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    Talking Arcane Legends Latest News

    Two-Week Synopsis

    February 12 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    Thanks for keeping up with ALLN! Here's a brief synopsis to bridge the two-week gap since the last ALLN post.

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    Arcane Deary portal sometimes brings players to an already-cleared island with no treasure. The issue is caused by the instance of the Deary Island persisting after players leave, as per normal zone behavior.

    * In January, Spacetime Studios hired a new moderator: Kaylin. Welcome Kaylin!

    * Spacetime Studios has partnered with experienced live-stream broadcaster Paradigm. Paradigm live-streams Arcane Legends every weekday 10am - 12pm CST. Check out Paradigm's stream on Mobcrush.

    * Top 50 guild ranking stats for February 3, 2016.

    * Juggernaut changes are confirmed ready and awaiting the release of client version 1.5.

    * STS implemented stringent measures to combat the cash-for-gold spambots. Anyone typing any version of the advertised website in any in-game chat is permanently banned moments later. Discussing even accidental bans is not permitted on the forums.

    * Arcane Weapons for each class were released with the February 4 content update.

    * Many Rogue players were almost immediately concerned about the stats on the arcane Dragon Hunter Daggers. STS opened an investigation the next day. Changes to the Daggers were announced the following Wednesday and implemented during the February 11 content update.

    * The arcane Dragon Hunter Sword had two bugs that have now been fixed. The sword was removing the Arcane Ring aura effect and improperly ignoring stun immunity.

    * Lovecrafting Valentine's Day event started February 11.

    Game Content Updates

    2015-2-11 Content Update (203549)
    + The Lovecraft Event is live! Check out the "How to Play" section by clicking on the Potions Meter, or visit the forums at spacetimestuidos.com for details.
    + Bonus Free Platinum for offers is in effect! Complete Free Offers to earn extra platinum now through Sunday 2/14.
    + Arcane Daggers have been updated with increased base damage, proc chance and increased chance for electricity to bounce to another enemy.
    +Fixed a bug causing the Arcane sword to ignore stun immunity.

    2015-2-5 Content Update (203207)
    + Fixed a big that caused the Arcane sword to remove the Arcane Ring aura effect.

    2015-2-4 Content Update (203129)
    + New Arcane Weapons now available! The Dragon Hunter daggers, staff and two-handed sword are now available in the Massive Locked Ren'gol Crates! Check out the forums at spacetimestudios.com
    + New Elite achievements added for Kraken Isles and Dead City. Details at spacetimestudios.com.
    + Stepping in an ice pool in Nordr will no longer stick you in an infinite freeze

    2015-2-1 Content Update (202951)
    + Jewel Chests are no longer available in the plat store.

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    Spacetime Clamps Down On Rules Violations

    February 1 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    According to reports on the forums and on social media, Spacetime Studios has issued a large number of player bans for a variety of rules violations. Today, STS CEO Justg confirmed the recent upswing in bans, "We're cracking down [on rules violations] with zero tolerance."

    Reports indicate the most common bans have been for inappropriate chat related to PvP and for purchasing gold from a third party. The length of the bans have varied from 24 hours through seven days, with some players receiving the stiffest penalty, a permanent "forever" ban. Justg warned players not to engage in transactions outside the game, "Don't buy anything for real world money, don't sell anything for real world money."

    Players who have been banned may seek information from support.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaylin View Post
    Just a friendly reminder.... If you have questions about your account, or why you may have been banned, please feel free to contact support@spacetimestudios.com

    They will be more than happy to answer any questions you have! :-)
    Edit: Added additional helpful links.
    Contact Support Online Form | More Information About Bans | Rules of Conduct | Terms of Service


    Links & Information

    January 30 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    Top 50 guild ranking stats for January 27th, 2016 have been posted
    Color Matching Contest ends Friday February 5, 2016 at 10 PM PST - FAQ here
    Justg updates players on how they can help stop the gold-for-cash spammers

    Game Content Updates

    2015-1-28 Content Update (202642)
    + Available now in the store: Jewel Chests! Purchase a jewel chest to receive 2 jewels of Weak quality or higher. Visit the store for more info!
    + New Elite Achievements now available for Elite Brackenridge and Elite Ydra Forest. Check out the forums at spacetimestudios.com for more info.
    + The Glintstone Aegis now gains stacks toward its proc on damage dealt, rather than on basic attacks.
    + Arcane Deary will now grant the "Red Letter Day" achievement if you have not already earned it. (If you already have Arcane Deary and haven't gotten the achievement, it will be granted the next time you summon the pet.)
    + Corrected an issue where the recipe for the Soul Etched Axe was not appearing correctly for some players.
    + Edited the Arcane Deary Dimensional Ring description for better clarification of stats.
    + Updated description of Ursoth's Assault recipes to specify that they are only craftable during the event.

    2015-1-22 Content Update (202367)
    + Fixed a bug where the Arcane Deary banner in the game lobby would take you to the forums.
    + Banners updated to match Arcane Deary's appearance.


