Game updates/20070524

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[edit] Update - Thursday, May 24, 2007

[edit] Automated Tournaments

[edit] Item Updates

[edit] Armor Insignias and Bonuses

  • Players can now obtain armor insignias from all campaigns. Profession-restricted insignias will only drop in campaigns in which characters of that profession can be created.
  • Crafted armor in Prophecies and Factions now supports insignias. The insignia bonuses replace the previous inherent armor bonuses and require several additional changes:
    • From this point onward, armor pieces newly crafted in these campaigns will not have inherent bonuses. The crafting costs of these armor pieces have been reduced accordingly.
    • All existing level 20 armor from these campaigns now have insignias in place of their inherent bonuses. Please note that the bonuses on these armor sets have not been altered. The only change is that these bonuses now come from insignias.
    • All existing lower-level armor pieces from these campaigns now support insignias but have had their inherent bonuses removed.
    • Numerous armor sets have been renamed to avoid redundancy with insignia names.
  • Lower-level collector armor pieces from Prophecies and Factions now support insignias. Level 20 collector armor does not.

[edit] Ascended Armor Changes and Additions

  • The following changes were made to Ascended armor sets:
    • The armor sets crafted in Droknar's Forge are now divided between the two armorers in a more organized fashion.
    • Several Ascended armor sets have been renamed to avoid naming conflicts with the corresponding level 20 armor sets.
    • A new "Labyrinthine" tattoo set has been added for Monks at Marhan's Grotto.
  • In Prophecies, Mesmer, Monk, Necromancer, Ranger, and Warrior headgear may now be crafted with a variety of attribute bonus options.
  • Existing Lieutenant's Helms crafted in Prophecies now have a +1 Tactics bonus in addition to a Lieutenant's Insignia.

[edit] Miscellaneous Item Changes

  • The Icy Dragon Sword is now considered a rare item. This change also means that it is now exempt from loot scaling.
  • To help prevent trade scams, "The Heart of Ice" Prophecies quest item no longer shares icon art with sapphires.

[edit] Elite Mission Updates

[edit] Urgoz's Warren

  • Defeating Urgoz now spawns a chest that each player will be able to interact with individually. This chest grants each player either one inscribable rare item or one of Urgoz's unique items, as well as two chunks of amber.
  • Players who open this chest while in Hard Mode will receive two item drops and four chunks of amber.
  • Urgoz no longer drops his unique items himself.
  • Fixed an exploit where creatures successfully using suicide skills in Urgoz’s Warren still gave loot and experience.

[edit] The Deep

  • Defeating Kanaxai now spawns a chest that each player will be able to interact with individually. This chest grants each player either one inscribable rare item or one of Kanaxai's unique items, as well as two chunks of jadeite.
  • Players who open this chest while in Hard Mode will receive two item drops and four chunks of jadeite.
  • Kanaxai no longer drops his unique items himself.

[edit] The Underworld and Fissure of Woe

  • Passage scrolls now have a chance of dropping from monsters slain in the Underworld and the Fissure of Woe so that players have a chance to earn free passage back to these areas.

[edit] Help Panel

Players can now access a Help panel by pressing F10 on their keyboard or by typing /help. This new panel contains links to the official Guild Wars Wiki,where players can both obtain and contribute information about their current quests, skills, locations, and guilds.

  • The /help emote has changed to /helpme. /help is now used to open the Help panel.
  • Typing /wiki into the Chat panel opens the front page of the wiki, while typing /wiki followed by a word or phrase searches the entire wiki for that content. (Please note that there is only an English language wiki available at this time.)

[edit] Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused some items to appear temporarily as white boxes in the Inventory panel.
  • Fixed a bug in Old Ascalon that prevented some players from vanquishing the map while in Hard Mode.
  • Fixed a line-of-sight bug that allowed a variety of exploits in the Dark Chambers Hall of Heroes map.

[edit] Miscellaneous

  • Made preparations for the GvG Double Reward Weekend event.
  • Bow descriptions have been updated to include bow type.
  • The Observer mode game list now remembers which categories have been collapsed. The automatic selection feature now only chooses from expanded categories.

