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Shadowbane News - Massive Patch Review. . .

Posted by Matthew Fusco on Jun 05, 2003

We are currently testing an extremely large Shadowbane patch in QA that we hope to deploy next Monday across the service. This is roughly 50% of the total fixes and changes, so this will expand as more items are verified and tested.

Update: Several entries were removed as they were previously fixed, or working as intended. For more information see the corresponding forum thread.

Shadowbane Patch Preview v.


- Fixed a couple of server crashes
- Fixed some spawning bugs.
- Silverlance vendors should all be fully functional.
- Druid AoEs will no longer affect the group.

- Removed the ability to start or end one's name with punctuation keys.
- Hybrid class trainers now follow the same teaching skill caps as other trainers in safeholds
- Building furnishings should be appearing consistently throughout world.
- Gave some shameless Irekei NPCs some pants.
- Weapon taunt powers should be more effective now.

- Errant guildleaders should no longer appear at their old digs.
- Wind bows should now be able to hit moving targets.
- Fixed some OSX customer lock up and patching problems.
- The Challenge power now has a success or failure message
- Wyverns should no longer get stuck in trees

- Health bars in the group hud should no longer exceed 100%.
- Stamina heals now have the correct particle effect
- There should be less wierdness when an aracoix dies in midair.
- AoEs should no longer affect pets of a group member.


- Unidentified magic items are now clearly visible in the sell menu, making it harder to sell them by accident
- Discipline dropping monsters will no longer be robbable.
- Level of Detail (LOD) will be based upon camera position, not character position.

- You can now kick out group members who aren't near you.
- "Friended" guild members can no longer transfer assets.
- Bladeweavers and Blademasters magic powers will now be based on Intelligence.

- The 'Master-at-arms' has been renamed 'Master Warrior'.
- The Blood Prophet power 'Bloodfire' now does stamina damage.
- Holy blades are now dual wieldable.
- Bob the Wandering Grobold has a new story to tell.
- Renamed Conn MacMorgan's evil, runeless twin.
- Steal Breath can now be cured by poison cures.

- Skratha Tundra should be less laggy.
- Newbie Zones and Cities should cause less rubber-banding
- Weapon Speed values should now show up on weapon mouseovers.
- Made the gladiator rune description more accurate.
- Asset Management HUD "Time left for building upgrade" should be easier to understand
- Use of recall scrolls will now instantly fire a particle effect.

- To appease summoners who fund their trade summoning those with DoOdiSh names, the summon dialog is no longer case sensitive.


- New characters will find 'M' mapped to 'Map' instead of 'Mouselook' in the future.
- A 'click-through' toggle has been added to many huds. This is most useful in the chat huds.
- Added lighting support for >2048 resolution
- Shadowmantle now has an effect icon the afflicted can see.
- Added 'trade with player' button to main menu under actions/interactions (Hotkeyable)
- You may soon find siege staffs for magely building bashing.

- The Shadowbane Team

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