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    Jun 2011

    Bullroarer Update 21.3 - Beta #1 sneak peek - Preview and Release Notes

    Welcome to our first open preview of Update 21.3. These notes are for Bullroarer, released on Friday October 227th. Both the notes and the update are a work in progress, so you should expect things will change over time. We look forward to hearing your feedback and receiving your bug reports.

    The Bullroarer database has been wiped! Please feel free to copy your current live character to Bullroarer using the LIVE transfer wizard.

    Focus for this Beta:
    Please Join us this weekend for an early sneak peek at the new Raid: The Abyss of Mordath. Note that this is an early preview, and all of the bosses have not yet been placed in the space. We would love your feedback on the space, the mobs and mob density between bosses, and the difficulty of the first boss fight. Since the second boss has not yet been placed in the space, you will not be able to proceed beyond reaching the entrance to that space.

    • To enter the raid, you will need to Discover the Abyss of Mordath. Find the door in the Chamber of the Watchers in the lower levels of Barad-dur (Western edge of the Barad-dur map on the lower corridor branching).
    • This is a level 115 raid (and does not scale) with 2 difficulty tiers.
    • For testing purposes, the quests that allow you to bypass a boss that you have already defeated have been set to daily rather than weekly reset. Note that this is a new mechanic to allow for a new, less prohibitive, style of raid locks. The raid group will be able to skip past the the bosses defeated by the first member of the party to cross the line at the beginning of the instance.

    Known Issues:
    • The rope in the Abyss of Mordath to access the first boss fight does not allow use in combat but the nearby caged creatures will force you to remain in combat. To workaround, please jump down and wait through the 30 second broken leg before activating the fight.
    • The second boss in The Abyss of Mordath has not yet been placed, so you cannot proceed beyond that point in the raid.
    • Various Abyss of Mordath quests and deeds have TBD or DNT text.

    New in this build:
    • The npc "Dust" in the Eyes & Guard tavern stairwell offers a quest that rewards Ash of Gorgoroth.
    • Eyes & Guard tavern: Vastin's Mordor Relics T1 box now has Rare and Incomparable Vanguard Runes of Force, Healing, and Power.
    • North Ithilien Essences are now bound to account by default.
    • Missing farming ingredients were added to some Crafting Suppliers.
    • Steed of the Moon Moth naming inconsistencies are cleaned up.
    • The mount collections that previously granted titles have been replaced with deeds. To advance one of the mount collection deeds, you must use that mount skill (from the mount collections panel or from skill panel, mounts tab.) New mount collection deeds/titles have also been added for the 2015 & 2016 Festival steeds, Goat mounts, and Gondor mounts!
    • Loremaster Class Items "Book of Beasts", class items at level 20, level 30, and level 40, now give minor bonuses to pet stats.
    • Tier 10 Captain Armaments may now be bartered for exchange receipts.
    • Crafting - Universal Ingredient Packs may now be used on select Westemnet Guild Recipes.
    • Crafting - Certain Jeweller recipes which did not allow you to inscribe critical outputs now allow it.
    • Crafting - Westemnet and Doomfold Captain Armaments now provide significantly more armour to heralds.
    • Crafting - The Anorien Expertise Token may now be consumed in a recipe also available from skirmish barterers.
    • The stable travel route to the First Hall should now drop you off in the correct spot in front of the stable master.
    • The first door in The Court of Seregost can now be opened in combat (but remains locked during the boss fight) to prevent players from getting stuck inside.
    • The quest "Lost Lore of Gorgoroth: Agarnaith" now rewards the correct reputation.
    • Human female mood animations have been updated.
    • Players who have logged out in the Vales of Anduin may be sent to Archet upon logging in. This is because the absolute location of the Beorning starting area has been moved. Other than this possible teleport, you should notice no difference in the Vales of Anduin.
    • Equipment - Level 105 Featured Instance Armour sets will once again be item level 222.
    • Crafting - Fragments of Gorgoroth Dungeons will have the proper plural name when stacked.
    • Instance: A Trap for the Creature should no longer break when using the flat stone too soon.
    • The Court of Seregost: Black Númenórean-slayer deed now indicates how many need to be defeated.
    • The Weeping Reeds in Agarnaith for the quest Flora Investigation are now visible above ground.
    • Coldan and Hithgol in Dor Amarth have been cosmetically adjusted to better suit their role and surroundings.
    • Camp site fires in Taur Druadan, Lossarnach, and the Wastes now allow Burglars to Contact Pedlar.
    • The Lossarnach quest "The Smoke Lures" no longer requires Orcs to be defeated.
    • Recent mounts such as Steed of Elessar's Host, Sunflower Steed, Rescued Steed of Agarnaith, Goat of the Harvest Sky, and Steed of Eldar Autumn have been added to the Mounts Collection display.
    • The Lossoth Steed and Steed of the Dusk-watch now have correct source information in the Mounts Collection panel.
    • The Skeleton Steed Rider Bundle can now be used (opened) even if you already have the Riding trait.
    • Minor performance improvements were made to the loading of the mounts collection page. Please let us know if you notice anything failing to load properly.
    • The Quartermaster "Conquest of Gorgoroth Rewards" now carries a slate of new housing items including statues, stained glass, and decorative flower garlands.
    • The character panel no longer hides equipped items that are in the loot filter.
    • The cat wander sequence plays smoothly now.
    • When a quest is filtered but underway, characters can still interact, advance, and turn in the quest.
    • Players should no longer see a Free Hobbit Present button immediately following the redemption of a free present.
    • To fix an issue that could prevent their use, the Poorly Hidden Chest, Out-of-Place Strongbox, Out-of-Place Lockbox, and Out-of-Place Chest in the haunted burrow will now disappear and respawn after each opening.
    • Gorgoroth Scourge Spoils boxes no longer include Gondor Silver Pieces or Anórien Sealed Wax.
    • Dungeons of Naerband - Thraknul's and Flame-spirits' area-of-effect attacks have had their damage lowered.
      [*Dungeons of Naerband - Some monster skills were adjusted to affect Lore-master and Captain pets.
    • All bosses in the Tier 2 Dungeons of Naerband and Tier 2 Court of Seregost instances have an increased chance of dropping incomparable gear.
    • Rare spawns have been added in Agarnaith and Dor Amarth. This allows Hidden Threats of Gorgoroth to be able to be completed.
    • Captain Skills - Dropping power cost from motivating speech and improved motivating speech.
    • Items - Took in the Hole Hobnanigans recipe now properly provides +5% incoming healing.
    • Lore-master pets and Captain heralds were collecting mobs from a greater area of landscape than desired. Their aggro radius has been halved.
    • Collections panel model views are now slightly bigger.
    • Kinship leaders are no longer required to abandon a premium kinship house to receive housing writs prior to disbanding a kinship.
    • Various small bug fixes for Ilex branches spawned in tree, the exit to Boffin Manor, two patrons in a Bree auction house are sitting on nothing, an invisible water volume, Ralthat's awkwardly positioned shield, floating planks of wood, a floating bush, an oddly misshapen rock formation, and an npc floating over bench.
    • The quest bestowal UI in German should now correctly fit the indicators for solo, small fellowship, fellowship, and raid quests.
    Last edited by Tybur; Oct 30 2017 at 03:55 PM.



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