Book 2: Reimagined - The Puppet General

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Book 2: Reimagined - The Puppet General

Dove | Friday, January 26, 2024

Hey there heroes!

This week, the Rift War's finale quest has been reimagined, and skill tooltips have received a massive rework!

The Book 2 Reimagined project continues with The Puppet General! As the monsters are pushed back, you and your new Atealan allies have finally caught up to Veyla... but whatever is controlling her isn't going to let go and give up so easily.

Save her and stop the invasion before reinforcements have a chance to arrive!

Head over to the Rift War to play this week's reimagined release: The Puppet General!

The next Reimagined quest will be a new quest introduced into Book 2, taking the place of the brief exposition and dialogue that The Puppet General used to have. (In other words, don't worry, the story might not link up as well after this quest, but we'll have a new quest or two that will address that in a future release)

Also this week, skill tooltips have been reworked!

You'll notice the new look right away, although the information provided will be the same as before... for now!

The new skill tooltips will require me to manually go through every skill of every class and update them for the new system.

This week, I managed to update all of Epoch's tooltips! So if you have the Epoch armor, feel free to equip it and take a look at the future of tooltips!

This project is still a work in progress, so there may be some bugs! Also, trinket and on-demand special tooltips have not yet been updated, as those will require me to manually go through and update every trinket and on-demand special weapon. The current priority is sorting out any outstanding issues with the new system, and receiving feedback for any changes!

Other classes will be updated as time allows (should be at a much quicker pace than reworks, but it'll still take time). Tooltips will display more info, which may require refactoring of existing systems, or other unexpected surprises. I chose to start with Epoch as it has one of the more complicated existing tooltip setups, and gave me a better idea of what to expect from this project.

Currently known issue for generated tooltips (not updated/Epoch):

  • Skills with changing cooldowns (i.e. Paladin Radiance) will not display the correct cooldown before the change. These need to be adjusted when the tooltips are adjusted, so this may be a persisting issue for a while.

Take a look at the new skill tooltips if you can, and give us your feedback! The design isn't set in stone, so if there's anything we can do better, we'll see what we can do.

The quest "The Great One" has received a number of adjustments as well.

  • The size of +Defense effects on Earth Elementals and Overgrown Earth Elementals have been reduced significantly.
  • Most of Moss Dragon's effects have been significantly reduced in potency.

Also this week, Paladin has been updated with new customization options!

The Ancient, Ancient Star, and Polished Retro customization options are now available! The Ancient Star customization requires either the Royal Astravian Catalyst or the Unfinished Musical Score/Fool's Opus to use.

Paladin's existing customizations have also received various animation and graphics updates.

Finally, to celebrate True Mortal's birthday, the Stormforged Key is now available from the Book of Lore!

Available for the next week, you can pick up the Stormforged Key cosmetic weapon for 500 DCs.

And that's all for this week!

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