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v2.1.0 is now available on the Beta Branch

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David Benefield

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Hello everyone!
 
We have just placed our 2.1 patch onto the Beta Branches of GOG and Steam. Click here for instructions of how to join the Beta. Below are the initial patch notes for this release noting the new features and some of the more prominent bugs that have been fixed. As always, please let us know if this patch has any unintended affects on your gamestate or if you encounter any new bugs from this patch, here in our beta forums.
 
Also a note for our Ranger Watchers out there: Our design team has been listening to your feedback, and we are looking to add some new ranger abilities in our 3.0 patch.
 
 

Beta Patch notes for v2.1.0.0034

 

  • Fixed partially overridden game data objects getting unloaded with every other bundle reload (affected modded stringtables).
  • Skullcrusher Weapon now only injures 'Uninjured' targets.
  • Loading screen is now displayed correctly upon finishing naval boarding.

Beta Patch notes for v2.1.0.0023

  • Armor Penetraction for Amra backer item has been corrected.
  • Fixed a parsing error with mod manifests that had empty version numbers.
  • Berath Blessing skill with Rogues now properly grants Sleight of Hand.

Beta Patch notes for v2.1.0.0021

 

New Features & Updates

  • Shroud of the Phantasm - A new community-designed cape, the Shroud of the Phantasm seems to grant the wielder the favor of Wael, though the will of the God of Secrets is all but impossible to discern for certain. Wearers gain the ability to manifest illusory duplicates and are rarely, if the God of Secrets is watching, struck with bolts of understanding capable of turning the tide of battle. You can find this magical item hidden within Berkana's Observatory.
  • Ability Tree Preview - Thanks to our programming team, the Class Ability Tree can now be viewed outside of the level up screen! This can be done from the Inventory/Character Sheet UI, or when recruiting a new companion.
  • New Magran's Fires Challenges added - New challenges and old favorites have been added for players that want a difficult experience with a twist.  These challenges can be found by clicking the head of Magran at the bottom of the Title Menu.
    • Skaen's Challenge
      • The Fog of War is greatly reduced around the Player's Character.
      • Torches can help increase the vision area.
    • Abydon's Challenge
      • Weapons and Armor now degrade during adventuring.
      • Weapons and Armor can be repaired for a price through the Enchanting Menu.
  • Enchanting UI Update
    • The Enchanting Menu has received a visual re-work. Enchantment progression paths are now much clearer, and it should be easy to tell if a new enchantment will replace or rework an old enchantment.
  • Steam Workshop Mod Support - Mods will now be supported through the Steam Workshop page. Check it out to see what unique changes the community is bringing to the world of Eora!
  • Audio Combat Remixing - Our audio team has remastered in-game combat sounds, resolving a suite of bugs and generally improving the game as per community feedback:
    • Combat Chatter now provides more critical feedback and is easier to understand during combat.
    • Creatures have been tuned to spam sounds less
    • Ability audio has been tuned to react to other sounds (i.e. gets softer when combat chatter is playing)
    • And much more!
  • New Backer Items and Pets - Additional Backer Pets and Backer Items have been implemented to the game including:
    • 5 Backer items added (Locations in spoilers):
      • Amra (Battle Axe)
        • Spoiler
      • Karaboru (Great Sword)
        • Spoiler
      • Outworn Buckler (Small Shield)
        • Spoiler
      • Harmony (Ring)
        • Spoiler
      • The Mung Bean's Mouth Organ (Neck)
        • Spoiler
    • 14 Backer Pets added:
      • Names and Locations in Spoiler
        Spoiler

Resolved Major Issues

  • FPS degradation over time that was introduced in v2.0.1 no longer occurs.
  • Party companion portraits are now saved after restarting the game.
  • Items are no longer duplicated when using the Quickload feature during item transactions.
  • Modals appear when a weapon is copied into a character's main hand.
  • Pillars of Eternity 1 saves are now recognized across all supported languages.
  • Spoiler

AI/UI Changes

  • Auto-attack and Swap Weapon set AI actions now properly adhere to the cooldown value set in the Behavior Editor.
  • Auto-Pause feature for Spell Cast no longer triggers for Passive or Modal abilities.
  • The Behavior Editor no longer displays two different layers at once.
  • "Daily Wages lost" will no longer appear multiple times after a game load.
  • Money qualifiers are now always displayed in dialogue choices.
  • Ornaments will no longer shift when looking at UI Menus.
  • Fixed scrolling issues when selecting abilities and conditionals in the AI Behavior Editor UI.

