News
December 31, 2020
Changes for December 31st, 2020
Happy New Years!

Happy New Years from The Realm Online staff. We have added new event items to usher in the new year. As a reminder, fireworks are available for purchase from your local Pyromancer in town. Also for today only, we will be increasing the bonus experience rate to 200% and bonus loot rate to 100%.

 

Changes
  • Added new event items for New Years 2020
  • Increased SDM bonus for Archmage blade from 75% to 100%
  • Removed screen shake from earthquake animation
  • Increased drop rate of level 900 weapons
  • Decrease animation cap out of combat. Animation speed in-combat is unchanged.

 

Why change animation speed?

When we first introduced the "F12" animation speed changes, it was intended to level the playing field with players who predominately used "speed files." Our observation at the time was that these players had a competitive advantage by essentially sideloading altered game files into the game directory. This meant a tradeoff between equity of competition versus graphical fidelity and art direction. It was a tradeoff we accepted although no one on the team was happy about warp-speed animations especially on things that our team has spent a lot of time crafting.

 
Since then, we have plugged the hole that allowed altered game assets to be loaded which means we can revisit the compromise between speed and graphical fidelity. As a result, we are lowering the maximum animation speed out of combat.

 
If you want to provide feedback on this change I'd encourage you to do so on our forums to ensure that staff has time to read it.
https://realmserver.com/forum/feedback

Edit: Thank you for the candid player feedback on the animation changes. We have rolled back these changes in response to the feedback.

December 21, 2020
Elphame's Arena Beta
Elphame's Arena - Changes (Dec 21)
  • Fixed bug where Imp City was not being treated as an open world dungeon properly.
  • Increased drop rate of rare items on miscellaneous dungeon mobs
  • Lowered level of dungeon bosses to be more in line with the monster level of the dungeon itself
  • Increased density of monsters inside of dungeons
Changes for Dec 22nd
  • Moved Targoth to correct dungeon
  • Significantly lowered repair and insurance costs
  • Added better debugging to trace down pesky content bugs
  • Fixed unintentionally locked door in Ogre Caves
December 21, 2020
Changes for December 20th, 2020

Greetings Realmers,

We are happy to release our Snowfest yearly holiday seasonal content patch today.

Snowfest 2020
  • Holiday Collectibles have been added to all Open world loot tables.
  • The Towns and Villages of The Realm are in full-holiday spirit and have brought out their decorations!
  • The Pyromancer has returned to West Leinster!
  • Follow the Elves! They can be found in all open world hunting areas. They drop special items on the ground and rarely drop extra special collectibles for the holiday season!
  • Hunt a new global world boss 'Grumpus' to get new unique collectibles!
  • New silver-based holiday shop for decorations available with fresh new decorations!

 
In addition to all of these changes, we will also be running bonus experience and loot rates for the duration of Snowfest.

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