New Crit System and other Balancing Changes
The entire system of critical hits has been re-written from the ground up to mix up the way weapons apply critical damage. Critical hits and damage can now be increased via different methods than before as well. Here is the breakdown of how to do more or stronger crits.
Weapon Types - The type of weapon as in staff, dagger, sword, etc effects the CRIT DAMAGE multiplier.
Weapon Stats - The crit stat on the weapon or gained by leveling soul weapons/armors effect the CRIT RATE max or Crit Cap.
Character Dex & Base Dex - The player’s dex creates the MIN CRIT RATE and MAX CRIT RATE. Base Dex is more effective than gear dex in this formula.
Here is a chart explaining the weapon types and their crit rate benifits.
Other changes to damage formulas include a reduction in lucky crits damage, which shouldn’t be noticeable to very many people as even with really good luck the much harder hits are very very rare.
Damage Resistance for monsters has been greatly lowered for melee damage.
Damage Resistance for monsters now applies to magic and effects proc damage as well.
Soul Resistance has been added for players via clan skills. This value allows you to resist the damage caused by procs.
Dex based skills now should land a bit more often, while still less often than before.
Clan Exp can now be gained by turning in XP Shards. This replaces the ability to gain adena via the same shards. They give the same amount of exp as before as well. The gains in clan xp are as follows:
XP Shard 1 gives 2 Clan EXP
XP Shard 2 gives 5 Clan EXP
XP Shard 3 gives 10 Clan EXP
XP Shard 4 gives 100 Clan EXP
There are a number of new clan skills released, some require the new Clan Level 2. They are as follows:
Strength In Numbers, SiN-Royal, SiN-Knight, SiN-Elf, SiN-Dark Elf, SiN-Mage, SiN-Illusionist, SiN-DragonKnight, SiN-QQ, Clan Growth Lv3, Clan Growth Lv4, Clan Soul Guard, Clan Soul Guard Lv2, Clan Soul Guard Lv3, Clan Soul Guard Lv4. You can read what they do on the clan skills page here: L1.5 : Clan Skills [Custom Private Lineage 1 Server]
Cinco De Mayo Sombrero  has had its icon updated to be what it should have been.