Game updates:November 2007

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Update - Thursday, November 29, 2007[edit]

Bonus Mission Pack[edit]

The Bonus Mission Pack has been enabled for those players who made qualifying purchases in the online store during the Bonus Mission Pack promotion.

  • To access the Bonus Mission Pack missions, speak to Durmand [Historian] in any of the major port cities: Lion's Arch, Kaineng Center, or Kamadan.
  • For each mission, you will receive a book that tells the story leading up to the mission, along with any weapons your character will use during that mission.
  • To launch the mission, equip any provided weapons and click the "enter mission" button found inside the story book.
  • The Bonus Mission Pack missions are all single player adventures where you play as the characters from each story book. You will become that character for the duration of the mission and your normal skill bar will be replaced with that character's set of skills.
  • Upon completing a Bonus Mission Pack mission, you will be returned to the port city you were in previously or to your character's home port city. Your story book will have three new pages added at this point, summarizing the events that occurred during the mission as well as the effect those events had on the Guild Wars world.
  • You can take completed books back to Durmand to have the stories authorized. You can then trade in authorized stories to one of the four story scribes (located next to Durmand in each port city) for a customized weapon from the historic period you witnessed during the mission. However, you will no longer be able to keep the book in your Xunlai storage once it has been authorized.
  • Completing each mission also unlocks “Discovery Mode” for that mission, adding three hidden, bonus goals for you to discover. For each bonus goal you complete, Durmand will give any one character on your account an additional authorized story. The additional stories can only be earned once for each account.

Skill Updates[edit]

We will be evaluating the following changes over the course of the next week. Additional adjustments may be made during that time period.

Assassin[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

  • Clumsiness Clumsiness: increased recharge time to 7 seconds; decreased duration to 4 seconds.
  • Cry of Pain Cry of Pain: decreased recharge time to 12 seconds.
  • Empathy Empathy: increased damage to 10..55.
  • Overload Overload: increased non conditional damage to 5..40.

Bug Fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Added a Zaishen Chest to the Isle of the Nameless. This chest could be opened for free and gave a random gold drop or tome. It is unknown if this is a bug or not. After a second (undocumented) update, this appears to have disappeared.

Update - Wednesday, November 28, 2007[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Wednesday, November 21, 2007[edit]

Guild Wars In-Game Store Updates[edit]

Update - Friday, November 16, 2007[edit]

Guild Wars In-Game Store Updates[edit]

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to exploit their pet's corpse.

Update - Thursday, November 15, 2007[edit]

Guild Wars In-Game Store Updates[edit]

  • Added In-Game Store support for both the Holiday and the Unlock Pack promotions. For more information on the promotions and the new Unlock Packs, please visit the In-Game Store or the Guild Wars website.

Imperial Herald[edit]

  • The Imperial Herald located in the Great Temple of Balthazar has been updated with new announcements about the Xunlai House, the Unlock Pack promotion, the $100,000 Tournament series, new Guild Wars merchandise, and the Wintersday contest.

Bug fixes[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • The text descriptions when calling status effects like conditions, enchantments, and stances have changed.
  • The text description of Hypochondria has been re-worded.
  • This update introduced a possible bug where many in-game NPCs have new (and sometimes incongruous) voice files.
  • The total size of the update is about 34mb using the -image shortcut command.

Update - Tuesday, November 13, 2007[edit]

Play Balance Updates[edit]

We will be evaluating the following changes over the course of this week. Additional adjustments may be made during this time period.

Assassin[edit]

Mesmer[edit]

  • Ineptitude Ineptitude: increased recharge time to 20 seconds.

Monk[edit]

Necromancer[edit]

Ranger[edit]

  • Barrage Barrage: increased damage to 5..20 damage.
  • Energizing Wind Energizing Wind: decreased duration to 1..31 seconds.
  • Magebane Shot Magebane Shot: increased disable time to 10 seconds; decreased recharge time to 5 seconds.
  • Player Pets: no longer leave exploitable corpses.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Many Korean accounts were permanently banned.
  • The new description for Black Lotus Strike states that it is now possible to hit a non-hexed foe, but not gain energy. In reality, the attack will fail if used on a non-hexed foe.

