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HiRezMartini
03-10-2015, 07:49 PM
ANOTHER COG IN THE MACHINE

New God Skins

Ravenous Bakasura
Valkyrie Freya
COG Scylla
Madame Blade Serqet
Hou Yi Golden/Legendary/Diamond

New Voice Packs

Madame Blade Serqet

New Ward Skins and Player Icons

Spring Ward Skin

Emotes

Thanatos Wave and Clap.

God Rotation

Ao Kuang
Bacchus
Osiris
Cupid
Bastet

Updated Cards

Standard Zhong Kui
Time Lord Chronos

UI

The Notifications page has been reworked.
The Profile page has been reworked.
Changed the COMPETITIVE tab to LEAGUE.
Added new colorblind options in User Interface (Protanope, Deuteranope, and Trianope).
Security question pop up has been updated with new art.
Match Rating pop up has been updated with new art.
Added duo queueing information to League descriptions.
Addressed crashing from opening the T-screen.
Fixed not being able to select gods if having an Emote purchase dialog open while transitioning into match lobby.
Fixed a case where pop ups and purchase dialogs would slowly load in while in match lobby.
Fixed HOME button appearing behind the in queue timer when the party leader puts you in queue.
Fixed Friend Request not showing properly when logging in.
Fixed God Building Skills showing the wrong mana cost and showing cooldown instead.
Fixed a typo in Bellona’s lore that read “Ballona”.
Fixed typo “Views” in the Social tooltip.
Fixed some in match prompts not properly scaling when changing window sizes.
Fixed missing icons for new god bundles.
Fixed the friends list player icon moving up and not opening loadouts.
Fixed the queue timer showing over the Home button at end of match lobby for party members.
Fixed Recently Played list not showing which Gods they played.
Fixed mouse over for friends not displaying in match time correctly.
Fixed names showing up incorrectly when inviting players that are already in a match.
Fixed the missing scroll bar the first time opening the lore tab.
Fixed not seeing login screen elements if you disconnect from the server at the end of match lobby.
Fixed Recently Played tooltips showing pending friend request data.
Fixed Player tooltips showing ‘undefined’ when not properly handling data.
Fixed Key Bindings menu showing missing data for Abilities 1-4.
Fixed some cases of incorrect number of available emotes being displayed.
Fixed the queued label persisting into match lobby.
Fixed rare cases where players sometimes would not show on the scoreboard.

Chat

Removed the bubbling up of new messages to the top.
Added timestamps to Party tab.
When you select to a message a player, the input field will be auto focused.
Fixed chat remaining open if you return to lobby from practice a game.

Skin Tiers

This patch we are starting to implement a new pricing structure for skins. This structure applies to non-exclusive skins.
Tier 1 Skins: 100 Gems or 9500 Favor. Color Change or “Recolor” version of the base model.
Tier 2 Skins: 250 Gems. Minor model changes and upgrades. Uses the gods original theme and voice pack. Example: Valkyrie Freya
Tier 3 Skin: 400 Gems. New theme and model changes. May have minor special FX, minor animation changes, and often has a custom voice pack. Example: Blind Vengeance Nemesis.
Tier 4 Skin: 600 Gems. New theme, model changes, major animation changes, new special FX, and always has a custom voice pack. Example: HeBro He Bo, Elite Agent Apollo.
Tier 5 Skin: Special limited edition skins, like Archon Thanatos.

Gameplay

Fixed being able to block Fire Giant melee attacks with player deployables.
Gold Fury and Fire Giant: When respawning are now hittable at exactly 5 minutes from their death.

Misc
Fixed an issue where twitch streaming minutes were not being recorded with in game streamer.
Fixed some missing end of match lobby assets for Bakasura, Hel, and Odin.
Fixed sound fx persisting if server goes down while at end of match lobby.
Fixed some texture quality issues when World Detail is set to Maximum then Minimum.
Fixed invisible towers sometimes occurring when rewinding in spectator.
Fixed some assets in Arena appearing black while spectating.

Items

Bluestone Pendant
Reduced mana regeneration 4% to 3% of missing mana per second.
Reinforced Shoes
Fixed description cutoff for word “Reduction”.
Watcher’s Gift
“Watcher’s Gift was not competing as much with other starting options for Guardians, so along with including jungle camps in the passive, additional MP5 helps this item keep our tanky friends healthy.”
Jungle camps now trigger Watcher’s Gift’s passive.
Now provides an additional +5 MP5.

Gods - Balance/Updates/Fixes

Ah Muzen Cab
Hives
Fixed targeting brackets not working on the hives.

Ao Kuang
General
Golden/Legendary/Diamond skins now properly using correct skin at the end of match lobby.

