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Halloween dungeon opened, and IDOC event this weekend!

Halloween dungeon is now open
To get there, travel to Mistas with the world teleporter, then run south until to get to a camp.
For more info, check this post: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12401

- The dungeon and everything related is unchanged from last year.
- Halloween costumes are now available, through the gate at the Town Center. All costumes from past year can now be used. (since yesterday).
- Trick or treat will be active until Sunday, November 3rd.

Important about the Halloween dungeon: it's basically a work in progress that we left unfinished last year, and parts of it remains built with old in-game mechanics that are very hard to maintain, so it cannot be given a full level of support. It is on an "as is" basis. If something doesn't work, you can send a ticket, but keep in mind that everything related to the halloween dungeon is low priority. There is a bunch of other bugs that need to be fixed first, and some systems that need improvement, those are a pre-requisite to then remake these mechanics so that things work 100% of the time.

Quick note: there is a problem with shadow bosses, they currently don't drop keys since you have to be on a quest to get a key, but the old quest is not compatible with our new quest system. Since this is the main part of the halloween dungeon, it'll be fixed in the next few days. We will also need another server restart to activate the Trick or Treat on vendors.



IDOC events this weekend
There are about 200 houses that will drop over the weekend. The drops will be split into two parts, so that more people have a chance to strinke gold!
- Saturday, October 12th, 23:00 shard time, first half of the houses will fall (that's 7pm eastern US time, 4pm pacific)
- Sunday, October 13th, 19:00 shard time, second half of the houses will fall (that's 3pm eastern US time, noon pacific)

Keep in mind that the owners of expired houses have received an email warning, and since those houses are in a safety period for 10 days after the email is sent, so those houses currently still show as "Greatly worn", and in another day or two it will become "In danger of collapse". Similarly, if a house is in danger of collapse, the owner might login just before it would fall, refreshing it back to "like new". So it's best to go searching for IDOC houses on friday or saturday, or mark runes of "greatly worn" houses and re-check them on Saturday.
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More info here: viewtopic.php?p=74086#p74086
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Auction this weekend!

November 24th at 00:00 shard time. That's Saturday at 7pm eastern, 4pm pacific.

The items are not on display yet, since there's still a few things that need to be finished and then the server restarted.

But overall, here's what's going to be for sale:
Deed to make your bow consume no arrows
Unicon spawner for your house (blessed/nontamable)
Ethy dye tub
50-use powerscroll bag
House built in the stars
Ancient composite bow
Titan's hammer
And about 15 various house addons

Note, this is not one of the "grand auctions" but roughly the kind of auction that is planned to be held monthly from now on. There will be a grand auction 2 weeks later.
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Grand auction this weekend

There will be 2 auctions, each with identical items (all items, not just deco).
- Saturday, December 7th at 22:00 shard time (that's 5pm eastern US, 2pm pacific US)
- Sunday, December 8th at 20:00 shard time (that's 3pm eastern US, noon pacific US)

There's 45 items, they will be displayed by tomorrow evening. If there's some technical issues, the list of items will be posted on this thread, and the items will then be displayed on Friday or Saturday.

FYI:
Winter quest area is planned to open sometime by the end of the week as well.
The holiday donation bonus will start on Friday evening shard time. Only donations sent after it is activated & announced will be elegible for the bonus.
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Reminder: today's auction will be at 20:00 shard time. That's 3pm eastern US, noon pacific US.

The items are already on display, the two houses are still being built though. There will be a mountain house, and a water house.
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Next auction & IDOC events:

Next auction will be on Sunday, January 12th, at 20:00 shard time. (that's 3pm US-east, noon US-pacific)

Keep in mind, this is a monthly "regular" auction, which means that this will be a single auction (just sunday, not saturday and sunday as grand auctions usually are). There will be about 25 items all together, so the auction will run for about an hour. The items will be displayed at least 3 days before (though, hopefully I'll set it up during this weekend already).


Next IDOC event will be in 2 parts to make the looting & land more available to players from all around the world and with different scheduled
- Sunday, January 19th, at 1:00 shard time (that's Saturday 8pm US-east, 5pm US-pacific, and sometime in the Sunday morning in Australia)
- Sunday, January 19th, at 20:00 shard time (that's 3pm US-east, noon US-pacific).
There are houses of about 150-200 players that are likely to fall that weekend (depending on how many notice the email and login to refresh the houses).


Also, if you haven't seen the towncrier announcements, this weekend is your last chance to take advantage of the Holiday donation bonus. The bonus ends on Sunday at 23:59 shard time (that's 7pm US-east).
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Reminder - we have 2 IDOC events (mass house falls) scheduled this weekend, exact times are posted in the previous post in this thread. There's about 190 players who's houses will drop.
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Today's IDOC event was postponed - although I was all ready to bring out my laptop about 30 minutes before the scheduled time, a few things came up and so I finally logged in half an hour after the scheduled time. Since players who are into scavenging houses, usually look around for at least an hour, I decided to still do the house drops now, and not reschedule to another week. There's probably a few of you who were online at 20:00 shard time, but nothing happened and logged off, sorry that you missed this one.
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Grand auction this weekend

There will be 2 auctions, each with identical items (all items, not just deco).
- Saturday, February 15th at 22:00 shard time (that's 5pm eastern US, 2pm pacific US)
- Sunday, February 16th at 20:00 shard time (that's 3pm eastern US, noon pacific US)

I planned to announce the times and get the items displayed by monday-tuesday, though I am still preparing some things (new deeds that need to be coded, and some improvements in the auction preparation scripts). So i plan for the items to be up by Friday evening.
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Donation bonus starts tomorrow! It will be announced on the donation page, only donations sent after the announcement will get the bonus reward*.

