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      Gion reacted to ADMIN in They're here! World Bosses - Call to Arms!   
      While Medusa had her own "army", into Cursed Dragon & Bloody Witch Queen, Selupan thought he's strong enough alone, but the past has proven him wrong.
      Learning from his own mistakes, he has built a new army of himself, and its time has come...
      World Bosses - They're here!
      Every Tuesday, Thursday at 21:50 and Saturday at 14:40, the new Selupan's Minions (Dark Giant, Dark Mammoth & Dark Iron Knight) will invade our world. The duration of the invasion is 21 minutes. The 1st time when the invasion is announced, an Anomaly will hit our server. The Anomaly is created by World Bosses. While Anomaly is up, every 15 seconds 2 random players (any player, no matter what he is doing) from sub-server 1 (non-gens) and 1 random player (any player, no matter what he is doing) from sub-server 2 (gens) will be affected by either Cold Aura (10 seconds of Ice that cannot be dispelled) or Disease (5 seconds of Stun). Entire server must team up in a race versus time to defeat all 3 World Bosses before the time runs out in order to clear the Anomaly. If all 3 bosses are defeated before they survive (before the time is up), the Anomaly will end when the invasion also ends, and ENTIRE SERVER gets +30% bonus zen gained (multiplicative) until the next World Bosses Invasion. If any of the world bosses do survive, then the Anomaly will continue to hunt our server for the next 24 hours, and the zen bonus gained is removed. When the World Bosses do spawn, an Old Guard is spawned near every online player from server (with few exceptions like events zone / duel arena, etc.). Apart from asking for your help, they will also offer you a free Teleport to one of the World Bosses zone, if you click them. They can teleport you only to a World Boss from your current sub-server (non-gens maps Guards can teleport you to non-gens bosses and gens maps Guards can teleport you to gens map boss). They stay only 15 seconds near you, then they can be found in safe-zones of Lorencia, Noria, Devias, Elbeland, Aida, Tarkan and in Icarus at warp. During every invasion, each character can use the Teleport for unlimited times on non-gens server (for Dark Mammoth & Dark Iron Knight) and for 2 times on gens server (for Dark Giant), by clicking either the initially spawned guard, or the ones from safe-zones / icarus warp. They can teleport you only to a location where a World Boss is alive, from your sub-server. Guards from Lorencia, Noria, Devias & Elbeland safe-zones will teleport you to a random World Boss location, where the boss is alive, from your sub-server. The guard from Aida will teleport you to Dark Mammoth's location. The guard from Tarkan will teleport you to Dark Giant's location. The guard from Icarus will teleport you to Dark Iron Knight's location. Summon (DL) is disabled in the World Bosses maps during the invasion. If you relog / disconnect in the bosses 16x16 range, you'll be moved on the safe-zone when you reconnect. You can have only 1 Account per IP in the World Bosses 6x6 range / 8x8 range / 10x10 range. If you have 2 then the 2nd one will be moved in Lorencia. How does it work? The first character on your IP that enters the boss range will be considered the valid one, any other characters on IP will be moved. World Bosses
      Dark Giant - Gens Map World Boss. He will spawn in Tarkan2 - 95x 205y. Basics: He has melee range, a medium HP pool, a very high damage, a very high ASR and a very low attack speed. Special mechanic: Guard's Blessings - The gens family with lower number of total people (based on TOP500 Characters with Gens) receive buffs as following: If the lower Gens Family percent is between 41% and 50% (Example: 50-59% Duprian - 50-41% Varnert): No buffs. If the lower Gens Family percent is between 33% and 40% (Example: 60-67% Duprian - 40-33% Varnert): 1. Immunity to damage for 3 seconds every 12 seconds. 2. Permanent Damage Buff with a value equal to an Energy Elf with 5000 ENE (at CS). If the lower Gens Family percent is between 25% and 32% (Example: 68-75% Duprian - 32-25% Varnert): 1. Immunity to damage for 4 seconds every 12 seconds. 2. Permanent Damage Buff with a value equal to an Energy Elf with 7500 ENE (at CS). If the lower Gens Family percent is between 0% and 24% (Example: 76-100% Duprian - 24-0% Varnert): 1. Immunity to damage for 5 seconds every 12 seconds. 2. Permanent Damage Buff with a value equal to an Energy Elf with 10000 ENE (at CS). Note: This buffs are only gained in Tarkan and only while the Dark Giant is alive. Signature mechanic: Doomsday - Dark Giant can only be attacked when there are only players from one Gens Family alive in his 8x8 range, else he is immune to damage. Extra mechanic: Cold Aura - everyone in his 8x8 range is permanently iced (undispellabe). Common mechanic: Selupan's Wrath - Players that enter at least once in 8x8 range of the Dark Giant will be affected by Selupan's Wrath. Affected players can't use items (especially Potions) while the Dark Giant is alive. Affected players can get rid of the debuff only by: dying, relogging, moving to another sub-server or defeating the boss. Note: Selupan's Wrath is inactive when there are players alive from both Gens Famillies in his 8x8 range (during PvP time). Dark Giant has a maximum duration of 16 minutes, after he spawns. Special Reward: While Doomsday is inactive, the Gens Family that is alone in the boss range will earn 1 point per second. At the end of the fight, the winner family is the one with most points & the Special Reward is given to a random player from the winner Family. Note: Special Reward is given only to characters that spent at least 20% of the duration of the Boss in his 8x8 range. Example: If boss dies after 900 seconds (15 minutes), special reward is given only to characters that spent at least 180 seconds in the Boss 8x8 range. Participation Reward: All participants get participation reward, as long as they are online and on Tarkan (anywhere), when the Dark Giant is defeated. Note: Participation reward is given only to characters that spent at least 20% of the duration of the Boss in his 8x8 range. Example: If boss dies after 900 seconds (15 minutes), participation reward is given only to characters that spent at least 180 seconds in the Boss 8x8 range.
