Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Starym

wow September 15th Hotfixes, Karazhan PTR Testing

6 posts in this topic

23217-legion-hotfixes-september-13th.png

 

Another back to back hotfix couple of days, with an added bonus of Karazhan testing info as well as an explanation on the recent prestige changes.

Watcher chimes in on Kara being more like a raid and is to be tested as such, we get some more detailed info on the prestige changes from the previous hotfix, and the new hotfixes themselves tell us that a bug that was making legendaries drop more for people that already got one was fixed.

Blizzard LogoWatcher on Karazhan PTR testing

This is an unusual PTR, in that we don't typically have fresh dungeon and raid content to test when a new expansion has just launched, but then again, Legion isn't exactly the typical expansion.

For testing purposes, we'll be treating Karazhan like a Normal-mode raid, since that's what it resembles in most ways except raid size. That means it'll be closed for the majority of the PTR cycle, but we'll open it up at least a couple of times for a couple of days (without any attunement required, though one will be on live - for testing you'll be able to just zone in) at a time for open-ended testing and feedback.

We also have Trial of Valor to test, as well as a few Nighthold bosses we'll want to revisit for numerical tuning. We realize that most raiding guilds are going to have their hands quite full starting next week, but we're going to try to sneak in one raid testing day on Monday (probably around 1pm PDT, 10pm CEDT). We'll update with exact testing details within a day or so, assuming server stability holds up.

I sincerely apologize on behalf of the team for all this content, and thank you in advance for any time you take away from the live servers in order to help us test it.

 

 

Blizzard LogoSeptember 15 Hotfixes


Classes

Druid

  • The Restoration Druid artifact trait Power of the Archdruid will now correctly always spread Regrowth to additional targets when you cast Regrowth instead of sometimes spreading Rejuvenation.

Monk

  • Soothing Mist cast from the Monk’s Jade Serpent Statue should cancel on targets farther than 60 yards from the statue.
  • (Windwalker) The Tornado Kicks Artifact trait will no longer sometimes reduce your first Rising Sun Kick damage.

Shaman

  • Players who use the Portal to the Maelstrom instead of the Astral Gate to the Maelstrom will now be granted credit for "The Voice of Thunder" quest.
  • Bodyguard: Rehgar Earthfury now correctly makes Ghost Wolf move at 100% extra speed (was 130%).

Warrior

  • Rampage weapon trails now show for every swing of rampage regardless of whether the weapon was sheathed.

 

Class Halls

  • Druids who abandoned either "Essence of Balance" or "Essence of Regrowth" should now be able to reaccept the quests by returning to the Emerald Dreamway.
  • Druids should now receive Naralex or Zen'tabra after entering their order halls.

Dungeons

  • Players are now able to summon other players into Mythic dungeons as long as the player being summoned meets the requirements of the dungeon.
  • Eye of Azshara
    • Restless Tides now cast Imprisoning Bubble and Undertow correctly when more than one player is in melee with them.

Items

  • Identified and fixed an issue that could cause Legion legendary items to drop more frequently than intended if a player had already received their first legendary.
  • Coins caught in the Dalaran Fountain are now Bind on Pickup.
  • Jeweled Signet of Melandrus now correctly increases the damage of Auto Shot for Hunters.
  • Stabilized Energy Pendant no longer causes resources to drain when the player changes zones.

 

NPCs

  • Players are no longer able to use the Bribe and Mind Control abilities on Ysera.

 

Professions

  • Cooking
    • Players who have previously killed Myonix should be able to acquire the Leybarbeque Ribs recipe on subsequent kills.
  • Enchanting
    • Fixed an issue where some epic quality items awarded from world quests provided incorrect disenchant materials.
    • Enchant Cloak – Gift of Critical Strike, Enchant Cloak – Gift of Haste, Enchant Cloak – Gift of Mastery, and Enchant Cloak – Gift of Versatility now increase the player’s movement speed by 2% (was 10%).
      • Developers’ Notes: In fights where movement speed is important, Draenor cloak enchants (which reward run speed) were outperforming the best Legion cloak enchants (which do not).  To protect enchanters from having to farm Draenor materials, we've reduced the run speed bonus on Draenor cloak enchants to 2%. We feel that cloak enchants aren’t the ideal place for run speed enhancements, and we will continue to look at interesting run speed options as the expansion continues.

