Patch 3.6.3

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Published on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 16:35
Patch Note
Dear Heroes,

There will be a Game Client Patch v3.6.1 on Thursday, 12th February 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*

War Effort Reward Avatar
Trophy Fayde
Ultimate Avatar
Blackwal Salforis
Holiday Edition Avatar
Lady Sita
New Avatar
Diao Chan
Trophy Fayde Blackwal Salforis Sita Diao Chan
New Avatar
Zhang Fei
Holiday Edition Avatar
Green Wood Ram
Holiday Edition Avatar
Savior Rally
New Courier
Sheep Courier
Zhang Fei Green Wood Ram Savior Rally DrpmFgg
 Version 3.6.3

12th February 2015

== New Content ==

- New War Effort Reward Avatar: Trophy Fayde
* The only way to get this rare, auspicious avatar is to be ranked among The War Effort's top 25 at the end of each 28-day cycle, so keep checking that leaderboard and completing those quests! Even the staff can't get her!
New Feature: The War Effort
- The War Effort is a brand new feature designed to reward players for completing daily quests in Heroes of Newerth.

- Each day, quests will be available to complete for reputation points that are used to fill a player's War Effort satchel or chest. Once enough reputation points are accumulated to fill a satchel or chest, they can be exchanged for in-game content.
- Each quest completed will also be recorded on a monthly leaderboard. Those who complete the most quests at the end of each War Effort cycle will receive additional rewards.
- There's a variety of loot to be earned for those who support The War Effort. Each cycle, a combination of up to 14 satchels and/or chests can be exchanged for content.

- Those who earn enough reputation points to open the final chest will be rewarded with the Treasure of Champions (ToC), which is a War Effort exclusive piece of content. The first War Effort cycle's ToC will be Treasure Hunter Hag!
- The spoils of war don't stop there, though. For The War Efforts' biggest contributors, a golden opportunity awaits, as the top 25 questers will be rewarded with an illustrious Trophy Avatar.
- Seriously, only 25 players will have access to these Trophy Avatars – not even our staff can use them! Fayde will be the first Trophy Avatar up for grabs.

- But you don't need to be the very best to still secure some loot from the leaderboard; here's what you will receive if you are in the top 5000 questers for a cycle:

- Top 10 players:
* A Cycle 1 Chat Icon, Trophy Avatar Fayde and 390 Gold Coins.
- 11 - 25 Ranked players:
* A Cycle 1 Chat Icon and Trophy Avatar Fayde
- 26 - 100 Ranked players:
* A Cycle 1 Chat Icon and 200 Gold
- 101 - 250 Ranked players:
* A Cycle 1 Chat Icon and 500 Silver
- 251 - 1000 Ranked players:
* A Cycle 1 Chat Icon and 250 Silver
- 1001 - 5000 Ranked players:
* A Cycle 1 Chat Icon

- New Ultimate Avatar: Blackwal Salforis
* When Maliken Grimm sent emissaries across Newerth uniting man under a single banner, he traveled in person to Lord Salforis in his mountain fortress of Blackwal. At that time, the Baron of Blackwal was considered one of the most powerful sorcerers and generals among men. He had not been seen upon a battlefield in years, and rumors spread he had discovered a magic that would end the wars of Man and Beast.
* What Maliken found within the fortress caused him and his men to seal it from the outside and pray it was never reopened. In his chambers, Salforis sat upon a throne of corpses in a room full of the dead, commanding them to rise. He cursed Maliken for allowing his unborn children to unleash the Hellbourne, rantings Maliken could not comprehend at the time.
* For decades, Salforis raved at his rotting corpses until the necromantic energies from the opening Scar filled him and empowered his sorcery. Now he ravages the battlefields, harvesting corpses and souls for his private army. What his plans are when that army grows large enough, only he knows.

Human Form (Level 1-6): This is Lord Salforis in his human form when he first began exploring the dark art of necromancy. The corruption has already taken seed within him, but he is still in control of his mind and soul.
* Human Form weapon
* Human Form armor
* Mors Certissima features Human Form Salforis heads
* Life Tap features Human Form weapon
* Dark Lord's Presence shows human hands reaching out of the ground

Corrupted Form (Level 7-12)
* Corrupted Form weapon
* Corrupted Form armor
* Mors Certissima features corrupted skulls
* Life Tap features corrupted shards
* Dark Lord's Presence shows corrupted hands reaching out of the ground

