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Patch Notes for March 28th, 2021 - Issue 27: Second Chances, Page 2 (Build 3)

 

Travel Power Updates

This update brings a wide range of buffs for travel pools, a brand new travel power (as part of an update to the Concealment pool), and some mechanical improvements to how travel powers work. Our goals with these changes were as follows:

  1. Real travel powers (ie: actual power picks) should always be a significant step up over the free options (free jet packs should not be almost the same speed as Fly at level 50)
  2. Real travel powers should never cause you to lose something you've already got (turning on Super Speed shouldn't cause you to lose Ninja Run's jump buff)
  3. Classic travel powers (Fly, Super Speed, etc) should be on even footing with Origin Pool travel powers - and ideally, be better at the core thing they do (running, flying,  jumping)
  4. Slotting travel powers for speed should actually matter (looking at you, Fly)
  5. Free (prestige / temporary) travel powers shouldn't be made any slower than they are currently, but the gap between free and real travel powers needs to be made clear - the result being that real travel powers are now much faster (by boosting you above the standard speed caps), and free travel powers now cost more endurance than real travel powers

The result of which is these key changes:

  • Real travel powers now increase your travel speed caps when they are toggled on
  • Multiple travel powers can be active at once, allowing you to mix and match the benefits
  • Classic travel powers have received a number of tweaks and improvements

Note: This pass is primarily aimed at the mobility of each set - other aspects (ie: the attacks) were not in the scope of these changes, but may be looked at in the future.

 

Check out Bopper's detailed breakdown of these changes here

 

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Travel Power Stacking

  • Almost all travel powers are no longer mutually exclusive and can be activated at the same time, but only the strongest buff of each type (run speed, jump speed, jump height, fly speed, air control) will apply
    • This ensures that every power you pick or activate will only ever improve your mobility
  • Examples:
    • SuperSpeed_SuperSpeed.png.c7b0740d9fa4bdf6622415eef245128d.png Super Speed + Inherent_NinjaRun.png.1e5da8a40f3a6968a733d32dd0ddbcad.png Ninja Run
      • Previously: These powers couldn't be used together - if you turned on Super Speed, you lost the jump buff from Ninja Run
      • Now: You'll gain the run speed bonus of Super Speed and the jump bonus of Ninja Run (along with the cool pose!)
    • ForceofWill_MightyLeap.png.68958a297bf392684d4f96375d0e0a27.png Mighty Leap + Inherent_BeastRun.png.3145e09edb391b7a7a018386b1fc0b3b.png Beast Run
      • Previously: These powers couldn't be used together - if you turned on Mighty Leap, you lost the run speed buff from Beast Run
      • Now: You'll gain the jump bonus of Mighty Leap and the run speed bonus of Beast Run (along with the cool pose!)
    • Jump_LongJump.png.965618363ac8f16e7cc32209f5ee6b1c.png Super Jump + jump_combatjump.png.4a6f49a8ce8b92f13594c0c742cf3ffd.png Combat Jumping
      • Previously: These powers couldn't be used together - you had to choose between Super Jump's speed and Combat Jumping's defensive buff
      • Now: You'll gain the jump bonus of Super Jump along with the defensive buffs of Combat Jumping
    • Note that this is not an exhaustive list - everything not covered by the exceptions below will stack
  • Some exceptions:
    • Click buffs (eg: Inertial Reduction), external buffs (eg: Speed Boost), and auto powers (eg: Swift) still stack as they did before
    • Prestige Run powers (Ninja Run, Beast Run, Athletic Run) are still mutually exclusive with each other
    • Temporary jetpacks are still mutually exclusive with each other
    • Sprint powers still stack with other run speed buffs and are still mutually exclusive with each other
    • Some Peacebringer flight powers and effects are mutually exclusive with their vanilla counterparts

Level Scaling

  • Travel powers no longer increase in strength as you level up, the previous level 50 values now apply at all levels
  • Travel speed caps no longer increase in strength as you level up, the previous level 50 values now apply at all levels

