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Gracia Final – korean PTS Patch Notes

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The korean PTS for the latest Lineage 2 extension is finaly up and running. The korean PTS patch notes have been posted as well. The complete Patch Notes wont be here for some time, real life + work > L2. Also keep in mind not everything in the korean PTS patch notes is written in stone. Details usualy get changed or wont make it at all to the live servers.

Anyway i will keep updating this post while i find some time to look at it.

  • Changes to Fortress and Castle Dungeons.
  • Gracia got added west of Gludin. Player must be 75+ to enter. Can obtain S82/S84 armor and weapon parts here thru quests. There is also a 45 player Instance Zone incl raid boss.
  • Air-Ships doing roundtrips to and from Gracia.
  • Clans Lvl 5+ can have theyr own Air-Ship.
  • Mage Crits in PVP have been reduced from 3x to 2.5x – only affects PVP, not PVE.

Thats it for now – more details will be added if my shedule allows me.



Territory War

Clan

1. Maximum Clan Level got raised to 11. Costs 75.00 CRP and the Clan must have at least 170 members.
2. Guard Units can now hold up to 30 members.
3. Following Clan Skills can be learned up to level 3: -todo-

Sieges

Since Territory Wars are sheduled for saturday all Siege Warfares are re-sheduled to sunday 4pm-6pm and 8pm-10pm.

Strongholds

Fortresses

PVP

Olympiad

  • 3-vs-3
    Party must consist of 3 members.
    Only the Partyleader can sign for olympiad.
    3-vs-3 Matches are not class based.
    There are no buffs from a NPC available, resurrection skills are disabled.
    Normal olympiad rules apply for anything else.
  • Reward Changes
    Olympiad Points calculation got changed: -todo-
    Nobless Gatepasses getting replaced by Olympiad Coins. Old Nobless Gatepasses can be exchanged to Olypmiad Coins.
    New rewards can only be purchased using Olympiad Coins:
    – Spellbooks for the new lvl 83 Skills
    – Quick Healing Potions
    – special Shirt, Earring, Ring, Necklace (the Jewelry items are lasting for 30 days, kinda like shadow items, and come with special stats)
    Olympiad Points are earned for defeating the opponent:
    – non-classed related fight: 30 Olympiad Currency
    – class based fight: 40 Olympiad Currency
    – 3-vs-3 fight: 50 Olympiad Currency
  • Other Changes
    Skills with a reuse delay greater than 30 minutes getting reset on match start.

Air-Warfare

Takes place on Gracia.

  • Conditions to participate
    Only players lvl 75+ and with the Flight-mode Tranformation learned can participate.
    Only solo charcaters can apply. Parties are not allowed.
    Anyone signed for any other PVP-related content (Olympiad, Fantasy Island, Underground Arena) can not register for Air-Warfare.
  • Registration
    Registraion NPC is at some Vortex Gate on Gracia.
    A match last 25minutes and starts when at least 9 players are signed for it.
    Players will be put into different teams.
    If there are free spots within a match players can join within the first 15minutes.
  • Victory Conditions
    Killing an opponent or destroying they others Team Base gives your team points.
    The team with the most points wins.
  • Rewards
    Winning players receive 5 items (that can are needed for other Gracia related content).
    Depending on the final points and participation time players get rewarded with SP.
    Leaving a match before its finsihed, will not get you any rewards.
    Players can collect special items (needed for Gracia related content) during a match. These can be used to transform Seeds (yes Gracia related Seeds – IOP anyone?) into some other Gracia related items.

PVE

‘Flight-mode’ Transformation

Air-Ships

Collecting / Aquisition / Gathering

Combat System Changes

Skills

Grade Penalties

Penalty Changes

Penalties for wearing armor and/or weapons above the players current expierence grade are now depending on the gap between the players current grade and the one of the item.
Eg. A player with experience D-Grade using a C-Grade weapon will suffer from Penalty Effect level 1, while the same player using a B-Grade weapon will receive Penalty Effect level 2.

Penalty Effects

  • Level 1
    Accuray reduced by 16, Critical Damage and Rate reduced by 10%, Patk and AtkSpeed reduced by 10%, increased magic fail rate
  • Level 2
    Accuray reduced by 16, Critical Damage and Rate reduced by 20%, Patk and AtkSpeed reduced by 10%, increased magic fail rate
  • Level 3
    Accuray reduced by 16, Critical Damage and Rate reduced by 30%, Patk and AtkSpeed reduced by 10%, increased magic fail rate
  • Level 4
    Accuray reduced by 16, Critical Damage and Rate reduced by 40%, Patk and AtkSpeed reduced by 10%, increased magic fail rate

    If the gap between the players grade and the items grade is bigger than 4, than Penalty Effect level 4 gets applied.

