[3.6.1] Patch Notes

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Published on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:40
Dear Heroes,
There will be a Game Client Patch v3.6.1 on Wednesday, 14th January 2015, 0700 hrs - 1159 hrs (GMT +8).
Game Service will be unavailable during this time. Players are advised to logout before this time. 
*Downtime may be extended without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances*

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Version 3.6.1
14th January 2015

- With wishful thinking for a short winter, we are reverting all maps from holiday/winter themes back to their standard themes with this patch

== New Content ==

- New Limited Edition Zodiac Bubbles Avatar: Aquarius
* Throughout history, Aquarius has been both revered for providing water for parched crops and cursed for her destructive floods. Those floods, if the the victims were completely honest with themselves, were celestial payback for their own foul actions. With Newerth in constant turmoil and the deeds of the Legion and Hellbourne threatening to stain the soil for all time, Aquarius has descended from the heavens to pour her endless, cleansing water upon the bloody, torn earth and its citizens. It’s bath time daemons, whether you like it or not.

- New Vindicator Avatar: Vindi the Gray
* While many rely on steel and strength to bring war to the Hellbourne, the few remaining true wizards know that victory lies in adding a dash of sorcery and pipeweed here and there to counter the fell darkness wrought by the daemons and corrupted men. Vindi the Gray has used these time and again in his effort to assemble a fellowship of five who can work together without griefing or abandoning their key posts, but such a brotherhood is rare indeed...

- New Plague Rider Avatar: Eagle Rider
* Hooray! The Eagle Riders swoop in at the last minute to fend off the winged Hellbourne daemons who have harassed and slaughtered Legion soldiers for years! As the Eagle Riders battle and chase the flying fiends away, some of the relieved soldiers are overheard asking why in the name of Sol these bird pilots waited so long to join the fray. Oh well, they're here now!

- New Rampage Avatar: White Orc
* While most Hellbourne warriors will gladly kill any Legion scum they encounter, the White Orcs of Krula, storming down the slopes atop their slavering, monstrous hyenas, have a special affinity for slaughtering the halfling warriors who dwell in the mountain forests surrounding the City of Iron. The two races share a long, lethal history of mountainous territory taken, reclaimed, and lost again to each other and the blood feud runs deep through the veins of both sides. The bravest halflings try to use this against the White Orcs, baiting them so fellow Legion soldiers can flank and kill the myopic riders, but unfortunately this has mainly resulted in a shortage of brave halflings.

- New Wildsoul Avatar: Northman Werebear
* The Northman Werebear is a legend among Legion troops, a shape-shifting wildman whose entire race has been slaughtered by the Hellbourne. He now protects his parcel of the Forest of Caldavar with his ever-present wood ax-and if that doesn't work, he’ll summon his beloved pet bear to chase down and shred any trespassers. As for those who defy the ax and outwit the bear, the legend says, they get to face the savage Northman in his transformed state, a two-legged bear with the instinct of a primal beast and the vengeance of a broken hearted man.

- New Scout Avatar: Halfling Warrior
* The secretive halfling warriors dwell in the remote mountain forests surrounding the City of Iron, and very few have been glimpsed since the beginning of the Second Corruption. They chose to withdraw further into their enclaves rather than join the battle, but the ever-encroaching Hellbourne, the arrival of Calamity and Sunder to possibly begin the Third Corruption, and the constant harrying from the White Orcs of Krula have compelled the bravest of these halfling warriors to venture forth and do what they can to bring peace to Newerth.

- New A.R.M.S. Pebbles Avatar: Savior Pebbles
* The Savior Advanced Robotic Mobile Suits (or A.R.M.S.) were discovered in a sealed military bunker buried nearly a mile below the City of Iron, unearthed by the dwarves scraping every shred of ore from the endless tunnels and caverns. They seem to have been created by a previous civilization in a time of great conflict, designed to carry elite warriors into battle and protect them from harm while allowing them to carry weapons far beyond the capability of mere humans.
As Newerth continues to be torn apart by the Second Corruption, some of the Elementals find their link to the planet a hindrance, distracting them from the battle, and so they sever the bond and fight without the constant pain of their homeland echoing within their soul. Pebbles is not one of these Elementals. He knows that pain is a burden of honor and a necessary agony if he is to commit the violence required to defeat the daemons. But still, he is weakened by Newerth's suffering, and so he welcomes the Savior suit and its augmented combat capabilities, because it brings him closer to ending the war and returning to his peaceful state.

- New POGs Avatars: Ophelia and Defiler
* These high definition skins will be released one-per-patch and will be available via the store, Plinko, or both, depending upon the region.

== Bots ==

- New Bot: Legionnaire
* Authored by DistrictNein, DarkFire, and Kairus101
* Be amazed at his camp stacking, and sudden decapitation!
* These three split 6800 gold coins, each get their choice of alt avatar, and each receive the Robot Courier forum award!

- New Bot: Parasite
* Authored by Mellow_Ink and Kairus101
* Enjoy his minotaur stomps and codex bursts!
* Kairus and Mellow split 6800 gold coins, each get their choice of alt avatar, and each receive the Robot Courier forum award!

- New Bot: Aluna
* Authored by Kairus101
* Fear her extreme-range snipes!
* Kairus (total boss that he is) receives 6400 gold coins, another avatar, and yet another Robot Courier award!

- New Bot: Myrmadon
* This bot was a joint effort by VHD, Darkfire, and Kairus
* Fear his mid-wave combos!
* These three split 6400 gold coins, each get their choice of alt avatar, and each receive the Robot Courier forum award!

- New Bot: Gunblade
* Authored by newcomer ModernSaint!
* The unkillable slicer and dicer!
* ModernSaint receives 6400 gold coins, his choice of alt avatar, and the Robot Courier forum award!

- New Bot: Bushwack
* Authored by newcomer `IceCube`
* He chases! He races! Much danger he faces!
* `IceCube` receives 6400 gold coins, his choice of alt avatar, and the Robot Courier forum award!

- Earn gold rewards for contributing on the bot subforums!
* Create your own bot, or review submission code! All of these bots were vetted by community contributors and the Community Bot Team.
* Join us on the bot forums or on IRC and earn gold!

- Current Bounty List
* http://forums.heroesofnewerth.com/showthread.php?547495-Outstanding-Bot-Work-and-Gold-Bounties

== Bug Fixes and Optimizations ==

- Neutral creeps will no longer wake up if you have unitwalking and walk within them for a prolonged period of time

- Funeral Pyre: No longer performs an autoattack on an undetected invisible unit, thus preventing the erroneous "Miss" popup
- Persistent area cast around Calamity showing the orbit range of her dragons should no longer show up while Calamity is dead
- 3d portrait for Wynd has been fixed
- Wynd alt avatar visual outlines have been adjusted

- Gluttony Devourer Seven Sins bonus hook projectile now plays the proper visual effect

- Defiling Touch no longer applies the bonus damage and slow if Gravekeeper toggles the skill off while the attack projectile is in mid-air after he starts his attack animation, but before he launches the projectile

- Noxious Nightcrawlers are no longer instagibbed by Lord Salforis' Dark Lord's Presence aura
- Spells like Devourer's Guttling Hook no longer affect the Noxious Nightcrawler

Plague Rider
- Cursed Shield now propagates properly to the correct number of creeps

- Far Scry's bounced autoattacks no longer procs Corrupted Disciple's Static Discharge or Null Stone