In addition to the usual fixes and tweaks and upgrades, the Circle of Eight is pleased to present a comprehensive fix for the longstanding lag issues in the Elemental Nodes and certain Temple levels in our version 7.3.0 release.
UPDATE: You must also apply the v7.3.3 Add-On Module/patch to this release. You can find it HERE
- Comprehensive lag fix implemented: significantly reduces or eliminates lag in the Air, Earth, and Fire Nodes and in Temple levels two and four.
- Disabled descriptive "empty/not empty" hover-text for containers.
- Adjusted jump points in Moathouse Dungeon (near Lubash) and in Broken Tower (from Escape Tunnel below) to avoid parties being separated in different rooms upon arrival.
- Changed Lantern Archon attacks from melee to ranged touch (per RAW) casting Searing Light.
- Reduced value of summoned shillelagh to 5 CP (same as quarterstaff) so as to avoid selling exploit.
- Bulletproofed drinking contest routine so that Paladins don't fall.
- Corrected some exotic armor prices and stats.
- Updated Moon-Ivy armor as follows: removed spell casting ability and charisma bonus from regular variety; added Poison-Ivy, Explosive Spores, and Pheromones varieties per the Arms and Equipment Guide. Reduced availability of all varieties so that they are rare.
- Reduced CR for Drow, WotGS dwarves, and both Hextor factions to slow leveling (NC only).
- Removed many mobs added in Co8 v5.5 from Hommlet exerior as test measure to enhance performance and relieve jerkstop.
- Bulletproofed runoff routine for gnome and elf captives in Moathouse.
- Fixed pathnode-related Nulb exterior crash bug.
- Made Romag and Hartsch appear in creatures killed log.
- Removed Kella's spell resistance as per the module.
WELKWOOD BOG (NC)
- Merged Welkwood Bog exterior maps (NC only).
HICKORY BRANCH (NC)
- Fixed bug where Hickory Branch blockage would not appear after leaving area and coming back (NC only).
- Upgraded many Verbobonc interior maps to be consistent with the upgraded exterior (NC only).
- Upgraded Darlia and the Verbobonc Scarlet Brotherhood cousins and nephews (NC only).
- Upgraded gnome tunnels spiders (NC only).
- Upgraded Verbobonc dragons from adult to old and from young to juvenile (NC only).
We sincerely hope that you enjoy this edition of The Circle of Eight Modpack.
- The Circle of Eight Team