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June

2018-6-12 (tlopo-rc-v1.15.1)

Bugfixes

  • Emergency fix for the constant district resets from the last update.

6-11-2018 (tlopo-rc-v1.15.0)

Summer in TLOPO!

  • Enjoy a new "double" event every month. This month, earn double gold June 11th-17th!
  • Redeem the code RED by June 17th for a new Ostrich Hat!

Features

  • Lootable Clothing:
    • New bright colors: Bright Pink, Bright Purple, Electric Blue, and Gold. Lootable at levels 30+!
    • New cotton versions of the following items can now be found in loot, and yes, you can find them in bright colors!
      • Bonnet, Cavalier Hat, Cavalry Hat, Feathered Tricorne, Gaucho, High Wing Hat, Navy Tricorne, Ostrich Hat, Stocking Cap, Stove Hat, Female Long Skirt, Male High Neck Shirt, Male Long Coat, Male Puffy-Sleeved Shirt, Male Shorts
      • Cavalier Hat, Cavalry Hat, Feathered Tricorne, High Wing Hat, Navy Tricorne, Ostrich Hat, Closed Female Vest, Embellished Vest, Low Corset, Open Male Vest, Striped Male Tank
  • Female Clothing:
    • A colorable Long Skirt is now available at a few different tailors.
    • A new hat type, Bonnet, can now be found in loot.
    • All Bandanas, EITC Hats, Ostrich Hats, and Tricornes, are now unisex and available for females.
    • All unreleased versions of the 3 above hat types will be available for both genders when released.
    • Ladies can now loot the Dark Ostrich Hat.
    • Ladies can now purchase Admiral Hats and Rough Tricornes from Tailors.
    • Now that Ostrich Hats are completely unisex, we expect to see a demand for the quest ostrich hats for females. That functionality isn't available yet, but we are looking into it!
  • Male Clothing:
    • Colorable Long Coats, High Neck Shirts, Puffy-Sleeved Shirts, and Shorts are now available at various tailors.
    • Some unreleased bandanas and bands that were available only for females are now wearable by men as well. They will be available for both genders when released.
    • Turned on the following shirts. They can now be found in loot.
      • Fleet Long Sleeve, Fleet Short Sleeve, Laced

Long Sleeve, Laced Short Sleeve

  • Miscellaneous features:
    • Added higher resolution ground and volcano rock textures.
    • Classic 2008 versions of some items are now available... but where???
    • Previously discontinued crude starter weapons are now available at Blacksmiths, Gunsmiths, and Gypsies.
    • We have improved the stats on the Cursed Blade of Yore based on player feedback.
    • Yes! This is one of the new legendary cursed blades. And yes, it has been found! We'll have an announcement and reveal its stats soon! Stay tuned!
  • Jewelry:
    • Jewelry stores have been reworked much like with Tattoos, but for finger rings.
    • Padres del Fuego now sells rings for the ring finger or "third" finger. Las Pulgas for the pinky finger.
    • Port Royal now sells rings for the index finger.
    • Previously discontinued items such as the Golden/Silver Knuckles, single hoop earrings, and lone ear cuffs, are once again for sale at all Jewelers.
    • Tortuga now sells rings for the middle finger. These were the previously released designs.
  • Peddlers:
    • Added another new Peddler outfit, but no spoilers! You'll see what it is in July (which will have two new outfits).
    • Mardi Gras and Caribbean Day tricornes now have feathers for males.
    • New Holiday Peddler Outfit: Fourth of July.
    • The Pilgrim Explorer outfit has been removed from general loot and has been re-purposed as a Thanksgiving holiday outfit.
  • PvP:
    • After each kill, text will appear showing you how many Infamy points you earned. This works for SvS as well.
    • The Brawl sword skill will now stun players in PvP.
    • The Grave Shackles voodoo doll skill is now functional within PvP.
    • The Taunt sword skill will now apply a decrease in accuracy to players in PvP.
    • The Throw Dirt dagger skill and Smoke Bomb grenades will now properly blind players when used. You can even blind yourself with the grenades if you aren't careful!
    • You can now challenge people to PvP on their player cards even if they aren't in the same area as you. This will work cross-island, but not cross-server.
  • PvP Infamy Rewards:
    • French and Spanish vendors now have very different items for sale. The majority of the old items can be found at the Spanish vendor, with new ones on the French isle. The vendor in Barbossa's Grotto sells items from both shops.
    • An entirely new set of face tattoos is available at the French vendor. These can get pretty freaky - wear at your own risk!
    • New "fresh" versions of the Pirate Brand and Bullet Wound scars are now available at the Spanish vendor. You can still by the classic versions on the French island.
    • New coats matching Garcia de la Avaricia and Pierre le Porc are now available at their respective island vendors.
    • Two new eye tattoos are available are Land Infamy rank 4, one on each SvS island.
  • Tattoos:
    • Every island now has a unique catalog. The previous catalog had all the same tattoos on every island.
    • New "Full Chest" versions of some classic tattoos are now available on Padres del Fuego alongside a new Koi Fish arm tattoo.
    • New intricate designs can be found on Tortuga.
    • New tribal-style tattoos can be found on Cuba.
    • The old tattoo selections have been split up between shops on Port Royal and Padres del Fuego.
  • All vendors now have a "sell" button within the shop view.
  • New inventory icons have been added for the following items:
    • Bonnet, EITC Boots, Navy Shoes, Cuff Boots, Male Closed Coat, Female Closed Coat, Navy Tricorne, Bandana, Long Skirt, High Neck Shirt
    • Various pieces of jewelry.

