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Newsletters Pirates Online News Archive


October

2019-10-17 tlopo-rc-v1.21.14

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug which caused loot containers to drop at player feet level rather than enemy feet level.

Maintenance

  • Final preparations for a new feature being released very soon.

2019-10-7 tlopo-rc-v1.21.13

Announcement

  • Capture the Chest, Lobbies, Ship Renaming, Trading, Leaderboards, and more all have been announced! You can get involved in the discussion by registering on our official forums today at www.piratesforums.co!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed the skill effects for the 'scorch' and 'curse' voodoo doll attacks.

Maintenance

  • Applied a patch to the player database to add support for an upcoming content expansion being released later this Fall.
  • Minor configuration change was made to the Hollowed Woods event.
  • Massive code cleanup and preparations have been made for content being released later this fall.
  • Updated chat whitelist and blacklist.

September

2019-9-14 tlopo-rc-v1.21.12

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a district reset caused by a memory leak related to Cannons.
  • Fixed a district reset caused by a memory leak related to the Muertos Moon event.

2019-9-14 tlopo-rc-v1.21.11

Maintenance

  • Due to the bug causing Muerto's Moon not remaining active, we have extended the event until September 16th, 2019 @ 11:59PM Eastern!

Bugfixes

  • Actually fixed a bug that caused the Muerto's Moon event to not remain active.
  • Our previous fix from 1.21.10 did not completely fix the issue. Muerto's Moon should now properly work.

2019-9-14 tlopo-rc-v1.21.10

Maintenance

  • Due to the bug causing Muerto's Moon not remaining active, we have extended the event until September 16th, 2019 @ 11:59PM Eastern!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Muerto's Moon event to not remain active.

2019-9-11 tlopo-rc-v1.21.9

Announcement

  • Happy 4 years of TLOPO! We released Alpha today in 2015.

Features

  • Added an all-new song: Randy Dandy-Oh! This track was made with a lot of love. 5 minutes long!
  • The Muertos Moon has returned to the Caribbean once again! Are ye pirates brave enough to challenge Jolly Roger and his curse?

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where players could regenerate health during combat.
  • Fixed a bug where players couldn't regenerate mojo during PvP matches.
  • Fixed a bug where newly created pirates didn't have the ability to request any of the new songs we've released in 2019.

Maintenance

  • Reorganized the Musicians store to have lyrical songs featured in gold text at the top of the list.

2019-9-7 tlopo-rc-v1.21.8

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue where AoE skills would stack when hitting multiple enemies.
  • Fixed an issue where the 'Interrupted!' text would linger after PvP.
  • Fixed various bugs that would cause damage and healing to not deal their intended amounts.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented curse from applying to voodoo abilities.

Enhancements

  • Tweaked Copperhead broadside chances to 15/35/55 at levels 4/5/6.
  • Tweaked level 6 Copperheads to have a 5% bonus to turning speed.
  • Changed starting bounties in SvS to scale off pirate level and SvS rank, up to a cap of 100.

Known Issues

  • Doll does not currently award reputation or loot credit when healing a pirate. As a workaround, damage the enemy with any doll ability while healing your fellow pirates.

Developer Insider

  • We'd like to take a moment to explain a recent change that seemed to cause some confusion. The bugfix to damaging oneself in PvP mode applies to attacks such as broadsword swings, players will still be able to damage themselves with grenade attacks and Desolation. Additionally, this bug only occurred while in zombie mode outside of an instance.

2019-9-4 tlopo-rc-v1.21.7

Features

  • Tweaked the scrollbar for the sea loot panel to be more visually appealing.
  • Players now keep all sailing loot collected during their time out at sea.
  • Players can now have up to 4 ships at once.
  • Tweaked the close button's position on narrow loot panels to be more visually appealing.
  • Added functionality to the following skills. They should now apply their damage and effects (such as poison, interrupt, or attune breaking) properly:
    • Cursed Ice, Cursed Fire, Dagger Rain, Dagger Whirlwind, Freeze Sweep, Hurricane Slash, Inferno Sweep, Power Slash, Master's Riposte, Monkey Panic, Quick Load, Red Fury, Regeneration, Rolling Attack, Shock Sweep, Skewer, Stun Shot, Blunderbuss Shoot/Aim, Adder, Asp, Sidewinder, Viper's Nest, Bayonet Stab, Bayonet Rush, Bayonet Bash, Bayonet Shoot, Point Blank, Captain's Resolve, Ghost Form, all Broadsword/Sabre/Cutlass combos, all Staff/Doll abilities, all Sword skills, and Deadeye.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where salvage was not displaying the correct amount.
  • Fixed a crash related to ship cannons.
  • Fixed a rare crash that occurred during salvage calculation.
  • Fixed an issue where damage contribution was not resetting in SvS when a ship was sunk.
  • Potentially fixed the player's camera breaking when sinking in SvS.
  • Fixed an issue where certain ranged weapons and abilities, such as broadsword combos, did not award proper loot or quest credit when killing an enemy.
  • Fixed an issue where brawl did not deal damage.
  • Fixed an issue where certain slows and skill effects did not work in PvP.
  • Fixed an issue where certain heals would display twice, despite only healing once.
  • Fixed an issue where players could damage themselves while in PvP mode, and outside of an instance.

General

  • Chat filter and security maintenance.

