Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New 1.4.1 Changes

Last week Mythic released the patch notes for the upcoming 1.4.1 patch.  They don't seem to be quite done with them yet and announced some more changes.  These are not just trivial additions either.  In this post, I will highlight two of the new changes.  Read on for the details. 

we have pushed up some initial changes to both the Doomflayer and Warpforged sets

Indeed they have.  While the item stats remain the same, they have brought down the power of the procs used as set bonuses.  For example, the Physical RDPS Warpforged 4 piece proc on live increases Ranged Power by 308.  On the PTS, it is now 200.

Everyone's favorite melee DPS proc, Siphon Vitality, does 927 damage on live (Warp).  On the PTS it now does 612 damage.  Less damage means less self healing too.  The absorb proc was also lowered from 2120 to 1400.

See this post for a better breakdown.

Is it enough?  I'm not sure, but it is a step in the right direction.  There is still the issue of renown ranks used in calculations which needs to be looked at.  Be sure to hop on the PTS and checkout the changes for yourself.  I will probably not update the armor sets on the Arsenal of WAR until it is closer to going live.

We have also added a method to upconvert Conqueror, Invader, and Warlord crests. The conversion rate is 25 for a box of 5.

Yes!  I know a lot of people have been asking for this change.   Many players have a ton of Conqueror, Invader and Warlord crests which are only really good for breaking down into Officer Medallions.  Now we can go in the opposite direction.

We can convert 5 Warlord crests into 1 Sovereign too (I checked on the PTS).  To convert, just hit up the Commodities vendor (near the armor guys) and purchase a bundle.  What does this mean for me?  About 50 Royal crests if my calculations are correct.  I still need a lot more for my next piece, but I'm happy for the help.