Febuary patch preview

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Febuary patch preview

Postby Derdarr » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:10 pm

We wanted to give you a sneak peek of what the team has planned for our February patch, currently scheduled to go live to players later this month.

In this patch, we’ll have updates for taunt, pet aggro, getting around in Plane of Hate/Fear, and MORE!

"You Have Failed to Taunt Your Target"

We looked into the success rate of the taunt skill and decided this ability could use some improvements.

The success rate of this ability will now be more closely correlated to your taunt skill where previously it was rather arcane in its chance to succeed based on particular level thresholds. The overall success rate for characters with Taunt (200) and higher should be noticeably better.

"Taunting Attacker, Master"

While looking into the functionality of player taunt we took the opportunity to fix some glaring issues with how pets taunt their targets.

We've corrected a problem that prevented pets from being able to taunt their target and we've adjusted pet taunt to function more similarly to players using the taunt skill.

"But What About My Rampaging Servant?"

With the last few patches we've been adjusting the amount of hatred that pets generate with each melee swing. Coinciding with those changes were the release of AA abilities to reduce your primary pet's aggro multiplier.

After reviewing the gameplay impact of these changes we're going to make adjustments to how pets generate melee aggro.

The AA abilities Companion's Calm Demeanor and Companion's Provocative Demeanor are being removed. These abilities are clunky and were more of a bandage than a solution to the issue.

The aggro a pet generates with its melee swings will now be higher in the following cases:
•The pet has taunt enabled
•The pet is a charmed NPC
•The pet is a swarm pet
The design team has been poking at the aggro generated by NPC melee swings in an effort to better balance the hatred generated by pets in both raid and group situations. After this patch pet taunt functionality will determine if a pet owner wants their primary pet to gain the attention of their target while also increasing the aggro generated by pets that cannot have taunt enabled.

We will continue monitoring the gameplay impact of this next round of changes to see if pet aggro generation is closer to where we want it to be.

"Anything Else About Aggro?"

Actually, yes! While we were reviewing hate generation code we discovered and fixed a rather strange bug with how mad NPCs get about spells that hit them.

We've fixed a problem with some direct damage spells that were generating either too much or too little aggro and adjusted the data to ensure that classes who wanted the extra aggro for their spells will continue generating the same amount.

TLDR: After this patch tanks will continue to generate as much aggro as they did prior to the fix while other classes may generate less aggro when using damaging spells that have a hate override.

"Some Words About Planes"

We've made another pass at the aggro-pathing in the Plane of Hate to clean up some of the more ... 'interesting'... ways that NPCs attempt to reach their targets. This will hopefully address some of the more glaring issues such as Innoruuk deciding to leave the building depending on where his most hated target chooses to run.

As an issue of convenience we've updated both Plane of Hate and Fear: Revisited to allow guild banners to be placed and teleported to and fellowship fires to be placed but not teleported to, as is the standard for the majority of raid zones.

And… MORE?

Yes, and more! This is only the highlights from February’s patch, and we’ll have more coming up for our live and progression servers.

Just some of the additional things in February’s patch are:
•Quality of life updates for Weapon Proficiency AAs.
•Additional TBM itemization fixes.
•Improvements for Knights mitigation after level 85 (and after Underfoot releases on progression servers).
•Fixed issues preventing the completion of a number of group missions.
Our goal each month is to continue to improve the quality of the game we all love! As always, we appreciate your feedback, but please wait until you see these changes on the test server before passing judgment.

We’re grateful for your continued support!

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Re: Febuary patch preview

Postby Derdarr » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:11 pm

The goal of this patch isn’t to stop players that want to get aggro from doing so. It’s to help DPS players have a better time when they're in group/raid settings... and not pull aggro in situations where everyone is doing their job to manage their aggro.

In order to clarify which spells will be impacted by the next patch we've compiled a list of affected spells. Note that the fix to the aggro generation code only impacts spells that damage their target and also have a specific hate override. Spells not included in this list should not have their aggro generation changed from what is currently on live.

/shout INC WALL OF TEXT!

These spells will generate MORE aggro because it's not reducing your hate twice.