Known Issues

  • Certain skills still do not work in PvP. Please report any issues with them!
  • Pistol and Grenade ammo types do not currently apply their effects properly.

August

2019-8-16 tlopo-rc-v1.21.6

PSA: Regarding Sailing Loot Changes

  • The following two changes from a prior update (v1.21.4) warrant a more in-depth explanation:
    • Potentially fixed a bug where loot containers caused lag.
    • Potentially fixed a bug which caused sailing loot containers to disappear.
  • To clarify, players are now getting credit for each container at the time the enemy ship is sunk, rather than all of the containers when you are trying to port. This was done because we determined that the system failed while trying to calculate all of the loot for each player while porting the ship. This caused players to lose their loot, and their ships to be damaged or sunk by Bounty Hunters, due to the delay from loot calculation. *This now means that only the players who are on board when the plunder is acquired (aka enemy ship is sunk) will receive the gold, loot, etc. from that plunder.

When you board a ship, mid run, and you see cargo containers, royal chests, loot containers, material containers already acquired, you will NOT be getting credit for them, because you were not on board when those enemy ships were sunk. Again, you are ONLY getting loot/gold/materials for the enemy ship plunder you are present for.

Features

The much anticipated SCROLLBAR in the SHIP LOOT PANEL has finally been released! No more fiddling around with the game window to get all your loot! Bugfixes

  • Fixed a server crash related to guild chat.

Maintenance

  • Updated blacklist and whitelist.

2019-8-16 tlopo-rc-v1.21.5

Feature

  • There are now Trainers next to the Gunsmiths on the Spanish and French isles for added convenience when retraining skills for SvS.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused the camera to break when sinking in SvS.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a crash when trying to use Full Sail on fishing sloops.
  • Fixed a few client crashes related to animations.
  • Fixed a nasty bug where players would be stuck at 53% when loading into the tutorial.

Tweaks

  • Changed salvage bonus to be even closer to POTCO. It should now go off your opponent's bounty and the average level of their crew.

2019-8-16 tlopo-rc-v1.21.4

Features

  • Players can now right-click to swap Cannon Rams and Sea Charms
  • There is now a new section in the SvS scoreboard for streaks, moving it from the chat window.
  • When previewing tattoos, female pirates now wear a corset instead of a full-sleeve shirt. This should allow players to see sleeve tattoos properly.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug that allowed Full Sail, Come About, and Ramming Speed to stack.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Take Cover and Open Fire to stack.
  • Fixed a bug that caused flagships to stay around if the sinker had ported.
  • Fixed a bug where player underwear would suddenly change from shorts to long pants. It should now properly stay as shorts as it did in POTCO.
  • Fixed a bug where players could lower their ship cooldowns by swapping items.
  • Fixed a bug where rigging upgrades did not change the max duration of the chosen skill.
  • Fixed a bug where stats in SvS were not resetting properly when players docked their ship.
  • Fixed a bug where streak credit in SvS was not awarded properly.
  • Fixed a bug where there would be a few seconds delay before a bright color dye was applied to the item you're wearing.
  • Fixed a couple of crashes related to audio.
  • Fixed a crash when joining/leaving a ship wheel.
  • Fixed a crash with quest props.
  • Fixed a crash with the Speed rigging upgrade.
  • Fixed a district reset with sailing loot.
  • Fixed a rare crash that occurred when logging out of a pirate.
  • Fixed a rare crash with Ramming Speed.
  • Potentially fixed a bug where loot containers caused lag.
  • Potentially fixed a bug which caused sailing loot containers to disappear.
  • Potentially fixed a camera bug when sinking in SvS.

Tweaks and Maintenance

  • Changed sailing items, such as the Old Cannon Ram, to display their proper crude color in loot containers, rather than plain gray.
  • Changed the repair minigame to be more aligned with POTCO. It should now have scaling difficulty, and healing amounts equivalent to POTCO.
  • Code cleanup.

Known Issues

  • Players are only awarded Infamy for getting the last hit on ships in SvS, instead of both last shot and most damage.
  • Players can repair ship armor before fully repairing ship hull when using the repair minigame.
  • Players will crash when going to jail on a Welcome Ocean.

2019-8-2 tlopo-rc-v1.21.3

Bugfixes

  • Fixed issue where players could immediately interact with cannons, repair spots, and ship wheels after being knocked down.
  • Fixed issue where repair spots would break when a ship is rammed at full health.
  • Fixed issue where salvage bonus was higher than intended.
  • Fixed issue where various ship classes would not give hull health when sunk in SvS.

Maintenance

  • Changed bounty to split among attackers based on contribution when a ship is sunk.
  • Nerfed ramming speed to the following:
    • Lowered chance to knockdown from 100% to 10% at level 1, capping out at a 50% chance.
    • Players are no longer kicked off wheels, cannons, and repair spots if they are holding a weapon with sure footed.
    • Take Cover now blocks ramming speed entirely.

2019-8-1 tlopo-rc-v1.21.2

Features

  • Added a new song to Musicians: "The Coleraine Jig"
  • You can now right-click to move items into the sell window when selling items.

