Patch [V2.6.8] on 4th Jul 2012

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Published on Tuesday, 03 July 2012 11:47

Dear Heroes,

There will be a Game Client Patch v2.6.8 on 4th 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 Limited Edition Avatar: 

 Uncle Sam Engineer
(Available for 7 DAYS only) 

uncle sam eng

New Honey Badger Bundle: 

(Only available from 6th July 2012)

*Due to some technique issue, this bundle will not be released.

** Honey Badger Courier and Honey Badger taunt will be released on 6th Jul

- New Courier:

Honey Badger Courier

honey courier


- New Taunt:

Honey Badger Taunt

honey taunt

 

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

 

Troubleshooting:

 

 - 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 2.6.8

== New Content ==

Sacrificial Stone Reworked
- Old:
* Icon of the Goddess (3300) + Sustainer (1750) = 5050 Total
* +450 Max Health
* +400 Max Mana
* +10 Damage
* +6 Health Regeneration
* +150% Mana Regeneration
* Upon death, respawn time and gold loss is decreased based on charges. Adds a charge when a nearby enemy hero dies.
* +1 Mana Regeneration, +.25 Heath Regen, +25 Max Heath per charge. On Death: Removes half of the current charges, Heal nearby allies. With 1+ charges, respawn 3 seconds faster and lose 25 less gold per charge. Continue to gain experience and vision at the location you died.

- New:
* Grave Locket (735) + Shield of the Five (803) + Recipe (400) = 1938 Total
* +9 Intelligence
* +6 Agility
* +6 Strength
* +5 Armor
* On kill or assist, becomes charged (A charged Sacrificial Stone gains +3 to all stats)
* 25 Manacost, 25 Second Cooldown
* On use: Grants 3 Armor to all nearby units for 30 seconds
* On Death (If Charged): Respawn 15 seconds faster and lose 100 less gold. Spawn a Stone that continues to gain experience for you until respawn. Stone gives a large area of clearvision around where you died for the first 6 seconds.
* Not allowed in Tournament Rules, as this is now tagged as a "New" item

Icon of the Goddess Rework
- Old:
* Glowstone (1200) + Beastheart (1100) + Pickled Brain (1000) = 3300 Total
* +450 Max Health
* +400 Max Mana
* +1 Health Regeneration
* +10% Mana Regeneration

- New:
* Glowstone (1200) + Beastheart (1100) + Pickled Brain (1000) = 3300 Total
* +450 Max Health
* +400 Max Mana
* +1 Health Regeneration
* +10% Mana Regeneration
* Gains 2 charges whenever an enemy dies within 1000 range of your hero
* +0.5 Health Regeneration per charge
* +10% Mana Regeneration per charge
* On death: Charges are cut in half
* Not allowed in Tournament Rules, as this is now tagged as a "New" item

- Added new Limited Edition Engineer Alt Avatar: Uncle Sam Engineer
- Added new Bundle: Honey Badger Bundle
* Get both the Honey Badger Courier and Honey Badger Taunt, all for a lower price!

== General ==

Hero Death Timer
- Decreased the maximum death timer of a hero in normal mode from 100 to 80 seconds
- This means that a hero reaches their maximum death timer at level 20 and does not increase after that

Draconis
- Now allowed in Tournament Rules

Berzerker
- Now allowed in Tournament Rules

== Item Balance ==

Grave Locket- Stats gained when charged decreased from +3 to +2
- Allowed in Tournament Rules

== Hero Balance ==

Amun-Ra
- Turn rate decreased from 1800 to 900
- Ashes to Ashes : Duration increased before charges are removed from 2 to 4 seconds

Flint
- Starting Strength increased from 16 to 18

Madman
- Starting Intelligence increased from 14 to 16

Magebane
- Flash : Self Magic Armor decreased from 3/6/10/15 to 3/6/9/12
- Flash : Self Magic Armor duration decreased from 10 to 7 seconds
- Flash : Range decreased from from 850/950/1050/1150 to 775/900/1025/1150
- Movespeed decreased from 320 to 315

Moraxus
- More Axes : Cooldown increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds

Puppet Master
- Puppeteer's Hold : Manacost decreased from 115/140/165/205 to 115/140/165/190

Silhouette
- Tree Grapple : Now only stuns and damages units controlled by players
* This includes Heroes and all hero pets

Swiftblade
- Swift Slashes : Damage per slash normalized from 150-250 to 200

Tundra
- Movespeed decreased from 310 to 305
- Starting Armor decreased from 4.6 to 4.1

Warbeast
- Metamorphosis : Cooldown decreased from 100/70/40 to 80/60/40

Wretched Hag
- Flash of Darkness : Range rescaled from 800/900/1000/1150 to 775/900/1025/1150
- Sonar Scream : Radius increased from 400/450/475/500 to 425/450/475/500

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