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#1 Varitas

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 09:37 AM

Greetings Temperions!
 
Hi, my name is Alteris. It has been a long time since I talked with you all and I am happy to greet you once again. Some of you may not recognize my name- I was a producer for Requiem in the not too distant past. 
 
I come bearing some very big news today regarding the future of Requiem. As some of you, our most loyal fans, have noticed over the last few years, Requiem has had a lack in content and development. While Helium has tried to maintain the quality of the game as well as he could, this job was never meant to be held by one person. And I want to thank him and his valiant effort for trying to give our Requiem players a place to have fun and excitement.
 
With much convincing to the upper management, Gravity Interactive has formed a new development team, Team Nightmare.
Team Nightmare will be dedicated to updating and creating new content for the game. For the next few months, our team will be analyzing the code, fixing bugs and starting development and rebalancing for the game.
 
This is a large task, and a task I am all too familiar with. I ask you, the community of Requiem, for help in order to make the game a better place. We would like to gather feedback from all of our players and try to find long-standing bugs, glitches, problems, and general improvement needs. With your help, we know that Requiem will be polished for the better.
We would also like to acknowledge that with the way Requiem is right now, it would be an overwhelming task to correct. We see the condition of the game, we’ve been playing with you for the past few weeks. We see the terrible shape that the economy is in, as well as the errors that you face. In order to truly fix this world, we will have to build it anew. And with that said, we will sadly have to announce the closure of the current version of the game. But, before we fully close the game, we would like to hold in-game events for you all to experience a last hurrah of Ethergia before the server sunsets.
Once the server is down, we will be in development mode fixing the game and improving it as we go. And during that time we would like to host live-streams and Discord chats regarding the game’s future. I want to show you upcoming changes, balance tweaks, and improvements to the game. We want the community involved in the steps to the eventual launch of the new and improved Requiem. 
I am very excited for this opportunity with you all. And I look eagerly towards the future of Requiem.
 
-Alteris
 
(originally posted from Facebook)
 

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#2 Donnie

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 11:15 AM

WoW after all the money time and effort put in our toons, We will just lose everything after all these years and then we have to start all over, Good luck with that

 


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 05:11 PM

Hmm let's see.

In general, the game is 32-bits which leads to addressable memory issues and max limits. The game's database has a certain limit that once reached makes the game unplayable.

Armor does not work after level 65. The calculation for damage reduction is linear and does not scale with levels. It also seems to use a needlessly complex formula that just drains resources. The benefits of some classes become moot after a certain point as a result.

Enemies in general have no magic resistance while taking very little damage from melee attacks making raids pointless for up front characters.

There are many calculations done client side rather than server side. This makes it very easy to cheat even with anti-cheat programs.

 

For class balance, there are several aspects of the game where certain classes have no purpose participating. In my view all classes should be viable in all aspects of the game.

 

I highly suggest looking at the basic rules/calculations of the game and make these aspects simple to understand and implement. This will make balancing and scalability easier.


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 07:51 PM

Agree with you Cleffy. The legacy aspect of game engine needs to be addressed. There are new technologies that can enhance the game play and keep hacks from occurring. 

As far as the balance of the characters (seen some complaints of Mage tanks, this shows the understanding of the current calculations and made useful and having all classes have the same abilities and /or strength is the only way to assure true balance). True 64bit processing can make this unique to this game. Implementing a unique ID database for items could also solve some issues.

It is understood that any data stored client side can be manipulated to the advantage of the individual client (including calculations).

 

Another issue I'd like to address is the forced co-dependency (PTx4), Although it is smart to have a tank, a healer and a DPS, it should not be forced, this tactic also allows the payers to decide who goes where and the quality of the individual game play.

 

I'd like to see 2 servers, 1 PvP for those who think it awesome to kill low levels (what are they a better kill than Lord Wiernuman, if one can kill him how is a lower level more fun??)

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a PvE server (referred to as the Carebear server) - I for one can spend just as much money killing Monsters as they that spend money to kill lower levels (such a challenge as that is.)

I've had my say - looking forward to the new Ethergia. 

