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January 2010 - Announcements Page

Patch Size: 4,508k (Client: 4,292k)

Game Changes

  • New Player Hub that will help players level to 50.
  • Many old quests updated as part of the hub quest line.
  • All quests now have standardized quest timers. The new timers are as follows:
    • 1 month = 27 days
    • 3 weeks = 20 days
    • 2 weeks = 13 days
    • 1 week = 6 days
    • 3 days = 2 days 20 hours
    • 1 day = 20 hours

New Quests

Updated Quests

  • Over 75 quest experience rewards, mostly in the level 1 to 100 range, have been increased. For a full list see the Release Notes.
  • Society Tasks now have experience rewards. For a full list see the Release Notes.
  • Numerous lower level quests have been reused and updated as part of the Facility Hub Quests, a series of quests designed to bring a new character from level 10 to approximately level 50.
  • Various bug fixes have been put in place for the Castle Mhoire, Ries Woron, and Gift Box quests.
  • Yaja's Reach Quest - New xp item added.
  • Hidden Presents - Due to the glitch last month, the gift boxes will be available from Jan 12th to Jan 25th, all characters can use them, even if used last month.

New NPCs

Updated NPCs

New Locations

Updated Locations

New Items

Platemail Hauberk of the Ogre Icon.png Platemail Hauberk of the Ogre

Gold Gear Primus Icon.png Gold Gear Primus

Storage Box Icon.png Storage BoxLarge Shattered Aetherium Core Icon.png Large Shattered Aetherium CoreShattered Aetherium Core Sample Icon.png Shattered Aetherium Core SampleUpper Insatiable Eater Jaw Icon.png Upper Insatiable Eater JawGlowing Box Icon.png Glowing BoxMagnificent Bracelet Icon.png Magnificent BraceletMark of the Overlord Icon.png Mark of the OverlordShadow Gem Icon.png Shadow Gem

Aetherium-infused Gear Icon.png Aetherium-infused GearScratched Gear Icon.png Scratched Gear

Greatsword of Iron Flame Icon.png Greatsword of Iron Flame

Ancient Arbalest Icon.png Ancient ArbalestTetsubo Slugger Icon.png Tetsubo SluggerSilver Atlatl Icon.png Silver AtlatlOrnate Nekode Icon.png Ornate NekodeTeleportation Device Icon.png Teleportation Device

Updated Items

Acid Axe Icon.png Acid AxeBaron's Amulet of Life Giving Icon.png Baron's Amulet of Life GivingBranith's Shirt Icon.png Branith's ShirtBranith's Staff Icon.png Branith's StaffCrown of Bone Icon.png Crown of BoneDansha-Ki's Ring Icon.png Dansha-Ki's RingFiery Shield Icon.png Fiery ShieldGreen Mire Yoroi Cuirass Icon.png Green Mire Yoroi CuirassHammer of Lightning Icon.png Hammer of LightningIce Tachi Icon.png Ice TachiLilitha's Bow Icon.png Lilitha's BowMace of the Explorer Icon.png Mace of the ExplorerMite Queen's Staff Icon.png Mite Queen's StaffQuarter Staff of Fire Icon.png Quarter Staff of FireSuperior Helmet Icon.png Superior HelmetTrothyr's War Hammer Icon.png Trothyr's War HammerTrothyr's Shield Icon.png Trothyr's ShieldGold Key Icon.png Gold KeyMetal Round Shield Icon.png Metal Round Shield

New Titles

New Creatures

Banderling Icon.png Banderling

Drudge Icon.png Drudge

Gear Knight Icon.png Gear Knight

Mosswart Icon.png Mosswart

Rat Icon.png Rat

Tusker Icon.png Tusker

Undead Icon.png Undead

New Dialog

Town Crier

Free Rumors

Town Crier tells you, "I hear tell the Explorer's Society may have some competition now..."

Town Crier tells you, "I hear that all over Dereth people are rewarding adventurers who will help them significantly better than they would before."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard a couple rumors about increased activity around the Gear Knight invasion points."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard reports that the Arcanum have been up to some excavating lately. I wonder what they're up to."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard stories from the newest arrivals from Ispar of a strange orb they found when they first arrived. I wonder what that's about."

Town Crier tells you, "It might be worth heading out to Frore again, I hear someone is interested in an item from there."

Pyreal Rumors

Town Crier tells you, "The Arcanum has been very interested in a new gem discovered inside of The Orphanage, I'm sure if you got it for them they would reward you nicely for your troubles."

Town Crier tells you, "I've heard rumors from Dereth's newest arrivals from Ispar of a group of people who've dedicated themselves to making it simpler for them to get into the adventurous spirit needed to survive ..."

Town Crier tells you, "Where were these guys when I got here? I could've used some 'adventerous spirit'... Might've become something more than a town crier then..."

Town Crier tells you, "Mairisa bint Fuda is searching out a box with an unknown treasure, I've heard whispers this box may be hidden in Frore."

Town Crier tells you, "My cousin brought me this strange Gear. I have no idea what it's for. Maybe the Arcanum would want it."

Town Crier tells you, "There's a Master Craftsman from the Arcanum who's asking adventurers for help in a "Matter of grave importance". If you're interested, you can find him in Xarabydun."

Town Crier tells you, "There have been several rumors floating around of adventurers finding shattered Mana Forge Keys in the Gear Knight Invasion Area in the Direlands. If you think you could fix one, it may be worth checking out."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant

Free Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I don't know about these Gear Knights. I mean, they're all mechanical bits. How can you trust someone you can't share a stout with? Madness, I say. They're clearly all evil."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Pocketwatch? Puzzle box? Where's my snifter trinket?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "So that strange guy on Aphus Lassel decided to increase how much he pays for tusks, and how often he'll take them. But who can blame a guy for going bananas when he is surrounded by monkeys. I still want a banana daiquiri, have those still not been invented yet?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You say Ayan, I say Baqur."

You say, "Ayan!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Baqur!"

You say, "Ayan!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Baqur!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Go stout!"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "No, seriously, go get me a stout."

Stout Rumors

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I guess Dereth was due for some cleaning, now adventurers are being asked to take care of the Tusker, Olthoi and Eater problem weekly. I'm surprised Olthoi are even a problem, the last guy I saw killing off Olthoi was so into his work he couldn't stop to say hello."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "So, I was in Xarabydun recently, to see if I could sell my plans for a gearcrafted snifter to their Tinkerers, and they wouldn't even meet with me! Can you believe it?! What could be more important than a gearcrafted snifter?"

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Someone was telling me a group of people got together to make life in Dereth easier for the new kids who've arrived. Bah, I say. I remember when I had to slog uphill through the snow to a druge cave, both ways! Man, those were the days..."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Suzuhara Sheshumi is rewarding helpful people even more for bringing her some medicine. Come to think of it she has been sick for years, and the medicine never seems to make her better it almost seems to make her worse."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I figured it out! I think that..."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "..."

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "... Wait what was I saying? Oh ya it's time for another stout."

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