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RAP stats Summer 2015

January to June 2015 Global Statistics


Number of tickets exceeding threshold (on average per day): 366.166
Total Number of Tickets Handled: 135,139
Total Number of Decisions: 22,413
GM Accuracy: 99.0% (decreased slightly due to massive waves of new trials, thus more tickets judged)
Total Guilty: 16,341 (72.9%). Was: 76.8%
Total Warning: 1044 (4.7%). Was: 3.6%
Total Innocent: 5,028 (22.4%). Was: 19.7%


January

G: Guilty , W: Warning , I : Innocent


Purposefully Feeding : (G: 83.0%, W: 01.7%, I: 15.3%) -- 1,157 decisions
Avoiding AFK Detection : (G: 59.7%, W: 04.1%, I: 36.2%) -- 1,404 decisions
Item Spamming/Abuse : (G: 86.6%, W: 03.4%, I: 13.7%) -- 647 decisions
Chat Abuse : (G: 88.2%, W: 05.8%, I: 06.0%) -- 899 decisions


February


Purposefully Feeding : (G: 71.4%, W: 03.6%, I: 25.0%) -- 1,150 decisions
Avoiding AFK Detection : (G: 52.6%, W: 04.4%, I: 43.3%) -- 1,512 decisions
Item Spamming/Abuse : (G: 82.1%, W: 04.2%, I: 07.4%) -- 620 decisions
Chat Abuse : (G: 99.6%, W: 05.3%, I: 05.1%) -- 963 decisions


March


Purposefully Feeding : (G: 69.3%, W: 04.0%, I: 26.7%) -- 1,116 decisions
Avoiding AFK Detection : (G: 52.4%, W: 04.7%, I: 40.0%) -- 1,397 decisions
Item Spamming/Abuse : (G: 83.3%, W: 02.5%, I: 06.1%) -- 702 decisions
Chat Abuse : (G: 87.0%, W: 08.2%, I: 04.8%) -- 1,005 decisions


April


Purposefully Feeding : (G: 73.7%, W: 04.1%, I: 22.2%) -- 887 decisions
Avoiding AFK Detection : (G: 51.5%, W: 06.4%, I: 42.1%) -- 1,044 decisions
Item Spamming/Abuse : (G: 83.9%, W: 03.9%, I: 12.2%) -- 564 decisions
Chat Abuse : (G: 85.4%, W: 08.5%, I: 06.1%) -- 870 decisions


May


Purposefully Feeding : (G: 74.5%, W: 02.7%, I: 22.8%) -- 632 decisions
Avoiding AFK Detection : (G: 58.8%, W: 05.2%, I: 36.0%) -- 729 decisions
Item Spamming/Abuse : (G: 87.3%, W: 03.0%, I: 09.7%) -- 400 decisions
Chat Abuse : (G: 87.5%, W: 07.5%, I: 05.0%) -- 778 decisions


June


Purposefully Feeding : (G: 75.4%, W: 02.3%, I: 22.3%) -- 1,466 decisions
Avoiding AFK Detection : (G: 58.6%, W: 04.3%, I: 10.1%) -- 1,694 decisions
Item Spamming/Abuse : (G: 87.3%, W: 02.3%, I: 08.6%) -- 872 decisions
Chat Abuse : (G: 87.4%, W: 06.9%, I: 05.7%) -- 1,674 decisions


Credits to Achsin for compiling the stats.
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Version 3.7.6




== General ==

Self-Casting Functionality Added
+ Players may now bind self-cast versions of all abilities and item slots in the options menu, allowing the functionality of pressing the self-cast key to automatically cast an ability on one's hero.

Keybind Options Restructured
+ The Keybinds portion of the options menu has been reworked to allow an easier time finding relevant hotkeys.
+ All commonly used hotkeys (Abilities and Item slots etc.) are now positioned at the top of the Keybinds menu for easy access.



== Balance ==

New heroes added to Tournament Rules
-  Keeper of the Forest
-  Night Hound
-  Deadlift
-  Hellbringer
-  Riptide
-  Wildsoul


 Keeper of the Forest
+ Keeper came out the gate strong and had a few tedious mechanics that were no longer necessary. We also wanted to allow Keeper to push towers a bit faster as competitors felt he was lacking a presence in high tier games. All in all these changes are meant to just tighten his kit and capabilities.
 Nature's Sentinel (W)
- Is now disabled for 3 seconds when taking damage from enemy player-controlled units
- The skill only goes on a full cooldown when killed if the kill was made while it was disabled
- Creeps and Neutrals no longer disable the ability
- Damage reduced from 25 + 5% of your attack damage to 10 + 5%
- Can now attack buildings and towers

 Entmoot (E)
- Max health restored per tree lowered from 0.3% to 0.25%



== Community ==

Summer Silver Discounts
+ Continuing until August 24th Merrick will be discounting different avatars at 50% off their original silver price. If you've been hoarding silver and waiting for a chance to spend it, now's the time!

Double Diamond Odds
+ For the extent of the patch Merrick will be stirring up the action by doubling the odds of the Diamond chest in Plinko. There's no better time to try your luck!

HoN Tour Season 4
+ The fourth edition of the official competitive circuit for Heroes of Newerth has begun! With a multi-divisional format, there are opportunities for both amateurs and professionals in HoN Tour. Grab your friends and head over to hontour for more information.



== Matchmaking Maps & Modes ==

Forests of Caldavar
- All Pick
- Single Draft
- Balanced Random

Mid Wars
- Blind Ban
- All Random

Blitz Mode
- Blind Ban
- On a 5v5 Grimm's Crossing map



== New Content ==

= THE PARAGONS =
+ The Paragons are a faction of ancient, elemental guardians from the isolated Isle of Argentia. They embody the wisdom, emotion, and power of the earth, and the flesh of each Paragon has been overtaken by veins of crystals that hold a strong connection to the planet. They have refused to enter the wars among Man, Beast, and Daemon for fear that if captured, their bodies could be used as conduits to feed death and corruption directly into the earth.

+ But with King Jeraziah driven to the brink of his faith and needing someone to counter the self-righteous destruction of the URSA Corps, he summons The Paragons, knowing that once they see the state of Newerth they will be forced to join the fight against the Hellbourne as well.

The Paragons and HoN Tour Season 4
- The Paragons are a collection of avatars designed to support HoN Tour Season 4.
- Three weeks before each cycle one avatar and five upgrades will be released into Plinko in order to increase the prize pool for that cycle.
- During that time, 20% of the Plinko revenue raised will go towards that cycle's prize pool and 5% will be stored away to bolster the Grand Finals' Prize Pool.

Paragon Upgrades
- Each Paragon avatar can be upgraded up to 5 times by acquiring upgrades.
- Upgrades will become available in the Paragon Chest in Plinko after you own the respective Paragon Avatar.


 
New Paragon Empath Avatar: Emerald Paragon Empath
+ Deeply attuned to the earth's power of rebirth, the Emerald Paragon seeks only to preserve the natural balance of Newerth. However, if restoring and maintaining that balance requires the decimation of the mindless warmongers tearing the world apart, so be it.

