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Patch Notes for January 23rd, 2020 - Issue 26, Page 4

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Issue 26, Page 4

 

Homecoming Crash Handler

  • The new Homecoming Crash Handler has been enabled.
  • If your game crashes, you will now be presented with a number of options for providing us with information to help diagnose and resolve the crash (see an example here).
  • If you are still stuck on the safe mode client it is of paramount importance that you submit crash reports for the 32-bit or 64-bit clients.
    • It is likely that this is the last major update that will support Safe Mode.
    • Please read this thread for more information relating to the discontinuation of Safe Mode.

Tanker & Brute Changes

Scaling & Stats

  • Tanker:
    • Ranged damage modifier increased from 0.5 to 0.8, Melee damage modifier increased from 0.8 to 0.95,
      • Bruise has been removed in favour of a flat damage scale increase.
    • Buff modifiers increased to match Controller values.
    • Damage buff cap increased from 400% to 500%.
  • Brute:
    • Ranged and Melee damage modifiers are now equal at 0.75.
    • Damage buff cap lowered from 775% to 700%.
  • All Brute and Tanker Epic pools now use ranged damage modifiers.
    • Note that due to the above changes, Epic Pools should see no damage change at all.

AoEs

  • Most Tanker Melee AoE powers have had their target caps increased. 
    • Most cones now have a 10 target cap. 
    • Most PBAoEs now have a 16 target cap.
  • Tanker now gets an inherent buff to the radius of AoE attacks and arc of cones.
    • +50% for AoEs.
    • +50% for cones.
    •  Some powers are unaffected by this buff. This is noted on the power description.
  • Full list of Tanker target cap changes, area changes, etc:
Spoiler

Target cap changes:

  • Tanker > Battle Axe > Whirling Axe 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Battle Axe > Cleave 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Battle Axe > Pendulum 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Broad Sword > Slice 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Broad Sword > Whirling Sword 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Broad Sword > Head Splitter 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Claws > Spin 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Claws > Eviscerate 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Dark Melee > Shadwo Maul 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Dark Melee > Dark Consumption 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Dual Blades > Typhoon's Edge 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Dual Blades > Sweeping Strike 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Dual Blades > One Thousand Cuts 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Electrical Melee > Thunder Strike 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Electrical Melee > Lightning Clap 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Energy Melee > Whirling Hands 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Fiery Melee > Combustion 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Fiery Melee > Breath of Fire 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Fiery Melee > Fire Sword Circle 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Ice Melee > Frost 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Ice Melee > Frozen Aura 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Katana > Flashing Steel 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Katana > The Lotus Drops 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Katana > Golden Dragonfly 16 => 10
  • Tanker > Kinetic Melee > Repulsing Torrent 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Kinetic Melee > Burst 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Martial Arts > Dragon's Tail 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Psionic Melee > Psi Blade Sweep 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Psionic Melee > Mass Levitate 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Radiation Melee > Proton Sweep 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Radiation Melee > Atom Smasher 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Savage Melee > Shred 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Savage Melee > Rending Flurry 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Spines > Ripper 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Spines > Spine Burst 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Staff Fighting > Guarded Spin 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Staff Fighting > Eye of the Storm 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Staff Fighting > Innocuous Strikes 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Stone Melee > Fault 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Stone Melee > Tremor 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Street Justice > Sweeping Cross 5 => 10
  • Tanker > Street Justice > Spinning Strike 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Super Strength > Hand Clap 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Super Strength > Foot Stomp 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Titan Weapons > Whirling Smash 10 => 16
  • Tanker > Titan Weapons > Arc of Destruction 5 => 10
  • Tanker > War Mace > Whirling Mace 10 => 16
  • Tanker > War Mace > Shatter 5 => 10

 

The following powers ignore Arc Buffs:

  • Battle Axe > Pendulum
  • Claws > Eviscerate
  • Claws > Shockwave
  • Spines > Throw Spines
  • Titan Weapons > Defensive Sweep
  • Titan Weapons > Titan Sweep
  • Titan Weapons > Arc of Destruction
  • War Mace > Crowd Control
  • All Judgement powers

 

The following powers ignore Radius Buffs:

  • Electric Melee > Lightning Clap
  • Electric Melee > Lightning Rod
  • Savage Melee > Savage Leap
  • Spines > Quills Radius
  • Super Strength > Hand Clap
  • Super Strength > Foot Stomp
  • Titan Weapons > Whirling Smash
  • All Judgement powers

 

The following powers have had their Arcs adjusted for Tankers only:

