Classleads are open!

We've just opened classleads for submission: these will run until 0 GMT on the 12th of May, so you will want to have your reports in by then (don't forget to SUBMIT!).

A few things to keep in mind this round:

  • Please do not submit anything concerning the paladin class this cycle. If its a knight wide concern by all means, but if its paladin specific it will likely get rejected at this current time.
  • You'll note I've left some reports up that have not been either approved or rejected. I'd like more feedback on these, so if people have thoughts on those, do get those in when it comes to the commenting phase.

The classlead process is how we balance classes and add new abilities to skills as appropriate, and is generally the time when you can get your voices heard on issues of combat balance.

For those of you unfamiliar with the classlead process (or who would just like a refresher), here are the basics:

  • Classleads are anonymous.
  • Each person can submit up to five classlead reports. Please do not utilise alternative characters to bypass this limit: I will be annoyed and this may result in an account-wide ban on access to the system going forward.
  • Your reports should supply reasoning alongside the perceived problem: if something is too strong/weak, you should always state why. It's best to avoid drawing comparisons to other classes, although sometimes this is appropriate. Use your best judgement!
  • You should attempt to supply multiple solutions (where applicable - some cases are fairly cut and dry).

There are full details along with command breakdowns under HELP CLASSLEADS and the CLASSLEAD command.

So, what kinds of things can you suggest via classleads? Essentially, classleads are specifically for combat balance, whether that be addressing things which are perceived as too strong or too weak. Thematic options can sometimes be appropriate, but these are almost always better served going via the ideas system.

I look forward to reading your reports!

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May in Achaea!

It's May already and that means goodbye artefact cart and artefact discounts and hello to the Wheel of Fortune which is making a return to New Thera!

Completing an adventure worth 50 renown or more earns you a free spin each day and premium tokens can be obtained via the Achaea website at www.achaea.com/credits!

Those who win or buy prismatic tokens can SPIN WHEEL WITH TOKEN for a chance at the following:

Credit prizes starting at 33
Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum giftboxes
Artefact Vials
Customisation credits
Phials of shimmering ink
Legend Deck Sleeves that unwrap for any set, including the two new suits!*
Talisman caches that open for the Elemental, War, and Planes sets. These caches can be traded in for 30cr
300 lessons (You won't win lessons if you have over 2500 lessons or 5 classes.)
Artefact Upgrade Credits
Mayan Crowns

There are two new suits in the Legend Deck available this month, both themed around the forests of mainland Sapience and their spirits. These are part of the FORESTS collection for legend cards.

The Spiritsoul suit includes the following cards:

Clio, spirit of the Western Ithmia

  • Drawing this card creates a map of Sapience's forests
  • The user can touch this map while specifying the name of a forest spirit to be transported to the forest associated with that spirit, similar to the Universe Tarot
  • 2 charges, regenerates 1 per hour

Erato, spirit of the Eastern Ithmia

  • Drawing this card at an adventurer will throw them into the trees if there are trees present
  • 3 charges, regenerates 1 per hour

Eupheme, spirit of the Aerinewild

  • Drawing this card pacifies all non-boss animal denizens in the location
  • This does not prevent aggressive denizens from becoming aggressive again
  • 3 charges, regenerates 1 per hour

Calliope, spirit of the Aureliana

  • Drawing this card bestows the SLOTH metamorphosis upon the user
  • This confers use of the REST ability to regenerate endurance
  • 3 charges, regenerates 1 per 2 hours

Thalia, spirit of the Northern Ithmia

  • Joker, refreshes the charges of others in the set

The Spiritheart suit includes the following cards:

Urania, spirit of the Darkenwood

  • Drawing this card blankets the area in fog for four minutes
  • This must be a valid area (no ships, no wilderness, no mines etc)
  • 1 charge, regenerates 1 per 2 hours

Polyhymnia, spirit of the Cloud Forest

  • Drawing this card forces everyone in the clouds area to move in a random direction
  • This will affect the upper skies, ocean skies, and far above the skies locations
  • This forced movement is blocked by any effects that would prevent you being beckoned, on a per person basis
  • 2 charges, regenerates 1 per hour