        Dark Mammoth - Non-PvP Map World Boss. He will spawn in Aida2 - 50x 120y. While he is alive, Aida is transformed into a FULL NON-PVP MAP (even for Mercenaries / PKers). Basics: He has high range, a very high HP pool, a medium damage, a very high ASR and a medium attack speed. He also has push-back + mini-stun chance on his attacks. Basics: AoE immunity - in the Dark Mammoth's 20x20 range, the full AoE skills are blocked: Evil Spirits, Gigantic Storm, Fire Burst, Lightning Shock, Rageful Blow, Dragon Lore. Special mechanic: Hard to Forget - In order for the Dark Mammoth to be summoned, there's a mini invasion of his own minions - 12 Giant Mammoths are spawned as following: 2 in Lorencia. 2 in Noria. 2 in Elbeland (1-3). 2 in Devias (1-4). 2 in Lost Tower (1-7). 2 in Dungeon (1-3). The Dark Mammoth will be summoned only when all 12 Giant Mammoths are killed. Signature mechanic: Carnage - Every 60 seconds, Dark Mammoth does spawn his minions again (12), in his 10x10 range this time, and he gets immunity to damage until all his minions are killed. Note: If the previous minions aren't killed before the next Carnage, they will automatically despawn and the new ones will be summoned. Note2: Minions have push-back chance on their attacks. Extra mechanic: Enrage - Every 22 seconds he gets a big amount of extra damage for 5 seconds. Common mechanic: Selupan's Wrath - Players that enter at least once in 10x10 range of the Dark Mammoth will be affected by Selupan's Wrath. Affected players can't use items (especially Potions) while the Dark Mammoth is alive. Affected players can get rid of the debuff only by: dying, relogging, moving to another sub-server or defeating the boss. Note: Selupan's Wrath is permanently active. Dark Mammoth has a maximum duration of 20 minutes, starting from the moment his minions do spawn. Note: The duration starts the moment his minions are spawned, so the faster you kill the minions, the faster he is summoned, the more time you have for the actual boss. Special Reward: Delivered to 1 random player from one of the participants that killed at least 1 of the boss minions before he spawned (mini invasion), as long as they are online and in Aida (anywhere), when the Dark Mammoth is defeated. Note: While killing more than 1 minion doesn't directly raise your chances to get the Special Reward, it does indirectly raise them by having less eligible characters for the reward. Note2: Special Reward can be gained only if the selected character spent at least 60% of the duration of the Boss (after he spawned) in his 10x10 range. Example: If boss dies after 900 seconds (15 minutes), special reward is given only to characters that spent at least 540 seconds in the Boss 10x10 range. Participation Reward: All participants get participation reward, as long as they are online and in Aida (anywhere), when the Dark Mammoth is defeated. Note: Participation reward is given only to characters that spent at least 60% of the duration of the Boss (after he spawned) in his 10x10 range. Example: If boss dies after 900 seconds (15 minutes), participation reward is given only to characters that spent at least 540 seconds in the Boss 12x12 range.
        Dark Iron Knight - PvP Map World Boss. He will spawn in Icarus - 40x 225y. While he is alive, Icarus is transformed into a FULL PVP MAP (free PK, anyone can be attacked). Basics: He has medium range, a high HP pool, a low damage, a high ASR and a high attack speed. He also has a stun chance on his attacks. Special mechanic: Disease - Every 22 seconds, he puts Disease on 2 random players from his 6x6 range. The players that get it will be stunned for 10 seconds. Note: Disease is being placed only on players that are outside of his 3x3 range but still in his 6x6 range (basically, players in melee range can't get it directly). Note2: If there aren't at least 5 eligible range targets at the moment of the Disease, then anyone can get the Disease (including those in melee range). Signature mechanic: Iron Shield - Every 60 seconds, Dark Iron Knight gets Iron Shield, reducing 60% of the damage taken. For every PvP kill during Iron Shield (and in the boss 6x6 range), the Iron Shield reduction is decreased by 6%, up to 0%. If it gets to 0%, then the Iron Shield is purged. Note: While Iron Shield is inactive / purged, PvP is disabled in his 6x6 range (and only in his 6x6 range, rest of map is still FULL PVP). Extra mechanic: Anyone from the 2x2 range of the players that got the Disease (but still in the 6x6 range of the boss) will also get the Disease and will be stunned as well, for 10 seconds. Common mechanic: Selupan's Wrath - Players that enter at least once in 6x6 range of the Dark Iron Knight will be affected by Selupan's Wrath. Affected players can't use items (especially Potions) while the Dark Iron Knight is alive. Affected players can get rid of the debuff only by: dying, relogging, moving to another sub-server or defeating the boss. Note: Selupan's Wrath is inactive while Iron Shield is up and not purged (during PvP time). Dark Iron Knight has a maximum duration of 18 minutes. Special Reward: Delivered to 1 random player from one of the participants that killed at least 3 players in the boss 6x6 range (during Iron Shield), as long as they are online and on Icarus (anywhere) or Devias (anywhere) when the Dark Iron Knight is defeated. Note: While killing more than 3 players doesn't directly raise your chances to get the Special Reward, it may indirectly raise them by maybe having less eligible characters for the reward. Note2: Special Reward can be gained only if the selected character spent at least 60% of the duration of the Boss in his 6x6 range. Example: If boss dies after 900 seconds (15 minutes), special reward is given only to characters that spent at least 540 seconds in the Boss 6x6 range. Participation Reward: All participants get participation reward, as long as they are online and on Icarus (anywhere) or Devias (anywhere), when the Dark Iron Knight is defeated. Note: Participation reward is given only to characters that spent at least 60% of the duration of the Boss in his 6x6 range. Example: If boss dies after 900 seconds (15 minutes), participation reward is given only to characters that spent at least 540 seconds in the Boss 6x6 range.
