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    Aesteris got a reaction from DeadRek in Our thoughts on improving the server   
    Hey everyone,
     
    Please read the post in its entirety before commenting
     
    As I'm sure many of you are aware, the current state of the server is rather critical, in terms of being able to keep providing you lot with a nice environment to play in.
     
    Here are some of our thoughts on the matter;
     
    Realistically, it will be hard to attract new players coming to our server in its current state, newcomers are quite far behind, even with the rental gear we're providing to them and the increased EXP rates, as finding EXP parties is an issue. Combine that with some other servers launching (as well as our current players finding it rather stale at the moment, making 'switching' all that more attractive), and we've got ourselves a recipe for disaster.
     
    We don't want that to happen, and will do whatever we think will help, and the community agrees on.
     
    On to what we think should be done;
     
    The general idea here is that we want to reduce the 'barrier' newcomers are facing on being able to compete.
     
    This translates to different starter gear, a higher starter level, as well as some incentives for joining clans.
    Our main priority with all of this is not to devalue whatever you have gained up until now, but rather ensure the longevity and time that your valuable items and characters will be worth what they are.
     
    Keeping that in mind, here are some of the changes we're proposing, and we're completely open to additional ideas or tweaks to them.
     
    First off, we want to start players at a higher level than we currently do; Namely between 80 to 83 (though really, 83 is probably what we'll be going for). When something as trivial as EXPing becomes a problem for newcomers, it gets harder and harder to get them to stay. We'd also like to point out that rebirthing your characters permanently improves them, so there still is some room for everyone to improve (as well as having the option to increase the rebirth level cap, say if anyone were interested).
     
    Secondly, gear. Currently, the starter gear lines the newcomers up to being an easy pick even if they weren't bothered by the hardships in obtaining EXP.
    Having said that, we're proposing the following changes to the starter gear:
    (UNTRADABLE, UNUPGRADABLE) Dragon Scale / Mythril / Ron's / Trial armor (+8/15)
    (UNTRADABLE, UNUPGRADABLE) Exceptional weapon(s) (+8/80)
    (UNTRADABLE, UNUPGRADABLE) Ring of Courage / Ring of Life / Shio Tears / Flame Ring / Imir Ring (+0)
    (UNTRADABLE, UNUPGRADABLE) Rogue Earring, Warrior Earring, Cleric Earring, Mage Earring (+0)
    (UNTRADABLE, UNUPGRADABLE) Starter Belt (which will have 70% of the Iron Belt weapon defences, with NO AC bonus)
    (UNTRADABLE, UNUPGRADABLE) Starter Necklace (which will have 70% of the Iron Necklace weapon defences, with NO HP / STR bonus)
     
    Furthermore, we want to add some incentives to join clans (or rather, to form them or be added to one) in the form of Clan bonuses.
    Depending on how many players of your clan are online at the time, you will be receiving EXP, NP, and Drop Rate bonuses.
     
    A big part of playing any MMO stands and falls with playing with friends, they are part of the fun and reason you play (this may not go for everyone, but I know it does for me). Incentivising this seems like a good step forward to expanding our community and getting new players involved.
     
    On top of that, we want to be adding quests to Ronark Land, similar to the ones that are repeatable, however these will be one-off (or twice-off).
    These quests will allow (new and old) to gather some diversity for their gear. They'll be rewarding untradable, upgradable uniques of your choice (limited to what we provide ofcourse, but think 2 quests between which you can choose Elf-Metal Earring / Silver Earring, similar ones for other slots).
     
    Finally, for those that don't like to (or don't want to) farm, we'll be adding a NP -> Medal system, similar to the one official used to have. To not overpower those that are already at the top ranks of NP holders, this will be using your monthly contribution, rather than your overall contribution; Meaning you'll have to be active to be able to reap the rewards.
     
    Change mining and fishing; We don't want this to be similar to the first iteration of mining / fishing, mind you - but we do want to make it feel worth doing as something when you don't have a lot of time. We're aware this will make people want to multiclient or otherwise cheat the system, however we could look into adding a monthly NP requirement to be able to mine using the new drop tables (or otherwise be 'stuck' to the old one). Possibly even letting it scale off of monthly NP, with a cap implemented of course. Further incentivising playing properly.
     
