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Offline Thomy

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Hey guys,

I hope you are having a great summer time. It has taken some time, but I have finished a gigantic PvP and balancing update. I aim to find a long-term solution to revive and keep PvP active as well as making it attractive to participate in. I have also overhauled some older systems and fixed a ton of bugs. Last but not least, I have and am still working on an option to turn the current game into oldschool style with only a mouse click!

Wilderness Update - Rewards & ELO

It's been a while since the wilderness has received an update. This time I don't want to add more PvM into the area, but real PvP with new and unique rewards! Every kill gives you blood coins. The amount you get highly depends on the cardinality of your target, meaning that your opponent's ranking and equipment matter. Following ranks with icons (see icon system below) can be achieved:
  • Bronze I - III
  • Silver I - III
  • Gold I - III
  • Rune I - III
Each rank has a unique chat badge which can be enabled at any point through the Equipment Screen. What you are probably also (more?) interested in are the rewards for killing each other in the wilderness: Blood coins. You will find a new NPC walking around Edgeville called Emps Pker wearing Vesta armour. You can trade the person to buy rewards with blood coins:
  • PvP crates: Food, potions, selected runes, edgeville teleports and PvP armours.
  • Rune bag: Can store 3-5 (member benefit) runes and CAN be equipped in Arrow slot.
  • Quiver: Can store 2-4 (member benefit) arrows / bolts and HAS TO be equipped in Arrow slot.
  • PvP armour pieces: In case you are unlucky and have a lot of blood coins, you can also buy them directly here. Bear in mind that getting the armours through crates is much much cheaper though!
Icon System - Ranks
I have updated the way icons in front of names are managed and set. We also call these icons ranks, because they are achievements. You can change your icon by right-clicking your name on the Equipment Screen. Ranks can be obtained by certain achievements in-game:
  • Donator Icons: Unlocked by having obtained a total amount of EC:
    • 1,800EC - Bronze Donator
    • 10,00EC - Silver Donator
    • 25,000EC - Gold Donator
    • 50,000EC - Rune Donator
    • 100,000EC - Dragon Donator
    • 200,000EC - Dark Donator
    • 300,000EC - Light Donator
    • 500,000EC - Demon Donator
Please bear in mind that the higher ranks are aimed at people who are supporting the game through many months and years!
  • PvP ranks: see above
  • Ironman: By default on every ironman
  • Veteran: How many years you've been playing Emps-World. We cannot go back in time and copy the registration dates of the Emps-Scape, so no registrations longer than 4 years ago count.
  • Staff Icons: You will find different mod / admin crowns.
Icons also appear when right-clicking players now. They can be changed at any given point to any image leaving us a lot of space for future changes and improvements!

Run Energy, Resting and its role in PvP
I know this change may be annoying, but the overall run energy system in its current state was just completely broken. You could run forever pretty much no matter what you were doing. While this is comfortable, it removes the point of even having a run energy system as well as the Agility skill. With this update I am changing the way run energy regenerates and the maximum is now at 100 and no longer 255. I have copied the regeneration function from OSRS, which can be found here: http://oldschoolrunescape.wikia.com/wiki/Energy

Energy restoring potions (if you knew they even existed!) were also changed:
  • Super restore: +5 energy
  • Energy potion: +10 energy
  • Super energy: +15 energy
The aim of this change is to make running longer distances more complicated. Outrunning somebody in the wilderness is now possible, especially when having a lot of loot in your inventory or wearing heavy armour. Please don't worry though, this isn't going to affect skilling a lot! You get your run energy fully restored by talking to a Healer.

Claiming Voting Points
I've updated the system to support the usage of proxies and also configurations behind firewalls. The old system was doing an IP comparison of your game login and on the homepage. So voting on your smartphone and trying the claim the points in-game wouldn't work. You should be able to claim your points no matter where you vote now. It's based on your user OR ip address. If one of them match, you can claim your voting points.

Game fixes / changes:
  • Grand Exchange now correctly displays the correct amount of coins you get for selling items.
  • Barrows slayer task amount is now dividable by 6. Meaning you never have a left-over round during a task.
  • Rewards potential interface in Barrows now correctly resets when claiming the reward.
  • Bolkoy dialogues have been updated.
  • Redberry pies can now be eaten.
  • Double agents can no longer be attacked by other players.
  • Membership description update.
  • Cure plants spell now has a timer and only gives experience when you successfully cured plants. You also gain some farming experience when successfully curing plants now.
  • Chaos dwarves can no longer be assigned as Slayer task.
  • A bug with Spectral equipment was fixed. When dying with a fully charged item (e.g. Zuriel robe top) you wouldn't get any Spectral energy.
  • Skull timers have received second precision instead of minute precision. Your skull is now consistently 10 minutes long instead of something between 9 and 10 minutes. Moreover, there's now also an orb that shows your skull timer.
  • The timings of Jad's animations have been improved.
  • Items lost in the Kalphite Queen boss chamber are now dropped outside, before you use the rope to enter.
  • Levelup messages now properly tell you new activities that you are able to do. This is a copy of the skill advancements tables.
  • Slayer tasks can now be extended (doubled) for 50% of their Slayer point reward.
  • A bug was fixed where resetting skills with xp lamps wasn't possible anymore.
  • You can now properly complete puzzle clues on Farming patches.
  • The experience reduction for multi hits (range & magic) has been changed to 50% from 20%. The previous experience gain nerf was just too much.
  • Spectrals now hit more through protection prayers. They were never intended to be fully blockable.
  • Skipping the tutorial now warns you about not being able to become an ironman account and gives you a starter set. The range starter set now also includes 100 bronze arrows that are equipped.
  • The charges of coal bags have bee increased from 1,000 to 10,000. This doesn't apply to current bags but new ones!
  • Weapon poison (p+) and Weapon poison (p++) can now be made with the Herblore skill.
  • Ranging and Magic potion have been added to Herblore.
  • A new Slayer master called Turael has been added to the Barbarian dungeon. Turael assigns solely monsters found in the dungeon and is for beginners.
  • Void knight elite defence bonuses have been a bit too high. We found out when testing the defence bonuses of the PvP armour sets. I have reduced the defence bonuses of elite void knight top and bottom by 10%. You won't really feel this change, but it's now more balanced and aligned to existing content.
  • The rendering distance for players and npcs inside minigames has been increased.
  • Fish monger now sells Varrock, Lumbridge and Falador teletabs. It's still worth it to create those through Construction, because they can only be bought in low quantities.
  • Snape grass can now be found around the river of Barbarian village.
  • Barbarians, Mages and Goblins now drop Guams, Marrentills, Tarromins, Harralanders and Ranarrs. This allows new users to find and create low level potions with all resources found in and around the Barbarian village.
  • Stepping stones in Emps-Wars can no longer be clipped by following. That counts for npcs and players.