        Dark Iron Knight (PvP Map) & Dark Mammoth (Non-PvP Map) bosses do also share the Soul Link mechanic: Soul Link: Dark Mammoth's soul is linked to Dark Iron Knight's soul. When Dark Iron Knight dies, Dark Mammoth is getting permanent Iron Shield, absorbing 35% of the damage (that can't be reduced) for the rest of its duration. When Dark Mammoth dies, Dark Iron Knight is getting permanent Enrage, increasing its damage by 150% for the rest of its duration. Rewards
      Special Reward: 30% chance for a random Rare Item for the winner's class. 30% chance for an exc 380 weapon for the winner's class with luck and 2 options. 20% Flame of Condor 20% Feather of Condor Participation Reward: 75 Credits. 40kk Zen. + 6% chance for extra reward as: 1x TOCA 1x Feather of Condor 1x Flame of Condor 1x Piece of Horn 1x Old Box 4 10x Harmony 1x Zen Stone.
      Final notes
      Last 10 days were a real marathon, and after countless of hours I'm here, ready to deliver you a mini-project that I had a lot of fun working on and I really hope you'll enjoy it and every single detail that was carefully thought and put together
      Even if the invasion was intensively tested in terms of mechanics, some bugs may happen, as well as tweaks to the current values, both based on your incoming feedback.
      Keep in mind that the bosses are designed for server level fight, not for parties/guilds. So yea, expect insane values!
      P.S. Special Reward wasn't active on today's invasion (as it was just a surprise-invasion), only the participation reward was, but it will be active starting from Saturday.
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      Gion got a reaction from Arrack in I need help with getting started   
      Hey there and welcome!
      First of all here are some details about the game, main goals, etc, so you can remember the game as a whole ---> https://oldsquad.ro/forum/topic/2912-how-to-get-started-some-secrets/
      And here are some particularities of the server ---> https://oldsquad.ro/forum/topic/993-inception-official-information-everything-you-need-to-know/
       
      For any other info feel free to text us on our Facebook Page, OldSquad Community
       
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      Gion got a reaction from Arrack in I need help with getting started   
      You don't have to use your real name on Facebook, you can create just a random  account
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      Gion reacted to Arrack in I need help with getting started   
      Yo, thanks for the answer. The staff was given to me by a kind person which I bought the excellent items from. I do try to get items with dsr (based on his advice). I'm scanning the market for good items but can't find yet, maybe with patience people would post.
      I got into another problem and that the buff no longer works if you are above level 250. Meh... I'll try to figure something out.
      Thanks everyone for the kind responses.
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      Gion reacted to Archie in I need help with getting started   
      @Arrack i See that you got already two items with DSR, it's good for sure you should get full DSR set for early/mid game, dont fear of getting some Agility early as SM to get more DEF/Rate so you will be able to survive on better spots. I see you are using Platina Staff which probably costed you a lot of stats for 0 reset, might be better to get some lower tier Staff and put the stats into agi/vit/ene. I would also recommend to find for some ppl to make party (with about your level not to get into GAP). You can try to find some DSR item for 1b or 1s on Web Market. For zen i recommend to pick all Hearts/Medals and sell the dropped items to NPC same with items +3/4+Option (sometimes they are worth a lot of zen). These are the basiscs of how to survive early on better spots. If you would need any further assistance please reach me here on forum or in-game.
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      Gion reacted to ADMIN in Arena Tournament V3 - Public Test 06.11.2021   
      Hello,
      We've reworked most of the Arena Tournament once again, keeping only the Last-Laugh round *almost* intact.
      The idea of rework was to highly reduce the possibility of Anti-Game (teaming, selective killing, etc.).
      While it's impossible to totally remove the possibility of Anti-Game, outside of 1v1 events, we highly believe that this current iteration is more fair for everyone (and who knows, maybe even more fun).
      In order to make sure everything works fine (especially on high number of participants) & in order to gather more feedback & suggestions from you, we're organizing a Public Test Event for the new Arena Tournament.
      It will take place on this Saturday, at around 19:00 Server Time, on our Public Test Server.
      Anyone is welcomed, you can build your characters as you want in our Test Server for this Event, but please try to avoid creating "immortal" characters, for the sake of the tests.
