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Game updates/2008 February

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Update - Wednesday February 6, 2008[edit | edit source]

Canthan New Year[edit | edit source]

  • Made preparations for the Canthan New Year's Festival, which begins at Noon Pacific (-8 GMT), February 8, 2008, and runs until Noon Pacific, February 11, 2008.

Party Animal Title Track[edit | edit source]

Skill Updates[edit | edit source]

We will evaluate the following changes this week. Additional adjustments may be made during that time.

All[edit | edit source]

Victory or Death[edit | edit source]

  • Victory or Death[sic]: increased the damage to 25%.
  • NPCs receive an additional 5% damage bonus each minute after Victory or Death.
  • Added "Victory is Ours,"[sic] a new GvG feature that activates at the same time as Victory or Death, giving players on the team with the most NPCs a 15% damage increase.
  • Archers now stand farther apart at Victory or Death.
  • Trebuchets no longer work after Victory or Death.
  • The Bodyguard and Guild Thief now receive a smaller damage bonus than other NPCs at Victory or Death.

Mesmer[edit | edit source]

  • Power Leak: decreased target foe's Energy loss to 1..5.
  • Clumsiness: increased casting time to 2 seconds; increased recharge time to 10 seconds; now affects adjacent foes.
  • Ether Feast: increased healing to 20..50 Health per Energy lost by target.
  • Hex Breaker: changed skill type from stance to skill.
  • Ineptitude: decreased duration to 4 seconds.
  • Wandering Eye: decreased duration to 4 seconds; increased casting time to 2 seconds, increased recharge time to 10 seconds; increased damage to 10..92.
  • Drain Enchantment: decreased Energy cost to 5 Energy; decreased Energy gain to 8..13 Energy.

Necromancer[edit | edit source]

Monk[edit | edit source]

  • Light of Deliverance: decreased casting time to 1 second; increased recharge time to 10 seconds.
  • Heal Party: decreased casting time to 1 second; decreased healing to 30..75 Health.
  • Divine Healing/Heaven's Delight: decreased Energy cost to 5; decreased casting time to 1 second; decreased recharge to 15 seconds; decreased healing to 15..60 Health.

Elementalist[edit | edit source]

Warrior[edit | edit source]

  • Healing Signet: increased Health gain to 62..152.
  • Lion's Comfort: increased healing to 40..100 Health; increased Health gain per Tactics rank to 7.

Ranger[edit | edit source]

Dervish[edit | edit source]

  • Avatar of Grenth: duration increased to 10..90 seconds; functionality changed to: "For 10..90 seconds, you cannot be blocked by enchanted foes, and your attacks deal cold damage. This skill is disabled for 120 seconds."
  • Mystic Regeneration: Health regeneration is now capped at 3 enchantments.
  • Pious Assault: increased activation time to .75.

Paragon[edit | edit source]

Ritualist[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

GuildWiki notes[edit | edit source]

  • This update also required some players to accept an updated End User License Agreement.
  • This update also reverted the duration of Shadow Refuge to 4 seconds, but increased the healing on ending.
  • New PvP characters now start in Isle of the Nameless.
  • The caster of Ancestors' Rage, rather than the target, now gets to see the damage it causes. It also no longer deals damage based on the target's level, instead based solely on the caster's attribute level.

Update - Friday February 8, 2008[edit | edit source]

Skill Updates[edit | edit source]

Elementalist[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

Mesmer[edit | edit source]

  • Power Lock: fixed a bug that caused the spell to perform incorrectly, where it disabled an enemy skill or chant for a time duration while ignoring recharge time.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a bug that placed the Nomad's Isle Guild Hall merchant in an inconvenient location.


Update - Tuesday, February 12, 2008[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

Victory or Death[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a bug that caused Victory or Death and Victory is Ours to expire when a player dies
  • Fixed a bug that caused Victory is Ours to not reapply after Victory or Death.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Victory or Death to not properly apply damage to some skills.

GuildWiki notes[edit | edit source]


Update - Wednesday, February 13, 2008[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a rare bug that would crash the game client.


Update - Friday, February 15, 2008[edit | edit source]

Guild Battles[edit | edit source]

Skill Updates[edit | edit source]

Dervish[edit | edit source]

Elementalist[edit | edit source]

Mesmer[edit | edit source]

Ritualist[edit | edit source]

  • Death Pact Signet: increased casting time to 3 seconds; increased recharge time to 12 seconds.

GuildWiki notes[edit | edit source]

  • The description of Anthem of Fury was changed to reflect its actual effect.


Update 2 - Thursday February 21, 2008[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a bug that caused blank text to appear when skills are called out (control-clicked).
  • Closed an exploit that allowed players with a modified client to travel directly to explorable areas.

Update - Thursday February 21, 2008[edit | edit source]

Guild Battles[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed a bug that caused Wrathful Storm creatures in the Realm of Torment to use incorrect art.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a gap in the female Mesmer's hair upon character creation.
  • Fixed a bug with the texture on Cynn's dress.

GuildWiki notes[edit | edit source]

  • When a player called a skill, instead of the usual text in Team chat, it appeared as a blank message (would show as "<name>: "). This was corrected with the second update.


Update - Friday February 29, 2008[edit | edit source]

Bug Fixes[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

  • Updated Automated Tournament map rotations.
  • Made the following improvements to Fort Aspenwood:
    • The green gate will no longer close behind the juggernaut, trapping him within Gunther's area.
    • The Luxon siege turtles will no longer target spirits, minions, or pets when choosing enemy targets.
  • Updated the Journey to the North buff description to inform players that attributes cannot be modified while under the benefits of the buff.
  • In the Gate of Desolation mission, removed a redundant portion of the skill description for Queen Bite (an Aijundu skill), which stated that the skill healed for 0 life.
  • Removed health regeneration from Ilsundur, Lord of Fire to be consistent with other dungeon boss encounters and to reduce the difficulty of the encounter.

GuildWiki notes[edit | edit source]