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LIVE SERVER - July 24 2022 - Ri4 Forever Epic
« on: July 24, 2022, 09:26:36 pm »
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Issue 4: Forever Epic!


Features the release of Gadgetry and Force of Will pool power sets, Inferno and Frost epic masteries, Glowing skins, revamps to the Kheldian Archetypes and the Trick Arrow power set, High Contrast Menus, Cel Shading, and more!



Kheldian Revamps

Global Changes
  • Toggles no longer turn off when shape-shifting into Nova or Dwarf forms. However, their effects suppress and they are granted endurance to offset their endurance cost.
  • Nova and Dwarf forms have been expanded allowing them to round out their unique powers, abilities, and play style. (Details below)
  • Travel powers can now be used in any form but activating them while in Nova form or Dwarf form returns Kheldians to their original form.
  • Null the Gull can now enable or disable the shapeshift popup tray.
Peacebringer

Bright Nova

With this revamp, you will no longer need to enhance your Nova or Dwarf powers separately.  Instead, for example, when you slot and enhance your human form version of Gleaming Bolt, you will simultaneously be improving the Bright Nova Bolt used while in Nova form.  The following powers become power redirects allowing them to change while in Bright Nova form.  Slotting the first power listed below enhances the power in both forms.  Note: Existing Peacebringers must respec to obtain this:
  • Gleaming Bolt will become Bright Nova Bolt in Bright Nova form
  • Gleaming Blast will become Bright Nova Blast in Bright Nova form
  • Photon Scatter will become Bright Nova Scatter in Bright Nova form
  • Luminous Detonation will become Bright Nova Detonation in Bright Nova form

Bright Nova now comes with two free muti-form powers, Photon Scatter (awarded upon obtaining Bright Nova) and Luminous Detonation (awarded at level 12 or higher after obtaining Bright Nova).  Both of these powers are usable in their original form.

Additionally:
  • Glinting Eyes can be used in Bright Nova form
  • Inner Light can be used in Bright Nova form
  • Dawn Strike can be used in Bright Nova form
  • Reform Essence can be used in Bright Nova form for sustain.

White Dwarf

The following powers become power redirects allowing them to change while in White Dwarf form.  Slotting the first power listed below enhances the power in both forms.  Note: Existing Peacebringers must respec to obtain this:
  • Radiant Strike will become White Dwarf Strike in White Dwarf form
  • Incandescent Strike will become White Dwarf Smite in White Dwarf form
  • Solar Flare will become White Dwarf Flare in White Dwarf form
  • Reform Essence will become White Dwarf Sublimation in White Dwarf form

White Dwarf now comes with two free form-locked powers, White Dwarf Antagonize and White Dwarf Step, and two free muti-form powers, Solar Flare and Reform Essence.  All free powers are awarded upon obtaining White Dwarf and both Solar Flare and Reform Essence powers are usable in original form.  Additionally, Reform Essence is usable in Bright Nova for sustainability.

Additionally:
  • Gleaming Bolt can be used in White Dwarf form
  • Glinting Eye can be used in White Dwarf form
  • Inner Light can be used in White Dwarf form
  • Pulsar can be used in White Dwarf form
  • Essence Boost can be used in White Dwarf form
  • Light Form can be used in White Dwarf form

Some powers have new unlock levels because of the new free multi-form powers:

Luminous Blast     Luminous Aura
PowerLevel     PowerLevel
Gleaming Bolt1     Incandescence1
Glinting Eye1     Shining Shield2
Gleaming Blast2     Essence Boost4
Bright Nova6     Thermal Shield10
Radiant Strike8 (Previously 6)     Quantum Shield14
Proton ScatterFree with Nova     Group Energy Flight16
Inner Light12     White Dwarf20
Luminous Detonation   Free with Nova. Unlocks at 11.     Reform EssenceFree with Dwarf
Incandescent Strike18     Conserve Energy24
Pulsar18     Quantum Acceleration   24
Solar FlareFree with Dwarf     Quantum Flight28
Glowing Touch26     Restore Essence35
Photon Seekers32     Light Form38
Dawn Strike32     

