot of unnecessary work, which results in stutters and lag while the client slowly processes its requests. This week, such an issue was highlighted pretty clearly. With the increased spawns in and around the CZ bowl, players were finding increased stutter and lag -- particularly when using warps like Descent. The reason for this is actually pretty silly, but I need to explain how things work first to properly understand it. In Knight Online, maps are divided up into regions. Something like: Players can only see the contents of adjacent regions, like so: In the above, player A can only see player B, player C, player D, and player E because they can see regions (1,1), (1,2), (1,3), (2,1), (2,2), (2,3), (3,1), (3,2), and (3,3). They cannot see our perfectly accurate depiction of a worm over in region (4,4), because it is not in an adjacent region. So when player A crosses into region (3,3)...: As you can see, they can no longer see player B, player C or player D. We can still see player E in (2,3), and we can also now see the worm over in (4,4). This should all be pretty straightforward. Realistically, you'd expect it to despawn players/NPCs/monsters from the regions we can no longer see (those greyed out in the above image), and insert those in the regions we can now see (the darker yellow regions in the above image). That is, simply make the minor changes to what we know. The problem with its official behaviour is that it doesn't do this at all. Instead, it officially despawns everything and re-requests everything in its adjacent regions. Obviously this is extremely inefficient. In the example above, we already knew where player E was. Unfortunately, because everything was reloaded, it had to remove them and we had to be made aware of them... again. In addition to the worm which we previously couldn't see. This behaviour is pretty bad, but it's worse still for warps and respawning. Both of these not only fully reload when you move to an adjacent region, but every single time. For example: if you Descent to someone right next to you (for the purposes of this example, in the same region), it will still request a full reload of all players (+ merchant stalls), NPCs and monsters for all adjacent regions. Every single time. So, we were able to optimise this pretty heavily. We now specifically tell the client only what it needs to know. For adjacent region changes, that means who we no longer can see, and who we can now see. In the example above, this means telling player A that we can no longer see player B, player C or player D, i.e. all players/monsters/NPCs from regions (1,1), (1,2), (1,3), (2,1), (3,1). We also tell player A that we can now see worm over in (4,4). Anyone else still in our adjacent regions, for example, player E over in (2,3) remains unchanged. We have no need to update them whatsoever, so they no longer get despawned. For same region changes (e.g. warps), this means we no longer tell it anything -- because it just doesn't need to know. Player A can already see everyone in the region they were at and adjacent regions. They didn't change regions; there's no reason to look for anyone new. Sadly, requesting all data is entirely official behaviour. This was never purely a problem with ApexKO, or purely the server -- to fix it, we even had to patch the client to let us make these changes. But why are they so major? This all seems pretty trivial. It's so major because it's a ton of data the client was always processing, to the point where it having to unload and reload spawns (particularly when there's a lot of them!) causes very noticeable lag/stutter. Again, this is particularly evident with warps like Descent and mage's Blink, especially in highly populated areas (e.g. CZ bowl, especially with our pumpkins from the Halloween event!), but also of course when it's forced to do so from simply moving into another region. This also inadvertently fixes some other things. For example, since things aren't being fully reloaded on same-region or adjacent-region warps, or when they move into adjacent regions, nor finally when players are resurrected, loot boxes will also no longer despawn in these cases. Since loot boxes aren't actually game objects, and only exist when you're nearby to see it drop, full reloads previously removed them. But since there's no reason to reload, they're not actually removed anymore, so you can still see and loot them. I'm sure there's other behaviour related to this which it will clean up, but for now this will have to do. These optimisations should greatly improve gameplay from what you'd expect from even an official server like USKO. Completely removing that lag/stutter from most typical behaviour should be very noticeable and make the game that much smoother. Thanks again to those who reported the stutter with Descent. These reports are what allowed for some pretty nice improvements to overall game behaviour! How's the client source project going? Truthfully, with all the work on ApexKO in regards to its Halloween event and stream of bug fixes for surrounding patches, I haven't been as busy with it as I'd like. That should change though as things begin to stabilise again. Changes we've made since the last status update include: Cleaning up mouse input behaviour, to behave consistently and cleanly (this also deals with UI focus issues, so you can now, for example, click the chat UI/scrollbar and use the mousewheel to scroll the chat bar, or click back out into the game and return mousewheel behaviour to zoom in/out pretty seamlessly). Implementing UI clickthrough behaviour, for things like the chat bar. Cleaned up UI event behaviour for consistency. There was often cases where this inconsistent behaviour lead to various bugs. Finished implementing all of the King system. Implemented the friends list. Reimplemented chat behaviour. Implemented PMs. Implemented the chat bar buttons. Implemented chat filters. Item names are used consistently/correctly where needed. There were often cases officially, typically in messages in the info box where the wrong item name is used (specifically the name of the item's base), rather than the item's actual name. Updated the trade UI to behave as per 1.298 (with the confirmations, etc). Updated the vendor UI to behave as per 1.298 (with the confirmations, etc). Updated loading behaviour to more closely match official (where the load % is tracked, rather than updated at intervals). Implemented support for stealth / visibility (e.g. Lupine) skills. Fixes alpha blending issues with text and models (these existed in the official 1.298 client, but were fixed in later official versions). Clan symbols on capes now only show if the clan is allowed to use them. Purchase prices are now correctly coloured by price (as with newer clients). Fixed various UI input bug issues. Fixed double-click logic to behave on a per-control level, rather than per-click (i.e. making 2 clicks on 2 different things shouldn't trigger a double-click on the 2nd, e.g. with lists -- clicking one list entry then another rapidly shouldn't fire a double click event). Updates login screen error behaviour to behave as per 1.298. Fixes some issues with rivers / ponds not rendering. ... and more. In regards to major updates that are left, we still need to implement transformation support (and hence siege weapons), the rental system (although less important), Power-Up Store/in-game browser, quest tracking, etc. Hopefully when things are more stable with ApexKO, I can start to knock some more of those major features off the list and push it ever closer to a more complete state. What's next? Honestly, we still have a lot of our previously mentioned future goals from our last update left. Most likely the next thing we tackle will be implementing UTC, but we'll see what happens. With that game feature (finally!!) in, a lot of our secondary priorities can be looked at (in addition to getting more work done with the client source where possible!). Until next time.
  4. 2 points
    Xiao