Bugfixes

  • Miscellaneous fixes:
    • Enemies defeated in Hollowed Woods will now properly count toward quests that require you to kill enemies in any jungle or in any location on Port Royal.
    • Fixed a district reset when going to jail from a flagship.
    • Fixed a district reset when going to jail from the Underground Parlor Games.
    • Fixed a district reset with enemies & barricades in Invasions.
    • Fixed a district reset with random bosses.
    • Fixed an issue that would have caused the Father's Day quest to be unplayable by pirates that completed it last year.
    • The new monkey and skull compass emblems will no longer be used on Treasure Fleet ships.
  • Peddler fixes:
    • Fixed an issue that would have caused the Crimson Captain outfit to expire from the catalog early.
    • Tweaked the August outfit to have a belt for females.
  • PvP fixes:
    • Fixed a crash when accepting an invite.
    • Fixed a district reset when defeating someone in PvP.
    • Fixed an issue that allowed players in a PvP match to teleport to someone in a different match.
    • Fixed an issue that caused some PvP invites to not go through.
    • Fixed an issue where credit would not be awarded properly when someone was defeated with a grenade.
    • Another potential fix for the black screen bug at the end of a match
      • Unfortunately, this is hard to test internally. We need a large number of players doing PvP to see if the fix did indeed work. Please send us your feedback on this!
    • The game will no longer incorrectly tell you that you ranked up in Infamy after every single kill you make.
  • SvS/Sailing fixes:
    • Increased the speed of the ship task again to hopefully make broadsides less wonky and ships less likely to zip around randomly.
    • Increased the SvS bounty cap to 35,000, up from 1,000.
  • Texture fixes:
    • Adjustments to the female Carnival Day Blouse to remove seams.
    • Disney's previously unused plain High Neck shirt now has folds and texture around the neck.
    • Fixes to the Traveler's Ostrich Hat so there isn't a big gap in the buckle on the top.
    • Made changes to the 2008 version of the Seafoam Corset so it'd work on 2013 bodies a little better.
    • Minor tweaks to the Bonnet texture.
    • Removed a black line from the back of the male Evening Jacket.
  • User Interface fixes:
    • Fixed an issue with the cargo pop-up message not displaying loot earned when a ship is sunk. It'd always show up in your cargo hold, but wouldn't appear in the "Plunder!" notifications.
    • Player cards will now display the island the PvP maps are located on. Tortuga for Pillager's Pass and Padres Del Fuego for Molten Cavern.

Maintenance

  • Added some logging functionality to help debug sailing loot.
    • We know how big of an issue this is, and we're doing everything we can to fix it. This is one big step towards that. Thanks again for your continued patience and support!
  • Code cleanup.
  • Implemented a new functionality for holidays on the backend.
  • Tons of localizer tweaks and fixes. Bad grammar is not tolerated here.
  • We have temporarily disabled the Queen Anne's Revenge so it will not break players' ships while we patch up its bugs.
  • Whitelist and blacklist updates.

Known Issues

  • The extensive list of known issues from 1.14.0 still stands. We're working on them.
  • Some of them are much more complex than others. We really appreciate your patience. Just hang in there!
  • The amount, in reality, isn't halved and is still double that of what would normally be looted.
  • This is an old bug from back in Disney days. We will fix it at some point, but other more serious issues, like the ones we listed in 1.14.0, take priority.

May

2018-5-21 (tlopo-rc-v1.14.1)

Features

  • Added more tunes to musicians. Head on over to the taverns and check them out (there are 23 of them to be exact)!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue causing avatars to appear offline/have no location/have no name.
  • Fixed an issue causing doll healing skills not to work properly.
  • Fixed a district reset with jails.
  • Fixed a district reset with PVP and teleporting.
  • Fixed several bugs with invasions.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Localizer tweaks.
  • Simplified log files. They will no longer be cluttered with unimportant information.
  • Whitelist/blacklist updates.