Warshade

Dark Nova

With this revamp, you will no longer need to enhance your Nova or Dwarf powers separately.  Instead, for example, when you slot and enhance your human form version of Shadow Bolt, you will simultaneously be improving the Dark Nova Bolt used while in Nova form.  The following powers become power redirects allowing them to change while in Dark Nova form.  Slotting the first power listed below enhances the power in both forms.  Note: Existing Warshades must respec to obtain this:
  • Shadow Bolt will become Dark Nova Bolt in Dark Nova form
  • Shadow Blast will become Dark Nova Blast in Dark Nova form
  • Gravimetric Emanation will become Dark Nova Emanation in Dark Nova form
  • Dark Detonation will become Dark Nova Detonation in Dark Nova form

Dark Nova now comes with two free muti-form powers, Dark Detonation (awarded upon obtaining Dark Nova) and Gravimetric Emanation (awarded at level 12 or higher after obtaining Dark Nova).  Both of these powers are usable in their original form.

Additionally:
  • Ebon Eye can be used in Dark Nova form
  • Sunless Mire can be used in Dark Nova form
  • Orbiting Death can be used in Dark Nova form
  • Quasar can be used in Dark Nova form
  • Essence Drain can be used in Dark Nova form and will become Shadow Essence Drain, a ranged single target attack plus self-heal.

Black Dwarf

The following powers become power redirects allowing them to change while in Black Dwarf form.  Slotting the first power listed below enhances the power in both forms.  Note: Existing Warshades must respec to obtain this:
  • Gravimetric Snare will become Black Dwarf Strike in Black Dwarf form
  • Gravity Well will become Black Dwarf Smite in Black Dwarf form
  • Sunless Mire will become Black Dwarf Mire in Black Dwarf form
  • Essence Drain will become Black Dwarf Drain in Black Dwarf form

Black Dwarf now comes with one free form-locked power, Black Dwarf Antagonize, and two free muti-form powers, Sunless Mire and Essence Drain.  All free powers are awarded upon obtaining Black Dwarf and both Sunless Mire and Essence Drain powers are usable in BOTH human and Nova forms.

Additionally:
  • Shadow Bolt can be used in Black Dwarf form
  • Ebon Eye can be used in Black Dwarf form
  • Orbiting Death can be used in Black Dwarf form
  • Inky Aspect can be used in Black Dwarf form
  • Stygian Circle can be used in Black Dwarf form
  • Eclipse can be used in Black Dwarf form
Black Dwarf Mire and Orbiting Death now also taunt foes when used in Black Dwarf form. The taunt radius of orbiting death is 8ft.

Some powers have new unlock levels because of the new free multi-form powers:

Umbral Blast     Umbral Aura
PowerLevel     PowerLevel
Shadow Bolt1     No Changes
Ebon Eye1
Gravimetric Snare2
Dark Nova6
Shadow Blast8 (Previously 6)
Dark DetonationFree with Nova
Starless Step12 (Previously 8 )
Gravitic Emanation   Free with Nova. Unlocks at 11.
Gravity Well18
Essence DrainFree with Dwarf
Sunless MireFree with Dwarf
Unchain Essence26
Dark Extraction32
Quasar32

Other Kheldian tweaks

Peacebringer's and Warshade's Max Hit Points have been increased from 2409 to 3212.  This brings their potential Max Hit Points from Scrapper level up to Brute level.

White and Black Dwarfs now have their own Heal tables that are scaled up to account for their increased HP.  This means the following:

White Dwarf - Essence Boost
  • Essence Boost has its healing properties boost by 1.75x.

Black Dwarf - Stygian Circle
  • Stygian Circle has its healing properties boost by 1.75x.

