Sirens of War Content Update

Bubbles - Morai
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edited December 2013 in General Discussion
SIRENS OF WAR CONTENT UPDATE

Dawn of Spring Content Update


Originally released as "Hegemony" for PWCN on Jaunuary 16th, we have finally got this content update.

Dawn of Spring was released on March 20th, 2013.

Read the news post here


Patch Notes here


Undocumented changes here


Highlights

New transformations for Veno and Barb

PWCN only/Not implemented yet:
New pets for Veno
GT Voice Button
Penguin Park

Reference Links

I'm not going to cite in every part of the thread where I exactly found the information, I'll list the links here in one spot.

PWBR Channel
1, 2

PWCN Patch notes

PWI Threads

PWCN threads
1, 2

GT Voice Chat
1, 2

Wanmei NewsPosts:
1, 2


New Transformations

New Barb and Veno Form

At level 100, Barbarians and Venos can get a new transformation. Venos have a new fox form, barbarians have a panda form.

The new forms are gotten at level 100.
They are new as in new transformations, not replacements to current transform skills.
You can get them in two ways: quest chain or item from the cash shop.
There are sage and demon versions.
There are skills that accompany the new forms and can only be used in the new form.
You can use your regular transform skills (aka can use tiger/fox form skills), but you can't have two transformations active at once (duh).
The task is gotten from the 1k elder?
There is also a line about old transform skills being buffed, but I can't tell if it's the actual form or the form skills.

Veno form:

New Veno Form Concept

New Veno Form 1

New Veno Form 2
Demon Butterfly Plume Form:
in this status,
allows Butterfly Plume Form skill to be used
increases physical defense equal to 120% of equipment value
accuracy increased by 200%
Shared cool down with Fox Form
Demon version gives movement speed increase of 60% and chance of getting killing blow is decreased by 5% for 6 seconds after cast

Sage Butterfly Plume Form:

in this status,
allows Butterfly Plume Form skill to be used
increases physical defense equal to 150% of equipment value
accuracy increases by 250%
Shared cool down with Fox Form
Sage version gains 35 chi every cast

New Skills that require new transform to use:

Demon linghuan Fox (veno skill, not demon skill):

consumes one spark
after transformed evasion increased by 400%
immune to any movement debuff
recover 10% max hp every second
last for 15 seconds
can not be purged
requires Butterfly Plume Form to use, does not shared cool down

Demon New Veno Fox Form

Sage New Veno Fox Form

Barb form:

Barb Form Concept

Barb Form 1

Barb Form 2

Barb Form 3
Demon Panda Form
Transformed into a Panda, increases Max HP by 30% and movement speed by 80%.
shares cooldown with tiger form
demon version increases critical hit by 5% for 6 seconds.

Sage Panda Form
Transformed into a Panda, increases Max HP by 40% and movement speed by 90%.
shares cooldown with tiger form
earn 20 Chi Sage version.

Demon Panda Form

Sage Panda Form

Feast of the Demons [again not a demon skill, just barb form skill]
Consume 1 Spark.
Accuracy increases by 300%, Defense Level by 40 for 60 seconds.
Can not be removed.
Requires Panda form to use.
Cooldown is not shared.

New Veno Pets

Three New Legendaries

The first pet is the Kirin. It will be a land and water pet (kind of like the mystic summons)
The second pet is the Harpy. It will be a stronger version of the nix.
The third pet is the Monkey King. It will be a stronger version of the herc.
The new pets can be obtained with supply tokens.

The pet system has changed so that pets are affected by veno stats, kind of like with mystic summons.
Number of skill slots will be increased to 6.
I do not know if this affects all pets or just legendary pets (including nix and herc).
Whatever the change is, nix and herc are apparently getting changed as well.
Existing pets will not be bumped up in level, they still have to be leveled normally.

Venos might get two new pet skills.
Soul force may play a role in this new system.