Spell ID | Spell Name | Hate Override
26022 | Noira's Strike | -815
26023 | Noira's Strike II | -882
26024 | Noira's Strike III | -979
29117 | Hykast's Strike | -1077
29118 | Hykast's Strike II | -1131
29119 | Hykast's Strike III | -1188
35167 | Kaficus' Strike | -1337
35168 | Kaficus' Strike II | -1404
35169 | Kaficus' Strike III | -1474
40495 | Empowered Clash | -1000
40496 | Empowered Clash II | -1000
40497 | Empowered Clash III | -1000
44070 | Fjilnauk's Strike | -1585
44071 | Fjilnauk's Strike II | -1664
44072 | Fjilnauk's Strike III | -1747
49123 | Sporali Strike | -1000
49124 | Sporali Strike II | -1000
49125 | Sporali Strike III | -1000
49183 | Shrouding Speed Shock | -23787
49184 | Shrouding Speed Shock II | -24977
49185 | Shrouding Speed Shock III | -26226
5841 | Roar of Thunder I | -250
5842 | Roar of Thunder II | -500
5843 | Roar of Thunder III | -750
11206 | Roar of Thunder IV | -750
11207 | Roar of Thunder V | -750
11208 | Roar of Thunder VI | -750
12520 | Roar of Thunder VII | -750
12521 | Roar of Thunder VIII | -750
12522 | Roar of Thunder IX | -750
13805 | Roar of Thunder X | -1000
13806 | Roar of Thunder XI | -1200
13807 | Roar of Thunder XII | -1500
16750 | Roar of Thunder XIII | -1500
16751 | Roar of Thunder XIV | -1500
16752 | Roar of Thunder XV | -1500
41594 | Roar of Thunder XVI | -1500
41595 | Roar of Thunder XVII | -1500
41596 | Roar of Thunder XVIII | -1500
47066 | Roar of Thunder XIX | -2000
8160 | Pyromantic Ignition I | -150
8162 | Pyromantic Ignition II | -300
8164 | Pyromantic Ignition III | -500
12713 | Pyromantic Ignition IV | -650
12714 | Pyromantic Ignition V | -800
12715 | Pyromantic Ignition VI | -1000
13694 | Pyromantic Ignition VII | -1100
13695 | Pyromantic Ignition VIII | -1200
13696 | Pyromantic Ignition IX | -1300
23515 | Pyromantic Ignition X | -1400
23516 | Pyromantic Ignition XI | -1600
23517 | Pyromantic Ignition XII | -1800
27611 | Pyromantic Ignition XIII | -2000
27612 | Pyromantic Ignition XIV | -2200
27613 | Pyromantic Ignition XV | -2400
32148 | Pyromantic Ignition XVI | -3400
32149 | Pyromantic Ignition XVII | -4400
32150 | Pyromantic Ignition XVIII | -5400
37011 | Pyromantic Ignition XIX | -7400
37012 | Pyromantic Ignition XX | -9400
37013 | Pyromantic Ignition XXI | -11400
41718 | Pyromantic Ignition XXII | -11400
41719 | Pyromantic Ignition XXIII | -11400
41720 | Pyromantic Ignition XXIV | -11400
21702 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike I | -300
21703 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike II | -400
21747 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike III | -600
21749 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike IV | -800
21768 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike V | -1000
21775 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike VI | -1200
23629 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike VII | -1200
23630 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike VIII | -1300
23631 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike IX | -1400
32154 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike X | -1400
32155 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XI | -1400
32156 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XII | -1400
37162 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XIII | -1400
37163 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XIV | -1400
37164 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XV | -1400
38270 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XVI | -1400
38271 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XVII | -1400
38272 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XVIII | -1400
41254 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XIX | -1400
41255 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XX | -1400
41256 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XXI | -1400
48631 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XXII | -1400
48633 | Inquisitor's Judgment Strike XXIII | -1400

These spells will get you LESS aggro because it's not making them hate you twice.

