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Hellgate

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Namco (EU), Redbana US Corp. (US)
Developer: T3 Entertainment

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'Hellgate: London' Rolls Out v1.1 Multiplayer Patch

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PST

Hellgate is an action RPG that allows you to play in a first-person or third-person perspective. Set 27 years into the future, an ancient prophecy made centuries ago has come true and the gates of hell have opened. Demons have overrun the world of man and roam our lands, destroying, pillaging and killing humans.

General

All Guardians, Evokers, and characters on Subscription accounts will have one Skill Retrainer when logging in after this patch goes live.
The timer and quest requirement have been removed from the mini-game.
Fixed a bug where chat entry became visible in the Character Select screen after logging in and then logging out of the game.
Fixed a crash bug associated with exiting out of the Character Creation menu.
Players that had beaten Normal mode with a character but then were unable to access Elite mode (and Hardcore mode for subscribers) with a new character should now have access to that game mode by logging in once with the character that completed Normal Mode.
Fixed a bug which caused audio and sound effects to sometimes stop playing.
Party and PRD Portals created by a character in a group will now properly close when that character leaves the group.

Monsters

The Beast of Abbadon, Oculis, and Sydonai will now re-spawn normally, even if the player has previously completed their associated quests.
Fixed a bug which would sometimes prevent Oculis or the Furuncle from spawning properly.
The loot algorithm for Ash (Beast Caste General) has been adjusted to drop better items.
Errgoth (Demon Caste General) now does less damage.
Stalkers and Burning Fiends are now part of the Beast caste and Tortured Souls are now part of the Spectral caste (to balance a disparity of Essence drop rates between castes). This applies to all types of Stalkers, Burning Fiends, and Tortured Souls.

User Interface

Offline friends are now properly displayed in the Friends List.
The “Player Requests” confirmation buttons have been reordered to [accept] [decline] [ignore].
Skill Retrainers now have a confirmation dialogue to help players from accidentally using them.

Items

Armors with the “minion damage bonus” affix now work for the Engineer.
Restorative injectors are usable when either health or power is below the player’s maximum since they can help recover both health and power for the user.
Increased the amount of Shields found on items and affixes, ramping up after level 10. Note that this change is not retroactive and will not apply to existing items; however, newly dropped items and existing items upgraded through the Nanoforge will receive the adjusted amount of shields.
Guild Heralds can now be sold back to merchants for full price.

Skills

Increasing ranks of Drain Power now work properly at all power ranges.
Increased the amount of Shields granted by skills that provide Shields.
Engineer Drones now come with a base armor rating.

Stonehenge Bug Fixes

Players may now Recall or Party Portal out of the Hell’s Heart level.
Party Portal limitations have been removed from the Stonehenge levels.
Stonehenge now appears as a destination on the Station Transit Terminal.
Stonehenge weapons can now have Mod slots.
The stash in Stonehenge now properly detects collision.
Fixed a blocking bug in the Essence Caves which prevented a portal into that specific Caste General’s Lair from opening.
Essence drop chance increased from 15% to 20%.
Fixed rare cases where Essence Caves were not connected to the next level.
Fixed bad pathing around the Stonehenge wilderness huts.
Fixed a bug causing additional Skill Retrainers to spawn when they shouldn’t have. Duplicate Skill Retrainers should now be removed.

Patch Notes Disclaimer: While we make every effort to include all upcoming changes in our patch notes, please be aware that occasionally some changes are unintentionally omitted.


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