Inherent Fitness

  • All Inherent Fitness powers are now gained at level 1 rather than level 2

Travel Stances

  • Inherent_Stance.png.bff60c9e229a9535f3c9d586a1f53e24.png Inherent > Stance
    • Added Ninja, Beast and Slide Travel Power Only customization options
    • Selecting one of these options will cause the stance to only become active if any of the following powers are active:
      • SuperSpeed_SuperSpeed.png.c7b0740d9fa4bdf6622415eef245128d.png Super Speed
      • Experimentation_SpeedofSound.png.b0a70628ecee418730de416ea7fe7fd1.png Speed of Sound
      • Jump_LongJump.png.965618363ac8f16e7cc32209f5ee6b1c.png Super Jump
      • ForceofWill_MightyLeap.png.68958a297bf392684d4f96375d0e0a27.png Mighty Leap
      • Infiltration.png.b5c57bbeaf9ea728fcbbc5b151e63f44.png Infiltration

Pool Powerset Update: Concealment

  • Concealment has been updated to include a new sneaky & versatile travel power: Infiltration
    • Concealment is now classed as a travel pool - the first 3 powers in the pool are available immediately instead of just the first 2
    • Invisibility and Stealth have been merged together, the best parts of both powers are now available with just Stealth
    • Infiltration now sits where Invisibility used to be in the T3 slot
  • Invisibility_Stealth.png.104f33f2f11bf3378ee0ba5b0fa04d5a.png Stealth
    • Stealth radius increased to match the numbers Invisibility had before this patch
      • PvE radius has increased from 36ft to 55ft
      • PvP radius has increased from 389ft to 611ft
    • Out of combat defense increased from 3.5% to 7%
      • The defense bonuses suppression in this power has been cleaned up, and will now suppress if the user attacks, heals or buffs an ally, commands a pet, is hit by a foe or the user attacks or interacts with a mission objective
      • In-combat defence is unchanged
    • Added a new 'Invisible' customization theme that makes the player barely visible when active
  • Infiltration.png.b5c57bbeaf9ea728fcbbc5b151e63f44.png Infiltration
    • Grants a run and jump bonus similar to Ninja Run
    • Grants out-of-combat stealth
      • 36ft in PvE, 389ft in PvP (the same values as Stealth before this patch)
    • Grants 1.75% out of combat defense

Pool: Sorcery

  • SorceryPool_MysticFlight.png.3c6f2d0385535a1e3b309b5542f2c605.png Mystic Flight
    • Now increases your fly speed cap by 50% while toggled on (from 58.6mph to 87.9mph)
      • See Fly above for more information on this speed cap increase
      • This increased cap doesn't apply in PvP
    • Base flight speed has been increased slightly (matching Fly)
    • SorceryPool_Translocation.png.acd807b4b949c7684267c11fb7cda7bb.png Mystic Flight > Translocation
      • Range increased from 300ft to 350ft
      • Note: Rune of Protection has received some unrelated changes - see the Powers Changes section for more info

Pool: Speed

  • SuperSpeed_SuperSpeed.png.c7b0740d9fa4bdf6622415eef245128d.png Super Speed
    • Now increases your run speed cap by 30% while toggled on (from 92.5mph to 120.25mph)
      • This increased cap doesn't apply in PvP
    • Now has a new momentum leap mechanic
      • Running will build up momentum, allowing you to perform a single very high, very long jump after approximately 4 seconds of running
      • Jumping will cause you to expend your momentum - after landing, you'll need to remain grounded and running in order to perform another momentum jump
      • Super Speed's icon will gain a yellow ring when you are at maximum momentum
    • SuperSpeed_SpeedPhase.png.be2bac846fa85fc6ccc538976819a9c0.png Super Speed > Speed Phase
      • New free secondary (server tray) power that doesn't require a power pick
      • Toggle, moderate endurance cost
      • Removes collision with characters (ie: phase shift without being untargetable), and sets you to Only Affect Self
        • This allows you to pass through enemies, allies, civilians, cars, and even the Atlas Park blimp!
        • The effects of this power (including the OAS component) will suppress if you are attacked or damaged by an enemy
        • Note: as this power doesn't actually make you intangible, it doesn't trigger (and isn't affected by) the No Phase timer
      • Null the Gull will allow you to hide Speed Phase's pop-up tray

Pool: Experimentation

  • Experimentation_SpeedofSound.png.b0a70628ecee418730de416ea7fe7fd1.png Speed of Sound
    • Now increases your run speed cap by 30% while toggled on (from 92.5mph to 120.25mph)
      • This increased cap doesn't apply in PvP

