[3.6.8] Patch Notes

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Published on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 11:33
Dear Heroes,
There will be a Game Client Patch v3.6.8 on Thursday, 23rd April 2015, 0700 hrs - 1300 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 3.6.8
22nd April 2015

== General ==

- Blitz Mode option is now available in Mid Wars matchmaking, replacing Duplicate Heroes.

== DreamHack Community Funding ==

8-Bit Avatars
- Heroes of Newerth's 8-Bit Collection is about more than reminiscing about some of your earliest gaming conquests; it's about laying the foundation for new ones. That's why we're taking 25% of all revenue generated from the 8-Bit set and using it to help fund Heroes of Newerth's upcoming eSports event, DreamHack Summer 2015. In addition to contributing to HoN eSports, when you collect 8-Bit avatars you will be eligible for exclusive 8-Bit perks.

- Currently available 8-Bit Avatars: Big Boss Bubbles, LightGunblade
- 8-Bit Avatars coming this patch: Paku Devourer, Game Master Puppet Master

- Perks: For owning 2/4/6/8 8-Bit Avatars, you can claim the 8-Bit Ward/Courier/Taunt/Announcer for FREE.
- To take part in the 8-Bit experience and track your journey across the map of Arcadia, head here:

== The War Effort ==

New War Effort Trophy Avatar: Swiftblade
- 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 the Trophy avatars!

== New Content ==

New 8-Bit Puppet Master Avatar: Game Master
- The electronic realm of Arcadia has been sealed away from the passage of time for decades due to a defensive shield coded by the Quarter Masters. This shield has kept them isolated and safe from the chaos of Newerth, but 8-Bit Kane accidentally sliced through the power cord during his headstrong rush through the shield to join the fray. Now all the characters of Arcadia are free to roam Newerth while the Quarter Masters duct-tape the cord, jostle consoles and blow into cartridges in a frantic attempt to reactivate the shield.
- Game Master is the #1 pro player in Arcadia, and all the 8-Bit characters queue up to be controlled by his peerless skills. Now that he's running free in Newerth, our heroes suddenly find themselves in the hands of a master gamer - but he rarely has their survival in mind, and he's keeping all the +1 lives for himself.

New 8-Bit Devourer Avatar: Paku Devo
- Paku Devo has been chomping at the bit to escape Arcadia and charge through the all-you-can-eat lanes of the Forest of Caldavar, gobbling up everything in sight. Now he has his chance, and even Lord Salforis's ghosts are running the other way.

New 8-Bit Courier: Owl Courier
- The wise 8-Bit owl courier knows the quickest route to deliver your pixels with no assembly required!

New Three Judges Accursed Avatar: Abaddon, Lord of Locusts
- Now that he has seen the abundant and thriving life upon Newerth, Abaddon brings forth from the Abyss an army of daemonic locusts, and as their lord and master he has donned his locust armor to lead them through the Forest of Caldavar, devouring and devastating all that teems with life. Some believe being blessed by Sol will save them from his wrath, but Abaddon cares not which god has smiled upon them.

New Swiftblade Avatar: Kissaki
- Even though the war of the Second Corruption rages on, devouring the young, green recruits of the Legion, the Shào Temple high in the Sang-La Mountains refuses to expand their cadet program beyond the chosen few prodigies with the physical and spiritual requirements to survive the training. If the Temple accepted more recruits with lesser skills, they would simply die before they faced the Hellbourne; if the Shào monks lowered their standards, the cadets would no longer be worth fifty warriors when they finally stepped foot on the battlefield.
- Cadet Kissaki is the example the monks provided when the Legion recruiters travel from Adkarna to demand higher numbers. They sent her to the front lines with the recruiters, and when she decimated an entire Hellbourne platoon without dulling her blades on armor or shields, the coterie from Adkarna issued a final order about the Shào Temple: Leave the monks alone. They know what they're doing.

New A.R.M.S. Emerald Warden Avatar: Savior Emerald Warden
- The Savior suit constructed to fit the centaur-like Emerald Warden confused the Legion command; no record of the previous civilizations indicated they knew of the druidic beasts, or that the Wardens even existed in those times. But as soon as the dust had been cleaned from the joints and the suit was activated, Finian the Emerald Warden emerged from the thick forest to don the enhanced armor and weaponry, and his command of the robotic wolf and eagle was immediate and seamless. The Wardens are known for their secrets, and the Legion command hopes there is a good reason why the enigmatic creatures kept the existence of the Savior Advanced Robotic Mobile Suits to themselves until now.

New Custom Ward Bundle: Classic Carry Hero Wards
* Make sure everyone can see you carry your team to victory with these classic carry wards!
- The Dark Lady
* Stay in the cover of darkness and reveal the opposition with The Dark Lady ward!
- Forsaken Archer
* Let your arrows point the way with the Forsaken Archer ward!
- Magebane
* The Magebane wards have their own nickname: Gankbane.
- Silhouette
* The Silhouette ward keeps a very sharp eye out for the enemy!
- Moon Queen
* Harness the glorious light of the moon with the Moon Queen ward!
- Swiftblade
* See the enemy strikes coming from across the map and set up your counter strikes with the Swiftblade ward!

New POGs Avatar: Tempest
- 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 ==

- Mid Wars banning phase now properly displays "Banning..." instead of "Locking..."
- Store items with specific unlock conditions no longer have their gold/silver prices reset to their "original" values
- Right clicks/left clicks properly bypass state icons and parts of the UI that don't react when clicked
- You are now able to interact with the chat UI properly while Mentoring someone (e.g. with the friend list drop-down menus, chat channels, etc.)

The War Effort
- Resetting a quest on your main account no longer prevents resetting a quest on a sub-account
- Double-clicking on a satchel no longer displays an error

- Disco Inferno now has a higher audio volume
- Disco Inferno volume now decreases when Protective Melody (R) is in effect