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September 2005

    Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Beta servers close
Posted by: Vini -- 8:14 PM EST

Without much announcing, today by around 8pm EST the Chaos had risen up in the lands of Beta Nexus 6.5, the last one to ever happen in the testing.

It was a very good experience (in both meanings) to all who tested it, enjoyed it and helped to clean the bugs for the New client of Real nexus come working fine and ready to go. The Kru Inc. staff has posted on Nexus TK official website the announcements of the close of Beta server, here's a copy taken directly from it:

  • Open beta ends!

    We want to thank everyone who participated in the beta. The help of our beta testers has been a great asset to the Nexus 6.5.

    We will take a few days to prepare and package the release client, then we will announce a release date. We hope to be able to announce a release date very shortly. We will give everyone around a week to download the client in preparation of the launch. We will also have a much smaller download available for our beta testers. So hang on to your beta client!

    After launch we plan to release a string of updates for the new client. Our first goal is to allow customization of the colors and the size of the text in the new client. After that we'll have content updates, new areas, items and more.

    There is a ton of potential in this new client upgrade. We hope to utilize it to the fullest. We are very excited about the future of Nexus! More news to come!


    Special thanks to Kru staff and all the players who went there to help test and improve Nexus 6.5!

    ~Vini Normad'or~
    ~Yuri 76, Moon 11~

  •     Monday, September 26, 2005

    Beta Ends Tommorow (September 27th)
    Posted by: Nagnag -- 7:49 PM EST

    As posted by Kru on Dreamweaver in Beta:

    The beta test will end on Tuesday Sept 27. I want to thank everyone who participated in the beta. We uncovered and fixed a lot of stuff over the past few weeks.

    We will take a few days to prepare and package the release client, then we will announce a release date. We will give players about a week to download the client in preparation of the launch. We will also have a much smaller download available for our beta testers. So hang on to your beta client!

    We will be releasing a stream of updates for the new client after it is released. I'll let you guys in on some of the things we'l be working on after the release of the new client:

    We'll have a new way to chop wood, as well as other more interesting ways to collect wood and crafting materials.
    (We've also implemented a host of new features to detect auto-cutters. These will be available to the Archons and will help alert them to AFK lumberjacks.)

    New hair styles and colors, and beards.

    We've got two new areas in the works.

    A bunch of new weapons and armors.

    New spells for each class and subpath.

    And of course, Sa san trials.

    We will be also be making improvements and adjustments to the usability of the client itself. Our first goal is to allow you to customize the colors and adjust the size of the text in the new client.

    There is a ton of potential in this new client upgrade. We hope to utilize it to the fullest. We are very excited about the future of Nexus!


    So hang onto that Beta client like Kru said, and it won't be such a big download!

    A New Merchant Elder
    Posted by: LordDryn -- 1:35 AM EST

    The Eldership of the Merchant path has changed hands tonight. The merchants' previous elder, Gypsy AphroditeXO, has stepped down and placed her path in the hands of Merchant everclear.

    A big congratulations to Lady AphroditeXO and Elder everclear.

        Monday, September 19, 2005

    CreataChar - Beta Testing!
    Posted by: Nagnag -- 10:27 AM EST


    Well I decided since Beta was going on for nexus, why not let you guys Beta test my creatachar? Sure... it has lots of bugs. But it works, and now has a SAVE AS feature on it for easy avatar saving. Click the characters above to visit the new front page, and if you LOOK, there's a link on there for CreataChar. Also, there's a shoutbox to report any bugs you may find, as well as a link to the Bugs thread on Creative Nexus Forums @ NexusForums.com

        Saturday, September 17, 2005

    Today's Events
    Posted by: Rachel -- 10:16 PM EST

    There are several posts being made about hackings and compromised passwords.

    I spoke with Marama, who was kind enough to clear things up a bit. Kru wasn't hacked and your passwords are safe. However, she wasn't at liberty to discuss the specifics of what did happen.


    Based on the people who did it though, I'll assume that it was similar to the troubles they caused in the past.. and that the beta server didn't have the corrections that were made on the other one. After all, Kru did say this about the server: (A few days ago)


    Regardless of the cause, there was a reset and the problem seems to be fixed now. However, this is a good time to remind you that you should be regularly changing your passwords anyhow!

    Please Note: If you change your password in the 6.5 beta, it won't be changed in the 5.3 client. Likewise, if you change your password in 5.3, it won't be changed in the 6.5 beta.

