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Roundup of today's Live Q/A with Game Director Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas. Tomb will open somewhere between mid to late June. Exalted reputation requirement for Class Mounts was removed. Legendary items will be upgradable through essences, similar to 7.1.5.
Legion Class Q/A was considered multiple times, but talking about a single spec wouldn't be too compelling to viewers playing a different class.
The team didn't want players to feel overwhelmed with all the content on Day 1, which is why they went for gating Class Mounts
The Exalted reputation requirement (Armies of Legionfall) was removed and once you finish the Legionfall campaign (Breaching the Tomb), you can start working on getting your Class Mount CRZ Issues
They're acutely aware of it and don't like server hopping, it's definitely on their radar In Legion they introduced server sharding which made Legion launch smooth Some addons encourage behaviors that do not complement this tech (World Quest Group Finder) Demon Assaults
Won't reward Armies of Legionfall reputation They would have to sprinkle all rewards everywhere It's okay to have activities up that offer distinct rewards (AotL reputation / Nethershards) that do not interest you Don't need Nethershards? Don't do the Sentinax Legion Assaults are great source of Nethershards. If it's up in a zone you've got your emissary up, it's super time efficient Excessive Order Resources
Spending 7,000 per week for getting 3 Seals of Broken Fate is a significant drain They may offer a sink in the future, but nothing is planned for now It's good to have excessive resources so that players don't feel forced to do World Quests Heirlooms
Coming in the next 7.2.5 build Legendary Items
New Legendary items will be introduced in 7.2.5 If you have all Legendaries for your spec, you will don't need to micromanage loot spec, off-spec Legendaries will drop automatically E.g. Brewmaster Monk who has all Legendaries for his spec will see WW / MW Legendaries drop Blizzard is happy with the current Legendary acquisition rate There will be a quest that offers a new Distilled Titan Essence to upgrade 940 Legendary items to 970 Mythic+
Week 1 Tomb: Nothing Changes Mythic Tomb Opens: Mythic Cap goes up to 15, where weekly cache is comparable to Mythic Tomb and Mythic+ loot to Heroic Tomb loot According to completion rates / completion times / 2-chesting / 3-chesting, things are in a good space right now, no plans for nerfs Overall, affixes are good, learning curves (Fel Explosives), Grievious runs, people put on Prydaz etc.It's good to evolve different strategies for different affixes Nighthold Mythic
Progression is fluid, Elisande & Gul'dan are subject to nerfs Patch 7.3
We'll go to Argus and there's a new raid, more information not available so far There will be no Class-specific quests in 7.3. Armies of Legionfall represents all the classes united Reputation Paragon
Paragon emissaries have underwhelming rewards compared to normal caches. This will be discussed in the future Timewalking
Black Temple is tied to Burning Crusade Timewalking. Blizzard wants to come to a point where every Timewalking week will have a Timewalking raid associated with it Tomb of Sargeras
Will open mid to late June More testing will be done on PTR (LFR Wing 1 opens this weekend) Items will have a +30 item level ceiling Gear will Titanforge to 955 Misc Questions
Why are external buffs like Innervate and Greater Blessing of Wisdom still a thing? Did we learn nothing from Symbiosis?
It doesn't feel good to need an external buff to feel viable. Disc Priests in 7.2.5 received changes to be less dependent on Innervation. Such spells help class identity It's better to fill a blank: bring the player, not the class. When you're looking for players, it's better to realize that you need a class that brings a buff rather than the highest item level player in the queue. You needed 5 Holy Priests for Felmyst. You could not be viable as a melee DPS if you didn't have a Warrior to give you Battle Shout, but that was nearly 10 years ago Will the Horde get an update on what's happening on their side? Sylvanas / Blightcaller / Volj'in?
Vol'jin's dead. It's good not having to force this by a symmetry. They'll add a Horde part of the story when they feel it's right. At the start of the Broken Shore experience, Horde did have an additional cinematic.
Will we ever be able to use Weapon Illusions on our Artifact?
No. It was a really early decision by the Art team when they started working on Artifact weapons
Will we be able to redo Mage Tower Challenges?
Wasn't designed to be a repeatable thing, but this will be done in the future
Legion launch was smooth, because a new technology called server sharding was implemented. Since the launch of 7.2, players have been experiencing lags and servers have been down several times for unexpected maintenance. After thorough investigation, Blizzard came to a conclusion that addons like World Quest Group Finder were the main cause, and in order to improve server stability, functionality of how addons can interact with Group Finder has changed.
The good news is that it's just an additional confirmation box. CRZ and server-hopping were also discussed in the latest Live Developer Q/A.