    Glintstone Aegis Fully Optimized, Warriors Grateful

    January 30 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    STS has followed through on its commitment to make changes to the Glintstone Aegis. The mythic warrior sword & shield weapon has been returned to its original release condition, minus the weapon-switch glitch. The proc now triggers upon damage dealt:
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    First, I want to thank everyone for your patience and feedback on the Aegis and its functionality over the last few weeks. Sometimes things that seem like simple fixes actually take some noodling behind the scenes to find the right solution. Your bug reports and overall feedback were critical in us landing on this week's changes. The Glintstone Aegis will now begin to stack toward the proc on damage dealt as opposed to on-attack.
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    Aegis owners were pleased with the news:
    Top Warrior Ravagerx confirms that the Aegis does not proc on damage received, and it never has:
    Quote Originally Posted by Ravager View Post
    I tested the first iteration of Aegis on taking damage to see if there was a hidden proc. No luck. Sorry. I stood there for about a minute taking hits. I attacked to get 1 shield stack up and stood there to see if more shields would stack. I got a full 10 stack and see if it would proc more but it wouldn't.

    Will Jewel Chests Grant Players Short-Term Relief?

    January 28 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

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    The formidable obstacles woven into the current jewel crafting system remain one of the game's hottest discussion topics. The jewel system replaced the older Gem crafting system with the release of the Rage of Ren'gol expansion. After the expansion release, players quickly discovered that jewel drop rates were relatively low and crafting them was also expensive. For an individual player, farming a single noble jewel from start to finish required 123,570 gold and 2,187 cracked jewels. Any player attempting to obtain the noble version of one of the more sought-after jewel types had to face months of exhaustive farming, killing waves upon waves of high level mobs. To date, there are no known reports of a single player farming and crafting a popular-type noble jewel from start to finish.

    These factors together placed intense pressure on the prices of popular Noble, Superb and Excellent jewels. As the situation became clearer after the expansion, players of all wealth levels began to experience prolonged sticker shock because jewel prices have remained high enough to bust the budgets of even the wealthiest Arlorians. Prices for many in-demand level 20+ jewels have remained in the 'several millions of gold' range for the past seven months.

    On November 5th last year, STS moved to address player complaints with a trial-run of Jewel Elixirs. By spending 8 platinum, players received a much higher than normal drop rate for 15 minutes. Player reviews on the elixir experiment were mixed. Perhaps due either to undesirable game metrics, player feedback or both, STS decided not to continue with Jewel Elixirs.

    Today, STS announced their second attempt to address the continuing Jewel Conundrum: Jewel Chests:
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    Now available in the plat store! Purchase a Jewel Chest to gain 2 jewels of "Weak" quality or higher! Chests cost 40 platinum and have a chance to drop jewels of any type, with a rare chance to drop up to a Noble quality jewel
    The Jewel-Chest trial run lasts only until Monday, February 1st. Players have the opportunity to leave feedback regarding the chests on the announcement thread.


    Community Reacts To Arcane Deary

    January 26 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    The newest arcane pet to enter the Arcane Legends stables has caused quite a stir. Available for 1,350 platinum, through opening Locked Crates of the Ren'gol or on the open market, many players quickly acquired Arcane Deary and have taken the serious-but-hilarious pet out for some trial runs. Apart from the usual abilities, AD grants players a chance to open a portal, upon defeating a qualifying PvE boss, to Deary Island where players can dig for gold, locked crates, and a new mythic ring.

    The community reaction to Arcane Deary has been mixed. Here are some of the more positive reactions:


    Rogue player Kakashis best captured one of the most positive aspects of Arcane Deary:
    Quote Originally Posted by Kakashis View Post
    It's a chill pet and a different way of farming! I get some locked by killing bloodhammer, get some locked at deary Island, but get lots of laughs when I get trololololol by fake portals! At least you can tell which are real by the red dot on the HUD. Once my deary reaches 35 which is the SS map cap, I won't even feed him (portals still open) and farming is truly free from pots, gold, and effort! haha
    Many players also took note of the less attractive aspects of the new arcane pet. Most criticism was focused on AD's Arcane Ability, which displaces up to eight "lesser" mobs for 6 seconds then returns them with a random debuff. The aa may be helpful in preventing some players by being overwhelmed by large mobs, but other players found it to be a hinderance. <Deviant Misfits> Officer and experienced records runner Twoxc:
    Quote Originally Posted by twoxc View Post
    By removing mob to another dimension for 6 second and returning it with a status effect does not help what so ever, cause when if the mob is left alone and not taken to another dimension, at least our AoE or we can just attack that mob which will definitely hurt the mob more then being vanish for 6 second for nothing.
    Additional criticism focused on Arcane Deary's Dimensional Ring. Many players found the Ring's stats underwhelming.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonjovi3223 View Post
    I do agree that the stats are very bad. I nearly bought it because I also thought it was 35 all + additional.
    This ring is actually an everlasting blood ruby with crit instead of dmg.
    STS has yet to respond to criticisms of Arcane Deary.


