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Visual Changes

Game Overlay
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The game now has overlay screen that shows you the ongoing events, Last 10 Players kills and Connectivity information. You can open the overlay screen by pressing and holding the TAB key. The overlay will be transparent and you can still interact with your character or the environment when the overlay is open.

Notifications

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The game will now show you transparent notifications for on-going events/occurrences in the game. Currently, the following notifications will be shown and we will implement more in the future.
  1. PvP Notifications ~ Notifies of any Player Kill that has occurred in the game along with the location, level and town of the players involved.
  2. Forge Status ~ Notifies about the on-going Forge of Egonihl and the remaining time.
  3. Nevia War ~ Notifies about on-going Nevia war with the Time Remaining, Town scores and level Requirements.
  4. Artifact War ~ Notifies about the on-going Artifact war including the number of artifacts captured by each town, the teleport cooldown and countdown to win.
  5. 1v1 Solo PvP ~ Notifies about on-going 1v1 Solo PvP in Arena I and Arena II Maps.
Monster Health

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Health of the monsters will be shown as a Notification whenever you approach any strong and important bosses. Currently health is visible for the following bosses.
  1. Ranias
  2. Khainen
  3. Graybone
  4. Statue Kartere
  5. Thrymjgor
  6. Ishina (All 3 maps)
ALT free mode

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The game now has an option to always display character names. You can choose to enable this option so that only the character name of the player is always displayed. Any knighthood information will be hidden unless the ALT key is pressed.

Improved Texture Rendering

The rendering quality of game textures has been improved. You should see better quality game textures.
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Ingame Rebirth

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We have launched In-Game Rebirth. You can directly take rebirth from the Castle Manager NPC - Asten and Liora. You can place the required RB items and directly take the RB without having to disconnect and visit the ACP.

Rebirth option from ACP is still available temporarily as a fallback solution. Please test the in-game Rebirth and let us know if you face any issues.
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Proxima Arena

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Arena has been added to Proxima so that we can organize PvP events directly in Proxima. You can access the arena in Proxima through Healer Morgana NPC. However, currently the arena is disabled in Proxima since it has been enabled through Temoz and Quanato. We will switch the Arena entry mode based on the need.
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Monument of Tribute

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We have build a custom Monument as a Tribute to all Maniacs for their extended support over the years. Mania celebrates it's 12th birthday. You can find this monument in Quanato and Temoz. It will provide you a Karna Weapon skill.
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Events Changes

We have made few changes to in-game events.
  1. Events will now show a global notification to all players when active.
  2. Nevia war will now have settings to enable or disable monster hunting scores.
  3. Nevia war will be conducted in 20-20 mode meaning that the time of the war will be reduced to 20 minutes. This is just a configurable option.
  4. Aritfact war will now have a 1 minute entry cooldown time each time you teleport to the map.
  5. Nevia was has a ban system now implemented to prevent people who intentionally die to enter the map.
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Game Changes
  1. Fixed an rare issue wherein the skills are still effective even after Nullify fails (Unique Kit)
  2. Fixed rare issue that will cause stats to become inconsistent and reset in Proxima.
  3. The additional stats that you receive with Redyan Necklace and Unique set will be taken into account when teleporting from Proxima to Normal and vise versa.
  4. All Grade 9.5 weapons will now have a stat requirement regardless of the item level.
  5. Renamed Letter W to Gift of Rubal. This was already changed in the past but was accidentally reverted back.
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Test Servers

We have integrated test servers to the existing game login wherein we can test for stability and bugs. Currently we are testing out a new networking system that can handle more players at lower latencies. It's available as ManiaTest during the game login screen. You can try out the new servers and report us any issues that you encounter.

Please don't make use of Test servers to host or join Sky Ring parties because there is a likelyhood that we would keep restarting the test servers to make changes.
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Client Fixes / Enhancements
  1. The game rendering performance has been vastly improved. You should see a 2x increase in the average Framerate.
  2. Improved font rendering so that you get better FPS when there is a lot of text that appears on the screen.
  3. Fix an issue that would cause the name and the knighthood of the character to tilt towards the left. The names of the characters will now display more towards the center in higher resolution settings.
  4. Fixed an issue that would cause excessive flicker of Character Names, NPC names and the Items on the ground.
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