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Neverwinter

Patch Notes: NW.55.20151206a.3

By Andy (StrumSlinger) | Wed 16 Dec 2015 06:24:39 PM PST

Patch Notes

Patch Notes: NW.55.20151206a.3

 

Major Updates to the Winter Festival

New: Beacon of Simril (Artifact)

  • A new artifact and refinement category "simril refinement" has been added.
  • A new artifact "Beacon of Simril" has been added to the game. 
    • The "Beacon of Simril" is available from the first starlight parcel received during the winter event.
    • Should the player discard their "Beacon of Simril" a new artifact can be obtained upon next opening a starlight parcel.
    • The "Beacon of Simril" will be awarded at rank 1 (uncommon) quality.
    • The "Beacon of Simril" may only be upgraded to rank 60 (epic) using "simril refinement" items.
    • The "Beacon of Simril" may be further upgraded from rank 60 (epic) to rank 140 (mythic) using normal refinement methods, this can be done regardless of whether the Simril event is active.
    • The "Beacon of Simril" may not be refined into another artifact, regardless of rank.

 

New and Updated Rewards

  • A new new companion "Snowy Fawn" is available for purchase at the Simril Store.
    • Known issue: The Active Companion Bonus of the Snowy Fawn currently does not stack with that of the Fawn of Shiallia.  This will be addressed in a future build.
  • A number of new scarves are available for purchase at the Simril Store.
  • A "Illuminated Box" full of Simril refinement items, lumens, is now available for purchase at the Simril Store.
  • A "Crate of Blacklead," full of blacklead required for the new "Demon Sled" is now available for purchase at the Simril Store.
  • "Gifts of Simril" are now available for purchase at the Star of Fortune Store.
  • "Spirits of Simril," reagents required in Simril refinement are now available for purchase at the Star of Fortune Store.
  • A new store is available at the refugee Darek Hammerstone in Twilight Tor.
  • A new mount, the "Demon Sled," is now available for purchase from Darek Hammerstone.
  • The "Gift of Simril" now grants your party members lumens in addition to lights of simril.
  • The "Starlight Parcel" has been updated with new rewards:
    • Starry Panther
    • Throne of Boo
    • Chef's Garments
    • Water Horse
    • Frozen Demon Sled
    • Glacial Weapons
    • Rimefire Golem
  • The "Starlight Parcel" now occasionally grants rank 5 enchantments, up from rank 4.

 

Monsters on Ice

  • The contest "Monsters on Ice" has been replaced with "Demons on Ice."
  • In addition to providing the same rewards as "Monsters on Ice," "Demons on Ice" will also award lumens used in Simril refinement. 

 

Twilight Run

  • The contest "Twilight Run" will now award lumens used in Simril refinement.

 

Ice Fishing

  • A new fish "illuminated marimo" is now available from ice fishing during the Simril Festival.
  • A new fish "sickly marimo" is now available from ice fishing during the Simril Festival.
  • The contest "Ice Fishing" will now award lumens used in Simril refinement. 

 

Simril Lightcrafting

  • New recipes have been added to the seasonal event profession, Simril Lightcrafting.

 

Item

Materials

Rank

Required Assets

Duration

Lumen x8

Mote of Light

1

Master of Lights

5m

Brilliant Lumen

Illuminated Marimo

1

Master of Lights

2m

Flake of Blacklead

Sickly Marimo

1

Master of Lights

2m

Light Pod x32

None

2

Master of Lights

12h

Mote of Light x16

Light Pod x32

2

Master of Lights

30m

Bright Lumen x4

Light Cluster

2

Master of Lights

5m

Light Cluster x8

Mote of Light x32

3

Master of Lights

30m

Light Cluster

Ring of Lights

3

Master of Lights

2m

Light Cluster

Winterkill Emblem

3

Master of Lights

2m

Illuminated Box

Winterkill Emblem x3, Ring of Lights x3

3

Master of Lights

2m

 

  • The following recipes have been adjusted for the seasonal event profession, Simril Lightcrafting.

 

Item

Materials

Rank

Required Assets

Duration

Small Iceworks → Small Iceworks x12

Mote of Light → Mote of Light x2

1

Master of Lights

20m → 2m

Large Iceworks → Large Iceworks x12

Mote of Light x3, Light Cluster → Light Cluster

2

Master of Lights

30m → 2m

Light Pod x24

Bright Shiny Lure x5 → Bright Shiny Lure x4

3

Master of Lights

15m

 

  • The refinement value of the item "Faintly Glowing Citrine" has been increased to 100, up from 25.
  • The refinement value of the item "Resplendent Citrine" has been increased to 1800, up from 500.

 

 

Content and Environment

Elemental Artifact Weapon quests

  • Motes of Earth now properly drop from small Heroic Encounters when a dowsing rod is not in effect.
  • Motes of Water now drop more frequently from medium Heroic Encounters.
  • Motes of Air no longer drop more frequently than expected from small Heroic Encounters.
  • Unawakened Hearts can now be discarded.
    • The associated quest will be dropped if it is in progress, but progress on motes will be saved when the player starts the quest again.

