Game updates/January 2018

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January 2018 updates
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Update - January 29, 2018[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • Fixed an issue that caused a severe client desync.

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Update - January 25, 2018[edit]

Bug Fix[edit]

  • The Glorious Armor box has been swapped with the Mistforged Obsidian Weapon box for getting first place in the January Monthly PvP Tournament.

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Update - January 24, 2018[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in which party health bars were not always visible in fractals.
  • Fixed a rare issue in which Skyhammer jump pads would sometimes apply Magnetic Overload without launching the player.

01/23/2018 - Late Notes[edit]

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

Improvements[edit]
  • The Black Lion Stables have changed the name of the Summit Chevon Springer Skin to reflect the proper name of the breed. It will now appear in their records (and yours) as the Summit Wildhorn Springer Skin.

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Update - January 23, 2018[edit]

World Polish[edit]

  • Fixed a bug in which announcements displayed incorrectly at the end of mount races.

General[edit]

Fractals[edit]

Captain Mai Trin Boss[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the fractal from completing when Captain Mai Trin was rapidly brought to zero health as she was unlurking.
  • Added new unlurk locations when Mai Trin returns to the arena.

General[edit]

  • Allied-player health bars are now always visible in fractals.

Raids[edit]

Hall of Chains[edit]

  • Removed the collision detection on some of the trees.
  • Players who enter the Hall of Chains raid will perish if any of the statue events are active.
  • The default dyes for Dhuum's armor skins have been updated.
  • When Dhuum reaches 10% health, Arcing Affliction is now removed from players and will not be cast again.
  • The Arcing Affliction special action skill can now be used while players are in midair.
  • Dhuum's enhancements are now removed when he reaches 10% health.
  • Fixed a bug in which Soul Shackle persisted when one of its two targets was defeated.
  • Fixed a bug in which players were vulnerable to damage from Cull and Dhuum's Messenger when returning from Dhuum's Harvest.
  • Ender's Echo now has an area-of-effect ground indicator to show the range at which he will capture players.
  • Fixed a bug in which Ender's Echo could temporarily lose his defiance bar.

Stronghold of the Faithful[edit]

  • Added descriptions to a few of Keep Construct's attacks.

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

  • Made minor adjustments to the Skyhammer map.
  • Jump pads now work like jump mushrooms; players must jump on the pads to be launched.
  • Jump pads now have individual cooldowns; players must wait 5 seconds before using the same pad again.
  • The area around the Skyhammer control point has been increased. Players are also no longer able to fall off of it.

World vs. World[edit]

BLACK LION TRADING COMPANY GEM STORE[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

  • The new Jackal Rune Gauntlets and Jackal Rune Greaves are available in the Style category of the Gem Store for 500 Gem.png each.
  • A new Zhaitan Dye Kit containing six exclusive colors is now available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 Gem.png.
  • For seven days, the Home Portal Stone is on sale for 40% off in the Utility category of the Gem Store for 540 Gem.png.
  • The Black Lion Hunters Contract returns for a limited time in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 1,200 Gem.png.
  • For a limited time, Phoenix weapon skins have returned to Black Lion Weapons Specialists for five Black Lion Claim Tickets. Black Lion Chest Keys are available in the Special category of the Gem Store for 125 Gem.png each.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue causing engineer turrets to attack the Fractals of the Mists portal in Mistlock Sanctuary.
  • Fixed an issue with purchase limitations on the Black Lion Instant Level 80 Ticket. It can now be purchased by players with either the Heart of Thorns™ or Path of Fire™ expansions.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from opening Angry Chests in some situations.

MAC CLIENT[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused cinematics to render incorrectly depending on the Shaders quality setting.
  • Fixed a bug to optimize the rendering of certain materials.

Guild Wars 2 Wiki Notes[edit]

  • Removed the invisible wall blocking access to the Verarium Delves mini-dungeon.
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Update - January 12, 2018[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue that prevented seeds planted in the charr home instance from appearing in other home instance gardens.

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Update - January 11, 2018[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue with sorting in the Contacts and LFG panel.

