So What's New?
New Weekly Experience Bonus System!
Mining Area Now Open
New Swimming Engine
Pearl Diving Area Now Live
New In Magic: Holy Forge
New Smell Engine
New Verb: ALTER
Updated Verb: APPRAISE
New Quest: Dragonfell
NEW WEEKLY EXPERIENCE BONUS SYSTEM!
Prometheus has long been the champion of mortals. He deceived
Zeus in order to give them knowledge.
Prometheus wished to give mortals something that would forever
raise them above animals, and thus he stole fire from Zeus
and gave it to them in their dark caves.
The gift of divine fire unleashed a flood of inventiveness,
productivity and, most of all, respect for the immortal gods.
Within no time (by immortal standards), culture, art, and
literacy permeated the land around Olympus.
And now Prometheus risks the wrath of Zeus to extend his
aid once again.
With the Legacy of Prometheus, mortals will have increased
mental powers with which to aid in the absorption of knowledge,
so they might continue to learn and to grow.
For more information, please check the boards.
MINING AREA NOW OPEN!
Plataea and the mining engine was released as the first
project for the Activity Development team in September 2004.
Plataea is divided up into three areas, the mine, the quarry
and the ruins. Anyone can quarry, but you need to be above
20 to mine and above 30 to dig. All three systems require
tools to work. (These are available to buy at the Supply
Experience is granted for successful digs, less experience
for unsuccessful. With a wide range of items, ores, gems,
stones and nasties to find, there's always going to be something
new to discover.
So get digging, you never know what you might find!
NEW SWIMMING ENGINE!
All those recommendations that you train the Swimming skill
once per level have finally paid off! The swim engine is
now live, along with a brand new system for creating interactive
But beware! Swimming isn't the only skill needed to survive
in the water, strength, health and coordination play a big
part as swimming can be extremely tiring. If you run out
of air or out of energy, you run the risk of feeding the
Modified verbs for water areas:
- PADDLE **
- WADE **
- PUNCH **
- PULL **
- PUSH **
- SPLASH **
- DRAG <player> <direction> -- NOTE: This
is only possible in underwater
rooms when rescuing a drowning player.
** These verbs do not work in underwater rooms.
PEARL DIVING AREA IS NOW LIVE!
Go diving in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean,
swim along the reefs and cliffs off the Alexandria coast.
If you see a reef or some sand, why not SEARCH it to see
what you can find!
Pearl Diving is the second activity to come from the Activity
Development team and was released in November 2004. It utilizes
the new swimming engine to provide experience and treasure
from searching for coral and pearl-giving oysters.
NEW SPELL: HOLY FORGE
Ritual 3022 of the Magical Alteration realm.
"Burns that sting need not come from the flames. The
ritual of Holy Forge grants the ability to cause a weapon
to flare with divine energy for a time, causing additional
damage upon use."
NEW SMELL ENGINE!
Phew!! What IS that smell!? Well fear not, another avenue
of ridding yourselves of those revolting reeks is now open.
Seek ye out yon soap baskets in diverse bath houses across
the lands. You can GET soap (costing a bargain 5 dinar) to
scrub yourself clean again!
- Honey and cream
- Summer fruits
- Lemon and lime
- Wild Rose
- Unscented (just removes any existing smell)
NEW VERB: ALTER
We've added the new ALTER verb to offer guidelines
for players requesting alterations from merchants.
or questions can be on the forums.
UPDATES TO APPRAISE VERB
You can now APPRAISE your gems to see the
quality and value of the gem. But only if you have the skill
so. Higher valued gems will be harder to appraise. (NOTE:
You can still have your gems appraised in gemshops as usual.)
NEW QUEST: DRAGONFELL
Dragonfell. The highest of the peaks in the volcanic mountains
of Midgard. Wreathed in steam and bathed in fire, birthed
Long, long ago Dragonfell was home to the great black dragons
of Midgard, it’s bulk riddled with caves and tunnels
leading into great arching caverns filled with the heat of
slow-flowing lava. The dragons made this their lair, they
reared their young and whiled away the deep winters in the
warmth of Dragonfell’s core.
Many years passed, and it was thought that the last of the
black dragons had long-since died, and in time, a castle
was built on the flanks of Dragonfell, surrounded by a moat
of lava and protected by traps, spells and puzzles. The castle
was named Kastali Hyrriss.
Kastali Hyrriss conceals a secret,
and many adventurers have tried (and failed) to solve the
mystery and discover
what is hidden beneath the walls of Kastali Hyrriss.
An adventurer by the name of Einmyria roams the streets
of Gamlebyen, seeking knowledge of what lies within Dragonfell.
She will reward any who can bring back information - and
proof - of the secret of Kastali Hyriss.
See News 28 in-game for more information.