    FT

    Another suggestion is to update its rewards
  5. 2 points
    twostars

    Patch notes (10/11/2017)

    Changelog Mage 75 armor skills now only proc on player hits. Fixed a timing bug with warps; it is no longer possible to bug your character if you happened to be warping extremely fast (note that due to its nature, this was an extremely rare occurrence). Fixed a bug with loading; when warping during loading, it could stop the client from loading and disconnect. This has been fixed. Entering Delos during its registration period with scrolls active will no longer fail them. Note that they were never actually removed (entering another zone restored them). Elections are now automatically stopped when there's no remaining candidates after a candidate Nation Transfers or deletes their character. Added the [Character Deletion] NPC to Moradon, next to both inn hostesses. You can use this NPC to delete any of your other characters. See here for more information. Added [Tattoo Artist] Kat to Moradon. You can purchase Solar Tattoos from her for 1bil coins. These tattoos last 7 days. Options editor: The version is now saved correctly. Added the "Blur (post-processing)" option for the in-game "Blur" setting. Added a warning when using "Blur (post-processing)" with "Anti-aliasing (FSAA)" options. This can cause major rendering bugs (particularly for nVidia users). Note: nVidia users still have the option of enabling antialiasing via their nVidia control panel (Manage 3D Settings -> Program settings). Using this with the "Blur (post-processing)" feature renders correctly. Website: Added support for tattoo slots and filled out magic bag slots. Updated all item icons. Fixed the website's timezone so things like "last seen <time>" are now accurate. Previously they were 5 hours off (so "last seen 5 hours, 5 minutes" instead of just "5 minutes"). Also updated the server's timezone listed on the website.
  6. 2 points
    Xiao

    idea for pk

    I agree with Vivaldi about Felankor. If people are given notice before the spawn of Felankor, they will probably log their mage and assassin characters, and if there are more than 2 parties, the mob will literally vanish into thin air in 20 seconds . So letting people keep track of its spawn time(~8-10 hours) means that they will stay longer in CZ so there will be PK(of course, if it's kinda balanced considering both nations) before and after the spawn.
  7. 2 points
    XxxKingRazoRxxX

    What is my AP?

    people use bdw EXP sc? i always trash those lol
  8. 2 points
    Jinxxy

    TheGANG New Video

    Very cancerous maybe get fraps for free very easy to find .... ask Turk friend plx
  9. 2 points
    MostHatredxx

    TheGANG New Video

    omfg they have 3 kurians but zero brain. full random stun divide priest when nobody attacking. nice vs with worms.
  10. 2 points
    proudboy