Anhur
“Anhur’s clear reduction entering into Season 2 was a bit heavy-handed, and thus we have reverted the change and we will continue to evaluate him moving forward.”
General
Various visual improvements
Added missing footsteps on Diamond skin.
Basic Attack - Made hit fx smaller.
Obelisk - Reduced sand radius opacity
Desert Fury - Reduced opacity on the hit fx.
Impale
No longer reduces damage by 50% after the first target hit.

Awilix
General
Fixed Suku sometimes becoming invisible.
Base health increased from 450 to 475.
Health per Level increased from 75 to 77.
Moonlight Charge
Damage increased from 70/110/150/190/230 to 90/130/170/210/250.
Suku
Fixed typo in description for “Penalty”.
Fixed Awilix landing hit fx radius that was showing larger than the actual damage.
Gravity Surge
No longer showing Crowd Control immune Gods as targets.

Bakasura
General
Fixed untextured assets at end of match lobby.

Bacchus
“Bacchus’ early game presence has struggled versus other Guardians with his inability to maintain Drunk-o-Meter in the laning phase along with him being knocked up during his Belch of the Gods. Adding a higher starting Drunk-o-Meter gain along with adding knockback immunity to his Belch puts him in line with other early game Guardians. Time to party!”
Chug
Drunk-O-Meter gained increased from 22/28/34/40/46% to 33/35/37/39/41%.
Belch of the Gods
Bacchus is now knockup immune while channeling this ability.

Bellona
“Bellona had a very strong launch, and we’re making adjustments to address how difficult the Goddess of War was to take down. In addition to a reduction in protections and healing, we took a bit of the spring out of her step.”
Master of War
Movement Speed reduced from 6% per stack to 3% per stack.
Protections reduced from 5 per stack to 4 per stack.
Duration reduced from 5s to 4s.
Bludgeon
Basic Attacks using Hammer now do 33% lifesteal instead of 100%.
Scourge
Healing reduced from 30/50/70/90/110 to 30/40/50/60/70.

Cabrakan
“Part quality of life, part balance, this change should help Cabrakan rage a little less.”
Seismic Crush
Cabrakan is no longer affected by the basic attack movement penalty while making basic attacks with this ability active.

Fenrir
General
Fixed wrong persistent mouth fx in the lobby for Frostfang skin.
Fixed missing hit fx for basic attacks for Frostfang skin.

Hel
General
Fixed untextured assets at end of match lobby.

Hou Yi
Mark of the Golden Crow
Fixed the tooltip incorrectly stating +15% instead of +25% penetration.
Dive Bomb
Fixed Hou Yi getting debuffed when gliding over Janus Portal.

Kumbhakarna
Mighty Yawn
Radius increased from 20 to 25.
Tooltip incorrectly stating a radius of 25 is now correct.

Neith
World Weaver
Fixed projectile from being blocked by Isis Circle of Protection.

Nox
“With these changes we are continuing in the direction of improving Nox’s control, while also fixing some of the difficulty she had with the previous changes to Night Terror.”
Nightfall Raven
Silence duration increased from 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2s to 2s at all ranks
Night Terror
Nox is now CC Immune while casting this ability.
Improved the visual FX for this ability.

Odin
“Odin has had some difficulties transitioning into the latter stages of the game, and this patch we are increasing his scaling to help compensate for that.”
General
Fixed untextured assets at end of match lobby.
Lunge
Physical Power scaling increased from 60% to 70%.
Raven Shout
Physical Power scaling increased from 50% to 60%.
Ring of Spears
Fixed the spears causing resistance when friendlies move past.

Rama
Astral Strike
Added new sound and fx for when Rama picks up the dropped arrows.

Scylla
Fixed the dogs from appearing underneath the pedestal when using “Special” for Daisy Despair.

Sun Wukong
Somersault Cloud
Fixed not being able to cast when up against a wall.
Fixed not dealing damage to jungle camps when landing.

Thanatos
Fixed description cutoff at Progression.

Xbalanque
“Xbalanque has been dominating Season 2, and we’re adjusting his base Attack Speed to help compensate for how well he’s adapted.”
Base attack speed reduced from 1 to 0.95.

IgnitionSwitch
03-10-2015, 07:53 PM
So were going to see a lot of tier 2 skins in the next few patches?

GongsunYiru
03-10-2015, 08:40 PM
Those are neat skins.

Outso187
03-10-2015, 09:53 PM
So Cabrakan gets a buff...but it's not on tremors? I mean, something, like a knockup immunity for that would've been nice, I see Bacchus getting one.

Lorzhov
03-10-2015, 10:06 PM
Is COG Scylla going to be Chest Exclusive? That's too bad if it is.
Also can we see the skins? Would love to see it before I decide to bleed my wallet or not

Killgunner10
03-10-2015, 11:03 PM
Is COG Scylla going to be Chest Exclusive? That's too bad if it is.
Also can we see the skins? Would love to see it before I decide to bleed my wallet or not

According to the stream patch notes it's not a chest exclusive.