Peacebringer

Gleaming Bolt/Bright Nova Bolt:
  • Damage increased from .6 to .68
  • Recharge Time increased from 1.5s to 2s
  • Endurance Cost increased from 3.12 to 3.534
  • (PvP) Normal form Damage increased from 1.392 to 1.416
  • (PvP) Nova form Damage increased from 1.812 to 1.836

Glinting Eye/Bright Glinting Eye:
  • Damage increased from 1 to 1.32
  • Recharge Time increased from 4s to 6s
  • (PvP) Normal form Damage increased from 2.0748 to 2.1708

Bright Nova Blast:
  • Damage increased from 1 to 1.64
  • Recharge Time increased from 4s to 8s
  • Endurance Cost increased from 5.2 to 8.528
  • (PvP) Damage increased from 1.932 to 2.124

White Dwarf Strike:
  • Smashing Damage increased from .34 to .4
  • Energy Damage increased from .5 to .6
  • Recharge Time increased from 3s to 4s
  • Endurance Cost increased from 4.368 to 5.2
  • (PvP) Smashing Damage increased from 0.6528 to 0.672
  • (PvP) Energy Damage increased from 0.9792 to 1.008

White Dwarf Smite:
  • Smashing Damage increased from .32 to .53
  • Energy Damage increased from 1 to 1.11
  • Recharge Time increased from 6s to 8s
  • Endurance Cost increased from 6.864 to 8.528
  • (PvP) Smashing Damage increased from 0.507 to 0.531
  • (PvP) Energy Damage increased from 1.521 to 1.593

Conserve Energy:
  • Replaced with Renew Energy
  • Renew Energy is a Self Endurance Discount, Heal, +Regen.  It functions like Energize.
  • This power can only be activated in Human form.


Warshade

Shadow Bolt/Dark Nova Bolt:
  • Damage increased from .6 to .68
  • Recharge Time increased from 1.5s to 2s
  • Endurance Cost increased from 3.12 to 3.534
  • (PvP) Normal form Damage increased from 1.392 to 1.416
  • (PvP) Nova form Damage increased from 1.812 to 1.836

Ebon Eye/Dark Nova Eye/Black Dwarf Eye:
  • Damage increased from 1 to 1.32
  • Recharge Time increased from 4s to 6s
  • (PvP) Normal form Damage increased from 2.0748 to 2.1708

Dark Nova Blast:
  • Damage increased from 1 to 1.64
  • Recharge Time increased from 4s to 8s
  • Endurance Cost increased from 5.2 to 8.528
  • (PvP) Damage increased from 1.932 to 2.124

Black Dwarf Strike:
  • Smashing Damage increased from .34 to .4
  • Negative Energy Damage increased from .5 to .6
  • Recharge Time increased from 3s to 4s
  • Endurance Cost increased from 4.368 to 5.2
  • (PvP) Smashing Damage increased from 0.6528 to 0.672
  • (PvP) Negative Energy Damage increased from 0.9792 to 1.008

Black Dwarf Smite:
  • Smashing Damage increased from .32 to .53
  • Negative Energy Damage increased from 1 to 1.11
  • Recharge Time increased from 6s to 8s
  • Endurance Cost increased from 6.864 to 8.528
  • (PvP) Smashing Damage increased from 0.507 to 0.531
  • (PvP) Negative Energy Damage increased from 1.521 to 1.593

Essence Drain/Black Dwarf Essence Drain:
  • Damage increased from 1 to 1.96
  • Heal Self decreased from 1.75 to 1
  • Recharge Time decreased from 15s to 10s
  • Endurance Cost decreased from 15.6 to 11.96
  • (PvP) Normal form Damage increased from 1 to 2.5812
  • (PvP) Dwarf form Damage increased from 1 to 2.5812

Dark Nova Essence Drain:
  • Damage increased from 1 to 1.64
  • Recharge Time decreased from 15s to 8s
  • Endurance Cost decreased from 15.6 to 8.528

Sunless Mire/Dark Nova Mire:
  • ToHit and Damage buff are doubled for the first 10 seconds
  • Recharge Time decreased from 120s to 90s

Black Dwarf Mire:
  • ToHit and Damage buff are doubled for the first 10 seconds
  • Recharge Time remains unchanged at 20s

Gravimetric Snare:
  • Cast time sped up from 1.67s to 1.2s.
  • This applies to Umbral Assault for Guardians as well.