SvS Enhancements

  • Changed Copperhead broadsides to fire a max of one explosive per round.
  • Changed salvage in SvS to be more like POTCO. When sinking a ship, you now gain health, armor, and masts based on the sunk ship's max health and the amount you contributed to sinking it.
  • Changed SvS bounty to be more aligned with POTCO. When sinking a ship, their bounty is now added to yours.
  • Tweaked Ramming Speed to the following (SvS only):
    • Now has a 100% chance to cause knockdown.
    • Knockdown is now applied to every crew member, instead of just the helmsman.
    • All players currently on the wheel, cannons, or repair spots are kicked off upon a ship being rammed.
    • Changed knockdown duration to 2 seconds at level 1, with a max duration of 5 seconds.
    • If you have a weapon with Sure Footed equipped in one of your 4 weapon slots, the knockdown effect should be bypassed.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented players who had 99 or more of a single treasure collection item from buying potions.
  • Fixed a bug where damaging sails would also damage the hull.
  • Fixed a bug where NPCs were previously able to update a player's SvS quests. This could be replicated by picking up "Fight for the French/Spanish", going to the opposite team, and allowing an NPC to attack you.
  • Fixed a bug where players were able to launch sunken ships in SvS, causing their camera to have a high chance of breaking.
  • Fixed a bug where repair spots would lock up when a player disconnects or crashes.
  • Fixed a bug where ship decks were immune to damage.
  • Fixed a bug where the April Fools Quest would not have been re-playable next year.
  • Fixed a bug where the repair game would consider the ship fully repaired at max armor and sails, regardless of the ship's HP.
  • Fixed a bug which allowed Ramming Speed to damage spawning targets in SvS.
  • Fixed a crash with broadsides and cannons when wielding any weapon with a 'Bonus Damage vs. X' skill.
  • Fixed a crash with some quest dialogue.
  • Fixed a district reset when a player gains salvage.
  • Fixed a district reset when sinking ships in Cannon Defense.
  • Fixed a district resets when Salvage amounts exceeded a certain value.
  • Fixed a memory leak in Cannon Defense where fire effects were not cleaned up.
  • Fixed a rare crash when ramming ships.
  • Fixed an incorrect description with reputation potions.
  • Fixed an issue with Ramming Speed causing a "double sink" on a ship that was already sinking, causing the player to get double loot for both "sinks."
  • Fixed invulnerable sails and masts in Cannon Defense.
  • Fixed the ice glitch in Cannon Defense.
  • Potentially fixed a bug where repair spots would become disabled when a player uses or is hit by Ramming Speed.
  • The decks of both player and NPC ships now properly register damage.
  • Transformation potion effects are now removed on knock-out, and when sent to jail. This prevents a serious bug which causes everyone around the user of the potion to crash.
  • Transformation potions are no longer usable while in jail, preventing a crash.

Maintenance

  • Added a new hint to loading screens pointing players toward the whitelist suggestion thread on the forums.
  • General security improvements.
  • Tweaked the item description of the Reputation Booster so it properly displays that the potion doubles a pirate's reputation for an hour.
  • Whitelist and blacklist updates.

Developer Notes

  • We're so happy to finally get some SvS fixes out to you all. It's been a long time coming, and we appreciate your patience.
  • This is not the end of the SvS fixes by any means. We hope to fix more issues with repair, bounties, and many more soon.

Known Issues

  • Salvage bonuses are currently being calculated to values higher than expected.
  • Salvage from War Sloops do not heal players' hulls when sunk.
    • Both of these issues should be fixed in the next release!

June

6-30-2019 tlopo-rc-v1.21.1

Features

  • The new music from our Cannon Defense trailer is now playable in all taverns! Visit a musician and scroll down to "Man the Cannons!" and give it a listen!
  • We've added a new item in celebration of Fourth of July! Keep an eye out for Game Masters giving it out soon...

Bugfixes

  • Finally fixed the bug that caused belts to clip with shirts on male pirates. Yay!
  • Fixed an issue where if you would sell a stack of potions, the sale window would display the money you'd get with only 1 item.
  • You would still be given the proper amount of gold at the end, but the display telling you how much you would get was incorrect.
  • Fixed a bug which showed players getting over 100% hit accuracy in Cannon Defense.
  • Fixed a crash when you hit wave 256 in Cannon Defense.
  • Fixed a minor memory leak with Cannon Defense tasks.
  • Fixed several buggy internal admin commands.

Maintenance

  • Added a new internal testing command.
  • Localizer grammar/typo fixes.
  • Whitelist and blacklist updates.

Known Issue

  • There is a common random crash that occurs in Cannon Defense. It is a deep-rooted engine issue. We've been investigating this for quite a long time.
  • When we have our big "Pypperoni" update, the engine will be updated to a newer version of Panda3D, and this issue should be resolved.

