Post Closed Alpha Changes (updates)

November 15, 2017, 05:36:01 PM Nexemis

Below I will list some of the changes/revisions and modifications I am making to the game since the Closed Alpha ended.

This list will continuously be updated:

INCREASED ABILITY SLOTS
The amount of ability slots has been increased to 7 (up from 5). Ability slots now also render in the middle of the game screen.

IMPROVED RENDERING
I am in the process of updating the rendering code of the client. This should have an improvement around the board and help some lower FPS players. This will also help render all non-game screen items the same way (help for port over apps). You can now disable water animation in the options screen as well.

UPDATED KEYBINDS
Keybinds have been updated. Also fixed an error where numpad numbers were not triggering saved keybinds unless re-saved in options each time you start game.

JOB ADVANCEMENT/SUB-CLASSES
Classes have changed up a bit to incorporate job class advancements. (Example: You can now start as a Mage and then at the end of act 2, complete a quest to become either an Elementalist or a Cleric). Mage abilities learned prior to job advancement are shared and kept after advancing. (Example: Disperse and Ice Shard can be used by both Elementalist and Cleric). All current Ability Points on your character must be used before job advancing (on Mage and General abilities).

MAGE
 ------> ELEMENTALIST  (FIRE / EARTH)
 ------> CLERIC (BENEDICTION / HOLY)


CLASS HALLS
There are now a few class specific buildings in Collingwood. Also, some of the quest locations have changed because of this. (Example: Your Mage trails will now start at the Mages Guild, a tower near the north of Collingwood Captial). After completing your Mage trials you will then become either an Elementalist or Cleric. Elementalists can access the top level of the Mages Tower to continue their class story line, while Clerics will have access to and continue their story line at the Clerics Sanctuary in the Collingwood Church.

QUEST EXPANSION
I have expanded the quest code to include more parameters and objectives, and allowing quests to be started and completed by different NPC. This makes the quest flow more fluid. (Example: Introduction quests will lead players to a different NPC to hand in a quest). You can also track up to 7 quests at a time now on the game screen.

NEW CHAPTER 3 ZONE: MAJESTIC FALLS
After dealing with the threat of the Brotherhood of Bandits in Chapter #2, we start Chapter #3 with Majestic Falls just east of Collingwood Capital. Players will find themselves with a new confrontation with the magic faeries that dwell there. Although once content living along side us Delorians, the fae are no longer patient with us. Not only because of our recent expansion into their land and evil soil even further east, but because they also blame the corruption on us. Things will only escalate more when we discover the faeries are immune to the corruption, and we must act to figure out why. 



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Closed Alpha Server Ending

November 10, 2017, 05:35:33 PM Nexemis

So this weekend will be the last weekend the Closed Alpha server will be up for testing. After that I will be taking the server down to make a few major changes, fix bugs and add new content. I would like to thank all the players who helped test the Closed Alpha server. If you haven't already, please post your feedback on the forums.

Just a reminder:
- All accounts that have a character reach level 15 during the Closed Alpha test will have their accounts carried over to the next version. CHARACTERS WILL NOT BE CARRIED OVER. These accounts will give their new characters a cape to start with to help level in the next version.

- All accounts that have a character reach level 25 during the Closed Alpha test will also receive a custom outfit that will not be obtainable otherwise in the game.

Thanks again for the testing and feedback!

- Nexemis

Jeffrey O'Blenis

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The Cleric is in for testing!

November 04, 2017, 12:56:15 PM Nexemis

The Cleric has now been added to the game and ready for testing. They currently follow the Mage quest line for gear and progression. The Halloween SPOOKTACULAR event will be ending Monday Nov 6 2017. If you haven't checked it out, you still have time!

Be sure to read the updater notes for all the daily changes and additions!

- Nexemis

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SPOOKTACULAR Update and PvP!

October 30, 2017, 07:48:31 PM Nexemis

Just a quick update on the status of the Closed Alpha test and the SPOOKTACULAR Mini Event.

