Game Updates June 21,2012 #VGD #Vanguard #VGSOH

Today is the first release of a series of content focused releases. As we get closer to F2P we will be releasing level range targeted updates that will attempt to address content flow, reward metrics, and gameplay issues. This first update includes changes to the first ten levels of the game.

Quests

  • The IOD bracelet pieces can now be attained in Tursh, Tanvu, and Cliffs of Ghelgad as quest rewards.
  • Tanvu
    • Revised and polished the flow of quests and content, including quest text.
    • Adjusted quest levels where necessary.
    • Where needed, added simple quests to take you from one quest hub to the next.
    • Revised and/or added quest rewards to the majority of quests in Shang Village and Tanvu.
    • Added quest rewards for Soldier Morale
    • Added quest rewards for Lead By Example
    • Added quest rewards to Shang Treasure
    • Added quest rewards to Report to Officer Yu
    • Added quest rewards to Pathetic Soldiers
    • Added quest to return player to Lt. Xi
    • Added quest rewards to Monks of Shang Village
    • Added quest rewards to Master Fhungusu
    • Added quest rewards to Redemption
    • Added quest rewards to Avenging Oki
    • Added quest rewards to Oki Jewels
    • Added quest rewards to JUU
    • Added quest rewards to Lost Fishing Supplies
    • Added quest rewards to The Unforgotten
    • Added quest rewards to The Unforgotten #2
    • Added quest to point to where the trainers are in Tanvu
    • Added quest rewards to A Jin Divided
    • Added quest rewards to Choosing your Path
    • Added quest rewards to Walking with Ra’Jin
    • Added quest rewards to Ghost Wind Academy
    • Added quest rewards to Ra’Jin Assault.
    • Added quest rewards to Eye of the Beholder
    • Added quest rewards to Final Steps
    • Added quest rewards to Final Test of Jin
    • Added quest rewards to Ra Jin Rooftops
    • Added quest rewards to Parting Gifts
    • Added quest rewards to Ra’Jin Senshi
    • Added quest rewards to Trial of Pure Thoughts
    • Added quest rewards to Trial of Endurance
    • Added quest rewards to Trial of Pure Thoughts
    • Added quest rewards to Trial of Endurance
    • Added quest rewards to Path to Faith
    • Added quest rewards to Parting Gifts
    • Added quest rewards to Faith in JIn
    • Added quest rewards to Beast of Air
    • Added quest rewards for Blessing of the Hunter
    • Added quest rewards for Ring of Vision
    • Added quest rewards for Acrid Hide
    • Added quest rewards for Blessing of Awareness
    • Added quest rewards for Jin Devourers
    • Added quest rewards for Life of Amiran
    • Added quest rewards for Ulvari Influence
    • Added Journal Entries to A Humble New Beginning
    • Added Journal Entries to Mean for Tanvu
    • Created Journal Entry back to Yaol
    • Added Journal Entry to Asa Ji.
    • Added Journal Entry to Final Steps.
    • Added Journal Entry for Trial of Endurance
    • Added Journal Entry for Beast of the Land
    • Added Journal Entry for East of the Sea
    • Added Journal Entry for The Wretched
    • The leap of faith during the quest “Faith in Jin” will now only save you from the fall while you have the quest active. This was to prevent people flying through the area from being teleported undesirably.
    • Fixed a dialogue bug during the quest “Choosing Your Path.”
    • Fixed several logic errors in the quest “Choosing Your Path” that allowed player to gate themselves from completing the quest, collect multiple quest items, among other things.
    • Clarified summary text of the quest “One Hand Clapping.”
    • Decreased the level of Hulking Sandscrapers in the Tanvu bay to level 7.
    • Added a quest “The Ra’Jin Grandmaster” available from Master Shaof in the abandoned hotel.
  • Isle of Dawn
    • The Quest Go to Kiri Tentrees now has a quest object to use your compass to locate Kira Tenree’s.
    • The IOD bracelet pieces can now be attained in Tursh, Tanvu, and Cliffs of Ghelgad as quest rewards.
    • The tools for the quest “Family Tools” are now more visible.
    • Players who kill Mature Gataro instead of using the Repellent will now be told by Veteran Sixfish that they should use the repellent in their bags.
    • The Quest objective to Shut down the power source on the quest “The Trial of the Isle” is now completed after using the monument instead of upon completion of the quest “Thief in the Night”.
    • There are now Travel Journal locations for the quest “A Thief in the Night”.
