[3.7.9] Patch Notes

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Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2015 14:59
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Dear Heroes,
 
There will be a Game Client Patch v3.7.9 on Thursday, 10th September 2015, 0700 hrs - 1400 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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Karnak The Tomb Guardian
Holiday Edition
Construction Worker Behemoth
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Madcat Madman
China Avatar
Bloodthirsty Dampeer
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Gryphon Draconis
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Pollywog Priest
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Version 3.7.9
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10 September 2015

== Matchmaking Maps & Modes ==

Forests of Caldavar
- All Pick
- Single Draft
- Balanced Random

Mid Wars
- Blind Ban
- All Random

Grimm's Crossing
- Blind Ban
- 3v3
- Casual Mode

== New Content ==

= Gold Collection =

New Gold Collection Amun-Ra Avatar: Karnak the Tomb Guardian
- The fortune hunters of The War Effort have been exploring areas of Newerth untouched for centuries, and when one expedition descended into the pitch-black tombs hidden beneath the Great Waste they found something waiting for them. Karnak the Tomb Guardian had stood watch over his dead master as generations lived and died in the world above, and his mission is simple: prevent anyone from stealing the riches that would ensure his master's prosperity in the afterlife. Good luck to the explorers who try to make him fail.

= The War Effort =

New War Effort Pyromancer Avatar: Trophy Pyromancer
- The only way to get this rare, auspicious avatar is to be ranked among The War Effort's top 50 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!

= Labor Day =

New Holiday Edition Labor Day Behemoth Avatar: Construction Worker Behemoth
- Even the earth-shakers and wall-breakers need a day off, so the Behemoth Union has it in their contract that a few times a year they get a long weekend away from rebuilding the walls, towers, and barracks destroyed by the Hellbourne. The foremen Engineers actually appreciate this downtime on the job site -- they keep telling the Behemoths that iron girders aren't supposed to be used as hammers and fissures aren't up to code when it comes to running drain systems -- and the holiday allows the Engineers to repair most of the damage done by their work crews. But come Tuesday, it's back to the grind...

= eSports Community Winner =

New eSports Community Winner Madman Avatar: Madcat Madman
- MadCat was once a part of Boxi's household and lived the life every house cat dreams of. Through a glitch in the latest HoN patch she was sucked through his monitor and into the world of Newerth. Scared and confused, she stumbled upon a tribe of monkey couriers and was taken to the Monkey King for judgement. One look into her precious eyes was enough. The Monkey King kept her as his loyal companion, training her to become one of the most formidable warriors -- and snugglers -- of Newerth.
* This is an eSports Community Winner. Concept and lore inspired by community member Boxi.

= China Avatars =

New China Dampeer Avatar: Bloodthirsty Dampeer
- The acolytes of Dampeer are known as the Bloodthirsty, men and women who forsake the sustenance of food and drink for the unnatural consumption of human flesh in the hopes it will act as a gateway to their ultimate goal: subsisting on the pure vitality of their victims. They learn quickly that adrenaline and fear make the meat taste far better, so terrorizing their prey before digging in is a must, and a pleasure.

New China Draconis Avatar: Gryphon Draconis
- Dragons and Gryphons have always had a tenuous relationship -- each species believes it is the the most majestic and capable guardian of treasure and sacred locations (and the Gryphons insist their flames burn much hotter and cleaner) -- but when it comes to the World Tree, the most priceless and vital life form on Newerth, the Gryphons set aside their rivalry and stand wing-to-wing with Draconis and his kin to ensure the forces of corruption do not touch even a single leaf. But everyone still knows that beaks and feathers are much more glorious than snouts and scales.

= POGs =

New POGs Avatar: Pollywog Priest
- 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 =

- Continuously denying an ally will no longer play the Nemesis announcer sounds.
- 8-bit Announcer no longer creates a persisting buzzing noise when disconnecting from a game after a team's main building is destroyed.
- Added missing radial ping tool area names to Capture the Flag.

= Heroes =

Doctor Repulsor
- Doctor Gamer's Ludicrous Speed will properly play the laugh voice line at all ranks of the ability.
- Annunaki is no longer missing a texture while attacking with medium and low model quality settings.

Ravenor
- Rift Ravenor is no longer incorrectly labelled as part of the Rift Beasts set.

Puppet Master
- Puppet Master's Puppet Show (W) now properly perplexes the target while it is being forced to attack something.

Valkyrie
- Brunhild Valkyrie properly plays her taunt audio clip after killing an enemy she taunted.
 
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