Patch [V2.6.9] on 11th Jul 2012

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Published on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 16:57

Dear Heroes,

There will be a Game Client Patch v2.6.9 on 11th July 2012, 0700 hrs - 0959 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.*

New Hero: 



New EA Avatar:

Serprent Prophet

Serpent Prophet

New Avatar:

Bone Prophet

Bone Prophet

New Avatar:

Doll Master

Doll Master

To be released on 13th Jul


Instructions to Update:


- Players who have patched through Garena Messenger may continue to do so to update their client.
- Players who have patched through the game client will be prompted with a message to update client upon log-in. Click Yes and the game will be updated automatically.
* In case the update message does not appear, hit Ctrl+F8 and type enter Upd_checkforupdates 1




 - Changing Windows Compatibility Mode.
* Select Windows 95 compatibility mode in order to update (de-select it after the updating process has finished):
1. Right-click the icon for the program
2. Click Properties
3. Click the Compatibility tab.
4. Set Compatibility mode to "Windows 95"
5. Click Apply and OK. Open the task manager and make sure no other instance of HoN is running. If there is, kill it by selecting hon.exe and click on "End Process". Run HoN as an Administrator and install it directly into your HDD's root (e.g. C:\).

- Changing your Graphic Driver temporarily.

Upon launching the game, go to Settings Graphics, select·"OpenGL"and try patching again. Revert it back to "DirectX" when the patch is complete.


Version 2.6.9

== New Content ==

Added new Early Access Hero: Prophet
Added new Limited Edition Early Access Alt Avatar: Serpent Prophet
Added new Premium Prophet Alt Avatar: Bone Prophet
Prophet is an extremely versatile ranged intelligence hero. His strengths lay in his early laning harassment as well as his teamfight presence. A well placed Shared Fate can alter any teamfight in Prophet's favor!

Revised Early Access System
Players now have 3 options when taking advantage of Early Access
Hero Only - Unlocks only the Early Access hero for a new, low price of 300 Gold
EA Bundle - Unlocks the Early Access hero as well as the exclusive Early Access avatar and Symbol for the current price of 400 Gold
Elite Bundle - Unlocks the Early Access hero, the exclusive Early Access avatar and Symbol, and a Premium Alt Avatar all for the discounted price of 650 Gold

Added new Kraken Alt Avatar: Submariner Kraken
Added new Puppet Master Alt Avatar: Doll Master
(Credits to Carolos from Thailand for providing inspirations on Doll Master's Design!)

== General ==

Ravenor is no longer an Early Access hero

Added new Match Rewards System

Added new Consecutive Play and Social Play Bonuses to Normal Mode and Casual Mode Matchmaking

Consecutive Play Bonus:
Day 1 Bonus - 6 Silver Coins
Day 2 Bonus - 8 Silver Coins
Day 3 Bonus - 10 Silver Coins
Day 4 Bonus - 12 Silver Coins
Day 5+ Bonus - 14 Silver Coins

Social Play Bonus:
Play with 1-3 friends - 4 extra silver coins per game
Play with 4 friends - 10 extra silver coins per game

Please Note: Bonuses and Rewards are only available in Normal Mode and Casual Mode Matchmaking (i.e. not MidWars)

== Optimizations & Bug Fixes ==

Fixed Heroes disappearing if you reconnected during loading
Fixed the Mentor's cursor hanging around after the game was over
Sounds are now dampened when a Taunt is playing
Fixed an item-ordering problem when the courier is delivering
Fixed a bug when the courier delivers an upgradeable item and one other item to a hero that has a recipe for that upgradeable item
Before, the recipe would be consumed and no upgrade given
We now prefer to upgrade items over forming new ones
Example: Getting a Spellshards recipe into an inventory that has Spellshards level 1 and an Arcana will always make a Spellshards level 2, instead of two Spellshards level 1
Ignore and Banlist should work properly again
Language defaults to English if no language is set
Fixed occasional ingame crashes
Fixed HoNTV in D3D9Ex video mode
"New" items can no longer be right-clicked or combined in tournament mode
Negative Armor effects now correctly show up on tooltips
Fixed the Courier still belonging to the owner when the owner terminates
You can no longer disassemble items if you don't have stash access
Fixed incorrect purchase order of recipe items with sub-recipes
Fixed being able to use items from your stash

FrostburnIcebrand: Fixed a bug where Ranged attacks were not increasing the power of the snare if the remaining duration was greater than 1.5 seconds

BerzerkerCarnage now correctly reduces various stun durations
Dr Repulsor: Can no longer roll 3d100 and magically hit the perfect odds to instant kill a hero all the way across the map
GauntletGrapple can no longer shoot behind him
DraconisFiery Barrage 's timer doesn't show "0.0s" all the time anymore
Devourer: Hid a state that is only for timing
ElectricianEnergy Absorption 's icon fixed when using Demonbuster Electrician
GladiatorCall to Arms icon fixed when using Gladius Beardicus
KinesisTelekinetic Lift and Mass Control timing states hidden on creeps
Plague RiderContagion and Plague Carrier 's icons fixed when using Frost Rider
Nymphora: Turning on the "no-help" feature now makes you an invalid target for Nymphora's Teleport 
KrakenRelease the Kraken! fixed so it does not play an effect through fog
KrakenTsunami Charge fixed so you can crash people against invulnerable buildings
Ophelia: Fixed an invisible gadget that you were able to tab to
MadmanBerserk idle animation no longer continues once it expires
MalikenSword Throw gadget is no longer able to be tabbed to
Gemini: Fixed so items delivered from a Courier so that autocombine will work properly when Gemini is in Fire/Ice form
MonarchNoxious Cloud fixed so it plays the proper sound
MonarchNoxious Cloud visual effect tweaked so it is more accurate when compared to the actual AoE
Monkey KingHeavenly Vault fixed so vaulting while being teleported doesn't snap you back to where you were
SilhouetteLog Bolas fixed so it no longer plays through fog