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    2.6.9 Patch Notes



    Version 2.6.9
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    - To celebrate GameHoN, all non-EA heroes are in the Free Pool this week


    == New Content ==


    - Added new Early Access Hero: Prophet
    - Added new Limited Edition Early Access Alt Avatar: Serpent Prophet
    - Added new Premium Prophet Alt Avatar: Bone Prophet
    * Prophet is an extremely versatile ranged intelligence hero. His strengths lay in his early laning harassment as well as his teamfight presence. A well placed Shared Fate can alter any teamfight in Prophet's favor!


    - Revised Early Access System
    * Players now have 3 options when taking advantage of Early Access
    * Hero Only - Unlocks only the Early Access hero for a new, low price of 250 Gold
    * EA Bundle - Unlocks the Early Access hero as well as the exclusive Early Access avatar and Symbol for the current price of 350 Gold
    * Elite Bundle - Unlocks the Early Access hero, the exclusive Early Access avatar and Symbol, and a Premium Alt Avatar all for the discounted price of 650 Gold


    - Added new Kraken Alt Avatar: Submariner Kraken
    - Added new Puppet Master Alt Avatar: Doll Master
    * Not available for purchase until the end of GameHoN week




    == General ==


    - Ravenor is no longer an Early Access hero


    - Added new Match Rewards System
    * Players can dive into the new Match Reward System with Game HoN, a week-long event that will offer special, in-game prizes based on the number of games played


    GameHoN from July 6th to July 13th to kick off the launch of the new Match Rewards System


    - GameHoN Prize Packages:
    * Play 10 Games, Unlock the new Doll Master Alt Avatar
    * Play 10 Games with Friends, Unlock the Team Player Bundle
    * Play 25 Games, Unlock the Mega Store Bundle


    -Team Player Bundle includes:
    - Alt Avatars
    * Clown Devourer
    * Snow Zephr
    * Quadropod Tremble
    * Ninja Bubbles
    * Nightmare Madman
    * Queen Arachna
    * Mutant Parasite
    * Queen Bee Monarch
    * Geojuice
    * Frostrider

    - Account Icons
    * Legion
    * Hellbourne
    * You're Mine
    * Grenade
    * The Soul
    - Symbols
    * Game HoN
    * Team Player
    * Club 10
    - Couriers and taunts
    * Chicken Courier
    * Original taunt


    - Mega Store Bundle includes:
    - Alt Avatars
    * Kangamonium
    * Infernal Behemoth
    * Logger Legionnaire
    * El Guantelete
    * Raven Soulstealer
    * Nomaddin
    * Pollywog Chieftain
    * Winston Charmadon
    * Demented Witch
    * Cyber Valk

    - Account Icons
    * I Heart HoN
    * Thumbs Up
    * Nunchucks
    * 8Bit Scout
    * Legion vs Hellbourne
    * Custom Account Icon
    - Symbols
    * Game HoN
    * Gamer
    * Club 25
    - Couriers and Taunts
    * Rat Courier
    * Gore Taunt


    - Added new Consecutive Play and Social Play Bonuses to Normal Mode and Casual Mode Matchmaking


    - Consecutive Play Bonus:
    * Day 1 Bonus - 6 Silver Coins
    * Day 2 Bonus - 8 Silver Coins
    * Day 3 Bonus - 10 Silver Coins
    * Day 4 Bonus - 12 Silver Coins
    * Day 5+ Bonus - 14 Silver Coins


    - Social Play Bonus:
    * Play with 1-3 friends - 4 extra silver coins per game
    * Play with 4 friends - 10 extra silver coins per game


    * Please Note: Bonuses and Rewards are only available in Normal Mode and Casual Mode Matchmaking (i.e. not MidWars)



    == Optimizations & Bug Fixes ==


    - Fixed Heroes disappearing if you reconnected during loading
    - Fixed the Mentor's cursor hanging around after the game was over
    - Sounds are now dampened when a Taunt is playing
    - Fixed an item-ordering problem when the courier is delivering
    - Fixed a bug when the courier delivers an upgradeable item and one other item to a hero that has a recipe for that upgradeable item
    * Before, the recipe would be consumed and no upgrade given
    - We now prefer to upgrade items over forming new ones
    * Example: Getting a Spellshards recipe into an inventory that has Spellshards level 1 and an Arcana will always make a Spellshards level 2, instead of two Spellshards level 1
    - Ignore and Banlist should work properly again
    - Language defaults to English if no language is set
    - Fixed occasional ingame crashes
    - Fixed HoNTV in D3D9Ex video mode
    - "New" items can no longer be right-clicked or combined in tournament mode
    - Negative Armor effects now correctly show up on tooltips
    - Fixed the Courier still belonging to the owner when the owner terminates
    - You can no longer disassemble items if you don't have stash access
    - Fixed incorrect purchase order of recipe items with sub-recipes
    - Fixed being able to use items from your stash


    - Frostburn/ Icebrand: Fixed a bug where Ranged attacks were not increasing the power of the snare if the remaining duration was greater than 1.5 seconds


    - Berzerker: Carnage now correctly reduces various stun durations
    - Dr Repulsor: Can no longer roll 3d100 and magically hit the perfect odds to instant kill a hero all the way across the map
    - Gauntlet: Grapple can no longer shoot behind him
    - Draconis: Fiery Barrage 's timer doesn't show "0.0s" all the time anymore
    - Devourer: Hid a state that is only for timing
    - Electrician: Energy Absorption 's icon fixed when using Demonbuster Electrician
    - Gladiator: Call to Arms icon fixed when using Gladius Beardicus
    - Kinesis: Telekinetic Lift and Mass Control timing states hidden on creeps
    - Plague Rider: Contagion and Plague Carrier 's icons fixed when using Frost Rider
    - Nymphora: Turning on the "no-help" feature now makes you an invalid target for Nymphora's Teleport
    - Kraken: Release the Kraken! fixed so it does not play an effect through fog
    - Kraken: Tsunami Charge fixed so you can crash people against invulnerable buildings
    - Ophelia: Fixed an invisible gadget that you were able to tab to
    - Madman: Berserk idle animation no longer continues once it expires
    - Maliken: Sword Throw gadget is no longer able to be tabbed to
    - Gemini: Fixed so items delivered from a Courier so that autocombine will work properly when Gemini is in Fire/Ice form
    - Monarch: Noxious Cloud fixed so it plays the proper sound
    - Monarch: Noxious Cloud visual effect tweaked so it is more accurate when compared to the actual AoE
    - Monkey King: Heavenly Vault fixed so vaulting while being teleported doesn't snap you back to where you were
    - Silhouette: Log Bolas fixed so it no longer plays through fog
    Last edited by Naib; 07-06-2012 at 09:19 AM.

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    In addition, we applied a small client side patch to fix an issue with the match rewards screen for people who have a Custom Account Icon. We apologize for the inconvenience!

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