PATCH NOTES - December 7, 2014

Monk Update Part Two

- Empowered Flying Kick base damage heavily adjusted.
- Bonus damage added to empowered Flying Kick
- Bonus damage scales with LEVEL (beginning at 50) with a small bonus from STR/DEX. (It's very small.)
- Life Tap moved to empowered Eagle Strike and numbers adjusted.
- Life Tap damage receives small bonus from STR/DEX. (Again very small.)
- Empowered Round Kick receives a small aggro boost.
- Stun / Interrupt moved to Kick.
- Ethereal Stance duration extended.
- Ethereal Stance gets a small duration boost from STA.
- Wall of Will Stance restored.
- Wall of Will Stance gets a small duration boost from STA.
- All discipline costs adjusted and tuned.

Items

- Some items had unusable Spell Ward replaced with different effects.

Tomes

- A mechanic has been added to Windstone Caverns that may result in getting Emberflow Tomes.
- You're going to have to work / explore / try things though, sorry.

  Sun Dec 07, 2014 - Slaariel


PATCH NOTES December 1, 2014

Changes for ME:
- Just some dev stuff that you will never care about probably.

Item Changes:
- Some out-of-line weapon proc rates adjusted.
- Horok proc should be fixed.
- Many pet weapons rec-level dropped to 54 (for frogs you know).
- Many MNK-usable items have had STR/DEX adjusted (see next section).

Monk Update:
- Monks have lost most of their stances.
- Monks have lost my terrible combo system.
- Monks have lost the flat damage increase from +Hand-to-hand skill.
- Monks have gained a Discipline combat system similar to the Warrior stamina system.
- Each Monk special attack has an additional effect if used properly at >= 40% Discipline.
- In AGGRESSIVE Stance:
KICK activates a small Life Tap.
ROUND KICK becomes an AE kick.
FLYING KICK gains a large damage bonus.
- In DEFENSIVE Stance:
TIGER CLAW adds a hate proc.
EAGLE STRIKE stuns or interrupts.
DRAGON PUNCH adds a small knockback and root effect.
- A Monk attacking from the front of a target now INCREASES the "Aux-Tanking" cap for that mob slightly.
- A Monk attacking from the front of a target now ADDS EXTRA "Aux-Tanking" damage reduction.
- These bonuses stack PER MONK (up to three, of course).
- Monk Hand-to-Hand damage (weaponless only) now SCALES IN RATIO with a COMBINATION OF STR AND DEX.
- Accordingly, about 100 items have had stats adjusted to smooth out this curve. High end Monks should notice LITTLE DIFFERENCE or a SLIGHT INCREASE in bare-fisted DPS.
- ARMED monks who are Aux-tanking have a BONUS to AVOID peripheral melee attacks (RAMPAGE, etc.).
- ARMED Monks who are NOT Aux-tanking have a SMALLER BONUS to AVOID peripheral melee attacks.
- ARMED Monks who are Aux-tanking have a BONUS to MITIGATE spell damage.
- ALL MONKS are permanently unstunnable from rear attacks (permanent /s 6).
- These changes are ALL FIRST-ROUND INPUT and are SUBJECT TO DISCUSSION AND CHANGE.
- Please post comments in the thread.

Dalayan Blood Drive:
- It's over now! Thank you to all who participated and even thanks to those who really wanted to participate but didn't because they hate needles or believe that if they donate blood they will die. Maybe next time! I will hand out rewards over the course of the day; be sure to pester me if you are missed (somehow).

  Mon Dec 01, 2014 - Slaariel


Windows XP And Below Users

For folks with XP who had trouble with 1.94 of the patcher, the new version (1.95) should hopefully fix that. Please report if it does not.

  Sat Nov 29, 2014 - Slaariel


Dalayan.. blood drive?

Donate blood and prove it and I will give you 100 fame and a pat on the back. If you got a tattoo or something then I will offer you some consolation and advice on not making selfish decisions in the future. The awful nerd life you save could be your own!

Post proof of donation taking place between August 30, 2014 and November 30, 2014 (the official Red Cross three month window including the month of November) and I will hook you up thanks!

  Tue Nov 04, 2014 - Slaariel


October 26, 2014 - DICE of MISFORTUNE

Are you good with the DICE? Do you want to win cool PRIZES?

This Sunday, October 26, 2014 is your chance to show your dicing skills and win cool prizes. We'll be hosting a Dice of Misfortune game at 4pm Alaska, 5pm Pacific, 7pm Cental, 8pm Eastern time, 1am Germany in Goblinskull Mountains just outside the Kaladim Gates. Bring your best dice and show us all how it's done.

Food! Drinks! Probably a bit of death! Probably a lot of death!

  Sun Oct 26, 2014 - Slaariel








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