Patch 69 - December 24th, Christmas Event Tweaks, Performance Updates

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  1. Chris

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    Christmas Events
    Resolved a problem in which the world alert (irc broadcast) was displaying some incorrect information.
    The chance to get holiday coins from event monsters has been increased across the board.
    Lower level creatures have had a small boost to their christmas scroll drop rates.
    Zombies will no long spawn when you die in the scroll events.
    For more information on the Christmas Event click here

    Christmas Monsters
    Monsters attempting to teleport to ranged attackers to defend themselves will now properly range check to the target.
    The 9 Reindeer minibosses are now vulnerable to provocation.
    Also adjusted their stats to account for some advanced difficulty vs non tamer players.
    Fixed a problem in which Bad Santa was dropping clothing items much more often than he should.
    He will drop a random clothing item 25% of the time now.
    Slightly increased the drop rates for holiday scrolls from low level monsters in the overworld and dungeons. ​

    Monsters
    Special item drops from monsters will be nullified if a monster is killed in a guarded region with/without the assistance of the guards.
    You will recieve a system message should this happen.
    Note: This will only affect special rare drops that are given directly to players under normal situations. Such as platinum, holiday coins, rare item drops, etc.​

    Website Interface
    Completely re-designed the system that talks to the website every 5 minutes to improve performance.
    Removed 99% of the overhead in communication that takes place.
    This should help with server performance and processor overhead.
    Note: Rather than reporting banned/non banned accounts to the website we are now reporting total accounts. This is a simple performance tweak and overall was pointless as out of our 30,000 accounts, onlty 150 are banned (most for advertising)
    Designed the basic aspects of an improved control system for the website interface allowing more ingame control for the staff. This will allow us to enable/disable systems should any problems arise without having to patch/reboot the server.​

    World Alert System
    Resolved a problem in which the world alert (irc broadcast) was displaying some incorrect information.
    Resolved a problem in which certain player names and page contents were not be provided to the staff​

    Young Program
    Young Players can no longer access the corpses of other players.
    This has no effect on monster corpses.
    This will address the issues with young players looting the corpses of non young players in the new player dungeon.
    This will however not resolve the level of shame a player should feel having left a corpse in the new player dungeon. ​
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  2. Dyne

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    Good Work.
  3. Zyler

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    Not to sure about this tho
    "The 9 Reindeer minibosses are now vulnerable to provocation."


    EDIT:
    It has helped for me. Thanks.
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  4. LanDarr

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    Most humorous thing seen in the patch notes in a long time :)
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  5. Million

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    My coworker and I just did Santas lair in 49.8 minutes, that was really fun. Hope to get another scroll. Thank u Chris for the event
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  6. Chris

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    Good deal, don't forget you can track your performance vs other players on the leaderboard.

    http://uorenaissance.com/Holiday_Leaderboard
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    Seconded.
  8. ttille

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    After playing with the changes for a few days, it seems much better and more balanced. Just wanted to give due praise before I forgot.
  9. Hiro

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    Why do they continue to spawn in guardzones;

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    Why are these xmas spawns still spawning in dungeons? It was supposed to be over at the 5th january? (I hate them.)
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    The word in IRC the past few days is that the xmas spawns will be ending today.
  12. Nomack

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    he extended the event mobs till today. finishing with some special event as well.
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    Does anyone have a list of what monsters can drop in the holiday event?
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    QFT!!

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