Releases

Version: 1.1.8, Live Character Sheet and Affixes

Welcome back to Planes of Tlessa.

1.1.8 is a large update, which is unusual for "patches". This patch is designed to flush out how attacks are done based on the items you have equipped, your class and the enemy you are fighting.

1.1.8 also brings with it the new Live Character Sheet - which, for those of you who play with your character sheet in a separate tab, is beneficial.

1.1.8 also brings a whole host of fixes, changes and minor tweaks here and there as well as some performance updates.

Lets jump right in shall we?

New Affixes and Affix Categories

If you look at the Enchanting help section and scroll past the Affix list, you'll see a new section that details these new Affix Types.

There are also a ton of new affixes, bringing the max level of enchanting to: 120 with a cost of: 150 Million Gold Per enchant.

Types

  • Class Bonus - These increase you class bonus and cannot stack. We take the highest of all that you have.
  • Damage - These do damage, can be resisted (unless other wise stated) and cannot stack. We take the highest of the ones you have equipped.
  • Life Stealing - These can steal the enemies life and give it back to you. If you are a vampire these will stack and can fire twice. Once during your attack phase and once after the enemies attack phase assuming you, and the enemy are not dead. These can be resisted. If you are not a vampire these will not stack and will only fire after the enemy attack phase assuming you or the enemy are not dead.
  • Stat Reduction - These can and cannot stack. Prefixes that reduce all enemy stats will not stack, we will take the first one we find if you have multiple, regardless of - if it is better or not then the others. The suffixes can stack. These can be resisted and are applied at the beginning of your attack phase before the enemy stats are calculated, these can fire on each subsequent attack, but the first time is the only one that matters as it affects their starting health (for prefixes and dur reduction suffixes).
  • Entrancing - These do not stack and fire before you attempt to attack, unless resisted. If the enchantment is successful then the enemy, on your turn, cannot dodge or block but can still resist spells, affixes and artifacts.

As you might have noticed, all of these, with the exception of (some) damage based enchantments can be resisted by the enemy. There is a new quest called: The Creepy Doll that you can do by paying The Soldier 25k Gold Dust to get: The Creepy Baby Doll which makes all your affixes irresistible.

This is important for fighting celestials because:

  • All Monsters and Celestials can resist your affixes, spells and artifacts out right. Meaning these items and enchantments will do nothing.
  • Monsters (drop down list) all have the same resistances to spells/artifacts and affixes how ever their resistances are MUCH lower then Celestials who have a much higher chance to resist the further down the planes you travel (sur (slightly harder resistance) -> laby (moderate resistance) -> dun (much higher resistance))

This will all play a much more important role in 1.1.9 which will introduce a revamped attack section with more buttons then just "attack".

Live Character Sheet and Shop Changes

The character sheet is completely live now. Any time a skill updates or you equip items, or even gain a level - that character sheet will update in real time.

This will make managing your inventory and sets much easier.

This also means when you go to equip and item fro your inventory, the equip page will now open a new tab. You can open multiple tabs and equip multiple items - just be cautious around items that request a position, as, for example:

If you open two tabs with two rings and equip one, in one tab, the other tab will not update to show the equipped ring position. This is because the compare page (details on the page) is a already cached when you open it.

  • When you destroy you no longer get gold dust. Be careful of destroying enchanted items.
  • Disenchanting multiple items will now update the character sheet over time and update the chat section as well as show you a total of gold dust.
  • Disenchanting will now level enchanting. When you disenchant, your enchanting skill will get 50% of it's regular XP (after all applicable bonuses - including equipped items and quest items)
  • Disenchanting has been nerfed to give you between 2 and 10 gold dust + skill bonus interest.

The shop has also been updated. Now when you buy items the items will process in the background. You'll be given each item you can afford "over time" (few seconds - its a job that runs in the back ground). The chat will update to show you each item you purchased, as well as any failures to purchase an item or successes to purchase all selected items.

Your character sheet will also update in real time as each item comes in.

Quest item Fixes

Quest items, specifically those that can drop and be traded in is now fixed. A prime example is Weapon Smiths Book. There are a variety of ways to get this book, but you can trade it to The Witch in Labyrinth to get a upgraded version.

