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Illarion news

With today’s news, the Illarion staff wants to keep you up to date what is going on in Illarion and address two serious issues.

1. New Gamemasters
The Illarion staff welcomes its newest members, Garou and Zak, as Gamemasters. Both of them have sold their souls and will sacrifice their spare time to provide quests and support players in any way they can. Both are able to communicate in English and German. This results in the following roster of Illarion-GMs:


  • Arien Edhel
  • Estralis Seborian
  • Garou
  • Loralyn
  • Naerwyn
  • Zak

2. Latest developments
Even though the 3D-Client was (sadly) just an April Fool’s joke, our developers are realizing other useful features to be presented soon. This includes some changes on the fighting system, new dungeons and monster spawns, but most important the long awaited newbie island and a brand new homepage. Stay tuned!

3. Newbie Treatment
Since it will take some time until Noobia, the Tutorial Island, is finished, the Illarion staff will host a workshop on how to treat new players and how to deal with them. The first workshop of this kind will take place on Tuesday, 04/15 at 18:30 GMT (20:30 CEST) in German language. An English workshop will follow up, date and time are to be announced. It is an offer for veteran players to increase their abilities in handling newbie encounters, not an offer for newbies themselves. The workshop will take place ingame, just be ingame if you want to participate.

4. Out-of-character
There is poisonous venom around: OOC in Illarion. We noticed a severe increase in usage of OOC in the game that does not contribute to the game atmosphere nor to the fun people have playing this game. OOC must not be used unless necessary (e.g. to explain a newbie how to use the interface). Discussions or even bitching about ingame aspects or conflicts are greatly undesired. In case you have a serious problem with somebody’s roleplay and you cannot play along, contact a gamemaster. The OOC-rule will be enforced much more strictly from this day on. We are not addressing positive remarks like "((AFK)), ((When can we meet again?)), ((Hey, I like your new character!)) but things like "((That was unfair! The GMs will ban you!)), ((Your roleplay sucks and you just focus on your own gain!)), ((Get lost, noob, you disturb our magnificent roleplay!))".

5. Low roleplaying standard
The Illarion staff didn’t fail to notice that there are players in need of assistance to improve their roleplay. This includes the form of expression, racial roleplay and, in special, separating OOC from IC. We don’t want to remind you on the rules that state that proper language, roleplay and strict separation between OOC and IC is mandatory but offer our support. For this purpose, so called roleplaying workshops will be hosted. We will invite players with room for improvement to these workshops that address typical problems. Do not consider these invitations as punishments or accusation but as chance and offer to improve your individual roleplay. Furthermore, we’d like to ask veteran players to support the Illarion staff in hosting these workshops.

written by Estralis on 15. April 2008 08:32 pm

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Client has been upgraded to 3D mode

Finally we can proudly announce, that Illarion has now full 3D support and will from now on be able to switch to 1st person perspective in your client. In many overnight sessions martin converted all graphics to 3D meshes and built many anew, where the original mesh was missing. To enable this feature, all you have to do is pressing the buttons "3", "D" and "F11" at the same time. Unfortunately beta testers reported, that the rarely used graphics adapter 571RPA produced by Loof is not able to handle this mode, although providing 3D acceleration. Enjoy!

written by Vilarion on 01. April 2008 02:04 am

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Merry Christmas

The staff of Illarion wants to wish all players of Illarion merry christmas and reflective days.

We are glad to see you if come to Illarion during holidays - some Christmas things are going to happen there...

Ho, ho, ho - Merry Christmas!

written by Alatar on 23. December 2007 06:02 pm

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New startpacks

Yesterday a few new start packages got included into the Illarion Account System. Those startpacks were created by Banduk. We thank him for his work developing the new packages and hope that the packages suport the access for new characters into the game.

written by Nitram on 18. November 2007 04:48 pm

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Serverupdate

We just performed a minor server-update (the first one since the server is stable!). Thereby we removed the bug that was responsible for the server crashes in the past days which was caused mainly by magic spells that take time to cast.


Furthermore we removed the bug that lead to your hitpoints and mana getting stuck at some value (if it happens again, please let us know!), a powerful new command for the scripts was added, some spelling mistakes were corrected and we implemented the foundations of a system to be able to see details of a character or monster.


We also want to thank for your great contributions to the new Wiki and ask more players to join in and help!

written by martin on 21. October 2007 09:41 pm

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