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Cordovan
03-12-2014, 12:22 PM
UPDATE: The worlds have reopened, and we'll see you in-game!

The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Wednesday, March 12th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) for a hotfix. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!

Cordovan
03-12-2014, 12:23 PM
This hotfix will address a couple of issues that can prevent completion of the new Update 21 raids, and return functionality to the Magic d20. Thanks!

Teh_Troll
03-12-2014, 12:24 PM
This hotfix will address a couple of issues that can prevent completion of the new Update 21 raids, and return functionality to the Magic d20. Thanks!

not changing the dumb Shiradi procs?

Krelar
03-12-2014, 12:25 PM
The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Wednesday, March 12th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) for a hotfix. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!

You forgot about daylight savings time. (Should be GMT-4) :D

Havok.cry
03-12-2014, 12:29 PM
not changing the dumb Shiradi procs?

They put those in to troll the community. They did it to please you. Are you not pleased?

Teh_Troll
03-12-2014, 12:35 PM
They put those in to troll the community. They did it to please you. Are you not pleased?

I was trolling the community just fine with potions of wonder.

AzB
03-12-2014, 12:36 PM
I was trolling the community just fine with potions of wonder.

Why limit yourself to be a one trick troll pony?

Ovrad
03-12-2014, 12:37 PM
They put those in to troll the community. They did it to please you. Are you not pleased?

Those cursed devs! They come here and they steal the jobs of our hard-working trolls! For shame.

lauhon
03-12-2014, 12:46 PM
- The Monk's Quivering Palm ability is getting some revisions related to its DC, as part of investigation into balancing Death effects. Quivering Palm no longer benefits from Sundering bonuses. However, whenever an enemy saves vs. Quivering Palm, you get a stacking +4 bonus to your Quivering Palm DC. This stack is dispelled when you successfully kill someone with Quivering Palm. We are keeping an eye on these numbers and they may be changed in the future.

- Restored general Tactical combat boosts to Quivering Palm (but not Sundering effects specifically).



hmmm... maybe the could actually fix this? -> Restored general Tactical combat boosts to Quivering Palm (but not Sundering effects specifically).

(Combat Mastery not working at the moment, tactics bonus from meditation of war fire stance not working, don't think the bonus from the GMoF inate abilities that increase DC's work either)

Can we have this fixed? pretty please?

Hathorian
03-12-2014, 12:47 PM
This hotfix will address a couple of issues that can prevent completion of the new Update 21 raids, and return functionality to the Magic d20. Thanks!

Thanks for the quick work and communication!!

Ryethiel
03-12-2014, 01:01 PM
This hotfix will address a couple of issues that can prevent completion of the new Update 21 raids, and return functionality to the Magic d20. Thanks!

Thanks for the quick fix!...

Now, I'd hate to be a bother, but "trading" cards would be a lot easier if the AH/ASAH would recognize them properly. ;)

Nestroy
03-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Alas, no change to the launcher (Akamai topic)... OK, I will have a nice evening with my wife today...

geoffhanna
03-12-2014, 01:09 PM
Yay! Need more cards! More! MOAR!

snook59
03-12-2014, 01:09 PM
Folks, it's been implemented. Turbine isn't going to change it now, that would cost money. Some big mucky muck got a feather in his hat for suggesting it and they can't take the feather away or someone would have to admit they were wrong. That is not going to happen within an IT department. They have never been wrong and they will never make a mistake. It as always the users fault.

Havok.cry
03-12-2014, 01:40 PM
Folks, it's been implemented. Turbine isn't going to change it now, that would cost money. Some big mucky muck got a feather in his hat for suggesting it and they can't take the feather away or someone would have to admit they were wrong. That is not going to happen within an IT department. They have never been wrong and they will never make a mistake. It as always the users fault.
I think it would actually be more along the lines of needing contracts to be altered, and that is something very difficult to push through.

Vellrad
03-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Hey look! There's no 'scheduled' word in there! They learned their lesson ;)

Cycul
03-12-2014, 01:56 PM
Many hours floundering with that shadow dragon, only to not be able to complete because of it getting stuck. Want scales but want to be in bed before 4am more.... and a little less ****ed off. Thanks for adressing

CaptainPurge
03-12-2014, 02:18 PM
Since when did an update ever NOT need a quick downtime patch? Remember when CITW was first spewed out and kind of fixed here and there. PPL waiting an hour for a GM to spawn the chests which is still happening with the new RAYDs. If they didn't push this thing to live the lead manager would be ding'ed for missing a deadline.

