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December 15, 2023
By darkgod - December 15, 2023

Rejoice in all the cold corners of Eyal for the Santascape has come!
Log on, jump on your characters and enjoy the cold feeling of deat...err...joy and merry presents!
Will you find your presents or your doom? You have until the 1st of january to find out!

Meet the friendly local elementals!

Have a hug with the cuddly snowmen!

And finally meet Nikolas to see if you deserve your presents!

The Santascape is a yearly special server event, triggered every 10 minutes by the server to all players currently logged in. There are others such events, come find them all during the year!

June 30, 2023
By darkgod - June 30, 2023

My minions, I am happy and proud to give you Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.7.6 ! See http://te4.org/

This is the update of shame!
I managed to induce a nasty nasty bug that broke the item's vault in 1.7.5. This is the fix for it so I can now finally go back to publish Lost Land test. I am sorry for the delay (and the nasty bug).
And to express my shame about the bug, I've gifted 2 bonus vault slots to every single player account that exists at this moment, whether they were affected or not.

  • Fixed the Item's Vault bug that could upload broken items or not upload at all, or not download at all. It's wild.
  • Updated the server to make sure this can't happen again even if I do an other dumb change

Have fun in Eyal!

May 29, 2023
By darkgod - May 29, 2023

My minions, I am happy and proud to give you Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.7.5 ! See http://te4.org/

This update fixes various things and most importantly provides new hooks and modding tools that are needed for Lost Land.

"But DarkGod please let us test Lost Land!" Actually this patch's main goal is just that! I'll wait a few days to see if nothing explodes with it and if all is good the testing will start!
Now, I already said it in the announcement of the beta but I want to make it crystal clear: Lost Land testing is *NOT* to be considered a way to get early access. It is likely to be full of bugs, unbalanced things, pain, sadness and tears. Things WILL explode and break, characters will be ruined (I mean, in a bad way) and so on. I urge you to not participate if this would feel bad for you. The only reasons I'm doing it are to see want exactly explode and to see if there is an interest for more public testing in the future.
And I will also re-iterate that the test will only be available from te4.org and not Steam or GOG (for the reasons listed above and because IIRC they don't do EA for DLCs anyway).
Now if you are still interested in testing, see ya in a few days! And if not, well I guess see ya in a few days anyway as you'll be able to get your fill of spoilers ;)

Don't forget to help ToME by with donations ( https://te4.org/donate ) or on Patreon ! And join up the official Discord server !

  • Add support for "_nt" for string localizations that should be translated even thoguh the engine does not need to do it instantly
  • Added BlightedSummoning:apply and BlightedSummoning:desc hooks to allow addons to change Blighted Summoning easily
  • Adventurers and Wanderers start with the Shoot talent known.
  • Alchemist's Drolems now have a basic moddable doll like the normal golem
  • Allow tilemaps to load a raw ASCII string
  • Allow Waters of Life to cleanse effects which could possibly reduce your heal mod to 0
  • Character sheet now displays the actual race name instead of the internal id
  • Chat files now support dynamic dialog entries
  • Clarify Shattering Blow shield removal description.
  • Clarify that only one shield is removed and chosen at random for Shattering Blow, Sunder Armour and Impale.
  • Correct Vim tooltip. (Vim gain is 1 + 50% Wil times creature rank, not 1 + 30% Wil times half creature rank)
  • Fix cursed aura bloating your savefile
  • Fix Purging Trap to not bypass silence immunity.
  • Fix so that premade characters now have a bonus zone correctly assigned
  • Fixed a bug preventing audio settings from saving correctly
  • Fixed copying characters links
  • Fixed Destalas Scales doll tiles
  • Fixed Rimebark's Grand Arrival cold resistance
  • Fixed Stormshield rune's numbers
  • Fixed underground mushrooms graphical error
  • Fixes an error with Fearscape
  • Garkul's Revenge correctly gives +20% damage against giant.
  • High Peak levels 1 to 4 now use cavern generator (with varying size on each level) instead of just level 1
  • Living lightning correctly works with Range Amplification Device
  • Makes combat tables for items refer back to their source item, for addons.
  • New hook "Chat:init"
  • New hook "Wanderer:learntCategory"
  • New moddable tile attachements: tail & behinds
  • Prevent Fallen Sun Paladins from spending 2 category points on a single Fallen category
  • Prevent Heroism lost life bonus from chaining infinitely.
  • Split the artifact creation code from the lost merchant chat file and added a hook "LostMerchant:artifactList" for better moddability
  • Swapped the orientation of some items images to be more consistent
  • Update Aura of Undeath description to specify that the inherited damage increase is based on your highest damage increase.
  • Update Call of the Ooze to check your number of total summons vs the limit allowed by Mitosis (Call of the Ooze's own limit is still checked in the action), so it can be used if you already have one or more oozes but do not have max summons or the max oozes allowed by mitosis.
  • Update Vault to check for a shield only. The action only uses the shield, so we don't need to check for sling and ammo as well.
  • Update Weapon of Light description to include the shield duration refresh.
  • Various typos, as usual since I can't type correctly :)

Have fun in Eyal!

