Sarah Otter

Mad Otter Games
Developer
Patch 4.45.1

Hi, Everyone,

This is a small fix-it patch, which also contains some pertinent changes to the Twilight Vale. The purpose of these changes was to provide all players with a better experience in the Event Zone.

Players will now find, for example, the removal of elements which were causing almost certain death for many. We’ve also increased the number of Tears of Vesesia which are dropped, and added random affixes to bosses in an effort to add a little more flavor to some of the battles. Additionally, we have added a new broadcast message for Prisma: players will be alerted five minutes prior to when she spawns. This should hopefully reduce a good many of the conflicts which have been taking place on the servers.


Vale Changes:
  • Replaced the ability "Bitter Chill" with "Freezing Blast" on Vesesia and Prisma. "Bitter Chill" was WAY overpowered compared to all the other Fae abilities. "Freezing Blast" does only 1/4 as much damage as "Bitter Chill", but it does have a small slowing effect on it.
  • Chaminder Blast, the fire spell that the Fae use, will do slightly more damage now. Don't worry- it's not OP. It's just a little stronger in terms of damage than "Freezing Blast".
  • We added some random affixes to the bosses. These just add a little variety so the challenges changes slightly. We were careful to not add OP affixes- specifically, we removed Lightning Shield and Templar's Wrath from all the bosses in the Vale because Testers reported they were OP.
  • Prisma's spawn broadcast will now be shown in world chat 5 minutes before spawning.
  • Prisma now drops 5 Tears of Vesesia instead of 3
  • Completion of the ladder results in 6 more Tears of Vesesia than before
  • Added an escape stone to Umbra's lair
  • Fixed fairies that were spawned in an unreachable area.
  • Fixed some holes in the Midsummer Ladder


Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed issue that was causing raids to not unlock for some characters.
  • Fixed: Red Prince could be immortal
  • Fixed a bug where some mobs in the Odeum of Bellamere Palace would fall through the floor. Also, added two additional Entertainers.
  • Fixed hole in the ground at location -18.1 -155.3 115.2 in Lady's Lake.
  • Fixed a bug where mobile selection of house styles would use incorrect icons.



We will be bringing the servers down within the next two hours to push the patch. As a reminder, it depends upon how long it takes for the build to propagate in the Apple store. Once it has, we will run system messages with a 15 minute warning prior to bringing the servers down. Servers will then be down approximately 30 minutes. As always, thanks in advance for your patience during the down time. :)
 

iWon

Priest
Platform
iOS
Awesome. Thanks for all bug fixes and fun events and raids.

I just have a small question, Should we keep waiting for party list fix in future updates? After the very first update bringing raids into game, party list has been overlapping with feats. Meaning it is extremely hard to select last person of list. (It is not a big problem for most classes, but I as a healer, lose the last person in group almost all the time)
 

Murmandagon

Adventurer
Platform
Android
Those are all great changes, but since they're coming up quite in the middle (?) of event, can we ask for few more days of it, so those who can't really do apple crisp quest (like myself and my 3 chickens :p ) will have real chance to obtain high tear cost item? Veterans are and will be ok anyway, they have their ways, but for new players, which it feels like we had quite a number on my server since event started, such news would be massive motivation to participate even more. I know it's maybe 'give finger- lose hand' situation, but maybe not that bad idea? Just asking...

Can't wait for update come to life! Thanks!
 

Lucas Crowalker

Great Adventurer
Characters
Lucas Crowalker, Akrix
Platform
iOS, PC
My server select screen is blank, it says the select a server message but doesn’t show any servers, and if I click where there should be a server nothing happens... Is this because servers are down?
 

IrishElf

Citizen
Forum Moderator
Those are all great changes, but since they're coming up quite in the middle (?) of event, can we ask for few more days of it, so those who can't really do apple crisp quest (like myself and my 3 chickens :p ) will have real chance to obtain high tear cost item? Veterans are and will be ok anyway, they have their ways, but for new players, which it feels like we had quite a number on my server since event started, such news would be massive motivation to participate even more. I know it's maybe 'give finger- lose hand' situation, but maybe not that bad idea? Just asking...

Can't wait for update come to life! Thanks!
You mean a few more days on the back end of the event zone time?
 
