[Recruitment] ATHEN PALADINS - recruitment: open [Clans]

OMG… I almost forgot to post… So, quick, a fast note on raids, and more to come later! :slight_smile: We are resuming with the new year our Inferno key runs and DB quest runs.

Our raids Jan 6 - Jan 12 - Register for Inferno key

19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 6:

  • 20:30GMT No schedule, open to initiative

Tuesday 7:

  • 20:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Wednesday 8:

  • 20:30GMT 12man runs

Thursday 9:

  • 20:30GMT iPande runs

Friday 10:

  • 20:30GMT Inferno key quest (Register)

Saturday 11:

  • 20:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 12:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time

AP is also a proud part and among the founders of The Alliance, a group of several respected and strong organizations, sharing a bot network and a chat relay (each org’s chat remaining of course private).

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Some useful posts on Athen Paladins forums (again)

New Engine? Crashing? Nvidia? Read this.
http://www.athenpaladins.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10831

Some tips to solve issues with the “old” AO engine on laptops with integrated graphics+a graphic card
http://www.athenpaladins.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=84553#p84553

Bumping Implants up QLs with Clusters
http://www.athenpaladins.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=811

And, of course, our Raids Jan 27 - Feb 2

19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

We have non-schedule teams and raids at various times

Monday 27:

  • 20:30GMT No schedule, open to initiative

Tuesday 28:

  • 20:30GMT iPande runs

Wednesday 29:

  • 20:30GMT 12man runs

Thursday 30:

  • 20:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Friday 31:

  • 20:30GMT Old-school Mercenaries raid

Saturday 1:

  • 20:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 2:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time
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This post almost makes me want to ressub my account ><

Well… Do it and we’re ready to welcome you. :smiley:

AP Raids Feb 17 - Feb 23

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 17:

  • 20:30GMT No schedule, open to initiative (actually we ran a s28)

Tuesday 18:

  • 20:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Wednesday 19:

  • 20:30GMT iPande runs

Thursday 20:

  • 20:30GMT 12man runs

Friday 21:

  • 20:30GMT Old-school Mercenaries raid
    Approximate time due to the spawning process. If we don’t get a spawn at 20:45ish GMT, well do another quick raid.

Saturday 22:

  • 20:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 23:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time
    2nd raid:
  • 22:30GMT PoH (Teams forming opportunity: Form your teams!)

New Shadowlands Map

Our talented Bitnyyk, Officer of AP and also Org leader of CDN (Code Dragon Noir, French-speaking organization member of our Alliance), has, once again, carried out a new version of his fantastic map of Shadowlands.

Download the latest version either on Bit’s page or from AP servers:
Bit’s page: https://rubi-ka.net/bitnykk/
AP servers: http://www.athenpaladins.org/down/SLmap-v2.2.zip


Explanations By Bitnykk on Bit’s page, or http://www.athenpaladins.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=544 or below:

WARNING :
For most screens set upto 1300 pixels width definition, normal version is advised ; over 1300 pixels width definition, especially if text is hard for you to read, prefer wide version now available.

EASY INSTALLATION :
With any old version removed, extract archive in ao/cd_image/textures/PlanetMap ; you should obtain a new “SLmap” folder containing various files (bin, xml & txt) according to the version you downloaded.
At this point, just open ingame worldmap once in SL by hitting “P” & then click the “i” upperleft of that window > Select Map > choose SLmap link from the list ; that’s all done !11!!1
If you have an error hitting “P”, assuming you already got the map correctly installed, it’s fixed by chat command : /setoption ShadowlandMapIndexFile “SLmap/SLmap.txt” or /setoption ShadowlandMapIndexFile “SLmap/SLmapWide.txt”

VERSION & CHANGES :
2.2 - february 2020 => re-tuning of many positions ; mistyped / unreadable text corrected & missing added (3 quests included) ; noteworthy location icons added to top layer ; a big thanx to Uneedgsf for info/check help !
2.1 - february 2017 => Greedy Shade locations and nanos added ; few graphical elements readjusted ; several text overlaps and typos fixed ; catacombs entrance descriptions improved ; 3rd layer grid & number corrected.
2.0 - june 2016 => many cities & buildings of every zones graphically improved ; several NPC, spot or dynas updated ; few typos, dot overlaps, border bugs, grid coords or map positions corrected ; wide version added.
1.0 - december 2015 => playground removed ; backgrounds minimalized ; borders cleaned ; LoX enlighted ; layers optimized ; closeview repaired ; title font changed ; garden/sanct nanos refreshed ; new maps/NPC added.

GOALS BEHIND :
Idea is to go on from the best SL map we had so far, Onack’s AoSL, and keep informations updated in minimal filesize accordingly to last AO patches.

