The next Shadowbane wipe is coming one week from today - August 24th at 9:00 pm EST. The below changes to the Economy & World were all based on data from Ardan season 2 and have one goal in mind - driving players to centralized areas of conflict.
Further launch details will be shared via our new Discord - join with this link: https://discord.gg/J77V985
Jotensgaard and “Guards” have been removed from the map. Other mainland camps with higher level mobs have been tweaked resulting in a soft cap of level 60 from mainland PVE. Progressing past level 60 can be done through world PVP, or by killing mobs on the expansion islands (Oblivion/ROC).
Gold rates have been tweaked with mobs under level 45 dropping less gold. Each week as the server progresses, the gold drops on the mainland will continue to decrease until they reach 50% of what they were previously. Mainland will continue to drop enough gold for new characters to train as they level up, however, city building and war funding should be funded by PvE in expansion zones and objective based PvP (Mines) higher level mobs have had a slight buff.
Number of mines reduced and relocated, and balanced to encourage regional conflict. We have also tweaked the mine schedule. These times will be reviewed on a weekly basis and changes will be made as needed to promote PVP. The current map can be seen in Discord.
Resource drop rates have been decreased significantly. It will no longer be a viable plan to skip mines all together and gear your guild from PvE resource drops.
The number of agate droppers in the world has been reduced, and their respawn timers have been greatly increased
Other changes/bug fixes
- PvP disabled on Noob Island
- You can now teleport back to Noob Island if you are under level 35
- Killing the faction mobs on Noob Island no longer teleports everyone back to starting town
- Valkr dropper relocated to Hethland Holm.
- Hotzones are now limited to expansion islands
- Glass no longer repairs
- Distance-based mine pull is back
- Asset transfer when changing tags or capturing from bane now working correctly
- Shrines & warehouse now dismiss NPC after capture
- Destruction banes are back!
- R8 now protects correctly after successful bane defense
- Buildings now protect correctly after successful bane defense
- Adding command for Inner Council members ./citygold to display a sum of gold on all assets & warehouse
- Added command for Inner Council members ./flushcitygold to transfer gold on all assets to the warehouse