[edit] Guild Wars Wiki notes

  • Currently, female Labyrinthine armor uses the same icons as female Monk Dragon armor. It is not known if this also applies to male Labyrinthine armor.
  • The icon for female Warrior Tyrian Boots armor has a grey square around it
  • Many armor names have changed
  • The "/flex" emote for female mesmers has been changed at some time before this update. They used to stiffen their body and hold the left arm in a right angle (like female elementalists), now they sit on one knee and keep the other leg upright then flex the right arm while looking straight on.
    • "Ascended" Kurzick, Luxon and Canthan armor have been renamed to Elite Kurzick, Elite Luxon and Elite Canthan. It is presumed that Ascended Exotic and Imperial armor has likewise been renamed.
    • The following warrior armor names have changed:
    • The following ranger armor names have been changed:
      • Hunter's Mask has been renamed to Hunter Mask
      • Tamer's Mask has been renamed to Tamer Mask
      • Traveler's Mask has been renamed to Traveler Mask
      • Ascended Drakescale armor has been renamed to Elite Drakescale armor
      • Druid's armor has been renamed to Druid armor
      • Ascended Druid's armor has been renamed to Elite Druid armor
      • Frostbound armor has been renamed to Elite Fur-Lined armor
      • Collector Ranger's armor has been renamed to Krytan armor
      • Crafted Ranger's armor has been renamed to Tyrian armor in Droknar's Forge
      • Ascended Studded Leather armor has been renamed to Elite Studded Leather armor
    • The following monk armor names have been changed:
      • Dragon pattern Ascetic's armor has been renamed to Dragon armor
      • Star pattern Ascetic's armor has been renamed to Star armor
      • Ascended Ascetic's armor has been renamed to Flowing armor
      • Censor's armor has been renamed to Censor armor
      • Judge's armor has been renamed to Elite Judge armor
      • Collector Monk's armor has been renamed to Krytan armor
      • Crafted Monk's armor has been renamed to Tyrian armor in Droknar's Forge
      • Saintly armor has been renamed to Elite Saintly armor
      • Wanderer's armor has been renamed to Woven armor
      • Ascended Wanderer's armor has been renamed to Elite Woven armor
    • The following necromancer armor names have been changed:
      • Bonelace armor has been renamed to Cabal armor
      • Ascended Bonelace armor has been renamed to Elite Cabal armor
      • Cultist's armor has been renamed to Elite Cultist armor
      • Fanatic's armor has been renamed to Fanatic armor
      • Collector Necromancer's armor has been renamed to Krytan armor
      • Crafted Necromancer's armor has been renamed to Tyrian armor
      • Ascended Scar Pattern armor has been renamed to Elite Scar Pattern armor
      • Tormentor's armor has been renamed to Profane armor
      • Ascended Tormentor's armor has been renamed to Elite Profane armor
      • Scar Pattern headgear has been renamed to Devilish Scar Pattern and Ragged Scar Pattern
    • The following mesmer armor names have been changed:
      • Enchanter's armor has been renamed to Enchanter armor
      • Ascended Enchanter's armor has been renamed to Elite Enchanter armor
      • Noble armor has been renamed to Elite Noble armor
      • Performer's armor has been renamed to Performer armor
      • Rogue's armor has been renamed to Rogue armor
      • Ascended Rogue's armor has been renamed to Elite Rogue armor
      • Collector Stylish armor has been renamed to Krytan armor
      • Crafted Stylish armor has been renamed to Tyrian armor in Droknar's Forge
      • Virtuoso's armor has been renamed to Elite Elegant armor
    • The following elementalist armor names have been changed:
      • Aeromancer's armor has been renamed to Stormforged armor
      • Ascended Aeromancer's armor has been renamed to Elite Stormforged armor
      • Collector Elementalist's armor has been renamed to Krytan armor
      • Crafted Elementalist's armor has been renamed to Tyrian armor in Droknar's Forge
      • Geomancer's armor has been renamed to Stoneforged armor
      • Ascended Geomancer's armor has been renamed to Elite Stoneforged armor
      • Hydromancer's armor has been renamed to Iceforged armor
      • Ascended Hydromancer's armor has been renamed to Elite Iceforged armor
      • Pyromancer's armor has been renamed to Flameforged armor
      • Ascended Pyromancer's armor has been renamed to Elite Flameforged armor
      • The Elementalist eyes crafted in The Kodash Bazaar have been renamed from "... Eye" to "Vabbian ... Eye".
  • The update notes lists Droknar's Forge armor as Ascended armor, though it's not considered prestige armor.
  • Event hats report that they "Cannot be upgraded with an insignia." This is suspected to have been added during this update.
  • It is suspected that this update renamed the hero armor crafted by Mureh in The Shadow Nexus from Ancient armor to Mysterious armor.
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