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HSN: Week 4 Recap
Posted on 07/19/2015 08:07 PM CDT by GS4-WYROM

HSN

Hot Summer Nights kicked off June 21st!  Check out what we released during the FOURTH WEEK of our acclaimed release schedule!

Spells and Magic Updates

  • Mana Disruption (702) - Several updates have gone live to allow hidden damage to be visible, no more range checks, and gives the caster a chance to temporarily disable an enhancement spell for 15 seconds!
  • Corrupt Essence (703) - An open cast version of the spell is now available!
  • Disintegrate (705) - Those that study necromancy can now gain a bolt version of this spell!  Also, the spell can now temporarily weaken weapons, shields, and armor for 60 seconds when struck!
  • Mind Jolt (706) - Demonologists rejoice, targets will now get a glimpse of a demonic valence when they fail to ward this spell!  In additional, it now has a chance to carry over to a new target if the original target perishes.
  • Eye Spy (707) - The duration of this spell has been standardize and can be refreshed.
  • Grasp of the Grave (709) - Replacing Quake, Grasp of the Grave causes 5 to 6 arms to crawl out of the ground and pull all non-flying, non-friendly creatures to the ground!  It also comes with some other additions such as grapple damage, roundtime to the target, and a small chance to outright strangle whatever it gets ahold of!
  • Quake (1714) - Quake has moved over to the Arcane Spell List.
  • Divine Vengeance - A new ability, automatically learned once spell Guard the Meek (1613) is known!

Premium, Platinum, and Promotions Updates

  • Alter Scroll Sale - Throughout the summer, enjoy 10% off flares, enchanting, and padding.  You can also pick up a checkbook for only 400 points, a 33% savings!
  • REAL Gems - There is still a gem out there in Prime, waiting to be found!  Congratulations to everyone that found the others!

World and Town Updates

  • RPA Contest - Earn roleplaying awards throughout the month of July to win fabulous prizes!
  • Wehnimer's Landing Player Militia - That's right, you read it correctly! Effective immediately, players now have the opportunity to join the Wehnimer's Landing Militia!
  • The Story of the Volnath Dai - A new short story on Erithians with the option for players to select the new culture option!

Verb Updates

  • CHORTLE - Several new styles have been added: LOUDLY, GLEEFULLY, MALICIOUSLY, SUDDENLY, DISBELIEF, SUGGESTIVELY, SECRETLY, SNOTTILY, and SARCASTICALLY!
  • LAUGH - Four new styles have been added: BLUSH, FLIRTY, FORCED, and POLITE!
  • TONE - Over 60 new tones have been added: ABASHED, ARDENT, AUDACIOUS, BAFFLED, BAFFLING, BEFUDDLED, BEWILDERED, BEWILDERING, BLEAK, BRIEF, CHEEKY, CLINICAL, COAXING, CONTENTIOUS, DEJECTED, DELIBERATE, DIFFIDENT, DIRE, DISCONCERTED, DISCONSOLATE, DISORIENTED, DROLL, ECSTATIC, FEEBLE, FORLORN, FUSSY, GUARDED, HELPLESS, HONEST, HOSTILE, HURRIED, INCONSOLABLE, INSIPID, IRONIC, JOVIAL, LAZY, MEASURED, MODEST, NAGGING, NASTY, NONPLUSSED, OPTIMISTIC, PATRONIZING, PENSIVE, PERPLEXED, PERSUASIVE, PHILOSOPHICAL, PLACID, PUZZLED, REFLECTIVE, REJOICING, REPROVING, RESOLUTE, SATIRICAL, SEVERE, SHORT, SNOTTY, SOBER, SPEECHLESS, STEADY, STRAINED, TIGHT, TONELESS, UNEXPECTED, UNGRACIOUS, VORACIOUS, WARNING, WITHERING, and WITTY.
  • SPEECH - Over 30 new speech options have been added: ALLOW, AVER, BAWL, BESEECH, BLUBBER, CHEER, CLAIM, CLUCK, COAX, CRITIQUE, DEMUR, DISCLOSE, DROLL, FRET, FUSS, GLOWER, GRIPE, MAINTAIN, NAG, OBJECT, ORATE, POSIT, PONTIFICATE, PROFESS, PRONOUNCE, RAVE, REBUT, REJOICE, REHEARSE, REVEAL, WHISPER ALOUD, YAMMER, and YELP.

Items and Inventory Upgrades

  • New Material: Iron Boar Hide - Iron grey hide made from the mountain razorback boar!
  • Item Utilities - Many scripts have undergone updates to include ANALYZE information.  We will continue to improve on older scripts to bring them into modern expectations throughout the summer!

You can follow along on our wiki page as well!  

Coming Soon!

Curious what's on the way?  How about a sample?

  • Another new spell to the Sorcerer Spell Circle!
  • A festival for Premium subscribers!
  • An update to cloth armor!

See you during Week 5!



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