2018-5-18 (tlopo-rc-v1.14.0)

Features

  • An all-new Mother's Day tattoo design for the face, chest, and arms is available at all tattoo shops.
    • A new St. Patrick's Day design has also been implemented and will be available next year.
  • Guilds have a new rank: Co-Guildmaster!
    • Co-Guildmasters will have all of the permissions the Guildmaster has, except they cannot name a new GM or submit a guild name for review.
    • They will be able to kick Members, Veterans, and Officers.
    • They can promote anyone all the way from Member up to Officer. Only the GM can name Co-GMs.
    • There is no limit on the number of Co-GMs a guild can have, but it is recommended that the Guildmaster does not give out the position lightly.
    • If a Guildmaster names someone new as the head of the guild, they will now step down to the rank of Co-GM instead of Officer.
    • If a Guildmaster pirate is deleted, the game will automatically select one of the Co-GMs to be the new GM instead of an Officer. If there are no Co-GMs, the game will pick from the next highest possible rank, whether that be Officer, Veteran, or Member.
    • In order to promote someone to the rank of Co-Guildmaster, they must already be an Officer.
  • Invasions are now 75% more likely to occur.
  • Males: Leather Vests can now be colored. Bright variants can also drop in loot.
  • Over 70 new HD hat textures have been implemented.
    • Not every hat is HD, but you should notice a significant improvement in quality for the majority of them.
  • PvP has been enhanced! This has been highly requested, and we're so happy to finally deliver. There is more to come!
    • Players can crew up and queue for a Mayhem match to face off against each other!
    • Players can queue solo looking for matches with other players, now more than 1v1. Face off against anywhere between 2 and 8 pirates!
  • The Caribbean is getting more musical:
    • Holiday songs will no longer fib and say "Coming Soon." Instead, they're referenced as a "Holiday Song" and say to check back in the winter.
    • Musicians are now playing many more tunes, some all-new to TLOPO! Pay 'em a few doubloons and have a good time with yer mates.
    • Musicians have been added to Cuba, Padres del Fuego, Ile d'Etable de Porc, and Isla de la Avaricia!
    • Musicians have been added to the Rowdy Rooster (Port Royal) and the Faithful Bride (Tortuga).
    • Sid Shufflefoot from the Brethren Feast + Mardi Gras is now an actual musician - you can pay him to take requests!
    • We have rewritten musicians so they can function anywhere, not just in taverns. This will allow for a lot of possibilities down the line.
  • The Lookout system has been entirely rewritten on the back-end. This has allowed for the following changes:
    • Players can now queue for a match as a crew.
    • The time it takes to find a match has been upped from 10 seconds to 30 seconds to smoothen the process.
  • The "Puke" Potion has been added! Yuck, what's in that thing? Visit Padres del Fuego to brew one.
  • Underground Parlor Games are now live! Queue solo or with friends to engage in private Blackjack or Poker games. This is also a great spot for guild meetings!
  • We've added some new music and sound effects!
    • A new sound effect for scorpion death/knockdown has been added.
    • A new sound effect for the Brawl sword skill has been added.
    • Our original Fort Charles music from Alpha has returned!
  • We have overhauled the invite code system for guilds. Previously, it was subject to abuse, with players forcing themselves back into guilds over and over.
    • Limited-use invite codes are now limited to a maximum of 20 uses, down from 100.
    • Officers can now only generate limited-use codes.
    • Only the Guildmaster and Co-Guildmasters can generate unlimited invite codes. Both the GM and Co-GM have the ability to clear any invite codes.
    • Players who use invite codes to join a guild will now trigger a chat notification to be sent to everyone else in the guild (similar to a regular invitation).
    • Veterans can no longer generate any codes.
  • We've added two more sail emblems to shipwrights! They're community created, too!

