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Past News | January 2009

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January 2009

 
    Friday, January 30, 2009

Reset changes
Posted by: Vini -- 5:52 PM EST
   
As the storms reach the Kingdom of Winds today, few changes were noticed among the realm. Here what was found as new:

The star is in full force so enjoy it while it lasts and as always the Vortex bosses have run away from the bright light.

Work continues on the continuation of the Story, due to some issues in this week things were pushed back. You will be able to continue the gathering for the Catapult for another week.

More updates for RP Town.

Subpath additions and fixes:
* Chongun tokens were removed per Elder
* Minor fix for Shaman
* Minor update for Diviner

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 21, Moon 6~

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Head Tutor
Posted by: Musoyen -- 2:41 PM EST
   
Earlier today Nussan stepped down from the position of Head Tutor. She has taught many people from young to old about the Kingdoms and what it has to serve. Over three and a half years ago she filled the position and has dedicated her time and energy making Tutoring the best it can be.

In her place she has elected Musadan KoyaSoto. Good luck to KoyaSoto on Head Tutlage and thank you Nussan for the years of dedication and hard work.

~Musoyen

Lag Beast Returns!
Posted by: AllyGator -- 9:36 AM EST
   
There has been an enormous amount of lag lately and this morning is more of the same. People are dying so please be careful it can hit you very quickly! Mug has posted on the Community Board that if you die and lose items because of lag you should send in a ticket. Be sure to make a note of the Cave and Room names plus the time. Be careful folks!

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009

NagnangArmy on Lockdown
Posted by: Musoyen -- 12:29 AM EST
   
Within the last 24 hours the NagnangArmy has been placed on lockdown. All council members have been removed from council and Archon Aremdaun is the current general until the situation has been resolved. I will keep you updated!

~Musoyen

    Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Primogen of Bear Clan
Posted by: Gilmore -- 6:53 PM EST
   
Within the last few days CurlyM has decided to step down as Primogen of Bear after months of leading the clan. Receiving the responsibility of carrying on the noble legacy of the bears is the new Primogen KazTheWar.

I and the whole team at Nexus Atlas would like to personally congratulate the new Bear Primogen KazTheWar on his new position. As well as thanking CurlyM for her hard work and dedication over the last few months.

Gilmore
Hyul 21, 8th Moon

    Saturday, January 24, 2009

Boats surrounding the Kingdoms
Posted by: Musoyen -- 2:20 PM EST
   
Today a few travelers noticed new boats in locations where they never were before. KorinakII noticed a boat in the Wilderness located at 217,171, and TaiPatron noticed another boat in Dae shore at 77,60. Another boat is located in the Islets at 78, 24. Could the plot be thickening? Time will tell..



Musoyen

PS: If you notice any other new boats feel free to MSG me in game and I will update this post. :)

    Friday, January 23, 2009

Server Reset Jan 23
Posted by: Aens -- 2:29 PM EST
   
Server reset, Friday, January 23, 2008
The Nexus servers were reset with the following changes:

You have one more week to donate items for Haggard Witch! So get it done soon.

Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
* Minor fix for SanSin Clan
* Minor fix for Heaven's clan

Subpath additions and fixes:
* Geomancer's get a new updated Circle
* Minor change for Chongun

Other:
Large updates for RP town
You should be able to bank your Teal damsel collar now (See Seamstress to un-engrave cash shop items first)
Large work for continued Mupa/Tabae/HaggardWitch event continues
Typo fixed from Lesser Ally with Monkey
A few map updates

-Aens

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wisdom Star Returns (1/30-2/2)
Posted by: Musoyen -- 4:39 PM EST
   

The strong Wisdom Star returns:

King MuHyul's astrology and alchemy advisor has heralded the return of the Wisdom Star. In a short moon's time, the three celestial minors will be in alignment and the Wisdom Star will wake from its slumber, bathing us all in its pure light, stronger than ever.

Scholars and swordsmen alike have always anticipated the coming of the sacred star, as with its light comes good fortune. When the star finds its niche in the night sky, its radiance envelops mortal minds and sharpens their wits, thus inducing all walks of life the ability to gain better experience on the challenges that reside in hunting lairs.

