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Live Updates 18.5 Diamond in the Rough Istaria Community Manager
January 15, 2019

Content Summary

It’s the 15th Anniversary of Istaria!

Plots/Lairs

  • More Gambling Statues added to plots:
    • Statue of Dwarven Warrior
    • Statue of Saris Warrior 2
    • Statue of Elf
    • Statue of Gnome
    • Statue of Satyr Druid
    • Statue of Dryad Warrior
    • Statue of Human Warrior
    • Statue of Half-Giant
    • Statue of Fiend Reaver

Adventure

  • Money Loot now displays its average coin reward in the description.
  • Friend of the Saris emblem now grants bonuses to health and ethereal armor.
  • Gift of Fate is now dispellable and gives Rapture upon death.
  • Cheat Death Penalty now lasts for 180 seconds up from 120.
  • Resurrection now recycles every 90 seconds up from 60.
  • Two new Gifts, Gift of Arcanist and Gift of Stargazer, has been added. Formulas can be purchased from scholar and spellcrafter trainers.
  • Saris Artifacts will now properly drop from ghosts in the Ruined Palace while on quest “Artifacts of the Saris”
  • Anniversary Vendor , Rocznica, has arrived in Bristugo to celebrate Istaria’s anniversary. This Anniversary theme is Diamond and
    • Pets available including Crystal Beetle, Azulars and Deer
    • Plot items available: Crystal Chamber (lair) and Crystal Statue. These items require Anniversary Crystal Heart to build, purchased from Rocznica. New resources and respective formulas have been added to trainers
    • Beginner Ice Essence Orb added to Klaatos, Geleon, Cassath.
    • Beginner Ice Essence Construction Sphere and Source added to Klaatos.
    • Beginner Ice Cast Stone, Beginner Ice Excoriation of Earth, Beginner Ice Flowstone, Beginner Ice Maelstone, Beginner Frozen Essence of Melding added to Halindrass, Relstaroth
    • Armor: Anniversary Shield and Dragon Diamond Head Scale have been added to Anniversary Vendor.
    • Plot item Plaque: Anniversary Shield
    • Anniversary Shield:
      • Will now offer +10 to Block Bonus 
      • Will now offer +50 to Armor 
    • Anniversary Scale:
      • Will now offer +50 to Armor
    • Anniversary Khutit Scale got its requirement corrected so it can be equipped
    • Spirit Stone effect now only applies to Ghost type monsters. Ghosts will now drop Soul Fragments more frequently when crystal is equipped in weapon.
    • Anniversary Tower Shield added to Rocznica
    • Anniversary items are now tradable. Share fun!
    • Epic Travel Scrolls Box 2: added location Fiery Maw and Land of the Exiled
    • Jade Snarler Wolf Fang (tech resource) is now called Jade Wolf Fang and will drop from Jade Snarler/Growler/Enormous Snarler
    • Jade Snarler Alpha Tail (tech resource) is now called Jade Wolf Tail and will drop from named Jade Snarler (Sinth) and Jade Snappers.
    • Jade Snappers are a new mob and the strongest of the Jade Wolf family
    • Jade Snarler Skull (41-45 trophy) is now called Jade Wolf Skull. Trophy hunter quests has been renamed to reflect the new name.
    • Jade Snarler Ear is now called Jade Wolf Ear. This is a resource used in formula Appetizer: Toasted Jade Ear. If you have this formula scribed, then killing Jade Snarlers will drop ears in addition to their regular loot.
    • Dusk Gnasher/Howler/Prowler wolves now drop Dusk Wolf Skull (46-50 trophy).
      • Trophy hunters in Mahagra and New Rachival offer new quests for these new trophies.
    • Dusk Gnasher/Howler/Prowler now drop a new tech resource called Dusk Wolf Fang
    • Dusk Wolf Fangs are now used by the following techniques:
      • Craft: Preparing III  (was Jade Snaler Fang - Jade Wolf Fang)
      • Craft: Alchemy III (was Jade Alpha Tail - Jade Wolf Tail)
      • Craft: Gemworking III (was Jade Alpha Tail - Jade Wolf Tail)
      • Craft: Scribing III (was Jade Alpha Tail - Jade Wolf Tail)

