State of the Beta - Post #7 (Beta Patch and Wipe)

Earlier State of the Beta posts:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Patch and Wipe

We are in the process of deploying the newest Closed Beta patch for The Awakening. It contains a lot of polish for areas you have already seen. For those of you in the beta, we are keen to receive complete feedback of what you see. We can't reply to all the posts on the beta forums, but we do read them and fix the issues identified.

There is a wipe of the Beta realm with this patch.

Manifesto Posts

We have posted some manifesto posts about changes coming in this update:


Only some of the map changes outlined in the map manifesto post have been made. Some drop weights for map bosses have been changed, and some difficulty changes have been made. Mechanical reworks have been done, and map drop weights are a work in process. They are probably still more punitive on the beta than they will be on the live release.

Some of the other balance changes are outlines below:

Status Ailment Changes

Freeze, Shock and Chill durations have been modified. These ailments now last for 60ms for every 1% of life dealt by the appropriate element, to a maximum of 50%. For example, if a monster strikes you for 10% of your life as Cold damage, you will be chilled for 600ms, or 0.6 seconds.

This is to reward players who choose to invest in ailment duration or who specialise in a single element, and to reduce the occasional massive duration Freezes, Chills and Shocks that could occur. This does make it more difficult to capitalise on status ailments such as Shock by splashing minimal amounts of added lightning damage.

These changes also provide more consistent Status Ailment behaviour.

Spell Effectiveness Changes

  • Arc has changed from 50% to 70% Effectiveness
  • Ball Lightning has changed from 30% to 20% Effectiveness
  • Bear Trap has changed from 150% to 200% Effectiveness
  • Cold Snap has changed from 100% to 120% Effectiveness
  • Discharge has changed from 100% to 150% Effectiveness
  • -REDACTED- has changed from 100% to 80% Effectiveness
  • Fire Nova Mine has changed from 75% to 20% Effectiveness
  • Firestorm has changed from 20% to 30% Effectiveness
  • Flame Totem has changed from 20% to 25% Effectiveness
  • Freezing Pulse has changed from 100% to 125% Effectiveness
  • Glacial Cascade has changed from 80% to 60% Effectiveness
  • Herald of Ice has changed from 30% to 80% Effectiveness
  • Herald of Thunder has changed from 40% to 120% Effectiveness
  • Ice Nova has changed from 100% to 70% Effectiveness
  • Ice Spear has changed from 100% to 80% Effectiveness
  • Incinerate has changed from 10% to 30% Effectiveness
  • Lightning Tendrils has changed from 25% to 35% Effectiveness
  • Lightning Warp has changed from 100% to 50% Effectiveness
  • Molten Shell has changed from 100% to 200% Effectiveness
  • Shock Nova has changed from 100% to 50% Effectiveness
  • Spark has changed from 50% to 70% Effectiveness
  • Storm Call has changed from 100% to 80% Effectiveness
  • Tempest Shield has changed from 70% to 60% Effectiveness
  • Vaal Arc has changed from 50% to 80% Effectiveness
  • Vaal Cold Snap has changed from 100% to 140% Effectiveness
  • Vaal Fireball has changed from 100% to 125% Effectiveness
  • Vaal Flameblast has changed from 50% to 60% Effectiveness
  • Vaal Ice Nova has changed from 100% to 70% Effectiveness
  • Vaal Lightning Warp has changed from 100% to 50% Effectiveness
  • Vaal Molten Shell has changed from 100% to 200% Effectiveness
  • Vaal Spark has changed from 50% to 40% Effectiveness
  • Vaal Storm Call has changed from 100% to 80% Effectiveness


