Dark and Light - SG Somi


Hello Adventurers!

Don't forget - Double rate and double tame rate on Official is ending this Friday 7/19. Get that last minute grinding and farming in now!

What's going on?
As we mentioned in our last Community Update, the development team's main focus is currently on: Ice Dragon Rework, Magic/Elemental Rework, Server Transfers, Code Update. More details will follow when available.

In regards to the changes within our community team - we are still waiting for a few more pieces of the puzzle to fall into place. Meanwhile, we've been making internal changes to our workflow and processes. We'd like to apologize again for any lack of engagement during this time. We thank you for your patience as we continue to place a new foundation.

Console?
There have been questions about whether Dark and Light would be released on other platforms. Porting to Consoles is an entire endeavor on its own. Console development is a different process and presents its own unique challenges. If you would like to understand a little more about porting to consoles, please refer to this article here:

That being said, the development team would like to focus their efforts on bringing Dark and Light to full release before we consider other platforms

Development Kit
We're happy to see that there is continued interest in the DnL Dev Kit. We loved seeing how our modding community was able to add to the world we created. However, as we are pushing towards full release, it is unlikely that the Dev Kit will be updated before then. Thank you for your understanding!

Decay/Timer bug
Thank you for all of your bug reports! The issue with the decay and timers has been particularly of note. The development team is aware of this issue and are actively working on resolving this bug among others.
Dark and Light - SG Somi


Hello Adventurers!

Let's get the summer time adventures rolling with double the drop rate and double taming rate on all Official servers starting now July 5th until July 19th!

Farm up and make friends with new creatures. Now's the perfect time to grind and strengthen your guild to fight for your faction!

Forge onward and happy adventuring! :)
Dark and Light - SG Somi


Hello Adventurers!

First and foremost, we would like to apologize for our lack of community presence these past months. Thank you to everyone who has been, and everyone who continues to be, a part of Dark and Light's development. We truly appreciate all your support and patience.

Development Update
Current Focus
  • Ice Dragon Rework
  • Magic/Elemental Tower Rework
  • Patching Server Transfers
  • Code Updates
Please note that the above is not a preview of the next patch. We know you guys have been wondering about the current state of development. It is only just a look into some of the Development Team's current focuses. We will make a separate news post when we have more details and information about the next patch.

EDIT: Double Rate Event
We will be implementing double drop rate and double taming rate on all official servers from July 5 - July 19.


Snail Games Community Team Update
We are excited to announce a change to our Community Team. Please join us in wishing Calculated good luck in his new endeavor, and welcome a new Snail Games Community Manager - Somi!

Hi guys, nice to meet you all! :)

Some of you may have already noticed me if you're on our Official Discord. I apologize for the late introduction and thank you for your patience as I continue to settle into the role. The Community Team as a whole will be undergoing a transition and I am very excited to help build up our community. A lot of the changes will be internal for now as we look into improving our community presence. Thank you! :)

If you would like to reach out to me directly - for now, you can contact me at the Official Dark and Light Community Discord: https://discord.gg/q2DBsfN

-- Somi and the Snail Games Community Team

Dark and Light - SG_Calculated
Hello Adventurers!

We had some amazing submissions from the community with truly creative ideas. We managed to narrow our top three picks for PvE and PvP server submissions, and here they are:

PvE

Third Place: Christian




Second Place: Joe




First Place: Janne




PvP

Third Place: Laura




Second Place: Luciano




First place: Hell




We will be distributing the prizes in game this week. Thank you all so much for your participation!

-The Dark and Light Community Team
Dark and Light - Ian.S
Greetings Adventurers,

We pushed an minor update at 1:00 am PST on June 6 to fix data loss that might have been incurred during server transfer and to update new styles for the Wooden Structures and Stone Structures


Double Harvest Rate Event

From June 6 to June 14, we are hosting a double harvest rate plus double taming rate event.

Update
Double harvest rate will be extended to June 17.


Thank you.

Dark and Light - luhanj
Greetings Adventurers,

We pushed an minor update at 1:00 am PST on May 30 to fix data loss that might have been incurred during server transfer.

We will continue to keep an eye out for any similar issues, and we encourage you to submit a ticket to DnL Support or submit a bug report to DnL Bug Report if you encounter data loss in the future.

Thank you.



Dark and Light - luhanj
Greetings Adventurers,

We pushed an update at 1:00 am PST on May 23.

Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where Bytorg, the Ice Cave boss, might not spawn as is designed in the Ice Cave progression.
  • Fixed an issue where Fireball III could be used to drain Elemental Tower ammo. Fireball III will no longer be doing damage to Elemental Tower, nor will it be interrupted by Elemental Tower ammo.

