Game updates/February 2016

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Update - February 24, 2016[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Removed two amulets from PvP, the Vigilant Amulet and Crusader Amulet.
  • Fixed a client crash.
  • Fixed a server crash.
  • Fixed a bug in which the player's position would not save correctly when players transitioned between map versions or logged out.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented LFG descriptions from being updated on initial posting.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the LFG search bar to overlap the Refresh button.

Late Notes[edit]

World Polish[edit]

Southsun Cove[edit]
Fireheart Rise[edit]
Dry Top[edit]
  • Rare boss events have had their spawn cycle updated.

Profession Skills[edit]

Ranger[edit]
Necromancer—Reaper[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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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.
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Update - February 16, 2016[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

Revenant[edit]

  • Precision Strike.png
     Precision Strike: Fixed a bug that allowed this skill to fire more projectiles than intended.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - February 11, 2016[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed additional bugs that caused mesmer illusions to inherit transformations from their owner.
  • Fixed an issue in PvP in which elements of the targeting UI displayed incorrect colors.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - February 10, 2016[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that could cause some mesmer illusions to inherit transformations from their owner.
  • Fixed a display bug with WvW objectives when examining them from a different map.
  • Ghosts in the cemetery section of the Spirit Woods will now correctly disappear when the event is complete.

Late Notes[edit]

WvW[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which some squad object markers wouldn't be removed when the object was no longer visible.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update 2 - February 9, 2016[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a sound issue in which the Wings of Love glider repeated harps too often.

Late Notes[edit]

The Shatterer[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Shatterer to react as though he was not broken if his defiance bar was completed in the last 3 seconds of the break phase.
  • Fixed a scaling issue with the Shatterer's defiance bar that caused it to become excessively difficult at higher scales.
  • Increased the Shatterer's health slightly to compensate for reduced defiance bar scaling.
  • Increased the Pulsating Crystal Node's health slightly to allow more players to damage it before it is destroyed, allowing them to gain credit for the Crystal Healing Denier achievement.
  • Decreased the scaling on the Pulsating Crystal Node's defiance bar slightly to compensate for the higher health.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the Shatterer's Branded minions to inconsistently give credit to the Branded Bane achievement. Note that non-event Branded minions still do not count toward this achievement, only Branded minions summoned by the Shatterer.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause players to be launched without the bomb bundle if they rapidly pressed the F Interact key.

Adventures[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that prevented adventure achievements from being awarded if the reward chest was opened while in PvP or the PvP lobby.
  • Players who have been affected by this bug can now re-earn credit toward achievements by earning silver or gold in the affected adventure.
  • A Fungus Among Us: Fixed an issue that could cause the Cap Launch skill to abort if a movement key was being pressed simultaneously.

Professions[edit]

  • Elementalist
    • Fresh Air.png
       Fresh Air: Fixed a bug that allowed this trait to trigger the ferocity bonus when a transform was removed.
  • Engineer
    • Applied Force.png
       Applied Force: Updated the trait icon to better reflect its theme.
  • Ranger
    • "Protect Me!".png
       "Protect Me!": This ability now allows capture-point progress to allies affected by the skill.
  • Revenant
    • Precision Strike.png
       Precision Strike: Fixed a bug that caused this ability to not target downed enemies.
    • Vengeful Hammers.png
       Vengeful Hammers: Fixed a bug that allowed the revenant to have a hammer out permanently.

General[edit]

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

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Update - February 9, 2016[edit]

Balance, Bug-Fixing, Polish[edit]

World Polish[edit]

General[edit]

Raids[edit]

Personal Story[edit]

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the incinerator golem from appearing in the "A Sparkling Rescue" story step.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented troll salve from being usable after defeating the trolls guarding it in the "Awakening" story step.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Clement Forktail from appearing in the "Searching for the Truth" story step.

Items[edit]

Profession Skills[edit]

Revenant[edit]
  • Coalescence of Ruin.png
     Coalescence of Ruin: Fixed an issue that prevented multiple players from being able to hit the same target simultaneously when using this skill.
Warrior[edit]
  • Scorched Earth.png
     Scorched Earth: Fixed an issue that prevented multiple players from being able to hit the same target simultaneously when using this skill.

World vs. World[edit]

  • Will no longer display party or guild member map markers for enemies.
  • Fixed a text-wrapping bug with the word "Reinforced."

Guild[edit]

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that prevented unique warhorn-skin sound effects from playing when used with Tempest warhorn skills.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • The Lunar New Year 2016 event has ended.
  • The active target indicator above a target's nameplate no longer matches the target's disposition color and is always gold instead.
  • The Unbound backpack now animates movement for the wearer.
  • The Illuminated Fountain decoration now has proper collision.
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