Update Notes

Nocturnal Souls is constantly in flux with new features and content. We aim to roll out new features and functionality once a week; however, scripts and new content can be rolled out as often as it’s created without downtime. Thanks to our testing and development team for all their hard work!

Here’s the latest changes and enhancements:

25 February

Miscellaneous

  • BUG Addressed an issue where Acerbic Jagils in Mortimar Basalt Fields didn’t drop the proper shards for Wildkeeper Reives.
  • BUG Addressed an issue with the mob skill Gnash ’n Guttle that caused it to not properly do ice damage (was simply removing HP). This should address an edge case where players are using temp item potions and it not partially blocking the damage.

18 February

Client Update - February 2024

v30240206_1

For a refresher on how to update your client, click here.

In Check Files and/or when typing /ver in game, the new version number should be 30240206_1 or higher.

  • No significant updates; just keeping things moving.
    • There was a new HTBF added with some new fun stuff we may adapt to our own usage. :)
Note

Community members who are using high-definition DATs, such as Ashenbubs, are recommended to use XIPivot to sideload their files to making updating month-to-month easier. Be sure to grab it to get the latest textures. Players who use Xi-View should update from Caradog or KenshiDRK depending on which one they use.

Ensuring you have the latest versions can fix several issues with chat windows crashing clients, icons not showing up right, etc.

Miscellaneous

  • BUG Addressed an issue where Blacksmith guild recruits would get the wrong requested item for pattern 1 days.
  • BUG Addressed an issue where some guild requests would show the HQ item instead of the NQ item because the HQ item had a lower item ID. This should be fixed.
  • BUG Addressed an issue where the Voluspa Gun didn’t know it was a gun and didn’t like to equip bullets. It was a bow in disguise (#cuetransformerstheme).

4 February

Miscellaneous

  • UPDATE Updated Quetzalcoatl’s forced Cyclone Wing to be every 300s instead of every every 120s. He can still cast this as a normal TP move randomly as part of his skill set (and should still be TP-managed).
  • BUG Fixed numerous ninjutsu bag names in the database so that they call the proper item scripts and are usable.
  • BUG Fixed Gnash n’ Guttle TP move to properly do magical ice damage instead of magical non-elemental damage.
  • BUG Fixed the Regain status effect to flag as dispellable, meaning it can now be dispelled from targets and should be removed on job change.
  • BUG (hotfix) Addressed an issue where Mykyr wouldn’t work in zones where mobs had not been engaged yet.
  • BUG Fixed a typo in Oboro’s speech that said ‘along’ instead of ‘alone’.

28 January

Miscellaneous

  • UPDATE Refined the daily guild point recipes system which should resolve the issue where it asks for HQ items and grants incorrect points (thanks DHoffryn for the grunt work and research).
  • UPDATE Added the Maliya Sickle as a craftable scythe for those BLMs looking for style lock ideas or heavy-hitting melee WS builds.
  • UPDATE Added some missing item mods to the Dragoon empyrean armor sets (NQ/+1).
    • Cuissots: Adds +13/15% attack bonus to spirit and soul jump and replaced the mistaken +100% critical hit damage with the proper 10% value. NOTE: This is attack bonus, not damage bonus. If your attack already exceeds the target’s defense, there will be little change in damage.
    • Mezail: Adds +12/14% physical and magical damage absorption to the wyvern.
    • Schynbalds: Adds +60/+70 TP Bonus to Spirit Jump.
    • The chest piece’s bonus (where the wyvern gets your food) was not wired up as, frankly, not even sure how we’d do that right now and how it would work with food where the pet already gets it. The wyverns are strong enough anyway. 😂
  • UPDATE Added the missing latent effect on the Mindmelter. Being poisoned now makes you smarter.
  • UPDATE Added the missing latent effect on the Counselor’s Garb granting +25% movement speed in Eastern and Western Adoulin.
  • BUG Addressed an issue where Mighty Guard wouldn’t properly apply its haste (magical) effect and increased this effect to be 20% to reflect recent retail testing.

14 January

Client Update - January 2024

v30231223_0

For a refresher on how to update your client, click here.

In Check Files and/or when typing /ver in game, the new version number should be 30231223_0 or higher.

  • No significant updates; just keeping things moving.
Note

Community members who are using high-definition DATs, such as Ashenbubs, are recommended to use XIPivot to sideload their files to making updating month-to-month easier. Be sure to grab it to get the latest textures. Players who use Xi-View should update from Caradog or KenshiDRK depending on which one they use.