        Wednesday, September 14, 2005

    6.5 BETA Forum
    Posted by: Conro -- 10:16 PM EST


    A forum has been created for discussion of NexusTK V.6.54

    If you wish to discuss it, please use the following Forum

    http://www.nexusforums.com/index.php?showforum=32

    Rules are explained on the first post above.
    In order to participate in discussion you must be registered to NexusForums.


    Have fun testers!

    - Conro

    Beta Mirrors
    Posted by: Nagnag -- 8:29 PM EST

    FileFactory.com - NexusTK Beta Client Thanks to Tsuru-Nagakuru-San. (Was working, but it isn't at the moment)


    Rachel:
    The following mirrors have been sent to me. PM me in NF to tell me if they work or not. The file size should be 187MB. If you have any concerns about these files, just download it from nexustk.com

    2. From LinuxKiddy (Reported to be working)

    4. 5. From PilvlP

    Smirk's Torrent

    NexusTK 6.5 BETA Open!
    Posted by: Conro -- 5:24 PM EST


    A sage was broadcast letting everyone know the OpenBETA phase of 6.5 is now open.

    You can download it at...

    http://file.nexon.net/client/Nexus/test/NexusTK_beta.exe

    If you're not too heavily concerned, and want to wait for a faster download, NexusAtlas will be hosting a mirror of the download as soon as one of us gets the full client. Details to be posted soon.

    Enjoy!

    - Conro

    Beta Test Download Available!
    Posted by: Vini -- 5:23 PM EST

    No more whinning or crying on community board. Kru Interactive did as the promised and has opened the Beta 6.5 testing servers today, September 14th. Just now it was announced on Sages in Nexus that the URL to download it is available on Nexus official website.

    This is what they've posted on their news there, the link here is directly to the download Kru Inc. has made available for us players to download it:

    The beta test server is open! The test will be open to everyone. Anything that is done on the beta server will not affect your live characters. Characters from the live server will not be available on the beta test server. All beta test participants will be able to create a new character on the beta test. However, all current live characters have been copied over to the beta test, and set as level 1 peasants. Experience gain in the beta test has been increased.

    We hope that you will enjoy the new features and updated graphics of Nexus 6.5. We look forward to seeing you in the beta test!


    Download the Open Beta client!

    If you took part in the previous alpha test, you do not need to download the beta client. An automatic patch is available by logging in with the alpha client.

    So what you're waiting for click the link to start downloading Beta and then you read the rest of this post!

    ~Vini Normad'or~
    ~Yuri 76, Moon 8~


    New Photo Report
    Posted by: AllyGator -- 5:51 AM EST

    We've made a new photo report showing you a preview of the 6.5 client. For now, we have just a few images to show you the new options of the client as well as some of the new graphics that you'll have the option of using.

    It doesn't stop there though. This report will be expanded at a later time to give you a look at some of the interesting test items and creatures that were shown to alpha players!

        Tuesday, September 13, 2005

    6.5 Beta test comment by Kru
    Posted by: Conro -- 11:54 PM EST

    As posted in NexusForums by a Kru Games Rep.

    Here is an update on the beta test. Everything is ready to go, except the client. The machine that we use to make the installer is having some technical problems. Its a machine that hasn't been used in quite a long time. Installation software licenses costs several thousands of dollars, and they come with a bunch of restrictions about where and how we can install it. So its not as simple as installing the stuff to a new machine.

    Anyway, its late so we all left for the night. We'll have it fixed by tomorrow. And if not then we'll put up a zip file or something until we can get the installer working.

    Its always the little things that nobody accounts for.

    :)


    As posted Here on NexusForums

    Application for Poet Tutor open
    Posted by: Vini -- 2:04 PM EST

    Today on community board, TutorApp has posted that Head Tutor Nussan has opened again applications for people aspiring to become tutor this time the vacant position is for Buya Poet Tutor.

    Here's a copy of the application form which can be originally found on community board by the subject of Tutor Application open!:


  • Hello,

    I am currently looking for the following:

    Buya Poet Tutor

    To apply for one of these positions, you must be living in, or be willing to move to the town you will be tutor of if you are accepted. You also must be a member of the path that you are applying for.

    Applications will only be accepted until September 20th 12:00am PST. Late applications will be deleted. The subject of the letter should be the position you are trying to obtain (please include the city).