    For all existing players who've played at least 20 hours in the past month (counted back from the day we implement these changes, once we do), will receive 14 days of Cospre items, Wings, Pathos Gloves, and a pet transformation scroll of their choice (the pet system is close to being released).
     
    All in all, what will this achieve, Aesteris?
    We have a great set of files, arguably the best one out there, and it'd be a shame to not do everything within our power (provided you support us doing so) to get the max potential out of them. As such, we have high hopes of being able to attract a crowd that's more interested in a PK server than a farm one with these changes. Although you guys have joined and stuck with us since launch, we really wish we could do better in terms of PK activity. We feel as if the proposed changes will retain the value of your characters and items as it is, and quite possibly improve it if we do get a bunch of new players to join.
     
    This entire proposal stands and falls with the support of our community, and we hope to receive a LOT of feedback on this idea.
    If it is not well received, we will not be going through with it and will look into other ways of making it fun for you again.
     
    Please let everyone you know take 5 minutes of their time to read through this (even if they've already quit!), vote on the poll, and make a comment on things they feel should be considered, looked in to, tweaked, or outright removed.
     
    I'd further like to add that I'm currently on the verge of starting my midterms, and although I'll be busy enough to try and not screw those up completely, I'll make sure I've done everything I can to make this server great again.
     
    Thank you guys for your support thus far and have a great week(end)!
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    Aesteris got a reaction from ItzMrRocket in change Krowaz rent armors   
    Kind of surprised it took this long for anyone to start complaining about it. Didn't hear anything when Krowaz was only just introduced and barely anyone had a (+7) set. Ooh well, no worries; It'll be changed to Rosetta for next event(s)
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    Aesteris got a reaction from Danyphunx in change Krowaz rent armors   
    Krowaz armor is rented at (+6) during wars, (+7) during events - the point of doing so is to lure more people to attend them (and remove any of the 'I can't join because I'm undergeared' arguments).
     
    If we see players aren't making much use of this during wars, we can consider changing it back to Dragon Scale, however we won't be changing the Krowaz rental gear during the Boss events - the stronger getting stronger with no chance for newcomers / private drop parties for the strongest clans etc. etc.
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    Aesteris got a reaction from soapman06 in change Krowaz rent armors   
    I actually don't mind changing it to Rosetta (+6) / Rosetta (+7) for the events; We'll see how turnup is when we make the change and evaluate
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    Aesteris got a reaction from soapman06 in AYGIR Cheats   
     
    Yay, now that this mystery is solved, the secret to being a super-duper OP Kurian is go in devil mode, go full MP, and spam the DoTs as much as you can (the devil mode increases DoTs by the same % it increases heals, which yes, I got from testing on official). Makes sense now then that MP is a requirement on Krowaz Portu armor
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    Aesteris got a reaction from Mr DooM in Kill the GM & Boss Event   
    Hey everyone,
     
    This weekend, we'll be joining both wars on Saturday with our Kill the GM characters (prices for killing us are 1 scroll package (2000 HP / 350 AC / ATK+ / Power of Lion) + 1 Krowaz item (+1) OF YOUR CHOICE)
     
    Furthermore, we'll be having a boss event on Sunday for everyone to enjoy; with Krowaz rentals available for everyone
     
    Timers down below :
     

     
     

     
     
    Hope to see you all there!
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    Aesteris got a reaction from MeeP in My general thoughts on the server and assassins specifically. (really long sorry in advance) aimed for Aesteris to read though   
    What I feel is needed here is not so much a decrease to warrior damage (though a small one might be warranted), but rather an increase on the available Jamadar weapons; There's a good reason USKO implemented them, and there's probably a good reason for us to do so too - Dagger Defense against Assassins is simply very strong (twice as good as Spear Defense versus warriors). Perhaps we should add the new Jamadar weapons to Sundries at a reasonable price, and make the Exceptional True Silver drop from say Apostle of Cold in Ronark Land
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    Aesteris got a reaction from Sick in Boss event on 3/12/2016   
    Hey everyone,
     
    Following the MASSIVE success we had last weekend with the pop-up boss event, we've decided that we'll be running 2 of those this weekend!
     
