Dungeon Runners patch notes: Chunk 2 (Build 99)

Dungeon Runners Chunk 2 Build 99 released - Image 1Heads up, dungeon-crawling denizens of Dungeon Runners! NCsoft has released the patch notes for Dungeon Runners Chunk 2 (Build 99), and it’s a doozy.

For folks who’ve been enjoying the game so far, there’s one new addition that might jolt your senses somewhat: in-game advertising.

The Dungeon Runners patch notes after the jump!

Patch Notes for Dungeon Runners Chunk 2 Build 99 - Image 1 

Heads up, dungeon-crawling denizens of Dungeon Runners! NCsoft has released the patch notes for Dungeon Runners Chunk 2 (Build 99), and it’s a doozy.

For folks who’ve been enjoying the game so far, there’s one new addition that might jolt your senses somewhat: in-game advertising. That’s right. The very first topic for the patch notes specifically states that freebie players will now get in-game ads, though they’ve yet to explain what sort of in-game ads will be in place there.

Besides the advent of in-game ads for Dungeon Runners, NCsoft notes that they’ve also increased the bank pages for free and paying players of the game, as well as improved loot access for free players. For the full changelog, feel free to read the notes we have below. Enjoy!

Here are the patch notes for Chunk #2 (Build 99):

In-game Advertising
WeÂ’ve added in-game advertising to this build of Dungeon Runners. These ads are only visible to free players and they add a whole host of new functionality for our non-paying guests:

Bank Space
Free players now have one bank page available to them. Paying members now have three bank pages.

Stacking Potions
Minor mana and health potions now stack to 5, giving free players more room to hold loot. Major potions now stack to 10, making them twice as good as the free player potions!

Improved Loot Access
Free players may now use what was previously members-only loot. Of course, there has to be a catch… or else why would members be members? This is how it works: 75% of yellow items that drop may be used by free players and 25% of purple or rainbow items that drop may be used by free players. You’ll know if an item can be used because it won’t have “Requires Membership” in the tooltip. All items received from King’s Coin vendors are usable by free players – but are, of course, soulbound on delivery.

Secure Trade
WeÂ’ve added secure trade to Dungeon Runners, by popular demand. This new feature allows you to easily trade items with other players through a simple interface. You may not trade gold, however, only items!!!

Initiating a Trade
You can start trading with another player by right-clicking their name and choosing “Trade”. You can also type “/trade ” to do this if you like typing. The receiving player will be asked to accept the trade request. If they do, you will both see a neat trade interface pop up on your screen. You must be in the same zone and close to your target to trade.

Managing Trade
Simply drag items from your inventory to the area labeled “Yours” in the trade interface. You will see items being offered by your trade partner in the area labeled “Theirs”. Click the accept button when you are happy with your trade. Once both of you accept, the items are exchanged.

After making a change to the items offered, everyoneÂ’s acceptance is cleared. You must also wait about a second between making a change in trade and clicking the accept button. Finally, as items are added and removed from the trade window, you receive information about that. These features stop folks from pulling a fast one on you.

Trade Chat
The trade window has a special area where you can exchange private messages with your trading partner. Simply hit ENTER to start talking to them and hit ENTER to send the message.

The Trade Stash
When a trade is completed, the received items go into your trade stash. You can access your trade stash if it has items in it by clicking the “View Trade Stash” button off of your main inventory screen. If a trade is canceled, any items you offered will be found in your trade stash. Also, if you have items in your trade stash when starting a trade, those items will be automatically offered to your trade partner (of course, you have to click “Accept” before the trade is complete).

Chat Changes
WeÂ’ve made some changes to how world chat works to help facilitate trade and clean up tons of spam you may have been experiencing.

Market Channel
We’ve added a new world-wide market channel that you can use to offer items for trade. You may only link items in the market channel – world chat no longer allows item linking. Access this new channel with “/m”.

Joining and Leaving Channels
You can now join and leave the world and market channels with some fancy new commands. Type “/leave world” or “/leave market” to leave the world or market channel. Type “/join world” or “/join market” to rejoin the world or market channel if you have left them. Your channel preferences are now saved on your character and persist between logins.