Upgrades
1.  Essence Link Upgrade: Crystals added to the ability effect.
2.  Illusory Veil Upgrade: Crystals pop out of the base for the upgraded effect.
3.  Synergy Upgrade: She goes from having no effects, like other Empath avatars, to having a swirling green mist at her feet and crystals floating around her.
4.  As One Upgrade: She gains crystals that swirl around her as she possesses someone.
5.  Carnage Counter Upgrade: Dazzle all of Newerth with a running display of your all-time kills and assists with your Paragon avatars!


Paragon Shop Updates
- The Plinko board has been updated in honor of the Paragons' arrival.
- A new Paragon Plinko Chest has been added, replacing the Bronze Chest.



New Ultimate Thunderbringer Avatar: The Five Thunder Emperors of Caldavar
+ The Five Thunder Emperors of Caldavar - East, South, West, North, and Center - have been summoned by the Thunderbringer shamans to wield their ultimate mystic energies against the rampaging Hellbourne!
+ The Five Thunder Emperors of Caldavar were designed for model transitions within the Forests of Caldavar. The transitions still occur on other maps, but the East, South, West, North, and Center designations are slightly varied.

Effects

Emperor of the North
- Appears when the hero is in the northern Hellbourne area of Caldavar, above the river and to the left of the middle lane.
- White spell, attack, and body effects.

Emperor of the East
- Appears when the hero is in the eastern Hellbourne area of Caldavar, above the river and to the right of the middle lane.
- Yellow spell, attack, and body effects.

Emperor of the West
- Appears when the hero is in the western Legion area of Caldavar, below the river and to the left of the middle lane.
- Red spell, attack, and body effects.

Emperor of the South
- Appears when the hero is in the southern Legion area of Caldavar, below the river and to the right of the middle lane.
- Orange spell, attack, and body effects.

Emperor of the Center
- Appears when the hero is in either base, the middle lane, and the river of Caldavar.
- Blue/Green spell, attack, and body effects.
Items



New War Effort Reward Avatar: Forsaken Archer Death Prowler
+ The Death Prowlers come in many forms and species, but they are always a pair of terrifying enemies who employ demoralizing hit-and-run tactics to bleed their prey out. The Forsaken Prowler is no exception, using her pinpoint accuracy at any range and speed to ensure the death's head visage of her mount is the last thing her enemies see, if they see it at all.


= SUNBURN BAY =
Every year, the Inner Sea's Sunburn Bay is flooded with vacationers looking for sun, fun, and respite from the cold, bloody steel and stone of the war between the Legion and Hellbourne. The hot sand and cool waves are neutral territory, where you might find Legionnaire rubbing suntan oil on all eight of Arachna's legs. Once they leave the beach it's back to death and despair, so everyone enjoy the rest and relaxation while it lasts!



New Sunburn Bay Ward: Beach Ball Ward
+ Keep an eye out for beach party crashers with this custom ward!



New Sunburn Bay Tarot Avatar: Beach Volleyball Tarot
+ Tarot swears she isn't using her abilities when she plays beach volleyball on vacation at Sunburn Bay, but it is a bit suspicious when it seems like she knows where every serve is headed and her spikes ricochet between the other team members, who sometimes get bound together by a spontaneously materializing volleyball net. Who knows, maybe she's just lucky?



New Sunburn Bay Kane Avatar: Lifeguard Kane
+ Kane is usually obsessed with ending lives, but when he's on vacation he's all about water safety and proper SPF application. (This is absolutely because he wants to be the one doing the killing—why should the sea and sun have all the fun?) So if you find yourself getting waylaid out of the surf or called out for some one-on-one safety instructions, just go with it and be glad he doesn't give you CPR. Bad breath doesn't take a vacation.



New Sunburn Bay Sand Wraith Avatar: Surf Wraith
+ The only thing worse than being a murderous spectre of the Great Waste is fighting hand-to-hand with sand in your shorts. This is one of the many reasons the Sand Wraiths love their time at Sunburn Bay, where they can shed their heavy black robes, forget the curse of the desert for a while and hang ten - or whatever they have for toes - and wash the grit out of their groins.



New Sunburn Bay Announcer: Surfer Announcer Pack
+ Don't be a poser, brah. Grab this mondo announcer and shred some lanes!



New Ward Bundle: Classic Mid Heroes
+ These heroes love being front and center and aren't afraid of the spotlight, so grab these custom wards and show them off!

- Deadwood: Keep the entire map within your rotten grasp with this stumpy lookout!


- Devourer: Use this pile of buzzing, stinking meat to spot the enemy, then hook 'em!


- Kraken: Extend the tentacles of your vision so you can know where to unleash!

 
- Gauntlet: Even with one eye Gauntlet can see all with this daemonic skull ward!

 
- Nomad: Wander no more -- locate the enemy and strike them down with this razor-eyed ward!


- Ravenor: Expose your opponents and overwhelm them with this ward of crackling lightning!



New POGs Avatar: War Beast
- These high-definition skins will be released one-per-patch and will be available via the store, Plinko, or both, depending upon the region.


== Bug Fixes & Optimizations ==

- Statement "By Logging in and accessing our product, you agree to the EULA" added to login screen, along with a link to the HoN end-user license agreement.
- Hovering over the HoN button at the lower-left corner of a heropet's hero portrait (e.g. Fire and Ice heropets from Gemini) will properly display their primary attribute information.
- The post-match rewards screen will no longer be displayed for mentors and spectators
- Health bars now display correctly when changing them to another color in the Options > Interface menu

 Skrap
- Skrap's detailed tooltips now properly explain Vorax lifetime and  Restoration Stone interaction.

 Bramble
- Bramble's detailed tooltips now properly explain  Restoration Stone interaction.
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Version 3.7.5


== Community ==

Summer Silver Discounts
- Continuing until August 24th Merrick will be discounting different avatars at 50% off their original silver price. If you've been hoarding silver and waiting for a chance to spend it, now's the time!

HoN Summer Extravaganza 2015
+ With Summer in full swing Newerth is primed and ready for a fun celebration. Join in the fun and participate in the following festivities:
- 25% Bonus Gold Sale from July 16th to July 19th
- Limited Edition Sales from July 17th to July 27th
- 2x Bonus Silver Weekends from July 17th to July 20th and July 25th to July 27th


== Matchmaking Maps & Modes ==

Forests of Caldavar
- All Pick
- Single Draft
- Balanced Random

Mid Wars
- Blind Ban
- All Random

Rift Wars
- Shuffle Pick


== New Content ==

  
New Legion Intelligence Hero: Skrap the Scavenger
- Skrap is a cunning scavenger from the Seradati Plains who once roamed the desolate landscape gathering carrion to feed himself and occasionally sell in the rare event he encountered another living thing. Now he hoards every daemon carcass he can find to nourish his destructive, ravenous pet Vorax in the war against the Hellbourne. Skrap prefers to skulk along the edges of combat, harassing the enemy and harvesting their remains until he has enough to feed Vorax, who revels in charging forward and demolishing everything in its path.