Euterpe, spirit of the Northreach

  • Drawing this card will cause anyone burrowed in your location or those adjacent to be forced back to ground level from any depth
  • 3 charges, regenerates 1 per hour

Terpsichore, spirit of the Aalen

  • Drawing this card invokes fear on all mounts in the location, similar to a bard's MARCH
  • This does affect the user's mount
  • 1 charge, regenerates 1 per hour

Melpomene, spirit of the Black Forest

  • Joker, refreshes the charges of others in the set

In addition to the prizes above you may also win bonuses of racetrack tickets for the humgii races!

As a reminder, the Wheel of Fortune no longer makes you wait for other people to be done spinning before you can spin!

Also keep your eyes peeled for the Wheel's grand prize, 500 bound credits on top of normal prizes for whoever claims that with a Token spin!

Prismatic tokens CAN be traded!

HELP WHEEL OF FORTUNE and HELP LEGEND DECK are up to date!

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Pariah Artefacts Arrive!

As we enter the third week of the Artefact Cart, all class-related artefacts are discounted by an additional 10% on the website!

Moreover, we are pleased to announce the release of the long-awaited Pariah artefacts, along with a new Pariah command! These are included in the class artefact discount.

A sand-worn bandolier - 300 credits
Increase your carry capacity of jars of blood by 3.
This effect does not stack.

A funereal amphora - 300 credits
Increase charnel eternity duration by 50%.
Increase charnel awaken duration by 30%.

A bone and willow handled knife - 350 credits
Increases memorium chain time against denizens by 3 seconds.

CRYPT BUY ROOM- 100* bound credits.

Increase your maximum crypt size by 1 room.
You must be over level 80 to do this.
This limit expansion will remain through class changes.

*The price doubles with each limit expansion.

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Collaborators Invade Achaea: Roe Is Me!

After getting some much needed assistance from the villagers of Eleusis, the royal chef of Arcadia has revealed the existence of a special ingredient, midlands roe!

A few of Achaea's denizen chefs will share with you their signature dish using this ingredient if you can acquire some for them and our player chefs can feature it in their own cooking recipes too!

This brand new culinary quest is brought to us by Mark Rapson of Nightfall Games!

If you're curious about the events that transpired in-game, read on:


It is said the lack of a good scullery maid is a trial, but the lack of proper ingredients is, for a true chef, an unmitigated disaster. And on a day in the month of Aeguary it was both of these things that came to vex the much put-upon Lucinda, head chef of Arcadia's palace kitchens. Luckily, with the loud and vociferous ringing of a bell in the palace, there were (eventually) a group of willing adventurers from the surface below to fill the first and find the second.

Searching for the rather difficult to find midlands roe were Lynara Le'Dominae, Mina Celes'Ciel, Tukio Celes'Ciel, Ellenroh Saxe, the young Tendril Moroa, and in the words of Elducia, acclaimed Zoologist, "Cherryanne, a violent thug if ever there was one." Clues from Lucinda led them to the esteemed Arinas the Entomologist and a thorough search across Sapience's midlands, whether trudging through the Mannaseh swamps or wandering among Aureliana flowers.

Eventually, after bargains with Elducia and gold given to Arinas, the apprentice scullery maids had the perfect trained beetle with which to locate their elusive roe. A brief search later, Mina's very energetic insect had what they needed: a single ball of desiccated midlands roe. Their quest accomplished, Lucinda's job saved, the apprentices opted not to pursue a career under the royal chef's watchful eye, taking with them only the promise of a meal in the future and the revelation of a new ingredient for the dishes of Achaea's cooks.

Summary: In search of an ingredient to garnish Lucinda's latest recipe, a group of adventurers hunted the midlands of Sapience. And with a little bit of help from Entomologists and Zoologists, it wasn't long before midlands roe was made available to Achaea's chefs.

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Roe Is Me!