CaptainPurge
03-12-2014, 02:21 PM
Many hours floundering with that shadow dragon, only to not be able to complete because of it getting stuck. Want scales but want to be in bed before 4am more.... and a little less ****ed off. Thanks for adressing

You're the sucker for spending that much time expecting something. No new major update has had its share of game-breaking bugs upon release. Go play something else for a while the new mold chills and gets fixesup. 'Merica. Sad But True.

Nascoe
03-12-2014, 02:25 PM
Since when did an update ever NOT need a quick downtime patch? Remember when CITW was first spewed out and kind of fixed here and there. PPL waiting an hour for a GM to spawn the chests which is still happening with the new RAYDs. If they didn't push this thing to live the lead manager would be ding'ed for missing a deadline.

Well, given that they already pushed it back by 2 weeks from the original plan (to fit with the 40th / 8th birthday), I think its a bit unfair to say it had to go out regardless. Apart from bugs in the new raids and the purposely added Akemai and changes in what proccs from Shiradi Rainbow and Colors of the Queen, so far I have not seen many unwanted consequences of this update, so I would say its a pretty solid effort

Nestroy
03-12-2014, 02:28 PM
Since when did an update ever NOT need a quick downtime patch? Remember when CITW was first spewed out and kind of fixed here and there. PPL waiting an hour for a GM to spawn the chests which is still happening with the new RAYDs. If they didn't push this thing to live the lead manager would be ding'ed for missing a deadline.

So far there only has been one... OK, about 28 hours after thecoriginal patch, this is quite fast and may be the record for hotfix after patch, but what the heck... They still have to beat the many hotfixes after MotU.

Cordovan
03-12-2014, 02:33 PM
not changing the dumb Shiradi procs?

I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score. However, we are aware of the issue with Radiant Forcefield and Adrenaline impacting Colors of the Queen and such, and will be working to get that fixed in the future. It's not in this hotfix, though.

susiedupfer
03-12-2014, 02:38 PM
So far there only has been one... OK, about 28 hours after thecoriginal patch, this is quite fast and may be the record for hotfix after patch, but what the heck... They still have to beat the many hotfixes after MotU.

You apparently weren't around for U9.

Beethoven
03-12-2014, 02:40 PM
not changing the dumb Shiradi procs?


I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score.


I think Cordovan just beat you at your own game. You should retaliate now by developing an own non-generic MMORPG.

Cardtrick
03-12-2014, 02:40 PM
I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score. However, we are aware of the issue with Radiant Forcefield and Adrenaline impacting Colors of the Queen and such, and will be working to get that fixed in the future. It's not in this hotfix, though.

Ha, I love that this is now an "issue" that they're "working to get ... fixed in the future."

Whereas yesterday, according to Vargouille, it was a deliberate change working as intended and they were just "happy" for some feedback:



As we have done since these abilities have existed (and previously stated, though not explicitly in the text of the abilities), we expect to continue to update the 100+ possible effects available to Double Rainbow and Colors of the Queen. Nearly every update has had some changes, some more commented on than others.

As a small point of information, no single effect has a higher chance than all other effects. There's a few dozen equally rare/common effects, which as a group are more common than other effects. Some groups of effects are much more rare, but there aren't any single effects that are far more common than all others, nor even slightly more common than all others.

We were happy for you guys to provide feedback on this for at least one day before jumping the gun with any kind of kneejerk responses or reactions, as this is a subjective area. Thank you for the feedback.

Not that I don't appreciate the update from both Vargouille and Cordovan, but either there's some confusion or this is pretty disingenuous.

lyrecono
03-12-2014, 02:41 PM
did you mean update 9 or module 9?

Eberron Unlimited Release (AKA Module 9: The Plane of Battle) was a huge update with a few....problems

goldgolem
03-12-2014, 02:46 PM
Not that I don't appreciate the update from both Vargouille and Cordovan, but either there's some confusion or this is pretty disingenuous.

Like when they swore blind that under-lvl20s getting into epic via bugging the doors was absolutely fine and then they bug fixed it?

Alternative
03-12-2014, 02:46 PM
I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score. However, we are aware of the issue with Radiant Forcefield and Adrenaline impacting Colors of the Queen and such, and will be working to get that fixed in the future. It's not in this hotfix, though.

There are effects added and removed every update, what's there to work on? Either switch those off or tell us they are WAI and to su.. live with it.

jakeelala
03-12-2014, 02:47 PM
I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score.

