2/13 PBE Update: New Ping Radial

Posted on at 1:21 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated with a particularly awesome new Smart Ping feature!
Continue reading for a look at the fancy new Radial menu for pinging, a load of balance changes, and more!

( Warning: PBE content is highly tentative and subject to change! Some of this information may have been datamined and could likely be erroneous. )

New Radial Ping Menu: "Smart Ping"
A new Radial menu has been added for various different pings. When you click one of the ping buttons or use hold the hot key, Control/Alt + Click, to ping, a menu with Danger , Enemy Missing, On My Way ( which also puts down your name and what direction you are coming from! ), and Assist Me pops up. Each ping is a different color and has different particles.

NOTE: These may be unfinished but they are currently available for testing.
Missing
Assist Me
Danger

On My Way
You can also open the radial and ping from it to the mini map.


Here it is in action.


Here is Bigbadabruin talking about the new feature:
"We’ve begun PBE testing a new feature called Smart Ping, and we need your help putting the system through its paces. Smart Ping is a radial menu that includes Enemy Missing, Danger, On My Way and Assist Me alerts designed to help you communicate more efficiently and get those last hits you might’ve missed while typing “MIA”. Here’s how to use Smart Ping: 
- Hold down the Alt, Ctrl, G, or V keys to bring up the ping menu
- Click and drag your mouse towards your desired ping
- Release the mouse button and ping happens
Once you’re used to the system and have memorized the new pings, you’ll be able to hold Alt and fire off your alerts before the menu even appears. Your ping will appear both on the minimap and on the battlefield itself to notify your team. Existing pings have not been changed.

Give Smart Ping a test run and let us know your thoughts. As always, stuff can change between now and release."
rjcombo also chimed in on keybinds for the new pings
"Individual key binding support is forthcoming."

Balance Changes


Amuumu
  • Bandage Toss ( Q ) damage lowered to 80/130/180/230/280 from 80/140/200/260/320.
  • Tantrum ( E ) range lowered to 350 from 400.
  • Curse of the Sad Mummy ( R ) damage lowered to 150/225/300 from 150/250/350

Kayle
  • Base Magic Resist reduced to 30 MR down from 30.75 MR + .75 MR per level. ( Ranged champs usually don't get MR per level )
  • Reckoning ( Q ) slow changed to 25/30/35/40/45% from flat 35% all ranks
  • Reckoning ( Q ) slow duration reduced to 3 seconds from 4 seconds.

Nidalee
  • Base Magic Resist reduced to 30 MR down from 30.75 MR + .75 MR per level. ( Ranged champs don't get MR per level )
  • Cougar Form no longer grants bonus MR or Armor. ( confirmed )

Vi
  • Denting Blows ( W ) now deals 4, 5.5, 7, 8.5, 10% damage down from 6/7/8/9/10%.
  • Assault and Battery ( R ) damage lowered to 200/300/400 from 200/325/450.

Xin Zhao
  • Audacious Charge ( E ) damage lowered to 70/105/140/175/210 from 70/110/150/190/230.
  • Audacious Charge ( E ) cooldown increased to 14/13/12/11/10 from 13/12/11/10/9.
  • Crescent Sweep ( R ) damage reduced to 100/200/300 from 125/225/325.
  • Crescent Sweep ( R ) cooldown increased to 120/110/100 from 100/90/80.
There were also a few tool tip changes for Annie, Morde, and Yorick.


While this is a new patch cycle, it's worth noting that the HP bar (it's now different at 100 hp per bar with the black lines ) and loss of control indicators are now back and ready for more testing.

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