Bugfixes

  • Invasion fixes:
    • Fixed a bug where enemies would continue attacking after the invasion ends.
    • Fixed an issue that caused certain players to receive zero reputation points at the end of an invasion.
    • Fixed an issue that caused enemies to not attack barricades during an invasion.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Jolly Roger to attack barricades from across the island.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the fog around Jolly Roger's ship to persist after an invasion ended.
    • Fixed an issue with Invasions displaying incorrect time durations when using the /event and /holiday commands.
    • Fixed several crashes with the end of an invasion.
    • Jolly Roger's health has been increased. He is no longer a pushover!
    • Made several enhancements to the behavior of Jolly Roger and other enemies during an invasion.
    • Rewrote how reputation is distributed to hopefully correct players not receiving enough reputation at the end of an invasion.
  • Invasion district reset fixes:
    • Fixed a district reset that would occur if Jolly Roger won an invasion.
    • Fixed a district reset with enemy movement when a skeleton dies during an invasion.
  • Lookout/Matchmaking fixes:
    • Fixed a bug where the lookout panel wouldn't reset after a match, preventing the player from queuing again.
    • Fixed a district reset when teleporting to a friend in a parlor game.
    • Fixed a district reset with canceling a queue.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the queue to stall if there was a disconnected crew member.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented players from spawning together in a parlor game.
    • Fixed an issue where PvP invites would hang for a long time.
    • Fixed an issue would cause players to load a PvP match when queuing for a parlor game.
    • Fixed several district resets with queuing for a match.
  • Miscellaneous fixes:
    • Fixed a district reset that occurred when attacking enemies.
    • Fixed a district reset with random boss enemies not having a name.
    • Fixed an exploit with a potion inventory slot that caused some potion effects to never expire.
    • Fixed an exploit with grenades where players would switch to a new weapon while the grenade was still in midair, causing massive damage.
    • Fixed an issue with bone drops from the Hollowed Woods Anniversary event. When the event is live again, bones will no longer eat up a slot for loot. They will use an extra slot.
    • Partially fixed the attune sound effect bug. It'll still persist, but won't get louder.
    • Pedro del Mar in the Avaricia Tavern is no longer floating.
    • Players who are knocked out during a fight and then revived will now receive loot credit.
    • Reworked how attuning works on the back-end.
  • PvP fixes:
    • Cleaned up the function that hides the introductory message when a match begins.
    • Fixed an exploit with being undead outside of the Curse of the Muertos Moon event.
    • Fixed an issue that allowed players to skip around when pressing 'F7.'
    • Fixed an issue that caused players to crash or hang on a black screen after a game ends.
    • Fixed an issue that caused scoring to not be updated.
    • Fixed an issue that caused someone's kill to be credited as "Unknown."
    • Fixed an issue where players wouldn't spawn in proper spawn positions.
    • Fixed an issue where scoring would be tallied incorrectly.
    • The respawn shield bubble will now automatically respawn if the player begins attacking an opponent.
  • Sailing/SvS fixes: We have sped up the ship task. This should potentially fix the following issues. Please provide feedback!
    • Broadsides will now be less wonky with their aim.
    • Ships will not zip around the screen as much.
  • Tattoo and texture fixes:
    • Pirate Brand tattoos for the face and chest have been fixed - they will no longer appear "scrunched" up.
    • The Hawaiian Pectoral tattoo for the chest has been fixed to not appear "scrunched."
    • The male body texture has been edited to correct a strange light patch on the back of the neck and to add more detail to the shoulders.
    • Train track style scars will no longer be bunched up on male faces, and are now oriented the same as when worn by females.
    • Upper arm tattoos will no longer be scaled improperly on males' right arms.
  • User interface fixes:
    • "Speed" will no longer be listed twice in the ship purchase panel. The second Speed bar is now correctly listed as Sail health points.
    • Adjusted the hint that pops up in your inventory if you have no weapons. It will no longer overlap with the inventory page arrows.
    • Fixed a bug that allowed Veterans to access the guild name submission panel.
    • Fixed an issue that caused the empty inventory hint to not display on the second weapons page.
    • Fixed an issue with the feedback panel that caused pop-up windows to display behind the main feedback window.
    • Fixed preview colors for certain sail colors. A ship with blue sails won't show as bright pink in the dinghy or sea chest menus.
    • Reworded several messages when inviting or promoting guild members.
    • Rewrote the /holiday and /event commands to display the time left in Days, Hours, Minutes rather than just Hours, Minutes.

Maintenance

  • Changes to holiday date ranges.
  • Code cleanup.
  • Localizer and quest grammar/typo fixes.
  • Whitelist/Blacklist updates.

Known Issues

  • There are several issues players have let us know about over the past few weeks, particularly concerning quests, bonus quest items, the Queen Anne's Revenge, PvP, and sailing loot.
    • This list is not exhaustive. We are aware of these issues. Just bear with us a little longer as we work on some fixes. Thanks for your patience!

April

2018-4-13 (tlopo-rc-v1.13.0)

Features

  • Port Royal Invasions are back! Gather your mates and defend Port Royal from Jolly Roger's vicious attacks! Invasions will occur randomly, so be on alert!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a district reset with Jolly Roger.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Invasions to constantly restart.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.

Known Issues

  • Jolly Roger's health may be a bit too low, making him too easy to defeat.
  • Jolly Roger's magic stretches too far! He may attack a barricade on the other side of the island with his Dark Thunderbolt.
  • Players who join an Invasion mid-way may not be awarded the proper amount of reputation points once it is completed.

2018-4-10 (tlopo-rc-v1.12.3)

Features

  • Over 100 new HD textures have been implemented! Clothes and other character-related textures should seem MUCH clearer now. No more blurriness or graininess. You'll notice it the most with coats, shoes, and tattoos... especially PvP tattoos!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue that caused some female tattoos to be placed in incorrect areas depending on which arm you had them equipped on.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Localizer grammar/typo fixes.
  • Made some preparations for an upcoming holiday. Stay tuned to the news blog in the coming days!