 - Level cap is now level 30 with all new content, dozens of new items, 8 new bosses and more!
 - The event will continue to run until the end of next weekend. New things are begin added quickly and everyday! New event quests and items are now obtainable for characters 20+
 - PvP is enabled and the first PvP Battleground is released! 'Pit of the Dead' is a level 20+ PvP zone with level 20-26 mobs, 3 mini bosses and a mystery of secrets! Check out the mysterious Cloaked Figure who setup shop in Collingwood. He has a variety of great items, some with great new features like 'Mob Loot' which auto-loots any loot dropped by mobs that you walk over.

* Be sure to read over the new changes to player deaths on the launcher. Affects have been made to both NPC and PvP Deaths.

See you in the game!

- Nexemis

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Deloria Online Spooktacular Mini Event! (FULL DETAILS)

October 25, 2017, 05:42:19 PM Nexemis

Deloria Online Closed Alpha SPOOKTACULAR MINI EVENT (Open Invitation)
Starting Oct 26 2017-TBA (Early November)

The Deloria Online Closed Alpha server will be coming back online Oct 26 2017 for a Spooktacular Mini Event. Simply click on or interact with any Jack-O-Lantern throughout the game to receive a spooky buff that lasts for 20 minutes. While attacking mobs with this buff (**and possibly other players) you will have a chance to unleash some hidden dormant powers inside you. These powers will transform players into Halloween monsters and give a variety of powerful buffs!

Creepy and familiar Halloween music has also been added to most the maps. You can turn this off in the options for the regular music, but that would be maddening!

Join us in Discord during the event for in-game giveaways, or for any help installing the game.

Deloria Online Discord Chat:
https://discord.gg/bVTPdSy Discord client not required


* EVENT & SERVER INFORMATION *

- Open Invitation. Anyone who signs up on the forums will have access to the Closed Alpha Spooktacular Mini Event. (forums.deloria.online)
 - A fresh database will be used, so all prior accounts and characters will be lost.
 - Server First code enabled for items.
 - Party level experience requirements reduced by 50%.
 - Only the Mage class is available for the Closed Alpha.
 - Max level is currently 22. Quest and story lines also play through level 20. The level 20-25 zone 'Dry Lands' may be released at a later time during the event.
 - All players who obtain level 15 during this event will have their account (not characters) carried over to the Open Alpha server, starting at the end of the year. All new characters created with these carried over accounts on the Open Alpha server will start with a unique cape and an elixir of increased experience. These two items will also be given to all players during the Closed Alpha Spooktacular Mini Event.

 ** The first PvP battleground may get released during the event if time persists. It is a level 20 Halloween themed battleground which will reward unique items.



* DOWNLOAD/INSTALLING *

To download, make sure you have a forum account and visit the download page.
PLEASE READ ALL INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE DOWNLOADING!!

http://deloria.online/index.php?del=download


* NEWLY ADDED / READY FOR TESTING *

QUEST AND STORY LINES now take players up to level 20 and into 'Swindler Woods'. The quests have changed quite a bit, but should flow better than before.

NEW ABILITIES have been added for testing, including a few from the Fire Elemental tree and an Ultimate.


NEW PARTY SYSTEM (Groups) are here. Parties can hold up to 4 players and have a leveling system with 5 levels to unlock. Each level unlocks party wide buffs like increased experience, increased armor, increased critical strike, increased luck and increased damage. A Party will stay intact until it's last member disbands, this way parties can be passed on without losing it's current level. For the duration of the event, the experience required to level parties will be reduced by 50%.

PLAYER SHOPS are in need of testing and allows players to sell 5-10 items in town. Any player that can log out in town at night and keep a store open to test, it would be appreciated. I have made an effort to put in a lot of items ready for players to sell.

OUTFITS are in! Character bodies will now change depending on what chest armor they are wearing. Players can set a permanent outfit at the Beauty Boutique. Outfits can be learned from equipping armor, vendors, achievements and mob drops.

FOOD BUFFS are ready for tasting. Players can have 1 food buff active at a time that lasts 15 minutes.