6-13-2019 tlopo-rc-v1.21.0

Features

  • Cannon Defense is here! Visit a Cannonmaster in Fort Charles, Fort Dundee, or Tortuga Graveyard to begin a game!
    • In addition, we've added a few small quality of life improvements! For example, after every 10 waves, there will be a new 2-minute break, so you and your mates can recharge or go to the bathroom! We know how long some Cannon Defense games can go! Don't want to wait? Just make sure everyone on your team clicks "Ready!"
    • We've been working on Cannon Defense for the better part of a year, testing and fixing countless bugs!
  • Players can now obtain the full range of Cannon Rams that were available in POTCO! Hop into a Cannon Defense game and work your way towards all those coveted items, including the world-famous Revenant Ram!
  • El Patron's Mine now has a custom loading screen.
  • All remaining potions are now functional! The following potions now properly apply buffs and bonuses:
    • Cannoneer Draft - Cannon Damage Bonus
    • Deadeye - Weapon Accuracy Bonus
    • Hardy Matey - 15%-30% Reputation Bonus
    • Reputation Booster (event potion) - 100% Reputation Bonus
    • Jack's Brew (event potion) - 500% Reputation Bonus
    • Lively Bucko Brew - Health Restoration Over Time
    • Marksman Draught - Gun Damage Bonus
    • Mystic Mixture - Voodoo Damage Bonus
    • Plunder Potion - Gold Earned Bonus
    • Swashbuckler Stew - Sword Damage Bonus

Enhancements & Maintenance

  • Fixed the name of the Amber Bandit's Riding "Coooooooooooat."
  • Jack's Brew is now rare and has a higher resale value.
  • Localizer tweaks.
  • Made cutscene subtitles more accurate to the audio.
  • Whitelist & blacklist updates.

Bugfixes

  • Added a permanent fix for holiday quests needing to be manually cleared by a developer every year.
    • Holiday quests should now be automatically reset by the game every time the holiday begins each year. It should NOT remove an in-progress quest from your inventory, but it will remove any history of a completed holiday quest so you can pick it up again.
  • Fixed a bug that caused enemies defeated in the Cave of Lost Souls to not count toward quest tasks.
  • Fixed a bug where messages sent in the Privateering chat channel were not logged for our moderators.
  • Fixed a bug where the Cave of Lost Souls was not considered a cave by the game.
  • Fixed a bug where the Reputation Booster potion's description said it lasted for 2 minutes and boosted XP by 30%. In reality, it lasts an hour and boosts XP by 100%.
  • Fixed a district reset caused by crew chat.
  • Fixed an incredibly common client crash that was caused by potion effects like burp or fart not cleaning up properly. This is an ancient Disney bug.
  • Fixed several SvS-related district resets.
  • Reorganized team rank calculation to fix several PvP district resets.