2018-4-4 (tlopo-rc-v1.12.2)

Hint

  • If ye be looking to find new blades, keep to the six. Except if they're a pair, for then they'd have to share.

Bugfixes

  • Increased the rate at which the new legendary cursed blades will drop as per community feedback. Please note that they will still be very hard to obtain, just not impossibly hard. This does NOT affect global loot rates.
  • Spouts now have a voodoo energy bar.
  • Spouts will now spawn at levels 47-52, up from 45-52.
  • Spouts will now use the full range of voodoo skills.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.

March 

2018-3-30 tlopo-rc-v1.12.1

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue with tutorial instances that caused pirates to get stuck at 30% upon loading the game.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Preparations for an upcoming holiday.
  • Whitelist and Blacklist updates.

2018-3-24 (tlopo-rc-v1.12.0)

Features

  • All-new cave: Forsaken Shallows. Venture deep into Isla Tormenta and discover a new cave filled with powerful new enemies.
  • 19 new Cursed Blades (6 Legendary, 8 Famed, and 5 Rare) can now be looted on Isla Tormenta and in El Patron's Mine! It's up to you to uncover these new blades!
  • There are six new bosses in Forsaken Shallows and Cursed Caverns. These high ranking members of Davy Jones' crew are not to be trifled with!
  • Cicatriz, a deadly ghost boss, can now be found at the Northern Idol in El Patron's Mine alongside a posse of her men.
  • Added multiple new passive and active weapon skills for the new Cursed Blades.
  • A new high-level enemy type, Spout, can be found in Forsaken Shallows.
  • Redeem the code DAVYHAT by April 24th for an all-new clothing item!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue related to the game icon.

Maintenance

  • Changed dates for some upcoming holidays.
  • Code cleanup.
  • Localizer grammar/typo fixes.

2018-3-23 (tlopo-rc-v1.11.8)

PSA

  • We have updated cargo drops for ships! They should now be close to how it was back in the original game. You won't have overflow like in TLOPO previously, but you will still keep your gold and retain the proper amount of loot or skull chests that can fit in your ship's cargo hold.
    • Please note that ship cargo is NOT sailing loot. These are two entirely different systems. Your loot drops will not be affected in any way by this update.

Features

  • Added a custom music track for Hollowed Woods. Since players won't be able to enter the area until Halloween, we recommend that you look up our old alpha 2015 Halloween track if you're curious about how it sounds. It's very similar.
  • Added the final loading screen for Forsaken Shallows in preparation for its release tomorrow!
  • Barbossa's Grotto now has a minimap.

Bugfixes

  • Edited textures for the male Military Commander coat and several upcoming Peddler items.
  • Fixed a district reset with the Black Pearl Boss Battle.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Governor's Garden to load the Pillager's Pass minimap.
  • Fixed issue that caused the female Sea Serpent coat to use the wrong coat model. This should make the texture look less weird.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the game to search for animations that didn't exist over and over again every time a Davy Jones enemy appeared on screen. This caused a massive amount of lag in Cursed Caverns (and the testing phases of Forsaken Shallows).
  • Fixed an issue that caused the loading screens for Hollowed Woods and Raven's Cove to display incorrect pictures when using the classic style loading screen.
  • Fixed several issues with flagships.
  • Slightly lowered enemy aggression so players won't be ganged up by 10+ enemies at once.
  • Updated cargo drops for ships to reflect how they were rewarded in the original game.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Changed date ranges for some upcoming holidays.
  • Localizer typo/grammar fixes.

Known Issues

  • Attacking the Queen Anne's Revenge may cause a player's ship to lock people out, preventing them from boarding it.
  • Enemies on EITC Barracuda flagships fall through the deck of the ship. This may prevent you from defeating them and may trap you on the ship. We recommend avoiding them for now.
  • There are still several problems with the Black Pearl Boss Battle. Not every player will deal damage using cannons and rewards are not properly distributed at the end of the encounter.

March 10, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.11.7)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a few issues with NPCs that were causing district resets.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Localizer grammar edits.
  • Whitelist and blacklist update.

March 8, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.11.6)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a district reset caused by attacking Jack the Monkey in Barbossa's Grotto.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.

March 8, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.11.5)

Features

  • Implemented frame interpolation to player

characters, cutscene actors, creatures, and more. This should make animations look super smooth, all without any impacts on game performance!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a district reset caused by inventories.
  • Fixed a district reset with the Black Pearl

Boss Battle

  • Fixed an issue that caused the wrong Saint

Patrick's Day holiday message to display.

