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29 Apr 2021 -
  April 29th Patch Notes...

 

April 29th Patch Notes II:                                                                    

 

 

 


u
Aleta Grav now works on all houses, all doors reset.

u Added descriptions to Outfit Scrolls.

u Fountain Package Item fixed.

u Elite Haste lowered.

u Furniture can now be destroyed inside PZ via weapon.

u Fixed Banshee Quest bugs.


u Invisibility Debug fixed.

u Client Debug desyncing character with monster on same tile fixed.

u Fixed two Rent System bugs.

u Furniture/Items are now breakable by weapons inside protection zone. Without protection zones furniture/items are not breakable by weapons.

u Activated new raids. Tier 2 and Tier 3.

u Changed Small Stones to recycle back into one's hand. This will be how they function until we implement "a hardened stone". Reasoning for this as well as a hardened stone is to allow all 4 vocations to comfortably train in their downtime; our players after all are not kids anymore. No sense in having to touch stones every 4 minutes if other vocations do not have to.

u Hellgate Mwall fixed.

u Amazon Camp Bug fixed.

u Lessened mana for conjure bolt from 70 to 60.

u Also 5 days of Premium Account were added to all accounts as compensation for the crashes. These crashes do not in anyway affect character progress. They only cause the map-floor to be reset meaning people's loot bags are lost.


u Using Sudden Death Rune requires Premium Account.

u Creating Sudden Death Rune requires Premium Account.

u Using Energy Wave requires Premium Account.

u Server-save now only occurs every 2 hour instead of 30 minutes

u Arrows now cost 2 Gold from NPCs

u Bolts now cost 3 Gold from NPCs

u Rules on Unfair Play Advantage have been updated. We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with them. These rules have been instituted after much thought on what fair play truly means for a long term healthy game experience for all players. As we always say Dura intends to be a real game for 10 years, after much thought we think these new rules support that vision going forward. They cover such topics as Account Selling/Buying, Gold Selling/Buying, and Account Sharing. https://dura-online.com/?durarules

29 Apr 2021 -
April 29th Patch Notes I:...

April 29th Patch Notes I:                                                                                                                                            

 

u Knights have been patched today, the formula has been revised resulting in greater defense while lesser offense for the vocation.

u Paladins have been patched today, the formula has been revised resulting in more dynamic accuracy and damage based on distance from target.

u Added 'Slain of the Realm' in towns. This will give real time tracking of Slain Monsters for the realm at large when it is needed.

u Behemoth quota for Monsters of Brawn reduced from 2,000 to 1,750.

u Global reward for all citizens upon success of Monsters of Brawn raised from 5% loot buff to 10% loot buff for all monsters, including raids, from Tuesday the 4th Server Save to Tuesday the 11th Server Save to all Durans.

 
u Tier 4, Tier 3, and Tier 2 raids activated.
u Behemoth has received a loot buff.
u Giant Spider has received a loot buff.
u Dragon has received a loot buff.
u Orc Warlord has received a loot buff.
u Lich has received a loot buff.
u Vampire has received a loot buff.
u Orc Shamans summon snakes less.
u Deer, Sheep, and Rabbits no longer cause PZ.

 

u Break Chance for QUEST items has been raised substantially.

u Three Days of Premium Account has been given to all users due to the crash suffered by the Server on April 20th.

 

u Tier 4 and 3 Raids activated. Be on your guard.

u Uniform Spawn Rate. During all 24 hours of server cycle the rate of spawn will be the same.

u PvP Blessings Implemented. If one dies in PvE they will lose only PvE blessings. If one dies in PvP they will lose only PvP blessings. This means there is a total of 10 blessings. They are all acquirable from the normal 5 blessing NPCs. PvE blessings prices remain as they are now. PvP blessing prices are about half the price of PvE blessings. A PvE death means the last hit is by a monster. A PvP death means the last hit is by a player. To buy a PvP blessing from an NPC say "war blessing-keyword". To buy a PvE blessing say "blessing-keyword" This measure is part of the calm to the storm; after reflection we think this is best and the most fair for good gameplay, the original blessing system on Dura was designed more with PvE in mind, not PvP.

Note: If you already have blessings they are PvE blessings.

Note: It is impossible to lose both PvE and PvP blessings in the same death.

u Realm's Aid has been increased substantially. The impetus for this is as an effective anti-cheating counter measure. It will give honest players more gold to deal with those who cheat.
 
u New Raids, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 activated. Be on your guard.
 

