The long waiting for the 1.9 is finally over. This night the servers were down for maintenance, and in the morning everything became live. Most of you are probably interested what's new in 1.9, so here is a quick summary of the features:
Previously, if you went to a Stigma Tuner, you could find one basic Stigma per Class – for a total of 8. If that wasn’t the one you were looking for, you either had to resort to the Trade Broker and user-set prices or purchase one using your AP (Abyss Points) at the Abyss Stigma Contributor. Now, Stigma Tuners offer a large variety of Stigmas for each class - roughly 48 per class. Prices start out at around 400,000 for a level 20 Stigma and go up to 3.5million kinah for a level 50 Stigma. Tuners can be found in the Capitol Cities of Sanctum and Pandaemonium near the Stigma Master and Skill Trainers.
New Level 48 Stigmas have emerged for each class and are available at any Abyss Stigma Contributor. These can be found in both the capitol cities and the main landings in the Abyss (Primum and Teminon). The new stigmas cost 26,500 AP.
In 1.9, all Classes have been given a Remove Shock I skill at level 40 and then a subsequent chain skill at level 48. The skills can be purchased from your Skill Trainer in the Capitol City and will be extremely useful tools in PvP and hunting.
You can now enable two additional floating Quickbars that can be moved and arranged to your liking. The new Quickbar can be turned on and off from your Options menu, where you can set the Hotkeys as well. Simply unlock your Quickbar and you can move and change the style of the Quickbar. When you’re done, lock your Quickbar again to keep it in place and hide empty slots.
Daily Quests have been added and begin at level 30. When you reach levels 30 and 40, you will automatically receive an introduction Quest leading you to the recruitment officer for each group. Join a group to participate in daily quests and receive rewards. For completion of these quests you will receive some EXP, a bundled-item, and a token that can then be exchanged for items at various vendors. Explore your options and figure out what works best to get to your desired reward. The second group, which opens for enrollment at level 40, is located in the Abyss and offers rewards such as: Titles with PvP options, Abyss Relics, and Silver Medals.
New Temples and have been added to the Capitol Cities of Sanctum and Pandaemonium. To enter a Temple, use the golden Teleport Statue that has been added.
Currently there are not many quests you can do in the Temple, but it is nice to take a look around in advance. Later, there are important Campaigns and Quests planned for this area.