      Just make sure to have your character online and ready to join the AT at that hour, on Test Server.
      Note: Before & during the Test, the maximum clients you can have open is 5 (but official server still have 2 acc/ip limit, server-side).
      This means you can leave your official characters online on main server, during the test, so you don't really lose anything.
      We're also putting up rewards for this Test event:
      Every event bug found & reported (that can be fixed, ofc., and that's Event-related) grants you 1x JoH and 1x Chaos (in official server). Every suggestion/improvement that is accepted and implemented (Event-related) grants you 1x JoH and 1x Chaos (in official server). Note: Only the 1st player to report / suggest the same thing is rewarded. This topic remains open for discussions / feedback / reports / suggestions.
      Note: Info can be changed / adjusted until the official release. If everything goes well, we plan to release it for official server on Monday.
      Later Edit: If you want to come on Saturday please confirm in this topic, so we can have an idea of how many more players do we need (ideally, we want to hit the 60 players limit on the test).

      Arena Tournament V3 - official info:
       
      Arena Tournament V3 - Most complex PvP Event
       
      General Info
      Arena Tournament features 7 different rounds, each round taking place 1 time per week, at 19:45 Server Time. There are 2 different Event Types: Team-KotH - Kings of the Hill & LL - Last Laugh. Team-KotH have 2 different Specials, more info below. In order to register to Arena Tournament you must type /joinarena when the event is popping (and before it gets closed). After the event is closed, it will start in 1 minute. You can't attack other players before the event does start. Maximum 60 players (Team-KotH) / 36 players (LL). Minimum 20 players (Team-KotH) / 12 players (LL) in order for the event to start. Maximum duration is 20 minutes for Team-KotH. No maximum duration for LL. Teleport (SM) & Ice Arrow (AE) can be used only during the Team-KotH rounds. After every death, you are immune to magic damage for 5 seconds (after you respawn). You can't join while being in a party. If you join a party anytime during the event both chars will be stunned while they are in party and for 15 seconds after they leave it. You can't join the event with antidotes / sd pots. Any consumables buff (bless/soul pots, doppel scrolls, halloween, etc.) are deleted every second during the tournament. You get a full clear off existing buffs when you enter the tournament. You can't have other buffs outside of your own class buffs during the tournament. You can't move items (for example from store) during the tournament. You can't trade items during the tournament. You are Muted during the tournament. You can't drop items during the tournament. You can't move to other maps during the tournament. You get PK Stage 2 during the tournament (to use only right click to attack, without CTRL). At the end of the tournament you get back to your previous pk level / pk kills / pk timer. Info about Team-KotH (Kings of the Hill)
      The schedule for Kings of the Hill is the following: Monday - Team-KotH Special 1. Tuesday - Team-KotH Special 1. Wednesday - Team-KotH Special 2. Thursday - Team-KotH Special 1. Friday - Team-KotH Special 1. Saturday - Team-KotH Special 2. Instead of having different rounds of LMS & KotH, as well as 3 different specials on both of them, we now have only 1 game-mode (Team-KotH with LMS round for deciding winners) and 2 specials. How does this new game-mode works? Well, on every round, we randomly split the registered players from the Event in teams (each team having its own visual skin). Based on total players of an event, we start with 4 randomly made teams (5v5v5v5,6v6v6v6, etc. up to 15v15v15v15). In case there are uneven numbers, we can have like 5v6v6v5, and so on. Every 4 minutes, one team is eliminated, and the rest of players are split again in new teams. Example: Round 1 is starting with 4 teams. After 4 minutes, the team with least Points is eliminated. Remaining players are randomly split again in 3 new teams, and so on, until 1 team remains alive. After each team elimination, teams points are reset to 0. Players keep their own personal points, though. You're earning 10 points for your team whenever you kill a player from another team. The 2nd time you kill the same character (in the same teams-round) you will earn 8 points, 3rd time 6 points, and so on until you'll get only 2 points for killing the same character (and the value will stay at 2 points, no longer decreasing). Your team is losing 3 points for each of your deaths. You can't attack players from your own team. After 3 rounds of Team-KotH, all players from the team left alive does enter the LMS round (last round): In this round, everyone plays for himself (FFA). The winners of the Arena Tournament are the last to remain alive. Everyone starts with 4 lives. Killing a player does remove 1 life from him. For every 3 lives taken you gain an extra life. If you reach 0 lives, you are eliminated. You can also take only x lives from the same player as following: If there are >= 12 players remaining in the LMS round, you can only take 1 life from the same player. If there are 9-11 players remaining in the LMS round, you can only take 2 lives from the same player. If there are 6-8 players remaining  in the LMS round, you can only take 3 lives from the same player. If there are <= 5 players remaining in the LMS round, there is no restriction. Amount of winners per Event are also based on the total number of registered players on Arena Tournament: Starting players >= 20 <= 28 => 3 winners. Starting players > 28 <= 36 => 4 winners. Starting players > 36 <= 44 => 5 winners.  