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February 08, 2018 - A Stitch In Time

This speaks for itself. More after sleep, real-life medical stuff, etc.

Created By: Niami Denmother          

February 06, 2018 - Upcoming Dates

First off, just a reminder that Erollisi Day will hit the live servers on Thursday (Feb 8). I will finish the story and the article before then, including the missing item graphic, and screenshots of various races in the new appearance armor set, but it may be right down to the wire before I get to it due to what else is going on.

So, what else is going on? The new tradeskill signature line has been announced for February 13th (one week from now) along with GU 105. This includes a new public quest that will apparently include both adventurers and tradeskillers. Sorry, no further details on that yet.

Along with all of this, there will be a new season of familiars available that includes a feature that will let you train your familiars by consuming other familiars. What details we have are from this post..

Want to help with testing? Select "Public Test" on your launcher and get it patching! Create a free level 95 heroic and head to the Plane of Magic to visit Finch. He has a tradeskill buffing bauble, and an adventuring buffing bauble to get heroics buffed to level 100 adventurers. He also has the new familiars, so you can test the leveling as well. Make sure to also join the /test channel (it is /test.test if you are wanting to chat as well from your live server characters).

We do not (yet) know when the tradeskill line will be turned on for testing, but we are assuming "very soon now".

As you might imagine, this is an extremely chaotic time on Test right now, as this tiny community is getting swarmed with folks who want to help. Please try to be patient and polite as folks are getting overwhelmed already with the short window for testing.

Oh yes, this is just a wonderful time for a certain tradeskill maven to be on steroids. I will try not to bite too much. :P


The Test update for testing the tradeskill signature line is now due during business hours tomorrow. Overnight would likely be a good time to patch the rest of the Test client, if you have not already done so.

Created By: Niami Denmother          
Last Modified on: 2018-02-06 06:27:38          

February 03, 2018 - Soon ...

... for the PoP tradeskill line, but the testing date is not looking likely. More information as it becomes available. ~Mum

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January 31, 2018 - TS Line Testing Date

Please remember that this is an estimate, and can change based on whatever is going on at Daybreak regarding it, but we have a date estimate for testing the PoP tradeskill line now. It "should" be hitting the testing phase on February 5. There are no more details yet, so it is unknown if this will be just Test or Test and Beta, but at least they are at the point where they are ready to give a rough date. Kander has promised more information soon.

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January 30, 2018 - Quick Notes

Erollisi Day is now on Test. It will take a bit for a full preview, but that link includes the eye-candy, at least!

A big thank you goes out to Racknine for dropping extra bandwidth on us to make it through these last few days of the month once we went down a second time. I also want to thank all of you for your patience, and especially thank those that threw us donations after either downtime. You folks rock! <3

I am keeping an eye on every communication channel that I can with regards to the crafting line going into testing. I expect it "Real Soon Now". Once it is available for testing, I will be swamped. Please do not pester me, even to ask how you can help. My attention span is much more limited these days due to pain-brain, and once I get distracted, it is hard to pick up where I left off. If you can help test when it is available, then the best way that you can help me is to make sure to make good use of /bug and such. Do not worry if you are duplicating stuff that I find, just submit it. The more eyeballs the better! Thanks!

Created By: Niami Denmother          
Last Modified on: 2018-01-30 10:13:22          

January 25, 2018 - Back at Last!

After several frustrating days, we finally got a response from our hosting provider and our sites are back up! We are sorry for the inconvenience and frustration. (And trust me, there was MUCH frustration on this end.) ~Mum

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January 18, 2018 - Food, Drink, Snacks

It has taken me a bit to re-type and format information provided by Discord user Artar, but I finally have charts for the crafted food, drink and snacks from the Planes of Prophecy expansion. Bon apetit!

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January 17, 2018 - Producers Letter

The new Producers Letter is out today with a short bit from Mooncast. The biggest news is that a big game update is slated for "early February" that includes the eagerly awaited tradeskill timeline. You can read the letter here.

Update: We have been told that the plan is to have the sig line on Test and/or beta "a week or two" before it goes live, so yes, barring calamity, I will be helping test it.

