Oryxmas is over. Long live Oryx. 2021 looks brighter than ever. This is a small update to have the Realm return to normal, make some Item Forge adjustments and fix some minor issues. Please remember that although the Oryxmas Campaign is over, you still have until Jan 14th (Thursday) at 12 PM UTC to claim all the rewards that you have unlocked. This week we are announcing a Speedrun contest that will take place on the Testing server during the weekend, but we’ll give you more details on that on our Thursday blog post.
Item forge tweaks:
We plan on adding new high-end items to the Item Forge, but at the same time we are gathering data and trying to adjust and balance the values of materials. We realized we will need a new tier for these high-end items, which will require more materials. This will happen in a future update and we’ll keep you updated on it. Also, we are happy to put the forge to more use and consider different options for new craftable items.
This patch brings important changes to the Rune System, as announced, but also to the Item Forge and some rework done on end-game dungeons.
While “cleaning” the portal monuments at the wine cellar, one of Oryx’s minions spilled a bottle of wine into the system that regulates the opening of the Sanctuary. He managed to clean it up before Oryx could see the mess, but the mechanism has never been the same since.
We are very happy with the incorporation of the Blacksmith to the game! We have made some balances to the material values required for items.
Please be reminded we are still monitoring closely the values of the system, adjusting balances, and will continue doing so. Thanks for your feedback!
We are also aware that the naming and icon colors could cause a little bit of confusion, so we are studying changes to both names of ores and colors, in order to improve usability. Also, we want to add new types of craftable items! You will hear more about it in future notes.
We are introducing a variety of polish, balance and quality of life changes, focused mainly on endgame dungeons.
As a bonus we’ve also reworked how Constructs in the mountains work. Rather than heal each other in a circle, they now only heal the construct stronger than them. This means that now any characters can defeat them as long as you take care of them in the right order (Wood > Rock > Steel). Their overall behavior and shot patterns has also been adjusted, they also now all share the same drop table meaning all give Potion of Attack, the same XP and The Machine dungeon.
A big shoutout to CrystalPX, Zquidx and Mizumi for the skins
Our Twitch and Youtube content creator partners now have exclusive skins of their own. Say “Hi, mom!” and wave to the camera if you see one of those in game!
This release makes some important changes to the realm. We are introducing Nilshards and Nildrops and renaming the ore. We are bringing new STs (for the Knight and Necromancer). We’ve also been preparing Belladonna for Valentine’s day, so expect a few tweaks.
In the ancient times, before Oryx was born, the paladins who guarded the Realm discovered a strange but mighty powerful source of energy: The Void. Being wary, and guided by the old precepts of the angelic realms granted to them, they developed a way of channeling the Void into crystal-like forms.
They called them “Nilshards,” as they were made of the rare Nil material.
Nil was forbidden for a long time, mostly due to the disappearance of the paladin church and all the problems it caused during the “White Titan Project,” where the Void Entity caused havok.
However, back in the times, Nilshards were used for a variety of purposes.
The first one is crafting Ores, which will provide materials for your craftings. The Blacksmith will gladly change stacks of Nilshards into Ores depending on their rarity.
With the introduction of Nilshards,
the Blacksmith had to sit and explain to us we have decided to change the name of the Ores themselves to better reflect the material type they grant, as we got to understand the Ores’ properties a little bit better.
Nilshards would be obtainable in the Shop and the Daily Login Calendar.
Back in the day before Nilshards were forgotten from existence, elixirs, tonics and other consumables distilled from them were commonly used, and the paladins would use them to enhance their battle capabilities and sustain long, difficult battles when defending the Realm.
Few can forge them today, as the crafts of the old paladin church are seemingly lost. However, they seem to be a piece of cake for the Blacksmith, if you provide her the right amount and rarity of Nilshards, and a little bit of Forgefire.
They provide a stat boost for 5 minutes for everyone around you, and also clears negative status effects when you apply them. The stat boost depends on the Nildrop color.
They can be forged with Rare and Epic Nilshards.
They are a lower version of the standard Nildrops. They also provide a boost for 5 minutes (only for you) and they cannot clear your status effects. Still, they’re a great way of accelerating your early game.
They can be forged with Common Nilshards.
They are hybrid versions of the standard Nildrops, born from the Blacksmith’s experiments. They require rarer Nilshards, but they provide a stronger boost to two attributes simultaneously for 5 minutes, also clearing your negative status effects on usage. They work for allies around you too!
They can be forged with Legendary Nilshards.
We have two new amazing sets for the Knight and Necromancer!
We have made a few balancing tweaks to Belladonna in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Here’s what changed:
Both UTs have had slight sprite changes.
For this year, we are introducing a new encounter for Belladonna. His name is “The Gardener” and he is ready to take on all of you!
You will find this new encounter in the Realm around St. Valentine’s Day.
“The Gardener” will spawn somewhere in the highlands after defeating all the cyclops gods in the realm. But watch out, or you might get soaking wet and have your clothes covered in pieces of green and pink balloons!
The Gardener Drops:
To celebrate love across the Realm, we are introducing a new, truly romantic pet food: the Chocolate Bonbon! This powerful, caloric treat stacks until you can finally double-click the Chocolate Bonbon x6 stack to turn it into an even tastier item: the Heart-shaped Chocolate Box. With this stackable food, you can choose a small FP reduction for an opportunity to save up on feeding costs.
Themed around love and otherwise, here are the beautiful new cosmetics about to hit the Realm.
This patch introduces fixes to some issues reported after the latest release. We are also introducing a free pack today, and a fame box on the weekend to thank you for your patience.
Events’ loot tables will now have additional Nil drops in them.
Today we bring you the equivalent to seatbelts in cars. Well, better than seatbelts because you can see those. We are making security improvements. Like we said before, we have the whole team committed to fixing the issue that caused the weekend exploits and will be releasing a fix for it soon. This one is a programmed release with many fixes for previous issues.
During the next days or weeks, you might notice a change in Fame prices. This update is related to our adjustments based on the new behaviors and rhythm at which players gain Fame with the new Fame system. This adjustment may affect items in Shop, Nexus, Pet Yard (feeding and Pet Yard upgrade) and Bazaar.
If you, or anyone near you have been affected by ‘keying’, please report to us by sending screenshots / video links of the incident so we can investigate.
With this hotfix we are taking care of the issue that caused the weekend disconnections. Some Players were spamming abilities and crashing the server. We believe to have countered that method for causing the disconnections.
We also repaired the issue that caused players not being able to log into the game or change character if they last played with Halloween sets.
Thank you for your patience, and stay safe.