1.4 Patch Release Notes - Added the Custom Map Exchange feature, allowing players to download missing maps in the lobby, from the host. - Added the Archipelago map, previously available only during the Christmas event, in Skirmish mode (solo and multiplayer) - Added features in the map editor:
o Help Files: Added tutorials in the Map Editor o Initial Map Setup: Set a trigger to set up the initial structure allowing to save a map right after creation o Unified Object Behavior: Implemented unified behavior for all affected objects (e.g.: object selection, scaling, rotation handling, etc.) o Mini map: Removed the non-functional mini map from the Map Editor
Here is a first insight of the changes we are going to apply for the patch 1.5, focusing on the Game Balancing:
- Refitting of Core unit health and defense
o Stronger differentiation between might & magic defense of units according to their nature o Reduction of power for Necropolis units o Increase of power for Inferno units
- Tweaking of creature growth for some core and elite creatures
- Increase of power for Luck in general, by increasing creature luck values, especially for Inferno - Increasing interest of abilities that affect might offense, might defense, luck and leadership
- Decrease of power of HEALING spells and abilities (HEAL, MASS HEAL,REGENERATION, MASS REGENERATION, RESURRECTION,LIFE DRAIN, MASS LIFE DRAIN) - Refitting of healing powers of certain creatures (Haven SISTERS mainly)
- Increase of power for most DIRECT DAMAGE SPELLS, especially ZONE DAMAGE SPELLS (like FIREBALL)
- Increase of power for MASS STAND YOUR GROUND ability - Increase of damage boost for MASS HEROISM ability - Increase of power for ARCHERY I ability - Decrease of the Enlightment ability to 20%
- Increase of power and cooldown time for POISON CLOUD spell - Increase of power for MASS AGONY spell - Increase of power for WEAKNESS spell
1.3 Patch Release Notes: - Online features: - Auto-matchmaking: let the game find an opponent for you. - Friends: youll be able to invite players from your friend list directly in-game. - Official Map Tags: highlight official maps released by Ubisoft and the others in the map selection screen.
Bugs fixes: - Abilities/Gameplay/Campaign: - Sanctuary - The "Challenge" ability has no functionality. - Sanctuary - The "Trail of Clouds" will completely stop the movement of enemy units that attempt to cross its area of effect. - Menu - The tooltips of the Reputation Abilities do not indicate the proper school which they belong to. - Campaign -The primary quest "The Choice will not complete when the user upgrades his reputation after visiting an Arena. - Campaign - The hero cannot interact with a Dragon Nexus near the town of Nar-Heresh - Campaign In multiplayer, the resources spawn outside the island on Tree of Plenty map. - Campaign - The user cannot select any hero for the Epilogue campaign after previously visiting the other campaign tabs - The Unyelding trait the user receives for finishing the Sanctuary campaign does not work - The Barbarian Hero trait the user receives for the Wormchopper achievement does not work as stated in the description. - Create Hero panel's class specific ability name is not localized. - Multiplayer: - The player that is attacked during a Multiplayer session by another player can't complete any Combat Achievements during that battle - During Siege, one of the player remains on the map if the other player exit the session. - If the user is defeated by not completing the condition to re/capture a town or fort in 7 days - he will receive achievements completed by the AI - There is no confirmation dialog when kicking another player from the lobby. - Some of multiplayer map name is displayed to English - A previously saved session cannot be finished after being reloaded, if not all the players rejoin the saved game. - The user that does not join a loaded game will still have his assets in the game. - The client remains on infinite loading screen if he joins any Multiplayer server after he lost his internet connection - Conflux: - The user cannot buy the newly unlocked items from the Altar of Wishes when reaching a new Dynasty rank, until he advances one more Dynasty level. - The information provided when using "Compare" is incomplete - The Online Profile displayed is the one of the previous selected friend, if changing the tab to Online Profile after choosing Compare achievements option from the Friends list. - The Player statistics transfer from one player to another after using the "Compare" and "Details" . - When selecting the "View online profile" option for a friend from the friends list, the achievements list shown remains the one of the user. - The confirmation message received when trying to remove an active widget is not localized - The user cannot see the details and compare the achievements with the other in "leaderboards" and "friends". - After losing the connection to Conflux servers on the transition to the Main Menu, a debug text error is displayed and the Main Menu background disappears - The user is unable to load any save while in game, after reconnecting to the Internet - Various: - None of the artifacts present in the Artifact Merchant menu has a description.