Cannon Defense Bugfixes

  • Added a feature that prevents players from firing anything from their cannon for a second or so after loading, so everything sets up properly and doesn't cause a crash.
  • Added proper back-end functionality so ammos that work via proximity (Cold Shot and Smoke Bomb) function properly.
  • Adjusted barrel launch movement.
  • Adjusted Boss Ships to be a bit tougher.
  • Adjusted Smoke Bomb to now slow ships by 75% rather than 50%.
  • Adjusted the spawning of Boss Ships to occur only in waves 20+.
  • Adjusted the time ships stay at the port to steal the treasure.
  • Adjusted the treasure maximum.
  • Adjusted the way ammo hit Bandit ships in order to account for multi-hit ammos.
  • Corrected ship despawn points to be farther away than before. Previously, ships were despawning too soon after sailing away from port in Cannon Defense.
  • Corrected the maximum number of barrels that were allowed to be fired on players in a single wave.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a single pirate to be assigned to more than one cannon in Cannon Defense, marking the match as full, even if there were 1 or 2 spots still open.
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to walk off of their cannons and swim down next to the ships.
  • Fixed a bug that caused treasure stealing to not work at all. Wouldn't it be great if you could just have full treasure all the time?!
  • Fixed a bug that prevented flame barrels from launching properly. They will now either be triggered by a player that just hit a ship, or will be shot out randomly if a timer expires.
  • Fixed a bug where a Cannon Defense game wouldn't start if there were multiple people on cannons.
  • Fixed a bug where a Cannon Defense instance would not properly clean up after everyone left. This caused players to join an empty/dead match, or crash.
  • Fixed a bug where ammos would sometimes bug out and not properly apply their effects.
  • Fixed a bug where Bait Shot would not actually sink ships.
  • Fixed a bug where Bait Shot would not play the shark animation.
  • Fixed a bug where Bandit ships wouldn't use the Full Sail skill to speed away from shore once they have their treasure.
  • Fixed a bug where Cannon Defense music would not properly play.
  • Fixed a bug where Cannon Defense reputation would get stuck, preventing players from leveling up.
  • Fixed a bug where Cannonmasters would not tell players that the current Cannon Defense game is full.
  • Fixed a bug where chat notifications that a player has entered or exited a Cannon Defense game would not display.
  • Fixed a bug where Cold Shot would not slow down ships.
  • Fixed a bug where Firestorm would not hit all ships in an Area-Of-Effect list.
  • Fixed a bug where Invasion results would pop up during a Cannon Defense game, which would then boot players from their cannon and put them in the ocean water next to Bandit ships.
  • Fixed a bug where players would not be kicked from a Cannon Defense game if they were idle too long.
  • Fixed a bug where ship HP would scale way too high.
  • Fixed a bug where ships would not return all the treasure they stole when they sink.
  • Fixed a bug where ships wouldn't spawn in the proper locations in Cannon Defense.
  • Fixed a bug where sound effects in Cannon Defense would not play properly.
  • Fixed a bug where the dial showing the current wave would display "Wave 1" if a player entered during another wave.
  • Fixed a bug where the Golden Repeater Cannon would not despawn when its player left, allowing a new player joining at level 0 to still use that cannon.
  • Fixed a bug where the notification that a player joined a Cannon Defense game would be posted twice.
  • Fixed a bug where the Treasure Stolen/Treasure Remaining display in Cannon Defense would be inaccurate.
  • Fixed a bug where treasure stolen by the bandit ships was not tracked properly.
    • For example, it might display that there was no treasure remaining when there actually was quite a bit left.
  • Fixed a Cannon Defense district reset related to Cannonmasters.
  • Fixed a Cannon Defense district reset related to collecting treasure.
  • Fixed a Cannon Defense district reset related to ship AI.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur if a flaming barrel was sent to hit a pirate, but they left the Cannon Defense game before it arrived.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur if a player teleported to someone in a Cannon Defense game.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur if multiple players joined the game at once.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur if multiple players left the game at once.
  • Fixed a deep-rooted engine crash that would randomly occur due to animations during Cannon Defense.
  • Fixed a district reset that would occur as a Cannon Defense instance was being set up.
  • Fixed a district reset that would occur if a player on another server teleported to someone in a Cannon Defense game.
  • Fixed a district reset that would occur when two different players were assigned to the same Cannon.
  • Fixed a hilarious bug where during an Invasion, Cannon Defense ships would be replaced with skeletons.
    • The Undead would walk on water until they reached the shore, which would then cause the entire server to crash.
  • Fixed an issue where ships would move backward slightly, and then properly move forwards shortly after spawning.
  • Fixed an issue where "Boss Ships" wouldn't spawn in Cannon Defense.
  • Fixed an issue where a player would crash if it took the game too long to attach them to a cannon.
  • Fixed an issue where a player's internal avatar ID would be displayed publicly in the chat if they were hit by a barrel.
  • Fixed an issue where a wave results panel would show up as soon as a player re-entered a Cannon Defense game.
  • Fixed an issue where bullet effects would not properly clean up during Cannon Defense.
  • Fixed an issue where scoreboard stats would be incorrect.
  • Fixed an issue where ship animation was choppy and not smooth.
  • Fixed an issue where ships would behave erratically as they spawn.
  • Fixed an issue where ships would get confused and would not slow down if hit by both Cold Shot and Smoke Bomb at the same time.
  • Fixed an issue where ships would not properly despawn.
  • Fixed an issue where the Cannonmaster icon would not display on minimaps.
  • Fixed an issue where the game chat would be spammed with notifications that a player was kicked from Cannon Defense for being idle.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would not properly wait for more players at the very beginning of a Cannon Defense game.
  • Fixed an issue where the scoreboard would clear toward the end of a wave and not display how many shots a player fired.
  • Fixed an issue where water would turn black if you joined Cannon Defense, left, and then rejoined.
  • Fixed an issue where wooden debris effects would not clean up, and would pile up in a corner of the Cannon Defense game.
    • Hundreds upon thousands of wood effects would pile up on top of each other.
    • This caused a horrible frame rate drop during Cannon Defense.
    • If a player's camera moved to look at this pile directly, they would freeze completely.
  • Fixed end-of-wave gold popups after re-entering Cannon Defense.
  • Frigates now properly move faster when leaving shore with treasure.
  • Properly scaled treasure stolen to be proportional to each ship type.
  • Ship HP now properly increases by 20% after every 13 waves in Cannon Defense.
  • Smaller ships now properly steal less treasure than larger ships.
  • There will now properly be an error message if you attempt to teleport to someone in a Cannon Defense game.

Known Issues

  • Because of some unrelated gun damage/range bugs, using the Deadeye or Marksman Draught potions may not seem to yield any results.
    • We are confident that the boosts are being applied, it's just that these other bugs are masking the bonus effects.
    • Once these bugs are fixed (hopefully soon), you should see visible improvement when drinking these potions.
    • We will double check these potions once the bugs are fixed to make sure they are indeed working properly.
  • The debuff timer above your health bar for some potions may run out early, but the icon will remain (with 0 seconds remaining) until the potion's proper expiration time.
  • You may notice some choppiness with how Bandit ships move in Cannon Defense. It tends to resolve itself around waves higher than 10.
    • We've tested Cannon Defense with Pypperoni (our big back-end overhaul to improve frame-rate and functionality), and it runs smoother there - so you should see improvement there once "Pyp" is out.
  • 1 Hotkey Issue: If you exit a Cannon Defense game or crash, when you return, your 1 hotkey for Round Shot may not work anymore.
    • You can still click the Round Shot icon with your mouse to use it.
    • This will remain broken like this until you do a clean restart of your game.
    • This bug has been particularly pesky for quite a while now. We have added several debug and logging features to track what the problem is.
    • Considering this is a comparatively minor issue, we decided to launch Cannon Defense with this bug still in the game.
    • We don't want to hold you all off from your cannons any longer than we have to!
  • Obviously, Cannon Defense is a pretty big new feature to the game!
    • We've tested it extensively over the past few months, but it's likely that some new bugs will pop up now that hundreds of you will be playing the game, so please bear with us!
    • We will fix everything we find as fast as we can. Thanks!
  • Oh, we also have YouTube channel. Plz subscribe or else we'll delete all your cannon rams again. https://youtube.com/TheLegendofPiratesOnline

May

2019-5-11 tlopo-rc-v1.20.3

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused the icon for EITC/Navy fleet pop-up messages to appear huge.
  • Fixed an issue causing brewing potions to award overly-massive amounts of reputation.

