Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Alter Aeon April 2021 Update

Hello one and all! We at Alter Aeon are pleased to announce our next game event: the Mayday mini-event, which will begin on Saturday May 1st and end on Wednesday, May 5th. It will once again feature the crashed starship zone with players piloting mining spiders! Players both new and old can try their reflexes against deadly plant aliens from outer space in this unique and challenging scenario! Updates made in March: Changes to cleric spellgroups, including the merger of ‘curses of the mind’ and ‘curses of the body’ into the tribulation spellgroup, the restructuring of the ‘know evil’ and undead handling into the inquisitor spellgroup, and changing the unusual curses spellgroup into ‘divine wrath’. - ‘Protection from evil’ is now ‘protection from demons’. It is more limited in scope, protecting from demons, and to a lesser extent, undead and angels. There will be more adjustments to alignment in the near future. - Advancing in the Scribe's Guild now makes scribing scrolls less expensive as your rank increases. - ‘Flame blade’ and ‘mystic armament’ can now affect multiple pieces of carried ammunition if cast without a target. - Cold damage from icebolt, frostflower and chill touch is now enhanced in watery terrain, though not to the same extent as cone of cold. - The measure command now gives rough sizes for entities on the ground in addition to weight estimates. - Stone knapping is now tied more closely to the lapidary skill, relying on the lapidary code to determine knappable stones instead of its own internal system. - Archery contest winners can participate in the archery contest, but they cannot win it as long as their bull's eye boon reward is active. - Changes to crafted ranged weapons, to make them more competitive. - The Sinar’i valley, a level 33 area, was fixed up so that mobs should yield better experience, and a few new mobs, equipment and quests were added. This month we plan on updating Khal-Toresh, the dwarf village, and releasing the jungle area from February's death march. We are making improvements to the dclient mapper, so that landmarks, banks, seaports and shops show up on the mini-map. Plans to add guildmasters and teachers to the map are ongoing. Dclient music is also coming soon! The code is fully functional, so we’re just building up a library of tracks to play. For more information, please listen to our latest update on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Goyh6Rw9E
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Saturday, April 3, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Apr 03, 21 From Brak:Add 'exp spent' command alias. (Asclepius)Show/brag sneak now shows when you are not sneaking.The group display command now highlights members of your group that arenot sneaking.The touch, push and pull parsers will now consider objects on the groundahead of carried, also they now each have an inventory and a ground optionfor when you want to target that location specifically.From Draak:Updates to news headlines will trigger a global message.Keep-flagged ingredients cannot be used for scribing. (Morpheus)You can add grips to woodcrafted fishing poles.Fixed bug with flame shield and demon spellup/store power. https://bit.ly/3rPYyRL
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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Alter Aeon D&D Session 13 - Break the Chain

Our latest D&D dramatization is up, and the April update will be coming soon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNt5QQZPQ5Y
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Saturday, March 27, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Mar 27, 21 From Draak:The 'measure' command now gives rough sizes for things on the ground. (Lexie)Tweaks to how the game handles evil-aligned mobs, in particular their damage and experience. The KEEP flag now prevents ingredients from being brewed.Update of curse help pages.Moderate clean-up of some of the crafting help menus.More cleric skill reorganizing:Sacred touch is now the foundation of the inquisition spellgroup.The other cleric undead handling spells are now in the inquisition spellgroup.Remorse is now level 31 and part of the inquisition spellgroup, dependenton ward alignment.The 'protection from evil' spell is now 'protection from demons'. Ithelps protect from damage dealt by demons, and to a lesser extent, undeadand angels.Censure demon is now part of the inquisition tree, dependent on protectionfrom demons. https://bit.ly/3w3K9EQ
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Monday, March 22, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Mar 22, 21 From Brak: Make it easier for newbies without the searching skill to find hidden doors and exits in low level zones. (Morpheus) From Draak: Add infrastructure to add landmarks, seaports, forges, banks and certain shops to the dclient map. The cold damage from icebolt, frostflower and chill touch is enhanced by watery terrain, though not as aggressively as cone of cold. Bumped breath of life up in the parser, so it should trigger before bravery. If you cast flame blade and mystic armament without a target, they will attempt to bind to ammo in your inventory. The higher your casting level, the more ammo they will bind to. (Iliothro) Knapping has been tied more closely with lapidary. It will now only work with lapidary materials that have a conchoidal fracture (this includes all forms of quartz and many other minerals including jade, peridot, obsidian and azurite). Higher difficulty materials will create stone tools with higher hitrolls. Knapped tools are flagged fragile (see below). Fragile-flagged weapons are more easily disarmed, and fragile-flagged weapons and shields are more easily sundered. By popular demand, archery contest winners can participate in archery contests, but they cannot upset the scoring or win again until their bull's eye boon expires. https://bit.ly/3lD2EeD
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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Alter Aeon D&D Session 12 - Ghost of a Chance

