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Version 0.9.8

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Version History
0.9.7d
March 22, 2012
0.9.8
March 29, 2012
0.9.8b
March 29, 2012

Patch notes

These are the official patch notes for version 0.9.8 released by Grinding Gear Games.

Notes

  • Your passive skill points have not been reset by this patch.
  • The legacy migration has not occured at the same time as this patch. We expect to perform it sometime before the weekend. When this occurs, it will move all current Default and Hardcore characters to the Legacy and HC Legacy leagues respectively. Any stashed items will be added as extra “Remove only” tabs in your legacy stashes. Items cannot be placed in these new stash tabs.

Features

  • We've added a Friends List to the Social panel. When you add someone to your friends list, it also sends them an invitation offering to add you to theirs.
  • You can now set your Account Status at the top of the Social panel. This status is broadcast to people who have you on their friends list.
  • Added a new player aura - ClarityClarityAura, Spell, AoE
    Radius: 36
    Mana Reserved: (34-279)
    Can Store 1 Use(s)
    Cooldown Time: 1.20 sec
    Requires Level 10Casts an aura that grants mana regeneration to you and your allies.Per 1% Quality:
    2% increased Area of Effect
    You and nearby Allies Regenerate (2.9-33) Mana per second
    +(0-19) to radius
    Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
    Clarity skill icon.png
    : An aura that grants mana regeneration to you and your allies.
  • Added a new support gem - Culling Strike SupportCulling Strike SupportSupport
    Icon: X
    Mana Multiplier: 110%
    Requires Level 18Supports any skill that hits enemies. If enemies are left below 10% of maximum life after being hit by these skills, they will be killed.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Attack Speed
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Cast Speed
    Kill Enemies that have 10% Life or lower when Hit by Supported Skills
    Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    : Skills supported by this gem kill enemies reduced to 10% or less life.
  • Added a new support gem - Point Blank SupportPoint Blank SupportProjectile, Attack, Support
    Icon: b
    Mana Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 18Supports projectile skills.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
    Supported Skills' Projectile Attack Hits deal up to 50% more Damage to targets at the start of their movement, dealing less Damage to targets as the projectile travels farther
    Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Projectile Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    : Ranged attack skills supported by this gem deal more damage to very close targets and less damage to farther away targets.
  • Added a new support gem - Iron Grip SupportIron Grip SupportProjectile, Physical, Support
    Icon: i
    Requires Level 18Supports attack skills that fire projectiles, making the increase to physical melee damage from strength also increase their physical projectile damage.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile Damage
    Strength's damage bonus applies to Projectile Attacks made with Supported Skills
    Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Projectile Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    : Ranged attack skills supported by this gem have the strength melee damage bonus applied to them.
  • Added a new support gem - Iron Will SupportIron Will SupportSpell, Support
    Icon: w
    Requires Level 18Supports spell skills, making the increase to physical melee damage from strength also increase their spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell Damage
    Strength's damage bonus applies to Spell Damage as well for Supported Skills
    Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Spell Damage
    This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    : Spells supported by this gem have the strength melee damage bonus applied to them.
  • Added a new support gem - Damage on Full Life SupportDamage on Full Life SupportAttack, Support
    Icon: f
    Mana Multiplier: 130%
    Requires Level 18Supports attack skills, providing a bonus to all damage dealt by those skills while your life is full.Per 1% Quality:
    Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Damage
    Supported Attack Skills deal (30-49)% more Damage while on Full LifeThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
    : While you're on full life, melee skills supported by this gem deal increased physical damage.
  • Added support for queues at the login server if there are too many players online.
  • Empty game instances now close earlier if they have no side areas that would cause you to return to them. The values are roughly 8 minutes for areas that don't have side areas and 15 minutes for areas that do.
  • Your starting weapon now spawns again in the first area if you're disconnected before picking it up.
  • Continued to incrementally improve the art, effects, environments and sound.

Balance

  • All weapons have been revamped into new sequences that have better level progression and balance. These weapons are spread over three tiers that correspond to the three difficulty levels that will be available when the third act is released. Weapons in the third tier are balanced to not be strictly better than each other.
  • Rebalanced many item mods. Some will have changed levels, rendering certain items unusable if you don't meet the new level requirements.
  • Returned the defensive properties off armour pieces (that add Armour, Evasion or Energy Shield) to 0.9.6 values. We consider the 0.9.7 armour changes a failed experiment. Monster damage has been rebalanced slightly to accomodate this.
  • Most Unique weapons have had new levels and base types assigned to them. Mods have been rebalanced on many of them to take into account their new levels. Existing Unique items will not have had their stats or base types changed.
  • The default critical strike changes on weapons have less variance now. The high end ones are slightly lower than they were before.
  • The vendor recipe that used to yield 10 Jeweler's Orbs now only yields 7.
  • Items for sale in the vendors can now go up to one level above the player's level.
  • Reduced monster density in the Submerged Passage levels.
  • Increased the damage of Hailrake's Ice Spears on higher difficulties.
  • Reduced values of Item Quantity and Item Rarity mods and support gems.
  • Reduced the mana cost of Explosive Arrow.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where Goatmen using Leap Slam would slide at the end of their jump.
  • Fixed a bug where hovers of items were displaced if the game had been resized.
  • Fixed a bug where the melee damage bonus from strength didn't affect certain physical damage mods properly.
  • The Faster Casting support gem doesn't speed up the Haste aura any more.
  • Hidden monsters can no longer be targeted, attacked or damaged until they un-hide.
  • Fixed character creation errors so that they're not hard to read any more.
  • Fixed a problem where screenshots taken with the F8 key would look wrong.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause area transitions to fail rarely.