 

Strongholds

  • Smelter's Yard: This structure no longer spawns floating grass over the road.
  • Stronghold Siege tutorial: Exiting and restarting Neverwinter while in this map no longer has a chance to leave the map in an impossible-to-complete state.
  • Stronghold Siege tutorial: The Mimic now only accepts donations while the player has a quest objective to donate supplies.
  • The minimum level to accept Stronghold daily quests is now communicated to the player.
  • The Steward no longer offers an empty Call to Arms quest.

 

The Dwarven King quest line

  • General: Various minor improvements have been made to the text, including matching certain lines up to voice-over audio.
  • Chapter 6: A "battle horn" sound effect no longer plays when entering the map.
  • Chapter 7: The coachman and horse at the beginning no longer have their respective twins accompanying them.

 

Underdark

  • Epic Demogorgon: The end-of-battle scoreboard bars no longer display as empty regardless of performance.
  • Ichor and Faerzress: Players can no longer get into a state where they cannot speak to Grazilaxx.
  • Throne of the Dwarven Gods: The time elapsed in a given phase no longer has a chance to vary based on server performance.

 

General

  • Bannermen Forever: This Heroic Encounter no longer gives rewards in addition to the quest reward.
  • Cornering Karzov: Players can no longer see outside of the gameplay space through the exit door.
  • Epic Lair of Lostmauth: Attempting to loot the end-of-dungeon chest with both a Legendary Dragon Key and an Arcane Dragon Key in the inventory will now properly take the Arcane Dragon Key.
  • Legendary Dragon Keys (and other similar keys) must now be in the player's personal inventory to claim chest rewards.
  • Nowhere to Hide: The Cloaked Man now properly appears to Trickster Rogues above level 60.
  • Reclamation Rock: The quest "Forest Heroics - H1" is no longer offered.
  • Spinward Rise: Howling Maw: This instance's map is now properly revealed as the player explores.
  • Vault of the Nine: This quest chain now requires the accepting character to be at least level 60.

 

 

Items and Economy

Artifacts

  • Symbol of Air: This artifact now consistently acts as an Artifact of Union, both when upgrading it and when using it to upgrade other artifacts.
  • Symbol of Water: This artifact now consistently acts as an Artifact of Stability, both when upgrading it and when using it to upgrade other artifacts.

 

General

  • Dusk Armor 1- and 2-set bonuses now consistently apply.
  • Excorcist has relinquished ownership over certain vintage Devoted Cleric items, and has renamed them "Exorcist's" gear instead.
  • The "Drowned Maw" Artifact Weapon set, given by the quest "Weapons of Water," now properly heals 50% of maximum health over 30 seconds, down from 100%.
  • Memento of Leira and Memento of Mask can now be discarded.
  • Vintage Lightwine and Pumpkin Soup buffs no longer immediately expire.
  • Winter Festival: Fishing lures may now be placed in the Item Tray.  They are still usable from the Inventory as well.

 

User Interface

Boons

  • The error text has been improved for boons associated with unbuilt structures.

 

Character Select

  • Long text strings now shrink to fit within each Character Select box, rather than wrapping and potentially overflowing.

 

Character Sheet

  • When the tooltip delay is set to a low value, stat tooltips no longer become "stuck" and prevent other tooltips from displaying.

 

Chat

  • It is now possible to invite players to channels via the Custom Channels -> View Details UI when the channel name has spaces in it.

 

Collections

  • The Underdark collection page's header now has unique art.

 

Companions

  • When attempting to slot Runestones without any in the inventory, the message about how to acquire some is now more accurate.

 

HUD

  • The event HUD now properly progresses through the events list while in the Dread Ring.

 

Inventory and Item Tooltips

  • "Discard" is now the final option in item context menus in order to lower the chance of misclicking the option.
  • When reaching the weekly limit of Demonic Ichor, the error message now only displays once.

 

Powers

  • The class power bound to "Tab" may now be dragged and slotted in the rare case that it should ever become unslotted.

 

Refinement

  • When a refinable item is already at the maximum XP for its current tier, attempting to consume more items now properly grays out the target item, rather than silently failing.

 

Zen Market

  • Clicking on the Zen Market banner now more consistently displays the relevant pane.
  • Coupons once again properly point to the correct categories in the Zen Market.
  • Glory Boosters: Greater Glory Boosters are now marked as Rare quality.  Their effect remains unchanged.
  • Glory Boosters: Glory Boosters are now marked as Uncommon quality.  Their effect remains unchanged.
  • There is no longer a banner that tells the player that their VIP time is "expiring soon" when the player's VIP status is already inactive.

 

Stability and Performance

  • More comprehensive measures have been taken against Visual FX related client lockups.

 

Localization

  • French: Various improvements and fixes have been made to text throughout the game.
  • German: Various improvements and fixes have been made to text throughout the game.
  • Italian: Various improvements and fixes have been made to text throughout the game.
  • Russian: Various improvements and fixes have been made to text throughout the game.

 

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