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 25th January, 2023

Game Enhancements:

  • Aligned humanoid NPCs’ armor with player standards for a more balanced experience.

  • Tweaked throwing dagger damage, offering a subtle boost to overall effectiveness.

  • Increased throwing dagger damage against specific humanoid mobs, providing a more strategic advantage against Devils and more.

  • Addressed MDM readout for claws to accurately reflect endurance.

  • Applied Netherstorm Mantle SDM boost to the correct circle.

  • Updated Darkweave Slippers description for clearer understanding.

  • Elevated Bloodwood, Killing Fields & Forest of Death drop rates, more rewards for more players!

  • Updated Burial Plate Leggings description with accurate information.

  • Ensured Shadowflame Mantle properly applies SDM bonus.

Spell Enhancements:

  • Increased damage for various spells, including Kill Star, Flame Orb, Ice Orb, Acid Sphere, Poison Bolt, Wrath of the Gods, Cold Snap, Warp Mind, Acid Rain, Crushing Boulder, Fireball, Lightning Bolt, Steal Life, Spark, Drain Life, Death Wish, and Death Touch.

Technical Fixes:

  • Corrected MDM calculation issue, ensuring players receive full benefits when attributes are at a value of 10.

 22th January, 2023

Hotfix Notes

  • Resolved issue with players crashing after being pickpocketed.

 16th January, 2023

Hotfix Notes 

  • Increased drop rate for Daemon Home

  • Mobs should be more clothed now.

 13th January, 2023

Hotfix Notes for Content

  • Event items should now display as pink text.

  • Havenwood Clearing mob sizes have been adjusted.

  • Snowy North is open for events again!

  • The Peddler has decided to give more details on the dyes he sells.

  • Scroll of Gather the Fellowship’s description was updated.

  • Yellow Snow Beanie’s description was update.

  • Moved holiday buntings up slightly in EL, people should no longer hit their heads as much!

 11th January, 2023

Server Version 4.23

  • Daemon Home is here! Gather your allies and venture forth – epic treasures and daunting challenges await!

  • A mysterious peddler has arrived! He’s set up shop in Kurz and has some interesting items for sale. It’s unclear how long he’ll be around.

  • A new event area named “The Snowy North” has been discovered. Join in on staff events for a chance to experience this new area! Bring a coat!

  • Winter is here! You’ll find The Snowy North’s wintery weather and Holiday decorations around Leinster. Expect some new seasonal items from game staff as well.

  • Over 20 new event items have been added for you to collect! Our event hosts are excited to get these new collectibles into your hands so they will be conducting more events for a short time!

  • New Item: Tired of getting stuck in a dungeon because you accidentally casted home on your gatherer? We heard you loud and clear and our creative minions have devised an excellent solution, the all new new “Scroll of Gather The Fellowship”. Find this new scroll to ensure you and your team can get out of a sticky situation when needed. Where do they drop? You’ll have to discover that one on your own!

  • New Item: Persistence Baldrics have made their appearance. The first five players from each class to reach level cap will be rewarded with a Persistence Baldric for their efforts. The baldric will remain identical between level caps, and a replica version may make an appearance in the future.

  • A new area has opened in West Havenwood, but be warned – it isn’t for the faint of heart.

  • Mob balancing: In general most mobs will now attack and dodge less. Some mobs may have more health and more spell resistance.

  • Spell Damage balancing: (Strap in, a lot to unpack here…)

    • Level 1 “dart/orb” spells: We’ve modified all these spells to be relatively at the same power level. And to do that, light dart received a small nerf and all the other ones received a slight buff.

    • Thaum: Wrath of the Gods was an underperformer in the AoE category and is receiving a slight buff.

    • Elementalism: Buff treatment for the following: Spark, Crushing Boulder, Fireball and Cold Snap. In order to do so without continuing to make Elem the clear “favorite” a few overperformers needed a small haircut (Gust of Wind, Sandstorm and Earthquake). Earthquake proc changed from fumble to stun for consistency with Stoning and Crushing Boulder.

    • Mysticism: Buffed Warp Mind. Did you know it can also proc confuse?

    • Necromancy Damage: While necro still seemed strong at GM level, it wasn’t much of a choice for leveling. We’re aiming to change that with quite a few buffs. Poison Bolt, Drain Life, Steal Life, Acid Rain and Mass Drain are all being buffed. Acid damage also now has a damage modifier vs Good Alignment.

  • Mana Costs: We can finally adjust mana costs! While some were just a UI issue (Night Friends) many spells have come down in cost.

