Patch Notes - August 12th, 2020

Main headlines:

- The tradeskill search window has been implemented for master tradeskillers!
- Buff re-balance continuation.
- Archaic Fragments have been simplified.
- All tomes have been converted to AAs.
- Low-level re-balance continued: Low level spells now scale with worn elemental damage.


Full details on the forums here: https://forum.shardsofdalaya.com/threads/patch-notes-august-12th-2020.31101/

  12 Aug 2020 - Jumbers


Patch Notes - June 12th, 2020

In the interest of making patch notes easier to find and read, we'll be posting them on the forums from now on.

Main headlines:

Buff Rebalance - Part 1
Low Level Rebalance - Levels 1 to 5

Full details on the forums here: https://forum.shardsofdalaya.com/threads/patch-notes-june-12th-2020.31067/

  12 Jun 2020 - Jumbers


Server Q&A night

We will be doing a question night tomorrow, Saturday June 6th at 8:00PM EDT. We'll be taking questions about the lore of the world, long term plans, as well as general questions about the server as a whole. It will be both a fun and informative night!

You can submit your questions via the following form before and during the event: Google Form

After the night has concluded, we will be posting the full transcript on the forums.

EDIT: Click here for the full transcript

  05 Jun 2020 - Jumbers


Patch Notes - May 26th, 2020

PATCH NOTES:
ADEPTS
The Wind Hag's elementals no longer give experience.
Experience gained from the Undead Spouses has been cut in half to compensate for there being two adepts in the event.

ITEMS
Band of Prehistory now bears the tag.
Blackened Dagger proc chance reduced from 100% to 10%
Infant Ogre's Swaddling Cloth no longer triggers heals from pets when it procs.
Fixed a bug with tradeskills that says you have to learn the recipe first
Rewoven Wyvernhide Leggings no longer give an erroneous message when equipped.
Snakeskin Whip no longer uses Lesser Cripple as a placeholder proc; it now has a dedicated spell with a description. The whip's effect remains unchanged.
Spell AC will now correctly calculate for worn effects.
Spool of Wyverngut Thread's clicky consumes the pair of Wyvernhide Leggings as intended. Additionally, the clicky no longer casts an unintended buff on the user.
Summoned: Coldlight's original icon has been restored.
Tide Thresher proc chance further lowered to 3.6% base. Half rate for bards still remains. Damage / Delay adjusted.
Windworn Boka flat fire lowered by 25.

NPCs
A rapidly growing seedling is no longer undead.
Ghulura, Queen of the Runnyeye can no longer be illegitimately aggroed by attacking her pet through a locked door.
Wetfang now displays as his intended model instead of a male Human.
The following classic wolf NPCs have had their size adjusted upward:
-a grey wolf
-a large wolf
-an attack dog

QUESTS
Apprentice Gehrin is more considerate when he decides to give you a gift.
Exterminator XXI's quest now has a name and a journal entry. It also yields more reasonable experience. Additionally, this NPC was previously bugged and failed to keep Metal Rat Tails handed to it; this has been fixed.
Dark Elves who abandon or postpone the Nagthilian Nostalgia quest will find themselves bound in Nagthilian A when they resume the quest.
Tizakka of the Order will now indicate to players which artifacts are still required to complete her quest.

SPELLS
Archaic: Tarhyl's Raging Curse has a revised spell description and no longer has a typo in its landing/fading messages.
Death's Gambit cooldown has been adjusted from 1.5 hours to 45 minutes.
Range 20 has been renamed Ensnare Swampglow and now has a spell description.
Relic: Lure of the Void and Void Shock now use a more generic icon instead of one that is ice-themed.
Soul Shear cooldown has been adjusted from 1 hour to 30 minutes. Functionality changed. 80% chance to consume 40% current health for 20% stamina. 20% chance to consume all your current health for 40% stamina.
Tainted Breath and several followups in the same spell line have received a minor update for consistency:
-Tainted Breath adds 3 poison counters instead of 5.
-Envenomed Breath adds 5 poison counters instead of 3.
-Envenomed Bolt adds 9 poison counters instead of 10.
-Bane of Althuna adds 11 poison counters instead of 10.

ZONES
A previously unimplemented key to a locked storeroom in Runnyeye has been added to a certain NPC's loot table in that zone.
Fixed aug baths poofing items (maybe)
Reduced CPU usage in empty zones

  26 May 2020 - Jumbers


Patch Notes - May 5th, 2020


Character deletion has been temporarily disabled. If you need a character deleted, please petition. Deletion will be re-enabled next patch.