Pool: Leaping

  • Jump_LongJump.png.965618363ac8f16e7cc32209f5ee6b1c.png Super Jump
    • Now increases your jump speed cap by 30% while toggled on (from 78.2mph to 101.8mph)
      • This increased cap doesn't apply in PvP
    • Jump_HighJump.png.864db247afae2249525adce6d03d45ea.png Super Jump > Double Jump
      • New free secondary (server tray) power that doesn't require a power pick
      • Timed toggle, 30 second duration (10s in PvP), 30 second cooldown shared with Jump Pack and Steam Jump
        • Fixed the 10s PvP timer not applying
      • Allows you to jump to an unlimited height and jump again mid-air
      • Null the Gull will allow you to hide Double Jump's pop-up tray

Pool: Force of Will

  • ForceofWill_MightyLeap.png.68958a297bf392684d4f96375d0e0a27.png Mighty Leap
    • Now increases your jump speed cap by 30% while toggled on (from 78.2mph to 101.8mph)
      • This increased cap doesn't apply in PvP
    • ForceofWill_Stomp.png.d2ed9aec030afaa6250005e989685a11.png Mighty Leap > Takeoff
      • Now increases jump speed cap by a further 10% (to 110.39mph) and boosts Mighty Leap to put you at the jump speed cap for 30 seconds
        • Previously this bonus was just under 20%, but it now stacks with the 30% bonus from Mighty Leap

Pool: Teleportation

  • Teleportation_RecallTeleport1.png.e272eacb06c73f3f512fc27ef8e5249b.png Teleport Target
    • The following changes have been made when teleporting allies only (the teleport foe component remains unchanged);
      • Removed the 4s interrupt window, significantly speeding up the activation time
      • Increased the recharge by 4s
      • These two changes combined result in the total time between teleports being the same if you have no recharge buffs or enhancements - but it will much faster if you slot for (or are buffed for) recharge
  • Teleportation_Teleport.png.819d87e01d817f62694b6effd01c3432.png Teleport
    • Base range increased from 300ft to 350ft
      • Enhanced range (2x level 50 IOs) increased from 449.1ft to 523.95ft
    • The post-teleport hover buff has been adjusted
      • Now lasts up to 15s, rather than 6s
      • The hover buff will cancel if you move, interact with an objective, attack a foe or are attacked by a foe 
    • The actual teleport now happens at 0.6s rather than 1.17s into the 2s activation
      • This doesn't allow you to teleport again sooner, but it does allow you slightly more time to select the location of your next teleport
    • Location targeting has also received some improvements which also affect Teleport, see "Teleportation Targeting & /powexec_location" in the Miscellaneous section 

Warshade

  • umbralaura_shadowrecall.png.b3b743e06e3bcd26969d48eb21c106a1.png Shadow Recall
    • Mirrored all i27, Page 2 changes for Teleport Target
  • UmbralAura_TeleportSelf.png.c57485a971688f67d6903d312cea2ef8.png Shadow Step
    • Mirrored all i27, Page 2 changes for Teleport
  • UmbralAura_NebulousForm.png.138d577b99fe354891093fc6f60ef97c.png Nebulous Form
    • Endurance cost reduced from 2.6/s to 0.65/s
    • This puts the endurance cost in line with Phase Shift

Prestige & Temporary Powers

  • Inherent_NinjaRun.png.1e5da8a40f3a6968a733d32dd0ddbcad.png Ninja Run + Inherent_BeastRun.png.3145e09edb391b7a7a018386b1fc0b3b.png Beast Run +  Inherent_AthleticRun.png.21dd485cd3d8e51152ae33a4c1a86489.png Athletic Run + temporary_mayhem_selfflight.png.4b3bb802b2c42437cbbb12a087fe9131.png Temporary Jetpacks
    • All travel speeds remain unchanged
    • Normalized endurance costs to 0.57/s (slightly higher than Fly at 0.46/s)
      • These weren't consistent before - most were lower, some were higher
      • The PvP jetpack has not been modified and still has a 2.0/s endurance cost
    • These powers no longer benefit from global endurance discounts
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!!!!!!

