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Outspark: Fiesta Online Blog - Updates from Isya

Here you'll find the thoughts and "wishdoms" of many of your favorite Fiesta GMs, including GM_WishBone, GM_Kobal, GM_Lightburb and more... Read about all the different adventures, content, and more that the Fiesta Team has in store for you. ENJOY!!

Author: OSK_Fiesta

The Misadventures of the Fiesta GMs

Posted by OSK_Fiesta Friday February 24 2012 at 9:39PM
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So it is Friday night, Kobal, Velfarre, and I are still working finishing up the final touches for the day, and we came up with a pretty cool idea for the followers of our blog. Each week, one of us will contribute to a story that we are calling "The Misadventures of the Fiesta GMs." All of us are pretty creative and figured why not collaborate together for people to enjoy. So without further ado, I bring you part one of the story by yours truly, GM_WishBone.

 

Part 1: A Lunch to Remember

The lunch bell rings at Outspark Headquarters, and the GMs are excited to enjoy lunch together and relax. Velfarre stands up from his seat and asks the group, who wants to go to Metro Sandwich? Wishbone, thinking a footlong meatball sandwich on Italian bread sounded amazing, was quickly in agreement. However, Kobal, due to his obsession of anything curry, quickly objected and said the group should go to a curry restaurant. "Not again, Kobal. We have been to a curry restaurant every day for the past 3 weeks." Wishbone said, feverishly. "We're going someplace different." Kobal took great offense to this; how could his trusted comrade not want to venture into the wonders of curry? He had a plan. He was going to prove to WishBone and Velfarre that the ways of curry were the ways of life. Kobal quickly got out his Emergency Curry Kit and brewed up his special batch. The smell was too strong, and it put both WishBone and Velfarre into a trance. Kobal in a sadistic tone says, "Now it begins....."

 

To be continued...........

The OSKI: Defend the Slimes!

Posted by OSK_Fiesta Wednesday February 22 2012 at 2:57AM
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The Outspark Insider
February 21st, 2012
Fiesta Game News


Hello, fellow Fiestans,

It's time once again for our weekly server maintenance! What's been going on since last time?

After his disappearing act last week, Kobal eventually found his way back to the GM lair, but he looked like something the cat dragged in. It turns out that he was gone so long because he was searching for a new power, something to make up for his forgetfulness last time. It turns out that Kobal picked up quite an interesting trick, which he soon taught to the other GMs... Perhaps you'll get a chance to experience it soon! (See "Changes" section for more details!)

To prepare for this maintenance, the servers will be shutting down starting at 10:00pm PST, and the maintenance has an estimated completion time of 1:00am PST, for a total of 3 hours. Check the server announcements located in the Fiesta forums for updates in case the process is completed any sooner (or later).


Changes

- Added Tower Defense Mode. This is a special, GM-initiated event. Look forward to it!
 - This event involves defending a set of royal slimes from incoming waves of enemies.
 - If too many monsters reach the slimes, you lose!
 - It is expected to run 20-30 minutes each round.
 - Max number of participants will be announced prior to the event.
 - This mode is experimental and will evolve over time based on performance and feedback.

Misc.

- Added February premium items (part 2)

Errors and Bugs

- Fixed animations (or lack thereof) for archer and cleric skills when cast soon after login.
- Fixed auto move for all eligible characters (levels 1-60).


We'll see you after the patch, Isyans!

Date-a-GM Wrapup

Posted by OSK_Fiesta Friday February 17 2012 at 7:16PM
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This past week, four of the Fiesta GMs visited each server for the annual Valentine's Date-a-GM event. Lucky hopefuls signed up on the forums with a quick bio, and four players were chosen from each server to vie for alone time with the GM of their choice.

At the actual event, participants and spectators met up in our event arena, called the OX Field, and answered random, funny questions that GMs threw at them in game show style. Based on their answers, the GM then chose one lucky winner to go on a "date" alone with them for the remainer of the event time.

