These are the Release Notes for Early Enrollment v13. This build was deployed to the Live Servers on Thursday, August 10, and has been running on the Test Servers since Tuesday, August 8.
This release adds multiple regular activities to the game, including Harvesting (gatherers find resource “gushers” that attract attacking creatures while being harvested), Raids (feuding companies can attack each other’s vulnerable Holdings to steal bulk resources) and Invasions (creatures from nearby escalations, or just from the hex itself, can attack Holdings to steal that day’s bulk resource production). There is also a new quest to help guide new players up to Tier 2 capabilities, as well as new Town Criers to help players find and join a settlement. And to help everyone get the resources they need, raw materials were rebalanced to better match equipment needs, and muleteers were added to all +2 or better Holdings.
A new premium item, Azoth, is available for purchase and can be used to improve the output of refining and crafting projects. Azoth can also be converted into months of game time, and can be offered for sale at Auction Houses.
There are also several other significant changes, including changes to the Auction Houses (a new Active Bids view makes it possible to view only those items with bids on them, and the default sales prices try to match those of a character’s previous offers) and the addition of Take/Transfer All buttons to Vaults and Inventory screens to make transferring multiple items easier. As usual, there are also many other smaller bug fixes and tweaks.
These are the Release Notes for Early Enrollment v12. This build was deployed to the Live Servers on Thursday, May 25, and has been running on the Test Servers since Tuesday, May 23.
This release greatly enhances the ability for settlements to have meaningful control over their own territory, including the ability to decide how much access other players have to their buildings and what the overall security level is for hexes under their control. It also makes it easier for players to decide just how much PvP they opt-in for, with players unable to be attacked by other players until they either join companies that get feuded or enter hexes that allow more PvP.
There are also several other significant changes, including changes to the Azlanti Stones (renamed to Aeon Stones, they are now a rare drop from all escalation events, and the recipes for combining them into more powerful stones now drop as well), two new T3 escalation variants (Elite Dark Elves and Elite Duergar Slavers), and improvements to the AI for NPC mobs (including spreading their initial attack out to anyone nearby instead of just party members, sharing agro with their teammates, a higher likelihood to retarget when their current target stays out of range, and the ability to do AoE attacks without hurting their teammates).
Update 2: Sale extended to June 27! As part of the process of moving Pathfinder Online from Goblinworks to Paizo, we made some changes to our billing system at noon (Pacific) on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Unfortunately, this required removing payment information and deactivating automatic billing settings on every account. This means that everyone will need to re-enter their payment information before any new purchases can be made, and will also need to reactivate automatic billing before subscriptions can be automatically charged when an account runs out of game time. We know this is a hassle and apologize for the inconvenience. As a token of our appreciation, we're offering 10% off on all game time purchases from now until noon (Pacific) on June 27, 2017, so now's the time to re-enter your payment information and take advantage of this sale!