Weekly Development Activities
Samera gives us the skinny on what the DDO team is working on.
Weekly Development Activities (Jan 2, 2007)
These items are in QA and should be part of the next update, "Litany of
the Dead: Part 2".
NEW You will now regenerate death XP debt slowly while in town (not
in dungeons) or while logged off.
NEW We have fixed a condition where characters could periodically
enter a state where healing over time and damage over time effects
(including city regen, tavern regen, and food) were not working.
NEW Displaying players only LFG in the Who panel should be much
NEW Fixed several incorrect mapnotes.
NEW Swimming underwater on low or medium graphics settings will no
longer produce a strobe-like effect.
NEW The /gather emote is now available.
NEW The highlight on the activated action bar is now more visible.
NEW When you are creating a party and someone asks to join your
group, you will now be able to send them a tell, accept or decline
their invitation, and even open the "create party panel" right from the
chat box. This is in addition to the old method of accessing these
NEW All emails sent regarding auctioned items now include the item
NEW If you switch from one character to another, you should no longer
see your previous character listed in the "Who" panel.
NEW Mummies will no longer occasionally heal themselves to death.
NEW Wraiths should no longer attack or cast while invisible and
NEW The "spin attack" of vampires will now actually do damage.
NEW Undead (except for incorporeal undead), vermin, and earth
elementals are no longer immune to the trip portion of the Cometfall
NEW Sorcerers will now be able to activate Level 6 spell scrolls
using a caster level check.
Skills, Feats, & Abilities
NEW We have changed how Mobile Spellcasting works. Now all players
can cast while on the move with half their normal movement speed.
However, with Mobile Spellcasting, you can move at full speed.
Consequently, the Improved Mobile Spellcasting feat has been removed,
as Mobile Spellcasting will now have the same effect Improved Mobile
Spellcasting previously had. Players who had the Improved Mobile
Spellcasting feat will gain a single free feat respec.
NEW The lockpick animation will now take the same amount of time for
NEW Halfling characters should no longer be able to get themselves
into a state where they are stuck with more than 4 enhancements and
cannot swap them out.
NEW The Smite Evil enhancements family has a new icon.
NEW Favored Enemy (Gnoll) no longer has a blank icon.
NEW Drops of Ancient Bronze tokens have been greatly increased.
NEW All Gnoll bane and Goblinoid bane weapons will now get their
to-hit and damage bonuses against the correct target types.
NEW Monsters shaken by the "roaring" effect on several named items
will now have a "shaken" fear symbol over their heads.
NEW Your ears will now be visible when equipping halo or tiara type
NEW Gauntlets will no longer be created with minimum required levels
that are higher than level 12 when looting chests in CR 12 dungeons on
Elite. Existing gauntlets will not be changed. If you have gauntlets
that are higher than minimum level 13 or higher you can either sell
them or hold onto them for when the character level cap is increased in
NEW The Telekinetic effect on Whirlwind and Sirroco has been changed
to use a Balance check to resist the knockdown instead of a Trip save.
This means that in most cases monsters will now resist the knockdown
more than they did before because most of the monster bonuses (size,
number of legs, etc) are only applied to Balance saves.
NEW Both the Planar Gird and the Cape of the Roc will now be found in
the Clothing section of the Auction House. Previously these items were
listed in the Jewelry section.
NEW Three-Barrel Cove
The Fire Caves
Adjusted the lava depth and added a ledge to help ensure players could
reach a chest.
NEW Haunted Library
Moved a trap control box so that it is actually accessible to players.
These items are currently in development and are scheduled for some
time after the next update.
The elven female avatar now has the braided hairstyle available.
The Hobgoblins have finally gotten their long-delayed and much-needed
shipments of bows. Now, wherever hobgoblins live, there is a chance
they will have some archers amongst their ranks.
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