This lead to a bug where you could get multiple of these books and trade them all in and get multiple of these upgraded books. This has been fixed and duplicate quest items have been removed from all players.

If you have the: Weapon Smiths Book and the Weapons Smiths Master Book, you will loose the Weapon Smiths Book and any duplicates of the Master you have, so you only hav the one. If you do not have any upgraded versions, you will not loose anything.

PCT Chat Command Fixes

Those of you who have access to the /pct command when there are Celestials about, will now be able to use it on surface. There was a bug with the command not properly moving you to the right location - or at all.

Timeout issues with PCT are fixed, there is no time out with using this command.

New Quest items:

  • Creepy Baby Doll: "Makes your affixes irresistible to the enemy. (None of your affixes will be resisted)." (purchased from The Soldier (sur) for 25k Gold dust).
  • Disenchanters Magnifying Glass: "Increase your xp and skill bonus by 45%. Used automatically." (Purchased from The Soldier (sur) for 25k Gold Dust).
  • Alchemist Book: "Increase Alchemy XP and Skill bonus by 45%. Used automatically." (You should have alchemy unlocked if you are going for this). (Purchased from The Witch (laby) for 25k Gold Dust).

Other Bug Fixes:

  • Celestials that disappear will now use the right plane name in their global message.
  • Unit Movement has been fixed to allow long running jobs to happen. This allows you to send units over 4 Hours away with out fear of you loosing your units as the job "magically" vanished.
  • Quest items table now shows you the description of each quest item.
  • Gold Rushes are nerfed - they no longer use looting but do use map and adventure bonuses. These now reward up to 1 million+ gold.

And a whole host of others.

Performance updates:

There are some performance updates you should notice.

  • When attacking/crafting/enchanting - we send the timer value through the response right away and pass the rest off as a job that process in the background. This can mean you see the timer before you see the XP, Drops, Craft/Enchant Success/Failure. This was done to help mitigate the "You have been a busy bee." box.

This has not been applied to celestial fights but will be in 1.1.9. This also has not been applied to map movement (of any kind) as there isn't a huge issue there.

A look ahead and 1.1.9

A small look ahead is in order I say. Lets see whats coming. This is just the outline, the meat and bones will be in the next update. Because of how important 1.1.9 is for the planned automation (1.1.10-1.1.13) any bug fixes for 1.1.8 will be done as hot patches (meaning they will not increase the version number)

1.1.9 will bring three things to the table:

  • Kingdom logs will now act like adventure logs, the icon on the side will glow red when you have been attacked and bounce. The log will be highlighted in your logs report. You will also see a notification.
    • Kingdoms under attack (that you own) will turn into a new icon to indicate that you are under attack at that location.
    • Kingdom over view: View all your kingdoms and details - but you cannot manage them from here.
  • New Item Types will be introduced and expanded upon later with new "sub skills" of existing crafting skills that will be automatically levelled to half of what ever your current crafting skill is for weapons, armour and spells.
  • New Attack Buttons with icons. Each button with do a different type of attack instead of using throwing everything at the enemy. For example - attack would just use your weapons, artifacts, rings and affixes, while spells will only use spells and artifacts, affixes and rings.
    • New skills will be introduced that can be trained and will be important. For example Casters will no longer use accuracy, instead they will use Casting Accuracy. Critical Strikes will be introduced to help you do double the damage.
    • There will be: 5 total attack types.

This is just a sneak peak of 1.1.9. If you have feature ideas or requests for 1.1.9 (not bug reports) then feel free to post those in the discords #suggestions section and of course any bugs for 1.1.8 in #bugs.

1.1.9 makes way for a new class to be introduced, a special kind of class that does not use weapons to attack. Can you guess what it is? Let me know in the #general tab of discord if you think you know.


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Version: 1.1.7, Inventory Fixes

  • Issues where you could have two spells in your inventory set and it not be considered "equippable" has been fixed.
  • Issues with Item Equipping throwing 500 has also been fixed.
  • Issue with selling large amounts of items to the shop has been fixed.

Note: 1.1.8 will bring a new inventory system to handle the strain of disenchanting or using large amounts of items.

New Feature: Live Game Map Count

The game map count for all players will now update every second to let you know how many (logged in) players on what plane.

This number is seen on the map under: Characters on map, and is a live reflection of the current signed in count.


