kGE v4.5 Preview II has been released. Exact details may be subject to adjustments later on. See also kGE v4.5 Preview I.
1. EQUIPMENT UPGRADE
The AR/DR increments for +9 and +10 equipment are reduced, while the success rates are increased. The base ATK/DEF of equipment are increased per +1 upgrade beyond +4.
|ATK (e.g. bayonet)||v4.1||5||5||5||5||5||5||5||5||5||5|
|DEF (e.g. coat)||v4.1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
The cost of upgrading low-level items has been reduced. The cost of upgrading Lv.100+ items has been increased. User interface has been changed to reflect the success rates.
The 1% chance of failure at +5 with max. accelerators is rubbish. With the new UI displaying the actual success rate, it will be hard to claim that 1% fail rate should be there.
Multiple lacquers can be used on a single equipment, allowing it a chance to retain its original upgrade or reduce it by 1 instead of resetting to +0 upon failure.
For example, when you fail to upgrade a +7 weapon to +8, there is 100% of resetting to +0 if you use only 1 lacquer. With 2 lacquers, there is 50% chance of resetting to +0, and 25% chance of retaining +7 or reducing to +6. With 3 lacquers, it will either retain at +7 or drop to +6 (50% chance each). See details in v4.5.4.
3. EQUIPMENT CRYSTALS
The rating of crystals yielded by equipment is determined by its final ATK/DEF Rating, instead of its base rating. For example, +7 Le Blanc (DR 27+3) can be refined into DR30 armor crystal. Ancient damaged weapons cannot be used. Recipes requiring crystals will be revised.
4. COLONY WAR
The boss-summon from colony will be deleted. Feso reward will be changed to vis instead. World map has been updated with different colors for faction occupation. New maps will be available for colony wars. Colony buffs have been revised. Valkyrie Crushers have been updated.
5. MATERIAL SUPPLY
Players can accept material supply quests from new NPC during colony wars. There will be some sort of compensation for supplying materials.
6. DR. TORSCHE'S MANSION - BASEMENT
New raid mission has been added. Families which have completed Catherine Torsche's quest may do the raid mission once per day. The treasure box requires a key, available from Bounty Hunters' Guild (v4.5.4).