Retired Lead Game Master GM Arcanum Posted March 20, 2021 Retired Lead Game Master Share Posted March 20, 2021 (edited) This is a Focused Feedback Thread Please note that Focused Feedback threads are heavily moderated to ensure they remain on topic. Any off-topic posts in these threads will be removed without warning. The thread will be locked when no more feedback is required, but you are more than welcome to continue the discussion in a new thread. The most up-to-date version of the changes will be listed in the first post. The changes in each build will be posted as replies. Most changes from the previous beta build are listed in green. Green text will become white text in the next set of patch notes. Any changes or fixes that are only relevant to the beta builds (ie: fixes / tweaks to new features) are listed in blue. Blue text will be deleted in the next set of patch notes as it is only relevant to highlight changes between beta builds, not a changes from live. 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Patch Notes for April 10th, 2021 - Issue 27: Second Chances, Page 2 (Release Candidate 1) Powers Changes Power Animation & Rooting Update Power animation time and rooting time have been decoupled - meaning that powers now decide how long they should root the character for, not the animation This greatly increases our flexibility in making adjustments to power timing, animations, and rooting, and also fixes various issues surrounding animation cancelling The following powers will now never root during their activation: Ally-targeting abilities that do not hit enemies (eg: Healing Aura, but not Twilight Grasp) Self-only abilities that do not hit enemies (eg: Build Up, but not Soul Drain) The following powers will still root during their activation (and will do so more reliably): Any power that applies any kind of effect to enemies (this includes attacks as well as taunt and damage auras) All powers that summon other entities All interruptible powers (snipes/assassinations/etc) will now root for their uninterruptible window Weapon redraw should no longer cancel attack animations In addition, many powers with excessively long cast times have been sped up (listed below) Mastermind Summons & Henchmen Buffs Mastermind Henchmen Summons have had their recharge times reduced: T1 Henchmen: reduced from 60s to 5s (25s in PvP) T2 Henchmen: reduced from 90s to 10s (35s in PvP) T3 Henchmen: reduced from 120s to 15s (50s in PvP) These summon powers are no longer affected by recharge buffs or debuffs Mastermind Henchmen Summons have had their endurance costs reduced: T1 Henchmen: reduced from 19.5 end to 5.46 end T2 Henchmen: reduced from 19.5 end to 9.62 end T3 Henchmen: reduced from 19.5 end to 13.18 end Henchmen upgrade end costs have been reduced from 22.75 to 11.375 Note: This were some quick low hanging changes to help Masterminds out a bit, we are currently investigating further improvements to Masterminds for the future Inspirations Ambrosia This inspiration now applies to the caster and all pets Essence of the Earth This inspiration now applies to the caster and all pets Demon Summoning Summon Demonlings Cast time reduced from 4s to 2s Summon Demons Cast time reduced from 4s to 2s Hell on Earth Cast time reduced from 4.03s to 2.03s Summon Demon Prince Cast time reduced from 4s to 2s Assault Rifle & Mercenaries Ignite (All Versions) Cast Time reduced from 4s to 2s Full Auto (All Versions, including Henchmen) Cast Time reduced from 4s (or 6s) to 2.5s (Mercenary Commando actually took a whopping 6s before!) Stone Armor Rooted No longer applies any movement debuffs to the caster No longer suppresses travel powers VFX has been toned down slightly as it no longer represents you being glued to the ground Granite Armor This power now disables all Flying, Running and Jumping toggle powers Ninjitsu Scrapper > Shinobi-Iri This power no longer grants movement buffs (as they would be absorbed into the new stacking mechanics) This power no longer accepts Jump, Run and Universal Travel enhancements The buff has been toned down and moved to Kuji-In Rin Stealth crit mechanic has been significantly improved Now kicks in after 8s of no combat, rather than 20s This allows the bonus to be used every encounter without requiring you to stop