  • Loot Tables: In some instances there was a thematic approach to loot (i.e. good aligned mobs had thaum stuff). While we still like that in theory, it didn’t have the results we wanted in practice. We’re moving to a more “per area” approach (Havenwood, Bloodwood, KF, etc).

  • Item buffs:

    • Jailors Gauntlets: The SDM bonus was +10 Necro/Myst. It is now +8 to Elem/Myst/Thaum/Necro.

    • Plate of Invulnerability: AR was 100. It is now 110.

    • Shadeborn Veil: Added +Dodge.

  • Defined armor types: In gear descriptions, you should now see if the item is cloth, leather, chain or plate. If we missed any, let us know!

  • Fixed bug where all helmets were mitigating damage as cloth. Your heads should now be generally safer.

  • The Wrath, BC and EA have orange text (for consistency with DH gear). EA damage also corrected to be on par with other level 75 weapons.

  • Some minor weapon damage balancing.

  • Added new green tier 2-handed sword and purple tier mace.

  • Simplification of stat requirements on gear

    • Strength requirements are now as follows:

      • Armor:

        • Cloth – 1

        • Leather – 6

        • Troll Leather – 11

        • Chain Chest/Legs – 14

        • All Metal Cowls, Bracers & Metal Boots – 14

        • Plate Chest/Legs – 17

      • Weapons:

        • Dagger/Throw – 1

        • Claw/ShortSword – 6

        • Club/Maul – 17

        • All Other Weapon Types – 14

23rd December
2023-

Rumors are swirling in East Leinster...  (Sound on!)

 9th December, 2023 -

Patch Notes

  • Reduced grouping chance in FoD.

  • Snakes!  Cobra, Trollfang Serpent & Spitting Cobra reverted back to 1 range.  Lava Serpent, King Cobra, Hell Snake and Wyrm remain 3 range.

  • Increased loot chance on dungeon bosses.

  • Homeowner Restricted items will now properly display "Homeowner Restricted" when looked at.  This means the item is sticky and cannot be stolen off your property.  If it doesn't say Homeowner Restricted, it isn't.

  • Holiday Event Items have entered Mabon's Gamble and staff events will begin soon™️

  • Added new resistance gear (Blue, Purple and Orange tiers).

  • Added new blue tier Throwing Dagger and Axe.

  • Added new purple tier Maul.

  • Sweeping re-balance on base weapon damage.  All mundane weapons got the nerf bat.  Almost all magic items got buffed (Throwers and claws got BIG buff).

Dev note:  We know you want your red tier weapons to melt all enemies on the      screen.  For the "Core 1-100" game they're really good but things like +Attack are super powerful and will likely come in later level cap expansions.  And melee's issue right now is not damage output, it's more about mitigation (more on that soon™️) 

 4th December, 2023 -

Patch Notes

  • ​Deathwish should now be learnable with GM Necromancy

  • Manaweave Skirt changed to +MP

  • Celestial Striders typo fixed

  • Lightshield Vest typo fixed

  • Helm of Nourishment now green text

  • Drop only spells now colored text

  • Snake range changed from 1 to 3

  • Increased drop rate of magical rings and amulets

  • Increased drop rate on dungeon bosses

  • Paladins have begun their crusade into the Forest of Death

  • Magical Longsword was not intended to make it's way from DG and thus has been violently nerfed

 1st December, 2023 -

Patch Notes Server Version 4.22

Naktos is brimming with fury at the Faeries' resilience in the Havenwoods. 
He has channeled dark magic into select items carried by his minions.
These enchanted items are the key to overcoming Starlight and the Fae within the Faery Caverns.

Bug Fixes
* Fixed: players going beyond level 100
* Fixed: wrong color specified for mythril based helmets
* Fixed: invalid spellbook ids for improved invisibility, flame orb and death touch
* Fixed: text color on various items
* Fixed: hidden mobs in Naktos' Morgue

 

Balance Updates
* mastery points now gain faster in combat for spells
* strength based weapons damage increased
* short sword damage increased
* damage mitigation increased for leather, chain and plate
* Several new resistance items added to loot table
* Several new weapons added to loot table
* mana regeneration reduced while in combat
* mana regeneration increased while out of combat
* reduced experience gain from enchant and permanency
* repair cost increased
* Forgotten Dungeon tweaks
* Amulet of Death Magic Protection - reduced necromancy spell resist from 50% to 20%
* Amulet of Free Will - reduced mysticism spell resist from 50% to 20%

 27th November, 2023 -

Server Version 4.20 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes
* Fixed: using consumables could crash server in certain cases
* Fixed: zone event could crash server when attempting to add rewards to player's inventory
* Fixed: giving items could crash server in certain cases
* Fixed: MDM modifier being applied to players and NPCs twice
* Fixed: critical strike not accumulating mastery points
* Fixed: various item descriptions