Penguin Park & New Years

Penguin Park

PP 1

PP 2

Required Level: 30
12/19/12 - 12/25/12 (19:00 - 20:00)

Penguin Bowling
Players can obtain an item that when clicked will use a penguin as a bowling alley.
There are various rewards for doing this.
Insignias and Reflection Shards are possible rewards?

Monster Siege
At 20:00, several monsters will appear around the park.
A public quest will activate, goal is to kill 500 monsters in 30 minutes.
Upon completion, you should talk to the Christmas Elves to receive tickets as a reward.

Shopping Queen
Santa Claus will deliver 4 different tasks, in which players must choose one.
The task given is to buy certain items from the Merchants Park Penguins. Maximum duration of 30 minutes.

New Years

New Years NPC 1

New Years NPC 2

New Years NPC 3

01/01/13 - 01/02/13

Players must complete all the missions given by the Elders of the major cities and deliver them to the Winter NPC Messengers.

GT Voice Chat

GT, short for Game Talk.

PWCN is making a big deal out of it, might as well mention it.

It's either going to be one of two things: it'll be an integrated voice chat system or an external program like vent/ts3/mumble.
If it's the latter, it'll be as useful as the radio button.
If it's the former, it'll be as guaranteed as everything else PWI was supposed to get from China (probably won't happen for whatever bs reason).

It mentions that if you don't log into the game, you can still text or voice chat to your friends through squad and guild chats.
No mention is made of pms or the chat room function.

The GT button will show up in a couple spots.

One spot will be right in the squad list header.

The next spot is on the guild window.

This will appear right by your character's head so you can open up the GT interface (pictures not included?).
The button is there to remind you that pwi has sounds and you should turn it on to listen to the sounds of the yawns, keyboard types, and sniffles of your fellow comrades.

When you click on that button, you'll receive a super duper buff that gives you 3 attack and defense levels (yay?).
I don't think Wanmei really thought this out, otherwise they would've bumped that up to at least 20 so players wouldn't go insane with hear constant breathing and sniffing sounds over the mic.

I'd like to think that the GT thing would work like TS3 or Mumble, but knowing Wanmei it'll probably be Vent Harassment: The MMO.
Here is a fine example of what will probably happen
And another
And another
And another

Brb updating my pwcn client...

Other Updates


More Tweaks to Player Skills

not happening. Thread originally linked was a suggestions thread.

Cash Shop Additions

New Aerogear + Camel Mountl

Fash
1, 2

Actual Cross Server Fights?
It appears as though Wanmei didn't actually add it in the expansion (like with the veno pets) and instead left it for this content update.
I... don't know what to say to this. Don't get your hopes up for it being in the PWI version.

Changelog

12/23 -
Thread Created
12/27 -
removed wanmei supposed skill changes, it was only a suggestions thread
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  • Knownase - Heavens Tear
    Knownase - Heavens Tear Posts: 6,959 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    Glad I'm a Barb, I have something to look forward to.

    However, pandas are cool and all.....but I don't want to be one. b:cryb:surrender
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  • The__Sun - Dreamweaver
    The__Sun - Dreamweaver Posts: 336 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    Veno form looks awesome
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  • SpiritDivine - Sanctuary
    SpiritDivine - Sanctuary Posts: 193 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    Veno form looks great. Barb form looks awful

    What level do you need to be to use the new veno pets?
  • Asterelle - Sanctuary_1381265973
    Asterelle - Sanctuary_1381265973 Posts: 7,881 Arc User
    edited December 2012

    Theres a nice blurb in there mentioning they are adding better 10m big note conversion to vending shops. Maybe we can finally buy stuff in shop worth more than 200m total!
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  • Jaabg - Sanctuary
    Jaabg - Sanctuary Posts: 2,256 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    I presume there is no release on how many NW tokens it will take for new pets? Would it require war seals or tokens only? Patience game :). Thanks for the post.