for 20s Stealth crit chance for single target attacks is now 65% Stealth crit chance for AoE attacks is now 30% Power icon updated Sentinel > Shinobi-Iri This power no longer grants movement buffs (as they would be absorbed into the new stacking mechanics) This power no longer accepts Jump, Run and Universal Travel enhancements The buff has been toned down and moved to Kuji-In Rin Stealth damage buff has been doubled from +20% to +40% Power icon updated Scrapper | Sentinel | Stalker > Kuji-In Rin This power now grants a small run speed and jumping buff (and as a click power, this will stack with all other movement buffs) This power now accepts Jump, Run and Universal Travel enhancements This power now accepts damage resistance sets (which will improve the psionic resistance component) Dual Pistols Hail of Bullets (All Versions) Cast time reduced from 4.17s to 2.47s Adjusted Hail of Bullets animation The text description for Dual Pistols powers have been updated for readability, if no issues are found with these descriptions, other powers will follow similar formatting Other Powers Changes Snipe Powers Fast (in-combat) snipes have had their ranges normalized to 80ft (and 100ft for Psi) Slow snipes are unaffected and retain their increased range Phase Powers The No Phase suppression window for all powers (PvE and PvP) has been reduced from 2 minutes to 90 seconds Inherent > Rest No longer has a recharge, making it easier to use at low levels No longer accepts recharge reduction enhancements It should now be a bit harder to accidentally move and interrupt Rest before it begins properly Can now be activated in the air, but you will fall to the ground once Rest is fully active Hibernate (All Versions) This power no longer de-toggles flight powers, but will still suppress flight Fixed an issue introduced in build 1 which allowed you to teleport while hibernating Sentinel > Mace Mastery > Focused Accuracy Coordinated Targeting Unlike other versions of Focused Accuracy, this power is a team buff To distinguish it from other versions of Focused Accuracy, it has been renamed to Coordinated Targeting and now has a new icon Electrical Blast > Thunderous Blast (All Versions) Cast Time reduced from 3.7s to 2.93s Radiation Emission > Choking Cloud Cast Time reduced from 3.47s to 1s Darkness Manipulation | Dark Armor > Death Shroud (All Versions) Cast Time reduced from 3.47s to 2.47s Ice Manipulation | Ice Melee > Ice Patch (All Versions) Cast Time reduced from 3.47s to 1.57s Beast Mastery > Summon Dire Wolf Cast Time reduced from 4.67s to 2s Sentinel > Bio Armor > Athletic Regulation The stance benefits of this power have been modified Note that this power always provides +Run / +Fly speed and -Defence resistance, only the stance bonuses have been changed Defensive: Before: 65% Resistance(-Run/-Fly) Now: 40% Resistance (-Run/-Fly) (reduces the strength of speed debuffs) Offensive: Before: +227.5% Run Strength / +88.7% Fly Strength Now: +14mph Run Speed / +14mph Fly Speed (a flat increase to movement speed in and out of combat Efficient: Before: +113.75% Run Strength / +44.36% Fly Strength / 32.5% Resistance (-Run/-Fly) Now: +33% Run / Fly Speed Strength (increases the strength of all your travel powers - essentially a free SO in every run / fly power) Jump Pack + Steam Jump + Double Jump Improved the reliability of the mutual exclusivity mechanics for these powers Gravity Control > Singularity Singularity will now slowly pull enemies towards it, allowing it to make much greater use of the Repel effect Temporary & Prestige Costumes (aka Halloween Costumes) These costumes are no longer mutually exclusive with stealth powers (they never provided stealth) Inherent > Walk These changes have been reverted for now - we may revisit this in the future Trick Arrow > Disruption Arrow The visual FX for this power has been changed to alleviate headaches being induced by the old VFX Due to the health implications of the old VFX, this is not an optional change Freedom Corps > Nullifier > Sonic Grenade The visual FX for this power has been changed to alleviate headaches being induced by the old VFX Edited April 10, 2021 by GM Arcanum 3 Please contact me on the Homecoming Discord for a faster response! 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