PvP

  • PvP World Quests should have rewards restored for Prestiged players.
  • Hired Underbelly Guards should be much less likely to leave you.
  • Warrior
    • Pain Train now provides a Battle Cry to all nearby allies that increases critical strike by 30%.

Quests

  • The Lightning Rod cannot be used on the same mob multiple times during the World Quest “Electrosnack”.
  • "Shallow Graves" should now appear at all times for players on the quest "A Grisly Task".
  • Guardian Druids should no longer be prevented from completing "When Dreams Become Nightmares" when looting the Claws of Ursoc.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some players on "Cry Thunder!" to be forced to get their dragon killed to be able to dismount.
  • On “Shrine of the Truthguard”, players who navigate to Dalaran by using their Dalaran Hearthstone, regular Hearthstone, or by getting ported, will receive the “Return to Dalaran” objective and become able to turn in the quest to Lord Maxwell Tyrosus.
  • The Mining World Quest “Leyworms” now requires 10 Leystone-Encrusted Spikes (was 40).
  • Valewalker Farodin should now properly tell his story during the quest "Fragments of Disaster."
  • In Maw of Souls, Ymiron’s Broken Blade now drops on Normal, Heroic, and Mythic difficulties for Warriors who have completed "Champions of Skyhold".
  • Hunters are now able to complete "Delicate Enchantments" by using the "I'm ready" chat option after leaving the quest objective area.
  • On-death effects should no longer behave unusually when the player reaches 1 HP during “Withered Army Training”.

Services

  • Performing a faction transfer on a character who has completed an Artifact Acquisition quest, but not yet turned it in, will no longer destroy the artifact when the quest is removed from players' logs. Players may then re-accept the Artifact quest after the transfer has completed and will receive full credit for the quest.

 

Blizzard LogoPrestige Changes

The original vision for the Prestige system was to create an extended progression system with a high cost that was purely optional and felt special. We wanted you to see someone with a Prestige badge and think, "Wow, that guy or gal did a crazy difficult grind to get that badge." To make that progression feel good, we added a lot of rewards along the way including artifact power, artifact appearances, mounts, toys, titles, etc. We did receive feedback, both internally and externally, that losing your honor talents didn't feel good and would be a significant impediment to particpating in Prestige. We were willing to live with that downside in order for Prestige to feel more exclusive and special. We try to get everyone honor talents quickly so they can feel competitive. But this also means you can work through the honor system quickly, arriving at level 50 with no where to go. So, we realize that more people will have more fun if they can continue to get rewards from PvP, even if Prestige loses a bit of its luster.

Thank you all for your feedback on this issue. We hope you continue to enjoy Legion and PvP!

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm torn, I want to try the new Karazhan bad but that the same time I want to be surprised.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, demonardvark said:

I'm torn, I want to try the new Karazhan bad but that the same time I want to be surprised.

The eternal struggle of open PTR testing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Blainie said:

The eternal struggle of open PTR testing

I think i'm going to ask my group not to read anything if possible. One of the great funs of Destiny raiding was that there is no help, there is no guides, its up to you to figure it out. We've been doing that with mythic dungeons. I think with a smaller tight nit group that would make the content a lot more fun :) ...... or everyone gets mad and rage quits, one of the two.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, demonardvark said:

I think i'm going to ask my group not to read anything if possible. One of the great funs of Destiny raiding was that there is no help, there is no guides, its up to you to figure it out. We've been doing that with mythic dungeons. I think with a smaller tight nit group that would make the content a lot more fun :) ...... or everyone gets mad and rage quits, one of the two.