Our Spring Festival event is in full swing! Log in now to play! In other news, Session 12 of our ongoing Alter Aeon-themed D&D campaign is now up on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYWQDAq1GHk
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Happy St. Patrick's Day from the staff of Alter Aeon! Don't forget, our Spring Festival event starts this Friday!
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Monday, March 15, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Mar 15, 21 From Mutt: Allow tank minions to use the "none" job. Standardized control point costs on mage summoned elementals: Lightning elemental control cost lowered from 26 to 25. Ice elemental control cost lowered from 29 to 28. Crystal elemental control cost lowered from 31 to 30. Greater lightning elemental control cost lowered from 36 to 35. Greater ice elemental control cost lowered from 38 to 37. (Almaric) https://bit.ly/3lgVCfo
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Sunday, March 14, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Mar 14, 21 From Draak: Added 'credit buy poisoncrate' to get lootcrates with exclusively poisonous herbs and spellcomps. New Thirsty Thursday task. Drink responsibly. The cleric 'know evil' spellgroup has been changed to the 'inquisition' spellgroup. There will be more changes here in the near future. Advancing ranks in the Scribes Guild now reduces cost of making new scrolls by a small amount. (Morpheus) Increased the larger yields of feathers from the corpses of larger birds. Cartographer jobs should no longer send players to towns (with the exception of parks or bodies of water), event areas, the Field of Fonts and few other exclusions. https://bit.ly/38Dy0fX
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Alter Aeon server updates for Mar 13, 21 From Brak: Spam filter updates: Add "begins to regain vision" to spam extreme. Add "less confused" to spam extreme. Move all spells dropping on mobs from spam extreme to cast. Add choking and poison cloud event sends to spam extreme. Add antidote uses to spam extreme. Add poison removed from weapon to spam extreme. From Mutt: Added exp to elemental summoning skills. Fixed elemental summoning skill sounds. Tweak levels on a bunch of the mage elemental spells and skills: Firefield raised from level 24 to level 26, and is now dependent on fireball. Crystal spear raised from level 22 to level 23. Crystal focusing lowered from level 30 to level 24. Lightning focusing lowered from level 23 to level 21. Ice focusing lowered from level 25 to level 23. Frostbite lowered from level 23 to level 22. Elemental monster lowered from level 21 to level 18. From Valront: Highlighted skirmish strings so they standout more in combat. (Xileno) https://bit.ly/3liDRfM
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Friday, March 12, 2021

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Mark your calendar! The Alter Aeon Spring Festival starts next weekend!
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Mar 10, 21 From Mutt: Lowered the mana costs of summoning lesser and normal elementals. From Shadowfax: Add 'spcomp' option for 'locate object'. Address bug that failed to remove spent ammunition after using it in an archery contest. (Lexie) From Brak: Add fairy fog to spam gcast. https://bit.ly/3l0OIdS
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Sunday, March 7, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Mar 07, 21 From Brak: Minor tweaks to soulsteal code. Spam filter updates: Add object custom wear strings to spam wear. Add skirmish and flourish to spam gfighting. Add players hiding to spam extreme. Add earth wall to gcast. Add taps and store power to spam gcast. Add timeouts and fades to spam misc. Add turn to spam extreme. Add "appears to be blinded" messages to spam extreme. Move sanc dropping on mobs from spam extreme to gcast. This is so leaders can see it when mobs are dispeled. (Colonel) From Mutt: All four types of mage elementals have been moved from being ordinary cast spells, to using the 'summon' command similar to necromancer demons. We've also be added explicit lower level skills for lesser elemental summoning to help mid level players. More powerful elementals are now dependent on the lesser skills, but if you've already learned how to summon a minion you'll still be able to without the lesser skills. From Valront: Require '-force' to give away a container that isn't empty. (Morpheus) Fixed triple fail string send in remorse. (Mertag) Minor typo clean up in a few places (Thanks Uicli and Shryth) https://bit.ly/3ceXRMd
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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Alter Aeon March 2021 Update

