Patch 14 Looking Good and Undocumented Changes

Patch 14 - Looking good for release
Jay Wilson posted on twitter saying it looks like the spells we have now, are going to be what we have at retail. But as always there can easily be more balance changes as they find needed.

Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

what is currently in the beta is what we intend for ship, but we're still tuning and things can change.




Undocumented Changes
As always there are loads of undocumented changes in the patch.
Luckly we have Apoc to help round them up! If you see any in the game not listed, give a post so we can add it to the over growing list! (List will be updated throughout the day)


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Game UI
  • "Equipped" label now appears above equipped item during tooltip comparison
  • The Spell UI has had a slight update (See Below)
  • New tabs for Account and Social Options have been added (See Below)
  • Chat Channels had a very small UI update better showing who's in the channel (picture)
Level
  • The Resplendent Chest makes a return to the Defiled Crypts (picture)
  • There is a new lootable container in Cemetery of the Forsaken: Gravedigger's Bones
  • New "A History of New Tristrom" book has been added, but does not do anything (picture)
  • The waypoint in the royal crypts has been moved to the start
  • The chest that always spawned before Adria's hut can now spawn as some other container
Gear / Items
  • Many affixes have new level requirements (rendering them unusable since last patch)
  • Town Portal casting now has new sound
Character and Quest
  • Gold rewarded from bonus quests scaled up (eg: +50g from first quest bonus to +175g)
  • Changing skills in town no longer induces a cooldown
  • Character control is disabled now during the logout or exit game countdown
  • Characters now play a new sound when you select them
Other
  • Automated emotes (eg: "Healed") show as chat bubbles
  • Ghastly Gravedigger and Ghostly Murderer monster type changed to "Undead" (was "Human")




Small Spell UI Changes
Some of the buttons and design of the spell UI got an update in patch 14. One of the biggest is seen in the third picture where in elective mode, you can now drag and drop your spells. (It should be noted that it is a known bug that you can not move them from the Skill UI to the Spell bar)





Nightmarish Champion/Rare Packs
With patch 14 came the new Nightmarish mob pack. These guys will fear your character for a few seconds on hit!





Account and Social Options
Two new tabs have been added in Patch 14. It looks like the Social tab will allow you to edit the "Friends Achievement Toasts"

Comments

  • #1 karsen88
    First
  • #2 Reelix
    You forgot to mention that the "Insert text here" screen has been obliterated :P
  • #3 unsub823
    Am I just blind or did they remove the option to turn off destination pings? I find those quite annoying. I would rather find where I need to go on my own.
  • #4 Sojourna
    This all sounds pretty cool, but I haven't been able to log in since they implemented the patch. "Updating tools - 0%" issue. :(

    Quote from Reelix

    You forgot to mention that the "Insert text here" screen has been obliterated :P


    They finally fixed it?! Have they also managed to fix the issue that's causing a soft limit of 2 players to a public game?
  • #5 Molster
    Quote from Sojourna

    This all sounds pretty cool, but I haven't been able to log in since they implemented the patch. "Updating tools - 0%" and all that. :(

    Quote from Reelix

    You forgot to mention that the "Insert text here" screen has been obliterated :P


    They finally fixed it?! Have they also managed to fix the issue that's causing a soft limit of 2 players to a public game?

    yeah that was fixed, but those were part of the "fixes many bugs" =P

    I had the same updated tools problem, just run it as admin and let it sit for a bit.
  • #6 BoyC
    Client options are now saved. (Don't know if they ever were, only saw patch 13 of the beta - there you had to uncheck the tutorials etc with each start of the client)
  • #7 Carkasjak
    The skill UI is still garbage. Oh, how I miss the patch 12 skill UI.
  • #8 Sojourna
    Quote from Molster
    I had the same updated tools problem, just run it as admin and let it sit for a bit.


    Problem is, I am the admin. >_

    But thank you for the suggestion anyway.
  • #9 Molster
    Quote from Sojourna

    Quote from Molster
    I had the same updated tools problem, just run it as admin and let it sit for a bit.


