- HG Enhanced has been updated to Beta 16. Please download it from HGWiki or via WorldGate. - New area: Elysium! A path to the plane of Good has been opened, and legendary adventurers who lack strong moral fiber can seek glory and treasure - if they can find a boat. - Guilds Shinkicker and Dark Templars added. - One new BUR added, to replace the Lock of Sune Firehair's Hair, which can now be found in Elysium. - You must have at least one Blackguard level to Turn good creatures. - Specialist wizards now count as having an extra rank of Spell Focus when casting spells. This means that, for example, a specialist Enchanter can cast +15 GMW. - Extant specialist wizards have been de-specialized, and to specialize, you must visit the Spells Pedestal in the docks. Specialization now follows the 3.5 rules where you select one specialized school and two barred schools. Barring schools no longer precludes you from using general-use items of that school (e.g. barring Conjuration does not prevent you from using Rez Packs). - Hells parties with many demigod iterations may now encounter Elite Paragons, which are the equivalent of Rank 2 or Rank 3 paragons in the Hellgate arena. Elite Paragons drop higher-quality loot than normal paragons. - Maiming Touch gloves have been modified slightly to differentiate them from the Dis monk gloves. - Bug, exploit, lag, and documentation fixes.
Another hotpatch has been dropped to fix some more minor bugs in Elysium.
- Loot quality should be improved in Elysium. - More spells are useful in Elysium and other legendary areas. - Soul Gems should work properly in all legendary area-sets now. - Deafening Clang only grants its attack bonus for Paladins now (but both bards and paladins receive the sonic damage).
This keeps slipping my mind to add to the update notes:
- You may see very high (DC 100+) Tumble checks when you are knocked down by scripted knockdown attacks (e.g. pit fiend wing buffet). If you succeed at the Tumble check, the duration of the knockdown will be reduced. This is entirely beneficial to you (failing has no negative consequences and base durations were not increased).
- Arcane Specialization now works from the Spells Pedestal in the docks. - The trees in the four Canopy areas in Rona can be destroyed by Fireball, Firestorm, and Flame Strike. - Omitted update note: Mind Blank and Lesser Mind Blank will protect from a single application of an immunity-ignoring mind effect and will then be dispelled (charm, daze, stun, sleep, confuse, or mental domination (but not physical, e.g. an erinyes or gelugon)). Clarity does not grant this immunity, but still removes such effects. Also, area of effect Mind Blank will properly cure confusion on out-of-party PCs, and will not release PC-dominated creatures from domination.