Chronoportal Phenomenon Feedback and Bugs 2023

Discussion in 'Test Server Forum' started by Kaitheel, Feb 10, 2023.

  1. Kaitheel Developer

    Chronoportal Phenomenon is now active on Test!

    For years we have been witness to mysterious portals across the Shattered Lands, allowing travel back in time, to the Age of Turmoil. This recurring phenomenon led us to recognize this as the annual phase in which the barrier to the stream of the past is the thinnest, providing us a stable entry point into the Chronoweave. We would be remiss to not take advantage of the opportunity to study these portals and experiment with the powerful magic behind them.

    Find my fellow chronomancers, whether in Myrist, the Coliseum of Valor, Antonica, The Commonlands, Enchanted Lands, Thundering Steppes, Steamfont Mountains, Lavastorm, Sinking Sands, Feerrott, or Moors of Ykesha. They are holding the portals to the Chronoweave open.

    Step into the time between times, where you’ll find access to famed locations during the Age of Turmoil! Come and help investigate this wondrous magic and return any time displaced items you may find! It could prove disastrous if something from our time was allowed to remain back then. Your accomplishments will surely be rewarded.

    -Distun Delki
    Renowned Chronomancer

    New Features for '23!
    Special Rules Servers:
    • Tarinax & Varsoon - Overseer quests, event merchant, Portals to the Past: Qeynos Hills, Plains of Karana, Qeynos Ruins, Steamfont, Nagafen's Lair, and Southern Desert of Ro can all be found in The Chronoweave for you!
    • Kaladim & Kael Drakkel - The entire event is active, with the exception of Beyond the Shimmering Portal, Miragul's Madness, and the Fabled zones, due to their level.

    Live servers:
    • New Achievement
      • Time Saver
    • Recover lost Age of Destiny items in Portal to the Past zones. [8 new quests!]
      • A Cameo Out of Time
      • A Decree Out of Time
      • A Locket Out of Time
      • A Map Out of Time
      • A Wand Out of Time
      • A Medallion Out of Time
      • A Tome Out of Time
      • Pottery Out of Time
    • Erben Delki, the Chronoportal merchant in The Chronoweave, is now selling the following 11 new items:
      • Glory of The Truthbringer
      • Innovative Defender
      • The Remains of Guk
      • Towering Cold
      • Opposition
      • Hanging Frost-rimed Brazier
      • Cold Marble Icy Blades Rack
      • Cold Marble Icy Spears Rack
      • Zordakalicus Ragefire Plushie
      • Venril Sathir Plushie
      • Desert Mummy Plushie

    Returning features:
    • In-game mail to announce and summarize the event, including locations to access the Chronoweave.
    • Returning dungeons, where one can encounter such infamous antagonists as Fippy Darkpaw, Quillmane, Pyzjin, and more!:
      • Miragul's Madness [Heroic] and [Solo]
      • Portal to the Past dungeons
      • Portal to the Past Fabled dungeons
    • Returning achievements:
      • Time Traveler
      • Returning Collection:
      • Elements of Time
    • Returning overseer quests
      • Offered by Zendiel in The Chronoweave
        • Chrono Escape - Stop the Clockwork
        • Chrono Escape - Mummy Dearest
        • Chrono Escape - Upper Hand
    • Returning quests:
      • Beyond the Shimmering Portal
        • New reward choice added:
          • Petamorph Wand: Molkar Brute
      • Camping the AC! – Public quest in 'Portal to the Past: Southern Desert of Ro
        • New Age of Turmoil Painting Choice added:
          • Lost Dungeons of Norrath
      • Hunt the Past — repeatable, once per year
    • The Chronoportal merchants, Erben and Distun Delki, relocate themselves to The Commonlands and Antonica for a time, after the event is concluded.

    Remember /unmentor is a useful command.

    Any feedback submitted after 02/25/2023 may not be received in time to be taken into account for this year.

