March 17th, 2019
Fixed a minor bug that would prevent holiday shop counts from updating after purchasing an item with a limit.
Fixed a minor bug that prevented chat tabs from losing their notification when a forum post is what caused the notification to happen.
March 16th, 2019
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Similar to thunderstorms, there will be random rainbows appearing throughout the next week. Each rainbow lasts for 1 hour and give you a chance of finding a pot of gold. The event starts on March 17th at 00:00 and ends on March 23rd at 23:59. Be sure to check out the Leprechaun's Shop (accessible from each town) to see what items you can get in exchange for your Pots of Gold!
During the event, get double the bonus points when purchasing Snail Bucks! This offer ends when the event ends.
Changed the way travel timers are calculated, but shouldn't impact the actual travel timers.
Made some small improvements to the holiday shop to show some additional data about items.
The holiday shop in town now shows the hours and minutes at which the shop closes, and the date changes color as you near the shop's closing date.
March 15th, 2019
Too lazy to write a hyphen? Good news … :nomouth: has arrived!
Introducing specialized skill-based outfits! What does that mean exactly? It means that the convenient save / update / equip buttons available for skill-based outfits can now be associated with more specific types of actions. The current set of specialized outfits include -
- Gathering (Planting in Gardens)
- Gathering (Picking from Gardens)
- Magic (Spell-Casting)
- Speed (Thunderstorms)
- Speed (Traveling)
Generic skill-based outfits all still work exactly the same. If there is a special type of action that you think could really use its own custom outfit, make a suggestion in Forum > Feature Requests!
March 13th, 2019
Have you ever needed to express your lack of expression in an emote, but couldn't quite find the right one? Well look no further! The :no-mouth: emote has arrived!
Not necessarily a bug, but forum updates will now trigger the chat channel notification when using tabbed chat.
March 10th, 2019
On each Bottle of <Booze> page in the manual, you can now see the actions it is used in.
The Sip of <Booze> effect requirements in the manual are now clickable and will bring you to the item page that enables that effect (i.e. clicking on Sip of Rum will now bring you to the Bottle of Rum manual page).
Your personal booze effect counts now show up in the manual and when you are working on an action that requires that effect, just like it does with item and item type resources.
Fixed a small bug with the item search panel.
Made some changes to the way action timers are calculated. This should improve some performance - specifically for the travel modal. Please post if you see anything odd with timer calculations.
If an item has combat stats associated with it, you will now be able to search for the item with the keyword 'combat'. In addition, item effect requirements are now searchable as well. For example, searching combat will yield snake jerky, toad jerky, etc..
Forum posts now show up in their appropriate channels. For example, guild posts show up in the guild channel and market posts show up in the trade channel.
The original forum links now work appropriately.
March 8th, 2019
As promised, chat notifications for forums and the ability to control them have arrived! By default, when you log in, the forum channel will automatically be enabled. You have the option to disable it via Settings > Chat.
Also as promised, there is now a new guild permission called Moderate Guild Forums. This grants the ability to edit / delete other member's posts. When the ability to create / edit guild sub-sections is implemented, this permission will also gate that ability.
Added a new rule to spam -
* Many short sentences that could be condensed into fewer longer sentences
Basically means to not spam chat vertically with many short sentences or chat errors that could easily be condensed into a more meaningful sentence.
Fixed a bug that prevented forum unread notifications from working.
March 7th, 2019
The new forums have arrived! They have a slightly different look, but should behave fairly similarly to how they did before. They are also more mobile friendly than the original implementation.
It is worth mentioning that some forum posts may look funny. This should mostly apply to tables, so they will need to be updated slightly to look right.
Markdown Cheatsheet - Posts are now rendered using markdown. This means there are now better formatting options available to you. In addition, colors are done the same way as the old forums - e.g. [red]red[/red] becomes red. The only thing disabled by the renderer is inline images.
Forum > Bugs - Post here if you encounter any issues. If the bug is ironically that you cannot create a post, just send a message to Grumpy.
Forum > Feedback - Post here if you have any feedback for the new forums (or in general)!