ADEPTS
Alnatch the Unclad runs faster than before.

ITEMS
Aged Runewood Bow is equippable in the Range slot rather than Primary.
Awendela's Prowess no longer procs on beneficial spells.
Both scrolls associated with Hierophant's Acolyte now bear that spell name instead of Hierophant's Breath.
Brienne's Paperwork and A Letter of Recommendation have been given appropriate book text.
Lash of Terror no longer lists BST as a class that can use it.
Mote of Anger is now lore.
Severence is now Severance.
To be consistent with the earlier quest item Temple Guard Crest, the three items Froglok Soldier Girdle, Froglok Cleric Ankh, and Froglok Summoning Sphere have been made stackable. As a tradeoff, the girdle is no longer equippable.
Totem of Leadership no longer has an invalid spell as its clicky effect; it now casts Tribal Leadership.

NPCs
A desert orc champion and a corrupted desert orc champion have been renamed a desert orc bruiser and a corrupted desert orc bruiser. This was done because "a corrupted desert orc champion" exceeded the NPC nametag character limit.
A foothold in the Mansion of Portals now works for all races.
A Halfling Defender reverts to a Halfling rather than a tiny Human when swapping out of its tornado form.
A previously unimplemented named forest goblin has been given a spawnpoint in Heartland Plateau.
A slaughtered gruplok huntsman no longer randomly attacks its fellow undead frogs.
A sparring dummy is smarter about dropping aggro when a player leaves.
An excited child is no longer immersion-breakingly small.
Logan Faroot has been made a Paladin to match his quest's lore.
Og in Underhill is feeling much more ogrely than before.
The interdimensional keepers in the Mansion of Portals will no longer hold a grudge between visits to the Mansion.

QUESTS
After being broken for several years, the Grobb newbie quests Ingredients for Deet and Vengeance for Grumb are able to be completed.
Animals in the Badlands who are fed Harthuk Meat no longer return the meat after eating it.
Armed rebels that spawn during one of Girix's quests are no longer susceptible to Area Taunt.
Big Thimb the Brewer's quest in Lake of Ill Omen should now properly work for Rogue classes.
Dealing with the Snowbolds now gets marked as completed in the quest journal. Players who have previously finished the quest may hail Branral Iceforge to automatically move their journal entry from active to completed.
The Guilty Grandchild can now be completed once again in Zenn Malath.
King Nazilak no longer bugs out if the player chooses to threaten him during the Council of Innovation quest involving goblins.
Kisthik now accepts 10 turn-ins of Froglok Summoning Stones (i.e., 20 stones in total).
Knights of Retribution no longer give inaccurate emotes upon death during the quest The Strength of Entropy.
Helping Theron Ygnir now gives experience to Paladins.
Janitor Tomin no longer disappears indefinitely during the Magician version of The Newport Cup.
Leaking Undead and Trial of Althuna no longer share common flags. If a character of yours is stuck on either of these quests due to this bug, contact Dev-Grink to have your flags checked.
Players who complete the Blow Dart Gun portion of the Blackscale quest Infecting the Lizards but log out before returning the gun to Raider Shrissar are no longer stuck with an unfinishable quest. Simply hail Shrissar to receive a new gun.
Spleandor of the Overgrowth (the quest) has been renamed Splendor of the Overgrowth. (Those who completed the quest in the past will still have the old name listed in the journal.)
Two dialog bugs in the Meat Delivery quest between Jordi Gullivan and Chef De Cuisin Ghurgi have been fixed.
Warden Tarval will accept more than one Poacher's Signet Ring at a time.

SPELLS
Befriend has a more appropriate icon.
Call to Shojar and Call to Tarhansar have had their effects swapped to match their original behavior in the previous client; the former now calls snow while the latter calls rain rather than vice versa.
Endure Cold now follows the same spell formula as Endure Fire, Endure Magic, etc.
Flesh to Stone is now marked as beneficial rather than detrimental and should no longer interfere with Feign Death.
Fixed dozens of miscellaneous spell description errors.
Lesser Torpor now shows up in the right-click spellgem menu.
Powershock has a description.
Relic: Chant of Destruction has a more appropriate icon. (How many of you thought this was a cold spell all these years because the old icon was a snowflake?!)

ZONES
Adjusted range of Lake of Ill Omen far clip plane to help reduce visual lag.
The healer in Zenn Malath now gives the intended discount to trueborn Dwarf characters who request their exp debt to be cleared.
All merchants in Pocket Plane have been labeled with their relevant supplies. Complimentary refreshments are also now available near the bank. Thanks for donating!
Runnyeye has received a visual refresh to correct some conflicts with recent Ikisith content. The changes are visual only and there has been no changes otherwise.

