[3.7.6] Patch Notes

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Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 14:32
3.7.6
Dear Heroes,
 
There will be a Game Client Patch v3.7.6 on Wednesday, 29th July 2015, 0700 hrs - 1200 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*


Ultimate Avatar
The Five Thunder Thunder Emperors of Caldavar
Sunburn Bay Avatar
Lifeguard Kane
Sunburn Bay Avatar
Beach Volleyball Tarot
War Effort Avatar
Forsaken Archer Death Prowler
Sunburn Bay Announcer
Surfer Announcer Pack
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Sunburn Bay Avatar
Surf Wraith
Sunburn Bay Ward
Beach Ball Ward
Classic Mid Heroes Ward Bundle
Deadwood
Classic Mid Heroes Ward Bundle
Devourer
Classic Mid Heroes Ward Bundle
Gauntlet
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Classic Mid Heroes Ward Bundle
Kraken
Classic Mid Heroes Ward Bundle
Nomad
Classic Mid Heroes Ward BundleRulian Ravenor POG Avatar
Warbeast
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Version 3.7.6
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29 July 2015

== Design ==

= General =

Self-Casting Functionality Added
+ Players may now bind self-cast versions of all abilities and item slots in the options menu, allowing the functionality of pressing the self-cast key to automatically cast an ability on one's hero.

Keybind Options Restructured
+ The Keybinds portion of the options menu has been reworked to allow an easier time finding relevant hotkeys.
+ All commonly used hotkeys (Abilities and Item slots etc.) are now positioned at the top of the Keybinds menu for easy access.

New heroes added to Tournament Rules
+ Keeper of the Forest
+ Night Hound
+ Deadlift
+ Hellbringer
+ Riptide
+ Wildsoul

Keeper of the Forest
+ Keeper came out the gate strong and had a few tedious mechanics that were no longer necessary. We also wanted to allow Keeper to push towers a bit faster as competitors felt he was lacking a presence in high tier games. All in all these changes are meant to just tighten his kit and capabilities.

Nature's Sentinel (W)
+ Is now disabled for 3 seconds when taking damage from enemy player-controlled units
+ The skill only goes on a full cooldown when killed if the kill was made while it was disabled
+ Creeps and Neutrals no longer disable the ability
+ Damage reduced from 25 + 5% of your attack damage to 10 + 5%
+ Can now attack buildings and towers

Entmoot (E)
+ Max health restored per tree lowered from 0.3% to 0.25%

== Matchmaking Maps & Modes ==
Forests of Caldavar
- All Pick
- Single Draft
- Balanced Random

Mid Wars
- Blind Ban
- All Random

Blitz Mode
- Blind Ban

== New Content ==

= Ultimate Avatar =

New Ultimate Thunderbringer Avatar: The Five Thunder Emperors of Caldavar
- The Five Thunder Emperors of Caldavar -- East, South, West, North, and Center -- have been summoned by the Thunderbringer shamans to wield their ultimate mystic energies against the rampaging Hellbourne!
- The Five Thunder Emperors of Caldavar were designed for model transitions within the Forests of Caldavar. The transitions still occur on other maps, but the East, South, West, North, and Center designations are slightly varied.

Emperor of the North:
- Appears when the hero is in the northern Hellbourne area of Caldavar, above the river and to the left of the middle lane.
- White spell, attack, and body effects.

Emperor of the East:
- Appears when the hero is in the eastern Hellbourne area of Caldavar, above the river and to the right of the middle lane.
- Yellow spell, attack, and body effects.

Emperor of the West:
- Appears when the hero is in the western Legion area of Caldavar, below the river and to the left of the middle lane.
- Red spell, attack, and body effects.

Emperor of the South:
- Appears when the hero is in the southern Legion area of Caldavar, below the river and to the right of the middle lane.
- Orange spell, attack, and body effects.

Emperor of the Center:
- Appears when the hero is in either base, the middle lane, and the river of Caldavar.
- Blue/Green spell, attack, and body effects.

The Five Thunder Emperors of Caldavar Items

Arcana:
- Replaces orb in staff with Arcana orb and makes blue body effects.
- Does not override spell effects.

Ring of Sorcery:
- Adds blue lightning around the staff orb.
- Does not override spell effects.

Spellshards:
- All lightning effects become purple.
- Staff gains a purple aura and effects.

Boots:
- Feet have lightning effects matching the Emperor's effects.

Restoration Stone:
- Restoration Stone model in place of staff orb.
- Yellow misty effects on staff.
- Does not override spell effects.

