Update Notes – November 4 2022

Hello Supernova!

Welcome to the November Update! There will be a client update needed for this month, so please remember to update the Client.

Mob of the Month

This month’s Mobs of the Month are Trolls and Gnoles. Trolls can be found scattered throughout the Mount Zhayolm and Halvung areas of the Aradjiah Continent, and Gnoles can be found in and around what will be known as the Norvallen region during the Crystal War Era.

Major Changes/Bugfixes

  • Mobs will now only pivot when in melee range rather than move around, changing their x/y/z positions.
  • Quasilumins path correctly for Chains of Promathia Mission 8-2
  • Ru’Aun Gardens Homepoints 2 and 3 are now corrected.
  • Limbus
    • Adds spawned from Jidras will now randomly target players when they spawn.
    • Mystic Avatars will now use their appropriate Astral Flow abilities at low HP.
    • Biolazar and Thiazi are now immune to sleep and detect by sound.

Mob Changes

  • Aw’euvhis will now check as Notorious Monsters.
  • Locus Colibris in Bhaflau Thickets have been reverted to being Greater Colibri.

Crafting Changes

  • Dew Silk Cape is now a craftable/signable item.
    • Dew Silk Cape
    • Clothcraft 80, Goldsmithing 50
    • Yield: Dew Silk Cape
    • HQ 1: Dew Silk Cape +1
      • Earth Crystal
      • 1x Mist Silk Cape
      • 1x Prickly Pitriv’s Thread
      • 1x Bewitched Gold
  • Pennon Earring was also added
    • Pennon Earring
    • Goldsmithing 83, Clothcraft 54
    • Yield: Pennon Earring
    • HQ1: Pennon Earring +1
      • Earth Crystal
      • 1x Electrum Ingot
      • 2x Gnat Wing

Dynamis Changes

Dynamis-Windurst

Dynamis-Qufim

  • Antaeus’s base attack and base defense have been reduced.

October 2022 – Harvest Festival Returns

Hello Supernova! The Harvest Festival makes its return to the streets of Vana’diel, so if you missed out last year or have a new character to get some spooky gear on, here are the details!

The Harvest Festival works very similar to the 2005 Retail variation, complete with trading sweets to NPCs in exchange for spooky costumes, items, and a whole lot of fun!

Trick NPCs

Enjoy the Harvest Festival, it will be active for a while, get out there and grab your Treat Staves and Pitchforks, and have a wonderful harvest season!

Update Notes September 19, 2022

Hello Supernova! There is an update that requires a Client Update today!

  • Excalibur’s Additional Effect has been re-added. It will not show as an additional effect message, however.
  • Promyvion-Dem NM Satiator is now approachable (spawn points shifted, so there’s still only one spawn point but it’s on another island now).
  • Phantom Roll’s recast cut in half when hit on an 11 Roll.
  • Abyssea quest “A Journey Begins” should now unlock for all players and unlock access to Abyssea-Tahrongi on completion of the subsequent quest “The Truth Beckons”.
  • Access to Escha zones (Escha-Ru’Aun and Escha-Zi’Tah) has been revoked.

Update Notes – august 16 2022

New client version; please Update the Client before logging in.

Bugfixes/General

  • Various ID Shifts have been corrected
  • Puppetmaster quest “The Wayward Automaton” Fixed a bug that would prevent a CS from triggering after a related NM kill
  • Weaponskills will now correctly update TP values to 0 when they are missed instead of showing the prior TP value until the next regular hit/miss
  • Ranged Weaponskills now remove sneak and invisible status
  • Levers in Oldton Movalpolos will now correctly raise the bridge to Newton Movalpolos

Job-related

  • Summoner
    • Avatar’s Favor is now available and usable!
    • Avatar Blood Pacts will now use current Pet TP values appropriately.

Update notes: May 20, 2022

Hello Supernova! Today is Patch Day, and a Client Update will be necessary to login!

Expected client version (you can check this ingame with the /ver command) is 30220427_2

Let’s get to it!

Mission/Quest

As always, Missions and Quests continue to be shifted to the new Mission/Quest Framework built by the dev team at LandSandBoat and are too many to list in total, so keep on the lookout for any quirks or bugs you may encounter. Let us know in the Supernova Discord on the #ffxisupport channel.

  • KSNM99 Horns of War
    • Chlevnik will no longer spam Meteor during its Chainspell stages.
  • Relic Weapon Quests
    • A bug affecting Switchstix preventing characters from proceeding to their next stages has been fixed.

Supernova-Specific

  • Pandemonium Warden
    • Rain Lilies have been removed from Pandemonium Warden’s drop list and replaced with the following items:
      • Khimaira Horn
      • Khimaira Mane
      • Cerberus Claw
      • Cerberus Hide
      • Hydra Scale
      • Hydra Fang

NPC

  • Shami, Port Jeuno
    • Logic re-added that allows Shami to tell you how many of a specific seal have been added, upon trading to him.

GENERAL

  • A bug affecting brown/gold treasure caskets, preventing players from opening them, has been fixed.

Update Notes – April 15, 2022

Thank you to all Supernovans who participated in this year’s April Fools Event! We hope you enjoyed the Rain Lilies, we’re sure you’re all incredibly tired of them (if you weren’t already).