  • Broad Sword > Slice: Lowered from 130° to 90° (actually 135° after the 50% increase from Tanker inherent buff)
  • Katana > Flashing Steel: Lowered from 130° to 90° (actually 135° after the 50% increase from Tanker inherent buff)

Brute Fury Generation

  • Hitting AVs no longer gives bonus Fury, but Fury generation for attacking has been increased in a variety of ways:
  • Brute Fury generation now takes into account the cast time of the attack for successful hits.
    • Any attack slower than brawl will now generate bonus Fury if it lands a hit.
  • Brutes now get bonus fury generation in teams - the larger the team, the larger the bonus.
  • Fury now takes 10 seconds without attacking to start its accelerated decay, instead of 5 seconds.
  • The goal of these changes is to improve Fury generation in teams when the Brute is not the only brute, or is in the company of another tanking AT.

Gauntlet & PunchVoke

  • Gauntlet is now applied via a global proc.
    • Any single target power that takes endurance cost enhancements will trigger an AoE taunt.
    • Every AoE power that takes endurance cost enhancements will taunt the enemies it hit.
    • All Auras that take endurance cost enhancements will taunt the enemies they hit.
    • Radius is now the same for all attacks (10ft, 5 targets max)
    • Taunt scale is now 10% higher than the Brute's.
  • Brute PunchVoke is now also applied via a global proc.
    • Any power that either inflicts damage or takes accuracy enhancements will trigger PunchVoke.

Power Acquisition Levels

To improve Tanker AoE capability during level up progression, the following powers had their acquisition levels changed:

  • Battle Axe > Whirling Axe = 20, Swoop = 28
  • Martial Arts > Dragon Tail = 20, Focus Chi = 28, Crippling Axe Kick = 35
  • Stone Melee> Tremor = 28, Hurl Boulder = 35 
  • War Mace > Whirling Mace = 20, Clobber = 28

Taunt Auras

  • Brute and Tanker Ice Armor powers no longer have built-in Taunt, they are now instead covered by the inherent global proc.

Other Changes

  • The following tanker and brute powers should now accept regular Taunt Enhancements:
    • Oppressive Gloom, Cloak of Fear, Burn (note that burn patches don't taunt, only the up-front damage does.)
  • Spines: Spine Burst> No longer ignores Radius buffs.
  • Spines: Quills > Now ignore Radius buffs.
  • Burn for Brute and Tankers should also accept Taunt Sets (note that any proc on burn will not pass through to the patch.)
  • Brute > Martial Arts > Taunt / Crane Kick: Fixed incorrect power order.

Pets & Henchmen Updates

  • Mastermind pets which have been commanded to Stay or to Go To a location will hold that position and will not chase after targets or move closer to use powers that are out of range. Be aware this also means they will not move out of damage patches on their own.
  • Mastermind pets in Follow mode will now always stay within a 100' radius of their owner, regardless if they are in Defensive or Aggressive stance. Pets that are primarily ranged attackers will try to stay in the Supremacy radius.
  • The pet AI now ignores the aggro cap. This should prevent pets from standing around twiddling their thumbs in Incarnate Trials and other situations where many pets are attacking the same target.
  • Pets now give a strong preference to selecting targets that are within 50' of the pet's owner. This helps melee-oriented Mastermind pets stay in Supremacy range more often, while still allowing them to move and effectively engage targets outside the range.
  • A number of pets have been classified as "Ranged Only" pets. The AI for these pets will no longer change position in order to use melee powers such as Brawl. They still possess these powers and will use them opportunistically if a target is in range, but will not move in order to do so.
  • The pets that no longer move in to use melee attacks are:
    • Mercenaries > Soldiers
    • Mercenaries > Medic
    • Mercenaries > Spec Ops
    • Mercenaries > Commando
    • Necromancy > Lich
    • Robotics > Battle Drones
    • Robotics > Protector Bots
    • Robotics > Assault Bot
    • Thugs > Thugs
    • Thugs > Arsonist
    • Thugs > Enforcers

Powers

Combat Log

  • Combat log output has been standardized. Many powers used to report the wrong damage type and effects in the combat log, this process has fixed that, in addition to making the combat log a lot easier to parse.