Staff of the Master:
- Staff has lightning effects matching the Emperor's effects.


= The War Effort =

New War Effort Reward Avatar: Forsaken Death Prowler
- The Death Prowlers come in many forms and species, but they are always a pair of terrifying enemies who employ demoralizing hit-and-run tactics to bleed their prey out. The Forsaken Prowler is no exception, using her pinpoint accuracy at any range and speed to ensure the death's head visage of her mount is the last thing her enemies see, if they see it at all.

New Sunburn Bay Ward: Beach Ball Ward
- Keep an eye out for beach party crashers with this custom ward!

= Sunburn Bay =
 
Every year, the Inner Sea's Sunburn Bay is flooded with vacationers looking for sun, fun, and respite from the cold, bloody steel and stone of the war between the Legion and Hellbourne. The hot sand and cool waves are neutral territory, where you might find Legionnaire rubbing suntan oil on all eight of Arachna's legs. Once they leave the beach it's back to death and despair, so everyone enjoy the rest and relaxation while it lasts!

New Sunburn Bay Tarot Avatar: Beach Volleyball Tarot
- Tarot swears she isn't using her abilities when she plays beach volleyball on vacation at Sunburn Bay, but it is a bit suspicious when it seems like she knows where every serve is headed and her spikes ricochet between the other team members, who sometimes get bound together by a spontaneously materializing volleyball net. Who knows, maybe she's just lucky?

New Sunburn Bay Kane Avatar: Lifeguard Kane
- Kane is usually obsessed with ending lives, but when he's on vacation he's all about water safety and proper SPF application. (This is absolutely because he wants to be the one doing the killing—why should the sea and sun have all the fun?) So if you find yourself getting waylaid out of the surf or called out for some one-on-one safety instructions, just go with it and be glad he doesn't give you CPR. Bad breath doesn't take a vacation.

New Sunburn Bay Sand Wraith Avatar: Surf Wraith
- The only thing worse than being a murderous spectre of the Great Waste is fighting hand-to-hand with sand in your shorts. This is one of the many reasons the Sand Wraiths love their time at Sunburn Bay, where they can shed their heavy black robes, forget the curse of the desert for a while and hang ten...or whatever they have for toes...and wash the grit out of their groins.

New Sunburn Bay Announcer: Surfer Announcer Pack
- Don't be a poser, brah. Grab this mondo announcer and shred some lanes!


= General =

New Hero Bundle: Predator Bundle
- This hero bundle will contain 1 hero and 3 avatars Predator, Nightmare Predator, Creature Predator, Xeno Predator.

New Hero Bundle: Valkyrie Bundle
- This hero bundle will contain 1 hero and 3 avatars Valkyrie, Brunhild, Headhunter Valkyrie, Fallen Valkyrie.

New Ward Bundle: Classic Mid Heroes
These heroes love being front and center and aren't afraid of the spotlight, so grab these custom wards and show them off!
- Deadwood
* Keep the entire map within your rotten grasp with this stumpy lookout!
- Devourer
* Use this pile of buzzing, stinking meat to spot the enemy, then hook 'em!
- Kraken
* Extend the tentacles of your vision so you can know where to unleash!
- Gauntlet
* Even with one eye Gauntlet can see all with this daemonic skull ward!
- Nomad
* Wander no more -- locate the enemy and strike them down with this razor-eyed ward!
- Ravenor
* Expose your opponents and overwhelm them with this ward of crackling lightning!

New POGs Avatar: War Beast
- 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 & Optimizations ==

= General =

- Statement "By Logging in and accessing our product, you agree to the EULA" added to login screen, along with a link to the HoN end-user license agreement.
- Hovering over the HoN button at the lower-left corner of a heropet's hero portrait (e.g. Fire and Ice heropets from Gemini) will properly display their primary attribute information.
- The post-match rewards screen will no longer be displayed for mentors and spectators
- Health bars now display correctly when changing them to another color in the Options > Interface menu
- Ability slots made consistent on the entity level for the following hero abilities:
* Gladiator: Showdown (W, Ability_02) and Flagellation (E, Ability_03)
* Kane: Balance of Power (W, Ability_02) and Steel Resolve (E, Ability_03)
* Kraken: Torrent (Q, Ability_01) and Splash (E, Ability_03)

= Heroes =

Skrap
- Skrap's detailed tooltips now properly explain Vorax lifetime and Restoration Stone interaction.

Bramble
- Bramble's detailed tooltips now properly explain Restoration Stone interaction.
 
 

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