Community Announcements - Sneaksie(RUS)
By the way, the Early Access of the upcoming King's Bounty: Dark Side is live!

Ice and Fire DLC changes and improvements
1. Zero damage error (and possible crash) caused by using Chain of Chance item and receiving a critical damage has been fixed.
2. Prices of many items were increased.
3. AI controlled Elders will no longer attempt to use Confusion ability when there are no valid targets and the error message won't appear anymore.
4. Adrenalin distributes between orc units correctly when using Justice spell. Crash that could happen because of this is fixed.
5. Book of Evil random spell won't inflict an additional damage anymore.
6. Goblin rage ability pushes enemy units correctly now.
7. Orc Hunters will correctly use their Net ability now.
8. Droids' Creature projector ability has been improved.
9. Runes for experience received by units will be granted correctly now.
10. The dialog with King Rinolyar in Brother forgiveness quest now appears correctly (new game required).
11. Mana Source spell cast by enemy Sun Fairies won't give player an additional mana bonus.
12. Necroenergy ability description corrected.
13. Ice crystals created by Snow Falcons will no longer appear in hexes occupied by energy bonuses.
14. Energy bonuses spell can no longer be cast on enemy units.
15. Snowflake Fairies can't create ice crystals in hexes occupied by energy bonuses anymore.
16. Archmage Rezo won't sell items before Elves arrival (new game required).
17. After completing the Undershore Brotherhood quest a new NPC appears not far away from the place where the quest is given. This NPC offers new items.
18. Squelch assassination quest becomes unavailable if player gives Bogis the quest item.
19. Inaccessibility of the Lost Ship on the Western Freedom Island fixed. Shop added.
20. Error with Suppress some Lizard items fixed.
21. Several items rebalanced. Decreased level of efficiency for some items affecting archers.
22. Avengers’ Vengeance feature efficiency decreased. From now it inflicts 10% of the last damage inflicted by the target unit (previously it was 20%). The unit doesn’t inflict additional damage in melee combat.
23. Incorrect message in the battle log about canceling of active unit effects after an attack of Skeleton archers using Black Arrow ability is fixed. Similar bug with other creatures is also fixed.
24. Chance of a critical hit from abilities is decreased. Basic probability of a critical hit (if morale of a unit is 0) equals 50% of its current critical hit ability. Max probability of a critical hit while using an ability is 80% from the current critical hit level.
25. Target selection for Black Arrow ability of Skeleton archers has been improved.
26. Quest for killing the undead Frogus will cancel correctly if you choose such an option in dialog.
27. Reward received for completion of Lost Companion and The Owl Tower quests has been increased (new game required).
28. Killing Gutar Dodger during the The Driller quest will no longer affect the state of Vitamins for the Miners quest.
29. Trolls and Jotuns will correctly receive a bonus from Drill item now.
30. The error with excess Owls received during The Owl Tower quest has been fixed (new game required).
31. Valhalla Messenger medal requirements has been lowered.
32. An error caused by runes received by creatures for experience has been fixed.
33. Goblin catapulters target selection improved.

Enjoy!
Community Announcements - Sneaksie(RUS)
1. Enemy units receive experience when a battle starts. Amount of experience depends on game difficulty level, location difficulty and enemy hero.
2. Blizzard spell damage reduced.
3. Blizzard and Invisibility spells cost more mana.
4. Enemy Orcs receive Adrenalin based on location and enemy hero (if an enemy army has a hero).
5. Attack parameter of Avengers, minimal damage from their base ranged attack and damage from Tranquilizer ability were reduced.
6. Dragon Veritorius now correctly appears in the den on Merlassar when player accepts Dragon Hunt quest from Hilda (requires starting a new game).
9. Ice Arrow no longer inflicts reduced damage when fired from a long distance.
10. Call of Nature spell now takes into account bonus leadership from equipped items.
11. Blind Rage medal level 4 parameters corrected.
12. Several errors in text files were fixed.
13. Dialog with Vampire hunter no longer appears if player used a quest item Antidote.
14. Ice Dragons Leadership bonus now applies to its minion summoning ability and they get experience for using it.
15. Enemy hero Gildenkrantz in Merlassar area now has correct bonuses and penalties.
16. Helheim song now grants a correct bonus against Necrolizards.
17. Bonuses and penalties from eliminated creatures are correclty canceled now.
18. Item Fire crossbow now correclty applies +1 fire damage effect to all archers.
19. Elders now correctly choose a target for their Confusion ability.
20. Tooltip fixed for Demonologists.
21. Dragon arrow ability no longer poisons its target.
22. A number of other errors fixed.