Phantom Army

  • Added new customisation options for Phantom Army
    • Mirror (copy of current character costume)
    • Phantom Mirror (copy of current character costume with Phantom Army VFX)

Other

  • Pool > Teleportation > Long Range Teleport: This power now grants a popup tray power that allows a second chance at teleporting should you fail to teleport the first time. The Second Chance power will remain for 2 minutes or until you zone.
  • Lowered Weaken Resolve's -res debuff from scale -1.5 to scale -1.0.
  • Brute > Katana > Golden Dragonfly: Max targets reduced from 10 to 5
  • Scrapper > Katana > Golden Dragonfly: Max targets reduced from 10 to 5
  • Stalker > Ninja Blade > Golden Dragonfly: Max targets reduced from 10 to 5

PvP Powers Changes

  • Global Damage Procs like Hybrid Double Hit, Plant Manipulation's Toxins and  Bio Armor's Offensive Adaptation should now use PvP damage formula in PvP instead of the PvE damage formula.
  • Misc power changes:
Spoiler
  • Fixed PvP damage for Archery and other Snipes that were reported to be doing too little damage in slow form.
  • Blaster > Immobilizing Dart > Should no longer have a Hold in PvP.
  • Storm Summoning > Hurricane should now apply it's -Range to everyone.
  • Storm Summoning > O2 Boost should now provide stun and sleep resistance instead of protection in PvP
  • Storm Summoning > Gale (controllers) should no longer list double mag knockbacks in PvP.
  • Mez Duration and Suppression rules have been enforced for the following enhancements:
Spoiler
  • Debilitative Action: Disorient Bonus
  • Devastation: Chance for Hold
  • Dominion of Arachnos: Recharge/Chance for -Dmg and Terrorize
  • Energy Manipulator: Chance to Stun
  • Executioners Contract: Disorient Bonus
  • Frozen Blast: Recharge/Chance for Immobilize
  • Gravitational Anchor: Chance for Hold
  • Lockdown: Chance for +2 Mag Hold
  • Pounding Slugfest: Disorient Bonus
  • Razzle Dazzle: Chance for Immobilize
  • Superior Dominion of Arachnos: Recharge/Chance for -Dmg and Terrorize
  • Superior Frozen Blast: Recharge/Chance for Immobilize
  • Unspeakable Terror: Disorient Bonus
  • Mez Duration and Suppression rules have been enforced for the following powers:
Spoiler
  • Arachnos Soldiers > Bane Spider Soldier > Bash
  • Arachnos Soldiers > Bane Spider Soldier > Pulverize
  • Blaster Ranged > Dark Blast > Abyssal Gaze
  • Blaster Support > Atomic Manipulation > Electron Shackles
  • Blaster Support > Atomic Manipulation > Positron Cell
  • Blaster Support > Darkness Manipulation > Midnight Grasp
  • Blaster Support > Electricity Manipulation > Electric Fence
  • Blaster Support > Ice Manipulation > Frozen Aura
  • Blaster Support > Mental Manipulation > World of Confusion
  • Blaster Support > Ninja Training > Blinding Powder
  • Blaster Support > Ninja Training > Immobilizing Dart
  • Blaster Support > Temporal Manipulation > Time Shift
  • Blaster Support > Temporal Manipulation > Time Stop
  • Blaster Support > Temporal Manipulation > Time Wall
  • Brute Defense > Dark Armor > Cloak of Fear
  • Brute Defense > Dark Armor > Soul Transfer
  • Brute Melee > Electrical Melee > Jacobs Ladder
  • Brute Melee > Energy Melee > Bone Smasher
  • Brute Melee > Martial Arts > Cobra Strike
  • Brute Melee > Martial Arts > Crippling Axe Kick
  • Brute Melee > Martial Arts > Eagles Claw
  • Brute Melee > Martial Arts > Thunder Kick
  • Brute Melee > Spines > Barb Swipe
  • Brute Melee > Spines > Impale
  • Brute Melee > Spines > Lunge
  • Brute Melee > Spines > Quills
  • Brute Melee > Spines > Ripper
  • Brute Melee > Spines > Spine Burst
  • Brute Melee > Spines > Throw Spines
  • Brute Melee > Street Justice > Crushing Uppercut
  • Brute Melee > Street Justice > Initial Strike
  • Brute Melee > Street Justice > Spinning Strike
  • Brute Melee > Street Justice > Sweeping Cross
  • Brute Melee > Titan Weapons > Follow Through
  • Controller Buff > Darkness Affinity > Howling Twilight
  • Controller Buff > Force Field > Repulsion Bomb
  • Controller Buff > Radiation Emission > EM Pulse
  • Controller Buff > Time Manipulation > Time Stop
  • Controller Buff > Traps > Web Grenade
  • Controller Control > Darkness Control > Dark Grasp
  • Controller Control > Earth Control > Salt Crystals
  • Controller Control > Ice Control > Arctic Air
  • Controller Control > Mind Control > Telekinesis
  • Corruptor Buff > Dark Miasma > Petrifying Gaze
  • Corruptor Buff > Force Field > Repulsion Bomb
  • Corruptor Buff > Time Manipulation > Time Stop
  • Corruptor Ranged > Beam Rifle > Lancer Shot
  • Defender Buff > Dark Miasma > Petrifying Gaze
  • Defender Buff > Time Manipulation > Time Stop
  • Defender Buff > Traps > Web Grenade
  • Defender Ranged > Assault Rifle > Beanbag
  • Dominator Assault > Earth Assault > Mud Pots
  • Dominator Assault > Energy Assault > Whirling Hands
  • Dominator Control > Darkness Control > Dark Grasp
  • Dominator Control > Electric Control > Chain Fences
