Patch 2.5.12 on 29th Feb

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Published on Tuesday, 28 February 2012 12:45
There will be a Game Client Patch v2.5.12 on 29th February 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.*

[Update]: Game Service has resumed as at 1000hrs (GMT +8).

New Hero Alternate Avatar:
Night Hunter

New Taunt:
Dropping G's Taunt
New Hero Alternate Avatar:
Horseman Death
(To be released on 2nd March 2012)

New Hero Alternate Avatar:
Horseman Conquest
(Can be obtained if player purchases 4 Horseman avatars)

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 2.5.12

- New Language Support: Bahasa Indonesian (Please restart the client after changing the language)
- Added Night Hound Alt Avatar: Night Hunter

- New taunt: Dropping G's Taunt

- Added a new command /friendlychat or /fc for short
* If a player turns this feature on their client will only accept incoming whispers, game invites, group invites and other similar messages if the sender is in their clan or on their buddy list

- The alt avatar list can now be sorted by release date (suggested by community member iruul)

- UI bug fixes: (Thanks to Elkano for his help with these)
* Right click menu no longer occasionally appears behind other windows
* Fixed bug causing notification icon tooltips to be stuck to the cursor
* Matchmaking window player double click invites no longer occasionally target the wrong player
* Added missing double tap announcer preview
* Fixed large stat numbers being cut off in post game stats screen
* Fixed bug causing add friend button to disappear in-game

- Matchmaking groups who have a large skill difference among their members will no longer be able to choose the "Fairer Match" option for their match fidelity
* An appropriate message will be displayed to the group leader indicating that the value they had selected is not available for their group should they try to

- The following Heroes have been removed from the Tournament Rules game mode:
* Artesia
* Bezerker
* Gravekeeper

- Fixed white textures showing up when you use the "Low" Model setting for:
* Behemoth
* Hammerstorm
* Hellbringer and Malphas
* Kongor
* Moon Queen
* Night Hound
* Pollywog Priest

- The Night Vision of the following heroes have been changed to 800:
* Bombardier (had 1200)
* Bubbles (had 1200)
* Deadwood (had 1200)
* Keeper of the Forest (had 1200)
* Torturer (had 900)
* Tremble (had 1200)
* Valkyrie (had 1200)

- Visual Exploits have been fixed that involve the following heroes:
* Deadwood
* Devourer
* Emerald Warden
* Engineer
* Fayde
* Gladiator
* Madman
* Revenant
* Sand Wraith
* Silhouette

- A new chatserver is needed this patch. You will automatically reconnect to the new one after patching
- Fixed an issue where players could repeatedly invite other players to create a clan even if they were already in a clan or in /dnd mode
- Players will no longer longer receive matchmaking group invites while in /dnd mode
- Fixed an issue where right-clicking the Auto-Join channel button in a chat room was not removing the saved channels from the Auto-Join channel list
- Fixed a display issue where a players MMR shown on the matchmaking interface would appear to be 1 point higher than it should have
- Fixed a "Tooltip Sticking" bug

== Items ==

- Now does not apply the Astrolabe Immunity to Stormspirit'ed targets

- No longer works with Split Attacks

Null Stone
- Reduced mana regeneration from 200% to 150%

Plated Greaves
- On use, now also grants +2 Armor to nearby heroes

Ring of the Teacher
- Reduced damage from 6 to 5

Savage Mace
- No longer works with Split Attacks

Sol's Bulwark
- No longer stacks incorrectly with or overrides Daemonic Breastplate

Staff of the Master
- Recipe old: Any two 1000g items + Glowstone + Recipe
- Recipe new: Glowstone + Mighty Blade + Quickblade + Neophyte's Book. Auto Assemble

- Cast range reduced from 600 to 450
- Increased cost from 600 to 1000 gold
- Now cannot be healed while Stormspirit'ed

== Heroes ==

- Fixed Pyroclasmic Rebirth from playing in fog

- Increased turnrate from 360 to 450

- Fissure increased duration from 5/6/7/8 to 6.5/7/7.5/8 seconds
- Shockwave tooltip update no longer affecting corpses.

- Fixed Kuznya Avatar so that the icons in Flaming Hammer and Frenzy match the states
- Smoothed Kuznya's attack animations

- Hook 'em can now target Allied creeps only at level 2 and above

Demented Shaman
- Unbreakerable health restored reduced from 150/250/350/450 to 125/200/275/350

Drunken Master
- Stagger's bonus Movement Speed and Attack Damage reduced from 20/40/60/80 to 15/30/45/60
- Drink's charges gained from 2/4/6/8 to 2/3/4/5 a second
- Drink's charged gained from enemy death from 2/4/6/8 to 2/3/4/5

- Deep Shadows is now the correct cast type

- Fixed Discharge and Release from playing in fog
- Release's slow is now transferrable

- Added Staff of the Master effect:
* Adds a bonus 100/120/140 Magic Damage and 4 Second 50% Movement Speed Slow in a 600 radius to the explosion
* For reference, the normal explosion is 300 radius
- Fixed the Alt Avatar's model from playing Earth's Grasp animation/sound indefinitely if the target creep moves out of range & Geomancer is not aggro'ed/no other orders are carried out after casting Earth's Grasp
- Quicksand won't draw on the minimap anymore
- Quicksand is now a status debuff, meaning it can be dispelled and stolen/transferred

- Pitfall effects touched up

- Starting Strength increased from 16 to 17
- Death Boil reduced manacost from 100/130/160/190 to 100/120/140/160

Keeper of the Forest
- Fixed Root from playing through fog

- Fixed his Alt Avatar's Whirling Blade so it plays the correct model when spinning

- Sword Throw teleport is no longer prevented by Immobilized

- Fixed Santa Midas' icons so they aren't blank
- Reduced starting agility from 16 to 12
- Reduced agility gain per level from 1.5 to 1.1
- Reduced starting armor from 3.24 to 1.18 (after agility nerf)
- Fixed Lion's Pride from playing through fog
- Lion's Pride reduced ranged from 900 to 800
- Cleaned up Transmute scripting a bit

- Icon updated
- Alt Avatar sounds fixed
- Crippling Pollen duration reduced from 1.5/2/2.5/3 to 1/1.5/2/2.5 seconds
- Crippling Pollen increased damage per second from 50 to 70

- Touched up previews

- Infest can no longer target allied creeps until level 2

- Alt Avatar Horseman sounds updated

- Reverted creep grab mechanic to only work on other heroes

- Toxin Ward vision increased from 300 to 600

- Fixed icons

- Elemental reduced magic armor from 17 to 15

- Reduced starting agility from 23 to 16
- Chain reaction damage reduced from 70/140/210/280 to 65/130/195/260
- Agonizing Bonds cast range reduced from 700 to 650
- Agonizing Bonds damage rescaled from 80/140/200/260 to 65/130/195/260

- Shudder renamed to Boris~!
- Terrorform increased gold gain on mounds from 25 to 25/30/35/40
- Boris no longer gains Impalers and instead gains a passive movespeed slow of 10/15/20%
- Increased gold gain from killing Boris from 75 to 75/100/125
- Boris's negative armor on Attack from -2/-4/-6 to -1/-2/-3
- Increased Boris's Attack Damage from 50/75/100 to 60/85/110

- Cold Shoulder is now Magical instead of Physical

War beast
- Fixed effects

Wretched Hag
- Increased turn rate from 450 to 500
- Lowered Attack Action Time from 560ms to 500ms
* This is when the Attack Projectile launches