По-русски:
1. Снижен урон заклинания Буран.
2. Повышена стоимость в Мане для заклинаний Буран и Невидимость.
3. Исправлены некоторые ошибки в файлах локализаций.
4. Вражеские орки получают Адреналин, количество которого зависит от локации и наличия героя во вражеской армии.
5. Снижен параметр Атака существ Мстители, также снижен минимальный урон для базовой дистанционной атаки и урона от таланта Транквилизатор.
6. Исправлена ошибка, когда при взятии квеста у Хильды Воительницы Охота на Дракона, дракон Вериторий не появлялся в Логове Драконов на Мерлассаре. (требуется рестарт)
9. Исправлена ошибка, из-за которой талант Ледяная Стрела существ Разведчики наносил сниженный урон при атаках с дальних расстояний.
10. Исправлена ошибка с некорректным расчётом бонусного лидерства от предметов экипировки для заклинания Природный Зов.
11. Исправлена ошибка с параметрами медали Слепая Ярость 4 уровня.
12. Вражеские отряды получают опыт на старте сражения. Количество опыта зависит от сложности игры, сложности локации и наличия во вражеской армии командира.
13. Исправлена ошибка, из-за которой у игроков, использовавших квестовый предмет Противоядие, после сражений некорректно появлялся диалог с охотником на вампиров.
14. Исправлена ошибка, из-за которой у существ Ледяной Дракон не работал бонус Лидерства для таланта призыва прихвостней, а также, ошибка, из-за которой они не получали опыта за использование этого таланта.
15. Скорректированы бонусы, штрафы от вражеского героя Гильденкранц на Мерлассаре и его армия.
16. Виса Хельхейма даёт корректный бонус при атаке по Некроящерам.
17. Исправлена ошибка, когда бонусы или штрафы от некоторых отрядов существ, присутствовавших на арене ранее, но убитых, продолжали действовать.
18. Исправлен предмет Огненный самострел и его бонус +1 огненного урона всем лучникам.
19. Исправлена ошибка с неправильной выборкой отрядов для таланта Смятение существами Старейшины.
20. Исправлена подсказка в бою при выборе цели по эффективности таланта Нить Жизни существ Демонологи.
21. Исправлена ошибка, из-за которой существа Следопыты отравляли противника при использовании таланта Стрела дракона.
22. Исправлено множество других ошибок и недочётов.
Community Announcements - Sneaksie(RUS)
We're happy to present quite a list of improvements.

