This update cost us an arm and a leg (and a body, and a foot, and a head)
Hello Adventurers! It’s update time on Supernova, so here are some abbreviated patch notes highlighting the notable changes for you.
Please be advised you will need to Update the Client with this update. Our new client version is 30210706_0.
Missions and quests
More quests and missions are being converted to the new upstream code quest and mission system, and there are too many to list below so as always, if you run into issues, please report those in the #ffxisupport channel on our Discord.
One notable quest that is being added is one that players have been clamoring for for years!
Many of you are aware that basically as long as Supernova has been around, the process of obtaining Zeni for ZNMs has been to kill certain mobs – usually, Greater Colibri in Bhaflau Thickets (though, sometimes Clionids and Limules in Abyssea) – and pre-filled soul plates would drop off those mobs.
We have great news in store for you! In a recent update, Soultrappers and Blank Soul Plates are now working properly and all players can now obtain Zeni in the same tried-and-true methods used on retail for over a decade.
All soul plates were removed as drops from mobs as a result, so if you want to build that Pandemonium Warden pop, make sure to grab a Soultrapper (or a High-Speed Soultrapper!), some blank plates, and get to shooting those mobs!
All information about Soultrappers and their use can be found on the FFXIclopedia Wiki or the BlueGartr Wiki.
We’re proud to announce that we now have some custom commands via the Supernova Bot on the Discord Channel to give some more utility for users.
The commands currently are:
/website – displays the Supernova website’s address publicly /news – sends a link to the Supernova Blog /update – links to the Update the Client page /wiki – searches the FFXIclopedia, FFXI Auction House, and BGwiki pages for a search term.
Explanation for the Wiki command
The /wiki command might be the most expansive command we currently possess. It searches the wiki pages from FFXIclopedia, FFXI Auction House, and BlueGartr Wiki pages and displays links to those in the chat window. The results only display for the user who initiated the search, so there’s no risk of channel spam via this command!
How to use the /wiki command:
1) Simply type /wiki and then a search term. Multiple word search terms will work.
2) The results will display in the same chat window, but with a message denoting that “only you can see this message”.
Please keep an eye out for more commands as they come, and feel free to make suggestions for any helpful commands!
You may have noticed that a few changes happened today; and that a new NPC has appeared in Selbina, our new home for the moment.
The little Moogle in the Sheep pen in Selbina is our Egg Vendor! It is integral to the Egg Hunt Event for this year, so below follows a small How-To for using the Moogle and finding more eggs!
Speak to the Moogle in Selbina at (I-9) in the Sheep pen, and it will give you a Perfect Lucky Egg and a set of 3 Random Lettered Eggs with a  stamp on them. You may Bazaar the eggs, but DO NOT TRADE THE EGGS! Trading the eggs will remove the signature from them and render them useless!
Speak to the Moogle after 24 hours (Real Life time) have passed and you will receive another set of 3 random eggs.
Players can obtain up to four additional eggs every Vana’diel Day by performing HELM operations: (Note: Players may not receive their egg on the first try; keep trying, but only one egg per Vana’diel Day per operation may be obtained in this manner!)
Harvesting – 1 egg
Excavation – 1 egg
Logging – 1 egg
Mining – 1 egg
INSCRIBING THE PERFECT LUCKY EGG
Lettered Eggs may be transferred into Stamped Letters on the Perfect Lucky Egg by trading the Perfect Lucky Egg and a lettered egg to the Moogle; this will stamp the letter on the Perfect Lucky Egg.
Trading multiple letters does not work, each letter must be traded by itself – the Perfect Lucky Egg in slot 1, lettered egg in slot 2.
Trading letters in this way allows players to obtain a Perfect Lucky Egg with a word inscribed on it.
If you screw up or want to start a new egg, the only method is to drop the Perfect Lucky Egg. There is no way to erase letters off a Perfect Lucky Egg once it’s begun.
Spelling different words or combinations of letters out will yield various rewards from the Moogle!
We’ve got a slew of neat things for you as we move right on into Spring, and early summer is just around the corner!
No Client Update will be required for this update.
8th Anniversary and April Fools’ Events
This coming week, we have some fun events lined up for the 8th Anniversary of the Supernova server and April Fools’ Day. An egg-themed special holiday event, a Mob of the Moment mob family with increased experience/merit yield, and maybe even a prank for April Fools; the event list as planned can be found here.
In the spirit of April Fools’, everyone’s races have been shifted!
Alyss’s Cooking Tonberry has caught wind that Adventurers can now garden within their Mog Houses and as such, has decided to terminate his contract with kitron suppliers. This means that kitrons will no longer be available at the Chocobo Circuit but fear not! We hear that yields on kitrons obtained from gardening are bountiful, and that the Auction Houses have taken up the surplus of those yields in a big way.
Rewards from the Lottery NPC in the Chocobo Circuit have changed! With the advent of Treasure Caskets appearing all over Vana’diel, items that are obtained from caskets will not be available at the Lottery NPC any longer. There are, however, many new and wonderful things to obtain, including some items that haven’t been obtainable for some time!
Rewards from brown and gold Treasure Caskets that appear randomly on mob kills have been redone as well, removing any items that are not usable by level 75 characters. There are a LOT of items out there to get, including many formerly unobtainable items – find them all!
Most all weapon and armor synthesis recipes have been restored. There are still some furnishing items that are not craftable at this time.
SpellS and AbilitIES
Gravity and Bind have been retooled and are less broken than they were.
The Job Ability Contradance now displays its proper animation.
Wamouracampa have been fixed so that the Blue Mage spell Cannonball can now be learned.
Gargouille family has been fixed so the Blue Mage spell Triumphant Roar can be learned.
Gargouille mobs will also fly now.
Jailer of Hope has been fixed and will dive at appropriate times.
Weapons with an Additional Effect of HP Drain now work.
Bloody Blade/Carnage Blade
Bloody Lance/Carnage Lance
Bloody Sword/Carnage Sword
Bloody Rapier/Carnage Rapier
Hofud has now been coded with its additional effect of HP or MP Drain.
Grauberg Lettuce is now obtainable from Wandering Saplings in Grauberg (S).
Hello Adventurers! April Fools’ Day is upon us, as is the 8th anniversary of the Supernova Server! We have some events planned for the weekend of April Fools’ so be sure to grab some friends and come by and see what’s happening!
April Fool’s Day
Thursday, April 1 @ ALL DAY – OPEN
What kinds of shenanigans will the Developer Team pull on us this year? Log in on Thursday to find out!
Supernova Anniversary Egg-Stravaganza
Beginning: Thursday, April 1 2021 Ending: ???
Join us to celebrate our 8th anniversary (bring a friend!) Participate in this event and earn a special reward! Keep an eye on the event board for other group events.
Egg-stra Special Mob of the Moment
Beginning April 3
We think you’re egg-stra special, so get out the jobs you have procrastinated leveling or prestiging and enjoy some enhanced EXP gains with this Egg-stra Special MotM event!
A quick message regarding our Dynamis coin duplicator, Make it Rain:
We have a plan to simplify Make it Rain in the early portion of every Dynamis zone in a future update. In the meantime, to make Dreamland Dynamis more accessible and enticing, we’re going to allow GMs to enable MIR at the start of those runs similar to how City and Northland Dynamis currently work.
As we plan to update the system for the future, we are working on a way to no longer require GM intervention, as well as encourage alternating zones with potentially even more rewards. There will always be a “most optimized” zone, but we are looking at ways to prevent it from getting repetitive and boring.
If you have any questions about this, please hit up any of the GM staff ingame or in the #ffxisupport channel on Discord!