As always - these are preliminary update notes and subject to change prior to hitting the live servers.
Now on to the good stuff....
16.3 Preliminary Update Notes
- Over thirty new quests added to Inferno including three great new story driven quest lines. Discover the mysteries of Inferno and beyond
- Fixed some missing textures in Burning Marshes
- Some new smoke effects added to Inferno
- Optimized playfield (reduced poly count) in places for better performance
- Revised environmental visual effects to improve performance
- General world changes to Improve playfield appearance
New PvP Missions
- Prepare to be sent deep into enemy territory as factional quests are added that will find players taking out targets in their enemies cities.
- New Skill View
o Automatic IP allocation option. We have added an option to allow players to have the system automatically distribute their IP for them based on their profession. A report confirms what the allocation will do and then prompts for confirmation.
o Increased visibility of stats, base and buffed stats are now visible within the GUI
- There are now small icons that show up in your interface informing you of new things available to you. They can be clicked to open up the relevant menu.
o Gaining new IP's. Clicking this icon will open the skill view.
o Gaining new Perk. Clicking this icon will open up the perk view.
- New Mission View
o Now allows for up to twenty missions at a time to be held
- New Planetmap View
- New Camera features added
o Look around the character by holding left mouse button and moving mouse.
o Zoom in and out or switch between first and third person by using the mouse scroll wheel.
- New ICC Assembly Hall added to andromeda
- A Tir grid point has been added inside the city limits again. NOTE: The Tir exit will now exit you at the new internal point. The grid terminal outside the city is still present for entering the Grid.
- Missions should no longer reset the progress counter when leaving and re-entering.
- Fixed the issue with Shoulder-pads appearing incorrectly on Opifex characters (really we mean it, we aren’t making it up!)
- Tracer effects should now fire in the correct direction all the time.
- The Test of Intelligence mission in the Shadowlands Starter area should be working again
- Peter Lee now has a character model to match his name and intended gender!
- Reduced respawn timer on Brad Willis in SL backyard
- Fixed an error with the red hat mushrooms that could be taken up root and all, now players only get to pick up a sample.
- Hacking an Enhanced Leather Vest should now produce Hacked Leather Body Armor correctly.
- Corrected a typo in the activation text for the Fire Frenzy action.
- Energized Bolt now requires Matter Creation.
- Fixed a bugged mission entrance in Newland
- Fixed some issues with trash king robots going missing
- Sirocco can no longer be attacked
- Portals now spawn for leaving Razor’s lair
- Added Multi-monitor support for playing in full-screen on monitors to the right or below the primary monitor.
- Added Multi-monitor support for windowed mode on any monitor.