    TheGANG New Video

    25 TO 5 kills total....ahahaha like i said lastnight ownedddddddddddddddddddd
  11. 2 points
    NakedRussian

    Oguz/ItzMad/HANGOVER

    ItzMad best warrior in apexko??? maybe best shield warrior haha now when revolution quit maybe they can make some np in cz and not kill only riote and harunga
  12. 1 point
    TukeOP

    TukeOwnz

    iýi
  13. 1 point
    BroOk

    Hi Brook

    ya he make alot of sense almost like his cp spike run
  14. 1 point
  15. 1 point
    GOLDCOINFORGM

    FT

    Update reeward to utc voucher(1day). 3 randomly amongst active players that dealt dmg and FT will be most wanted event again.
  16. 1 point
    BulletClub

    dark knight weapons

    There are some random str bp's out there. maybe change buff/db blasting to 30 int. and leave heal blasting at 30 str. cause all priest will have 60 in heal. so the 2 or 3 str bps can still keep their blasting skill for str and the others can use for int.
  17. 1 point
    Sensei

    idea for pk

    +++++
  18. 1 point
    Vivaldi

    idea for pk

    Hello KUMARBAZ, First of all, thanks for creating this thread filled with suggestions. I'll adress some of your points and also give everyone some perspective on what's coming. - About the boss wars: I'm sorry but it's nice to have a change of PK zones every now and then, it breaks the routine and it's only one day of the week after all. - Ultima: we'll update its drops before NERFing the mob. - Felankor: Telling the time for every boss is not good. It's part of the game to camp CZ and wait for it. This also provides a longer stay in the zone. - Turkish GM: We are and have always been looking for one but it is extremely hard. We can't find one that speaks both english and turkish with fluency and also has a personality that matches our way of doing things. - Turkish community: the amount of support we receive from them is amazing. If you could only see how much compliments we receive on facebook and even here in the forums every now and then. The problem is that they all have one thing in common which is asking for a new server. Our facebook's page inbox is filled with messages asking for that, they all want a fresh start which is something that we can not give them. But with that being said, we are currently working on a new expansion, and this one will be big. From improving the beginner gear to releasing UTC and lots and lots of new and original features. All this will be properly advertised when the time comes
  19. 1 point
    I don't know either but i wont do any 1vs1/2vs2 again with this guy else people gonna think i'm the bad guy here. And winning for the third time we all know the answer already anyways.
  20. 1 point
    Since now he'll quit knight online maybe he'll do something useful with his time and go get some English lessons because boy oh boy his English is special. Sorry guys been away from the forums for a while, can somebody get me up to speed about who slapped who? Teşekkürler @blackaq How's my torment bitch.
  21. 1 point
    twostars

    Patch notes (03/11/2017)

    Changelog The Halloween event is now over. All Darkness weapons have been removed, as has the exchange. The EXP seal button no longer crashes the client when pressed. Fixed a bug with Castle Siege War scheduling, which caused it to be scheduled twice consecutively during the daylight savings time change. The server will no longer break on daylight savings time changes. Implemented several major unofficial optimisations to drastically reduce in-game delays: Movement to adjacent regions will no longer fully reload all players, merchant stalls, NPCs and monsters. Instead, we only remove what's no longer visible and only show what's now visible. Warping (/town, mage Blink, Descent, teleport skills in general, etc.) and respawning is now optimised such that: When warping to the same region, no changes will be made (previously, in all cases, all players, merchant stalls, NPCs and monsters would be reloaded). When warping to an adjacent region, as with movement, we only remove what's no longer visible and only show what's now visible. Only when warping to a non-adjacent region (e.g. when /town'ing from far away) will a full reload of all players, merchant stalls, NPCs and monsters be used. Fixed a bug that caused players to warp back (to where they warped) immediately after warping while moving (e.g. with the mage Blink skill). Fixed a bug with name changes: players are now correctly removed and updated in the player list.
  22. 1 point
    hey chris how is my combo
  23. 1 point
    xHomiee

    TheGANG New Video

  24. 1 point
    Roxas

    HabibiSlayer Vs for KC

    Unfortunately within every community, there has to be that one player that is horrible at the game, yet calls out people to vs for KC. That player happens to be HabibiSlayer. Luckily all he wants do is bark, but when it comes down to it hes scared to vs. Clearly the only way he thinks hes on some shit, is if I'm on a sin, and he's on a warrior for a 2 v 2. https://gyazo.com/ea1c7e5df149b1f96ac9365c44186f8d https://gyazo.com/073ca6069fd69cab0a9fe3d577b98a9e Since you find it necessary to always talk about vsing for kc, here's my offer. We can vs for 5k/10k/15k/20k KC. Whatever you would prefer to gamble. It can be a 1v1, 2v2(I'll be on a warrior), 3v3,etc.Whatever you please. Let me know if you interested as I would love some free kc, as well as shutting you up. P.S. - This wasn't made to talk shit. Just to make an offer, so please don't close <3
  25. 1 point
  26. 1 point
    JeanClaudeVanDamme

