Patch Notes are Here!
The update's here. And that means a list of things that were changed. Here's what's new in the world of Ashen Empires.OneEye posted in 10/25 Patch Notes: New Store Items-Halloween Pack. A mask pack to turn you into your favorite halloween monsters. Halloween themed house items.-Wedding Set. Wedding themed armor and clothing.-Thanksgiving Set. A mask pack to turn you into a turkey, indian
Update for 10/25
It's about time we had another update. OneEye's announced it, so it's officially expected now.OneEye posted in Servers down for update 10/25: The servers (H, L and Dransik) will be down for an update on Thursday, October 25th at 10am CST.Things we're looking forward to include:Eggs back in stores! [Source]Woodrow (Problems with Bats scroll quest) will move from Lotor's Castle to Lotor's Summer
Downtime, and Why It's Been Happening
In case you haven't noticed, or you've been living under a rock (like me), Heroes has had quite a lot of downtime lately. Naturally this raises quite a lot of concerns and complaints. Luckily, there has been some dev response on this. And quite a lot of it as well.Zarquon told us what the issue was.Zarquon posted in You're not alone:The raid controller was timing out on the writes to the
The Deal With Faction Quests
Catherine Firemane is a new member of our community that's stirring up some controversy with his (relatively) well thought out responses and participation on the forums. He recently asked a question and raised some issues with the LK/CK and Patron quests, focusing on why they were so different. OneEye responded to these issues.OneEye posted in Task Masters: Catherine, 2 and 3 of your points are
Help IWG Track Down the "Mage Casting" Bug
As a mage, I've never personally experienced this bug. But it seems that several players have and constantly hold the DEVs responsible. The problem has (always) been that the DEVs cannot reproduce the bug, so it's incredibly difficult to fix.If you've got a sure-fire way to crash your client, it's best to try and find a way to reproduce it and then post about it. These are the best ways of
A small hotfix to address some small bugs. Even one that had to deal with a particular, mischievous GMOneEye posted in 10/11 Hotfix: -Added Runecrafting Taskmaster-Tweaked Leatherworking Taskmaster values-Fixed several Shadow Quest issues-Fixed several spelling errors-Fixed Body Spells so Rauric can't crash the server again :)You can read about how Rauric crashed the server in this thread.
Keep Your Eyes Open for Pvp
Just a small nugget of info. In a discussion about possible Pvp tournaments, OneEye had this to say:OneEye posted in Supported Ongoing PvP Tournament: There is something new coming for PvP very soon (for both servers)
The Taskmasters Dilemna
It's been almost a year since the taskmasters were first introduced to Ashen Empires. At first, they were met with some resistance as some people believed that this would mean more people doing crafts and less people providing the "quality experiences" that fewer tradeskillers meant to the community. Now it seems that everyone's at least had some experience with the taskmasters.The problem,
Eggs are on their way back to stores.
A long time ago, you used to be able to buy eggs from stores. This made cake and pie making a lot easier, since clicking on chickens and only getting one egg at a time was...well....not as egg-siting as it sounded ;) But it seems we're due for some love in the next full update.OneEye posted in Eggs in provision shops: added chicken eggs to provisioner shops for next full update.This might spell
Got any reporting talent?
Looks like there's another opening for reporters. If you like to write for Ashen Empires, this is your chance to put your pen where your virtual parchment is.FujiQ posted in AE Reporter Opening: IWG will begin accepting applications to fill one spot on the AE Reporter team. To be considered, you must be an active and vocal community member with no past violations on your record. You also must be
Halloween Event set for October 30/31!
It's that time of year again. In a growing tradition, IWG will be holding it's 3rd annual Halloween event. This year, with more candy!FujiQ posted in Halloween Event 2007: Ready your weapons and clear your calendars, my friends, because this Halloween IWG invites you to a day of dungeon crawling, candy collecting, prize winning madness. It's going down at the Halloween dungeon which opens only
No Server Downtime After All!
Remember that downtime we were supposed to have?Burning Spear posted in No Server Downtime 10/4/2007: We managed to update everything without having to bring down the game servers.Assuming we don't discover a problem in the next hour or so there should be no down time.Gotta love the new hotfix system :)
Look out for Thursday Downtime!! :(
One has to wonder what the impact of this downtime will be.OneEye posted in System Downtime 10/4/2007: Ashen Empires and Dransik will be down starting at:09:00:00 Thursday October 4, 2007 CST / 14:00:00 Thursday October 4, 2007 GMTThis downtime is for routine maintenance. Stay tuned to the forums during the downtime for periodic updates on when the servers will be back and available.Maybe while
A Hotfix for the BFD!!
Another hotfix with glorious hotfix goodies...OneEye posted in 9/17 Hotfix: -Dungeon logout timer fixed-2nd confirmation option added when rebuilding your house from a deed-Increased Broken Finger Lever Boss chance.I have no idea what the "dungeon logout timer" is. But points two and three are good news.
Beware of Deeds (bltn edition)
Tempester started a sort of "help the homeless" topic when Dell accidentally had his house rebuilt when he clicked on a deed in the middle of his home.By the way, if you have a house and you click on a blueprint, you're asked if you want to rebuild the house. If you click yes, you lose everything in the home and you start back at an empty plot. This just goes to show you that you need to be
Some interesting stuff about the Broken Finger Dungeon
Midnight started a thread not too long ago about how the bosses weren't spawning in the Broken Finger Dungeon. Well, it's not necessarily about how the bosses weren't spawning. It's more about how you're paying extra to get access to premium content and not receiving all the content. Naturally, this upsets those players who regularly go.Both FujiQ and OneEye had some information on the matter.
Hotfix and a couple of bugs are fixed.
Proof that they're still alive in Austin comes in the form of a couple of quick bug fixes.OneEye posted in 9/7/2007 Hotfix: -Mukkarama portal bug fixed-Lloyd Dogen quest bug fixedProbably related to this thread.
Bit of an editorial...
I normally don't do this. And my goal for this blog wasn't to do any commentary beyond what's been posted by a DEV. But the latest responses to the new expansion just seem to be off the wall.Here's what we know about the current plans by the DEVs. We know this, because they've been posted. I've even blogged it in my previous entry, Another Expansion in the Works, and You Can Name It! But
Another Expansion in the Works, and You Can Name It!
FujiQ let us in on some key information. It's been some time since we've heard any word about what's going on for AE.FujiQ posted in What has IWG been up to?: Hi Everyone,A lot of questions have been raised lately and I'm here to answer some of them for you. First, just to keep you in the loop, we've been spending a considerable amount of time on an update for Dransik. It's coming along very
Seems the guy behind the now infamous GC scams is at it again.OneEye posted in selling/buying account posts: There have been a rash of "im buying a 100+ level account!" posts. Please note, that the person posting this is a known scammer, both in game and out of game via credit card and paypal fraud. Do not fall victim to this scam.Buying and selling accounts in general is not allowed. Accounts