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Release Notes: 6/5/14

By DwightMC | Thu 05 Jun 2014 07:02:17 AM PDT

Patch Notes: NW.15.20140528a.5



  • Lowered the volume of the Hunter Rangers Careful Attack and Bear Trap powers.


  • Fixed clipping issues with female hairstyles such as Short Messy, Dreads Tied and general Tiefling and Orc issues.
  • The old beards now better fit on the new faces.

Content and Environment

  • Caverns of Karrundax: Adjusted collision around the environment near the Hand of Magera.
  • Heroic Encounter Major and Epic scoring for has been updated:
    • The chance to get an epic item from a Heroic Success has been slightly lowered.
    • The participation requirement to get the Heroic Success participation level of rewards has been lowered.
    • Healing and damage taken participation scoring values has been greatly increased.
    • The overall effect should be that it is easier to qualify and receive the best rewards for all classes, but especially for tanking and healing roles.
  • Heroic Encounter: Black Ice Domination: Resolved an issue that would cause the golem activation statues to not be usable.
  • Heroic Encounter: Black Ice Domination: This Heroic Encounter should now always be in sync with the domination portion of this event and not get stuck.
  • Heroic Encounter: Black Ice Motherload (PvP and PvE): Resolved an issue that could cause the quest be get stuck below 100% with no more Black Ice to mine.
  • Plague Tower: Fixed statues that rotated around the wrong axis.
  • Sleeping Dragon Bridge Tutorial: This quest is now completed upon entering Protectors Enclave to prevent rare instances where this quest could previously become impossible to complete.
  • Sleeping Dragon Bridge: Fixed the siege tower door rotating around the wrong axis.
  • Kessell's Retreat: Players should no longer be removed from the Kessell's Retreat queue when they die.
  • Kessell's Retreat: Resolved a floating point accuracy issue with not being able to have exactly 20% Black Ice Resistance to be able to queue for this instance.
  • Kessell's Retreat: Slightly lowered the drop rate of the Black Ice Beholder Artifact from Kessell.

Classes and Balance

  • General
    • Black Ice Resistance should immediately recalulate without the need to change maps first when gear is changed.
    • In Level Adjusting Events, such as Call to Arms Events, players level 35 and below have had their damage increased. This increase is very small at level 35, but much larger at lower levels.
  • Great Weapon Fighter
  • Destroyer Class Feature: This class feature no long incorrectly applies each stack of its damage bonus multiplicatively. It now correctly adds its damage bonus per stack. This class feature still applies its total damage bonus multiplicatively.
  • Destroyer's Purpose Feat: This feat now properly gives +2% damage per stack of Destroyer's Purpose rather than *2% damage per stack.

Items and Economy

  • Barkshield Enchantment: The buff from this power now correctly has an icon.
  • Black Ice Beholder Artifact: This is now correctly labeled as a Stability artifact.
  • Corrupt and Purified Black Ice equipment can now be salvaged for Raw Black Ice.
  • Icewind Healing Elixirs now drop from enemies in Icewind Dale.
  • Identification Scrolls now drop from enemies higher than level 60.
  • Star Metal Gauntlet: This item is no longer unique. Players may now carry as many as they like.
  • The Fey Blessing enchantment has been updated so that it will generate enchantments from monsters whose level is greater than 60.

User Interface

  • Auction House: There is now a spending cap on how much can be spent in the Auction Hall per day on accounts with no level 60 characters. Normative play and purchasing activities should not experience any issues.
  • Scoreboards: Resolved an issue that could list more participants than have actually participated in the currently displayed instance of that event.

Performance and Stability

  • Reduced the network load for client and server relating to extraneous loot drop information being sent around. This will also help with loot, enemies and players dropping out as well.

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