April 16, 2023
By darkgod - April 16, 2023

What could be terrifying about little cute bunnies and eggs?
Nothing you say? Well, think again for the Pikataclysm has arrived to Eyal and will stay active until May 1st!
Beware of what lurks in this strange place, for sometimes, bunnies have big teeth.

The Pikataclysm is a yearly special server event, triggered every 10 minutes by the server to all players currently logged in. There are others such events, come find them all during the year!

February 17, 2023
By darkgod - February 17, 2023

Hello my minions!

 

So it's been a while, far too long even, but now I'm finally rea..

**out of nowhere, a wild minion appears and grabs DarkGod, shouting, "WHERE IS LOST LAND? GIVE IT TO ME NOW!!!"**

Ok ok my wild minion, just let me finish!

 

As I was saying, I'm finally ready to speak more about Lost Land. It's now in a rather usable state but it is a very big thing and as such, I've decided that I'd do an open beta / early access for it for once!

The current plan is that such a beta would come soon and be available on te4.org (worry not steam and gog people, you can use stuff from te4.org directly too). Now, what is soon? I'm not sure, but I can tell you a bit about what will be inside!

  • 6 new races, two of which have further minor variants:
    • Risen (Human / Halfling), a form of perfect undeath, unique to the Empire
    • Vampire, need I say more?
    • Atroren, elven undeads with .. peculiarities
    • Reptilian Saupur, lizard-like humanoids
    • Draconic Saurpur, lizard-dragon-like humanoids
    • Vessel (Gold / Bone / Steel / Crystal,) a kind of undead construct to house the soul of those whose bodies are beyond repair
  • 3 new evolutions:
    • Exarch, a powerful undead servant of the Empire, on the same power-level lore-wise as a Lich
    • Ancestral Host, a Saurpur that merged with a core-seed to become treant-like and protect the Imperium
    • Psi-ghosts, Solipsists that fully shed their physical bodies, solely existing as beings of pure psionic power
  • 3 new classes:
    • Dust-mage, a kind of mage specialized in using sand and stone
    • Graverobber, a rogue that learns some necromancy and ice magic to facilitate their .. activities
    • Praetor, an elite soldier of the Empire, with command over the imperial legions
  • 22 new zones, and the overworld map of Tar'Eyal itself, to explore and, most likely, die in! Some with rather unique gameplay or setting... Did you know you wanted a zone where you ride a giant dragonfly in its mad flight over the continent to tame it? Now you do!
  • A new campaign that replaces all the first half of the base game campaign and ties into the second half.
  • A way to become permanently mind controlled by a sentient fungus!
  • Many new creatures: ghosts, scorpions, antlions, some demons and many more and obviously for a game called Lost Land:
  • *DINOSAURS*
  • The usual new artifacts, lore, music and so on. But also new visuals for many existing items! An iron sword is an iron sword, but it will look different!

Now being a beta, it is not complete. Some unlocks will be missing; many texts will be too. Some/lots of placeholder gfx will exist; if you are lucky, you may even have a glimpse at my fantastic hand-drawn art (yes, you can start being very afraid now)! And obviously, balance will be atrocious, and the whole thing will be riddled with bugs (and I'm not talking about ritches here!).

 

Stay tuned for another post announcing the actual opening of the beta!

 

Now Lost Land is all well and dandy, but I do know I took far too long to make it; sure the world was hit some covid and all, but still I recognize my shortcomings, and it could and should have come sooner. Now, to avoid making the same mistake twice, I contacted the good Recaiden, a well-known and respected ToME modder, and asked to partner with him to start building the next expansion already! And he agreed! This way, the next expansion will already be well underway when LL is fully out, and since I'm not the only one on the project, on the coding side, I won't be able to slack off as much! :)

So it's with great pleasure that I announce that development has started on Beneath the Tides (title may or may not change), an expansion that will bring you over and under the vast oceans of Eyal and ... beyond!

