Accent Does Not Change Velocity in Percussion Only

SOLVED: “increase dynamic of first beat” was turned on in playback settings. Once I set it to zero, things started working normally again.

When I place an accent on a note, it automatically changes the velocity in the key editor as expected, which is great. However, after successfully creating percussion maps, expression maps, playback techniques, playing techniques etc everything still works as expected EXCEPT a change in velocity in the key editor when I add an accent in the percussion section. Obviously, I missed something. Any ideas what I need to fix?

I do have a work around, of course, which is to manually increase velocity for any perc note that has an accent, but that is time-consuming and less-than-desirable.

Thanks!