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Version: 1.1.6, Minor Changes and QoL Imporvements

Some slight bug fixes and changes were made to how the kingdoms update per hour.

  • Information Page for Quest items has been fixed.
  • When a character is enchanting, we will select the next item in their list - assuming they have any.
  • Fixed Quest Book list on the crafting information page.

New Chat Commands

Players can now type /pc and /pct to either find the location of a public Celestial Entity, if there are any, or to find and teleport, across planes, to said Celestial Entity for free, with a 10 second move time out.

In order to use /pct players must pay The Soldier 5000 Gold Dust. This is a new quest.

You can find chat commands in the information help section under Chat Commands.

New Quest and Item

There is a new quest for The Soldier on the Surface plane called: Hunting Expedition. To complete this quest, you just message him and he will take 5k Gold Dust from you and give you a new item called: Crystal Eye Glass, which allows you to use /pct command.

A small look ahead

Note: The ideas here are not completely flushed out, this is just an idea.

During the 1.1.x patch cycle a patch will come to change how you fight monsters both in Adventures, Celestials and Regular Fights.

This change is still being worked on but the idea is to add new buttons and ways to attack, for example:

  • Attack - Would now attack with both your weapons (+15% of strength (or +15% dex if bow)) + artifacts + rings
  • Spells - Would now attack with both your spells (+15% (int) for Damage Spells and +15% (chr) for healing spells) + artifacts + rings
  • Spell / Attack - Would Now cast your spell (+15% int/chr) in slot 1 and then attack (+15% str (or +15% dex if bow)) and then use rings and artifacts
  • Attack / Spell - Would attack (+15% str (or +15% dex if bow)), then cast spell (+15% int/chr) in slot two and then use rings and artifacts
  • Defend - Would increase AC by 25% of str making it hard for enemies to hit you, but reduce dodge % by 50% while firing off rings and artifacts.

Each one would be a separate button for when you got to attack the monster. Your class would apply a 10% bonus to the total damage for the appropriate attack type, IE if you were to click the Attack/Spell button as a heretic, that extra 10% is only applied to your spells.

This will introduce new skills:

  • Critical Strike: which uses the skill bonus percentage to determine not just if you get a critical strike but by how much extra. Ie: a damage of 200 with a Critical strike would do: (200 * 2) + 200 * skill bonus damage
  • Regeneration: At the end of the enemy attack if you are not dead, this will have a chance to fire, which is 10% of your dur, how ever this skill also effects your dur stat by adding the skill bonus to your durability. Thus the higher the level, the more durability you get to a max of ~100% extra dur at level 999. This will also trigger if you attack with spells and have healing spells equipped.

These skills would be for everyone.

This changes attack, so that now you do not have an attack button that just attacks with everything you have.

These buttons would apply to Celestial Fights and Regular Monster attacks while for adventures, players can choose an attack style or they can choose to "throw everything at the enemy" which would be the same as just clicking attack.

This will also introduce new Affixes that:

Introduce a new mechanic: Life stealing - will steal life when you attack, Mages Wrath - Increases spell damage % among others. This means that Affixes can also now fire on attacking.

These are just some ideas, some may come out before others. How ever this new mechanic of attacking provides a bit more depth, as now you have options on how you attack the enemy.

This also means enemies will have ben gone over to make sure they are still balanced over all. Some new mechanics to enemies such as charm and the ability for a player to avoid that or for enemies to annul your equipment will also be made to give some more depth to how attacks are preformed.

If you have thoughts, ideas or suggestions feel free to leave them in discord!


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Version: 1.1.5, Crafting Fixes with Sets

This release is just bug fixes:

  • Now when players enchant items, the selected prefix and suffix will not be forgotten.
  • Players who save crafting sets of items, will see the proper XP bonus and get the proper XP bonus per craft/enchant.

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Version: 1.1.4, Weekly Event!

There is a new weekly event that will trigger every Wednesday at 1pm America/Edmonton time. A global message will go out when it triggers and for an entire day, there is a 80% chance for Celestials to spawn when characters move around the map. These entities can spawn on any plane at any location, so make sure you have the planes unlocked and your quest items to walk on water, both in surface and dungeons.

Market board changes

  • When players go to list an item, edit a listing or view an item they will ow see a much better layout of information for the item.