 


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Posted 05 December 2021 - 11:28 PM

Any discord for this game ? please inform us if the new server coming 


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Posted 06 December 2021 - 03:20 AM

Is there a discord link?


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Posted 06 December 2021 - 04:29 AM

Welcom back Alteris,

nice to see you back :) (Dyshana here)

 

So:

- bring back PVE server

- unban european players

- balance the classes

- less pay per win content

 

Good luck for your new job :)

 


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Posted 08 December 2021 - 04:49 AM

Being a player that was part of the original beta and for the first 4 years or so until the game became unplayable... I would love to be part of the development server.  There needs to be participation from the community to help shape the alpha. Honestly I think that is what you are going to need (on top of a decent future marketing campaign) to get this shipped turned back around. "You can do it!"


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Posted 12 December 2021 - 06:45 AM

Hello everyone!

Such a good news - i hope its not a "last words" from devps.

I agree with guyz we should test together. Give us discord server for talk.

As for fixes:

- first of all unban EU players (probably we will get a new game where unban not need)

- same priority: a lot of hackers such a speedhack, invisible etc.;
- crashing the game after loading the screen while teleporting or doing smth.

I dont wanna discuss abt balance, skills and other stuff because u can analyze yourself from backline. For example - broken arena.

The main point - destroy all ways for hacking and using exploits. This is why i left 1 year ago with last ppl who loved game so much.

May could be the helper from RU community.

Best wishes, one of the greatest Defi.


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Posted 12 December 2021 - 02:57 PM

Hi CERAN here, I'm also a beta player, I have no problems restarting from the ground up but I feel like a reward for playing so long would be awesome, something cosmetic with no advantage, like a weapon skin or character skin? Idk something that says thanks for playing so long!
Hi CERAN here, I'm also a beta player, I have no problems restarting from the ground up but I feel like a reward for playing so long would be awesome, something cosmetic with no advantage, like a weapon skin or character skin? Idk something that says thanks for playing so long!
Hi CERAN here, I'm also a beta player, I have no problems restarting from the ground up but I feel like a reward for playing so long would be awesome, something cosmetic with no advantage, like a weapon skin or character skin? Idk something that says thanks for playing so long!
Hi CERAN here, I'm also a beta player, I have no problems restarting from the ground up but I feel like a reward for playing so long would be awesome, something cosmetic with no advantage, like a weapon skin or character skin? Idk something that says thanks for playing so long!
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Posted 13 December 2021 - 12:39 AM

if you take away the time ppl have invested into the current version of the game....expect them to invest more. u are a a fool.
i started 2008 valentines event.

the only thing i expect is events to rake in money....addressing broken forge system until u decide to take away 10 years players time.


Edited by sonemere, 16 January 2022 - 07:54 PM.

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Posted 15 December 2021 - 11:20 AM

Hmm let's see.

In general, the game is 32-bits which leads to addressable memory issues and max limits. The game's database has a certain limit that once reached makes the game unplayable.

Armor does not work after level 65. The calculation for damage reduction is linear and does not scale with levels. It also seems to use a needlessly complex formula that just drains resources. The benefits of some classes become moot after a certain point as a result.

Enemies in general have no magic resistance while taking very little damage from melee attacks making raids pointless for up front characters.

There are many calculations done client side rather than server side. This makes it very easy to cheat even with anti-cheat programs.

 

For class balance, there are several aspects of the game where certain classes have no purpose participating. In my view all classes should be viable in all aspects of the game.

 

I highly suggest looking at the basic rules/calculations of the game and make these aspects simple to understand and implement. This will make balancing and scalability easier.

 

All the things you just pointed out are very true. Many of these are on very high in our list of priorities, if not the top. 


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Posted 15 December 2021 - 11:24 AM

Welcom back Alteris,

nice to see you back :) (Dyshana here)

 

So:

- bring back PVE server

- unban european players

- balance the classes

- less pay per win content

 

Good luck for your new job :)

 

Thank you it's good to be back.

 

We are currently working with the legal team to get Europe back into the game.