    Problem is, I am the admin. >_

    But thank you for the suggestion anyway.

    but your on windows, it dosnt matter, you still have to tell it to run as admin sometimes on some programs.. >.

    but the key was just letting it set, after about 10 mins it finally poped up for me.
  • #10 Intodia
    What is this? Automated emotes (eg: "Healed") show as chat bubbles ← I don't get it. Any help is welcome.
  • #11 Takius
    I was fisrt! :D
    http://www.diablofans.com/topic/36716-undocumented-patch-14-changes/
  • #12 Arrok
    i don't know if these 2 things were in the other patchs but i will point them out if they weren't:

    - u can "loot" a decaying fallen shaman in the den of the fallen dungeon
    -there was in the cathedral a place where u enter a room and there is some kind of conjurer near a book stand that have about 2 sentences of dialog than he attacks u and he is an epic(purple) mob.
    -another room in the cathedral where u can loot black mashrooms.
    -there is a small event area where u "loot" a dead villager near a small fenced graveyard with 4-5 graves and 4-5 mobs raise from the ground.

    best regards,

    Arrok
  • #13 lorien1973
    -there is a small event area where u "loot" a dead villager near a small fenced graveyard with 4-5 graves and 4-5 mobs raise from the ground.


    This has always been here. This got a nerf, actually. Those 4-5 mobs, used to be purple guys who always dropped blues. Now they are just normal mobs. :(
  • #14 Sojourna
    Quote from Molster
    but your on windows, it dosnt matter, you still have to tell it to run as admin sometimes on some programs.. >.

    but the key was just letting it set, after about 10 mins it finally poped up for me.


    I guess my computer is a cursed type of "unique" then. :P

    Punning aside, the cmd program indicates that I have the built-in administrator but... it's not really there in that my account is apparently the only account. (/confused, followed by /wrist)

    Will just let it continue to sit, and hope Blizzard can find a fix to this.


    Quote from Arrok
    i don't know if these 2 things were in the other patchs but i will point them out if they weren't:

    - u can "loot" a decaying fallen shaman in the den of the fallen dungeon
    -there was in the cathedral a place where u enter a room and there is some kind of conjurer near a book stand that have about 2 sentences of dialog than he attacks u and he is an epic(purple) mob.
    -another room in the cathedral where u can loot black mashrooms.
    -there is a small event area where u "loot" a dead villager near a small fenced graveyard with 4-5 graves and 4-5 mobs raise from the ground.

    best regards,

    Arrok


    Those have been in the beta previously.
  • #15 Zhuge
    Quote from Sojourna

    Quote from Molster
    but your on windows, it dosnt matter, you still have to tell it to run as admin sometimes on some programs.. >.

    but the key was just letting it set, after about 10 mins it finally poped up for me.


    I guess my computer is a cursed type of "unique" then. :P

    Punning aside, the cmd program indicates that I have the built-in administrator but... it's not really there in that my account is apparently the only account. (/confused, followed by /wrist)

    Will just let it continue to sit, and hope Blizzard can find a fix to this.


    check if you are running it as admin under compatibility settings

    had that issue at first as well
  • #16 Maka
    The Skill UI is a bit better, you can drag/drop skills within the skill bar (but not from the UI to the bar), and it's easier to re-arrange skills overall. But it's still not 'good', though. There're way too many clicks involved. Another really annoying thing is that if you exchange two skills' hotkeys, they BOTH go into cooldown. So, the simple process of swapping your LMB skill with your RMB skill sends both of them into cooldown, which forces you to stop for 15 seconds. It's not like you're changing your skills, for crying out loud, it's just changing hotkeys. Even ultra-hardcore D2 (NO RESPECS FOR YOU!) allowed to you freely swap hotkeys around.

    @Sojourna: when you right-click the shortcut for D3 Beta, don't you see an option 'Run as administrator' ?
  • #17 DJBigz
    can i have my potions back on my number 1 key please? :
  • #18 Sojourna
    Quote from maka
    @Sojourna: when you right-click the shortcut for D3 Beta, don't you see an option 'Run as administrator' ?


    Not exactly. The option is labeled "Run as..."

    Anyway, I'm still plugging away at various stuff so if anyone else has any other suggestions, please send a PM. I don't want to turn a news article into tech support, as much as that'd make me feel special. ;)
  • #19 Molster
    Quote from DJBigz

    can i have my potions back on my number 1 key please? :

    yes, just change the hotkeys =D
  • #20 Graphite
    What I want to know is, Did you die against that Nightmarish mob Molster
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