Since the release of Patch 7.2, we’ve been working to resolve issues with realm performance that were causing players to experience heavy latency and/or disconnects on the Broken Isles. As our investigation has continued, we’ve discovered that many of these issues were being inadvertently caused by addons intended to automate the creation and joining of groups via the Group Finder, even for players who were not using those addons.
Today, we’ve changed what addons can do when interacting with Group Finder, in order to address major performance issues with the game service for players— not just for those using these addons, but for others as well.
In order to alleviate those issues, we’ve recently applied a hotfix that changes how addons interact with the Group Finder. Players will now need to give a manual confirmation when an addon attempts to:
- List and delist a Group Finder group.
- Search for and request an invite to a Group Finder group.
Addons that are affected by these changes will need to be updated to comply with this new restriction. We understand that this is a relatively sudden change, but it was important to resolve the performance issues as quickly as possible.
Note: If you are not using an addon that modifies the Group Finder feature, you should not encounter any issues resulting from this change.
Nether Disruptor is now up in both regions and players can kill World Boss Si'vash.
Provides the permanent perk Epic Hunter that allows crafters to forge Legendary items. The variable perk now lets you interact with objects while mounted (Reinforced Reins). More information about Broken Shore advancement can be found in our guide.
World Boss Si'vash
Completing the Si'vash quest grants 500 Armies of Legionfall reputation. Don't forget to bring a Seal of Broken Fate. The naga drops item level 900 gear. Below are full loot tables.
Coral Band of the Abyss Cowl of Plumbed Depths Dockthrasher Cinch Glistening Seaspray Legguards Globule of Submersion Pauldrons of the Engulfing Tide Sandblasted Conch Si'vashi Guard's Breastplate Shorebreaker Robes
[Skywall/Drak'thul][H] <Corrupted Destiny>10/10 N NH - 10/10 H NH Recruiting Core and Casual MembersBy Chumani
Aka'magosh my raider friends! Chumani here from Corrupted Destiny guild (Horde) on Skywall/Drak'thul realms. We are currently recruiting for our core team for mythic raiding. We are 10 /10 Heroic Nighthold (10/10 N NH in about 1 1/2 hours) (Providing we arent cutting up and getting yelled at.... by a certain mage in our guild.... who cuts up too.... and won't admit it..... and puts down fake portals.... every week..... and people still take them.... to their death..... really......week..... after week.... to their death...... seriously)
As always we are recruiting raiders and non raiders.
*****GIRLS***** We have a large number of female gamers who do not have to worry about harrasment of any kind...we just will not tolerate this... and our group is like family. Come see for yourself!
Tired of the ridiculous harassment from the opposite sex? You will be safe with us! Mature gamers who do not condone this behaviour!
Our raid schedule is Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday 6:30pm to 9:00pm server time(pst)
We currently have an "Alt" raid for alts and non-progression raiders on Mondays at the same time! MEGA amounts of fun there, alot of us use our mains to carry this raid and help gear these raiders up!
Other guild events include: Herb Drives, Fishing Expo, Mog off! (Best transmog wins), Old Raids for Transmog gear & Mythic Plus runs. We do random guild events with prizes up to and including a FREE MONTH OF WOW! (Mog-Off is going on NOW!!)
We have quite a bit of fun when we get together, as we always have over the years! Come join us and get corrupted (Disclaimer: Infections have been found to be the leading cause of corruption in many raiders) We've always been here and will continue to be here! Of course you will be required to sacrifice a goat or an alliance player once a week to the Horde gods..... You will also be required to laugh and have fun as well! We do have fun!
Swiper#1939 - Deni#1743 - Loki#15391
***Newest video highlighting some of our girls!****
(We are just huge nerds who see ourselves as badass warriors!... ok!)
******We also have one of our members who has published some 'how to' videos for certain in game mounts!!*** Keep eye out for Barcat, one of our casual members and professional mount hoarder and his youtube channel for these vids! Will post one in comment below*******
Valnaaros from WoW Petopia discovered a new tamable Hunter pet on Patch 7.2.5 PTR today.
Keep in mind that the pet isn't tamable before Patch 7.2.5 release.
Lost Emberspit Scorpion
Congratulations goes out to Valnaaros, who discovered the Lost Emberspit Scorpion tame. Players must gain access to the Molten Front, which can be unlocked by completing quests in Hyjal. For more details check out our Molten Front guide.
Is a daily quest hub added in Patch 4.2 with individual progression. Below is a screenshot of the portal you need to enter to access Molten Front.
Here's how the Lost Emberspit Scorpion pet looks like in its full glory.
Screenshot is a courtesy of Valnaaros
Don't forget to check out yesterday's post covering how to tame Elisande's pet, Lalathin.