Everyone had a great time, even those who just came to watch! Here are some pictures from the various dates throughout the week:

 

 

See you at next year's Date-a-GM!

The OSKI: Bug Zapping Edition

Posted by OSK_Fiesta Wednesday February 15 2012 at 4:40PM
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The Outspark Insider
February 14th, 2012
Fiesta Game News


Hello, fellow Fiestans,

It's time once again for our weekly server maintenance! What's been going on since last time?

Last week brought a lot of big changes to Fiesta, so luckily this week is a little quieter. With those changes now live, GM Lightburb told the team to out in search of bugs to fix. As usual, she forgot to be extremely specific when talking to the other GMs...

Within a few hours, Wishbone came running back from the Forest of Mist with a giant bag that was... moving?! With a proud, stupid grin on his face, he emptied all of the bugs he had caught in the forest at Lightburb's feet. Her scream that followed was heard from Roumen to Adealia. She banished Wishbone to his room and made him write "Forever alone" 1000 times.

The next day, Velfarre came back from his bug collecting mission. After staying up all night, searching in the cold, he caught a bug alright... Velfarre came down with a terrible cold and Lightburb sent him straight to bed.

Three days passed, and Lightburb began to wonder what became of Kobal. Beginning to worry, she used every spell and summon command that she knew of, but to no avail. It was right then that she spotted Kobal sitting on a tree stump nearby, eating the biggest bowl of curry she'd ever seen! He spotted Lightburb and his eyes went wide as he suddenly remembered the mission she sent him on. Fearing for his life, he ran off into Alberstol Ruins and hasn't been seen since. Has anyone seen Kobal?!


Changes

- Changed reagent names to be easier to understand

Misc.

- Removed snow from the towns

Errors and Bugs

- Fixed Crystal Castle bug in which boss monsters were not summoned in the correct places
- Fixed Crystal Castle bug in which the boss could get stuck on the map
- Fixed Leviathan's Nest bug in which one boss head became frozen and did not attack
- Fixed bug in which Rookie Skeletons could not be killed
- Fixed text error in Valentine's Day quest
- Fixed bug that allowed the player to use Cross Counter skill even when opponent's attack missed
- Fixed bug in which a player might lose EXP if killed by opposing guild (war) member's summoned minions outside towns
- Fixed bug regarding lucky house window overlays and tool tips not appearing when mouse hovering
- Fixed premium item graphical bug

 

We'll see you in Isya!

New for 2012: Valentine's Day items

Posted by OSK_Fiesta Friday February 10 2012 at 3:12PM
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The Fiesta team is always hard at work to bring new content to the game. We just launched a browser version of Fiesta, made a rebalance push to our archer class and added several new maps and content for our high-level players.

That doesn't mean we don't still want to look good in-game, though! The first round of all-new items for February have now been released. These heart-themed items are already available and are perfect for Valentine's Day! Check out all of the great designs:

  

  

  

...and that doesn't even include all of the items that already exist from the past several years of Fiesta history!

You can check out all of the V-Day items that are currently available in the Fiesta store by clicking this link.

See you in-game!

The OSKI: Good Times Ahead with Archer Rebalance & Web Fiesta!

Posted by OSK_Fiesta Thursday February 9 2012 at 12:12AM
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The Outspark Insider
February 8th, 2012
Fiesta Game News


Hello, fellow Fiestans,

It's time once again for our weekly server maintenance! What's been going on since last time?

After lots of discussion and feedback, we are finally rolling out a big push in Archer rebalance! Given the large number of changes, we ask that all Isyans take a few weeks to test everything out and see how all the changes interact with each other in the grand scheme of things. This may even involve learning how to change your play style to best take advantage of archers' revised abilities. Rebalancing is always a delicate process that rarely comes out perfectly, but we're sure that you will agree that these are steps in the right direction! (For more details about these changes, please click HERE.)