Some of the greatest achievements of the past were made during the high rise of the Wisdom Star, and now, once again, the opportunity to reach great goals is nearing. Let us all rejoice in the Wisdom Star's return!

((The Wisdom Star will be returning on 1/30/09 and will fade away on 2/2/09 so get your accounts registered today!)


Musoyen


    Friday, January 16, 2009

New Kruna Items
Posted by: Vini -- 12:24 AM EST
   


With the most recent reset, a larget set of new items was introduced to the Kruna Item shop. The options above are just few samples of what can be obtained, but in fact the wigs and coats can be bought in different multiple colors.
15 Crowned braid = 15 colors
10 Clerics knot = 10 colors
14 Princely Coif = 14 colors
9 Priest Queque = 9 colors
20 Ball gown = 20 colors
11 Cleric gown = 11 colors
8 Princely jacket = 8 colors
High Priest Robe = 11 colors

Those who want to see how such clothes look on body, you can sure find quite a few people around Nexus wearing them, just look around.

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 21, Moon 5~

    Thursday, January 15, 2009

A catapult?
Posted by: Conro -- 5:32 PM EST
   
The HaggardWitch is back, and she is seeking out Tabae, who recently died at the hand of Mupa and her nefarious snakes.

Tabae is haunting the area around Lovers Lake, where a strange gateway has appeared. If you are interested in helping Tabae and the HaggardWitch, follow this walkthrough...

Go to Lovers Lake and Visit Tabae
- Say 'Hello'
- Say 'Mupa'
- Say 'Ice Dungeon'
- Say 'Big Gate'
- Say 'HaggardWitch'

Tabae will give you a 'Tabae's golden ring'

Next, visit the HaggardWitch at East Gate Kugnae, by the Tree of Reflections
- Say 'Golden ring'
- Say 'Ice Dungeon'

At this point, HaggardWitch will ask for donations to create a device to get through the gate, and will accept any of the following...
* Wool
* Cloth
* Ginko wood
* Metal
* Ore [poor]
* Ore [med]
* Ore [high]
* Ore [very high]

Depending on how much you donate, the following marks may be received (THIS IS NOT AN EXCLUSIVE LIST AS TO THE MEANS OF BEING AWARDED A LEGEND MARK AND ARE MERELY A GUIDE. OTHER ITEMS AND COMBINATIONS MAY BE USED)

Scrounged materials to build catapult [1 item]
Gave materials to build catapult [500 Ginko wood]
Made significant contributions to build catapult [1000 Ginko wood, 25 Wool]

Mug has confirmed that no mark exists past 'Significant'.

As of now, it is unsure whether we need to make a specific quota of items to progress, and if such quota is met, that the quest will automatically continue.
Previously, a quest such as this existed to rebuild the kingdoms, which required a reset after donations were taken. That event did not have a quota.

If you say 'Big gate' to HaggardWitch she will reply with...
'If we gather enough materials, I will have the Kingdom smiths create a mechanism to help tear down the Dungeon gate'

If you wish to share information, please feel free to contact myself through whisper, Nexus Mail if I do not respond, or use the News Report forum on NexusForums.

Server Reset - Thursday, January 15th
Posted by: Sebelle -- 3:57 PM EST
   
Server reset, Thursday, January 15, 2008
The Nexus servers were reset with the following changes:

The next plot in the Yon and Tae family saga is going on.
Check out the post on Whispering winds for more details.

The morning mist and soft winds flow over the Kingdoms. The snow may have melted but the citizens realize that the winds might not be related to the weather. Mupa is still at large and Haggard Witch has returned to help aid the citizens. "Where is Tabae?" Haggard Witch wonders out loud as she reflects near the famous tree. Citizens should try to find Tabae for answers.

Will anyone ever be able to help the Yon and Tae families? Will Tabae exact her revenge from beyond the grave? Where is the evil Mupa hiding? What is in store for the Kingdom of the Winds?


