Iso-Island Update 6.4.9

Posted 4 months ago :: Last edited 4 months ago by NPC

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Past Update Journal: Iso-Island 6.4.8
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  • Website updates, changes, and fixes below have already been applied to the site unless specified.
  • DeviantArt Group updates, changes, and fixes will take effect and go live soon after this post is live.
Upcoming Staff Vacations

All Isomara Island ARPG staff will be on vacation on the following dates. There will be no updates during this time, and all reports, submissions, and claims in the queue will be on hold during these times:

  • February 17th - February 21st

Website Updates

Updates

Companion Care Drops

  • The Companion Care Drops feature has been revived and fully implemented. Players who own companion species such as Gooms and Bleppers and are companioned to an Isomara can now start receiving care drop bundles every first of the month. This update came a bit late, but the first bundle for February is available to collect!
  • To claim a companion's care drops, go to the companions master list page, and a new tab will be available next to the profile. If they have a care drop bundle for you, there will be a button to claim. You can also go to the sidebar and select care drops.
    • Caredrops by SlayersStronghold
  • To companion a character to an Isomara, submit a claim that contains the companion(s) and the Isomara they will be companioned to. Due to the nature of companioning, this must be completed by staff and cannot be done manually by members. Please submit only one claim per Isomara.
    • CompClaimEx by SlayersStronghold
  • Due to the site's inner workings and limitations, we have had to change the perks of the companion-related achievements. You can find that information below in the Changes section of this journal.

New Prompts

New Items

New Awards

  • A new type of character achievement, called sigils, has been introduced. As the Isomara society grows and evolves, more written symbols will be founded and introduced to help communicate between characters and society. These sigils represent a word or concept and show that your Isomara has gained the knowledge to use and read the sigil. These sigil awards can be kept on player accounts and assigned to characters through the awards inventory page.
    • AwardTransfer by SlayersStronghold
  • The first sigil, flame, can be earned through the Fire Safety Training prompt
  • The second sigil, Blepper, can be earned through the Dumb Love prompt

Miscellaneous

  • Added resale values to many items. You should find that more of your items can now be sold for seashells.
    • To sell items, go to your inventory, select the item you want to sell, check the box to choose which and use the quantity drown to choose the amount, then select the Sell Item drop-down and press the Sell button.
Changes

Recipe Changes
We have gone through and updated a lump of some of the recipes to improve crafting and utilize a wider range of items.

  1. Berry Jelly
    • Before: Berries x25 + Sugar Cane x1 + Coconut Husk, Clay Jar or Glass Jar x1
    • After: Berries x25 + Sugar x1 or Honey x1 + Coconut Husk x1
  2. Grape Juice
    • Before: Grapes x15 + Sugar Cane, Clay Jar or Glass Jar x1
    • After: Grapes x15 + Cane Juice x1 + Clay Jar or Glass Jar x1
  3. Lemonade
    • Before: Lemons x3 + Sugar Cane x1 + Sugar Cane, Clay Jar or Glass Jar x1
    • After: Lemons x3 + Cane Juice x1 + Clay Jar or Glass Jar x1
  4. Mystery Candy
    • Before: Any Specter Fruit x3
    • After: Any Specter Fruit x3 + Fresh Water x1 + Sugar x2
  5. Normal Nest
    • Before: Feathers x25 + Sticks x30 + Goo x1
    • After: Feathers or Tall Grass x50 + Sticks x30 + Goo x2 + Cotton x5
  6. Luminous Nest
    • Before: Feathers x25 + Sticks x30 + Ectoplasm x1
    • After: Feathers or Tall Grass x50 + Sticks x30 + Ectoplasm x2 + Cotton x5
  7. Orange Juice
    • Before: Oranges x3 + Sugar Cane, Clay Jar, or Glass Jar x1
    • After: Oranges x3 + Sugar x1 + Clay Jar or Glass Jar x1
  8. Peanut Butter
    • Before: Peanuts x10 + Coconut Husk, Clay Jar, or Glass Jar x1
    • After: Peanuts x10 + Honey x1, Coconut Husk x1
  9. Prisma Diamond
    • Before: Diamond x1 + Any Gem or Ore x5
    • After: Diamond x1 + Any Gem x3 + Any Ore x5
  10. Pumpkin Pie
    • Before: Pumpkin x3 + Wheat x4 + Sugar Cane x1
    • After: Pumpkin x2 + Wheat x6 + Sugar x1 + Cinnamon x1
  11. Apple Juice
    • Before: Apple x3 + Sugar Cane, Clay Jar or Glass Jar x1
    • After: Apple x3 + Cane Juice x1 + Clay Jar or Glass Jar x1
  12. Cookie
    • Before: Wheat x7 + Memic Egg x1 + Grapes or Peanuts x10 + Sugar Cane x1
    • After: Wheat x7 + Memic Egg x1 + Grapes or Peanuts x10 + Sugar x1
  13. Grape Jelly
    • Before: Grape Juice x1 + Sugar Cane x1 + Coconut Husk, Clay Jar, or Glass Jar x1
    • After: Grape Juice x1 + Grapes x3 + Sugar or Honey x1 + Coconut Husk x1

