Friday, March 23, 2012

Version 2.5.16 - Jurrasic Warden

- Free Hero Pool has been updated. The list is as follows:
* Tremble
* Silhouette
* Arachna
* Madman
* Zephyr
* Slither

* Succubus
* Tempest
* Blacksmith
* Ophelia
* Glacius
* Empath

* Deadwood
* The Gladiator
* Electrician

- Added new Limited Edition Emerald Warden Alt Avatar: Jurassic Warden
* Complete with raptors, a new trap, and a pterodactyl!

- Added new Courier: Dino Courier

- Queen Bee Monarch effects updated
- Queen Bee Monarch icons added
- Xeno Predator animations updated
- Demonbuster Electrician effects updated

- Some Myrmidon and Kraken gadgets can no longer be selected using TAB
- Gravekeeper and Artesia have been unlocked under Tournament Rules

- Hellflower
* Range reduced from 900 to 800
* Manacost increased from 100 to 200

- Kuldra's Sheepstick
* Reduced the duration of being a sheep from 3.5 seconds to 2.5 seconds
* Reduced cooldown from 35 seconds to 30 seconds

- Aluna
* Deja Vu cooldown has been adjusted from 30 to 30/28/26/24
* Emerald Red mana cost has been rebalanced from 75/100/125 to 75

- Arachna
* Precision now gives True Strike to everyone at level 4

- Berzerker
* Carnage bonus damage is now applied to all attacks instead of just enemy units

- Cthuluphant
* Mortifying Presence bonus from a creep kill reduced from 2x to 1.5x
* Mortifying Presence bonus from a hero kill reduced from 3x to 2x
* Obliterate damage reduced from 80/140/200 to 80/130/180

- Moon Queen
* Multi-Strike damage reduction per bounce reduced from 35% to 35/30/25/20%

Friday, March 16, 2012

Version 2.5.15 - Gunblade the Hell Ranger

Version 2.5.15
- Free Hero Pool has been updated. The list is as follows:
* Valkyrie
* Sand Wraith
* Shadowblade
* Master of Arms
* Soulstealer

* Defiler
* Pollywog Priest
* Thunderbringer
* Vindicator
* Hellbringer

* Accursed
* Armadon
* Drunken Master
* Keeper of the Forest
* Pebbles

- Added new Early Access Hero: Gunblade
- Added new Limited Edition Early Access Alt Avatar: Warmonger Gunblade

- Added new Taunt: Chiprel Taunt

- Changes to Forests of Caldavar:
* The rightmost Hellbourne creep camp can no longer be pulled into the lane
* The cliffs between the second and third Legion Towers are now blocked correctly

- Ward of Revelation now displays the area of revelation while placing

- Gladius Beardicus' Call To Arms now has more visual feedback and impact
- Hydraxis auto-attack animations and effects have been updated with alternating projectiles
- Classic Pollywog Priest animation sounds are now old school Classic Pollywog Priest sounds
- Queen Bee Monarch's textures have been optimized for low resolution settings
- Damage from Pe-King Duck's Vault has been moderated

- Fixed Mandromeda's portrait
- Fixed Conquest Maliken's Possession to make the armor linger correctly
- Fixed Logger Legionnaire's spin after 11 charges to show the correct model
- Fixed Amun-Ra's Ashes to Ashes to add charges when taking damage from invulnerable units
- Fixed Predator's Terror to give allied heroes in range an attack speed buff

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hon Madness 2012 - Vote for new alt avatars

Well ladies and gentlemen, it's March and that means a few things: St. Patrick's Day, erratic shifts in temperature and, of course, madness.

And this year, that madness reaches Newerth as we're proud to announce...

HoN Madness 2012!

This new event takes 64 different heroes and pits them against one another with the champion getting a new alt avatar made in their honor!

Each hero is assigned to one of four different regions and the community will vote on who moves on from each matchup. Every two days, we'll focus on a different part of the bracket until we find our winner! Voting will take place here on the forums where you can discuss your choices! As for what determines the winner, use your own judgement!

Voting begins today so get to it!


HoN Hero Spotlight: Gunblade

Friday, March 9, 2012

2.5.14 Patch Notes

Version 2.5.14

- Free Hero Pool has been updated. The list is as follows:
* Gemini
* Swiftblade
* Wildsoul

* Puppetmaster
* Aluna
* Soul Reaper
* Artesia
* Gravekeeper
* Bubbles
* Nymphora
* Plague Rider

* Pandamonium
* Salforis
* Midas
* Jereziah

- Added new Monkey King Alt Avatar: PeKing Duck

- 100 Heroes Symbol updated
- Famine Sand Wraith model has been updated
- Flaming Deadwood's effects have been significantly updated

- Interface updated with improved optimizations, better back-end structure, and many many bug fixes

- Increased Helm of the Black Legion's time to get a charge from 400ms to 500ms
- Armor buffs from Shield of the Five and Plated Greaves no longer stack

== Heroes ==

- Ashes to Ashes no longer gains charges except from hero damage

- Comet manacost lowered from 110/120/130/140 to 105/115/125/135
- Voip Rip cooldown decreased from 70/60/50 to 65/55/45
- Increased starting Strength from 16 to 17
- Increased starting Intelligence from 15 to 16

- Reduced starting Strength from 19 to 18
- Reduced starting Agility from 16 to 15
- Fixed the Arcane Missiles launched from her Essence Projection so they home in correctly

- Fixed Unholy Expulsion spirits so they are no longer invisible when using Phantom Defiler

- Fixed his Release so it will no longer play effects through fog

- Fixed a rare bug where the targeting circle for Crystal Field wouldn't show up for some people if you had Staff of the Master

- Unstable Zombie explosion damage from Zombie Apocolypse increased from 50 to 55/70/85

- Can no longer lift gadgets
- Can no longer throw stuff at Kongor

- Mirage Strike's Mirage Strike bonus damage reduced from 60/100/140/180 to 40/60/80/100
- Mirage Strike's True Strike bonus damage increased from 60/100/140/180 to 80/120/160/200
- SandStorm Movespeed Slow increased from 5/10/15/20% to 7/14/21/28%

- Fixed Terror so Kongor and neutrals will no longer get the Buff from attacking someone with the Debuff

- Gargantuan Blast damage increased from 60/110/160/210 to 60/120/180/240
- Feint's Siphon damage increased from 60/110/160/210 to 60/120/180/240

- Increased starting Strength from 15 to 16
- Increased starting Intelligence from 18 to 19

- Chain Lightning cast range increased from 700 to 750
- Blast of Lightning damage rescaled from 100/175/275/350 to 110/190/270/350
- Lightning Rod damage increased from 3/5/7/9% to 4/6/8/10%

- Sage's Lore Removed
- New Ability: Brain Drain
* The Vindicator unleashes forgotten lore from within The Book, damaging enemies and absorbing some Intelligence
* Target a position to deal 50/100/150/200 Magic Damage. For each enemy hero hit, the Vindicator steals 3 Intelligence for 25/30/35/40 seconds
- Glyph of Silence Reworked
* Inscribed into the binding of The Book, the Glyph of Silence lashes out at nearby enemies that attack Vindicator while granting greatly increased Attack Speed
* Passively grants 10/20/30/40 Attack Speed. Enemies that attack you are Silenced for .5/1/1.5/2 seconds