Starting players > 44 => 6 winners. If the event isn't over before its maximum duration, then the remaining players will be selected as winners based on their total points contribution during Team-KotH stage. Note: Winners can't join other tournaments from the week, outside of the Last Laugh (that is available only for weekly winners). Note2: Due to the new nature of Team-KotH, disconnecting during the event / leaving the event after it already started will ban you from Arena Tournament for 5 days. This is only for disconnecting during Team-KotH rounds (Last Laugh / LMS rounds are excluded). Specials: 1 - Normal -> Everyone plays with the characters as they are. Note: In order to join any of the Arena Tournament - Special 1 events (Normal), your character must have at least 50% Resets (rounded down) of the TOP1 character. Example: If TOP1 character has 15 resets, only characters over 7 resets can join Arena Tournament. 2 - Free STATS -> Everyone receive the same level and the same amount of stats, based on a randomly picked reset stats (for everyone) and their class. Note: The randomly picked reset stats can be between 2 resets and 20 resets (like on IT). Note2: Everyone is set to level 200. Note3: Special 2 is free for all (doesn't matter your character reset). Info about LL (Last Laugh)
      Last Laugh is the final Tournament, where the prizes from the current week are also given. Last Laugh is held on Sunday. Only winners of Team-KotH from that week can join the Last Laugh. If you have lower reset than the highest reset player from the LL, you will receive extra stat points to add for the tournament based on the difference of resets between you and highest reset player, and also based on your class. The points are added when the Arena is closed, so you have 1 minute to use them. Everyone is set to level 200 during LL. There is no settled duration for the LL but there are 3 rounds: Round1: LMS Round During this round you need to eliminate players while surviving. The round is over when there are X amount of players left in the Tournament, as following: If there are more than 30 participants, Round1 is over when there are 20 players left. If there are more than 26 participants, Round1 is over when there are 18 players left. If there are more than 22 participants, Round1 is over when there are 16 players left. If there are more than 18 participants, Round1 is over when there are 14 players left. If there are more than 14 participants, Round1 is over when there are 12 players left. If there are more than 12 participants, Round1 is over when there are 10 players left. Everyone starts with 6 lives. Killing a player does remove 1 life from him. For every 4 lives taken you gain an extra life. If you reach 0 lives, you are eliminated. You can also take only x lives from the same player as following: If there are >= 24 players remaining in the LMS round, you can only take 1 life from the same player. If there are < 24 players remaining in the LMS round, you can only take 2 lives from the same player. Round2: KotH Round During this round you need to farm as many Points as possible within 10 minutes. You're earning 10 points whenever you kill a player. The 2nd time you kill the same character you will earn 9 points, 3rd time 8 points, and so on until you'll get only 2 points for killing the same character (and the value will stay at 2 points, no longer decreasing). You're losing 2 + 8% of your current points for each of your deaths. Example: If you have 120 points, if you die you lose 2 + 10 (8% of 120, rounded) = 12 points. After 10 minutes, TOP8 characters with most Points will be qualified for the last round (3), the rest of players being eliminated. Round3: Last Laugh - Final Round A virtual bracket will be generated for the 8 players left, it will be based on the Points gathered during round 2 as following: TOP1 points will play vs TOP8 points. TOP3 points will play vs TOP6 points. TOP4 points will play vs TOP5 points. TOP2 points will play vs TOP7 points. Then each character will be moved to a different Arena cage where the matches are being played.  In cages you are playing 1v1 with your opponent. Both chars start as "chained" and the game is starting in 5 seconds. The first character to kill the other for 2 times will advance in the bracket (Best of 3). You do receive a clear of all buffs/effects after a kill and you start from different corners again. SD is not restored during the match. After winning a match you advance in bracket and either wait or face your next opponent from Winner bracket. After winning/losing a game you will be redirected to a new cage. After each finished game, if your SD is not full, you will receive a Complex Potion that you can use ONLY before the start of the next game, to restore your SD to full. You need to be fast! Players that lose in the Winner bracket are being sent into Loser bracket where they face other bracket losers. Games on Loser bracket are the same as on Winner bracket (Best out of 3). If you lose a game on Loser bracket you are eliminated from the Tournament, if you win you advance in the Loser bracket up until Grand Finals. Grand Finals are BO5 (Best out of 5). Rewards System
      There are 3 types of rewards that Arena Tournament is offering: Participation reward Everyone that does participate at an Arena Tournament event (except of Last Laugh round) will receive a Gladiator's Pride buff. Note: Leaving the event or disconnecting during the event before it is over or before you are eliminated won't grant you the buff! Gladiator's Pride will increase the NORMAL bonus EXPERIENCE granted by the Mercenary Squad Seal with +20%. Gladiator's Pride will increase the MASTER bonus EXPERIENCE granted by the Mercenary Squad Seal with +14%. Example: Your current Mercenary Seal does grant you +5% NORMAL EXP, if you get Gladiator's Pride, the buff is raised from +5% to +25%. Example2: Your current Mercenary Seal does grant you +6% MASTER EXP, if you get Gladiator's Pride, the buff is raised from +6% to +20%. The duration for the Gladiator's Pride is based on your event performance and it does work in all places where the Mercenary Seal does work as well: Duration: 2 hours if you are eliminated after 1st Team-KotH round. Duration: 2.5 hours if you are eliminated after 2nd Team-KotH round. Duration: 3 hours if you are eliminated after 3rd Team-KotH