**NEW DISTRIBUTION :**Layer 1 => small map with minimal zone informations / Layer 2 => everything important dynabosses included / Layer 3 => nanos, quest related & various NPCs

FUTURE CHANGES :
Introduce new additions AO team will patch + community feedbacks & suggestions.

OFFICIAL THREADS :


Please post your feedback (about the SL map only !) there, what’s relevant and doable will be taken in consideration.

SPECIAL THANKS :
Onack for an inestimable work over years ; Novagen for hosting & sources ; Saavick for test & tricks ; Demoder & Cell-team for toolbox ; Alliance of Rimor for infos ; other players that helped (you know who you are).

News

So, quick notes:

  • Currently, we are starting to populate our Mondays that were “no scheduled raids” days with extra raids, picked according to the needs and feelings of the day, currently often the highly in demand sector 28. We’ll maybe add then to the schedule in the future.

  • Which brings us to the second point: our current goal is also to develop raids and for “US” and “Americas” time zones, and hopefully helping West Coast USA/Canada players as well as Pacific ones. Something we hope to achieve in the next months, maybe around our 17th anniversary in June hopefully.

AP Raids Feb 24 - March 1

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 24:

  • 20:30GMT No schedule, open to initiative [actually we did an extra s28]

Tuesday 25:

  • 20:30GMT iPande runs

Wednesday 26:

  • 20:30GMT 12man runs

Thursday 27:

  • 20:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Friday 28:

  • 20:30GMT Biodome all 3 domes

Saturday 29:

  • 20:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 1:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time

AP Raids Mar 2 - Mar 8 - with DB quest

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 2:

  • 20:30GMT No schedule, open to initiative

Tuesday 3:

  • 20:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Wednesday 4:

  • 20:30GMT iPande runs

Thursday 5:

  • 20:30GMT 12man runs

Friday 6:

  • 20:30GMT Dust Brigade quest - register

Saturday 7:

  • 20:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 8:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time

AP is also a proud part and among the founders of The Alliance, a group of several respected and strong organizations, sharing a bot network and a chat relay (each org’s chat remaining of course private).

This week we push for froobs… Hollow island and Inner Sanctum raids :slight_smile:

AP Raids Mar 9 - Mar 15

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 9:

  • 20:30GMT Hollow Island (Argument weapon reserved, everything else rolled)

Tuesday 10:

  • 20:30GMT iPande runs

Wednesday 11:

  • 20:30GMT 12man runs

Thursday 12:

  • 20:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Friday 13:

  • 20:30GMT Inner Sanctum (free players friendly, lvl 125+)

Saturday 14:

  • 20:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 15:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time
    2nd raid:
  • 20:30GMT PoH (Teams forming opportunity: Form your teams!)

AP is also a proud part and among the founders of The Alliance, a group of several respected and strong organizations, sharing a bot network and a chat relay (each org’s chat remaining of course private).

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New Guide on Athen Paladins forums: How to make Xan Alpha Symbiants

They are not loot; they have to be made.

So how can you make them? Until this guide, there was no complete documentation about it. (At least that we know of.) We’re happy to bring this to you all.

Guide: How to make Xan Alpha Symbiants
http://www.athenpaladins.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12867&p=87343

We saw many people coming back to AO over last months and several chose us as a new home and family. Happy time, remembering us all of how great the AO Community is, with such an amazing potential, and that it should be properly handled psychologically and commercially.

Since a few days, though, presence online has increased again for another, not so happy, reason: confinement in many countries.

To all who are experiencing those issues or who will experience them soon, and even more to those who are sick or have some relatives or friends sick, we wish you the best and a lot of courage.

So, today, just a quick note on our activity and raids:

AP Raids Mar 23 - Mar 29 - Register for Inferno key

This week, we’re trying to provide opportunities to rediscover the Collector instance. Form your teams!

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 23:

  • 20:30GMT No schedule, open to initiative

Tuesday 24:

  • 20:30GMT iPande runs

Wednesday 25:

  • 20:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Thursday 26:

  • 20:30GMT 12man runs

Friday 27:

  • 20:30GMT Inferno key quest (Register)
    2nd raid:
  • 21:00GMT Time-frame for Collector teams (form your teams)

Saturday 28:

  • 20:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 29:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time
    2nd raid:
  • 20:30GMT Time-frame for Collector teams (form your teams)

Again, we still hope you’re all doing well in the current circumstances worldwide. We’ll get out of this. And the more solidarity we show, the sooner. Best wishes, patience and courage to all !

And we won’t stop on Rubi-Ka!

Last Friday, with our Alliance, we had the biggest Inferno key raid ever in the history of AO, at least the biggest one I ever heard about: 5 teams got they keys, so 5 runs in a row, as Inferno key can’t be done in a raid but only in a plain and simple team. :grinning:

Here are our raids this week

AP Raids Mar 30 - Apr 5 - Register for DB quest

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

It seems many people need the DB quest… so here it is again.

