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MacavityMacavity Member Posts: 788 ✭✭✭
edited September 2013 in Harpy's Head Tavern
ANNOUNCE NEWS #2163
Date: 9/13/2013 at 14:53
From: Razmael, the Synthesist
To : Everyone
Subj: Artifact changes part 2

Here's our next lot of artifact releases and changes. More to come 
later! 

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Price drop
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* A rune of the leech has dropped from 750cr down to 250cr.
* A rune of the asp has dropped from 750cr down to 250cr.

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Retiring
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These artifacts will be retiring from the shop on the 22nd of this 
month: 

* A transportation token
* A venom rag

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New minipets
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A miniature, blackened crab 
Cost: 30ic

A brightly-colored parrot 
Cost: 40ic

A half-sized, dark-furred boar
Cost: 50ic

A miniature, pulsating spider 
Cost: 60cr 


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NEW IRON COIN ARTFIACTS
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An ampoule of putrescine
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Power: putrescine
Cost: 100ic

POURing this over someone will make them stinky! Can only be used once 
every 15 minutes. Great for making enemies! 

A bottle of potent energy juice
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Power: narcotic_bane
Cost: 20ic

While holding this, it will grant you immunity to the 'tripping hard' 
affliction. 

A post office contract
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Power: public_writer
Cost: 30ic

You will no longer be charged for posting to the public news board.

A vocal amplifier box
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Power: amplified_voice
Cost: 20ic

Your voice will no longer be drowned out by strong winds.

A Compass of Attenuation
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Power: item_find
Cost: 200ic

Usage: ATTUNE COMPASS <item>
This compass can be ATTUNEd to a single item that you are holding, or is
in the same room as you. Touching the compass will tell you where the 
item is, if possible! If being held by someone or something, it will 
tell you what's holding it, but not where the holder itself is.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” 
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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Comments

  • MacavityMacavity Member Posts: 788 ✭✭✭
    @razmael  When you say retiring, does that mean its just going away from being sold but those who bought the item will still keep and be able to use it??  Also does that mean that the item will come back sometime later??
    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” 
    ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

    Veritas says, "Sorry for breaking your system Macavity."
    Veritas says, "My boss fights crash Macavity's computer now."
  • MeyvitchMeyvitch Member Posts: 684 ✭✭✭✭
    22nd of what month?
    imageimage "Little pig, little pig, let me in, let me in. You look tasty and smell like bacon." *LICKLICKLICK*
  • HavenHaven World Burner Flight SchoolMember Posts: 2,273 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If the venom rag is gone for good after the 22nd, I'll be in mourning.
    Meyvitch said:
    22nd of what month?


    22nd of this month. September.

    ¤ Si vis pacem, para bellum. ¤
    Someone powerful says, "We're going to have to delete you."
    havenbanner2
  • AngweAngwe I'm the dog that ate yr birthday cake Bedford, VAMember Posts: 978 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can venom rags be used for overlays?
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  • MissariMissari Member Posts: 208 ✭✭✭
    Yes. Source: I own one.
  • EzraxEzrax Member Posts: 407 ✭✭✭
    Sweet, a spider minipet. I've been after one forever. I am pretty sure I even begged for one in an IDEA.
  • RazmaelRazmael Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 1,268 admin
    Macavity said:
    @razmael  When you say retiring, does that mean its just going away from being sold but those who bought the item will still keep and be able to use it??  Also does that mean that the item will come back sometime later??
    Removed from the shop, but not the game. They'll probably not be added back to the shop.
  • EzalorEzalor Emperor D'baen CanadaMember Posts: 1,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ezrax said:
    Sweet, a spider minipet. I've been after one forever. I am pretty sure I even begged for one in an IDEA.
    There's a clockwork spider available for sale in Delve already. You buy it with ylemshards.
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  • IrruelIrruel Member Posts: 670 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2013
    Any chance the venom rag could be made into a credit artifact?