Finally, there will be a few new updates coming to forums soon, including but not limited to -
- Chat notifications (along with settings to control them)
- Updating topic titles / sections
- Guild forum permissions
- Voting / Forum Polls
March 5th, 2019
Fixed a bug that prevented you from using the skill-based outfit equip button on mobile devices.
March 3rd, 2019
Fixed a bug that prevented you from clicking 'Buy From Shop' and 'Sell From Shop' in the buy / sell modal.
Fixed a bug that prevented you from navigating to individual gardens and workshops in the NEW Manual.
March 2nd, 2019
Opening the combat page from the skills panel will now load the combat data.
This update is purely a front-end architectural change. What this means is you should not notice any difference between this version and 5.25.2. Testing has been pretty thorough, but there is still a chance that some things have been missed. If you notice anything missing or not working, please report the issue in Forums > Bugs. If it is blocking you, use version 5.25.2 until it is fixed in the next release.
February 22nd, 2019
Added the combat kill high scores. Scores are now broken down by high level combat zones and does not differentiate between mobs anymore. The high scores do not yet include the kills from the legacy combat system.
Added some basic high score filtering functionality for guilds. You can now click on the guild tag in skill, character and joat high scores to be able to filter by that guild. You can clear the guild filter from the purple button to the right of the teal Show Active / Show Total button.
February 17th, 2019
Added the JOAT high scores to the … high scores.
Improved how chat focusing works on mobile devices. Should help ensure that if your chat is completely scrolled to the bottom, it remains that way both before and after focusing and unfocusing.
The action timer sometimes stopped updating due to the way the UI was hidden when chat is focused on mobile devices. This has been changed slightly to prevent this from happening.
Long action messages on mobile should now correctly keep chat scrolled at the bottom if chat was already scrolled down.
On android devices, it is possible to hide the keyboard without taking focus away from the chat input. There is now a banner at the top of the screen that shows up when the input is focused, which allows you to click on it to show the UI again. This mostly only applies to people who use the android back button to close out of the keyboard.
Deleted a few legacy items that do not have a direct replacement.
February 15th, 2019
The level for a few tailoring actions are going to change.
|Item ||Old Level ||New Level |
|Sea Silk Gloves ||63 ||69 |
|Sea Silk Pants ||65 ||71 |
|Sea Silk Shirts ||67 ||73 |
Added separate salt mining location and removed salt rock drops from mining sandstone.
Retired the slaying potions on the Drifting Isles, including the ability to make them.
Added high level salt processing location on the Drifting Isles.
Mud Bricks are now 5 stones vs. 10 stones.
February 12th, 2019
Messages have been re-implemented using the latest architecture! This marks the last bit of code that uses backbone, which allows me to drop a lot of dead code (31,000+ lines of code). With that said ... I have done my best to make sure everything still works, but there may be the occasional thing that I missed. Please post in Forums > Bugs if you notice anything that doesn't seem to be working correctly.
Chat on mobile devices should hopefully be a little bit easier to use. The first improvement includes a small fix to scrolling after unfocusing from the chat input. The second improvement takes the update from 5.24.11 and applies the same logic to the top bar as well. Now when the chat input is focused, the top bar will also vanish. On iOS, this is less noticeable, but on android, it should give you more room to see what you are typing.
The Abandoned Storage has been added to the Abandoned Village, which is the guild equivalent to the Abandoned Hovel.
February 9th, 2019
The chat commands page no longer lies and :snails: actually does work.
Fixed a bug that prevented you from starting some quests.
The style of the disconnect message has been updated to be a little bit less obtrusive, but no less noticeable. In addition, the message will differentiate between the server disconnecting (usually when you log in elsewhere) and when you have a little network blip.
Cleaned up more of some of the legacy code. As always, I don't expect any functional differences, but please report any issues you might find in Forums > Bugs.
On mobile devices, when you click on the chat input, the mini action modal and the summary / chat / items buttons disappear, giving you move room to see what you are typing.
Changed the mechanism that updates your message counts. Should just mean realtime message count updates, but please make a bug post if you find otherwise.
Legendary weapons have been tagged with the word legendary for use in the item search.
All of the boozes have been tagged with the word booze for use in the item search.
Limoncello has been converted into Rum. Rum is now used by Combat and Magic.
