Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Mythos Sees a New Big Patch...

And those who signed up for beta but DID NOT get in before October 31st will need to re-register their e-mail address for a chance at the successor to FATE and Diablo 2.

Here's a summation of the more prominant additions, and I can't say I've had time to check it out yet but I plan to this weekend and over the Holiday so I'll report back on it sometime next week hopefully.
* Guilds have been added! Speak to the Guildmaster in Tulin's Hope to start one at a cost of 5 Gold.
* Hardcore Mode has been added, for extra challenge! In Hardcore, when you die - your character is gone forever, so be careful!
* Elite Mode has been added. In Elite mode, monsters are faster, more aggressive, and tougher. Champions appear more often. You can only sell items for half of regular price.
- Note that Elite and Hardcore players cannot party or trade with players who do not match their setup, to preserve the economies of these different play styles.
* Re-specs are now allowed (although not in Hardcore or Elite mode) - speak to a Skillmaster in Stonehill or Tulin's hope. Re-specs are free from level 1 through 5, and above that, cost starts at 1 Gold and increases from there. There is a maximum of 3 re-specs beyond level 5
* Quests are now Trackable - check them in your log to view them onscreen at all times
* Maximum Questlog size increased to 8 quests.
* Hardware Mouse Cursors! This should make mouse response lightning fast. Hooray!
* Achievements system has been added - complete goals to earn equippable achievements that give you extra bonuses! Unlock a new achievement slot every 10 levels
* Emotes - there is an emote button above the chat pane that will show you the options
* Zivia's Puzzle Box!
* Party Finder – post your party and description and meet some new friends! You can also post yourself as looking for group to the list.
* Ignore List is now account-based and actually saves.

* Mossy Gothic Tileset.
* Sand Temple Tileset.
* Goblin City Tileset.
* 2 New Boss Battles.
* Many new monsters.
* New monster spawn layouts for Zone 2 that are much improved.
* New Gadgeteer Dusters and Mage gear – including non-robe Mage gear..
* Tulin's Hope has guard patrols.
* Lots of new uniques! Some of our forum-goers might recognize a few of these...
* New socketable gemstones.
* New level decorations and breakables in zone 2 outdoors.
* Lots of new sounds.
* Many particle updates.
* A few new quests

* Leveling rate improved - monsters now give about 30-35% more XP.
* Monsters about 15% tougher.
* Rifle damage nerfed past level 7 or so - it was pretty excessive.
* Partied players now get 100% credit for each monster kill.
* Quest XP balanced where it was ridiculously low (or oddly high).
There's tons of fixes and tuning changes also, but these are the biggies. Remember, go re-sign up for the beta if you haven't received your e-mail invite yet. The database for the applications had to be wiped before the launch of Hellgate: London, so all those who didn't get an invite before Halloween need to re-apply. Get crackin'!

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