  • Fixed an issue that caused the Emerald Boots in the male Emerald Duelist peddler outfit to be crude instead of rare.
  • Potentially fixed more quest searching bugs.

Thanks so much for your continued patience with this. Please provide us feedback if you're still having trouble!

  • We rewrote NPC battle managers to fix several

issues caused by patching memory leaks.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Localizer grammar/typo fixes.
  • WhiteList and BlackList updates.

Known Issues

  • Attacking Jack the Monkey causes a crash.

We're testing a fix for this that should be out in the next update.

macOS Launcher Update

v1.5.2

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug which prevented macOS Yosemite and

El Capitan players from updating files. Thank you for your patience as we resolved this issue!

March 3, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.11.4)

Maintenance

  • We have reallocated our server's resources to better provide our players with a reliable connection. In this update, we have removed 4 districts in order to add more connection servers. This should significantly improve server responsiveness/lag as well as bring the community closer together.

March 1, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.11.3)

Features

  • The Evil Eye voodoo doll skill is now functional.

Bugfixes

  • Bonus rewards for the Raven's Cove Story Quest now function properly.
  • Fixed more searchable items for quests. Hopefully this is the last of them. If you're still having issues, please let us know!
  • The searchable object in Boatswain's House on Tortuga is now properly a cabinet instead of a crate.

February

February 28, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.11.2)

Maintenance

  • Performed some server maintenance to eliminate latency issues on our servers.

February 25, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.11.1)

Maintenance

  • Improved moderation tools.
  • Removed 2 districts (Deseano and Jovencito) to potentially alleviate the high latency issues experienced over the past day.
  • Tweaked the way messages are sent within our servers. This should hopefully resolve the issues players were facing with lost progress and being unable to move/delete items in inventories.

February 24, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.11.0)

On the Horizon

  • Something strange be brewin' in Cursed Caverns on Isla Tormenta. Ye best watch your step.

Features

  • Our infrastructure has undergone a bit of an expansion. We've added several new web servers and client agents, and four new Oceans! You might recognize their names: Cortos, Deseano, Fragilles, and Kokojillo!
  • The Sword of Triton now has a custom inventory icon.
  • The Triton's Vengeance passive skill is now functional.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a district reset with sailing loot.
  • Fixed the remaining bugged searching containers for quests. Thanks for your patience! Other quest fixes are forthcoming.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Engenio Fausto's jeweler catalog to be empty.
  • Jumbees in Hollowed Woods will no longer incorrectly drop Cursed Blades.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Each ocean can now hold 600 pirates at once, upped from 350.
  • Localizer typo fixes.
  • Made improvements to moderation tools.
  • Several security enhancements to our servers.

Windows Launcher 1.3.0

  • Improvements to patching have been made; this should improve download speeds.
  • The launcher has received a facelift with a brand new skin, featuring our official logo.
  • Known issue: the old "skull" logo still appears as the launcher's icon.

February 21, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.10.3)

PSA

  • Make sure to check out our list of Known Issues. There are still quite a few things we're working on fixing that may still be interrupting your gameplay. Thanks so much for your patience!
  • Many players have been asking us if any changes were made to land loot recently. We have not touched land loot in any form in any of the recent updates. Any droughts you see in your plunder are just due to luck (or lack thereof). If we make any changes to land loot, we will be sure to tell you. We will always be transparent about any changes we make. Thanks!

Features

  • Added an additional fart sound effect to Flatulent Fizz potions.
  • Mastered GUI for overall notoriety and weapons will now use the new TLOPO logo.

Bugfixes

  • As much as it would have been nice to have a comeback to the argument "when pigs fly," the pig near Adoria Dolores' tailor shop on Padres Del Fuego no longer floats in midair.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Jolly Roger from attacking barricades during Invasions.
  • Fixed a crash related to quests.
  • Fixed a district reset caused by porting a ship with materials in its cargo.
  • Fixed an issue with badge display.
  • Fixed various memory leaks.
  • Most quest searchable containers now function properly. Others, such as shelves or cabinets do not. We're working on getting those fixed!
  • Significant improvements to loot obtained while sailing. We're still working on this. Thanks so much for your patience!
  • Tia Dalma will no longer be randomly standing in King's Run on Port Royal.

Maintenance

  • Fixed an issue with our anti-cheat systems.
  • Localizer grammar/typo fixes.

Known Issues

  • The Black Pearl Boss Battle does not reward plunder.
  • Boarding permissions for The Queen Anne's Revenge are still wonky.
  • Bonus rewards from the Raven's Cove Story Quest are not being awarded or may award the wrong item.

Some players are still missing their Black Pearl Story Quest. We're investigating this issue.

  • There are still a few issues that need to be worked out with sailing loot. It's a top priority for us.

