Game updates/2016-02-23

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Update - February 23, 2016[edit]

Balance, Bug-Fixing, Polish[edit]

World Polish[edit]

Graphics[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which light adaptation stopped working when the player started or stopped swimming.
  • Fixed an issue in which certain norn male hair accessories lost their color settings.

Personal Story[edit]

Items[edit]

Profession Skills[edit]

General[edit]
Elementalist[edit]
  • Flame Burst.png
     Flame Burst: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to go on interrupt recharge if it was attempted on an enemy outside the max range of the skill.
  • Cyclone.png
     Cyclone: Removed the erroneous unblockable skill fact.
  • Water Globe.png
     Water Globe: Removed the unblockable skill fact from this ability, as this is a skill fact that's normally reserved for abilities with attacks. Added a water-combo skill fact.
Engineer[edit]
  • Kinetic Stabilizers.png Final Salvo: Updated skill facts to remove stability from gyro self-destruct skills.
  • Thunderclap.png
     Thunderclap: Updated the area-of-effect rings to show combo rings to allies and red rings to enemies.
Guardian[edit]
  • Shield of Courage.png
     Shield of Courage: Fixed a bug that prevented aegis from refreshing when it was stolen by a thief using the Bountiful Theft trait.
  • Symbol of Energy.png
     Symbol of Energy: Updated this ability to display a red ring to enemies rather than a combo ring.
  • Hunter's Determination.png Hunter's Determination: Updated the initial aegis application to last the full 8 seconds as indicated in the skill fact.
Ranger[edit]
  • Wilting Strike.png Wilting Strike: Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from functioning with Heart of Thorns pets.
  • Potent Ally.png Companion's Might: Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from functioning with Heart of Thorns pets.
  • Primal Echoes.png Primal Echoes: Fixed a bug in the skill fact that indicated an incorrect duration when using the Moment of Clarity trait.
  • Astral force is now cleared at the beginning of a PvP match.
Revenant[edit]
  • Elemental Blast.png
     Elemental Blast: Updated this skill to properly display its red circle to enemies.
  • Energy Expulsion.png
     Energy Expulsion: Updated this skill to create an extra energy fragment when using the Natural Abundance trait.
  • Soothing Bastion.png Soothing Bastion: Fixed a bug that prevented this trait from properly extending boon durations.
  • Embrace the Darkness.png
     Embrace the Darkness: This skill will now deliver an attack instead of piercing all defenses. The skill remains unblockable and will ignore blindness, but it will no longer pierce evasion.
  • Diabolic Inferno.png Diabolic Inferno: This skill will now deliver an attack instead of piercing all defenses. The skill remains unblockable and will ignore blindness, but it will no longer pierce evasion.
Thief[edit]
  • Impairing Daggers.png
     Impairing Daggers: Fixed a bug that prevented this ability from functioning as a projectile finisher.
  • Pistol Whip.png
     Pistol Whip: Fixed a bug that caused this ability to display incorrect damage values in PvP. The initial strike of this ability has been combined between PvP and PvE (dealing the PvE damage values) and will no longer deal increased damage to crippled enemies.
Warrior[edit]
  • Brutal Shot.png
     Brutal Shot: Fixed a bug that prevented the roll-back portion of this skill from functioning if the player was in midair. Fixed a bug that prevented the audio of this ability from playing.

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

General[edit]
  • Reward track progress that extends past the end of the current track wraps into the next available track.
  • Added standard enemy models for the revenant profession.
  • Added a revenant sparring partner to the combat training area in the Heart of the Mists.
  • Updated matchmaking to prevent a full party from facing a team of individual players.
  • Updated matchmaking to lower the average queue times.
  • Fixed an issue with the trebuchet on the Battle of Khylo map that didn't inform players when a trebuchet was targeting their location.
PvP Leagues[edit]
  • The PvP Leagues term "points" has been replaced with "pips."
  • All match victories now only result in a one-pip gain.
  • All match defeats now only result in a one-pip loss.
  • Added a postmatch pip breakdown that explains how and why players gain or lose pips in each match.
  • Added a win-streak mechanic that awards players with an extra pip for each subsequent win after 3 consecutive wins.
  • Added a comeback mechanic that awards players with an extra pip on their next win after losing 3 (or more) consecutive matches.
  • Changed the size of Amber division tiers from 5 pips to 3 pips each.
  • Changed the number of tiers in Amber division from 3 to 5.
  • Changed the size of Emerald division tiers from 5 pips to 4 pips each.
Daily Achievement Adjustment[edit]

World vs. World[edit]

General[edit]
  • The score tick countdown timer in the top-middle of the screen is no longer 1 minute ahead in WvW maps.
Eternal Battlegrounds[edit]
  • The asura gates leading to other WvW maps now function properly again.
  • Lowlands Keep: Removed the hostile drakes that sometimes caused the keep to become contested.
  • Stonemist Castle: Shifted a mortar on the outer southern walls off a breakable wall so it would not be floating in the air when the wall beneath it was destroyed.
  • Klovan Gully: The blue team "Defend Klovan Gully" event no longer displays an erroneous 0/1 event objective.
  • Langor Gulch: The green team "Defend Langor Gulch" event no longer displays an erroneous 0/1 event objective.

Guild[edit]

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Improvements[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • A search box has been added to the Looking For Group tool.
  • Hovering the cursor over reward tracks in the PvP panel now displays a tooltip showing the intermediate rewards of each tier.
  • Lady Derwena's daily spawn cycle has been fixed and her vendor icon displays correctly at most locations.
  • Build: 58,295