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Update #30

Welcome after the next break. 4 weeks ago my daughter was born and therefore we have prepared a competition described below. In the meantime, we've added the following things to the server.

Extensive paintball corrections which took the change of the arena by Nie Gap Sie, a number of improvements in the mechanics of the event and its optimization. Paintball will continue to be manually operated by crew members, and when more events will be developed, it will be launched automatically.

Dvarf Miner and Elf Overseer raids have been added.

Discord bot has been extended to show the loot of a given monster.

As the problems with the houses shows from time to time, I added some automations in the process of recovering items. This does not mean that objects have disappeared earlier to someone else, only that I will be able to restore them quicker.

While Xyla is still without news, the Android client got a few important fixes. In version 0.2:

  • longer hold of a point on the screen works like the right mouse click (shows the context menu)
  • in addition to the existing panel with arrows for walking, a window with hot-keys from F1 to F6 has been added
  • icons in the upper belt have been enlarged twice to make it easier to aim at them, especially on screens with a higher resolution (in plans for the future there is a responsiveness of the whole client to adapt to the current display resolution)
  • has been changed the mechanism of downloading game files (spr and dat) using the system curl command

To encourage you to test android client and report what it's need to improve (in the game or on the forum), anyone who plays with it will get a greater amount of experience gained. The client is available for download in the Download section from the menu.

Almost all bugs reported through the bug reporting / complaints window (CTRL + Z and report offenses) have been corrected:

  • improving the appearance of cheese and monsters that drop them correctly
  • improvement of baking mechanisms
  • improving the loot bonus mechanism from Scrooge
  • adding water ball support
  • improvement of the Beagle Brothers spawn in the maze (some of them gained immunity to invisibility) and hole place
  • improvement of messages about current raids at kings
  • improve Rashid's mission to suit specific days of the week
  • improving the allocation of Tarik lottery points
  • improvement in the purchase of various liquids at the NPC, such as at Norma and Lily
  • expanding Rashid's offer for missing items
  • improving the display of the guild and the players present in it
  • map update on the page with missing spawns and locations

As a miniquest we have added on the map the box from which every few hours you can get a random item, including rusty armor and legs, and then using a rusty remover to get a random armoury item.

At the end, a small competition for the birth of my daughter. The NPC at Temple Rookgaard and Luminis offers everyone 5 attempts to guess the name we gave her. The player who first gives the correct name will be rewarded not with one, but with two skill cards! New players who have no experience with this item, I encourage you to ask questions on the Game-chat.

See you in the game, hear you in the chat:)

Update #29

Welcome to the next summary of changes on the server.

Paintball Event appeared on the server. For some time it will be launched by someone from the administration, and in the near or distant future will be included in the set of automatic events launched on different days. The full description of the game can be found on the forum under this link, and in the Rank tab appeared list of the best players of this event.

The group of tutors powered Nuviusz since today. The player has been with us for a long time and is always happy to help in the game, on Discord, and even on the forum, because his tutorial appeared for those who started their adventure on our server. I invite you on behalf of Nuviusz to read the guide.

On Discord, there is a Bot-helper by Tugaon who willingly answers some of the users' questions. Welcome to Discord on the info-bot channel, the list of commands will be expanded with new ones over time.

See you in the game, hearyou on the chat :)

Update #28.1

Every great warrior would like to have in his equipment at least one weapon or armor from a dwarven smith. Such valuable items are worshiped around the world, by every race. An example of the splendor of such a smith is various books:

"Blacksmithing is not easy to learn. Although everybody can create a weapon or armor after basic training, what if someone would like to create something special? To get to the level of championship, you have to spend many years, maybe even decades to create a work that will use the materials in the best way, so far only one race could do something like that: dwarves who spent a lot of time in the forge could forge weapons or create armor so good and valuable that repetition by another race would require. To this day, you can find great works in every corner of the world, but in order to help the dwarves create anything, another race needs to get their respect. Finding rare minerals can be one of the things that will surely bring anyone closer to you. co-creation of dwarf works forge." ~ Dwarf smiths

"The sound of a hammer, a burning campfire and hot temperature - these are elements of the blacksmith's everyday life, but who could be better than a dwarf? They are the masters of craft and if you just want to live at least one day as an adventurer, do not hesitate just try to find an opportunity to get the item made by the dwarf smith!" ~ Facts from Dwarf mines

Update #28

Welcome to the next portion of the news. The last entry appeared 5 months ago, but it does not mean that during this time nothing new appeared on the server - most of the things I will describe here is already on the server for some time. The long break is also due to the fact that the new features we worked on required more time than regular quests, but the most important factor that caused such a long break are changes in personal life - together with my wife we ​​expect a child and that's why we have renovated the whole apartment in the meantime.