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  • GumyBear - Raging Tide
    GumyBear - Raging Tide Posts: 365 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    How much you wanna bet those new flyers are going to be in packs for us b:surrender If they are I'm seriously gonna be a 10 yr old again and ragequit b:angry
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  • Lunari_Fenix - Heavens Tear
    Lunari_Fenix - Heavens Tear Posts: 128 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    More Tweaks to Player Skills

    This thread here seems to have info on possible skill tweaks.
    Has only bms, wizards, venos, barbs listed. There could be more for other classes.
    Will look into later.
    Interesting, from what I've managed to figure out from Google Derpalate:
    BMs are getting Sage/Demon versions for their leaps, and, Meteor Rush will be updated to knock back players.
    Wizards won't have to cough up chi for Distance Shrink and seem to be getting boosts to their Elemental shells. (Fire/Water/Earth Shields)
    I can't figure out anything useful from the barbs, but, it looks like Venos will be getting something similar to the anti-death part of the Barb's "Cornered Beast"
    Anything else is too hard to figure out right now.
  • Descendus - Lost City
    Descendus - Lost City Posts: 338 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    How much you wanna bet those new flyers are going to be in packs for us b:surrender If they are I'm seriously gonna be a 10 yr old again and ragequit b:angry

    lol to be honest I don't think anyone would blame you this time, the amount of 'Pack only fash/flyers/mounts' is getting ridiculous...
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  • Beleni - Dreamweaver
    Beleni - Dreamweaver Posts: 383 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    Looking forward to Barb updates.
    just wish they would make these new skills last longer, - and the effects of the old ones too.
    looks good
  • Desdi - Sanctuary
    Desdi - Sanctuary Posts: 8,680 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    This has me all excited; I was already happy with the updates on the Venomancer skill recently and now this... b:dirty I really hope all pets get 6 pet slots though and that the Fox Skills will indeed get some updates.

    Also, for you Venomancer lovers stop by the Venomancer forums if you'd like to discuss about the new content update.
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  • Eledelelele - Lost City
    Eledelelele - Lost City Posts: 18 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    Looking forward to Barb updates.
    just wish they would make these new skills last longer, - and the effects of the old ones too.
    looks good

    Seriously? u want +40 def lvl for 1 spark only to last longer than 60 sec?
    Like barb isnt already op enough with all 60 sec a 15 sec solid shield, invoke and the new morai deaden nerves.
  • skaitavia
    skaitavia Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited December 2012
  • RunningTiger - Dreamweaver
    RunningTiger - Dreamweaver Posts: 243 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    Yeah, it is pretty obvious by the fact that it takes quite a few hitting on a decent barb...just to tick his charm. Barbs should be right up front of the line with wizards and archers ready for a big fat nerf stick.
  • Alsiadorra - Sanctuary
    Alsiadorra - Sanctuary Posts: 1,004 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    And yet I don't give a **** enough about my veno to login to her and level her to 100.
  • dupethefile
    dupethefile Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited December 2012

    Looks like PWCN is getting a nice update to the recent expansion from few months ago.
    They will get the update on January 13th, 2013, dubbed as Hegemony from google derpalate.

    I think that the release date of hegemony is January,16. http://w2i.wanmei.com/news/gamenews/20121219/68785.shtml

    And according my searches in the pwch forums, the two new pets skills may be two new skills for the veno interact with the pet, like natural sinergy. (Nothing confirmed).
    And the monkey king and harpy may be both phoenix upgrades. And the kirin a derjan upgrade or a herc's upgrade. (Nothing confirmed too).
    Translate from chinese using google tradutor, it's very complicated to understand.
  • Futurelord - Dreamweaver
    Futurelord - Dreamweaver Posts: 450 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    Am...am I the only one who clicked on those youtube links? That made my day.
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  • Beleni - Dreamweaver
    Beleni - Dreamweaver Posts: 383 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    Seriously? u want +40 def lvl for 1 spark only to last longer than 60 sec?
    Like barb isnt already op enough with all 60 sec a 15 sec solid shield, invoke and the new morai deaden nerves.