Maintenance

  • Added a few new icons for message popups.
  • Localizer tweaks.
  • Removed some bushes near the Padres del Fuego peddler.

2019-5-1 tlopo-rc-v1.20.2

Features

  • Crew Days now offers a small boost to experience earned while in a crew! This should offer more incentive to actually participate in the weekly event.
  • Fishing and Potion Brewing will now count towards double reputation when such an event is active!
    • This has been a hugely requested feature since the days of POTCO, and we're happy to bring it to you! Keep an eye out for the next Double Reputation event coming soon.
  • Several news notifications now have new icons, so they stand out a little better.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where the Crew Days event would be active constantly.
  • Fixed a bug with an invalid internal warning.
  • Fixed a crash with potion effects.
  • Fixed a district reset when leaving the Underground Parlor Games via the building's door and the world map at the same time.
  • Fixed a district reset with PvP.
  • Fixed NPC animations freezing when a player interacts with them.
  • Fixed several bugs with news notification icons. Several of them were sized improperly.
  • Fixed several bugs with Peddler date ranges. The Helmsman, one of our January outfits, is no longer for sale. Think of that as a little (unintentional) flash sale!
  • Fixed several issues with the Lookout system.
  • Fixed several issues with the Stowaway menu. However, it still will not close as you are teleporting away. That fix is still forthcoming.
  • Fixed the Shipwright menu not exiting properly unless players used the ESC key.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup
  • Localizer grammar & typo fixes.

April

2019-4-18 tlopo-rc-v1.20.1

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a client crash related to Discord integration.
  • Fixed crew invites being dropped by the server.
  • Fixed district resets related to the matchmaker.
  • Fixed name tag regions being unclickable.

2019-4-17 tlopo-rc-v1.20

Features

  • Added new faction portraits for Davy Jones Crew, Ghosts, Jumbees, and Bounty Hunters! Their portraits on their health bars will now be custom and no longer show as Undead with Jolly Roger's portrait.
  • Added the "Closest Targets" feature from POTCO back to quest tracking! Right next to your compass, the game will now tell you where the closest enemies needed for your quest are located.
  • New Quest Rewards vendors!
    • These vendors sell items that you previously earned in quests! If you haven't completed the quest yet, the item will not be for sale. If you haven't completed any quests that reward items, you won't be able to talk to the vendors at all and an error message will display.
    • Vendors can be found in every store in the game. Tailor, blacksmith, gunsmith, etc. Each one sells items relative to the store they're in. So if the Quest Reward vendor is in a blacksmith shop, they sell daggers and swords. Tailor? Clothing.
    • For voodoo doll and staff quest rewards, look for the quest reward NPC icon on your mini-map. They're outside.
    • Bonus items can be bought even by players who didn't do the bonus (but still did the main quest), but for large prices like 150k-175k gold.
  • The Caribbean is looking a lot better! We have entirely reworked how options function under the hood. In addition, we have a new "Advanced" graphics tab with several new features!
  • Anti-aliasing: This should smooth out any jagged edges models in-game may have.

Anisotropic filtering: This setting makes textures look much clearer and crisp. Try it out for yourself!

  • A new HDR option has also been implemented, but is unfinished. It should be functional soon!
  • An additional option to toggle frame interpolation has also been added. This will allow you to toggle back and forth between the game's original 30fps animations and the newer 60fps animations.
  • A bunch of hats, belts, and tattoos have been given HD texture revamps.
  • A new Cotton Explorer Hat is for sale at the Secret Trading Outpost and can be looted in brights.
  • Revamped the textures for: Accented Admiral Hat, Accented Cavalry Hat, Accented Embellished Vest. They should now be much more detailed and crisp.
  • The "Sell Items" button is now in the menu for Tailors, Jewelers, Tattoo Artists, and Fishmasters.
  • The China Seas Warrior Peddler outfit now has a 2nd hat option. Look for it when the set returns later this year!
  • The Forsaken Shallows and Fort Charles mini-maps have been given HD revamps.
  • The Monkey Voodoo Doll group now has the Sure Footed skill, to match the rest of the Monkey weapon group.
  • Weapon upgrade quest reward items have been buffed in rarity, price, and attack power.

