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Sep 2017
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 08:30
I don't get why people are complaining about scourge changes
sand shades could affect 20(!) players
now only 12.. bohoo
Werdes
@werdes
Sep 22 2017 09:36
well to be fair they were beyond broken in wvw.. i saw a scourge with double the dps compared to second place (which was a regular melee reaper)
also: launch day hype ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ
BoyC
@BoyC
Sep 22 2017 12:08
t-4 hype!
shawngmc
@shawngmc
Sep 22 2017 12:20
Quick question that I'm sure has been asked approximately 10,000 times: will PoF data - such as map POIs - be live at launch time? or, even better, is there any way to get them early?
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 12:22
Early? Maybe, if we get an early download just like with HoT (but only an hour in advance or so).
Will the map tiles be updated? Not until lye does it manually, which can take a few days minimum.
Is that data complete? Probably not.
Will things be broken? It probably will.
shawngmc
@shawngmc
Sep 22 2017 12:26
That's a very complete answer. OK, bummer, and 2x of course - that sort of thing happens. TY!
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 12:27
You're welcome :)
It's also very possible that things might not be broken, but we just don't know :(
darthmaim
@darthmaim
Sep 22 2017 12:29
Lets hope everything goes smoothly
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 14:01
@lye :tada:
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 15:45
anet puts a lot of faith in the cdn :P
and... their new forum
hopefully it doesn't die like the old one with the patch notes
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Sep 22 2017 15:57

Game Release Notes - September 22, 2017
by (ArenaNet) Gaile Gray.6029 in Game Release Notes

09/22/2017 - September 22 Release Notes

PATH OF FIRE™

The Crystal Desert

The human god of fire and war, Balthazar, has reportedly been waging a campaign of terror and chaos across the lands of the Crystal Desert, desperate to claim an Elder Dragon's power for his own. While his true motives remain a mystery—along with his strange reappearance, abated strength, and claims of being betrayed—the threat he poses to the innocent people of the region is impossible to ignore. Many have fled the region altogether, caught between the war god's mysterious and deadly new army of Forged, the undead Awakened hordes of Palawa Joko, and the mindless and savage Branded minions of Kralkatorrik. As the commander, you've been summoned to the region to assist with relief efforts, but your own personal mission to stop Balthazar from upsetting the delicate balance of magic is of critical importance to all of Tyria. As the Crystal Desert and the northern domains of Elona open again after 250 years of separation, what new secrets and powers will be revealed as you race to stop Balthazar from carrying out his plans?

Mounts

Journey into the Crystal Desert and find wondrous new companions to help you explore the world. Each mount has its own special movement ability that helps you tackle a different type of terrain. Mounts can be purchased from renown merchants at mount camps after completing a special task region that teaches you about the mount and gives you some experience riding it. Acquiring a mount will also unlock its associated Mastery line, which provides you a way to progress and upgrade each mount even further!

BoyC
@BoyC
Sep 22 2017 16:00
patching :)
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 16:01
HYPE
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 16:01
9 hours until I can log in
Right-clicking a bouncy chest will automatically take the contents if there is no selectable item for some reward types.
:fire: i'm turning off the API
backend server is blowing up
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 16:21
lol rip
is that affecting the game?
going to figure out which endpoint is crashing the content server and turn on everything except that endpoint
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:22
I was just here to congratulate you on shipping
rip
rip
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:24
new launcher screen tho
lol /v2/colors is blowing up
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:24
again
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 16:24
what
i don't know
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 16:24
loooool
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 16:24
items or skills I would understand
colors
something is really off here
these pointers shouldn't be NULL
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 16:25
when in doubt
blame content
it's not content
it's our core message passing stuff
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:25
oh, I was going to suggest catching all exceptions
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 16:25
damn
try {
  ...
}
catch (Exception e) {
  e.dont_crash_please();
}
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:27
l1: try {

