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Sludge Madness Rerelease

April 21, 2024 Sludge Madness, Live, Release

It took the whole week to finish the lightning for the three levels. There is a tiny parameter: Pushoff on the Lightmap Parameter Asset. This parameter solved all issues with black stripes on the light-maps. I will gradually rework all available raids. In this first release, only Sludge Madness is playable. Sludge Madness is a 3-stage raid. # You start with the well-known encounter. It derives from the initial Sludge Madness raid. ...

Sludge Madness Progress

April 14, 2024 Sludge Madness, Live, Release

Last week I was busy. I made some progress on the Sludge Madness raid. It will be a 3-level raid. The existing library will contain the first encounter. # After you killthe Murkas you can progress into the next stage. You will fight the Gooness and Phenias in the Laboratory. # After that, you will progress to the final fight in the auditorium. The demon Varanoth awaits you in the auditorium. ...

Intro Questline

March 31, 2024 Crafting, Quest, Release, Beta

I spent the week implementing a quest system. I use it to introduce the players into the game. At first, you have to farm materials. # The player has to enter Academy Halls and farm 10 of each material. That takes approximately 15 minutes. You can see your active quests above the chat window on the left side. To open the quest details, click on the small yellow icon. After gathering, you have to compile avatars for the remaining roles. ...

Avatar Compilation Beta Release

March 24, 2024 Crafting, Equipment, Release, Beta

I could finally release the new crafting system to the beta servers. Thanks to @Madrao for finding most game-breaking bugs so this release feels functional. If you followed the updates of the recent month, there is probably not much new. If not, I will iterate through the changes below. The character configurator compiles all your equipment into one avatar. # These avatars get stored in compilation booths in your cell. ...

Training Area and Tutorial Rework

December 31, 2023 Level, Live, Release, Rework

I used the holidays to rework the training area and tutorial and added a new world zone. Compilation Core # After leaving your cell you will now enter the Compilation Core. It acts as a connection to other world levels. I plan to add an area for raid creation and another hallway for more zones. Training Hall # Also, I overhauled the training area design. It now looks more sci-fi and cybernetic. ...

Adamant Difficulty Release

December 24, 2023 Adamant, Live, Release

In the last weeks, I focused my efforts on adding a new adamant difficulty. The latest update releases it to the live server. The difficulty is only accessible through a Cipher. You get a Cipher by completing a challenging level. Adamant raids introduce new raid mechanics. You can read about them in the previous dev logs. To further complicate things, adamant raids have weekly changing obstacles. These are additional effects, that will try to kill you. ...

Adamant Weekly Loot

December 17, 2023 Adamant, Beta, Release

Adamant mechanics # I added adamant mechanics for all levels. Firebound Forge # Every meteor will spawn a dragon egg. Those eggs need to get destroyed, or dragonkins spawn. Pit of Elements # At the start of the boss fight, Khorin spawns a big vortex that rotates around the arena. Another vortex spawns, every time he casts meditation. Soul Towers # The High King got a new ability. He will periodically summon a High Priest. ...

Adamant Beta Release

December 10, 2023 Adamant, Beta, Release

This week I released adamant difficulty for three raids on the beta server. Those raids are Bloodshed Arena, Sludge Madness, and Escape Attempt. They all got new boss mechanics. In the case of Bloodshed Arena, I improved the existing mechanics. The boss will now get a shield as soon as a vassal spawns. Five obstacles at the start # Adamant raids will get an additional obstacle. Every week a lesser and a higher obstacle is chosen. ...

Release Pit of Elements

October 29, 2023 Release, LevelEndingScreen, PitOfElements, Weapons, SiphonAndCarnage, WaterStream, Chroniker, CoolingCarapace

Pit of Elements is now released on the live server. It is a 2.5-phase fight. The first phase contains lightning vortexes and stone pillars. The stone pillar will always spawn on the damage camp. The vortex will spawn on the tank that doesn’t have boss aggro. If there is only one tank the vortex will spawn on him. At the end of the first phase, Khorin will absorb near Stone Pillars and grant himself a shield. ...

Pit of Elements on Beta

October 14, 2023 Beta, Release, PitOfElements, Weapons, SiphonAndCarnage, WaterStream, Chroniker, CoolingCarapace

Pit of Elements is now released onto the beta server. It is a 2.5-phase fight. The first phase contains lightning vortexes and stone pillars. You will have to move the vortexes to the pillars. Then comes an intermediate phase. You have to pierce the earthen shield to interrupt the cast. After that, there is a longer phase with fire elementals and ice blocks. At the end of the cycle, you should hide behind the pillars or the blocks to dodge the nova cast. ...

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