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#NWPC Patch Notes are available, including the first round of Bard Fixes:
Patch Notes: Version: NW.135.20220328a.2
Content and Environment
Future Events: Day of the Dungeon Master
The minimum level for this event’s queues is now 11, and the queue now scales the player up to the appropriate item level.
Various specialty items are now available in the Wondrous Bazaar while Day of the Dungeon Master is active.
(Various other changes have been made, many behind the scenes. Wait for the official event announcement for specifics!)
Future Events: Feast of Lanterns
The Lunar Coinpurse now properly grants players the appropriate animal coin for the year.
Event quests now only award the appropriate animal coin once per day.
Future Events: Protector’s Jubilee
The Protector’s Speech skirmish now requires level 5 and a minimum item level of 2500.
Various ground objects in the Protector’s Speech skirmish will now properly display warning effects.
Various environment art issues throughout the game have been touched up and addressed.
The chests at the end of the following quests now grant Seals of the Adventurer along with other consumables:
Combat and Powers
Classes and Balance: Bard
Action Point generation has dramatically increased.
Songs now generate AP.
Some encounter powers that didn't generate AP now do.
Bard's class skill, "Harmonize", now does actually help generate AP. (This is a small effect. The encounters and especially the songs are the big upgrade.)
Overall, Bard AP generation should now be comparable to that of other classes.
As a Minstrel, repeating Aurora Fantasia using Encore no longer causes the player to have Performance Mode overwritten by Aurora's Finale until changing maps.
Dev note: While we realize some players were using this bug for strong repeated AoE damage, having a bug that overwrites most of the Minstrel's functionality in order to give extra DPS to a non-DPS class didn't seem good overall. Also, just pressing Aurora's Finale again and again and again is really boring.
Flourish and Ready to Exploit! (Loremaster feat) now apply their damage bonus to Songs.
Playing a ballad should no longer cancel Tailwind Mambo's modifications of damage type or of Con Elemento.
Playing a second Sheltering Etude should now correctly trigger the heal of a previous Sheltering Etude.
Rejuvenating Carol for Minstrels now gives a Magnitude 200 heal as stated in the tooltip, up from 100.
(Songblade’s Rejuvenating Carol tooltip and actual heal remain unchanged at 100.)
The Minstrel feat Pianissimo previously reduced Rejuvenating Carol's Magnitude to 80. This has been increased to 160, both in the tooltip and in the actual effect, to better align with the other effects of Pianissimo.
The Ready to Exploit! effect from Bard’s Loremaster feat should now give +50% damage, as stated in the tooltip.
Tooltips for Ballad of the Witch, Ballad of the Hero, and Blaze Flamenco (Minstrel-only tooltip) have been tweaked to better explain how they work with song cancellation. No functional changes are made by this change; this is just a tooltip clarification.
Various Bard powers no longer incorrectly remove targeting indicators that are used for various boss mechanics.
Deck of Few Things: Players who own this artifact can now use all of its powers without requiring specific cards.
The Reconnaissance Balloon mount now properly increases damage taken by enemies.
Enemies and Encounters
Crown of Keldegonn (Master)
Acolytes and other adds should no longer spawn outside of the arena during Phase 2 and beyond.
Palhavorithyn now becomes immune when Acolytes are present.
Timing on Palhavorithyn’s Landing has been improved.
Valindra should now respawn more reliably when the party wipes.
Items and Economy
Overload enchantments now properly dissipate when their time expires.
Lockbox of Dark Omens
Dragon Hunter - Account: This companion-unlocking item can no longer be sold to a vendor.
The Omen of Despair mount, the Black Unicorn mount, and the Dragon Hunter companion should now all be appropriately claimable from the Reward Claims Agent once applied to the roster.
Some players who had applied these mounts and companions to their roster should now be able to claim them from the Reward Claims Agent. Duplicate mount powers gained in this way should now be reduced to a single power, while powers that were missed out upon should now be added to players.
However, there are still known cases where they can’t be claimed from the Reward Claims Agent; we’re still working on one more retroactive fix for the final known issue.
Reward Claims Agent
Players who own the Hunting Hawk - Account should now be able to reclaim their Hunting Hawks at the Rewards Claims Agent once again.
Various packs that previously gave old-style Enchantments or Runestones have been updated to either give Refining Stones or appropriate-rank new Enchantments.
Artifact Modifications mailed to player characters now properly have a description indicating that they no longer have a use.
Coalescent Motes in the Wondrous Bazaar now properly have a Mythic quality border rather than a Rare quality border. This change is purely cosmetic.
Various high-item-level equipment can now properly be converted to Refining Points.
Various typos have been addressed.
Public Test Only
Enchantments, Health Stones, and Scrolls of Life have been added to the Wondrous Bazaar on public test shards. Thank you for playtesting!
Character sheet stats should now update more quickly when you swap gear.
When swapping items between different slots in the same section (e.g. item tray), it now allows the swap even if the item is on cooldown. This occurs for manual swaps in addition to loadout swaps.
(PC Only) Resolved an issue where clicking on the 'Take' button with a mouse would not always take the highlighted item in a loot list.
When turning in a quest that is manually set as Primary, your primary quest for the quest path should now properly clear. This prevents some strange issues in quest path logic.
Art and Audio
Bard: The Research power, granted by the Loremaster feat, now properly has audio.
Bilethorn illusions no longer play persistent audio.
Butterfly Bilethorn illusions no longer play persistent audio.
Ancient Scalebreaker's Barbute now properly displays on male Dragonborn.
Sharp Circlet of the Dragon Hunter no longer displays a completely different helmet.
Performance and Stability
A known cause of map-wide disconnects has been addressed.
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