HuxenBolt
03-11-2015, 04:34 AM
In these Patch notes they have to specific on the release..

Aramey
03-11-2015, 05:09 AM
Is COG Scylla going to be Chest Exclusive? That's too bad if it is.
Also can we see the skins? Would love to see it before I decide to bleed my wallet or not

I saw Bart buying this skin for 400 gems on stream. Same for Madame Serqet.

HuxenBolt
03-11-2015, 05:19 AM
I saw Bart buying this skin for 400 gems on stream. Same for Madame Serqet.
You know if the Baka or Freya isn't a exclusive either?

Aramey
03-11-2015, 05:53 AM
They're the Tier 2 skins - recolor + some details added. They should be worth 250 gems, thou it was 300 on stream

Syelle
03-11-2015, 07:29 AM
The new Tier 2 skins remind me of Heroes of Might & Magic, when you upgrade your units "to the next level".

Cheezeman
03-11-2015, 08:28 AM
Is COG Scylla going to be Chest Exclusive? That's too bad if it is.
Also can we see the skins? Would love to see it before I decide to bleed my wallet or not

I was able to find the New skins on the PTS. You can probably check them out too there.

Cheezeman
03-11-2015, 08:29 AM
You should be able to check out the skins in the PTS.

GongsunYiru
03-11-2015, 09:49 AM
Yep, I've been trying out a few of those skins on the PTS. They are awesome, especially Serqet's. The tier 2 skins is a neat concept too.

Also, that Anhur change.

Trubblegum
03-11-2015, 10:08 AM
So thus JTR is now a tier 3 skin, and come Halloween should NOT cost 600 gems, guys.

The jump from 2013-2014's cost (400-600) was bull.

I can see a lot of tier 5 skins being added, but Thanatos getting no love because he's already got one. I just hope none of them will cost the 150 bucks that Archon did.

TheSwimmingCat
03-11-2015, 11:23 AM
1 bug on pts I found was that recolors still cost 200 gems instead of the promised 100 gems

Aramey
03-11-2015, 01:03 PM
1 bug on pts I found was that recolors still cost 200 gems instead of the promised 100 gems

Also the new Tier 2 cost 300 instead of promised 250. I wonder if prize drop of recolors includes mastery skins.
New UI in profile is a bit weird, but Im probably gonna nolife for new bagdes and future achievements xd

GongsunYiru
03-11-2015, 01:16 PM
I wonder what those three things in "clan details" in one's profile are.

Ranumies
03-11-2015, 02:03 PM
Will the missing Odin voice lines from his voice pack be added?
(Have fun and I need that jungle buff dont work and there were some more but I dont use them often so I forgot which they were)

DemolitionМan
03-11-2015, 03:18 PM
Guan Yu should be included in the list! Why you dont touching him? He really needs better passive at last and his actual passive needs to be build in Conviction skill. Oh cmon, please.

TrueBliss
03-11-2015, 06:05 PM
removing knockup on baccus is deadly op
lowering xbals aspd doesnt lower his nukablility
hes still gonna wreck every one
you gotta lower the dmg on his 3 alil so hes less of a burst/adc more of an adc i like to build him nuke till lvl 10 usually lets me get srs team kills with a 2 from behind the tank then a 3 normal tactics is nuke em down till an ulti tank rush double so hard to deal with a good xbal they hurt soooooo much
early game xbal can be deadly if built right late game is far more so thats y i love him
odin op dont tell any one this is here i luffles odin to much op to tell you the truth about this dmg boost

WujuStyleNoQQ
03-11-2015, 06:14 PM
Its not a hard nerf on belona, she will still rape 80% of ad characters (RAMA D:), the disarm is still a huge adventage.

ImAeternalis
03-11-2015, 06:41 PM
Cog scylla looks great and I hope to enjoy the changes. When is this being applied?

Edit: The PTS appears to have it but version mismatch ftw aimirite?

Cyrillic
03-11-2015, 06:49 PM
Its not a hard nerf on belona, she will still rape 80% of ad characters (RAMA D:), the disarm is still a huge adventage.

Well she was kind of made to counter ADC's, as I feel that everyone thought adc's were far too strong this season. Bellona is probably still hella strong but her main merit was how she had incredible sustain, power, and speed. Her niche is probably going to be changed to a tanky-ish character that counters adc's effectively.