 

u Experienced received by killing an Outlaw is dropped from 25% of the total experience to 0%.
u Hunters distance away from target has been decreased.
8 Mar 2021 -
March 8th Patch Notes...

March 8th Patch Notes II:                                                                                                                                 

 

New Raids activated. They are in slightly vulnerable areas. Please pay attention to the Raid Messages as to where they are and what to expect.

-Added New System: Makes Raid Monsters not lureable past a certain point; the monster will return to its original location. This is designed so high level players cannot for example cannot lure giant spiders from -6 up to -1 or surface. Or lure Heroes which spawn in POH all the way to Ab'dendriel (yes, there is a way)

-New High Level Raids -- Tier 3 are being added, as well as Tier 2.

-Changed Banshee monsters. More huntable.

-Fixed PvP field damage to have greater damage in PvP and therefore more use. There was a bug previously.

-New elements (things) are added to the map.

-Crossbows and Bows are now One-Handed and use ammunition from hands and ammunition slot. You cannot wear a shield or other weapon if you are wearing a Bow or Crossbow.

-Fixed Rooking System, triggering whenever you hit level 5 in main you will be sent to Rook as a level 1 and no vocation.

-There was a small bug with PvP field damage after we patched it, it should work now.

 

-Fixed logging bug outside of Banshee Quest.

-Only remove soulbound from runes on death with less than 10x charges. To prevent abuse.

-Added a 5 minute idle warning as well as a 1 minute warning.

-Fixed items bug when moving an item to a minimized equip-window if no space left.

-Getting rooked will also now also clears depot and spells

-Changed Giant Spider Kazordoon Mine Raid

-Buffed Elder Beholder Loot

-Buffed Elder Beholder Helmet

-Changed Dragon Loot

8 Mar 2021 -
March 8th Patch Notes...

March 8th Patch Notes I:                           

New Dura Coins Scroll added to Webshop.

-Portal at Hellgate Exit removed. The other two exit points for players themselves or their items are now working.

-Changed multiple Raids

-Changed multiple Ambushes

-Soulbound Runes acquirable from a player corpse lowered from 100 to 40 to prevent abuse. We will possibly revisit this at some point.

-Changed Yelling range from 15~ to 30 (Both Players and Monsters).

-Great Energy Beam mana cost lowered.

-Energy Beam mana cost lowered.

-Giant Spider Changed. Poison Missile Lowered.

-Hero Changed. Ranged Damage Lowered.

-Black Knight Changed. Mechanics altered.

-Dragon Lord Changed. Removed Ranged DL and created new form.

-There were various keys around the map, which were daily spawns, that were being Power Abused. Instantly upon Server Save someone who already had the key would get the other making it impossible to gain access to the given area except by those who already possessed them; and the result is you are invincible without fear. This has been changed so the accessibility is now public until a solution is created to account for this form of abuse. I stress that there were many people doing this at many different locations; it was not an isolated incident.

18 Jan 2021 -
January 18th Patch Notes...

January 18th Patch Notes I:                                                                                                                                            

 


Blessings should be the correct prices and work appropriately.
-Burst Arrows have been recustomized. They should now provide utility in Dura, and yet still do not recover their Overpowered Ability in the original 7.4.
-Fixed Field Spells on Level Doors
-Reordered the Sequence at which Damage Output and Damage Reduction in PvP stacks altering PvP damage.
-Modified Various Spawns within Game
-Monster's retargeting frequency has been lowered.
-Spears accuracy will now be affected by Skills up to Distance 20. At Distance 20 you will have the full normal accuracy.
-Change Name is now possible as an automatic function, purchaseable for 40 Dura Coins. This can be done on your Account Page where you create your character.
-Two to Three Raids that were working improperly have been fixed.
-Plains of Havoc Giant Spiders have had Ambushes changed and added.
-Balanced Edron Heroes due to a lack of it being hunted.
-Balanced Edron Fire Elemental Demon.
-Text Colors for Staff has been further corrected, more improvements to come. Trade should from now on only have Yellow Text for all.



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11.6.2021 -
New Cosmetics added to the webshop including Outfits

Greetings,


Summer is here!
(and the desert is on its way)

The necromancers are hearing tales of murmurings in the south but it seems these two aren't interested in that just yet.





Today we are adding a few new items to our non-pay-to-win webshop that are in season. More will come before you know it.



Enjoy the sun
Dura Staff


5.6.2021 -
Townhalls

A Townhall will occur on Wednesday the 9th of June at 12:00 EST.