Without spoiling too much, I can tell that you'll be able to play either nagas (of the Vargh Republic) or trolls (of the Kar'Haïb Dominion) and pirate your way to treasures and glory! Well, at least until some unexpected event propels you into an epic adventure! Prepare to encounter weird new threats but also some that ring closer to home...

 

Ok ok minions, do not panic. This is not another expansion announcement! The SoE is something else entirely, it is a lorebook that the great Liberty is currently working on, the person you have to thank for the amazing and disturbing lore of cults :)

It will take the form of an in-universe book, written by somebody that most players already know (but I can't reveal who they are, it'd be a big spoiler, sorry!). It will discuss various aspects of the world of Eyal, its history, its inhabitants, the way the universe works, the nature of magic, souls, Nature, ... And lots of stuff from outside of Eyal too, from the local star system to things much further away...

Here is a little quote from it, where the writer discusses horrors:

When designing the Sher’Tul, Amakthel had numerous failed experiments. Rather than dispose of his misshapen creations, he ignored them and left them to their own devices. They multiplied and spread through Eyal’s underground. However, Amakthel wasn’t wholly responsible for this plague. The Sher’Tul also created many bio-weapons during their civil war. They engaged in the same sin as their father and reshaped life for their own ends. They degenerated their own brethren, mutating them beyond recognition. To their credit, they tried to clean up the remnants of their war, but some horrors escaped their notice. There are also horrors which came to Eyal from space. All three of these groups are collectively referred to as eldritch horrors. I have catalogued various types of eldritch horrors below.

Obviously, I will not give any release date for that one, but I'm sure lots of you will be eager for it! I'm not yet sure the format of it either; probably some kind of ebook maybe also distributed on external ebook platforms, or who knows if there is demand, maybe as a physical book too. Please give us your opinions on that!

December 15, 2022
By darkgod - December 15, 2022

Rejoice in all the cold corners of Eyal for the Santascape has come!
Log on, jump on your characters and enjoy the cold feeling of deat...err...joy and merry presents!
Will you find your presents or your doom? You have until the 1st of january to find out!

Meet the friendly local elementals!

Have a hug with the cuddly snowmen!

And finally meet Nikolas to see if you deserve your presents!

The Santascape is a yearly special server event, triggered every 10 minutes by the server to all players currently logged in. There are others such events, come find them all during the year!

April 16, 2022
By darkgod - April 16, 2022

What could be terrifying about little cute bunnies and eggs?
Nothing you say? Well, think again for the Pikataclysm has arrived to Eyal and will stay active until May 1st!
Beware of what lurks in this strange place, for sometimes, bunnies have big teeth.

The Pikataclysm is a yearly special server event, triggered every 10 minutes by the server to all players currently logged in. There are others such events, come find them all during the year!

December 15, 2021
By darkgod - December 15, 2021

Rejoice in all the cold corners of Eyal for the Santascape has come!
Log on, jump on your characters and enjoy the cold feeling of deat...err...joy and merry presents!
Will you find your presents or your doom? You have until the 1st of january to find out!

Meet the friendly local elementals!

Have a hug with the cuddly snowmen!

And finally meet Nikolas to see if you deserve your presents!

The Santascape is a yearly special server event, triggered every 10 minutes by the server to all players currently logged in. There are others such events, come find them all during the year!

June 28, 2021
By darkgod - June 28, 2021

My minions, I am happy and proud to give you Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.7.4 ! See http://te4.org/

Your launcher should automatically update your game so no need to redownload it all.
If your launcher didn't self-update correctly, just redownload it from the homepage.

This release adds a new class and a new class evolution, amongst other updates, fixes and balances !

Don't forget to help ToME by with donations ( http://te4.org/donate ) or on Patreon !

