Game updates/2014-07-01

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Update 3 - July 1, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 35,723

Update 2 - July 1, 2014[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a server crash.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 35,707

Update - July 1, 2014[edit]

Living World[edit]

Gates of Maguuma[edit]

Over the smoldering fires of Lion's Arch, a roar echoes from the west. Now, mysterious incursions into Brisban Wildlands have alerted Tyria's heroes to a threat reaching across its frontiers to tear at its foundations. Mystery and adventure await those who go forth into long forgotten territory.

Achievements[edit]

After completing the Gates of Maguuma episode, players can showcase their tactical mastery as a hero of Tyria by completing challenging, episode-related achievements.

New Features And Content[edit]

Introducing the Story Journal[edit]

  • Located inside the Hero panel, the Story Journal gives level 80 players the ability to play and replay unlocked episodes of the Living World, starting with Season 2. Additionally, it allows players to easily switch between Living World episodes and the Personal Story.
  • Episodes of the Living World are permanently unlocked when players log in when an episode is the current live release. If players happen to miss this free period for an episode, it can be unlocked later for a small gem fee via the Story Journal section of the Hero panel.
  • Completing the story of a Living World episode will unlock skill-based achievements with unique rewards that can be earned when replaying the episode.

Balance, Bug-Fixing, Polish[edit]

World Polish[edit]

Metrica Province
Blazeridge Steppes

General[edit]

Dungeons[edit]

Fractals of the Mists

Profession Skills[edit]