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    Glintstone Aegis Update

    January 24 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    STS Developer Carapace, replying to an inquiry about whether a Glintstone Aegis shield proc fix was on the horizon stated the following:
    Quote Originally Posted by Carapace
    That is definitely an issue, however the particulars of it working the way it does on the first hit makes perfect sense given the way our system works. It's on the radar, but is not as easy to fix as one might speculate.

    Thanks for bringing that back to my attention.
    At issue is that a normal attack is required to trigger the Aegis shield proc, hobbling the effectiveness of the proc and the mythic weapon overall. Skill attacks add to the proc cycle, but cannot initiate the proc. Aegis owners are hoping developers will make skill attacks will also initiate the proc cycle as they did when the weapon was originally released.


    STS Hosts Fashion Contest For AL Players

    January 23 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    Arcane Legends players with a keen fashion sense now have an opportunity to use their talents to win some platinum. Today, STS Moderator Seoratrek announced the Arcane Legends Color Matching Contest, which charges players with creating an impressive, color-coordinated screenshot of their character in an ideal setting. According to the rules, player outfits must be as close to one color as possible, using any combination of items and vanities available in the game.

    Five winners will be chosen, one for each of five categories:
    Quote Originally Posted by Seoratrek View Post
    1. Most Creative Use of Pet
    2. "It Ain't Easy Being Blue"
    3. Most Coordinated Location - your outfit is appropriate for the location (i.e.: snow vanities for Nordr)
    4. "Down to Earth" - you're one with nature
    5. Overall Staff Favorite
    Three additional winners will be chosen randomly from all entries. According to the announcement, "creativity and presentation" will carry significant weight. Check out the original thread for more details and to submit an entry. The contest ends on Friday, February 5 at 10PM PST. Visit TimeBie for time zone conversion.


    Links & Information

    January 22, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    + The Crate Opening Sale has ended.
    + The 2x Crate Token bonus has ended.
    + Arcane Deary now available in the Stable and in Massive Locked Ren'gol Crates! Check out the forums at spacetimestudios.com for details!
    + Fantasma's shields are now properly randomized.
    + Corrected Fantasma's ability cooldown to 30 seconds.

    2015-1-18 Content Update (201927)

    + The plat sale has ended.
    + Clarification: The Crate opening sale ends Thursday 1/21.


    Vintage Elite Zones To Get Fresh Achievements

    January 22, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    Responding to long-standing player requests and hoping to rekindle interest, STS will soon be dusting off aging elite maps and granting new achievements and titles.
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    Next week, dive back in to the most difficult content in Arlor--Elites--for brand new achievements and titles for every elite zone. But, don't get too excited! These definitely aren't going to be a walk in the park. To earn titles like: "Scourge of Goblins," "Rogue Hunter," "Shadowmancer" and "Dragonborn" you've got a long hard battle ahead of you.
    Remiem's statement that players have "a long hard battle ahead" may indicate the difficulty level of the zones will rise. Players are left wondering whether there will also be changes to the loot the older elite zones drop.
    Quote Originally Posted by extrapayah View Post
    with the revival of old elite maps with AP and titles, i also wish you prepare a refreshed loot in those maps, preferably in a form of jewels and/or vanity, things that are relevant to every level of players...


    STS Confirms Weapons Revealed In Winter Event Are Arcane Rarity

    January 21, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    STS has confirmed that the weapons mentioned, but not released, during the Brood of Syrillax winter event are indeed of arcane rarity. The vast majority of players had believed the weapons were legendary, but it turned out not to be the case:
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    I can confirm that the Arcane Weapons we referenced ARE Arcane rarity. Not Legendary, as previously speculated.
    The arcane weapons are pictured below.



    From Spoof To Anomaly To Reality: Arcane Deary Revealed

    January 21, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    Deary the has long been a source of humor for Arlorians. Commonly looted from Brackenridge City, the pink deer of 'rare' rarity became the pet of choice among new players because it was consistently the least expensive egg in the consignment shop. With Deary by their side, new players would venture forth into all zones, PvE and PvP. There, they would proceed to make the sometimes-irritating, eye-rolling mistakes most new players make. Thus, Deary became associated with 'noob' shenanigans and the running joke about Arcane Deary was born.

    Through the years players facetiously posted suggestions about what an Arcane version of Deary might look like, such as these pictured below.


    In yesterday's community update, Remiem announced the "mysterious" new arcane-rarity Deer pet is about to become a reality. Later today the pet dubbed "Arcane Deary" will be unveiled and made available to players with today's content update.


    Further, STS is hosting live stream event of the unveiling and promises viewers will have a "chance to walk away with a wobbling egg, glowing with Arcane energy." The event will take place on the Spacetime Studios channel on Twitch.tv at 2pm CST. Visit TimeBie to convert to your time zone.


