Hello everybody! Our maintenance for the first week of the year will be taking place from 9-1pm on the 2nd so I thought I'd take the time today to get a maintenance post together.
Some projects that we are working on to be implemented within the next few weeks:
Raffler NPC: takes zeny for a random chance at different items.
Adjustments to God Item creation quests
Projects we will be focusing on for early 2014:
End game content: Being discussed in this thread.
Re-balancing less popular dungeons/fields
Further Expanding repeatable monster kill EXP quests
Follow up to the foundry:
Have you had the chance to run Flavius or the additional Tierra Gorge Battleground? How do you feel the increased rewards do for Flavius? How's the BG scene?
Seems like a shortage of empty bottles persists, currently looking at feedback in that thread.
_Alchemist's list gets reset
_Section 9 developed hidechat and hidevend implemented. Press CTRL+F11 to hide vends on your screen, press SHIFT+F11 to hide chats onscreen.
_Adding Wicked Nymph Pet food to pet groomer NPC in Prontera.
_Lava Golem repeatable exp quest added, speak to Jotun Tribesman at mag_dun01 (128, 79)
Available for players between level 70 and 90
- Killing 50: 484800/290700
- Killing 100: 969600/581400
- Killing 150: 1454400/872100
_Lunar New Year Nogg Road Quest added to Juno. Speak with the Donkey in Juno (157, 178). He will take live coal and burning hearts and will randomly give Red envelopes, Nightmare Terror tames, or Chewy Ricakes in addition to a bit of exp/jexp. The quest will be in for two weeks.
Added the following headgear creation quests:
- Fairy Flower (Kunlun 149, 189)
- Necktie (Lighthalzen Hotel Bar 276, 281)
- Hair Brush (Comodo 236, 164)
- Statue of Baby Angel  (Alberta 151, 78)
- Frog Hat (Geffen Field 7 108 161)
- Angry and Indifferent Solo Hat  (Alberta 120, 206)
Question: if we had a turn in event (not for exp reward) what kind of items would be an incentive to do some repeatable monster killing?
_Internal testing of Crow of Destiny Quest, may be able to implement this week
_Adding more NPCs to Classic Sakray to help with testing of BG expansion
_Badge cost for Rations has been reduced
- Tasty Pink Ration (Atk +) 10 -> 5
- Tasty White Ration (Matk +) 10 -> 5
- Military Ration A (HP +) 5 -> 3
- Military Ration B (Hit +) 10 -> 5
- Military Ration C (Flee +) 10 -> 5
Glass Blower NPC being added to Louyang (227, 74) that will take 10 dry sand and give 10 empty bottles
_Seal Status Board will now display current seal power stance. Fixed an issue that prevented Sentinel from getting their god item. They will get to create their item as it did turn out to be a scripting issue.
_December Christmas quest departs
_Lutie Spotlight ends
_Juno Spotlight Begins, monsters in the dungeons on this page will be receiving the spotlight bonuses.
_Raffler NPC leaves
We will be working on getting a sakray classic test going this week if all goes smoothly.
It's been in for a few weeks, but the Kafra NPC next to where you warp into the Battlegrounds Waiting room will restore your HP/SP for 5000z.
_December Lucky Sox departing
_Adding additional repeatable exp quests
_1 second cooldown will be added to buying Raffler tickets
_Christmas time snow and music leaves
_Doubling spawns of Deleters in Nogg Road map.
_New Repeatable Exp Monster kill quest: Medusa Hunt in Beach Dungeon (269 71)
For characters level 75-95. there are three sizes of quests, 50, 100 and 150 monster hunt goals.
_Monster exp and drops returning to normal after the double exp/1.5x drops event
_Fixes for god item creation quest
_Sealed Shrine instance gets added to classic for testing
_There is a new NPC at Nogg Road (mag_dun02 45 44) that will give a kill quest for deleters.
Raffler NPC arrives on classic for the first time! For two weeks the NPC will be in Prontera (113 246)
This NPC let's you exchange zeny for a chance at a high value item. Even if you don't win you receive a consolation prize.
The Raffler will announce when someone has won the Featured Item, and you can talk to the Raffler at any time to see what is being raffled.
If someone wins the featured item, or if no bids are made/no one wins the item gets changed up for the next raffle.
List of items being raffled:
1x Old Card Album
1x Ancient Card Album
1x Sunglasses Slotting Coupon
Aebecee's Raging Typhoon Armor
Claytos Cracking Earth Armor 
Lucius's Fierce Armor of Volcano 
Saphien's Armor of Ocean