Event (8/19-9/15): Hyper uniques and more
- Hyper unique (help 'hyper unique')
- Double gold and infuscated marbles
- Spiritual judgement now has powerful effects for beyond 100% training.
- Undefiled benignity now has powerful effects for beyond 100% training.
- The gold cap for nim has been raised fairly substantially. However, we will continue to adjust it as necessary (even if that means reducing it some).
- Hum ofValkyries Bastion has been changed, slightly.
- The preventions for glacious stones have been broken into separate categories:
- glacious stones - pool (when restoring health, endurance, etc.)
- glacious stones - run time (when clearing run time)
- glacious stones - daily prize (when clearing daily prize prev) This means you may now use all three together, while the pool prevention is the shortest and the daily prize is the longest.
- You can now use five glacious stones to clear your run time affect. This can be done, at most, once every five hours.
- The run time algorithm has been changed. It now has the following values: Hour 1: 300% experience / gold (previously 200%) Hours 2-4: 150% experience / gold (previously 125%) Hours 5-8: 100% experience / gold (same) Hours 9-12: 50% experience / gold (previously 80%) Hours 13-16: 25% experience / gold (previously 50%) Hours 16-24: 5% experience / gold (previously 10%) See "help run time" for more details.
- Trewan of the rising forest has been increased in its prevention time. This means when using this ability, the user will be unable to use it again for a longer period of time than before this change.
- Ruan awareness and combat instinct now have 1/2 round lag when their affects are active as opposed to having 0 lag.
- Cleric's heavenly smiting now usually will have lag associated with it. However, if the user's ability % is high enough, sometimes when it is used it will be lagless. The higher the user's ability %, the higher the chance for lagless execution.
- The bot check system is no longer automatically active. In addition, the last pk system has been changed to encourage mass PK of botters. See "help run time" and "help bot check" for more details.
- Due to numerous requests, we have begun hyper unique month! During this time all unique items have increased chances of being more powerful than usual (e.g., use of infuscated marbles on items can improve items to levels not normally achievable). Hyper unique month will likely run until the end of March. Maybe longer? For more details see "help unique" and keep in mind that hyper uniques are even more powerful than super uniques, but their complete details are secret.
- Fenrir has returned to Nodeka. He will be resuming his previous duties in charge of mortal affairs. Details: As some of you may know, Fenrir left the immortal staff in 2014 but continued to play Nodeka thereafter. Later, he (using his mortal) caused some disturbance on Nodeka in 2015. Because of this and in spite of after years of outstanding service, his mortal was deleted and he was banned from the game. Over the last few months, starting with a dialogue with Nijlo, Fenrir has been actively working on Nodeka and with Nijlo behind the scenes. During this time his mortal was reinstated and he recently asked for his immortal to be reinstated. Whim and Nijlo spent several weeks discussing this and finally came to the conclusion that given Fenrir's superior track record prior to the incident in 2015 and his continued and sincere desire to assist Nodeka that we would allow his return upon two conditions. First, that regardless of any outcome he will remain professional at all times, which he has promised. Second, that he send a formal apology to all of Nodeka for his prior behavior. He has fulfilled both terms and his apology is as follows:
- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- To all Nodeka players, As many of you know I stepped down three years ago from my Immortal Position. In the following year I continued to play my Mortal character towards the end of this time I became frustrated and used my position to sabotage Nodeka and undermine Nijlo. My actions were unprofessional, inexcusable and truly unbefitting of a member of the Nodeka staff, active or not. There is no apology I can offer that will do justice to make up for my actions, I truly regret what transpired and can never make up for what I did. I would like to request of you to allow me to return and with the efforts of Nodeka staff attempt to rebuild some rapport with you the players, whom without this game would not be around, and make Nodeka better. Fenrir
- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- We are excited to have Fenrir return to Nodeka and are moving forward in a disciplined and measured fashion to ensure we do not have a repeat of the incident of 2015. What Fenrir has done by making a formal and public apology to the entire game is no easy task. It takes an incredible amount of humility and courage. We ask that you give him your support as he transitions back to his former role.
- Crash bug fixed.
- Lay hands now has strong benefits for beyond 100% training. In addition, its base cost has been increased.