  • Dominator Control > Electric Control > Electric Fence
  • Dominator Control > Electric Control > Tesla Cage
  • Dominator Control > Ice Control > Arctic Air
  • Dominator Control > Mind Control > Confuse
  • Dominator Control > Mind Control > Mass Confusion
  • Dominator Control > Mind Control > Telekinesis
  • Dominator Control > Plant Control > Seeds of Confusion
  • Mastermind Buff > Dark Miasma > Fearsome Stare
  • Mastermind Buff > Storm Summoning > Thunder Clap
  • Mastermind Buff > Time Manipulation > Time Stop
  • Mastermind Pets > Jounin > Blinding Powder
  • Peacebringer Defensive > Luminous Aura > White Dwarf Smite
  • Scrapper Defense > Dark Armor > Cloak of Fear
  • Scrapper Defense > Dark Armor > Oppressive Gloom
  • Scrapper Defense > Dark Armor > Soul Transfer
  • Scrapper Melee > Dark Melee > Midnight Grasp
  • Scrapper Melee > Electrical Melee > Charged Brawl
  • Scrapper Melee > Electrical Melee > Havoc Punch
  • Scrapper Melee > Electrical Melee > Jacobs Ladder
  • Scrapper Melee > Electrical Melee > Lightning Clap
  • Scrapper Melee > Electrical Melee > Thunder Strike
  • Scrapper Melee > Martial Arts > Cobra Strike
  • Scrapper Melee > Martial Arts > Crippling Axe Kick
  • Scrapper Melee > Martial Arts > Eagles Claw
  • Scrapper Melee > Martial Arts > Thunder Kick
  • Scrapper Melee > Spines > Barb Swipe
  • Scrapper Melee > Spines > Impale
  • Scrapper Melee > Spines > Lunge
  • Scrapper Melee > Spines > Quills
  • Scrapper Melee > Spines > Ripper
  • Scrapper Melee > Spines > Spine Burst
  • Scrapper Melee > Spines > Throw Spines
  • Scrapper Melee > Street Justice > Crushing Uppercut
  • Scrapper Melee > Street Justice > Initial Strike
  • Scrapper Melee > Street Justice > Spinning Strike
  • Scrapper Melee > Street Justice > Sweeping Cross
  • Scrapper Melee > Titan Weapons > Follow Through
  • Scrapper Melee > War Mace > Whirling Mace
  • Sentinel Defense > Dark Armor > Cloak of Fear
  • Sentinel Defense > Dark Armor > Soul Transfer
  • Sentinel Ranged > Dark Blast > Abyssal Gaze
  • Stalker Defense > Dark Armor > Cloak of Fear
  • Stalker Defense > Dark Armor > Soul Transfer
  • Stalker Melee > Street Justice > Crushing Uppercut
  • Stalker Melee > Street Justice > Initial Strike
  • Stalker Melee > Street Justice > Spinning Strike
  • Stalker Melee > Street Justice > Sweeping Cross
  • Tanker Defense > Dark Armor > Cloak of Fear
  • Tanker Defense > Dark Armor > Oppressive Gloom
  • Tanker Defense > Dark Armor > Soul Transfer
  • Tanker Melee > Electrical Melee > Charged Brawl
  • Tanker Melee > Electrical Melee > Havoc Punch
  • Tanker Melee > Electrical Melee > Jacobs Ladder
  • Tanker Melee > Electrical Melee > Lightning Clap
  • Tanker Melee > Electrical Melee > Thunder Strike
  • Tanker Melee > Energy Melee > Barrage
  • Tanker Melee > Martial Arts > Cobra Strike
  • Tanker Melee > Martial Arts > Crippling Axe Kick
  • Tanker Melee > Martial Arts > Eagles Claw
  • Tanker Melee > Martial Arts > Thunder Kick
  • Tanker Melee > Psionic Melee > Greater Psi Blade
  • Tanker Melee > Psionic Melee > Psi Blade Sweep
  • Tanker Melee > Spines > Barb Swipe
  • Tanker Melee > Spines > Impale
  • Tanker Melee > Spines > Lunge
  • Tanker Melee > Spines > Quills
  • Tanker Melee > Spines > Ripper
  • Tanker Melee > Spines > Spine Burst
  • Tanker Melee > Spines > Throw Spines
  • Tanker Melee > Street Justice > Crushing Uppercut
  • Tanker Melee > Street Justice > Initial Strike
  • Tanker Melee > Street Justice > Spinning Strike
  • Tanker Melee > Street Justice > Sweeping Cross
  • Tanker Melee > Titan Weapons > Follow Through
  • Tanker Melee > War Mace > Whirling Mace
  • Warshade Defensive > Umbral Aura > Black Dwarf Smite
  • Warshade Defensive > Umbral Aura > Inky Aspect
  • Pool > Fighting > Boxing
  • Pool > Fighting > Cross Punch
  • Pool > Presence > Intimidate
  • Pool > Presence > Invoke Panic
  • Pool > Speed > Flurry
  • Epic > Arctic Mastery > Chilblain
  • Epic > Blaze Mastery > Ring of Fire
  • Epic > Charge Mastery > ESD
  • Epic > Chill Mastery > Flash Freeze
  • Epic > Cold Mastery > Flash Freeze
  • Epic > Flame Mastery > Char
  • Epic > Dark Mastery > Soul Transfer
  • Epic > Flame Mastery > Char
  • Epic > Earth Mastery > Salt Crystals
  • Epic > Earth Mastery > Stone Prison
  • Epic > Electrical Mastery > EM Pulse
  • Epic > Electrical Mastery > Shocking Bolt
  • Epic > Electricity Mastery > Electric Fence
  • Epic > Flame Mastery > Char
  • Epic > Munitions Mastery > Cryo Freeze Ray
  • Epic > Munitions Mastery > Sleep Grenade
  • Epic > Psionic Mastery > World of Confusion
  • Epic > Psionic Mastery > World of Confusion
  • Epic > Psychic Mastery > Telekinesis
  • Epic > Psychic Mastery > World of Confusion
  • Epic > Pyre Mastery > Ring of Fire
  • Epic > Dark Mastery > Netherworld Grasp
  • Epic > Mace Mastery > Pulverize
  • Epic > Stone Mastery > Fissure
  • Epic > Stone Mastery > Seismic Smash
  • Epic > Weapon Mastery > Web Grenade
  • Epic > Weapon Mastery > Web Grenade
