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    Default Ravenloft Preview #1 11/7-11/10

    Hello, everyone! Lamannia should now be open with our first preview of the Ravenloft expansion. We will be holding a Dev event on Lamannia from 8:00-10:00PM Eastern on Wednesday 11/8/2017. Otherwise, please submit bug reports through the usual form and place feedback in the following two threads:

    Ravenloft Content Feedback
    Ravenloft Quest Loot Feedback

    This first preview contains the following features:

    • The Land of Barovia Wilderness Area
    • All 3 public spaces.
    • 7 Dungeons
    • The bulk of the non-raid named items (but not all!)
    • The Racial AP Tome
    • Vet Status III (All new characters made on Lamannia will have the choice of starting at level 10. We are not currently ready to discuss in what format this feature will be coming to the Live servers.)
    Last edited by Cocomajobo; 11-07-2017 at 04:55 PM.
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    For the sake of clarity, the first preview pass is NOT expected to include the following features:

    • Any Raids.
    • The remaining 5 Dungeons
    • Sentient Weapons
    • Favor Rewards
    • Raid Loot
    • Landscape specific loot
    • Teleport to Barovia Item
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    Heya folks!

    Here's a small list of things to be aware of when wandering through this preview


    If you have trouble getting into the Ravenloft content, try to enter through the heroic quest entrance and follow the store prompting to purchase the Lamannia preview content pack. This workaround should allow you to get into the new quests.


    Landscape

    Vegetation density is currently in the process of being tweaked.Placement of the quest journals is not final (and, in the case of the Strahd and Tatyana journals, the final placement may be in different areas.)

    The Rare quest on the landscape cannot currently be completed.

    Some random encounters are not completely functional – but please give us feedback on any problems you find.
    • Some “Mysterious Mists” do not actually do anything when interacted with, This is not intended.
    • Various small critters that are supposed to run away (e.g. small rats, ravens) do not.


    Monsters do not properly leash currently

    There is a chance that Shadow creatures on the Landscape may incorrectly cause the Shadowfel visual effect. this is absolutely not intended.

    Dungeons

    Some of the available dungeons (for example, “The Final Vintage”) are not fully decorated yet, and various art assets (e.g. the portrait of Argynvost in “Oath of Vengeance”) are placeholder.

    Quests are not currently in the Adventure Compendium.

    Quest journal text has not yet been written.

    Quest flagging for capstone dungeons is not yet in place. For example, in the final release, you’ll have to play two other dungeons before “An Invitation to Dinner.”

    In the quest "An Invitation to Dinner", There is a chance that the Wardstone will not properly spawn.

    Systems

    All four weapon groups (Night Mother's, Morninglord's, Barovian, Macabe) do not currently function when attempting to attack.

    Some heroic equipment have +0 effects, these will likely be changed to enhancement bonus versions of what they currently are, in order to allow them to give actual benefits.

    Misc

    Many NPCs and monsters do not have final/correct names, or dialog.
    • Some monsters do not have correct appearances.
    • Animated brooms currently look like animated armors.
    • Shambling Mounds currently look like Kobolds.
    • Vargouilles look like the dev instead of the D&D monster.
    • Flameskulls are still being tweaked.
    • Barovian Witches, Barovian Trappers, Mountain Folk, Corrupt Watchmen, and most rares do not have correct appearances.
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    Please, leave this open for the weekends. People work in week days.

    Open weekends = more time to play content by more people = more feedback.
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    This is probably the best content DDO has ever offered. More on this later after I have had the opportunity to run all seven quests.

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    Is there any way to leave Lamannia open with Ravenloft preview until say Sunday Night / Monday Morning? I and most people I game with work from 5am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Not much time after work to check it out due to real life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam1313 View Post
    Is there any way to leave Lamannia open with Ravenloft preview until say Sunday Night / Monday Morning? I and most people I game with work from 5am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Not much time after work to check it out due to real life.
    Good idea. I can only log into Lamannia during the evening from Monday to Friday. Last night, I stayed up way past my bed time once I got caught up in exploring Barovia as I can't test anything during the work day. If Lamannia was available on Saturday, I could take a long look around in the morning/afternoon instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizza View Post
    Please, leave this open for the weekends. People work in week days.