Spell ID | Spell Name | Hate Override
6727 | Dragon Fang | 400
6752 | Leopard Claw | 300
7269 | Dragon Fang | 400
8821 | Graybeard's Acorn | 200
8843 | Jenaki's Essence | 200
15937 | Fervor Strike | 100
15961 | Fervor Strike | 50
16129 | Harmonious Arrow Doom | 500
17042 | Harm Touch | 2783
20892 | Fervor Strike | 50
20916 | Fervor Strike | 100
20940 | Fervor Strike | 200
26073 | Lyrin's Spite | 288
26074 | Lyrin's Spite II | 313
26075 | Lyrin's Spite III | 348
26788 | Windstrike | 100
26789 | Flamelick | 100
26790 | Icesnap | 100
29171 | Hykast's Spite | 383
29172 | Hykast's Spite II | 402
29173 | Hykast's Spite III | 422
29910 | Windgust | 100
29911 | Flamebrand | 100
29912 | Frostchill | 100
32102 | Harmonious Arrow Doom | 500
35218 | Kaficus' Spite | 475
35219 | Kaficus' Spite II | 499
35220 | Kaficus' Spite III | 524
35958 | Windgust II | 100
35959 | Flamebrand II | 100
35960 | Frostchill II | 100
38024 | Harmonious Arrow Doom | 500
38922 | Vial of Time Slime | 100
39893 | Deepwater Toxin | 100
40242 | Technique of the Crimson Fist Strike | 20
40243 | Technique of the Crimson Fist Strike II | 20
40244 | Technique of the Crimson Fist Strike III | 20
40447 | Eminent Strike | 10
40448 | Eminent Strike II | 10
40449 | Eminent Strike III | 10
40993 | Harm Touch | 7617
44106 | Fjilnauk's Spite | 550
44107 | Fjilnauk's Spite II | 578
44108 | Fjilnauk's Spite III | 607
44750 | Windgust III | 100
44751 | Flamebrand III | 100
44752 | Frostchill III | 100
36553 | Vicious Spiral | 230
36554 | Vicious Spiral Rk. II | 230
36555 | Vicious Spiral Rk. III | 230
45230 | Vicious Cyclone | 230
45231 | Vicious Cyclone Rk. II | 230
45232 | Vicious Cyclone Rk. III | 230
28212 | Vitriolic Strike | 1847
28213 | Vitriolic Strike Rk. II | 1939
28214 | Vitriolic Strike Rk. III | 2037
34199 | Vehement Strike | 2241
34200 | Vehement Strike II | 2353
34201 | Vehement Strike III | 2471
43196 | Virulent Strike | 2595
43197 | Virulent Strike II | 2725
43198 | Virulent Strike III | 2861
31067 | Hero's Toxin Poison Strike I | 1840
31067 | Hero's Toxin Poison Strike I | 1840
33482 | Hero's Toxin Poison Strike II | 1840
33482 | Hero's Toxin Poison Strike II | 1840
33919 | Turn Summoned IX | 450
40933 | Turn Summoned X | 1850
40934 | Turn Summoned XI | 2650
40935 | Turn Summoned XII | 3750
41753 | Turn Summoned XIII | 5250
41754 | Turn Summoned XIV | 7750
41755 | Turn Summoned XV | 9250
48989 | Turn Summoned XVI | 11000
35101 | Zalikor's Fang | 622
35102 | Zalikor's Fang Rk. II | 592
35103 | Zalikor's Fang Rk. III | 564
11076 | Gathering Dusk I | 3000
13656 | Gathering Dusk II | 8000
16682 | Gathering Dusk III | 10000
48922 | Gathering Dusk IV | 20000
48924 | Gathering Dusk V | 35000
48926 | Gathering Dusk VI | 40000
48928 | Gathering Dusk VII | 50000
22540 | Assault | 3358
22541 | Assault Rk. II | 3928
22542 | Assault Rk. III | 4500
13218 | Envenomed Blades Strike I | 300
13753 | Envenomed Blades Strike II | 300
13754 | Envenomed Blades Strike III | 300
13755 | Envenomed Blades Strike IV | 300
16656 | Envenomed Blades Strike V | 300
16657 | Envenomed Blades Strike VI | 300
16658 | Envenomed Blades Strike VII | 300
31631 | Envenomed Blades Strike VIII | 300
31632 | Envenomed Blades Strike IX | 300
31633 | Envenomed Blades Strike X | 300
37101 | Envenomed Blades Strike XI | 300
37102 | Envenomed Blades Strike XII | 300
37103 | Envenomed Blades Strike XIII | 300
41621 | Envenomed Blades Strike XIV | 300
41622 | Envenomed Blades Strike XV | 300
41623 | Envenomed Blades Strike XVI | 300
48853 | Envenomed Blades Strike XVII | 300
48854 | Envenomed Blades Strike XVIII | 300
32336 | Decapitation I | 3071
32337 | Decapitation II | 3318
32338 | Decapitation III | 3584
41092 | Decapitation IV | 3609
41093 | Decapitation V | 3634
41094 | Decapitation VI | 3649
41674 | Decapitation VII | 3737
41675 | Decapitation VIII | 3787
41676 | Decapitation IX | 3856
38134 | Arcane Fusion | 1000
48806 | Zan Fi's Echo of the Tiger Strike I | 1000

These spells are being increased so that they generate as much or more hate as they currently do. The Shadowknight Terror line of spells is getting an increase starting with the level 67 spell Terror of Discord