Gravitic Emanation:
  • Recharge Time reduce from 45s to 30s
  • Stun Duration lowered from 9s to 7.2s



Gadgetry
The Gadgetry power pool is now available for selection! Gadgetry is an origin-themed power pool that is mutually exclusive with Sorcery and Force of Will.



Nano Net
Ranged, Foe -Speed, -Recharge, -Fly, -Regen

You trap your foe in an energy net that significantly reduces their movement speed, attack rate, and regeneration rate for a short time. Affected foes will also be knocked out of the sky.

Energy Gauntlet
Ranged, Moderate DMG(Energy), Foe -Regen

You fire a concentrated blast from a sophisticated energy gauntlet. Energy Gauntlet deals Moderate energy damage and will reduce the target's regeneration rate for a short time.

Jetpack
Toggle: Self Fly, (Special)

By activating this power will you will be able to fly at high speeds. While this power is active you will have the ability to engage a Turbo Boost for a short time to further speed up your flight. Recharge: Moderate

Turbo Boost
Click, Self +Fly Speed

Activating this power will give a massive burst to your flight speed for a short time. Recharge: Very Long

Gauntlet Barrage
Ranged Cone, Moderate DMG(Energy), Foe -Regen

You fire off a series of energy blasts from an advanced energy gauntlet dealing Moderate energy damage to foes in a long cone in front of you. Gauntlet Barrage requires you to have two other powers from the Gadgetry power pool. Damage: Moderate, Recharge: Moderate

Force Barrier
Self, +Absorb

You activate an energy field around you for a short time that will absorb a high amount of damage before dissipating. Force Barrier requires you to have two other powers from the Gadgetry power pool. Recharge: Very Long


The pool has two visual customization themes, an Energy Gauntlet motif, and an alternate Laser-style theme, with three customization options:
  • Color Tintable (Gauntlet attacks with a customizable holographic glove aura)
  • No Glove FX (Gauntlet attacks without the holographic glove aura)
  • Wrist Blaster (Laser-style attacks)

The Jetpack power also has two customizations exclusive to Gadgetry: Boot Thrusters and Boot Repulsors.

Gauntlet Barrage features a unique compound animation, the first of its kind seen in City of Heroes. The Force Barrier power features a new sound fx crafted by one of our developers!



Force of Will
The Force of Will power pool is now available for selection! Force of Will is an origin-themed power pool that is mutually exclusive with Gadgetry and Sorcery.



Weaken Resolve
Ranged, Foe -Resist, -Defense, Self +To Hit

You overwhelm your foe with sheer strength of will, reducing their defense and damage resistance while boosting your own chance to hit!

Project Will
Ranged, Moderate DMG(Psionic/Smash), Foe Knockdown

You manifest your willpower into a blast and project it toward a distant foe, causing moderate psionic and smashing damage. Project Will has a fair chance to knock the target down.

Mighty Leap
Toggle: Self Long Jump, (Special)

While this power is active you're able to leap great distances and jump incredibly high. In addition, while this power is active you're able to use Stomp, which will knockdown nearby foes.

Stomp
PBAoE Melee, Foe Knockdown

You stomp your foot on the ground with tremendous force, shattering the earth beneath and knocking nearby foes off of their feet.

Wall of Force
Ranged Cone, Moderate DMG(Psionic/Smash), Foe Knockdown

You project an unfocused blast of sheer force at foes in a short wide cone in front of you, dealing moderate psionic and smashing damage and potentially knocking targets down. Wall of Force requires you to have two other powers from the Force of Will power pool.