Along with the archer revisions comes another huge addition to the Fiesta family - Web Fiesta! Once we reopen, you'll be able to play Fiesta right in your web browser. This means that you can play on any Java-enabled PC without a lengthy download and install process! On vacation and can't bring your desktop? No problem, just rev up Web Fiesta from another computer and you can play with the same characters & servers that you always have. You'll never be far away from having a fiesta in Fiesta again! (For a full FAQ, please visit the forum thread HERE.)

Additionally, this patch sees the introduction of a new event quest for Valentine's Day. Everyone will be happy to see that it offers a PERMANENT reward! What could it be... you'll just have to wait and see!

To prepare for this maintenance, the servers will be shutting down starting at 10:00pm PST, and the maintenance has an estimated completion time of 2:00am PST, for a total of 4 hours. Check the server announcements located in the Fiesta forums for updates in case the process is completed any sooner (or later).


Changes

- Archer rebalance! (More details HERE)
- Adding February event quest (with awesome reward!)
- Activating Web Fiesta, a whole new, convenient way to play! (More details HERE)

Misc.

- Implementing February premium items

Errors and Bugs

- Fixed bug where Hard Mode Malephar did not summon Harpies under certain conditions
- Fixed text error in Reaper skill Claw Lunge

 

Maintenance Cool Catch Substitute: Coolist Catch

The launch of Web Fiesta has us in such an excited frenzy that we're shaking things up tonight! In lieu of a Maintenance Cool Catch, there will be a special Coolist Catch tonight, starting at 10pm PST! What's that, you ask? Read all about it right HERE!


We'll see you after the patch, Isyans!

The Wishdom: 3 Cheers to Archers!

Posted by OSK_Fiesta Friday February 3 2012 at 5:24PM
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The Wishdom
WishBone's Wisdoms
02/03/2012

 

Greetings Isyans, WishBone here and I have some great news for all Archers! The Fiesta Team is proud to introduce a pretty substantial overhaul of the Archer class! We have been listening to your thoughts and concerns regarding the Archer class and I believe that the changes made will meet most of your satisfactions. Check out all the changes listed below:


Changes to Skills and Empowerments

Nature's Aim
- The buff duration has been increased from 3 minutes to 30 minutes.
- Increase buff duration has been increased. (Skill Empower)

Multi Shot
- The damage has been increased ~ 60%.
- Empower to add damage has been increased. (Skill Empower)

Hide
- The reduction of SP consumed has been increased. (Skill Empower)
- The ability to increase buff duration has been increased. (Skill Empower)

Detect
The reduction of SP consumed has been increased. (Skill Empower)

Blinding
The reduction of SP consumed has been increased. (Skill Empower)

Entrap
- The skill is now a 100% chance on hit.
- The damage has been greatly increased.

Distance Shot
- The cool down has been reduced from 2 minutes to 1 minute.
- The damage has been increased ~ 35%.
- The reduction of cool down time has been increased. (Skill Empower)
- The ability to add damage has been added. (Skill Empower)
- The reduction of SP consumed has been increased. (Skill Empower)

Slow Shot
- The damage has been greatly increased.
- The ability to add damage has been removed. (Skill Empower)
- The reduction of SP consumed has been increased. (Skill Empower)

Absolute Arrow
- The damage has been increased ~ 42%.
- Empower to add damage has been increased. (Skill Empower)
- The reduction of SP consumed has been increased. (Skill Empower)

Blind Shot
- The reduction of SP consumed has been increased. (Skill Empower)

Multi Blood Shot
- The reduction of cool down time has been increased. (Skill Empower)


Additionally, upon the release of the rebalance patch, all Archers that are level 60 and higher will receive a complimentary Full Skill Reset Scroll in order to tweak your skills based on the changes.

The Fiesta Team believes that the changes made to the Archer class will bring a new edge and further improve on the player experience. While the Team is always concerned about balance within the game, this will be the last major push for balancing the archer class.


See you all in-game, Isyans!