    HabibiSlayer Vs for KC

    U see already the first comment fear started and change subject stop talk shit and keep ask debuffers how to play party cure also very nice npt on you always rezz die rezz die rezz die people make so much fun about you without you even know it. PS: How is it going with ur scammer friend EdgeOfDarkness?
  27. 1 point
    JeanClaudeVanDamme

    HabibiSlayer Vs for KC

    You should stop talking u are the worst player in ApexKO i challenge you 1vs1 2vs2 15K KC fucking retard. U wont even accept so stfu AutistClub.
  28. 1 point
    ComplexSinz

    HabibiSlayer Vs for KC

    And as far as Killian goes. You are everything I would hate to be at our age. You're jus a fuck up, and will continue to be your whole life.Imguessing the old saying hold true... YOUR MOM SHOULD HAVE SWALLOWED YOU...Enjoy the rubber factory (about all a convicted felon can get)and riding that bicycle to a from your momma's house kid. You can try to act as tough as you want, but your just a little punk ass white kid with an EXTREMLY RECEDING HAIRLINE!
  29. 1 point
    JeanClaudeVanDamme

    HabibiSlayer Vs for KC

    How dare you calling ComplexSinz MDMA this is a joke right??? Everyone except ur turkish friends with alot of brain problem and that can't even talk to you in english hates you. DaubbleAubble,FakeTaxi,and other english clans hates you very much but the turkish idiots probably give you discount on kebab that's why u join them. You are always talking shit getting rekt 24/7 You are the english version of ItzMDMA
  30. 1 point
    Chayni

    HabibiSlayer Vs for KC

    so FakeTaxi 2v2 ?..... daddy is always down to slap
  31. 1 point
    Roxas

    HabibiSlayer Vs for KC

    no it just seems everyone hates you.
  32. 1 point
    XxxKingRazoRxxX

    Juraid Rewards

    It's a 5 minute event lol chill.
  33. 1 point
    MON5TER

    TheGANG New Video

    I can see everyones comeback skills havnt improved. Dylan, buy me a fully geared account ty bb
  34. 1 point
    Chayni

    TheGANG New Video

    S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3S<Chaos BAAL +11//Krowaz Warrior Boots+11// Iron Belt +3
  35. 1 point
    Jinxxy

    TheGANG New Video

    Very iyi gecele video I’m coming back who needs a sharer?
  36. 1 point
    BulletClub

    TheGANG New Video

    don't really see you making a subject, other than giving excuses for losing 25-5
  37. 1 point
    BulletClub

    TheGANG New Video

    the run on sentence is real. you know punctuation wnx? xD
  38. 1 point
    Nath

    TheGANG New Video

    Get a cracked Fraps copy please. That watermark ruined your video.
  39. 1 point
    MON5TER

    TheGANG New Video

    The clan names in this server are something else. I expect better from you karim. Tisk tisk.
  40. 1 point
    MostHatredxx

    TheGANG New Video

    and karim stop spamming torment. try to heal sometimes. ı guess you think you just have 10 k for pt try other heals.
  41. 1 point
    BulletClub

    TheGANG New Video

    thanks for the constructive criticism! Karim also tells me to cure faster. so i guess it's pretty apparent i don't cure myself fast enough. So i'll work on that so i don't get NPT'D lol
  42. 1 point
    GoodJob

    TheGANG New Video

    Well this is the first time i've actually seen them not run from a oganized party. normally they just like to kill groups of randoms
  43. 1 point
    GoodJob

    TheGANG New Video

    Wow. that was embarrassing lol. The one time i've actually seen DA come vs. and they get wrecked like that? Now i know why they won't even accept an 8v8 lol. Venezuala warrior is not so good. and the cc priest seem to be the first target. he could stand to cure himself a bit faster... or they will keep targetiing him. the party cures are fine. echooes are pretty nice with the timing
  44. 1 point
    BulletClub

    An epithet for beginners

    He was never a professional. do your thing and dont listen to idiots. there are plenty of them
  45. 1 point
    ZePPeLiN

    Chaos event reward

    Brazil-Hungary 2:0
  46. 1 point
    Manhattan

    Chaos event reward

    lol mad hehe rookies
  47. 1 point
    xHomiee

    Second ultima spawn.

    again we werent able to kill it lol comeon please do something about it.
  48. 1 point
    twostars

    Our future client project...

