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News from the magic system

Many noticed that the magic system was lately not really fine for everyone. Now today there was another update, that improved the scripts behind the magic alot. Along with this update there was a balancing of all spells. The most powerful spells are now avaiable to less powerful mages and got rid of the fact that they were casted in a perfect way in case they succeded. So flame circles and walls could get holes now and portals could lead to wrong locations or could collapse in case to many character went thougth.

Not less then 112 hand written new scripts were created since the last update of the magic system anf of cause that load of new scripts can't be free of bugs. This is the reason I hope for feedback in my PM box on the board and for bug reports in Mantis.

written by Nitram on 26. November 2008 02:23 am


Maintanance Work

A note from our housing partner (for our hardware server):

"... 27 November 2008 from 1:00 to 5:00 o'clock (German time) may your web presence not be available."

written by Alatar on 20. November 2008 09:27 pm


More changes at the magic system

Today there were another set of changes of the magic system. All of these changes have their core in a bug that caused the fact that humans were able to cast every spell at around 60% of the skill and elves even at 50%. This bug caused that many trouble that also the whole calculation of magic resistance was affected and infunctional.
And exactly this bug is fixed now. The effects are that the spells of mages will be alot weaker for the most mages. Also the magic resistance should work now far better. At least in the player-versus-player fight and in the fight versus monsters in case the player is the mage.

written by Nitram on 16. November 2008 10:59 pm


IRC Chat

As many of you know already there has been an Illarion chat room on IRC since years. A lot of you have never even been in this chat room because of the lack of a client to do so, or the knowledge to set up such a client.

So we have added a small Java application on the homepage that allows you to access the chat room as easy as possible. You can find the link to the chatroom underneat the link to the forum (in the navigation bar on the right).

You can also find it here: Chat.

written by Nitram on 15. November 2008 02:09 am


Small Update of the magic system

Today there was a small update of the magic system. The changes effect mainly the weaker spells of the system. Those spells got a slightly strength increase, but also a short casting time delay as its common for other spells. Now there should be no more spells a mage can cast at other characters without casting time delay.
Furthermore a bug in the system was solved that made it pratically impossible to interrupt a mage while casting. This is now possible again in case a mage gets attacked directly.

written by Nitram on 13. November 2008 06:54 pm