We hope everyone enjoyed our Valentine's Eve Massacre death march last month! Our next event will be the Spring Festival. This event will begin on Friday, March 19th and end on Monday, March 22nd. Among other exciting event quests and activities, we'll be releasing the jungle area we used for the death march as a new level 44 group 15 zone. Here are some highlights from last month's updates: - Tuesday archery contests are now operational! Contests will be held periodically throughout the day every Tuesday. - Minor cleanup and additions to the Field of Fonts. - Being dazed/stunned now instills a penalty to dexterity. - The “value” command can now directly target objects, and it can still be used with shopkeepers as well. - Ebon adamantine is now dark adamantine, to prevent parsing conflicts with ebon mithril. - Crafting sampler lootcrates now come with a skin, hide, pelt or shell. - The ability for builders to add randomized crafting supplies to containers has been added, so you may come across stashes of hides, boards, metal ingots and more. - ‘Afflict’ now lowers spellsave for both ethereal and corporeal targets. This makes afflict more consistent and useful for making targets vulnerable to follow-up curses. - Changes to strings and the help page for bloodletting stab to reflect the fact that you can rip into enemies with your hands if you're wearing hand equipment with the right dtype. - A new spell called 'scorch' has been added to replace the fireball spell, and greater fireball has become the new fireball. - Another addition was that of entropy for a god's preferred element, which engages the poison damage type for related spells. Here are some planned updates for March: - Builders will have the capability of generating randomized areas. This will primarily be used for events. - We’ll be adding another Thirsty Thursday task or two, including a possible bout of drunken target shooting. - Alter Aeon’s official client, the dclient, has audio stack and music fading code is in place, and we are hard at work setting up routines to handle music for players and produce a soundtrack for the game. - We’ll be will be smoothing over stone knapping code and tying it more tightly to lapidary defines. This is part of a longer term program to make the crafting code more cohesive and readable. More information can be found in our latest Youtube audio presentation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTNCMvH8_Pk Want to get caught up on our latest D&D campaign dramatization set in the world of Alter Aeon? Try here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoWqry66BZk
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Alter Aeon server updates for Mar 06, 21 From Mutt: Added string when clearing all acid off another target with create water. From Draak: Added shortinsult mode, for shortid. If shortinsult is on, shortid will show an object's insult string. Shortinsult is off by default. Crafted crossbows should now have decent hitroll. (Colonel) Cleric unusual curses split out of tribulation spellgroup, forming divine wrath spellgroup. (Dentin) Continual light is now critical, and only costs 1 practice. https://bit.ly/3l32ahH
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Alter Aeon D&D Session 11 - Cleanup