Updated abilities list to show training beyond 100% for Tholec's rising, singularity of fate and singularity of focus have benefits. Thanks Odinn.
- Added code in attempt to fix these mysterious Nodeka stall events that currently require reboots.
- Training beyond 100% now improves weave of balance uptime.
- Platinum rewards for Invasion events have been strongly increased.
- Extending hyper triple through 1/31 due to January lottery!
- The last pk system has been changed in the following way. If a player PKs another player, the killer's name is removed from the victim's last pk list (assuming it is on it).
- New super map will become active for characters who receive $250 or more in donations over an entire year. For more information, see "help super map."
- Fixed a bug with rank calculations for skills and spells of characters who had trained beyond 100% for their second or third sub-classes.
- New Year and January Lottery: We will be running the following throughout the month of January (and for the final days of December). 1. Triple sun stones for all donations (through January 31st). 2. We will be holding weekly lotteries each Saturday of each week of January at midnight PST (including a special Saturday and Sunday pick for Dec 31 and Jan 1). Each $50 donation made on a given character will grant that character a ticket in the lottery (e.g., donate $50, get 1 ticket; donate $200, get 4 tickets) for the week's lottery in addition to the normal donation. All donations already made in December will be applied to BOTH lotteries of December 31 and January 1. There will be 1 carryover character per week. See "help lottery" for more information. Note: tickets are given to the character the donation is placed, irrespective of if the owner of that character made the donation. One winner will be selected each week. There will be SIX winners for the months of Dec./Jan. and one character may win the lottery more than once (e.g., Nijlo wins on week 1 and week 4 and gets two prizes). Winners will be selected on these days and their names will be placed at the top of the MOTD.
- 11:59pm PST, Saturday, December 31 (TOMORROW)
- 11:59pm PST, Sunday, January 1
- 11:59pm PST, Saturday, January 7
- 11:59pm PST, Saturday, January 14
- 11:59pm PST, Saturday, January 21
- 11:59pm PST, Saturday, January 28 Each winner will be given a very special prize! Prizes will be a lottery themselves based on the following spin of the wheel:
- 1,000,000 platinum
- 100 sun stones (can be split across characters)
- 50 infuscated marbles (can be split across characters)
- +500 to any pool (up to aug max, can be divided)
- +10 to any stat (up to aug max, can be divided)
- +100% in a skill / spell of your choosing (up to aug max, can be divided)
- A random super uniqued improvement to any item you already own (you must have the item) Lottery prizes will be distributed to all winners after the January lotteries are complete. (Note: donation caps are removed this month for people who want to exceed the limit.)
- Radical defiance coupled with defying prayer now no longer induces a loss of power when radical defiance is trained over 100%.
- Infuscated marbles can no longer be used on unsavable items (e.g., ataghans, tridents, etc.).
- New event: hyper salvage drops and 3x sun stone donation period!
- Due to the overwhelming positive feedback of the increased PvP rewards, we have decided to leave them in place (perhaps permanently), although the PK timeouts have been increased back to their original duration.
- Magus warshell is now usable in combat.
- New planar sage spell: Lectokke's focus. See 'help lectokke's focus' for more details.
- Halloween treat! 3x sun stones and 3x marbles on all donations from October 29 - November 3.
- New skill for highway bandit: highwayman's speed.
- The cost of combat instinct has been reduced by 2/3rds and it is now trainable over 100%.
- Happy October thieves! Nim has been permanently changed so the lag for successful nims is reduced by roughly 50% of what it used to be for expert class nimmers.
- Illuminated lightning now has benefits for beyond 100% training.
- Crystalline winds, red firebeam, and holy hammer have been improved, slightly.
- Mercurial spirit-lightning and mystic wand of fleetness have been toned, slightly.
- The "who" list has been reworked a bit.
- Augment titling has been changed to the following: Tier 1: ( aug-# ) --> ( ascend ) Tier 2:
- -> ( asc-# ) --> ( legend ) Tier 3:
- -> ( lgd-# ) --> ( demigod )
- These changes have required some pretty large-scale changes in the code. Although we have thoroughly tested the new system, it's entirely possible that we've missing something. Please let Nijlo know if anything seems to be overlooked (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Convert now has several more options. See 'help convert' for more details.