PvE Balance Changes
WeÂ’ve made a host of balance changes to the game to help improve difficulty and increase skill usefulness:

  • Holy RollerÂ’s mana cost has been reduced.
  • Shadow BoltÂ’s mana cost has been significantly increased.
  • Shadow LightningÂ’s mana cost has been significantly increased.
  • Shadow Word: SmackdownÂ’s mana cost has been increased.
  • Ice ShardsÂ’s mana cost has been significantly increased.
  • Fire BoltÂ’s mana cost has been increased.
  • Ice BoltÂ’s mana cost has been increased.
  • Shields can no longer block magically-enhanced attacks.
  • Blue Screen of LifeÂ’s damage-to-mana inflation percentage now reduces as you rank the skill up. This makes the skill more efficient and causes less mana damage at higher ranks.
  • When under the effects of fear, your character will no longer get stuck running in a corner. In fact, your character will turn around in such situations.
  • Monster attack rating has been increased.
  • Defense rating for scale, plate and crystal armor has been significantly increased.
  • Way of the Roo now passively increases melee attack rating by 100%.
  • Non-combat health regeneration has been reduced by 33%.
  • The time before health regeneration begins after taking damage has been increased to 10 seconds. This applies to monsters as well as players.
  • The time before mana regeneration begins after casting a spell has been increased to 5 seconds.
  • RatsputinÂ’s boss encounter has increased difficulty.
  • Monster groups from FrumpÂ’s Misfortune and up have been improved for difficulty and entertainment value.
  • Light in the Loafers now has a fixed duration of 15 seconds regardless of skill rank. Also, as the skill is ranked up, the cooldown is now decreased. Light in the Loafers is no longer an instant cast spell.
  • All damage buff skills have had their cooldowns and durations adjusted. These adjustments allow you to use the skills more frequently than before. Upper ranks of elemental damage buff skills have been increased in power.
  • The swivel arm action skills have had their cooldowns and durations adjusted. These adjustments allow you to use the skills more frequently than before. The overall strength of the speed increases have been reduced on these skills.
  • Trigger Finger Frenzy has been reworked. It now lasts 15 seconds with a 45 second cooldown. However, the attack speed increase has gotten a major boost.
  • We’ve reduced the travel speed of ranged weapon projectiles to 180 units per second (down from 200).
  • The range for all ranged weapon projectiles has been increased to 180 (up from 90).
  • Players now receive 60 seconds of damage immunity when changing into a non-PvP combat instance. This immunity causes all monsters to ignore your presence. Any action taken by the player will immediately remove this immunity.
  • The damage per point of intellect for skills has been increased to 1.5 (up from 1.17).
  • We’ve fixed a terrible bug in our damage over time skills that caused one damage tick not to be applied.

PvP Balance Changes
WeÂ’ve made some changes to the PvP experience based on play-testing and user feedback:

  • Low-level PvP “twinks” have been nerfed. Their damage potential, health and remapped attack ratings have all been reduced. We highly recommend that you achieve at least level 10 before heading over to the PvP server.
  • Skill cooldowns are now reset when the match begins and the doors are opened. This lets you adjust your skills based on who youÂ’re fighting.
  • Damage reflection effectiveness in PvP has been halved.
  • Yellow Belly now lasts 5 minutes and no longer allows the affected player to enter into the PvP queue.
  • We’ve added “skunk” rules to PvP. Teams may now gain an immediate win if they get 7 kills to 0 or if they lead in kills by 10.
  • Outnumbered players in PvP have been given a mana bonus equal to 15% per additional player on the opposing team. This shows in the descriptive text during PvP and on the tooltip.
  • The chance to get a King’s Coin for winning a full-length PvP match has been increased to 100% (up from 75%).
  • Magical skill shots involving weapons no longer cause damage reflection (i.e. butcher, fear shot, poison shot, etc).
  • References to “Red Team” and “Blue Team” in PvP are now colored to match their name.

Skill Aiming Improvements
Most projectile skills have had their aiming code modified to help improve your ability to hit with such skills. If you use a position-targeted skill (i.e. Fire Bolt or Poison Shot) and are clicking on an enemy then your projectile will be aimed properly at the enemy you click on. Holding SHIFT down when clicking overrides this behavior and causes your skill to be aimed where you are clicking on the ground. Position-targeted skills should behave more correctly when aiming at a monsterÂ’s head now.

Several ranger skills have been modified to be position-targeted to take advantage of this improved targeting: Poison Shot, Fear Shot and Putrid Penetration. Rangers, remember that this change will allow you to shoot a skill simply by clicking on the ground (just like mages). So, be careful where you aim that thing!

Sam may sell Mythics!
Sam now has a chance to offer Mythic items for your King’s Coins. Be on the lookout! WeÂ’ve increased the stack size for KingÂ’s Coins to 100 to help you take advantage of this new feature more easily.

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