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[JULY 27] Blight of Frost Keep Update Patch Notes

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edited July 27, 2016 in Patch Notes

Take a look at the newest features and events we have added in the Blight of Frost Keep update!

Ellora’s Shop

Ellora’s Shop has been updated with new items! Get your hands on exciting items such as:

  • Cat's In the Bag Package, containing a Calico Cat familiar, Character Slot Voucher, and more
  • Mecha Familiar Costumes: Mecha Phantom and Mecha Karasha
  • BOGO Bag Package: Get two 16-Slot Bags for the price of one
  • Three New Costumes including: Traditional Ara, Traditional Dasom, and Traditional Yoonsul
  • Three New Effects including: Yellow Rune Cape, Red Rune Cape, and White Rune Cape
  • For more information on the updates in Ellora’s Shop, click here.

Level Cap Increase

The level cap has now been increased to 35!  Power up your Rider in preparation for the journey into dangers that await in Parna’s Coast.  With the level increase comes new skills for abilities for each class as well as upgrades to existing skills for some classes. Here are the new and updated skills for each class:

Berserker

  • Savage Instinct [Level 23]
  • Mortal Blow [Level 23]
  • Counterattack (Ground) [Level 25]
  • Blade Block [Level 27]
  • Gust Cut Charge [Level 30]
  • (Skill Book) Strong Will [Level 33]
  • Assault Complex (Talent Skill) [Level 35]

Guardian

  • Sentencing Blow [Level 23]
  • Pledge of Brilliance [Level 23]
  • Endless Repose [Level 25]
  • Absorbing Shield [Level 25]
  • Pledge of Power [Level 25]
  • Hakain’s Hammer [Level 27]
  • Swift Justice [Level 30]
  • (Skill Book) Physical Superiority [Level 33]
  • Shield of Truth [Level 35]
  • Rampart Charge [Level 35]

Priest

  • Repentant Bond [Level 23]
  • Genesis [Level 25]
  • Unbreakable Faith [Level 25]
  • Protective Faith [Level 25]
  • Crisis of Faith [Level 25]
  • Ray of Salvation [Level 30]
  • Ellora’s Vigor [Level 30]
  • (Skill Book) Introspection [Level 33]
  • Final Prayer [Level 35]
  • Scourging Light [Level 35]

Wizard

  • Fire Rain [Level 23]
  • Hail Storm [Level 23]
  • Ice Meteor [Level 25]
  • Safety Warp [Level 25]
  • Inferno Meteor [Level 25]
  • Frozen Blessing [Level 27]
  • Aqua Bubble [Level 30]
  • (Skill Book) Magic Amplification [Level 33]
  • Incendiary Explosion [Level 35]
  • Glacial Explosion [Level 35]

Assassin

  • Whirling Shadow  [Level 23]
  • Swirling Leaves [Level 25]
  • Getaway [Level 25]
  • Cold Blood [Level 25]
  • Poisoned [Level 27]
  • Dagger’s Song [Level 27]
  • (Skill Book) Living Dagger [Level 33]
  • Danger Zone [Level 35]
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  • NXACuddlesNXACuddles
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    edited July 27, 2016

    Parna’s Coast

    The new region of Parna’s Coast features new quests to complete, new challenges to overcome, new dungeons to conquer and new familiars to tame.

    Cold Wave Effect

    When you make your way to Parna’s Coast, prepare for a chilly reception.  A misty frost called the “Cold Wave” permeates the area.  This debilitating cold will lower your familiars’ move speed and energy.  You will need to use cold resistance scrolls and certain familiar gear to protect your familiars from the cold. Equipping your familiar with gear such as the Premium Guardian Claws, Premium Guardian Saddle, and Premium Guardian Soul Stone will activate the cold resistance set bonus.  However, Elite Familiars from Parna’s Coast and all Heroic familiars are immune to this effect.

    Severe Cold Effect

    As you ride closer to the center of Parna’s Coast, an effect harsher than that of the Cold Wave will begin to affect your familiar. Finding familiars in Parna that have Bitter Cold Resistance will be the one of the ways to offset this effect. This can also be offset with familiars that have “Mythic Resilience.”

