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Patch Notes 10/06/2020 - Happy Birthday

Post#1 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:13 pm

Note: Due to some live event tasks being buggy the first days of the event, it will be extended until 21:00 Altdorf time on Sunday.

Hotfix #2
[Public Quests]

- More fixes to Living Snot PQ contribution
- Added a message to the loosing side


- Twisting Tower: If the realm holding the flags fails to use the detonator at the top and their score reaches 0, both flags will unlock.


- WH: Snap Shot & WE: Throwing Dagger, correctly snares for 40% like tooltip states, they were only snaring by 20% before
- SW: Flame arrow now scales with points in Skirmish tree instead of Scout tree
- SH: Fixed Shooting wif da Wind tactic (pending client patch)
Hotfix #1

[Live Event]

- Pet kill objective triggers are now shared with group
- Pie spawns in Twisting Tower scenario are fixed
- Fixed points loss for when holding both objectives and not using the Occulus of Change at the top
- Should fix The Living Snot contribution

[Shadow Warrior]

- Powerful draw now adds 25% armor penetration to skirmish abilities instead of range increase (client tooltip update pending)
- Barrage removes 100 points of morale when vengeful instead of 250
- Split Arrows range decrease on Spiral Fletched Arrow and Breadhead Arrow works as it should
- Several tooltip fixes, some of them will be distributed later with a client patch

[Morale Damage]

- Fixed calculation for mitigation on morale damage dots that are applied after soft cap is reached

[Public Quests]

- Coins are added as an additional option in PQ loot bags as intended


- Fixes for new 75% defender ratio


- Using a snare break ability while affected by a snare pot should no longer leave you permanently snared until you log out.
- Phosphorous Shells & Tzeentch Firestorm now snares for 20% like the tooltip states, previously they were applying a 30% snare


- [17093] - Living Snot PQ contribution should be improved


Today Return of Reckoning is 6 years old. It's quite crazy to look back and see how far we have come. When we first opened our doors we only had Empire vs Chaos T1 open, basic ORvR mechanics, level cap of 12, Nordenwatch was the only scenario and a player cap of 50 (See early videos here and here). Fast forward to 2020 and we have had Keep battles with over 1,000 players in, almost 4,000 concurrently connected players, over 300,000 registered accounts, over 1,000,000 characters created, over 1,000,000 scenarios played, over 30,000,000 items, over 100,000,000 Tome of Knowledge Unlocks and over 1,000,000,000 player kills. It's quite something. However we wouldn't have come this far if it wasn't for the amazing volunteers who have contributed a lot of their free time to bringing back this amazing game and the massive amounts of passionate players who make it all worth while.

[Live Event - The Celebration]

For years blood has been shed and the war rages on. Any glimmer of total victory disappears in the blink of an eye, or in layman's terms, as fast as it takes for a [sorceress/bright wizard - realm dependent] to kill you. Instead we noble soldiers chase victory like a squig chases its target into the distant unknown. The madness continues, and in a mad world the mad reign as kings.

The tide of madness surges from the Chaos Wastes across the Old World. Will you confront madness and overcome it, or will you be the next of its victims?

Order - Madness Reigns - Starts from Klaus Grausicht / Altdorf Market Square
Destruction -Herald of Madness - Starts from Verina Eye-Flayer / The Inevitable City Apex

The +50% XP & Renown Buff will be active in all Empire vs Chaos pairings and the Twisted Tower Scenario.

[New Scenario - Twisting Tower]

Within the farthest reaches of the Chaos Wastes resides the enigmatic Twisting Tower. Battle for control over both the Atrium and the Loft to secure the tower and earn points for your realm. Controlling the tower will reveal the Oculus of Change which your realm can seize to earn extra points but beware of the Changers Gaze!

Click here to watch on YouTube

[Morale damage]

This is a test, if we see it has negative effects on the game we will remove or change it.

A soft cap on morale damage has been added. It functions as a meter that increases for each point of morale damage you take, and decays by 500 points per second. If the meter hits 2400, you will start mitigating 50% of all morale damage you take after that. As long as your meter is above 2400 you will get a buff called "Resolute".

The reasons for this change is that there has been an increased meta around coordinated AoE morale dumps in larger scale fights, which makes wounds the only defensive stat that really matters. Our hope is that this brings more diversity into tactics employed, while still keeping morale damage abilities as a powerful tool.


