Good afternoon exiles!
There’s quite a lot to this update and I will do my best to cover every aspect I can think of, though as always I will do what I can to answer everything on Discord as well should you have questions. So, what’s all this about?
I get a lot of messages from you all with various questions and concerns of all types, sometimes we manage to turn these into suggestions and we are always working hard to implement them. This is the first one we wanted to try, an RP Hub.
As Shadow Dynasty wants to ensure RP is always put first, we wanted to experiment with different ways of removing barriers between you playing the character you want and being able to easily interact. Ankh and Spear, the clan, have put a lot of time and effort into their public tavern, sauna, bath house, inn and other amenities that we saw this as a great foundation to an RP Hub. We have been hard at work all day to expand what is there for public use for more styles of RP to interact. Here’s how it works:
We have enabled the following commands in Pippi:
All are case sensitive and all have a cooldown of an hour, a temporary measure to stop people trying to use it for naughty reasons. If you are found to be doing so, expect an angry message from me by the way!
/sethome will set a point on the map where you are stood at the time for when you use the /home command to instantly teleport you there.
/warp Lakeheart will transport you to the Agora at the centre of Lakeheart
“So what’s in Lakeheart for me?” I hear you cry, well there’s plenty:
The Three Monkeys – A tavern for RP, sells drinks, food and accomodation. Also has a sauna and bath house.
The Marketplace – An area for traders to bring their goods to market and advertise their own shops. Also has some lower tier traders from our Coin and Trade mod mainly selling food and drink items. If you are a trader and want a permanent stall, message myself or Jess on Discord to arrange this.
Practice Area – An area for people to hone their combat skills.
Hall of Rememberance – A building dedicated to the memory of characters that have passed.
Meeting Hall – A large area for feasting, perhaps you have business with another clan that needs neutral ground to settle? Maybe you wish to gather people for a rousing speech? Maybe the tavern is too loud.
Derketo’s Dean of Delights – A den for the shadier characters, not for the light hearted.
The Agora – A small area where you will arrive.
The Hospital – Injured characters welcome for treatment.
Shrine to Mitra – What it says on the tin.
As you can see we have aimed to cater to every type of RP we could think of. The Den has been constructed specifically out of the way of the rest to ensure those not enjoying that type of RP aren’t dealing with it when walking into the main tavern.
“I have a village, how come mine isn’t a hub?”
This is the first being used as a trial. People are spread quite far on the map and we don’t want everyone to feel they want to build in the desert, but never see another player because everyone is in the north for example. This is to close these gaps in RP. As population on the server increases I plan on adding warp points to the Agora to transport quickly from one hub to another to again bridge these gaps in RP.
“How does this help traders?”
It brings you all together in a marketplace. See it as a way to make your trading connections with a sample of your goods, meet other traders from across the lands who may have things you need. It’s all in RPing your trader, what would they realistically have? What would they need? No one trader should reasonably sell and have everything!
“I’d like to suggest a change to the Hub/Hubs”
Contact me directly on Discord and we can chat.
“I’d like to hold an event in the Hub”
Contact Zohara for help with the RP side and Jess to help sort it. I’ll add it to the calendar once done.
“Can I declare war on the Hub”
No, but you can still RP PVP with the people there, just stick to the rules we set in place.
Anything else on the way? Why indeed there is. To assist with getting set up and RPing right away, Zohara and I are working on a way to implement RP kits to help the character flesh out a little earlier on. Updates are also coming to the coin and trade mod after much feedback, I can’t tell you all what exactly, but we should hopefully implement it all soon. We are currently reviewing the mod situation after seeing the results of the poll we put out.
See you all at Lakeheart.Read More
Good afternoon all,
A new page is now on the website intended on giving the history of Shadow Dynasty.
For the time being it is showing an overview of events that happened within each era (or wipe, if you will).
I will happily take on your stories and events that happened within these eras to expand on them if you would like to tell me.
The link is now on the front page or you can click here
All the best!Read More
Happy February Folks,
Throughout the more festive months of December and January you will have no doubt noticed some big changes throughout the server, the mod and Discord itself. I thought it would be a good time to address it all in one go and let you know what is coming.
Originally, we had always set out to make an environment that was a hybrid of the roleplay and PVP communities. We had worked very hard to come up with ways to make this work, rulesets to please both sides, ensuring active admins were there to keep an eye on potential issues and trying to take in from both types of player what they want. After a lot of time with this, we’ve decided it can only really work one way and are completely focusing on roleplay from here on in. We understand that over the past few months in particular there was some issues risen from this, but we are in the process of making Shadow Dynasty the best roleplay experience that we possibly can. PVP will still be enabled of course, but to be used a way of enhancing roleplay. We expect the characters to feud and fight, we encourage it, but roleplay comes first.
With all this in mind, as you may have seen in the Server News channel on Discord, we will soon be adding new mods for extra immersion and are taking suggestions. There isn’t any plan on over-doing it with them, but we can see what features people want and integrate them to our own or add the smaller ones if needs be. Let us know in Mods Discussion if you have any ideas!
We are currently looking to take on two new game admins to look after timezones which the EU admins struggle to cover. There are quite a few players based in the US whose primetime for playing can be difficult to watch. If you are interested, please message myself or Kwikninja on Discord letting us know about yourself and what you believe you can bring to the community.