 

 

Inherent_Stance.png.bff60c9e229a9535f3c9d586a1f53e24.png Inherent > Stance

  • Added Ninja, Beast and Slide Travel Power Only customization options
  • Selecting one of these options will cause the stance to only become active if any of the following powers are active:
    • SuperSpeed_SuperSpeed.png.c7b0740d9fa4bdf6622415eef245128d.png Super Speed
    • Experimentation_SpeedofSound.png.b0a70628ecee418730de416ea7fe7fd1.png Speed of Sound
    • Jump_LongJump.png.965618363ac8f16e7cc32209f5ee6b1c.png Super Jump
    • ForceofWill_MightyLeap.png.68958a297bf392684d4f96375d0e0a27.png Mighty Leap
    • Infiltration.png.b5c57bbeaf9ea728fcbbc5b151e63f44.png Infiltration

 

 

 

This is awesome!!!!  You guys absolutely rule!!!!!! 

 

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Any chance of the naturally air-born Nova's getting the same buff to flight speed, or are we now the slowest things in the sky? 😞

 

Edit:

A HC team member informed me that Nova/Dwarf is indeed left slower on purpose since Nova/Dwarf form is 'meant for combat rather than travel.'

 

I'd like to suggest that Travel Suppression and Combat Teleport are meant for combat.

Also, most of the archetypes are meant for combat and they get to move quickly with multiple Stances even.

 

If Kheldians are already as fast as everyone else with their own inherent travel powers, why make the game punish RPers for wanting

to watch a Squid fly or a Dwarf teleport?

That's like locking the Ninja/Beast Run animations to a slow temp power.

Allowing Nova/Dwarf speed to be on par at this particular point is just like giving everyone else access to Stances.

It's just another cosmetic option to move about the city that is not unfair to anyone else.

 

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This has probably been voiced by others, but in case it hasn't ...

 

Can super speed be given a slider to set the run speed anywhere from about 50% of its top speed to "top speed?" Alternatively, if a slider would be too much work then can a toggle be chosen or an alternative version of the power selected (ie: like master / practiced brawler). 

 

Super speed is very awkward to use in caverns. It also requires suspension of one's belief in the sense that the runner seems to have zero control over the speed at which they run. Having a "lower speed" option would help to make it more enjoyable to use. 

 

Thank you for considering this, as well as for all the work you do make this game fun. 

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1 hour ago, EnjoyTheJourney said:

This has probably been voiced by others, but in case it hasn't ...

 

Can super speed be given a slider to set the run speed anywhere from about 50% of its top speed to "top speed?" Alternatively, if a slider would be too much work then can a toggle be chosen or an alternative version of the power selected (ie: like master / practiced brawler). 

 

Super speed is very awkward to use in caverns. It also requires suspension of one's belief in the sense that the runner seems to have zero control over the speed at which they run. Having a "lower speed" option would help to make it more enjoyable to use. 

 

Thank you for considering this, as well as for all the work you do make this game fun. 

 

This is not what you've asked, but consider Sprint and Athletic Running. You can obtain the last one for free from the P2W. You can save SS for outdoors and Athletic Running for indoors.

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5 hours ago, Sovera said:

 

This is not what you've asked, but consider Sprint and Athletic Running. You can obtain the last one for free from the P2W. You can save SS for outdoors and Athletic Running for indoors.

Even better, take the prestige sprints and athletic run and you can look super speedish!

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On 3/29/2021 at 7:52 AM, EnjoyTheJourney said:

This has probably been voiced by others, but in case it hasn't ...

 

Can super speed be given a slider to set the run speed anywhere from about 50% of its top speed to "top speed?" Alternatively, if a slider would be too much work then can a toggle be chosen or an alternative version of the power selected (ie: like master / practiced brawler). 

 

Super speed is very awkward to use in caverns. It also requires suspension of one's belief in the sense that the runner seems to have zero control over the speed at which they run. Having a "lower speed" option would help to make it more enjoyable to use. 

 

Thank you for considering this, as well as for all the work you do make this game fun. 

 

The answer is to pick a different power. There are plenty of sprint powers that go roughly half the speed of Super Speed already - Ninja Run, Athletic Run, the new Infiltration travel power in the Concealment line, etc.

