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v.99 - Chaos: Age of Artisans Update Notes

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v. 99 - Chaos: Age of Artisans Update Notes

New Content

Ardentmill

Ardentmill is the town where you can learn harvesting and crafting professions, and where you can purchase items related to these professions. You can reach Ardentmill by using the portal labeled "Crafting Town", which is located in most towns.
Important NPCs:
  • Grant is the village elder, who allows you to learn professions.
  • Saffron teaches Herbalism.
  • Cole teachese Mining.
  • Ally teaches Alchemy.
  • Gere teaches Smithing.
  • Intaglio teaches Accessory Crafting.
  • Nack sells items necessary for crafting and tickets to the Secret Herb Patch/Mine.
  • Ramsey and Angelica sell new recipes.

Professions

Requirement: Lv.30 or higher with 2nd job advancement
  • There are two categories of professions: harvesting and crafting.
  • There are two harvesting professions: Herbalism and Mining.
  • There are three crafting professions: Alchemy, Smithing, and Accessory Crafting.
  • Learning Herbalism is a requirement before you can learn Alchemy.
  • Learning Mining is a requirement before you can learn Smithing or Accessory Crafting.
  • After learning a profession, you can unlearn it through that profession's master. Your level of mastery in that profession will return to zero if you choose to unlearn it.
  • Herbalism allows you to gather seeds and flowers which are located in Saffron’s Secret Herb Patch in Ardentmill and some hunting maps. It also allows you to use those to create items needed for Alchemy.
  • Mining allows you to gather ores which are located in Cole’s Secret Mine in Ardentmill and some hunting maps. It also allows you to refine ores to create items needed for Smithing and Accessory Crafting.
  • Alchemy allows you to create buff potions and transformation potions using herb oil.
  • Smithing allows you to create weapons and armor using refined ore. You can eventually learn how to make an Android companion.
  • Accessory Crafting allows you to create equipment items such as rings, pendants, and shoulder accessories using refined ore.
  • Using your profession earns you experience in that profession in order to raise its mastery level. Higher levels of mastery enable you to harvest or craft better items.
  • Some items for further crafting can't be made. Some can be bought from Nack, Ramsey, or Angelica in Ardentmill, others are dropped by monsters.
  • The Production Skill menu is set to the [B] key by default.

    You will gain Fatigue Points while performing profession skills. If your Fatigue Point meter fills up, you won't be able to use profession skills again for a little while. You can reduce your Fatigue points by using certain potions sold by Nack in Ardentmill or by using a Fatigue Reset Coupon from the Cash Shop. Your Fatigue Points will also reduced by five each hour, and they will be completely reset to 0 each day at 12 AM Pacific.

Expanded Content

Traits

The professions system gives you more ways to expand your character's traits. Traits allow you to increase certain abilities of you characters, and they can be leveled up. The traits are: Ambition, Empathy, Insight, Willpower, Diligence, and Charm. You can view your traits in the Character Info menu or in the Production Skill menu if you are Lv.30 or above. Each trait has 100 levels. Here are some ways to raise your traits.
  • Ambition: Increase it by hunting boss monsters. Effect: Increases your Attack for Battle Mode (coming soon).
  • Empathy: Increase it by harvesting herbs. Effect: Increases your Max MP and your Quest EXP.
  • Insight: Increase it by mining. Effect: Increases your Accuracy and Avoidability and allows you to check the Hidden Potential of items without using a Magnifying Glass.
  • Willpower: Increase it by participating in party quests. Effect: Increases Weapon Defense and Magic Defense, and builds resistance to abnormal status effects.
  • Diligence: Increase it by crafting. Effect: Increases scroll success rates and doubles profession mastery gain.
  • Charm: Increase it by gaining fame, equipping Cash equipment, changing your hair or face style, or changing your hair, eye, or skin color. Effect: Gives quests to add a Pocket slot to your Equip Inventory, to gain special items, and to gain Facial Expression Cash Item. You can purchase Pocket Items from Nave in Henesys Market.
  • Raising your level in a trait will eventually unlock quests that will reward you with medals specific to that trait.

Item Pot and Imps

  • The shortcut for your Item Pot is the [Y] key by default.
  • The Item Pot can contain herbs, ore, or an Imp that can be obtained from monsters over Lv.20.
  • There are two types of Imps: Orange Imps and Gemstone Imps.
  • Double click an Imp in your item inventory to raise it in an Item Pot.
  • Imps grow by eating equipments that are of a level similar to you or by eating monster drops.
  • Feeding an Imp will raise its Closeness for a set duration.
  • You can gain rewards by successfully raising an Imp. Better rewards are given for higher Closeness points.
  • Double click on the fully grown Imp to put it in your item inventory.
  • When your Imp gets sick, you can purchase a cure from Nack in Ardentmill.

New Events

Master Professional

07.11.2011 - 08.09.2011
You will be rewarded with special items for reaching Lv.7 of a harvesting profession or Lv.5 of a crafting profession during the event.
  • The Master Herbalist: Gain a special shovel and herb bag.
  • The Master Miner: Gain a special pickaxe and mineral bag.
  • The Master Alchemist: Gain a drink to lower your Fatigue level, and gain a potion recipe.
  • The Master Blacksmith: Gain a drink to lower your Fatigue level, and gain a multiple use glove recipe for your job.
  • The Master Jeweler: Gain a drink to lower your Fatigue level, and gain a multiple use face accessory recipe for your job.

Profession Boom Up Event

07.11.2011 - 08.09.2011
  • 2x chance to earn an item of your harvesting profession rank or higher while harvesting.
  • 10x chance to earn an item of your crafting profession rank or higher while crafting.
Learn about other events already in progress by clicking here.

Cash Shop Update

  • New Item: Shielding Wards are now available. A Shielding Ward protects equipment one time from being destroyed by a failed scroll. It cannot be used on items that have been successfully enhanced 8 or more times. Price: 11,900 NX for 1, or 31,900 NX for a stack of 3
  • New Item: Fatigue Reset Coupons are now available. A Fatigue Reset Coupon completely resets your Fatigue Points to 0. Price: 2500 NX for 1
  • New Item: Summer Royal Hair Coupons are now available. They can be used through Big Headward in Henesys Hair Salon. You will receive a random Royal Hairstyle when you use one. The number of Royal Hairstyles available through the coupon has been reduced to ten male hairstyles and ten females hairstyles, improving your chances of getting one of your favorite styles. New Royal Hairstyles: Front Braid Hair (female), Wavy Bob (female), The Fever (male), Spiky Bangs (male), Over Grown Hair (male)
  • Returning Item: Royal Face Coupons are back by popular demand, with all new sets of faces. There are five female faces available and five male faces available.

Gachapon Update

07.11.2011 - 08.09.2011
All Gachapon locations
  • The new Fish Tank Chair is now available.
  • White Scrolls are now available.
Learn about other limited time Gachapon items that are still available by clicking here.

Known Issues

  • The Master Alchemist quest shows an incorrect date in the In progress and Completed tabs of the quest log.
  • Some players running Windows 7 64-bit are experiencing disconnections. Laptops are affected more than desktops.
  • The Pink Spring Jacket’s name is missing.
  • You will be in CBD in Singapore after exiting the Free Market if you entered from The Nautilus.
  • The issue with sitting on the Cake Chair will have to be resolved in a future patch, currently scheduled for 08.10.2011.
  • The issue of Law Officer mount not being available in the skill inventory will have to be resolved in a future patch, currently scheduled for 08.10.2011.
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