    Please send the following information to TutorApp:
    ____________________________________________________________
    -- Tutor Application --

    - Name:
    - Postition You Are Applying For:
    - Positive Subpath Brandings:
    - Negative Subpath Brandings:
    - Jail Brandings/Last Justice Matter Brands:
    (Please explain these)
    - Previous leadership experience
    (Positions held in Kingdom etc. Please include references)
    - SubPath (if any):
    - Yuri Born/Real life length of time played:
    (Time played as this character/total length of time played on any
    character)
    - Level or Vita/Mana:
    - Average Time And Days On Nexus per week:
    - References:
    (You must list at least three references. Please check with people you will be using as references before
    you list them)
    - Comments:
    (Anything important Please Put Here)

    ____________________________________________________________
    NOTE: If you plan to use another character's position for any part of your answers (i.e. I was a judge on another character) you must list that character's name. The same applies to comments such as "I've been playing for 4 years on different characters".
    All character names and pertinent information will be kept confidential.

    Once your application has been received, you will receive a follow up letter notifying you of such. Should you have any questions, please contact Nussan.

    -TutorApp


    Good luck to all the applicants and make sure to fill in the information and questions required the best way possible.

    ~Vini Normad'or~
    ~Yuri 76, Moon 8~

  •     Monday, September 12, 2005

    Land of the Tutors
    Posted by: Vini -- 8:26 PM EST


    It was announced yesterday and today the names of 3 new tutors in the lands. The recently accepted through the hard application process were the following ones:
    -Nagnang Mage Tutor Thebestmage
    -Buya Warrior Tutor Exere
    -Buya Mage Tutor Guerrund (2nd time)

    I would like to congratulate each and everyone of them on their new position and good luck in your new duties.

    ~Vini Normad'or~
    ~Yuri 76, Moon 8~

        Friday, September 9, 2005

    Koguryo's Ministry Lantern Remembrance Walk
    Posted by: Flamethrower -- 6:11 AM EST


    Koguryo's Royal Annual
    ~ Lantern Remembrance Walk ~

    Please come and join us on Saturday,
    September 10th ((6 pm EST, 3 pm PST))
    at the Tree of Reflections
    The tree is located at East gate Kugnae.

    Lanterns will be provided so please just come out,
    bring you and your loved ones.

    On this day we will remember those who we lost throughout the year.
    This remembrance walk will be the 2nd annual walk of the Royal
    Ministry of Koguryo. I have asked our Royals from all our lands to help
    lead us around the gates of Koguryo. I hope each of you will please
    come join us. Please remember this is a time of peace and love and we
    should put down our weapons and stay silent as we walk around the
    gates. Lights will be turned out around 6:05 pm EST, 3:05 pm PST.

    Thank you again for your support in all we do.

    Dame Starrbrite
    Royal Minister of Koguryo
    "Keeping Culture and Peace Alive in Koguryo"


    -Flamethrower

        Thursday, September 8, 2005

    Autocutters beware!
    Posted by: LordDryn -- 8:14 PM EST

    It seems like the recent reset brought a few additions to crack down on autocrafting and macro use. Previously, autocutters received a "serious other" branding; now they will bear a much more specific mark, "Arrest for autocutting".




    Besides a shiny new branding specific to autocutting, woodcutters will now occasionally notice a popup aimed at thwarting macro use. This popup appears randomly when gathering to make macro use much less practical.




    Happy crafting. ;)

        Wednesday, September 7, 2005

    Warthog changes
    Posted by: Vini -- 8:00 PM EST

    With today's reset another change was noticed by community, a change in the look of Warthog the boss of Kugnae snake cave. Now the Warthog really looks like a warthog as in the picture below, the blue animal:


    To those who don't remember the old look of this cave "Warthog", here's an image which shall refresh your memory, although his dye was winter blue:


    Special thanks to Squallmage for informing about this change.

    ~Vini Normad'or~
    ~Yuri 76, Moon 6~

    Responses from Kru!
    Posted by: Rachel -- 7:14 PM EST

    Here are the responses to the list of questions we sent to Kru. It wasn't easy to decide which 10 questions would make the cut, but we did our best. Hopefully we'll get a chance to submit another list of questions in the future. ^.^

    On behalf of NexusAtlas, I would like to thank both Marama and Kru for making this possible.


    1.NA: During the last round of questions, we were told that a full feature list of the new client would be released soon. Is the feature list ready to be released now?

    Kru: The feature list will be available at the same time as the open beta announcement. [See Flamethrower's news post - Rach] The reason for the delay is that we're still not sure yet what features might need to get scrapped or delayed for compatibility reasons. We'll know for sure by the time the open beta test opens.