Balance Updates
* all rooms in dungeons require NPCs to be cleared before progression is allowed
* NPCs will now only jump you if they're 15 levels above your level
* NPCs will no long jump you if they're in a dungeon
* Thief NPCs have reduce chance to have a throwing dagger
* 25% base damage increase applied to Flame Orb, Ice Orb, Psychic Orb, Acid Sphere and Light Dart
* 15% base increase to healing spells (heal / greater-heal)
* 25% base duration increase applied to Empower, Nimbility, Missle Resistance, Immolation, Poison Shield, Fire Shield, Lightning Shield, Cold Shield and Acid Shield
* increase base chance for armor to be struck and damage mitigated

 25th November, 2023 -

Post Launch

Hello Realmers!  Thanks so much for participating in the launch of Mabons Gamble yesterday!  We've seen a lot of great interactions and received a lot of positive feedback.  We want to let you know that we're actively working on enhancements based for the things that feel bad, or just plain wrong. You should expect an update... SoonTM.  

Items we're working on RIGHT NOW!  

  • The beginning wizard experience.  We're working on a few things dynamically here; mana regen, spell mana costs and spell damage.  By tweaking all of these we hope we can make those first few levels a little more interactive.  

  • NPC Thieves:  NPC thieves will receive a damage nerf and a reduced chance to have a throwing dagger.   

  • Getting Jumped:  We had a fix for this pre-launch but it was only giving grace from mobs that already jumped you.  We'll be implementing another fix to help resolve the chain jumping good and neutral alignment players are experiencing.  

  • Server Stability:  We've already identified and fixed a few causes for crashes yesterday and will continue to do so if anymore arise.  

  • Experience Bar, NPC Directions, Helmet Colors:  We've identified all these bugs and will be fixing.  

 

Thanks for all the valuable feedback, please keep it coming, and Happy Realming!

 22nd November, 2023 -

Launch Day - What’s New "Manifesto"

Hello Realmers!  

 

First, thank you for your patience the last 2 months!  We started with a small idea, then it turned into a series of big ideas, each with a host of changes to test and bugs to fix.  


But we’re thrilled to announce a launch date for this Friday 11/24 at approximately 4 PM EST!  

 

If you’ve been following, you’re probably aware of some changes but let’s get them all in one big list for you to start theory crafting!  

 

Content:  

  • Mabon’s Gamble (MG) will start with a level cap of 100

  • The available above ground zones start at Ratling Run and provide a leveling and gearing progression ending at the Forest of Death.  

  • The available dungeons at launch have all been rebalanced with new bosses and new loot and include:  Lesser Hive, Naktos Morgue, Faery Caverns, Targoth’s Tomb, Troll Hideaway and Forgotten Dungeon.  

  • Dev note:  The intent here is twofold.  1)  Reduce 30 years of bloat on top of bloat and balance from a stable base.  2)  Reduce the world size to create more player interaction (No, not just PvP, even just seeing other players!)  

 

Mechanics:  Brace yourselves… 

  • Mana:  Mana crystals have been replaced with Mana as a regenerating resource.  And yes, mana bananas are back!  

    • Your base mana pool is 5 MP per point of intelligence (25 intel = 125 MP)

    • You can increase your MP through gear.  This gear can be found as early as Ratling Run!  

    • The frequency of mana regen can be increased via Regeneration spell.

    • The potency of those mana regen ticks can be increased via Meditation skill. 

  • *NEW* Mastery Points: As you use skills on MG you increase your mastery points associated with that skill.  Example:  100.0 skill points in Two-Handed Swords would increase your Melee Damage Modifier for two-handed swords by 100%. Mastery Points are capped by your skill level Grand Master=100.0, Master=80.0, Expert=60.0, Proficient=40.0, Familiar=20.0

  • *NEW* Zone Event System:  Sporadically there will be a system wide message announcing a Zone Event.  The event will require the community to acquire a specific amount of experience, kills, or items in the designated zone.  Accomplishing this task as a community will be met with rewards!  

  • Weapons:  We tinkered with these a bit and landed here…

    • Dexterity Only:  Throwing Dagger and Shortsword

    • Dexterity + Intelligence:  Dagger 

    • Dexterity + Endurance:  Unarmed

      • Dev note:  On MG claw weapons have a 1-square range but higher damage than shortswords and daggers.  We hope this combined with an endurance modifier for damage can create some new unique builds!

