Patch 4.1 is bringing us all these pretty tiles so what do we do with them? Why paint, of course! Tiles are versatile, they come in handy when making custom signs, theatre backdrops, hanging wall art or labeling boxes and cartons. Pictures made with them can be simple or complex, colourful or monotone, modern or old fashioned and still look great. Continue Reading
Minion dimension rewards haven’t been significantly updated since minions were introduced in the Nightmare Tide expansion. Patch 4.1 changes all that with new stashes and dimension items. For a start, each mission length will have it’s own type of dimension stash. The 5/15 min adventures will return building block stashes, the eight hour missions will return dimension stashes and the 4 hour missions will return premium dimension stashes.
The building block stashes from 5/15 minute adventures contain only building blocks, drawn from the building block section of the store. This includes all the painted woods, the roof tiles and the metals (hurrah!). The only sets of blocks missing are the glowing and blinking blocks (sad face) and the seven new blocks released with patch 4.1 (which will be included in the Mystery Box: Wonders of Alittu instead of the blinking scratchers). All the shapes are there for each block type, including discs and spheres. That’s one hell of a lot of tiles. Continue Reading
The new minion dimension boxes went up on the Public Test Shards today and a bunch of us had fun opening the six-star premium dimension stashes. I blinked my eyes a few times ’cause I saw red. Yep, we now have transcendent tier dimension items. You thought you lacked sufficient platinum with all the wonderful Uncle Stan items? Just wait till these beauties hit the auction house.
The stash loot tables are not yet finished and only contain relic and transcendent dimension items so it’s impossible to determine frequency of drops. Numbers wise, we discovered 12 transcendent items, 46 relic items and 8 music boxes. Word from Tacitus says that transcendent dimension items will drop at half the frequency of relic items. Continue Reading
I’m all excited for March 29th (I was more excited when the release date was March 1st) and the new dimension items scheduled for release with patch 4.1. Wandering around on the public test shard has revealed a few new dimension related items that may be coming with patch 4.1 or the Carnival of the Ascended, now scheduled for March 30.
First off, the Mystery Box: Imperial Wonders is replaced by Mystery Box: Wonders of Alittu. Inflation has also hit the mystery boxes, as the cost has risen from 350 to 400 credits. The new boxes contain the Key to Dimension: Alittu (See Dimensions Gallery for pictures). Your chance of the dimension key dropping is 8.1% or one every twelve* boxes should have a key (remember random chance may have you opening more or less than eight for the key). The average number of items is 5.25 per box. Continue Reading
… I wish I’d thought of.
Every so often, when touring dimensions, I see a clever idea and wish I’d thought of it myself. The latest dimensions competition, Radical Botanical Gardens, was chokkas with good morphs. I’ve picked out a few morphs that made me want to steal the idea.
Morph 1: Sparklynn in her Avant-Garden Jewelry Box on Wolfsbane combined the new faecap and a longstem glowbulb with thistle, aqualeaf and silver spheres to make a heart. This morph really bought the jewelbox concept to life. Continue Reading
It snuck in unannounced, like a teenager returning home after curfew, without noise or fanfare. Welcome back, Tempest Bay Banner, I missed you. But, what’s this? How much? Nine platinum, 5 credits?
I remember when the Tempest Bay Banner was a mere 80 gold. What happened? Did Trion upgrade the pixels from cotton to a more expensive material? If I rub it with my digital fingers will I feel the cool, satiny texture of silk? No, seems to be the same boring cotton as always. Perhaps the Telarian dollar has nose-dived and imports are now more expensive. Except, it’s a local product.
Maybe those grifters from Droughtlands have moseyed in on the local merchants and now we’re feeling the bite of protection money. That must be it. It couldn’t be sheer profiteering on behalf of the greedy merchants running this town, could it?
Dreamweaving is here, that magical, mystical profession that turns artifacts into illusions. I underestimated dreamweaving when I saw it on the PTS. To me, the red, striped and fancy pillows seemed the most useful items in the profession and the rest would be overused then forgotten as time went by. I didn’t count on how enchanting these items were or how versatile.
I’ve fallen in love with the falling green motes, placed under a clump of trees to add a fairytale feel. Localised in area and effect, the falling green motes and floating blue motes can be added anywhere to enhance the charm the dimension. The cooking and bon-fires at first seemed useful but pedestrian; instead of torches, the fires could be used for fireplaces without the need to carefully hide the body. Now, I’m experimenting with the cooking fire, using it to light up the eye sockets of the ram skull for evil effect. I had forgotten that the best way to appreciate the true value of a dimension item is to build with it. Continue Reading