*Bleep* The Scrap Heap is online!

Are you into puzzles?

Do you sometimes like doing tradeskills?

Or quests?

Okay for the two people still reading this update, please enjoy the Scrap Heap - a self-contained story zone with some fights, some puzzles, a bit of loot, and some interesting mechanics. The zone doesn't really support more than one group (it's kinda small) but feel free to go with as many people as you like. The combat difficulty (ho-hum) is like Kaesora+ (sometimes).

Oh I forgot to say where it is.. uh.. I dunno.. the badlands? Maybe?

  Thu Jul 02, 2015 - Slaariel

Patch Notes 06/28/15

  • Damage is now sent to all group/raid members regardless of distance to make parsing entire raids easier.
In other news, progress is progressively progressing on 2.5 and we should have the new beta server ready for you to poke at relatively soon. The majority of our development focus is going towards 2.5, so patches and work on 2.0 has been somewhat sparse other than bug fixes.

  Sun Jun 28, 2015 - Jumbers

Another Successful Donation Drive

Well, you guys did it - we made our goal of an additional 10%, and thus we are pleased to run 50% exp bonuses through 6/16! Keep an eye out for Blessings of the Gods standing around in zones - hail one and the global exp bonus will jump to 100% for a few hours, plus you win some personal thanks as well! They can look like anything in the zone, are not trackable, and will not announce their presence after they initially show up. There is one up as of now (May 28th morning) in fact...I will post a couple of hints on our SoD Facebook page.

As is tradition, we will be holding a lottery for donators. This will be held Saturday May 30th at 6pm Eastern, 3pm Pacific in Athica. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN (though we may give away some additional stuff to folks who ARE there)! The lottery has two parts - one is based on one entry per dollar donated during the drive, the other is one entry per donation, which includes regular donators! We will announce winners on the forums following the event.

Saturday morning I will run a Karit's Crates event, location TBD, I'm aiming for about Noon Eastern, 9am Pacific. I will make a global announcement before the event as to where to be, but show up for some fun prizes and occasional...well, lousy prizes.

Finally, we need help spreading the word about the server - we now have an advertising budget and are looking for creative ways to get the word out. If you have ideas, want to build some art, etc., reach out to us in IRC or in game and we'll work with you. Heck, you might even earn some fame in the process!

Thanks again folks, we are always blown away by the success of these events. This year was so great in fact, we're using a bit of the proceeds to fund some additional coding help on 2.5, which is making great progress, and is the best advertisement we could possibly have.. Once the drive is done, stay tuned for news on that front as well.

  Fri May 29, 2015 - taryth

Patch Notes - 5/17/15

In order to support some of the new things for the account drive, we needed code, hence the patch. Things of note:

- Blessing of the Gods is now a thing. It functions similarly to a Golden Beast, except you will not know what zone it might appear in, and it can look like anything in that zone. The server will be reminded of its existence every 10 minutes when it appears. Hailing (NOT KILLING) it will bless the server with a global experience bonus for a few hours!

- Tokens of Ascendance are in game. These rare treats will be rewards during the account drive. As to what they do, well, when we dole out the first one, we'll tell ya. :)

- Mob swarm pets (NOT players) should be targetable so they are easier to kill

- Drop rate for world drops is temporarily doubled so that new players can get some gear more easily.

Watch for additional events coming up for the donation drive! If you haven't already, consider donating to our advertising/server promotion fund at https://shardsofdalaya.com/donations. For those of you who have donated, thank you so much for supporting the server!

  Sun May 17, 2015 - taryth

May 2015 Account Drive Has Begun!

The 2015 Account Drive has begun! Please visit https://shardsofdalaya.com/donations to make a "special" donation to help us advertise and build up the server!

Over the next few weeks, we will be running special events and giving away lots of cool stuff. Encourage your friends to come play, or maybe return! And yes, we will certainly have a bonus experience period after the donations have completed, as well as the lottery and such that players love. But we've also got some new things to offer as well, including GM-driven events and a global event that we think the entire server will enjoy. :)

Follow us on Facebook for the latest information, and keep an eye on the forums as well!

  Wed May 13, 2015 - taryth

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