TL;DR : New patch is trash, was expected tho.
Now for the details :
1 : Only good thing about the new UI is the fact that... It's new. HP / Mana bar is trash, HP bars from opponents are taking as much space as bosses's HP bars on my screen and not to mention the messed up buffs with the eternal 1 second ticking on nostrum / bravery and w/e buff you can get. Even classes buffs are messed up, saw some reaper that was apparently under ICB, topkek. New "Has locked a skill on you" message is bad, so is the new message when someone gets PK'ed. There is some sort of killfeed on the bottom right of the screen now, what is this? Call of Duty? I'm not sure i mentionned everything, but that's already a lot to be fair.
2 : As expected some stuff about classes are messed up, passives aren't applying on Ninja or Archer and APPARENTLY 1.5 and 2.0 buffs aren't applying either. I have a fellow archer who can't even get his Focus. About the rest i would say that pretty much everything is ok, still laughing at the fact that my ultimate got a 40 meters range but oh well... Oh yeah, never mind! What's the deal with reaper's retribution doing 100K+ to other players, even on tanky classes? Reaper is the new Thrall of Wrath?
3 : Obviously nothing has been done against proxy, only took few hours after the patch to see people teleporting at VO again. Of course it's again the same people from the same guild, but nothing can be done because y'all love money a tad too much.
4 : As i already mentionned in my other thread, GBAM is apparently removed from the content. Seems like nobody saw it coming because all the main guilds from Killian were waiting for it to spawn on Tuesday's evening. PvP activities as a guild were already super limited (2 PvP GBAMs and 1 CU per week), since GvG and PK are pretty much both dead... But now we're just sinking even deeper, congratz on that. Guess all the guilds gonna have to start syncing massively for BGs (even tho some are already doing it) if they want to play together for some PvP, or they can just finally become Sunday Guilds for CU. Other than that it also means a nice source of daily income / mats been removed.
5 : Glowing effects on weapons are garbage now, twistshard is legit the best looking one right now.
6 : There was apparently some expected change about consummables not running out if we're not in combat, i'm not entirely sure if we were supposed to get that. But that would be one hell of a welcome change, and of course we didn't get it.
So yup, this patch is trash. There was legit no hype behind it and besides messing up PvP a bit more it didn't do much. I guess PvE players will be pleased tho, sorta.