The official Horizons website now carries word of a massive patch that went live on their servers recently. Here are the goods:
|The following additions, updates, and fixes were applied to Chaos and Order on 14 June 2005.
Major Game Updates:
Experience bonuses or penalties now use the highest rated member of the group instead of each group member's rating (to a maximum of 120). This means, among other things, if the highest rated member of the group gets no experience for a monster, nobody in the group will. Modified: Method that monsters choose a preferred target.
Characters will now have to pass the permission of the plot as well as the structure when attempting to access a storage structure (e.g. a house or silo) or trade with an NPC on a plot. For instance, if a plot's permission is set to Deny All, in addition to the "red barrier" around the plot, no characters besides the owner will be able to access structures on that plot, even if they are set to Allow All. Another example would be if the plot's permission were set to Friends only, those friends would be able to access structures that are set to Allow All or Guild Only (only for those friends also in the owner's guild), but not those set to Deny All.
Formulae now contain all previous tiers of their products. For instance, a Journeyman formula can now be used to make Beginner tiers of its item(s).
Road bonus is now more reliable but as a side effect the road bonus is removed immediately upon exiting the road.
You can read the full list here.