Companion Care Drops

  • As we implement and bring over features from the DeviantArt version of the ARPG, some additional things must change to fit the new medium and format of the official website. Beginning in Update 5.5, players could include a piece of art or a short story to their care drop comment and would earn x1 Sand Dollar along with their rolled drops. Since drops are now automated monthly, there is no way to include artwork or stories to receive a bonus sand dollar reward. Instead, we have implemented a chance for a sand dollar to drop in every companion bundle.

Achievement Ways to Obtain

  • Ally of Goo achievement now has a small chance to be obtained by opening a Goom Care Bundle
  • Careful Coexistence achievement now has a slight chance to be obtained by opening a Memora Care Bundle
  • Dumb Love achievement now has a slight chance to be obtained by opening a Blepper Care Bundle
    • These three achievements can be kept on player accounts and assigned to characters through the awards inventory page.

Achievement Perks

  • Ally of Goo
    • Removed: Increased reward drop chance for Goom Care Drops
    • Added: Goom companions will always bring back a Care Bundle in explorations
  • Maze Runner
    • Removed: Doubles the drops of Goom Care Drops
    • Added: +5 to flight encounters
  • You Tried
    • Removed: Goom care drops x3 Grapes instead of nothing
    • Added: Goom companion has a chance to find pearls in explorations
  • Mint Mercenary
    • Removed: Memora care drops x1 Mint instead of nothing
  • Careful Coexistence
    • Removed: Increased reward drop chance for Memora Care Drops
    • Added: Memora companions will always bring back a Care Bundle in trainings
  • Dumb Love
    • Removed: Doubles the drops of Blepper Care Drops
    • Added: Blepper companions will always bring back a Care Bundle in explorations
  • Memic Menace
    • Removed: Memic care drops x2 Feathers instead of nothing
    • Added: Memic companions will always bring back a Care Bundle in explorations & trainings
  • Tactical Retreat
    • Removed: Gives double the drops from Companion Care Drops for Memic companions
    • Added: Increased chance to find Memic Eggs while exploring

Miscellaneous

  • Some noticeable empty pages now have better suitable placeholder images and text, including Goom Races and Extended Map
  • Renamed Fertilizer to Mulch
  • Changed cooldown of claiming free items from Darwin's Donations from 5 minutes to 10 minutes
  • Added Bluesky social icon to the home page (will be updated to match other icons come next FontAwesome update)
  • Updated text on the support page to no longer mention the June 2nd early access launch to clarify invite codes are sent and able to be used the same day as the donation is sent
  • Removed the old adopt sale banner from the home page
Fixes
  • Resolved issued where comments could not be made or edited (Note: comments still cannot be removed)
  • Critters attached to characters appropriately display what variant they are
  • Fixed crafting recipes not displaying the name of the intended crafted item
  • Deustrums are now correctly placed in the Isomara profile box instead of the companion's box
  • Equipment and accessory items now will list shops they can be purchased at
  • Fixed a bug where some items said they could be purchased at some shops when they could not
Known Bugs

These are issues that have been reported by players or noted by staff and have not been resolved yet but are on our radar.

  • Isomara of the Month will sometimes display a companion species
    • Low priority bug: staff will manually roll an Isomara if the site pulls a non-Isomara species for the IOM for the time being
  • Sigils are placed in the character achievement basket when earned. The plan is to separate sigils into their own tab on character master list pages.

DeviantArt Group Updates

Updates
Activity Game Closures

As mentioned in a previous update, some features of the DeviantArt version of the ARPG have now officially closed.

  • Sunday - December 3rd - Achievement Turn-In
    • We will no longer accept turn-in comments and add achievements to Isomara profiles on the IsomaraIndex account. We used to display five achievement images on each import page and then list the rest. We have experienced issues with the thumbnails disappearing and cannot always confirm which achievements an Isomara had if they earned it far in the past. Users can submit a claim on-site with a link to proof on DeviantArt if their character has earned an achievement they do not have on their master list page.
  • Companion Care Drops
    • Due to low popularity, Companion Care Drops ceased in 2022; we have now automated the process on the site and have no intentions of updating or bringing back the DeviantArt version, as it would require time spent on manual rolling, banking, and updating of the journal and comment threads.
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