Bugfixes

  • Corrected some pathing issues with skeletons during Port Royal invasions.
  • Fix an AI infinite loop with ships.
  • Fix potion game crash caused by spamming Escape when pressing Shift to interact.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the game to not save the dimensions you set for the game window.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking on someone's name on a whisper message would open your own player card and not theirs.
  • Fixed a bug where you'd hear the whisper SFX when sending a whisper (not receiving it).
  • Fixed a bug which caused the forts in the Black Pearl Boss Battle to be invincible.
  • Fixed a crash in Black Pearl instances and ship repair.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur if someone teleported into Barbossa's Grotto to do the gun tutorial.
  • Fixed a district reset related to respawning in SvS.
  • Fixed a fence on Port Royal that was missing a fence post and had an invisible side.
  • Fixed a pig pen on Port Royal that had an issue with its right corner.
  • Fixed a Port Royal invasion district reset.
  • Fixed a PvP district reset caused by a player leaving seconds prior to the reward screen.
  • Fixed a PvP district reset when respawning in Mayhem/Team Battle.
  • Fixed a seam on the Navy Tricorne.
  • Fixed an ancient Disney bug where Davy Jones enemies would count as skeletons in quests.
  • Fixed an exploit with cannons and Explosive ammo. This is the really nasty bug which allowed players to shoot more than 1 explosive at a time.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the PvP Infamy Rewards vendor icon to not display on the mini-map.
  • Fixed an issue where NPCs offering quests wouldn't show the title of the overall quest, but only the first task.
  • Fixed combat animations not showing up for other players.
  • Fixed Edward Shackleby clipping through the bench during a Port Royal invasion.
  • Fixed issues with the Mottled, Scoundrel, Stargazer, and Fancy Buccaneer hat textures, particularly the back feathers.
  • Fixed multiple ship related district resets.
  • Fixed profile pages not loading when a server resets.
  • Fixed seams on the Checker Coat and Brown Stripe Coat.
  • Fixed texture seam issues on: Commander High Neck Shirt, Diplomat High Neck Shirt, Plain Cotton Puffy Shirt.
  • Fixed the "Double Toss" grenade glitch.
  • Fixed the Fort Charles portion of the Port Royal mini-map. The map will now show all the buildings in the area, as well as the Cannon Defense and Gypsy NPC icons.
  • Fixed the positioning of a fence on Tortuga that would cause players to get stuck between two posts, unable to move.
  • NPCs Jenny Jigfiddle and Sid Shufflefoot will now properly appear during both the Mardi Gras and Thanksgiving holidays. They will also take turns being the actual Musician vendor you can request songs from!
  • Possibly fixed a quest crash related to buried treasure.
  • Potentially fixed issues with ship wheels causing client crashes.
  • Removed a dock that doesn't exist from the Isla Tormenta loading screen.
  • The Black Pearl cutscene now shows Giladoga and Nill Offrill instead of Bo Beck and Doggerel Dan.
  • Tons of item icon color and graphics corrections.

Maintenance

  • Changed the description on the Treasure Sense skill to clarify that it only improves the drops of Royal Chests at sea, not loot on land.

Code cleanup

  • Enemy tracking for quests has been improved.
  • Localizer fixes.
  • Quest dialogue fixes.
  • Tweaked Jolly Roger's health to be a bit higher in Invasions.
  • Whitelist & blacklist updates.

March

2019-3-13 tlopo-rc-v1.19.8

Features

  • A new music track, "Roll the Old Chariot," is now available to be listened to in any tavern! It's a classic sea shanty with a TLOPO twist! Check it out!
  • Each jail across the Caribbean is now more detailed. Shackles, prison beds, skeletons, and other props decorate the cells.
  • There will be a Double Gold Weekend March 15th-18th in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy, mates!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a crash when docking a ship.
  • Fixed a crash when entering a tavern.
  • Fixed a crash when loading a ship.
  • Fixed a crash when logging into the game.
  • Fixed a district reset with the Mardi Gras bonfire.

Maintenance

  • Added some game master functionality to the Mardi Gras bonfire.
  • Blacklist updates.
  • Changes to holiday dates.
  • Code cleanup.
  • Localizer grammar tweaks/improvements.
  • Reworked an internal testing command.

2019-3-2 tlopo-rc-v1.19.7

Features

  • Players are now given a prompt that tells them to free up an inventory slot when redeeming a code with a full inventory or when talking to an NPC that is about to award a quest item. You won't be able to accidentally lose those items anymore!
  • Sailing skill cooldowns are now timed per ship, rather than per person.
    • For example, if a captain fires broadsides then hands the wheel over to the first mate, the first mate is subject to the broadside cooldown from when the captain fired them. This prevents players from having 3-4 different players handing off the wheel to each other, spamming broadsides and other skills.
    • SvS players, this is for you! We know you've waited a long time for this and other fixes. Rest assured, we're working on it! We haven't forgotten you!
  • There is now a small ship icon that will show up to a friend's name if they are on a ship with boarding permissions open to you. Click on the icon to teleport to them directly.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused Take Cover and Open Fire to not function.
  • Fixed a crash caused by launching a fishing boat.
  • Fixed a crash with crew chat.

Known Issue

  • When whispering to someone, clicking on the message you just sent will bring up your player card instead of the profile of the person you're whispering.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Localizer grammar tweaks/improvements.

February

2019-2-28 tlopo-rc-v1.19.6

On the Horizon

  • This update adds some brand new holiday content behind the scenes. Keep a look out for its release early next month!