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35 minutes ago, firelightx said:

The answer is to pick a different power. There are plenty of sprint powers that go roughly half the speed of Super Speed already - Ninja Run, Athletic Run, the new Infiltration travel power in the Concealment line, etc.

 

Some of those replacement powers, the P2W ones, are more limited in game than Pool travel powers like Super Speed and Infiltration.

 

I think they're considered like "temporary powers" and are disabled on some Masters runs and in iTrials.

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1 hour ago, Jacke said:

 

Some of those replacement powers, the P2W ones, are more limited in game than Pool travel powers like Super Speed and Infiltration.

 

I think they're considered like "temporary powers" and are disabled on some Masters runs and in iTrials.

 

Yeah.  If Super Speed is too fast, then I'd consider Infiltration instead as it won't be disabled in Master runs and iTrials.

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Just testing the SS mechanic. The 'super jump' after running a bit is SO awesome. But there is no visual indicator to show when I have the momentum built up. Wasn't there meant to be a yellow ring on the SS icon?

 

Oh duh. Nevermind, now I see it. The yellow ring around a yellow icon (that also has the usual circling toggle animation) is not really obvious. I was looking for it, and missed it at first! Perhaps it should be a ring on contrasting color? Bright red or orange maybe.

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I've been testing the new Infiltrate travel power, and loving it, EXCEPT for the deep, pulsing hum that plays all the time while it's running.  It actually makes me feel queasy after a while.  I know that it's fairly easy to mod out sounds, but I thought that I'd mention how incredibly unpleasant I found it.

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Just a question on Infiltration. It does not say that it suppresses in Combat (and doesn't seem like it should), but in the game it does suppress. Is this intentional, and does anyone have thoughts on whether this should be suppressed in combat or nay?

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7 hours ago, Grouchybeast said:

I've been testing the new Infiltrate travel power, and loving it, EXCEPT for the deep, pulsing hum that plays all the time while it's running.  It actually makes me feel queasy after a while.  I know that it's fairly easy to mod out sounds, but I thought that I'd mention how incredibly unpleasant I found it.

Sounds like the old Peacebringer whine problem. Should change it fade out like the PB sounds do now.

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Just now, Zepp said:

Just a question on Infiltration. It does not say that it suppresses in Combat (and doesn't seem like it should), but in the game it does suppress. Is this intentional, and does anyone have thoughts on whether this should be suppressed in combat or nay?

My understanding is that it is considered a Travel Power for the purposes of combat suppression.

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34 minutes ago, Wavicle said:

My understanding is that it is considered a Travel Power for the purposes of combat suppression.

That is unclear in the description and does not answer my latter question, should it be?

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48 minutes ago, Zepp said:

That is unclear in the description and does not answer my latter question, should it be?

I think it probably should...it's certainly faster than CJ, CT, or Hover, especially slotted.

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@Zepp I think that it was supposed to be an equivalent to Ninja/Beast/Athletic Run, which suppress, while also providing defense, stealth, and the option to slot it as bonuses for not being free.

 

And to address @Grouchybeast's point, I don't think it should make any noise just for being toggled on, and should actually reduce the noise of your footsteps while it's active. You're trying to be sneaky, after all.

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8 hours ago, Wavicle said:

I think it probably should...it's certainly faster than CJ, CT, or Hover, especially slotted.

On the other hand, it is somewhat comparable to Evasive Maneuvers, which is a somewhat similar power in the flight pool that doesn't supress.

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4 minutes ago, Zepp said:

On the other hand, it is somewhat comparable to Evasive Maneuvers, which is a somewhat similar power in the flight pool that doesn't supress.

They’re not comparable. EvM doesn’t actually let you fly at all. It improves the speed of your other flight powers.

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Something occurred to me this morning.

 

Why is there still Travel Suppression in PVE?

 

TS was added in the early days of PVP, for PVP, and has since been stripped from PVP - or is at least possible to strip the constraint from matches.

 

Why are we still clinging to it in PVE?

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3 hours ago, InvaderStych said:

Something occurred to me this morning.

 

Why is there still Travel Suppression in PVE?

 

TS was added in the early days of PVP, for PVP, and has since been stripped from PVP - or is at least possible to strip the constraint from matches.

 

Why are we still clinging to it in PVE?


I am not aware that travel suppression was added just for pvp.

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