Unleash Potential
Self, +Regen, +Recovery, +Recharge, +Defense

Unleashing your potential, you grant yourself a moderate boost to defense, regeneration rate, recovery, and recharge for a short time. Unleash Potential requires you to have two other powers in the Force of Will power pool. Unleash Potential will drain a portion of your endurance and prevent you from recovering endurance after its benefits expire. This crash can be mitigated by using the Presence power Unrelenting before using Unleash Potential.



Inferno Mastery
Inferno Mastery is a new Epic power pool, available for Defenders and Corruptors.



Char
Ranged, Moderate DoT(Fire), Foe Hold

Incapacitates a distant foe by charring him with smoldering soot and cinders. The target is left helpless, choking on the soot.

Consume
PBAoE, Minor DMG(Fire), Self +End

You can drain body heat from all nearby foes in order to replenish your own Endurance. The more foes affected, the more Endurance is gained. Foes suffer minimal Fire damage.

Fire Shield
Toggle: Self +Res(Fire, Cold, Smash, Lethal)

While this power is active, you get a good resistance to lethal, smashing, and fire damage. Fire Shield also provides minimal resistance to cold damage. You must be level 41 and have Char or Consume before selecting this power.

Bonfire
Ranged (Location AoE), Minor DMG(Fire), Foe Knockback

You can create a bonfire that knocks back and burns any foes who try to pass through it.

Rise of the Phoenix
PBAoE, Minor DoT(Fire), Self Rez, Special

If you are defeated, you can rise from the ashes. The fiery resurrection blasts nearby foes with an explosion and knocks them down. You will revive with about half of your hit points and endurance. Rise of the Phoenix will actually leave you invulnerable.



Frost Mastery
Frost Mastery is a new Epic power pool, available for Defenders and Corruptors.



Block of Ice
Ranged, Moderate DMG(Cold), Foe Hold, -Recharge, -SPD

You can freeze a single foe in a Block of Ice. The target is frozen solid, helpless, and can be attacked. More powerful foes may not be held, but all affected targets will be slowed.

Frostbite
Ranged (Targeted AoE), Minor DoT(Cold), Foe Immobilize, -Recharge, -SPD, -Fly

Immobilizes a group of foes in icy traps. Deals minimal Cold damage over time and slightly Slows the targets. Slower and less damaging than Chilblain, but can capture multiple targets. More resilient foes may only be Slowed.

Frozen Armor
Toggle: Self +Defense(Smash, Lethal), +Res(Cold)

While this power is active, you coat yourself in rock-hard Frozen Armor. The hardness of the Frozen Armor offers good defense to Smashing and Lethal attacks as well as reduces Cold damage. Also, Fire attacks deal slightly less damage.

Hoarfrost
Self Heal, +Max Health, +Resistance(Toxic)

Activating this power covers you in a thick layer of Hoarfrost. The frost can absorb the impact from enemy attacks, effectively increasing your maximum Hit Points for a short time. Hoarfrost also grants you resistance to Toxic Damage.

Hibernate
Toggle: Self +Regen, +Recovery, Invulnerable

When you activate this power, you encase yourself in a block of solid ice, making yourself invulnerable, though you are frozen solid and cannot act. While Hibernating within this block of ice, you heal damage and Recover Endurance at an incredible rate. You can emerge at will by deactivating the power, but you cannot Hibernate for more than 30 seconds.



Trick Arrow Revamp



Trick Arrow has finally received its long-awaited revamp in Rebirth Issue 4.

The Trick Arrow set was long overshadowed by other support sets, having lackluster effects on many of its powers and demanding that its users spend large amounts of time deploying many different arrows at the start of each fight to gain the set's full benefits. These weaknesses have been addressed by two sets of changes.