    • Adventurers who have a Mysterious Device but have not accepted the quest the item gives will be gently reminded to use the item to start a quest.
    • There are two additional food piles that can be poisoned on the quest “Unforgivable”.
    • There is now an additional Flame Imp Portal to be shut down for the quest “Earth Den”.
    • Adventurers who get near Koi Le Trueverse will receive a quest to talk to assist him.
    • A Travel Journal Entry has been added for the quest “Lost Charm”.
    • Players who do not have the Arcane Chicken Prod equipped will be reminded to equip the Chick Prod if they attempt to catch a chicken without their Prod.
    • There is now an additional Quest Objective on the quest Return to Elder Wen Starbrook to talk to Elder Wen Starbrook.
    • Clarified the quest Objectives for the quest “Unwilling Reason”.
    • There are now two additional chests that can be found while on the quest “Reclaimed Treasure”
    • There is now an additional quest objective on the quest “Warn the Priests” to smooth out the questflow.
    • A Travel Journal Location has been added for the quest “Half the Battle”
    • A Travel Journal Location has been added for all of the Shotaru
    • Solo quest progression on the Isle of Dawn now ends with the quest “The Shotaru”, after which players will be given the option to either leave the Isle of Dawn or continue fighting the corruption on Isle of Dawn. All quests after this point are now small group to reflect the difficulty some classes have soloing in the Temple.
    • The Quest rewards have been reworked so that players who choose to leave the Isle of Dawn after “The Shotaru” will have a full set of armor.
    • Adventurers will no longer have to stand in a very small area in order to use the Ember Shard
    • Added a Travel Journal Location for the quest “The Village”
    • Added a Travel Journal Location for the quest “Hobgoblin Patrols”
    • There is a new Quest Listen to Kira Tentree’s after the quest Go to Kira Tentrees.
  • Tursh
    • The quest “Windmill Clues” now has another method to find the notes left by the Riftseekers. Adventurers that are helping Inquisitor Tomas will find the clues a bit more readily now.
    • Jorey Melery’s quest “Healed Horse” is no longer available. The quest was disabled for adjusted quest progression in Tursh.
    • Guard Rakner’s quest “Help Guard Rakner” is no longer available. The quest was disabled for adjusted quest progression in Tursh.
    • Guard Horace’s quest “Rifty Business” is no longer available. The quest was disabled for adjusted quest progression in Tursh.
    • Players working on “Riftseeker Destruction” can now click the portals in Riftseeker’s Torrent to receive their quest updates.
    • Players working on “Open Source Cave” should now be directed to kill Imp Taskmasters for the means to free the poor Brownie Workers in Riftseeker’s Torrent.
    • Players working on the quests “Scout Recovery”, “Cartheon Initiative”, and “Death of the Necromancer” will now find Inquisitor Senn at her post. The other NPC’s associated with the quests are also now available.
    • Guard Manket no longer offers the quest “Thieving Foxes”. Guard Paylan, who’s closer to those dastardly foxes, now offers the quest instead.
  • Cliffs of Ghelgad
    • The quest ‘Thieving Rats” now has a journal entry to find the basket and chest.
    • The quest “Finding the Evidence” now removes from your inventory the items required for the quest.
    • The quest “Harami Initiation” now has a journal entry for the Bandit Camp.
    • The quest “Ksaravi Raiders” now has a journal entry to the Raiders Camp.
    • The quest “Agates for Adventurers” now has a journal entry to the agates.
    • The quest “Brownie Marauders” now has a journal entry to the Brownie Mauraders.
    • The quest “Matu-Makas” now has a journal entry to Matu-Makas.
    • The quest “Seabrid Rescue” now has a journal entry to the seabirds.
    • The quest “Finding a trainer” now reminds the player to equip the bag that was the reward.
    • The quest “Poisoned Bridge” now has a journal entry to Nolnoc.
    • The quest “Diseased Ksaravi Claw” now has a journal entry to Amshta Daedi.
    • The quest “A Road less Traveled” now shows the quest reward.
    • The quest “ Naemsong Needs you” is now a level 8 quest.
    • The quest “Missing Magic” now has a journal entry to Skabaka Arashmas.
    • The quest “The Scrying Stone” has been removed.

