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Title: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Thomy on June 02, 2019, 03:49:36 pm
Hey guys,

This update contains Tank armours & Smithing Adjustments, Minigame Improvements and a Name Change Feature! There are also new in-game ranks and Event Managers are now able to enable double minigame rewards. There have also been several adjustments and fixes to improve overall game balancing. Many thanks for your reports and feedback.

Tank Armours & Smithing Adjustments
Tank armours don't really exist in the game. There's equipment that gives you high defensive bonuses but nothing really that decreases your damage taken or increases your hitpoints. I'd like to introduce 4 new armour sets with their corresponding Defence level requirements: (https://emps-world.net/img/updates/tank_armours.21872.jpg)
Each of the sets above cannot be obtained as a drop but has to be smithed, which leads us to Smithing Adjustments. The overall level requirements for smithing items has been reduced by roughly 20%. That means that a rune platebody that required level 99 Smithing prior to the update now requires level 80 Smithing. Experience rates have been left untouched! Training Smithing hasn't become faster but you are able to smith items on earlier levels now. All changes are reflected in the skilling interface as well.

The new tank armours don't give any offensive bonuses but instead give you a hitpoints and soaking bonus. Each set comes with a unique sword that also focuses more on the defense rather than offense. You can obtain the appropriate bars to smith those items from monsters in the game:Idle Kick Timer
I've increased the idle kick timer from 10 to 15 minutes. Your character will now also start resting after being away for 3 minutes and start sleeping after being away for 6 minutes. The game will log you out after 15 minutes of being completely idle. Clicking anything in the game resets this timer.

Minigame Improvements
I'd like to introduce new and consumable rewards to minigames. I want to make the minigames overall more rewarding for increasing amounts of participation as well as winning: You can also buy new rewards now:Name change
We are now testing the name change feature in the live game before releasing it publicly. Once everything works you'll be able to buy name change tokens from Bolkoy for 1,000EC. I expect this to be soon after this update! When changing your name the following applies:Friend and Ignore List Rework
With the release of name changes I've also completely rewritten your friend and ignore list. You are no longer able to add non-existing accounts to either of the lists. The internal database system for friend and ignore lists also is no longer text-based. This change was needed in order to be able to support the name change feature. There have also been several client-sided performance improvements for rendering friends and ignore list.

Event Managers & Commands
Event Managers now have a dedicated icon next to their name and also received new commands to make it easier to host events. We have great trust in our Event Managers but in case of abuses we have the ability to track the use of every command used at every location. Following commands are now available to Event Managers: The teleport commands cannot be used during combat and will ask the player for permission if teleported. All commands are logged and randomly checked for integrity and valid uses.

Burthorpe Dialogues
The city has received some dialogues to make it feel more alive. Special thanks to JP (https://emps-world.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=73) for coming up with the dialogues and putting them into emps script.

Runecrafting Adjustments
The current state of the Runecrafting skill is a little bit questionable, because crafting runes doesn't feel very good. I've started by sorting out the mess of the skill interface by dividing the level requirements into 2 categories: Runes & All Runes. The first part shows at which level you can start crafting runes and the second shows at which levels you gain what amount of runes. I have also reduced the level requirements for crafting Death, Blood and Soul runes. The level requirements for crafting multiple runes have been reduced. This means you will get more low level runes at earlier Runecrafting levels. There is now also a cap for the maximum amount of runes you can craft. All changes can be viewed in the "All Runes" section of the Runecrafting skilling interface. The aim of this change is to give you more runes for actually training the skill instead of having to rely on good drops or buying from shops.

Game fixes / changes:Engine fixes / changes:
I wasn't yet able to start the next big project (invention skill) due to an injury of my left arm. I've had issues with a nerve going from my underarm to my hand. It's nothing painful but it caused permanent tingling in my left hand. Which is... well... annoying. Biggest problem was that it started to hurt when typing... so I was forced to take a bit of a break. Doctor said it's nothing serious but if I'm not forced to do computer work I shouldn't. It's still not fully healed but already much much better. :D

All the best,
Thomy




Fixes of June 4th: I continued to fix our tools and homepage for the upcoming name change feature. It still isn't quite ready but it'll be finished soon! Once I got all the tools and forum name change done as well I'll immediately release it.




Fixes of June 10th: Name change still needs a bit of tweaking until it's fully working! :)
Title: Re: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Lick Dicken on June 03, 2019, 08:31:35 am
mmm, i like :)
Title: Re: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Emps Loover on June 03, 2019, 08:32:54 am
Awesome work!
Title: Re: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Thomy on June 03, 2019, 09:58:07 am
I need to delay name change a few days. The tests have shown that too many internal tools don't work very well or at all. I don't want to release a half-finished name change feature with bugs! :)
Title: Re: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Wg on June 03, 2019, 10:53:24 am
"A clipping issue with Dusk devils was fixed." please fix grammar. Other updates are neat
Title: Re: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Di Dot on June 03, 2019, 11:45:23 am
Nice work Thomy ! keep it up !
Title: Re: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Il Skill L on June 03, 2019, 01:06:18 pm
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/9106911232/h3B11018B/)
Title: Re: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Slimshadyy on June 03, 2019, 04:38:36 pm
Good update with items and changes that are very helpful to me. Thanks!
Title: Re: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Hi Im Ethan on June 05, 2019, 02:29:13 am
  • Atsali bar: Slayer: Mutant tarn, Gulega, Skeletal wyvern, Abyssal demon, Ice strykewyrm, Vyrewatch, Kalphite Queen and rare chance from PvP crates.
Was this changed? The bar is neither on abyssal demons' droptable on the wiki nor listed as a drop source on the bar's page.
Title: Re: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Thomy on June 05, 2019, 09:42:22 am
  • Atsali bar: Slayer: Mutant tarn, Gulega, Skeletal wyvern, Abyssal demon, Ice strykewyrm, Vyrewatch, Kalphite Queen and rare chance from PvP crates.
Was this changed? The bar is neither on abyssal demons' droptable on the wiki nor listed as a drop source on the bar's page.

Right! I forgot to add them to the Abby demon droptable. Will do so asap and update #wiki channel with drops. :)
Title: Re: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Thomy on June 10, 2019, 08:47:36 am
Patch notes for June 10th added.
Title: Updates June 3rd 2019 - Tank Armours, Minigame Improvements and Name Change!
Post by: Eliminator on June 16, 2019, 10:21:10 am
Well done, great additions - glad to see activity within the development side.