Sherry has been converted into Lavender Liqueur. Lavender Liqueur is now used by Cooking and Alchemy.
Rum, Wine and Mango Liqueur now require Coconut Barrels instead of Oak Barrels.
Raspberry Wine is now a tier 2 booze, and is no longer used for Alchemy. It is also made with Larch Barrels instead of Oak Barrels.
The levels to make tier 1 booze have been reduced.
The magic level required to make scrolls is now 20.
Some of the materials for the various boozes have been adjusted to better reflect the appropriate quantities. Experience has also been increased for pouring barrels into bottles.
Tier 2 booze has arrived! These boozes do not have a use yet, but you can begin to make them in the meantime.
Scrolls of <Skill> have become Scrolls of Plenty! They still grant +25% Double Drops for 30 Minutes, but for any skill. In addition, making a scroll now also requires 1 mana per scroll.
Effect of <Booze> has now become Sip of <Booze>.
The booze locations are now on their own separate map - Abandoned Village. Since this map is separate, it does not have any access to your houses in Cadenberge. You can repair an Abandoned Hovel though. Your browser may cache the towns, so you might need to either wait an hour for cache to clear, or just clear your cache manually.
The location of these actions in the manual are now situated underneath the Torrid Isle actions instead of after the Cadenberge Territory actions to give a better flow of level requirements.
February 5th, 2019
Fixed a bug that showed the wrong time of day in the manual on the Game Mechanics page.
Fixed a bug that would occasionally allow you to accidentally add an item to a closed storage.
Level requirements in the manual now turn red for spells, item upgrades and gardens & workshops when you do not have the level.
Added a notification when an invite is sent that explains how to join a guild.
Swapped the Rules and Chat Commands buttons in the manual for better alignment.
Added a new rule about discussing quest rewards in public chat channels.
Fiery Rings now require 3 lodestones instead of 1 lodestone.
Improved some action message support for more dynamic messages.
February 1st, 2019
The Bonus menu will now remember the last effect you enabled.
The account settings were visible for unregistered accounts. This has been fixed.
Fig Rolls now require Wheat Flour. Their experience has been increased to reflect this change.
January 31st, 2019
Fixed a bug that would occasionally allow you to cast too many spells even after you specify how many spells you want to cast.
One of the recent changes removed the experience / copper updates from quest rewards (visual bug only). You should now observe any experience and copper updates from quest rewards right away.
Deleted items are now filtered out of shops.
Fixed a bug with the latest update to Chrome on mobile devices.
Updated some of the chat link functionality to include some new formatting.
January 29th, 2019
There was a slight bug where the Gardens & Workshops panel would sometimes show the incorrect end date for previously completed plants. This has been fixed.
The message server side code has been updated to the latest architecture. There should not be any differences, but please report any weird behavior. This was also the last thing required to completely retire one of the old services, so that work has been completed too. Let me know if you see anything that stops working suddenly.
Updated the Inappropriate Links rule to include a note that referral links are not allowed in public chat channels, but you are free to use the Off Topic section in the forums.
Torrid Rings use 3 Black Diamonds now instead of 1 Jasper.
January 27th, 2019
Your Homey 1's latest quests are released for the Northern Province!
Made a big obnoxious message and search button color change to help highlight the item search functionality. You can dismiss the helper text when you realize it's there. Do you like seeing it? Just turn it back on in the settings.
Fixed a bug where the settings menu did not open on all tabs in the mobile UI.
Changed the display slightly for unmet quest requirements.
January 27th, 2019
Two new chat colors have been released! You can now choose Lilac and Honey.
The spell casting modal has been updated to use the latest and greatest code. While that's probably pretty boring, I tried to improve some of the usability associated with the panel.
- The close button is accessible even after scrolling.
- Pick the wrong spell? You can now close out of the current spell more easily.
- If you are working on a skill, all spells associated with that particuluar skill are highlighted for easier access.
- Spells are broken up by type, and the skill associated with each spell is front and center. I hope this helps you find the right spell quicker.
- Looking for guild members when casting? Good news! Your guild members are sorted above everybody else.
Fixed a minor bug where the wait time in the Gardens & Workshops panel would show the wrong time when using the Grow Timer effect.