Touche' battered community manager, Touche'.

donblas
03-12-2014, 02:48 PM
I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score. However, we are aware of the issue with Radiant Forcefield and Adrenaline impacting Colors of the Queen and such, and will be working to get that fixed in the future. It's not in this hotfix, though.

Excellent comment! I nearly spat my tea at the screen.

blackdoguk
03-12-2014, 02:52 PM
I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score. However, we are aware of the issue with Radiant Forcefield and Adrenaline impacting Colors of the Queen and such, and will be working to get that fixed in the future. It's not in this hotfix, though.

Burn!!

Book_O_Dragons
03-12-2014, 02:52 PM
I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score. However, we are aware of the issue with Radiant Forcefield and Adrenaline impacting Colors of the Queen and such, and will be working to get that fixed in the future. It's not in this hotfix, though.

Is this considered feeding the trolls?

Fedora1
03-12-2014, 03:01 PM
I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score.

Ha! Trolling teh_troll! :D

Anthorin1
03-12-2014, 03:03 PM
Late?

drewrayder
03-12-2014, 03:05 PM
Late?

As usual.

Grosbeak07
03-12-2014, 03:05 PM
Late?

By most human standards. However this is turbine, they are probably thinking it's "early" yet. :)

arcticwolf123
03-12-2014, 03:06 PM
The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Wednesday, March 12th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) for a hotfix. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!

2 hours are up , ddo still down, why am I not surprised.

skorpeon
03-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Late?

Rumour has it that it is extended. Not sure how long, so i guess its a good night to go to bed a read.

Aishana
03-12-2014, 03:10 PM
2 hours are up , ddo still down, why am I not surprised.

You could have done so much in the ten minutes they went over their downtime.

ssternlight
03-12-2014, 03:10 PM
Rumour has it that it is extended. Not sure how long, so i guess its a good night to go to bed a read.

updating now on my machine...

Nascoe
03-12-2014, 03:10 PM
Launcher is now updating for me, so maybe we are getting there Soon(tm)

Geekhann
03-12-2014, 03:11 PM
2 hours are up , ddo still down, why am I not surprised.

up, its up it seems

NytCrawlr
03-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Updating here. Though I still want to see Jerry troll some more. :D

Cordovan
03-12-2014, 03:12 PM
The worlds have reopened, and we'll see you in-game!

arcticwolf123
03-12-2014, 03:13 PM
you guys seem to be very nice about this. I find it really annoying that we have to put up with fixes, lag and any other annoyance when we pay for the service. I don't seem to see them reimbursing us for their mistakes. they should be professional enough not to send out updates that need fixes, they should have the money invested to ensure minimal lag during game play and they should have fair enough business policies to reimburse us for even a minute of down time if it is due to them.

Snarglefrump
03-12-2014, 03:13 PM
The worlds have reopened, and we'll see you in-game!

Any notes on what was fixed? Does the d20 work properly now? :-)

HungarianRhapsody
03-12-2014, 03:18 PM
Ha, I love that this is now an "issue" that they're "working to get ... fixed in the future."

Whereas yesterday, according to Vargouille, it was a deliberate change working as intended and they were just "happy" for some feedback:



Not that I don't appreciate the update from both Vargouille and Cordovan, but either there's some confusion or this is pretty disingenuous.

I think that the "issue" is that many of us don't like the procs rather than that the procs are happening. :)

Aishana
03-12-2014, 03:19 PM
you guys seem to be very nice about this. I find it really annoying that we have to put up with fixes, lag and any other annoyance when we pay for the service. I don't seem to see them reimbursing us for their mistakes. they should be professional enough not to send out updates that need fixes, they should have the money invested to ensure minimal lag during game play and they should have fair enough business policies to reimburse us for even a minute of down time if it is due to them.

Yes, we're nice about it. Nothing is perfect when it's first released. You should be glad that they're bothering to take the time to try and fix the problems instead of griping about the fact that you can't play the game.

HungarianRhapsody
03-12-2014, 03:21 PM
you guys seem to be very nice about this. I find it really annoying that we have to put up with fixes, lag and any other annoyance when we pay for the service. I don't seem to see them reimbursing us for their mistakes. they should be professional enough not to send out updates that need fixes, they should have the money invested to ensure minimal lag during game play and they should have fair enough business policies to reimburse us for even a minute of down time if it is due to them.

I don't like bugs, but I'm entirely willing to put up with fixes...