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Sarah Otter

Mad Otter Games
Developer
My server select screen is blank, it says the select a server message but doesn’t show any servers, and if I click where there should be a server nothing happens... Is this because servers are down?
No, we have not brought the servers down yet, but will in about 10 minutes or so.
 

Lucas Crowalker

Great Adventurer
Characters
Lucas Crowalker, Akrix
Platform
iOS, PC
, but for new players, which it feels like we had quite a number on my server since event started, such news would be massive motivation to participate even more.
I remember when I was a newbie, it was around last year this time, I was so confused when people said “Prisma ETA?” or “Ladder starting now!” and “ OMW”! You can probably guess now that I didnt understand abbreviations, but now I do! And from all I have heard of the ladder, it sounds like it’s gonna be even better than Grincht’s Lair!!!
 
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Ekimie

Hunter
Royal Guardian
Platform
Steam
Those are all great changes, but since they're coming up quite in the middle (?) of event, can we ask for few more days of it, so those who can't really do apple crisp quest (like myself and my 3 chickens :p ) will have real chance to obtain high tear cost item? Veterans are and will be ok anyway, they have their ways, but for new players, which it feels like we had quite a number on my server since event started, such news would be massive motivation to participate even more. I know it's maybe 'give finger- lose hand' situation, but maybe not that bad idea? Just asking...

Can't wait for update come to life! Thanks!
Hey murma, if you mail me in game for reminder I can mail you some eggs tomorrow when I login again
 
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Murmandagon

Adventurer
Platform
Android
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I remember when I was a newbie, it was around last year this time, I was so confused when people said “Prisma ETA?” or “Ladder starting now!” and “ OMW”! You can probably guess now that I didnt understand abbreviations, but now I do! And from all I have heard of the ladder, it sounds like it’s gonna be even better than Grincht’s Lair!!!
We had new folks lvl4 here coming to fight Prisma, i kid You not. We do all we can on EU1 to explain and bring them into event zone, show ladder entrance and such... On the other way, i thought Prisma is some high lvl boss for first day of event myself (lvl57) and didn't ask about it haha...

Edit:
Ekime, thanks but I'd rather run Prisma with all you guys for few more days, which is awesome btw, than ask for free eggs, mainly because I did it already and get helped at least twice (thanks good people!), and as much I appreciate it, it's drop in the sea, and little of an achievement for me... Besides, infamous me isn't worthy enough to eat friuts of your work, hahah :p
 

Lucas Crowalker

Great Adventurer
Characters
Lucas Crowalker, Akrix
Platform
iOS, PC
We had new folks lvl4 here coming to fight Prisma, i kid You not. We do all we can on EU1 to explain and bring them into event zone, show ladder entrance and such... On the other way, i thought Prisma is some high lvl boss for first day of event myself (lvl57) and didn't ask about it haha...
In the beginning that was what I thought about Prisma too, but then i noticed it was appearing way too often, and I thought, is everyone a super High level?
 
Characters
Raphael Lenglet
Platform
PC
excuse me but what did you do to prisma ? we just killed one and almost whole crew died after her 2 aoes then when she died we got any toxication that cannot be cured and healed and almost all of us died eventually ... i am not sure if thats more fun than before
 

Damon Otter

Mad Otter Games
Developer
Hi,
If there's a problem with Vale being too hard now, let us know. We need details like:
* which boss
* which spell or feat is causing the problem
* how many players were present

Thanks, Damon
 
Characters
BashaDrake, Elmeti, Knytro
Platform
Android
US3 Prisma run with a full zone. Prisma had the Piercing Strike affix. The damage players received was significantly higher than before and a number of players died.
 

Majenta

Villager
Forum Moderator
Platform
PC
I am listening in on the chat on EU1 just now. I gather Prisma had the savage affix which resulted in a significant number of deaths, but I am not seeing serious complaints about it.

The ladder run appears to have been eventful, particularly Umbra who seems to have had the Vampiric affix, but also seems to have gone into Aegis several times. Vesesia also had the savage affix, which took out some of the group, but the group were succesful in completing the ladder, and expressed the fun that it was fun and that they hoped it wasn't nerfed because of complaints.

Personally I remain slightly concerned that these changes make the event zone less accessible for lower levels, but, those running it seem to have had fun. My current feeling is that it shoould probably be given some time to see how players can adjust.

I think it would be a huge help if the health bars could be restored. If healers could see which players needed healing, there would be far fewer deaths, and it would be much more fun for everyone.
 
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