Abilities


 
New Skrap Debut Edition Avatar: Bone Collector - Released on July 14
- Every day countless living things die in The Great Waste --- from natural causes and otherwise -- but the landscape is oddly devoid of carcasses. This is because of the cunning Bone Collector of the Great Waste, who strips the putrid corpses of maggot-ridden meat and offal before cleaning the bones and offering them to the true alpha scavenger of the Waste, the Bonefeast Vorax. This species much prefers the satisfying crunch of dead marrow, but the Bonefeast and his Collector will attack living flesh just to get to the tasty bones within.


 
New Skrap Avatar: Warlock - Released on July 14
- The Blood Crystals buried deep within the southern range of the Iron Mountains are the only remains of the powerful Mordant Paragons, a clan of twisted sorcerers who chose to bury themselves in the endless, black caverns rather than face the justice of the Order of the Chapel. Their petrified blood is valued for its magical properties, but the scavenging creature known as Warlock skulks through the catacombs and harvests the gems because of their ability to manifest the Blood Crystal Vorax, a fearsome monster created by the Mordant Paragons to protect their nefarious rituals. Whoever carries the Blood Crystals can summon the Vorax, but controlling it is another story...


= Sunburn Bay =
- Every year, the Inner Sea's Sunburn Bay is flooded with vacationers looking for sun, fun, and respite from the cold, bloody steel and stone of the war between the Legion and Hellbourne. The hot sand and cool waves are neutral territory, where you might find Legionnaire rubbing suntan oil on all eight of Arachna's legs. Once they leave the beach it's back to death and despair, so everyone enjoy the rest and relaxation while it lasts!

New Gold Edition Sunburn Bay Behemoth Avatar: Surfer Dude Behemoth - Released on July 24
- Surfer Dude Behemoth is amped to carve up some waves instead of enemies for a while, but if any kooks try to get aggro on his epic ripping he might have to drop in and share a little shockwave with them, especially if any beach bunnies are watching.



New Sunburn Bay Rhapsody Avatar: Luau Rhapsody - Released on July 27
- When the sun finally goes down on Sunburn Bay it's time to light the tiki torches, sit down for the evening feast and get ready for the real party to start. Luau Rhapsody leads the singing and dancing with her smooth melodies and artful hula choreography, and those who can't keep up (cough Surfer Behe cough) are welcome to watch and make leis for everyone else.



New Sunburn Bay Valkyrie Avatar: Beach Babe Valk - Released on July 20
- Sunburn Bay is a beacon of warmth and relaxation for the Valkyries of the Frost Fields, who go months at a time without seeing the sun and will die within seconds if they touch the frigid waters of the Boreal Sea. The vacationing males certainly don't mind these Nordic warriors shedding their bulky plate and mail for holiday bikinis, but they are baffled that the armor stats don't decrease too...



New Limited Edition Zodiac Night Hound Avatar: Leo - Released on July 17
- Broken and defeated by Hercules, the Nemean Lion known as Leo was memorialized among the stars as a constellation where he has watched for centuries as the warriors of Newerth vie for supremacy. He was once a scourge to the Greeks, using stealth and surprise to capture maidens, who he took to his cave as bait for would-be rescuers. But his years in the heavens observing the goodwill of the men, women and beasts of the Legion have tempered his fury and malice, and now he returns to stand with Hercules and his fellow warriors to stalk the Hellbourne.



New War Effort Trophy Avatar: Solstice
- The only way to get this rare, auspicious avatar is to be ranked among The War Effort's top 50 at the end of each 28-day cycle, so keep checking that leaderboard and completing those quests! Even the staff can't get the Trophy avatars!



= Hari Raya Aidilfitri =
Celebrate the breaking of the fast with these fun, festive items!


New Account Icon: Ketupat
- Join the festival by showcasing this delicious rice dumpling inside a beautiful pouch of woven palm leaves!



New Ward: Pelita
- Celebrate Hari Raya by letting the spirits and angels see where to descend with their blessings with this pelita ward!



New POGs Avatar: Madman
- These high-definition skins will be released one-per-patch and will be available via the store, Plinko, or both, depending upon the region.


== Bots ==

- Bots can now be played on Grimm's Crossing and Mid Wars in Public Games.
- Includes use of teleporters

 New Bot: Dampeer
- Authored by Pure`Light
- Pure`Light receives 6800 gold coins, an avatar of their choice, and the Robot Courier forum award!

 New Bot: Blood Hunter
- Authored by ModernSaint
- ModernSaint receives 6800 gold coins, an avatar of their choice, and the Robot Courier forum award!

Earn gold rewards for contributing on the bot sub-forums!
- Create your own bot or review submission code!
- All of these bots were vetted by community contributors and the Community Bot Team. Join us on the bot forums or on IRC and earn gold!
- Visit us here. 


== Bug Fixes & Optimizations ==

Items
- Items in your inventory and stash are now movable while dead
- Items can be purchased while dead, and will go into your inventory
- Items cannot be sold unless they were bought during your hero's death time
- At the time of death, items bought instantly lose their 100% refund grace period timer

Interface & Smartcasting
- Smartcasting now works correctly for the bottom row of item slots
- Hero names are no longer cut off when you mouse over their hero icons in the scoreboard
- There should no longer be any duplicate console errors related to replays

Heroes
 Deadlift
- Resurrection now works properly if the target's corpse gets dragged more than 250 units from the Gravestone

 Kane
- Balance of Power aura states are no longer considered Buffs
* Prevents Kane from receiving free assists

Items
 Merrick's Bounty
- Properly plays a sound when its charges are consumed

Announcers
- Following community feedback, certain in-game sound announcements are no longer queued or have had their queue times reduced, which should resolve kill streak announcements being heavily delayed.


== Community Event Team Additions ==


- The winning lines for Lord Salforis' Flavor Tooltip Contest are live!
- The grand winners of this contest are Yetik, JAbeast, Repugnance and KiroJateau_.
- Each of them have received a Lord Salforis alt avatar of their choosing and 750 silver coins.
- Would you like to participate and win amazing prizes as well? Visit us here!

[Q] - Life is uncertain, only death is absolute.
[W] - When life gives you lemons, you're going to die!
[E] - I don't know why everyone around me is dying.
[R] - That which kills you makes me stronger.
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== Community ==

Silver Chest Swap Out
- Tired of the same old avatars in Plinko? Ever want to get Taunt, Couriers, and Name Colors from playing? Well, lucky you! Over the course of the patch there will be 2 events known as the Silver Chest Swap Out. These events will swap out the current content in those two chests for different content that is not normally available via Plinko.
- Silver Chest Swap Out: Taunts | June 17th and 18th
- Silver Chest Swap Out: Couriers and Name Colors | June 24th and 25th
- Try your luck at Plinko and see what kind of swag you can win!

Summer Silver Discounts
- From June 17th until August 24th Merrick will be discounting different avatars at 50% off their original silver price. If you've been hoarding silver and waiting for a chance to spend it, now's the time!