Can't agree with this enough. The best 5 man experience I've had in Legion so far was a Mythic were we kept wiping, mostly due to crappy DPS players, butit allowed me to constantly try to improve my tanking and after a number of tries I got the encounter down perfectly, even way above what is needed for Myhics, which I never would have gotten to if we just steamrolled it like happens with most other Mythics. Also screw the PTR, it ruins stuff - I STILL hate Black Temple PTR for making us play it before it was ready.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/16/2016 at 4:58 PM, Starym said:

Can't agree with this enough.

When preparing everything for the class hall guides, one of my regrets was racing through every artifact quest to get the guide information needed. Definitely wish I could go back and properly savour them again (kind of can on live, but not the same). Testing sucks :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Stan
      The micro-holiday takes you back to Borean Tundra's Winterfin Retreat. It will be live on April 5.
      Murlocs have been a symbol of World of Warcraft since the game's beginning. During the micro-holiday, you can adopt any murloc and complete quests with him. When you arrive at Winterfin Retreat, you'll notice plenty of murlocs running around like crazy.


      Talk to King Mrgl-Mrgl and pick up the quest Adopt a Tadpole.

      Afterwards, go and talk to any murloc you wish to adopt, there are many,  I picked Flops.

      Complete the quest and your tadpole will give you another quest, where you must collect 10 Winterfin Clams (most of them can be found in the water). The quest is called "A Tadpole's Request".

      Next you will accept the quest "The Ways of the World". The objective is to kill Mrrga. The mob's Health is scaled to Level 110, the murlocs in the water where you collect clams are only 70+.

      After you slay the beast, there's a final quest called "A Gift From Your Tadpole". It's a blue (daily?) quest and you receive a Tadpole Gift with various trash items! I received a Wet Rock.