Ensuring you have the latest versions can fix several issues with chat windows crashing clients, icons not showing up right, etc.

Winter Celebration 2023

The Winter Celebration 2023 draws to a close for another year.

Top Gift Givers

  • 🥇 (255) Ancho/Kocho
  • 🥈 (245) Ree
  • 🥉 (244) Zerokool

Top Cheerful

  • 🥇 (841) Ancho
  • 🥈 (831) Nullartesia
  • 🥉 (790) Aromani

Other Highlights

  • 43 players consistently participated in the Holiday Gift (crafters) quest every day of the event.
  • 211 players completed The Christmas Carol seasonal event for the first time in 2023! Ho ho ho!
    • 45 players started the event, but didn’t complete it at all. Bah Humbug!
  • 218 players participated in at least 10 Gift Hunt requests with 3740 gifts turned in during the event.
  • 487 Shadow Lord t-shirts where handed out from the Stop the Grinch BCNM during the event.

Soon it’ll warm up and be time for the Spring Event in March!

Miscellaneous

  • UPDATE Added !craft (Abdhaljs Isle - Purgonorgo) to the list of support zones for the Heroics : Domain Invasion latent to allow players to more easily test their Reisenjima Sanctorium gear.
  • UPDATE Added Uragnite shells to the Bight Uragnites in Ceizak and Yahse for additional drops for those needing them for crafting.
  • BUG Addressed an edge case where players could have San d’Oria Mission 5-1 complete, but restart Mission 3-1 and be unable to proceed; moved the checks around to allow this (unfortunate) situation.
  • BUG Addressed an incorrect Magic Attack Bonus modifier ont he Jhakari Robe +2.
  • BUG Addressed an issue where the Rimeice Earring gave +1 Pet Damage Taken instead of -1 Pet Damage Taken.
  • BUG Removed the Malignance Earring and Snotra Earring from the Auction House listings (couldn’t sell anyway as they’re rare/ex).
  • BUG Removed the incorrect drop lists from Tsetse Flies in Batallia Downs [S].

7 January

Hot Zones Update

Based on player feedback, we’ve adjusted hot zones to have 4 hour windows, 2 zones per window. This should allow hot zone updates in both zones at the same time, give longer windows, and options for those who don’t want to do Promy zones.

All times are in server time – US Central Time.

  • 00:00 -> 03:59 = Moh Gates, Promyvian - Holla
  • 04:00 -> 07:59 = Sih Gates, Promyvian - Dem
  • 08:00 -> 11:59 = Crawler’s Nest [S], Promyvian - Mea
  • 12:00 -> 15:59 = Woh Gates, Promyvian - Vahzl
  • 16:00 -> 19:59 = Dho Gates, Outer Ra’Kaznar
  • 20:00 -> 23:59 = Ra’Kaznar Inner Court, Alzadaal Undersea Ruins

See the updated Hot Zones daily event page for more details.

Miscellaneous

  • UPDATE Added an additional check when deleting members from grouped treasure pools when all members on the same IP leave at the same time and potentially causing a crash condition.
  • UPDATE Added an additional check for Plaguevain Bats not giving quest credit (and continuing to investigate why these guys are so finicky).
    • For now, random Peaeckeeper missions for Plaguevain Bats when fallback to Broxa (for those who already have it) for quest credit to reduce potential player frustration.
  • BUG Remove duplicate recipe for Phrygian Gold Ingots (doesn’t affect craft).
  • BUG Addressed issue with Lanun Bottes +2/+3 having ranged accuracy rather than ranged attack mods.
  • BUG Addressed issue with Maxixi Tiara /+1 having Samba Duration +% rather than just flat Samba Duration.
  • BUG Addressed issue with the Malignance Sword having +25 CHR instead of +25 INT.
  • BUG Addressed issue with the Emet Harness not having any mods.
  • BUG Addressed issue with the Ebisu Rod not counting towards fishing up a Gigant Squid.
  • BUG Addressed an issue where smol players (size 0) were seeing the incorrect type of packets for treasure pools ( seeing the “zone-wide” window like in Dynamis instead of normal). Because, leave to to SE that the packet that controls model height is also related to the treasure pool window.
    • You must be this tall to properly see the loot.