MISCELLANEOUS
Character creation features more informative descriptions of races, classes, and statistics.
Dozens of previously lost strings (mostly descriptions for AAs and spells) have been restored.
In the interests of consistency, the following spelling reforms have been made in NPC names, item names, spell names, quest text, and so on:
-"draft" and "draught" -> "draft"
-"gaoler" and "jailer" -> "jailer"
-"leach" and "leech" -> "leech"
-"saber" and "sabre" -> "saber"
-"scepter" and "sceptre" -> "scepter"
-"specter" and "spectre" -> "specter"
Instances of "kaezulian" and "ikisith" in NPC names have been capitalized.
Instances of "pirahna" have been corrected to "piranha."
Wizard spells and scrolls referencing "O`Keils," "O'Keils," "O'keils," and "O'Kiels" now bear the first name of Hayden Aulder, the Newport WIZ guildmaster.

  05 May 2020 - Jumbers


Patch Notes - April 1st, 2020

Few minor fixes from most recent patch. Run the patcher to get the updates.

  01 Apr 2020 - rymy


Patch Notes - March 27th, 2020


ADEPTS
The belligerent beach bum event has been updated:
-Claiming the hairbrush from the bum no longer gives uncapped quest exp. Instead, each surviving participant receives a fixed amount of exp equal to 25 percent of his or her current level. This change simulates the exp cap of other adepts and prevents adept hunters from unexpectedly gaining multiple levels, but the tradeoff is that expable items get no exp at all.
-Certain rare circumstances, such as the player going linkdead before giving the hairbrush to the mermaid, no longer cause the event to enter a bugged state.
Hazel the Shrew's event has been updated:
-The fight itself should go by more quickly.
-Three new items have been added to the loot table.
-Due to the bigger loot pool and the narrow class/race restrictions of some of the event's rewards, the method for determining loot has been made much more player-friendly. However, lucky triple loots are no longer possible.
The pets in the Crate of Pets event have been assigned appropriate bodytypes.
Undead spouses will no longer generate triple identical loots.

ITEMS
Globe of the Elements Improved grants Mana Regen and Critical Strike to keep it in line with its unimproved form. It also gives more HP than before.
Harpy Feather Shawl's clicky is instantaneous once again like it was in the old client.
Heavy Ham no longer shows two different weights in game vs. in Fomelo.
Lionskin Drums now grow by percentage instead of incrementally. The total exp required is roughly the same, and the final stats are the same. This change prevents the drum from being incorrectly recognized as a weapon by the client upon gaining a level, which would prevent low-level Bards from equipping the drum until they learned Dual Wield.
Robes of Avarice have been given a minor overhaul, gaining a more thematically appropriate effect and a different look.
Scripted effects on the following items now have spell names and descriptions that more accurately reflect what they do:
-History of the Illiterate
-Jester's Chain of Chromatic Caprice
-Stuck Spear
-Tornado Greataxe
Shield of Ancient Inquisition and Spear of the Ancient Shaman no longer have redundant recommended levels.
The spell scrolls for Torbas' Poison Blast and Torbas' Venom Blast now have the "Spell: " prefix.
The Strand of Creation's icon now matches its model.
Trespasser's Toga has received a small buff.
Vessel of False Ambrosia's clicky casting time has returned to being instant rather than 65.5 seconds.

NPCs
Chillfin and A Chilled Hammerhead should cause fewer "fish aggro" problems in Crystal Caverns. The latter now has a lower-case name.
a crystal creeper in Crystal Caverns has evolved the ability to walk on land! In other words, this NPC will also no longer cause "fish aggro" problems.
a festering dead in Western Plaguelands is flagged as undead instead of lesser elemental.
a goblin bartender in the City of Mercy is now on Althuna faction, meaning he is finally willing to sell to friendlies. (The goblin bartenders in Red Sun Mines are unchanged.)
a mudcrawler in Kedge Keep should show up as its intended model.
A unique Blackscale merchant ID that was broken and inaccessible for several years now works. As a result, Etzaazik of the Order, Makaani of the Order, and Tizakka of the Order are now functional merchants for the first time. Additionally, Grobb's Blackscale Order Quartermaster has been changed to this type of merchant. (He was previously a redundant generic goods merchant.)
City names referenced within citizen NPC nametags (e.g., a newport citizen) are now capitalized.
Mpargh the Dismayed no longer casts Doom on himself as if it were a buff; the spell has been moved to his list of offensive magic.
Various NPCs in the Towers of Agony end boss event should show as their intended models instead of male humans.