    Edit: Either that, or the entire venom system overhauled? The sheer volume of vials (not the cost) is kind of annoying to maintain. A sentinel has 28 types of venom to carry, and due to the nature of overlays, they do actually use the obscure ones startlingly quickly (two overlay affs in a combo = 4 venom applications). I've no idea how many vials a properly active sentinel pvper carries nowadays (Angwe?) but I'd say it would need to be close to 100 as it is easy to chew through vials and vials of the common ones in a single fight, especially with traps added to the mix. Add another 50 vials for concoctions and it seems a bit ridiculous.
    Post edited by Irruel on
    Stathan
  • RivasRivas Member Posts: 538 mod

    An ampoule of putrescine
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    Power: putrescine
    Cost: 100ic

    POURing this over someone will make them stinky! Can only be used once 
    every 15 minutes. Great for making enemies!

    o A moist washrag (20 Iron Coins)
      - This washrag can be used to SCRUB away bad smells quicker than
        normal.

    So uh...we've got a 100ic artifact that's almost instantly negated by a 20ic artifact? Is that right?



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    Stathan
  • EzraxEzrax Member Posts: 407 ✭✭✭
    When the Immortals say they're 'retiring' something, it means they're sending it on a trip to Belize.
  • AngweAngwe I'm the dog that ate yr birthday cake Bedford, VAMember Posts: 978 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Venoms
      [  757] xentio             [  210] oleander           [ 1005] eurypteria
      [  699] kalmia             [  958] strophanthus       [ 1001] digitalis
      [  970] darkshade          [  785] curare             [  960] epteth
      [  823] prefarar           [ 1002] monkshood          [ 1018] euphorbia
      [  967] colocasia          [   60] oculus             [  950] vernalius
      [  937] epseth             [ 1040] larkspur           [  944] slike
      [  890] araceae            [ 1004] voyria             [ 1030] delphinium
      [  732] aconite            [  913] gecko              [ 1002] loki
    The ones that aren't 1000 are the ones I use every fight, discounting wonky ones like oculus and jalk. Like every class (I'm sure,) we burn through curare like the average American congressman burns through bribe money.
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    Mastema
  • EzalorEzalor Emperor D'baen CanadaMember Posts: 1,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would guess the venom rag is being retired in preparation for Venoms become a general mercantile skill.
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  • SaybreSaybre Member Posts: 283 ✭✭✭
    No more venom rag makes me a sad panda. I'm in now shape whatsoever to buy it right now, but I have been wanting to get it for a long time, since it would make managing venoms so much easier, and as with Angwe, burning through curare at an insane rate.

    Credit artifact version of it would be beautiful. Otherwise..most of those new 'artifacts' are fairly disappointing in my eyes. I was initially excited about the leech rune price drop, then quickly did the math on its benefits, and it still doesn't amount to diddly.
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  • MacavityMacavity Member Posts: 788 ✭✭✭
    edited September 2013
    whats disappointing is the HELP ARTIFACT WEAPONS has not been updated with the new prices.   Nor have the HELP IRON COIN ARTIFACTS been updated with the new stuff.   

    I find myself referring to Forums or the Announce board for my Help files than the actual Help files.
    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” 
    ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

    Veritas says, "Sorry for breaking your system Macavity."
    Veritas says, "My boss fights crash Macavity's computer now."
  • AlexinaAlexina the Haunted Soul Member Posts: 851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I got the new mindlock artifact and it didn't even work. I submitted a bug and haven't been able to test it since, so it might have gotten fixed.
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  • MacavityMacavity Member Posts: 788 ✭✭✭
    Alexina said:
    I got the new mindlock artifact and it didn't even work. I submitted a bug and haven't been able to test it since, so it might have gotten fixed.
    please explain to me the reason for that artifact?  I do not normally use my monk class that much so I am not 100% sure what the good in that would be.
    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” 
    ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

    Veritas says, "Sorry for breaking your system Macavity."
    Veritas says, "My boss fights crash Macavity's computer now."
  • AlexinaAlexina the Haunted Soul Member Posts: 851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    For spying on people without them finding it out.
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  • TrigruTrigru the Bumberton's DelightMember Posts: 255 ✭✭✭✭
    Macavity said:
    whats disappointing is the HELP ARTIFACT WEAPONS has not been updated with the new prices.   Nor have the HELP IRON COIN ARTIFACTS been updated with the new stuff.   