    2.NA: We've been told every upgrade that a new client doesn't bring new items, quests, or caves to the kingdoms; instead it can give the GM the potential to create all of these things. So our question is how long will we have to wait until we start to see the full potential of the new client?

    Kru: Are you sure you want to know dates? kru's law states that any time an official date is given for a project, that project's actual release date gets pushed back by 2 months. Well, you asked.. Here is a tentative schedule to show where our efforts will largely be focused. It will probably be changed, but here it is for now.

    New client release.
    1-2 weeks later: Patch (to fix minor stuff thats bound to be missed).
    2-3 weeks later: Event.
    2-4 weeks later: New area.


    3.NA: Will online features such as the user pages and house directories be updated for the new look of the game? Also, will the online archon list ever be updated?

    Kru: The online user list was a pet project that never got official support. It'll get updated whenever someone has time to update it.


    4.NA: We saw a small hint of Han's arrival. Could you tell us anything about this?

    Kru: Han is temporarily frozen in carbonite.


    5.NA: Many find it frustrating, costly, and sometimes risky to transfer items between two of their own characters on the same account. Will Kru develop a way for players to mass exchange items between the banks of their own characters? Can you provide Elders and Primogens with a bank character so that they dont have to use one of their own characters, expecially if the account bank feature is implemented?

    Kru: This is technically impossible, so no.


    6.NA: When will the Sa san quest be released? Have any spells or trials been designed yet? If not, should players post their suggestions on the dreams board?

    Kru: John Carmack said it best, "It'll be ready when its ready." Suggestions are always good.


    7.NA: Will we ever see the return of loved historical figures such as Sagu, the Zibong, or KaKhan? Will there be another Events Archon who will create more events for us?

    Kru: There already is an events archon, sort of. All archons are capable of creating events. They can use any storyline they'd like, or create a whole new one. One of the recent events (blight and the four) was thought up and implemented by Joomi and Ahalya. I believe Neul and Kisaeng are cooking up something with some old faces.


    8.NA: The community has several debates on issues like subpath balance, polearms, and the justice system. Would you consider bringing back the F1 survey feature to help resolve these as well as other game issues?

    Kru: The F1 survey is not likely to be showing up again. We follow discussions about issues of balance in all types of different media. We read discussions on the different game bulletin boards. We read balance discussions on several fansite forums. We also play normal, mundane characters every day and listen to what the players that we're grouped with say. The data gleaned from these types of activities is far more useful and informative than the data provided by the survey feature.


    9.NA: Profanity is the easiest crime to prove so players are punished for it most often. Will Kru implement new features to help with the proof for major crimes like murder, theft, scamming, hacking, and character sharing? What can you say to players who feel that the punishment is often disproportionate to the crime?

    Kru: If you think about it, "Hacking" and "Character sharing" are not crimes that your characters should be aware of. They're not crimes in ancient korea, so they don't need to be handled by any game justice. Character sharing and hacking should be reported to our Support team via a support ticket. The support team is trained to investigate and deal with each report. "Theft" is technically impossible. Your character must give an item away or drop it, thus losing ownership of it. Scams that involve the use of a bug (such as the old market stall bug) should be reported, so the bug can be verified and fixed. Scams that involve another player's house or the Barbarian Push spell, or something of that nature aren't something we can do much about. The Barbarians don't like people who use Push for nefarious purposes. But the best advice is never drop an item that you don't want to lose. Suggestions on what can be done are always good.


    10..NA: In the past we have had open forums, both within the game and in the NexusAtlas chat room, where players were able to directly ask their questions to the archons or Kru staff members. Will there be more of these forums in the future?

    Kru: Magic 8-ball says, "Outlook not so good."

    Server reset changes
    Posted by: Vini -- 4:59 PM EST

    About 4 hours ago the Nexus servers were all reset so a few things could be changed/added. Here's the list posted on Nexus TK official website of the new additions to nexus today:

  • Fixed all offline processes, such as clan and subpath demote/remove, board title/admin rights, etc.
    New Muse spell added.
    New Barbarian spell added.


    Map Updates:
    Map update for Enigma clan.
    Map update for Oceana clan.

    Minor Fixes:
    Minor fixes for Elendhirin clan.
    Minor fixes for Lost Kingdom clan.
    Minor fixes for Enigma clan.
    Minor fixes for Oceana clan.