For me, I think this is gonna be a fun patch to play with. Anhur getting an amazing buff this patch, and Nox' early-game seems to be really good. Though I feel like junglers are slowly getting more and more irrelevant q.q

ImAeternalis
03-11-2015, 08:50 PM
removing knockup on baccus is deadly op
lowering xbals aspd doesnt lower his nukablility
hes still gonna wreck every one
you gotta lower the dmg on his 3 alil so hes less of a burst/adc more of an adc i like to build him nuke till lvl 10 usually lets me get srs team kills with a 2 from behind the tank then a 3 normal tactics is nuke em down till an ulti tank rush double so hard to deal with a good xbal they hurt soooooo much
early game xbal can be deadly if built right late game is far more so thats y i love him
odin op dont tell any one this is here i luffles odin to much op to tell you the truth about this dmg boost

Bacchus' mana costs are still horridly brutal.

ImAeternalis
03-11-2015, 10:35 PM
Is the PTS not working for anyone else?

JoshYa
03-12-2015, 01:10 AM
ya i cant get on, saying version mismatch

MiyobiKumagawa
03-12-2015, 07:00 AM
It's good that some gods that needed buffs were buffed, but I felt they could've done an extra damage scale to Odin's 3 or base stat increase. I do like they gave Bacchus's 3 knockup immunity so meaning hard CC is the only way to interrupt it or rooting him so that your allies can escape.

TopSword
03-12-2015, 04:10 PM
Xbalanque
“Xbalanque has been dominating Season 2, and we’re adjusting his base Attack Speed to help compensate for how well he’s adapted.”
Base attack speed reduced from 1 to 0.95.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This is for real!?

Trubblegum
03-12-2015, 04:19 PM
Xbalanque
“Xbalanque has been dominating Season 2, and we’re adjusting his base Attack Speed to help compensate for how well he’s adapted.”
Base attack speed reduced from 1 to 0.95.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This is for real!?
He was good in S1, people were just too scared to play him.
Now that it's changed and he was buffed, he became too good.

smitty49
03-12-2015, 08:04 PM
Xbalanque
“Xbalanque has been dominating Season 2, and we’re adjusting his base Attack Speed to help compensate for how well he’s adapted.”
Base attack speed reduced from 1 to 0.95.

???? like this (1 to 0.95. ) is going to do any thing,

for real question da fuck?

ImAeternalis
03-12-2015, 10:49 PM
too bad they balanced almost nothing they needed to.

PastaFreak
03-13-2015, 03:56 AM
This is all nice and stuff, but can we talk about some QoL buffs for Nu Wa's Minions!?

GongsunYiru
03-13-2015, 02:58 PM
This is all nice and stuff, but can we talk about some QoL buffs for Nu Wa's Minions!?

Of course, there's a God feedback sub-forum (http://forums.smitegame.com/forumdisplay.php?10-God-Feedback).

Sadjin
03-13-2015, 03:35 PM
Is anyone else having issues getting on the pts. I just updated and it says "version mismatch" which I know means there's an upcoming update to it, but this version is still brand new, right? on top of that, when I log off of it, a message appears saying the game crashed.

PastaFreak
03-14-2015, 11:32 PM
I noticed HiRez staffs engaged little when it comes to a single stand alone thread, unless it concerns the recently released gods such as Bellona etc. Shall I still go forward and create a new thread then?

LokiWildfire
03-15-2015, 10:01 PM
The only new cog in the machine I care about is bringing Domination back! And adding league modes for Siege and Arena

ShaiZToKnice
03-16-2015, 07:31 AM
Did they fix the huge lobby delay?

keviniskewl
03-16-2015, 05:01 PM
i second that, domination was my favorite mode :(

Myrkulyte
03-16-2015, 08:18 PM
Xbalanque
“Xbalanque has been dominating Season 2, and we’re adjusting his base Attack Speed to help compensate for how well he’s adapted.”
Base attack speed reduced from 1 to 0.95.

???? like this (1 to 0.95. ) is going to do any thing,

for real question da fuck?

They destroyed osiris with the AS nerf. Don't make them destroy xbala too

DirtyDiggler
03-17-2015, 02:15 PM
They destroyed osiris with the AS nerf. Don't make them destroy xbala too

They really didn't need to nerf his attack speed, simply nerf blue stone would have scaled him back bit.

GoIdschuss
03-17-2015, 02:56 PM
They really didn't need to nerf his attack speed, simply nerf blue stone would have scaled him back bit.

That would've resulted in nerfing every other ADC.
Well they actually did that.

narkotekk
03-18-2015, 05:21 AM
Buff SWK !! plea

Ninjinoa
03-18-2015, 02:41 PM
What is Thanathos saying to his new clap and wave emotes?

My time has come! for me to get some emotes =D

Cloudx6
03-18-2015, 04:53 PM
Where can I see my % winrate in the new patch?

keviniskewl
03-19-2015, 12:22 AM
NO... god no i opened the game i played mid against a nox. that 2s silent is retarded. no just no. nerf again plz...

DirtyDiggler
03-19-2015, 10:05 AM
no... God no i opened the game i played mid against a nox. That 2s silent is retarded. No just no. Nerf again plz...

l2p............................