Dennis Towne (CEO)
2011 Alter Aeon Cleric Update
Louisville, Kentucky -- September 17, 2011 -- The long awaited 'Cleric Update' to the classic text-based MMO Alter Aeon (http://www.alteraeon.com) has been officially released! This update addresses a number of balance and utility issues in the cleric class, in addition to adding new spells and skills for all types of spellcasters.
The cleric class has traditionally been less focused on combat, instead having a number of spells to support other fighters and heal injured party members. This update adds new ways for clerics to directly affect combat, including hindering enemies and directly confronting undead. The support spells have also been improved to allow greater protection for friends in hostile areas.
Major additions include:
- The cleric 'ward good' and 'ward evil' have been greatly improved in
strength, allowing clerics to create safe zones for groups.
- The cleric 'charm' spell has been updated to make it easier to land
and to use control points similar to controlled necromancer minions.
- The cleric 'peace' spell has been improved, and an even stronger time-duration
'solace' spell has been added. These two spells greatly improve the ability
of clerics to manage combat and keep groups safe.
- A new cleric curse, 'overconfidence', has been added. This curse helps
prevent enemies from fleeing when they are losing in combat.
- Two new cleric spells effective against undead, 'hold undead' and 'sacred touch',
have been added to complement the 'turn undead' skill. When undead are too powerful
to turn away, these spells provide other options for dealing with them.
Mages and necromancers also get new spells and skills:
- Mages now have the ability to 'channelcast' (ccast) certain elemental
spells in combat. Channelcasting takes longer than regular casting, but is
interruptible and costs substantially less mana. This feature allows mages
to become a true 'blaster' class without compromising healing mana.
- The mage 'ice imprison' and 'crystal prison' spells have been updated
to make them easier to use and easier to handle the consequences of.
- Added a necromancer spell 'bone dragon', which allows you to fly around
over the landscape and more easily explore distant lands.
About Alter Aeon:
Alter Aeon began as a multiplayer text game in early 1995, and has been under active development for more than 16 years. Originally designed as a purely text-based game, Alter Aeon now features a graphical user interface when using the official client, but still retains a fully functional text-only interface for the blind and visually impaired. Blind players can also find a thriving support community for the game, including player-contributed custom clients, scripts, and soundpacks.
About Dentinmud Internet Services:
Dentinmud Internet Services originally started as a hosting company in 1997, providing mail, DNS, web services, and MUD hosting. In 1999, Alter Aeon came under the company umbrella. With the success of Alter Aeon, the company has shifted away from hosting and now focuses exclusively on online game development.
MUD client downloads:
MacOSX 10.5+: http://www.alteraeon.com/AlterAeonLauncher-MacOSX.zip
Linux and other client alternatives: http://www.alteraeon.com/articles/mudding_clients.html
Title: Alter Aeon
Type: Free-To-Play Online RPG MUD
OS: Windows, Linux, Mac
For more information, please contact CEO Dennis Towne at: firstname.lastname@example.org