Game updates/2015-03-16

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Update 3 - March 16, 2015[edit]

  • No game update notes were posted for this update.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update 2 - March 16, 2015[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a server crash.
  • Fixed an issue in which players could see only their current profession's weapons and armors at vendors.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - March 16, 2015[edit]

New Features And Content[edit]

  • Streaming Client Beta: Added -StreamingClient flag to allow downloading while playing Guild Wars 2. See our blog post for more information.
  • The number of votes required to kick a party member has been increased to 50% of the party. As an example, in parties of five, three votes will be required.
  • WvW map completion is no longer a requirement for a character to achieve World Completion, and these maps no longer award map completion rewards.
  • New camera settings in the General Options panel:
    • Added a Field of View slider.
    • Added a Zoom Sensitivity slider, which controls how quickly zooming in and out occurs.
    • Added a Collision Sensitivity slider, which controls how readily the camera will ignore obstructions between itself and your character.
    • Removed the Position slider.
    • Added a Horizontal Position slider, which controls how much the camera is shifted to the left or right of your character.
    • Added a Vertical Position slider, which controls how much camera height increases as you zoom out.
    • Added an Enable First-Person Camera check box. To enter first-person mode, zoom in again while at minimum camera zoom.
    • Added an Adjust Camera to Character Height check box. When unchecked, the camera will be placed at the same height regardless of your character size.
    • Added a Restore Defaults button.

Balance, Bug-Fixing, Polish[edit]

World Polish[edit]

General[edit]

  • Added a flashing effect when hovering over map legend icons to indicate incomplete POIs, vistas, tasks, skill challenges, and waypoints.
  • Fixed an issue in which some windows weren't responding to the Enter and Escape keys.
  • Added the Black Lion Trading Company icon to e-mails from the Black Lion Trading Company.
  • Added a prompt to verify self-demotion within in a guild.
  • Fixed some instances of players being capable of shadowstepping to unreachable locations.
  • Fixed an issue in which players could take repeated falling damage when running down steep inclines.
  • Changed the Guild Roster location text to function the same way as the Contacts panel.
  • Stability: This boon has been changed from a duration stack type to an intensity stack type. Crowd-control effects will remove one instance of stability apiece each time they are applied. Each ability and trait has been adjusted to apply a certain number of stacks. All instances of stability not listed in these release notes will remain at one stack.
  • Mordrem Wolf: Significantly reduced critical-hit damage.
  • Jungle Tendril Root: Removed several evasion frames from the Burrow skill animation. Burrow should now make the Jungle Tendril Root emerge directly below the target.
  • Added chat logging to indicate who is kicking whom in parties and who is leaving.
  • Added a feature in chat that properly indicates when a player has been removed from a party instead of indicating that all other players left the party.
  • Updated chat text to indicate that players who are kicked or leave the party are no longer in the party instead of always indicating that player left the party.

Items[edit]

  • Superior Rune of Vampirism.png Rune of Vampirism: The fourth bonus (steal life when using a healing skill) of this rune set will now function properly after resurrection.
  • Superior Rune of Scavenging.png Rune of Scavenging: The fourth bonus (steal life when using a healing skill) of this rune set will now function properly after resurrection.
  • Mini Kasmeer Meade.png Mini Kasmeer Meade is now compatible with the Mystic Forge.

Profession Skills[edit]