      That's it for the March of the Tadpoles micro-holiday.
    • By Losephos
      Hello!
      Were a newer raiding squad that feels we need some more like minded people for our raid team. I'm filling out my squad for mythic content and am currently looking for ranged DPS and healers especially. Any class is more then welcome to apply and or contact me in game. We like to have fun and enjoy our raids. We have a discord channel like everyone else and just want to push ourselves over the edge. That means I need you. We won't micro manage you or kick you from the guild cause your DPS is 10k short of what is expected at your Ilevel. We understand. It's all about improving. We believe in the whole being greater then the sum of the parts or whatever else non sense sounds enticing. Were a progression team and know heroic well. I'm just tired of pugs when I could have some guildmates instead. We will help you gear and get better. If you like PvP we have people for that as well.
      We raid on Tues and Thurs at 8:30PM to 11:30PM EST. Monday is optional at the same times.
      You can either respond to this message or message me in game. 
      Thank you for your time,
      Xose
      Battletag: Losephos#1229
      Second in command:  Ichithekilla#1163
    • By turbo
      Överskattad är en helsvensk guild på Kazzak EU med tight teamspirit som söker  ranged dps i form av: mage/hunter/boomkin samt 1 resto druid eller holy paladin för vidare mythic progress. 
      ==RAIDTIDER==
      Vi är en semi-hardcore guild som raidar 3 dagar i veckan:
      Onsdagar 19.00-22.00
      Torsdagar 19.00-22.00
      Söndagar 19.00-22.00
      Ibland förekommer extra raids på måndagar i form av HC clear och annat skoj, utöver detta lirar vi mycket mythic+ med varandra och håller gearet i check.
      ==PROGRESS==
      För närvarande är vi 4/7M och 2/3H och siktar in på att nå 7/7M och 3/3M innan Nighthold.
      ==AMBITIONER OCH MÅL/STRÄVAN==
      Som progress guild satsar vi på att nå långt i mythic raids och uppnå achievementet "Cutting edge" i alla raids som kommer att släppas i Legion.
      Vi är ett gäng med bra laganda och vi värnar oerhört mycket om våra guildmembers. Det är viktigt att vi trivs med varandra socialt och vi lägger ner mycket vikt på att få ihop ett stabilt team som pushar framåt men samtidigt har kul och trivs tillsammans. Vi ser oss själva som en andra familj utöver "real life" när folk vill fly ett tag från verkligheten och bara ha det kul. Därför är det viktigt för oss att hålla god kvalitet under raids och vara omringade av stabilt folk som vill sträva mot samma mål.
      ==LEDNINGEN==
      I ledningen sitter officers med över 10 års erfarenhet av World of Warcraft. Ledningen lyssnar oerhört mycket på övriga members för att uppnå en så hög standard som möjligt. Det är viktigt att ha någon att vända sig till om det skulle uppstå konflikter, därför består våra officers av mogna och erfarna spelare med ålder på 25+ med många års erfarenhet i diverse guilds. Vi anser att det är viktigt att se problem från olika synvinklar och lösa dom internt istället - detta innebär att ledningen alltid är beredda på att ge folk en extrachans så länge vi ser att viljan och ambitionerna finns hos spelaren i fråga.
      ==VAD VI SÖKER==
      För oss är det viktigt att hitta spelare som främst dyker upp till raids och som kan spela sin klass, men det är också viktigt att ställa vissa krav på dig som söker sig till oss i Överskattad - dels för att hålla god kvalitet i raids, men också för att bygga upp en trivsam atmosfär och ett i särklass socialt och trevligt team. Därför ställs följande krav:
      [ul]* Du är aktiv och engagerad i din klass när det kommer till gear (via t.ex. mythic+, simcraft samt patch-changes).
      * Du dyker upp i tid och informerar minst 24h innan raiden hålls.
      * Du kommer till raids med fullt fokus och fullt förberedd, taggad på att pusha framåt(runes, flasks, pots, respecc tomes, healing pots och påläst på taktiker).
      * Du kan ta konstruktiv kritik för att kunna förbättras som spelare (vi är aldrig elaka när vi ger denna kritik - det är endast för att vi ska kunna utvecklas som team).
      * Du tål wipes och har tålamod och förståelse att det krävs för att komma framåt - ragequitting gynnar ingen.
      * Du är hängiven och pålitlig och sköter dig när du inte spelar med guilden (för att undvika att dåliga rykten om guilden sprids).
      * Du har respekt för andra spelare, andra spelares nationalitet och har förståelse över att folk inte har samma bakgrund/uppväxt.[/ul]
      Vi söker ALLTID duktiga spelare inom alla klasser och specs - så tveka inte på att slänga in en applikation på vår hemsida eller whispra oss ingame!
      ==KONTAKTA OSS==
      Kika in på vår hemsida: http://www.overskattad.se och släng in en apply, alternativt kontakta oss ingame för en intervju över discord:
      Turbs (GM), btag: turbofarfar#2932
      Dominato (Officer), btag: wizziz#2458
      Tyrena (Officer), btag: endast ingame kontakt
      Hoppas vi hörs av!
    • By turbo
      Överskattad är en helsvensk guild på Kazzak EU med tight teamspirit som söker  ranged dps i form av: mage/hunter/boomkin samt 1 resto druid eller holy paladin för vidare mythic progress. 
      ==RAIDTIDER==
      Vi är en semi-hardcore guild som raidar 3 dagar i veckan:
      Onsdagar 19.00-22.00
      Torsdagar 19.00-22.00
      Söndagar 19.00-22.00
      Ibland förekommer extra raids på måndagar i form av HC clear och annat skoj, utöver detta lirar vi mycket mythic+ med varandra och håller gearet i check.
      ==PROGRESS==
      För närvarande är vi 4/7M och 2/3H och siktar in på att nå 7/7M och 3/3M innan Nighthold.
      ==AMBITIONER OCH MÅL/STRÄVAN==
      Som progress guild satsar vi på att nå långt i mythic raids och uppnå achievementet "Cutting edge" i alla raids som kommer att släppas i Legion.