We’ve returned to Selbina, one of our Summer Homes, so please take a minute to get reacquainted with where things are there by taking a look through our page on Home Areas. The map for Selbina, graciously created by Supernova GM Enedin, is below:

Other items: We have a continuing list of issues that persist, and in an effort to document and research solutions for them, Duriel is maintaining a list of those in the #ffxisupport channel on our Discord server.

As always, Supernova Staff thanks and appreciates your patience as we and the upstream developers work to resolve these issues as they arise.

Current known issues:

  • Various: Text IDs and ID Shifts abound, as they do when retail client is out of sync with the local client number.
    • The behavior and functionality of some NPC’s may occur, any issues involving NPC interactions being off in text or in actions will be off due to the shift. These issues are common and tend to be resolved much quicker than other issues.
  • Mission and Quest Related:
    The following BCNM’s can fail to proceed to the end of the fight when the end Cut Scene fires, may not load properly or miscellaneous issues involving mob behavior
    • Chains of Promathia – Mission 3-5: Darkness Named
    • Corsair AF Quest: Against All Odds
    • Divine Might
    • Treasures of Aht Urhgan – Mission 31
  • NPC-related
    • Switchstix – Dynamis Relic Upgrade Goblin, Castle Zvahl Baileys
      Switchstix currently locks up trying to give back upgraded relics, and will attempt to give them over and over again. GM Intervention is required to progress currently. Please contact any GM online or in Discord for assistance.
  • Other BCNM-related:
    • KSNM99 Horns of War
      Chlevnik currently will cast Meteor during Chainspell, effectively rendering it undefeatable.

Update Notes: April 1, 2022

***A CLIENT UPDATE WILL BE NEEDED FOR THIS UPDATE***

Client ver. 30210904_1

Happy Spring, Supernova!

Today’s update yields some strange and exciting new things. Please note, you will need to Update your Client before launching today.

Supernova-specific

  • Supernova’s Home District has changed! Who knows how long we’ll be in our new spot?
  • After years in the testing stage and through overwhelming positive reception, our rain lily system for missed drops has been transferred to all mobs!
    • Anytime a drop fails on any mob in Vana’diel, you will instead receive a rain lily.

Job-specific

  • Paladin
    • Iron Will has been modified to properly affect Rampart, rather than Magic Shield.

Missions and quests

  • Many mission and quest fixes

Update Notes February 18, 2022

More Storage? CAN IT BE?

*** A CLIENT UPDATE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS UPDATE ***

Please note: if you previously disabled your Windower from updating you may now remove that block if you wish.

Hello Supernova!

There are no traditional patch notes for today’s update. Please note you will need to Update your Client, but there is a major change for Supernova users; the addition of Mog Wardrobes 5-8!

Mog Wardrobe Retrieval

Access to Mog Wardrobes 5-8 is simple. Just link your Supernova account to Discord and add an email address (we will not send you emails, email addresses ONLY facilitate account recovery) and *Presto-westo!* you will have 4 shiny new Mog Wardrobes!

  • Linking a Supernova account to Discord grants access to Mog Wardrobes 5 and 6
  • Adding an email address to the linked account grants access to Wardrobes 7 and 8

Existing players who have already linked accounts and/or email addresses will not automatically have access to the mog wardrobes. Those players will need to send Supernova Bot a message with the command !reward to activate the wardrobes. It’s that easy!

URGENT SUPERNOVA NEWS FOR FEB 10 2022

Hello Supernova!

There’s a giant retail client update incoming today that will change how inventories are handled, and updating to the most up-to-date retail client can mess with private server functionality. As well, updating Windower or Ashita can too. As such, do NOT update your client at all until instructed to do so by Supernova staff, if you want to not have issues with playing here.

Steps below are provided to prevent updates for Windower and Ashita, and these have been graciously provided by Supernova players Sassi, Monka, and Souvlaki.

Please click the Jump Link below to find steps for your appropriate connection method.

PREVENTING WINDOWER UPDATES

This will assume use of the built-in firewall software with Windows. If you have a different firewall application or are playing on a different OS, you will need to perform equivalent steps accordingly.

  • Open Windows Defender and select Advanced Settings
  • Select Outbound Rules on the left panel and New Rule on the right-hand side
  • Select Program and click Next
  • Browse to your Windower installation directory, select windower.exe and click Next when finished
  • Select Block the connection and click Next.
  • Apply the rule universally (to Domain, Public, and Private networks) and click Next
  • Name the rule something logical, like Block Windower Updates and click Finish

You should now see Block Windower Updates at the top of the list of rules in Windows Defender Firewall. You can close the firewall app and Windower will not update now until you disable the rule.

PREVENTING ASHITA UPDATES

  • On the desktop, create a text file, and name it “Block Ashita Updates.txt”

Open the file in your preferred text editor and copy the text below into the file:

CD /D "C:\[Your Ashita Installation Directory]"
start Ashita.exe --noupdate
exit

REPLACE [YOUR ASHITA INSTALLATION DIRECTORY] WITH THE DIRECTORY WHERE YOU HAVE ASHITA INSTALLED.

example: I have it installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Ashita V3 so I have replaced it accordingly.

Save the file to the desktop as a batch file.

Close the text editor and run Block Ashita Updates.bat from the desktop. Ashita should now load without updating.

We’re hoping these measures will be temporary as the LSB staff works to bring us all up to snuff with the new retail client and can ensure compatibility. If you run into any issues with these steps, please reach out at the #ffxisupport channel on our Discord server.

Thank you
Supernova Staff