Patch 8.0

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The September 2005 Content Patch (patch 8) was added to Shadowbane on September 7th, 2005.

General Changes
  • Power mouseovers now report the amount of time remaining to recast.
  • The who list received some minor UI updates.
  • Upon promotion, a new message alert players to the class channels.
  • Newly promoted players are now announced to their class' class channel.
  • The promotion reminder HUD is now a little more user friendly.
  • The group experience and gold grant radius has been reduced.
  • PvP death messages have been shortened and simplified.
  • The tracking HUD can now be resized.
  • Stacks of resources no longer have gold value.
  • Light armor sleeves purchased at the Black Market should be repairable.
  • PvE Messages will no longer be announced in Nation Chat
  • Fixed a server crash
World Changes
  • The hit point curve was significantly reduced for monsters over level 40.
  • Runemasters have a new travel option, much like repledging without the guild membership change. All cities available for repledge are also open to travel.
  • Irekei bankers now call themselves such.
  • Adjusted the Siege and Mine Windows of Opportunity
    • Mourning and Test
      • Siege Windows of Opportunity: From 1 PM to 12 AM CST (18-5 GMT)
      • Mine Windows of Opportunity: From 12 PM to 12 AM CST (17-5 GMT)
    • Redemption
      • Siege Windows of Opportunity: From 12 PM CST to 8 AM CST (18-14 GMT)
      • Mine Windows of Opportunity: 11 PM CST to 8 AM CST (17-14 GMT)
    • Wrath
      • Siege Windows of Opportunity: From 12 PM CST to 8 PM CST (18-2 GMT)
      • Mine Windows of Opportunity: From 11 AM CST to 9 PM CST (17-2 GMT)
    • Vindication
      • Siege Windows of Opportunity: From 2 PM CST to 10 PM CST (20-4 GMT)
      • Mine Windows of Opportunity: From 1 PM CST to 11 PM CST (19-5 GMT)
City & Siege
  • Banes may only occur during specified times of the day. Like mine windows, the defender chooses a time between two bounds (currently, the same times as mines). If the defender doesn't choose a time, the closest bound is chosen for them.
  • Guild and nation leaders may set a message of the day for their members. It may be set from either an option in the Guild menu or from slash commands: "/SetNationMotD" and "/SetGuildMotD."
  • Asset maintenance messages now report the specific city's name.
  • Mine attack messages are now sent to the nation channel.
  • Mine claim news is now broadcast around the world.
  • Simple PvP death messages are now sent to the nation channel.
  • New members are now announced to the guild channel.
  • You must now wait an hour between changing guilds.
  • Guild charters are significantly more expensive.
Racial Changes
Class Changes
  • The "Proficient with Bows" character creation starting rune has been removed.
  • A minor weapon power is now available at level 1.
  • A personal dispel stealth power, Reveal Thyself, is available to all rogues at level 2. It costs no stamina.
  • Base class trainers now talk about Nightstalkers and Necromancers.=
  • All fighters now receive the bow skill at level 1.
  • All fighters may now take a bow starting kit in character creation.
  • All rogues now receive the bow skill at level 1.
  • All rogues may now take a bow starting kit in character creation.
  • Rogue starting kits that provide a single sword and a single dagger have been removed.
  • Last month's Crusader weapon power, Darius' Fist, is no longer a weapon power, but a regular point-blank area of effect DOT. It still requires a Liturgy weapon.
Discipline Changes
  • Expansion Discipline mouseovers now say that they require an expansion.
  • A new discipline, Clan Warden, is now available to Dwarven Priests.
  • The Huntsman Power "Skin the Beast" is now flagged as aggressive
  • The Saboteur power Infiltrate should no longer be blocked by no teleport spires.
  • The Savant discipline heal, Strength of the Many, should heal about 50% more hit points.

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