As a heads up for everyone, the reason we're pushing the initial part of the test patch early this month is to get some extra time and attention on some significant changes to how spells are cast. The changes are primarily intended to improve zone performance as well as fix a few minor inconsistencies. Please be on the lookout for any anomalous behavior when using spells and abilities. Ideally there won't be any noticeable differences from live other than, hopefully, less lag when the zone is under extreme processing load (as is often seen during raid events.) Thanks!
As was posted in the other thread, this early Test update was done so we can get more time and attention on some changes to how spells are cast. Due to the fact that only 'some' of the full patch was pushed to Test at this time there are a number of known issues that will be fixed in the full Test update that don't need to be reported. Known issues that will be fixed in the full Test update: 1. Spell descriptions on rain spells aren't showing the proper duration. 2. The Shadowknight AA ability 'Presence of Fear' cannot be toggled off. 3. Hotkeys that are intended to change name currently do not do so. 4. Inconsistent UI sound volume as compared to other sounds. Thanks!
*** Items *** - Changed the icon of the Metamorph Totem: Summer Murkglider. - Corrected the spelling of "Rustic Chandelier" - Items: Mounted Blue Diamond, Faceted Blue Diamond, Fabled Blue Diamond, and Blue Diamond: Updated the icon for the blue diamonds to better match a visual representation of a blue diamond. - Enchanter 1.5 Epic Quest: Fixed a typo in the book to say "...oil of a dragon" instead of "...oil ofa dragon". *** Quests And Events *** - Tirranun - Made the following changes to this event: - - Fixed a bug that completed the raid when the first stage of Tirranun was defeated - - Tirranun now switches from stage 1 to stage 2 when his health is lowered below 5% instead of when the stage 1 version has been slain - - All text now uses the Event Messages color and filter - Queen Velazul Di`Zok - Fixed a bug that could cause random NPCs in the zone to enrage instead of Queen Velazul Di`Zok. Fixed a different bug that was causing some of the Queen's enrage mechanics to occur early. - The Captured Portal - Killing the Guardian of the Sword will again increase Astire, the Lunar Eclipse's slashing damage mitigation. - Moved Talendor's Trophy from Talendor to a hero's satchel. - Talendor should leave a corpse when he dies. - Bow staffs and Bow strings: Updated to reflect the correct terminology, which is "Bowstaves" and "Bowstrings". *** Spells *** - Made a number of improvements to the way spells are processed in an effort to reduce zone lag. - All - Made data changes to all rain spells and updated their descriptions to be more accurate. The spells should behave the same way they did before but the spell data will look different. - Cleric - Changed the level 6 spell Sanctuary to be a free target spell. - Enchanter - Changed the level 5 spell Sentinel to be a free target spell. - Magician and Shaman - The Malaise line of debuffs now has a greater resist modifier so it will land more often. - Paladin - The Challenge for Honor line of spells now has a base cast time of .5 seconds and a base recast time of 3.5 seconds. - Shadowknight - The Challenge for Power line of spells now has a base cast time of .5 seconds and a base recast time of 3.5 seconds. - Paladin and Shadowknight - The Withstand line of combat abilities will now absorb spell damage in addition to melee damage at an increased cost in endurance. *** AA *** - All - Enhanced Reformation now increases your current endurance regeneration in addition to the maximum amount of endurance regeneration available from items. - Multiple - Ingenuity and Empowered Ingenuity now affect damage-over-time spells in addition to direct damage spells. - Multiple - Added ranks 6-10 of Innate Enlightenment for intelligence casters. - Multiple - Passive abilities that add damage to each melee hit have been changed to scale the per-hit damage based on weapon delay. This impacts Berserker's Juggernaut's Weapon Mastery and Juggernaut's Mastery of Throwing, Monk's Disciple of the Tonfa and Disciple of the Katori, Paladin's Valiant Blade, Ranger's Close Combat Mastery and Bow Mastery, Rogue's Weighted Strikes, Shadowknight's Bloodthirsty Blade, and Warrior's Merciless Grip. - Cleric - Consolidated Unfailing Divinity, Reaching Divine Intervention, and Hastened Divine Intervention into a single line, Improved Divine Intervention. - Cleric - Consolidated Enhanced Forgetfulness and Hastened Atonement into a single line, Improved Atonement. - Druid - Quickened Blessing of Ro has been replaced with a new ability line, Wildtender's Survival, which will trigger the highest rank spell you have scribed from the Survival of the Fittest line. - Druid - Reduced the base cast time of ranks 4+ of Blessing of Ro and all ranks of Vortex of Ro from 1.5s to 0.75s to match the quickening previously offered by Quickened Blessing of Ro. - Druid - Rank 2 of Flight of Eagles can now be activated on your own group without a target. - Druid - Removed the mana and cast time restrictions from Wrath of the Forest Walker. - Necromancer - Consolidated Willful Death to be ranks of Death Peace. - Ranger - Fixed a bug where the damage-over-time component on all ranks of Flaming Arrows and Poison Arrows was dealing less damage than was intended and flagged Flames, Frost, and Poison of Kesh`yk to not twincast. - Ranger - Fixed the descriptions on all ranks of Scout's Mastery of the Elements. - Shadowknight - Consolidated Willful Death to be ranks of Death Peace. - Shadowknight - Removed the 5 hit limit from Cascading Theft of Defense. - Shadowknight - Changed Presence of Fear into a toggled-passive ability, replaced the mesmerization and fear components with an intimidation effect, and reduced the proc chance. - Shaman - Activating Soothsayer's Intervention will no longer cause any memorized version of spells in the Ancestral Intervention spell line to inherit a recast timer. - Shaman - Ranks 3 and 4 of Lupine Spirit can now be activated on your group without a target. - Shaman - Fixed a bug where ranks 8-12 of Spirit Guardian were healing less than was intended and rank 7 had a lower reuse time than intended. - Shaman - Changed the illusion component of Pact of the Wolf to prevent it from landing on NPCs and corrected a bug that caused it to overwrite other illusion spells. *** Miscellaneous *** - The slash command /targetgroupbuff and its alias /tgb have been removed and its behavior is now implicitly enabled. - Fixed a bug with auto-hide afk that could cause some models to display as a default human instead of rendering them invisible. *** Previously Updated *** - Planes of Power Progression - Fixed a bug with Grand Librarian Maelin's "lore" dialogue.
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