Monday 30:

  • 19:30GMT No schedule, open to initiative

Tuesday 31:

  • 19:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Wednesday 1:

  • 19:30GMT 12man runs

Thursday 2:

  • 19:30GMT iPande runs

Friday 3:

  • 19:30GMT Dust Brigade quest - register

Saturday 4:

  • 19:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + Biodome + 2APFs)
    2nd raid:
  • 21:30GMT Time-frame for Collector teams (form your teams)

Sunday 5:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time
    2nd raid:
  • 21:30GMT Time-frame for DB instances 1&2 TEAMS (form your teams)
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AP Raids Apr 6 - Apr 12

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 6:

  • 19:30GMT approx. TCHU raid to complete HHAB and Inferno Boots quests. Thanks to Gallileo
  • After TCHU: Time-frame for Arid Rift quests. (Form your teams)

Tuesday 7:

  • 19:30GMT 12man runs

Wednesday 8:

  • 19:30GMT iPande runs

Thursday 9:

  • 19:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Friday 10:

  • 19:30GMT Old-school Mercenaries raid
    2nd raid:
  • 21:30GMT Time-frame for Neretva Canyon quests. (Form your teams!)

Saturday 11:

  • 19:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 12:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time
    2nd raid:
  • 20:30GMT PoH (Teams forming opportunity: Form your teams!)

I actually found your forums when struggling with old ao engine doesn’t recognise my laptops nvidia card problem. There’s a discussion about dgvoodoo but that it doesn’t work for everyone.

Just sharing the word that dgvoodoo has been updated specifically for AO, just need to download a little patch that hasn’t made it in to the full release version yet. Download found on the forums link below.

https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=71989

I made an account to post an update directly on AP forums but it won’t let me reply to threads yet.

Hello Danny, and thanks a lot for your interest in AP forums and for the information and update.

Usually, “outside” registered users have limited posting permissions (and we keep a part of them private too), and this is due to a lot of spam attacks we fight, our forums being quite frequented.

But in your case, I activated posting permissions on your account to welcome your contribution, which will be not only very valuable but is also very friendly. :slight_smile:

So, go! You can post now.

And, by the way, another topic…

AP Raids Apr 13 - Apr 19

19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 13:

  • 19:30GMT Old-school Mercenaries raid

Tuesday 14:

  • 19:30GMT iPande runs

Wednesday 15:

  • 19:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Thursday 16:

  • 19:30GMT 12man runs

Friday 17:

  • 19:30GMT Biodome all 3 domes

Saturday 18:

  • 19:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 19:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time
    2nd raid:
  • 20:30GMT PoH (Teams forming opportunity: Form your teams!)

News…

So… confinement “helping”, numbers are up… but read on: it’s better than just that.

We had many full raids in iPande (36, actually 35 due to the old first portal bug that seems back) and we had many times to split the raid force to do a double run in APFs (limit of 24 people we easily reached).

We do have, confinement or not, such crowded raids sometimes, but what is rare is the frequency at which they are currently occurring.

As well, our last 12-man-runs days was no less than 7 runs each. Not our record, though, which is 9 runs some months ago. And last Friday, 4 teams of 6 got their Inferno key… This was not enough and we had to schedule an additional run for this week.

That could be seen as just situational but good news is that many old players who rejoined AO due to the current circumstances fell in love again with the game. Be sure that, in AP and in our Alliance, we’ll do our very best to keep them on RK!* :slight_smile:

Time will tell. We’ll keep on working. :slight_smile:

AP raids Apr 27 - May 3

We’ll have an extra and additional ONE-TEAM-ONLY Inferno key Friday. We had 4 teams last Friday who got their keys.

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 27:

  • 19:30GMT Time-frame for DB instances 1&2 TEAMS (form your teams)

Tuesday 28:

  • 19:30GMT iPande runs

Wednesday 29:

  • 19:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Thursday 30:

  • 19:30GMT 12man runs

Friday 1:

  • 18:30GMT EXTRA Inferno key quest
    2nd raid:
  • 19:30GMT Inner Sanctum (free players friendly, lvl 125+)

Saturday 2:

  • 19:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 3:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time
    2nd raid:
  • 20:30GMT PoH (Teams forming opportunity: Form your teams!)
  • AP is also a proud part and among the founders of The Alliance, a group of several respected and strong organizations, sharing a bot network and a chat relay (each org’s chat remaining of course private).

