VISIONS OF VETROVIA Inspired by mystical visions, a crew of explorers, sailing the uncharted waters beyond the Shattered Seas, have found an isolated continent plagued by dark curses and discordant energies. Ruins of an ancient civilization are scattered across the landscape, while the imposing silhouette of an opulent castle rises from the highest point of the land for all to see. Whispers can be heard, in the native villages found along Vetrovia's coast, of its supernatural master and the horrors it contains, but are any of them true? Visions of Vetrovia Raids Raids for Visions of Vetrovia will be releasing on a schedule. While it may be a bit disappointing to not have them available on release day, the raid council has made it clear that the added time to let things settle will help make the raid content more solid and a whole lot more fun not having to deal with any launch day issues going around. With that said, here are the dates for the raid zone releases! Karuupa Jungle: The Fading Light [Raid]Tiers: Three [ Tier I ] bosses and two [ Tier II ] bosses.Opening Date: Wednesday, December 15th at 12:01 AM PSTRequirements: Must have completed Adventure Signature questline or have a character on the account who has.Mahngavi Wastes: The Engulfing Night [Raid]Tiers: Three [ Tier I ] bosses and two [ Tier II ] bosses.Opening Date: Wednesday, December 15th at 12:01 AM PST Requirements: Must have completed Adventure Signature questline or have a character on the account who has.Forlorn Gist: Emerging Deceit [Raid]Tiers: Two [ Tier II ] bosses and three [ Tier III ] bosses.Opening Date: Wednesday, January 5th at 12:01 AM PST Requirements: Must have Defeated all bosses within Mahgavi Wastes and Karuupa Jungles raids or have a character on the account who has.Castle Vacrul: Thirst for Power [Raid]Tiers: Two [ Tier III ] bosses and three [ Tier IV ] bosses.Opening Date: Wednesday, January 26th at 12:01 AM PSTRequirements: Must have Defeated all bosses within Forlorn Gist: Emerging Deceit raid or have a character on the account who has.Castle Vacrul: Haunting Presence [Raid]Tiers: Four [ Tier IV ] bosses and one [ Tier V ] bosses.Opening Date: Wednesday, February 16th at 12:01 AM PSTRequirements: Must have Defeated all bosses within Castle Vacrul: Thirst for Power raid or have a character on the account who has. GENERAL If you have the software cursor enabled (under User Interface - Cursor in the options), you can now choose a color tint for the cursor. There is now a new notification on the mini map dial if you have pending items to claim. The Recovery Speed stat has been fully removed from game and replaced with either ability reuse reduction, or ability casting time reduction. Note, spells still have a default recovery speed of 0.5 seconds, this change does not remove that effect, it removes the stat that modifies recovery speed. Bonus Prestige Points can now be earned in both Reign of Shadows and Visions of Vetrovia content. These have been renamed so that they are no longer specific to a source, for example "Reign of Shadows Prestige Collection Depths of the Darkside" rewarded from the Depths of the Darkside collection is now named simply Bonus Prestige Point 02, and can be earned either from the Depths of the Darkside collection, or from a Visions of Vetrovia source. You still cannot earn the same reward multiple times, so if previously earned, you will not receive that reward again. REFORGING Reforging stats on equipment has been removed. Decorations may still be applied to equipment. INFUSION Visions of Vetrovia and all future items will no longer be able to be infused. Infusers that were obtained in game will be replaced with temporary adornments. Infusers obtained from other methods will not change, but will only function on items previously flagged as infusible. MERCENARIES Mercenaries have had some quality of life additions made to them to make using and finding them somewhat easier. The Mercenary Search button on your mercenary character window will allow you to see what zones available mercenaries can be found in and, in most cases, a button to get a waypoint once you are within their respective zone to hire them. The battalion buff gained from mercenaries has been made available for you to see in the bottom left of the mercenary character window. Healer mercenaries should now be able to check line of sight when on uneven surfaces, allowing them to more easily cast resurrection spells and heals without being blocked by small objects. Mercenary Battalion: Dwarven Battlerage and future Mercenary Battalion spells have been consolidated to grant the same stats, regardless of mercenary type you choose to use. GUILDS Status rewards from repeatable quests will now contribute to guild status for guilds above level 100. ZONES AND POPULATION Nektulos Shady Swashbuckler XVIII is now willing to provide a replacement for a disassembled Star Key for those who have completed "The Maidens' Reception" quest, but does not have "A Star to Unlock" quest.