    • Strength + Intelligence:  Longsword

    • Strength Only:  All the 2-Handed Weapons

  • Armor Mitigation:  Keep in mind, the damage reduction is based on which piece of armor gets hit.  If you wear cloth boots on your warrior, and you get hit in the boots, it’s going to hurt!

    • Cloth now reduces incoming damage by 5%

    • Leather now reduces incoming damage by 15%

    • Chain now reduces incoming damage by 25%

    • Plate now reduces incoming damage by 50%

 

Spells:

  • Empower & Nimbility:  Let’s peel the bandaid here...these are not permanently enchantable on MG.  

    • Dev note:  We felt the ability to enchant these buffs up to 15 times limited design space and pushed players further into the “all one stat” builds.  There is A LOT more leveling gear on MG but no, you’ll not get 15 empowers (at least not in the level 1-100 base).  You’ll have to make choices.  Do you want more carrying capacity?  More movement?  More damage mitigation?  

  • Light Dart & Wrath of God:  We found through testing the vs. evil damage modification was too OP.  This bonus has been reduced to make it more in line with other weaknesses (Example, using Flame Orb on a mob with weakness to fire)

  • Mysticism:  For ‘crowd control spells’ like Hold, Stun, etc… “myst immunity” has been removed and replaced with a “shrugging” system.  

  • Necromancy Summon Spells:  We’ve added a chance to “high roll” your summons based on either your strength or endurance.  This means, more diverse builds will get better summons results more frequently.  

 

Economy & Loot:  

  • Gold:  Gold by intent will be hard to come by.  You’ll need to make some decisions about which spell books or armor you’re going to buy.  The intent here is to keep inflation down and keep gold elevated as a valuable resource.  

  • Item Rarity:  Uncommon, Rare, etc items will drop with appropriately colored text.  

  • Loot:  If we didn’t mention it yet, there’s TONS of new gear!  And plenty of the classics!  But new to MG server, some gear will require certain stats to wear.  Example:  Most chainmail armor will require a strength of at least 13 (this is your current strength, not your base strength).  

    • Dev Note:  This works for us thematically but it also allows us to create some unique gear for certain builds.  Example:  We can put more spell damage or mana on a piece of chain mail than a piece of cloth to help adventurers (who’ve historically struggled) while not constantly feeding that “all intelligence” build.  But can you cheese it a little with say, an Orc Wizard?  Yes and that’s amazing!  

  • Item Power Level:  You won’t see your Amulet of Adventure or Helm of the Conqueror “buff every single stat” items… yet!  It’s important to realize that this is level 1-100 of potentially 1000 levels!  We’re all newbies!  In an effort to keep power creep in line going forward, the power level of most of the new items are significantly lower than what you see on DG.  But they’re in line with the power level of the content!  

 

Near Future:  

  • Additional dungeons:  Tor's Crypt, The Labyrinth, Daemon Home and Holy Caves. 

  • Character respec:  Learned Grandmaster Axe but found The Wrath??  For an amount of in-game gold, you’ll be able to reset your starting skills.

  • Additional Balance:  We'll tweak what needs a good tweaking as we go.  

 

Much Further Future:  

  • At this point most of these are just concepts, nothing is set in stone and much of it will be shaped by YOUR feedback.  

    • Future expansions will increase level cap.  Whether this is 50 levels or 100 levels at a time is TBD.  These will include more zones, dungeons and of course, LOOT!

    • We’ll be looking at alternative skill progression systems.  We want to avoid the scenario where everyone learns everything by level 1000.  What this looks like yet, we don’t know.  But, rest assured, we’ll include systems so your character can respec or adapt.  

    • Completely revised crafting systems.  Again, what this looks like we’re not sure.  We’ve had a lot of inter dialogue and it’s all led us to knowing we need something new and improved.  

 

Closing:  Realm is a different thing for different people.  We believe Mabon’s Gamble is the correct long-term choice for the game we’ve loved for 30 years.  Every decision we’ve made is towards the end of making this the best version of the game we can.  If there’s something you disagree with, let us know!  Like many games, we intend on keeping on top of balance issues, and we need your feedback to be successful in this endeavor.  And if it’s just not your jam, we’ll be keeping the lights on over at Despothe’s Grove as well.  To the players, thanks for your patience!  And to the staff, thanks for all the hard work the last two months!  Long live The Realm Online!  

 20th November, 2023 -

Please see below for the latest update on the work being done.

Despothes Grove

 

  • The Despothes Grove server is up and running free to play!

Updates to the new Mabon's Gamble server coming soon are as follows:

  • Vendors updated: Iron, Steel, Cloth and Leather are in Leinster, Tempered Steel and Troll Leather are in Kurz.