Items

S84 Weapons / Armor

New S84 Armors got added. Can be obtained on Gracia (sounds like 100% droprate from certain Boss Mobs?!).

Dual-Daggers

3 different Dual-Dagger Weapons have been added:
S80 – Dynasty Knife*Soul Speperator, S82 – Icarus Disperser*Soul Seperator, S84 – S84 Dagger*Naga Storm.

Duals-Dagger getting produced the same way like Duals-Swords. Players must be Lvl81+ to learn the Dual-Dagger skill, to use these items. Dual-Daggers only be used by dagger classes.

Belts

Belts have been added as rewards for Territoy Wars. They also got theyr own inventory slot.

Capes

Capes can only be used for Dynasty and S84 Armor. There are 2 different types of Capes.

  • Knight Capes
    Only clan members within the rank of a Captain (Royal Guard Unit?) can wear Capes.
    Can be obtained from the NPC Chamberlein.
  • Capes of Holy Spirit
    Can be obtained thru defeating various boss mobs (Lindivior?, Frintessa, Antaras, Valakas, Beleth and some Gracia related boss mob).

NPC in Aden and Rune can apply capes to armors (?).

Mage-Shields

‘Improved Shields’ for Casters, Healers, Summoners and Buffers have been added. These items can be enchanted but no Element Attributes can be assigned.
Depending on the Class these Shields have the following effects:

  • Caster: increased MP recovery rate, increased Magical Dmg
  • Healer: increased MP recovery rate, increased Heal Effect
  • Summoner: MP recovery rate, MaxMP increased
  • Buffer: MP recovery rate, MaxMP increased

Element Attribute Changes

The maximum Element Values for Weapons and Armors have been increased.
Weapons: from 150 to 300
Armor: from 300 to 600

Normal Element Stones can only raise the element value to 150 for weapons and 300 for a full armor set.
-Elementname here- Crystals must be used to increase the value even further. Element Crystals can be produced from certain items players can collect during Air-Warfare.

S82 Icarus Weapons

Icarus Weapons are now classified as S82. Players must be lvl 82+ to use these without suffering from Grade Penalties.
‘Seeds of Destruction’ (Gracia related collector quest) can be exchanged for Icarus Weapon Receipes and Keymaterials at ‘Union Station’ (i guess thats the main Landing Platform on Gracia).

Armor Set Effects

Crafting

Other Changes

  • Adena limit got raised to 99.900.000.000.
  • Magic damage of 2-hand mage Weapons got slightly increased.
  • Level 82 and 84 Lifestones drop from mobs.
  • The quantity of required materials to craft Dynasty Items has been lowered.
  • D to B-grade weapon parts will not drop any longer, therefor the full items can drop again (guess thats limited to the weapons you can purchase from NPCs)
  • Drops will vanish after 10minutes if they are not picked up (this does not apply to Items droped by players).
  • Dynasty-Dual-Swords Patk/Matk got adjusted to fit the new S82-grade. Icarus Shooter Patk got increased.

Quests

Interface

Fantasy Island

Bot Reporting

The reporting system for users of illegal programs the reporting system has been improved.

Each account gets 7 reporting points. Those can be used to report other characters. Once a report has been issued, the account is blocked for 1 hour to issue another report. The reporting points are getting reset every day at midnight.

Penalties are in relation to the amount of received reports for a characater. Possible penalties are: chat banned, unable to join any party, reduced attack/cast speed, forced to stay in town, unable to move, permanent purple state, …

Other Changes

Technical Changes

  • Various improvement for older graphic cards and the used shaders.
  • Soft shaders got added to highlight different geographical spots.
  • The UI window elements will only be initilized if needed. This change speeds up game client loading.
  • The terrain view range has been increased to match with the various new flight related elements of the game.
  • A world NPC server now populates the world much faster after a server restart.
  • Water effects have been improved.

Written by admin

October 22nd, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Posted in Lineage 2

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  1. s84 :O …hf with xping mainclass^^

    New Transformation allowinf you to fly. Can only be used on Gracia.–>Aion beta? :P

    looks like a big update

    Eldamer

    22 Oct 08 at 17:21

  2. can you please translate anything about

    a)tyrants?if they have pre and after 76 lvl skills.
    b)what it mentioned about the dmg fluctuation due to lvls physics altitude etc?

    thx in advance

    tyrant

    22 Oct 08 at 19:18

  3. Thanks a lot for your efforts, and the clear presentation =)

    Styr

    22 Oct 08 at 20:46

  4. Looks awesome but a lot of the changes are not realistic, not many legit players are past 81 after playing 4+ years.. this will end up encouraging ppl to bot even more.

    ah and lol @seige time changes, good way to fck over any non american player on the na servers :(

    ps, loel elda still playing ?

