Hope everyone enjoyed Hegemony this weekend! Thanks to everyone's support we were able to push out many new functions.
The Thieving Guild shop is underway, and instead of Guldens it uses Items which you can gain on Thieving tasks as currency. The Thieving set is our first bonus adding set, each piece adds a 1% success chance to pickpocketing!
We've taken the opportunity to build a couple more farmhouses too! These cosy dwellings are situated along the Inns River, near the Clay and Sand settlement.
We've also completely balanced the prices, merchanting price of all pelt based items and will be moving onto Leather working very soon, expect 3 new armour types that give bonuses to ranged accuracy. The quartermaster also has now stopped buying Bronze items to better fit our profit curve of Artisan skills losing money, he now also buys Lynx Pelt items!
Taking the opportunity while the server is crashed to write this post, we're planning to completely overhaul combat and if you have had the opportunity to join in on the
testing you would have found that mob drops from combat is much more rewarding and fun!
We're working on overhauling the combat system to be more situational and interesting! Every weapon will get a special attack, special attacks consume the special
attack bar which refills slowly. Rondels, Poignard and Anelaces for example will have Hinger, Cripple and Bleed respectively.
Different weapons will be used for different situations, in boss fights having a group with different weapons and special attacks is very advantageous! We're also working
on improving mob locations, adding tonnes more mobs with rewarding drops in such as Militia Recruit, Spearman, Veteran, Jaeger, Bandits, Outlaws and more!
The winners of the access from the "What we are working on post" (drawn randomly via random number...
Quick update on what we have been working on these last few days since the announcement, most obviously we have fixed a tonne of bugs that our players have found from playtesting.
One key content we have now enabled is the Forgery skill, all the required materials can be gained and you can forge Tattered Orders of Purveyance! This item allows you to put any item we have balanced the price for with the Order of Purveyance and turn it into guldens (for a better price than you would get at a shop) and also provide merchanting experience.
We're also setting up all rentals again and will start with Schonsee, you will be able to rent and decorate these houses, as well as fast-travel to your properties from any settlement. These allow you to build crafting stations that you otherwise would not be present in the town, allow you to build stoves which have less burn chance than open fires, and furniture which generate various items. Later...