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Bellatrixa

[Patch Notes] February 22nd 2017
« on: February 22, 2017, 11:45:16 am »
    Profession Skills

    General:
    A note on target-cap increases: In this balance update, we’re increasing the target cap for a select number of skills and traits. When doing this, we must consider a variety of aspects, from game health to server performance. These changes are intended for the specific purpose of improving large-group compositions and to improve their general support capability. We’ll continue to monitor these changes as time goes on and will make changes as necessary. However, we will not be looking to increase our five-target-maximum standard for player skills and will seldom (if ever) increase existing skill/trait caps.
    For the first time in a very long time, we’re changing what a specific combo finisher does. In the past, we made side steps from retaliation to a light aura that gives retaliation. In this update, we’ll be changing the blast finisher for light fields to directly remove conditions from nearby allies. The team will be analyzing the effects of this in each game type and will be following up with it if necessary.

    Rune of Lyssa: This rune will no longer trigger when the player has no conditions on them. This item will now use the standard “condition to boon” conversion table.
    Rune of the Krait: Fixed a bug in which the sixth effect of this rune would not properly apply torment to targets.
    Light Field: Blasting a light field will now cleanse a condition from allies in a radius of 360. This previously granted retaliation.
    Confusion: Fixed a bug in which the player could take a massive amount of damage if holding a ranged autoattack down while their target is behind them.

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    Fractals
    • The commands /resign, /qq, /gg, etc., may now be used in fractals.
    • Ascended fractal armor and weapons now require special currency that you craft, along with Fractal
    • Research Pages, Fractal Relics, and gold.
    • These recipes are available from BLING-9009.
    • These recipes require fewer materials than normal ascended crafting, so they are a small discount from just crafting the armor and weapons outright.
    • Unwanted Integrated Fractal Matrices can now be converted to Fractal Encryption Keys at a rate of 10 keys per matrix at BLING-9009.
    • Fixed a bug in the event UI that would cause two health bars to appear for the Thaumanova Anomaly.


    Living World
    Players will now be able to enter Noran’s Safe Room with an oiled key.

    General
    Fixed an issue where many mesmer clone-creating skills did not create clones for players using the Endless Miniature Tonic and Infinite Watchknight Tonic.

    Pact soldiers returning from the campaign in the Maguuma Jungle have created a monument at the entrance of the Grove.

    BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE
    New Items and Promotions
    A new Bloodstone Ascender is available in the Toys category of the Gem Store for 250 gems.
    A new Shattered Bloodstone Glider is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 400 gems.
    The Emissary’s Staff has returned for a limited time in the Style category of the Gem Store for 600 gems.
    Taimi’s Dye Kit has returned for a limited time, found in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 gems.

    Improvement
    Six new and exclusive eye colors have been added to Total Makeover Kits, which are available in the Services category of the Gem Store.

    Bug Fixes
    Scribe has been added to the Crafting Discipline filter on the trading post.[/list]
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    Bellatrixa

    Re: [Patch Notes] February 22nd 2017
    « Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 05:47:56 am »
    Late Notes

    General
    Access to Albert the Butlerís stash in Lake Doric will no longer be revoked when players replay the Head of the Snake storyline.
    Fixed a bug that caused the Mystic Forge recipe for stat-swapping Ascended Medium Boots to the Seraph prefix to instead return Laranthirís Striders.
    Decorations sold by Albert the Butler in Lake Doric now must be taken to the guild decoration trader in a guild hall to obtain the decoration for that guild.
    Added a merchant to the Lakeside Bazaar.
    Fixed a bug in which all the Seraph Morale effect text would disappear.
    Updated the model for jade fragment nodes in the home instance.

    Raids

    General
    Added confirmation windows to the Exchanges tab on all raid vendors.
    Fixed a bug that prevented magnetite shards from being awarded when salvaging some infused and attuned raid reward rings.

    Stronghold of the Faithful
    Players can now safely enter the Keep Constructís room before it will engage players in combat.
    The doors to the Keep Construct room will now shut when the event begins instead of on a delay.
    Bastion of the Penitent
    Fixed a bug that allowed Samarog to cast Inevitable Betrayal on too many targets at once.
    Fixed a bug that sometimes allowed players to be resurrectable during the Cairn the Indomitable encounter.
    Fixed an issue that allowed players to remain alive outside of encounters.
    Updated the icon of the portable magnetite shard vendor.
    Fixed an issue that was killing players a second time if they revived at the checkpoint quickly in the Shackled Prisoner encounter.
    To address community concerns over issues with the Challenge Motes, a new title is available for recompleting all the Challenge Motes.

    Professions

    General
    Added a delay between failed uses of ranged-attack skills on targets behind the player when holding down the attack key.

    Mesmer:
    Continuum Split: This ability will now have the correct cooldown when expiring naturally.

    Bug Fixes:
    Fixed a server crash.
    PvP League Vendor prices have been fixed.

    Guardian:
    Virtue of Courage: Updated this ability to use the appropriate 45-second cooldown in PvP.

    Thief:
    Vault: Reduced the minimum height that the character achieves when vaulting down terrain, which should reduce the occurrence of midair impacts. Removed this abilityís interaction with quickness.

    Elementalist:
    Meteor Shower: Updated the internal cooldown to compensate for quickness. The cooldown for non-player targets will now apply for 0.33 seconds if the player is affected by quickness.

    Fixed an issue that could cause allied AoE effects to appear as enemy AoE effects in WvW and PvP.

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    Bellatrixa

    Re: [Patch Notes] February 22nd 2017
    « Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 03:40:34 am »
    Continuum Split: Fixed a bug that caused Continuum Rift to not be properly destroyed when using Continuum Shift.

    Revenant:
    Project Tranquility: Fixed a bug that would allow multiple tablets to be created at the same time.

    Fixed a bug that could allow players to unlock two Caladbolg skins at once during the final step of the journey.
    The names of the recipes for Grandmaster Huntsmanís Marks and Grandmaster Leatherworkerís Marks have been fixed.