$100 Coin Pack Bonus: Diamond Chest Voucher
- From June 16th until June 30th if you purchase a $100 Coin Pack you'll get a free product from the Plinko Diamond Chest. In order to claim your free Diamond Chest Product, follow these directions:
- Purchase a $100 Coin Pack between 6/16 - 6/30
- Head to the 'Other' section in Merrick's Shop
- Claim the 'Diamond Chest Grab Bag' for free
- Only 1 available per person

== Matchmaking Maps & Modes ==

Forests of Caldavar
- All Pick
- Single Draft
- Balanced Random

Mid Wars
- Blind Ban
- All Random

Capture the Flag
- Blind Ban



== New Content ==


New War Effort Trophy Avatar: Trophy Master Of Arms
- The only way to get this rare, auspicious avatar is to be ranked among The War Effort's top 50 at the end of each 28-day cycle, so keep checking that leaderboard and completing those quests! Even the staff can't get the Trophy avatars!


New Limited Edition Zodiac Kraken Avatar: Cancer
- Cancer possesses an impenetrable shell and massive, razor sharp claws, but these features merely act as protection for a tender, sensitive nature hidden beneath. She would like nothing more than to relax in her seaside retreat and tend selflessly to her beloved crablings, but the Zodiacs have been drawn into the brutal war between the Legion and Hellbourne, and Cancer's nature will not allow her to remain inactive when her fellow signs require love and support.
- This avatar was originated by community member Kevja. Kevja was one of the winners of the original Dream Avatar Contest and will be receiving a copy of the avatar as a reward for winning!


New Thailand eSports League Avatars
- A collection of the four greatest warriors who participated in Thailand Esports League 2014. It's time to be a part of the greatest teams in Thailand!


New Emerald Warden Avatar: Chiang Mai Warden
* This representative of the North is an elegant hunter from the coldest part of the empire. Chiang Mai Warden is the beautiful champion of TEL and representative of HoNTour World Finals 2015.


New Witch Slayer Avatar: Bangkok Slayer
* This representative of the Central region is a veteran knight from the infamous capital. Bangkok Slayer is the man who ruled over 1,000 warriors, and he is more than ready to show his power to the world.


New Predator Avatar: Khon Kaen Predator
* This representative from the Northeast is the greatest warrior from the Highlands, a ruthless man famous for his strength, swiftness, and teamwork. Now it is your chance to join Khon Kaen Predator and become part of the Highland warrior legend!


New Valkyrie Avatar: Phuket Valkyrie
* This representative of the South region is the unbeatable ruler of the ocean, and now is Phuket Valkyrie's time to expand her domain!


New Taunt: 5's Taunt
- Laugh your way to victory with this Thai-inspired taunt! "555" in Thailand means "ha ha ha," so grab this taunt and get your Smackdown on!
* Own all four Thailand eSports League Avatars and get the 5's Taunt for 40% off!


New POGs Avatar: Gladiator
- These high definition skins will be released one-per-patch and will be available via the store, Plinko, or both, depending upon the region.



== Bug Fixes & Optimizations ==

= General =
- N/A and +?/-? have been removed from the pick screen UI
- The Capture the Flag loading bar in matchmaking properly shows the player who is queueing and not the group leader's bar
- 8-Bit Taunt volume increased
- Removed some unnecessary game file pre-caching
- Illusions of avatars that "evolve" over the course of a game properly represent the current visuals of that avatar
* An example would be Doctor Gamer and his different forms
- Sound channels fade in & out properly when the following abilities are used at the same time:
* Rhapsody's Disco Inferno and Protective Melody
* Oogie's Conflagration and Primal Surge
* Music system in the Capture the Flag map

= Heroes =
 Bombardier
- Bombardment and Boom Dust regain their charges and have their skill timers reset when Bombardier dies

 Devourer
- Guttling Hook ability slightly re-scripted

 Doctor Repulsor
- Doctor Gamer is no longer missing textures on medium and low graphic settings

 Kane
- No longer loses mana if swapping Steamboots while having the Offensive Force mode on

 Master of Arms
- Visuals for Waru Master of Arms have been fixed so his weapon will no longer persist while being morphed

 Parallax
- 3D portraits on all alt avatars are now correct
- Ionic Dash fixed to properly allow Parallax to follow the Fulcrum if he touches the Fulcrum before the Fulcrum is finished travelling to its target destination
- Fulcrum Shift cooldown is now properly reduced in Blitz Mode

 Silhouette
- Hexa Silhouette avatar outline has been adjusted

 Valkyrie
- Attack animation with her auto-attack projectiles fixed for all alt avatars
- Brunhild Valkyrie's Javelin of Light now tracks the accuracy correctly
- Fixed a typo in the script ("Sheildbreaker" -> "Shieldbreaker")

 War Beast
- Illusions no longer propagate the haste aura from Metamorphosis
* Intended as a corner-case fix to Circe's Doppelganger to fix it giving haste to Circe's own units
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Do something against leavers. The strike system dont work. They leave, got a strike, laugh about them and play with the next account....GJ Frostburn. Worry, that HON is dying. Few players and pretty much waiting time for a matchmaking game, only to get 1-2 leavers in a team.... :-/
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== Community ==*

= 8-Bit Avatars =
- Heroes of Newerth's 8-Bit Collection is about more than reminiscing about some of your earliest gaming conquests; it's about laying the foundation for new ones. That's why we're taking 25% of all revenue generated from the 8-Bit set and using it to help fund Heroes of Newerth's upcoming eSports event, DreamHack Summer 2015. In addition to contributing to HoN eSports, when you collect 8-Bit avatars you will be eligible for exclusive 8-Bit perks.
Currently available 8-Bit Avatars
*  Big Boss Bubbles
*  LightGunblade
*  Paku Devourer
*  Game Master Puppet Master
*  Pixelkeeper
*  DDRhapsody
*  Doctor Gamer

8-Bit Avatars coming this patch
*  Monster Trainer Calamity

Product perks
* For owning the first 2/4/6/8 8-Bit Avatars, you can claim the 8-Bit Ward/Courier/Taunt/Announcer for FREE.
To take part in the 8-Bit experience and track your journey across the map of Arcadia, head here

= A.R.M.S. Collection =
- The futuristic A.R.M.S Collection has been available exclusively in Plinko since March 10th. Similar to the 8-Bit Avatars, 25% of all revenue generated from Plinko will be used to help fund Heroes of Newerth's upcoming eSports event, DreamHack Summer 2015.
Currently Available A.R.M.S. Avatars
*  Invader Kane
*  Savior Hammerstorm
*  Savior Rally
*  Savior Pebbles
*  Invader Ravenor
*  Savior Legionnaire
*  Savior Solstice
*  Invader Dampeer
*  Savior Emerald Warden
*  Savior Predator

Product perks
* Collect all 10 A.R.M.S. Avatars and you can claim the 11th, Gold Collection A.R.M.S. avatar for FREE.
For more information about the A.R.M.S. Collection, head here

= DreamHack Summer 2015 =
- It's finally here! HoN is making its epic return to Sweden for this year's DreamHack Summer. If you're attending DHS15, stop by HoN's booth to watch as 8 of the best teams from around the world battle it out to see who reigns supreme. If you're at home, tune into honcast to catch all the action.
- HoN's DHS15 tournament starts on Saturday, June 13th and lasts until Monday, June 15th.