Spell ID | Spell Name | Old Hate Override | New Hate Override
5292 | Serene Command | 1400 | 2800
5329 | Terror of Discord | 1800 | 2800
8483 | Theft of Agony | 1200 | 2400
10188 | Lesson of Penitence | 1680 | 3360
10189 | Lesson of Penitence Rk. II | 1750 | 3500
10190 | Lesson of Penitence Rk. III | 1820 | 3640
10257 | Terror of Vergalid | 2160 | 3360
10258 | Terror of Vergalid Rk. II | 2250 | 3500
10259 | Terror of Vergalid Rk. III | 2340 | 3640
14963 | Lesson of Contrition | 1873 | 3746
14964 | Lesson of Contrition Rk. II | 2135 | 4270
14965 | Lesson of Contrition Rk. III | 2275 | 4550
15160 | Terror of the Soulbleeder | 2408 | 3740
15161 | Terror of the Soulbleeder Rk. II | 2745 | 4270
15162 | Terror of the Soulbleeder Rk. III | 2925 | 4550
19077 | Lesson of Compunction | 2284 | 4568
19078 | Lesson of Compunction Rk. II | 2605 | 5210
19079 | Lesson of Compunction Rk. III | 2776 | 5552
19140 | Crush of the Crying Seas | 2937 | 5874
19141 | Crush of the Crying Seas Rk. II | 3349 | 6698
19142 | Crush of the Crying Seas Rk. III | 3569 | 7138
19143 | Crush of Compunction | 2284 | 4568
19144 | Crush of Compunction Rk. II | 2605 | 5210
19145 | Crush of Compunction Rk. III | 2776 | 5552
19232 | Devastating Blades Strike | 1469 | 2938
19233 | Devastating Blades Strike Rk. II | 1675 | 3350
19234 | Devastating Blades Strike Rk. III | 1785 | 3570
19235 | Enraging Shot | 1469 | 2938
19236 | Enraging Shot Rk. II | 1675 | 3350
19237 | Enraging Shot Rk. III | 1785 | 3570
19313 | Terror of Jelvalak | 3291 | 5110
19314 | Terror of Jelvalak Rk. II | 3538 | 5500
19315 | Terror of Jelvalak Rk. III | 3803 | 5910
21682 | Disruptive Persecution I | 1000 | 2000
23536 | Disruptive Persecution II | 1000 | 2000
25303 | Crush of Marr | 3583 | 7166
25304 | Crush of Marr Rk. II | 4086 | 8172
25305 | Crush of Marr Rk. III | 4354 | 8708
25315 | Lesson of Repentance | 3038 | 6076
25316 | Lesson of Repentance Rk. II | 3465 | 6930
25317 | Lesson of Repentance Rk. III | 3692 | 7384
25366 | Crush of Repentance | 2786 | 5572
25367 | Crush of Repentance Rk. II | 3178 | 6356
25368 | Crush of Repentance Rk. III | 3387 | 6774
25483 | Devastating Edges Strike | 1792 | 3584
25484 | Devastating Edges Strike II | 2044 | 4088
25485 | Devastating Edges Strike III | 2178 | 4356
25528 | Infuriating Shot | 1792 | 3584
25529 | Infuriating Shot Rk. II | 2044 | 4088
25530 | Infuriating Shot Rk. III | 2178 | 4356
25580 | Terror of Rerekalen | 4278 | 6650
25581 | Terror of Rerekalen Rk. II | 4599 | 7150
25582 | Terror of Rerekalen Rk. III | 4944 | 7680
28048 | Barbed Tongue Strike | 2252 | 4504
28049 | Barbed Tongue Strike II | 2365 | 4730
28050 | Barbed Tongue Strike III | 2483 | 4966
28353 | Crush of Oseka | 5007 | 10014
28354 | Crush of Oseka Rk. II | 5257 | 10514
28355 | Crush of Oseka Rk. III | 5520 | 11040
28365 | Lesson of Remorse | 4246 | 8492
28366 | Lesson of Remorse Rk. II | 4458 | 8916
28367 | Lesson of Remorse Rk. III | 4681 | 9362
28437 | Crush of Tides | 3895 | 7790
28438 | Crush of Tides Rk. II | 4090 | 8180
28439 | Crush of Tides Rk. III | 4295 | 8590
28560 | Devastating Slashes Strike | 2396 | 4792
28561 | Devastating Slashes Strike II | 2516 | 5032
28562 | Devastating Slashes Strike III | 2642 | 5284
28605 | Provoking Shot | 2396 | 4792
28606 | Provoking Shot Rk. II | 2516 | 5032
28607 | Provoking Shot Rk. III | 2642 | 5284
28657 | Terror of Desalin | 5315 | 8260
28658 | Terror of Desalin Rk. II | 5714 | 8880
28659 | Terror of Desalin Rk. III | 6143 | 9550
30800 | Disruptive Persecution III | 1000 | 2000
32377 | Virulent Talon Strike I | 3400 | 6800
33925 | Virulent Talon Strike II | 4500 | 9000
34356 | Crush of the Iceclad | 6624 | 13248
34357 | Crush of the Iceclad Rk. II | 6955 | 13910
34358 | Crush of the Iceclad Rk. III | 7303 | 14606