- Fortress Weapons have been released. These have brand models developed by several talented artists. They can be found at the Invader merchant in your capital city.

1h Weapons cost 60 Invader Crests and 50 gold, along with trading in your 1h Subjugator weapon
2h Weapons cost 120 Invader Crests and 100 gold, along with trading in your 2h Subjugator weapon

note : Due to some late skin rework, some icons may not reflect final appearance. A post to show final look : viewtopic.php?f=65&t=38844

Edit 11.06.20 : EDIT : For IP/copyright reasons (discovered recently), Glaive and rapier are gonna be reworked from scratch asap.


Shadow Warrior changes have arrived. These changes are aimed (haha) at giving ranged Shadow Warrior specs a bit more love, something long overdue. Naturally we will be keeping a close eye on how these changes perform.

Squig Herders are coming up next, but we're going to give it at least a week before we get started on their changes.

Please provide theorycrafting and feedback about these changes on the forums after thoroughly testing them of course.
Scout Tree

Reworked - Glass Arrow - Toggle Buff, while active: abilities deal an additional 50-250 Physical damage, but cost 15 more AP per use.
Reworked - Guerrilla Training - After switching stance your action point costs are reduced by 25% and your movement speed is increased by 20% for 5s
Updated - Acid Arrow - remove stance requirement. This can now be used from any stance.
Updated - Enchanted Arrows no longer affects Flame Arrow
Updated - Increased base damage of Fell the Weak, Acid Arrow, Throat Shot, and Eye Shot to match Eagle Eye.
Moved - Move Glass Arrow to Scout Core
Moved - Move Eye Shot from Skirmish 5pt to Scout 5pt, remove stance requirement, remove buildup while moving, 100' range

Skirmish Tree

Reworked - Split Arrows tactic - Spiral Fletched Arrows and Broadhead Arrows now hit all enemies within 20' of your initial target, but their range is reduced to 65'
Reworked - Powerful Draw tactic - Skirmish abilities penetrate 25% armor.
Updated - Spiral Fletched Arrows base range increased to 100'
Updated - Broadhead Arrows - Now stacks up to 3 times and base range increased to 100'
Updated - Keen Arrowheads tactic - remove Eye Shot duration, add Flame Arrow duration increased to 15s
Updated - Lileaths Arrow - Now has a 5 second cooldown
Moved - Move Barrage to 13pt, reduce cooldown to 5s
Moved - Move Flame Arrow from Scout Core to Skirmish 5pt, swap Scout stance requirement with Skirmish stance, increase primary stat multiplier by 20%, range 65'

Assault Tree

Updated - Brutal Slash - swap Scout with Skirmish requirement
Updated - Sweeping Slash - add Skirmish requirement

Core abilities/Tactics

Reworked - Steady Aim - Toggle Buff, while active: Cast time buildup takes an additional 1s, but you gain 25% bonus critical damage.
Updated - Hunters Fervor - Changed 20% AP regen to 5 AP regen per second

Vengeance of Nagarythe

Several abilities now have a "While Vengeful" modifier below

- Scout
Fell the Weak - deals spirit damage
Festering Arrow - undefendable
Eye Shot - cooldown reduced by 10s

- Skirmish
Barrage - removes 100 morale from targets **
Shadow Sting - undefendable
Flame Arrow - increase radius by 10'

- Assault
Exploit Weakness - cooldown reduced by 10s
Crosscut - hits an additional time
Swift Strikes - lasts an additional 2s

- Increased invader & royal token rewards in RvR bags to 1 in blue, 1 in purple & 2 in gold. Same tome unlock requirements as before applies.

- Keep lords & Fort lords now only display self buffs or debuffs that you have casted on them. This significantly reduces the client lag when targeting them. *

- Applying and removing bolster no longer removes all your buffs, instead it will switch ability level of them. *

- The `.sorenable` and `.sordisable` commands can now enable/disable categories of State of Realm messages. A coming version of State of Realm will make use of this, so if you disable T1 in the addon, you won't even get those messages which improves performance a bit. *

[Auction House]

- Auction House fees have been adjusted. On Live the fees were 20% of the vendor price of the item and this amount would be taken when the item was listed. On Return of Reckoning the UI would reflect the functionality on live, but would take out 10% of the buy it now price when the item is sold. The fees will now flucuate depending on the Rating of the City. The higher the rating the lower fees. Fees will now also be taken when listing an item instead of when it is sold and its based on the buy it now price you put. The fee structure is as follows:

- 1 * => 10%
- 2 * => 8%
- 3 * => 6%
- 4 * => 4%
- 5 * => 2%

This is subject to change.