ELIXIR BUFFS are ready for drinking. Players can have 1 elixir buff active at a time that lasts 1 hour.

Lots of equipment and items!


Hope to see you in the game!

Jeffrey O'Blenis
- Nexemis


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Closed Alpha Spooktacular Mini Event (Open Invitation)

October 21, 2017, 02:51:02 PM Nexemis

Starting Oct 26 2017,  the Deloria Online Closed Alpha server will be coming back online for a Spooktacular Mini Event. Simply click on or interact with any Jack-O-Lantern throughout the game to receive a spooky buff. While attacking mobs (**and possibly other players) you will have a chance to unleash some hidden dormant powers inside you. These powers will give players a variety of different powerful buffs and looks. Creepy and familiar Halloween music has also been added to most the maps. You can turn this off in the options for the regular music, but that would be maddening!

Be sure to join us in Discord during the event for in-game giveaways, or for any help installing the game.
Deloria Online Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/bVTPdSy (Discord client not required)


FULL EVENT DETAILS AND DOWNLOAD: http://www.deloria.online/forums/index.php?topic=115.0

* EVENT INFORMATION *

 - Open Invitation. Anyone who signs up on the forums will have access to the Closed Alpha Spooktacular event. (forums.deloria.online)
 - A fresh database will be used, so all prior accounts will be lost and all characters will need to be re-created.
 - Server First code enabled.
 - Max level is currently 20. Quest and story lines also play through level 20. The level 20-25 zone 'Dry Lands' may be released later on.
 - All players who obtain level 15 during this event will have their account (not characters) carried over to the Open Alpha server, starting at the end of the year. All characters created with these carried over accounts on the Open Alpha server will start with a unique cape and an elixir of increased experience. These two items will also be given to all players during the Closed Alpha Spooktacular event.

 ** The first PvP battleground may get released during the event. It is a level 20 Halloween themed battleground which will reward unique items.



* NEWLY ADDED / READY FOR TESTING *

QUEST AND STORY LINES now take players up to level 20 and into 'Swindler Woods'. The quests have changed quite a bit, but should flow better than before.

NEW ABILITIES have been added for testing, including a few from the Fire Elemental tree and an Ultimate.


NEW PARTY SYSTEM (Groups) are here. Parties can hold up to 4 players and have a leveling system with 5 levels to unlock. Each level unlocks party wide buffs like increased experience, increased armor, increased critical strike, increased luck and increased damage. A Party will stay intact until it's last member disbands, this way parties can be passed on without losing it's current level. For the duration of the event, the experience required to level parties will be reduced by 50%.

PLAYER SHOPS are in need of testing and allows players to sell 5-10 items in town. Any player that can log out in town at night and keep a store open to test, it would be appreciated. I have made an effort to put in a lot of items ready for players to sell.

OUTFITS are in! Character bodies will now change depending on what chest armor they are wearing. Players can set a permanent outfit at the Beauty Boutique. Outfits can be learned from equipping armor, vendors, achievements and mob drops.

FOOD BUFFS are ready for tasting. Players can have 1 food buff active at a time that lasts 15 minutes.

ELIXIR BUFFS are ready for drinking. Players can have 1 elixir buff active at a time that lasts 1 hour.

Lots of equipment and items!


Hope to see you in the game!

Jeffrey O'Blenis
- Nexemis


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Deloria Online Closed Alpha Update

September 28, 2017, 11:14:31 AM Nexemis

Here are a few things recently added/worked on in the Deloria Online Closed Alpha. I have added another layer of graphic rendering. All current maps and the Deloria Map It! editor have been updated. Some new graphics have also been added to the editor. I have also implemented the first part of 'Ally NPC' code. These NPC will target hostile NPC and/or benefit players. Currently this code is only being used for quests/story line, but will soon be used for a form of summoning for players as well.

At this time (with the implementation of new features) the new zones are not ready to be released for current Closed Alpha testers. I imagine the new zones to be released in the next week or two. I will still be putting the server up this weekend to continue testing previously added features and the newly updated Party code. I will also be sending out a few more Closed Alpha keys this weekend.