The others on your list is definitely things we are looking deeply into.


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Posted 16 December 2021 - 12:57 PM

i don't disagree with the reset because of the duping, i think the malls should be returned to the players in the format of malls, i don't expect to get my money back but i would like to see my malls returned to my account, how do i know that if i buy more malls you wont do another reset and make me start over again?


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Posted 17 December 2021 - 12:09 PM

Alteris, it's good to see you back on here, been too long! As glad as I am to see that new and better things are coming to the game, I was wondering if it would be possible to have a server added for the current characters/mall items/as is game, or as an alternative, a downloadable local server/single player version for the current characters/mall items/game state. Many of us have come and gone and came back since beta. We've had our characters since season 1, and some of the items since then too. We've purchased premium and mall items, and attempted to create the best versions of our characters that we could get. We've made friends from various parts of the world that we never would have met because of this game, some of which that have become like family. These past few years have been rough for many of us, and if anything, have shown the brokenness and flaws that is humankind, but this game, as broken as it is, has been something that we can turn to and reconnect with. I think our characters, our attempts, and over a decade's worth of time deserve a better end than an erasure into nonexistence. I don't mind starting over on a new character for a reborn game, but would appreciate being able to keep what we created over the last decade as well. Having access to a single player/local server/private server or even an alternate server would also allow us to have something from this game to enjoy while we wait on you guys to hopefully recreate this game into what it should have become...the best, bloodiest horror MMORPG out there.
 

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 01:18 PM

i agree with ravenhart. just add steam req server downloadable?

then ur hands arent tied to it anymore.


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Posted 19 December 2021 - 12:04 PM

So you're deleting everyone's time and money invested making their characters no point sticking around for the re-release.


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Posted 19 December 2021 - 01:30 PM

About deleting... well it was what happened to all european players, and those who continued to play ehm... let's say "moving out" of Europe had to re-start from 0 (I'm from Europe, and old PVE player), and resetting now again would mean restart for the 3rd time, but it's ok. It would be interesting to know what will happen to mall points (after all the choice of the server is after the login, so they could keep your not-yet-used mall points).

I will lose everything for the 2nd time, but if it will make the game better, welcome to the new server. And by the way, we know Alteris, he is a good guy, that always put great effort in trying to make Requiem better (listening to the players). Let's trust him.

So welcome new server, welcome Alteris, welcome a new better Requiem :)


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Posted 19 December 2021 - 02:59 PM

Hi,

 

(Excuse my English, I'm trying my best.)

 

These are really good news, looking forward to the Requiem re-launch.

 

Here's the list of suggestions I made for the new version:

 

-Return any remaining mall points to our warp portal accounts. That should be a common sense.

 

Horror and gore:

-Keep dismemberment (rag doll physics) if possible.
-Add more blood and gore, we are M rated after all.
-Add more environmental effects, more scary visual effects and scary sounds, mobs crawling out from shadows and holes.
-Make Requiem much harder and 'run for your life' when nightmare time kicks in, maybe by adding 'Shock&Panic' debuff globally.
-Give all mobs more skill attacks and effects, like fire breathing, acid spitting, stuns, debuffs.

-Make game feel harder but also rewarding.

 

Game world/Gameplay:

-Add in-game crafting recipe book.

-Make crafting accessible for all, by having a few possible ways of obtaining certain key ingredients.

-Make all mobs drop some material used in crafting gear, so that all mobs and locations become more visited.
-Add professions with success chance bonus for armor, weapon or potion crafting.
-Add a new map, make better use of existing maps, use all those empty locations, spread out/relocate mobs, raise terrain texture resolution.
-Make raids more engaging with waves of mobs spawning at 100,75,50,25,5% of bosses HP.
-Make raids only be able to start through party/alliance search window.
-Give us more bags, bag tabs, and make tabs weapons only, armor only,materials only and so on.
-Get rid of premium dungeons and make daily open world quests for all levels, maybe have them as premium unlimited quests.
-Make guild wars more rewarding, like, give the winning guild to control a map and set forge fees and taxes, have guild war every weekend.
-Adjust neglected weapons so they all become usable, like claws, axes, bludgeons, both 1H and 2h.
-Make game world feel more alive, add NPCs fighting off mobs, nightmare mobs attacking bivouacs, have NPC trading caravans on every road.