      Vi är ett gäng med bra laganda och vi värnar oerhört mycket om våra guildmembers. Det är viktigt att vi trivs med varandra socialt och vi lägger ner mycket vikt på att få ihop ett stabilt team som pushar framåt men samtidigt har kul och trivs tillsammans. Vi ser oss själva som en andra familj utöver "real life" när folk vill fly ett tag från verkligheten och bara ha det kul. Därför är det viktigt för oss att hålla god kvalitet under raids och vara omringade av stabilt folk som vill sträva mot samma mål.
      ==LEDNINGEN==
      I ledningen sitter officers med över 10 års erfarenhet av World of Warcraft. Ledningen lyssnar oerhört mycket på övriga members för att uppnå en så hög standard som möjligt. Det är viktigt att ha någon att vända sig till om det skulle uppstå konflikter, därför består våra officers av mogna och erfarna spelare med ålder på 25+ med många års erfarenhet i diverse guilds. Vi anser att det är viktigt att se problem från olika synvinklar och lösa dom internt istället - detta innebär att ledningen alltid är beredda på att ge folk en extrachans så länge vi ser att viljan och ambitionerna finns hos spelaren i fråga.
      ==VAD VI SÖKER==
      För oss är det viktigt att hitta spelare som främst dyker upp till raids och som kan spela sin klass, men det är också viktigt att ställa vissa krav på dig som söker sig till oss i Överskattad - dels för att hålla god kvalitet i raids, men också för att bygga upp en trivsam atmosfär och ett i särklass socialt och trevligt team. Därför ställs följande krav:
      [ul]* Du är aktiv och engagerad i din klass när det kommer till gear (via t.ex. mythic+, simcraft samt patch-changes).
      * Du dyker upp i tid och informerar minst 24h innan raiden hålls.
      * Du kommer till raids med fullt fokus och fullt förberedd, taggad på att pusha framåt(runes, flasks, pots, respecc tomes, healing pots och påläst på taktiker).
      * Du kan ta konstruktiv kritik för att kunna förbättras som spelare (vi är aldrig elaka när vi ger denna kritik - det är endast för att vi ska kunna utvecklas som team).
      * Du tål wipes och har tålamod och förståelse att det krävs för att komma framåt - ragequitting gynnar ingen.
      * Du är hängiven och pålitlig och sköter dig när du inte spelar med guilden (för att undvika att dåliga rykten om guilden sprids).
      * Du har respekt för andra spelare, andra spelares nationalitet och har förståelse över att folk inte har samma bakgrund/uppväxt.[/ul]
      Vi söker ALLTID duktiga spelare inom alla klasser och specs - så tveka inte på att slänga in en applikation på vår hemsida eller whispra oss ingame!
      ==KONTAKTA OSS==
      Kika in på vår hemsida: http://www.overskattad.se och släng in en apply, alternativt kontakta oss ingame för en intervju över discord:
      Turbs (GM), btag: turbofarfar#2932
      Dominato (Officer), btag: wizziz#2458
      Tyrena (Officer), btag: endast ingame kontakt
      Hoppas vi hörs av!
    • By Stan
      Patch 7.1.5 brings heavy changes to some classes and the developer team discusses with the community the latest class changes.
      The latest class changes can be found here.
      Hunter (Marksmanship)
      Sigma
      There's a lot to discuss here--some we agree with and some we don't--but I want to swing by at least on this specific observation. We agree we don't want a major breakpoint between 2 and 3 Aimed Shots after a Marked Shot (at least, not at a middling amount like 21% haste that will affect gear choice throughout the expansion). We're not decided on a fix yet; in particular, whether the standard amount should be two Aimed Shots after a Marked Shot, or three (if two, it would still be okay to have three during Bloodlust and similar situations). The ability would be tuned around whichever option. Two has some advantages like concentrating the Vulnerable burst more, requiring standing still for less time to fully utilize it, and potentially having enough leeway for an instant before one of the Aimed Shots.
      (Source)
      Monk (Windwalker)
      Ornyx
      Hey all,
      Just to reiterate here (saw it brought up in the Live Q&A chat today), but we are aware of feedback regarding both Storm, Earth, and Fire and Serenity on the 7.1.5 PTR.
      I don't have anything specific for this moment, but know that we've passed along notes on both of these skills to the development team. We will update you once we have more to share.
      Thank you for a response - any response.
      Please, though, don't let this be like what happened on the 7.1 ptr and the Demon Hunters, where we got this exact sort of message, and then silence. Last time, when that happened, I rerolled to monk. I'm so anxious it will happen yet again. Not necessarily our goal, and I'm not saying we have any changes planned for these two skills within 7.1.5's PTR cycle (I am not sure what's on the plate there for further Monk changes), but I would like to at least work to get something shared on this, whether its a bit of philosophy or otherwise.
      We have had some communication shortcomings over the past while, but we are trying something a bit new with our internal processes which should benefit us all in the long-term. :) He also mentioned that they will be taking a look at Serenity, just as a note! 
      Edit: Here's a link to the portion of the Q&A where Ion and Josh talked about Storm, Earth, and Fire and Serenity.
      (Source)
      Shaman (Enhancement)
      Lore
      Boulderfist is intended as a talent choice that creates some gaps in your rotation, by replacing your no-cooldown resource builder with something that’s overall stronger, but has charges. In 7.1, the recharge time isn’t long enough for those gaps to ever actually happen, especially with the most popular Enhancement talent build adding several more active abilities to your rotation. Its power level was also simply too high, and in this case, we’d rather let this talent have its intended effect on the pace of your rotation and buff the spec as a whole to compensate. 