    Draecke

    23 Oct 08 at 01:04

  5. Yea, at least i see him staring at my ass all day while recharging me oO
    I forsee mass detaging and 24/7 boting. Not that this is the case already anyway but these changes gonna bring it to a new extend.

    admin

    23 Oct 08 at 01:19

  6. Any chance you could post MAP of the new landmass?

    Petter

    23 Oct 08 at 02:16

  7. you are right but what if the rumor that they implemented a special team just doing shit about bots is true?and the bot report button at part 2 ?
    nobody even legits wont go beyond 81.

    if they ban ppl they ll end up having 20$/month.
    such move would be suicidal.

    tyrant

    23 Oct 08 at 02:26

  8. Deleting the bots would be suicide for NCSoft. Yes they will make it look like they are doing more by doing a mass ban like they did at beginning of CT1, but I garuntee that if they eleminated all the bots 1/3 of the server would disappear and 1/3 of their profits from game accounts.

    GF on the sieges tho… talk about fucking you Euro’s. I’m guessing Oly will be interesting for first few months w/ 3 vs 3 allowing you to gain points. Dagger zerg ftw?

    Tera

    24 Oct 08 at 00:35

  9. aewsome, thanks for the translation ^^

    New_Satan

    24 Oct 08 at 07:57

  10. tera how about hierophant,tyrant,da??buffs party ud cancel fists(plus our skill get fire enchant)

    tyrant

    24 Oct 08 at 12:31

  11. LoL again they reduced magic crits from X3 to X2.5 >.< wtf.

    Maxxx

    24 Oct 08 at 14:49

  12. slug crit for 9k small dmg ya?:O

    tyrant

    24 Oct 08 at 16:33

  13. nice, gimp pvp dmg ftw :P

    but drop vanish after 10min is nice…no more 1000000000000000 mithril arrows on botgrounds^^

    Eldamer

    24 Oct 08 at 20:54

  14. What? You don’t like all the arrows? Pfftt free arrows > making arrows :-)

    Tera

    25 Oct 08 at 01:11

  15. you think they ll ban more now?

    tyrant

    25 Oct 08 at 12:57

  16. And all the other freeloot bots don’t pick sometimes (High/Top-grade lifestones, tons of common items, tons and tons of adena, have probably picked 150kk+ worth of materias/adena/lifestones in Valley of Saints alone in the last month or so) is nice to find too, but guess that will go byebye from Gracia Final :<

    Dave Lister

    25 Oct 08 at 17:08

  17. combat system changes plz?

    tyrant

    26 Oct 08 at 15:40

  18. many ppl say that daggers will need to charge up to use skills with dual daggers, but i doubt it…
    anyway any info abt that?

    ZoKy

    26 Oct 08 at 23:51

  19. And how about to remove common items and leave normal drop? WTF 10 minutes and drop vanish oO

    Maxxx

    27 Oct 08 at 10:19

  20. What about the new skills

    angelos

    27 Oct 08 at 16:26

  21. This is madness, element boost 300 on weapon, s82 s84 gears… time to quit for good. its getting sick and no life.

    Alice

    27 Oct 08 at 19:41

  22. madness??THIS IS SPARTAAAA.

    tyrant

    28 Oct 08 at 20:29

  23. lol alice killed the convo.. quit

    dudet

    28 Oct 08 at 20:54

  24. I agree NCSoft will not ban accounts based on the bot button – it is bad for business. The purple state as a penalty is perfect – others can kill the bots and not go red. The problem with this process though is an organized clan can all report a legit player and a penalty will be accessed inappropriately until the next reset. I would like to see some penalty enforced against those who will repeatedly mis-use the bot button.

    Death2Bots

    12 Nov 08 at 20:20

  25. this is great keep up the good work! :D

    looking forward to seeing any info about skills! new skills? changed skills? nerfed skills? new skill books?

    skillzplease

    13 Nov 08 at 22:23

  26. Only bots and people with no life will achieve this impossible. This is “raping”, insulting, mocking healthy people for the love of playing a nice game and forcing them to invest an unbelievable amount of time to achieve something. What does NCsoft want to prove by this? That people who cannot achieve something in real life can at least prove themselves with lvls and gear in a fake reality? This will only result in more bots, and people who will have health problems sitting in the chair, moving little, getting fat,sleeping/easting disorders, cleanlyness.. I guess as the updates go on high rate private servers will be more asked than ever before > Offical server due to unrealistic time spend IG to achieve 80+ lvls & Items -> Welcome to Lineage 2: Prepare to grind, like you have never grinded before

    Liquie

    27 Nov 08 at 21:28

  27. Dagger Lethal strike is going to be modified,
    from 1hp/1cp it will take out 50% of hp/cp (imo the main nerf of this update)

    jeje

    9 Jan 09 at 15:16

  28. Banning bots will be bad for business… what a load of crap. Having bots in the game is bad for business. How many people in the game have you known that’s quit just because of the sheer amount of bots? I think having bots is worse for business. And it will take a long time to level, but noone is pointing a gun to your head saying you must hit lvl 85 by the end of this month. Take your time, get 7% a day or 5%. It might take a while, but alll NCsoft is doing is rewarding the players who do actually play the game.