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Stun Grenade
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Fiendish Glare
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Seduction
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Duplicity
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Hand Clap
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Stun Grenade
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Stun Grenade
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Minor Mutation
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Nectar
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Power of Scirocco
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Atomic Blast
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Cosmic Burst
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Psionic Activator
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Stun Grenade
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Stun Grenade
  • Temporary Powers > Temporary Powers > Vanguard Psi-Bomb
  • Mez Duration and Suppression rules have been enforced for the following player pet powers:
Spoiler
  • Pets > PPD Hard Suit > Bone Smasher
  • Pets > PPD Hard Suit > Energy Punch
  • Pets > PPD Sergeant > Force Brawl
  • Pets > Resistance_Rifle > Power Punch
  • Pets > Tech Lab > Explosion
  • Pets > Seeker 1 > FlashPulse
  • Pets > Seeker 1 > FlashPulse
  • Pets > Seeker 2 > FlashPulse
  • Pets > Seeker 2 > FlashPulse
  • Pets > Seeker 3 > FlashPulse
  • Pets > Coral Guardian Warder > Fossilize
  • Pets > Fly Trap > Entangle
  • Pets > Fortunata Mistress > Psychic Wail
  • Pets > Fortunata Mistress > Scramble Thoughts
  • Pets > Mu Adept > EM Pulse
  • Pets > Mu Guardian > EM Pulse
  • Pets > Mu Striker > EM Pulse
  • Pets > Shade > Scare
  • Pets > Seeker 1 > FlashPulse
  • Knockback Suppression rules have been enforced for the following powers:
Spoiler
  • Blaster Ranged > Archery > Explosive Arrow
  • Blaster Ranged > Psychic Blast > Psionic Tornado
  • Blaster Support > Electricity Manipulation > Thunder Strike
  • Blaster Support > Ninja Training > Golden Dragonfly
  • Brute Melee > Katana > Golden Dragonfly
  • Brute Melee > Stone Melee > Fault
  • Controller Control > Electric Control > Jolting Chain
  • Controller Control > Gravity Control > Wormhole
  • Peacebringer Defensive > Luminous Aura > White Dwarf Flare
  • Peacebringer Defensive > Luminous Aura > White Dwarf Smite
  • Peacebringer Defensive > Luminous Aura > White Dwarf Strike
  • Peacebringer Offensive > Luminous Blast > Solar Flare
  • Scrapper Melee > Dual Blades > Typhoon's Edge
  • Staker Melee > Spines > Ripper
  • Warshade Defensive > Umbral Aura > Black Dwarf Smite
  • Warshade Defensive > Umbral Aura > Black Dwarf Strike
  • Warshade Offensive > Umbral Blast > Dark Nova Blast
  • Warshade Offensive > Umbral Blast > Dark Nova Detonation
  • Epic > Field Mastery > Power Blast
  • Epic > Leviathan Mastery > Arctic Breath
  • Epic > Primal Forces Mastery > Power Blast
  • Epic > Psionic Mastery > Psionic Tornado
  • Pool > Fighting > Kick
  • Pool > Leaping > Jump Kick
  • Temporary Powers > Advanced Assault Rifle Slug
  • Temporary Powers > Arachnos Shotgun Blast
  • Temporary Powers > Electron Haze
  • Temporary Powers > Energy Smash
  • Temporary Powers > Focused Burst
  • Temporary Powers > Gabriel's Hammer
  • Temporary Powers > Holy Shotgun Shells
  • Temporary Powers > Laser Beam Eyes
  • Temporary Powers > Nictus Gravitic Emanation
  • Temporary Powers > Plasmatic Taser
  • Temporary Powers > PPD Grenade Launcher
  • Temporary Powers > Rikti Rifle
  • Temporary Powers > Sawed-off Shotgun
  • Temporary Powers > Shivan Haze
  • Temporary Powers > Shivan Smash
  • Temporary Powers > Shivan Strike
  • Temporary Powers > Shotgun Launched Frag Grenade
  • Temporary Powers > St > Louis Slammer
  • Temporary Powers > Synaptic Whirlwind
  • Pets > Arachnobot Blaster > Energy Blast
  • Pets > Bomb > Time Bomb
  • Pets > High Explosives > High Explosives
  • Pets > High Explosives Tech > High Explosives
  • Pets > LightningStorm_NPC > Lightning
  • Pets > Longbow Heavy > Energy Barrage
  • Pets > Longbow Heavy > Grenade
  • Pets > Longbow Heavy > Plasma Blast
  • Pets > Mine > Trip Mine
  • Pets > Phantasm > Energy Torrent
  • Pets > Phantasm > Power Bolt
  • Pets > Singularity > Lift
  • Pets > Stone > Hurl Boulder
  • Pets > Tech Lab > Explosion
  • Pets > Thug Minion > Dual Wield
  • Knockback Suppression rules have been enforced for the following enhancements:
Spoiler
  • Avalanche: Recharge/Chance for Knockdown
  • Kinetic Combat: Chance for Knockdown
  • Overwhelming Force: Damage/Chance for Knockdown/Knockback to Knockdown
  • Stupefy: Chance for Knockback
  • Kinetic Combat: Chance for Knockdown
  • Ragnarok: Chance for Knockdown
  • Stupefy: Chance for Knockback
  • Might of the Empire: Damage/Recharge/Chance for Knockdown
  • Superior Avalanche: Recharge/Chance for Knockdown
  • Ragnarok: Chance for Knockdown