QUESTS
The quest to upgrade the Nagthilian Noble's Gloves has been updated:
-It has a proper quest name (Nagthilian Nostalgia) and journal entries.
-Players entering Nagthilian A to begin the quest will automatically have their bindpoint set at the Darkwoods zoneline.

SPELLS
Abstraction of Flame no longer shares the same icon as the Harvest line.
Althuna's Conduit has a more informative spell description (and it doesn't cut off mid-sentence like the old one).
Arcane Echo has received a few minor updates:
-Because it triggers alongside other spells that already have their own sounds, casting animations, and spell particles, Arcane Echo itself no longer produces any of these.
-Its icon is now an ear instead of a heal icon.
-It has a spell description.
Convergence has a more fitting (and previously unused) spell icon.
Deviant Behavior (the Wizard version) no longer fails based on what you're targeting.
Elemental Form: Ice has a spell description.
Evac spells can include pets, providing they're within spell range.
Evil Circle of Healing now has its intended 10-minute cooldown.
Grasp of the Spirits no longer has a misleading spell description.
Grow/shrink effects will persist after an illusion fades. The most notable benefit of this is that illusions with short durations, such as Somatic Bond, won't constantly negate grow/shrink.
Nejax curses have each been given a different icon so they can be more easily differentiated.
Primal Essence's spell description mentions stamina now instead of strength, and the spell should show up in the proper categories in the spellgem right-click menu.
True North works.

ZONES
The evac spot in Eastern Plaguelands is now at ground level instead of dangerously high in the air.
The evac spot in Plane of Water is slightly safer than before. (The spot itself hasn't moved.)
Pets automatically aggro monsters that attack you in Zenn Malath.
Zenn Malath now has a Priestess of War and a Priestess of Harmony for PvP and Hardcore purposes.
Bodies of water in Zenn Malath can give Swimming skillups.

MISCELLANEOUS
Augmentation birdbaths no longer repop at daybreak or nightfall. They're still not perfect, but they're slightly less bug-prone than before!
Players now receive a popup message upon gaining each level. These popups include helpful information and clickable links relating to adepts, newly learnable skills, etc.
Items
Reduced the AC/HP/Mana of Inscriptions of Angered Wind and Darkness.
Bracelet of the Challenger has been edited to have only one augment slot.
Santus weapon proc changed from Circle of Healing to Light of Day
Impetus' hit points increased from -185 to -85. Worn haste increased to 52% (This might be reverted if not ideal)

Lake Of Ill Omen
Small robots have 10% global tinker item drop rate.
Yix have a 20% tinker item drop rate (sorry for the heavy nerf hammer)
New Raid Event.
Fulminator proc changed to Storm Strike.
Rotten Scornwood Husk has had its proc rate reduced to 2.5%, and a 0.5% rate for warriors.
Runework Sentinel. Lowered damage, increased tank-ability. Shorter duration. More dependent on yclistinite.
Increased experience of mobs in Lake of Ill Omen fortress region.
Unstable Radiation from Unstabl-Sol, self-damage has been reduced.

Gunther the Protector of City of Mercy: Fight should now work correctly and drop the needed quest key.
Azax's model in Plane of Valor should now be correct.
Thenn`ayr`duun now drops 1 loot, with a 40% chance to drop a second at the 12-man difficulty. This increases to 100% for 2 loots at 18-man difficulty.
Flames of Rage spell attack reduced from 250 to 100
Jayla's followers have found a remarkable discovery! Go see Archaeologist Sarla in Plane of Knowledge for more information. (Quest will be added soon after patch)
Spiny Mole will be made slightly harder towards the end of the encounter in accordance to an upcoming quest.

  27 Mar 2020 - taryth


Patch Notes - December 11, 2019

Zone-specific: Lake of Ill Omen
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Oracle Khazgan can now drop Crumbling TMaps and casts spells.
Crusader Xizug has 25% less mana with lower mana regen.
Robot Oil added to Robots.
Two Handed Elites have 1 less attack round.
Ambient Accumulator now increases duration for the Float/Breath/Invis commands.
Ambient Accumulator now summons worse to good food, in increasing quantities.
Fleshcrafter Cleaver now cleaves target specific meat in addition to giblets, this can be more than one type.
Forge Master now gives more arrowheads per plating, as well as bulk for High Quality Steel.
All tinkering drops were made rarer in preparation for future development.
Fenthwick has a few new items for sale.
Should be a new 1 person event/quest at patch or shortly after.

