9/15 PBE Update: New Soraka Ability Icons, Texture Rebalance Tweaks, SR Environmental sounds, and more!

Posted on at 7:20 PM by Moobeat
The PBE has been updated! We have updated Soraka ability icons to go along with her gameplay update, a few follow up changes to this cycle's set of texture rebalances, environmental sounds for the Summoner's Rift update, and much more!
Continue reading for more information!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and iterative - what you see may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers! Manage your expectations accordingly. )

Updated Soraka Ability Icons

To go with  the changes in her upcoming gameplay update, Soraka has a new set of ability icons!

[ Passive, Q, W , E , R ]

Texture Rebalancing

Here's Ququroon returned to the PBE community thread to share a few follow up changes that are being made to a few of the texture rebalances we say hit the PBE in the 9/12 PBE update:
"UPDATE:
Thanks for all your feedback, both positive and negative. There's been an overwhelming response to this, so I'm sorry that I haven't been able to reply to everything. I assure you that I've been reading through this thread (as well as many many others). 
So to let you know what's coming up during this cycle. We had a large response to two characters in particular, and we're looking to bring your feedback in. Namely, Akali and Nautilus. 
Akali will be receiving a few more details back, in response to her being too simplified. She's being modified with our goals still in mind, but we agree that we went too far. We will also be returning the Silver kamas on Silverfang Akali. 
Nautilus is being grundged up, and will be getting more rust. We're also looking at an opportunity of placing a shader on his base as well, to really help it feel like metal, and not the commonly quipped plastic. 
Finally, we're looking to finish Corki with the Red Baron and Ice Toboggan skins."

Here's a better look, although a few are missing from the above list:

Akali

[ Mostly the hair, it is now slightly brighter ]

Stinger Akali

[ Mostly the hair ]

Silverfang Akali


Nautilus

As mentioned above, Nautilus received a few updates to his textures and a new shader in today's update. Unfortunately for us, he is currently bugged and looking a little too shiny.

As he is currently bugged on the PBE, here's Ququroon with a preview shot:
"Oh. It looks like Nautilus is encountering an issue on the PBE. Here's a picture of how he looks without the issue"

and the new addition to the texture rebalances this cycle, Ice Toboggan Corki!

Ice Toboggan Corki


No sign of a texture rebalance for Red Baron Corki just yet

Other - Worlds Icons removed, SRU Ambient Sounds, King Poro

The summoner icons for each of the Worlds 2014 teams that were added in the 9/12 PBE update have been removed in today's update.

The environmental sound effects for the Summoner's Rift update have been updated. Here's a rather lengthy video of them. Rain and storms at ~4:00-8:00, Wind at ~8:00, Birds at ~9:00, Waterfalls near the end.

There are also a few scattered files referencing "KINPORO_Porofollower", "Poro_Lane", and "Poroking". Nothing extremely telling or tangible to show but they for Map12 which is the Howling Abyss. Get to specu porolating.

Balance Changes

* Remember *: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, and sometimes radical changes. The changes you see below may be lacking context or other accompanying changes that didn't make it in - don't freak out! These are not official notes.

Champions

Garen
  • [Tooltip update] Garen's passive now reads in "health every 5 seconds" rather than health per second. For example instead of .4 health every second, it is now 2% of max health every 5 seconds. 

Maokai
  • Vengeful Maelstrom ( R ) maximum amount of bonus damage stored reduced to 100/150/200 from 150/200/250.
  • [Context: Change to an earlier nerf. On Live, Maokai can store up to 200/250/300 bonus damage.]
Talon
  • Cutthroat (E) no longer silences target for 1 second.
  • Cutthroat (E) now slows by 99% for .1 second.

Items

Infinity Edge
  • Total cost reverted back to 3800 from 3950

Miss out on previous updates from this PBE cycle? Check out THIS PAGE for a comprehensive list of the new content in this PBE cycle or catch up with the links below !

Reminder: The Summoner's Rift update is currently on the PBE  for testing!

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