Re: PK Balance

As we continue to refine the dynamics of player interactions, particularly concerning player-versus-player interactions (PvP), we are excited to share the updates of our latest balancing patch. These changes are crafted with the aim of enhancing fairness and enjoyment for all participants, especially focusing on the impacts of non-consensual PvP encounters.

Patch Notes:

  • Hearthstone Cooldown (Lord's Boon): The cooldown for using the Hearthstone, known as Lord's Boon, has been increased from 1 hour to 2 hours. This adjustment is designed to carefully balance the powerful ability to escape danger, encouraging more strategic planning and usage.

  • Notoriety Confirmation: We have removed the forced confirmation pop-up for PKs attempting to attack players who have recently died. This change aims to reduce unnecessary gameplay interruptions.

  • Murder Count Decay: The time required for murder counts to decay has been significantly reduced from 72 hours to 24 hours. This change will help players return to neutral status more quickly, fostering a more dynamic and flexible approach to player interactions.

  • Murderer Restrictions:

    • Dungeon Lockout: The lockout period for murderers from accessing dungeons has been halved from 2 hours to 1 hour. This reduction allows players to reintegrate into neutral activities more swiftly, maintaining engagement and reducing downtime.
    • Hostile Action Prevention: The time restriction on performing hostile actions has been decreased from 2 hours to 1 hour. This change aims to balance punitive measures with the ongoing rhythm of gameplay, allowing for a quicker return to normal activities.
    • Murderer Death Punishment: We are now preventing murder restrictions for murderers who die outside of PvP combat, specifically if they have not been recently involved in combat with another player. This adjustment ensures penalties are more contextually appropriate and fair.

These updates reflect our commitment to balancing the thrill and challenges of PK with the fairness and enjoyment expected by all players. We appreciate your ongoing feedback, which is invaluable in guiding these adjustments. Please continue to share your thoughts on these changes.

We look forward to your continued engagement and feedback as these updates go live.

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