Large release for item shop!
New hair styles: Short flip, Huntress tie, Brave top
New wigs: Crown braid, Princely coif, Cleric's knot, Priest's queue
New overcoats: Ball gown, Princely jacket, Cleric's gown, High Priest's Robe

Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
* Pegasus get missing fishing on merchant Savage
* Dharma receives Buy back for Steel daggers, Minor map update
* SanSin receives minor fix
* Heavens Clan receiveds new board, Book of Hope, New crafting looms, Bebe buys Small amber rings and the grove was updated to work better for you.
* Buyan Army receives new entrance to their Training room for the public. (Located in the throne room)

Subpath additions and fixes:
* Do receive minor fix to room

Thanks to maddox and Brant for posting about the update in the NexusForums!

    Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Interview with Mug
Posted by: Vini -- 10:00 PM EST
   
As the year of 2009 began, I had the opportunity to arrange a meeting with GM Mug and had an exclusive interview for Nexus Atlas about Nexus TK and his views on the game. We had such interview in a park, quite near a Golden bridge gate. Mug was a bit reserving about his real life matters, so this is all I could grab from him:

1. Greetings Mug, after almost 3 years as our GM, what do you think you've contributed most to nexus?
Mug: In a way this bias question because there are so many angles and each person view of what is most important will differ so there will never be one good answer.
What did i enjoy most making? That would be ogre instances.

2. If not the longest running GM, you're at least the most liked and well known one. What do you think is the reason for your success?
Mug: I wouldn't say I was most loved haha but i do listen to the players and if the idea is good i will see what i can do to make it happen.

3. How many hours does nexus consumes of you per day/week?
Mug: Does it matter? i enjoy my work on game and that is what matters.

4. What are your dreams for nexus overall?
Mug: To offer a kingdom where there is something for everyone to enjoy.
I know that each person is unique, but i try to focus on ideas that will appeal to each group.

5. Have you ever had a dream with nexus? If so, how was it?
Mug: That there was this big war and all players were upset because they were killed as soon as they walk out the doors.
Hmm what a great idea…

6. Out of curiosity, if you leave your whisper on, how many people automatically try to talk with you?
Mug: To many to count.

7. What do you like to do while you're not working or thinking about Nexus?
Mug: Drink coffee and sleep.

---------------------
Ping-pong questions:
Favorite item/equipment? my hair
Favorite RP character? blight
Favorite place/map? archon room under my cloud
Favorite quest? ogre instances
Favorite past event? pirate events
Favorite PK game (Riches/Elixir/Bloodlust/Fox hunt)? crusades
What pleases you most in nexus? the players
What disgusts you most in nexus? being told I dont work, because i always have projects in work, just some take time. i have many new things i am working on. there are 5 large projects in the work.
What was your best day in nexus? all days are best days


To see a picture of the meeting that originated such interview please click on the link below and see how Mug really looks like behind his dark glasses:
Interview with Mug in the park

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 21, Moon 5~

    Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Friday Reset
Posted by: Vini -- 9:49 PM EST
   
Last friday the storms in the kingdoms cleaned up the snow on the roads and brought back the green fields to almost all of nexus. Here's what also changed in the Kingdom of Winds according to GM Mug:

Clan, Army & Ministry additions and fixes:
* Elendhirin receives minor update
* Dharma receives minor update
* SanSin receives updates to Chin-Hwa, Sam Celestial, Areong and other minor changes
* Sill receives updates to Nomad
* SunMoon receives new board
* Pegasus receives new merchant Savage, other minor updates

Subpath additions and fixes:
* Do receive new map and merchant Das
* Chongun receive new merchant Kae Sang
* Lowered the athers to 10 minutes on all boss summons for subpaths who have it

Carnage/Fox hunt:
* Carnage receives new yowls and minor updates
* Fox hunt receives minor update

Other:
* New item shop items should be seen soon
* Drop rate for fox furs increased in Tangun
* Moved Imperial runway to just a little left of North gate Buya for easy access.

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 21, Moon 5~

    Monday, January 12, 2009

New Elendhirin Primogen
Posted by: Kikoura -- 6:23 PM EST
   
Or should I say Primogeness!