    I find myself referring to Forums or the Announce board for my Help files than the actual Help files.
    Fixed!
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  • XavinXavin Member Posts: 1,449 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Saybre: Leech is much better for bashing than it is for pvp.

  • MacavityMacavity Member Posts: 788 ✭✭✭
    if the asp worked regardless if there was venom on the weapon or not, I would be all over that!!
    “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
    Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” 
    ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

    Veritas says, "Sorry for breaking your system Macavity."
    Veritas says, "My boss fights crash Macavity's computer now."
  • SaybreSaybre Member Posts: 283 ✭✭✭
    Xavin said:
    @Saybre: Leech is much better for bashing than it is for pvp.
    for both weapons I bash with, that's 500 credits, to get a whopping total of...*drumroll*

    About 85 health per combo. Helpful, but 500 credit helpful? I'm iffy about that.
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  • EzalorEzalor Emperor D'baen CanadaMember Posts: 1,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Saybre said:
    Xavin said:
    @Saybre: Leech is much better for bashing than it is for pvp.
    for both weapons I bash with, that's 500 credits, to get a whopping total of...*drumroll*

    About 85 health per combo. Helpful, but 500 credit helpful? I'm iffy about that.
    This is a common complaint about Templars actually as they are the only class that has to buy 2 of each rune to get the full effect.
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    Missari
  • IrruelIrruel Member Posts: 670 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2013
    I wonder if it could be attached to a quarterstaff?

    Edit: Wait a minute; @Saybre you're doing 1700 damage a round while bashing? How slowly? Is that damage augmented much (i.e. artifacted)?
  • ArekaAreka Drifting in a sea of wenches' bosomsMember, Guildmaster Posts: 1,693 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2013
    Powerful statpack, 18 str
    Warhammer: 158       93        148 (level 3 stat rune) (+ leech rune)
    DSW
    Leech gain is gonna be GREEN. 

    Lifting up a resilient braced-handle warhammer, you slam it into a wiry Xorani guard with numbing force.
    Damage done: 749, blunt.
    As your attack strikes a wiry Xorani guard, the power within a resilient braced-handle warhammer flares, draining your life as the weapon releases a burst of violent energy into a wiry Xorani guard.
    Damage done: 303, unblockable.
    Health Lost: 285, unblockable.
    Health Gain: 24
    With a fluid motion, you switch your grip on a resilient braced-handle warhammer and bring it swinging around once more.
    Lifting up a resilient braced-handle warhammer, you slam it into a wiry Xorani guard with numbing force.
    Damage done: 749, blunt.
    As your attack strikes a wiry Xorani guard, the power within a resilient braced-handle warhammer flares, draining your life as the weapon releases a burst of violent energy into a wiry Xorani guard.
    Damage done: 303, unblockable.
    Health Lost: 285, unblockable.
    Health Gain: 24
    Balance Used: 3.11 seconds
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  • DaskalosDaskalos Credit Whore Extraordinare Rolling amongst piles of credits.Member, Guildmaster Posts: 1,515 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Please become 15% :P

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  • XavinXavin Member Posts: 1,449 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just saying. 5% of an annihilating crit is way more than 85 health.

  • SaybreSaybre Member Posts: 283 ✭✭✭
    Math was a bit off, I actually get less. For some reason I thought I was wailing more than I actually am.
    But yes, I have runed maces and strength artifacts. I specifically forged my maces to be the perfect balance for speed and damage for DPS, while having pretty nicely high crits.

    [ You smash - an arrogant Xorani master at arms ]
    Damage done: 830 (1613 overkill), blunt.
    [ You smash - an arrogant Xorani master at arms ]
    Damage done: 830, blunt.
    Balance Used: 2.63 seconds
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