34368 | Lesson of Sorrow | 5243 | 10486
34369 | Lesson of Sorrow Rk. II | 5505 | 11010
34370 | Lesson of Sorrow Rk. III | 5780 | 11560
34443 | Crush of Tarew | 5154 | 10308
34444 | Crush of Tarew Rk. II | 5412 | 10824
34445 | Crush of Tarew Rk. III | 5683 | 11366
34585 | Devastating Impact Strike | 3170 | 6340
34586 | Devastating Impact Strike II | 3329 | 6658
34587 | Devastating Impact Strike III | 3495 | 6990
34624 | Angering Shot | 3170 | 6340
34625 | Angering Shot Rk. II | 3329 | 6658
34626 | Angering Shot Rk. III | 3495 | 6990
34687 | Terror of Poira | 6604 | 10260
34688 | Terror of Poira Rk. II | 6934 | 10780
34689 | Terror of Poira Rk. III | 7281 | 11310
34805 | Repugnant Bargain | 7949 | 15898
34806 | Repugnant Bargain Rk. II | 8346 | 16692
34807 | Repugnant Bargain Rk. III | 8763 | 17526
37183 | Disruptive Persecution IV | 1000 | 2000
38265 | Disruptive Persecution V | 1250 | 2500
40012 | Phantom Aggressor | 7599 | 15198
40013 | Phantom Aggressor Rk. II | 7979 | 15958
40014 | Phantom Aggressor Rk. III | 8378 | 16756
41236 | Disruptive Persecution VI | 1500 | 3000
41757 | Virulent Talon Strike III | 5600 | 11200
43328 | Crush of the Darkened Sea | 7924 | 15848
43329 | Crush of the Darkened Sea Rk. II | 8320 | 16640
43330 | Crush of the Darkened Sea Rk. III | 8736 | 17472
43340 | Lesson of Grief | 6271 | 12542
43341 | Lesson of Grief Rk. II | 6585 | 13170
43342 | Lesson of Grief Rk. III | 6914 | 13828
43403 | Crush of Povar | 6166 | 12332
43404 | Crush of Povar Rk. II | 6474 | 12948
43405 | Crush of Povar Rk. III | 6798 | 13596
43522 | Devastating Swords Strike | 3792 | 7584
43523 | Devastating Swords Strike II | 3982 | 7964
43524 | Devastating Swords Strike III | 4181 | 8362
43607 | Terror of Narus | 7827 | 12160
43608 | Terror of Narus Rk. II | 8218 | 12770
43609 | Terror of Narus Rk. III | 8629 | 13410
43685 | Distasteful Bargain | 9289 | 18578
43686 | Distasteful Bargain Rk. II | 9753 | 19506
43687 | Distasteful Bargain Rk. III | 10241 | 20482
48603 | Disruptive Persecution VII | 1500 | 3000
49079 | Dichotomic Fang | 6000 | 12000
49080 | Dichotomic Bite 1 | 8781 | 17562
49081 | Dichotomic Bite 2 | 9220 | 18440
49082 | Dichotomic Bite 3 | 9681 | 19362
49083 | Dichotomic Bite 4 | 10165 | 20330
49084 | Dichotomic Bite 5 | 10673 | 21346
49085 | Dichotomic Bite 6 | 11207 | 22414


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Re: Febuary patch preview

Postby Derdarr » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:17 pm

We've put together a quality of life change for the way that the Weapon Proficiency AAs function.

Currently there are three AA abilities that can be activated when the wielder equips a particular combination of weapons in their primary and secondary hands. These abilities have a number of stacking problems due to the fact that they can remain active in the event the user's weapon set changes.

To improve things for players when using these abilities, we've changed the following:
•The three activated AA ability buttons are being removed.
•The base ability Combat Proficiency has been renamed Weapon Stances and is now a toggled passive ability similar to Bold Attacks.
•When this passive ability is set to active your current weapon arrangement will automatically attempt to apply the correct stance buff.
•Now that changing your weapon arrangement will automatically remove the previous stance buff we've been able to clean up some of the stacking conflicts that currently exist in the line, most notoriously the issue where activating Final Stand would cause Defensive Proficiency to fade.
•Toggling the passive ability off will also remove any active weapon stance buff in the event the user decides they would rather not have the bonuses/penalties associated with the ability.