Nascoe
03-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Any notes on what was fixed? Does the d20 work properly now? :-)

yes, the d20 now works (for now, lets see if it does tomorrow!) - by the way, Cordovan is the timer supposed to reset after 18h, like the daily dice, or is it exactly 24h from rolling or something else? If you tell us, we will know what to expect and save you from people feeling uneasy in 18:05 from now.

arcticwolf123
03-12-2014, 03:28 PM
Yes, we're nice about it. Nothing is perfect when it's first released. You should be glad that they're bothering to take the time to try and fix the problems instead of griping about the fact that you can't play the game.

I take it that your money comes from trees, I work for mine. Any item you pay for you expect to get service for it. No service no pay. So if ddo needs to fix something they should reimburse us for the inconvenience. its a normal policy for most business where you pay for services.

SardaofChaos
03-12-2014, 03:29 PM
I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score. However, we are aware of the issue with Radiant Forcefield and Adrenaline impacting Colors of the Queen and such, and will be working to get that fixed in the future. It's not in this hotfix, though.

That should totally be an easter egg for some abilities.

LOOON375
03-12-2014, 03:40 PM
I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score. This is beautiful!!
hahahahaha

Aishana
03-12-2014, 03:46 PM
I take it that your money comes from trees, I work for mine. Any item you pay for you expect to get service for it. No service no pay. So if ddo needs to fix something they should reimburse us for the inconvenience. its a normal policy for most business where you pay for services.

I'm premium, not VIP. I learned long ago to accept that this game will always have bugs, and as such, when things break, I don't flip out about it. Consequently, I also am wise enough not to give them any of my own hard-earned money every month because I know it doesn't matter to them whether or not I pay for the game. Everyone is treated basically the same in the end.

NĂ©dime
03-12-2014, 03:57 PM
you guys seem to be very nice about this. I find it really annoying that we have to put up with fixes, lag and any other annoyance when we pay for the service. I don't seem to see them reimbursing us for their mistakes. they should be professional enough not to send out updates that need fixes, they should have the money invested to ensure minimal lag during game play and they should have fair enough business policies to reimburse us for even a minute of down time if it is due to them.

Ha ha ha, after every update, every downtime, every hotfix, every bug, every xploit we have a comment like this. Is it the same guy ?

Maybe we should ask Teh Troll for further explanation, but til then I'd call this second degree trolling.

LrdSlvrhnd
03-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Is it just me, or does "Gather" on bags seem to no longer work? (Auto-Gather still seems to, but the Gather button itself stops after the first time)

Sierim
03-12-2014, 04:59 PM
I had some issues with the gather button after the hotfix as well, but I couldn't produce the failure consistently.

Plantman81
03-12-2014, 05:19 PM
This hotfix will address a couple of issues that can prevent completion of the new Update 21 raids, and return functionality to the Magic d20. Thanks!

Thanks for the quick action on the D20. However, I thought VIP's are supposed to get 2 cards per roll, right? Mine only gave me 1. Please, correct me if I am mistaken. My VIP status is current. I'm on auto-pay.

LrdSlvrhnd
03-12-2014, 05:29 PM
Thanks for the quick action on the D20. However, I thought VIP's are supposed to get 2 cards per roll, right? Mine only gave me 1. Please, correct me if I am mistaken. My VIP status is current. I'm on auto-pay.

Check again... only one pops up, but you should have a listing for both in the chat box.

FestusHood
03-12-2014, 05:48 PM
I take it that your money comes from trees, I work for mine. Any item you pay for you expect to get service for it. No service no pay. So if ddo needs to fix something they should reimburse us for the inconvenience. its a normal policy for most business where you pay for services.

If you buy something that has a warranty, and need to take it in to be fixed (for free, due to warranty), do they compensate you for the time lost?

MangLord
03-12-2014, 06:14 PM
I could be wrong, but this seems like the quickest hotfix for new content since I've been playing the game. Barely 48 hours. I don't know much about coding, but I expect that its similar to disassembling an entire transmission to find a faulty gear while the customer is hovering over your shoulder with an expert opinion. Everyone that's playing Haunted Halls has paid for it in some way, but it couldn't hurt to have a little gratitude.

Singular
03-12-2014, 07:22 PM
I am not aware of any procs that only proc when the Shiradi has a low Intelligence score. However, we are aware of the issue with Radiant Forcefield and Adrenaline impacting Colors of the Queen and such, and will be working to get that fixed in the future. It's not in this hotfix, though.

Thank you and whoever is fixing it. I'm all for Radiant Forcefield working on non-bosses only, but that's probably too difficult a fix. Removing it is great.