Power changes

Many Trick Arrow powers were previously weaker than similar powers in other sets, making the set's overall contribution significantly lower than other sets. To fix this, the base stats of many Trick Arrow powers have been improved to bring the set's total contribution up to par with other sets.

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Entangling Arrow: Slow increased from scale 0.1 to scale 0.4 (50% for defenders, 40% others), added scale 2.5 damage debuff (31.25% for defenders, 25% corruptors/controllers, 18.75% for masterminds)

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Flash Arrow: Added additional scale 1 tohit debuff (total of scale 1.5, the original 0.5 remaining irresistible - 18.75% for defenders, 15% corruptors/controllers, 11.25% masterminds)

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Glue Arrow: Increased -recharge from 20% to 40%

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Ice Arrow: Slow increased from scale 0.1 to scale 0.4

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Poison Gas Arrow: Added -150% regen, duration increased to 30s to match the set's other persistent location aoes

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Acid Arrow: Resistance debuff increased from scale 2 to scale 3 (30% defender, 22.5% others) to match standard resistance debuff powers, radius increased from 8 feet to 10 feet.

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Disruption Arrow: Resistance debuff increased from scale 2 to scale 3 (30% defender, 22.5% others) to match standard resistance debuff powers, target cap increased to the standard 16

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Oil Slick Arrow: No stat changes

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EMP Arrow: Recovery crash reduced from -10000% to -100%
The range of all Trick Arrow powers has also been standardized to 80 feet.

Synergy effects

Since all Trick Arrow powers apply to enemy targets only rather than including buff or healing powers like other sets, the set requires a large amount of time to be invested in setting up arrows at the start of each fight. This means that it deploys its support capabilities slower than other sets, and also cuts into the time available for using other powers. Having only enemy-affecting powers is an important part of the set's identity and is not being changed, so instead, this drawback has been addressed by adding synergy effects between powers in the set. Using two or more Trick Arrow powers in a row now can give bonus effects, making them more than the sum of their parts and ensuring that Trick Arrow users are properly compensated for their investment of animation time.

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Flash Arrow: Places 'Dazzled' effect - dazzled enemies have a minor accuracy penalty and suffer 20% increased defense and resistance debuffs from Acid Arrow, Disruption Arrow, and Oil Slick Arrow, plus an increased knockdown chance from Oil Slick Arrow.

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Glue Arrow: Enemies slowed by Glue Arrow take 20% increased damage from a burning Oil Slick Arrow.

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Acid Arrow: Places 'Acid Burn' effect - acid burned enemies suffer 20% increased -tohit and -regeneration debuffs, slows, and endurance drain from Entangling Arrow, Flash Arrow, Glue Arrow, Ice Arrow, Poison Gas Arrow, Oil Slick Arrow, and EMP Arrow.

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Disruption Arrow: Enemies suffer reduced mez resistance, increasing mez durations (-40% for defenders, -33% for everyone else). Additionally, Entangling Arrow, Ice Arrow, Poison Gas Arrow, and EMP Arrow gain +1 magnitude to their mezzes against affected targets.

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Oil Slick Arrow: The existing Oil Slick Burn effect has been converted into an in-set synergy by allowing Flash Arrow and EMP Arrow to ignite the oil slick.

Go forth and show the world the power of pointy sticks!



Glowing Skins
- Added the following glowing and animated skin suites to the game
   - Fluorescent
   - Incandescent
   - Incandescent Skin
   - Neon (does not accept pattern masks)
   - Plasma
   - Prismatic
   - Prismatic Dephased
   - Radium
   - Sand (does not accept pattern masks)
   - Spectral
   - Uncanny Illumination



They have been filed alphabetically in alphabetic menus. In curated menus, Sand is filed
adjacent to Stone and the glowing skins are all often AFTER Paragon-era Fire and Ice options.

Note in some cases, certain textures are not supported with certain geometries due to quality
or technical issues. For example, Sand is not supported on Folded or Finned Boots and Gloves.
Plasma and Spectral are not available on Skirts.