round. Duration: 4 hours if you are eliminated during 4th Team-KotH round (LMS round). Note: Because winners from each day aren't able to participate to the rest of the Arenas from that week, being part of the winners of an Arena will grant you access to Gladiator's Pride buff every day starting from the day you've won the Arena up until the Saturday's Arena (included). This means that if you will be ONLINE on normal maps (Server 1) every day at the start of the Arena Tournament you will get 4 hours of Gladiator's Pride as if you were a participant in the last Team-KotH round. Note2: Not being online and on normal maps (Server 1) when Arena Tournament does start won't grant you the buff! Weekly win reward The winners (and only the winners) from each Arena Tournament round will win access to the Sunday's round (Last Laugh). The Last Laugh does also have a separate guaranteed reward for the participants (as long as you just join the Event and you stay until it is over / you are eliminated). Current Last Laugh guaranteed reward is: 5x Jewel of Harmony. Note: Leaving the event or disconnecting during the event before it is over or before you are eliminated won't grant you the guaranteed reward! Last Laugh performance reward Based on your performance at Last Laugh, the following rewards will be given: +1 Jewel of Chaos for every 2 players that are eliminated from the Tournament before you. Example: If there are 30 participants at Last Laugh, the 30th place will win extra 0x Jewel of Chaos, 26th place will win extra 2x Jewel of Chaos, 12th place will win extra 9x Jewel of Chaos, etc. Note: Leaving the event or disconnecting during the event before it is over or before you are eliminated won't grant you the performance reward! TOP3 extra rewards: Winner of Last Laugh: 1x Golden Fenrir with 5 days duration, 1x HoF + Legends Group (forum) + 3x Piece of Horn. Note: The Legends Group is active only for the duration of the edition, not permanent. Note2: Winning 3x Arenas during the edition will grant you permanent Legends Group. 2nd place of Last Laugh: 1x HoF + 2x Piece of Horn. 3rd place of Last Laugh: 1x HoF + 1x Piece of Horn. Final example of Last Laugh winner full reward (with an example of 30 participants): 5x Jewel of Harmony (guaranteed reward) + 14x Jewel of Chaos (performance reward) + 1x HoF (TOP3 reward) + 5 days Golden Fenrir + Legends Group (forum) & 3x Piece of Horn (TOP1 reward). If you get disqualified or if you get disconnected from LL round you'll win half of the consolation prize (+1 if it is not an even number). Example: If the current consolation reward is 5x JoH, if you get disqualified / disconnected from LL you'll still get 3x JoH. Note: This is not applied to performance reward, you'll lose it entirely. Note2: In the disconnect case, you'll receive your *half* reward in Jewel Wallet instead of character inventory (as it is disconnected) - it will also send you a notification on web.
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      Hello fellow OldSquaders!

      I have decided to make a guide about Yellow options you can put on excellent weapons and armor and share my knowledge with you.

      What do these options do and how do they help you in PvP?
       
       As you all might or might not know, the most important thing in PvP is considered to be the SD. What is SD, how do we increase it and how does it work in PvP?
      -SD is represented by the yellow bar that is near our HP pool. It can be increased directly by our stats(The more resets and stats you have, the more your SD increases).
      -In PvP by default, when you receive damage, 90% of it goes into your SD, and 10% goes into HP. When you run out of SD, all the damage goes directly into HP.
      Keep in mind that if you don't have a sturdy HP pool you might die even if you have SD left, so try to get a good amount of HP so you don't die before your SD pool depletes.
      Also there are some hidden mechanics of the game hidden behind SD, but I will speak about them later.
       
      Now let's see how yellow options can help your character in PvP
      I will start with SD Ratio Increase(One of the two yellow options viable on high reset/high stat servers). How does it work and where/why should you use it.
      -Keep in mind that currently, on OldSquad, you can have up to a maximum of +3 SD Ratio increase on set pieces and shield instead of +5 as it was by default.
      SD Ratio increase is the counterpart of SD Reduction rate on weapon(Basically they counter each other)
      Earlier I've said that 90% of the damage goes into your SD pool and 10% into your HP. What this option do is, it increases the SD Absorbtion beyond 90% of the default one. So basically, If I equip one set piece that has SD Ratio increase, I will receive 93% of the damage into my SD pool and only 7% into HP.
      Now, if I manage to get SD Ratio increase on 4 pieces, it means that all the damage I will take will go into SD, leaving my HP unharmed. Why is this such a huge thing?
      Remember when I said about the hidden game mechanic behind SD? Basically, when your characters suffer HP damage, your character have a chance of getting a stutter, being unable to attack/use skills for a brief time. For BK for example(but not only), that stutter can make a huge mess as it can be the difference between a succesfully done combo and a failed one. A failed combo means that you lose a huge amount of damage which can be decisive in a duel.
      So, the main reason of using SD Ratio increase is the fact that if we manage to get 100% SD Absorbtion, it prevents our hp pool from taking damage, which translates into being able to dish massive amounts of damage in a short time by having uninterrupted attacks because we get rid of that stutter.
      However, compared to Damage Decrement Increase it does NOT reduce the damage you take.
      This option is especially good if you have lots of SD potions on your hand so you can replenish your SD pool(Basically use SD pots instead of HP pots)
      There are other ways to prevent the animation stutter effect as well.