Elementalist[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Lightning Flash.png
     Lightning Flash: Added a number of targets skill fact (1).
  • Tornado.png
     Tornado: Removed the range indicator.
    • Chain Lightning.png
       Electrified Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
    • Dust Devil.png
       Dust Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
    • Throw Boulder.png
       Debris Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
  • Comet.png
     Comet: Updated the description to better explain its functionality.
  • Signet of Restoration.png
     Signet of Restoration: Updated the buff icon to match the skill icon.
  • Fresh Air Fresh Air: Added a missing recharge trait fact.
  • Obsidian Flesh.png
     Obsidian Flesh: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to incorrectly display a trait bonus from Zephyr's Focus.
  • Lava Chains.png
     Lava Chains: Added a number of bounces skill fact (1).
  • Arcane Brilliance.png
     Arcane Brilliance: Fixed a bug that caused the combo finisher pop-up to appear before the combo activated.
Engineer[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Enhance Performance Enhance Performance: Fixed an issue in which the might gained from this trait failed to appear as a skill fact on some healing skills.
  • Detonate Net Turret.png
     Detonate Rifle Turret: Fixed a bug that prevented the skill fact for this skill from updating when traited with Explosive Powder.
  • Elixir X.png
     Elixir X: Fixed the skill facts for various transforms provided by this skill.
    • Tornado.png
       Tornado:
      • Chain Lightning.png
         Electrified Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
      • Dust Devil.png
         Dust Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
      • Throw Boulder.png
         Debris Tornado: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the radius skill fact and range indicator to show the correct projectile distance (900).
    • Plaguelands.png
       Plague:
      • Withering Plague.png
         Withering Plague: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
      • Plague of Darkness.png
         Plague of Darkness: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
      • Plague of Pestilence.png
         Plague of Pestilence: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
  • Throw Wrench.png
     Throw Wrench: Added a cripple skill fact while traited with Power Wrench.
  • Explosive Rockets.png
     Explosive Rockets: Added a number of targets skill fact (1). Updated the radius skill fact to correctly display 360.
  • Rocket Turret.png
     Rocket Turret: Added a number of targets skill fact (5).
Guardian[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for underwater skills.
  • Fixed an issue in which the number of targets skill facts would not appear for skills when certain traits were equipped.
  • Shield of the Avenger.png
     Shield of the Avenger:
    • Command (shield).png
       Command:
      • Fixed an incorrect number of bounces skill fact. This skill bounces 3 times to hit 4 foes and then returns to the player.
      • Fixed a bug that prevented this skill from dealing damage to the fourth target.
  • Zealot's Flame.png
     Zealot's Flame: Added an unblockable skill fact.
  • Protector's Strike.png
     Protector's Strike: Fixed a bug that caused the ending flourish to act as a short-duration whirl finisher, sending out a single bolt in a random direction.
  • Virtue of Courage.png
     Virtue of Courage: Updated the duration of the passive aegis buff from 10 hours to an infinite duration.
  • Whirling Wrath.png
     Whirling Wrath: Added number of impacts and radius skill facts. Fixed a bug that caused the damage skill fact to display 9 hits instead of 7.
  • Strength in Numbers Strength in Numbers: Added a combat-only skill fact.
Mesmer[edit]
  • Fixed an issue in which the number of targets skill fact would not appear for various skills when certain traits were equipped.
  • Spinning Revenge.png
     Spinning Revenge: Fixed an issue that caused the clone created by this skill to use a version of Siren's Call that did not apply boons to allies.
  • Mimic.png
     Mimic: Fixed a bug that caused the underwater channel for this skill to be shorter than the land channel.
  • Masterful Reflection Masterful Reflection: Added reflection skill facts to all signets when traited with Blurred Inscriptions.
  • Illusionary Leap.png
     Illusionary Leap: Fixed a bug that allowed players to swap places with their clone after it was destroyed.
Necromancer[edit]
  • Fixed an issue in which the number of targets skill fact would not appear for various skills when certain traits were equipped.
  • Wells: Added a range indicator for these skills when not traited with Focused Rituals.
  • Withering Plague.png
     Withering Plague: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
  • Plague of Darkness.png
     Plague of Darkness: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
  • Plague of Pestilence.png
     Plague of Pestilence: Fixed a bug that prevented this skill's recharge from displaying. Updated the range indicator for this skill.
  • Epidemic.png
     Epidemic: Added a missing skill fact for number of targets (5).
  • Life Transfer.png
     Life Transfer: Updated the skill facts to use radius instead of range.
  • Summon Flesh Golem.png
     Flesh Golem:
    • Charge (necromancer skill).png
       Charge: Corrected the knockback skill fact to the knockdown skill fact.
  • Death Shroud.png
     Death Shroud: Updated the skill facts when traited with Death Shiver.
  • Signet of Undeath.png
     Signet of Undeath: Added a skill fact for number of targets (3).
  • Dark Path.png
     Dark Path: Added a skill fact for number of targets (5).
  • Greater Marks Greater Marks: Fixed a bug that prevented some marks from displaying their number of targets skill facts when this trait was equipped.
  • Toxic Landing Toxic Landing: Added a skill fact for number of targets (3).
  • Foul Current.png
     Foul Current: Added a skill fact for number of targets (5).
  • Tainted Shackles.png
     Tainted Shackles: Added a skill fact for number of targets (5).
  • Wave of Fear.png
     Wave of Fear: Added a skill fact for number of targets (5).
  • Chilblains.png
     Chilblains:
    • Increased the blast radius to 240 to match other staff mark skills.