These skins are available on male, female, and huge under the following costume parts:

- Heads:
   - All head options where standard faces are available:
     Standard, Hats, Full masks, Hoods, Half Helmets, Special Helmets
- Full Helmets:
   - Blast Bot, Steel Helm, Retro Tech, Tech Helm, Alien Skull, Elongated Alien Skull, Critix

- Hair as sub-options of the following styles:
   Male & Huge:
      - Fury, Combed Back, Parted, Surfer, Spikey, Buzz Cut, Ice, Flat Top, Medium,
        Long, Ponytail, Wild, Tall Spikey, Dreadlocks, Small Afro, Afro Big,
        Mohawk Short, Mohawk Tall, Mohawk Spikey, Top Knot
   Female:
      - Medium, Flip, Shy, Shag, Long Part, Wedge, Gamine, Long 1, Long 2, Long Layers,
        Glam, Bangs, Straight, Bun, Low Ponytail, High Ponytail, Pigtails, Pigtails Fat,
        Punk, Parted, Styled, Mod, Spikes, Tall Spikes, Wild, Flat Top, Dreadlocks,
        Small Afro, Big Afro, Top Knot, Mohawk Short, Mohawk Tall
   
- Gloves:
   In the following categories whenever available:
      - Smooth/Bare, Folded, Flare, Spiked, Finned, Large, Banded, Monstrous, Zombie, Awakened

- Boots:
   In the following categories whenever available:
      - Smooth, Thigh Highs, Talons Tallboot, Stilettos, Platforms, Folded, Flare,
        Spiked, Finned, Large, Banded, Flat, Zombie, Awakened

Hips and Chest options have been built on top of the Rebirth asym torso code. The following
options are now available for female and male models. Huge options are coming with huge asym torsos.

- Chests:
   In all categories for the chest itself. Garments such as jackets, robes, and togas are
   not affected. Baggy and Armored have their own unique set of glowing and animated textures.

- Hips:
   In Bottoms, Bottoms with Skin, legs on Skirts/Short or Kilts/Shorts, Jodhpurs.
   Tucked In and Armored have their own unique set of glowing and animated textures.

- Pants:
   - Loose Pants, Tight (from the Pants category), Flared, Bell Bottoms, Baggy

- Skirts:
   - Flared, Long, Pencil, Mini




Quality of Life Changes



Electric Armor - Power Surge (Tanker, Scrapper, Stalker, Brute)
  • This power no longer has a hard crash.
  • Its recharge time was reduced from 1000s to 540s.
  • The duration of its effects was reduced from 180s to 90s
  • Energy Resistance scale was reduced from 8 to 4.56.
  • Negative Energy Resistance scale was reduced from 6 to 3.36.
  • All other Resistances scale were reduced from 7 to 4.
  • Psionic Resistance was added at scale 3.36 for 90s.

Consume (all versions)
Duration on minor recovery effect increased from 15s to 30s. Recharge reduced from 180s to 120s (primary/secondary versions) or from 360s to 180s (epic pool versions).

Char & Cinders
The fire holds Char and Cinders now have a new 'fiery binds' visual customization option. This includes epic pool versions of Char as well.

Savage Melee
  • Animations and FX are complete
  • Savage Melee powers now have finalized sound effects
  • Blood Thirst Recharge reduced from 180s to 90s.

Infiltrator Training
Intrusion now grants a global endurance discount effect when active.

High Contrast Menus Option
A new option is now available to help make the game interface easier to see.  The "High Contrast Interface" option is intended to flatten out some of the buttons and interface elements to make the text clearer.  For now the effects can be best seen on the costume and character select screens.  This will be an ongoing effort and will be expanded out to other elements in the game as well. There are 2 ways to enable it.  In the options menu under the "General" tab is an option that can be enabled per character.  The other way is to add the arg "-highContrast"  to the game launch params in your launcher of choice.  Using the launcher arg will make the effect apply to all characters.
(High Contrast option startup arg works but may not apply to already existing chars on log in.  You can still turn it on for these characters in the options menu.)


