Related topics: Player Versus Player
Introduced in the 11th anniversary update: From Darkness, Light, Olthoi Play is a system designed to allow players to jump right into the higher level Player vs. Player action without the need to spend vast amounts of time leveling and collecting gear. The downside is that Olthoi Play is highly restricted.
To take part in Olthoi Play, you must create a new character and select one of the two Olthoi Breeds. Olthoi Soldier are melees that attack with piercing damage, and Olthoi Spitter are mages that attack with acid damage.
Rules and Restrictions
- Olthoi are permanently set to Player Killer (red) status, regardless of server.
- Olthoi cannot listen to any regular chat channels. Instead, all Olthoi are in the Olthoi channel, usable with the /o command. Olthoi can hear other olthoi in open chat (/say), however they cannot hear nor be heard by humans.
- If your account is not at least 15 days old, which is determined by the oldest character on the server you have chosen, you will be restricted to the Olthoi Island.
- Most Commands do not work for Olthoi.
- No matter where an Olthoi logs out at, when they log back in they will be back on the Olthoi Island by the Olthoi Queen.
- Olthoi use a special currency, Pitted Slag, to buy supplies and upgrades. They earn pitted slag from killing players and creatures.
- Each time a player is killed he is less likely to drop pitted slag. This chance goes back up with time.
- Players don't drop slag if they have vitae.
- Only players over level 150+ (estimated) will drop slag.
- Olthoi drop top tier loot when they die, but not if they have vitae.
- Players cannot go to Olthoi Island if they have Vitae.
- Olthoi start at level 180 with preset attributes and skills. For full listings of these stats, see below.
- Olthoi cannot gain experience, and will therefore always be level 180 and always have the same attributes and skills.
- Olthoi cannot join or create an Allegiance.
- Olthoi cannot join or create a Fellowship.
- Olthoi cannot interact with NPCs. They can only interact with the special NPCs on Olthoi Island. These include:
- Olthoi cannot interact with most objects. This includes:
- Olthoi can interact with corpses.
- Olthoi access the rest of Dereth through several Olthoi Tunnel portals found on Olthoi Island. Through these portals, they immediate access to Arwic, Candeth Keep, Dark Isle, Freebooter, Moarsman City, Neydisa Castle, Plains of Ruin, Qalaba'r, Tou-Tou, Yanshi, and Zaikhal. For more information, see Olthoi Island - Portals.
- Olthoi can use settlement portals, Statue dungeon portals, and residential halls portals.
- Olthoi can enter the Arena (PK) and the PK Arena via the /pkarena command.
- Olthoi cannot enter the Town Network, the Marketplace, or the Colosseum.
- Olthoi cannot enter summoned portals. This includes player summoned portals, portals created by gems, and NPC/Creature summoned portals.
- Olthoi cannot interact with the Small Creepy Statue, and thus cannot enter the Greater Battle Dungeon.
- Olthoi cannot interact with the Isparian Combat Arena Master, and thus cannot enter the Derethian Combat Arena.
- Olthoi cannot interact with Hassha, and thus cannot enter the Cells of the Black Book.
- Olthoi are not flagged for Vissidal, and thus cannot enter the Vissidal portal on the Dark Isle.
For more information on the two types of playable Olthoi, including stats and tactics, see:
- /lifestone, /ls - returns you to the Olthoi Queen.
- /olthoi, /o - sends messages in the Olthoi Channel.
- /tell, /t - Can be used to send messages to other olthoi, but messages to and from non-olthoi will not display
Lore & Dialog
The Olthoi appear to be from a completely new queen. All other Olthoi are hostile to Olthoi Players. Where this queen came from and why she has appeared has not yet been revealed.
Message in login if not at the Queen
- You have returned to the Olthoi Queen to serve the hive.
Using an Acid Pit
- Drop unwanted items into the acid pit to destroy them.
Attempting to enter restricted portal (e.g. Town Network)
- Olthoi may not pass through this portal!
Attempting to enter portal with vitae:
- You may not pass through this portal while Vitae weakens you!
Attempting to create a fellowship
- As a mindless engine of destruction an Olthoi cannot join a fellowship!
Attempting to swear allegiance
- The Olthoi only have an allegiance to the Olthoi Queen!
Attempting to recruit an olthoi into a fellowship
- The Olthoi's hunger for destruction is too great to understand a request for fellowship.
Attempting to swear allegiance to an olthoi
- The Olthoi have loyalty only to their Olthoi Queen!
Player receiving messages from Olthoi
- <Olthoi> calls out searching for other Olthoi.
- <Olthoi> casts about looking for victims.
- <Olthoi> clicks its pincers together in anticipation of destruction.
- <Olthoi> cries out to indicate to its kin that prey is near.
- <Olthoi> hisses some kind of threat.
- <Olthoi> lets out a maddening series of clicks and hisses.
- <Olthoi> prepares to hunt enemies of the queen.
- <Olthoi> screeches in a horrible fashion.
- <Olthoi> surveys the area as acid drips from its mandibles.
Olthoi receiving messages from Player
- <Player Name> calls out for help and prepares to fight you.
- <Player Name> cowers in fear.
- <Player Name> gestures a challenge to you.
- <Player Name> lets out a battle cry as a challenge.
- <Player Name> regards you warily.
- <Player Name> seems startled to see Olthoi.
- <Player Name> surveys the area with weapons at the ready.