- Results returned from searches has been tweaked to order by lowest price and then by most recently listed. Meaning you do not need to undercut someone to have your item sell first. Previously items were shown in order they were listed in the auction house. *


- On the Brink of Chaos: This Epic Quest has been fully corrected and reworked

Empire Chapter 16
- Rogue River: The whole quest line is now available and reworked
- Northern Advance: The whole quest line is now available and reworked
- Trail Gone Cold: This quest has been corrected and reworked
- Grauenburg's Goons: This quest line has been corrected and reworked
- Daemon's Gate: The whole quest line is once again available
- Evil Portents: You will now receive Greta's Skychart to deliver it to Leopold Rohric
- Don't Forget to Tip: This quest is now available from the Cow in Reikland

[Tome Of Knowledge]

- The Live Event page will no longer reset when you progress with a task.

- Tome unlocks for triggering critical hits implemented.

[Public Quest]


New Public Quest currencies have been added for each tier. PQs in higher chapters in each tier will award higher amounts of currency.

For these new currencies you can buy the Carnage, Havoc, Mayhem and Ruin sets. The vendors are located in the east war quarters in Altdorf and the Pavilion of Slaanesh in the Inevitable City. Same location as the previous Ruin gear vendors.

Blue Heal and AP pots for each tier is also available from the same vendors.

The currencies can also be used to buy lvl 200 containers and blue talisman fragments.

The old Ruin currency has been removed and can be traded in for the new tier 4 PQ currency.

[The Living Snot]

During Boss fights, you will see a new UI element; something we, in the office discord, lovingly refer to as the Win-o-Meter. A horizontal bar represents the total number of points possible in the current boss fight. Shields above and below this bar indicate your realms’ progress: the farther to the right the shield is, the greater number of points your realm has earned. At the end of a Win-o-Meter enabled fight, the side with the most points wins! Points are earned by killing enemy players, healing friendly players and by damaging the boss. [1]


- The amount of defenders in a fortress has been decreased from 80% of the number of attackers to 75% of the number of attackers.


- Allow queueing for scenarios when you are in a warband.
- Fixed quitter message when queueing up as group.
- The objectives in Mourkain Temple, Tor Anroc & Maw of Madness will no longer reset it you bring them close to the enemy warcamp, only if you bring them close to your own warcamp.


- Added loot notifications in various places when items and currency are added to your inventory.


- [16538] Guild keep claim permission check fixed
- [15073] Supply hand in at warcamp should now work even when keep ownerships are swapped.

* This went live in a hotfix.

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Re: Patch Notes 06/10/2020 - Happy Birthday

Post#2 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:24 pm

Please list any and all bugs on the Bugtracker.

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Re: Patch Notes 06/10/2020 - Happy Birthday

Post#3 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:30 pm

thanks for all the effort you put in this game.
Let's celebrate together!
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Re: Patch Notes 06/10/2020 - Happy Birthday

Post#4 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:32 pm

Very nice patch, glad to see a return of some experimental changes. Any chance of a sneak peak of some of the new models or if anyone already has the currency maybe post them in the thread?
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Re: Patch Notes 06/10/2020 - Happy Birthday

Post#5 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:33 pm

Max and team, great **** job! Thanks for listening to feed back. These look great.

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Re: Patch Notes 06/10/2020 - Happy Birthday

Post#6 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:34 pm

Big thanks to all the people who are making this game run

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Re: Patch Notes 06/10/2020 - Happy Birthday

Post#7 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:34 pm

Very nice patch! Good work.
Especially part with morale dump changes.
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Re: Patch Notes 06/10/2020 - Happy Birthday

Post#8 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:35 pm

No weapons on vendor it seems
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Re: Patch Notes 06/10/2020 - Happy Birthday

Post#9 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:38 pm

wauw this is huge !!!! its like a new expansion, really great work guys.. almost getting tears :) !
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Re: Patch Notes 06/10/2020 - Happy Birthday

Post#10 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:39 pm

Amazing patch, best one in a long, long time.

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