Update - Thursday, November 08, 2007[edit]

Skill Updates[edit]

We will be evaluating the following changes over the course of the next week. Additional adjustments may be made during that time period.

Assassin[edit]

  • Recall Recall: when this Enchantment ends, it now disables all of the caster's Skills for 10 seconds.

Dervish[edit]

Elementalist[edit]

  • Shell Shock Shell Shock: decreased recharge time to 8 seconds. This Skill now has 25% armor penetration.

Mesmer[edit]

Monk[edit]

  • Blessed Light Blessed Light: increased heal amount to 10...114...140.
  • Cure Hex Cure Hex: now affected by Healer's Boon.
  • Glimmer of Light Glimmer of Light: decreased recharge time to 1 second; increased heal amount to 10...94...115.
  • Healer's Boon Healer's Boon: instead of an upkeep cost, this Skill now has a duration of 10...46...55 seconds and no longer ends after a number of Spells are cast.
  • Healing Breeze Healing Breeze: increased duration to 15 seconds; increased Health regeneration to 4...8...9.
  • Healing Ribbon Healing Ribbon: now affected by Healer's Boon.
  • Heal Party Heal Party: increased heal amount to 30...78...90.
  • Light of Deliverance Light of Deliverance: increased casting time to 2 seconds; decreased heal amount to 5...57...70; now affects all party members regardless of Health.
  • Restful Breeze Restful Breeze: increased duration to 8...16...18 seconds.
  • Vigorous Spirit Vigorous Spirit: decreased casting time to .25 seconds.
  • Word of Healing Word of Healing: this Skill can now target the caster; increased non-conditional heal amount to 25...125...150; decreased recharge time to 3 seconds.

Necromancer[edit]

  • Oppressive Gaze Oppressive Gaze: conditional effect now only triggers on foes who are below 50% Health.
  • Weaken Armor Weaken Armor: decreased Energy cost to 5; decreased casting time to 2 seconds; decreased recharge time to 5 seconds; changed the skill type to a Spell; functionality changed to: "Target foe has Cracked Armor for 5...17...20 second(s)."

Ranger[edit]

  • Energizing Wind Energizing Wind: increased Energy cost to 15; decreased duration to 30...78...90 seconds; decreased Spirit's level to 1...5...6.
  • Fertile Season Fertile Season: increased Energy cost to 15; decreased Health bonus to 50...130...150; decreased armor bonus to 8.
  • Magebane Shot Magebane Shot: functionality changed to: "If this attack hits, it interrupts target foe's action. If that action was a Spell, it is disabled for 5 seconds. This attack cannot be blocked."

Ritualist[edit]

Warrior[edit]

PvE-Only Skills[edit]

  • Winds Winds: fixed a bug that caused Winds (a Vanguard skill) to affect allies as well as foes.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

Update - Thursday, November 01, 2007[edit]

Team Arena Map Updates[edit]

  • Temporarily added Hero Battle maps to the Team Arena map rotation. We will be evaluating the addition of these maps over the course of the week. Additional adjustments may be made during that time period.

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed a bug that placed some players in an English language district upon leaving a PvP mission even though they had previously set their district to a non-English language. (Note that in order to save a language district selection, players must first log out of the game while in their preferred language district.)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some players from completing the Factions quest "Little Creatures" on Shing Jea Island.
  • Fixed a bug that displayed Pekk [Collector] as a Sentient Vine Collector rather than a Fungal Roots Collector.
  • Fixed a bug that removed several NPCs from Lion's Arch.

Miscellaneous[edit]

Guild Wars Wiki notes[edit]

  • Halloween decorations and NPCs have been removed.
  • The Imperial Herald no longer mentions the Bonus Mission Pack. This is because the final date to become eligible for the pack was on October 31st.
  • The Hero Battle Maps have been introduced into the Random Arenas as well.