    <4NR> Announces Blitz Tournament

    January 19, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    With all the hype about new endgame-focused content swirling in the Arlorian atmosphere, level 15 Warrior Jestertank is hoping to generate some explosive fun on the L15 bracket with an all-out PvP tournament.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jestertank View Post
    [Blitz]is a tournament hosted by <4NR> guild helping to promote the level 15 bracket back to the good old days
    Jestertank really means 'the good old days.' The tournament rules dial back time by limiting each team to the three pets from seasons past: Malison, Ribbit and Vixen. The prize pot is already at 2M gold but could go higher. No date has yet been set, but many teams have already signed up.

    But, that's not all. Jestertank tells ALLN he is looking for a boon to be granted from above: "I'm hoping we gain enough publicity for STS devs to make a banner for us." ALLN will also be covering the tournament.
    See the original thread for more details.


    Spacetime Studios Forums Down For 17 Hours

    January 19, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)


    At approximately 8:45PM CST on January 18th, forum users began encountering a database error which prevented them from replying to threads, creating threads, sending personal messages and most other forum functions. According to Developer TzatOps, the database on which the forum runs had become corrupted and needed repair. STS was alerted to the problem sometime today and functionality was restored around 2PM CST.


    What Is Arcane Legends Latest News?

    January 18t 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    Arcane Legends Latest News was created to give the AL community a place to quickly and conveniently check out what's happening in the Arlorian Universe. We welcome story suggestions, tips and ideas from everyone in the community.

    You too can contribute stories to ALLN! Community members who wish to submit a story for publication should ensure the story is well written and free of unnecessary drama. All stories will be edited for grammar, accuracy and logic. ALLN reserves the right to reject any story for any reason. You can submit your stories via PM to Ninetofive.

    We are always looking for community members who wish to become regular reporters. The qualifications for becoming an ALLN reporter are:

    • Love for Arcane Legends and its community
    • Thorough knowledge of the game
    • Ability to understand others' perspectives
    • Ability to remain objective
    • Good writing skills
    • Desire to have fun

    Lastly, a big THANK YOU to the Arcane Legends community for being regular readers of ALLN. We promise to do our best to serve you!


    Moderator Roninmoro Departs Spacetime Studios

    January 18th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)


    After an all-too-short 4 1/2 month stint as moderator, Roninmoro is leaving STS to concentrate on completing her second degree. Known to STS forumers as a light-hearted 'mover' and 'shaker,' Roni had a positive impact on the community. Ballads will likely be written about Roni's epic battles with the evil spammer Baba-Ji while wielding her trusty Ban-Hammer. This reporter wishes Roni the best of luck.

    Have your own story, news tip or idea? Just pm Ninetofive here or in game.
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    New Arcane Weapons Previewed In Winter Event Announcement?

    January 17th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)


    Are the "legendary" weapons conspicuously left out of the winter event actually arcane?

    ALLN reported on January 8th that the weapons were mentioned in the original event announcement, but missing from the event. Five days later, Remiem clarified the weapons were deliberately excluded from the event:
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    The Dragon Hunter and Dragon Slayer sets, as they stand in the game now, do not include weapons. This was due to a small miscommunication that unfortunately made it through to my initial event announcement. The weapons may make an appearance in future content.
    In the first quarter producer's letter published two days ago, Justg announced the release of a set new arcane weapons, saying they are "about to see the light of Arlor’s day." Then, when responding to players' questions, Justg gave additional information about the arcane weapons:
    Quote Originally Posted by Justg View Post
    Arcane Weapons - these are the ones that Remi showed back in December
    but never made it out for the Winter Event.
    Players quickly made note of Justg's statement and took to the forums, voicing their opinions on the matter and asking for confirmation:
    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    If they are, I think I can speak for most people that are secretly hoping the looks are changed, as they look nothing like the classy and great looks of the original arcane weapons. I hate to say it, but they look like legendary weapons. :/

    On the bright side, I am glad that we do get new arcane weapons. My only complaint is that we only got 1-3 months of time with other mythic weapons.

    Hope a developer can confirm!

    Broken Aegis Cycle Leaves Warriors Disheartened

    January 16th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    When the bulwark-style mythic warrior weapon named the Glintsone Aegis was released during the 2015 Halloween event, it contained a glitch which allowed warriors to transfer the powerful Aegis proc to any weapon merely by switching to a different weapon after one successful attack. Warriors happily exploited the glitch - which massively increased their effectiveness in pve, to the point of being seriously overpowered. However, the gleeful bonanza came to an end when the glitch was reported to developers and subsequently nixed in the December 3rd, 2015 content update.

    As disappointed as warriors were, most understood that the glitch would not last forever. And, as prepared as warriors were to return to less-than-op status they were not prepared to have the Aegis rendered ineffective by the fix that removed the proc-switch glitch. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened.

    After the December 3rd update, Aegis owners immediately noticed the proc no longer worked properly. Under previous conditions, the proc would trigger whenever an enemy was hit, either with a skill or with an auto-attack. After 10 enemies were hit, the armor would explode, giving area of effect damage to surrounding enemies. Then, the next enemy that was hit would start the cycle over again.