Inventory Sets bug

  • There was an issue where you could put, for example 3 damage spells into an inventory set and it was still considered equipable. This has been fixed.

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Version: 1.1.3, Daily Gold Dust Lotto!

This update fixes crafting and enchanting and rebalances the books associated.

  • Base books you find on surface will only give you 25% more XP and 15% Bonus.
  • Crafting and Enchanting check is now skill bonus + your roll (between 1, 400) > dc check of between 1, 400 (enchanting can add an additional amount for "dc increase" but will never go above 399)
  • If your crafting/enchanting is over 100% you will instantly craft the item and get XP as long as the item or enchantment is not trivial for you. (crafting list can be found here and enchanting list here

Gold Dust Lottery

Every day at 12:00pm America/Edmonton time a new event will fire. One player has the chance to win 10k Gold dust while the rest get between 1, 1000 gold dust.

Players do not have to do anything to get the reward. If you are logged in and the timer hits, you'll see a message popup in chat.

Gold Dust Changes

When players disenchant, they're skill now plays a bigger role:

  • If you are successful you will get between 30 and 1000 gold dust per item + your skill bonus. The higher the skill bonus, the higher the amount of gold dust.

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Version: 1.1.2, Bugs and Squashing

This release fixes two bugs:

  • Admin chat not works properly.
  • Market board now loads properly.

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Version: 1.1.1, Class Bonuses

Welcome back to Planes of Tlessa. Today we have a new feature apart of the 1.1.x patch cycle called Class Bonuses.

Class Bonuses

Every class has a chance at firing off a bonus. Thee bonuses can do different things based on the class and all, with the exception of vampires, have restrictions. You can read more in the help docs for classes. Just click on the class for your character or head to your character sheet.

Essentially every class, with the exception of vampires has a 5% chance to:

  • Fighters will do Modded Attack + 5% of modded attack as long as they have a weapon equipped. Weapon Damage only.
  • Thieves will dance around the enemy and attack them - they hit automatically (spells, artifacts, weapons - everything) - with out being dodged, but can still be blocked. Must have two weapons equipped.
  • Rangers will do three additional attacks as long as they have a bow equipped and cannot be blocked or dodged.
  • Prophets will fire their healing spells again, must have a healing spell equipped. Can fire on resurrection.
  • Heretics will fire their damage spell again, must have a damage spell equipped. Spell evasion does apply.
  • Vampires: Upon landing a successful attack, regardless of equipment, you will do an addition 5% of your dur in damage.

Other Fixes

  • Kingdoms will now give proper population per hour based on morale, please refer to the kingdoms help docs.

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Version: 1.1.0, The Gates Open

Welcome back to Planes of Tlessa. I am so excited to announce the release of 1.1.0

This release brings a lot of new features, fixes to existing features and new items, skills, stats and so much more. Tlessa is continuing to evolve and grow and I am happy to have you along side me.

NPC's and Quests

There are now Npc's and Quests that players can participate in.

Npc's are entities that you interact with via the chat typing in, or copy and pasting, their exact commands.

Npc's can do one of three things: Conjure, Quest and Hold Kingdoms.

Npc's who can conjure or are involved in quests, requires you to be at their location to interact with them. If you don't know where they are you can type in their command and they will tell you where they are located (and which plane).

The only NPC who does not require you to be at their location and works across planes is The Kingdom Holder, other wise known as: The Old Man.

There are a variety of NPC's across planes, some deal with quests and some deal with conjuring Celestial Entities.

Celestial Entities

Players can now challenge them selves and participate in a competitive Monster Fights with these special creatures that have a very small chance to spawn on their own via the characters on the map moving around (teleport, set sail and regular movement can potentially spawn a Celestial.)

Celestial Entities can be fought by any one, including multiple players. The Celestial Entities get harder and cost more to conjure as you traverse the planes. For example the Celestials in Labyrinth plane are harder then those on surface, while Dungeons (new plane) are eve harder still.

Each plane has its own set of rewards that get better the further down you go.

These can be conjured either privately or publicly.

To earn the rewards you and only you, no shared rewards must kill the creature. Hence the competitive nature.

Spell Evasion and Artifact Annulment

Players who equip rings can now raise their spell evasion and artifact annulment stats on their character sheet. While this won't mean anything against regular critters, Celestial Entities can Reduce the spell damage you do and your artifact damage.