Re-implemented the settings panel and the spell-casting panel. They should behave similarly to their original implementations, but let me, Grumpy, know if you notice otherwise.
January 23rd, 2019
You can now search for players in the high scores. It only shows active players.
Combat did not stop when leaving your battle. It does now.
January 22nd, 2019
The birthday event is coming to a close at midnight! Get your actions in before the event is over.
Time of day is now included in the NEW Manual's Game Mechanics page.
Chat Commands are also added to the NEW Manual. In addition, a new emote has been added. Take a look at the page and figure out which one it is!
Fixed a bug from 5.24.3 where the lowercase emotes broke. For all intents and purposes, this is version 5.24.3
Some combat armor and weapons have had their levels adjusted. Most notably, steel is now level 20, elinvar is now level 40 and adamantine is now level 80. The next phase of combat will include some stat adjustments and updated to utilize the appropriate equipment slots.
January 21st, 2019
The new and improved rules page can be found on the Rules page. The link is now accessible from the NEW Manual!
Added the XP per battle to the combat locations in the manual.
Added the Travel link to the combat locations in the manual.
Clicking on 'Combat' on a combat location will go to the Combat skill page in the manual.
Fixed some minor bugs around the in-town combat screen and the combat data in the manual.
January 21st, 2019
A basic Combat page has been added to the NEW Manual! More pages will be released soon for helping with equipment selection in Combat.
January 20th, 2019
Fixed a bug where consuming booze will result in an odd display that should not have been there.
Removed old combat from both the client and the server.
Removed the old Combat Stats panel since it is more or less useless. You can see your stats at a glance by viewing them in your paperdoll. It may return with some revised metrics in a later update.
Rum combat (Hunt Secluded Game) now uses 1 use of rum per battle. You cannot fight unless you have at least one effect of rum active. Double drops does not affect this location. Random drops will now be ideal to use when hunting here.
January 19th, 2019
The Scorched Grotto and Scorched Dungeon have arrived in Pyre Island! Read more on the Combat Changelog page. With that said, the only remaining location to be implemented is the Secluded Game hunting location. When that is released, old combat will be removed permanently.
Reduced the level to craft glacial weapons from level 55 to 50.
January 19th, 2019
Fixed a bug that prevented people playing on tablets from eating foods.
Barrel experience has been adjusted to use the latest version of the XP formula. For comparison, the lowest level barrel, Oak Barrels, went from 156 to 117 XP, while the highest level barrel, Mulberry Barrels, went from 336 to 252 XP. The other barrels also followed similar reductions.
Spectral Robe experience has been increased from 135 to 162 XP, but the drop rate for the graveyard has been adjusted.
January 15th, 2019
The 10th birthday event is beginning tomorrow! The quest itself is available in town for you to pick up, but it will not start counting actions until January 16th rolls around.
The event officially starts January 16th at 00:00:00 and ends January 22nd at 23:59:59, but you can start the event early so that you are ready when the clock strikes midnight. Note that each action and each battle will count as one action. Old combat does not count towards the event. Finally, double drops in both actions and combat will count as two actions.
Added Damage Boost and Armor Boost stats, which basically increases the respective stats of other equipped items. This is a brand new stat, so when combat is re-balanced, the actual values on the event items may change. Also, it is worth mentioning that they only work in the new combat, old combat does not benefit.
Updated some front-end functionality to support the birthday event.
Made the item detail popup slightly less sensitive to scrolling when using a touch screen device.
The Birthday Pony from last year was renamed to Retired Birthday Pony. This year's Birthday Pony is unbreakable but Account Bound. Account Bound items cannot be traded between players. This is the first time this functionality is being used, so if you find a way to trade account bound items, please let me know. Any items found getting around the loop hole without being reported to me, Grumpy, will be removed from the game without any compensation.
January 13th, 2019
Combat drops now show up in the manual on the item pages. Should be sufficient to show you where, at what level, and which mob drops the item you are looking at. A future update will bring similar details to the combat page itself.
Updated some quest functionality in preparation for the birthday event.
The action service now uses the same performance improvements as the combat service! This basically means any version prior to 5.23.1 will not behave as expected, so be sure to make sure you're using the latest version!
