There was a small fix today which includes mostly changes to the Novus itself. As we are approaching a new market of players in general we had to make some adjustements for new players to learn the game since that was the original purpose of Novus in the first place. Long story short, following changes were made:
* There is a tutorial for new players to learn the game.
* Changed duration of the torch from 20 minutes to 60 minutes.
* Changed the cost of rope from 50 gold coins to 15 gold coins.
* Changed certain map parts.
* Changed club from 7 atk 7 def to 9 atk 6 def.
* Changed dagger from 8 atk 6 def to 8 atk 7 def.
* Changed combat knife from 8 atk 6 def to 9 atk 7 def.
* Changed it so classic control and regular controls are swapped when you install the game for the first time.
* Changed it so you cannot lose any items until you reach level 8.
* Changed that NPC tom and Marie now buy multiple corpses instead of just one at a time.
* Added more balanced starter items for new players. A slightly bigger bag, 3 weapons of choice, 2 torches and 3 fish.
* Added a new newbie quest that will teach you the game and leave you with a full set of leather armor, a decent shield and a rope and shovel.
* Added a new place below the temple.
* Added a new crypt north of Novus village.
* Added two new creatures, small spider and injured rat.
* Added popup message for when you start the game.
* Added popup message for when you reach level 8.
* Added hover information on icons on the right bar.
* Added 3 NPCs Spirit, Vaio and Eike.
* Added when you log in for the FIRST time your backpack gets opened right away.
* Added when you log in for the FIRST time your character is half full.
* Added a Wisdom Scroll to premium page which will allow you to skip Novus (it adds required amount of experience to reach level 8) since Novus is mostly meant to learn the game nowadays.
* Average loot value of Shakirian Prayer increased by 68%.
* Average loot value of Archer increased by 23%.
* Average loot value of Vigilante increased by 16%.
* Average loot value of Undead Dragon increased by 7%.
* Chaos Sword is now sellable at Wulkan for 300000 gold.
* Shield of the heroes is now sellable at Wulkan for 38000 gold.
* Hellforged Axe is now sellable at Wulkan for 50000 gold.
* Scarab coins are now sellable at Ziyad for 150 gold.
* Minor adjustments to several sprites.
Also, we have set the date for a new iteration of Pendulum:
11th of May, Friday at 20:00 CET.
Following rates were chosen for this iteration according to feedback from players:
1 level to 10 level: 20x
11 level to 20 level: 15x
21 level to 40 level: 10x
41 level to 60 level: 8x
61 Level to 80 Level: 6x
81 Level to 130 Level: 3x
See you there!