 

There are to be two Townhalls total in this series:

When:

u Wednesday June 9th at 12:00EST

u Wednesday June 16th at 8:00EST

Where:

Dura's Discord Stage Channel

 

This will be done so everyone can have a chance to attend.

 

What are Townhalls? Townhalls are communal gatherings where anyone from Dura can join a Discord Voice Call at the appointed time to ask questions and give feedback as well as listen to other players ask questions and give feedback. Staff and Owners, for example Aris, will be there to answer those questions and respond to that feedback as best they can. There is no limit on topics of discussion, anything Dura related, past, present, and future may be discussed. All languages are welcome as we will have Translators there to translate for your language.

We encourage anyone to come who's interested. They are very valuable as we Staff learn a lot from them how to improve Dura.

 

Dura Staff


2.6.2021 -
Bulletin on Player Count


Greetings Durans,

I wanted to offer some clarity to everyone. People have messaged us over the last couple weeks concerned about player account, particularly since the release of our new client. Allow me to address this now.

Player count is down unquestionably. Real player count is down slightly from it's highest recorded levels. Player count is the number of 'characters' that appear online at a given time. Real player count is the number of actual people playing Dura. While real player count has slightly fallen as I've stated, there are various reasons for it, all of which we believe will swing back the other direction (upward) in time. On top of that we at Dura have so much coming soon to offer players a better, more expanded experience. Content, content, content, and more than you think :wink:

However what I am here to do is touch on 'player count' -- not 'real player count'. Player count is undeniably down and these are the main reasons why:


1) Cheating or Policy of Fair Gameplay.

u In the world of OTs it is essential to remember that near ALL games (which have a high 'number of players') allow, support, and even encourage what we call 'cheating'. These include Multi-Clienting, Gold Buying and Selling, Account Buying and Selling, Account Sharing, and more. We at Dura do not.
u Of the few games that do prohibit 'cheating' near NONE actually enforce it. We do.
u Both of these above points combine to artificially inflate a game's player count. Some servers have as high as 6 to 1 ratios of 'fake real player count'.
u When Dura actually made good on our rules and enforced them it not only deleted many accounts causing those responsible for them not to continue, lowering count. It did more. It did what we wanted. It effectively made all those who considered, for example, gold-selling, which on some servers will account for as much as 30-50% of the population, player count, to look for other waters seeing it not worth their time to sell on Dura. Thus also causing a drop in buyers, player count. It also told players to take rules seriously -- those who were upset they couldn't play in these manners of violation left for a game that would allow it.


2) New Client prohibits cheating.

Some may have noticed that when the new client was released it was synonymous with fall in 'player count'. This new client, though it has its bugs, which are being worked out is state of the art on many fronts. This includes security or anti-cheating. The old client allowed cheating if the user was advanced in the ways to do so, injection, bot-creation, etc. The New Client's defensive measures are far more capable. As soon as the New Client was mandatory we undoubtedly closed the doors for many more advanced cheating methods, immediately lowering player count because they could not log in in such a capacity.



The proof in what I am saying is if you actually walk around Dura you may notice that not too much feels that different from the days of 250 'players'. You still see and pass people in the street, in the depot, and in spawns all day on a regular basis, and the trade market is active as ever. This is because real player count was largely unaffected. Dura is still healthy and active, and now free from cheating and will remain so. We have so many things on the way for players to enjoy. And we stand by what we always have said -- Dura will never ever reset.


Regards
Dura Staff


31.5.2021 -
June 1st Patch Notes:

Greetings,

We have activated Tier 3, Tier 4, and Tier 5 Raids now. These offer the peril of extreme danger. Only for the strongest and wisest. Be on your guard.

 

Dura Staff


29.5.2021 -
Pre-Update-A Patch-1.0:

Pre-Update, Patch-1.0 Notes

This patch is one link in a chain of balances and content additions that is in lead up to the Update. Though it goes live today it is part of a broader overhaul to Dura at large which is centered around the Official Update.


u One no longer loses defensive benefit when attacking a target on Max Defense.
u Greatly buffed Maximum Defense Battle Stance.
u Buffed Defense Values of various Shields and added attribute to Demon Shield.
u Increased Skill Advancement-Speed for higher-end skills, demanding less time per skill and beginning earlier.
u Lowered Monster Defenses (can be slight to great depending on monster) for:
     --Monk
     --Orc Warlord
     --Banshee
     --Dragon Lord
     --Hero
     --Black Knight
     --Behemoth
     --Demon

 

Dura Staff


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