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Patch Notes 20/04/2021

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:24 am
by ReturnOfReckoning
Highlights
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Weekend Warfront: Battle at the Cairn

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The land of Ulthuan seems to have been built on tragedy. Some tragedies come from without, and are guided by neither malice nor whim. Others are manufactured and forced upon their victims like deadly poisons. The tale of the Brothers Blackcairn, Elthryril and Lothelryel, is one such tragedy. Lothelryel made a pact with Morathi to betray his brother, Elthryril. Using Morathi's magics, Lothelryel sought to take control of his line and follow Malekith. Yet it was Lothelryel who was deceived. The magic that would have imprisoned his brother entrapped both of them, even as their blades guaranteed their mutual destruction.

In places the rage and hatred of familial betrayal have seeped into the land, turning the sites of ancient struggles into magical wellsprings of dark power. Now a new battle erupts as Order and Destruction forces vie for control of the Blackcairn Estate.


This weekend the Battle at the Cairn will be the weekend warfront from 12:00 on Friday to 12:00 on Monday Altdorf time. You get +50% XP and Renown in the Blood of the Black Cairn scenario, and extra rewards from completing the event tasks.



Realm versus Realm
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City Siege

- Career & Renown trainers have been added to Stage 1 & Stage 2 of city sieges.

- The cannons are now properly classed as siege weapons and only healable by abilities that can heal siege engines.


Ranked Scenarios

The weekly mails with Triumphant Emblems have been replaced with a weekly event instead. We hope that it will provide much better visibility into your current progress towards gaining different rewards.
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- The prices for the Triumphant & Victorious sets have been reduced by 20%.

- The ranked SC event slot item has been changed to 7 days for 200 emblems, instead of 3 days for 100 emblems.

- The Stalwart Soulstone cost has been reduced by 20%.

- When there's multiple ranked matches ongoing, it will start to avoid matching two players of the same class and archetype into the same match. This avoids setups where you have no single target punt and many setups where you would have no heal debuff. But when there's only enough players available for one match it will ignore this restriction.

- Group queue Ranked scenarios give 50% extra rewards between 12:00 on Fridays and 12:00 on Mondays (same hours as weekend warfronts are active). Note: This does not include the group challenges described below, only when you queue up.

- A command to challenge another group to a 6v6 match has been added. Use .groupchallenge <enemyplayer> with the enemy group leader name to challenge them to a match. Currently this gives a bit less rewards than a group ranked match that you queue up for.


Scenarios

- Changed the points per kill in Howling Gorge from 3 to 5.



User Interface
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Multi Spec

A UI has been added to the Multi Spec system. It allows 5 slots to be used, and by shift-clicking them you can set custom names for them.
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Scenario Scoreboards

If a player is using a different archetype than their class true archetype an extra icon will be shown to display their current archetype.
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Mastery Tree Icons

Knights of the Blazing Sun and Black Guards will no longer pretend to be Disciples of Khaine and now have their own mastery icons.

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Content
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Quests

Greenskin Chapter 14
- Smash 'Em Nurglinz: Only the Nurglings inside the PQ 'Blight-Favored Cult' will now count toward the quest, and the rewards have been added
- Ghoulish Goodies: You will now have to find the Desiccated Hand in the Pile of Dirt, and the quest reward has been added

Greenskin Chapter 15
- Tag, You're Dead: You will now receive the warpaint to use on the tents, Redmane Masons will now also count toward the quest and the quest rewards have been added



Tickets
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[18800] The NPC is once again attackable
[18815] The door is no longer attackable
[18832] These NPCs are once again attackable
[18846] These NPCs are once again attackable
[18851] These NPCs are once again attackable
[14251] The quest marker will now display both objectives
[18856] The Bile Lord should once again vomit players out of its belly.

Hotfixes
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Hotfix #1 - 2021-04-21

- Cannon health in city sieges is back to normal
- Warlords in stage 2 will no longer reset their health or reset back to their starting position after leaving combat with an enemy warlord.
- Skull Lord Varlthrok will no longer spawn hundreds of dogs when reaching 95% health.
- You no longer have to wait until the 6 min mark to get full rewards in Ranked matches
- The influence bar for the weekly Ranked events will update gradually as you play matches instead of in big chunks.
- Dragon Gun and On Your Knees now also drains morale from the main target

Re: Patch Notes 20/04/2021

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:32 am
by Sundowner
Super great changes, thank you

Re: Patch Notes 20/04/2021

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:33 am
by Stophy22
Excited to see if ranked becomes more popular off of these changes :)

Re: Patch Notes 20/04/2021

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:34 am
by Cultist
Is Ranked SCs event starting today? (April 20th 2021)
If so, I'm going start playing them right now
Thanks!

Re: Patch Notes 20/04/2021

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:37 am
by tomato
Ranked changes looking good.

Do group ranked games count towards the weekly event as well?

Re: Patch Notes 20/04/2021

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:37 am
by dalen
tomato wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:37 am
Ranked changes looking good.

Do group ranked games count towards the weekly event as well?
Yes, they do.

Re: Patch Notes 20/04/2021

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:38 am
by Rumpel
Stophy22 wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:33 am
Excited to see if ranked becomes more popular off of these changes :)
As long as people instantly blame others and spam chat with their frustration when losing a game....no.

Re: Patch Notes 20/04/2021

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:41 am
by Sofong
make solo ranked great again.

Re: Patch Notes 20/04/2021

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:43 am
by Krima
Any ETA on https://github.com/WarEmu/WarBugs/issues/18776 ??

Thats a 11 point skill ...so far its only dmg 0 utility.

Re: Patch Notes 20/04/2021

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:54 am
by Wintersun666
Great changes! Finally respec in cities & ranked changes! 💪