1. Fixed dialog with the Owls. Error that allowed adding owls without active quest fixed (requires restart).
2. Error that prevented gaining additional Runes for the creatures’ experience fixed.
3. Hypnotized creatures that received bonuses from Empathy effect no longer gain that bonus after they have returned to their army.
4. Error message while Miners’ attacks fixed.
5. Druids’ description fixed.
6. Scalds get XP for using their talents Paean and Evil Taunt.
7. King’s griffons get XP for using the talent Heavenly Guard.
8. Descriptions for Robbers and Marauders corrected.
9. Steadfast Norse wrongly decreased the duration of some positive effects for players’ creatures
10. Empathy talent duration even after the Mystics exit trance corrected.
11. Corrected misprints in the Armor characteristics for some creatures.
12. Witch Hunters’ talent Magic Block fixed – damage to the squad wasn’t inflicted while using non-combat talents.
13. Some items’ descriptions corrected.
14. Pyromages’ talent Fire Shield now correctely increases fire resistance of the affected squad.
15. Description of Ogre's Rage effect corrected.
16. Fixed incrorrect battlelog message that some squad gain energy instead of Contemplators.
17. Fixed the situation when player was unable to collect some resources in Arlania because of blocked path (restart required).
18. Jarls now gains XP for using the talent Call to Battle.
19. Duplicated talent Sowing of the Thorn-Hunters fixed.
20. The medal Favorite of the Valkyries now correctly increases damage of all rage abilities.
21. Yew bow item now gives correct bonuses to Avengers and Scouts.
22. Corrected additional damage for Contemplators when they accumulated enough energy. Conditions to activate enhanced effects for the talents decreased.
23. Improved pathfinding on the docks in the Ice Gardens.
24. Error that caused game crash during the turn of the AI-controlled Advisors fixed.
25. Effects applied to Celestial Guards are removed correctly.
26. A correct message appears when Snow Falcon trying to use their talent Ice Explosion (and there are no Ice Spikes on the battlefield).
27. Giant Birth scroll will summon Ancient Ents instead of regular ones.
28. It is easier to navigate in upper Demonis now.
29. Quest 'Stone statue' can be completed in a different order now.
30. Additional battle arenas were added to Ice Gardens.
31. 'Monster Hunting' quest corrected (requires restart).
32. Getting medal Favorite of the Valkyries will no longer insantly grant 4th or 5th level of it.
33. Units will no longer erroneously skip a turn after a rage ability activation (for example, Mista's Lightning Ball).
34. Defeating Masks in a certain quest will no longer give player too much gold.
35. An item Chalice of Tears now grants hitpoints bonus to Mystics correctly.
36. Price of Rune Mage bought via item Mysterious Parcel was corrected.
37. Blind Rage medal requirements were lowered.
38. MContemplators and Rune Mages can now target and damage static objects by their abilities Vector and Destruction.
39. Rune Mages and Snow Falcons now receive correct bonuses from valkyre Regina.
40. Rune Mages will no longer receive healing bonus from earned experience.
41. Game crash caused by Catapults’ bomb explosion fixed.
42. Some Ork units have their Adrenalin parameters modifiers corrected.
43. Ogres can use their Throw ability on 5th level creatures now.
44. Simon Danziker dialog corrected (previously the dialog option about Ice Gardens disappeared upon completion of the missing sailor quest).
45. Frosty Stars item now grants defence bonus correctly.
46. Pyromages will no longer play their animation while recieving bonus from Fire Keeper ability after they were killed.
47. Miners will no longer receive additional turn after a successful attack under Drunken effect.
48. Rezo will not have a certain dialog option about Marshan Swamp too early in the game.

In addition, issues with Kamikaze crash and scrolls of the raven are fixed n the base game.
Product Release - Valve
Ice and Fire, all new content for King's Bounty: Warriors of the North is Now Available on Steam!


A small island lost in the sea is covered by snow and ice. It is inhabited by the clan of Snow Elves. Young Olaf, the son of the Northling King, faces his destiny again as he helps the people of the North in their struggle against the upcoming thaw.

New adventures and challenges, new friends and foes, new items and awards await Olaf on his way to victory. He will set off on a journey to distant parts of Endoria that weren’t visited even by the Royal Bounty Hunters…

Product Update - Valve
A new update (29/01) has been released. The list of improvements and fixes includes (см. русское описание ниже):

∙ Valkyries can allocate unit runes on their own
∙ Crafting using recipes now works differently*
∙ 'Morning mania' bug (game time reset upon arrival) fixed on Western and Eastern Freedom Islands*
∙ Bug that prevented player from accessing Guilford castle after battle with Eric fixed* (Workaround: leave Greenwort location and return to it)
∙ Absolute Rage, Rage Control and Sense Weakness bonuses now display correctly
∙ Hero skill Reserve now updates army after battle correctly
∙ Bug with Demon pentagram fixed
∙ Timelessness and Negation spells now display correctly in log
∙ Totem modifiers update correctly after their destruction
∙ Bug with arena pawns fixed (they can't damage themselves anymore)