PesmergaXV passed the torch to Chantrea recently. PesmergaXV has hinted towards passing his title, but how soon was unclear. PesmergaXV remains a strong asset to the Elendhirin clan and is recent guide to the Do. We wish him the best of luck and thank him for the support and wisdom he puts forth.

Chantrea has her own ideas for the Clan; she hopes to engage them in more activities or events, as well as take in the ideas the Clan has to offer. Currently, the clan is working on fixing up the gardens within it - a beautiful start!

Congratulations, Chantrea and may your path be full of success.

XoXo
Kikoura

    Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Chongun Elder Elected
Posted by: Vini -- 7:34 PM EST
   
Over the past days the Chonguns have been through a process to elect a new elder. Just now it was announced the name of the chosen one. As from today, Chongun Heira will be leading the Chongunate and representing the walkers.

Congratulations Elder Heira and good luck on your new duties!

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 21, Moon 4~

    Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Woodland cracks
Posted by: Conro -- 9:16 PM EST
   
Since the Woodlands were repowered through Blight's introduction of the 'Vile of Venom' to the waters around the Sunken Fortress, rumors of a powerful armor have floated about, fueled by powerful creatures in the Woodlands dropping pages of a Diary of a mad man.

Mug has hinted that that two hints were provided on this quest.

1) Haengsa gave hints as how to make combinations (Mug has also said that "You need to use Woodland and Regular items"

*new*
2) Mug has said that even Blight gave a hint as to what to do for the quest when he introduced the 'Vile of Venom' into the water at Flooded Fortress.

As of now, nothing further than finding the diary pages has been discovered for the quest.

Those with information, or who wish to discuss ideas, are welcome to post on NexusForums. Any progress in the quest will be reported on NexusAtlas.

Retrospective 2008
Posted by: Vini -- 9:07 PM EST
   
The year of 2008 is over but surely a lot of important changes in Nexus happened through the past 12 months. To remember the most important news in 2008 here's a memorial list of all the news announced and things that happened and affected the nexus lands.

Obviously there was much more that happened, much more reported and some things that didn't get noticed so much but were important as well.

Retrospect of 2008:

January:
1. Long time Elder of Rangers, Riadora steps down.
2. Sweetness takes over as head of Fox hunt hosting.
3. Funds to help victims of crimes in Nexus was started and donated to ISmileHere
4. New dye for merchant path and allies.
5. The confirmation that Leodaris had really passed away shocks nexus community.
6. Carnage staff gets a chat to contact each other: command /host.
7. Tutors can approach/summon novices in Tangun without them having to group them.
8. Long time elder of Monks, Berig steps down to LiShen.
9. Mug invited people to see his home and answered questions of players.


February:
1. Minister Gilley steps down in favor of Koguryo former General, Hatiki.
2. Valentine's day goodies are added.
3. Valentine's quest is introduced and allows player to enjoy a quite interesting time.
4. By player request, Sire pit was made bigger and larger doors.
5. Players start a campaign to free the human slaves from ogres' camp in west of wilderness.
6. Content Manager Zafirah changes her name to Cup.
7. Ancient Training Grounds re-opened for a while.


March:
1. Tea ceremony is held by Mug and Cup to honor the key members of the community. Special staves were engraved to all leaders of nexus.
2. Quellious steps down as Geomancer elder to Kenzi and opens a new era in the path, a soldier elder of Geomancers.
3. New path for nexus: Tree of reflections expanded and dozen new graphics added to the nexus tk client.
4. St. Patrick's Day gives an event to catch "Lucky" and reveals a new type of stats to weapons: Wisdom +10.
5. Various new face styles, hair styles, coats and accessories released in Kruna shop.


April:
1. April's fool day presented dozen new graphics of creatures and weapons changed into day to day animals and equipments.
2. Server maintenence to Nexus: More memory and larger hard drive gives the game more stability and possibility of expansion.
3. New board is introduced: Events Winners board which allows people to post the winners of events of C.E. board.
4. Rangers get a newer looking Wilderness bow.
5. King M'hul story book contest gives out prizes for americans.
6. Mug shows his home to players and allow them to see AI characters: Dream Offense, Dream Protection and Dream Regulation. He also answers questions of players.