It is said the lack of a good scullery maid is a trial, but the lack of proper ingredients is, for a true chef, an unmitigated disaster. And on a day in the month of Aeguary it was both of these things that came to vex the much put-upon Lucinda, head chef of Arcadia's palace kitchens. Luckily, with the loud and vociferous ringing of a bell in the palace, there were (eventually) a group of willing adventurers from the surface below to fill the first and find the second. 

Searching for the rather difficult to find midlands roe were Lynara Le'Dominae, Mina Celes'Ciel, Tukio Celes'Ciel, Ellenroh Saxe, the young Tendril Moroa, and in the words of Elducia, acclaimed Zoologist, "Cherryanne, a violent thug if ever there was one." Clues from Lucinda led them to the esteemed Arinas the Entomologist and a thorough search across Sapience's midlands, whether trudging through the Mannaseh swamps or wandering among Aureliana flowers. 

Eventually, after bargains with Elducia and gold given to Arinas, the apprentice scullery maids had the perfect trained beetle with which to locate their elusive roe. A brief search later, Mina's very energetic insect had what they needed: a single ball of desiccated midlands roe. Their quest accomplished, Lucinda's job saved, the apprentices opted not to pursue a career under the royal chef's watchful eye, taking with them only the promise of a meal in the future and the revelation of a new ingredient for the dishes of Achaea's cooks.


A few of Achaea's denizen chefs will share with you their signature dish using this ingredient if you can acquire some for them and our player chefs can feature it in their own cooking recipes too! 

This new culinary quest series was brought to us by Mark Rapson of Nightfall Games!

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April Auctions!

As promised, we have a round of auctions live that will run for 10 days! There are thirty-two auctions in total: 16 for credits, and 16 for gold.

HELP AUCTIONS has everything you need to know if you are unfamiliar, and you can use AUCTION INFO <#> to view the details on a specific lot. As there are so many, I've only included details of the new options here.

CREDIT AUCTIONS:

  1. Chenubian Wings
  2. Phylactery of Sixth Sense
  3. Custom Blademaster Sword
  4. Custom Deathsight
  5. Custom Angel or Baalzadeen - Work with the design team to create a unique description for your angel or baalzadeen. This also allows the winner to customise the message displayed when an angel or baalzadeen materialises via the ANGEL SUMMON ability in Spirituality or the BAALZADEEN ability in Apostasy. NOTE: This would need to remain appropriate and lore-friendly to Achaea.
  6. Enhanced Shop Cart
  7. Racial Language Fluency
  8. Staff of Garash - This staff will allow you to raise stonewalls across all exits of a room once every 15 minutes. It also serves as a magi staff and a level 3 Shikudo staff. It does NOT work as a Druidic quarterstaff.
  9. Vastarian Flute
  10. Orb of Sllshya's Wrath
  11. Innate Morphing Armour
  12. Any completed talisman
  13. Gold-handled Inkbrush
  14. Black-handled Inkbrush
  15. Purple-handled Inkbrush
  16. Green-handled Inkbrush

GOLD AUCTIONS:

  1. Minipet of your choosing
  2. Out of Subdivision Plot: Elemental Planes -A unique opportunity to claim your own volcano lair, sky sanctuary, desert yurt, or palace apartment! Select your Elemental Plane of choice and be the owner of this undeveloped plot! NOTE: The above are suggestions only, you can build whatever you like!
  3. Out of Subdivision Plot: Muurn Valley -Enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the Muurn Valley cove with this undeveloped housing plot.
  4. 300 Housing Credits
  5. 300 Housing Credits
  6. 300 Housing Credits
  7. 300 Housing Credits
  8. 5 mayan crowns
  9. 5 mayan crowns
  10. 5 mayan crowns
  11. Level 1 Talisman Piece
  12. Level 1 Talisman Piece
  13. Level 1 Talisman Piece
  14. Any Legend Deck Card
  15. Any Legend Deck Card
  16. Any Legend Deck Card

If you have any questions about these, I strongly advise asking before placing a bid.

Enjoy!

PS: No we have not forgotten about Pariah artefacts, they are coming soon! It's not the middle of the month yet!

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