    The [Mercenary Officer] in Ronark Land will disappear ~20 minutes before the event starts. Once [Mercenary Officer] reappears (5 minutes before the event starts), you'll be able to get free Krowaz armor & weapons (+7) for 1 hour to be able to enjoy this event to the fullest!
    As soon as the event starts, the [Mercenary Officer] will be removed so make sure to grab your set before he's gone! 
     
    This rental gear is ONLY available during the event; After the event he will be giving you the usual shells (+7) for 6h.
     

     

     
    Felankor, Isiloon, Latenoid, and Chaos Stones will be spawned in Ronark Land bowl for the event.
     
    Any events scheduled to run at those times are cancelled.
     
    We hope to see everyone there!
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    Aesteris got a reaction from soapman06 in Leonards / BP   
    Int BPs are fine as they are; you can't expect tanks to hit like trucks (though IRL they do )
     
    (paper) STR BPs could use either a bit of a damage output upgrade (to compensate the lack of paper defense armors), or some more defense like paper defense armors to make them a little less paper-y. Other than that I'm unwilling to touch anything
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    Aesteris got a reaction from Mr DooM in [Guide] Krowaz weapon / armor manufacturing   
    Hey everyone,
     
    Thought you guys would like to know what items are needed to manufacture certain Krowaz items
     

     
     
    The names of the items (with icon) :
     

     
     
    And finally, because the items used in the weapon manufacturing look similar, a list of required items by name for the weapons :
     
    Raum  10x Ancient Dragon Tribe Assassinator's Blessed Stone  50x Dredium collect from wing bones  80x Draki's Wing Feather  10x Nightmare Crystal    Wirinom  10x Ancient Dragon Tribe Swordsman's Bless Stone  50x Dredium collected from horns  80x Draki's Horn Powder  10x Nightmare Crystal    Baal  10x Ancient Dragon tribe Fighter's Blessed Stone  50x Dredium collected from horns  80x Drakis Horn Powder  10x Nightmare Crystal    Nebiros  10x Ancient Dragon Tribe Spearman's Blessed Stone  50x Dredium collected from horns  80x Draki's Horn Powder  10x Nightmar Crystal    Windforce  10x Ancient Dragon Tribe Bowman's Blessed Stone  50x Dredium collected from wing bones  80x Draki's Wing Feather  10x Nightmare Crystal    Fulitol  10x Ancient Dragon Tribe Fire Wizard's Blessed Stone  50x Dredium collected from ribs  80x Draki's Flame Pocket  10x Nightmare Crystal    Molok  10x Ancient Dragon Tribe Ice Wizard's Blessed Stone  50x Dredium collected from ribs  80x Draki's Flame Pocket  10x Nightmare Crystal    Faun  10x Ancient Dragon Tribe Agent's Blessed Stone  50x Dredium collected from ribs  80x Draki's Flame Pocket  10x Nightmare Crystal    Leonard  10x Ancient Dragon Tribe Spiritual Wizard's Blessed Stone  50x Dredium Collected from jawbones  80x Draki's Solidified Blood  10x Nightmare Crystal    Gab  10x Ancient Dragon Tribe Therapist's Blessed Stone  50x Dreadium collected from jawbones  80x Draki's Solidified Blood  10x Nightmare Crystal      The standard rate to manufacture these items is 25%, Shadow Piece triples this chance.     Good luck!
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    Aesteris got a reaction from Sick in A new team member!   
    Hey everyone,
     
    We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our new (trial) team member; Athena!
     
    He'll be helping out our Turkish player base as well as English one (though please, don't overwhelm him too much )
     
    We're preparing a nice new advertisement campaign specifically targeted at the Turkish community to hopefully increase the rate we're growing at, Athena and Callisto will be key players in making this succeed!
     
