Patch Notes 10-07-09

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Patch Notes 10-07-09

Post by Tindirt » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:15 pm

From the test server so subject to change:

*** Classic Missions ***

* Fixed an issue that caused the task to end when players were added or removed from the task.
* Fixed an issue that caused players to be able to use AAs in the monster mission that the shrouds were not intended to have.
* Fixed an issue that caused players that were dead and in hover mode to sometimes not receive rewards when the chest was opened at the end of the mission.

*** Misc ***

* Fixed a bug that was causing chat messages sent to your guild to sometimes be lost.
* Fixed a problem with sound effects stacking that caused many sounds to play incorrectly.

*** Changed Files ***

* EQUI.xml
* EQUI_Animations.xml - new dragitems.
* EQUI_CharacterListWnd.xml - minor layout fixes.
* EQUI_Templates.xml - Expansion related stuff.

Design Notes


*** Highlights ***

* Many of Old Man McKenzie's items have faded from memory. If you have one of these faded items, give them to the Old Man in Plane of Knowledge and he will return your Brews.
* Most items from Old Man McKenzie's group missions have been upgraded in power. They have also had their required levels reduced to 80. These items do not need to be turned in to see the changes.
* New Hot Zones are now available. Speak to Franklin Teek in the Plane of Knowledge to see what new tasks he has in store for you.


*** Items ***

* Many of Old Man McKenzie's items have faded from memory. If you have one of these faded items, give them to the Old Man in Plane of Knowledge and he will return your Brews and an additional reward.
* Most items from Old Man McKenzie's group missions have been upgraded in power. They have also had their required levels reduced to 80. These items do not need to be turned in to see the changes.
* The new Orb of Tishan's click effect has been repaired.
* The Frost-Strung Bow now offers a bit more protection.
* Replaced the missing AC from the new Thick Banded Belt.
* Tobrin's Mystical Eyepatch can not be activated as often.
* The new Staff of Forbidden Rites has had its recast time raised.
* The Barbarian Hunting Spear, Staff of Forbidden Rites, Warhammer of Divine Grace, and Staff of Ankexfen have had their ratios increased to match other weapons in their tier.
* The familiar summoned by the new Scimitar of the Mistwalker has become faster but weaker. The scimitar itself has become slightly less powerful.
* The Improved Dodge effect on the Idol of Many Hands, the Silvery Trinket, and the Frost-Strung Bow has been reduced to level VI to match the focus on other items in its tier.

*** Quests & Events ***

* Classic Missions have undergone a careful bug fixing pass resulting in the following changes:
* Harm Touch has been changed to remove an exploit allowing the use of unintended higher level versions of the ability. In addition, the ability will no longer refresh upon the death of the Shadow Knight. This affects the Classic Mission ability as well as the normal version of the ability.
* Paladins should now be able to create a Lay On Hands hotkey.
Shaman have been granted the haste spell Alacrity.
* Lady Vox will now leash to her spawn point should she find herself outside of her room. This has been changed to provide an encounter more in the spirit of the event.
* The classic raids will once again drop items instead of brews.
* Old Man McKenzie no longer remembers encountering the Corrupted Gnome Explorer in Guk.
* Old Man McKenzie's group tasks now require a minimum of three adventurers to obtain and all three must be present to open the chests. The raid events will still require 12.
* Sulgar now promises the correct reward for Tarton's Wheel.
* Fixed some spelling errors in Blackfeather Roost tasks.
* The Dark Tower: Fallen Guard task now specifies the correct zone in its description.


*** NPC ***

* Modified the placement of some Rallosian Shocktroopers in Korascian Warrens.
* Increased the chance for Library Director Eslisar to spawn in the Keasora Library.
* Fixed a placement problem with an Elder Air Wyvern in Crystallos.


*** AA ***

* Glyph of Angry Thoughts should now always give you the full hate bonus as described.
* Harm Touch 1 - 10 will no longer refresh upon the death of the Shadow Knight. This is to make the ability consistent throughout the entire level range.


*** Zones ***

The following zones are now Hot Zones providing new challenges and increased experience. Speak to Franklin Teek in the Plane of Knowledge to see what new tasks he has in store for you.

* Level 20 - South Karana
* Level 25 - Lake of Ill Omen
* Level 30 - The Twilight Sea
* Level 35 - Kedge Keep
* Level 40 - City of Mist
* Level 45 - Howling Stones
* Level 50 - Veksar
* Level 55 - Grieg's End
* Level 60 - Plane of Nightmares
* Level 65 - Kod'Taz, Broken Trial Grounds
* Level 70 - The Buried Sea
* Level 75 - Thalassius, the Coral Keep
* Level 75 - Ashengate, Reliquary of the Scale

* Apparently while performing some end-of-the-summer cleaning, the doors within Howling Stones were left unlocked. It may be some time before a maintenance crew can be sent there again to lock the doors up tight. Use this knowledge as you will.
* In addition, the spells protecting the entrance to Howling Stones have weakened, and adventurers of lesser skill and strength may find its halls now accessible.


*** Miscellaneous ***

* If you obtain any McKenzie's Special Brew while you are in a classic mission, be sure to use the Reclaim button on the currency tab of your inventory before leaving the zone!


*** Previously Updated ***

* Both the classic raid tasks and the zones they take place in have been set to their intended maximum of 42 players.
* Removed the ability for mercenaries to accompany you on Ancient Heroes missions. It seems that they don't much like being taken to a time when adventurers didn't carry coin around.
* The chests in the "classic" missions offered by Old Man McKenzie will now hang around a while longer once opened.
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