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Live Developer Q/A Roundup: June 7

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Senior Game Designer Paul Kubit was answering questions about Patch 7.2.5 that's hitting live servers next week and we bring you a summary of highlights.

The Q/A can be watch it here

  • Class changes reddit AMA is coming in the next weeks

Patch 7.2.5

  • Is aimed for next week, wait until official confirmation
  • Heirlooms scaling to 110 and flightpaths (toys) for alts are coming
  • 3 new PvP Brawls will be added

Trial of Style

  • Trial of Style is an event which happens in Azeroth periodically
  • For the five-day duration of Trial of Style, you can change your transmogs for free
  • At first, it was concepted as a micro-holiday, but it didn't feel good having it up 1 - 3 days
  • The event may be up several times a year
  • Micro-holidays should be skippable and only reward temporary cosmetics
  • Trial of Style rewards can be obtained by other means in the game, Kubit mentions the Sporeggar micro-holiday - several players hit Exalted with Sporeggar daily (without the micro-holiday live), but for the duration of the event, it's far more.
  • Bows & Guns weren't build for illusions

The Deaths of Chromie Scenario

  • Chromie's about to be assassinated and you travel to the future with her to prevent this
  • Player item level is increased to 1,000 and level to 112
  • No time gating for the scenario, as you build up your reputation with Chromie and unlock talents the scenario becomes easier
  • The only requirement is level 110
  • Blizzard learned a lot from the first repeatable solo content Withered Training and tried to apply those lessons to the Chromie Scenario design

Answers

  • Class mounts will be obtainable after Legion
  • Pet Battle content will be added as long as people are interested for it
  • .5 Legion patches give the team better opportunities to create smaller content (Pet Battle Dungeons) for smaller playerbase
  • 7.2.5 Legendary item upgrade to 970 happens like in 7.1.5 and it's available when Tomb opens
  • If you have an old Legendary item (910) it will be directly upgraded to 970 
  • Base item level of World Quests won't be increased, but they can titanforge to a higher cap
  • Black Temple Timewalking difficulty is tuned to the low side of Normal difficulty, so it's harder than LFR. Loot is the same item level as Normal Tomb
  • You enter Black Temple with a premade group (ideally with your guild), no LFR style queueing
  • Blizzard tried to perserve the original encounter mechanics from BT
  • 7.2 would be too soon for a new raid. The team's happy with Legion's raid pacing. Now it's right about time for a new raid
  • Armaments of the Legon (former Glory of the Tomb Raider reward) were weapon appearances that Blizzard used on enemies and wanted to give it to players. Daggers and fist weapons had no appearances (in time) so they decided to replace it with a title and a pet. The appearances come from Legion assaults. They didn't want to add mount rewards, because Class mounts just game out
  • No cap increase of Legendary items to 3 - one reason is Legendary balance. It shouldn't matter, which 2 Legendaries a player has and increasing the cap to 3 brings up more variations.
  • You should adjust Legendary items based on encounters
  • No plans to remove the locked 3rd relic slot
  • Champion item level catch-up mechanics aren't planned, their item level isn't as critical, because they don't play such a crucial part of your progression as in Draenor

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