Steam achievements
∙ Patron and Friend of the Pirates titles can be earned now*
∙ Ragnarok Messenger and Mad Courage achievements can be earned now

Texts
∙ Dialogs with vlkyries concerning the rune usage fixed
∙ Text bug fixed in the Talking Bear quest
∙ Polish: Ice Dragon skills description fixed
∙ Polish: Description of one of the heroes in Western Freedom Islands updated

Units
∙ Orc units health now depends on Adrenalin level correctly
∙ Soothsayers abilty Keeper of Knowledge now doesn't affect Soothsayers themselves
∙ Special Troll attack Pacify corrected
∙ Special Prc Hunter attack Net and its basic attack corrected

Items
∙ Mask of Youth and Chain of Chance properties corrected
∙ Silver Rapier and Ray of Light properties corrected*

* This change will be applied only after starting a new game because this data is stored in a save file.

РУССКИЙ

∙ Исправлен механизм управления рунами юнитов валькириями
∙ Изменен механизм создания предметов с помощью рецептов*
∙ Исправлен механизм пополнения армии после боя и умения героя Резерв
∙ Исправлена morning mania (сброс игрового времени после прибытия на Западные и Восточные Острова Свободы)*
∙ Исправлен баг, связанный с невозможностью подойти к замку Гилфорда после битвы с Эриком, если в это время игрок успел сразиться со сторонней не квестовой армией (чтобы обойти эту ошибку, можно покинуть локацию Гринворт и вернуться в неё)*
∙ Исправлено некорректное отображение бонусов от навыков "Абсолютная Ярость", "Контроль Ярости", "Знание Слабостей"
∙ Исправлен баг с пентаграммой Демонов
∙ Исправлена ошибка с выводом в лог информации о заклинании "Безвременье" и "Отрицание"
∙ Исправлен баг с паунами на арене (теперь они не могут наносить урон себе)
∙ Исправлено обновление модификаторов от тотемов после их гибели

Достижения
∙ Исправлены титулы "Меценат" и "Друг Пиратов" (теперь получаются в Стиме)*
∙ Исправлены ачивки "Ragnarok Messenger" и "Mad Courage" (теперь получаются в Стиме)

Тексты
∙ Исправлены диалоги с валькириями об управлении рунами
∙ Исправлен текстовый баг в квесте "Говорящий медведь"

Юниты
∙ Исправлено изменение здоровья у орков в зависимости от уровня Адреналина
∙ Исправлена особенность юнита Волхв Хранитель Знаний (не действует на самих волхвов)
∙ Исправлена специальная атака "Успокоение" у юнита Тролль
∙ Исправлена специальная "Сеть" и базовая атаки юнита Орк Охотник

Предметы
∙ Исправлены предметы Маска молодости и Цепь случайностей
∙ Изменены предметы Серебряная Рапира и Луч Света*

* Чтобы помеченное исправление работало, требуется начать новую игру.
Jan 29, 2013
Community Announcements - Sneaksie(RUS)
A new update (29/01) has been released. The list of improvements and fixes includes:

∙ Valkyries can allocate unit runes on their own
∙ Crafting using recipes now works differently*
∙ 'Morning mania' bug (game time reset upon arrival) fixed on Western and Eastern Freedom Islands*
∙ Bug that prevented player from accessing Guilford castle after battle with Eric fixed* (Workaround: leave Greenwort location and return to it)
∙ Absolute Rage, Rage Control and Sense Weakness bonuses now display correctly
∙ Hero skill Reserve now updates army after battle correctly
∙ Bug with Demon pentagram fixed
∙ Timelessness and Negation spells now display correctly in log
∙ Totem modifiers update correctly after their destruction
∙ Bug with arena pawns fixed (they can't damage themselves anymore)

Steam achievements
∙ Patron and Friend of the Pirates titles can be earned now*
∙ Ragnarok Messenger and Mad Courage achievements can be earned now

