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Sedy Admin Sedy
posted on Thursday, October 14 2021, 01:08 PM in Updates
The following update will be applied either later today or tomorrow (15th), ready for the weekend.

SEASONAL EVENT: HALLOWEEN
It's nearly Halloween in Arcana!
Denubu has arrived in Terminus with a daily quest to hunt down Jack'o'Lantern* in selected dungeons. Hunt down Jack'o'Lantern throughout the Halloween period and collect Jack's Dicky Pins and Candy Bats to trade back to Denubu for Jack's Wheels mounts.

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Jack'o'Lantern can also drop DNA that can be combined by Avery in Terminus into your very own Jack'o'Lantern battle pet. This semi-ranged magic melee pet can attack upto 6 targets at a time upto 6m away with every attack with a chance of reducing their All Defense!

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Denubu also has a Halloween Store selling food, costumes and mounts, the Pet Exchange Store where you can exchange your collected Pet Summoning Pieces for pet summoning cards, Halloween quests, and free 1 hour Broomstick Hire.

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Pumpkins have been placed all over Terminus and can be picked on the hour, every hour, for 5 minutes. Turn up your volume and listen out for the cackling witch and get picking and find the Pet Summoning Pieces and Candy Bats.

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Free Broomstick mount hire is available in Terminus Center allowing you to try before you buy one of these amazing mounts with your Candy Bats. Just grab a broom and use it for free for 1 hour.

Dimensional portals are being sighted all over Arcana with ghouls and zombies pouring through. Defeat them and collect even more Candy Bats.

Seasonal event buffs are being awarded every time a world boss is killed - everyone gets a buff!

Sat 16th October - Sun 31st October: 5% Bonus Damage to Undead/Humanoid/Spirit monsters.
Sat 23rd October - Sun 24th October: 100% Reputation Bonus, 100% Experience and Skill Experience.
Sat 30th October - Sun 31st October: 200% Experience and Skill Experience, 50% Monster Drops, 50% Gold Drops, 50% Battlefield Points Bonus.

*Jack'o'Lantern is a boss with similar difficulty to the final boss of the dungeon it is found in. For players of level 40-74 this will be Decomus Hard, for level 75-84 Circus Hard and level 85+ Circus Insane.

Halloween in Arcana will begin on the 15th October and run until the 31st of October

The Shopping Mall has been updated with Halloween related costumes, costume accessories, mounts, battle pets, mantle schematics, and weapon schematics, all with a 10% discount applied.


MANTLE
Halloween mantles Reaper's Mantle Schematic, Chained Demon, and Bat Cloak Mantle Schematic are once again available to buy from the Shopping Mall.

Reaper's Mantle Schematic
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Bat Cloak Mantle Schematic
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Chained Demon
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MOUNTS
Improvements, fixes, and optimisations to the new mount system
The character model is now fully in sync with the mount model at low frame rates, even at very high movement speeds.

Character model animation transitions (idle > moving, idle > idle2 etc.) are now buttery smooth with no choppiness or glitches.

The animations activated by jumping while stationary, like the Alpaca dance, can now be interrupted when using the movement keys.

Corrected issues where the mount model would sometimes disappear, leaving the character model looking like they are still riding a mount.

I will do a little more testing on the live server and get feedback from players testing these mounts before releasing them.

Camera height will now be modified when using flying mounts. This only affects some of the newer mounts that are positioned quite high - no existing mounts need it.

Fixed several cases of visual effects that get attached to the character's feet being sized incorrectly while mounted.

Skeletal Steeds
These mounts have been changed to use the new mount system, so they can now jump and have an additional idle animation and stationary jump animation.

All Mounts
All existing mounts can now move while jumping from a stationary position. For example, you are standing still and you press the Jump key - you can now press a movement key to move. Previously you had to wait for the jump animation to end before moving.


INTERFACE
Target Unit Frame
Increased the refresh rate of the range in the target unit frame.


PERFORMANCE
Graphics Engine Optimisations
Improvements to the frames per second on maps with a lot of animated objects, such as Grand Wildwoods, Ursadine Highlands and Colossus Shadowfields, but most maps should see some improvement.


BUGS
Waiting for dungeon information...
Further changes have been made to attempt to correct this issue - where sometimes when speaking to a dungeon NPC, you get disconnected with the Waiting for dungeon information... message box on the screen.
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