    This is by far our most exciting -- and promising! -- project, and one that I've been spending every possible moment on lately. Why is this project important? Firstly, before I get into anything, I should explain why the client source -- and this project -- is important. It's essentially useful for 2 things: being able to more easily fix things ourselves, and giving us the option to literally do anything. I can't stress this last part enough. With the server, we have some means of creativity; but anything we could implement has to find a way to have this deal with the client in a suitable manner. Having the client source removes this limitation entirely. Our server, our client. We can do whatever we want with it. We need a new UI? We can make one and add it in. Imagine the possibilities. Regarding fixing things, right now we rely on official updates from mgame; our update process revolves around using their code and adding in our patches (each time) to fix their issues (that they haven't yet fixed themselves). Each update we hope that they've actually fixed things that we've yet to fix for them (manually, with assembly, which is a considerably more daunting and time consuming task for us than it is for them with the client source). Changing a single line of code for them, may take us a few hours to do manually via assembly (having to track down where this logic is, etc). And now some history... If you're not aware, there exists a set of leaked (official) source files for ~1.06x (for the server AND client -- as well as their development tools) from way back in 2002~2003. This was before its first released version, and before anything was actually implemented properly, but it's still a tremendously invaluable resource as a lot of things still are handled similarly -- if not the same -- even now in 2.1xx. So way back during server development (~2013) I explored updating the client source. I updated it to support the various new file formats, and had it connecting to our server -- compiled for 1.298 -- since UI behaviour is a lot closer (less of a jump, means easier to get in and mess with things without having to update literally everything to get to that point). I implemented capes, symbols (rendering and importing them via the UI), premium stuff, PM windows (because again: this was back before PM windows even existed!), loot boxes, and a bunch more. Eventually I moved on to play with 2.0xx, but quickly lost interest for a few reasons: there was a ton more to do, we were very busy with server development still (so this felt like wasted time), and well, at the time I was doing it solo, so I felt like it was too much of a monumental undertaking to attempt at this point in time. Aaaaaand now skip to this year (2017) The server's in a very good place, to the point where major server development is few and far between now (usually just bug fixes at this stage), and the OpenKO project happened. If you're not familiar with the project, they set about messing with the client source as well in an attempt to update it while learning how things work. This piqued my interest, and I became involved with it for a bit. Many hands make light work, after all. However, my experiences with open-source KO development have taught me that it's... well, a terrible idea (blah blah working alone blah blah spoonfeeding people blah blah people complaining about things not being implemented while at the same time selling it for their own personal gain blah blah... you get the idea), so I took the opportunity to ask those who were actively contributing about doing so in a private repository. Surprisingly (or maybe not?) that went over quite well. I should add that the project isn't specifically for ApexKO; most are just doing it for their own learning purposes, but ultimately it's my goal to use this project here, in place of the official client. I should probably also mention that I still help out with the public project; it is still a great place to learn how things work, so I'm happy to help people out over there. My main development focus though, is with the private repo. With the private repo it's a lot more comforting knowing that people aren't going around selling it while harassing you to implement/fix things for them (I'm not even kidding; this happened.). Since, we've made leaps and bounds with the project. At the time of writing, we've: Implemented symbols (clan, PVP, party leader, chicken, etc) Implemented capes Added premium behaviour (texts and whatnot) Updated overhead info (e.g. line under clan leader's name), fixed ranges on names, etc. Reimplement TBL handling logic to support newer TBLs and handle them in a more intuitive way (without having to save to .tmp files after decrypting >_>). Implemented merchant stalls, UIs and all relevant logic for it (UIs are more intuitive to interact with, as well) Implemented loot boxes Implemented the upgrade system, so you can now compound accessories and upgrade items. The anvil will show the effect when you burn an item or upgrade it, etc. Implemented the new "presents" screen Implemented the new login screen Implemented the new nation selection screen (and fixed the old one) Updated the character creation screen. Implemented backwards compatibility for old UIs Updated and fixed rendering of item tooltips Fixed wrapping issues with tooltips in general Implemented drag/drop behaviour from skill tree -> skill bar. Implemented updated hostility behaviour and unified it all. Implemented event tile support (for triggering things like zone notices) Implemented zone notices (for entry and area triggers) Implemented commands UI Implemented exit menu Started migrating logic to use a 3D engine (so we aren't tied to DirectX and Windows, and we can also optimise our rendering pipeline). Updated the party list UIs. Implemented debuff behaviour for HP bars (and for party lists). Implemented mousewheel event support Reimplemented networking logic (for stability, performance, easier to work with, etc). Reimplemented input logic to no longer rely on Windows edit controls (meaning we needed to implement all of the editbox behaviour ourselves, like handling moving the caret and keys/hotkeys like CTRL+C/CTRL+V, home/end, etc) Implemented most of the King system UIs (will probably be done by the end of the week, even) Implemented the skill cooldown effect overlay ... and much, much more. I actually probably shouldn't have been as specific, because I was really just listing changes (at random, really) I considered reasonably noteworthy -- but they're far from all. In closing... Long story short, the work we've put into this project so far has been monumental. So much so that it's looking likely that we'll have sufficient 1.298 support to push into future versions reasonably soon. The project is extremely exciting. Time consuming, for sure, but very exciting and offers us endless new options. Perhaps I might make status reports regarding this project here, if anyone's interested in seeing how things are coming along.
  49. 1 point
    twostars

