December 12, 2020
Elphame's Arena Beta
Elphame's Arena - Ruleset Changes

Here is a quick summary of the changes going in for this weekend's testing phase:

  • Mana is now a regenerating resource. Mana pool based on intelligence + level. Mana regen rate dependent on meditation skill. Mana will regenerate out of combat every 30 seconds.
  • To compensate for the lack of enchantments, the threshold for encumbrance penalty has changed from 35% to 65%.
  • Experience earned is now computed on a bell curve in order to ramp up low levels and slow down progress as you level up.
  • The experience penalty for dying has decreased from 2000 to 1000.
  • The maximum experience earned in combat has changed from 1000 to 2000.
  • Re-Enable Gate Keepers teleporting to homes
  • Removed all FF-style magic items (e.g. familiar, proficient armor and magic weapons)
  • Restored classic 3.x drops (Plate of Invulnerability, Vulcan's Edge, etc…)
  • Removed Mythril armor and weapons from stores - these can only be found via drops now.
  • Admantium and Obsidianite armor and weapons added as rare drops.
  • Adjusted NPCs in open world to better distribute NPCs based on level.
  • To encourage open world hunting, all open world areas are permanently hot zones. Dungeons can no longer be hot zones.
  • Decreased default flee chance from 100% to 50%

There are more changes planned in future testing phases. As always we'd love to hear your feedback on the test to ensure that when we formally launch we have a great experience for everyone!

The best place to share feedback is in this thread:

December 8, 2020
Changes for December 7th, 2020
Finvarra's Fortress Changes
  • Removed Turkey Droppers from open world
  • Fixed procs on some 900 weapons
December 7, 2020
Elphame's Arena Beta
Planned Downtime - Elphame's Arena

Thank you to all who have taken time to play test a radically new ruleset. We appreciate the candid feedback and have lots of bugs and mechanics to tweak based on it. As a reminder, if you would like to provide feedback, the best way to do that is on our forum in this post:

We will be taking Elphame's Arena down tonight at 10PM EST in order to begin developing the second round of ruleset changes. These changes are in direct response to the feedback players have provided us. The server is planned to return this coming weekend with a fresh set of changes to play test and collect feedback on.

Elphame's Arena is a canvas for us to collaboratively paint together. Thank you to the players who have taken time to help create it!

TRO Staff

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