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Watch This Planet Arkadia Update 2011.8 (30th Nov 2011)

Discussion in 'Planet Arkadia Release Notes & Updates' started by Cyrus, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Few Scars

    Few Scars Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Arkadia Adviser

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    Nice update;
    [*]Trophy Heads have been added for creatures featured in an IFN Challenge.
    This is a nice reward.

    [*]6 Shop Stalls at Celeste Quarry which will be sold via auction.

    Ouch, the competition for these will be fierce! I havent seen how many item points they have, wasnt able to bring up the Estate terminal. I doubt they will sell for less than 3k.

    [*]New destinations, including Teleporters, on 8 Coins and Sanctuary Cove.
    Good.

    [*] a wide variety of longblades and shortblades that went missing, have begun turning up in various types of creature carcasses.
    Who will be the lucky looters :)

    [*]All new colonists will now land exclusively at Resolute Firebase Academy.
    This is great! Will PM you will a suggestion.

    Cheers
    Bjorn
     
  2. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Yes, there's a huge difference between Oro Young and Madana Young. But really, by the time you've killed 15k Oros and you've got a set of adjusted pixie, I think you should be able to take down an Oro Stalker easily. And it's not a big leap from an Oro Stalker to a Madana Young.

    @Bjorn: booths have 20 slots.
     
  3. cute781217

    cute781217 Active Member Pro Users

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    I only did a quick test, because no one add what attack type of Madana is and how much is its damage, so i can only wearing my Ghost+ shogun foot to test it, I have way better protection than Adj.Pixie, but Madana still hit me around 7~10 ( 2 hit 15 may hit in shogun foot), with the HP newbie has and the Madana attack speed I don't really think any newbie can take them down easily.

    I post it is not mean to against this VU, I love and care about Arkadia so i want to address what I'm thinking, no matter what newbie mission they gonna implement in Jan, they still should add at least something like Hadraada or Bokol in IFN challenge in this VU for arkadia born newbie to hunt and try to complete another mission. The med and high armor availability is kinda low in Arkadia, so basically they are hard to get any better armor than Adj, pixie or TT armor, unless they fly to calypso and pay another 20~30$ buy a shogun set to have enough protection to hunting in Arkadia. but they are going to buy armor in calypso why not just stay there? there are more newbie friendly iron challenge to choose and with better economy for now, so do you get what I mean? I'm telling newbies to go to calypso instead of stay in Arkadia, but you didn't give them any doable mission after they completed Oro IFN challenge. But that's not mean I gonna leave Arkadia, I still love here and will stay here for mining, I just extremely confused with the IFN challenge mob choice
     
  4. drifter

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    Im not bitching, just pointing out/asking whats the case. As for now still no new melee looted.
    And if so many new items gets in the loot - SOMEONE should have looted atleast one for now. Maybe really we have to wait few days.
    But usually new items will start poping up right after VU or few hours later.
     
  5. rick_janson

    rick_janson Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Arkadia tries to do it more slowly so that there's a somewhat constant string of discoveries instead of everything being found the first day all at once. On other planets you'd start seeing everything for a couple of days and then they'd be done.. On Arkadia you always have something to look for. ;)
     
  6. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Please don't tell the newbies that hunting is better on Caly. The planet is bigger, but newbie hunting is not better there.

    I don't think you really read what I said... after the new players complete the oro missions, they will no longer have "newbie" stats. I don't know exactly what skills they will have after 15k oros, and it obviously depends on what weapons they use, but they will be 20+ prof lvls in the weapon of their choice and if they've used the sword at all or sweated and have even mediocre evade, they shouldn't have a problem with the Madana unless they are still using weapons below their skill level.

    That said, I think there should be missions for all the mobs. It may be that come January (or later) these mobs will have missions that are integrated into broader mission storylines, and IFN missions don't make sense in conjunction with those more interesting missions, as Dave or Cyrus has said in another thread. i suspect that is why we are not seeing more lower-level mobs with IFN missions.
     
  7. Mordrell

    Mordrell Active Member Pro Users

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    Beladoth and Otarugi mission :) my two favourite mobs in EU ;)
     
  8. Mordrell

    Mordrell Active Member Pro Users

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    I did madana stalker/prowler with nemi 5b and fapper, they are a bit hard hitting but I think it is because they do a lot of acid damage. Maybe someone with grem+5b can give their input, I suspect you should be able to solo them with this setup.
     
  9. Fopsie

    Fopsie Active Member Pro Users

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    Cyrus said last night that they did not want to make the lowbie mobs just another grinding mission and they have better plans for it comming Jan. Think David said something that 3 seperate missions will be coming for Carbarok.
     