Texts
∙ Dialogs with vlkyries concerning the rune usage fixed
∙ Text bug fixed in the Talking Bear quest
∙ Polish: Ice Dragon skills description fixed
∙ Polish: Description of one of the heroes in Western Freedom Islands updated

Units
∙ Orc units health now depends on Adrenalin level correctly
∙ Soothsayers abilty Keeper of Knowledge now doesn't affect Soothsayers themselves
∙ Special Troll attack Pacify corrected
∙ Special Prc Hunter attack Net and its basic attack corrected

Items
∙ Mask of Youth and Chain of Chance properties corrected
∙ Silver Rapier and Ray of Light properties corrected*

* This change will be applied only after starting a new game because this data is stored in a save file.
Dec 6, 2012
Community Announcements - Sneaksie(RUS)
A new update has been released on Steam. The list of improvements and fixes includes:

Spells:

•HP decrease from Pygmy spell fixed.
•Damage from Avenging Angel spell fixed.
•The amount of charges of -100/0 type fixed.
•Precision spell now affects all shooting and throwing attacks (basic and talents).
•Precision spell does not give any melee bonuses.
•Sheep spell returns unit to the original form in case of a scripted death.
•Runic Word spell visual effect fixed.
•Chargers spell potential crash fixed.
•Color highlighting effect of Timelessness, Negation, Gift spells in a log fixed.
•Rune Chain spell hint fixed.
•Justice spell now considers the upper adrenaline level correctly; you can see the change in number of runes a unit has in the battle log.
•Freezing of Blizzard spell fixed.


Units:

•Ice Spider cannot do a shooting attack if theres an enemy unit nearby.
•Split talent takes into account Hypnosis spell that was cast at the original unit.
•Parameters changed for the Book of Evil unit.
•Cold resistance of Phoenix unit and its variants fixed.
•Bug fixed with different length of the shown unit effect and time the bonuses/penalty that effect had.
•The ignite probability of the Engineer unit (85% -> 15%) fixed.
•A potential bug with spells that modify unit damage, in case of cast over the same but active spell fixed.
•Displaying of the lowered damage at units under Magic Shield spell fixed.
•Fixed a bug with Skald unit target selection for Paean and Evil Taunt talents.
•Fixed variable probability of Burning post-effect for Engineer unit while attacking and counter attacking.
•Fixed variable probability of Poisoning post-effect for Alchemist unit while attacking and counter attacking.


Altars:

•Minimum amount of health for altars is fixed.
•Zero amount of health for altars in early locations is fixed.

Quests:

•Black spot: one of 4 endings didnt work correctly before.
•Stop Guilford: sometimes it was impossible to kill 4 stacks of undead on the beach.*
•Self-recording Apparatus: error with receiving runes twice is fixed.*
•Dragon-informant: error fixed for the cases when there was a dragon in the army.*


Other:

•Item corrected: Werewolf skin.
•Issue with inventory scrolling in backpack is fixed.
•Various mistakes in English texts are fixed.
•Issue with the skill Persuasion for combination of Elves and Demons races is fixed.


Polish version:

•Stub on the Save/load screen is fixed
•UI for world map is fixed.

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* This change will be applied only after starting a new game because this data is stored in a save file.
Community Announcements - Sneaksie(RUS)
A new update (20/11) has been released on Steam. The list of improvements and fixes includes:

Quests:
• Fly the Banner*
• Heir to the Throne*
• Luckless Hunter*
• Bear Hunt*

Units:
• Drain talent (‘Book of Evil’s units of all levels).
• Paean talent (Skald).
• ‘Avenging Angel’ is added to Paean spells list of Skald.
• Necromancer does not possess ‘Immune to Mind spells’ ability any more.
• ‘Thread of Life’ damage, received by orcs from animal (or vice versa) is now displayed in log.
• Viking does not escape a trap when using ‘Shield Bash’. The same change is applied to similar talents.
• ‘Action Rage’ ability fully recharges a random orc stack with Adrenaline.
• ‘Onslaught’ ability’s distribution of Adrenaline is changed.

