Preview on the biggest VU yet

Discussion in 'Entropia News' started by Lykke TheNun, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Lykke TheNun

    Lykke TheNun Lootius bless you all!


    As everyone might be aware, next Tuesday, we will be subjected to what seems to be one of the biggest Version Updates (VU) ever in the history of Entropia Universe, barring perhaps VU 10.0. Where VU 10 ended up with property owners shocked to find their estates drastically changed, sometimes completely relocated from their old spots, the coming update promises to be far less drastic, but nevertheless, drastic changes were promised by both MindArk, as well as a number of Planet Partners.

    Let's have a look at what we know will be in store for us coming Tuesday...


    1.png September 27

    Re-implementation of Mentoring

    • New feature: Disciples will also receive a graduation gift. The disciple reward is intended to encourage disciples to stick with good mentors.
    • New feature: As you progress in your mentor skill you will move between different reward tiers with unique reward lists.
    • Re-design: You can now remove your mentor at any time.
    • New feature: you will be able to use skill chips when you are a disciple, the target level will simply move up.
    Improvements to the mission system
    • New quest function: quests can consume items. This means for example that you could bring materials that you have collected, give them to an NPC and get something else back.
    • New quest giver indicators: you will now be able to see if a quest giver has a quest available or if you have finished a quest and can talk to him to finish it by looking at the icon above its head, like ! or ?.
    Improvements to Creatures and Creatures AI
    • Creatures can alternate between different types of attacks each with its own set parameters and animations/sounds/particles.
    • Creatures have the ability to do AOE (Area Of Effect) attacks that strike all players within a specific radius.
    • Creatures can deal damage based on a percentage of the avatars current HP.
    • Planned for future releases:
      • Damage over time effects together with AOE application of the same.
      • Creatures using mindforce.
      • Creatures using projectiles that can be avoided.

    2.jpg Next Island - October 4

    Redesigned location(s)

    Sheperd's Beach:

    This isn't a wholly new location as much adding new content to what is already there. You probably have this teleporter point already... under a different name....

    Here’s a workstation where an eccentric First Wave explorer develops his scientific breakthroughs.

    New missions
    New missions introducing the storyline to be continued in the releases.
    • Mission: Inventing a color
    This story involves Dr. Tom Shepherd, the xenobotanist from the Elysian Transmission, reveals more of the Elysian backstory and makes sneaky references characters to be introduced in upcoming releases.

    New items and blueprints

    • Elysian Colorator
    Concept Art

    'In-game' preview screenshot
    • Optimus Prime Helmet
    Optimus Prime Helmet


    200px-Arkadia.jpg Arkadia - September 27




    10.jpg Calypso - October 18

    New Server Areas

    Calypso update will feature 3 new server areas to connect Eudoria and Amethera.

    Some of the new Outposts: Fort Victoria, Jamesons Reach, Naval Station Triton, Odysseus Landing, Camp Poseidon

    Partial list of creatures that will be spawning in a good amount on the new areas: Aetherex, Atrax, Rextelum, Mermoth, Daikiba, Gokibusagi, Sabakuma, Tripudion, Leviathan, Rippersnapper, Formacicida, Allophyl, Chirpy, Diripi, Pupugi, Traeskeron

    New Creatures
    • Rextelum: The Rextelum will have different damage types linked to its different attack animations. For example if it punches you with a claw you might take a lot of impact damage but if it strikes with its stinger you take stab and acid damage.
    Rextelum Preview Screenshot

    • Traeskeron: The Traeskeron was first discovered by Dr H.J. Zeidler during Governor Jamesons expedition to the unexplored region between Amethera and Eudoria. It was quickly classified as beloning to the same family as the Proteron. It is thought that a small population of Proterons became isolated from the rest when the old continent split in two. Over the next several million years they evolved into a creature much more suitable to the new environment. The lack of predators and the scarcity of nourishment lead the Traeskeron to become significantly smaller than its cousin although it is still capable of defending itself. The Traeskerons are known to live in large herds which are always lead by a matriarch.
    • Hussk
    Rextelum Preview Screenshot
    • An acid spitting 50 meter tall boss mob
    • Hussk will do this 95% of current hp damage attack to everyone within the attack radius and then its up to player to heal as fast as they can before his other attacks begin killing you off. Clarification: Percentage of current HP damage does not deal decay to armor.
    • He can only be spawned by players through a quest, this quest requires items for completion that has a low drop chance from several new wave spawn bosses.
    • He's spawned in a cave that he cant leave. And neither can anyone else for that matter since the only way to enter is to jump through a hole in the ceiling and land in a pool of water.
    • It's a PvP area, it will be in your interest to have a dedicated defense team at the dungeon entrance. Killing an enemy will really mean something here since both teleportations and flying vehicles are disabled in the region and its a darn long hike from the closest outpost.
    Updated creature graphics
    • Mermoth
    • Formicacida
    New missions
    • a lot of storyline missions
    • repeatable missions
    • missions using tokens as quest rewards and as a currency for other items
    • Quest item
    Quest items concept art

    Quest Items 3D Renders: Rextelum Venom Sample, Infestation Sample

    New items
    • an armor with respectable acid protection
    • "Mod Pixie Armor": The mod pixie armor set is actually part of the graduation package rewarded to disciples. Stats: Stab 6, Cut 8, Impact 11 and then 5 in cold, acid and electric. Double the TT value of regular pixie and double +200 in durability.

    Stay up-to-date!

    Each of the version updates has been wikified by our Wiki-Guru Tass already.

    27th September:
    18th October:
    VU Calendar:
    • You can get a nice overview looking at the VU Calendar.
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  2. WOW. I liek what I'm seeing
  3. Nor Alien

    Nor Alien Wisker Fish

    Looks awesome :D
  4. GeorgeSkywalker

    GeorgeSkywalker Explorer

    Not too long to wait now. Could be a biggie this one ...
  5. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    And more info is incoming on daily basis:

    Elysian Colorator with bleaching attachment

    Unlimited Optimus Prime Helmet (M) in a crafting loot window!
  6. Nor Alien

    Nor Alien Wisker Fish

    Hmm looks like a major graphics update... along with the new avatar update... now I am getting excited!! :dance:
  7. Lykke TheNun

    Lykke TheNun Lootius bless you all!

    Updated the first thread with a new date for NI - October 4 instead of September 27. David Post just announced this on Facebook :)
  8. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    So... who goes and updates the wiki? Common guys, it's really easy with the form and the datepicker.

    I wonder whether the platform release has been postponed too. Shouldn't we have a server downtime announcement already!?
  9. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Done. That was easy :)
  10. So is VU 12.1 and Arkadia postponed too?
  11. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    So who goes and changes the date on the wiki ;)

    1. Browse to Version Updates

    2. Click the specific VU

    3. Click the "Edit with form" tab

    4. Pick new date

    5. Click "Save page"
  12. Lykke TheNun

    Lykke TheNun Lootius bless you all!

    Done, Tass - pretty easy :) Thanks
  13. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    So I think we can conclude the platform update will be on 4th October too.
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