== Matchmaking Maps & Modes ==
= Forests of Caldavar =
- All Pick
- Single Draft
- Balanced Random

= Mid Wars =
- Blind Ban
- All Random

== New Content ==

New Glowing Name Color: Champion of Newerth 
- An epic, glowing name color reserved for the elite warriors of Newerth. If you see this on your name, you truly are a Champion of Newerth.

New War Effort Courier: Gnome Courier
- This shifty little hoarder is busy stealing loot from the Dragon's Treasure Ward, but he'll find time and room to bring you your goodies.


New War Effort Ward: Dragon's Treasure Ward
- This greedy dragon is always on the lookout for would-be thieves, so let him double as a sentry for your team!


New 8-Bit Announcer - Unlockable on June 5
- Proclaim your Player 1 High Score awesomeness with this retro announcer!


New 8-Bit Calamity Avatar: Monster Trainer Calamity - Released on June 5
- Monster Trainer Calamity is a master at capturing the digital creatures of Arcadia and training them to fight for her. She prefers the water types because of the rampant pixelated fire in Arcadia, and now that she is free to roam Newerth she can't wait to calculate the catch rate on all these new creatures and find out how well her vault works to capture them. Usually, it's super effective.


New Limited Edition Zodiac Solstice Avatar: The Twins - Released on June 3
- The Twins have spent eons observing Newerth from the heavens, gathering information and sharing it with each other in an endless debate over whether they should intervene or not. After the Second Corruption they finally agreed it was time to descend and join their fellow Zodiac signs in the attempt to save the planet from destruction, and their amassed knowledge allows them to adapt for any combat situation, day or night.

 
New Archaic God Behemoth Avatar: Atlas - Released on June 12
- Atlas chose to side with the Titans in the war with the Olympians, and as punishment he was condemned by Zeus to hold the Heavens upon his shoulders. With the Archaic Gods distracted by this new war and their desire to amass new worshipers, Atlas has shrugged the Heavens aside to seek a rematch with Zeus and his allies.

New Hero Ward Bundle: Classic Ganker - Released on June 8
- Keep the element of surprise on your side with these custom wards themed after classic ganker heroes!


Magmus
* Smash the enemy's ability to hide with this glowing elemental bludgeon straight from Magmus' internal forge!


Fayde - Released on June 8
* No one can hide from the reaper's scythe -- or you, if you use this razor-sharp ward!


Hammerstorm - Released on June 10
* Drop the hammer of revelation on your opponents with Hammerstorm's custom ward!


Pebbles - Released on June 10
* Keep the enemy's movements well in hand with the crushing grip of the custom Pebbles ward!


Pharaoh - Released on June 10
* See exactly where to unleash your wrath, because nobody looks out for you like your mummy!


Sir Benzington - Released on June 8
* Extend your team's vision into every nook and cranny of the map with this Beaver Lancer ward!

New POGs Avatar: Thunderbringer
- These high definition skins will be released one-per-patch and will be available via the store, Plinko, or both, depending upon the region.


== Bug Fixes & Optimizations ==
- Capture the Flag now displays silver coins earned in the post-match window
- The "View Recent Game Stats" will now properly show the selected player's match stats if you view their stats by going through "View Statistics"
- Chatbox no longer takes focus when opening the HoN Client

 Aluna
- Power Throw no longer disappears when an Emerald Red charge expires during Power Throw's cast animation

 Bombardier
- Boom Dust can no longer be cast on self via double-activation
* To clarify, double-activation means clicking the skill hotkey twice in rapid succession to cast a spell on self
* Prevents him from going back to the fountain when double-activating Boom Dust

 Devourer
- Clown Devourer's 3D portrait is now properly centered
- Paku Devourer's hook now properly plays the "You are my next meal!" audio clip when the hook hits an enemy target

 Doctor Repulsor
- Doctor Gamer store preview no longer produces an annoying sound that persists after closing the store

 Empath
- No longer able to use As One on Voodoo Puppet (Puppet Master's ultimate)
- Illusory Veil no longer emits particles deep below the terrain
- As One visuals fixed to appear over allied heroes

 Hellbringer
- Evil Presence no longer spawns multiple minions when skill goes off cooldown if the initial spellcast was blocked (e.g. by Null Stone)
- Evil Presence minion no longer applies the Movement Speed Slow or negative Magic Armor when Hellbringer dies and the ability has not been cast before his death
- Evil Presence minion now properly disappears if Circe's Hellbringer mimic dies/expires

 Kane
- Face Off duration no longer resets when Kane & his target have engaged in an arena and exit the arena somehow (e.g. Tablet of Command)

 Rhapsody
- Thriller Rhapsody properly plays sounds when she attacks a target and when she uses Staccato on a target

 Valkyrie
- Headhunter Valkyrie attack offset fixed to match her animations

 Merrick's Bounty
- Sound effects no longer plays when Merrick's Bounty gains a charge
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Version 3.7.1


== Tournament Rules ==
- Riptide has been removed from tournament rules
- Night Hound has been removed from tournament rules



== Hero Balance ==

 Engineer
+ Mines are quicker to place now and can reach lethal levels with lower amounts of mines. These changes are aimed at lessening the burst damage of throwing mines at enemy players and making players have to use more mines to gain high lethality.
 Spider Mines (E)
- Spider mines no longer block creep spawns.
- Magic Damage reduced from 175/250/325/400 to 125/200/275/350
* Total damage with 6 Spider Mines reduced from 1050/1500/1950/2400 to 750/1200/1650/2100
- Now have a 1 second arming time when they reach their destination
- Cooldown between placing mines increased from 3.5 to 5 seconds


 Hellbringer
+ Some more tweaks to lessen the amount of high damage and in turn high sustain Hellbringer is achieving.
 Evil Presence (E)
- Passive heal from all damage dealt by Hellbringer reduced from 15/20/25/30% to 8/16/24/32%

 Summon Malphas (R)
- Malphas Move Speed lowered from 375/400/425 to 350/375/400


 Keeper of the Forest
+ A sizable buff to an underwhelming start. These changes should help the usability of Nature's Sentinel outside the ultimate combo.
 Nature's Sentinel (W)
- Cast time reduced from 250 to 100
- Increased cast range from 300 to 450
- Increased attack radius from 200 to 350
- Damage rescaled from 30 from each branch to 25 + 5% of Keeper's Attack Damage