As always, join us in Discord for all the latest information and screenshots.
Deloria Online Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/bVTPdSy (software not required)

- Nexemis
Jeffrey O'Blenis



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Deloria Online Development Newsletter #2

September 01, 2017, 08:54:23 PM Nexemis



Hey guys, just wanted to give another update on the current Closed Alpha status. As always, remember to join us on Discord chat for the latest information and screenshots! (link at bottom)

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I will be bringing the Closed Alpha server back online either tonight or tomorrow for a couple days (Sept 1st/2nd-4th). This will only be a brief test over the weekend to test a lot of the new code listed below. Anyone that is selected as a Closed Alpha tester on the forums will have access to the server and their accounts.  Any Closed Alpha tester that needs their alpha code or help installing can join us on Discord. (link at bottom, no install necessary)

I will be away for 2 weeks in September so after this brief test this weekend, the Closed Alpha server will not come back online until Sept 28 2017. I will be sending out a bunch more Closed Alpha invites at this time to forum members. At this point I will be unlocking the new quest zones and quest hubs, as well as the elemental ability trees on the ability screen. Everything else is ready for testing as of now, and listed below.


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* Any player that selected Cleric before will be changed to Mage when they log in. Cleric will not be released before a wipe occurs.
* As always, please post any bugs you encounter on the Closed Alpha section on the forums


READY FOR TESTING:

QUESTS (UPDATED)
I have updated the quest lines a bit, so existing characters may notice some irregularities with their progress. New characters should have no problems. I added a few quests to give out more Ability Points quicker. The quest lines flows a little better now too.

The new 'Pick-Up' quests were added. Mobs have a chance to drop items to start quests/quest lines. These items are not soulbound until read so can be traded in the Player Shops. These quests can only be completed once per character.


ABILITIES
Players can now spend their Ability Points and learn abilities. All but the elemental tree abilities are ready to be learned.


PLAYER SHOPS

Player Shops are fully functional now and players can sell 5-10 items in town, depending on their level. Players who log in and are able to keep their shop up to help test, that would be great.



OUTFITS
Outfits are ready for testing. Character body looks will change depending on what chest armor they are wearing. Players can set a permanent outfit at the Beauty Boutique. Outfits can be learned from equiping armor, vendors, achievements and mob drops.



FOOD BUFFS
Food buffs are ready for testing. Players can have 1 food buff active at a time that lasts 15 minutes.



ELIXIR BUFFS
Elixir buffs are ready for testing. Players can have 1 elixir buff active at a time that lasts 1 hour.



ITEMS (UPDATED)
New item sets have been added to the armory, as well as many new drop items from the new area. As always, there are a variety of every item and +1 and +2 versions for even more variety. There are also new and powerful quest rewards to obtain, and of course rare drops, including new outfits. Magic items were also added to the game, as well as Madrigals Magic shop.


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COMING FOR SEPT 28TH:

- Player Stats
- New Zones
- New Quests
- Elemental Trees unlocked in Abilities
- Achievements (possibly)


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Thanks guys, hope to see you all in the game soon.


- Nexemis
Jeffrey O'Blenis

Deloria Online: http://deloria.online
Deloria Online Forums: http://forums.deloria.online
Deloria Online Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/bVTPdSy (Discord client not required)

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Deloria Online Development Newsletter

July 23, 2017, 12:38:05 AM Nexemis



Hey guys, just wanted to give an update on what has been happening with Deloria Online, as well as update on the current Closed Alpha status. As always, remember to join us on Discord chat for the latest information and screenshots! (link at bottom)

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A few weeks ago I had the first very few Alpha testers online and testing the new Deloria Online world. Players were able to quest and grind up to level 15. This was a very early stage of the game, but it allowed me to test a lot of the basic and core features of the game (connecting, accounts, quests, basic attacking, etc). Although the world was playable, a lot of features were not yet active or still being implemented. Below I will touch base on things that have been changed or added as well as update on the status of the Closed Alpha.


