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What is new from 2006?

DarkstalDarkstal Posts: 6Member
Hello fellow Druids!

Darkstal has returned to Achaea after a massively long hiatus (almost 12 years if memory serves?) and I dare say the culture shock is a bit overwhelming as a LOT has changed. I've noticed the introduction of specializations (eyeballing that Satyr Galant Specialisation...), traits (so many to pick from!), and a wide range of other changes/improvements to skills.

I signed in to check my guild to find Auto-classing paving the way to Houses?

It has been a long time out of the works, and if anyone happens to have some direction on how to get back into the swing of things without nuking myself I'd appreciate it.

In joyful service,
formerly Apprentice Druid Darkstal Ravenclaw, Hoof of the Druids, now Darkstal the Lost?


  • SobriquetSobriquet Posts: 1,996Member @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's essentially a totally new game from 2006. News posts are your friend, plus house and city tasks. Might even be worth creating a new Character to go through the newbie intro again which also explains some stuff.

    Also look at CURING, server side curing system is a huge difference to what you might be used to from 2006
  • DarkstalDarkstal Posts: 6Member
    Thanks so much for the quick response and where to look for the help! Hoping that I can get my fiancee to jump on so we can both brush up on the basics. It will be nice to get my goofy Satyr back into what I hope to be nurturing the family again. No telling if the Ravenclaw family is still active either.

    Signed back in and found myself in a city that was once in the ground and now is floating!? And yeah the Curing change is entirely new. I think I stopped playing in 2006 when Lusternia started out, as I was asked to help get that game started. Enjoyed the delve into the game, but as life would have it priorities changed and the game had to take a back seat.

    Now coming back life has changed a tad and would be nice to get myself back into the swing of things. With autoclassing, are Houses still worth joining and/or are active? I recall the days of transporting my grove to cities to help out with various tasks and putting out/dousing fires.

    That all being said, and seeing as how I can't seem to find a solid answer, with the way the Stats work now, is Strength and Con still the key abilities for Druids? I remember for a long time that Int was for fun support builds, but if I recall I Transcended Grove and Morph and was slowly working on Reclamation. Even some of the new skills seem way different than I recall.
  • SynbiosSynbios Posts: 4,556Member @@ - Legendary Achaean

    "Are Houses still worth joining and/or are active?" Definitely.

  • DarkstalDarkstal Posts: 6Member
    I think right now I'm currently waiting to join a City, at which point I should be able to join one of the houses there. I'm getting my knees dirty again and even had my first death in forever due to fumbling about my targeting.

    Now just a matter of reading up on all this Reclamation stuff, when I stopped playing they Had concoctions which is clearly not a thing any more... Can't even harvest any more without a Trade Skill!... Which I now have both Harvesting and Remedies. Woop!
  • XiasXias Posts: 235Member ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Welcome back! I returned last September after not playing since 2006 as well. It was definitely a shock to see how much has changed but after a bit of time in city, everything comes flooding back into your mind. Good luck with your revival into Achaea!
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