May:
1. Strange pop ups spread around nexus. "Do you believe in the village"? "Yes I believe" or "No I don't". The reason for such pop-ups is still unknown.
2. SanSin clan receives their clan hall.
3. Blue moon rises and Ancient Training grounds opens again.
4. News that retired Head Angel Hroth had passed away are brought by Tswolf.


June:
1. Wisdom star brings extra experience to nexus.
2. Foreign contest open for those who couldn't participate in King M'hul's story promotion.
3. Skies cry when the longest time running leader of nexus, Primogen Khaos of Sun Moon passed away.
4. Former minister of Peace in Koguryo, Sir Muckish is elected 3rd primogen of Sun Moon.


July:
1. Augury visions reveal the dangers coming to kingdoms.
2. Nexus 10th anniversay brings new anniversary sword graphics and fireworks in mythic south.
3. 10th wisdom clothes pair is revealed.
4. Haengsa is captured by pirates and community joins to save him.
5. Community learns the secret of infusion and make shields out of crystals.
6. Patch: Nexus V.6.79 is introduced.
7. 10th year ballooms are given by Shoshun.
8. A dispute between Princess Lasahn and pirate Captain Bluestone end with a big revelation. Xiou isn't dead and is actually Bluestone's son.
9. Bluestone dies from the battle with the Princess.
10. Pets are introduced to nexus.
11. Archons battle the mortals in vale.


August:
1. Crusaders level is introduced to carnages.
2. Nagnang gets a chapel.
3. Tormented tome is found and more information on Woodland's diary quest is brought together.


September:
1. Rangers and Barbarians dispute a conflict in wilderness.
2. Bonus experience to thank for the patience over waiting for Sa san.
3. Tangun gets a PvP area for only level 5-55 to enter.
4. Druids open their artifact quest for protector's of nature.
5. Windowed nexus is introduced: A long time dream of players is finally an option.
6. New area for Sa San spells added in Arctic village.
7. Carnage rooms are all moved to carnage server.


October:
1. Targetable status of the 4 totems are found in wilderness.
2. Disciples of the four totems appear in wilderness.
3. The doors to Malevolent clan camp is open. Community is able to fight against the Kaojins.
4. Sa san quest is released.
5. The fight against Nngh'Zan gets more intense as citizens are able to destroy his council and furthermore, fight against Nngh'Zan himself.
6. Minor quests receive a major update. Players can complete more than 1 per day, but only 1 per day will give experience.
7. Hunting groups are accepting to have 13 members now, as originally did, not only 10.
8. Sa san weapons have new graphics for Spike, Blood, charm and Surge.
9. Sa san dye is found.
10. Sa san shields and vortex drops are collected and revealed.
11. Halloweeen arrives again and introduces 3 new pink dyes.
12. Yu Ryang Village is re-opened and citizens go on a quest to help solve the disputes between Yon & Tae families.


November:
1. After 4 years, elder Supply of Druids steps down to Caera.
2. HaggardWitch returns talking about blue moon: Ancient Training grounds is open permanently.
3. New portals appear in Kugnae, Buya, Wilderness and Nagnang.
4. HaggardWitch holds a ritual to revive the Yon and Tae Families and Mupa appears revealing she was behind the murder of both.
5. Geomancers dye can be obtained by Keepers of Balance who click the Earth Dragon in their subpath area.
6. Saplings appear in mythic.
7. Mupa re-opens the cave with her vicious tree monsters and kills Tabae.
8. Miden achieves the glory of being the first legendary scribe.
9. SilentS steps down as elder of Chonguns after 4 years in charge.