      Our intent is that if you want to use an ability every GCD, you should choose one of the other options in that row. Boulderfist should result in an overall more methodical pace that is more about having a little time to plan upcoming abilities. When Boulderfist is the hands-down best option in that row, that doesn’t feel like much of a choice, and as we continue tuning for 7.1.5, we hope to address this by bringing it in line with the others.
      While I can appreciate that there was an original design intent behind Boulderfist, the spec as it currently exists on Live is as enjoyable to play as it's ever been since I rolled my Shaman back in BC.

      We've heard it reiterated over and over (and over) again by the developers that if something about a spec felt too mandatory, it would just get rolled into the spec. I play this spec as my main because it is fun; if I cared strictly about maximum overall damage output, I'd focus on my Rogue instead. Changing a mechanic like this runs counter to the design philosophy that's been so oft repeated.
      Thanks for all the feedback; this has been a consistent theme throughout the thread and elsewhere. And we don't want to disrupt the familiar playstyle of 7.1 Enhancement, if in fact the specific pacing of Boulderfist's recharge time is a major part of what makes it work so well. We will still have to address the power level in some way without diluting the feel that's been discussed here. We are currently planning the following for PTR (uncertain on timing):
      Boulderfist recharge time back to 6 seconds Boulderfist no longer gives a bonus to critical strike Rockbiter generates 20 Maelstrom (from 15) (Source)
      Warlocks
      Sigma
      That's all fine and dandy, now get to work fixing warlocks.
      Incidentally--Imp/Succubus/Voidwalker/Felhunter/Felguard all deal 20% more damage. Most of that was datamined normally, but in particular, the increase to Felguard's attack power likely was not (simply because it's something that happens server-side).

      I can think of one other thing worth calling attention to for feedback/testing that may have been missed: Mark of the Ancient Priestess and Mark of the Distant Army should do noticeably more healing/damage and be more worth using. Some of the stat-based neck enchants were also increased, but that will be clear in tooltips. Hidden Satyr scales correctly with gear now as well, and may be slightly weaker, but for the most part the other enchants were buffed to roughly its level.
      (Source)