 Night Hound
+ We wanted to bring something unique to how you played a stealth hero with Night Hound. The charge system combined with the level one Invisibility was causing a high amount of frustration. It was clear we needed to change one or the other. We have something in testing that could be better in the future, but it will need the appropriate time to make sure it is exactly what we want for Night Hound.
 Invisibility (R)
- Can now be leveled at 1/6/11
- Charge system removed
- Fade Time increased from 2.5/2/1.5 to 3.5/2.5/1.5
- Now grants 0/6/12 Agility


 Parallax
+ Parallax can achieve a monster amount of high damage but with that high damage we wanted a high cost. With these changes he should be able to make it through the earlier game a bit easier and make use of his high mobility.
- Base Intelligence increased from 24 to 26
- Intelligence gain per level increased from 2.4 to 2.7

 Fulcrum Shift (Q)
- Range increased from 700 to 900
- Leash range increased from 1100 to 1200
- Damage increased from 0/45/65/65/85 to 0/65/85/85/105

 Ionic Dash (W)
- Range increased from 725 to 925

 Earthshatter (R)
- Initial mana cost decreased from 125/200/275 to 100/175/250
- Mana cost per second decreased from 5% to 3% of Parallax's max mana pool
- Cooldown reduced from 90/75/60 seconds to 70/60/50 seconds


 Riptide
+ Riptide's ultimate did not quite hit the mark in use and feel. The adjustments below should make it much better in both those categories.
 Eye of the Storm (R)
- Now makes Riptide Magic Immune
- Turning is now twice as easy


 War Beast
+ War Beast was gaining too much free gold from Battle Cry and the strengths that this provides should have a higher cost, these changes will address this.
 Battle Cry (W)
- Mana cost increased from 15/10/5/0 to 25/20/15/10


 Wildsoul
+ Wildsoul is a unique hero due to his "two hero feel" and 12 inventory slots to fill. We want Wildsoul to be able to achieve a higher farm so he can attempt to fill those slots; however, he was gaining too much sustainability and damage for free. These changes are aimed at making Wildsoul easier to deal with and have clear weaknesses.
 Bear Form (R)
- Shared Health does not work if Booboo is outside of leash range
- Armor reduced from 5/10/15 to 3/5/7

 Booboo
- Armor lowered from 5 to 3

 Alpha Male (Q)
- No longer works on Kongor
- Removed boosted 25% damage to heroes with level 4 Summon Booboo
- Deals 25% more damage to non hero-units
- Now deals 25% more damage to creeps when boosted with level 4 Summon Booboo (total 50% to all neutrals and creeps)

 Swipe (W)
- Lowered slow from 75% to 50%
- Is now leveled at Level 3 of Summon Booboo

 Frenzy (E)
- Magic Armor and Armor while boosted lowered from 5 to 3
- Frenzy is now leveled at Level 2 of Summon Booboo



== Item Balance==

 Veiled Rot
- Initial stock in store properly reduced from 5 to 3 to match the patch notes from 3.7.0

 Lex Talionis
+ This change is meant to deter players from abusing it with the courier
- Mana Cost increased from 0 to 5


== Community ==

= 8-Bit Avatars =
- Heroes of Newerth's 8-Bit Collection is about more than reminiscing about some of your earliest gaming conquests; it's about laying the foundation for new ones. That's why we're taking 25% of all revenue generated from the 8-Bit set and using it to help fund Heroes of Newerth's upcoming eSports event, DreamHack Summer 2015. In addition to contributing to HoN eSports, when you collect 8-Bit avatars you will be eligible for exclusive 8-Bit perks.
Currently available
*  Big Boss Bubbles
*  LightGunblade
*  Paku Devourer
*  Game Master Puppet Master
*  Pixelkeeper
*  DDRhapsody

Coming this patch:
*  Doctor Gamer

Product Perks
* For owning the first 2/4/6/8 8-Bit Avatars, you can claim the 8-Bit Ward/Courier/Taunt/Announcer for FREE.
To take part in the 8-Bit experience and track your journey across the map of Arcadia, head here


= A.R.M.S. Collection =
- The futuristic A.R.M.S Collection has been available exclusively in Plinko since March 10th. Similar to the 8-Bit Avatars, 25% of all revenue generated from Plinko will be used to help fund Heroes of Newerth's upcoming eSports event, DreamHack Summer 2015.
Currently available
*  Invader Kane
*  Savior Hammerstorm
*  Savior Rally
*  Savior Pebbles
*  Invader Ravenor
*  Savior Legionnaire
*  Savior Solstice
*  Invader Dampeer
*Savior Emerald Warden

Coming this patch to the DreamHack Chest
* Savior Predator

Product perks
* Collect all 10 A.R.M.S. Avatars and you can claim the 11th, Gold Collection A.R.M.S. avatar for FREE.
For more information about the A.R.M.S. Collection, head here.


== Matchmaking Maps & Modes ==

Forests of Caldavar
- All Pick
- Single Draft
- Balanced Random

Mid Wars
- Blind Ban
- All Random

CTF
- Blind Ban



== New Content ==


New War Effort Trophy Avatar: Flint Beastwood
- The only way to get this rare, auspicious avatar is to be ranked among The War Effort's top 50 at the end of each 28-day cycle, so keep checking that leaderboard and completing those quests! Even the staff can't get the Trophy avatars!



New 8-Bit Doctor Repulsor Avatar: Doctor Gamer - Released on May 22
- Dr. Gamer didn't always have a PhD in video gaming -he started out as a console-loving kid in his parents' basement in Arcadia, and as he matured his skill level and choice of electronic entertainment evolved right along with him until he became the smartest, most strategic gamer in all of Arcadia. Now that he has access to Newerth it's time to give these combative heathens a doctorate-level schooling in proper gaming, and maybe do some digging into this eSports thing the Game Master told him about...



New 8-Bit Taunt: Rage Kid
- Save your monitor by letting the Rage Kid Taunt handle the tantrums for you. Now breathe...



New Gold Edition A.R.M.S. Pestilence Avatar: Invader Pestilence - Released on June 1
- When Pestilence abandoned the Moon Queen and her hive to side with the Hellbourne, he expected his soldier beetles to follow. Instead, they tried to bring his head back to the queen to prove their loyalty. Pestilence annihilated his entire army and fled to Hell's Keep, where the Electrician was delighted at the opportunity to create a brigade of insect shock troopers inspired by the vicious Pestilence. Technology failed him until the breakthrough of the A.R.M.S. Invader suits, which the Electrician used to create this prototype, a robotic scourge obedient to the ruthless hive mind of Pestilence.



New Silhouette Black Legion Avatar: Hexa - Released on May 20
- Chosen from the silent hunters of the Hidden Village of the Scout, Hexa of the Black Legion prefers to execute her assassination jobs as a solo operator -



New Master of Arms Black Legion Avatar: Waru - Released on May 27
- Waru may be the most valuable member of the Black Legion (except for Unum, if you happen to be bleeding out at the moment). He can switch from blistering covering fire to accurate kill shots without breaking stride, and when Quintan's ax gets dull from cracking too many skulls or Troika's flamethrower sputters out, it's Waru who pulls a replacement from his pack to keep every member of the Black Legion in the fight. It doesn't matter to Waru who gets the kills as long as they happen on the enemy's side.