    After Dec 3rd, only an auto-attack with the aegis could begin an shield-explosion cycle. This severely limited the effectiveness of the Aegis because of its clumsy, short range auto-attack. As it is practically impossible to keep track of how many enemies are hit, an Aegis-wielding warrior was forced to interrupt the flow of battle, get into very close range with an enemy and attempt an auto-attack. Warriors using the Aegis are at a disadvantage because they can neither taunt nor easily increase their armor value.

    Developers eventually got wind of the new problem and have committed to fixing it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Carapace View Post
    This was brought to my attention earlier today, and I believe it is an unintended side effect from the fix for the bug related to the effect being active even after you equip a different weapon.

    Long story short, there won't be a fix for this until next year as we are all out of the office for the most part. It is however, on my list of things to look into when I return. It was not our intent to "stealth nerf" anything, just to fix the bug that previously existed.
    Although many great improvements are on the horizon and new content is coming soon, Aegis owners are still hoping STS will follow through. Many warriors still feel as though they are less of a priority for STS.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hustle View Post
    STS is a great company but they haven't been fair to the warrior class. The tank is out of the pve scene. That basically means u have to make a rogue or Mage to farm effectively now. This is classism. Either everyone gets to farm/solo elites or no one should be able to.


    First Quarter Producer's Letter Packed With Pizzazz

    January 15th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    Today marked the release of the first quarter producer's letter and it was chock-full of exciting new happenings for Arcane Legends. Perhaps the most exciting news is that a new set of arcane weapons will be released in the very near future.
    Quote Originally Posted by Justg View Post
    We also have a new set of Arcane Weapons that will be introduced. These unique weapons were alluded to in the Winter Event, and are about to see the light of Arlor’s day.
    As STS has mentioned before, AL Client 1.5 is in the works
    Quote Originally Posted by Justg View Post
    Client 1.5 will release soon [after the February Lovecrafting event]. This will be our biggest client release ever, with a ton of interesting tweaks/ fixes/ features such as:

    - Skill Mastery that will allow you to further expand and customize your characters.
    - A new type of item rarity: Set items!
    - UI improvements that will better allow players to see just what could be inside those locked crates.
    - Inventory improvements to address limited inventory space problems.
    - A system to make Locked Crates more accessible to all players, even those without Plat.
    The letter also discusses the arcane anomaly, the upcoming Lovecrafting event, and concept art fot the upcoming expansion. Check it out here.


    Brood Locked Crates Not Craftable?

    January 14th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    ALLN is receiving reports that missing in today's content update was the enabling of the Brood Locked Crates. STS is aware of the issue and has committed to a quick fix:
    Quote Originally Posted by Justg View Post
    Looking into [Brood Locked Crates not being craftable] now, it may have gotten overlooked in all the other stuff. If so, expect a quick bounce.


    - g

    Game Content Update

    January 14th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    Today's in-game content update reads:

    • Plat is on sale 40% off now through Wednesday 1/20
    • Crates now cost 47% less platinum to open for a limited time. Ends 1/21
    • Earn 2X crate tokens for opening locked Ren'gol crates, now through 1/20
    • To prepare for future content, some world zones have been reduced in difficulty. For more info visit the forums at spacetimestudios.com
    • Glintstone staff proc no longer damages the caster or their allies.
    • You are now able to successfully complete The Watch quest 5.
    • Blue mummy wings got their color back.


    Today's Content Update: Singe Returns to Locked Crates & More

    January 14th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    The Thursday January 14th content update will be packed with goodies. In this week's Weekly Update (WU) Remiem informed us that, as of today, the original arcane dragon whelp pet Singe will be included in Locked Ren'gol Crates. Singe was first introduced two years ago, prior to the Dragon Enclave expansion.

    Apparently, STS will be adding other items to Locked Crate drop tables. Remiem dropped a teaser in her WU, "There are some other special goodies coming your way that will definitely make you think about opening those crates you've been hanging on to." Some players have speculated that the anomalous Arcane Deary may be one of the items added.

    Perhaps alluding to the coming expansion, today's content update will also include significant nerfs for aging zones "in preparation for future content." The most notable nerf is that of the infamous Nordr Alpha Wolf. Ice traps from the Nordr boss areas have been removed, Nordr boss damage has been reduced and the damage from one of the most lethal boss skills STS has ever developed, Alpha Wolf's reflective shield, has been reduced.

    Minor bug fixes and are also included in today's update, and STS is also expected to switch Brood Locked Crate recipies to a craftable state.


    Legendary Dragon Hunter & Dragon Stalker Weapons Update

    January 13th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    CM Remiem has clarified that the legendary weapons do indeed exist, but they were not released during the Brood of Syrillax winter event. Remiem stated the confusion on the matter was due to an internal miscommunication at STS.
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    Hey folks! I've been seeing a lot of threads since the Winter Event regarding the legendary Dragon Hunter and Dragon [Stalker] weapons missing from the [icy and greater icy chests]. I'm happy to clear this up.

    The Dragon Hunter and Dragon Slayer sets, as they stand in the game now, do not include weapons. This was due to a small miscommunication that unfortunately made it through to my initial event announcement. The weapons may make an appearance in future content.


