|06-08-2019, 02:22 AM||#1|
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Alter Aeon June 2019 Update
This month we will be conducting our big league summertime event, the Summer Solstice Celebration! This will be the seventh such annual event. It will begin on the day of the summer solstice, Friday, June 21st and end on the evening of July 4th.
Like last year, the Puzzlewood Forest will return. We will be presenting a solo version for players of all levels with endless experience level mobs, and a group version with wave after wave of mobs of increasing strength to challenge high level players, just like last year. We'll also be lifting a couple of elements from the 2014 event and the 2016 event for the main story areas, namely the portal dispelling from the former and the point defense of the latter. Players will be presented with instanced battleground zones, with specific missions to accomplish for each one.
A special effort was made last month to balance the skills and spells of the various classes. The goal is to even out the amount of practices necessary to gain the critical abilities of each class, giving each class roughly the same number and at regular intervals. In particular, several abilities have been spread out quite a bit to prevent clumping at lower levels. In keeping with this vein, there are no longer any critical abilities beyond level 30, only important, helpful and obscure ones. The theory is that by level 30, your selection of primary class abilities will be heavily influenced by your choices of secondary and tertiary classes.
In addition, some spells and skills that are outdated will be receiving improvements, such as 'cure blindness' and 'feint'. So far, the mage, cleric, warrior, necromancer and druid classes have been updated, and the thief class is soon to follow.
In June, we have a number of a code updates planned. For example:
A whole host of new features and sounds has been added to Mush-Z, our comprehensive MUSHClient package designed for the visually impaired. One set of updates in particular focused on giving players the ability to better customize their audio experience. Sample options include:
And now, some links!
Here's our June 2019 monthly update audio presentation on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64NFyRiO2kA
Next, an interview with Morpheus, senior staff member of Alter Aeon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-5Vn2TYfjQ
Follow us on our new blog created to replace the discontinued Google pages: https://alter-aeon.blogspot.com
And finally, a list of social media sites that we currently support: http://lawful-evil.org/social_master_list.html