World Map and Ship Changes

  • Extra unusable ship supplies will no longer show up in personal inventory.
  • Crew members no longer spawn in the same space in the scene. 
  • Hitting Cancel when naming an island will no longer set the island name to default.

General Changes

  • The correct Hollowborn choices from Pillars of Eternity will be reflected if the player chose to return the souls.
  • Ranger Pets no longer teleport next to their owner on loading a save.
  • Spearcaster displays correctly in German tooltip.
  • Spoiler

Quests

  • Spoiler

Beast of Winter DLC Changes

  • Spoiler

Systems Updates

  • General
    • Enemy rangers will not cast "Marked for the Hunt" indefinitely.
    • Characters with the Blinded affliction are no longer susceptible to gaze attacks.
    • There is no longer an Accuracy vs. Reflex check on the self damaging effect of Sacred Immolation.
    • Characters with max perception cannot detect hidden items in the Fog of War.
    • Allied Chanter Summons will no longer be Charmed if the Watcher is Charmed.
    • Weapons now return to their correct state after Summoned Weapon effects end.
    • Wild Orlans no longer have duplicate racial abilities.
    • Berath's Blessing Skill bonus wording adjusted to mention bonus skills (not double), and Rogue now properly receives Sleight of Hand skill.
    • Triple Crown challenge now explicitly states (albeit redundantly) that Path of the Damned is enabled. Now displays all three states and justifies its name "Triple" Crown.
    • Costs will now show for abilities in level up and AI customization.
    • Damage Shield effects now update their remaining health values when an affected character is damaged.
    • Full Attacks made while dual wielding will now receive a -35% penalty to the damage they deal.
  • Creatures
    • Spoiler
  • Unique Items
    • Spoiler
  • Classes
    • Barbarian
      • Barbarian Lion Sprint now properly clears its accuracy bonus after attacking and its effect will display on the portrait.
      • Barbarian Crushing Blow now properly clears recovery on kill when wielding a ranged weapon.
      • Berserker Spirit Frenzy now properly applies the Berserker self-DoT effect.
    • Chanter
      • Chanter Dragon Summon now has a proper string description for Tail Lash.
    • Cipher
      • Cipher's Wild Mind miscast damage per Focus has been halved.
    • Druid
      • Pollen Patch now heals for the correct values
      • Tekehu's Watery Double Spell will now properly copy Tekehu's equipped weapons.
      • Tekehu's Watery Double will now cast watershaper spells in select situations.
    • Fighter
      • Fighter Take The Hit Discipline cost reduced from 2 to 1.
      • Fighter Inspired Discipline Cost from 4 to 3.
      • Fighter Power Strike Bonus Damage increased from +100% to +200%.
      • Black Jacket no longer loses Constant Recovery, but instead receives less healing from Constant Recovery's effect.
      • Fighter Penetrating Strike Bonus Penetration reduced from 4 to 3.
    • Monk
      • Blade Turning only affects hostile spells and does not negate abilities like Greater Lay on Hands.
    • Paladin
      • Paladin Sacred Immolation (and its upgrades) base self-damage reduced from 43 to 32.
      • Paladin Reviving Exhortation (and its upgrades) Health lost reduced from -150 base to -100.
      • Paladin Reviving Exhortation (and its upgrades) reduces from 4 zeal cost to 3.
      • Paladin Hastening Exhortation (and its upgrades) reduced from 3 Zeal cost to 2.
    • Ranger
      • Ranger Revive Companion (and its upgrades) Bond Cost reduced from 3 to 2.
      • Ranger Takedown (and its upgrades) now also receive +25% Bonus Damage.
    • Rogue
      • Rogue Sap and Perplexing Sap now use the Pommel Strike animation and their interrupt has been upgraded to Prone.
    • Wizard
      • Kalakoths Freezing Rake now has the correct ranged radius at the caster's feet.
      • Llengrath's Safeguard now properly triggers when the caster's HP threshold is below.
      • Wizard Eldritch Aim cast time reduced from Average to Fast.
      • Characters permanently petrified by the 9th level Wizard spell "Petrification" are destroyed when combat ends.
      • Two Unique Backer Spells have been added and are each contained in a unique grimoire:
        • Zahndethus’ Dragonic Fury (PL7)
        • Jernaugh’s Equalizing Burst (PL6)

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    Great stuff !