    I was hoping that the buffs Lasted longer
    - Beast king Inspiration - 30 m / 1 hour
    - Strength of the Titian's - 30 m
    - Poison Fang 15/ 30 m
    - Blood bath - 10 minutes

    In general - all class' have buffs that last 30m / 1 hour .

    The 2 nd point was the Side effect of skills, i would like to last longer- Some are not even worth the Casting or Channelling.

    -○Bestial Onslaught- - 50 % -evasion for 8 seconds
    - Violent Triumph - 10 seconds
    - Surf Impact - 8 seconds of 50 % speed reduction
    -Frighten - 30 % P.attack / 50 % moving speed, 8 seconds
    - Roar - Before casting is even complete: DD can retake aggro
    - Untamed Wraith - 2 second stun - When lag is taken in to account, Mobs/ players will start hitting you right after casting is complete


    Lets compare these to de buff Durations from other class'

    - Roar of the Pride AOE stun for 6 seconds
    -Myriad Sword Stance- 50% P.attack M. attack for 15 seconds
    -Mountain;s Seize- Stun Aoe for 6 seconds
    Sharpened Tooth Arrow - 16 % - hp for 30 seconds
    | Chromatic Seal - 14 seconds Speed reduction of 100 % - Sleeps targets for 34 seconds
    |Amp - 25 % more damage for 26/32 seconds
    Rib strike / 50 % attack speed for 30 seconds
    Diminished Vigor 20 % less healing , cd on pots + 30 % Charms + 3 seconds . 90 seconds
    Mind Shatter - wood / water skills have their crit rate increases on the target by 35% for 300 seconds
    Befudding Creeper
    40 % P. def / Mag for 20 seconds.

    As you can see the list continues.
    In comparison to other class' debuffs and Duration- there are no imbalance at all ... o wait !
  • ChuuBR - Raging Tide
    ChuuBR - Raging Tide Posts: 35 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    only veno and barbarians?b:cry
  • taringa181
    taringa181 Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    http://bbs.w2i.wanmei.com/viewthread.php?tid=2115230&extra=page%3D1

    was me the only one that opened this awesome link?

    own flames Armor state, additional effect: Skill crit rate increase of 35%; own Ice Armor state, additional additional effect: the target every time injured has a 95% chance of additional frostbite by 50% attack power equipment, water damage, 3 seconds per second. Own rock armor state, additional effect: I hurt a 85% chance given body seal for 3 seconds, deepen and hurt 30% of this state with the Wizard off soul true tactic of "Assassin" ** hit "effect conflict, and the martial arts the Skyfire Kuanglong "effect can be superimposed.


    seems wizard barriers will become more like psi voodoos and souls...

    yay at stone barrier with 85% sos
  • Haila - Sanctuary
    Haila - Sanctuary Posts: 467 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    taringa181 wrote: »
    http://bbs.w2i.wanmei.com/viewthread.php?tid=2115230&extra=page%3D1

    was me the only one that opened this awesome link?

    own flames Armor state, additional effect: Skill crit rate increase of 35%; own Ice Armor state, additional additional effect: the target every time injured has a 95% chance of additional frostbite by 50% attack power equipment, water damage, 3 seconds per second. Own rock armor state, additional effect: I hurt a 85% chance given body seal for 3 seconds, deepen and hurt 30% of this state with the Wizard off soul true tactic of "Assassin" ** hit "effect conflict, and the martial arts the Skyfire Kuanglong "effect can be superimposed.


    seems wizard barriers will become more like psi voodoos and souls...

    yay at stone barrier with 85% sos


    This is a troll thread..........

