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Guild Wars 2 Patched

The Guild Wars 2 Forum offers notes for a new patch that went live today in ArenaNet's MMORPG sequel (thanks Acleacius). Here are is the change list for the new version:

General

  • The Mistfire Wolf skill will now properly unlock for existing characters on an account after upgrading to Digital Deluxe.
  • Fixed blocked events and skill challenges.
  • Fixed bugs that allowed players to go around map edges.
  • A number of items created by using Mystic Coins are now correctly set to level 80.

Story

  • Fixed a blocking bug in story chapter “Brute Force.”
  • Fixed a blocking bug in story chapter “Research and Destroy.”
  • Fixed bugs in story chapters “Forging the Pact,” “Battle of Fort Trinity," "The Ghost Rite,” “On Red Alert,” and “Tower Down.”

World-versus-World

  • Score interval increased from 5 minutes to 15 minutes.
  • Stonemist Castle points reduced to 35 points from 50.
  • Bonus thresholds reduced by half to prepare for one-week matches.
  • Castle lord, bodyguards, and capture point for Stonemist Castle moved to the first floor.
  • “Harpy Feathers” consumable effect disabled.
  • Bridges fixed to make passable for NPCs.

Professions

Ranger

  • More fixes to pet commands and AI.

Elementalist

  • Signet of Air: No longer has infinite range.
  • Whirlpool: Now works underwater in PvE.
  • Glyph of Renewal: Resurrection effects of Earth, Fire, and Water now surround the caster, not the target.

Mesmer

  • Deception: Movement now allowed after casting underwater.
  • Spatial Surge: Improved responsiveness.
  • Mind Stab: Improved responsiveness.

Warrior

  • Made several more skills usable while moving: Brutal Banner, Compassionate Banner, and Furious Rally.
  • Rush: Improved the ability to hit fleeing foes.

Guardian

  • Mighty Blow: Added a slight movement distance.
  • Bow of Truth: Now usable while moving.
  • Defender’s Shield and Honorable Shield: Merged together into the same trait.
  • New trait Glacial Heart: Critical hits with a hammer have a 50% chance to chill your target for 4 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 45 seconds.

Thief

  • Heartseeker: Reduced damage of the 100%-50% threshold by 20%. Damage thresholds changed. Old: 100%-66%, 66%-33%, 33%-0%. New: 100%-50%, 50%-25%, 25%-0%.

Engineer

  • Disabled the “stowing” auto-attack to prevent players from getting stuck holding these kits: Bomb Kit, Elixir Gun, Flamethrower, Grenade Kit, Med Kit, and Tool Kit.

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30. Re: Guild Wars 2 Patched Sep 14, 2012, 12:34 Verno
 
Axis wrote on Sep 14, 2012, 12:28:
I gave you solid information you had no clue about Verno, and you acted like it was shit and you knew all along.

Uh, no you didn't (I'm familiar with most shortbow builds having used it extensively to level and PvP) . Not like I care anyway, I'm not sure what you're looking for here but people aren't going to tongue your butt because you posted information on the internet.

Anyways enough of this farce. If you want to help people then great, help out but don't expect hero worship or post snarky YOUR WELCOME GUYZZ.

To answer an earlier post:

Can’t say I understand or agree with the Thief getting nerfed at all

There was this (partially correct) perception that a lot of Thieves were just spamming Heartseeker in PvP without putting a lot of thought into other abilities. I didn't think it was a huge deal personally as I think those people are easily dealt with once you survive the initial burst but a lot of people complained so I assume the change is in response to that.
 
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