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Young Player Status

Owyn

Administrator
Staff member
#1
Shelter Island and Young Player Status

Shelter Island Window





When players log in with a new character, they will immediately receive a Shelter Island Window that gives them three options:

View Information about Shelter Island and Young Player status
If a player clicks the "View" button they will be able to view several pages of information explaining how Young Status works and the rules for Shelter Island (they also have a "Back" button on the window to return to the three options menu)






Stay on Shelter Island and keep Young Player status
If the player clicks the "Stay" button they will be allowed to stay on Shelter Island for the time being

Renounce Young Player status and Travel to Prevalia
If the player clicks the "Travel" button they will immediately be teleported (along with nearby pets) to Prevalia and will lose Young Player status

If the player closes the window without selecting either the 2nd or 3rd option, the window will reappear the next time they log in until chose one of those two options


Shelter Island and New Player Dungeon





  • Shelter Island is now an Aggression-Free region, and players cannot perform hostile actions to each other (including in the New Player Dungeon)
  • Players can not increase any skill beyond 70 while on Shelter Island (including in the New Player Dungeon)
  • Players without Young Status are not allowed Bank access and cannot purchase items from Vendors in Shelter Island
  • Player chances to harvest resources are reduced to 50% of normal on Shelter Island (i.e. 22% mining success becomes 11%)
  • Player resource amounts when carving corpses is reduced to 50% of normal on Shelter Island
  • Skill Gain amount is increased by 100% in the New Player Dungeon
  • Active Skill Gain Boost is always considered active for a player in the New Player Dungeon
  • Gold amounts on creatures in the New Player Dungeon are reduced to 50% of normal
  • Chances for Special Items (treasure maps, arcane scrolls, etc) on creatures in the New Player Dungeon are reduced to 50% of normal
  • Creatures will not drop Rare items in the New Player Dungeon
  • Players cannot cast field spells or Energy Vortex / Blade Spirits in the New Player Dungeon












Losing Young Player Status





Players will lose Young Player status if one of the following events occurs:

  • They leave Shelter Island
  • They spend more than 8 Hours in game
  • They elect to Renounce their Young Player status

If a player attempts to use a player-made moongate, public moongate, cast recall, use a teleporter, or get on a boat they will receive a confirmation prompt asking them to first Renounce their Young player status. If they decline, they will not be able to travel to the location

Once a player loses their Young Player status, all Newbied items they have equipped, in their backpack, or bank box will lose its status
Any Non-Young player that picks up or uses a Newbied item will cause it to lose it's Newbied status
 
#3
  • They spend more than 8 Hours in game

I think that is very short for new people to learn something of the game or get used to it.
 
#4
  • They spend more than 8 Hours in game

I think that is very short for new people to learn something of the game or get used to it.
There ought to be some sort of limit, but I could see taking 20h or something. I think it would be very very difficult for someone to spend 8 hours on Shelter Island and not cross the 600 skill point threshold. If anyone does that, though, I think it might be fair for them to retain their young status a little while longer ;)

edit:
Is the 600 skill point threshold not a rule for retaining young player status anymore?
 

Kilgu

Apprentice
#5
Created a new character yesterday and wasn't a young player from the start. no prompt either. Is this based on account age as well?
*Also* The character name was the same as a previous character I made and deleted right before recreating.