Just a quick note about raids but I can confirm the return of many old players I mentioned last time! :slight_smile:

AP Raids May 11 - May 17 - Tchu again

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 11:

  • 19:30GMT No schedule, open to initiative

Tuesday 12:

  • 19:30GMT iPande runs

Wednesday 13:

  • 19:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Thursday 14:

  • 18:30GMT Tchu kill for Inferno Boots and HHAB quests (have your items ready)
    2nd raid:
  • 19:30GMT 12man runs

Friday 15:

  • 19:30GMT Old-school Mercenaries raid
    2nd raid:
  • 21:00GMT APPROX after Mercs: Time-frame for DB instances 1&2 TEAMS (form your teams)

Saturday 16:

  • 19:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 17:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time
    2nd raid:
  • 20:30GMT PoH (Teams forming opportunity: Form your teams!)

We’ll have a TCHU spawn Saturday if there is no issue. Everyone is welcome to complete the quest for Inferno protection boots or HHAB :slight_smile:


Saturday 23 at 18:30GMT approximately: Tchu kill for Inferno Boots and HHAB quests (have your items ready)

AP Raids May 18 - May 24 - TCHU - Biodomes

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 18:

  • 19:30GMT Time-frame for Collector teams (form your teams)
    TCHU was postponed to Saturday, to give more time to collect quest items, as we had another improvised Tchu last Friday

Tuesday 19:

  • 19:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Wednesday 20:

  • 19:30GMT iPande runs

Thursday 21:

  • 19:30GMT Biodome all 3 domes

Friday 22:

  • 19:30GMT 12man runs

Saturday 23:

  • 18:30GMT Tchu kill for Inferno Boots and HHAB quests (have your items ready)
    2nd raid:
  • 19:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 24:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time
    2nd raid:
  • 21:30GMT PoH (Teams forming opportunity: Form your teams!)

News

Well… So many people online. It had been many many years that we didn’t have more than 65 people (not counting alts) online at the same time in AP. (Not active players over-time; those are way more than that, but players online together at the same moment)

And, as well, the raids we do with our Alliance are heavily populated, often making us split in two RIs.

So, really, Funcom should try something to make people stay. Something with a real, strong incentive, not just a nifty gadget. :slight_smile:

Of course it will not work with everyone. But it’s worth trying. :slight_smile: Hint, hint…

Back to raids… More Tchu

Last wee, Tchu was epic… to start… The starting mob, the Hellion Fanatic was not up, probably killed like a regular mob, something that we didn’t see since… too long to remember. Proof, probably again, of the increased population and activity.

So, as we had to wait for Mister Hellion to pop, we finally slipped the Tchu raid between Pandemonium raid and APFs.

This sadly caused some people on RK5 to miss Tchu. So I will reschedule one likely for next week. :slight_smile:

AP Raids May 25 - May 31 - with DB quest

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 25:

  • 19:30GMT No schedule, open to initiative

Tuesday 26:

  • 19:30GMT iPande runs

Wednesday 27:

  • 19:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Thursday 28:

  • 19:30GMT 12man runs

Friday 29:

  • 19:30GMT Dust Brigade quest
    2nd raid:
  • 20:00GMT Inner Sanctum (free players friendly, lvl 125+)

Saturday 30:

  • 19:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 31:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time

News

So countries de-confine (good luck to all) but we still see old players joining back… And I still hope from some incentive from FC to make them stay…

And so, we have many people applying to join us in AP. A lot. That’s why I have to announce a very unexpected measure: AP will soon have to suspend new invites for 2 weeks, from a date that will be determined soon. You will stiill be able to apply and you will likely be interviewed, but there will be no invite until the end of the to-be-determined period I mentioned.

The reason? We want to be able to correctly integrate new members. With all this implies: knowing them better, showing the ropes of the org, make sure they know our resources and how to ask for advice or help or join raids, how to properly behave in raids, and so many other things.

With the number of new members over the past months (well before the confinement by the way), it’s something we were not able to correctly guarantee, even if new members are globally very happy to have joined.

New members deserve better, and old ones too! :slightly_smiling_face:

The pause period will be announced soon (as soon as I have a pause to do it…) :crazy_face:

AP Raids Jun 8 - Jun 14 - with Inferno key

20:30GMT = 4:30PM EST
19:30GMT = 3:30PM EST
18:30GMT = 2:30PM EST

Monday 8:

  • 19:30GMT No schedule, open to initiative.

Tuesday 9:

  • 19:30GMT iPande runs

Wednesday 10:

  • 19:30GMT 12man runs

Thursday 11:

  • 19:30GMT APFs 35 28 13

Friday 12:

  • 19:30GMT Inferno key quest

Saturday 13:

  • 19:30GMT Crazy Raids Day (iPande + 3 APFs)

Sunday 14:

  • 18:30GMT Sector 42 Please be there on time
    2nd raid:
  • 20:30GMT PoH (Teams forming opportunity: Form your teams!)