Features

  • Rare and common material pouches now have custom icons when in a ship's cargo hold. They previously used icons for Loot Skull Chests and Loot Chests respectively.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused guild chat to not clean up upon logging out (to switch pirates).
  • Fixed a bug that caused the fishing rod to remain in your hand after leaving a fishing spot.
  • Fixed a bug where NPC animations weren't properly reset after an invasion.
  • Fixed a bug where players could not receive a guild invite after logging out with an active invitation.
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to gain 50 infamy points for each kill they dealt in PvP.
  • Fixed a bug where you could not see your own whisper (to a non-friend that is a guildmate, crewmate, etc)
  • Fixed a bug with shop icons when displayed on a minimap.
  • Fixed a crash with PvP Infamy Rewards vendors.
  • Fixed a crash with the Hull Patching portion of the Ship Repair minigame.
  • Fixed a district reset when upgrading a ship.
  • Fixed a GUI issue with the badge panel.
  • Fixed a typo with NPC speech bubbles.
  • Fixed an issue where launching a ship from Port Royal on a Welcome ocean would spawn you next to Devil's Anvil instead of next to Port Royal.
  • Fixed an issue where the April Fool's mustache would sometimes turn gold for females.
  • Fixed an issue where the Valentine's Day holiday ending message was off-center.
  • Fixed guild member names not updating when changed in-game.
  • Fixed some quest dialog that said General Darkhart was in the Catacombs.
  • Fixed the "Escape" bug that would cause a black screen when players exited the potion brewing minigame.
  • Fixed the pork tonic not showing correct the model when being consumed.
  • When selling something while you have max gold, clicking "Cancel" will no longer sell the items anyway.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Changes to several news pop-up messages.
  • Holiday date range tweaks.
  • Localizer grammar tweaks/improvements.
  • Quest dialogue grammar tweaks/improvements.
  • Underground Parlor Games now shows up as located in "Windward Passage" on player profiles, as it did back in POTCO.
  • Whitelist and blacklist updates.

2019-2-9 tlopo-rc-v1.19.5

Features

  • We have increased the armor on all classes of Galleons.
    • Previously, Galleons ridiculously had less armor than Frigates. Galleons are intended to be the staple "slow, armored" ship class. This puts them back in their rightful rank. In a previous patch, we also slightly increased the speed for all Sloop classes. They were always the fastest ships, but the Brig was, for some reason, very very close behind in terms of speed.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue where two bookshelves were blocking a painting in Graham Marsh Imports on Port Royal.
  • Fixed an issue where two bookshelves were pasted directly on top of each other, causing clipping, in Graham Marsh Imports on Port Royal.
  • Fixed several potion descriptions that said the effects only worked on cutlasses and pistols when in reality they worked for all types of swords and guns.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Localizer improvements and tweaks.
  • Tweaked date ranges for some upcoming holidays.

2019-2-3 tlopo-rc-v1.19.4

Features

  • Added a small little thing for the upcoming Valentine's Day quest. Keep a look out for it when the holiday goes live on February 10th!

Bugfixes

  • Centered Remington the Vicious on his catwalk.
  • Fixed a district reset with teleportation.
  • Fixed a floating painting in Fort Charles.
  • Fixed an internal code error with a gun.
  • Fixed an issue in Fort Charles where certain props weren't showing up due to a VisZone error by Disney.
  • Fixed an issue where a gunshot audio file wasn't being used due to a typo made by Disney.
  • Fixed several floating holiday props on the beach of Port Royal.
  • Fixed some buildings that were clipping on Kingshead.
  • Moved a holiday prop that was placed on top of a player spawn node on Port Royal.

Maintenance

  • Added some new icons for some news pop-ups.
  • Code cleanup.
  • Localizer improvements and tweaks.
  • Quest string tweaks.

January

2019-1-26 tlopo-rc-v1.19.3

Features

  • Welcome Worlds have been implemented.
    • These are special oceans/servers that only contain the islands Rambleshack and Port Royal and do not have events such as Invasions that may interfere with the tutorial.
    • All new pirates will load into these oceans and will remain there until they launch their ships from Port Royal or log off. When ships load or when they log back in, they will be on a regular server.
  • Basil Calledougal, the Fort Charles Cannonmaster, has been relieved of his duties. Seems like the Navy didn't quite like a pirate running things inside the fort. Basil can now be seen enjoying his newfound free time in the tavern on Ile d'Etable de Porc. Basil's brother, Bert Calledougal, has taken up his duties as Cannonmaster.
  • EITC bosses Remington the Vicious, Neban the Silent, Samuel, and Claude d'Arcis now have custom appearances and character DNA. They will no longer respawn with random appearances each time.
  • Holiday and daily quests are now explicitly marked as such in your journal. For example: "Holiday: Haunting in Hollowed Woods."
  • The materials pouch in your inventory now denotes which materials are for ship upgrades and which are for events.

Bugfixes

  • All bosses in Hollowed Woods will now properly immediately despawn when the holiday expires.
  • All Halloween weapons will now properly become unavailable in loot and stores as soon as the event is over.
  • Fixed a bug where enemy spawn points would not cycle through different enemy types after each kill.
  • Fixed a district reset with ships.
  • Fixed a floating holiday decoration on the Tortuga beach.
  • Fixed an issue that would have prevented players from picking up the Valentine's Day quest.
  • Fixed an issue where a quest description told players to go to the wrong location.
  • Fixed an issue where certain quest names were too long to fit in the journal.
  • Fixed an issue where players could walk through some props in The Watcher's Hovel.
  • Fixed an issue where several quests had blank descriptions.
  • Fixed an issue where some rocks in Hollowed Woods used the classic jungle stone texture instead of the darker custom Hollowed Woods stone texture.
  • Fixed/removed some weirdly placed props in Hollowed Woods.
  • Players will now properly be booted from Hollowed Woods buildings if they are still inside when the holiday ends.
  • Removed a duplicate stacked piece of UI in the Skill Levels section of the Player Profile panel.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Localizer improvements and tweaks.
  • Whitelist and blacklist updates.

2019-1-3 tlopo-rc-v1.19.2

Maintenance

  • Back-end maintenance to integrate functions with our new website.
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