-Keep support for win 7/dx9 please.

 

Skills/Balance:

 

-Get rid of auto attack and attack speed altogether, keep 3 skill queue.
-Put skills and their dna on the same page.
-Create 2 or 3 skill/dna build tabs, and add mall item that enables switching between builds with 5min cool down to prevent PvP abuse.
(Requiem Bloodymare had a ton of skills and possible builds, just get rid of prerequisites for all skills).
-Reduce the range of all cast and ranged skills to 25m max, reduce cast time.
-Cap AOE dmg and stun to max 4 targets for all classes.

-Give all melee classes 4 target AOE on all attack/stun  skills.
-Make no stun last more than 3 seconds, and lower the cool down on it.

(Yes, OP classes need to go, and all classes should be equally desirable in any raid or grind party, no privileges.)

 

Wishfull thinking:

-Unreal engine.
-Make requiem last forever.

 

Open world pvp/pve raid suggestion:

-Point A to point B, caravan/pedler escort scenario.
(Let's say NovaLux to Rozen HQ on Parness, or Trifri to Trasse on South Hammerine.)

-Each map can have set player level requirement.
-Raid starts after all defenders join in, that sets attacker alliance gear cap, it can be adjusted for balancing purposes.

-Votekick can be implemented to prevent abuse on each side.

-There is a joining fee between let's say 100k and 500k that is set by defenders for both sides,
-If your side wins each winning participant gets x3 their initial investment,
-Each side can be capped to 1 alliance.
-Both sides can only attack each other, and no player outside those 2 factions can attack them before the quest is finished. Other players can only lurk and cheer.

Reward:
-Investment x3, 1 day buffs, crafting materials, 1 day title.

 

So it's like betting on your team. Lurkers can bet on either side too.

 

There, maybe I'll add some more later :D

 

Edit:

 

Gameplay:

-Create global loot table, where we could tick boxes for lant, weapon, armor, materials, pots, ornaments, bound items, event items.

 

Skills:

-Change all skill formula to +% or +X times DMG so they all become scalable to level cap.


Edited by spider333, 20 December 2021 - 02:22 AM.

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Posted 21 December 2021 - 08:21 PM

very interesting :ph34r:


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#21 NotJuush

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Posted 21 December 2021 - 08:48 PM

 

Alteris, it's good to see you back on here, been too long! As glad as I am to see that new and better things are coming to the game, I was wondering if it would be possible to have a server added for the current characters/mall items/as is game, or as an alternative, a downloadable local server/single player version for the current characters/mall items/game state. Many of us have come and gone and came back since beta. We've had our characters since season 1, and some of the items since then too. We've purchased premium and mall items, and attempted to create the best versions of our characters that we could get. We've made friends from various parts of the world that we never would have met because of this game, some of which that have become like family. These past few years have been rough for many of us, and if anything, have shown the brokenness and flaws that is humankind, but this game, as broken as it is, has been something that we can turn to and reconnect with. I think our characters, our attempts, and over a decade's worth of time deserve a better end than an erasure into nonexistence. I don't mind starting over on a new character for a reborn game, but would appreciate being able to keep what we created over the last decade as well. Having access to a single player/local server/private server or even an alternate server would also allow us to have something from this game to enjoy while we wait on you guys to hopefully recreate this game into what it should have become...the best, bloodiest horror MMORPG out there.

 

 

A player some years ago tried to create a private server, but I believe he was threatened with a lawsuit?


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Posted 21 December 2021 - 11:11 PM

ravenhart is asking for invested time. players have been investing their time and in some cases hundreds & thousands of dollars. asking for a playable downloadable server, where we could transfer our invested time into, through steam is just a gesture that our time has not been wasted.

all characters on all accounts transferred to one with global shared bags.


Edited by sonemere, 21 December 2021 - 11:20 PM.