Auction items are now on display. The items still need a little work, so here's a few notes:
- deed for totem slot is a deed that can turn any piece of equipment into a totem (basically, it's a special kind of relayer deed). The totem appearance can be chosen. (but the menu is not yet coded).
- Star house is not yet accessible. Since there's 2 auctions, both of them will feature a very similar looking (pretty much identical) star house.
- The Sorcerio's Footprints could use a bit more polishing. The finished footprint effect will have a bit nicer way that the colors transition. Also, probably less density of the flames, and the flames will appear behind you (currently they appear on your side as you make a step).



*Bonuses are usually announced about 5 days in advance, so the bonus may also be given to those who have already donated in this week.
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February Donation Bonus - Extended!

Big thanks to everyone who have sent donations over the past week, and hats off to those who contributed more than the treshold amount to get Personal World Teleporter.

Since this wasn't properly announced a few days prior, and there's a few who asked if they can still get the bonus if they donate this week, also the Personal World Teleporter wasn't set at the special raffle table at Trinsic - the bonus period is extended for 1 week, until next Sunday, March 1st.

If you want a chance at winning the Personal World Teleporter, you can buy some tickets for the raffle at the Trinsic bank - the raffle stone is right next to the entrance to the ED room.

Also keep in mind that this is still the same bonus period, just extended. If you have already gotten the teleporter as a bonus for your donation, making another donation this week won't give you the teleporter. However, you still get double unitubs.
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Rule about using names related to corona virus:

There have been a few players using "corona" (refering to the virus) in their names. Also, a few days ago a player has created an additional character named "The Corona Virus" and trolled in public chat. Since this is a grim global situation, people are dying right now, it's really not appropriate.

Therefor, during this situation, the use of "corona" or "virus" or other names that intend to refer to this situation, is not allowed. Players with such a name will be renamed.

Please also keep this in mind if talking about the corona virus in public chat. It's allowed to be discussed, even if you have different views on it, just don't make jokes about it. I hope we can keep things civil, otherwise this will temporarily be a restricted topic.

Thanks!
Stay healthy, stay home if possible, and follow advice from the experts.
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Upcoming events

We're planning to have one or two auction, as well as an IDOC event. I'm also going to set up a milestone, considering how many were online in past IDOC events, it's likely we'll reach this one.

- Auction on Saturday May 16th at 20:00 shard time (that's 4pm US-eastern, 1pm US-pacific)

- (not yet confirmed: another auction 1 hour before the IDOC)
- IDOC (mass house drop) on Saturday May 23rd at 21:00 shard time (that's 5pm US-eastern, 2pm US-pacific)


+ Milestone -
+ Upcoming trivia events: we're working on Trivia events. There's no exact ETA yet, it's likely we'll start doing these in June.
+ Upcoming donation bonus: it will be announced 5 days before on the donation page... no exact time set yet, could be in a week or two, or in June.

This will be a regular auction with about 20 items. I plan to set up the items at the start of the week, with a forum thread to discuss them and ask questions, so we don't do all of this at the last moment during bidding.
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Events this Saturday - May 23rd, 2020.

- Auction at 20:00 shard time (that's 4pm US-eastern, 1pm US-pacific).
You can preview the items in the Auction Display Room, and there's also a list in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=13152

- IDOC event (mass house drop) at 21:00 shard time (that's 5pm US-eastern, 2pm US-pacific).
If the auction runs late, we might postpone the start for about 15 minutes (so that there's a short break after the auction ends, and before the IDOC starts). There are houses of about 90 inactive players that will be dropping.

- And a Milestone of 250 players online is set up. If or when there's 250 players logged in, everyone online will get 5ED and a milestone commemorative item.

See you then!


(There's also a player-organized auction scheduled a few hours after the IDOC, you can find more info in the forum post in the General Discussion subforum)
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Quick IDOC Rules:

- When the event starts, houses of inactive players will begin falling one by one. They dont all fall at once, it takes a few minutes. When they have all fallen, I will announce that they have.

- Whatever you can pick up is yours. If there's an item you can't pick up, it generally means that this thing cannot be looted and will be deleted by staff later. You can send in a ticket to report any remaining yard items or various deco/addons that didn't fall with the house.

- Keep in mind that items that are available on Vendor stones (especially from the decoration room) do not drop, but are deleted with the house. Same goes for gold/ed/tokens/elvennotes.

- Yesterday i've made a few fixes to the house drop code, so from now:
FIX: Account bound items will be deleted. This is mostly relevant for stronger wooden boxes, they often contained an account bound item and since the item couldn't be moved, the box couldn't either, and was non lootable. This also means that from now on, there will be a bigger retention of these stronger wooden boxes, which is something i'll keep an eye on... if they start getting too common, they might be included in the list of items that are deleted (although since it's handy to have multiple of these, and they're in rather short supply, i dont think it will become a problem).
FIX: mithril ingots are now also deleted
FIX: better code for deleting yard items, which I hope will remove more of the non-standard yard deco placements. Also with thanks to Arrow for reporting so many of the leftover yard items after the previous IDOCs.
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