Cel Shading
We have introduced cel shading into the graphic options.  To use it simply navigate to Menu, Options, Graphics and Audio, (enable) Experimental Graphics Settings, and (enable) Cel Shader.  This is a port of the SCoRE Cel Shader feature.


Global Chat
A new global general chat channel has been made available.  This new channel will work like LFG currently does and is automatically accessible without having to manually opt-in. This replaces the old opt-in Rebirth chat channel. You may need to edit your chat tabs to see the new chat.

Costumes
  • Added new lowered hood option to face detail 2 for male, female, and huge.
  • Unlocked Samurai Menpo and Oni Guard (previously only available on Half Helmets) for
    Standard, Full Mask, Hats, and Hood categories for male, female, and huge.
  • Updated tights and sleek tights base textures for male pants, replacing existing Ri3
    placeholder textures. Models affected include loose pants, tight pants, flared, bell bottoms,
    and baggy.
  • Added Technis and Goth face patterns to Full Helmets pattern mask menu.
  • Metallic Alien Skull and Metallic Elongated Alien Skull now appear as sub-options below
    their first entry.
  • Cybertech, Cybertech Dreads, Post Apocalyptic Corn Rows, and (female only) Tucked Ear hairstyles'
    secondary options now all appear as sub-options below their first entry.
  • Wake Path Aura added to Path Auras for all genders.





Bug Fixes

Powers
  • Martial Assault's Masterful Throw is now correctly typed as a lethal attack rather than negative.
  • Masterminds were previously overlooked in the fix to make the resistance buff in Nature Affinity's Wild Growth power not resistible - this has been corrected.
  • Stalker Ice Melee and Radiation Melee: The AoE attacks in these sets now correctly have a chance to critically hit.
  • Stalker Radiation Melee, Atom Smasher: The stun effect in this power now actually functions.
  • Doppelganger NPCs for player characters with the Ninja Assault, Military Assault, Kinetic Assault, and Infiltrator Training power sets will now have appropriate powers to match the player they are mimicking.
  • The bright and dark versions of the FX for Radiation Blast's Neutron Bomb now properly sync with the sped-up animation.
  • Trick Arrow's Flash Arrow will no longer erroneously display arrow FX stuck into every target hit.
  • The missing fire hit FX for targets caught in a burning oil slick has been restored.
  • Fixed an FX bug that switched Power Surge to blue lightning for Brutes and Stalkers.
  • Ninja Assault attacks should no longer animate without the katana visible under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed several linked bugs that caused the Assault Rifle snipe power to be broken in both its fast and regular versions. The power will no longer erroneously redraw the assault rifle even if it is already drawn, the firing FX now correctly sync with the animation in all cases, the animation length, activation time, and hitframe timing now correctly sync up with each other, and it is no longer possible to activate another power before the snipe finishes animating. These fixes also apply to the Military Assault version.
  • Mastermind Heat Mastery, Rise of the Phoenix: Can now properly slot rez sets.
  • Mastermind Cold Domination, Infrigidate, Snow Storm, Sleet, and Heat Loss: Can now properly slot universal debuff sets.
  • Kinetic Melee's Burst can now correctly slot knockback sets.
  • Tanker/brute Arctic Mastery's Chilblain and Block of Ice can now correctly slot slow enhancements and sets.
  • Stalker Ice Melee, Build Up: The Assassin's Mark Stalker ATO set proc will now correctly recharge this power.

Costumes
Sheet Music cape pattern should now display correctly.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2022, 12:07:37 am by MuonNeutrino »
Issue 4 has been released! You can find the patch notes here:
https://forum.cityofheroesrebirth.com/index.php/topic,322.0.html