Alpha 27-9-A 2/18/2011 GENERAL GAMEPLAY * Expert Rifts have been re-enabled on Alpha after some tuning. They're intended for groups who have done some Tier 1 Expert dungeon runs and are starting to consider Tier 2 Experts. Give them a shot and send us your feedback! * Public Group leaders will now have a button to combine groups if there's a group of similar or larger size nearby. * Abyssal Precipice is once again unblocked. * The Codex is available for play again. GUILD PERKS * Planar Protection: Now affects the whole raid. * Killing Spree: Now increases critical hit chance by the proper amount. COMBAT * Pets in defensive mode will no longer insist on attacking Vespid hives. SOULS ASSASSIN * Serrated Blades: Fixed bug so that this no longer crits, as was intended. BEASTMASTER * Slashing Strike: Fixed bug where this was cleaving too far. * Enraged Companion: Fixed tooltip to read 5% instead of 10%. PURIFIER * Fiery Blessing: Fixed a bug where this was not removing its stacks on critical hit. RIFTBLADE * Enhanced Burst: Fixed an issue where this was applying itself twice. VOID KNIGHT * Catalyze, Fusion of Flesh, Unstable Reaction, and Shock Burst have moved to unlock 6 levels lower, to make room for Singularity. ZONES * Albahri Batu and Templar Delsin no longer sell the Black Garden Token (a deprecated item from many builds back). MATHOSIA * Fixed the skeleton army at the end of the zone not falling over when dead! PVP * If you have PVP Auto Flagging disabled, you can still buff faction NPCs if they are not in combat with a player. CRAFTING * When using a rune, the cursor will now change to indicate whether or not it can be placed on an object. ACHIEVEMENTS * Dwarves no longer get credit for falling half as far as they actually did for the purpose of earning achievements. CLIENT * Fixed an issue causing the first launch of the client to be at incorrect default video settings.