Test Server Update – Build 1778a March / 12 / 2007 Vanguard Build 1778a Patch Notes 3/12/2007 – TEST SERVER
GAMEPLAY NOTES - All Clubs, Axes, Martial Swords, Hammers, Longswords and Maces have all had a damage increase. The choice between light and medium weapons should now be more difficult to make. Remember, while light weapons have a critical hit bonus every special attack with a medium or slow weapon does more damage. The rate at which you can use attacks does not change with the speed of your weapon but your auto-attack rate does change.
ADVENTURING NOTES - Blood Mage - Blood Tribute now heals the caster’s group as intended. - Monk – Fixed an issue with Quivering Palm causing 3 lines of text when executed. - Monk – Crescent Kick now costs 10 endurance and does not incur global recovery. - Rogue – Please visit your nearest rogue vendor to learn all of the new poisons that you can. The following information is what has been changed… - Rogue – Your weapon poisons are now granted at level 10 and have received numerous changes in functionality and recipes. There are also upgrades more frequently than there used to be. - Rogue – Your flechettes are now granted at level 15 and have been adjusted in effectiveness and function (you can actually even train them now). They will be upgraded more frequently and have had new recipes added. - Rogue – Your darts are now granted at level 20 and have also been adjusted in functionality and effectiveness. New dart recipes have been added and some dart recipes have been adjusted - Rogue – Your scroll forging is now granted at level 25 and have received recipe alterations. These can now be trained as well. - Rogue – The costs for scrolls to learn poisons, flechettes, darts and scroll forging have been lowered drastically. This should make them affordable. - Rogue – Poisons, flechettes, scrolls and darts have received new animations. - Rogue – Vendor costs for poison components have had their prices adjusted. This will be an ongoing process – these AREN’T the final prices. CRAFTING NOTES - All of the crafted crafting gear that got skipped by the last fix has been updated (no joking this time!) - Crafted cloaks can now have attribute enhanced bolts added to them (Note: While these cloaks can be made, the stat update is not in this patch but is coming soon!) - Dexterity based cloth bolts can now be made for use with cloaks (Note: While these cloaks can be made, the stat update is not in this patch but is coming soon!) - The direction-quest to find Kef Jortul for amateur Kojan outfitters and the Swordsmith’s Apprentice lines of quests should be more factual/helpful in their directions to find the appropriate NPCs. - The Gwartak faction gain from the quest Grazeel’s Peace Treaty has been lowered. - Joley and Rold should now despawn more reliably for the quest “Tonic” if the brute force method is chosen. However, safety is still not guaranteed. - Some special/unique items were accidentally obtainable from regular work orders. This has been fixed. - The Fiend Hunter’s tools now add ingenuity as the description reports instead of reasoning. - Blacksmiths must now get at least a B on their specialization recipes to successful craft an item for the specialization quest, just as the other trades do. - Focusing dust of resilience has been changed to Focusing dust of Wizardry - Focusing dust of wizardry adds a skill bonus to Evocation, Alteration, and Conjuration when added to cloaks
DIPLOMACY NOTES - Thannis Heartsworn will once again offer the quest, “Playing Matchmaker,” that follows “Local Maidens” in Tursh. - Quick Pun now displays the correct icon overhead when played. - Well-Traveled Wisdom now displays the correct icon overhead when played. - Common Ground now displays the correct icon overhead when played. - Blunt Evaluation now displays the correct icon overhead when played. - Maze of Logic now displays the correct icon overhead when played. - You may no longer Gossip with Crafters in Mekalia. This is a temporary change that will be reversed at a future time. - Crafter Convince Civic parleys are now correctly labeled as “Shared Effort” in Tanvu. - The Paladin Instructor Bordardia Stoneforge is now a Noble and takes part in Civic Diplomacy in Bordinar’s Cleft. - The Civic Diplomacy option “Spiritual Revival” is now correctly an Incite parley in Tursh. - Additional god-related lore dialogues added to the Civic Diplomacy options for Clergy in Tursh. - Soldier Civic conversation options in Tursh are now correctly labeled. - Captains Meshkat and Reyahni in Tawar Galan are now Domestics. - Debutante’s Pants are no longer restricted to light armor wearing Adventuring classes. - Leg items are now standardized to new Presence values (generally higher by 10-50%). - The tier 2 waist item “Stylish Surable Silk Sash” is now no longer an alliteration. - Elindrila Summerbloom is now Clergy in Ca’ail Brael. - “Flesh and Blood” is now an Inspire card that repeals 2 inspire into 5 Demand, and modifies the dialogue status as well. - Foot and Hand items are now standardized to new Presence values (generally higher by 10-50%). - Diplomacy Chest, Shoulder, Waist, Leg, Foot, and Hand items are now standardized in weight and other statistics. - Known Issue: Some Diplomacy items, especially tier 3 items, may not be deconstructable. This will be corrected in a future patch. - Tier 3 clothing items are now available in Kojan and Qalia from Informants. - The Traveler in Lomshir will no longer flip out like a Morduma and attack random wildlife. WORLD POPULATION NOTES - Cragwind Ridge – The 3-dot snakes should stop following players into the outpost. Hooray! - Karrus Hakrel - Glowing Aqual Orbs are tradable. - Karrus Hakrel - Glowing aqual orbs are no longer governed by trivial loot code. - Quests - The quest “The End of Innocence” now requires players to use the Altar of Zar instead of just walking up to it. - Quests - Thorian Glowban will now exchange any ancient weapon once for any other weapon. Choose wisely. - Rahz Inkur - Players above level 40, you’ll find more quests available to you at the outpost of Deliverance in Rahz Inkur. - Seawatch Coast - Overland NPCs should have a lower aggro radius - Seawatch Coast - Several overland NPCs have been changed from aggressive to non aggressive - Three Rivers - “Task for Three Rivers: Greater Stonesmashers” should now update in all cases when slaying the appropriate targets. - Three Rivers – Reduced the refresh timer on the Ant Queen Ayxlxyx event, allowing her to spawn more often. - Vault of the Hidden - Vault of the Hidden should be summonable inside - Zaraj Arena - The Legendary item reward “Destruction” from the Zaraj Arena has had its stats tweaked. - Zaraj Arena - All quests that yield Zaraj Coins have had their reward increased - Zaraj Arena - Arena Enforcers now offer a repeatable quest for Zaraj Coins - Zaraj Arena - Added many new single events to the arena, ranging in difficulty from solo to full group - Zaraj Arena - Challenge Tickets now have the correct icon associated with them - Zaraj Arena - The gold event now yields 60 coins - Zaraj Arena - The platinum event now yields 100 coins and is more difficult - Zaraj Arena - Snare immunity was taken off of several single events
ITEMS - All greatswords in the game have had their appearances updated and tiered - Some low-level Kojan daggers should now display correctly
~The Vanguard Team