New Spell Damage Mods


  • These mods can appear on Wands, Daggers, and Sceptres:
  • Heated adds (1 to 2) - (3 to 4) Fire Damage to Spells (1)
  • Smouldering adds (6 to 8) - (12 to 14) Fire Damage to Spells (11)
  • Smoking adds (10 to 13) - (19 to 22) Fire Damage to Spells (18)
  • Burning adds (13 to 18) - (27 to 31) Fire Damage to Spells (26)
  • Flaming adds (17 to 22) - (33 to 39) Fire Damage to Spells (33)
  • Scorching adds (21 to 28) - (42 to 49) Fire Damage to Spells (42)
  • Incinerating adds (25 to 34) - (51 to 59) Fire Damage to Spells (51)
  • Blasting adds (31 to 41) - (61 to 71) Fire Damage to Spells (62)
  • Cremating adds (36 to 49) - (73 to 85) Fire Damage to Spells (74)
  • Frosted adds (1) - (2 to 3) Cold Damage to Spells (1)
  • Chilled adds (5 to 7) - (10 to 12) Cold Damage to Spells (11)
  • Icy adds (8 to 10) - (16 to 18) Cold Damage to Spells (18)
  • Frigid adds (11 to 15) - (22 to 25) Cold Damage to Spells (26)
  • Freezing adds (14 to 18) - (27 to 32) Cold Damage to Spells (33)
  • Frozen adds (17 to 23) - (34 to 40) Cold Damage to Spells (42)
  • Glaciated adds (21 to 28) - (41 to 48) Cold Damage to Spells (51)
  • Polar adds (25 to 33) - (50 to 58) Cold Damage to Spells (62)
  • Entombing adds (30 to 40) - (60 to 69) Cold Damage to Spells (74)
  • Humming adds (1) - (4 to 5) Lightning Damage to Spells (1)
  • Buzzing adds (1 to 2) - (21 to 22) Lightning Damage to Spells (11)
  • Snapping adds (1 to 3) - (33 to 35) Lightning Damage to Spells (18)
  • Crackling adds (1 to 4) - (46 to 49) Lightning Damage to Spells (26)
  • Sparking adds (2 to 5) - (58 to 61) Lightning Damage to Spells (33)
  • Arcing adds (2 to 6) - (73 to 77) Lightning Damage to Spells (42)
  • Shocking adds (2 to 7) - (88 to 93) Lightning Damage to Spells (51)
  • Discharging adds (3 to 9) - (106 to 112) Lightning Damage to Spells (62)
  • Electrocuting adds (3 to 10) - (126 to 133) Lightning Damage to Spells (74)
  • These mods can roll on Staves:
  • Heated adds (1 to 2) - (4 to 5) Fire Damage to Spells (1)
  • Smouldering adds (8 to 11) - (17 to 19) Fire Damage to Spells (11)
  • Smoking adds (13 to 17) - (26 to 30) Fire Damage to Spells (18)
  • Burning adds (18 to 24) - (36 to 42) Fire Damage to Spells (26)
  • Flaming adds (23 to 30) - (45 to 53) Fire Damage to Spells (33)
  • Scorching adds (28 to 38) - (57 to 66) Fire Damage to Spells (42)
  • Incinerating adds (34 to 46) - (68 to 80) Fire Damage to Spells (51)
  • Blasting adds (41 to 55) - (83 to 96) Fire Damage to Spells (62)
  • Cremating adds (49 to 65) - (98 to 115) Fire Damage to Spells (74)
  • Frosted adds (1 to 2) - (3 to 4) Cold Damage to Spells (1)
  • Chilled adds (8 to 10) - (15 to 18) Cold Damage to Spells (11)
  • Icy adds (12 to 16) - (23 to 27) Cold Damage to Spells (18)
  • Frigid adds (16 to 22) - (33 to 38) Cold Damage to Spells (26)
  • Freezing adds (21 to 27) - (41 to 48) Cold Damage to Spells (33)
  • Frozen adds (26 to 34) - (52 to 60) Cold Damage to Spells (42)
  • Glaciated adds (31 to 41) - (62 to 73) Cold Damage to Spells (51)
  • Polar adds (38 to 50) - (75 to 88) Cold Damage to Spells (62)
  • Entombing adds (45 to 60) - (89 to 104) Cold Damage to Spells (74)
  • Humming adds (1) - (6 to 7) Lightning Damage to Spells (1)
  • Buzzing adds (1 to 3) - (32 to 34) Lightning Damage to Spells (11)
  • Snapping adds (1 to 4) - (49 to 52) Lightning Damage to Spells (18)
  • Crackling adds (2 to 6) - (69 to 73) Lightning Damage to Spells (26)
  • Sparking adds (2 to 7) - (87 to 92) Lightning Damage to Spells (33)
  • Arcing adds (3 to 9) - (109 to 115) Lightning Damage to Spells (42)
  • Shocking adds (4 to 11) - (132 to 139) Lightning Damage to Spells (51)
  • Discharging adds (4 to 13) - (159 to 168) Lightning Damage to Spells (62)
  • Electrocuting adds (5 to 15) - (189 to 200) Lightning Damage to Spells (74)
  • Malicious adds (47 to 72) - (98 to 123) Chaos Damage to the weapon's damage and can appear on One Handed Weapons (83)
  • Malicious adds (70 to 108) - (147 to 185) Chaos Damage to the weapon's damage and can appear on Two Handed Weapons (83)


How are we tracking?

Number of issues required to be completed for release: 494

The issue count represents two things: (1) the work being done, and (2) effort being put into assessing the importance of each issue. We have worked hard to make sure that everything we need to do is represented by one issue, and to only count the issues that need to be done.

We are currently aiming to add the three unreleased levels and the various final boss fights to the beta around 1 July. We expect another beta wipe when this happens. We are working towards a release in early July.

EDIT: Divination Cards also going in this patch.

Last edited by Qarl on Jun 16, 2015, 12:13:44 AM
nice
1 hype, almost :D
Last edited by nuub on Jun 16, 2015, 12:03:22 AM
Thanks for info on next wipe/whats in it... good to know some info for a change -> beforehand!


cheers
cudez
Who Are We? Where do we come from?
Last edited by Cudez on Jun 16, 2015, 12:13:30 AM
ITS HAPPENING!
:D

edit: where's my reclaim all mtx button Chris ?
IGN : FireHC
Last edited by Achilion on Jun 16, 2015, 12:04:30 AM
Taking a pass in the night and refreshing PoE Web site, well time to wake up!
Awesome!
Fire Mortar Hype!!!!
Last edited by darklordof1 on Jun 16, 2015, 12:08:06 AM
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oRieLLi wrote:
Taking a piss in the night and refreshing PoE Web site, well time to wake up!
Thanks Guys.

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