Yesterday’s Crit Changes Unintentional

Written by Feldon on . Posted in Game Updates & Maintenance, Itemization

The increasingly permeable barrier between Test and Live seems to be fluctuating. Someone call Fringe Division! A bullet point in yesterday’s update notes elicited widespread commentary on the EQ2 Forums, leading some to theorize that it was a typo. It wasn’t:

Critical chance should no longer appear on items below level 80.

The result was many items lost some or all Crit Chance, Crit Bonus, Reuse, etc.

Further, items from the new Elements of War heroic zone also got hit with the Nerf[TM] bat, seeing reductions from 42 Crit Chance to just 12%.

From Silius:

Sorry guys this is an unintended change. These will be back to their old selves next week.

From Kander:

I believe any of the changes that went in today are bugs, the items should be reverted to their state previous to today.

This is a bug, should be resolved ASAP.

Looks like Kunark loot might be coming back sometime next week too. From Gninja:

The kunark zone fixes just completed yesterday so they did not make today’s build. You should see these go live early next week. They should be on the test server as of today.

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Comments (22)

  • Steve

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    Was the complete removal unintentional or just the EoW changes?

    Just wondering how something that was a bug or unintentional makes it into clear text of update notes. That’s like reading, “Your character will no longer have pants”, and that being a bug.

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  • Chreo

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    Slowly this is getting ridiculous… irrespective of the actual changes…

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  • Kain

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    I sure hope they are reverting Critical Chance on ALL items to the pre 9/08 patch amounts… the progression actually was finally starting to make sense going from level 50-90 and seeing a relatively smooth advance in power.

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  • heremx

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    i agree with chreo. i don’t like ragging on a development staff…but it really seems like there’s no plan or direction from the top, and very very poor quality control at development.

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  • Isest

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    All I can say is they keep chaning stuff, and not testing it themselves. They expect us to test the stuff for them. This is not quality control, in fact I been places where this would get old and you would find yourslef replaced.

    They need to test stuff themselves tell folks what to look for and let them test it.

    This entire xpac has been one huge fix after another, and right now its kind of hard not to blame the dev staff for being inept.

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  • Malade

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    Sooooo they are either extremely inept, or they have no idea where the target is?

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  • Kain

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    They better be refering to critical chance changes on ALL items ruined by this update when they say it was an “unintended change”.

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  • Dharvane

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    Screwup after screwup after screwup.

    At this rate, SOE will soon stand for “Screws Over Everyone”.

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  • kralus

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    SoE has been doing this since eq1

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  • Anaogi

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    Groan. Another weekend where the game may or may not be in a playable state.

    Idiots.

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  • melpheos

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    Us changing how you play you character every week is not a bug : IT’S A FEATURE…
    I’m still lost. Will the items below 80 will have a lot of crit back or the crit that was removed from item above 80 that will be reverted ?

    Even the comment of Silius and Kander are buggy

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  • [email protected]

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    @melpheos: I’m not sure either.. The comments taken in the context above could go either way. I can’t see the official forums to look at the original posts. But one of two things should happen. They will fix the crit reductions on post 80 gear and what bothers me about the progression of these stats they are adjusting is that they fail to remeber that crit was indeed a factor on gear especially in TSO. So while it really doesn’t matter much regarding crit chance on old zones, they have completely altered the feel of the content in past expansion and not in any good way. The devs handling these changes have no clue about the game’s content or progression. I’m sure if they were in game and buying gear from you in PCLabs they would have no clue how to get there. It’s pretty sad and that was only last expac.

    I’m still troubled on all the issues with Charms that were altered to Treasured or Legendary when they were previously fabled. They haven’t addressed that issues AFAIK.

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  • Harvy of Unrest

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    @melpheos I was thinking the same thing! Its still morning in SoE land, so I would hope we would hear a more “solid” response than the half-arsed responses that really don’t tell us exactly what is going to be fixed and what is going to stay the same.

    My new rule: Never mute anything. SoE needs to make a new set of bags for us for our bank so we can store years worth of equipment that might be changed to be useful again! LOL – I also feel really bad for Fan Sites. All of the item data on those sites are in shambles and not sure when would be a good idea to make things factual again… because they will probably just change again because it wasn’t thought out well enough.

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  • meanie of me

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    This is becoming the norm rather than one off events.
    It’s getting to be beyond a joke.

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  • XK

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    Per Silius’ follow-up post, the changes actually WERE Intentional (I guess?) but are being revised to make a progression from 60-80.

    It’s a little sad when one guy cannot get his own story straight.

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  • Necromancer

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    It’s because Silius is a moron.

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  • adolf102

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    Seems newest post from Silus on this topic is:

    “Hey all,

    Sorry for the late update but the outage hit us yesterday and I was unable to make this post. We are changing the crit removal to be a progression starting at 60 across the various crit bearing slots. You should see this next week. Once again sorry for the late update.”

    I agree it looks SOE doesn’t know where they are heading. Path notes tates all pst 80 crit removed, few pages long thread day before patch and all they “ooops we haven’t noticed.

    I’ve notived and I’m just a player.

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  • Kwill

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    It does give one the picture of a workplace that is completely disorganized,doesn’t it?

    I am sensing a real lack of strong leadership on the team — which could account for all these mistakes and corrections. I am sure the power outage didn’t help things.

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  • Kwill

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    Good thing I am not posting on the official forums!

    “We absolutely want everyones feedback but let’s tread carefully on this one. Direct poking at SOE or it’s employees will require moderation. Thanks in advance for your help.” — RadarX

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  • Feldon

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    If RadarX doesn’t want such an Open Letter to SOE like the one Dethdlr wrote, it would make a great article here. The EQ2 team seems to be a runaway train.

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  • Steve

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    The official forums are becoming a joke (I know some will say they have been for a long time now).

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