    Status update! (22/09/2017)

    Hey guys, As you may have noticed, we haven't had any player patches in a couple of weeks (though we have fixed a few things here and there on the server's side). The reason for this is that we've been working on considerably more time-consuming projects than usual. Updating the client Specifically, one such project is updating the client to be on par with the official USKO client. We've fallen behind a bit with the official USKO client; it's 2.167 now, while we're still at 2.128. The newer USKO client implements things like the new capes, better texture rendering (i.e. "HD textures"), the in-game ability to toggle wings off/on (rendering our own feature useless, but oh well :P), the addition of an inventory slot for tattoos, the addition of a HUD for displaying HP/mana/stamina, and much, much more. For a while we'd been keeping on top of updating the same week as USKO, however they updated their protection somewhat (months back) which caused our mostly-automated updated process to have to be updated as well. We'd spent a considerable amount of time (off and on) since then trying to track down what was still causing the new client to very subtly crash after a random period of time (which was usually 15min+), which -- as we've finally determined for sure -- was still parts of their protection, which we can confidently say has all been disabled now (we can't make use of their protection with our own, after all). So our patcher was updated, meaning we can deal with newer clients again in a much faster fashion. Which leaves dealing with all of the actual changes in ~40 official version updates (it's going to be a decent-sized client patch!). Firstly, the most noticeably breaking change was the addition of the new inventory slot. As this inventory slot is smack-bang in the middle of the inventory, we needed to implement a versioning system for inventories in order to transform and update them. We also needed to figure out what and where this slot is actually used; as far as we can tell, these aren't visible so other players never see them. We, of course, do though. This is contrary to any other cospre slot's behaviour, but what can you do. Secondly, Castellan capes! This behaviour is kind've odd in the sense that they documented it on their forums, yet everything else indicates their forum post is wrong (in parts). So it's unfortunate that as usual there's no consistent source for accuracy, but realistically it doesn't change too much. If you weren't aware, these capes are available -- for free -- by Delos holders (with a token they're given). For us mere mortals, they cost a considerable amount of both CONT and coins. They also last 30 days. Having an expiry time is where the logic gets interesting, because of two things: alliance capes (i.e. when to use them and when to not), and dealing with what happens after the cape expires (does your old cape get restored?). The way I implemented them has Castellan capes always override alliance capes. Further, after the 30 days is up, your old cape will be restored -- be it your own cape, or your alliance's. This may not be official, but I think it makes sense and isn't that huge a deal either way. Additionally, we've made some changes to how the client accesses the Power-Up Store. We're aware that some players tend to have random connectivity issues we can't do much about, so hopefully this should no longer be an issue (or at least, when it is an issue, it's something we can do something about). Finally, the new client still requires going through and tracking down anything actually broken because of unknown changes. We're still in the process of doing this, so it won't be released until this is done -- but we're close. Castellan dungeon We've also been working on implementing the Castellan dungeon. That is, the dungeon Delos holders can access via the old Abyss entry. This has taken some time to address because of accuracy concerns; it's been difficult to get into it on USKO. We intend to get this out with the next patch. More details will be provided when (or slightly before) that's released. Rewriting the King system Ah, the King system. The source of many complaints since the beginning of ApexKO. The underlying problem with this system was that when I initially implemented it... back in 2013, I think, I decided (in my infinite wisdom) to keep its logic as close to 1:1 with mgame's original logic, i.e. trying to reverse it and handle it perfectly identically with the same database and internal structures, etc. The issue with this, however, is that it's extremely vague and handles things in awkward ways. Even the scheduling/timing logic -- as much as it fits with their original system -- doesn't really mesh with ours. Unlike official, we have an actual timed event/scheduling system we use for our events (rather than asking every ~6 seconds, is it the day, hour and minute for this event? and have I started it already -- because it'll run multiple times in the span of that minute?). I'm still not sure what prompted me to implement it like this way back then, when pretty much everything else was implemented how I felt would be best. I'm sure that with time the individual issues with the system could've been addressed