    This event content is currently set to run 03/03/2023 at 12:01am PDT through 03/16/2023 at 11:59pm PDT on the live servers. The merchants for this event are available during the event, inside the Chronoweave, but then will be in Antonica and The Commonlands from 03/17/2023 through 03/31/2023.

    ~ Kaitheel
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  2. Chikkin Well-Known Member

    We automatically unmentor now when zoning out
  3. Kaitheel Developer

    You'd be surprised how many times I still see someone report being mentored in the /bug reports. Likely, it is unrelated to this event, but it still does come up.

    ~ Kaitheel
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  4. Chikkin Well-Known Member

    Got all new quest drops in solos, so far finished 5 in that very same instance, Desert of Ro no luck the first time, and Guk I ran twice by now and no pottery drop update yet. Are the quest updates random?

    Also ran Nagafen's Lair twice, no quest updates yet
  5. Kaitheel Developer

    The updates are random and all at the same chance per dungeon. You were rather lucky to have got the quests and updates for so many of them in your first run!

    ~ Kaitheel
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  6. Cusashorn Well-Known Member

    Finished the Time Saver achievement after completing the 8 new quests. Fortunately, the Miragul zone is not part of the requirements.
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  7. Whilhelmina Well-Known Member

    There's a weird behavior when dualling those new quests.
    First drop is a single chest with a single item, so only one char can get it. Then, as the second one is both the starter and the update, on the second drop of the chest, both chars can loot it, so second char can start the quest and first one (or second one) can end it.
    I tried 2 versions:
    1st chest: Leucosia started the quest
    2nd chest: Yavannamire started the quest and chest was still showing so she completed the quest.
    3rd chest: Yava was done so Leu completed the quest

    1st chest: Leucosia started the quest
    2nd chest: Leucosia completed the quest and Yavannamire started it
    3rd chest: Leu was done so Yava completed the quest

    This isn't really a problem but is weirdish.

    We also did the PQ. Items dropping are 300 resolve which is outdated.
    We got the paintings several time (it's not a 100% drop but we made an impromptu group then a group of our alts to redo it which was awesome)
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  8. Cusashorn Well-Known Member

    The PQ was last updated during Reign of Shadows. They would've stated in the patch notes if there would be new gear this year.
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  9. Kasa Well-Known Member

    No problems with the house items.
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  10. Lera Well-Known Member

    The descriptions on Opposition, Towering Cold, and The Remains of Guk say, 'A very rare and expensive piece that easily dates back to the days of the age of turmoil.' 'Age of Turmoil' needs capitalising.
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  11. Pixistik Don't like it? You're not alone!

    Would certainly like to see some changes in the gear that is dropping in the fabled portals. As a conj Fippy's Celestial Blade of Unquenchable Courage is great, cept I cant use it and its No Trade.
    Please consider dropping the No Trade tag so I can use it as appearance gear on another character.

    As most of the live server population is max level, 110 gear is pretty useless.
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  12. Kaitheel Developer

    Thank you for this informative post, Whilhelmina!

    I've got a change headed to Test now as a result. The quest start items and update items have now been placed on separate drop tables. This should help make acquiring them more straightforward, and less peculiar when grouped with others.

    ~ Kaitheel
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  13. Kaitheel Developer

    Got 'em fixed! Thank you, Lera!

    ~ Kaitheel
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  14. Zinj Well-Known Member

    I didn't experience any buggy behavior, or weird looting, when running those zones and quests for the chronoportals.
  15. Kaitheel Developer

    Chronoportal PQ "Camping the AC!" is getting a loot update for players level 125.

    ~ Kaitheel
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  16. Pixistik Don't like it? You're not alone!

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  17. Schmetterling Well-Known Member

    2 at the same time, insane.
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  18. Tkia Well-Known Member

    Bristlebane will be along any day now ... :eek:
  19. Schmetterling Well-Known Member

    I think 2 events are enough.
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  20. Tkia Well-Known Member

    Actually we already have 3 up don't we? Erollisi, Chronoportals and now Brewday?
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