Spells:
Berserk, Blessing, Divine Armor, Hell's Breath, Sacrifice, Kamikaze, Pygmy, Corrosion, Ghost, Blade, Peacefulness, Fire Rain, Gift, Negation, Weakness, Dragon Slayer and Plague were corrected.

Items:
• Living Shield is fixed.

Others:
• Rage abilities always add experience after Christa’s joining the Hero.
• ‘Hilda's Arrows’ ability is fixed.
• Valkyries titles are fixed.
• Scrolling items in backpack is fixed (location Castle).
• ‘Greedy’ achievement is fixed.
• Some descriptions were slightly changed.

Mac version:
• Missing model parts on some nVidia cards fixed
• Disappearing NPCs on some nVidia cards fixed

* This change will be applied only after starting a new game because this data is stored in a save file.
Community Announcements - Sneaksie(RUS)
The list of improvements and fixes includes:

• Quests improved and clarified: Dead Men can't be Pirates!*, Heaven's Treasure, Heir to the Throne* and Wrath of the Greenskins
• Power of Light, Power of Night, Call of Nature, Last Hero and Calm Rage spells corrected
• Items Ray of Light, Shield of Rekross and Prince's Crown corrected*
• Hero Talents Shield of Rage and Diplomacy corrected; Edda talent now increases power of the Songs

Units
• Death of an Ice Dragon no longer hangs the game up
• Ice Dragon ability Creator, Rune Mage ability Runic Word, Ork Hunter ability Pet, Jotun ability Greed and Warrior Maiden ability Odin's Gift now work correctly
• Enemy units no longer return to their previous hexes and retailate after being attacked by Ice Dragon ability 'Cold Heaven'
• Scald Song Paean now applies its effects correctly

Locations
• Riftlands, Dungeon of Governor's Castle*

Other fixes
• Experience for fight with Runorm on Galskap Mountain now allocated correctly in all cases*
• Rabid effect no longer cancels itself after being applied again
• Spells and rage abilities now inflict critical damage provided the hero have the corresponding abilities
• Crafting dialogs have been changed and should be clearer now
• Hilda's Arrows upgrade panel now features more reasonable amount of text
• Druid and Orc Hunter controlling abilities descriptions fixed

* This change will be applied only after starting a new game because this data is stored in a save file.


We would like to thank all the members of the game community for your invaluable help in finding and correcting bugs, especially Bhruic, camelotcrusade and Zechnophobe.
Product Update - Valve
King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North Updated
Recently released King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North has been updated on Steam. The list of improvements and fixes includes:

∙ Odis Or and Undershore Brotherhood quests corrected*
∙ Quest-related (“Missing cabin boy”) army now doesn’t run away anymore*
∙ "Sense Weakness" skill routine fixed
∙ "Icy Rage" skill now applies critical chance to rage abilities
∙ Valkyrie level up interface improved
∙ Game freeze after sacrificing a second item to Gudrida fixed
∙ Hilda now adds a correct amount of leadership at any level*
∙ Regina now grants an attack bonus to level 5 creatures*
∙ "Greedy" achievement counter now displays the amount of gold earned correctly*
∙ "Magical Help" ability of Witchhunters now applies a random buff
∙ Calculation of travel time between islands corrected*
∙ Incorrect passages in Catacombs, Pirate dungeon and on the Riftlands, Tunsinn, Grotland, Island and Nordlig are now fixed
∙ Auto-battle now uses rage abilities
∙ Amount of honey in "Block of Honey" now won’t be reduced over time if the item is not equipped*
∙ "Shamanic Doll" item functioning corrected*
∙ "Telescopic Sight" item functioning corrected*
∙ "Last hero" spell corrected
∙ Rune Mages initiative corrected
∙ A number of texts clarified and corrected, including descriptions of Song of Ljusalfheim, skill "Transmutation", "Divine Hand", bonus items in Valhalla edition and more

* This change will be applied only after starting a new game because this data is stored in a save file.
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