  • All skill books available in Leinster at Guildmaster Halls

  • All common spells available in Leinster and Kurz Magic Shops

  • Mysticism Initial Shrug cap reduced on NPCs (25%)

  • Havenwood spawn rates increased

  • Deadly Wolf Woods group chance reduced

  • Resurrection Affect removed from Undead NPCs for the initial zones

  • Mabon's Forced Flee now only works against players

  • XP from Enchant tested and functioning as expected 250 per enchant, 125 per enchant for Permanency

  • Mastery Points: New system - As you use skills in TRO you increase precision points associated with that skill. e.g. 100.0 skill points in Two-Handed Swords would increase MDM for two-handed swords by 100% MDM. Precision Points are capped by your skill level Grand Master=100.0, Master=80.0, Expert=60.0, Proficient=40.0, Familiar=20.0

  • New Sound engine in place and working

  • Server can now send special text colors for items e.g. green text indicates item of power

  • Experience and Item loss changed to Level 10

  • Experience bar added to client to track character progress

  • Zone Event System added: supports community exp, community kills, and community item collection

  • Initial mysticism shrug chance increased

  • Spell Resist applied to all spell circles

  • All Bloodwood zones re-balanced

  • Loot Tables and NPCs re-balanced for newbie zones

  • Lesser Hives re-balanced

  • New event items and areas added for events

  • Faery's no longer shift immediately if not already shifted

  • Weapon Damage Modifiers (What Stats Apply to Which Weapons)

    • Dexterity

      • Short Sword

      • Unarmed

    • Dexterity with Intelligence Bonus

      • Throwing

    • Intelligence

      • Dagger

    • Strength with Intelligence Bonus

      • Long Sword / Broadsword

    • Strength

      • All remaining weapon skills

  • Character Level now improves baseline MDM

  • Armor Mitigation Modifiers

    • Cloth now reduces incoming damage by 5%

    • Leather now reduces incoming damage by 15%

    • Chain now reduces incoming damage by 25%

    • Plate now reduces incoming damage by 50%

  • Armor Durability Updates Low to High

    • Cloth

    • Leather

    • Troll Leather

    • Iron

    • Steel

    • Tempered Steel

    • Mythril

    • Obsidianite

  • World Updates

    • Naktos' Morgue balanced

    • Faery Caverns Balanced

 19th October, 2023 -

Client Side

 

  • We are currently transplanting our resources into a more modern version of the workflow  - this dramatically improves accuracy and fluidity of the client and resource building process. The process itself was specially designed for a certain use-case and has been modified to accommodate the current code base we are working in.

 

  • Sound Manager has to be replaced. The current sound management method the client is using is outdated and now out of license. The company no longer can provide said license so we are replacing the entire sound system for the client. This will not affect anything the player experiences, but moving forward we figure it wise to not use something we have no right to. This was discovered recently, and is being worked on.

 

Server Side

 

  • Transplanting our workflow only works in certain regards. For example, Amazon AWS handles things differently than any common VPS provider -  things have to be modified accordingly.

  • We are working on bringing up every portion of the server to spec of modern operating systems. Designing the server specifically for maximum AWS compatibility is a top priority.

  • Verifying that all binaries are running properly and can be reliable over great amounts of time.

Updates are happening on a more regular basis within the Discord. Apologies for the delay on having the game up BUT we are doing everything we can to ensure a smooth launch and gameplay.

You can join us on discord! Join the The Realm Online - Official Discord Server!

 3rd October, 2023 -

You can join us on discord! Join the The Realm Online - Official Discord Server!

**Updated Community Note:**
1. When will the launch happen? Please keep an eye on the announcement tab in Discord, and I will also provide updates on Facebook (to this post) and the website. We should have more information about the launch time in a few hours (currently 9:24am EST).

2. When can we set up our subscription? We are waiting for the game to be up and running before allowing players to make payments. The subscription option will be available when the game is accessible.

3. Which payment processor will be used? Stripe.

4. I need help with my password who do I contact? While we work out a better means of communication you can contact me privately on discord or Facebook messenger (this page) and I’ll happily assist in resetting it.

**Content updates:**
-The animation speed will be adjustable
- GHelms and GBoNs have been confirmed.
- When you die you will drop unequipped items based on their value

13th July, 2023 -

Hey Realmers! 

You'll be noticing several changes to the website over the next few days as we move our focus to integrating the site with the game services. We'll make another announcement when you can link your game accounts to your web account. For now you're welcome to create your new web account by clicking the login in the top right corner.

Best,

Gil

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