} catch (Exception e) {
    goto l1; // dunno, try again?
}
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 16:27
I remember once writing a handler for SIGSEGV
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:28
(is this actually how a goto works, I have no clue)
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 16:28
// just keep going, what's the worst that could happen?
```void do_thing() {
er
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:28
when I learned programming, I would put null checks all over
because those pesky NullPointerExceptions kept occuring
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 16:29
void do_thing() {
  try {
    thing();
  }
  catch (Exception e) {
    do_thing();
  }
}
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:29
then I saw the light, and got introduces to the Maybe/Result/Option type
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 16:29
the what
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:30
the CDN is holding
:confetti_ball:
right but this is C++
and the pointer is never NULL
because it's never assigned to except in the ctor which assigns it as non-NULL
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 16:36
pointers are always null, even when they're not
because computers hate us and everything we stand for
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:36
one file remaining
ONE FILE
I am gonna cry when that file is broken
hey you have unspent hero points, wanna unlock holosmith?
sure
static const char * GetMaterialType (EColorMaterialType type) {
    if (type == COLOR_MATERIAL_TYPE_DEFAULT)
        return "default";
    else if (type == COLOR_MATERIAL_TYPE_CLOTH)
        return "cloth";
    else if (type == COLOR_MATERIAL_TYPE_LEATHER)
        return "leather";
    else if (type == COLOR_MATERIAL_TYPE_METAL)
        return "metal";
    else
        return NULL;
}
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:45
...
no wait, the UI doesnt show new material types
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 16:46
COLOR_MATERIAL_TYPE_SAND
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 16:47
I wanted to query the api to find the other type
I am not the brightest
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 16:47
lol
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:09
aaand rip
booted from my story mission
wasn't my fault :O
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:09
have you found the missing colors?
no
but I found the added enumeration value
and then I went to the coffee carts
and asked for a lethal dose of espresso
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:10
oh all of GW2 is rip for me
like can't log back in?
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:11
can log in, cant map
huh
the only thing that looks failing right now is the asset origin servers
but these alerts are like 5min delayed I guess
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:11
:fire:
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Sep 22 2017 17:11
:fire_engine:
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:11
(also, make that if/else a switch, smart compilers might introduce a warning for that)
yeah
this is old cliff code I think
note the lack of braces
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:13
yep, game servers pretty dead for me
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:13
For one-liners? I'd do it, too
(except in that scenario where a case would be better)
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:13
I only do if I explicitly make it a oneliner
if (blab) function();
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:13
but then again I seem to be the weirdo who likes same-line braces too
I never do it
always braces all the tiem
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:13
ruby has standard that will complain if you do a single-line block, too
if condition
  do_thing
end
things like RuboCop will tell you to do do_thing if condition
so I've gotten used to oneliners
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:15
so it seems the gameservers of EU are dead
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 17:15
i seem to crash a few times, but other than that they are fine
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:16
oh yeah loaded back in now
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 17:16
oh, and the maps and instances are laggy as hell
BoyC
@BoyC
Sep 22 2017 17:21
yep, getting network errors now
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 17:21
image.png
1042 is network timeout
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:23
rip
people are looking into it
office is staffed all weekend lul
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 17:26
i got a rollback when i crashed
i deleted a few mails, and now they are back lol
idivait
@idivait
Sep 22 2017 17:30
This isn't specifically related to PoF but... Whatever payment processor is being used seems to think first names with dashes/hyphens in them are invalid. Unfortunately, no one told my mother that when she named me. :(
The payment processor isn't alone... It's also the reason I have to get health insurance vis paper forms instead of online lol.
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:31
...You have a hyphenated first name? Since when?
idivait
@idivait
Sep 22 2017 17:32
Since birth? My nickname is my initials, Rixx. :)
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:32
what
that's a lot of initials
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:33
story instances not the best plan now
idivait
@idivait
Sep 22 2017 17:34
Cause getting someone to try and pronounce 'Carolyn-Anne' in Texas is like asking telling any southerner that 'ten' and 'tin' pronounced differently.
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:34
OH
I thought you meant "idivait" were your initials
idivait
@idivait
Sep 22 2017 17:34
loool Nope.
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:35
forever celestial avatar
I hoped PoF would have a surprise statset
like power/prec/feroc/concentration or so
wait "ten" and "tin" are pronounced differently?
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:37
lye pls
serious question
Darqam
@Darqam
Sep 22 2017 17:37
'tin' as in a 'tin can' ?
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:37