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Last Modified on: 2018-01-17 03:41:19          

December 27, 2017 - Planar Crafting Completionist

Some of you may have noticed a tradeskill achievement called Planar Crafting Completionist in your achievements tab. I touched upon it briefly, but did not provide details, as it requires PoP heroic questing, and LOTS of it. As such, it is more an adventuring quest that requires some crafting, as opposed to a true crafting quest. Today I was gifted with the details on this rather involved (48 combines worth!) achievement. You can find details on the new Planar Crafting quest writeup. (Thanks again Vynie!)

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December 21, 2017 - Odds and Ends

A few things I have gleaned from Discord and a few other bits of info:

  • the Frostfell Kittens from the marketplace will be able to be sold for status, as intended, after the next patch. (They accidentally had their base info copied from dropped familiars instead of marketplace ones.)
  • The Planar Adornments book for crafted white adorns fell off the loot drop table, and will be fixed so it will actually drop with the next patch. There is still no word on if distillations/dilutions will be included or not.
  • Orange adornment recipes are now dropping. I have an unconfirmed rumor that they were from the T3 heroic PoP instance. No more details at this point, but if we do not get distillation/dilution recipes, expect level 101+ adept prices to soar as they will be the only source of the planar fragments, and you will need 200 for each orange adorn. (And it is only a chance of getting a fragment, not guaranteed, when transmuting adepts.)
  • Some PoP mastercrafted gear now use purified (refined) rares for stat boosts. Unfortunately, strand of ether still cannot be refined, so MC cloth armor and belts will be waiting until this is fixed. (No ETA, but I tagged Caith about it in addition to submitting a /bug.)
  • There is an adventuring quest/achievement involving heroic instances and crafting. No, I do not have details as it was something tested internally, not on beta. I would love details for the site BUT only if someone wants to write it all up and hand it to me. I just cannot handle the extra back-and-forth of a zillion questions to clarify it all, and I am not ready to deal with pick-up groups to run heroics to figure it out myself.
  • Please do not spam me with tells right now if you see me on. I am at my limit, and really need some "me" time to noodle about in peace. Thank you!
  • The next patch will be sometime after the new year begins. For all who are celebrating any holiday during this time, may your holidays be happy and safe.


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Last Modified on: 2017-12-21 02:35:52          

December 13, 2017 - Whoops!

There was an unexpected oops with the patch this morning. The Icy Keep instances are now on a 90-minute timer. They have said that it is a mistake, and they will fix it as soon as they can.

Created By: Niami Denmother          
Last Modified on: 2017-12-13 02:31:07          

December 08, 2017 - Kittens!

The Frostfell Merry Kitten is now on Test. It will cost 50 tokens of E'ci from Gerbi Frostfoot in the Frostfell Wonderland Village. (It will be available on live servers with the next patch. My guess is Tuesday.) Pic of it and the other new kitten familiars that just showed up on the familiar tab (likely a new Marketplace goodie next week?) in a bit. I will get up a link to pics here later this afternoon, if all goes well. (We are 1 mile away from a mandatory evacuation now, so ...safety first!).

EDIT: As promised, here is the link to the Frostfell Kitten Familiars page.

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Last Modified on: 2017-12-08 04:05:18          

December 06, 2017 - This and That

Just a few quick notes:

  • After the next patch, whenever that is (next Tuesday?) Gerbi Frostfoot will start selling the Frostfell Merry Kitten familiar. If it hits Test sooner than that, I will post with the amount of Frozen Token of E'ci you will need.
  • Shawl/flawless procs are not returning the rares like they should for the creation of expert spells. Bug reports have been submitted
  • There is currently a known issue with using the marketplace gifty bags on Fallen Gate. Sorry, folks, I have not heard an ETA on the fix, but the devs are aware.
  • The New Halas City Festival will run until the end of December 8, including on Fallen Gate. (FG was accidentally turned on when they were fixing the premature event shutdown issue, and they decided to leave it up for them - enjoy!)

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December 04, 2017 - Frostfell!

Frostfell 2017 will begin as soon as the servers come back up from patching in the morning. Have you seen all the lovely new Frostfell items this year? Remember to visit Santa every day if you want those new gifts and keep an eye out for impromptu snowball fights!