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Posted 29 December 2021 - 05:36 AM

A very old player here.

Finally, a rework to this game which I truly love is happening, but..

The history of mmorpg(s) has shown to us all that pay to win games will die after a REALLY short time, so after all what the other players suggested, add this one of mine.
If you will introduce again the pay to win mechanics, probably the game will not have more than the players it had for the last years ( maybe 100 ? )  and this wil end with a huge lost investement for you.

1) forget about the +30 stuff. I think you already know why, there is no need for me to explain. This is just one of the main things that killed the game.

2) the drop. The drop mechanism in requiem is obsolete today. While doing a raid, for example, everyone shall recieve an item equally, without the roll thing. OFC, the item is still random for everyone, but EVERYONE must have a chance to drop an item.

3) world events AND world boss ( take a look at guild wars 2 ) with rewards based on the difficulty

4) about the balance of the classes, I will add a small tip. Having to use a lot of skills is fun, but there should not be a situation where a skill/ DNA point is ALWAYS preferred over another one. Every skill must be important, same for the DNA points

5) most of the enchantments are useless. Also here, the player should not ALWAYS prefer one enchantment over another one

6) A DETAILED WIKI with math formulas and examples for damage/ stats calculation and all the rest of this stuff

7) Instead of pay to win, introduce SKINs. people go crazy for skins. skins for weapons, single pieces of armor ( ofc with NO BONUS, not even a plus 1 hp ), skins for mounts, etc etc..
. other examples:

    -Introduce utility items that help in GATHERING materials for crafting items ( related to @spider33 suggestion )

    -Premium is ok

    -Item to unbind account's bound stuff are ok

    -EXP bundle, drop rate bundle, gold rate bundle are ok

    -Make people convert item mall in lants AND viceversa ( huge profit here )

8) let the players choose the stats ( in every possible combination ) they want on armor/ weapons, etc etc..

9) make EVERY stat important. for example: almost nobody cared about mind, evasion, accuracy and dexterity

10) multiple boss ( of different lvls ) hunting quest ( to not be confused with raid bosses and world bosses ). Put some special and very hard bosses around with bounties for theirs head ( not spammable, a player can get a reward per month per boss )

11) make some item shop droppable from word events/ world boss/ boss hunting

12) enchant FOC and SVS with rewards, items and lant. The better the score, the better is the loot



Remember, you must give multiple reasons to the players, old and new, to play requiem instead of an up-to-date/ modern game. How? Delivering a up-to-date/ modern game too.
Spam from now everywhere ( youtube, social networks, blogs, etc etc.. ) about this project and convince people to play/ come back, since this game has a BAD reputation, especially for the hack/ pay to win/ bad managmen
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Give us news once every week. players like to be involved. If the news happen to be less frequent, this will result in less attention from us


Edited by hepsojekka, 29 December 2021 - 05:39 AM.

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#24 Farsh

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Posted 02 January 2022 - 07:43 AM

Hello!
Change get Honor Points exp kill monster=> Battlefield =Field of Contention


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Posted 03 January 2022 - 08:47 AM

Great news!

 

As you may know, Alteris, there are a lot of recent movie's remakes out there that were butchered because the producers forgot or just ignored the original's core or it's essence. 

 

If I'm not mistaken you are the one responsible for that ice dragon boss, forgot the name, that was indeed a good job but in terms of design it seemed, at least to me, a bit off Requiem's horror concept. 

 

So please, when you talk about building anew, I hope you don't mean at any case making it a cute anime Ragnarok like game. Keep the original designs, Havoc physics, the lore, the main mechanics (but fixed xD) and get rid of everything that was made after S2 only in order to milk us or "keeping the game alive". The game soul inmy eyes is slaughtering all, pvp and pve. I don't care for a bit of crafting or mini games if this really attracts more players as long as I can work on my toons grinding and fighting arenas.

 

You got over a decade of feedback and a huge amount of data concerning hits and misses that have been done during the Requiem's history. Bread and butter, man. Just go for it.

 

Looking forward for updates. 

 

Good luck =]

 

 


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