  • Add a new hook/callback, ActorAI:aiTalentTactics/callbackOnAITalentTactics
  • Add chat portraits to many things
  • Add zone max level to tooltip and adjust levels for difficulty (if applicable)
  • Allow Steady Shot triggered via Shoot to apply Marked
  • Dirges update mastery correctly
  • Feed and Fed Upon properly ignore absolute resistance
  • Fix a bug with Garrote
  • Fix AI targeting of friendly actors, preventing them once again from toasting their friends
  • Fix alt tier1 zones having a different level range than non-alt tier1 zones
  • Fix Assasinate
  • Fix bone shield having non-integer cooldowns
  • Fix Brawler Attack Speed
  • Fix Cleansing Flames's tactical table
  • Fix description for Animate Blade
  • Fix Disengage being able to move through walls
  • Fix Energy Absorption
  • Fix Hymn Nocturnalist description
  • Fix Minotaur's Grand Arrival
  • Fix Shadows not Fading once they are immune to their summoner's damage
  • Fix Shattering Charge double crits
  • Fix talent level of chants & hymns boosted by difficulty twice
  • Fix Trap Priming
  • Fix twist the knife extending debuffs by non-integer amounts
  • Fix value displayed in damage log for Guardian Unity
  • Fix Vile Transplant effect limit
  • Fix wintry ego on shield not criting
  • forceUseTalent will not break things like movement infusion and won't be disturbed by confusion
  • It is now possible to recall out of the Temporal Rift
  • It is now safe to digest a cursed shadow
  • Mirror images are removed on death
  • New chat dialog interface
  • New gfx for the Rune of Reflection
  • New skeleton's damage shield visuals
  • New Sun Paladin evolution: Avatar of a Distant Sun
  • New Wanderer class. It's akin to adventurer but more chaotic! Instead of choosing talent trees you get a random set as you levelup! The set is determined by a seed that you can share with others to have friendly random competitions, or just share cool combos ;)
  • New Webs of Fate visual effect
  • Prevent clicking multiple times on hotkeys while the targeting interface is running (prevents infinite resource bug)
  • Prevent exploit where you could increase and decrease talent mastery at the same time you learned Fallen prodigy
  • Prevent player from infinitely stacking Pestilence shield with enough action speed
  • Remove digging from a few more vaults
  • Slightly nerf pace yourself
  • Some UI updates (buttons, and such)
  • Split the effect of Brutalized and Stunned
  • Support inconstant resource drain, fixing the Fearscape and a few other talents
  • Take Down respects pin if the target is more than 1 tile away
  • Tentative fix for yeti's in EoR having fur sticking outside of their pants
  • Tune down a Boneyard and Corpse Explosion visuals
  • Update fixedart daggers to 50%str/50%dex dammod for knives
  • Update Seen by Arcane Eye to immediately reveal actors
  • Update targeting parameters for Kneecapper and Kill Shot
  • Update Yeek's Quickened to trigger if the damage would leave you at 30% life or less
  • Update many NPCs tiles
  • Update the face of most character dolls
  • Update translations
  • Upscale the size of many lore pictures

  • Fix Diseased Body crashing in some corner cases
  • Fix Eternal Suffering to not appear on NPCs
  • Update translations

  • Add portraits for various chats
  • Exoskeleton is now displayed behind weapons
  • Fix Emergency Steam Purge wrong range
  • Fix Innovation + Mastery update interaction
  • Fix rounding problem with some steamtech/sawmaiming talents
  • Make Furnace Vent open only if it is fully charged
  • Mecharachnid shows artifact tiles when worn instead of generic ones
  • Summons will now avoid targeting amakthel body parts
  • Update translations
  • Upscale lore pictures
  • Yetis are 100% less prude

  • Update Reality Fracture so rifts last for the full duration stated
  • Update translations

Have fun in Eyal!

May 21, 2021
By darkgod - May 21, 2021

My minions, I am happy and proud to give you Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.7.3 ! See http://te4.org/

Your launcher should automatically update your game so no need to redownload it all.
If your launcher didn't self-update correctly, just redownload it from the homepage.

This release adds support for japanese & korean translations, and many fixes, balancing and support for addons stuff. Amongst them a solution (hopefully) to the slowness some people experienced in the previous version.

Don't forget to help ToME by with donations ( http://te4.org/donate ) or on Patreon !