Crafting

  • Summoner’s Isle:
    • Added T6 Refinery
    • Cobalt replaced with Travertine
    • More Travertine and Adamantium spawns
    • Added small decoration
  • Fabric Isle:
    • Unlinked plant spawns
    • Increased plant spawn numbers
    • Abundant plant added to each tier
  • T1-T5 Papyrus has been added to New Vassarak
  • Ice Brick formula now uses Stoneworking instead of Sculpting 
  • Updated requirements to scribe for formula Avaraldo’s Potion of Alacrity

Game Client

  • Fixes for various character animations
  • Support for UI scaling for hard of seeing / large monitor support
  • Add Hoard Breath Damage Mod to interface
  • If container is marked locked, then prevent deleting items from container

Monster

  • Roaming Fragments are now guaranteed to drop Magma Fragments, but will drop ½ as much as before.
  • Valkor and Son of Gigaroth will now deal slightly less damage overall.
  • Blood Urns now respawn every 150 seconds, up from 120.
  • Urn Hammer now has 1 second cooldown, down from 60.
  • Son of Gigaroth’s Call upon the Cabal ability will provide less healing over time and now can be dispelled.
  • Cabal Markers are no longer social and will not be healed by Cabal Diviners.
  • Monsters in the Dead Pool are now less social and have slower respawn rate

Quest

  • Mini-quests added to Ruined Palace Camp
  • “Fetch Components for Avaraldo’s Potion” : Large, Giant and Gargantuan Loricatus Beetles will now correctly drop Beetle Wing-Membrane
  • Fixed typos in “Alchemical Gathering”
  • Fixed typo in “Artifacts of the Saris”
  • Saris Artifacts now stack
  • Gnomekindle Ornament Quests have now lost their counter, and can be handed in repeatedly to get rid of any excess chunks gathered while on the quest, if you were previously on any of these quests you may need to delete them first:
    • Metal Decorations on Every Gnomekindle Tree
    • Gnomekindle Tree Sparklies
    • Gnomekindle Tree Unbreakable Stone Ornaments
    • Natural Ornaments for a Gnomekindle Tree
  • Quest “New Trismus 4: Cause for Concern” now directs you correctly to the guard camp.

World

  • Dalimond has been decorated
  • Chiconis and Dralk:
    • Massive system of tunnels joins Chiconis and Dralk
    • Exits are at: Dralk, Sokdelak, Fingers of Akkinelos, Heather Mines, Barasavian Mines, Northern Dalimond Ridge, Sanctuary Bay, Dark Forest, Chiconis
    • Connector Helian-Lunus Grandhall available for players to build in Sanctuary Bay
    • Chiconis acquired public Grandhall, Crystalshaping, Libraries
    • Chiconis expanded on decorations
  • Heather Mines located near Heather now contain t3 and t4 metal, stone and azulyte, and buildable structures
  • Draak and Land of the Exiled areas received new music. Thank you Shawn Badolian!
  • New Vassarak has been slightly decorated, and new community, Deilsefa, emerged where the blight once was.
  • Treasure Piles have appeared on Lesser Aradoth
  • Blue Jay shoulder pet has been added to Zookeeper’s Assistant treasure. (there is a chance to receive Blue Jay pet as a reward from his quest). Thank you Az for texture!
  • Union Head Scale has been added to Jacques Allantyrn. Thank you Taiyonnai Feronix for texture!

  • Dusk Gnasher/Howler/Prowler wolves now drop Dusk Wolf Skull (46-50 trophy).
    • Trophy hunters in Mahagra and New Rachival offer new quests for these new trophies.
  • Dusk Gnasher/Howler/Prowler now drop a new tech resource called Dusk Wolf Fang
  • Dusk Wolf Fangs are now used by the following techniques:
    • Craft: Preparing III  (was Jade Snaler Fang - Jade Wolf Fang)
    • Craft: Alchemy III (was Jade Alpha Tail - Jade Wolf Tail)
    • Craft: Gemworking III (was Jade Alpha Tail - Jade Wolf Tail)
    • Craft: Scribing III (was Jade Alpha Tail - Jade Wolf Tail)
  • Blue Jay shoulder pet has been added to Zookeeper’s Assistant treasure. (there is a chance to receive Blue Jay pet as a reward from his quest). Thank you Az for texture!
  • Union Head Scale has been added to Jacques Allantyrn. Thank you Taiyonnai Feronix for texture!
  • Quest “New Trismus 4: Cause for Concern” now directs you correctly to the guard camp.

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