The legendary weapons have been re-calibrated to more closely align with the weapons they are replacing. Spectral will mimic steel, Pearlescent will mimic elinvar and Glacial will mimic alluvium. The pyre dungeon weapons will mimic Adamantine when they are released. Their accuracy will stay the same as it was however.
January 13th, 2019
Personal shops now have a visual indicator that shows if the prices at which you are buying or selling are ideal. For example, if your shop is selling Oak Logs for 6 copper each, but the best price on the market is 5 copper each, it will show a red ▴ next to the price.
Some items are best described with a few words, such as Witch's Broomsticks. Now, little descriptions can be added to such items to describe what they do. This mostly applies to travel items like the Witch's Broomstick, Volundr Wings and Wedding Ring, as well as the Birthday Hat and Scarecrow's Scarf.
Witch's Broomsticks, Volundr Wings and Wedding Rings now show up under the Traveling category when using effect-based sorting.
The changelog will now show the last 3 months of updates. If you want to see older ones, just visit the Archive.
Updated the stats on the legendary weapons, most notably the new Glacial legendary weapons.
January 12th, 2019
The experience for Woven Seaweed Cloth has been fixed.
January 11th, 2019
Don't … but Your Homey 1 has created the :panic: emote!
You should now be able to more easily scroll your paperdoll / inventory on mobile without accidentally opening up the item detail modal.
Fixed minor bug where occasionally the action count would hang around if you cancel out of casting spells. Please let me know if you continue to see this.
Fixed a super rare edge case where leveling up on the last slot when adding to a garden or workshop would stop your action instead of continuing.
If you accidentally start planting something that is already growing in your garden, it will now update the existing entry instead of creating a new row. The same applies to workshops as well.
Fixed an issue where you would sometimes get sent to the town menu when getting a botcheck and you've been idle for a while.
Fixed the redundant scroll bars in the combat modal on some browsers. Should mostly impact Firefox and Mobile Safari. The changes have been tested in Chrome, Internet Explorer and Edge as well, so please let me know if you see any type of regression.
Updated the disconnect modal logic so that there is a longer delay before popping up. It should help in the cases where there is only a momentary network hiccup that doesn't otherwise affect your client.
January 9th, 2019
Fixed a minor bug with quests and item removal events.
Changed some back-end service architecture to hopefully reduce the chances of another outage we had yesterday. Let me know if you see any issues doing anything.
Updated the original 'Ancient' items to be grouped as 'Forgotten' > Subcategory. Should help fix some of them and also group them together to make it easier to work with them in your inventory.
Added the new legendary weapons to the Legendary Forge in Frusen Mountains, and updated the new seaweed tailoring actions so that they now show up in Insular Village.
January 8th, 2019
Reminder that the gingerbread gardens will be going away soon! On or after January 16th, they will be removed, so be sure to process all of your gingerbread dough.
Some new quest code has been released to support the new birthday quest that will be starting soon! January 16th at 00:00:00, the birthday event will begin and will run through January 23rd at 23:59:59. More information will be released soon.
Updated the recommended level for the Graveyard Dungeon to level 25 Combat since this is the first possible level at which you can get to the boss. This is only a visual change.
The Merfolk Dungeon has arrived to new combat! Combat Prototype Release Notes can refresh your memory about how dungeons work. You can find the merfolk dungeon in Silver Lagoon.
Woven Seaweed Robes have also arrived! They are the second tier sorcerer armor. Use at your own risk for now - the full set of sorcerer abilities have yet to be implemented, so the robes will make it more difficult to survive in dungeons.
Made several micro adjustments to some tailoring and cooking experience, as well as adjusted some of the drop rates for combat. Most notably, Shrimp Gumbo has dropped from 184 to 170, but Ostrich Omelettes have increased from 62 to 106. On the tailoring side of things, Spectral Robes have dropped from 80 to 69, but the Spectral Cloth has increased from 80 to 135.
January 5th, 2019
Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, the Gardens & Workshops panel is now behind a subscription. However, we are going to try something new this time around. You can either use it via subscription for 10 Snail Bucks per month, or you can enable it forever for 100 Snail Bucks.