    Need To Know: Trap Bleed Stack Question Remains Unanswered

    January 12th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    It has been sixty-seven days and Rogue player DarrenPR is patiently waiting for an answer to an important, but complex, question regarding rogue mechanics that only an STS developer can answer. The question at hand is about the Rogue skill Entangling Trap (ET) and its second upgrade, Razor Wire. When the ET skill is activated, Razor Wire adds bleed Damage over Time (DoT) to enemies. When coupled with the first ET upgrade, Adept Construction, which eliminates the skill cooldown 20% of the time, a situation is created where multiple traps can be active simultaneously. Additionally, when other traps from other Rogues are added and with the Rogue Glintstone armor set special ability of releasing additional stunning Entangling Traps, the question of how exactly the traps are supposed to behave becomes even more important.

    Decisions on how to spec a character and decisions on which strategies to employ are made based game mechanics. Rogue players spend platinum/scrolls on spec-ing and in-game time using the Entangling Trap skill based on their understanding of how the game functions. Several Rogue players have spent time testing the ET bleed effect and have discovered:

    • Trap bleeds currently do not stack (trap bleeds did stack immediately following the Ren'gol expansion)
    • Bleed effects from other sources, such as pets, do stack with traps.
    • When traps from multiple rogues are used simultaneously only one player will see damage from the bleed effect
    • Glintstone armor-related traps will consecutively stun for 4 seconds only if no bleed effect from a prior trap is present. If a prior ET with DoT bleed effect is present, glint-traps will not stun.

    Rogue players have expressed frustration that they have yet to receive an answer, but many are still hoping developers will take the time to answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenPR View Post
    Yes, patience is key.

    Thing is, I'm not asking for a fix just yet. Simply a developer to "yes, traps are supposed to stack the bleed effect" or "no, traps are not supposed to stack bleed effects". We can beg for a fix later, if deemed necessary. In my opinion, it shouldn't take over a month to be able to say "yes" or "no" but then again, maybe it does.


    Arcane Deary Returns

    January 10th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    Italian Rogue player Zuorsyra reports:
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    I was lvling my lvl 27 rogue in Shuyal, killing mobs in the first map.
    I killed the shadowmancer on the first bridge and all of a sudden a portal appeared, and a red Deary pet jumped out of it (I'm serious, no trolling). It said "I wish I could stay for longer..." Or something like that.
    The last time we saw Arcane Deary was during the lead-up to the Rage of Ren'gol expansion. The appearance of a "four legged creature" was first announced on May 20, 2015. At the time of this writing, it has yet to be confirmed with a screenshot, but the enigmatic deer's appearance may indicate that we are now in the lead up to the next expansion. Courtesy Sorcerer Magecleff:


    Brood Crate Update

    January 10th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    When the Brood of Syrillax winter event ended many players, unfortunately, deleted their Brood Locked Crate recipes because they were not craftable. Following STS' announcement that Brood Locked Crates would be made craftable next Thursday 1/14, players who deleted their recipes took to the forums to voice their concern:
    Quote Originally Posted by Dynimite View Post
    I deleted alll 300+ recipes because I believed they were not craftable. Sts if you do decide we can craft it again can you please give me back on my recipes please. Thanks in advance
    Fortunately, players who deleted their recipes can email STS support. This reporter believes STS will likely restore deleted recipes upon request.


    Are Icy Chests Missing Legendary Dragon Stalker/Hunter Weapons?

    January 8th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    Contained in the Brood of Syrillax event announcement is a photo of Dragon Stalker/Hunter legendary set. Both sets were lootable from the icy and greater icy chests that were obtainable during the event. From the event announcement:
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    Attachment 145295

    2 New Legendary Sets! The Dragon Stalker Set and The Dragon Hunter Set come with Armor, Helms, Weapons, Amulets, Rings and Belts! Collect them all! [emphasis added]
    As many players have noted on the forums, the weapons pictured and mentioned in the text are conspicuously absent from both icy chests. STS has yet to comment on the absence of the weapons. Players are left wondering whether the exclusion of the weapons was intentional or not, and whether the weapons will yet make an appearance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Memorials View Post
    Can a dev tell me if [the legendary dragon weapons] are available yet? id really appreciate it

    STS Responds: Brood Crates Will Be Craftable

    January 8th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    With a surprisingly swift response, STS announced it will allow Brood Locked Crates to craftable following the regularly scheduled Thursday, January 14th content update.
    Community Manager Remiem:
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    First, let me thank you all for bringing this to our attention and offering clear and constructive feedback on the situation. We know many of you worked very hard to collect those recipes, and certainly understand your frustration.

    After some discussion with the development team, we will be reverting the Brood Locked recipes back to their craftable state. This will go into effect in the next game update, Thursday 1/14. Ultimately, we determined that it would be best for the game and the economy to allow event locked crate recipes to remain craftable even after the event ends. This means that we will also apply this to any future events, unless an item is specifically identified as "limited time" in the item description.