  10. cute781217

    cute781217 Active Member Pro Users

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    Nice, but where did they get 5b plates and nemi and grem? Do you think it is possible for them to just buy it in Arkadia? they still need to fly to Calypso to grab those armor and back, but you know it's another 50$ more to spend in single armor to hunt madana
     
  11. cute781217

    cute781217 Active Member Pro Users

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    Yes, they may have 20+ profession levels in hunting, they can use powerful weapon maybe up to cap-303 or law-303, maybe we can't call them newbie anymore. But it still don't change we just need the low level IFN challenge for them in this VU. I have 12 in evader level(still a low level i know) but every Arkadia mob even Oro can hit me as easy as we are drinking water. How many Arkadia born avatar can have 12 evader level? maybe there are some of them has but definitely not much. Even they can go Calypso buy a set of armor+ plates and back to Arkadia to hunt Madana, the decay on armor+ plates would be huge and may still need some more healing when they are hunting them.

    At least atm Calypso surly has better and more newbie friendly iron challenge for newbies to choose, they can growing with proper mobs at their level. I know that's because Calypso has much longer history than Arkadia, and why i keep posting is because i don't know why there's no IFN challenge between Oro and Madana in this VU. I know that some more mission will come in in Jan update, but what are they gonna do before the update? keep hunting non-mission mobs without any reason?
     
  12. cute781217

    cute781217 Active Member Pro Users

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    Oh must be sleep too early so i missed it, anyway i still think there should be at least 1 IFN challenge between Oro and Madana
     
  13. Fopsie

    Fopsie Active Member Pro Users

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    They can always ask a trader that do interplanatary trading to pickup a set for them. As for the armor it is usefull on multiple mobs and is more of an investment that helps you to hunt simular damage type mobs then an expence.

    Edit: Niel offers a service like described above.
     
  14. harmony

    harmony Active Member Pro Users

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    No off course not! Who has ever heard of anyone hunting anything without their being a mission for it?
    I can't believe that up until this VU anybody would hunt something other then Oro on arkadia!

    *for those that missed it, yes i was being sarcastic*
     
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  15. Yquem

    Yquem Active Member Pro Users

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    Looks like a very good VU - but what made me most happy was the Korwil Mission :) bring them on :)
     
  16. KMax

    KMax Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Couple newly introduced bugs I noticed in this VU:

    1. In trade terminals the last option in the main menu no longer seems to have text associated with it. The sub menu still shows Empty Enhancer Socket just fine.
    2. Some of the Mob loot and mining loot windows now have odd looking lines running through it mostly in the borders. Not sure if I just need to do a contect fix or redownload but have heard a few other players say they see the same thing.
    3. The apartments are now back to the old layout except using Celecte street texture as the floor. No more wood floors, nice stairs, and railings. Not sure if that was intended to or not but looks blah again.

    That's all I noticed so far in the few hours I played since VU update.
     
  17. Snuggins

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    I just completed the IFN Oro challenge 10 mins ago. I did not receive a trophy head. I was kind of expecting that I would be the first to complete it since the update and get a discovery for it, but it seems this item just doesn't even exist yet.

    It's a bit of a disappointment not to get the discovery, but it also leaves me wondering if I am going to be counted as someone who completed the mission previously. If that list was made before the update, then I am not on it. If the list is made at the moment that MA decides to deliver the Trophies to the inventories of qualified avatars then I guess it will be fine.

    Any comment from the A-Team to help me understand what is happening with this?
     
  18. RexDameon

    RexDameon Active Member Pro Users

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    actually that makes sense to how it would work. Because you had started the mission before you would be under the old mission with old reward. first person to get it will be the first person to start stage 4 this VU. I'm still on stage 3 so i'll let ya know in a month or two what happens.
     
  19. David | Arkadia

    David | Arkadia Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    Hey Snuggins,

    When MA get the Trophy heads in game (I expect them tomorrow) you should (99.9% confident) be on the list as it will be a snapshot taken at the same time they are put into people's inventory. I'll write to MA to ensure the list is up to date.

    Sorry to hear of your disappointment, I hope you like the trophy when it arrives.
    Dave
     
  20. AttacKat

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    I am only at Lvl 12 BLP/Laser, and I can take down an Oro Stalker w adj pixies. I may need a bit of healing afterwards, but it is do-able. Oh yeah, and I am no where *near* 17000 kills, still only around 1300+ of the 4800; therefore, <3K kills at best.

    jc
     

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