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.
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.
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.
Aw’euvhis will now check as Notorious Monsters.
Locus Colibris in Bhaflau Thickets have been reverted to being Greater Colibri.
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!
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.
Rain Lilies have been removed from Pandemonium Warden’s drop list and replaced with the following items:
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.
A bug affecting brown/gold treasure caskets, preventing players from opening them, has been fixed.
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
Treasures of Aht Urhgan – Mission 31
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.
KSNM99 Horns of War Chlevnik currently will cast Meteor during Chainspell, effectively rendering it undefeatable.
*** 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.
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!
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.
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
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.