December:
1. The first "Nngh'Zan's Fang" is dropped to those who slay him.
2. Il san Rogue + ingress is introduced to balance more the hunting.
3. Sa san spells are adjusted to the best liking of players.
4. Head of Carnage department for almost 3 years, Gnoff steps down to Snoop.
5. Winter snow storms cover all nexus in white and the cold opens the magical forces to Winter Wonderlands back.
6. Memory garden is introduced in Nagnang north gate.
7. Santa Mhul event returns, biggger, faster and 3 days this year.


As 2009 is starting, lots of hopes and great things to come. What can community expect to come? RP Town, new carnage game, new Kruna site? That's all planned but when? What can we expect of the portals in the kingdoms, what about the big gate in Lover's Lake? Will Great gate finally be given a purpose? What about the big hole in Vale? Wood plant? What is it to come in 2009? Only time can tell.

Keep reading Nexus Atlas news and be informed with what's to come. The Nexus Atlas staff wishes everyone a happy 2009 and wishes to say a Special thank you to everyone who made news come true in the year of 2008.

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 21, Moon 3~

Secret Meeting
Posted by: Conro -- 7:59 PM EST
   
Interstate, rumored to be a member of the Koguryo Spy Guild held a public meeting about a take over of the 12 Subpaths in the Kingdoms.

His motives are unclear, but the meeting discussed taking over the subpaths through sleeper cells or by force. Interstate proposed a new plan, giving Guides more power by dividing up the power of the subpath into factions, where a guide leads his own group of that specific subpath.

Those interested in the take over and joining the revolution are asked to mail Interstate speaking of your interest. If you wish to remain anonymous, Interstate will allow you to choose an alias (just include it in your letter).

Further meetings will be organized through this listing, and may possibly be set up on a separate website.

    Monday, January 5, 2009

First Wonhwa
Posted by: Vini -- 10:44 PM EST
   
The Do subpath has finally had one of their warriors achieve 4th mark. PesmergaXV is the first Do warrior to complete Sa san trials and can be now called a Wonhwa.

This completes the list of Sa san subpath names, since the last time it was posted here was in october, here's the complete list of names to refresh memories:

Barbarian = Behemoth
Chongun = Samurang
Chung Ryong = Champion
Do = Wonhwa
Baekho = Marauder
Merchant = Magnate
Ranger = Marksman
Spy = Emissary
Ju Jak = Catastrophe
Diviner = Visionary
Geomancer = Dizhu
Shaman = Kamang
Hyun Moo = Guardian
Monk = Bhavana
Muse = Luminary
Druid = Nwyfre


Congratulations Wonhwa PesmergaXV and good luck to all the other Do who are on their way to achieve 4th mark!

~Vini Normad'or~
~Hyul 21, Moon 2~

P.S. News information provided by NA Reporter Kikoura.

A Shift in the Darkness
Posted by: Aens -- 4:07 PM EST
   
The Kugnae Spy Guild has always been a path of mystery mixed with years of tradition. Today the Eldership of the Guild has passed from Premier Yoshiku to his chosen disciple. Yoshiku who was a long time guide before becoming elder, in addition to serving as a judge, has decided to leave his beloved guild into the hands of Misled. Misled has served as an advisor to the Guild Leaders for many years and with so much experience under his belt will no doubt carry the Guild into a new era of RP prosperity.

It always seems that being an Elder is a thankless position, but Yoshiku did an outstanding job and Misled can only continue the legacy. Congratulations to both and Good Luck!

-Aens

    Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!
Posted by: AllyGator -- 5:12 AM EST
   


The staff of Nexus Atlas wishes everyone a happy new year full of friends, good health and joy. We offer the following resolutions that should prove easy for anyone to accomplish!

Easy To Keep New Year Resolutions
1. I want to gain weight. Put on at least 30 pounds.
2. Stop exercising. Waste of time.
3. Read less.
4. Watch more TV. I've been missing some good stuff.
5. Procrastinate more.
6. Wait around for opportunity.
7. Only wear jeans that are 2 sizes too small and use a chain or rope for a belt. Only wear white T-shirts with those fashionable yellow stains under the arms.
8. Create loose ends.
9. Get more toys.
10. Get further in debt.
Resolutions found at: "http://www.101newyear.com/resolutions.html"