Grand Crusade

Grand Crusade

Postby Elmar » Wed May 11, 2016 4:45 am

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Today there were some interesting changes on the Korean PTS:

- (The post 105 exp requirement to level up has been reduced)
not implemented at NCWest

- You will be able to get Abilities from lvl 85 onwards

- High Grade Aria Bracelets that increase one stat by +4 (as opposed to +3 from reglar ones), obtained by trading in regular Aria Bracelet + 100 Raid Points (Link).

- The biweekly Keucereus Alliance Defence War has been added, with two new instances, the Mesaya Citadel Outer Castle for characters of lvl 100~110 and the Mesaya Citadel Inner Castle for characters of lvl 102~110, that become accessible for 1 week upon successful defence of the Keucereus Base (Link).

- Keucereus Alliance Base becomes open hunting ground during Defence War, with PvP being possible in the Korean version (Link), but not in the export version (Link).

- When the Keucereus Alliance Defence War fails, there is no access to Gracia and the Seeds for 1 week (Link).

- Two weeks after going live Kain van Halter's HP reduced and Keucereus Defence Cannons' effect changed from reducing Kain's attack power to increasing players' attack power:
http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update ... eId=617460

- On June 15, one month after going live, exp in all open lvl 85+ hunting grounds increased:
http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update ... eId=617991

- On July 20, two months after going live, level of the monsters in the Dimensional Warp increased from 99 to 102, color coding of monsters names with the associated exp penalty spread out for better exping on low-level monsters, major skill adjustments applied to Othell classes:
http://lineage2.power.plaync.com/wiki/% ... 8%ED%8A%B8

- The Arena has not made it into a permanent version

Life patch notes:
http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/update ... eId=617033
http://lineage2.power.plaync.com/wiki/% ... 1%EC%A0%84

Computer-generated video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFzemEmxO_s

Sources:
http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/tsnoti ... eId=616698
http://lineage2.plaync.com/event/p2016/ ... ssin/index
http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/notice ... eId=616706
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Grand Crusade

Postby Elmar » Wed May 11, 2016 5:20 am

For comparison, here are the current exp requirements up to lvl 107:

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http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/image/ ... eId=616645
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Re: Grand Crusade

Postby Draecke » Wed May 11, 2016 2:47 pm

Hi Elmar, what does it say about augmenting epics ?

also do we know what stats the greater aria bracelets will have or the hunter talisman ?

about time they reworked the AP system, do I see it right that now the max is 25 AP or there's no limit due to the way it works based on char lvl ?

and lastly is the art for the Grand Crusade just eye candy or can we really expect some new armors ? love the armor of the evil Kain, nice story development there btw :P
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Re: Grand Crusade

Postby Elmar » Wed May 11, 2016 5:31 pm

There are two sets of Augments - the regular ones and the improved/개선된 ones. With the Aria Lifestones that are already in game you can get regular Augments, and with the newly added "Epic Jewelry Soulstones"/레어 액세서리 영혼의 돌 you get the improved Auments. The fees for all jewelry Augmentation (Epic and regular) have been lowered.

About the stats of the High Grade Aria Bracelets or the Hunter Amulet we have so far no information.

As far as I understand the PTS patch notes, there is now no upper limit for the Amount of Ability Points you can acquire. Since the Mesaya Citadel instances are set up for players of lvl 110, it must be fairly realistic to reach that level. At one AP per level from lvl 85 onwards, a player at the new soft cap of 110 would have 26 AP.

On the splash screen of the PTS new armors and weapons are displayed:

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http://lineage2.plaync.com/board/image/ ... eId=616724

But nothing about them is mentioned in the patch notes. So it might be something like with the Ixion Combat Suits that were in the client, could be seen in Developer Mode and made it even on the splash screen, but never into the actual game :)
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Re: Grand Crusade

Postby Aram » Wed May 11, 2016 6:09 pm

New login screen ;)
https://youtu.be/YFhRTrDoydI

P.S. I hope in the next two weeks I'll make a video review of the update ;)
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Re: Grand Crusade

Postby Draecke » Wed May 11, 2016 11:00 pm

has there been any lore update that explains how Kain got evil ?
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Re: Grand Crusade

Postby Elmar » Thu May 12, 2016 5:43 am

There is no real explanation. On the event page it just says that Kain has become a traitor/배신자, and if we assume that the left shadowy person on the preview page is Kain, then you can, when you mouse over him, see a panel appear where it says "Who is in reality the cold-hearted person who stabbed his former comrades in the back?"

Lots of room for imagination :)
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Re: Grand Crusade

Postby Elmar » Thu May 12, 2016 5:53 am

Aram wrote:New login screen ;)
https://youtu.be/YFhRTrDoydI


That Mesaya Citadel looks quite impressive!

It's really regrettable that they didn't expand the map and put the Citadel in the open landscape. Instances are a wasted opportunity for advertisement :)
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Re: Grand Crusade

Postby Aram » Thu May 12, 2016 8:07 pm

Elmar wrote:On the splash screen of the PTS new armors and weapons are displayed:

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hmm.. I'd saw that staff earlier
http://i.imgur.com/cRl9Hps.png

From that video :D
https://youtu.be/Ou3qey3mjQQ?t=6m20s


P.S. Ops... spoiler didn't work, sorry :)
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Re: Grand Crusade

Postby Draecke » Thu May 12, 2016 9:23 pm

completely forgot about that trailer and the fact the helping forces are coming from what appears to be a gaints base/battleship makes it quite interesting considering how old the vid is..
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