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Infernal Descent Preview Patch Notes: NW.120.20200330c.5

terramakterramak Member, Cryptic Developer Posts: 968 Cryptic Developer
Release Notes

Content and Environment
Achievements
  • Companion near-deaths no longer incorrectly count against achievements that require players not to reach a near-death state.
  • Master of Fragments: All members of a party now properly gain credit for this achievement.
Legacy Dungeons
  • Malabog's Castle: A Redcap Giantsoul is less likely to get stuck in geometry and prevent progress.
Masterwork Professions
  • Resolved an issue wherein the alchemy masterwork quests "My Chemical Guidance" and "Fizz Fizz Bang Bang" incorrectly referred to potions by outdated names.
Vallenhas
  • There is no longer Chasm lore in one of the instances here.
  • Valant Efforts (Weekly): This quest now properly has a minimum level of 80.
Tutorial Quests
  • Artifact Recovery no longer says to go to Blackdagger Ruins during its final step.

Combat and Powers
Artifact Powers
  • Eye of the Giant no longer has a chance to cause a character to become stuck in the casting animation.
Classes and Balance
  • General: Various minor typos have been fixed in power tooltips.
  • Barbarian: Punishing Charge no longer has an [UNTRANSLATED] description in character creation.
  • Fighter: Ferocious Reaction is no longer incorrectly treated as an Encounter power for triggering other powers, e.g. Combat Superiority or Focused Retaliation.
  • Warlock: Creeping Death can no longer have more than 10 stacks even when multiple Warlocks apply it.
Companions
  • Githyanki: This companion no longer shows hostile ground-warning effects for friendly players.
Item Powers
  • Shielded Defender Vambraces and Spiked Defender Vambraces now engage combat when their effect activates. Their effect now falls off when exiting combat.

Enemies and Encounters
Castle Ravenloft: Sisters of Strahd
  • The Sisters of Strahd have had their Health reduced by 20%.
  • Chains of spite will now only last 6 seconds (down from 10).
  • Chains of Spite no longer reflects Companion damage.
  • For the character holding the tome, the secondary At-Will (Disabling Phrase) has been disabled, and the primary At-Will (Shocking Reveal) has had its cooldown recuced to 1 second.
  • When holding the tome, it now only requires 2 seconds of sustained usage (down from from 3) in order to pull the target's aggro.
Castle Ravenloft: Strahd von Zarovich
  • Strahd's health has been reduced by 25%.
General
  • Target dummies should no longer be susceptible to knockback.

Items and Economy
Enchantments and Enhancements
  • Enchanting Stones, Rank 5 and Rank 6 can now be purchased in bulk from the Trade Bar Store.
  • Rank 6 and Rank 8 Black Ice and Draconic Enchantments can once again properly be donated to the Stronghold Coffer.
  • Rank 7 Quartermaster's Enchantment is now properly Rare quality.
Mounts
  • The Enlarged Chicken mount now shows a consistent item quality between the inventory and the mount interface.
Vanity Pets
  • Mount vanity pets from the Legendary Mount Bundle are now unbound. This is true even for ones that had been bound prior to this change.
  • The Tyrannosaur mount vanity pet is no longer quite as stompy.
Zen Market
  • The Expedition Pack of Good Intentions no longer mentions the Remains of Shadows in its tooltip.

User Interface
Auction House
  • The Stats search dropdown now correctly uses current stats, and no longer shows outdated stats.
Rewards
  • "Choose more than one" reward choice packs now have proper close functionality on all platforms.
Quest Journal
  • The Catacombs now sort closer to other Undermountain categories.
  • Weapons of Air and other similar artifact weapon quests are now properly in their respective map's category in the Quest Journal.

Comments

  • deathforlife24#5869 deathforlife24 Member Posts: 1 Arc User
    just please leave warlock alone what u guys want from warlock he already has low dps
  • hadestemplar#9918 hadestemplar Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 925 Arc User
    edited April 2020
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    “The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.
    Gustave Le Bon.

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  • xdavidep96xdavidep96 Member Posts: 75 Arc User
    Someone knows why I got a "Bundle Twitch Prime" from the reward agent at the Enclave after this patch on the preview? There is nothing on the notes... or at least, there is nothing at the moment
  • hadestemplar#9918 hadestemplar Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 925 Arc User
    edited April 2020
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    “The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.
    Gustave Le Bon.

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  • agonistes#1431 agonistes Member Posts: 78 Arc User

    Someone knows why I got a "Bundle Twitch Prime" from the reward agent at the Enclave after this patch on the preview? There is nothing on the notes... or at least, there is nothing at the moment

    Maybe it's one of the BIG SURPRISES, lol.
  • reeper#9973 reeper Member Posts: 116 Arc User
    @terramak Spiked Defender Vambraces's 5 stacks should convert to 5% damage bonus when taking a hit, but Barkshield blocks this. This does not seem right, any comments?
  • nooneatzanooneatza Member Posts: 173 Arc User
    I'll try to explain why this Creeping death thing might be bad, because rogues had something similar with bleeding stacks in the distant past, and the general playerbase doesnt trust patch notes..

    We have two warlocks and a boss

    Fight starts:
    Warlock 1 applies 10 stacks to boss > boss has 10 stacks, warlock 1 does dmg because he has 10stacks on boss

    Warlock 2 starts attacking and applies any amount of stacks to boss > boss has 10 stacks, warlock 2 does dmg because he has 10 stacks on boss
    (warlock 2 "stealing" the CD stacks in the process, leaving warlock 1 with no CD damage)



    Easy tl;dr version:
    Unless CD stacks are counted separately for each warlock, they will just change ownership between the warlocks in the group.


