PATCH HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED See bottom of the page for more details... FEATURES - A new Neutral Hero, the Goblin Tinker, has been added to the game. For further information on this strange new Hero and a listing of his abilities, visit the goblin tinker page. - The matchmaking system has been significantly updated. New accounts should more quickly begin playing against opponents of equivalent skill level. - Clan ladders are now functional. Games against ranked players will now contribute to your clan's ranking on the ladder. - Clan information is now displayed in your player profile, including your clan name, tag, ladder ranking, and more. - Display of channel moderators has changed. - Ladder information is now more clearly separated in your user profile. - Free For All (FFA) games are now anonymous. Account names will no longer be displayed to other participants. Other players will be displayed as "Player X", where X is the number of the player in the game. - Added an on/off button for the "Alt" formation toggle functionality to the Options --> Gameplay menu. The option is "On" by default. - Added a "Worker Selection" button that appears beneath the construction progress indicator for Night Elf and Orc buildings. This allows Orc and Night Elf players to re-select workers that are currently constructing a building and give them additional way-pointed orders. - Added the ability for users to double-click replay files (*.w3g files) from system directories. Doing so will automatically launch the game and load the appropriate replay. FIXES - Fixed an issue with cargo based structures/units (Entangled Gold Mines, Orc Burrows, Goblin Zeppelins, etc.) which could cause units to get stuck inside permanently. - Fixed a problem where water elementals that died during Mass Teleport were not being properly removed from the game. - Fixed an issue that caused hit point bars not to show up properly for some teams when viewing replays. - Fixed an issue that caused the Anti-magic Shell art to display incorrectly on Crypt Fiends after they unburrow. - Fixed a problem where a Scroll of Town Portal could be wasted if the targeted town hall was destroyed before the spell completed. The Hero now retains the Scroll if the spell doesn't complete. - Fixed an issue with the Mountain Giant's Taunt that could cause Invisible and Shadowmelded units to improperly attack and reveal themselves when the ability was activated. - Fixed an issue with the "Observers on Defeat" functionality that caused units not to be displayed on the minimap. - Fixed a problem with the Pandaren Brewmaster that caused incorrect regeneration of health and mana while his ultimate was active. - Fixed a problem with Spell Steal and Polymorph that could turn a ground unit into a Flying Sheep. - Fixed an issue that could cause the Web and Ensnare graphics to display improperly. - Fixed a problem that caused the Inferno stun damage to not be applied to magic- immune units in The Frozen Throne. All ultimates should ignore magic immunity. - Fixed some spell targeting issues with Resistant Skin. Doom (and possibly other spells) should work the same way as Charm. - Fixed an issue with Metamorphosis which prevented some Orb effects from working while the Demon Hunter was in his altered form. - Fixed a problem with the Scroll of Town Portal which did not allow Heroes to regenerate the appropriate hit points and mana while the spell was being cast. - Fixed the accidentally inflated hit point regeneration rate on the Naga Sea Witch, Beastmaster, Pandaren Brewmaster, and Spell Breaker back to the standard .25 hit points per second. - Fixed Shockwave's damage radius to 125. - Fixed Orb items to now cause the proper damage versus air for melee Heroes. - Fixed an issue with Militia in which units ordered "Back to Work" could change back into Militia when arriving back at the town hall. - Fixed Breath of Fire's damage area to more accurately represent a cone area of effect, rather than a line. - Acolytes harvesting from a Haunted Gold Mine with the Entangling Roots buff now register as idle like other peons. - Fixed the Blight generated by the Sacrificial Skull such that a non-Undead building placed on top of the Blight will not remove the Blight when it finishes construction. Detonate, Dispel Magic, and Disenchant correctly dispel this Blight. - Fixed an issue that allowed Banished worker units to build, Repair, and harvest. Note that Detonate and Unsummon will remain unaffected by Banish since they're considered "magical". - Fixed Lightning Shield so that if two units with Lightning Shields overlap each other, they both correctly take damage. - Fixed an issue that allowed an ally that did not have Shared Control to Uproot and command your Ancient of Wonders. Allied players without Shared Control should only be able to purchase items from the building. - Fixed a problem with item-summoned units which would cause them to leave corpses and spawn units from Black Arrow. - Fixed an issue with Animate Dead which in some cases caused the spell to transfer the unit upgrades to the new owner. - Fixed an issue that prevented players from way-pointing the Faerie Dragon's Mana Flare ability. MAPS Expansion - Frozen Throne - (2)Tirisfal Glades - Added more trees to bottom start location. Mercenary creep camps are better suited to drop a level-4 charged item. - (2)TheTwoRivers - Removed the Rune of Rebirth from Ogre Mage; added Rune of Mana to Ogre Mage. Lowered Ogre Lord drop from permanent level-6 item to level-5 item. Increased level of power up. - (2)GlacialThaw - The drop tables have been re-adjusted for better one-on-one competition. - (4)TwistedMeadows - Corner creep camps harder to Gargoyle rush. Replaced Tavern with Goblin Merchant; replaced Marketplace with Tavern. Lowered creep strength for Goblin Merchant. Goblin Laboratories are harder to purchase from without engaging creeps. - (4)TurtleRock - Added some trees to the south Goblin Merchant area to prevent the player from making purchases from the building without engaging the creeps that guard the building. Changed several creep drops to help with game flow. - (6)DemonsCrossing - Fixed alliance settings. - (6)RiverOfSouls - Removed the creeps from the taverns and fixed a cave doodad. - (8)AzureTowerDefense - Fixed the hotkey for the Azure Wisp 'A'. Fixed a spelling error with 'Upgrade Arrow Damage' tooltip. Azure Witch had a conflicting ability hotkey that has been fixed. Brilliance Aura and Frost Arrow both used 'R'; Brilliance Aura now uses 'A'. The +3 Tome's description now correctly states that it adds +3 to all Hero attributes. Classic - Reign of Chaos - (2)Plunder Isle - Added some trees to the north and south location near the Goblin Merchant to prevent the player from making purchases without engaging the creep guarding the building. Cleared some room around the Goblin Merchant to prevent Archer cheese.