Game Update Notes - June 28, 2016

Game Update Notes - June 28, 2016

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06/28/2016 – June 28 Release Notes
Release Notes:
WORLD POLISH

  • Malchor’s Leap
    • Fixed a bug that prevented the enemies in the “Defeat Captain Cork and Chompers” event from appearing.
  • Queensdale
    • Fixed a bug that prevented enough pygmy moas from spawning during the “Herd the pygmy moas into the pen” event.
    • Fixed a bug that allowed players to interact with moas throughout the Mepi’s Moas event chain, frequently causing event stalls.
  • Straits of Devastation
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Scholar Nabbi from becoming a merchant after the “Help the Pact team and clear the graveyard of the Risen” event.
  • Fields of Ruin
    • Fixed a bug that caused the “Rescue the villagers and defeat harpy kidnappers” event to stall, making it impossible to complete.
  • Frostgorge Sound
    • Fixed a bug that stalled the Quaggan Games event chain if Aloogwa was defeated.
  • Bloodtide Coast
    • Fixed a bug that allowed Scholar Riagan to remain dead when the “Escort Scholar Riagan to the ritual location” event started.

GENERAL

  • Added a portal to Grenth’s Domain inside the Cathedral of Silence in Cursed Shore that can be accessed while the Pact controls the temple. Players working on the Twilight III: Dusk collection can use this portal to acquire Grenth’s Darkness.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the “Save Our Supplies” guild mission from displaying the correct world or compass map.
  • Fixed a bug in the “A Tangle of Weeds” story step that prevented Caithe’s conversation options at the end of the step from functioning correctly.
  • Ley-line energy has accumulated to alarming concentrations.

RAIDS

  • Salvation Pass
    • Reduced Volatile Poison damage from 1,000 to 750 damage per tick.
    • Slothasor no longer immediately chains into the Halitosis or Tantrum skills after using Spore Release.
    • Players will now receive a pop-up message when they have the Corruption effect in the Matthias Gabrel encounter.
      ITEMS
  • Fixed a bug in which Teleport to Friend items were consumed when the teleport was unsuccessful.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented revenants from receiving rewards from the dodge tutorial chests found in the racial starter areas.
  • The Magnification Lens for the Astralaria IV: The Cosmos collection can now be acquired from Champion Eyes of Zhaitan found in Straits of Devastation and Malchor’s Leap.
  • The Ice Elemental Residue for the Frostfang III: Tooth of the Frostfang collection can now be obtained by using the Glacial Imbued Jar after defeating the Ice Elemental summoned by Svanir Shaman in Wayfarer Foothills instead of being obtained as a reward from the event chest.
  • Fixed the icon for the Nourishment effect given by several foods that provide bonus health while downed.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Mystic Forge to return light armor shoulders after combining four medium armor shoulders of masterwork quality.

WORLD VS. WORLD
General

  • Added a new reward track that contains Tribal, Stalwart, and Apostle armor skins.
  • Removed crafting stations and crafting vendors from WvW maps.
  • War score earned from dolyak caravan kills has been reduced from 3 to 1.
  • War score earned from dolyak caravan deliveries has been reduced from 3 to 1.
  • Dolyak caravans that have two delivery destinations now award score at each destination rather than only the final destination.
  • Mortar—Fire Incendiary Shells: Increased the number of stacks of burning applied from 1 to 3.
  • Flame Ram—Flame Blast: Increased the number of stacks of burning applied from 1 to 3.

Bug Fixes

  • The WvW tick timer will no longer drift and is now always based on an absolute time.
    • Removed one (rare) cause of hanging after ticks.
    • Weekly round endings will occur at more reliable times.

Desert Borderlands

  • Changed the jump platforms at the Air Keep so that they launch players similarly to how jump mushrooms work in the jungle maps.
    • Removed some of the jump platforms, since the new jump platforms launch players further.

BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE
New Items and Promotions

  • Added a new White Mantle Appearance Pack. This pack contains 1 White Mantle Outfit, 1 White Mantle Glider, 1 Immortal Weapon Choice, 1 Total Makeover Kit, and 5 Black Lion Chest Keys. It’s available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 2,000 gems.
  • A new Focused Solar Logging Tool is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 1,000 gems.
  • For the next week, we’re taking 15% off the Cosmic Mining Tool.

Improvements

  • The Shared Inventory Slots can now be dragged to either the beginning or the end of the inventory. An additional Embed Shared Bag option in the inventory Options menu allows players to keep Shared Inventory Slots on their own row or have them embedded into the bag-slot grid view.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Bubble Glider from popping properly when gliding ends.

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Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a server crash.
  • Fixed a client crash.
  • WvW bonuses will no longer apply to Stronghold of the Faithful.
  • Fixed an issue in which player-summoned minions caused red projectiles in the Xera encounter to be destroyed prematurely.

06/28/16 – Late Notes
Raids

  • The Xera Backpieces and Besieger Rings from Stronghold of the Faithful can now be infused in the Mystic Forge.
  • Corrected the name of the Healer’s White Mantle Gladius.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Deconstructed and Down, Down, Downed achievements from being awarded.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the ley lines in the Xera boss encounter from turning on correctly if a player entered them too early.

WORLD POLISH

  • Straits of Devastation
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Scholar Breandan from moving during the “Protect Scholar Breandan while he examines the seabed near Broken Spit” event.

STRUCTURED PLAYER VS. PLAYER

  • Added a new reward track that contains Tribal, Stalwart, and Apostle armor skins.
  • Added a default PvP build for revenants.
  • Custom arenas now have a maximum capacity of 25 players. The maximum team size is still 10 players.

BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE

  • The White Mantle Glider is now available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 400 gems.
  • The White Mantle Outfit is now available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 700 gems.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that prevented some crafting materials from appearing in search results in the Trading Post.
  • Fixed a bug in the Sell Items tab of the Trading Post that displayed the item a player last sold if their inventory was empty.

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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused the client to crash when players interacted with material storage or the guild bank while having shared inventory slots placed at the bottom of the inventory.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the client to crash when players dragged bags onto the locked bag slot from the inventory.
  • Fixed additional client crashes.
Gaile Gray
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Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a server crash.
  • Fixed a bug in the PvP map Battle of Champion’s Dusk in which games would not end after 5 minutes of overtime.

Additional late notes.
The fixes related to these notes are already on live:

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the “Have Materials” filter in the crafting UI from updating the list of valid recipes after crafting items.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the visual effects from legendary equipment to sometimes disappear after players performed certain actions with the “Effect LOD” graphics option enabled.
  • Fixed a bug in which achievements would not always sort alphabetically.
Gaile Gray
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Guild & Fansite Relations; In-Game Events
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We’ve updated the game to fix several Trading Post bugs.

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