Dark and Light - SG_Calculated
Greetings Adventurers,

Our next update will be at 1:00 am PST on May 17.

Remember to keep an eye out for the in-game message for when the servers will be closing for the update!

Elemental Tower Change and Balancing
  • Increased the basic damage for Elemental Tower from 75 to 100
  • Increased the max damage Elemental Tower does from 225 to 350 per shot
  • Increased the Water Element ammo’s movement slowdown from 20% to 40%
  • Increased the Light Element ammo’s accumulated Constitution on the target when getting hit from 10 to 20, and adjusted the shooting interval from 2.4 to 2
  • Increased the Dark Element ammo’s additional damage from 75 to 150, and adjusted its shooting interval from 0.4 to 0.8
  • Increased the Wind Element ammo’s valid range from 1,000 to 1,500
  • Removed two Elemental Requirement: Fire+Earth and Water+Earth
  • Optimized Elemental Tower’s vfx, to reduced the lagging issues caused by large amount of Elemental Towers getting rendered
  • Preview of Large Elemental Tower in the next patch: in additional to the current elemental combinations available at the Elemental Tower, Large Elemental Tower will enjoy two more elemental combos:
    Combo 1: tremendous amount of damage to flyers
    Combo 2: AOE explosive damage to non-flyers

Constitution Cure Items
Three items can now be used to reduce Constitution and cure torpidity.
  • Flower - reduced 1.5 constitution per consumption
  • Vigor Mushroom - grown from Fungal Spores planted in Crop Plot. Vigor Mushroom’s original stamina restoration effect is now replaced with Constitution restoration effect, reducing 75 Constitution within 5 seconds
  • Gourmet Flatbread - craftable in the Stone Fireplace. Gourmet Flatbread’s immediate effect is changed to reducing 225 Constitution within 3 seconds, while its subsequent food buff will increase the max Constitution by 300, and reduce 15 Constitution per second for a duration of 1,800 seconds

Light Elemental Fixes and Changes
  • Optimized the light orbs held in Light Elemental’s hands so that they are getting rendered correctly from a long distance
  • Reduced the required Mana for Light Elemental to go into illumination mode to 1/30 of its original
  • Fixed an issue where server restart would cause the Light Elemental to despawn
  • Fixed an issue where some options were not selectable in tamed Light Elemental’s action wheel

Ice Cave Boss Fixes and Changes
  • Fixed an issue where Bytorg will not respawn after getting killed
  • Reduced Bytorg’s respawn timer from 3 hours to 2 hours
  • Slightly increased the damage caused by Bytorg’s skill attacks

Other Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where the Satyr Incarnated character did not have walking sfx


Other Changes
  • Color Tone Change to Talos, Human City
    - Adjusted the structure color tone for Talos, for better layered environment.
    - Adjusted the color tone for the village outside Talos
  • Small Chest model redo
Dark and Light - SG_Calculated


Description/Artwork Requirement

We want to see players make their own real life monuments in Dark and Light! Pull inspiration from historical buildings from across the world and put your building skills to the test by creating them in game.

Rules
  • Only official servers will participate in this event
  • PVP servers, and PVE servers will be judged separately
  • Only one submission will be accepted per house
  • DnL artists will be the judge to give scores to submitted artwork
  • Cheaters will be disqualified

How to participate

Submit your work to darkandlightofficial@gmail.com with your server, name of House, name of Characters, along with at least three screenshots of your artwork, including one front view, one side view, and one bird view.

Duration
  • Submission window will be open: 2019.05.06 - 2019.05.31
  • Artists evaluation: 2019.06.01 - 2019.06.08
  • Rewards distribution: 2019.06.10 - 2019.06.15

Rewards
  • First place - Golden Mythical Creature statue*1; Miniature*5; Quality equipment sets*2; Quality weapons*3
  • Second place - Golden Mythical Creature statue*1; Miniature*3; Quality equipment sets*1; Quality weapons*1
  • Third place - Bone Dragon skin*1; Miniature*2; Quality equipment sets*1
  • Fourth to Sixth place - Golden Horse Saddle skin*1; Miniature*2; Quality weapons*1
  • Seventh to Tenth place - Miniature*1; Quality weapons*1

Double Harvest Rate Extension
In accommodation to the rebuild event, we are extending the double harvest rate event to May 11.





Dark and Light - Ian.S
Greeting Adventurers,

Our next update will be at 2:00 am PDT on April 25.

Remember to keep an eye out for the in-game message for when the servers will be closing for the update!