yeah
I can't think of a way to describe it
go to google translate
get it to read it
Darqam
@Darqam
Sep 22 2017 17:38
then yes, 'ten' the number is pronounced differently than the material 'tin'
idivait
@idivait
Sep 22 2017 17:39
wtb IPA in gitter: ten === tɛ:n and tin === tI:n
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 17:39
I guess we the players are too good at trying to spawn instances
people on reddit already posting the "computor" vid
idivait
@idivait
Sep 22 2017 17:40
But English is pronounced differently regionally - Southerners tend not to use ɛ colloquially. Had an hour long argument with that with my mom and she literally couldn't even hear the difference.
huh.
Darqam
@Darqam
Sep 22 2017 17:56
http://prntscr.com/gofz6q should I be concerned about this?
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:57
probably not, with the server issues
Darqam
@Darqam
Sep 22 2017 17:58
ah ok, just reading up on those atm
will wait until this evening then
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 17:58
I guess maybe it's a good thing I'm at work when it launched
the major bugs will be fixed by the time I'm home
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 18:02
PSA: if you have gear from raids, their stats have been reset
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 18:03
oh fuck you're right
rip my trinkets
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 18:03
half my gear is rip :")
smiley
@codemasher
Sep 22 2017 18:09
@darthmaim
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Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 18:12
Not really the bot's fault
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Sep 22 2017 18:12

Game Release Notes - September 22, 2017
by (ArenaNet) Gaile Gray.6029 in Game Release Notes

09/22/2017 - September 22 Release Notes

PATH OF FIRE™

The Crystal Desert

The human god of fire and war, Balthazar, has reportedly been waging a campaign of terror and chaos across the lands of the Crystal Desert, desperate to claim an Elder Dragon's power for his own. While his true motives remain a mystery—along with his strange reappearance, abated strength, and claims of being betrayed—the threat he poses to the innocent people of the region is impossible to ignore. Many have fled the region altogether, caught between the war god's mysterious and deadly new army of Forged, the undead Awakened hordes of Palawa Joko, and the mindless and savage Branded minions of Kralkatorrik. As the commander, you've been summoned to the region to assist with relief efforts, but your own personal mission to stop Balthazar from upsetting the delicate balance of magic is of critical importance to all of Tyria. As the Crystal Desert and the northern domains of Elona open again after 250 years of separation, what new secrets and powers will be revealed as you race to stop Balthazar from carrying out his plans?

Mounts

Journey into the Crystal Desert and find wondrous new companions to help you explore the world. Each mount has its own special movement ability that helps you tackle a different type of terrain. Mounts can be purchased from renown merchants at mount camps after completing a special task region that teaches you about the mount and gives you some experience riding it. Acquiring a mount will also unlock its associated Mastery line, which provides you a way to progress and upgrade each mount even further!

Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 18:12
ah jeez
yeah the html entities should be unescaped in the json
guh the stupid forums
putting emoji in the title breaks it
looks like it strips all characters after an ASCII high byte
So "🔥 something" -> ""
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 18:26
oh boy
Figured I'd make a post on the forums about the API being down today
Since I probably won't have it back up for another hour or two
Since my local dat got corrupted somehow and I'm repatching dev
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 18:29
I miss some of the old forum features
Graying out a read topic is the biggest thing I miss
I find it funny that someone thought it wasn't "legal" to mention gw2e on the forums though
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 18:36
replied on your behalf on a reddit thread
qqing about no API
Werdes
@werdes
Sep 22 2017 18:38
also wvw reset is broken
/shrug
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Sep 22 2017 18:38
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 18:41
good thing mounts are not as terrible as horses in BotW
a rock you say, I better refuse to walk on that
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 18:42
oh it's so annoying to get a horse to stop balking
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 18:43
you can apparantly glitch horses over stones
looks like /v2/professions crashes too
windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 19:23
kinda makes sense no
well I can't blame that one on other people
that one's all me
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 19:29
oh, rip EU wvw
oh who plays wvw anyway right now?
/shrug
Quaggan BooOOoot
@QuagganBooOOoot
Sep 22 2017 19:29
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
ah phew, the /v2/professions bit looks like an ASSERT_DBG rather than an actual crash
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 19:31
how dare it
well it's kind of useful for local debugging
it's supposed to say "hey here's a skill fact that I have no idea about"
smiley
@codemasher
Sep 22 2017 19:35

:point_up: 22. September 2017 20:12

i didn't say it's the bot's fault ;)

windwarrior
@windwarrior
Sep 22 2017 20:16
I guess the servers are a bit stressed right x)
Archomeda
@Archomeda
Sep 22 2017 21:26
hmm... are the map completion rewards bugged? i only got 8k xp -_-
Eearslya Sleiarion
@Eearslya
Sep 22 2017 21:29
I saw a reddit thread on it
whelp
this isn't getting fixed until monday
rip
BoyC
@BoyC
Sep 22 2017 23:03
not sure if this was mentioned before, but the elonian weapon collection is bugged, if you unlocked one of the weapons before the expansion, it doesn't activate for the collection and you're unable to finish it
BoyC
@BoyC
Sep 22 2017 23:33
@lye gotta say even with the glitches this is an awesome day, well done everyone at anet :)
JC123
@JC123
Sep 22 2017 23:34
^^ :clap: