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5.8 TEST Patch Notes for 11/20/18

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11/20/18

Welcome to Crowfall Pre-Alpha Build 5.8

Welcome to The First Campaign

 

To report any issues, bugs, or feedback you have for this playtest session, please go here: Feedback and Bug Reports

 

For an up-to-date list of known issues please go here: Known Issues

 

New Items for 5.8

  • The first Campaign is here! Players can now win the Throne War!

  • A new 10 zone campaign map has been created along with a new starter area experience. More details in “Campaign” below.

  • A new vessel talent system has been introduced! Please see “Talents” for a more detailed overview.

  • Significant updates to the player map!

  • Campaign Leaderboard has arrived.

  • Plants, a new harvestable resource has been added and populated throughout the campaign world. New plants include, button mushrooms, chanterelle mushrooms, ginseng, mandrake root, garlic, and wild onion. Plants can be collected by pressing F, which will spawn their associated doobers for pickup.

  • A new mob, the Auroch, has been added and populated throughout the campaign world with a hunger variation that spawns at night.

  • Player created vendors can now be placed within the Market parcel. An open vendor socket is required to place the vendor within the parcel.

  • An event trigger system has been added that include tutorial tips and tricks to better understand the core game.

  • New login flow and character creation has also been added. Character creation now occurs at the lobby level rather than at the entry point of a campaign.

  • A Queuing system on login has also been created which include soft caps for factions, runegate teleportation, and campaign entry.

  • Several new changes and updates have been made to the crafting system. Please see “Crafting” for a more detailed overview.

  • Web support for guilds and guild banks have been added.

  • In game support for Guild Crests.

  • More training videos with an abundance of information have been created to also encourage a quicker ease of use for Crowfall.

  • Combat logs are now visible within the player chat window.

  • An expansion on the current social services aspect of in game functionality has been expanded upon including a guild chat channel and the creation of custom chat channels.

  • Mount prototype testing has begun! (All that is missing is the mount models!)

  • Vendors now have an icon above their nameplate.

 

Campaign:

  • New campaign map “Roanoak” has been created with 10 zone clusters for US.

  • New campaign map “Hyperia” has been created with 10 zone clusters for EU.

  • A new map system has been integrated into campaigns and EKs. Press M to open!

  • More zone aware toasting notifications have been added.

  • A new leaderboard has been integrated into the map.

  • Fix for resources coming in at minimum rank 2 (instead of rank 1).

  • Banner map icons for outposts and camps added. Fixes to remove visible grid from parcel icons, and start of Beachhead parcel icon.

  • Added new zone gameplay rules configuration (Noted below in “Siege Rules”) and set up a “free city” zone to be a sanctuary zone.

  • Added a rule to graveyards that any graveyard in a sanctuary zone is usable by any player, regardless of factions.

 

Siege Rules:

  • New siege rules and scoring elements have been added.

  • All keeps now become vulnerable to Siege across the entire campaign.

  • The time frame currently for siege testing is a one hour window of sieging.

  • Sieges are now defender vs. attacker. The defending faction must defend their land against all other attacking factions.

  • Banewood trees now spawn in auto-generated locations fifteen minutes after the siege has begun.

  • Three Banewood trees appear near the keep, if destroyed by the defenders the siege of that keep will end early (The Banewood trees are an optional siege mechanic meant to either draw out the defending faction from the keep or allow the attacking factions to gain more leverage).

  • Changes to Tree of Life claim rules have been integrated.

    • If the tree is destroyed within the one hour time frame of the siege, the next faction to plant a Tree of Life will own that keep.

  • A more intuitive UI for siege scoring has been added to the player interface.

  • You should no longer be able to capture a Fort or Outpost while in the bleeding out state.

  • While mounted in a catapult, you should no longer be able to change trays. This means that the only tray visible is the Catapult Action Tray; The Survival and Combat trays are no longer accessible while in a catapult.  

  • Interacting with a catapult should now require a 1 second hold, which will break stealth so that you won't be able to enter the catapult while stealthed.

 

Character Creation:

  • Character creation now occurs at the lobby level.

  • Crypts have been removed from the maps and EKs.

  • Switching your active vessel now requires logging out and logging into that vessel.

  • More customization options have been integrated into the character creation flow (Heads, hairs, horns, and skin colorization).

 

Talents:

  • Talent Trees are accessed through a button in the Inventory window, pressing “N”, or in the ESC menu.

  • Skills continue to be an account-based system while Talents are tied to a character.

  • Each class now his its own specific talent tree. Skills that were race or class specific have been removed and integrated into Talents.

  • Talent Nodes can grant powers, unlock discipline slots, grant recipes, grant stats, add or remove power trays, and grant equipment slots.

  • Each node has an associated shape to show what unlocks with each talent. (circle = power, square = stat or power modification, hex = major discipline, triangle = minor discipline)

  • Discipline slots are now unlocked through the Talent system. If you notice your discipline slots are unusable at level 1 this is not a bug.

  • Two talent points are unlocked upon each successful character level. Three points are grant at 15th and 30th level.

  • Removed automatically granted class combat powers from all classes, these are now earned via talent tree.

  • Talent nodes can require multiple previous nodes purchased, vessel level, or total points spent in tree.

  • Certain nodes will prevent the purchase of other nodes. (The promotion path nodes specifically).

  • You will be warned before purchasing a node which locks out other nodes.

  • Certain class powers were deprecated as part of the talent system implementation.

  • The next phase of Talents will incorporate Disciplines more fully, generating multiple talent nodes for each discipline.   

  • If the player has unspent talent points, the talent button will now flash.

  • Fully trained talent points change color to signify a completion in its training.

 

EKs and Vassals:

  • Temples in EKs have been replaced with a Dragon Statue.

 

Skills:

  • The Race and Class Skill trees have been deprecated (The statistical power was migrated over to talents and racials).

  • All players regardless of account status may train the same number of Skill Tree Banks.

  • Plentiful Resources: Slag now grants up to 15% chance to harvest cutting grit.

  • Skills: Passive - Way of the Leader is now granted via the skill tree

 

Crafting:

  • Search functionality has been enabled. You can now search for available recipes using the Search bar.

  • Expand all/Collapse all recipes toggle has been added to the crafting UI.

  • Multiple new adjustments to experimentation.  

    • Players can choose how much Risk they want to add to an experiment from “No Additional Risk” to “Are You Insane?!”

    • Increasing Risk will increase the difficulty as well as increase the amount of stat multiplier per each point spent.

    • Players must allocate all available pips now before attempting to experiment, however each pip is rolled independently of the previous pips.

    • Experimentation roll results are based on a shifting curve where the higher the sum of players experimentation stats and bonus values vs the experimentation final difficulty (Generally if your value is higher than difficulty value you will see better results, if you value is lower you will see worse results).

    • Post experimentation players may choose to reroll the lowest 2 stats, or reroll the entire experiment for an amount of ethereal dust or chaos embers. (Rerolling higher quality items costs more dust.)

    • Experimentation stats are now much easier to identify during the experimentation phase, including more detail on which stats are being altered. “Grade” and “Luster” are no longer experimental stats (ie you know you are experimenting on Attack Power).

  • New cooking recipes have been added!

  • Food continues to increase the players chicken ticker in addition to potentially providing a small buff.

  • Players may have one active food (Dined) and one active drink (Wined) buff at a time.

  • Reduced amount of experimentation pips for common quality items from 5 to 4.

  • Assembly bonus values are now 0% for poor/common, 15% for uncommon/rare, 20% for epic, and 25% for legendary.

  • Recipe Scrolls functionality has been added. Players can find and equip them (with the proper discipline equipped) and while the recipe is equipped they may craft that recipe.

  • Recipe Scrolls may have a durability that decreases each craft. Upon reaching 0 durability the scroll with be destroyed.

  • Reduced all crafting times to 1 sec.

 

Stats:

  • The Critical Hit system has been altered significantly.

  • Each power now has a custom critical hit chance from 0-100. (Most are 0)

  • Powers than used to be guaranteed critical hits are now set to 100% critical hit chance, and then adjusted by critical chance modifiers (Meaning it is possible to prevent criticals with the proper stats.)

  • Added new stats for critical healing.

    • Critical Healing Chance: Modify the chance to score a critical heal. Critical Healing restores more Health.

    • Critical Healing Chance Cap: Increase the cap on your Critical Healing Chance statistic.

    • Critical Healing Amount: Modify the bonus damage healed by Critical Healing.

    • Critical Healing Amount Cap: Increase the cap on your Critical Healing Amount statistic.

    • Critical Hit Healing Chance Modifier: Modify the chance that Critical Healing happens to you. Negative values decrease the chance Critical healing effects you and positive values increase the chance.

  • Stats can now have a min and max value (Denoted as a Floor and a Cap in the Detail UI section of the character sheet).

  • Food Meter will no longer decrement based on stamina usage or taking damage in combat.

  • Energy, Fury, and Essence for Stormcaller Druids will now stop regenerating below 70% food. (Just like the Mana users!)

  • Druid Orb Refund: Now refunds a portion of the Base and not Total cost.

 

Disciplines:

  • Most Discipline powers that damage enemies are now enabled to critically hit. (Who knew you couldn’t crit with a Discipline power?!)

  • Updated Destroyer tooltip so it's clear you only get healed when the barrier breaks.

  • New crafting Major and Minor Disciplines have been created and can be crafted.

  • Discipline Shield fighter - Molon Labe passive has been altered to cause Blocks to reflect elemental damage instead of reducing big hit amounts (this includes cleric blocks and shieldmaster blocks).

  • Master of Bows: Now requires "Equip Basic Bow" to equip.

  • Master of Bows: Added power Binding Arrows, removed power multishot.

  • Arcane Archer: Removed power Binding Arrows, added power multishot.

  • Master of Daggers: Crippling Stab 2 now applied a 20% Melee Power Damage debuff for 15 sec.

  • Master of Daggers: Crippling Stab and Slow Demise Combos have had their damage values updated to account for Pip cost (both increased substantially).

  • Master of Daggers: Crippling Stab and Slow Demise part 1 cost 1 Pip to execute.

  • Master of Daggers: Crippling Stab and Slow Demise part 2 cost 3 Pips to execute.

  • Master of Sickles: Added Passive Ironwood Body - When your Health drops below 35%, gain Ironwood Body, which reduces all damage taken by 50% for 10 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 45 seconds.

  • Master of Sickles: Removed Passives Quick Burn and Slow Growth.

  • Master of Sickles: Essence generation has been moved out of the Stormcaller Passive and attached as stats to the base Discipline.

  • Master of Sickles: Added Out of Combat Essence regeneration.

  • Master of Sickles: No longer triggers setting essence to 80% if over 80% when entering the Death Tray.

  • Master of Sickles: Added Passive Ironwood Body - When your Health drops below 35%, gain Ironwood Body, which reduces all damage taken by 50% for 10 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 45 seconds.

  • Master of Mystical Staves - Removed Passives Quick Burn and Slow Growth.

  • Master of Mystical Staves - Added Passive Forest Whispers - When your Health drops below 30%, instantly heal 20% of your maximum Health. Cannot occur more than once every 60 seconds.

  • The Master of Pistols discipline is no longer available (Most of its functionality has been migrated to portions of the Duelist Talent Tree. Expect this to happen to all Weapon Disciplines as part of Talents Phase II).

  • Poisoner: Switched poisoner cleanse to stomp major poison group instead of minor.

  • Agent Provocateur:

    • Lay Low: Increased base cooldown to 30 seconds.

    • Lay Low: Healing values changed to a flat 30% of maximum health from a flat value + weapon damage.

  • Mail Proficiency: Deprecated this discipline.

  • Plate Proficiency: Deprecated this discipline.

  • Black Mask: Can once again be used by Rangers! They will be granted similar but slightly different versions of both Shadow Mantle and Call Darkness which use energy and have a fixed duration.

 

General Powers:

  • Block no longer reflects elemental damage by default.

  • Adjusted cooldown and duration of Thornshield.

  • Items: Reduced Template values for Basic Bows Distance by 5m, Intermediate Bows Distance by 2m, and Advanced Bows by 3m.

  • Quick pass on re-writing power descriptions for singular verb agreement since the name of the power appears automatically as the subject at the start of the sentence.

  • Pass through all powers in the game to make sure the cooldown tooltips are accurate.

  • Rangers/Assassins with both Bow and Melee powers trays should no longer be placed into the melee tray when they are in stealth and attempt to go into the ranged tray.

  • Added Buff status effect for when Walk mode is toggled on.

  • Reduced baseline cap values for Attack Rating and Support Rating. (This will echo through all crafted items.Expect lower stat values for AP and SP on items)

  • Lowered attribute and coefficient values that contribute to attack rating and support rating.

  • Harvesting powers no longer animation lock the character in place while swinging.

  • Expanded the transition out of combat resource generation pause to all mana users, energy users, fury users, and druids with essence regen.

  • Food Hunger will now affect all mana users, energy users, fury users, and druids with essence regen.

  • Punching / Basic Attacks while stealthed will now remove the player from stealth properly.

 

Class Specific Powers and Adjustments:

  • While many classes needed adjustments to their powers for their powers to work with the new talents, not all did. Many bugs may have been fixed when the talent portion was added.

  • A large pass has been done to bring in the distance of ranged combatants.

    • Statistic Ranged Distance Bonus - Set baseline cap value to 20.

    • Statistic Ranged Distance Bonus Cap - Set cap value to 45.

  • Multiple new powers have been created for all classes that are accessible through the talent trees. Please see classes below for a more specific list of new powers.

  • Many old powers were not re-added to the classes.

 

Assassin:

  • From Behind Damage bonus should function with discipline powers.

  • Diffusion should now re apply the disease DoT instead of the nature DoT when the target is diseased.

  • Fixed issue where Toxins where proccing multiple times when toxin apply stat was above 100%.

  • Deprecated power Curse Weapon,

  • Added power “In the Zone”. Increases your Power Efficiency by 20% and increases your Hit from Behind damage by 10% scaling the duration with pips spent.

  • Toxins - Now flagged as equipable so they display in Red if your class can't equip them.

 

Cleric:

  • Cleric Hammers and magical ability damage are now considered damage type Fire instead of Crushing.

  • Cleric Block: No longer automatically heals allies.

  • Tuned Cleric basic attack costs up a little bit more.

  • Added Radical passive which resets the cooldown on Searing Light on Spirit Hammer crits.

 

Confessor:

  • Only gain the Zealotry resource when they also have Master of Arcane equipped.

  • Concentration passive power now grants The Righteous if the user is at max Zealotry and gains further zealotry.

  • Range on Absolution, Flames of Truth set to 25.

  • Absolution and Flames of Truth can now be modified by Range Increasing Stats.

  • Confessor New Power - Arkon's Fury , Deal damage and apply an elemental vulnerability to the target. (it's like an armor break for elemental damage!)

  • Master of Arcane Redemption: Increased base damage, reduced range to 25m, added a power blackout, increased cooldown to 9s.

  • Master of Arcane: Reduced range to 25m.

 

Druid:

  • Druids now wear Leather armor.

  • Reduced Druid Final mitigation caps to match that appropriate of Leather.

  • Deprecated Nature's Grace Combo Chain.

  • Deprecated Forest Whispers Passive.

  • Faerie Flames: Removed DoT from power.

  • Faerie Flames: Added - Blocks target from entering Stealth for 30 seconds.

  • Forest Whispers: Changed armor mitigations from 35% to damage reduction by 35%.

  • Barkskin: Increased base amount of barrier granted.  

  • Barkskin: Barrier component is no longer linked to the thorns component. (this means the thorns will last the full duration even if the barrier is knocked off.)

 

Duelist:

  • Main-hand Pistols are now available for the Duelist to use without requiring the use of a discipline.

  • Duelists can now equip pistols in either or both hands. It isn't necessary to have a special Offhand or Mainhand pistol.

  • Duelist basic Pistol Shots have been revised to feel snappier.

  • Impale now does increased instant damage to targets under 50%.


 

Knight:

  • Knight Resolve now also regenerates Energy over the 4 second period.

 

Myrmidon:

  • The Charge combo ability following Net Pull has been removed.

 

Ranger:

  • Reduced Flare Range to 35m.

  • Laceration tooltip now indicates it hits twice.

  • Cross Slash 1 tooltip now indicates it hits twice.

  • Cross Slash 1 2nd hit now hits for appropriate damage.

  • Rapid Fire: Reduced Shot count to 7, removed stacking critical hit chance and removed the exposed knockdown.

  • Ranger Rapid Fire: Adjusted base damage and weapon damage upwards to account for less arrows.

  • Gleeful Strike: Passive has been updated. It now Increases your Power Damage Bonus: Melee and Power Damage Bonus: Ranged by 10%. Additionally, while the Melee Power Tray is your active tray, all critical hits you land have a chance to restore Energy.

  • Removed passive Energy Regeneration.

  • Laceration tooltip now indicates it hits twice.

  • Cross Slash 1 tooltip now indicates it hits twice.

  • Cross Slash 1 2nd hit now hits for appropriate damage.

  • Flare Arrow is now limited to the Ranged Power Tray.

 

Templar:

  • Added stat for Moral Prerogative.

  • Moral Prerogative enhances Righteous Stand to increase its channel duration by 50% allowing more time before another Pip is spent.

  • Corrected an issue that would prevent Templar Righteous Parry from activating when Righteous Stand was re-used while a Righteous Parry opportunity was still available.

  • Increased Holy Warrior cooldown and reduced health buff slightly.

  • Zealotry can generally be gained by only one source at a time but the amount earned was increased so gains will be much more consistent. Reduced the extra gain by hitting a target with Sin.

 

Race Specific Powers and Adjustments:

  • Racial Dodges are no longer modified by cooldown reductions or increases.

 

Elken:

  • Ranged Distance Bonus changed to Ranged Distance Bonus Cap and set to 5m.

 

Fae:

  • Faerie Fire: Removed erroneous instant damage from power.

  • Faerie Fire: Added Blocks target from entering Stealth for 30 seconds.

  • Bloodline: Tooltip reflects 50% movement speed boost while stealthed.

 

Guinecean:

  • Made extra guinecean ring slot available.

  • Racial Burrow will no longer be granted to duelists.

  • Racial Saltpeter rounds will no longer be granted to non-Duelists.

 

Stoneborn:

  • Adjusted cooldown on Stoneskin.

  • Stoneskin: Changed armor mitigations from 50% to damage reduction by 50%.

 

Wood Elf:

  • Camouflage: Interacting with an object, taking damage, or using a consumable will now shut off the toggle. This power is surrendered if the user has a Stealth Tray granted to them.

 

Mob Powers:

  • Spider Slam now does damage type crushing.

 

Sound:

  • Fixing issue with Druid blight burst sounds (Wailing Spirits) stacking and getting really loud.

  • Implemented batch of Ranger power sounds.

  • Sounds for Ranger basic attack arrows.

  • Sounds for Ranger Barrage and Rapid Shot powers.

  • Implementing hit sounds into all basic bow attacks a player can use.

  • Adding hit sound for Ranger Forest Step.

  • Adding variations for Guinecean death sounds.

  • New Elken and Guinecean versions of Knight male noble blood power shout.  Elken death sound now has "VO".

  • Further spacing out the additive tiers of Druid Blight Orb explosion sounds (wailing spirits).  New layer is added every 2 orbs instead of every 1 orb.

  • Implementing sounds for certain Champion powers.  Mostly hits. Also second tier versions for Ultimate Warrior.

  • Updated to Druid LMB power.  Less loud.

  • New sounds for Champion Hurlbat, Ranger Concussion Shot (AOE part).  Fixing issue with Fae jump sounds being 2D instead of 3D.

  • New hit sounds for Champion Rend and Hurlbat.

  • New VO for Guinecean version of noble blood Knight power.

  • Implementing sounds for eating various food items.  New VO for Elken version of Knight yell power. Update to Wolf morph day into night sound.

  • Fall Damage now has sound.

 

Environment:

  • Several adjustments have been made to terrain shaders and environmental items to better increase performance.

 

General Bug Fixes:

  • The Crypt parcel has been removed from campaigns and EKs and the crafting recipe for this parcel is no longer accessible.

  • Food related resource and test vendors have been added to forts and keep parcels.

  • New stylized icons have been added for several inventory items.

  • Map Icons should no longer display as a black texture.

  • Updating the number of items granted by the necro test vendors and also added ambrosia as a necro additive.

  • Setting guild hall to be craftable in 5.8 with the new socket changes added.

  • Updated spider dioramas with newer webs.

  • Stoneborn corpse should no longer remain after rez.

  • Changed the range on the Outpost Guards to 25m with a max of 50m ranged attack.

  • Adjustments to fix memory leaks and overall server performance.

  • Dramatically reduced the amount of experience required to level starter and lower quality vessels.

  • Fixed socketing issues between gatehouse and wings.

  • Updated keeps to prevent players from placing keep on themselves in EKs.

  • Performance improvements for lower end shaders.  Medium still looks pretty good. Basic looks "less good".  But it does less, so it may be worth it.

  • Guild crest should now display on the player’s nameplate.

  • Bandage use will now remove Stealthed characters from Stealth.

  • New jewelcrafting icons have been added to the gem creation phase.

  • Skills: fix for combat basics tree not loading sometimes.

  • Updated the burial mound assets on harvestable graves.

  • Fixed Centaur female hair clipping on harvesting.  Some tuning to harvesting transitions.

  • Fixed a typo in some stats that made harvesting hungershard additives impossible during fall/winter.

  • Players are no longer asked “To Find a Tree to Harvest”.

  • Harvest nodes are now backless; they are no longer vulnerable to “From Behind” attacks.

  • Fixed an issue where floating windows being dragged would be clamped to the wrong y-positions.

 

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