    Welcome to the team!
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    Aesteris got a reaction from Sick in The very first blog post!   
    Hey everyone,
     
    Apologies for the absence of these promised blog-like posts, I’ve been rather busy!
    I strive to be able to write these every week to let you all know what’s going on
     
    Time to recap in order of things happening;
    Launch - all things considered, this launch went very well in comparison with last launch. There was no lag, the launch happened on time, there was only 1 small oversight when we prepared for official - skill quests. To you guys this may have seemed like a major oversight, but it was very easy to recover from and I believe we pushed out the fix for this the same weekend!
     
    One of our primary concerns right after launch had happened was to keep an eye out for a bug turks had found (but stated they weren’t going to release until launch had happened). Sure enough, when launch had finally happened they abused it - thankfully all that was to this bug was being able to dual wield 2H weapons (or a 2H weapon + a 1H weapon). This was fixed easily and characters that have been using this have all been banned.
     
    Throughout the past 2 (and a half) weeks you guys found a myriad of small (and some slightly bigger) bugs. We’re working on these in order of ‘game-breaking’ priority - for example the problem with Dagger Defense applying to Jamadar weapons could potentially mess with the market for both the Jamadar weapons as well as the belt and necklace of quickness, and thus it was fixed relatively quickly compared to some other bugs
     
    Looking at the upcoming week(s), we hope to be able to (finally) fix the archer failing sprees (we’ve put in 30+ hours to try and get to the bottom of it, unsuccessful so far), implement the Isiloon in bowl idea (Servants spawn, kill enough of them in time to let Isiloon spawn), fix the current Castle Siege War problems, implement a better matchmaking algorithm for Juraid, and get to the bottom of the priest canceling. Furthermore we’re looking ahead at the Krowaz expansion and we will be opening up discussions on how you would like to see this implemented (I personally believe the zone itself is not the correct way of adding it to the server).
     
    Have a great week!
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    Aesteris got a reaction from soapman06 in New things for cz !!!!   
     
    NP for items (straight up) won't be implemented, perhaps, in due time, the medals (which gives you a chance at something good), but we're not a PK server so this kind of 'progression' isn't something I want to see in this server.
     
    The big monsters (enigma, cruel, havoc, hell fire) currently have 2 drops per kill assigned to them, the smaller monsters (Nigmash, Keramash, somethingothermash) also drop these items, but not at the same rate (theirs is rather low). I've made both the smaller and bigger monsters of equal strength as they are on official. The fact they all aggro is something which happens on official too (and is intended as far as I can gather). Perhaps the smaller mobs can get a drop rate boost but with an increase in rate comes an increase to the influx of Krowaz weapons - not something I'd like to see so soon after their release.
     
    Chaos Stone could use a rework indeed, and the suggestions put forward seem pretty good to me - I'll take a look at what I can do to spice it up
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    Aesteris got a reaction from SPANKME in ApexKO Trailer   
    Thank you - we need a new forum title "Community Champion" only for those that really help the community grow, GM Y U NO ADD?!
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    Aesteris got a reaction from Igridulus in Stealing loots at Krowaz   
    The following characters can all be linked to Xho;
     
    1. RaMPaLiM
    2. BeeGee
    3. BoR
    4. FaRMM
    5. MistikPeri
    6. String
    7. WeRDeRWeReMeM
    8. WeReCeN
    9. mystical
    10. Tequlia
    11. Tequliaa
     
    Do with this information whatever you please
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    Aesteris got a reaction from Igridulus in Stealing loots at Krowaz   
    The following characters can all be linked to Xho;
     
    1. RaMPaLiM
    2. BeeGee
    3. BoR
    4. FaRMM
    5. MistikPeri
    6. String
    7. WeRDeRWeReMeM
    8. WeReCeN
    9. mystical
    10. Tequlia
    11. Tequliaa
     
    Do with this information whatever you please
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    Aesteris got a reaction from Igridulus in Stealing loots at Krowaz   
    The following characters can all be linked to Xho;
     
    1. RaMPaLiM
    2. BeeGee
    3. BoR
    4. FaRMM
    5. MistikPeri
    6. String
    7. WeRDeRWeReMeM
    8. WeReCeN
    9. mystical
    10. Tequlia
    11. Tequliaa
     