    If this change is like what i wrote above, it will make absolutely no sense having more than warlock in a group.
  • hades#2194 hades Member Posts: 38 Arc User

    @terramak Spiked Defender Vambraces's 5 stacks should convert to 5% damage bonus when taking a hit, but Barkshield blocks this. This does not seem right, any comments?

  • hades#2194 hades Member Posts: 38 Arc User
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  • lwedarlwedar Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 790 Arc User
    @terramak Enchanting Stones, Rank 5 and Rank 6 can now be purchased in bulk from the Trade Bar Store.

    I can't find these in the tradebar store on preview
    "we all love this game and want it to thrive"
  • acutetoxicityacutetoxicity Member Posts: 9 Arc User
    melee fighters can no longer hit mobs with more than one blade, even when multiple fighters are hitting
    wizards can longer cast more than one of the same spell at a mob, even when multiple wizards are casting.

    And it's a wonder why I don't play warlock anymore
  • shugenshashugensha Member Posts: 139 Arc User
    Only one "fix" to the warlocks? NICE! My toon can live one more day! :3
    Soulweaver: The Lovely Red

  • bspallybspally Member Posts: 36 Arc User
    edited April 2020
    Greetings!

    Are there any plans to upgrade old 150 gear score artifacts? With a great price of course.

    Or to bring some unique and rare items during special zen sales events - like campanions and artifacts with higher stats. They should be once in the game and not to affect the balance badly. Only with higher stats like 20-100%

    For example - unique companion with 10k power bonus in attack slot or 5% hp bonus in defence slot and 10% gold gain bonus. Part of them on a zen market and part of them - at the auction house with high starting price.
    Just take a quasit and change colour and name. Call it a greedy monster! Dev team need $ and players - value for $ paid =)

    Also it will be great to make so on a regular basis - like once in 3-6 months. And make them really funny like Greedy monster of your chickens and brooms)

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    One more thing. In the game we have +1-2-3-4-5 items. Maybe it will be good to make the opportunity to improve weapon slots (and artifacts slots) items with such quality.

    And omg - Add enchancement slot to boots, shirt and pants ! why all items have 2 slots and these only 1 ?)

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    And finally - MAKE GAUNTLGRYM GREAT AGAIN!

    There is nothing to comment. Just return it back to game!
    T1 with spider boss and T2 with juggernaut. (and maybe T3 with a new boss)

    Also it is possible to consider to create a PVP event once per month (or other periods) and bring back the whole GG event as it was in vanila version of the game. A lot of players haven't seen it at all.

    We need more various content for teamplay and we have some forgotten content - so adjust it and honor your players with an old piece of the game.

    What is the problem with that - you do have time to make chiken pvp (while we have no normal pvp in the game) and have no time to revive GG and original Castle Never with a dragon boss.

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    And one more finally - please make a legendary broom mount =) or some other funny mounts with no legendary versions at the moment.

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    Make Neverwinter's players willing to buy Zen great again!
  • xavior44xavior44 Member Posts: 151 Arc User
    edited April 2020

    Players: SW started showing normal DPS.
    Developers: This is unacceptable!

    Maybe for Creeping death you’ll deliver a chance of a critical hit?
    Or do something with Soul Puppet because she is 85% of the time - DEAD

    A. Thank-you for the fix this was annoying regarding warlocks creeping death nobody likes unlegit damage.

    B.I have to agree with the above quote, creeping death SHOULD be able to crit as TOP warlocks are still behind in single target VS TOP Wizards,Rangers, and rogues.(this would cover 3% of the 12% gap)

    C. Possible solutions include FIX our AP gain its terrible and possibly not WAI. You could also remove stacks of soul inventure from the soul puppet so when this mechanically challenged puppet dies 80% of the time you don't lose a good chunk of dps. @terramak

  • admiralwarlord#3792 admiralwarlord Member Posts: 406 Arc User
    @terramak you can check the Legendary Deepcrow’s mount power, it’s not showing or incon the buff amount. It would be interesting that he also had his range increased since he is very little.

    When you die on the second boss of Malabog Castle, the player is prevented from advancing, this is because the door does not open when Boss dies.
  • kozi001kozi001 Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 873 Arc User
    Not a fan of dungeon nerfs.
  • admiralwarlord#3792 admiralwarlord Member Posts: 406 Arc User
    I realized that after this patch I lost 10k of power and gained somewhere between 40 and 50k of HP. Someone to explain to me where it comes from and where those statuses went?
  • admiralwarlord#3792 admiralwarlord Member Posts: 406 Arc User

    I realized that after this patch I lost 10k of power and gained somewhere between 40 and 50k of HP. Someone to explain to me where it comes from and where those statuses went?

    The loss of Power is directly linked to Alpha Compy (companion), he is currently giving zero Power. @terramak
  • lwedarlwedar Member, NW M9 Playtest Posts: 790 Arc User
    Enchanting Stones, Rank 5 and Rank 6 can now be purchased in bulk from the Trade Bar Store.

    Is this an accurate statement?

    @terramak @cwhitesidedev#9752
    "we all love this game and want it to thrive"
  • dlynn334dlynn334 Member Posts: 13 Arc User
    @terramak is there any update on this release to live? Still waiting to see Ravenloft changes. Please advise
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