Renaissance Blog - Ancient SOS's

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  1. Chris

    Chris Renaissance Staff
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    The Ancient SOS - Renaissance Style
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    May 15th, 2013

    A the hour beyond memory set th' wind at me sails. Once a jim laddie wit' dreams 'o th' ocean, turned scurvy pirate 'o th' savage seven seas, 'tis Lord Dalgrim fancies himself a deity amongst sailors. A mighty fleet he had set ahead to seek out more treasure, returned naught but stain'd paper wit' scribble no more worth readin than all th' books he'd burned b'fore. No doubts calls fer help a scribbled by a scallywag callin h'self cap'n! Nay, th' treasure be not worth me the hour so I toss'em in th' waters from whence they come!

    The Ancient SOS/MIB System
    Continuing on the path to History Perfected, we have taken another opportunity to right the wrongs of OSI in era.

    • Players with 100 fishing have a small chance to fish up an ancient SOS from a sunken pirate ship.
    • There are 4 different Ancient SOS's that can be found.
    • Each of these SOS's will lead the players to a pirate hideout previously unknown to the citizens of Britannia.
    • When used these rare scrolls will open a mystical gate to these locations.
    • Brave players can proceed through these games to explore these new areas and attempt to survive and possibly even defeat the challenges they find within each.

    While fishing players now have a chance to fish up an Ancient SOS, due to the depth in which these items are found players should be prepared to defeat a fearsome kraken to recover the item.

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    Once the player has vanquished the Shipwrecked Kraken (mini kraken) they can retrieve the Ancient SOS.

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    Players can find one of 4 different Ancient SOS's, each leading to a challenging area.

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    Once you have the Ancient SOS and you are ready to face the challenges within, double click the item. You will be presented with a prompt to make sure you want to use the item. Each item can only be used once so make sure you are prepared.

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    If the instance is currently active you will see this message. Simply try again later.

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    If the instance is under construction or disabled you will see this message.

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    To see the status of the various instances you can check the clocks at the Britain event center.
    • Currently Inactive : Available for players
    • Closes in ## Minutes : Time before the instance closes, if all players leave the event area, it can close early.
    • Under Construction: This instance is disabled for maintenance.
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    Once the event begins, a gate will open at the feet of the player who uses the Ancient SOS. This gate will stay open for 60 seconds and allow any player through it. So beware when using these items in a public location.
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    Once through the gate you will be transported to one of four strange areas.
    Each instance has the following
    • 2 Guarded Treasure Chests
      (Level 4 or 5, locked and trapped)
    • 2 Bosses Guarding these chests
      A search of their person might find their chest key
    • 12-50 Respawning Monsters
    • A Variety Dealer offering emergency supplies
    • A shrine offering healing services.

    Difficulty
    • Pirate Bay (red) - Easy
    • Hidden Treasure (blue) - Medium
    • Pirate Cave (purple) - Hard
    • Pirate Ship (green) - Very Hard

    The Ironman Challenge
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    Should a player wish to undertake the ultimate challenge they can attempt to complete these dungeons by themselves. Earning additional rewards should you manage to complete this task.
    To learn more about the ironman challenge click here

    Pirate Bay

    The Entrance
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    The Crimson Cutlass Bar
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    Neptunes Revenge and the Dread Pirate Captain
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    Pirate Bay Monsters

    Hidden Treasure

    The Entrance to a Long Forgotten Island
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    The Islands Docks, Allowing for a Quick Escape
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    The Island is Swarming with Pirates
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    Buried Treasure
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    Entrance to a Strange Building
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    A Trap, Stuck in the Dungeon
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    The 2nd Floor of the Lighthouse
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    The Roof and a way to escape
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    Hidden Treasure Monsters

    The Pirate Cave

    Arriving on a mysterious island
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    Pirates guarding the entrance into the mountains
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    The Cave Entrance
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    Encountering the undead horrors in the cave
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    A room of horror
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    An underground crypt
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    The Cave Exit
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    Pirate Cave Monsters

    The Pirate Ship
    Entering the Captains Quarters
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    The Crows nest and Mess Hall
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    Cannons and Powder Room
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    Slowly Flooding Crew Cabins
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    Some sort of flooded laboratory of the dark arts
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    A bloody summoning room
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    The Ships treasure room
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    Pirate Ship Monsters


    The Rewards
    • Some, but not all, of the rewards that can be found as part of the Ancient MIB system
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  2. Mes

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    another great content patch
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  3. Cherie

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    Very Nice Telamon.........i'm fishing everyday..............
  4. Aegis

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    cant wait :)
    thanks so much for all your effort dear staff!
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    Looks amazing! Great stuff!!
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    Yep, very awesome.

    Golden Girls, ASSEMBLE!
  7. pdodd

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    Awesome content guys! Working on raising my Fishing as I type this :D
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    Updated with pictures from each of the Ancient MIB dungeons.

    All are now open for our brave adventurers.
  9. qbradq

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    Oh my gosh! Did someone loot the Tattered Spellbook during the Pirate Invasion event? That is so flippin' cool! I'm not much for rares, but a blessed, functional rare gets me all excited :D
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    That was not part of the event from Sunday, but one of the monsters in there does use that spellbook.
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    Nevermind
  12. Wise

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    Can anyone post a list of all the 'known' rares that spawn in each instance. Last time I tried picking up everything and ended up with nothing :D
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    Man I have been here 8 months and I've only been to one of these. Someone want to show me the ropes?
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    not even if my life depended on it Hazel
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    Yeah well by someone, I meant anyone but you and your weirdo wifey.
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    two days ago i fished up a amib using nothing but a net and character had 0 fishing skill? just wondering if this is correct being what you stated in begining of article
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    The AMIBs originally just came from normal fishing only, and required 100 fishing skill.

    AMIBs were added as a potential reward for nets later on - and don't need fishing to use nets.
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    I have to admit, I am loving some fishing and fishing content these days.
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  20. shad

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    So, if i want to get amib, i need to use a special green net?

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