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Patch Notes 22/12/2022

Post#1 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 12:08 pm

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Live Event: Keg End

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The wheel of the seasons has turned, ushering out the sun’s last warmth with bitter blasts of northern winds. As snow creeps down to block mountain passes and lock the Warhammer world in the icy talons of winter, the citizens of the Old World raise their mugs high; the time of Keg End is at hand. In an epic celebration fraught with boasting, toasting, and epic fireworks, the Dwarfs clear out their stores of ales, beers and other intoxicating beverages in order to bring luck in the New Year and make way for a stock of better, stronger brews. But the dwarfs are not alone in their celebrations as ogres and giants once again invade the lands of the Old World, and the greenskins are always finding ways to ruin dwarfen festivities.

The Holidays are upon us and, as such, Keg End returns to WAR! This year Keg End returns to the dwarfen holds of Karaz-a-Karak and Karak Eight Peaks, though the latter is in need of some housekeeping. Travel there and speak to Josef Bugman or Wurrzag Ud Ura Zahubu to begin your Keg End experience.

Keg End will start on December 23rd at 12:00 Altdorf time and last until January 6th 12:00 Altdorf time.

Rewards

- Basic reward: [Party Keg], 21 day duration item that gives a 5 minute renown and XP boost for party

- Advanced reward: [Keg Tapper], 60 day event slot item

- Elite reward: Exclusive New Cloak Appearance [Ranger's Cloak] Preview here

- Completing all tasks: Exclusive Title – Brew Hound (Order), Broo Dawg (Destruction)

- Completing the 'Saving Keg End' Quest - [Dwarf Keg-Handler] (Order), [Goblin Bar-Back] (Destruction)

Defeating Giants in RvR lakes: [Battle Brew Backpack] and Fireworks

Defeating players in PvP: [Keg End Present] with random gifts, including three rare never-before-seen fireworks!

Golden Stein: Find and drink from the Golden Stein in RvR lakes for a 6 hour +25% renown, XP and influence boost.

A limited-time Keg End quest 'Keg End Special' has been hidden somewhere in the world. This quest is a branching quest, where taking one path in the quest line will block you from taking others. The rewards differ based on the path you choose, so choose wisely. A new hidden quest 'Homeward Bound' has been added, its location is noted in the Ranger's Relics; its reward is only revealed to the worthy.


Live Event Shoppe & Dyes

This Keg End visit two new vendors in Karaz-a-Karak or Karak Eight Peaks, near the Live Event heralds Josef Bugman and Wurrzag Ud Ura Zahubu respectively, to see what limited-time curiosities await you.

It wouldn't be a new live event without some new themed dyes. We are happy to introduce 22 new dyes related to the stony dwarfs and their Kev End festivities. Two of these dyes (Pure Silver and Pure Mithril) are unique in that they replace the specular dyes of your gear (for gear that uses specular dyes); these may only appear if your graphics settings are high enough. Please note that these dyes are only available for purchase during this Live Event.

Dye previews are available here towards the bottom, but please be aware that the colors may apply differently on different base armor colors. We recommend to use an addon such as Pocket Palette to see how this dye will look on your armor. These colors were drawn largely from Citadel Paints and Games Workshop publications. We hope to continue to introduce new dyes based on inspiration from the source material in the Live Events to come.


New Scenario: The Old Dwarf Road

We are happy to introduce to Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning the new scenario 'The Old Dwarf Road'. This scenario is a battle for control over three shrines commemorating dwarfen High Kings who had key moments in dwarf-human relations. They were built along the Old Dwarf Road, an ancient trade route that once connected Karaz Ankor to the elven Old World colonies, as it passes through Black Fire Pass. Battle for control over the three shrines as you secure this key position along Black Fire Pass.



Weekend Warfront: Road to Vengeance

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In ages past, the Old Dwarf Road was the main trade route between Karaz Ankor and the elven Old World colonies. The War of Vengeance and subsequent Time of Woes saw the road fall into disrepair. It wasn't until the dawn of the Empire that the Old Dwarf Road would see a second life, tough for greenskin invasion as much as dwarfen trade.

The Old Dwarf Road passes through the strategic Black Fire Pass, the traditional point of invasion of greenskin WAAAGHs from the Badlands into the Empire. The battle for the control over this section of the Old Dwarf Road is vital for the security of the Empire.

This weekend the Road to Vengeance 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 Old Dwarf Road scenario, and extra rewards from completing the event tasks.



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Tier 1 Influence Re-work: Phase 1

We're happy to unveil the beginning of the Tier 1 Influence Re-work, which is now live in Nordland and Norsca. For a long time, Chapter Influence rewards were not only weak compared to other gear, they were also widely random, with some factions and some classes gaining significantly better gear than others.

Today, we've fixed all that and unified Empire & Chaos Chapters 1-4 into the new system, which upgrades all rewards given for Chapter Influence, and balances them evenly between factions. This new system includes:

- More potions, and higher level potions, given for Basic Influence Rewards
- All Advanced Rewards have been increased to Green Rarity or higher, with their stats upgraded to match
- All Elite Rewards have been increased to Blue Rarity or higher, with their stats upgraded to match
- Players may now begin collecting Off-spec gear for their class as early as Chapters 1 and 2


The goal of this revamp is to offer significantly better rewards for players who choose to do Public Quests/PvE content, and to teach newer players about items like Heal Potions, 1-hour stat Potions, and Defense Potions, which will also help them later in RvR.

