|03-11-2007 Staff update
We are adding some staff tags to the chat and forum. This way Syrnia is more transparent, and the hard working staff earns some credit.
You'll notice ladyraven143 has got the (Mod) tag, she has been helping Syrnia loads for a long while. I am very thankful and I'm sure everyone is as she is one of the people making sure you are not spammed to death.
|31-10-2007 Halloween 2007
Halloween 2007 is here! Come and join in the festivities. The activities will begin at 00:00 Syrnia time on October 31st, and will last all day. Please visit Port Senyn, Crab Nest or Eylsian docks for a free trip to the Party Island (Note: There's a free trip from Eylsian docks to port party, but you cannot return to Kanzo without an teleport orb).
- Come fight new creatures
- Try to collect rare items
- A contest
- A free trick (or treat) for everyone at Syrnia celebration center !
There has been some maintaince today, this had to be done because of the strange errors popping up everywhere. The cause is known, and we hope we've fixed it now.
This error is the same error which casued for short maintainces earlier this week.
|15-09-2007 Ticket system
We've added a new ticket system to replace the current email & message support.
All support now runs trough the ticket system, which you can also use without owning a Syrnia account.
This should really improve our support to all players.
We will try to answer most open questions from the current emails and moderation messages,
however we suggest you to open a ticket for any pending problem/question you've got.
Any website quests can use the ticket system via this link,
this link is presented to players who have trouble logging in, activating their account etc.
Now, let's hope you'll never need the ticket system ;).
|29-08-2007 Level requirement changes
The following combat level requirements have been changed for wearing armour/weapons:
Saurus armour: level 40 defence to wear.
Centaur armour/weapons: level 30 defence/attack to wear.
Rose armour/weapons: level 15 defence/attack to wear.
These levels should have been 45, 35 and 15, but due to a bug they were all 0.
They have been changed to 40, 30 and 15 to make this change more reasonable.
I hope you will all understand it's better this way.
Everyone who is currently wearing one of these items but does not meet the level requirement can keep wearing it(!), but if they try to equip it again they DO need the level requirement.
|07-08-2007 Server Performance
Over the past week we have been going through Syrnia's backend code and database and have been working on optimisations. There were a few bits of random lag yesterday afternoon/evening and this morning as we implemented some of the optimisations, but now we are pleased to announce that Syrnia's backend systems are now running 100% faster and should be able to handle 100% more users at peak times.
Thanks go out to everyone who plays Syrnia!
|20-07-2007 Chat History
 14:03 (Mod)Moderator:*Spills a tin of paint in Syrnia History page* Whoops...Oh dear what have I done. Oh wait...it looks different...
This was the announcement for the new and improved Chat History. It marks the completion of various major changes it's been undergoing. Chat History has been changed to show all chat channels which you are allowed to view.
Only Pirates see Pirate Chat, only Clan Members see their own Clan Chat.
Thanks go out to a few beta testers, and a Chat Mod with an eye for colour.
|15-07-2007 Platina smelting
A spot for platina smelting has been discovered. Even though it is not a perfect place for platina smelting, it looks like we're able to smelt platina at certain times.
It's somewhere deep down in Arch. caves...
|12-07-2007 Exrollia island
Our 17th map has been added, called Exrolia.
This island is accessible to pirates and all other Syrnians, it adds 9 new locations to explore. Do bring some decent combat gear as there are some nasty creatures over there.
Some unique features are located at Stanro and Mt. Flag. This also finally enables us to bake bread ;).
Oh, if you plan on settling in: You are only allowed to build at Pensax.
The arena fights are now also divided in 4 groups: 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40+. Make sure to collect some medals, they might come in very handy soon...
Broke pirates can now also clean their jail for some extra gold.
|07-07-2007 7-7-7 changes
For all who havent noticed yet:
The chat history page has been improved and is much more user friendly.
The clan forums "last replies" now shows the 20 last replies instead of 10, it also groups the replies to topic, like the main forum does.
|23-06-2007 The battlemages revised their rules...
The Arena Battlemages have revised their arena rules after a recent fight and wanted to announce them here.
"You are no longer allowed to take locked and unlocked containers with you because they could contain food. We have decided to block all containers, even those without food because we haven't got the time to check all containers."
The battlemages did admire the clever combatants who found out about this food smuggling ;).
|21-06-2007 Extra chat channel
A "Game Help" channel has been added as 5th chat channel.
All new players will only be able to use this chat channel, untill completing the tutorial island.
This has been added to save frustrations about new players (Feel free to disable this channel at the Chat Options window !).
However it is not only beneficial to experienced players; The new players will benefit as well as they will be able to get help a lot easier. Experienced players who'd like to help newbie's can join this channel anytime.
A login of a player who logs in at the tutorial island will be shown in the Game Help channel instead of the World chat.
Lol....everyone who saw the update in progress; Calm down next time, was the green color that bad ;) ?
If anyone still see's a green or black channel 5; Just refresh once.
|26-05-2007 Back in Business
Syrnia had a downtime of about 72 hours because Syrnia has gone through a complete architectural restructure to enable us to fix bugs and release updates faster than ever, we
thank you for your patience. This took longer than expected due to unforeseen problems.
You -might- also notice a bit more speed, but this wasn't part of restructure plans.
The farm crop times had been adjusted to +24 hours, sorry it couldn't be 72.