    Open weekends = more time to play content by more people = more feedback.
    The Lamannia schedule was ruined due to people using the server as a way to test builds and make it there live server home an stuff....
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    "Ignore the text in the Lamannia launcher claiming to be from Middle Earth. Wat?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by KookieKobold View Post
    Heya folks!

    If you have trouble getting into the Ravenloft content, try to enter through the heroic quest entrance and follow the store prompting to purchase the Lamannia preview content pack. This workaround should allow you to get into the new quests.
    This didn't work for me - the DDO store wants to charge me 1 coin, but I'm given a balance of 0; ergo no purchase possible. This is my first time on Lamannia so I'm quite ready to believe it's operator error at play, but how do I get into the Ravenloft content?

    Steve G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aureolin View Post
    This didn't work for me - the DDO store wants to charge me 1 coin, but I'm given a balance of 0; ergo no purchase possible. This is my first time on Lamannia so I'm quite ready to believe it's operator error at play, but how do I get into the Ravenloft content?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizza View Post
    Please, leave this open for the weekends. People work in week days.

    Open weekends = more time to play content by more people = more feedback.
    ^this^
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    Still lots of work to do, make sure you play test this on a melee at lv 10, the ballance might be off.by a wide margin.

    Many of the npc's, mobs and mechanics are bugged, i had to reset twice.

    I had time to play 3 of the quests ( i spend more time exploring the map) bu they feel small and simple.
    Exept whe winery, it felt suitible for giants and simple.

    I'm surpriced with the wilderness area, sure the map looks big on paper but feels empty and restricted, lots of steep cliff faces, invisible walls and plain walls with tree textures.
    It feels confined and the literal playeble area feels much smaller then storm horns.
    Thunderholme fellt more populated.

    I really hope the first quest isn't counted towards the number of quests in the expansion.
    I don't consider running 200meters through some misty forest as a quest. It's a far cry from LoD.

    If this is a preview of what they are trying to sell for a 50 to a 150 bucks then i strongly suggest postponing publishing this pack untill march and working out the many bugs and filling out its content.

    A few npc's and mobs were frozen on the spot and i could harm/kill them without retailiation.

    Looks great though, especially in 4k, the visials are a bit the same though, having a few more distict landmarks would have helped, though i guess it's part of the setting.

    maybe add a map mechanic, take away the map option untill they buy one in town. XD

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    As a reminder, this first Lamannia Preview will be concluding this evening. Expected closing around 6:00 PM Eastern.

    We expect to have a second preview including more features next week.
    Tell me about any and all bugs you encounter by clicking here!


    NOTE: Submitting a bug in this manner is not a quick fix for past occurrences; it is instead a means of bringing issues to our attention to prevent future occurrences for both you and others. Providing detailed information, especially specifics about your account and character as well as what steps you took leading up to the issue, are critical to us being able to pinpoint the cause of any problems you have encountered.

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    Aww, I literally just got my character ready to go do some more exploring and got a 10 *second* server shutdown message!

    Any idea when the next preview may be?

    Also, suggestion for the title... "11/7-11/10" is considerably more confusing than "Nov 7-10" would be... especially for people who swap the month and day part of the date format!

    EDIT: Also, yes, consider opening over the weekend... I don't even understand why you wouldn't want to have the test server open when more of your players may have time to play!
    Last edited by Fusroda; 11-10-2017 at 05:35 PM.

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    Hey Coco, did not get to take part in this preview much, but found the tome in my inventory on logging in. Used it, but it did not give me an extra point to use in my racial tree. I have leveled 8 of my racial pls on live, and even after "eating" the tome, still had only 88 AP to spend(80 for level 20 and 8 for past lives)

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    Thanks for letting us know. Can you elaborate about the features?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John1565 View Post
    Thanks for letting us know. Can you elaborate about the features?
    Bruh this thread is about 6 months old.... why post in here?
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    "Ignore the text in the Lamannia launcher claiming to be from Middle Earth. Wat?"

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