The keys are not a tinkering thing.
Forge Master accepts MOST items with in the name, exchanging them for yclistinite bits.

Spells
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  • Woundbane has had its casting time lowered by 1 second
  • Jinx and Vex now have correct spell descriptions.
  • Added spell descriptions to another handful of spells.
  • The proc spell Progressive Rejuvenation now self-targets as intended.
  • Fixed situations where mage tome Elemental Absorbption and Dampening Curse weren't working.

AAs
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Fixed the following AA CDs:
  • Turn Undead should now correctly have a base reuse of 1 hour
  • Lethal Strike should now correctly have a base reuse of 30 minutes
  • AE Taunt should now correctly have a base reuse of 10 minutes
  • Natural Balance should now correctly have base reuse values of 30/15/10/7.5 minutes per rank respectively

Pets
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Pet buffs should now persist correctly across zones.

Quests
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  • With the continued disturbance of the Silent Halls, more and more Razadians make their way to their new settlement in Emerald Jungle.
  • The dialog with the Dark Elf visitor in Zenn Malath now includes journal entries.

Items
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  • Brancu's Sack of Rocks is no longer listed as ALL/ALL. It is now restricted to the classes that can actually equip the rocks it summons.
  • Clicking mage mod rods should correctly share a cooldown.
  • The Clicky for The Yclistian Rod of Primacy shouldn't be grossly inflated in some situations.

Miscellaneous
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  • The Plaguelands zones have green fog instead of clear skies
  • Killshot messages shouldn't show a "crushed" message.

  11 Dec 2019 - taryth


Patch Notes - November 18, 2019

Few minor updates, we'll have a larger patch soon once testing is completed.

Spells
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- Nightfire and Revitalize have had their casting times reduced slightly
- Backend fixes to some "custom nuke" spells

Zones
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LOIO
Increased LOIO Fortress opus drop rate.
Administrator Korl now has a few visitors at court.

  18 Nov 2019 - taryth


Patch Notes - September 2, 2019

Buffs
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You can now have up to 17 buffs/debuffs on you at a time! Note that you may need to edit your UI files to properly show this. Note also you will lose your buffs when the patch goes in - the workaround for this was very complicated so you'll just have to rebuff. Sorry about that.

Zones
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Lake of Ill Omen

  • Lake Anomalies have a 66% chance to drop one of the eight chest or legs combine armor piece


Items
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  • Inscriptions of Anger and Darkness are now quest flagged similar to other bounty augments
  • Inscriptions of Anger and Darkness have some resists and have 5-15 more mana/hp
  • The proc on Fleshcrafter's Cleaver should now work properly
  • Bangle of the Devout's bane should work properly now
  • Combine Supremacy will now target you and your pet
  • Self-spinning lure combine for tinkering now produces 60 instead of 1
  • Added a Hate and -FR PBAoE component to Windworn Boka proc
  • Tide Thresher has a new model, and is now slashing. Increase proc rate by 1% for all classes on the item


Mobs
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  • Thenn`ayr`duun has a visible corpse now. This corpse will also be at the ocean floor on death
  • Nemesis adds should despawn after 30 seconds of no combat
  • The Murk vendor associated with certain augs and quests should work more reliably now
  • Caynid Brightwater now offers free throwing items for use in the Hazel the Shrew adept fight
  • Worchag the Hunter's script has been revised. His quest involving Gristle now bears (ha!) a more distinctive name, and Worchag himself should no longer get stuck in an "unhailable" state during the quest


AAs
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The following AAs have had their cooldowns reduced:
  • Turn Undead (base is now 1 hour)
  • Gather Mana (base is now 48 minutes)
  • Protection of the Lady (base is now 48 minutes)
  • Lethal Strike (base is now 30 minutes)
  • AE Taunt (base is now 10 minutes)
  • Natural Balance (base times per rank are now 30/15/10/7.5 minutes respectively)

Additionally, Extended Notes was not working properly (in that it was doing, well, nothing). That should now be fixed.

Combat Styles
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  • Beastlord Mimic stance stamina cost has been significantly increased
  • Warrior "megataunt" stance endurance cost has been reduced by more than half (CD remains the same)


Misc
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  • Soul Abrasion should now show damage correctly
  • It should be all but impossible to have the final dig wave in a tmap have all the same monster sets. While it can still happen, the odds should be extremely low

  02 Sep 2019 - taryth


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