    Do with this information whatever you please
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    Aesteris got a reaction from DHC in Stealing loots at Krowaz   
    Alternatively, I look into adding something that'll make the boxes attackable only by a member of your party
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    Aesteris got a reaction from DHC in Stealing loots at Krowaz   
    Alternatively, I look into adding something that'll make the boxes attackable only by a member of your party
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    Aesteris got a reaction from soapman06 in KRUMP NT   
    On a side note, official implements a damage modifier based on the past 14 wars - starting from an unbalance of 3 wars to one side, the opposite side will receive a 10% damage boost for every war lost thereafter, presumably to help (at least) war balance a bit. I'll dig into whether this actually applies outside of wars too (though from memory, it doesn't) and we could try to implement this as well if you guys think this'll help address (at the very least) the unwillingness of the underpowered / outnumbered / outgeared nation to attend
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    Aesteris got a reaction from soapman06 in Improving Events   
    Most of what you guys suggested seems rather excessive in my opinion. In light of the chest / gem / fragment problem in the previous server I doubt increasing the rewards as some of you suggested is going to do much other than a bunch of AFK characters leeching say a blue chest in Chaos.
     
    I think the rewards need to be revised, yes. 1 Red Chest, a Certificate of Victory, and an EXP scroll for BDW seems rather meh. Chaos seems the least rewarding, but also the hardest one to tackle (bear in mind you can't kick players there as you're not in a party). Forgotten Temple is rather meh too with just 1 Blue chest at the end of all your endeavors, for FT I like the suggestion made by Manhattan the most (e.g. a good reason for everyone to be active, as that's the main problem with it anyway).
     
    It needs more thinking on my end, both about what we can do to make it worth your while, as well as keep an eye on ensuring it won't become AFK event paradise either.
     
    P.S. I'm looking into the 'new' Forgotten Temple on the official servers, it sounds a bit better than what we currently have (and less AFKable)
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    Aesteris got a reaction from soapman06 in Improving Events   
    Most of what you guys suggested seems rather excessive in my opinion. In light of the chest / gem / fragment problem in the previous server I doubt increasing the rewards as some of you suggested is going to do much other than a bunch of AFK characters leeching say a blue chest in Chaos.
     
    I think the rewards need to be revised, yes. 1 Red Chest, a Certificate of Victory, and an EXP scroll for BDW seems rather meh. Chaos seems the least rewarding, but also the hardest one to tackle (bear in mind you can't kick players there as you're not in a party). Forgotten Temple is rather meh too with just 1 Blue chest at the end of all your endeavors, for FT I like the suggestion made by Manhattan the most (e.g. a good reason for everyone to be active, as that's the main problem with it anyway).
     
    It needs more thinking on my end, both about what we can do to make it worth your while, as well as keep an eye on ensuring it won't become AFK event paradise either.
     
    P.S. I'm looking into the 'new' Forgotten Temple on the official servers, it sounds a bit better than what we currently have (and less AFKable)
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    Aesteris reacted to Dogma in [Event] 5 February 2016   
    I did not said that I did not read.
    Im just stating the obvious. 
    Keep the events coming.
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    Aesteris got a reaction from Smooth in ApexKO's a wild snowman appeared!   
    Hey everyone,
     
    While the weather is still cold, we thought it'd be a good idea to have an appropriate event with.... snowmen!
     
    Times are as follows:
     
    14:40 CET

     
    22:40 CET

     
    Everyone has a chance, as all damage is equal on these snowmen!
     
    They drop some great EXP, and items - so be sure to attend one of these events if you are in need of either of those!
     
    We'll start off in Moradon, head over to Folk Village, and then both home nations (Karus / El Morad), only to finish it off by going to Ronark Land
     
    See you there, and don't forget to dress warm!
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    Aesteris got a reaction from soapman06 in I'd like some help with my Genie settings   
    You're picking the wrong fight, just saying...
     
    Looking for some player input on the matter, I might be crazy or otherwise unreasonable, but I'll need a few people to confirm before I go out of my way and drop everything I'm doing to fix your genie problem.
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