Thursday 22 March 2012

Thermoden summary & changes

First things first, all the St Patrick's day event features and special will end on Sunday, so get what you can whilst it lasts :)

A few of my thoughts

It always makes me happy knowing a big new feature is so widely liked by many of you. The main criticism being the prices, which is of course natural. There are a few things I would like to say about it and a couple changes/bug fixes I would like to announce.

First thing is about the prices. The prices are meant to be high, we need more expensive things (that are still worth the price tags I may add) in the game. It gives the rich something to drain their money on, and something for everyone else to work towards. The problem with the money is that it increases daily with people battling, and it has effects on the market, for example plasma prices being pushed up because as there is more money around, people want more of it. People are still buying at these high prices, but hopefully putting some new money draining features into the game will help get them down just a little, so they're more accessible to everyone, not just the rich buying them every day.

If you work out that for $15mil you can increase your weapon power by 100. Compare it to plasma prices, its well worth it  (As some have figured out) :)

There has been heated discussion over the $10mil price for renaming a weapon. Is that expensive for just a status thing? Hell yeah! If you want it, you'll pay for it,  and if you don't, no harm.  You can argue people will use it more if it was cheaper, but I currently intend for it not to be a mainstream thing.


- Analyze page now shows the second weapon information.

- Second weapon having no effect in NPC arena has been addressed

- Second weapon not included in your test damage has been addressed


Armour renaming - You can now rename your armour at a cheaper cost, although this will not be viewable on the battle page.

Weapon directory - On the equipment page there is a new link at the top titled "Rename directory", it shows off the players who have paid the $10mil to get their weapon or armour renamed.

Battle Avatars - They can now be hidden. I knew as soon as i added this some would rather them not be there, so the avatars can now be hidden.


The positive effects of Thermoden - Plasma market prices have now gone down a little, could that be due to the special also? Maybe. But prices were getting very close to a $1million a few weeks ago, but we're down now to below $750k. Because of the money being taken out the game because of it, the bar prices have decreased, and this is why....

The question that many are asking, and I'm happy to answer, is that Thermoden in the last 6 days (since it opened) has drained a massive $2.7billion from our economy. Pretty impressive!

Thanks for all the great feedback, keep it coming [Thermoden thread] :)


Friday 16 March 2012

New location & St Patrick's day event

As promised, some good updates this week. If you've got some piles of cash stacking up, maybe this weeks updates can help with that.

New Location: Thermoden
The unknown city has now been unlocked, head to the portal to check it out.

Parch's weapon services
Wouldn't it be cool to have 2 weapons equipped? When you're a nice and strong rank 30 vampire & your strength is enough, Parch can unlock the ability for you to equip any two weapons. How cool is that? (Time to buy back your old weapons I think!) Of course it cannot be all good times, as all rubies and any critical bonus on your second equipped weapon wont have any effect in battle. (Else you'll be getting up to 80% critical chances!)

Weapon enhancing
You can pay to enhance your weapon even further, this makes for very interesting weapon boosting. Have a +500? Increase it!

Weapon renaming
That's right, there is now a place where you can change the name of your weapons to show off on the battle page. This comes at a price, of course.

There are couple other [currently] less interesting places there, you should go check it out and have a little browse :)

To accompany the above updates...
- The equipment page layout has been updated
- The battle pages have been updated to show current weapon being used (to show off your new custom named weapon) and your avatar.

I gave a little taste of the above image on our Facebook page  last night

St Patrick's Day event & special
It's that time of year again when (with good reason) have an excuse to enjoy my favourite alcoholic beverage - Guinness. Do you remember the guinness and green drink from last year? Well it's back! Check the bottom of the Dead City for more information. As always, the plasma special is up, get your cheap plasma nom nom. This event will last 1 week exactly. Everyone gets a free drink on me!

Jailed players
Jailed players do not currently show on the leaderboards (for obvious reasons) and they now no longer show on the pet leaderboards either.

Forum RP threads
Forum RP threads were deleted after a couple weeks of inactivity to help keep the forum cleaner, but due to the demand of this not to happen, it has been stopped.

Blood letter notification change
If you remember, a while back I changed the blood letter notifications so that it would disappear when you open a message, this is now optional, you'll find the new option to edit this on your account page. The default is back to how it used to be, just going onto the blood letter page to clear the notification.

Please give feedback & report bugs in the forum, thank you!


Sunday 11 March 2012

Plasma Lottery Results

The 10 randomly selected winners based on total entries are:

1st: Sanguine.Lullaby (193268)
2nd: Willow†Argeneau†Jourdain (384798)
3rd: Dutch Wolff (564429)
4th: Atar of Mesopotamia (258957)
5th: AoD Dimitirl Aerinil (203351)
6th: Yukiri Ecje Agavacea (431052)
7th: Melisande (570113)
8th: SFC Solomon `AG` Durkee (491256)
9th: Mistress Nessa Freakshow (492079)
10th: † QUEEN RIZ † (221897)

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Some exciting updates coming next week, stay tuned!

Monday 5 March 2012

Plasma lottery week

Plasma lottery week
The plasma lottery is back! This week only, buy plasma and get free plasma lottery entry with each plasma pack you buy. The draw will happen on Sunday night, click here for more information. (The jackpot may go up during the week depending on many packs have sold).

February competition winners
The winners of last months referral competition have now been given their extra plasma. A few random prizes have been given out for the vday event also.

March competition
A competition everybody can win... get your PET to level 60 for an extra 3QP! Everyone can take part, and everyone can win. Good luck!

Enjoy the week!

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