The following changes will be live when Patch 34 - Expansion III launches at 12:00am PST (GMT -8:00).

  • Added PvM Points system. The top 5 PvM players will receive special titles like PvP Points. There is now a PvM Points ladder. You can check your points by saying 'pvm points'
  • Added perks for wearing a full suit of Crafted Special Leather Armors: Elven Leather now has 20% chance to shoot an extra arrow while in ranged combat against monsters, Daemon Bone now has a 20% chance to evade melee attacks against monsters, and Dragon Scalemail increases duration and stats of summoned creatures by 20%.
  • Completely revamped Hythloth as a challenging Puzzle dungeon with no rune marking allowed
  • Hunger now matters per Sphere 51a. When hungry, you will receive slight penalties to skill gains and success rates
  • Added the House Decay Event, where falling houses or statics are announced to the server as a world event
  • Added new Static Town House system features. Future static sales going forward will be for monthly rent. Rent can be paid by house friends, co owner, or the owner. Houses left unpaid will have an eviction notice placed on the door when it is 7 days due. If it decays, the items inside will be dropped and can be taken. Static Houses now function in the House Decay Event. For the time being, there will be no changes to existing static houses. Players and guilds will still need to seek admin approval to purchase statics
  • Static Houses that are available for rent can now be viewed in the Cataclysm Menu using '[uoc'. New statics will be released periodically
  • Armor and weapons now break as per Sphere 51a. Clothing, blessed, and decorative items do not break
  • Armor and weapons no longer can be repaired indefinitely, and the maximum durability of an item will decay as it is used and repaired. This is visible in the arms lore gump.
  • Arms Lore skill has been drastically expanded. If you arms lore yourself or a player, you now see a custom gump showing all of the current equipment of your target. You will also be able to see statistics on weapons and armor, as well as a 'health bar' displaying your current and maximum durability rating per item
  • You can now tinker with colored ingots and create items retaining the used ingot's color
  • Completely redecorated Trinsic to be modeled after Imagaine Nation
  • Added the Crows Nest Inn from Imagine Nation, an RP area outside of Despise
  • Added the Guildstone Graveyard behind the church in Occlo. Lost guildstones from the world will be moved here. If a house decays, the stone also gets moved here
  • Added a Lobby area at Hythloth's entrance, allowing us to add a second dungeon there in the future
  • The 9 new Expansion monsters from Patch 31 are now spawning
  • Dungeon Bosses no longer spawn in Hythloth
  • Aqua armor is now obtainable (not from mining)
  • Added Blaze Orn mount location and is now spawning
  • Fixed a bug where you couldn't get Abyss colored voting sashes
  • Fixed a long standing issue with unreleased rare Nightmares, which will allow us to continue to release them in the future
  • Guild Deeds now cost 100,000 gold as it was on Imagine Nation
  • Player Vendors now respond to 'buy', not just 'vendor buy'
  • Prices on Player Vendors, Gold Reward Stone, and Platinum Reward Stone now have commas (ie 1,000,000 gold)
  • Added special loot to some new Expansion creatures
  • Fixed a bug where Eithka Ulesra, Dark Elves and Sprites were causing client crashes
  • Eithka Ulesra and Eithka Occsra are now much stronger and have better AI
  • You can now obtain female plate armor for Vampires Blood, Vampiric, and Aqua
  • Rare Llama's now have the same hit points and stats as a rare mustang
  • Guards will no longer get stuck saying 'Reveal!' when they can't find their target
  • You can no longer shrink injured or poisoned pets. This will prevent some shrunken animals from becoming lost forever
  • Total Mana Potions now show the correct ingredients required in the crafting menu
  • Layered Spellbooks now function properly for casting spells while equipped
  • Fixed item stacking issue where they didn't stack which would lag clients
  • Sapphire Dragons now can become Paragon
  • Added 'Lord British Throne' as a Platinum Reward item
  • Added internal systems for end user performance optimization (also includes anti-cheat technology and fixes the client desync issue)
  • Added various other internal logging and staff features to help us better monitor the server


Keep in mind, the last three patches all contained Expansion content, so for a full overview of the Expansion please review Patches 31, 32, and 33 as well. We appreciate the support and patience as we took extra time polishing this release. To do over the Summer will be as follows: champion spawns, better balancing of weapon statistics, add a new high end reward stone rares such as a character statue maker and moongate rune library, a new Newbie Dungeon, Rainbow Zostrich spawn location, and add new shrouds such as the Color Changing Shroud and Chameleon Shroud. Some of those we really wanted to be in the Expansion, but we felt it would be best to launch the Expansion now and fill it in with new content as it is ready with smaller feature release patches. We also have a huge backlog of other features that we look forward to implementing in the future and will always continue to support and develop Cataclysm! And yes, believe it or not we're already working on the road map and feature set for Expansion IV next year.

Welcome to the Third Expansion, Avatars. Any feedback is very welcome!

Warm regards,