    Field Raid

    The Field Raid is a new open raid experience that is done in the open world instead of an instanced dungeon. Field Raid bosses can be found and engaged like normal enemies on the battlefield. Players only need to form their party and find the boss to begin the battle. There is no level restriction to participate, however it is recommended for Riders who are level 32 and above.

    • In a Field Raid you can challenge one of six different bosses:
      • Merciless Jeranin – Located near Divinity Shore
      • Chieftain Keron – Located near Blasphemer’s Swamp
      • Mage Chief Usula – Located near Blasphemer’s Swamp
      • Chief Archer Poseana – Located near Blasphemer’s Swamp
      • Dark Knight Ashuram – Located near Farlark
      • Bismuth the Ruthless – Located near Bismuth Cove
    • Note that while Merciless Jeranin, Bismuth the Ruthless, and Dark Knight Ashuram are individual raid boss encounters, Chieftain Keron, Mage Chief Ursula and Chief Archer Poseana are in one location and are fought together.
    • No items or quests are required to engage in battle with the raid bosses, however their respawn times are similar to that of heroic familiar spawns.

    The Frost Keep

    The Frost Keep is the stronghold of the Frost Guard and their enigmatic and powerful leader, Rondo Terramunce. Reaching the Keep will be a challenge unto itself, but surviving it once you enter will only be accomplished by the strongest of Riders.

    • Entry into the Frost Keep is limited to Riders who are level 34 and above.
    • The Frost Keep can be experienced in Normal mode (solo), Elite mode (up to 5 players), and Heroic mode (up to 5 players).
    • Riders who are able to overcome the two bosses that roam the halls of Frost Keep may discover great treasures including:
      • Armor Set – Frost Command Set
      • Weapons – Aisha’s Staff and Scepter or Rondo’s Greatsword, Sword and Daggers
      • Shield and Crest – Frost Command
    • Feature mounts that can be found in the Frost Keep include “Phantom”, “Frost”, and “Mist”

    Cavern of the Veil

    Hidden within Parna’s Coast, Riders will discover the gigantic underground caves that house the Merumi zealots and their tightly guarded temple in worship of Radan. As you work your way through the underground cave system, the path you take will determine the boss you end up challenging!

    • Entry into the Cavern of the Veil is limited to Riders who are level 28 and above.
    • The Cavern of the Veil can be experienced in Normal mode (solo), Elite mode (up to 5 players), and Heroic mode (up to 5 players).
    • The bosses you can battle include Skalion, High Priest Killian, Ankelion, and the all-seeing Radan’s Eye.
    • Riders who are able to overcome the bosses within the Cavern of the Veil may discover great treasures including:
      • Armor Set – Corrupt Set
      • Weapons – Corrupt Set (Staff, Scepter, Greatsword, Sword, and Daggers)
      • Shield and Crest – Corrupt Follower
    • Feature mounts that can be found in the Cavern of the Veil include “Lahav” and “Abyssal Coatra”

    GraysonHammerRhyavTravington
  • NXACuddlesNXACuddles
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    Alliances

    Large scale Player-vs-Player (PvP) is coming soon! In preparation for this upcoming feature, forge strategic alliances with other guilds and get ready to wage war on your enemies on the battlefield! Your efforts will see your alliance grow stronger and your fame spread throughout the land.

    What is an Alliance?

    Alliances are a system that allows for guilds to function and operate under a unified emblem.

    Rules to Alliances

    How to Form an Alliance

    • Max guilds in alliance: 3
    • Invite target guild (by name input) to alliance
      • Cost 10 gold
      • Must be an alliance leader to invite guilds into the alliance
      • Guild Master of target guild currently online
      • Target guild rank is 2+
      • Target guild not currently in an alliance
      • Target guild accepts/declines invite

    How to Disband/Kick/Leave Alliance

    • Only alliance creator can disband
    • Only creator may kick alliance members
    • Only guild leaders of guild in alliance may choose to remove guild from alliance