Session 11 of our ongoing Alter Aeon D&D campaign continues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoWqry66BZk
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Sunday, February 28, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Feb 28, 21 From Valront: Minor formatting fixup to weapon speed in shortID. Overconfidence renamed 'bravery' and is no longer a curse. Bravery is now dependent on faith shield and it part of the Divine Aid spellgroup. Despair and remorse are now dependent on feeble mind. Minor hint string fixes and tweaks. Fireball is now 'scorch', scorch does single target fire damage and applies a fire save debuff to living targets. Greater fireball is now 'fireball'. (cause that isn't confusing right?) Players will now be notified when they regain their morale. Frag grenades now use color from the credit buy crystal color options. Fire shield, flamestrike and firebombs now use color from the credit buy fire color options. Call lightning now uses color from the credit buy lightning color options. Ground strike now uses color from credit buy lightning and fire color options when wielding appropriate damage types. Demonfire also now uses fire color, it will use the dark version of selected colors to stay in theme, default color will now be yellow to line up with other fire colors. From Draak: Misc archery contest cleanup. Thank you for the feedback, everyone! Strengthened checks for showing the level of crafted components. The minimum duration of vigor and fortitude has been increased. (Uicli) Changes to cleric spellgroups: Feeble mind and faerie fire are now dependent on afflict, merging the cleric curse spellgroups. Remove poison is now dependent on soothe wounds, grafting the cure poison tree into the healing spellgroup. Sacred touch is now dependent on inflict wounds, grafting the undead handling tree into the divine might spellgroup. Groupcasting is now part of the cleric meditation spellgroup. Remove curse is now lift curse. https://bit.ly/3kuq19F
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Sunday, February 21, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Feb 21, 21 From Valront: Fixed bug causing vulnerability to no longer be a curse. Finished cleric newbie hint strings (for now.) Huge thanks to Shryth for helping me proof read and edit them. Tripping will no longer grant non-living mobs conciousness only to cruely rip it away from them less than a second later. Increased scribing mana cost on mage combat spells to match old values. Gods may now be toxic, eg. have 'entropy' be their prefered element. This causes Toxic/Poison to be their prefered damage type and save. This comes with all the usual benefits of having a prefered element. From Draak: Clean-up of strings when attempting to 'drop all' inside of storage lockers. Ebon adamantine is now dark adamantine, to prevent parsing conflicts with ebon mithril. Impale no longer works on plural mobs. Crafting sampler lootcrates now come with a skin, hide, pelt or shell. Afflict now lowers spellsave for both etheral and corporeal targets, and does not lower normsave. This makes afflict more consistent and useful for making targets vulernable to follow-up curses. Fishing derby and archery contest system sends transferred over the event announcement system, so will only show up if you have the event channel on. New characters will have the event channel turned on automatically at level 5. String clean-up and highlights for archery contest. The archery contest will return your ammo from off the ground before returning you to your recall. Changes to strings and the help page for bloodletting stab, to reflect the fact that you can rip into enemies with your hands, if you're wearing hand equipment with the right dtype. RIP AND TEAR, UNTIL IT IS DONE. https://bit.ly/3pIJp3w
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Sunday, February 14, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Feb 14, 21 From Valront: All mage blasting spells have had their mana costs cut roughly in half. This is an extremely experimental change and may be subject to further adjustments depending on the results over the next few weeks. https://bit.ly/3b3Vif7
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Saturday, February 13, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Feb 13, 21 From Brak: Raise threshold on freak 4 soulsteal notifies. Enable automatic generation of talk strings. This should improve over time and more mobs will be covered as builders refine the various rules. Fighting characters now have their own talk strings. From Shadowfax: Use real life timers for delivery job objects instead of tick timers. (Ivey) Fix bug that prevented mobs with wield flags from using shadow strike without an actual weapon. (Rowroad) Cartographer jobs should properly setup landmarks in instances. (Juggernaut, Druidia, Absolute, and Sport) From Draak: Minor cleanup with Field of Fonts encounter handling. Check command will now tell you if you have empty equipment slots, or if you are wearing equipment more than 10 levels lower than your primary class. Being dazed/stunned now instills a penalty to dexterity, instead of more targeted defense penalties, which were not working correctly. Lowered the level ceiling for mobs in the Field of Fonts. Most mobs will be closer to 43-45, but some boss types will still be higher level. Fixed a movement bug with crushing ores into spellcomps. Fixed effects bug with forging pitch black metal. (Fumo) The value command can now directly target objects. It can still be used with shopkeepers as well. This is useful as shortid does not show an item's estimated cost. Tuesday archery contests are now operational! Contests will be held periodically throughout the day on Tuesday. Once a contest starts, you can join with 'event start contest'. https://bit.ly/2ZecfOy
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Monday, February 8, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Feb 08, 21 Fix suicide bug in grenadier skill. https://bit.ly/2OfIKcR
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Saturday, February 6, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Feb 06, 21 Do a whole bunch of cleanup to clan stat, clan show, and various clan control parsing commands. You can now show some information about other clans using 'clan show'. From Shadowfax: Fix bug in cartographer and hunter jobs that allowed completion without doing anything. (Gresko) Added more mana and manaregen to incarnates so shadow god incarnates can use shadow strike, like they were always intended to. From Valront: Minor string fixes for newbie hints. https://bit.ly/3pWTkDE
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Friday, February 5, 2021