    Elder Aelis from the Muse subpath has made a post on community board explaining about the new spell they got. Seems to be a new mark involved with the Muse College, more information about it will be out as soon as we find about it.

    ~Vini Normad'or~
    ~Yuri 76, Moon 6~

  • 6.5 Beta is coming...
    Posted by: Flamethrower -- 4:44 PM EST


    Few weeks ago Kru Inc. announced the Alpha testing of Nexus 6.5 closed to a few people of nexus. That lasted about 2 weeks and was with many bugs being fixed.

    Now it's time for a Beta testing, open to everyone who wishes to help on it. This is the official news posted by Kru staff taken directly off the NexusTK website!

  • The Nexus client upgrade will begin an open beta testing phase next Wednesday, September 14th. The open beta client will be available for everyone download and play. A link to the open beta client will be provided a few days prior to the opening.

    Feature list for the new Nexus 6.5 client:

    * Group tab that displays the health percentage of the members in your party.
    * Expandable spell and inventory windows that are scrollable and allow for drag-and-drop reorganizing.
    * Helmets and accessories that show up on your character.
    * 3 new equipment slots.
    * Aether countdown/duration window.
    * In-game maps for important locations.
    * Ability to adjust the size and transparency of the chat window.
    * When interacting with other players in whisper and exchange, their class is displayed behind their name. (Example: "Wony (Game Master)").
    * New faces and hair allowing for greater customization.
    * Experience bar that will progress towards the next level or the maximum experience for those that are level 99.
    * Ability to right-click players to see how you can interact with them.
    * New simple-click option allows for one-click casting and item use.
    * Toggleable pathfinding with left-click, for an easier to use interface. Will pick up items or attack if you click an item on the ground or a monster.
    * Graphics upgraded to high-resoultion.


    -Flamethrower

  •     Tuesday, September 6, 2005

    New Head Tutor position
    Posted by: Vini -- 7:47 PM EST

    Although she was selected about a month ago, the new position of Head Tutor was only announced publicly today by Archon Neul on community board. The former Koguryo Mage Tutor, Lady Nussan was selected between the tutors to head the Tutoring force and have assumed most part of the responsibility of over viewing the other tutors.

    To become Head Tutor you must be a current tutor, there’s no community application for it and the applications for tutor shall still be sent to TutorApp. Archon Neul continues as the Archon of Tutors and will be available to help with the improvements necessary for the group to be able providing event better teachings to community.

    Congratulations Head Tutor Nussan, although many already did that few weeks ago when she got it, this is finally public compliments from the Nexus Atlas Staff.

    ~Vini Normad’or~
    ~Yuri 76. Moon 6~

    New Buya Ministry members selected
    Posted by: Vini -- 7:29 PM EST

    The Buya Ministry have also announced new members added to their staff to help developing events and helping it the maintenance of the prosperity of the kingdoms.
    Minister Guerrund has recently posted on community board about the names of the names of the few selected who completed the 20 seats allowed in his committee.

    Here’s a copy of the list of names divulgated:

    Domnu
    Dragolyk
    EndlessScars
    Kenzi
    Pugsly
    Sindella
    Songa

    Congratulations to each of you and good luck on your new duties.

    ~Vini Normad’or~
    ~Yuri 76, Moon 6~

        Sunday, September 4, 2005

    Crafts List Released On StatAddict.us
    Posted by: AceoStar -- 3:44 PM EST

    Hello all,

    As some of you know, I am General AceoStar of the Buyan Imperial Army. I have been placed on the Nexus Atlas team to keep you up to date on news not only in the Nexus, but on happenings on www.StatAddict.us as well.

    We are proud to release a first look at our Crafting lists which will tell you who has what level in thier skill.
    To visit this release goto http://www.stataddict.us/crafts.php

    If you wish to help us out by finding bugs or giving us your suggestions, please Sign up and post at our Nexus Forum location.


    We currently have 604 characters with www.StatAddict.us in thier profiles and the numbers are growing. Doing this allows you to use Stat Tracking on your user page. Other features include, Stats lists, most powerful nation, most powerful clan, strongest by rank, subpath, or even class.


    Thanks for all your support, from the StatAddict staff

    General AceoStar
    Buyan Imperial Army

    Your help is NEEDED!
    Posted by: Conro -- 2:08 PM EST

    With the recent events in and around the Gulf coast, there is a desperate need for the basics needed to sustain life.

    Donate to the Red Cross

    Anything will help. Your time, your energy, your contributions. Show your fellow men and women in need that you care, and help today.