1. New forum

After a long time, we came to the conclusion that the amount of work that needs to be put into the development of the current forum will be disproportionate to the effect we would like to achieve. From today, we are moving to a forum based on the phpBB engine, which has already been prepared basic categories for various areas of the server life. In addition, all current and future guides will be posted there. The address of the new forum is https://forum.rookgaard.pl, while the old one will remain on the same link http://rookgaard.pl/forum, however, without the possibility of further posting.

2. Mobile client

Players with longer experience in the world of Open Tibia know that the client does not end with that one from Cipsoft. Many servers use OTClient, which gives the possibility of a very wide modification, and additionally there is a mobile port (publicly available on GitHub). We have successfully compiled and configured it to connect to our server, which results in a ready to installation file for the Android platform available download from here or from the Download section. Any shortcomings or difficulties in the client result from the fact that the client is only a mobile port, and not an application from the beginning written for mobile devices. Nevertheless, all the comments can be reported in the relevant section of the forum, and I will try to improve it as far as time and skills are concerned. Below is a short guide on how to download, run the application and log in to the game.

3. The possibility of server support

From the beginning of the server existence, we got to know a lot of opinions about it, both bad and good ones, which were thankfully much more. Some players were surprised about the lack of an SMS store, others accepted the solution very much, and yet others offered that they could support the server as much as they could. From today it is possible! Anyone who wants to support the server has the opportunity to buy a crown that will decorate the profile and characters of the supporter. The purchase of such a crown is voluntary and will not give anyone an advantage over others who do not have such crowns, and all profit will be allocated to the development and maintenance of the server. In addition, if in a given month the amount of the limit is set (fixed at PLN 40, because these are the average monthly costs), by the end of the month a fixed, random bonus for the whole community of players will be launched. The panel for the purchase of crowns is available under this link and from the menu on the left, which shows the status of the limit being filled.

4. Xyla development

The server is still in the alpha stage and we continue to develop it in a free moment. Currently, the stability of operation is ensured, the synchronization of players with the site has been improved (Fixera, Xyla, login server and website operate on various physical machines) and added all basic quests known from RL.

5. The Beagle Boys Quest

As a fan of Donald Duck from childhood, the server could not miss the reference to Scrooge McDuck, his treasury and thugs who hunt his fortune. We added the first quest that you can do every day, and the solutions we use in it will be the base for bigger things in the future. It is an automatically generated maze that looks different every day. Additionally, to find an exit from it, it is not enough to follow one wall, because the labyrinth is located on several levels down.

6. Fixes

5 months is enough time to improve many things that did not work as well as they should. We have improved the integration of channels with the Discord server (the invitation to the server is in the menu at the bottom left), we have verified the loot and strength of monsters again (wikipedia values ​​are changed on a regular basis, hence changes at us), we improved the mechanism for checking the ping between the server and players and expanded the number of English and Portuguese translations for another portion.

7. Summary

During this long period the server rarely said "enough", and we had no opportunity to compensate players for these short breaks and a hole in the publication of news. Therefore, on the day of ending the current school year (Friday, 22 June) will be launched a double exp, and the loot value will be increased from the current 2x to 3x, and the length of bonuses will last until Monday, 2 July.

Big steps are approaching the date of birth of my child, which at the moment falls on July 29. As the hottest period will start a week earlier, I can be less present in the life of the server, and any new products can be added with a longer delay. Until then, we'll try to prepare a few things that will be gradually added to provide players with a constant entertainment in this hot summer.

See you in the game, hear you in the chat :)

Update #27

Welcome to the next portion of changes that took place in the last week.

The Norseman Addon Quests have been added to get both addons to the outfit obtained during the Ice Islands Quest. Addons can be obtained from an NPC dressed in a given outfit.

A system has been added that notifies the player after logging in that new news has appeared on the site.

In the Community tab, the Hunting statistics tab has been added in which a list of killed monsters from the last week will be displayed. The list will be updated every few minutes.

The !protection command has been extended to include information about active protection against loss of connection to the server. It is worth recalling here how the two systems work

  • "ping protection" is a system that detects if the server has problems with access to the network. Every 5 seconds, the server checks the connection status with two traffic exchange nodes - PLIX and TPIX, and in case of a large response time from one of them activates protection for all logged in and joining players. Protection consists in ignoring the monsters by the players and passes when the connection status returns to normal
  • "exit protection" is a system that after detecting that a player lost connection with the server (eg turning off the player's computer due to power failure or disconnecting it from the router) activates the same protection as above until disconnecting character from the game. The system works only when the player completely loses the connection to the server (ie the character stops responding to "pings" sent by the server), and not when the fault of his or the Internet provider has "lags". In order not to abuse this system (eg giving exit in the client), there is a 2-hour system regeneration time after the first and subsequent disconnections. The current state can be checked using the command !protection

The anniversary bonus on exp, skills and loot is still active throughout tomorrow, and therefore successful hunting. See you in the game, hear you in chat! :)