Alter Aeon February 2021 Update

We are pleased to announce that level 39 is officially out, with a new spell or skill for each class! - Mage spell, greater ice elemental. Ice elemental don't hit hard but are effective against enemies weak to cold. They are capable of soaking up lots of damage and are effective tanks. - Cleric unguent, fey woe. This mixture causes great pain to fey creatures and can be applied to iron-based weapons in order to do greater damage against fairies. - Thief skill, grenadier. This skill makes thieves more skilled at throwing grenades, and allows them to avoid taking damage from grenade splash damage. - Warrior skill, impale. This attack is carefully executed thrust with a stabbing weapon that can stun an opponent. - Necromancer spell, crystal skull. These constructs can absorb incoming magical attacks and redirect that magic to heal allied undead and skeletal creatures. - Druid spell, storm of roses. This spell causes nearby foliage to transform into thorny brambles in order to attack all enemies in the near vicinity. Additionally, the Field of Fonts and the City of Fonts special zones are open and operational. Progress continues with several areas, including Nightmare Plane solo and group 4 areas, two new level 32 zones for western Atmir, two new level 34 zones for eastern Atmir, and three more level 38 zones for the Isle of Naginag. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ll be having an event on the evening of Saturday, February 13th. We’ll also be releasing a new archery-themed weekday event around Valentine’s Day. For more information, please refer to our latest Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyG0APLsaB0
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Sunday, January 31, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Jan 31, 21 From Valront: Add a few newbie helper strings to cleric spells as an initial test. These will show up when the spell/skill is first learned. Added hint about 'harvest all' in to generic harvest command. Bottled potions should no longer be able to become autobind. From Brak: Slowed rate at which necromancers get fatigued from stealing successive souls. Adjusted the achievement collected 10 black soulstones to 1, and collected 10 white soulstones to 5. For those that have already met the new requirement this will trigger when they next soulsteal. https://bit.ly/3tanyF7
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Saturday, January 30, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Jan 30, 21 Minor improvements to grenade and grenadier damage. Some changes to how move regen is calculated to clean up some nonsensical combat handling code. Please let Dentin know if it's horribly broken. Cleric now has a wisdom stat cap of 39, similar to the mage intelligence stat cap of 39. Thief now has the same max stat cap for charisma as cleric. Change the spell/skill int/wis/chr calculation to scale properly with player level. Left unchecked, this would have made most spells uncastable when learned by level 45. Note that this raises the costs now slightly, while preventing a substantial mess for the future level 40 release. This also fixes a few spells (like hallowed ground) which were already uncastable at the level they were learned at. From Shadowfax: You can no longer gather while blinded. From Mutt: Adjusted prayer for the dying strings. Added acid removal from healing spells to mend bones. Restores now remove acid, reset negative morale, and boost morale. From Draak: If you know fey woe, you can see what mobs would be vulnerable to it on consider. Indomitable will cooldown resistances against entangling roots and shadow bind have been strengthened. Grenadier damage avoidance is now more pronounced. Magic poison is now magical poison. A small amount of damage reflection added to summoned fire elementals, i.e. when struck by a physical attack, the attacker has a chance to take fire damage. The material a crystal skull is made from has some effect on its ability to absorb elements. For example, a skull made from obsidian (which grants fire resistance) will be somewhat better at absorbing fire, but not quite as good at absorbing magic, ice and lightning. The difference is not huge. https://bit.ly/3afWICZ
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Alter Aeon D&D Session 10 - Storm the Castle

The saga continues! https://youtu.be/BHaM0jSGV9E
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Sunday, January 24, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Jan 25, 21 Level 39 is officially on-line! Happy 26th Anniversary from the staff of Alter Aeon! From Draak: New craft label 'emptycatchers'. (Castmaster) Potion throwing now has a chance of dealing more powerful castings of spells, especialy if you manage to hit the target in the face. New level 39 mage skill, 'greater ice elemental' New level 39 warrior skill, 'impale' New level 39 thief skill, 'grenadier' New level 39 cleric skill, 'fey woe' New level 39 necromancer skill, 'crystal skull' Storm of roses is no longer a witch bonus spell. It is now a level 39 druid spell, with a few thematic tweaks. New high-level solo areas, the City of Fonts and the Field of Fonts, will be opening shortly. The Fields of Fonts is a first-of-its kind area, featuring a procedurally generated map that changes each reboot, randomly-placed treasures and enemies, new job types, mysteries to explore and randomized encounters that adjusts to the level of your your character. This project will be actively developed and tweaked as feedback is received. Please enjoy! https://bit.ly/3c3RbSx
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Alter Aeon server updates for Jan 24, 21 Fix 'infinite tensor' bug and re-timer them on login. From Draak: Tweaked some warrior skills so that sleeping/prone mobs can't get out of the way. Added a few new colors, adjectives and fish types to fishing. The level of crafted components such as gems and forged studs should now show up on identify. Ore and forgeable ingots now have prices that are directly derived from how much it costs to work with the type of metal they are instead of broad extrapolations. There have been changes to jobs in prepartion for new high-level job types, mostly opaque to players. If you encounter any issues with existing jobs, please contact Draak or Shadowfax. From Mutt: Slightly reverted skeletal lich insult strings for player convenience. Greatly increase effectiveness of leadfoot against fleeing targets. Groupcast prayer for the dying will now affect the caster. From Brak: New 'credit buy clanrankstrings' option. Exclude plural mobs from soulsteal (Asclepius) New soulsteal code. This switches the focus from a mobs hp to the comparative levels of the spell and the target, as well as other factors such as a mob's constitution. This should mean that newbie mobs are fairly easy to steal from while mobs at the higher end become progressively more difficult. This can be offset by latching on presteal, lowering a mob's morale and raising your charisma. There is also some variation between different mob types with mobs that are more difficult to steal from generally giving slightly higher value souls. https://bit.ly/39cO1di
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Saturday, January 16, 2021