Meanwhile, that morning patch also has a few items of note on the tradeskill front:

  • Corrected an issue that prevented rare harvests from being used in expert spell recipes.
  • Corrected an issue that prevented Innovation Tinkering recipes from showing up on crafting trainers. Mum note: we are getting some tinkered temporary adorns that can be used on level 101 and higher gear, it seems.
  • Sprocket's Interlocking Plane Builder's Kit recipes have been converted to use geomancy to be useable on Time-Locked servers. Mum note: the fuel still does not match the equipment it is made on, so I put in a /bug on Test after the Monday night Test patch.
  • Corrected a bug that caused some tinkered items to become unlimited charges.

I also put together a quick reference guide for Planes of Prophecies rares that should help folks figure out which rares they need to save for what items. If any tinkered rares are added with the patch, I'll update the guide to include them as well.

In other other news, due to the Far Seas strike that was occuring for most of Saturday, the New Halas City Festival this month will be running through the end of december 8th. (Personally, I think they were actually out drinking with the coldain and barbarians Friday night and nursing hangovers on Saturday.)

Created By: Niami Denmother          
Last Modified on: 2017-12-05 02:32:15          

December 02, 2017 - City Fest

It seems that the Far Seas folks packed up and left after a single day in the city of New Halas. I am trying to find out what happened to them and when I have an update, I will post. (City Festival is down on all servers, I have pings out, hopefully it will be back up soon!)

Edit: It is working again now - thanks to whomever fixed it for us!

Created By: Niami Denmother          
Last Modified on: 2017-12-02 09:49:04          

November 28, 2017 - Planes of Prophecy

We expect the servers to unlock around noonish Pacific today for the Planes of Prophecy expansion. While I do also recommend reading the patch notes for things like changes to any of your adventuring spells and abilities and things like that, it leaves a lot of stuff out. Hopefully I have managed to cover most of the major crafting and housing news in the PoP Information Clearinghouse, but I am sure I will be adding to it and updating it for several days as we find other undocumented bits and pieces after launch.

Update: There is an issue with stats on gear. They are working on it. Meanwhile, for those who haven't already ground out their factions/tokens for KA and ToT recipe books, you can now find them on the guild recipe vendors for coin.

Update 2: The claimed level 100 crafting buff bauble also buffs you to 500 tinkering and 500 adorning. Enjoy!

Update 3: For those who missed it in my preview, and have missed it in chat channels, go collect from all of your Obulus Gardens. Really. Yum!

Update 4: I know it has been a while since level caps were raised, so: You will not see your new tier of recipe books on recipe book vendors until you are level 101.

Created By: Niami Denmother          
Last Modified on: 2017-11-28 03:56:31          

November 26, 2017 - Quick Update

The expansion is only a couple days away, and I am frantically juggling several things before I finish up the Planes of Prophecy Information Clearinghouse. In the meantime, here is a small Planes of Prophecy FAQ that is suitable for dropping into a player-made notebook. (It is something I have done for my own guild for a few years, and others asked for copies this year.)

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November 21, 2017 - Just Leaving This Here

The expansion launches in a week, and I am frantically running through my checklists of stuff after every beta patch to see what has been added, changed or fixed. It may be enough to make me feel like my brains are leaking out my ears, but all of that came to a stop for most of today while I changed mental gears.

Frostfell went onto the beta server. Before you grumble about it going there instead of on the Test server, all of the Frostfell quests that include level scaling mean that Frostfell needs to be tested with the new expansion and the level cap increase. So, until the expansion launches in a week, Frostfell testing needs to be only on beta. Here is a first glance at the Frostfell eye-candy. I will flesh the article out more as energy allows.

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November 13, 2017 - PoP Fashions

As we get further along in the beta, information for the Planes of Prophecy Information Clearinghouse will be coming in chunks. Part of that will be dependent on when certain things are patched, and part of it will be dependent on my time and energy. Not all of the updates will be called out here on the front page, so you may want to check the bottom of that article every couple of days to see what has been added/updated/changed.

New for today on there is the Planes of Prophecy Crafted Armor Fashions page, which also includes a link to a video by Ocarinah. I hope you enjoy the eye-candy while I go back to herding cats!

Created By: Niami Denmother          

November 10, 2017 - Video Walk-Throughs

The talented and very busy, Ocarinah, did some video walk-throughs of the Planes of Prophecy carpenter furniture. You can find links to them on the PoP Carpenter Furniture preview page. Thanks again, Oaky!

Created By: Niami Denmother          

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