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Update 2 - January 10, 2018[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue with nicknames in the Contacts and LFG panel.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Svanir Gauntlets to be dyed incorrectly when players equipped certain pieces of headgear.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the bounty target Lady Shamshir from appearing in the Domain of Istan.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the bonus drops for the volatile magic gathering tool set from functioning correctly.
  • Fixed an issue in which the toughness icon was replaced by the agony icon in the Hero panel.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from being properly rewarded for defeating champion enemies in Awakened invasion events.

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Update - January 10, 2018[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which the bonus drops for certain gathering tools were not functioning. The Volatile Magic gathering tools will be fixed at a later date.
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     Zealot's Flame: Fixed a bug that caused this skill to hit enemies on noncombatant teams. The burning pulse effect of this skill remains unblockable but can now be avoided by using evasion or blinding the attacker.
  • Fixed an issue in which the Black Lion garden plot occasionally displayed the wrong interact text while using certain seed pouches.

Update 3 - January 09, 2018[edit]

01/09/2018 - Late Notes[edit]

General[edit]

Added Snow Diamonds to Sonder the Seller's inventory of wares.

Fractals[edit]

Captain Mai Trin Boss Fractal[edit]

Fixed a bug that prevented the Captain's Shield effect from applying to Captain Mai Trin in some situations.

WvW[edit]

Fixed a bug in which a house at the north camp in Alpine Borderlands did not have collision.

Update 2 - January 09, 2018[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a client crash that occurred when interacting with the Contacts and LFG panel.
  • Fixed an issue in which skill effects would sometimes be visible at incorrect locations.
  • Fixed a bug in which turrets would rotate incorrectly when facing targets.

Update - January 09, 2018[edit]

General[edit]

  • Reports of undead attacking travelers near major cities have increased.

Fractals[edit]

General[edit]

Shattered Observatory[edit]

  • Increased the window of time to kill the temporal anomalies by 3 seconds in challenge mode of the Arkk encounter.

Twilight Oasis[edit]

  • Defeated and downed players will now rally after each phase in the final boss fight.
  • The two Awakened abominations will now assist players in the beginning.
  • Initial Awakened allies have had their damage and toughness greatly increased.
  • Removed the knockdown effect from Crushing Charge.
  • Greatly reduced the damage inflicted by Crushing Charge.
  • Greatly reduced the initial impact damage inflicted by Charged Shot.

Nightmare[edit]

  • Increased the capture speed of capture points in the second event.
  • Decreased the area-of-effect hazard damage and speed in second event.
  • Decreased the time required for hallucinations to reappear in the second event.
  • Reduced the health of Fleshgorge.

Raids[edit]

General[edit]

  • Fixed an issue in which the Hall of Chains raid incorrectly awarded experience to the Central Tyria Mastery track. It will now award experience to the Path of Fire Mastery track.
  • Call of the Mists will now persist indefinitely in the most recent raid release. Additionally, Call of the Mists will now rotate every two weeks between all the previous raids.

Spirit Vale[edit]

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to skip a portion of the "Run from the spirits" event.

Structured Player vs. Player[edit]

Black Lion Trading Company Gem Store[edit]

New Items and Promotions[edit]

  • A new Black Lion Garden Plot Deed is available in the Upgrades category of the Gem Store for 1,000 gem.
    • Up to two Black Lion Garden Plot Deeds may be purchased, each unlocking 4 special harvesting nodes in your home instance.
    • Grow what you want! Each node is individually customizable and provides one of over 50 crops daily from all across Tyria. Ask your new home gardener for details.
  • The Shattered Bloodstone Ascender Combo returns for 7 days to the Style category of the Gem Store for 500 gem.

Improvements[edit]

The Black Lion Chest has been updated to the Lion Arrives Chest and can be previewed for a full list of its contents.

  • The Black Lion Statuette has arrived! Get a statuette with every Black Lion Chest.
    • Black Lion Statuettes are redeemable directly using the statuette itself or at any of the Black Lion Chest Merchants located in every major city.
    • Many items from the Black Lion Chest are available, as well as some special offerings. Seek out the Black Lion Chest Merchants or just acquire a Black Lion Statuette.

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