0.2.0 is nigh

After what has been a frantic few months for our admin team we’re imminently looking to implement our 0.2.0 baseline files set patch. It’s hard to put into words to describe how much this means for our team. Essentially the culmination of a development timeline which has stretched back over 18months, and has been influenced and united by 3 ambitious Legend of Mir II projects: Legend of Mir Sagas, Artificial Mir II and most recently Nostalgia of Mir.

The latter part of 2018 was enormously challenging for me, I had complex personal issues to contend with, and our key developer Logham was incredibly invested in his relocation elsewhere in Europe. At times I had to put continuing the project into question, I’d invested a lot of time and money into this personally, which was very difficult for any sane person to justify continuing to do, given my position. The Phoenix server had remained almost completely unpatched since it’s inception, partly due to the non-stop accumulation of issues in addition to ambitious development goals and personally, I felt up against a number of unsurpassable dead ends with the files and with no release in the foreseeable future imaginable. Against all odds, the test server did, fortunately, persist in its current form, and still continued to receive regular albeit unpublished changes (more of these soon).

Completely out of the blue; in a twist of fate around November 2018, I was contacted by in my eyes another very prestigious LOMCN VIP and developer: Chriz. Chriz had been working on developing a Mir II server with a very similar end goal in mind but had been struggling to tackle a lot like us, the colossal task of pulling together viable baseline set of files using the existing C# resources on his own. After some discussion, we realised we quite quickly our project and goals were complimentary and joined forces bringing together the best of both projects, ultimately rounding out the Artificial team. Chriz has already proven the catalyst we needed to get to release standards and brought a whole host of new Quality of Life features we hadn’t even considered to live in this upcoming update

What does 0.2.0 mean for aspiring players? Essentially this is the unification of 3 major elements: Logham’s sleek new refactored pure .net codebase and modernized live DB backend; Chriz’s new feature set, bug fixes, Delphi file set emulation, general client-side improvements with other NoM enhancements; all this combined with the most recent Phoenix database and environment files bringing together our first major release candidate, and laying the foundations for many more.

Over the last 18 months, every issue reported on Phoenix server was meticulously documented during testing and 0.2.0 has sought about to fix every issue reported to us during that time, whilst adding all the much needed new features to bring us incredibly close to achieving full GamePot USA+ content standard upon release – believe me when I say this was an enormous task. There will be more posts to follow with even more technical information as well as developer notes and our complete changelogs. In addition to more information about potential upcoming exclusive testing opportunities and a formal release date for Phoenix 0.2.0.

Easter Event & Gameplay Update 0.1.11

We’re announcing our Easter 2018 event. It is very similar to the very original euro mir Easter event, which I’m sure anyone who experienced would be keen to see again. We’re really not holding back on the ultra-rares from this event – so if you’ve not tried the server, this could be a great opportunity to get some really decent kit.

The event is kind to players of all levels and skills, and the rewards are ludicrously generous if you’re lucky!

Game Updates:

SlaveCave rebuilt
MirKing and Slave drop files rebuilt
Opened SlaveCave
WitchRobe(F) renamed to WizardRobe(F) and all references updated
Fixed AutoRev for Bosses and Semi-Bosses (Now disabled)
BW reduced to 1 much larger safe zone
Prepared maps for AZT
Prepared maps for APSC
APSC MysteriousStone moved from PT 4th to PSC 4th
AncBringer renamed to AncientBringer
RedKey mechanics added
Assigned AI to CrazyManworm
Assigned AI to MutatedManworm
Assigned AI to KingOfWildBeast
Fixed IceCrystalSoldier typo
Rebuilt spawns for AZT
Rebuilt spawns for APSC
Reworked APSC monster stats
Assigned AI to all Ancient Zuma monsters
Reworked AZT monster stats
APSC Drops Rebuilt
AZT Framework Drops Added (Unpolished)
Opened APSC (Remastered/Unpolished)
WizardRing renamed to SorceryRing
SorceryRing replaces WizardRing in Quest 100 rewards
SurvivalRing renamed UnknownRing
SurvivalBracelet renamed UnknownBracelet
SurvivalNecklace renamed UnknownNecklace
Added following GameNetwork Introduced items: SurvivalBracelet, SurvivalNecklace, SurvivalRing, WizardRing, WizardNecklace, WizardBracelet, TaoistRing, TaoistNecklace, TaoistBracelet
Added following GameNetwork Introduced items: BlessedHelmet, FateSword, ExpelBracelet, ZenBracelet, WarBracelet, BraceletOfCasting, OgreRing, ChimeraRing, DarkRing
GameNetwork introduced items added to relevant drop files
Reworked RedCave monster stats
Assigned AI to StoningStatue
Assigned AI to FlyingStatue
Prepared maps for FateSword Quest
Added FateSwordBook
Rebuilt FateSword Quest
BehemothDevourer drop rebuilt
Added BehemothDevourer to RedCave
Max Awakenings updated to 5 (same chance to break on each awaken)
Fixed AI for various APSC monsters

Minor Gameplay Update 0.1.9

Gameplay Updates:

AWT Drops Rebuilt
AWT Open (Unpolished)
Added Storage teleport to Border Bounty Board
Replaced SpiderBarbarian with SpiderWarrior on Luna_1st (Correction)
Rebuilt SpiderWarrior drop file
Introduced Pet Save feature
Doubled Healings Skill’s effectiveness at all levels
Updated AncientWoomaTaurus/Guardian Drop files
Added Crane/Lotus/BlackTiger/Stealth/LightTemperedArmour into the Drop files
Prepared Maps for AST