Light versus Dark


Light Elemental

As a mid-tier elemental creature, Light Elemental is supposed to be more powerful than early game creatures such as, Fire Elemental. So we have decided to buff Light Elemental and brand her as the representative of the light and brightness.

While Light Elemental does not enjoy advantage in HP growth, she is empowered the ranged skills to ensure her ability to carry damage as a rear unit. She will also have the ability to Overload to fend off enemies getting too close to her in close range combat

  • Increased Light Elemental’s initial base HP from 720 to 800
  • Set Light Elemental’s Mana at a fixed number of 250; casting her skill will drain Mana
  • Reduced Light Elemental’s Focus from 500 to 350, and enabled it to be level-point-increase-able at a rate of 4% per level point added
  • Changed the revival material for Light Elemental to Lightstone and Light Elemental Core
  • Increased the required time for Light Elemental to revive in the Summoning Pool
  • Adjusted the amount of Food Light Elemental restored from consuming Magic Shard, Magic Essence and Chaos Essence provide
  • Adjusted the spawning amount and spawning area of Light Elemental

Light Elemental Skills
  • Light Elemental’s attack contains light elemental effect, doing 200% damage upon Fire Lord and dark elemental creatures
  • Light Elemental’s attack will not inflict damage on structures above the tier of Wood Structures
  • Light Elemental’s first ranged skill is Light Bolt, which causes small AoE explosion upon hitting the target. Each cast contains three releases, one orb per release for the first two, and two orbs for the last release
  • Light Elemental’s second ranged skill is Light Orb, which causes explosion upon hitting the target and leaves a ring that could slow down enemies (currently not effective on wild creatures) staying inside before it explodes again
  • Light Elemental can Overload herself when engaged in close-ranged combat
  • Overload lasts for 30 seconds
  • Overload grants her attack and skill damages to 300%
  • Overload grants her 50 HP restoration per second
  • Overload grants her 15% increase in movement speed

Light Elemental Additional Functionality
  • Tamed Light Elemental can serve as a light source to illuminate the environment by consuming her Focus. The command can be completed in her action wheel

Other changes
  • Reduced Light Elemental’s size
  • Optimized Light Elemental’s animation
  • Optimized the vfx of Light Elemental’s skill attacks
  • Optimized Light Elemental’s appearance in her non-Overload state

Fire Lord/Dark Elemental

As a mid-tier elemental creature, Fire Lord is an underrated fighter with strong physiques and AOE skills, making him an unstoppable force in closed-ranged combat. His dark resistance can effectively counteract dark creatures from meteorite drops, thus allowing him to be the tank in the front line against the darkness.

  • Increased Fire Lord’s initial HP from 900 to 1150, and increased the amount of HP growth per level-up point
  • Set Fire Lord’s Mana at a fixed number of 100; casting his skills will drain Mana
  • Adjusted the revival material for Fire Lord to Darkstone and Dark Elemental Core
  • Increased the required time to revive Fire Lord in the Summoning Pool
  • Adjusted the spawning amount and spawning area of Fire Lord: Fire Lord now spawns in Sacrificial Grounds (lower level), Dragon Island (higher level), and Volcano Island

Fire Lord Skills
  • Fire Lord’s attack contain dark elemental effect, doing 200% damage upon Light Elemental and light elemental creatures
  • Fire Lord’s attack will not inflict damage on structures above the tier of Wood Structures
  • Fire Lord’s first ranged skill is Fire Bolt, quicker in flying speed but lower in damage; it incurs explosive damage upon hitting the target
  • Fire Lord’s second ranged skill is Fire Meteorite, slower in flying speed but higher in AOE damage; it incurs large AOE damage, and casts dark flame debuff on the target
  • Fire Lord’s strong arms allow any damage dealt to them to be reduced to 90% of its original

Other changes
  • Optimized Fire Lord’s animation
  • Optimized the vfx of Fire Lord’s skill attack


Change in Resistance
We’ve redefined the perimeter of resistance to allow more effectiveness elemental attacks have against their countering elemental resistance.
  • Light elemental attacks will do 200% damage upon Fire Lord and dark elemental creatures
  • Dark elemental attacks will do 200% damage upon Light Elemental and light elemental creatures
  • Reduced the Resistance of all Mythical creature to 40%
  • Reduced the Resistance of all dark creatures - dark elemental resistance was reduced to 70%, and other elemental resistance are reduced to 10%

Changes
Creature Skill change
Creatures’s ranged attack damage will now be enjoying the multiplier given by its Damage

Creature AI
Added a new ranged AI to creatures, allowing ranged creatures to stay at a distance from the approaching player character so that they can effectively cast their ranged attacks against character.