QUESTS
The two main story quest lines continue further now into the next zone 'Swindler Woods'. Your Mage trials will continue in this area, rewarding more AP 'Ability Points'. This is the next quest hub area in the game, and focuses more on the story of the Brotherhood of Bandits. Some of the existing quests had some script rewrites as well as other changes.

New 'Pick-Up' quests were added. Mobs have a chance to drop items to start quests/quest lines. These items are not soulbound until read so can be traded in the Player Shops. These quests can only be completed once per character. Existing zones as well as new zones have pick-up quests added.


ITEMS
New item sets have been added to the armory, as well as many new drop items from the new area. As always, there are a variety of every item and +1 and +2 versions for even more variety. There are also new and powerful quest rewards to obtain, and of course rare drops, including new outfits. (see PAPERDOLL below)


ABILITIES
I have made more abilities active, and by the time the Closed Alpha comes back up players will be able to start using their Ability Points to customize their characters. The new abilities cooldown code was added, so no more ability spamming.

The ability tree was changed again.


PLAYER SHOPS
The Player Shop code is complete now and ready for testing. Before you were only able to browse other player shops. Players can sell up to 5 items at level 10 and 10 items at level 30.


PARTY SYSTEM (GROUPS)
The Party system has been improved with more onscreen text for other party members. Soon quest items will be shared with all party members.


PAPERDOLL (SPRITE CHANGING)
I have added new paperdoll coding in the game. Player body sprites will now change depending on the armor you are wearing. When you equip a piece of armor with an outfit you do not know already, you will learn this outfit and save it to your character. You can go to the boutique in town to have one of your unlocked outfits always displaying.

Player outfits can be obtained from equipment, quests, achievements as well as rare mob drops. For example, you can obtain 2 rare outfit drops from the Brotherhood of Bandits in Swindler Woods and Dry Lands. Although quest and achievement outfits are soulbound, drop outfits can be sold in Player Shops.


FOOD BUFFS
The food buff code has been added, so you can now eat those Salty Sloth Chops! Players can have 1 food buff active at a time and each meal buff lasts 15 minutes. Food buffs will enhance one or more stats, as well as increase experience gains. Next step is added Cooking ;)


ACHIEVEMENTS
This code is still in early development, but is planned to be ready before Open Alpha.


MAPS/GRAPHICS/ITEM CHANGES
As always, there will be some map, graphic and item changes.


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UPDATE ON CLOSED ALPHA
As you can see, I am still busy adding new stuff but hope to have the Closed Alpha server accessible again for Closed Alpha testers within a couple weeks. That will allow existing testers to continue their story line, as well as use their saved up Ability Points. I will also be sending out another wave of Closed Alpha invites at that time. Remember to be signed-up on forums to be eligible for Closed Alpha access.


HOW YOU CAN HELP
Players anxiously waiting for the game to be ready are always asking how they can help. Players can always help out with any of the below:

 - Word of Mouth: Spreading the word of Deloria Online is a great help! Bringing in existing and new players to the game is always great. There is also a lot of outdated information about Deloria Online out there (game sites, forums, etc). Contacting either them or even myself so I can contact them, will allow me to update the information about the game.

 - Graphic Contributions: Players are always welcome to submit any custom graphic submissions they think may suit the Deloria Online world. Forums would be the best place for this.

 - Moderators: After the game is back online, I will look into forum and game moderators.


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Thanks guys, that's all I can think of for now. Thank you for your patience, and hope to see you all in the game soon!


- Nexemis
Jeffrey O'Blenis

Deloria Online: http://deloria.online
Deloria Online Forums: http://forums.deloria.online
Deloria Online Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/bVTPdSy (Discord client not required)

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Email fixed and Closed Alpha starting

May 17, 2017, 10:57:35 PM Nexemis

The email issues have been fixed for the @deloria.online domain. You can contact me from the Contact page.

I have also started to let a few closed alpha testers on to help test account and character creations, and to help me test and implement final coding before all closed testers are able to connect. Join us in Discord Chat!

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