Extended Botchecks have been updated to use the new subscription system. Should be mostly a transparent change, but extending botchecks from versions 5.23.6 and lower is no longer supported.
Updated the NEW Manual combat page to link to the combat release notes until more information is added.
Retired items now show a banner at the top of their page in the NEW Manual, indicating that they are retired.
The Enhanced Job Board subscription feature's price has been updated. You can now purchase it for 10 Snail Bucks for a month, or 100 Snail Bucks forever.
January 4th, 2019
The effect pages in the manual now show item upgrades!
Expanded the diminishing returns logic a bit in both the effect panel and in the item detail widget in an attempt to make it more clear what is happening with your effects.
The effect panel will now show you the total value of your effects, and if diminshing returns is affecting them, it will also show your effective effect. So if your total success is 400%, it will show you both your total success, as well as your Effective Success at 300%.
When you are consuming items, if diminshing returns will impact your final effect, it will show you what your total effect will be after consuming the item, which includes other active effects.
Fixed a bug where it wasn't possible to do an early botcheck from the combat modal on mobile devices.
January 3rd, 2019
The Gingerbread Gardens will be removed on or after January 16th. Be sure to process all of your Gingerbread ingredients before then!
Some new changes have been made available for combat! Read all about the changes on the Combat Changelog page.
The guild storage page should no longer take focus away from other input fields.
Sometimes the item upgrade and spell casting modal will not disappear when you switch to a different activity. This has been corrected.
Fixed a minor bug where PayPal will occasionally cause the Snail Buck modal to error out.
You can now use instant travel equipment from your inventory again, but it is from a button in the detail popup, and no longer has a confirmation screen.
Sal spent endless seconds changing the :no: emote. You can now use :no: and :yesno: , which was the original.
Some cooking experience and combat drop rates were adjusted slightly based on some revised calculations. The two biggest changes were Alligator Jambalaya going from 107 XP to 88 XP, and Alligator Skewers going from 168 XP to 137 XP.
January 1st, 2019
Added the Coconut Barrel, Larch Barrel, Cypress Barrel and Mulberry Barrel in preparation for some of the new booze content. Some existing booze will be changed to use the new barrels, so I am releasing these early so that people can start preparing.
December 29th, 2018
Are you tired of trying to find your traveling rings? You now use traveling rings directly from the travel panel! You no longer use traveling rings from the inventory.
In addition, traveling rings now show up under Consumables, under the Traveling category.
December 28th, 2018
A new recipe and some updated effects on the Drifting Isles.
|Consumable ||New Effect ||Old Effect |
|Ostrich Omelette || +50% Random Drops |
… for 3 mins (stacks)
| -5 Timer (Day) |
… for 30 mins
|Moonfish Salad || -5 Timer |
… for 60 mins
| -5 Timer (Night) |
… for 30 mins
|Fishcakes || -3 Timer (Drifting Isles) |
… for 60 mins
| -4 Timer (Drifting Isles) |
… for 30 mins
|Spinach Pie || |
+5% Double Drops
… for 60 mins
… for 60 mins
… for 15 mins (stacks)
… for 15 mins (stacks)
|Jar of Pickles || +5% Success |
… for 60 mins
| +5% Success |
… for 20 mins
|Fig Roll || -5 Minimum Timer |
… for 2 mins (stacks)
| N/A |
Olives, figs and mulberries can now be planted in your orchard, and orchards are accessible from the Drifting Isles.
December 28th, 2018
Updated the NEW Manual > Effects and the NEW Manual > Items > Equipment pages so that they properly differentiate between normally obtainable items and holiday or retired items.
Added some slightly better modification support to the manual, namely around the resources that go into making a modification - such as varnish, dyes and chromatic scales.
December 26th, 2018
The end of the year is upon us! I hope everybody has had a great 2018, and I hope 2019 is even better. To celebrate the end of the year, a special offer is available in the Snail Bucks shop. That offer will be available through January 7th.
This is more of a heads up that I made several small back-end changes in response to the brief outage we had yesterday. If you guys experience any weird behavior, let me, Grumpy, know. Weird behavior would mostly consist of clicking a button and nothing happens.