     

    Any performance improvements planned in this upcoming patch ? I've noticed, like many others, that there has been a significant FPS drop since Patch 2.0.

     

    Thanks !


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    "Full Attacks made while dual wielding will now receive a -35% penalty to the damage they deal." - hahahahahaha :grin:

     

    haha.


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    Great stuff !

     

    Any performance improvements planned in this upcoming patch ? I've noticed, like many others, that there has been a significant FPS drop since Patch 2.0.

     

    Thanks !

    I had forgot to add these to the patch notes, and have done so :) A huge thanks to Roby and our programmers for work on this!


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    Nice patch! I wonder if we can get the new items by revisiting the places where they are. And the new pets too! :cat: 



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    Is Karaboru the backer item designed by dunehunter? :)

     

    EDIT: No fix for The Dichotomous Soul? :(

     

    EDIT II: Fighter's Penetrating Strike also had its damage bonus reduced from 100% to 20%. Worth mentioning in the patch notes.


    Edited by AndreaColombo, 30 August 2018 - 01:07 PM.

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    "Full Attacks made while dual wielding will now receive a -35% penalty to the damage they deal." - hahahahahaha :grin:

     

    haha.

     

    ROFL

     

    ... well, that's one way to address the issue. Not quite the direction I was hoping for.

     

    It certainly makes me less reluctant to pick two-handers over dual-wield, which I suppose is the issue that needed resolving (from Obsidian's point of view).


    Edited by jww, 30 August 2018 - 01:42 PM.

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    Sounds good indeed. gj


    Edited by knownastherat, 30 August 2018 - 01:48 PM.


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    Full Attacks made while dual wielding will now receive a -35% penalty to the damage they deal.

    interesting way to debuff dual weapon full attack


    Edited by uuuhhii, 30 August 2018 - 01:53 PM.

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    It is not a big enough nerf IMO. Most rogue full attacks do + 25% percent damage anyway.

    You won’t even notice this nerf. Dual weilding still will be far better the two handlers

    Paladins hastening exhortation still only gives +5 dex for a Level 7 ability? This is just stupid.

    And monk twins ability still in ruin

    Edited by Teclis23, 30 August 2018 - 02:55 PM.


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    Still no fix for the Watcher’s Blade? It’s been two months since your patch introduced that bug, guys
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    Don't think I see anything about a fix for the bug where the Guardian doesn't show up. Is there one in this patch?

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    It is not a big enough nerf IMO. Most rogue full attacks do + 25% percent damage anyway.

    You won’t even notice this nerf. Dual weilding still will be far better the two handlers

    Paladins hastening exhortation still only gives +5 dex for a Level 7 ability? This is just stupid.

    And monk twins ability still in ruin

    Little premise : Don't take this as a personal attack,  it isn't case i wanna be clear on that cuz in a lot of threads you've misunderstood or misread what people said
    After that what i wanna said is just:

    Please stop to ask unwanted nerfs , how you can see if you ask to balance they just nerf (cuz probably is the best way to beta- test and also  their main routine)
    Any nerf require to me or to other modders a lot of work cuz in the most of the cases people ask to revert that
    You've opened many threads about 2H vs DW and this is the result.. you not seem yet happy.
    You wanna that they also nerf rogue, while people are asking to improve the rogue class.
    If you want something tailored for you, please fill this mod request and i will be happy to satisfy any of your request that is in my chords w/o have to fight with game nerfs.
    Please listen me.
    Regards
     


    Edited by kilay, 30 August 2018 - 04:25 PM.

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    Is Karaboru the backer item designed by dunehunter? :)

     

    EDIT: No fix for The Dichotomous Soul? :(

     

    EDIT II: Fighter's Penetrating Strike also had its damage bonus reduced from 100% to 20%. Worth mentioning in the patch notes.

     

    Dichotomous Soul should be fixed in this patch as well. I think it was missed in the patch notes, apologies!