  • Abyssal Shield now has a log line
  • Actor:canBe now checks for an additive "all_bad_immune" flag, for those that need it
  • Add Japanese and Korean translations
  • Add "no_sustain_autocast" for talents that should not auto-sustain on NPCs (like River of Souls)
  • Add a tutorial popup when the hotkeys page is switched for the first time
  • Add tile transition from marble floor to water (mainly for Last Hope)
  • Adjusts invisibility-granting talents and effects to prevent a floating point error
  • Adjusts tooltips to not display zero-valued properties
  • AI now tries to break iceblock
  • An other Darkvision fix
  • Blight eldritch eye from headless horror gains Drain, as Virulent Disease is now passive
  • Caldera/Sludgenest/Conclave vaults (and Scoure Pits in Forbidden Cults) are now mutualy exclusive, only one will exist per game. But one will always exist. In addition the racial 100% chance will only exist until the relevant unlock is gained
  • Change Re-assemble to check talent level instead of raw talent level for extra life
  • Change Sand Breath to use Mindpower
  • Change the color of Bone Shield overlay text for clarity.
  • Change Worldly Knowledge to use actual escort rewards
  • Chats will now correctly call your race/class/.. name by their actual display name instead of internal ids
  • Clarified the descriptions of the Cursed/Punishments talentsGesture of Malice's debuff now displays its icon properly
  • Clarify Cornac cat point is only at birth (not also every 10 levels)
  • Devourer Frenzy now checks if the target knows Gnashing Bite, not if their name is "Devourer"
  • Fix bone shield resting forever on world map.
  • Fix callbackOnArcheryHit on Chant Radiant
  • Fix Celestial Surge so that it doesn't require an actor standing in the center to deal damage
  • Fix clones of self resurrecting NPCs to not self resurrect themselves
  • Fix Deeprock Form to always remove levels in Volcano and Throw Boulder
  • Fix description of gale force torque
  • Fix description of Harass Prey
  • Fix Dirge of Conquest having no effect
  • Fix Fearscape validating the requirement for "planetary orbit"
  • Fix Judgement self hurt
  • Fix many typos
  • Fix a slowdown that happened in the previous version for some GPUs
  • Fix Nightmare description
  • Fix oversized Splatter Sigils
  • Fix range display for Wave of Power
  • Fix Shadow Simulacrum AI
  • Fix the description of lich's shadows' spells
  • Fix Un'fezan's Cap
  • Fix Through the Crowd conflict with Lich last talent
  • Fix a bug where the WASD keys could get "stuck" if a dialog poped while pressing them in combo
  • Fix some missing sound effects
  • Fix Vimsense to correctly reduce mental save
  • Fix a bug between cloning, removing effects, and Corrosive Worm
  • Game's window title now changes to reflect the current campaign
  • Hook "DamageProjector:base" now receives the target
  • Increase positive/negative regen in rest
  • Increase range on Ungolmor's poison hit
  • Make random sentient staff able to actually spawn
  • Make wrathful ego on-block damage friendly-fire safe as the description implies
  • Monster pits now have their doors always on the sides, never on corners
  • New actor:combatBestpower() to get the best of spell/mind/physical power (useful for some items or very generic talents)
  • New callbackOnTalentPre (return true to cancel cast)
  • New chat format support along with an experimental visual editor (look for Remote Designer in the debug menu)
  • New hook "Actor:updateModdableTile:skin", before tatoos and after base skin
  • New hook "Player:winnerDescs"
  • Non-necromancers can gain the Lich quest if they spend 5 points in Blurred Mortality
  • Object:canAttachTinker now checks for a "forbid_tinkers" property to prevent items from receiving tinkers
  • Promote some remaining fake-rare elite enemies to rare, for they are basically a rare
  • Probability Travel mana cost reduced
  • Reduce the rate at which rares and randbosses learn new talent trees
  • Renamed Open Palm Block's block effect to "Open Palm Block" to differentiate it from Blocking
  • Self-reloading ammo doesn't break at values above 6
  • Telekinetic wielded weapons are now displayed as floating behind the character doll
  • Thorn Grab, Unseen Force now have a visual effect
  • Throwing knife can't garrote
  • Update demonfire damage check for fiery torment when determining if it should hurt or heal demons
  • Updated the worldmap seen from orbit to be more correct
  • Wintry ego on shield now uses mindcrit

  • Add Japanese and Korean translations
  • Fix Reckless Strike
  • Fix Dolleg mainhand seed description
  • Fix Doom Concordat not reviving seeds
  • Fix Hexed Shield to cast with the correct level
  • Updating a seed with a sustain talent will not sustain it if it was not sustained (And I hereby win the medal of saying "sustain" as much as possible in a single sentence!)

  • All artifacts should now have special doll tiles
  • Fix Assault Chassis Tail Weapon
  • Fix Craftsman's Eye not getting blind fight
  • Add Japanese and Korean translations
  • Fix mecharachnid unequipping armor
  • Fix the display of Mind Injector
  • Fix Dazzling Jump
  • Fix the scaling of many talents after the 1.7 update
  • Giant alligator is now taller
  • Lower Fumigate APR
  • More sanity check for innovation
  • Remove exp value of AAAs
  • Update psi-machine categories to match current escorts

  • Add combat training to Cultist of Entropy
  • Fix bonestaff chat appearing on other staves
  • Fix Cacophony effect description
  • Fix daze check for Lash Out
  • Add Japanese and Korean translations
  • Fix range in Accelerate description
  • Fix Revelation for Prophecy of Madness and Prophecy of Treason
  • Fix Split's wrong formula
  • Hypostasis achievement is correctly labelled as important
  • Update the Sourced Pits to work in the same framework as the caldera, conclave vault and sludgenest of vanilla

Have fun in Eyal!