Patch incoming tomorrow, August 8: v207 Patch Notes
On Friday, we discussed an upcoming hotfix, now labeled v207, to be deployed on Tuesday, August 8 at 3 p.m. PDT. The update is primarily focused on resolving the issues we’ve seen around the Arena after July update. While we know this update isn’t anything to write home about, it gives us the time to fully address and revamp the Arena for the end of August update. We expect the Arena to be back at the end of August with a higher level of polish, balance adjustments for each floor, expanded access from level 1 through 65, and displaying the clear time in the rankings.
We’re also adjusting prices for some Auction House items and removing gifting from our store. As you know fraud and gold sellers are a constant battle with any online game. These updates focus on closing some loopholes that they are abusing. As always, we strive to balance constraints against how they impact the normal player.
Without further adieu…
- No “regular” rankings and rewards for the week starting August 2; instead all participants will receive 300 Bronze Champion Medals by August 11.
- Removed Arena ranking rewards until the end of August update.
- Removed Arena daily rewards until the end of August update.
- Removed Arena floor clear rewards until the end of August update.
- Removed Arena tab on ranking page until the end of August update.
- FREE entrance fee for Arena until the end of August update.
- Added a new string in the UI noting the Arena is being prepared for the new season.
- Adjusted Starhenge gear min/max price to 1500–2500. This does not affect existing listings.
- Disabled the EMP Store gifting option for all items. Our analysis indicates this was being used far more for evil than for good.
UPDATE: The 300 bronze champion medals will be delivered by August 11, not during maintenance as we previously announced. Apologies for the delay!
UPDATE 2: The auction house is currently not accepting certain items between their listed minimum and maximum prices. We're investigating now and will update here when we know more.
UPDATE 3: We believe we've solved the issue preventing players from listing certain items in the auction house.
UPDATE 3: Bronze Champion Medals are on track to be delivered before the weekend - probably throughout the day Friday (we run a small gradual script to distribute these). they will show up in your participating character's mailbox. For exact eligibility see below:
- US server : Character who played Arena during 8/2 6am ~ 8/8 3pm
- EU server : Character who played Arena during 8/2 6am ~ 8/9 12am