    Once again, thank you very much for making your voices heard and working with us to find the best solution!
    Concerned players have responded positively, thanking STS for its decision:
    Quote Originally Posted by mesalin View Post
    Thank you whole team for don't ignore us and work out for search best solution. We appreciate it.
    High 5 Remi !

    Brood Locked Crates Not Craftable After Event

    January 7th, 2016 by Ninetofive

    In the prior event, Halloween 2015, the Locked Massive Scary Spider Crates were craftable after the event cooldown ended. After the event ended, STS acknowledged that the fact the crates were craftable was an error, but the error was never corrected. Allowing the Spider Locked Crates to stay craftable left many players with the expectation that event locked crates would also continue to be craftable after the winter event cooldown. During the winter event many players had asked STS via the forums whether or not Brood Locked Crates would be craftable post-event, but they received no response. No expectation was set.

    After today's content update players discovered the Brood Locked Crates were no longer craftable. Players who were relying on Brood Locked Crates to be craftable post-event were left dismayed:
    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium View Post
    Today , surprisingly, StS manage to answer in their own way. Just closing the cool down and let us get the answer for ourself. Communication should be part of this community. Keep doing these kinda stuff and it won't be much until everyone here would have enough with this game.
    and...
    Quote Originally Posted by mesalin View Post
    I bought 150 brood recipe and now i scary it will gone after or or it will be not able to craft.
    Can any dev confirm it will be able to use after event ?
    Players left with large inventories of unusable recipies hope that STS will allow enable Brood Locked Crates to be craftable.


    Game Content Update

    January 7th, 2016 by Ninetofive

    Today's in-game content update reads:

    • The Winter Event has ended. Thanks for playing!
    • Double XP week! XP gain is doubled for all characters and pets through 1/13.
    • Fixed some elements overlapping on social pages and leaderboards.
    • Strange Arcane anomalies ahve been spotted around Arlor. Have you seen one? Tell us on the forums at spacetimestudios.com



    STS Confirms Banner of the Slain Dragon Does Not Have Snowfall Effect

    January 7th, 2016 by Ninetofive

    Some winter event leaderboard runners were under the impression that their reward banner would come with a snow effect. The source of their confusion? The screenshots CM Remiem took of the three different banners the event offered.

    • The Bronze Tier Frozen Hope Heritage Banner screenshot had no snow in the background. The Heritage banner has no snowfall effect.
    • The Platinum Tier Banner of the Snow Fox has snow in the screenshot background. The Snow Fox banner DOES have a snowfall effect.
    • The Leaderboard Reward Banner of the Slain Dragon screenshot has snow in the background. The Slain Dragon banner DOES NOT have a snowfall effect.

    Players expected a logical progression, but it turns out the the snowfall pictured with the Slain Dragon banner was strictly environmental:
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    Hey guys. I'm sorry for the confusion! The snow in the SS is just the snow falling in Frozen Hope. The banner itself never had snow.

    Justg: Winter Event Cooldown Ends Today At 1:30PM Central Standard Time

    January 7th, 2016 by Ninetofive

    Responding to player questions on the forums, STS CEO Justg gave a specific time and pledged to include event end times in future event announcements:
    Quote Originally Posted by Justg View Post
    Hey folks,

    We'll end the cool-down for the event tomorrow around 1:30 PM CT. Sorry we were not more specific about event timing, we'll try to be better next time.

    - g
    To convert your own time zone visit TimeBie.

    STS: Double XP Week Starts Today

    January 7th, 2016 by Ninetofive

    Beginning today and lasting through next Thursday (January 14th, 2016) all Arcane Legends players will be granted double experience (XP) for awards. Experience elixirs and pet bonuses stack with the double xp, making it a great time for speed-leveling. The during this week the absolute maximum possible experience bonus is 395% (abaddon, arlorian ring, all elixirs stacked)! Community Manager Remiem from her weekly update:
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    [Happy] New You! Have you been putting off making that final push to 46? Looking to create an alt? Need to level your new pets? Well this week is the perfect time. Coming up tomorrow, Thursday 1/7, we'll be doubling XP gain for all characters and their pets.
    Today's Update also contains an update fixing various spacing and font issues.

    Expansion Teaser? New Event? What is it?

    January 7th, 2016 by Ninetofive

    In yesterday's weekly update, Remiem posted a small bit about Arlor experiencing "Arcane Anomalies."
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    The Arcane energy in Arlor has been behaving strangely. We've been seeing strange anomalies in our dungeon runs lately and can't quite place what might be causing them. If you catch an Arcane anomaly, post your screenshots to the forums. We have yet to find concrete evidence to investigate!
    While it is possible that the "anomalies" are related to the upcoming expansion announced by AL Lead Developer G-M, it may also be an event or new content preview.