February 17, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.10.2)

Maintenance

  • Temporarily disabled the random invasion task in order to stop invasions from constantly happening. We're working on identifying this issue and appreciate your patience.

February 17, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.10.1)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a server bug where some players' inventories failed to load.
  • Fixed a server crash preventing numerous players from logging in.

Mac Launcher Update

  • Here's what's new in version 1.5.1 of our mac launcher!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug which prevented Mac players from patching the game properly.

February 16, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.10.0)

PSA

  • We have entirely rewritten the questing system fixing numerous issues with questing, such as the frequently lost Black Pearl Quest. Please check to see if any of your missing quests have been returned. Thank you so much for being patient as we looked into this issue, please provide us with feedback on this update if you're still having issues with your quests!

Features

  • Random Bosses are now spawning periodically around the Caribbean!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug causing the game's icon to not appear on Windows.
  • Fixed a bug where Jolly Roger attacked barricades that were already destroyed.
  • Fixed a bug where the ray of light shined on the wrong door in the tutorial.
  • Fixed a bug with health regen in battle.
  • Fixed a bug with the ravens on Raven's Cove preventing them from flying.
  • Fixed a deep-rooted issue causing quests to be randomly dropped without any apparent explanation.
  • Fixed a massive server memory leak in the world creation system.
  • Fixed a server memory leak related to NPC enemies.
  • Fixed a server memory leak related to ships.
  • Fixed a visual issue in the shard panel post-invasions.
  • Fixed numerous issues with Jolly Roger's attack AI.
  • Fixed several district resets caused by the fixed memory leak.
  • Fixed several grammatical errors in text.
  • Fixed several issues with the tutorial.
  • Fixed the ship loot overflow bug.
  • Potentially fixed issues with Jolly Roger's animations not always showing.
  • We have entirely rewritten the questing system fixing numerous issues with questing, such as the frequently lost Black Pearl Quest.

Maintenance

  • Added new hints to the loading screen regarding player security.
  • Code cleanup.
  • Numerous security improvements.
  • Players are now required to defeat the two enemy skeletons in the tutorial.

We have made a few changes to the Jolly Roger's and other invasion enemies' health formula.

February 11, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.9.7)

Features

  • Added some new spawn locations on Cuba to prevent clustering.
  • The "Nearby" panel in the Hearties panel has made a return!
  • We have re-implemented our revamped feedback panel from phase 1 of Beta! You can now submit more detailed bug reports and suggestions.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where charms and jewelry could not be equipped.
  • Fixed a crash from the pistol shot animation.
  • Fixed a crash related to pirate movement.
  • Fixed a crash when declining a friend request when the requester pirate went away.
  • Fixed a crash when invasions started.
  • Fixed a crash when rejecting a friend request.
  • Fixed a crash with grenades.
  • Fixed a crash with the ship repair minigame.
  • Fixed a district reset caused by equipping jewelry.
  • Fixed a district reset from poker.
  • Fixed a district reset with the Black Pearl Boss Battle.
  • Fixed a GUI issue in the shard panel caused by invasions.
  • Fixed another massive memory leak on our servers.
  • Fixed misleading pig text when players try to interact with it when it's not roasting.

Maintenance Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Improved moderation tools.
  • Numerous security improvements.
  • Upped the chance of invasions occurring.
  • We have added more detailed logging to help us debug crashes.
  • Whitelist and blacklist update.

February 10, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.9.6)

Features

  • Immunities given by weapons are now functional!
  • Infamy badges can now be displayed on ship nametags.
  • Invasions will now start at random times!
  • PvP tattoos are now able to be purchased at Infamy vendors!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a district reset related to ship repair.
  • Fixed a memory leak in the core infrastructure of our districts.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to pick up the Valentine's Day quest if they had previously completed it last year.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Deprecated some old GUI options in the Infamy Accessory and Tattoo stores that related to legacy inventories.
  • Improved moderation tools.
  • Localizer typo corrections and updates.
  • Significantly improved our server security features.
  • Updated our database software to the latest version.
  • Updated our server engine to the latest version; bringing more stability and other misc. improvements.

February 8, 2018 (tlopo-rc-v1.9.5)

Bugfixes

  • Finally fixed the memory leak which caused all districts to repeatedly crash over a short period of time. Woohoo!
  • Fixed a bug with Fire Bats dealing too much damage on death.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Optimized an operation with world creation.

Mac Launcher Update

  • Here's what's new in version 1.5.0 of our mac launcher!

Features

  • Implemented resource patching for faster download speeds.

Maintenance

  • Faster launcher start up time.
  • Improved file writing for faster installation/patching.
  • More efficient storage management.
  • Updated the TLOPO application icon to our new logo.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug causing the window background to be black instead of transparent.
  • Fixed a bug where minimize button would not work properly.
  • Fixed a bug with Touch Bar not working on macOS High Sierra.