- Gems: it now costs 40 gems to buy one sun stone and 110 gems to buy an infuscated marble.
- Cleanup of convert output including adding line breaks every three lines to see things more clearly for first time converters.
- Augmenting: the base cost for augmenting a demigod has decreased from 10 sun stones + demi-augs / 10 to 7 sun stones + demi-augs / 10. the base cost for augmenting an ascendant has decreased from 20 sun stones + asc-augs / 10 to 14 sun stones + asc-augs / 10. For those of you who have already augmented into demi-1 or higher, please email Nijlo (email@example.com) and you will be reimbursed the difference in sun stones. Economic boom! Nodeka's economy has been booming! As such, gold has permanently increased by 50% on all mobs! (And nim has been increased, yet, again, to accommodate for this.)
- Nim has been improved with respect to the gold that can be acquired using it.
- Fixed experience output bug. Thanks Kickeri.
- New event (8/14 - 9/5) -- hyper unique items!
- Hyper unique items are randomly generated items that are now possibly better than anything you've seen before, including being potentially better than super unique items.
- 3x infuscated marbles on all donations during this event period; 3x on all experience, too!
- Aikido has been toned for beyond 100% training and now has increased prevention time.
- Esquiva has been toned for beyond 100% training and now has increased prevention time.
- Decaying touch now has improved benefits beyond 100%. In addition, there is now an upper training secret that is fundamentally different than anything the druid class has been granted before. Recommendation: seek full beyond 100% training in this skill. See 'help decaying touch' for more information.
- Druids now have increased power in the following two ways: 1. When using lightning, druids receive a class-specific bonus that no other class receives. 2. Quickbolt - oe naj'k has been improved in several ways for beyond 100% training. Expect a few more druid improvements in the coming week.
Updated event: Also 3X gold on all mobs (just added today)!
- New event: Three times the likelihood of items being dropped and three times the normal number of infuscated marbles on all donations! Lasts until August 13.
- Contradiction of the rabbit, vtshinne's frenzy, and heightened instinct have been toned such that their benefits beyond 100% training now increase at a degraded rate.
- New event from June 4-18 -- double double! Double sun stones and glacious stones on all donations and double experience and gold.
Update 5/28/2016: New quest line! "The fragile peace between the White Lion and the Fortress of the Bule can no longer be maintained. As each side prepares for war, they have begun recruiting efforts to sway the balance in their favor. Both feel their cause is just, who will you side with the White Lion or Bule?"
- Monster is this week's lottery winner! +500 to any pool. Monster, please contact Nijlo (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive your prize.
- Paladin changes: * Minor increase to class +hit for all remort tiers. * Holy light costs less endurance to use and now has some fairly powerful benefits when trained significantly beyond 100%. * Divinity costs less initial spirit to invoke and for those who train beyond 100% it now has greater length of duration and significantly improved benefits to stats (including more stats improved).
- The rate of endurance, mana, or spirit drain as you train skills or spells beyond 100% has been reduced. Note: this change only decreases the drain of mana and spirit by a small amount, while it decreases the drain of endurance by a larger amount.
Update 5/18/2016: Random lottery ticket winner: Monster Time and date of selection: 1:20am (Pacific Time) on 5/18/2016
- We are adding an additional twist to the lottery. At least once during each week, we will be selecting a random character that will receive a free lottery ticket. The only condition is that the character must be logged in when we make the random character selection. However, for the time being, we will not be announcing when we will be picking random lottery ticket winners. As such, be logged in as much as you can! Random lottery ticket winner: Noneel Time and date of selection: 2:45pm (Pacific Time) on 5/17/2016 Congratulations Noneel, you've been added to this week's lottery.
- Heroic grouping has been re-enabled.
- Inscription rankings have been changed to the following: Previously: Rank Inscription Points
- ----------------- < 100,000 2 100,000 3 150,000 4 200,000 5 300,000 6 400,000 7 500,000 8 750,000 9 1,000,000 10 Now: Rank Inscription Points
- ----------------- < 20,000 2 20,000 3 40,000 4 60,000 5 80,000 6 100,000 7 120,000 8 140,000 9 160,000 10 180,000 11