    Moderator Seoratrek Takes On Scammers

    January 6th, 2016 by Ninetofive

    There's been a recent uptick in scam activity in Arcane Legends. A rule of thumb to remember: If it's too good to be true, it's probably a scam. That is also the message STS Moderator Seoratrek wants AL players to hear in a friendly reminder to the AL community. Additionally, Moderator Roninmoro reminds us that posting about in-game scams to the forums can create a drama storm that you didn't intend:
    Quote Originally Posted by Roninmoro View Post
    To add to this, you still are not to post about specific ban or scam situations in the forums. It leads to drama and more problems and doesn't help the situation get fixed-
    if it's in the forums, hit report. If it's in game, email support@spacetimestudios.com.

    STS Quashes Gold For Money Spammers

    January 5th, 2016 by Ninetofive

    After several weeks of players enduring constant spam offers of gold-for-money STS has managed to quash the spammer. Rumor has it the culprit was an international group known for fraudulently targeting MMOs and other games.
    STS CEO Justg stated earlier today:
    Quote Originally Posted by Justg
    We cleaned a bunch of [spammer] accounts out yesterday, has anyone seen them again? Much appreciate the vigilance.

    Rumor Debunk: Unsocketed Paracelsus Soul Stones and Enchanted Eyes of Syrillax Are Not Changing

    January 5th, 2016 by Ninetofive

    Someone is spreading the rumor on social media that arcane weapons are about to be released AND that STS will convert paras and eyes to Noble Chaos jewels. Check this thread for details. STS' response is here.


    Forever Dueling: Players Wondering When Will PvP Duel Glitches Will Be Fixed

    January 5th, 2016 by Ninetofive


    Since the October 12, 2015 release of PvP Duels many players have been frustrated by a system glitch that prevents some players from dueling. The glitch seems to be triggered when one or both players disconnect during a duel. When a player attempts another duel, the system produces the message "You are already in a duel," thus leaving players unable to duel. Players are unable to fix the error on their own.
    Last edited by Ninetofive; 02-12-2016 at 04:35 PM.

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    This would be a cool thread if you kept it going. Often times it's tough to keep up with changes in the game if you are away for a few days or a week. This would certainly help. Perhaps if you keep this going for a while then STS will make it a sticky.

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    Cool !
    Hope you keep this up,its like filling in the gaps.

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    Legendary weapons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nepos View Post
    Legendary weapons?
    You mean legendary weapons absent from from winter event? I'll check into it.

    Update: The latest winter event had no legendary weapons, so you'll have to be more specific.
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    @Ninetofive,

    pm a mod, would be awesome to have this thread as a sticky
     

    And we all lag togetherrrrr, togetherrrrr

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    I still find the seller gold money in windmore city now
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    Would awesome to see this thing stickied up !

    Bump.

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    Thanks Ruizhe will do.

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    Awesome. Keep it up.

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    Nice thread!

    It would be cool to have something like this in the game...a daily newspaper you would recieve in the mailbox everyday.

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    STS Responds: Brood Crates Will Be Craftable

    January 8th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    With a surprisingly swift response, STS announced it will allow Brood Locked Crates to craftable following the regularly scheduled Thursday, January 14th content update.
    Community Manager Remiem:
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    First, let me thank you all for bringing this to our attention and offering clear and constructive feedback on the situation. We know many of you worked very hard to collect those recipes, and certainly understand your frustration.

    After some discussion with the development team, we will be reverting the Brood Locked recipes back to their craftable state. This will go into effect in the next game update, Thursday 1/14. Ultimately, we determined that it would be best for the game and the economy to allow event locked crate recipes to remain craftable even after the event ends. This means that we will also apply this to any future events, unless an item is specifically identified as "limited time" in the item description.

    Once again, thank you very much for making your voices heard and working with us to find the best solution!
    Concerned players have responded positively, thanking STS for its decision:
    Quote Originally Posted by mesalin View Post
    Thank you whole team for don't ignore us and work out for search best solution. We appreciate it.
    High 5 Remi !
    If you have a story you'd like to see posted, just pm Ninetofive here or in game.
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    This thread is awesome.

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    Very nice thread ! Hope to read more here

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    Yaaay!!!

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    Looks like you got your sticky!

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    Interesting thread, good work =)

    I think it would be great if you'd put the old news under a spoiler in your second (reserved) post, and keep the first post for the latest news.

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    Default Are Icy Chests Missing Legendary Dragon Stalker/Hunter Weapons?


    January 8th, 2016 by Ninetofive (permalink)

    Contained in the Brood of Syrillax event announcement is a photo of Dragon Stalker/Hunter legendary set. Both sets were lootable from the icy and greater icy chests that were obtainable during the event. From the event announcement:
    Quote Originally Posted by Remiem View Post
    Attachment 145295

    2 New Legendary Sets! The Dragon Stalker Set and The Dragon Hunter Set come with Armor, Helms, Weapons, Amulets, Rings and Belts! Collect them all! [emphasis added]
    As many players have noted on the forums, the weapons pictured and mentioned in the text are conspicuously absent from both icy chests. STS has yet to comment on the absence of the weapons. Players are left wondering whether the exclusion of the weapons was intentional or not, and whether the weapons will yet make an appearance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Memorials View Post
    Can a dev tell me if [the legendary dragon weapons] are available yet? id really appreciate it
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