      Horn of Uniria, Horn of Dinorant, Horn of Fenrir and Dark horse will prevent you from get stuttered in PvP as well, however, the Dark Horse is available only for DL, the Fenrir is pretty hard to get and the other 2 get destroyed very fast in PvP. Also keep in mind that BK can NOT use cyclone and VRF can NOT use Chain Drive(Main PvP skills), so SD Ratio increase is the only viable way for them to get rid of the stutter effect.
      However, this option can be countered very easily with SD reduction rate and SD Bypass options, and because the option is currently nerfed down(You need 4 items to reach 100% instead of 2), I would say that it is not a viable option, or it can be very situational at most(For BK's for example, that are not able to equip a pet, and only when they fight enemies that dont have SD Decrease ratio on weapon, so basicly just in duels).
       
      Next, I will speak about SD Reduction rate % and how does it work in PvP
       
      As I said before, SD Reduction Rate is the opposite of SD Ratio increase - so, the damage absorbed by the opponent's shield in PvP translates into HP damage according to the value of SD Reduction Rate that you have. For example, if you have SD Reduction Rate 10%, your opponent will take 80% damage into SD and 20% damage into HP.
      Considering that you can get 13% Maximum ammount of SD Reduction rate on Staff, the maximum SD Reduction Rate you can get is 26% - Which translates into 64% SD/36% HP damage done.
      This option is especially powerful on high attack speed characters and very effective against characters that have a low HP buff, therefore being prone to dying before their SD runs out.
      However, I will advise you to NOT use this option against high hp pool characters such as VRF or BK, since them having huge HP pools translates into them surviving even longer in PvP. Why do I say this?
      BK and VRF are probably the only characters that can survive a good amount of time even if they run out of SD. So basically how you want to play against them is drain their SD to 0 very fast and burst them down directly into HP pool. This option does exactly the opposite therefore it makes them survive longer(Less damage into their SD - They sustain their HP pool with HP pots anyway - They live longer).
       
      Last, but not least, probably the crowned king of yellow options in PvP(at least on high stats server), SD Bypass, or SD Ignore Rate
      SD Bypass grants each attack a chance to completely Ignore the opponent's SD and deal full damage to their health.So, if your weapon has SD Bypass 10% - You will have 10% chance for each hit to translate directly into HP, which deals huge damage. In short, this yellow option is RNG dependant, but considering that on high stats servers you have very fast attack speed, it means that this will proc a lot.
      **SD Bypass DOES work with reflect option - So if you have a set item with Reflect option equiped, that reflect also has a chance to benefit from the Bypass you have on weapon.
      This yellow option is viable and good on all classes, but especially benefit the classes with high burst damage on one hit(Such as BK combo, DL Horse, SM Nova) because they actually have chances of one shotting people.
      This option is much better when PvP-ing against high HP targets, but as I described the matter earlier for SD Reduction, this one can be problematic against BK and VRF as well - If you're not lucky enough to hit bypass after bypass, they will sustain their HP pool and their SD will drop even lower(The bypass hits do no damage to SD pool), so they will live even longer than if you would have SD Decr.
      The safest choice - especially if you are a 1 weapon class as DL is, is by far SD Bypass, while MG/Summ can also chose to use 2 SD Reduction weapons because they have huge burst and can kill others before their SD drains even without bypass.
       
      For set pieces, there are more situations:
      -For CS, you will chose Damage decrement increase every time - Since 99% of CS you will have 0 SD anyway and the SD Ratio increase option will do nothing for you.
      -For BK's especially, in 1v1's, go SD Ratio increase if the opponent has no Bypass or Reduction, that will translate into smooth, uninterrupted combos which almost every time means you will win.
      Mainly, in most of the cases, DDI is the best choice by far for all classes, but SD ratio increase can situationally be very very good
       
      Thank you for reading, and I hope you got the chance to learn something
      Best regards,
      Phantomel
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      Gion reacted to ADMIN in Patch 5.3.3.0 - 29.10.2021 - Stage 2   
      Release date: 29.10.2021 at 10:00 - A small server restart will be needed, make sure to update the client via Launcher as well.
      Congrats to Duke, Mu3rTe and RuSuLeTzZz for finishing the Stage 2!
      Note: Everyone that progressed the Stage (having level 300+ and 10rr) can type /stagereward in order to take the reward, after patch is up!
      Note2: We're also adding new OPTIONAL versions of Full Client, Manual patch and No-Launcher patch. Check the downloads section after the Patch is up!
      Note3: The new Full Client will offer the possibility to improve graphics, check the ImproveGameGraphics folder from it, if you're interested.