Adjustment in Focus and Mana
  • Restoration of Mana for magic or Elemental creatures will slowly consume Focus
  • When the creature is low in Focus, its Mana restoration speed will be lowered
  • When the creature has 0 Focus, it will no longer restore Mana
  • Creatures can restore Focus by getting into sleep mode

Temporarily Removing Frost Dragon
We’ve started the rework of Frost Dragon,, and we plan to push the Reborn Frost Dragon in May. So we are temporarily removing Frost Dragon from the game. Once we push the Reborn Frost Dragon, any previously-tamed Frost Dragons will despawn.

Balancing Early Game Creatures

Boar
Feedback: as the usual first tamed creature players get their hands on, Boar should be more productive in transportation and harvesting.
  • Slightly reduced the size of its model, so that it is more fitting for rider character.
  • Increased Boar’s amount of HP growth per level-up from 6% to 8%
  • Increased Boar’s sprint speed from 565 to 630
  • Fixed an issue where Boar’s moving attack is rubberbanding
  • Fixed an issue where Boar’s Charge skill could not be cast when it is moving

Bargesh
Feedback: as an aggressive creature in early game, Bargesh usually form into pack to attack their targets. However, they are low in HP growth, so when players encounter them in groups, the best strategy is to kite them down one by one.
  • Reduced the amount of hook arrows required to bring Bargesh down
  • Reduced Bargesh’s HP growth per level-up from 5% to 2%
  • Increased Bargesh’s amount of Damage growth per level-up from 10% to 15%
  • Reduced Bargesh’s initial HP from 120 to 100
  • Added Bite skill to Bargesh. When casting its Bite skill, Bargesh will stop moving. This will be your best chance to take it down, or flee
  • Bargesh will now be enjoying Bargesh-pack effect
  • Bargesh will provide one layer of buff, with 5% damage reduction and 10% damage increase, to every other Bargesh or Vicious Hyena nearby
  • Each Bargesh will at most enjoy five layers of buff
  • When Bargesh are distant from each other, it will no longer enjoy the Bargesh-pack effect

Horse
Feedback: in early game, the combo of Iron Spear plus Horse is too much overpowering, urging us to nerf Horse so that a more balanced combat system is tangible
  • Reduced Horse’s initial HP from 600 to 450
  • Reduced Horse’s amount of HP growth per level-up from 6% to 4%
  • Reduced the amount of Armor Horse Saddle provides from 22 to 14

Wolf
Feedback: Wolfpack effect is too overpowering
  • Reduced the amount of damage increase each additional Wolf has on its packmate from 5% to 3%
  • Reduced the amount of damage reduction each additional Wolf has on its packmate from 7% to 5%
  • Reduced the max amount of Wolf allowed in the wolfpack from 8 to 7
  • Reduced the range to validly form a Wolfpack effect from 5000 to 1000

Dark Creatures
Feedback: To allow more effectiveness various elemental attacks have, we are nerfing dark creatures with overpowering Resistance
  • Adjusted dark creatures’ Resistance: Dark Resistance adjusted to 70%; Light Resistance adjusted to -100%, receiving 100% more damage from light elemental attacks; other Resistance adjusted from 40% to 10%
  • Reduced dark creatures’ aggro range from 13,000 to 11,000

Event
From April 28 to May 6, we are hosting a double harvest rate plus double taming rate event. Starting from April 28, structure decay timer in PVE servers will be adjusted as below, and remain adjusted even after the event ends.
  • Straw - 3 days
  • Wooden - from 4 days to 8 days
  • Stone - from 5 days to 10 days
  • Iron - from 7 days to 14 days
  • Manor - from 15 days to 30 days

Decrease the Crafting Time for Mystical Feed to 2 min.

@-=GUARDIAN=- Thank you for your advice.


Other Fixes and Changes
  • Fixed an issue where using Bola de Neutra would cause server rollback
  • Fixed an issue where players entering certain areas of Ironfast, Estel, and Talos will be teleported up
  • Fixed an issue where in some cases Spell Tower’s ammo could not cause damage upon Gorgon Incarnation
  • Fixed an issue where Spell Tower’s project is missing material
  • Fixed an issue where moving the slider in volume does not change the volume of NPCs’ voiceover
  • Added Iron mine and Mithril mine to spawn in the Sacrificial Grounds outside Talos
  • Reduced the amount of Darkstone mine spawned in the Death Forest outside Talos, and increased the amount of Iron mine spawned in it
  • Iron Spear will now be available at City vendor’s inventory after Donation reaches level 10
  • Tames that are tagged as “can not transfer” will not be stoned in Bola de Neutra
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