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2nd Quarter Classleads Open

By Nicola | April 4, 2017 |

As we enter the second quarter of 2017 (already!), its time for our second classlead round for the year. 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! Submissions will last…

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A Firesome Challenge

By Nicola | April 3, 2017 |

Twas a quiet day in Ashtan before the Caefir of Targossas called forth the power of their Righteous God. How will the Aegeans of War respond to this insult to their Lord? What plans hatch amongst the Court of Chaos? Surely the Seat of Chaos will not stand for this incursion. Only time will tell……

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The Winning Tickets!

By Nicola | April 2, 2017 |

Some of you may remember the raffle held in February, where tickets to enter were won via the Wheel of Fortune. The Shar’ilian Lightspire is now in the Miscellaneous Artefact Shop, a massive upgrade to the Staff of Illusions, it offers expanded illusions, coloured illusions, and brings glamours to the Achaean world. HELP ARTEFACTS MISC…

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Roleplay and Immersion

By Nicola | April 1, 2017 |

For 24 hours (as something of an “experiment”) Achaeans lost the use of the common tongue, forcing all to work out how to communicate in their racial or city languages! This world-sweeping change was preceded by a girlish giggle heard by all. While we claim this is to promote immersion and roleplay depth, Someone Else…

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Furnishing: Beds Return To Achaea!

By Nicola | March 19, 2017 |

And they’re even better than before! Furnishers can now craft a range of bed-style items to decorate your homes with, these include standard beds as well as hammocks, cots, and bunks. All of these can be sit or lied upon! In addition to this, a furnishing bed can be upgraded by the property owner into…

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Classlead Changes Round 5

By Nicola | March 14, 2017 |

The final round of changes for the 1st Quarter Classleads is now live! Alterations according to your feedback have been made in the following skills: Physiology, Shadowmancy, Spiritlore, Subterfuge, Survival, and Twoarts! A SHIP queue and an internal cooldown on reincarnation via the Gem of Transmutation have also been added. For all the specifics, READNEWS…

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Forays and the Intrepid!

By Nicola | March 12, 2017 |

Thanks to the grand efforts of Jayden, Farrah, Gamoneterik, Ahmet, Siduri, and Iakimen, the foray board belonging to Russell, a rugged ex-adventurer was rescued from the clutches of dread Aran’Kesh, and forays are now available to all Achaeans! A “foray” is the name given to a difficult task or challenge undertaken by a group of…

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Combat Balance Tweaking!

By Nicola | March 1, 2017 |

We’ve just loaded a small number of combat balance adjustments. Here are the details: Necromancy VENGEANCE and the effect from the REVELATION’S GUISE talisman will no longer fire off the same death. VENGEANCE will always take priority. Runelore The NAIRAT rune when sketched on the ground now gives ENTANGLED rather than TRANSFIX. WEARINESS and CLUMSINESS…

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Races Talisman Set!

By Nicola | March 1, 2017 |

March sees the release of a new talisman set! There is one talisman themed for each playable race, and a special talisman (the double headed coin) themed for the Aldar which will be awarded to those who successfully complete the entire set! A dwarven lodestone A shamanistic rattle A collapsible catapult A blood daubed cloth…

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Ideas and Bugfixes!

By Nicola | February 13, 2017 |

We’ve just loaded up a small batch of bugfixes and ideas for you all. Here are the details: If you now specify an earring of Sinope ID to use to travel with (TRAVEL TO <person> WITH <earring>), it will always override the travel to mutual allies bonus granted by the special valentine chocolates. Some cases…

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Classlead Changes Round 4!

By Nicola | January 26, 2017 |

We’re nearly done with all the classlead changes for this first quarter’s submissions! There’s just one more batch to go after these. But what you really want to know is which skills were affected this time, here you go: Aeonics, Groves, Runelore, Shadowmancy, Shindo, Swashbuckling, Tattoos and Terminus. One of the biggest changes in this…

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Classlead Changes Round 3!

By Nicola | January 24, 2017 |

We’re pleased to bring you the third round of changes and updates from the 2017 first quarter classlead submissions! These include changes to the following skills: Physiology, Shadowmancy, Shindo, Spiritlore, Subterfuge, Tarot and Weaponmastery! For all the specifics on these changes, READNEWS ANNOUNCE 4713!  

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Classlead Changes Round 2

By Nicola | January 13, 2017 |

Close on the heels of the first batch, here’s the list of skills that saw changes during this second round of classleads: Curses, Domination, Dragoncraft, Elementalism, Groves, Metamorphosis, Puppetry/Vodun, Runelore, Shadowmancy, Spiritlore, and Woodlore! For more details on these changes, READNEWS ANNOUNCE 4709 and keep your eyes peeled for more!

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January Lottery Winners!

By Nicola | January 13, 2017 |

The recent lotteries have been drawn and our hearty congratulations go out to the following lucky winners! Seragorn, who won the Sacrificial Kris! Ellaer, who won the vial of infinite health elixir! Lenn, who won the gold-handled inkbrush! And, Kayeil, who won the custom dragon description!

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Classlead Changes Round 1

By Nicola | January 11, 2017 |

Makarios has been hard at work going over all your classlead submissions and comments, and the first round of changes is now live! This batch features changes to the following skills: Aeonics, Alchemy, Artifice, Chivalry, Domination, Dragoncraft, Evileye, Shindo, Striking, Subterfuge, and Terminus! READNEWS ANNOUNCE 4706 for all the details!

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Resolutions for a New Year!

By Nicola | January 1, 2017 |

A new year is upon us and the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed amongst you (those of you not suffering from the past weekend’s indulgences) might have made some resolutions, things you want to change or achieve during this shiny new year. Here in Achaea we also want you to embrace this chance, be it for a…

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Crusades Come to Achaea!

By Nicola | December 24, 2016 |

It would not be Achaean Christmas without a few surprises (sometimes pleasant, sometimes not), and 2016 is no exception. We’re very pleased to bring you the final phase of the shrine system, which we very much think shall fall into the former category! Though you’ll be able to read all about it in HELP CRUSADES,…

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