    Down with Private servers!

    Vycerys

    21 Jan 09 at 19:43

  29. lol, 5% a day, ofc u can get that if u dont eat, sleep, work, study, and more importantly NO PVP, and if u die or get pked, what u do kill ur self lolol!
    u say that the way to reward ppl is to make them waste time playing just for xp and sp.
    how can u sya down with private servers? the way that nsoft is doing stuff its the bets for private servers.

    Hisraem

    27 Jan 09 at 20:16

  30. Hisraem what lvl n class r u if u cant make 5% a day? whitout a life 5% is like maby 1-3hours depending on class vit aso???
    eighter u super nUUb or u have a pwr:bot:ed lvl84 whit no hunting grounds and u r to sucki player coz u bought your acc on ebay…

    stan

    17 Feb 09 at 16:26

  31. Haha, NCsoft is getting ridiculous. I botted up 24/7 and I had many accounts. People who quit because there are bots are carebears. This is a PvP based game. You go out and kill, not say “Hi, how are you doing”. These foreign people are killing the game for us evil Americans..

    BotMaster

    23 Feb 09 at 02:20

  32. (BotMaster) It’s people like you bottin ruinin Lineage 2 for other people cheating cause you are unable to play it properly how sad all I can say is Hope you get caught and banned from the game I see what bottin is doing to L2 on a daily bases ITS killin L2 I dont see much of a future in L2 for any one because of the amount of people like you that cheat.Another year maybe with the amount of people Bottin to pvp and others bottin to sell the adena the amount of coruption in this game is shockin.The future of L2 is very blim hope ya happy BotMaster casue at the end it’s people like you to blame for it.
    I repeat this you don’t need to cheat in L2 to survive just need to use ya brains but you are too brain DEAD to know how to play L2 without the aid of cheatin.

    NoNeedToCheat

    2 Mar 09 at 18:10

  33. omg!!!!!!!awesome!!!!!!!

    SilenaceWalker

    4 Mar 09 at 14:44

  34. Doesn’t matter bot or the real player.
    The most important the player is enjoying the game.
    But doesn’t mean killing other people is enjoying that is terrorize.
    L2 will survive coz this is really a good game.

    Innocent

    16 Mar 09 at 09:13

  35. finally….i remember when i couldnt exp coz a bots were there ans trhere werent any mobs to kill….but now….hehehehehehehe…the things changed….now i will KILL THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!BOUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!…..im bad….

    SilenaceWalker

    1 Apr 09 at 09:26

  36. I can’t wait until I can rid the bots out of catacombs. >:) I see dead bots in my future.

    BotKilla

    7 Apr 09 at 18:21

  37. don’t get your hope too high, these are released in Korean not necessarily mean they will do exact the same for western servers.

    Crafter4Life

    12 Apr 09 at 11:24

  38. Vycerys…there was actually an interview with an NCSOFT employee stating the fact that as bad as BOTs infect the server to make ppl quit, they actually do lose money to banning the bots. It’s what you call a catch 22

    TJ

    28 Apr 09 at 18:05

  39. i send this mwsage to ask somthing is anywine who know where xan i find phoenix blood because i have a paladin and i muts hafve this item to make a skil plz answer and i will be inside avery day ty for attension man ty again and good luck to your next lineage server bb all /………………………………………………………………………………………

    george

    3 May 09 at 11:08

  40. I noticed they did something to the overenchanting system in Gracia FInal. Once you get to +3 and you try to enchant again, there is a 3rd little box on the screen and a message that says “You may improve your chances of enchanting…” The message is cut off and I can’t seem to figure out what I nee to put in the that third slot. I failed overenchanting like 6 times at +3 going to +4.

    Anyone know what the third slot is for?

    JustJ

    3 May 09 at 16:26

  41. does anyone knows how can i collect earh energy compression stones in order to create earth stones to enchant my weapon from 150 to 300?

    rahan

    5 May 09 at 08:43

  42. The third box in the enchanting box is for additional scrolls which are named:
    Ancient Armor(Weapon) Enchant Crystal(safe enchant type + 10% on success)
    Armor(Weapon) Enchant Scroll (+10% success rate)

    I have no clue where to get them, if we even can get them yet. Found them on a l2 database site,

    f0rdi

    25 May 09 at 16:40

  43. Nice work, realy nice work.

    Btw there was a nerf to SK/BD/AW skill/debuff(hex/PB) land rates?

    Masci

    20 Aug 09 at 17:03

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