Bases

  • Renamed "Bathroom" tab to "Bath & Kitchen"
  • Added 38 new base items created by @Naomi:
Spoiler
  • Bath & Kitchen > Laundry Basket 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Laundry Basket 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > Laundry Detergent
  • Bath & Kitchen > Microwave
  • Bath & Kitchen > Dinner Fork
  • Bath & Kitchen > Dinner Spoon
  • Bath & Kitchen > Dinner Knife
  • Bath & Kitchen > Dinner Plate 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Dinner Plate 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > Dinner Bowl 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Dinner Bowl 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > Coffee Maker 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Coffee Maker 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > Coffee Maker 3
  • Bath & Kitchen > Coffee Carafe 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Coffee Carafe 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > French Press 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > French Press 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > Coffee Can 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Coffee Can 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > Coffee Bag 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Ice Bucket 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Ice Bucket 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > Wine Glass 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Wine Glass 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > Champagne Flute 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Champagne Flute 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > Wine Bottle
  • Bath & Kitchen > Champagne Bottle
  • Bath & Kitchen > Portable Grill 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Portable Grill 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > Portable Grill 3
  • Bath & Kitchen > Portable Grill 4
  • Bath & Kitchen > Portable Grill Lid
  • Bath & Kitchen > Grill Hotdog 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Grill Hotdog 2
  • Bath & Kitchen > Grill Hamburger 1
  • Bath & Kitchen > Grill Hamburger 2