      Note4: We still have 1-3 slots open for our Council. If you're interested, PM here or on discord either me or @Gion 
      Changelog:
      [UPDATED] You can now continue to reset up to 15 resets. [UPDATED] EXP for Stage 2 (10rr) is now removed. 10th reset does have the same exp table like 9th reset had. [UPDATED] 2nd Newbies EXP boost added: 0rr: 400% EXP (constant level 1-350). 1rr: 400% EXP (constant level 1-360). 2rr: 400% EXP (constant level 1-370). 3rr: 350% EXP (constant level 1-380). 4rr: 300% EXP (constant level 1-390). 5rr: +200% EXP. 6rr: +160% EXP. 7rr: +120% EXP. 8rr: +80% EXP. 9rr: +40% EXP. [UPDATED] Maximum points in a single stat is now 16.000 instead of 8.000. [UPDATED] IT stats on event can now be random between 2 and 20 resets. [UPDATED] Maximum VIT at CS can now be 10000 instead of 5000. [UPDATED] Released Old Box 3 & Old Box 4. [UPDATED] Released Rare Items drop from Old Boxes. [UPDATED] Released Swamp access. [UPDATED] Cursed Dragon has been buffed in terms of HP & DEF. Now it can also drop OB1~4. [UPDATED] Released Bloody Witch Queen. [UPDATED] Balgass HP buffed. [UPDATED] Droprate of Feather & Crest (Icarus) slightly increased. [UPDATED] Released Quest 3 (NPC can be found in Lorencia). [UPDATED] Quest 3 - Part 1 has been reworked: Instead of being based purely on RNG (some people finishing it in few hours, others in few days), it is now based only on your activity: Minimum level 380 to farm the first part (it won't count on lower level than 380). After starting the quest 3 you need to relog (or move to another sub-server) in order to be registered for the counter and start farming. If you don't do that, when killing quest monsters system will tell you to relog. To finish the quest you need to kill 50 / 50 / 50 (tarkan quest mobs, icarus quest mobs, aida quest mobs). Your current progress is announced on every kill. When you kill 50 from one quest monster type, you receive the quest item type of that monster in inventory. The kill is counted only on last-hit. You can afk farm it or active farm it to finish it faster. Note: You can continue your progress even if you do reset, but only after reaching level 380+ again. [UPDATED] Released Professional VIP. [UPDATED] Released access to Chaos Machine (on website) from +11 to +12. [UPDATED] Released Reset Skill Tree. [UPDATED] Released Increase ADD Option. [UPDATED] Released Character Market. [UPDATED] Limit of Market items raised to 25 / day. [UPDATED] ML released. Maximum 30 right now. [UPDATED] BC8, DS7 & CC7 are now available for ML. [UPDATED] Illusion Temple 4 & 5 is now available. [UPDATED] IT Rewards: Winners of IT 1 can win: 35% 10b/10s/10life, 25% OB1, 15% OB2 and 25% Feather/Crest. Winners of IT 2 can win: 34% 10b/10s/10life, 25% OB2, 15% OB3, 25% Feather/Crest and 1% Feather of Condor. Winners of IT 3 can win: 33% 10b/10s/10life/10c, 30% Old Box 3, 35% Feather/Crest and 2% Feather of Condor. Winners of IT 4 can win: 67% 10s/10life/10c/10gemstones, 30% Old Box 4 and 3% Feather of Condor. Winners of IT 5 can win: 52% 10s/10life/10c/10gemstones, 40% Old Box 4, 5% Feather of Condor, 3% Old Box 5. [UPDATED] Maximum number of players in guild is now 25. [UPDATED] Released Imperial Guardian Event & Suspicious Scrap of Paper in drop (mobs over level 90). Note: Weekly rankings & rewards will start from this Monday. Until then, records are counted but not rewarded (for rankings). Rewards: Bosses are rewarding 3 Jewels (B/S/Life) + 10% chance for Talisman of Chaos Assembly & 90% chance for the 4th Jewel. Sunday's last boss does have 100% chance for TOCA. Final reward is delivered to each participant individually, no matter how many players are in the party (everyone gets same reward). Optional objective: Kill the Statues and get 1~3 extra Jewels (Bless/Soul/Life/Chaos) that anyone from party can pick up. Weekly ranking rewards: Having 35+ Points = 2x TOCA. Having 25-34 points = 1x TOCA. Having 15-24 points = 10x Jewel of Harmony. Having 5-14 points = 5x Jewel of Harmony. [UPDATED] Minimum raid kills in order to be eligible for gens rewards is now 25 instead of 50. Starting from next Gens Season, not current one. [UPDATED] Mercenary Squad Quest will now ignore players from same alliance as well (not only same guild). [UPDATED] Jewel of Guardian Zen value is now 300.000 Zen instead of 2.500.000 Zen. There's already a lower senior mix cost and 10% market tax revenue to help up with mixes & upgrades. [UPDATED] Death King HP buffed. [UPDATED] Death King Enrage damage buffed to 2500 + extra 300 per player in range. [FIXED] Qwarp for Kanturu3 not working for all possible coordonates of the target. [UPDATED] OSGM Weekly Events Rewards: Consolation at events: 1x Jewel of Chaos + 5x OSP 5th place at events: 1x Jewel of Chaos + 2x BoK+4 + 10x OSP 4th place at events: 2x Jewel of Chaos + 2x BoK+4 + 15x OSP 3rd place at events: 2x Jewel of Chaos + 2x BoK+5 + 20x OSP 2nd place at events: 3x Jewel of Chaos + 2x BoK+5 + 30x OSP 1st place at events: 3x Jewel of Chaos + 3x BoK+5 + 40x OSP [ADDED] New OSGM Event: Death Roll Event More info: https://oldsquad.ro/forum/topic/4538-death-roll-event/ + Other small fixes / adjustments / improvements. Dynamic Characters Balance tweaks
      Fortunately, outside of SUM, the rest of chars are in a pretty balanced state so far.
      SUM:
      Increased PvP damage taken from rest of chars by 8-15%. Overall PvP damage nerfed with 10%. Overall PvM damage nerfed with 6%.
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