Population

  • Tanvu
    • Revised and/or added loot rewards to the majority of boss mobs in Shang Village and Tanvu.
    • Added better loot drops to Sasori Kojin
    • Added better loot drops to Kyoukan Fujaru
    • Added better loot drops to Senshi Master
    • Added better loot drops to Spawn of Kojuko
    • Added better loot drops to Spellbreaker Tauko
    • Added better loot drops to Grandmaster Nahuji
    • Added additional trainers to Shang Village and Tanvu.
    • Consolidated the Tanvu trainers into one area so they are easier to find regardless of character class.
    • Adjusted Wander Radius on Manifestations of Jin
    • Imperial Soldiers in Shang Village can no longer be attacked with offensive abilities.
    • Made the rooftops of the Ra’Jin Fortress more accessible for the quest “Ra’Jin Rooftops.”
    • Decreased the assist aggro radius of Stabled Ostra in the Ra’Jin Fortress.
    • Grandmaster Nahuji has been made a small-group target.
    • Archetype ability trainers have been added at the House of Master Tallon to eliminate  backtracking.
  • Isle of Dawn
    • Tan Fen Greatcloud and Kira Tentree are now closer to where new adventurers start in Isle of Dawn.
    • Gataro Diver and Darkhide Crocodiles should be more plentiful.
    • Adventurers will no longer be able to accidentally attack Kojani Villagers.
    • Kojani Villagers can now be told to run even if they are in combat.
    • Rock Elementals on IOD will no longer absorb arcane spells.
    • Hobgoblin Defenders Block ability has been adjusted to better match the difficulty of a starting area.
    • Zalaz has been tuned to better match the difficulty that players should expect in a starting area.
    • The assist radius in the Ulvari Camp has been tuned to better match the rest of the Isle of Dawn
    • The Shotaru are now all located outside of the Temple
    • Ang Di Lowrock will now talk to players as they first enter the Temple
    • The Pegasus rental NPC as well as Hoangsu Halfmoon are now near the Alter that players respawn.
  • Tursh
    • Halflings (and all other races) are now eligible for all Tursh quests. Rindol Field however is still wary of outsiders for the time being.
    • Field Foxes and Field Wolves can now be skinned in Tursh.
    • Tursh archetype training quests now provide rewards that are in line with the Isle of Dawn rewards from similar quests. Additional training quests are now available in Tursh as well.
    • Terance Larker’s moved a bit closer to Zelser’s tower so adventurers will be able to spot him more easily to help him with his Tursh Fishermen’s Guild problem.
  • Cliffs of Ghelgad
    • Djan Hashgo now reminds you to sell to the merchant if necessary.
    • Trainers have been added to the Bayside Outpost.
    • The Brownie Gull Slayers now spawn above ground.

Misc

  • Changed the ability description of “Turtle Shell” used by Helshorn Lurker’s  to “Increased Armor”.
  • Rochius Pitran’s Journal should no longer show up in the harvesting tutorial harvest loot.

Classes

  • Starting ability progression for all classes has been adjusted
  • Bard song components are now granted automatically as they level up
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