     

    As for Penetrating Strike, I don't believe it was ever at 100% (at least not intentionally), it was lowered from 25% to 20% back in v1.3, but that should have been the only time it was modified. If you are seeing otherwise (without mods), please let us know.


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    Would rather see something like full attacks with dual weapons cost more resources, rather than a nerf to damage. Dual wield full attacks have a purpose of delivering burst damage and sure - spamming 1 resource full attacks with crippling strike, penetrating strike and flames of devotion is silly (those 1 resource abilities should cost 2 resources if dual wielding) , but some full attacks with expensive abilities like withering strike 3 guile should probably not be touched. 


    Edited by 1TTFFSSE, 30 August 2018 - 04:37 PM.


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    Systems Updates

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      • Berath's Blessing Skill bonus wording adjusted to mention bonus skills (not double), and Rogue now properly receives Sleight of Hand skill.

     

    It looks like Berath's Blessing is now giving skill bonuses to both Sleight of Hand *and* Insight for Rogues. It should give bonuses to Sleight of Hand only.


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    Systems Updates

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      • Berath's Blessing Skill bonus wording adjusted to mention bonus skills (not double), and Rogue now properly receives Sleight of Hand skill.

     

    It looks like Berath's Blessing is now giving skill bonuses to both Sleight of Hand *and* Insight for Rogues. It should give bonuses to Sleight of Hand only.

     

     

    Nice catch! I'll make sure this is resolved. Thank you.


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    It is not a big enough nerf IMO. Most rogue full attacks do + 25% percent damage anyway.

    You won’t even notice this nerf. Dual weilding still will be far better the two handlers

    Paladins hastening exhortation still only gives +5 dex for a Level 7 ability? This is just stupid.

    And monk twins ability still in ruin

    Little premise : Don't take this as a personal attack,  it isn't case i wanna be clear on that cuz in a lot of threads you've misunderstood or misread what people said
    After that what i wanna said is just:

    Please stop to ask unwanted nerfs , how you can see if you ask to balance they just nerf (cuz probably is the best way to beta- test and also  their main routine)
    Any nerf require to me or to other modders a lot of work cuz in the most of the cases people ask to revert that
    You've opened many threads about 2H vs DW and this is the result.. you not seem yet happy.
    You wanna that they also nerf rogue, while people are asking to improve the rogue class.
    If you want something tailored for you, please fill this mod request and i will be happy to satisfy any of your request that is in my chords w/o have to fight with game nerfs.
    Please listen me.
    Regards
     

     

     

    Yeah sorry i forgot about the spreadsheet maxquest showed me

     

    My only issue with dual weilding at the moment is alot better as you have the magic effects of two weapons that stack and there arnet really any two handers that are as strong as that

     

    Thanks for the mod offer


    Edited by Teclis23, 30 August 2018 - 06:14 PM.

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    Was the Guardian of Ukaizo bug fixed? 


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    It is not a big enough nerf IMO. Most rogue full attacks do + 25% percent damage anyway.

    You won’t even notice this nerf. Dual weilding still will be far better the two handlers

    Paladins hastening exhortation still only gives +5 dex for a Level 7 ability? This is just stupid.

    And monk twins ability still in ruin

    Little premise : Don't take this as a personal attack,  it isn't case i wanna be clear on that cuz in a lot of threads you've misunderstood or misread what people said
    After that what i wanna said is just:

    Please stop to ask unwanted nerfs , how you can see if you ask to balance they just nerf (cuz probably is the best way to beta- test and also  their main routine)
    Any nerf require to me or to other modders a lot of work cuz in the most of the cases people ask to revert that
    You've opened many threads about 2H vs DW and this is the result.. you not seem yet happy.
    You wanna that they also nerf rogue, while people are asking to improve the rogue class.
    If you want something tailored for you, please fill this mod request and i will be happy to satisfy any of your request that is in my chords w/o have to fight with game nerfs.
    Please listen me.
    Regards
     

     

     

    Brilliant words. As for me, with every nerf and mechanic/subclass changes i need to rewrite a bunch of abilities descriptions over and over again. It will be nice, if Obsidian settle down on some state and finally close this nerf-parade once and for all. If people will continue yelling about "too overpowered" or "too weak" and so on, this - nerfs and balance changes - will never gonna ends.

    Trough, i admire that game does need some surgical tweaks.


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