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Alter Aeon server updates for Jan 16, 21 From Valront: Minor string changes in identify info for bound objects and god loaded objects, you likely won't notice the difference. Added helpful reminder to check help files when putting your first practice in a skill/spell. Added color to various "You need to know 'x' to learn that." strings. Changed Shards from damage type pierce to damage type slice. Added hint strings for all non-obscure mage spells/skills up to level 15. Added framework for hint strings when learning new skills/spells for the first time. This is only on a few select mage skills/spells for now, but will be added to more with time. From Mutt: Restores now refill the hp/mana/move of player controlled minions. Increase level scaling on default 'alu' mode of mage channel casting. Reduced blood tap bottling cost to 25 gold and increased timer duration. Removed extra soulstone string from skeletal knight and skeletal lich. Added using soulstone string to bone dragon. Added destruction room string inside bone fortress prior to player ejection. Removed color highlight from shadow bind information in monster lore. Adjusted regen on cleric petitioned minions to standard values. Remove player name "are you sure" requirement when casting bone fortress. This should make it easier to emergency cast bone fortress, when you need it immediately and a parser fail would kill you. https://bit.ly/3nPoJGf
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Friday, January 15, 2021

Alter Aeon D&D Session 9 - Infestation

Last one for today, get caught up on the story: https://youtu.be/KY_Jq5m-fgc
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Alter Aeon D&D Session 8 - Impish Behavior

And here's session 8: https://youtu.be/Et6bJxZeouY
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Alter Aeon D&D Session 7 - Burial Plots

Here's session 7 of our ongoing Alter Aeon D&D campaign: https://youtu.be/DJQpY4TQv7M
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Alter Aeon

Welcome one and all to the latest monthly update for Alter Aeon! This update comes on the heels of the recently concluded Winter Solstice event. The extravaganza provided fun and activities for players of all stripes. This month we celebrate Alter Aeon's 26th anniversary! In honor of this, we will be raising the level cap from 38 to 39 and adding a number of new features to the game, one of which includes the Fields of Fonts, a special auto-generated area designed to provide new content for high level players. The map generates coherently, and loads Fonts, treasures, oddball features and batches of creatures taken from encounter files. Random encounters also trigger within the Field. It is scalable, and since it uses encounters for its population, its variety can be expanded ad nauseam. The final hurtle will be making Purnima-specific jobs functional. We have already tested a special addition to the survey command that shows players their relative position and distance to the City of Fonts, while anywhere in the Field of Fonts. Last month we added an option to relabel bottled potions with multiple spells, a 'set autocompare' option, and personal fishing records. We also altered crafting, gathering and mining to make them somewhat more risky around aggressive mobs. One of our next major projects will be a weekly archery tournament for Tuesdays. Other projects for the near future include expanding autogen map code for general use in events, the hunting skill, more custom gathering options, adding more runes to channel casting and setting up random crafting component drops. Additional upcoming code changes will address some autorestore features that aren't working quite right, fixing instakill achievements once and for all, creating freak achievements for mages, introducing a color filter for people who are colorblind, and working on the siteban command. In the building department, work on finishing Nightmare Plane solo and group 4 areas continues. We hope to have them finished soon the anniversary. We also continue to work on the Hinterlands zone, which we hope to finish in early spring. For more information, please see our latest Youtube video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WVIUvJQVnw
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

questing on alter aeon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhNn5t_sF9U Blind Gaming Studios did a livestream of playing Alter Aeon with a friend.
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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Alter Aeon

Alter Aeon server updates for Jan 02, 21 From Mutt: Restores now remove deathly sleep and cure basic poisoning. Added 'landmarks' command (which works the same as 'where landmarks'.) https://bit.ly/3naOIYq
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Alter Aeon server updates for Dec 31, 20 From Valront: Minor help text improvement in new character creation screens. https://bit.ly/3hBFTpn
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Friday, January 1, 2021

Alter Aeon

Happy New Year from the staff of Alter Aeon! There are still a few days left of our Winter Solstice event, so come try it out if you haven't had a chance yet!
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