New Kane Black Legion Avatar: Septar - Released on May 29
- Septar is the brash wildcard of the Black Legion. He was accused of deserting his former unit of Jeraziah's Royal Guard the night before a battle, but when the King advanced into enemy territory at dawn he and his soldiers found Septar waiting among dozens of enemy dead. “Thought I’d save you all the trouble,” Septar said.
He has elite skills in melee combat and a tendency to seek out the most powerful opponent among the enemy ranks and challenge him to single combat. Since the Hellbourne has no honor, this ends up with him fighting dozens of enemies, which suits him fine, as long as his chainsword doesn't bog down.



New POGs Avatar: Deadwood
- These high definition skins will be released one-per-patch and will be available via the store, Plinko, or both, depending upon the region.



== Bug Fixes & Optimizations ==

 Devourer
- Patchwork Devourer's hook trail now displays properly

 Hellbringer
- Malphas avatars are no longer missing ability icons
- Evil Presence minion can no longer be teleported to via Post Haste

 Master of Arms
- Fixed an issue that prevented Master of Arms from taunting his opponents

 Myrmidon
- Shenlong's Forced Evolution skill icon now displays a dragon icon again

 Parallax
- Earthshatter slow state is no longer transferrable by Parasite's Facehug
* Fixes the infinite Earthshatter slow state duration

 Rhapsody
- Using 2 Staccato skills in Rift Wars will no longer inflict a significantly higher than intended amount of damage

 Tremble
- Iron Tremble's Boris Movement Speed is now properly set to 400 at all levels

 Wildsoul
- No longer denies himself if Booboo's Mixed Damage kills Wildsoul
- Hatchet now properly works with Alpha Male

Resolved an issue that caused the following animations to loop improperly.
- Deadwood walking animation
- Grinex walking animation with Rift Stalk
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HoN's Summer Celebration - Join the fun w/Bonus Gold, 2X Silver, and LE/HE Avatar Sales!

25% Bonus Gold Sale
Starts July 16th @ 10:00 AM EDT (1600 CEST)
Ends July 20th @ 10:00 AM EDT (1600 CEST)

2X Silver Weekends
Weekend 1
Starts July 17th @ 10:00 AM EDT (1600 CEST)
Ends July 20th @ 10:00 AM EDT (1600 CEST)

Weekend 2
Starts July 24th @ 10:00 AM EDT (1600 CEST)
Ends July 27th @ 10:00 AM EDT (1600 CEST)

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Virgo Martyr July 17th - 20th
Steampunk Aluna July 17th - 20th
Ruby Pearl July 20th - 22nd
La Llorona July 20th - 22nd
Sphinx July 22nd - July 24th
Guanyin July 22nd - July 24th
Jurassic Warden July 22nd - July 24th
Golden Emperor July 24th - July 27th
Mae Nak July 24th - July 27th
Scorpio July 24th - July 27th
Mecha Gemini July 27th - July 29th
Priestess Hellbringer July 27th - July 29th

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Version 3.7.4


== Design ==

 Hellbringer
+ Hellbringer's kit is still providing an exceptional amount of utility and has left him sitting stronger than he should. This is another set of nerfs to bring him in line and make him more manageable during the laning phase.

 Demon Strike (Q)
- Cast range lowered from 700 to 600
- Projectile travel distance lowered from 1000 to 600 units
* Net "effective range" reduced from 1700 to 1200

 Demonic Wave (W)
- Cast range lowered from 1250 to 1000
- Projectile lifetime decreased from 1.5 seconds to 0.95 seconds
- Net "effective range" lowered from 1610 to 1170

 Evil Presence (E)
- Lifesteal lowered from 8/16/24/32% to 5/10/15/20%


 Kane
+ The purpose of Kane is to lock down a carry for a set time and ensure they do no damage to him or anyone else. The damage sap was causing him to just kill every carry he locked down which is more in-line with what Pandamonium should be doing. These changes are aimed at allowing Kane to still be the counter-carry superstar, but be more reliant on awesome auras than high kill counts.
- Base Strength decreased from 24 to 22

 Force of Balance (W)
- HP/Mana Regeneration rescaled from 1/2/3/4% to 1/2.5/4/5.5% of the unit's missing HP/Mana, respectively

 Steel Resolve (E)
- Damage sap changed to damage reduction. Kane no longer gains any damage. Damage is reduced by 20% per charge (20/40/60/80% at max charges)
- Max charges rescaled from 4 to 1/2/3/4

 Face Off (R)
- Cooldown increased from 50/40/30 seconds to 60/50/40 seconds
- Using this skill on a tower puts this skill on a 20-second cooldown instead of the regular cooldown duration
- Applies 1 charge of Kane's Anguish (Steel Resolve state) on the enemy target upon being cast



== Community ==

Summer Silver Discounts
+ Continuing until August 24th Merrick will be discounting different avatars at 50% off their original silver price. If you've been hoarding silver and waiting for a chance to spend it, now's the time!



== Matchmaking Maps & Modes ==

Forests of Caldavar
- All Pick
- Single Draft
- Balanced Random

Mid Wars
- Blind Ban
- All Random

Capture the Flag
- Blind Ban


== New Content ==


New Independence Day Holiday Edition Scout Avatar: Continental Rebel - Released on 6th of July
- For too long, the damnable Redcoats have taxed our Goblin Coins without allowing representation! We tried throwing their tea into Blind Man's Harbor, but all they did was drink our ale and institute the Hut Act, demanding we allow enemy soldiers shelter in our homes! Intolerable! Now we will amass arms and fight back! But we must be wary, patriots--the Redcoats can outnumber and outspend us at every junction--so we must employ hit-and-run, ambush tactics to thin their ranks. Don't let them see you until it's too late, then show them your full patriotism in a cloud of musketry!



New Independence Day Holiday Edition Flint Beastwood Avatar: Redcoat Flint - Released on 3rd of July
- These rebels have gone too far! They are too stupid to realize they were better off under our control, and now they're delusional enough to think they can beat us in open warfare. Ludicrous! We will bring them to their knees with overwhelming numbers, discipline and volley fire, and when they beg for mercy and a chance to rejoin our glorious Empire we will demonstrate the primary trait of a supreme nation: ruthlessness!



New Independence Day Holiday Edition Ward: Statue of Liberty - Released on 3rd of July
- Gain vision from sea to shining sea with this spectacular Statue of Liberty ward!



New War Effort Magebane Avatar: Acheron of Mana Aeacus
- When he began his rule as one of the Three Judges of All Hells, Aeacus reserved Acheron, the river of woe, as one of his harshest punishments for the lamentable souls brought before him for using magic during their time among the living. The damned were forced to stand eternally in the frigid currents, which pulled the precious mana from every pore of their body, while hounds and eels tore at their limbs.