No gameplay updates have been addded, this was a 'maintaince' update.
We believe there shouldn't be any other problems. If you do notice a problem please message the Bug moderator in-game.
|23-05-2007 Server updates
A small warning: Syrnia might be going down for maintenance for an unknown length of time over the next 24 hours.
However, hopefully everything goes well without any noticable side-effects.
|07-04-2007 Easter eggs
Has the easter bunny lost sense of time?
He was spotted hiding eggs all over Syrnia a few minutes ago !
However, it looks like he did not have enough paint for the Red eggs this year ..
You will be able to search for 7 different colors of eggs the next 25 hours (Yes: 25, thats not a typo!).
So make sure you got some eggs before 23:59 tomorrow.
|03-04-2007 Rules update
Syrnias rules have been updated, make sure you've read and understand them all.
The Wallie donation option is nearly finished as well, we are currently awaiting a response from Wallie before launching it.
|25-03-2007 This week
There won't be any big updates this week as I am pretty busy with several tests.
I do hope I get a few spare hours to do some minor updates.
Something which will be added this week is the option to donate using a Wallie card. (A.T.M. wallie supports just 3 countries, but they are expanding in Europe).
This is an much easier option to donate for anyone who cannot use a credit card or the other paypal methods.
A new type of pirate has been added; The Roughneck (level 24).
It can be used to attack the mainlands.
It costs 15 iron bars, and 4 cooked cods to train.
Pirates: Check skulls nose for details.
You can now only add requested items to the skulls nose stock (you can add up to 25% above the requested amount).
|06-03-2007 Serpenthelm Island
Serpenthelm island has been opened.
This islands adds 7 new locations, 4 quests and several monsters and items to Syrnia.
This island is probably very interesting for anyone with a combat level of 7 or higher. You'll also need a few coins for the Rose gate pass and the boat trip.
You can travel by boat to Burning beach via Xanso or Crab nest.
Enjoy this addition.
|05-03-2007 Syrnia's 2nd Birthday
Syrnia started exacly 2 years ago. Therefore we've opened the Party Island today, for some extra fun.
If you are curious about Syrnia's history you can read last years birthday news post.
People from a yet unknown island called "Serpenthelm" have come to our islands. They are running a chapel service today which they are used to do on their island. These people can be found at both Barnacle bay and Port Dazar.
We will be exchanging map information with these people, if they cooperate we might be able to set off to their island soon.
..this all might have something to do with the increase of roses we've been spotting.
|22-01-2007 Donation & Chat
The chat has been updated, this might fix the freezes users have been reporting when using FireFox.
The donation process has been improved: From now on donations will be added instantly & automatically.
Donations still work nearly the same, with just one change;
- You go to the support page.
- Select the Donation options page and click on the “Make a donation” button.
- Paypal will now guide you trough the donation process.
- When complete: You will be returned to a Syrnia page where you will be able to select what account(s) do donate for and how much. The ability to add an (anonymous) message has been added too.
|10-01-2007 Chat channels
I've add the option to leave/join the current chat channels.
For example; You can now decide to leave the trade channel if you're not interested in trades at the moment.
You can change these settings at the options page.
The Options page has been restyled to fit the new theme.
|04-01-2007 Chat system updated
The chat system has been rebuilt, it now offers us different Channelts to chat in.
1: World chat, for everyone.
2: Trade chat, for everyone.
3: Clan chat, chat with your own clan.
4: Pirate chat, pirates only.
Each channel has it's own color.
This new system allows us some nice future updates, like: jonining/leaving channels maybe even pm/emotes.
Thanks to SaucyWhopper for helping me on this update.
|30-12-2006 January the 2nd
An event will be organized to celebrate the New Year, have a drink with your Syrnia friends and win some nice prices. All times are 'Syrnia time', you'll see the current Syrnia time at the chat window.You will be able to gather new and/or rare items this day, make sure to show up at least a few minutes!We are also interested in how much players we can get online simultaneously.
The event will be held Tuesday January the 2nd (2007 of course).
Creatures from a country far away are moving towards our Islands…
Time: 15:00 & 21:30.
You can promote Syrnia from now on using your own special link. There will be no rewards per sign-up, but the best 3 promoters (who get the most new players to Syrnia) will be awarded:
1st Silver crown + 3 Locked moldy chests
2nd Silver crown + 1 Blue gift
3rd Bronze crown
The awards will be given at +- 21:00, every new player you refer to Syrnia counts until 21:00 (for this event that is).
If there are some people who have run a very funny/innovative promotion campaign there can be extra prizes.
To use your referral link go to the ‘SUPPORT SYRNIA’ page and click on ‘Promote Syrnia’. Your link will be displayed on this page. Copy and paste this link on forums/msn/email to promote Syrnia and let Syrnia know which members you've referred us.
There will be various beer stalls available, the exact times are unknown but they’ll be open between 14:00 - 21:00
There will be scheduled desert arena fights:
02:00, 06:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00, 23:00
The Desert arena medals will be exchangeable for special items soon. Exchanging the medals will be the only way to get these items...
02:00 Desert arena
06:00 Desert arena
10:00 Desert arena
14:00 Desert arena
+-14:00 Beer stalls open
16:00 Desert arena
18:00 Desert arena
20:00 Desert arena
21:00 Syrnia promotion awards
+-21:00 Beer stalls close
23:00 Desert arena
There might be even more...