individually (we fixed many of them already), but honestly, the system was a confusing mess, so it frankly doesn't surprise me that it randomly broke all the time. So it's been long overdue for a rewrite (as much as the original system design's ingrained into my brain; was difficult to move away from it). I actually just mostly finished that up last night, though I want to start looking into implementing impeachment logic (has anyone ever actually seen it used? That's fairly impressive if so), as I happened to reverse most of the process while reimplementing elections (unlike last time, where I just ignored it because I considered it a feature that nobody ever used). Minor caveat with this though: we no longer update clan rankings before elections, so it's back to using the top 10 clans from the start of the day. The reason we had it do this was to ensure the top 10 clans were still valid, but between ensuring all clans are ranked now (not just top 100), and tweaking the top 10 clan logic to specifically handle the first 10 that are applicable, rather than the first 10, we really don't need this anymore. All it did was slow down the scheduling (waiting on the clan rankings to update), and cause clan rankings to update at weird times. So it's really not needed anymore. From my own personal testing it's looking pretty good, so we just need to test this more thoroughly before we can implement this live. And hopefully never have to deal with elections randomly not happening anymore. Future goals We have several future goals and projects we're working on in the interests of ApexKO. One of them is the website. The website is not in a great place right now from an aesthetic standpoint, which doesn't give the best of impressions to newcomers. Its tool functionality is also lacking. We're very much in need of a web designer and/or developer to assist with this (if you think you can help, or know someone who can, please feel free to hit me up!). While I'm capable of handling the backend side of things, the frontend/aesthetic side is not really my forté (as you can probably tell). I've actually set about updating this twice since; I really should just update our live website to the first. The first set about improving our design choices with the existing template and updating user functionality. The second was with a new template we purchased, however we had to scrap that since midway through development another server released using that template -- ouch. Then there's Under the Castle (UTC). Yes, we plan to implement this, but we don't have an ETA for it. What I can say though, is that it's next on our plate after releasing the new client and the Castellan dungeon. Another is a project I've been spending quite a lot of time on recently, which is updating the client source. How does this help ApexKO, though? Well, for now it doesn't, since the client source was 1.068 and is being updated for 1.298 (as it's less of a gap than jumping straight to, say, 2.1xx). However, in the long run, once it's updated sufficiently, we'll be able to use this instead of relying on USKO for updates and having to awkwardly patch their issues manually (or not at all, because at some point they're not worth the development effort required). We also won't be limited by their client's feature-set: we can improve on it. Add new UIs. Change behaviour, provide proper error messages, fix long-standing bugs with the Knight Online client, etc. Additionally, by being able to change systems to work in a more convenient manner, it will enable us to implement even better anticheat prevention than we have currently. I'd originally attempted this back in 2014 and 2015, but the project is very time consuming, especially solo. At the time we also had a ton of work to do with the server project, so it wasn't a good time for it. With renewed interest in client development via the OpenKO project, and the server being in a very good place right now, I decided to pick this project up again with a few people from this project so as to actually make some progress with it. And we have: we've implemented some of the major systems; the anvil (upgrading items, and compounding accessories), the merchant system, etc. Also things like loot boxes which weren't a thing in the original 1.068 client. We have a lot to do with it still (doesn't support transformations, siege weapons, King system, etc -- even the newer character selection screen from 1.298+), but it's definitely making progress. So I hope to be able to use this for ApexKO eventually. In closing... With that I should conclude this lengthy status update post. As you can see, we have a lot on our plate we're trying to finish up. Last week I did say we'd probably get this patch out today. However, for testing reasons we need a few more days on that front. But it'll be soon, I promise.
  50. 1 point