Necromonger Form (13+)
* Necromonger Form weapon
* Necromonger Form armor
* Mors Certissima features necromonger skulls
* Life Tap features necrotic shards
* Dark Lord's Presence shows necromonger hands reaching out of the ground

- Upgraded Boots
* Boots and footsteps glow with corrupted energy
- Blood Chalice
* Blood drips from armor creases & weapon
- Dawnbringer
* Dawnbringer effects are added to weapon
- Staff of the Master
* Weapon is replaced with a Staff of the Master
- Shrunken Head
* Dangling shrunken heads are added to his weapon as trophies

- New Holiday Edition Pandamonium Avatar: Green Wood Ram
* The Green Wood Ram welcomes the Chinese New Year with dynamic positivity and creativity, and after the tumultuous Year of the Horse he is eager to bring peace and harmony to Newerth! His primary method will be to use his green wooden dragon staff, gifted to him by the World Tree, to generously unleash his positive energy and celebratory mood upon the enemy until he is at peace.

- New Courier: Sheep Courier (Chinese New Year 2/19 Promo item)
* Celebrate the Chinese New Year by delivering adorable fluffiness with this sheep courier!

- New Empath Avatar: Diao Chan
* The Sang-La Mountains have always produced legendary warriors, and with Calamity's attempt to begin the Third Corruption wreaking havoc throughout Newerth the Shào Temple has sent the elite Guardians of the Monastery of the Way to help thwart this dire threat to Newerth.
* Diao Chan feels the tragic disharmony of Newerth, pushed to a critical level by the arrival of Calamity and the tortured souls of All Hells. She moves as one with her fellow Guardians of the Monastery of the Way, and woe be to the enemies who amass before her with the intent of harming her allies and home.

- New Nomad Avatar: Zhang Fei
* Zhang Feid keeps to himself while at the Monastery of the Way, meditating and contemplating his relationship with all things of the world. However, when the time for battle comes, he concentrates on the relationship of his blade with the skulls of his enemies. This relationship is always short and messy.

- New Holiday Edition Wretched Hag Avatar: Lady Sita
* Sita is the consort of Pra Ram, the hero of the Thai Ramakian epic myth. Pra Ram is the incarnation of the Hindu Deity Vishnu Narayan, born on Earth in order to punish the Demon Yaksa Tosagan and to fight for the return of Sita, who is esteemed as a paragon of spousal and feminine virtues for all Hindu women and is known for her dedication, self-sacrifice, courage and purity.
* After Pra Ram rescued her, Sita refused to leave the battle and chose instead to prove her courage and dedication to preserving the human race. She began by walking across burning coals to show she carried no impurities from her imprisonment, and when she emerged unharmed from the flames she knew she had a powerful weapon to use against the evil forces of Newerth.
* Note: This avatar has two versions, and purchasing one adds both to your account.
* English Voice: Lady Sita
* Thai Voice: Ramayana Sita

- New A.R.M.S. Avatar: Savior Rally
* 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.
* Rally has always stood in the front ranks of the Legion's vanguard, and when the call came for volunteers to test the newly discovered Savior suits he stepped forward without hesitation. If these A.R.M.S. will aid in the war against the Hellbourne, this master of motivation will gladly be the shining example for others to follow.

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

== Bug Fixes and Optimizations ==

- Tournament Mode: After a pause is issued, there is a 3-second delay before the team that called the pause can unpause the game
* This prevents accidental unpauses that would occur after pausing in Tournament Mode since pauses are instant
- Self-denies or denying an allied hero will no longer grant gold to the allied team
- Items will no longer disappear when building 2 items at the same time with a full or nearly full inventory

- Death effects for all avatars no longer linger after the death animation ends

Forsaken Archer
- Sinew Forsaken Archer's Crippling Volley now plays the proper sound when starting to cast the ability

- Frosty the Iceman's bored animation no longer causes overhead buffs to sink into his body

- Slickz Grinex no longer plays an infinite animation loop if a target disjoints his Shadow Step

- Shards of Harkon: No longer hits the same target twice in the same cast if Moira dies before the after first wave of Shards is launched, but before it impacts a target

- Noxious Nightcrawler sound adjusted to match visuals

- Forced Evolution sound no longer plays again if illusions are created while Forced Evolution form is up

- Magic & Superior Magic lifesteal only functions if the damage is dealt on an enemy hero
* Before, it was applying for all heroes, including self & ally heroes. In other words, Martyr could lifesteal damage off allies with his new Guardian Angel

- Ghost of Christmas transformation sounds now play properly

War Beast
- Metamorphosis sound no longer plays again if illusions are created while Metamorphosis form is up