This first phase covers Empire and Chaos Tier 1, and next year, we'll release additional phases that cover the Elf and Dwarf/Greenskin T1 pairings as well.

If player reception is positive, we may consider implementing this further into PvE, so we'd love to hear your thoughts on this first step!


Public Quests

- Bar Dawazbak, the Barak Varr Hard PQ for Destruction would often bug out with one of the Dwarf Cannons not counting. An additional Dwarf Cannon has been spawned here to ensure the PQ can be completed each time.

- Marsh Conquest, Easy PQ for Destruction in Marshes of Madness, had a similar issue with one Rock Cart bugging and not counting. An additional Rock Cart has been added here so this PQ should always progress.


Capital Cities

- Ramps have been added to the cauldron in the central hall of Karak Eight Peaks for easier movement around the city.

- A game object has been added to teleport between the guild halls of Altdorf and Karaz-a-Karak; and between the Inevitable City and Karak Eight Peaks.



Bug Fixes
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[20612]- Added an additional cart to the Fields of Woe PQ for Destruction, to help ensure this PQ can progress properly to Stage 2.

[20621] - The doors for taverns in both High Pass and Black Fire Pass are now invulnerable to damage, and should no longer somehow take damage and die.

[20624] - Swordmasters may now properly trade in their Blade of the Subjugator for a Fortress Weapon at the Invader Gear vendor.

- Fixed the icon for the KotBS sovereign chest piece.

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Re: Patch Notes 22/12/2022

Post#2 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 12:47 pm

Looks fun!
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Re: Patch Notes 22/12/2022

Post#3 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 12:53 pm

"If player reception is positive, we may consider implementing this further into PvE, so we'd love to hear your thoughts on this first step!"

yes, it's great. best change of this year, imo. keep up the good work.

p.s. also nice to see some PQs bugs getting fixed.

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Re: Patch Notes 22/12/2022

Post#4 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:03 pm

Thank you for them ramps in K8P (and the portal between IC-K8P guild halls)! Small QoL things like this are always welcome.
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Re: Patch Notes 22/12/2022

Post#5 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:13 pm

Sounds sweet, love the changes on POs, one of the biggest let downs of doing pqs are the meh rewards. so this is great! Always love Kegs End as well, love the new spin on it.
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naugrim
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you will implemented unlock for the keg event?

Post#6 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 1:26 pm

Will you implement unlock for the event as below ?

Keg End
Not implemented yet ?

This category lists the Tome of Knowledge Achievements unlocks for Keg End.

Task Rewards
Slay 5 Massive Ogre's XP: 50
Slay 10 Massive Ogre's XP: 50
Slay 20 Massive Ogre's XP: 50
Fire 5 Impressive Fireworks XP: 50
Fire 10 Mundane Fireworks XP: 50
Boast 5 Dead Enemy Players XP: 50
Boast 10 Dead Enemy Players XP: 50
Boast 20 Dead Enemy Players XP: 50
Drink 5 Beers from Ogres, Gnoblars or Snotlings XP: 50
Drink 20 Beers from Ogres, Gnoblars or Snotlings XP: 50
Drink 50 Beers from Ogres, Gnoblars or Snotlings XP: 50
Drink 100 Beers from Ogres, Gnoblars or Snotlings XP: 50
Kill 5 Explosive Snotlings XP: 50
Kill 20 Explosive Snotlings XP: 50
Kill 50 Explosive Snotlings XP: 50
Kill 5 Brew Thirsty Ogres XP: 50
Kill 20 Brew Thirsty Ogres XP: 50
Kill 50 Brew Thirsty Ogres XP: 50
Kill 5 Drunken Gnoblars XP: 50
Kill 20 Drunken Gnoblars XP: 50
Kill 50 Drunken Gnoblars XP: 50
Boast or Toast an Iron Breaker XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Runepriest XP: 50
Boast or Toast an Engineer XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Bright Wizard XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Warrior Priest XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Witch Hunter XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Knight of the Blazing Sun XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Swordmaster XP: 50
Boast or Toast an Archmage XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Shadow Warrior XP: 50
Boast or Toast a White Lion XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Black Orc XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Shaman XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Squig Herder XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Chosen XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Magus XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Zealot XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Marauder XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Witch Elf XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Disciple of Khaine XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Sorceress XP: 50
Boast or Toast a Black Guard XP: 50
Drank of 3 Steins from Pubs or Feast halls of capital cities XP: 50
Fire 1 Magnificent Fireworks XP: 50
Drank dwarf beer found in keg cache's XP: 5

Flashgitz
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Re: Patch Notes 22/12/2022

Post#7 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 2:03 pm

When are we getting a balance patch?

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Re: Patch Notes 22/12/2022

Post#8 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 2:11 pm

Flashgitz wrote: Thu Dec 22, 2022 2:03 pm When are we getting a balance patch?
When we get the new ability system.
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Re: Patch Notes 22/12/2022

Post#9 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 2:23 pm

Nice mini-changes!

Thank you!

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Re: Patch Notes 22/12/2022

Post#10 » Thu Dec 22, 2022 2:39 pm

Sulorie wrote: Thu Dec 22, 2022 2:11 pm
Flashgitz wrote: Thu Dec 22, 2022 2:03 pm When are we getting a balance patch?
When we get the new ability system.
Where do people discuss this? I have not heard anything about it.

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