    Barriers to Entry in Creating an Alliance

    • Speak to Alliance Master
    • Guild Rank 2 or higher
    • Must be Guild Master
    • Cost 10 gold
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  • NXACuddlesNXACuddles
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    New Familiars

    There are 47 new familiars that can be discovered in Parna’s Coast giving Riders access to more mounts, pets and seals to power up gear! Familiars that can be discovered and tamed include:

    Common Familiars

    Whitecap Boar, Venomous Ice Spider, Tundra Bison, Tempest Drake, Snowy Owl, Snowclaw Wolf, Snow Tiger, Silver Shriekwing, Savage Blue Wolf, Royal Aros, Parna’s Reindeer, Laiku, Ice Hound, Ice Floe Turtle, Gray Wyrm, Frozen Shrieker, Frostodon, Ferocious Grizzly, Cunning Blue Wolf, Coastal Reindeer, Blizzard Wolf, Blizzard Phoenix

    Elite Familiars

    Uru, Troy, Thundershield Zepiros, Straiga, Raidos, Murasa, Mist, Lashaka, Lahav, Krooger, Grumpy Gros, Frost, Deathbeak Rodos, Dainok, Camara, Bonethorpe, Blue Frost Wyvern, Blahk, Amaran, Abyssal Coatra

    Heroic Familiars

    Venomous Caspert, Terror Kerav, Phantom, Karresh, Apocalypse

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  • NXACuddlesNXACuddles
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    edited July 27, 2016

    Game Feature Additions

    • Added 5 Male Beards
    • Optimized Male/Female Aesthetics
    • Added 33 New Achievements
    • UI Scale Slider
    • Added function to rotate character (Character Selection Screen)
    • Block dialog box will pop up when you “shift + click” a character’s name in the chat window

    Bug Fixes

    • Fixed ground graphic texture from appearing as tiles when shader is set to lowest settings.
    • Fixed issue with process not ending in Windows 10
    • Fixed problem with slash and backslash shortcut keys not displaying
    • Fixed a bug where auto-combo skills were kept in the quickslot
    • Fixed a bug where shoulder accessory showed when moving to another region even with shoulder accessory disabled

    New Known Issues

    • With the resolution set to 1680x1050, if the player sets the UI Scale to maximum, The “CREATE” button for making new characters will not be functional. This issue only happens with this specific resolution and can easily be fixed if the player changes the resolution to anything “except” 1680x1050.

    Existing Known issues

    • The following aerial familiar skins (Luminous Benthic and White Benthic) currently have texture issues
      • This will be fixed in a future update.
    • The Priest skill ‘Divine Comfort’ is missing a description.
      • This is a ‘self-heal’ skill.
    • The item ‘Taming Points Potion’ can be used even when players have full taming points.
      • This means that you could accidentally waste your Taming Points Potion if you use it while your points are full
    • The Red Qipao outfit appears black on male characters when previewed in Ellora’s Shop, and when equipped.
      • The Red Qipao outfit is actually meant to be red, but is currently displaying as black for male characters.
    • The NPC Jeranin is missing from Divinity Shore.
      • This means you cannot acquire the Dragon Emblem for Taming ‘Agnas the Red’ (Dragon Mount).
    • Using a ‘Warp Pass’ triggers the 3 minute cooldown of the Premium Service ‘Transit Shrine Pass’.
      • ‘Transit Shrine Pass’ and ‘Warp Passes’ are supposed to share cooldown functionality
    • Un-Tracking completed quests cannot be seen in the quest log.
      • This means that if you stop tracking a completed quest, the quest cannot be found in the quest log.
    • [UI] – Cash Inventory
      • ‘Claiming’ an item from the cash inventory will bring up the ‘Transfer’ message that will prevent additional interaction with the cash inventory. Users can simply close and re-open the cash inventory to have it functional again.
    • [UI] – Beastiary
      • Some users who currently own the ‘Gilded Benthic’ familiar may have this familiar as ‘Not Acquired’ in their Bestiary. As a work around, affected users will have to acquire the familiar again in order to have this ‘acquired’.
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  • NXACuddlesNXACuddles
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    edited July 27, 2016
    Reserved
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  • NXACuddlesNXACuddles
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    edited July 27, 2016
    Reserved
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  • LicarusLicarus
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    edited July 27, 2016
    Barriers to Entry in Creating an Alliance