As for recruiting players, there’s always room for more! Shadow Dynasty runs on a dedicated server and can easily handle connections from Europe and the US. Funcom test the game at a 150 ping for your reference. If you enjoy being part of Shadow Dynasty then we would very much appreciate some love on the following links, it goes a long way to help:
I’ve had a few people contacting me saying they are getting ready to set up some events. I will also be creating some Shadow Dynasty run ones with big prizes, they will all be posted on the calendar so you can easily keep track of what’s coming up and posted in The Ampitheatre on Discord. If you have an event in mind, send me a message on Discord and post to The Ampitheatre, we can arrange to help you with items you may need or prizes should the event require them. Also, contact Zohara for any help with the roleplay aspects of your event should you need help or inspiration.
I’m creating a video as something of an introduction to the game for new players and the server itself. If you have any footage you’ve made in game you’re particularly fond of by all means let me know on Discord. As part of this video, I am organising an interview with Nicole and Jens from Funcom which I will happily ask any questions you may have for them…within reason, obviously. Send those along to me too. I’ll also be creating videos ready for any additional mods we have instructing how to install them, videos regarding updates to the Shadow Dynasty mod and a few community based ones to go along with these updates. If you’d like anything featured in them…you get the idea by now, send me a message!
Updates to the Mod
Kwikninja, the man behind the mod, will be working hard to ensure the mod is as smooth as butter in the coming week. If you have encountered any issues recently with it or have some feedback for him, now is the time to let him know as he will be unable to do work on it for a short while (don’t worry, he’s fine). Regular updates to it should resume early March, though he will be available on Discord as normal for normal things. Expect an update towards the end of this week.
As you may have seen there’s some fantastic updates coming. The latest devstream was showcasing the progress on a new combat system, there’s the new Jungle/Swamp themed area on the map and two new Gods on the way. The next Devstream is going to address sorcery, mounts and other NPC things which should be next week, their words not mine so if they don’t I’m innocent!
Funcom confirmed that a wipe won’t be needed for the combat system, so no need to panic there, we still aim not to wipe until launch unless something utterly terrible happens. Something so bad I can’t even think to give an example.
We’re putting together a nice lore story of the server detailing the history of the clans and characters that have come and gone, want to contribute? You know what to do!
See you on the cross, exiles.Read More
Happy Thursday everyone! This is a quick news update just to let those that don’t know, our Coin & Trade mod version 2.0 has finally arrived! (is also running live on our server)
Shadow Dynasty’s Coin & Trade
The aim of this mod is simple: to add coin to the world of Conan Exiles to support the theme of trading, merchants and economy. Coins can be found from every variation of humanoid NPC and also gained through any 3 of the Trade Posts that are also added into the game. The Trade Posts can be spawned in by admins only, so server owners can choose locations for placement according to there harvesting rates and other choices.
– Copper, Silver & Gold in the form of a Dynastian Coin (read info in-game)
– Tier 1,2 & 3 Trade Posts (Shops). Different resources can be purchased and sold
– All humanoids in-game have a chance to drop coins depending on there level
– Coins have no weight, carry as many as you want!
– Trade Posts all have a market style ambiance around them
– *NEW!* All Coins can be put onto action bar and placed in the world! The coins have no ownership and do not listen to the land ownership rule, meaning you can place them absolutely ANYWHERE and everybody can pick them up!
– All Trade Posts have 2 direct currency transfers (copper into silver, silver into copper etc)
– Level required Feats, Copper Silver and Gold. Unlock these at the appropriate level to be able to use the Trade Posts (these cost 0 points to activate)
– 3x Feats, Copper SIlver and Gold + unlock them at the appropriate levels for 0 points
– Trade Posts all have unique map icons that are visible to everybodyRead More
Greetings everybody! After an already exciting dev stream by funcom, i have been fortunate enough to receive some even more exciting news: access to using the best resource map for Conan, on our website! All courtesy of the guys at https://conanexiles.ginfo.gg so a big thank you!
The resource map is now live on our website and can be found by clicking the button at the top or using the following link:
Greetings all! We are very happy to announce, our in-house Coin & Trade mod is now live on the steam workshop! For more details, see the below workshop page.
More importantly, The Shadow Dynasty server has just been rebooted and is now running both Coin & Trade mod + Pippi
If you are just joining or returning to us, we have just created a mod collection on the steam workshop, simply load up the link below and hit ‘Subscribe to all’ to automatically receive the mods we use.
Hey everybody! Just thought i would make a quick news post regarding our own custom mod which will add a Traders Post, along with in-game currency: The Dynastian Coin.
This is the traders post so far (players interact with the building and can access multiple buy & sell recipes):
At the moment, the mod is built and in complete working order, however a few tweaks to the recipe and trade costs still need some tweaking. Will provide further updates when i can!Read More
Happy wipe day folks!
We now officially use the powerful and popular mod: Pippi
To install the mod, simply subscribe to Pippi via the steam workshop. Once in the game, make sure its enabled in the mod section of the main menu. When searching for our server in the lobby browser, make sure ‘Show servers with mods’ is ticked (it wont show otherwise!)
Some changes: XP is boosted to x5 (harvest remains at x2), Loot on death is now back ON, Declaration of War rules have been changed and are now more straight forward.
Websites interactive map has also been wiped, along with discord clans & channels.
The successful applicants for the Shadow Dynasty admin team have been granted there roles
In the near future, we will be using another mod, which will bring currency and trade to Shadow Dynasty. We will update you all in good time and can ensure that this mod will not require a wipe or any kind of problems with current progress.Read More