Miscellaneous

  • Added a new command line parameter: -gfxreset
    • This will cause the game to reset all graphics settings and launch the game in windowed mode.
  • Added some safety checks to game startup to ensure the game will not try to run borderless or on a monitor that's no longer connected.
  • Switched to a different method of hooking the Print Screen key. This should fix the issues with using modifier keys in conjunction with it, as well as allow it to pass through to the OS so the traditional "copy to clipboard" functionality works again.
  • Resynchronised modifier key state in certain edge cases (mostly involving the numeric keypad) to try and resolve issues of the shift key rarely getting stuck.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the team window showing "On mission map" when a teammate is in their Supergroup Base and vice versa.
  • Prevent immediate crash when passing a -patchdir parameter to a nonexistent directory. This seems to be happening on certain Macs.
  • Fixes for many Mapserver crashes unearthed by the new crash handler.
  • Various fixes and stability improvements to the client.
    • This should allow some users that were previously stuck on the Safe Mode client to now use the new client.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to inadvertently delete the geometry of entire zones.
  • Possibly fixed a bug in certain AMD/ATI video drivers that crash the client when queried for how much video memory they have.
  • Provost Marchand (Brickstown) will no longer give Hero-only missions to Villains/Rogues under rare circumstances.

Powers Fixes

  • Archery > Ranged Shot Fixed a bug where would not animate in the character customization screen.
  • Blaster Ranged > Electric Blast > Corrected an FXGEO feedback error with this power's FX.
  • Blaster Support > Atomic Manipulation > Beta Decay: Text should no longer state it taunts enemies.
  • Blaster Support > Atomic Manipulation > Electron Shackles: Should no longer accept Endurance Modification enhancements or sets.
  • Blaster Support > Psoinic Manipulation > Drain Psych: -Regeneration effect should no longer be enhanceable.
  • Dark Control > Umbra Beast: Should now accept Fear Enhancement and Sets.
  • Devices > Targeting Drone: The power description for Targeting Drone has been fixed.
  • Dominator > Fire Control > Fire Imps: Should now always summon 3 imps.
  • Dominator > Psionic Assault > Drain Psych: -Regeneration effect should no longer be enhanceable.
  • Dominator > Savage Assault > Call hawk & Feral Charge: Should no longer accept Dominator Archetype Enhancement sets.
  • Pool > Force of Will > Mighty Leap > Takeoff effect can now be cancelled.
  • Pool > Force of Will > Weaken Resolve: Fixed typos. Now accepts Accurate ToHit Debuff enhancements.
  • Gravity Control > Singularity should now apply and take advantage of the Impact mechanic.
  • Ice Melee > Frozen Fists (Brute/Stalker/Scrapper) Power Description should no longer say it adds -res.
  • Incarnate > Hybrid : Should no longer fail to shut down after zoning.
  • Martial Arts > Crippling Axe Kick: now accepts defense debuff enhancements and sets.
  • Poison Weaken and Cold Domination -Special powers should no longer be boosted by +Special powers like Power Boost. As a rule, Str effects should not be affected by other Str effects.
  • Pool > Concealment > Stealth and Invisibility: translucency issues should now, FINALLY be fixed.
  • Pool > Leaping > Spring Attack: should now do damage when used by Sentinels
  • Proton Volley's Fast-Snipe sphere FX should now tint properly.
  • Radiation Armor > Beta Decay: Taunt magnitude should now always be Mag 4
  • Radiation Melee > Contamination AoE should now reliably trigger when hitting a contaminated target.
  • Sentinel > Bio Armor > Athletic Regulation: Should no longer accept travel enhancement sets.
  • Sentinel > Energy Aura > Power Armor:  Should now accept Healing Enhancement Sets
  • Sentinel > Fire Blast > Blazing Blast: Should now do 13 ticks of damage over time.
  • Tanker Melee > Psionic Melee > Greater Psi Blade: Should no longer do AoE insight damage.
  • Temporary Powers > Ethereal Shift should shut down automatically as other Phase Shift powers.
  • Boosts > Performance Shifter > Chance for +Endurance: Should now have a chance to grant the caster Endurance if used on an offensive attack.
  • Arachnos Soldiers > Summoned Spiders should no longer play a teleport fx every 10 seconds.
  • AE Critter > Sonic Resonance > Liquefy: This power had a range of zero. It has been changed to 60ft.
  • AE Critter > Pain Domination > Soothing Aura: This power is now an Auto, as most AE versions of Toggle powers.
  • AE Critter > Force Fields > Personal Force Fields now lasts 30 seconds instead of 0.75 seconds.
  • AE Critter > Assault Rifle > Ignite: Should now properly do damage.
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Some neat stuff here. I prefer tanker to brute, so seeing tanker get a little more playable is a nice change. I also love the MM changes - hopefully pets will be less suicidal now.