    Welcome to ApexKO! We're a light-farm, PK oriented server that has been online since December 2015! Based on the newest Official KO version, we strive to provide a seamless, quality service to all our players. Here's a small guide to get started in ApexKO. 1. Creating a character: After finishing creating your account, you may create a character. Each character will come equipped with the following items: A set of starter gear according to your class. Scrolls and a set of 1k HP and MP potions. 5 day Cospre items (Valkyrie armors, Pathos Gloves, Wings) vouchers that can be redeemed at Moradon for free. 5 million noahs. 2. Customizing your character: You can acquire additional starter items to better suit your class at the [Gear Dispenser] NPC. You may find the following items in here: Mage and Priest armors with MP and INT bonuses respectively. Other jewelry choices (Light belt of Life, Platinum Earrings, Elf-Metal Earrings, etc.) And the choice to re-acquire any of these items for free, at any time. 3. Stop by Sundries to get PUS pvp scrolls and other goods. In our sundries you can find the following items, needed to pk against other players: Weapon and Armor enchant scrolls. Lion Stat Scrolls. HP 2000 and AC 350 scrolls. Teleport to Friend scrolls. EXP, WAR and DC flashes (can't be acquired anywhere else). Unbind Item (required to unlock bind-on-equip items like Krowaz Armors). Scrap of Steel and Nest Scraps (required to upgrade old uniques) can also be purchased in sundries. Level 62 scrolls for free (Absolute Power, Scream, Magic Shield, Judgment). HP 1500, AC 300, Swift and Wolf scrolls for free! Now you're ready to head into CZ! 4. In-Game events: Additional to the PK / PVP modes that Knight Online is known for, you may also access a multitude of other activities in-game. In the events section we have the following ones: Border Defense War Chaos Dungeon Forgotten Temple Juraid Mountain Lunar Wars & Invasions Bifrost Ronark Land Wars / Boss event Castle Siege War For more detailed info on these events, click HERE (TBA). 5. Farming for gear. Farming is very easy in ApexKO. With some consistency, you can get top-tier items in no time. TBA 6. Various ApexKO™ features and convenient information (Click on them for in-depth information where available): Event entry: To access BDW and Juraid Mountain you need to be at least 83/1 or have 800 National Points in your character. Anti-DC feature: In events like Border Defense War and Juraid Mountain, accidentally disconnecting won't remove you from the event. Vote Kick feature: In instanced, automatic-party formation events, you can cast a vote-kick on a user that you think deserves it. Anti-Spam feature: If you spam the chat too quickly, you will be timed out for 2 minutes! Please don't spam the chat. Letter feature: You may send items through letter, or regular mail to the enemy nation. This has been disabled in official KO for ages. Rental Feature: For 150 million noahs, you can rent the best weapons in the server for 1 hour. Find this NPC at CZ. Clan Online Rewards: The more members of your clan you have online, the higher the EXP, NP and drop rate bonuses will be! Clan Bank: ApexKO provides a clan bank at Moradon. (Note: Be aware that if your clan is disbanded, clan bank contents will be lost) Upgrade Rates: +9 and +3 are the maximum upgrade levels in ApexKO. You may only reach +8 -> +9 through rebirth upgrades. Event Schedule: You may access the event schedule both in-game and in forums. Reskill Cost: The reskill costs have been dramatically reduced. Nation Transfer: You and your clan can nation transfer for a very small cost. Changing Class: You may class change for a reduced cost. Lunar Wars: This event has been readjusted to properly reward both attackers and defenders. Daily and Weekly CZ quests: ApexKO has implemented quests to give you a reason to always visit CZ every day for your PK fix! Draki's Revenge expansion and items: The revered Draki Pendants have made its way into ApexKO. Player monthly and permanent symbol rankings: Head over to ApexKO main website to see more. Clan rankings: Head over to ApexKO to see more. Player information: Check the items of any ApexKO player. Just change their name in your browser navigation bar. Sealing items: You don't need a premium service to seal an item in blue and make your valued goods safer. Unbinding items: Items that bind on equip such as Krowaz Armors and Draki Pendants, require special unlocking measures. Personal weapons: Doing personal quest rewards you the weapon of your choice already at +8! Character Rebirth: You may rebirth your character up to 5 times, increasing your stats and resetting all quests, including the personal weapon ones. 7. GM List and asking for support / reporting bugs and cheaters. This is the list of GM's and administrators for ApexKO: Server Admins: root (twostars), Aesteris. In-game GM's and forum moderators: Sierra, Omega, Vivaldi, LalaDuckPond If you need help with an issue in-game, click here. If you want to report a bug, click here. If you feel that the reported bug or exploit might be gamebreaking, please notify an admin directly. You will be rewarded if it is indeed severe. If you want to report a possible cheater, click here. We advice you not to use the Shoutbox to do any of the 3 items described above. 8. Punishment, bans and server rules. For a brief snippet on the server rules click here. Additionally you can see more in-game, top right corner of your screen. Detailed info on bans, mutes, forum bans and etc. will be added soon. This is all for now. Have fun in the battlefield, knights!
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