    The link about skillupgrades I mean XD
  • Asterelle - Sanctuary_1381265973
    Asterelle - Sanctuary_1381265973 Posts: 7,881 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    From: http://w2i.wanmei.com/news/gamenews/20121219/68785.shtml
    The two armies face confrontation of the new national war map
    The new version will open a new national war map, whether it is on the battle lines still play very different with before. The battlefield Fangruo God solely in the mountains, full of rich Chinese landscape style, waterfall majestic sound of running water is a loud war drums, static in action, people's blood surging. The warriors will shoulder the mission of the guardian towers to fight to the death with each other. Only a battle of the road map, so that both firepower must head to head out on a limb. In addition to the face of the strength of the opponent, but also resist the attacks of the towers, who can adhere to in the end, to withstand the test, let us wait and see.

    Sounds like a new NW map with guardian towers?
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  • Bubbles - Morai
    Bubbles - Morai Posts: 1,143 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    From: http://w2i.wanmei.com/news/gamenews/20121219/68785.shtml



    Sounds like a new NW map with guardian towers?

    I saw that, but there isn't enough info for me to go by.
    it's a bit too vague and it implies there is a new map, which there aren't any pictures of yet. and unless if I'm being ****, it's not there in the patches either.

    I'll revise the nw section when there is more info.
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  • Haila - Sanctuary
    Haila - Sanctuary Posts: 467 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    From: http://w2i.wanmei.com/news/gamenews/20121219/68785.shtml



    Sounds like a new NW map with guardian towers?

    From what i can read in chinese, they will get a new map with 2 guardian towers u need to protect on each side. And there is only one way connecting the towers, so both sides will have to do mass pk to win XD
    I wonder how many ppl can get in the new maps b:chuckle
  • taringa181
    taringa181 Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    This is a troll thread..........

    The link about skillupgrades I mean XD

    i've just translated part of the wainmei post...

    really it says wizard barriers will finally get an awesome buff b:victory
    but the procs of those CCs on the barriers seems are based on soulforce...

    anyway
    flame barrier gives 35% crit increase
    water barrier gives a proc that on-hit the attacker will receive something very similar to ice prison debuff
    stone barrier seal on-hit and seems it will proc something similar to death chain assassin skill to attacker
  • ntkn
    ntkn Posts: 14 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    havent played this game in ages, but the updates always amaze me and remind me why i like the game so much. veno was my very first character made in this game (even tho i retired it around lvl 30 ish) so the new veno forms and pet ignites the veno fan in me.


    but the pet updates make me wonder what the real difference will be between mystic pets and veno pets now? i know veno legendary pets should always be stronger than a mystic pet, but if thats the case i really dont see a point or reason for mystic pets. especially with cragglord, a comparable version to the veno legendary, lasting for such a short period of time with a long cooldown.
  • Slani - Raging Tide
    Slani - Raging Tide Posts: 1 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    Everything fine and cool, but "new" barb looks ugly..., why they couldnt just improve true form that wolf would remain wolf, lion - lion? o.O
  • Euthymius - Heavens Tear
    Euthymius - Heavens Tear Posts: 3,162 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    taringa181 wrote: »
    flame barrier gives 35% crit increase
    water barrier gives a proc that on-hit the attacker will receive something very similar to ice prison debuff
    stone barrier seal on-hit and seems it will proc something similar to death chain assassin skill to attacker

    >b:shocked
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  • FlyRanger - Dreamweaver
    FlyRanger - Dreamweaver Posts: 263 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    Poking around russian forums and found: http://s006.radikal.ru/i214/1212/f1/17c1a89c682c.jpg

    They said that now crafter's name can be changed with this item from boutique

    How to get new form quest (?) http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2044702960
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  • thumbs
    thumbs Posts: 0 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    Am I the only veno disturbed by the recurring obsolescence of expensive pets? Existing legendary pets should be upgradeable; not replaced.
  • Allisandre - Sanctuary
    Allisandre - Sanctuary Posts: 1,452 Arc User
    edited December 2012
    thumbs wrote: »
    Am I the only veno disturbed by the recurring obsolescence of expensive pets? Existing legendary pets should be upgradeable; not replaced.
    You didn't read much of it did you?

    Oh wait, I forget the troll you are.b:thanks
    Take the time to look for your answer before you post like an idiot.

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