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What was the point of increasing the target cap for Foot Stomp and Hand Clap while leaving their radii alone? These changes are extremely watered down from the first pass, and even then they felt insufficient to address the gaps between Tanker and Brute performance at endgame. What's the point of being forced to take useless T1 powers now like Jab, without Bruising?

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Y'know, I just now noticed Demonlings weren't included in the "don't run into melee" update?

Why is that?

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Very awesome! I don't see that mastermind primary Life Drain is accepting accurate to hit debuffs though.

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1 hour ago, The Curator said:

 

  • Lowered Weaken Resolve's -res debuff from scale -1.5 to scale -1.0.

LOL. Was anyone really complaining that this power was too good? I really doubt it if that's the case... Yay for more throwaway powers. 

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WOW.  Just to be clear - the changes to max number of targets + cones is only for tankers and not for brutes?

 

Edit:  I just checked in character creator and it's true.  The increase in targets is only for tanks.  This is a game changer.

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Woo my main is willpower/electric tanker who I love l. I'm so glad we are getting a little love. I wish my sentinel would be able to be dusted off also. Potential future investigation?

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1 minute ago, Nightmare Shaman said:

WOW.  Just to be clear - the changes to max number of targets + cones is only for tankers and not for brutes?

Yes.  The impact of the change was analyzed, discussed, and debated extensively on the test server forum.

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1 hour ago, The Curator said:
  • A number of pets have been classified as "Ranged Only" pets. The AI for these pets will no longer change position in order to use melee powers such as Brawl. They still possess these powers and will use them opportunistically if a target is in range, but will not move in order to do so.
  • The pets that no longer move in to use melee attacks are:
    • Mercenaries > Soldiers
    • Mercenaries > Medic
    • Mercenaries > Spec Ops
    • Mercenaries > Commando
    • Necromancy > Lich
    • Robotics > Battle Drones
    • Robotics > Protector Bots
    • Robotics > Assault Bot
    • Thugs > Thugs
    • Thugs > Arsonist
    • Thugs > Enforcers

What about Phantasm? He doesn't even have a melee attack and still constantly goes into melee getting himself killed and ruining his dps cause his energy torrent no longer hits the whole mob.

 

Also super strength really needs to have foot stomp sooner as well at least 28 if not 20, but really should be swapped with knockout blow, that is definitely a tier 9 power.

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1 minute ago, WindDemon21 said:

What about Phantasm? He doesn't even have a melee attack and still constantly goes into melee getting himself killed and ruining his dps cause his energy torrent no longer hits the whole mob.

 

 

Controller pets will be looked at in another patch. 

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Just now, Murcielago said:

What?!? No Super Strength for Scrappers?!? The OUTRAGE!

They need to fix the damage crash in Rage first.

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2 minutes ago, WindDemon21 said:

What about Phantasm? He doesn't even have a melee attack and still constantly goes into melee getting himself killed and ruining his dps cause his energy torrent no longer hits the whole mob.

 

Also super strength really needs to have foot stomp sooner as well at least 28 if not 20, but really should be swapped with knockout blow, that is definitely a tier 9 power.

You'll notice that all the pets noted are MM pets.... that should give you a clue as to why Phantasm hasn't been changed...

 

Also, they said Controller/Dominator pets are due to be looked at separately and shortly, as I recall

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I am so looking forward to seeing how these tanker changes work in the "real world" 😀  Also interested in the Brute tweaks.  Thanks for all the hard work!  Keep it up.  

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I can only speak for myself, but thank you guys for your continued efforts on our behalf!  There is a lot of work that goes into any change, no matter how minor.  And, there is a lot feedback (good, and bad) to deal with about pretty much any/all of what's been changed.  I hope the Devs continue to be as excited about helping maintain, and improve the game, as we are to play it!

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Just now, Lazarillo said:

They need to fix the damage crash in Rage first.

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to RAGE.

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Well this was an unexpected birthday gift.  I'll be out tanking tonight now for sure. 😃

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Thank you devs for all your continued work. If I ever met you, I would give you a laurel and a hearty handshake.

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