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Guild Wars Game Update Notes - March 2010

Update - Monday, March 29, 2010

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an exploit.


Update - Friday, March 26, 2010

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a timing issue with the upcoming weekend event.


Update - Thursday, March 25, 2010

Automated Tournaments
  • Updated the 2009 Automated Tournament Series Trophy in the Great Temple of Balthazar.
  • Added the 2010 Automated Tournament Series Trophy to the Great Temple of Balthazar.

AI Updates
  • The AI will now use Blazing Finale on allies.
  • The AI will now use Boon of Creation more intelligently.
  • The AI will now use other skills while in Dwarven Battle Stance.
  • The AI will now use Soul Twisting more intelligently.
  • The AI will now use Spirit to Flesh more often.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Smiter's Boon from providing the correct amount of healing.


Update - Thursday, March 11, 2010

Creature Skill Bars

Creature skill bars affected by the February 25th update have been updated.


Elementalist Skills
Glimmering Mark
  • Charged Blackness now uses Lightning Surge instead of Glimmering Mark.
Obsidian Flesh
  • Bizzr Ironshell now also uses Icy Prism.
  • Harn Coldstone still uses Obsidian Flesh, but now uses Rust instead of Conjure Frost, and also uses Glyph of Lesser Energy and Shard Storm.
  • Mantis Stormcaller now also uses Icy Prism.
  • Shekoss the Stony now also uses Ebon Hawk.
  • Whyk Steelshell now also uses Lava Arrows.

Necromancer Skills
Barbed Signet
  • Mandragor Imp (Level 3) now uses Blood of the Aggressor instead of Barbed Signet.
Jaundiced Gaze
  • Afflicted Necromancer (Level 14) now uses Blood Drinker instead of Jaundiced Gaze.
  • Fungal Wallow now uses Vampiric Gaze instead of Jaundiced Gaze.
  • Rot Foulbelly now uses Vampiric Gaze instead of Jaundiced Gaze.
  • Rot Wallow now uses Vampiric Gaze instead of Jaundiced Gaze.

Ritualist Skills
Renewing Surge
  • Lieutenant Kayin now uses Spirit Boon Strike instead of Renewing Surge.

Warrior Skills
Dwarven Battle Stance
  • Boulder Elemental now uses Crude Swing in normal and Hard modes.
  • Boulder Elemental (Hard mode) now uses Warrior's Endurance instead of Dwarven Battle Stance.
  • Dwarven Ghost now uses Warrior's Endurance instead of Dwarven Battle Stance.
  • Hulking Stone Elemental now uses Crude Swing in normal and Hard modes.
  • Hulking Stone Elemental (Hard mode) now uses Warrior's Endurance instead of Dwarven Battle Stance.
  • Krak Flamewhip (Warrior) now uses Devastating Hammer instead of Dwarven Battle Stance.
  • Summit Beastmaster (Hard mode) now uses Devastating Hammer instead of Dwarven Battle Stance.
  • Summit Giant Herder now uses Devastating Hammer instead of Dwarven Battle Stance.
Fierce Blow
  • Sunreach Warmaker now also uses Staggering Blow.
Overbearing Smash
  • Berserking Minotaur now uses Auspicious Blow instead of Overbearing Smash.
  • Malfunctioning Enduring Golem now uses Irresistible Blow instead of Overbearing Smash.
  • TPS Regulator Golem now uses Auspicious Blow instead of Overbearing Smash.
Renewing Smash
  • Deldrimor Dwarves (Eye of the North)
    • Dwarven Soldier now uses Staggering Blow instead of Renewing Smash.
    • King Jalis Ironhammer now uses Crude Swing instead of Renewing Smash.
    • Orozar Highstone now uses Irresistible Blow instead of Renewing Smash.
    • Transformed Soldier now uses Staggering Blow instead of Renewing Smash.
    • Ural Highstone now uses Irresistible Blow instead of Renewing Smash.
  • Stone Summit Dwarves (Eye of the North)
    • Marln Steelfist now uses Staggering Blow instead of Renewing Smash.
    • Stone Summit Crusher now uses Staggering Blow instead of Renewing Smash.
    • Stone Summit Pounder now uses Mighty Blow instead of Renewing Smash.
    • Taskmaster Durgon now uses Staggering Blow instead of Renewing Smash.
Shove
  • Sickened Guard (Ranger) in Hard mode now uses Quick Shot instead of Shove.
Yeti Smash
  • The AI now uses Yeti Smash more intelligently.
  • Abyssal (Domain of Anguish) now uses Overbearing Smash instead of Yeti Smash.
  • Arrahhsh Mountainclub (Jade Sea) now also uses Staggering Blow.
  • Crystal Ettin now uses Crude Swing instead of Yeti Smash.
  • Devona (Factions) still uses Yeti Smash, but now uses Staggering Blow instead of Mighty Blow.
  • Eldritch Ettin now uses Crude Swing instead of Yeti Smash.
  • First Inscribed now also uses Belly Smash.
  • Paranoia Ettin now uses Crude Swing instead of Yeti Smash.
  • Yeti (Jade Sea) now also uses Staggering Blow.

Additional Skill Bar Updates
  • Ilidus of the Empty Palm no longer uses Black Lotus Strike or Shadow Refuge, and now uses Fox Fangs, Golden Lotus Strike, and Nine Tails Strike instead.
  • Luxon Assassin now uses Fox Fangs instead of Black Lotus Strike.
  • Senkai, Lord of the 1,000 Daggers Guild now also uses Enduring Toxin, Fox Fangs, and Repeating Strike.
  • Shreader Sharptongue now also uses Fox Fangs and Mantis Touch.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Soul Twisting from refreshing the number of remaining Binding Rituals when it was reapplied.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Urgoz to apply Binding Chains for 30 seconds.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to Shadow Step past portals in Slavers' Exile.
  • Fixed a bug that awarded completion of the Admiral Kantoh Zaishen Bounty quest for killing the Acolyte of Balthazar.

Update - Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Automated Tournaments
  • Updated the Automated Tournament map rotation.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a minor crash bug related to the recent skill balance.
  • Promised the purple squad's Siege Turtle a carrot so it would stay on the path.