Important Notice - Name Changes 01/06/2019
It is after deep consideration for the well-being of the game, that I've decided that, we will be changing our policy of name changes.
Starting today, Non-Gold/Silver ninja will no longer be eligible for name changes.
And as of February 2019 Gold and Silver ninja will be eligible to 1 name change per year. This might eventually phase out completely depending on how much trouble this feature continues to cost us.
I have observed that the ability to change names has been both a scourge to RP and Moderation.
One reason for this removal is due to the lack of weight it creates on having a name.
It has also become increasingly hard to track player reports due to name changes, and we simply do not have the resource to do that.
Another reason we've decided to remove this functionality is due to players buying/selling accounts and rebranding it for others to use them.
The reason why name changes were never regulated properly in the past was that the privileges were decided on when the game was still in closed alpha, where there was no game to play and where it was just a forum community. It has been one of the harder decisions to make because I know there will be backlash.
These changes are here to stay and hopefully, players will be forced to choose their names more wisely.
For players who frequently change names for "clans", we advice for you to remove your current clan names as eventually, when the actual clan system does arrive, it will add your real clan name in front of your username in-game. Eg. If your username is Kuro and your in-game clan name is Kishin, your display name will appear as Kishin Kuro automatically, while your username will be just Kuro.
Village Score System 10/23/2018
As of today, the village score system is working. During this trial period, scores may reset without much else going on. Eventually the village scores will allow Kage and council members to purchase provisions or benefits for their villages. It also serves as a reflection of how well each village is doing in the ninja world.
What is village score
There are 3 scores each village has - Intel, Economy and Manpower. Each affected by different kinds of missions.
Intel is a reflection of how much information your village has on it's enemy villages.
Economy is an indicator of how well the villagers and ninja are living in your village.
Manpower is how much your ninja are participating in helpful activities for the village.
Checking your village score
To check on your village score, talk to the Notice Board in your village. From there, select "Scores" to see the scores of your village and enemy villages.
Note that non-ninja villages do not have scores. However, Missing ninja missions they do against other villages can also affect the scores of Ninja villages.
Mission Score Rewards
The missions will display what scores it affects in the mission rewards. For example, surveying the Sand Village Entrance as a Leaf ninja impacts the Leaf Intel score positively as shown below.
RP & PvP Tournaments can now start rewarding villages with scores depending on how well they perform.
The frequency that scores will reset has yet to be decided and we are running these systems as an experiment to see if scores could potentially impact RP systems. For example, allowing players to impeach a government if Economy score is dwindling low.
Expect to see use case scenarios for each score as time goes by. Including ninja tool supplies, buying uniform for promoted ninja and the such with economy score. Advantages in village vs. village events with Intel score and and increased security for villages with Manpower score.
We're also going to balance the amount of score each mission gives/takes over the course of the next few months.
Thanks for participating!
Manda's Lair 06/19/2018
Manda's Lair only allows one team of up to 4 ninja to enter at once. All ninja must be level 30-40.
Find a team with a good strategy and challenge Manda in the deepest corner of the Abandoned Lair, past all the mazes.
Once you enter, you'll be greeted by Manda, who spits poison into the air and sends his spawn out at you in all directions.
Manda has a 10% chance of dropping a new, rare sword or cosmetic. Fight amongst yourselves who keeps it!
This has been something that I've been working on, on and off, for a very long time. It's the culmination of a bunch of very big features combined into one that has allowed for me to create this. I'll be talking about the features that have been added to the engine over the past year that has allowed for us to finally do our first team boss fight in a development log soon! But for now, enjoy!
5th Anniversary Exclusive Item 05/26/2018
In the spirit of June being Nin Online's 5th Anniversary month, we're releasing a time-exclusive cosmetic item! It is no other than the White Hermit Cape! You can preview them in-game.
The White Hermit Cape will be on sale from 1st June - 30th June. As with any future time-exclusive cosmetics, after it's sale period, it will not be available for purchase anymore, but will be tradeable in-game so that it may be passed on.
We hope that you continue playing Nin Online, and look forward to more updates soon!
Change of Village Leadership 05/21/2018
First of all, I would like to congratulate and thank @TetsuHawk and @Deathmall Sasayaki as well as their council members on completing their time village leaders. They've both done a great job and will be awarded promotions to Jonin rank, and be permanently recorded in Ninja history as the 6th Kazekage and the 3rd Hokage.
Beginning this June, we will be running the necessary events to pick out the new leaders of each village every 6 months. Once in June, and once in December. This will continue to be the case unless leaders lose their positions early due to any reason. This is to ensure that everyone continues to get the opportunity to step up and become ninja in power, and to keep the ninja world dynamic.
As always, the Sand village is a monarch where the leader is picked from one of the 3 children of the current Kazekage to become the next Kazekage. The Kazekage then picks his council and Sand siblings from the ninja of the village.
In contrast, the Leaf village is a democracy, where any ninja of atleast Chunin rank can run for council member. 3 council members will be chosen, who will have to collectively decide on who becomes the next Hokage.
Council Member Elections will take place on 30th May 2018 at 1PM EST
Requirements for voting are to be atleast Genin rank and level 10. The election will take place in the Leaf village, and all ninja hoping to participate in the elections whether voting or as elects will have to stay online throughout. Attempting to use alternate/multiple accounts to vote will result in a permanent ban.