How ever, with rings equipped, yes they will still reduce your damage, but you can also reduce theirs. The higher your evasion/annulment, the less damage they can do. Over a 100% means they will never do damage with spells and artifacts.

New Currencies

Players can now earn two additional types of currencies. One is Gold Dust and the other is Shards.

Gold Dust is required in conjunction with Gold to conjure Celestial Entities.

Shards and Gold Dust are used in Alchemy to create usable items that can be used on your self or dropped on kingdoms to do damage.

Gold Dust is earned via Disenchanting, while Shards are only earned by killing Celestials.

Alchemy

Players can now unlock a new skill called Alchemy. When you open your character sheet, you will see a new skill that is locked. Clicking on this will tell you the quest to complete to unlock it.

Once unlocked the player can now use Alchemy under craft/enchant to create usable items. These items can be sold on the market, do not drop and cannot be bought from the shop.

Note: The Level for Alchemy is 400, how ever there are not enough items to get you there. More will be added in time.

Items and Kingdoms

Players who unlocked alchemy can now craft special usable items that can only be dropped on kingdoms.

These can do a lot of damage - when a lot of them are used together. You can only use these items when you are attacking a kingdom.

Note: It is fair game and not against the rules for a player to just walk around dropping these.

Players will also now get a log when an item is dropped on the kingdom.

Players will also now see enemy data in their attack logs. Clicking on this will either tell you the damage you did to the kingdom you attacked, minus morale. Or the damage you did to attacking units. This is a separate tab on the log it's self.

Kingdoms have also been updated to max the unit cap at 100k for every unit and max the treasury at 4 Billion Gold.

Kingdoms now also gain interest on their treasury gained per hour at a rate of Keep Current Level / Keep Max Level * 100.

NPC Kingdom Holder

Players will now notice that if they do not walk their kingdoms for 5 days, on the 6th day their kingdom will loose morale every hour until the NPC takes it.

At which point a player may walk up to that kingdom, message the NPC responsible for holding the kingdoms and pay the cost (if they have a kingdom) and then be given the kingdom.

Items do not damage the morale of a kingdom directly, they damage buildings that if reduced to 0, then effect the morale. Players still have to send in settlers to further reduce morale and then take the kingdom.

Players may also wage war on these kingdoms to take them by force.

If the NPC kingdom is not touched for 5 days after it is taken, it will disappear from the map.

Disenchanting

Disenchanting is a new skill and the only way of getting gold dust. Both Destroy and Disenchant actions will destroy the item.

For disenchanting, the higher your skill, the higher the chance to successfully disenchant and thus get between 1-150 gold dust per item or 1 if you fail.

This skill is leveled as you disenchant items

For destroying, you only get between 1-25 Gold Dust.

Class Skills and New Stats

Every class in the game now has a class skill, this skill can increase: Base Damage Modifier, Healing Modifier, Fight Timeout Modifier, Base AC Modifier or a combination.

Every class skill with the exception of vampires has a restriction on how their skill bonuses get applied. For example, Fighters need both Weapon and Shield to get both AC and Damage Bonus as they level the skill, or two weapons to get the attack, or a shield (or two) to get just the ac bonus.

Each class skill can be seen by visiting: Races and Classes help documentation and clicking on your class to see your specific skill.

There are now two new stats: Agility and Focus.

Agility is used for Rangers and Thieves and is their To Hit Stat. While they still use Dexterity for damage.

Focus is used for Prophets and Heretics to be used as their to hit stat, while they still use CHR and INT for damage respectively.

Weapons will not increase Agility or Focus - but Armour will. Bows will increase Agility and Dexterity, while spells will increase Focus.

Craft Only Sets and Bows

There are four new sets for players who's skill level in the appropriate crafting skill is in the 200's

These cannot be bought from the shop, do not drop and can be sold on the market (with affixes attached). They start at 2.1 Billion Gold and go to 2.4 Billion Gold.

Bows are a new weapon type designed for Rangers. Thieves would benefit, but their class skill requires them to duel wield two weapons. Bows cannot be duel wielded. They are held in both hands. You may pick which ever hand.

Bows only increase AGI and DEX as well as Fight Time Out Modifier (applies to all skills that affect the Fight Time Out Modifier).