    • Fixed an issue in which the blast radius skill fact would not be displayed when traited with Greater Marks.
    • Increased the particle effect size to better match the skill's radius.
  • Reaper's Mark.png
     Reaper's Mark: Fixed an issue in which the blast radius skill fact would not be displayed when traited with Greater Marks.
  • Life Blast.png
     Life Blast (Underwater):
    • Renamed the skill to "Plague Blast" in order to clarify its unique functionality.
    • Updated the traits associated with this skill to specify that they work with Plague Blast in addition to Life Blast.
    • Fixed an issue in which the damage skill fact was lower than the actual value.
  • Unyielding Blast Unyielding Blast:
    • Updated the vulnerability skill fact to show the number of stacks of vulnerability applied (2).
    • Fixed an issue in which this trait would inflict vulnerability on the player in addition to the targets when used under water.
  • Doom.png
     Doom: Updated the fear skill fact to scale correctly with Master of Terror.
  • Spectral Wall.png
     Spectral Wall: Updated the fear skill fact to scale correctly with Master of Terror.
  • Training of the Master Training of the Master: Fixed a bug that prevented the minion damage skill facts from updating when this trait was equipped.
Ranger[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Updated pet skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Entangle.png
     Entangle: Updated the description to better match its functionality.
  • Signet of Renewal.png
     Signet of Renewal: Added a radius skill fact.
  • Quicksand.png
     Quicksand:
    • Corrected the order of condition skill facts to match similar skills.
  • Updated the effect for this skill when used under water to better match its area of effect.
  • Sun Spirit.png
     Sun Spirit: Fixed the description of the spirit buff to remove the might on hit chance.
  • Winter's Bite.png
     Winter's Bite: Fixed the description and icon of the pet buff to better match its skill functionality.
  • Drake:
    • Bite (drake).png
       Bite: Updated the animation to be a bite attack instead of a tail whip when under water.
  • Coral Shot.png
     Coral Shot: Added a pierces skill fact.
  • Path of Scars.png
     Path of Scars: Added a pierces skill fact.
  • Signet of the Wild.png
     Signet of the Wild: Added stability, damage increase, movement increase, and duration skill facts.
  • Quick Shot.png
     Quick Shot: Fixed an issue that caused the character to briefly move back toward the target when firing at an enemy behind the ranger.
Thief[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Steal.png
     Steal: Fixed a bug that caused players to occasionally steal an item from targets they could not reach by shadowstepping.
  • Thieves Guild.png
     Thieves Guild: Added creature descriptions for the summoned thieves.
  • Ambush (skill).png
     Ambush: Added a creature description for the summoned thief.
  • Black Powder.png
     Black Powder: Fixed a bug that prevented the bullet fired from this skill from bouncing when traited with Ricochet.
  • Dancing Dagger.png
     Dancing Dagger: Updated the skill facts to use number of bounces (3) instead of maximum targets.
  • Trick Shot.png
     Trick Shot: Updated the skill facts to use number of bounces (2) instead of number of targets.
  • Dagger Storm.png
     Dagger Storm: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to continue creating whirl projectiles after the combo field it was using expired.
  • Disabling Shot (thief short bow skill).png
     Disabling Shot (Short Bow): Fixed an issue that caused the character to briefly move back toward the target when firing at an enemy behind the thief.
Warrior[edit]
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • "On My Mark!".png
     Adrenaline Rush (Mace): Updated the description to explain that the amount of adrenaline gained by this skill is based on the duration the player spends blocking.
  • "On My Mark!".png
     Adrenaline Rush (Sword): Updated the description to explain that the amount of adrenaline gained by this skill is based on the duration the player spends blocking.
  • Empower Allies Empower Allies: Added a combat-only skill fact.
  • Counterblow.png
     Counterblow: Fixed a bug that caused the counterattack from this skill to be called Riposte.
  • Inspire.png
     Inspire: Changed the range skill fact into a radius skill fact for clarity.
  • Plant Standard.png
     Plant Standard: Fixed a bug that caused the combo finisher pop-up to appear before the combo activated.
Racial Skills[edit]
Asura
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
Charr
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Charrzooka.png
     Charrzooka: Fixed a bug that caused the player to immediately drop the Charrzooka if they activated a skill before they finished equipping the bundle.
Human
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
Norn
  • Updated skill facts to include the number of targets for various skills.
  • Become the Snow Leopard.png
     Become the Snow Leopard:
    • Prowl.png
       Prowl: Fixed an issue that allowed players to capture points while stealthed. Added a skill fact to describe this functionality.

Runes and Sigils[edit]

  • Sigil of Geomancy: Fixed a bug that caused the effect of this sigil to be incorrectly displayed as Frost Burst in the combat log. It is now displayed as Ring of Earth.
  • Rune of Strength: The 4-piece bonus has had its might duration reduced from 10 seconds to 5 seconds for both the Major and Superior versions. The 6-piece bonus has had its damage bonus reduced from 7% to 5% while under the effect of might.

Bundle Skills[edit]

Brisban Wildlands:

  • Pigment Transmogrifier (given during the "Aethervolt researchers require temporary assistants" renown heart):
    • Pellet Shot.png
       Pellet Shot: Fixed a bug with the range indicator on this skill that caused it to always display as out of range. Increased the damage on this skill by 60%. Added a damage skill fact.
    • Cone of Cold.png
       Pigment Destabilizer: Added a blindness skill fact.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Build: 35,673
  • The Aegis applied by the passive effect of Virtue of Courage no longer has a duration border.
  • Fixed an issues that pick up item message would not show the item's name.