February 7, 2018 (tlopo-rc-v1.9.4)

Bugfixes

  • Implemented a patch to correct the database issues experienced earlier today.

February 5, 2018 (tlopo-rc-v1.9.3)

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup to make things look pretty.
  • Consolidated and cleaned up some operations with enemies.
  • Optimized an update task with pirate avatars.
  • Optimized and cached a few operations with ships.
  • Optimized several operations with quests and quest-givers.

Note

  • We're heavily focusing on optimizing our servers - if you couldn't tell! We dislike lag, and so do you! This update will have a fairly significant impact on server response time. We'll be adding more profiling tools soon which will help us pinpoint any other bottlenecks.

February 4, 2018 (tlopo-rc-v1.9.2)

Maintenance

  • Several heavy operations with quests have been reworked to be cached and preloaded. We identified during our logging last night that these operations were a huge consumer of system time. We hope this to be another step towards finally eradicating the server lag present during invasions. Apart from invasions, the lag created by these operations also caused teleports and quests as a whole to be delayed.

February 3, 2018 (tlopo-rc-v1.9.1)

Features

  • On shards where an invasion is taking place, an icon of Jolly Roger will be visible on the server selection screen!
  • We've improved our infrastructure to better handle the massive amount of activity during invasions. We hope this will solve the server lag and lockups.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where players would be revived at the end of an invasion if they were knocked out.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from being revived during an invasion.
  • Tweaked the math that calculates Jolly Roger's health. No more insanely high HP!

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.

February 3, 2018 (tlopo-rc-v1.9.0)

Features

  • This update has implemented content that we are to showcase at our GM event! Stay tuned for updates. These release notes will be updated with more concrete information post-event.

January

January 30, 2018 (tlopo-rc-v1.8.7)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed several internal exceptions and district resets. We love stable servers, and so do you!

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.

January 30, 2018 (tlopo-rc-v1.8.6)

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Improved our moderation tools.
  • We have made significant optimizations to textures. Many players will notice a significant boost in overall game performance.

Known Issues

  • We are currently working on finding a solution for DirectX9. We hope to have a fix out for this soon.

January 26, 2018 (tlopo-rc-v1.8.5)

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a district reset from loot containers. We don't like annoying recurring resets either, sorry about those!

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup to make our code more pretty.
  • We have replaced the website URL in our update message (the one shown when disconnected) with our status page URL. That status page shows cool status stuff, you should check it out here: status.piratesonline.co

January 22, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.8.4)

Bugfixes

  • Emergency fix for a district reset with SvS.

January 22, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.8.3)

Features

  • The green interact circle now has an all-new HD texture.
  • We adjusted the loot rates in accordance with community feedback. We feel that this will make players much happier with their drops. Let us know your feedback on this!

Bugfixes

  • A task to kill the boss Scatter Snap will no longer say to kill a regular Giant Crab.
  • A task to kill Tomas Blanco will no longer say to kill any Spanish Undead skeleton.
  • Fixed a district reset in the Black Pearl Boss Battle caused by skipping the cutscene.
  • Fixed a district reset when taking weapons from El Patron's loot.
  • Fixed a district reset with nature auras.
  • Fixed a district reset with potions.
  • Fixed a major flaw in our gameserver preventing the proper deletion of thousands of objects. We think this is the root cause of our AI leak.
  • Fixed an occasional district reset when attacking Hunters and Flagships.
  • Fixed several client memory leaks.
  • Fixed an issue with tasks asking to kill Spanish and French enemies in general.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Dozens of typo corrections to the localizer and quests.
  • Whitelist and blacklist update.

January 5, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.8.2)

Features

  • We now have a "status" page! You can easily check the uptime/downtime of our services at status.piratesonline.co. This page is still a little rough around the edges, so bear with us as we work to make it a bit prettier.
  • We've released some information on the APIs we've been developing. You can check this out at piratesonline.co/docs. We have a lot more to document, so stay tuned!

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a few issues with the collection of statistics in-game.

January 4, 2018 (tlopo-rc-1.8.1)

Features

  • Dealer Shirts have returned to the Caribbean! You can find these old classics in loot as well as in their original tailors at Cuba and Port Royal.

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug (and prevented further bugs) with holidays and redeem codes caused by changes in year.
  • Fixed a few bugs with quests.
  • Fixed an exploit with chat.
  • Potentially fixed that really annoying backend memory leak which is making our districts reset periodically.

Maintenance

  • Code cleanup.
  • Even more localizer tweaks. Bad grammar is seriously not welcome here.

On the Horizon

  • We're now monitoring the status of our servers in a more robust manner; more to come on this.
  • We are adding several public-facing APIs soon which will allow developers in the community the opportunity to create fan-made applications.