Resurrection

Healing spells now have a chance to resurrect you in battle. Prophets are the only class that get an automatic 5% towards their Resurrection chance. You can see this chance on your character sheet.

Having two healing spells equipped will stack this bonus.

Monsters

Monsters have been re-balanced so that players in top tier shop gear can make it down to the bottom of the critter list and be able to take on some surface celestials.

Players will be able to make it most of the way down Labyrinth and Dungeons critter list with the shop gear.

Note: This assumes there are no affixes attached.

Dungeons (new plane)

Dungeons is a new plane with a new type of water. Players will have to kill a celestial on surface to get the quest item to then turn into the Dungeon Master NPC on Labyrinth. Players will have to speak to him twice to turn in the quest item you got from the celestial and then again to turn in the item he gave you to get the final item.

Players will need to kill a critter in Dungeons to get the Quest item to walk on Dungeons water.

Dungeons also has the longest set of adventures ranging form 30 minutes to over an hour.

Inventory Changes

Inventory now has something called sets.

You will also see your inventory is split into multiple tabs now:

  • Inventory - Hold weapons and Armour (counts towards inventory max)
  • Equipped - Holds equipped items (does not count towards inventory max)
  • Sets - Holds ten tabs worth of items, can be equipped if it follows the set rules other wise it is treated as a unlimited stash tab.
    • These do not count towards inventory max.
  • Usable Items - Holds your usable items (counts towards inventory max)
  • Quest Items - Hold Quest items (does not count towards inventory max)

Sets allow a character to save equipped items as a set to quickly equip it later. Sets cannot be mixed and matched or have non set items equipped along side them. It's one or the other when equipping. For example, if you try and equip any item while a set is equipped, we will remove the whole set and equip just that item.

Sets can be quickly equipped, if it follows the set rules by going to the set tab and clicking: Equip Set

It is suggested that players equip the items they want as a set and then click: Save as set in the equipped section. To unequipped a set either equip a non set item, another set or click Unequipped All from the from equipped tab.

Players can move items from their inventory (only) into sets. You can even empty a set, assuming you have the space.

There is no limit on how many items you can have in a set.

And so much more ...

There are so many other changes that have come to Tlessa. Small fixes, tweaks to the UI, the map will now be in the center of the screen, under actions, when the window size is less then 1920 px's wide. You can even open and close the map.

Other changes include:

  • Seeing more verbose messages for attacking. This also applies to adventures.
  • Planes now have bonuses from just being on them, XP, Skill XP and Drop rate chance bonuses. These only apply to non surface plane locations. Check out the new planes documentation for more info.
  • Players can now head to settings and delete their account, upon doing so all your kingdoms, across all planes, are handed to the NPC Kingdom Holder, your market listings are deleted, your character is deleted and your user account containing your email and password are also deleted. You will receive one final email confirming this is done.

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Version: 1.0.23, Kingdoms and Breakpoints

Welcome back to another Planes of Tlessa update.

Todays bugs are simple, but - it comes with a caveat for one of them. Lets start simple:

  • Kingdoms on surface can now be settled on top of kingdoms in labyrinth. That is, if at x/y on surface there would be a kingdom at the same location as on labyrinth, you can now settle there instead of getting a error about not being able to settle there.
  • When attacking kingdoms on surface there was an issue where if there was a labyrinth kingdom under the surface kingdom (that is same location on labyrinth plane) the attack would go across planes. This is fixed now so that surface kingdoms, get attacked when targeted.

Now for the tricky bit.

Bootstrap is an annoying pain in my ass when it comes to break points. Not every one plays on large monitors (1920+) Some have monitors, for example that are 1366 (which is what this fixes).

These are the following break points (width wise) that the game plays nice in:

$grid-breakpoints: (
  xs: 0,
  sm: 576px,
  md: 768px,
  lg: 992px,
  xl: 1200px,
  xxl: 1366px,
  xxxl: 1920px
);

If Your browser screen size falls between any of these, please state the monitor resolution in the bugs section of the discord channel

As you can see, up to xl, bootstrap doesn't play nice with "in betweens" which a lot of people tend to do, for one reason or the other. Tail wind offers some nice ways to handle this but alas that won't be till 2.0


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