    Speak to Alliance Master

    Guild Rank 2 or higher

    Must be Guild Master

    Cost 10 gold

    So instead of Guild Rank 3, we can create Alliances at Guild Rank 2? Is this what I'm understanding???? if so, awesome! Loving these patch notes, keep 'em comin!
  • iSlayeriSlayer
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    edited July 27, 2016
    Cat's In the Bag Package, containing a Calico Cat familiar, Character Slot Voucher, and more
    That's a great news but how we can have more information about Calico Cat,
    i mean what skills active and passive he have. I wanna buy that package but i wanna know something more
    OutsanityYT
  • GraysonHammerGraysonHammer
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    edited July 27, 2016
    Great patch notes. I'm so glad that the UI can now be scaled, and all these fixes happened.
  • MokaMoka
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    edited July 27, 2016
    So they bundled a Character Slot Voucher with the Cat's In the Bag Package. Anyone know if the voucher will be buyable as a separate item as well?
  • LicarusLicarus
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    edited July 27, 2016
    Moka
    Moka said:

    So they bundled a Character Slot Voucher with the Cat's In the Bag Package. Anyone know if the voucher will be buyable as a separate item as well?
    let's hope, shall we? i haven't seen it anywhere in the patchnotes sadly. guess we'll have to wait and see
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  • mandrosmandros
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    edited July 27, 2016
    Is crafting getting a boost too or did I miss this in the notes?
  • ShiszkaShiszka
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    edited July 27, 2016
    Why NX are so expensive... T_T
    I want these skins T_T


    Btw... Looks like Besrerkers are pretty poor in that patch, we got only 7 skills when all others got them more o:
    I hope they're gonna be the beasts now, it's hard to soloing with Zerker x:
  • ZekeCrossZekeCross
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    edited July 27, 2016
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    mandros said:

    Is crafting getting a boost too or did I miss this in the notes?
    I also didnt see anything about crafting
    presumably it should go up... but....
  • AortaAorta
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    edited July 27, 2016
    In the Bug/Issue section of the patch notes, I see no mentioning of the ‘Dungeon exiting bug’ (See link).
    Should we assume that this issue is now resolved, or will it still persist at present times?
    As the current state of the game is so heavily centred around dungeons (even the newest events seem to relate to this content), this issue truly is detrimental for a vast portion of the playerbase, I am sure.
    At least some communication regarding this would therefore be much appreciated.

    Thanks.
  • 00Gambit00Gambit
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    edited July 27, 2016
    I would really like to see a name change ticket added to the cash store. My in game character name is stupid and really want to change it but don't want to make another character all over again D:
  • ParthuinParthuin
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    edited July 27, 2016
    Thank you for the blocking changes and process not ending! Also, anyone else excited for those mecha skins? They look sick!

    Awesome patch! Keep up the good work!
  • nerezanereza
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    edited July 27, 2016
    Are the character creation glitches/bugs being looked at? Since they are not mentioned in the existing known issues section? I'm curious since new items were added to character creation. I've heard no word on when this will be fixed or if we have to use our own ellums to fix something that shouldn't need fixing :/

  • InkzInkz
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    edited July 27, 2016
    UI scaling is all I need ;)
  • KinsonKinson
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    edited July 27, 2016
    I have a question regarding a discrepancy between what is posted here and what is posted on the news article, found here.

    Game Feature Changes

    Changed Daily/Weekly/Monthly Achievements
    2 Daily Achievements
    1 Weekly Achievement
    2 Monthly Achievements


    This is in the news article, but not mentioned here in the patch notes. If I take this at face value, then it seems the number of repeatable achievements for Elluns has been drastically reduced. What I'm hoping is that they are adding new kinds of achievements to the rotation, not removing them. One of the great selling points for me to bring people in to the game has been the generous amount of Elluns available from simply playing the game. We used to have 6 daily, 5 weekly, and 7 monthly. Hopefully I'm just reading this wrong. Clarification would be great! Thanks.
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