New Hammerstorm Avatar: Carnystorm - Released on 1st of July
- Carnystorm the Strongman first developed his growing muscles by grooming and curling his impressive infant mustache, and as he matured his brawn and whiskers continued to develop into the extraordinary specimens you now behold. He could have easily coasted through Adkarna's bootcamp and become a hero of the Legion, but he believed his physical gifts were bestowed upon him to entertain, not harm. It was obvious: only the Illustrious Freak Show of the Divine Coterie was good enough to feature Carnystorm's outlandish feats of strength, including smashing boulders with a single blow of his massive hammer--a skill that will come in handy when the daemons come to the carnival.



New Silhouette Avatar: Cirque du Silhouette - Released on 13th of July
- Cirque du Silhouette was trained daily from a young age by the finest performers of the Divine Coterie to dazzle audiences with her stunning acrobatic skills. She did not know her artistry was also a lethal combination of finesse, balance, and strength until she had to use her tightrope walking and knife throwing to escape a Hellbourne ambush. Since that day, she has made more fans by skewering daemons than by dangling and spinning from aerial ribbons, but with her elite skills, why not do both at the same time?



New Gold Edition Puppet Master Avatar: Freakshow - Released on 10th of July
- Any stupid clown can get laughs--Freakshow and his marionette Patsy judge their performances on how many screams of terror they get. But they aren't heartless! If an audience member dies before the show is over, Freakshow and Patsy have the body removed immediately and stored on ice backstage. It is bad taste to make the crowd sit with something so disturbing, and the bodies taste bad if they're allowed to bloat.



New Thai Announcer: SEA Announcer - Released on 1st of July
- It's finally here! Your long-awaited announcer featuring the famous Thai comedian Anna Chuancheun!



New POGs Avatar: Hammerstorm
- These high definition skins will be released one-per-patch and will be available via the store, Plinko, or both, depending upon the region.



== Bug Fixes & Optimizations ==

= General =
- Banning Draft/Random Draft games will no longer include heroes who are disabled in Tournament Mode
- In Capture the Flag, the flag is no longer deleted upon being terminated if the flag is carried by the terminated hero
- All HoNiversary decorations have been removed
- If two events trigger at the same time and both events play an announcer, the announcer audio properly plays one after the other rather than playing at the same time
* Example: The announcements of the flag pickups in Capture the Flag play one after the other if both flags are captured at the same time


= Heroes =
 Dampeer
- Invader Dampeer is no longer missing one of his voice lines

 Kinesis
- Mass Control target radius tooltip corrected to be 225 units before casting the skill

 Legionnaire
- Decapitate boosted with Staff of the Master is fixed to properly refresh Legionnaire's skill cooldowns if Decapitate kills Gemini's Fire/Ice pets
* No other hero pets are affected by this change (e.g. Puppet Master's Voodoo Puppet)

 Parasite
- Infested ally creeps now properly apply the Draining Venom state on the target they attack

 Prisoner
- Deleted redundant sound folder for Dark Angel Prisoner when casting Prison Break

 Puppet Master
- Game Master auto-attack impact sounds are slightly reduced


= Items =
 Ioyn Stone
- Ioyn Stone's state icon is now correct if it stores a Refreshment Rune and uses it on an ally hero

 Restoration Stone
- Now properly calculates the cooldown when a skill's sub-ability temporarily replaces its main ability
* Prevents cooldown exploits with certain abilities
* In other words, if Sand Wraith uses Mirage, then uses Restoration Stone after Sand Wraith's Mirage sub-ability appears, then the cooldown on Restoration Stone will be (30 + Mirage_Cooldown) seconds, rather than 30 seconds

 Sol's Bulwark
- Typo in script fixed for the enemy aura (effecttype changed from Buff to Debuff)
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The mainproblem are leavers and noobs. The enw striksystem dont work really. The Leavers leaves like before. Multiaccount is so easy. 
Why matchmaking isnt possible at level 10-20 and not before? Newbies and Multiaccounts cant play easily in matchmaking.
The max leaverrate to play mm games need to be reduce to 2-3% not more.
Thats not perfectly, but actually every second game is unplayable. 
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Matchmaking System Clarifications and Feedback
Hey Everyone,

We’ve noticed a decent amount of posts lately concerning the matchmaking system. I would like to give a brief explanation of how our current matchmaking works and allow a forum for you guys to give some feedback. Please note that we have not changed our current matchmaking system for quite a while.

The matchmaking system goes through two steps:

Matching teams based on group composition (matching 5 queues with 5 queues, 4 queues and a solo with 4 queues and a solo, and so on)
Matching teams based on expected win/loss percentage (which is derived through individual MMR and the average MMR of each team)


Matching Based on Group Composition

It is no secret that Heroes of Newerth is a game where teamwork, communication, and coordination can trump individual skill. This is apparent at every step in the game. A 5-player group with predetermined roles will breeze through the picking phase, be organized during the early game (buying wards, stacking camps, guarding runes, etc.), and exercise a unified goal in the late game while a group of 5 solo queuers will struggle deciding on positions and heroes, argue over who should be buying wards/supporting/stacking, and have different ideas of how their team can win in the late game. 

Due to this, the first priority of matchmaking is Group Composition. Our matchmaking system organizes all groups that are currently in queue and ranks them based on their average MMR. In other words all 5-player teams will ideally be matched against other 5-player teams, 2-player and 3-player teams will be matched against other 2-player and 3-player teams, and solo queues will be matched against other solo queues. 

With that said, there are exceptions to this rule but the majority of games created by matchmaking follow this rule first.

Matching Based on Individual and Team MMR

When matching a team together, the system begins with tight constraints of similar MMR. Ideally, a team would be composed of 5 players with the exact same MMR. Since this goal is unrealistic, the system expands its constraints based on how long players have been in queue. After 10 minutes of being queued the system will reach its maximum allowance of MMR differential on a sole team, which is 200 MMR. (+-100 from the team’s average)

Simultaneous with team composition, the matchmaking algorithm will be searching for teams to match with its current team. Again, this would ideally be two teams with the exact same average MMR. Since we don’t live in a perfect world, the matchmaking system begins with that goal in mind and begins its search with very tight constraints. As time goes on, these constraints are expanded and more matches are allowed to take place. At 10 minutes queued, a match can have a maximum of +-16% win/loss difference (a calculation based on Average Team MMR difference).

When matches experience outliers to these numbers it is because of two reasons:

Two people have queued together with a large difference in MMR
The average MMR of the game is very high or very low, at which point further leniency is given in order to allow matching in a bracket where there are fewer people playing


We’re looking at improving our matchmaking system in the future and would like some feedback: Would you like shorter queues or fairer matches? How long of a time in queue is tolerable for you? Do you think queuing with another player with a large difference in MMR should be allowed?

Thanks for your feedback and support!
-Buro
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In the last months it's been a pain in the ass to find a game as 4 and 5 man q's. Some of them taking forever. While i do believe disparity in MMR should be avoided, it's better to be able to find a game under the 5-6 minutes mark.
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Heroes Of Newerth

Heroes of Newerth (HoN) is a session-based Action-RTS similar to the massively popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients (DotA). 

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