Elementalist[edit]
  • Lightning Flash.png
     Lightning Flash: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target point cannot be found, except when acting as a stun break.
  • Tornado.png
     Tornado: This skill now grants 1 stack of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
  • Whirlpool.png
     Whirlpool: This ability now grants 1 stack of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
  • Armor of Earth.png
     Armor of Earth: This cantrip skill now grants 10 stacks of stability on use.
  • Trait III.png Earth's Embrace: This cantrip reactive skill now grants 10 stacks of stability on use.
Engineer[edit]
  • Toss Elixir B.png
     Toss Elixir B: This skill now grants 3 stacks of stability to allies.
  • Elixir X.png
     Elixir XTornado: This skill now grants 1 stack of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
  • Elixir X.png
     Elixir XRampage: This skill now grants 3 stacks of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration. Swiftness is now applied every 3 seconds for a 3-second duration. Leaving this transformation no longer removes swiftness.
  • Elixir X.png
     Elixir XWhirlpool: This skill now grants 1 stack of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
  • Elixir X.png
     Elixir XPlague: This skill now grants 3 stacks of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
  • Elite Mortar Kit.png
     Mortar: While controlling the mortar, this skill now grants 3 stacks of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
Guardian[edit]
  • Symbol of Blades.png
     Symbol of Blades: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target cannot be found.
  • Judge's Intervention.png
     Judge's Intervention: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target cannot be found, except when acting as a stun break.
  • Merciful Intervention.png
     Merciful Intervention: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target point cannot be found.
  • "Stand Your Ground!".png
     "Stand Your Ground!": This skill now grants 5 stacks of stability to nearby allies.
  • Trait X.png Indomitable Courage: This trait now grants 3 stacks of stability to nearby allies. Duration has been increased from 3 to 4 seconds.
  • Tome of Courage (elite skill).png
     Tome of Courage: This skill now grants 3 seconds of protection every 3 seconds. Protection and stability are no longer removed when the player stops using Tome of Courage.
  • Tome of Wrath.png
     Tome of Wrath: This skill now grants 3 seconds of retaliation every 3 seconds. Retaliation and stability are no longer removed when the player stops using Tome of Wrath.
  • Trait VII.png Elite Focus: This trait now grants 1 stack of stability every 3 seconds to Tome of Wrath and Tome of Courage.
  • Hallowed Ground.png
     Hallowed Ground: Increased the duration of stability that this skill grants from 1 second to 2 seconds.
Mesmer[edit]
  • Phantasm Skills: These skills now correctly show their back items with the phantasm effect.
  • Blink.png
     Blink: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target point cannot be found, except when acting as a stun break.
  • Mantra of Concentration.png
     Mantra of Concentration: This mantra now applies 3 stacks of stability to nearby allies each time it is activated.
Necromancer[edit]
  • Life Leech.png
     Life Leech (Downed State): Updated the skill facts of this ability to be accurate.
  • Summon Flesh Wurm.png
     Flesh Wurm: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target point cannot be found.
  • Plaguelands.png
     Plague: This ability now grants 3 stacks of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
  • Lich Form.png
     Lich Form: This ability now grants 1 stack of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.

The following necromancer traits will now remain active when the necromancer enters the downed state:

Death Magic
Blood Magic
Curses
Soul Reaping
Spite
Ranger[edit]
  • Trait IX.png Hide in Plain Sight: This trait now uses a normalized version of stealth and will no longer reveal the ranger if they move.
  • "Strength of the Pack!".png
     "Strength of the Pack!": This skill now grants 3 stacks of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3 second duration. In addition, fury and swiftness are granted for 3 seconds on the same 3-second interval.
  • Trait VIII.png Stability Training: This trait now grants 5 stacks of stability for 3 seconds when triggered.
  • Signet of the Wild.png
     Signet of the Wild: This skill now grants 5 stacks of stability for 8 seconds when activated.
Thief[edit]
  • Infiltrator's Arrow.png
     Infiltrator's Arrow: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target point cannot be found.
  • Infiltrator's Signet.png
     Infiltrator's Signet: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target cannot be found, except when acting as a stun break.
  • Infiltrator's Strike.png
     Infiltrator's Strike: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target cannot be found.
  • Shadowstep.png
     Shadowstep: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target point cannot be found, except when acting as a stun break.
  • Shadow Escape.png
     Shadow Escape: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target point cannot be found.
  • Steal.png
     Steal: This skill will no longer activate if a valid path to the target cannot be found.
  • Dagger Storm.png
     Dagger Storm: This skill now grants 3 stacks of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration.
Warrior[edit]
  • Rampage.png
     Rampage: This skill now grants 3 stacks of stability every 3 seconds, with a 3-second duration. Swiftness is now applied every 3 seconds for a 3-second duration.
  • Balanced Stance.png
     Balanced Stance: This stance now grants 5 stacks of stability.
  • Trait VIII.png Last Stand: This trait now grants 5 stacks of stability when triggered.
  • Dolyak Signet.png
     Dolyak Signet: This signet now grants 10 stacks of stability.

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Current ping and average ping can now be checked in the bottom right corner of the Options menu, under FPS.
  • The Experience bar has been updated. It is now properly centered.
  • The Minimap and chat box have been shifted up.
  • The -MapLoadInfo command line switch now also includes JIT Queue information.
  • Loading screens have been shifted to the top of the screen and scaled down a bit.
  • Party UI no longer shows health bars for players who are on different maps as you.
  • The text in say chat and party bubbles is now green instead of black.
  • Sound Buffer audio option was removed.
  • Critical damage, critical chance, condition duration, and boon duration stats now show decimal points to the nearest hundredth in the Hero Panel Equipment section.
  • Necromancer life-force is now visible as its own bar in the party UI when the necromancer is in Death Shroud.
  • The Revenant class icon is now visible (but grayed out) in character creation in the profession selection screen. When hovering over the icon, a text box reads: "This feature requires upgrading to Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns."
  • A new PVP area named "Battle of Champion's Dusk" is now visible on the PVP Map.
  • Pressing Enter or Space with the logout menu up now causes the game to close and relaunch automatically.
  • Various Account Bound items will not stack in inventories despite being able to before this patch.
  • The "Guild" chat tab only records messages when you have it active. As soon as you switch away from it, all guild messages are lost. They are still visible in the "Main" chat though.
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