Engine fixes / changes:
  • A bug was fixed where certain tops would make your arms disappear when wearing dragonhide bodies.
  • Sky is now reflected in water and the underwater color depends on the surrounding terrain. There's now also a depth calculation that determines the transparency of water. Basically giving you a better immersion of how low underwater terrain is.
  • Items shown in the chatbox (skill advancements) are now more centered and larger.
  • Images are now loaded on demand and no longer need to be downloaded before starting the game. This improves initial loading speeds by roughly a minute. It's annoying when joining the game for the very first time to wait for long downloads.
  • Underwater terrain is now properly refracted. That means that underwater objects are now also having a ripple effect.
  • Upgraded abyssal weapons have received animated textures. They were originally supposed to have such kind of a glow, but due to engine limitations it wasn't possible.
  • Camera system has completely been overhauled. It felt very outdated compared to other games. Camera movements no longer have a delay / fade-out effect but is a direct representation of your mouse movements. To make sure nobody is displeased with the change you are now also able to select 5 different camera sensitivities.
  • Scaled images now look smoother.
  • You can now select fullscreen mode from the game settings.
  • Skill interfaces no longer have empty buttons.

Oldschool Emps-World
I've cancelled this project a while ago and also won't revitalize it. However I have been and am currently working on an optional oldschool option, which will give the game an OSRS feeling. This replaces (wherever possible) player and npc data with their oldschool variants. This overwrites their look and animations. It's impossible to replace the map with OSRS data, because their positions differ. I can add new maps though, including Zeah, Zulrah, etc. I'm also able to use all oldschool items, such as the blowpipe, elder maul, twisted bow, etc. I want to finish the graphics option first though before adding such content! ;)


I've attached a screenshot to show how it looks like. You can use all the HD graphic options and combine them oldschool models. I'm not quite sure when this will be finished, because I'm still fighting with serious graphical glitches that absolutely can't be in the release version. Biggest issue currently being boots that have no oldschool replacement model. Maybe I need to manually find some here? Idk... Will keep you updated with media whenever I have more to show! You can also directly follow the progress here: https://trello.com/c/K2rC6upc/60-oldschool-graphics-option

All the best,
Thomy
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 10:29:37 am by Thomy »

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Offline Iron My Tie

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is gucci.
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Online Loop

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nice uptade, shame about the run energy
keep up the good work, hopefully this finally revives emps world.

EDIT: I've noticed that the pk shop has a quiver and a rune bag. will these only be usable in wilderness or everywhere? if everywhere, could you add them to a couple monsters' drop tables who are in wilderness? It would be a nice alternative for ironmen instead of just risking their items pking other people needlessly. this would also help reviving pk
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 08:22:45 am by Loop »

Offline Thomy

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nice uptade, shame about the run energy
keep up the good work, hopefully this finally revives emps world.

EDIT: I've noticed that the pk shop has a quiver and a rune bag. will these only be usable in wilderness or everywhere? if everywhere, could you add them to a couple monsters' drop tables who are in wilderness? It would be a nice alternative for ironmen instead of just risking their items pking other people needlessly. this would also help reviving pk

You can use them everywhere. These are rewards solely receivable from PvP activities. They shouldn't be added to monster drops, that destroys the purpose of getting them from PvP. :)
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to be honest i don't like this update i feel that's i will quit......

Online Il Skill L

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to be honest i don't like this update i feel that's i will quit......
lol, bye.

Thanks Thomy, that oldschool part seems super clever! Can’t wait to see how the community accepts pvp changes.



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I don't wanna be that guy but the wilderness update really is about 2-3 years too late

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So if they are wearing heavy armor they move slower? Isnt this a nerf to agility?

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So if they are wearing heavy armor they move slower? Isnt this a nerf to agility?
You don't run slower but your energy runs out quicker. Bringing potions will help but you would have to sacrifice some inventory space for that.



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Nice update,Thomy. Once again you're doing your best to keep this server alive. Good job :)

P.S. This running energy update will affect especially those,whom are doing elite scrolls. Running out of energy when you don't have much time and you want to do more than you wanted will be the pain in the ass. Why did my bank value dropped in 2B?
« Last Edit: August 02, 2018, 06:46:01 pm by Dokas5000 »
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Everyone who wanted to have pkp store to pk, well now here it is. Suggest potential rewards and go pk.


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Great update, especially the PvP change and the little additions for herblore.

Keep up the great work!

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Nice update

- this is a little racist -
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Nice update

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lmfao

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