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Blue Posts Roundup: Jul 25

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Here's the latest roundup of blue posts and tweets covering a multitude of topics including weapon titanforging in Battle for Azeroth, NVIDIA and DirectX 12 support, and War Mode.

Weapon Titanforging in Battle for Azeroth

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NVIDIA and DirectX 12 Support

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Bounty & Air Supply Drop

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Is the whole bounty system with War Mode live already or not? I feel like there's some trolling going on, or something is not working cause I have been picking people off in front of ORG all week and not a single body can I loot.

The 'Bounty Hunter' and 'Air Supply Drop' features are active in Darkshore, and will be active of course in all Battle for Azeroth zones.

War Mode in Stormwind / Orgrimmar

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There seems to be an issue where if War Mode is enabled while in a capital city I can not attack enemy faction players that are in the city. For example I was in Orgrimmar with War Mode enabled, and an Alliance rogue was attacking guards, but I could not attack them because it said I was not flagged for PVP. So I had to disable War Mode and then toggle pvp on using the old button on the portrait. Is this intended or a bug? Has anyone else had an issue with this?

Stormwind and Orgrimmar are what we call a "mixed shard" of players who have War Mode enabled and those who don't. 

So if you are invading Stormwind, for example, you will encounter players who are not in War Mode, and currently you'll also find players in War Mode who are not flagged for PvP combat (since this is their territory).

We're going to do a change soon to make you permanently PvP flagged while in War Mode, which should alleviate situations like Hoofzies'.

Thanks for the feedback!

Zero Alliance in Darkshore

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We have War Mode on, but the entire zone is empty of Alliance. Kinda lame. What's the deal?

It is likely because there is a significantly greater number of Horde active in War Mode at the moment. Essentially your shard is the "leftover Horde" shard.

The system maintains a number of shards which attempt to maintain a degree of faction balance within them. When we have an excess of one faction, those are put into their own shard until more of the other faction arises. 

Not ideal, and we're doing what we can to reduce the frequency of that occurrence.

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Is it just me or are there any other ppl around who want's to get rid of this whole DirextX 12 whiner? Really guys, my opinion: If you don't like it, use DirectX 11, as far as i heard you can chose! - Otherwise upgrade hardware. But please, stop this bitching against develeoper and get over it!

1 hour ago, Stan said:

Zero Alliance in Darkshore

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We have War Mode on, but the entire zone is empty of Alliance. Kinda lame. What's the deal?

It is likely because there is a significantly greater number of Horde active in War Mode at the moment. Essentially your shard is the "leftover Horde" shard.

The system maintains a number of shards which attempt to maintain a degree of faction balance within them. When we have an excess of one faction, those are put into their own shard until more of the other faction arises. 

Not ideal, and we're doing what we can to reduce the frequency of that occurrence.

This is really not idea, but far better than just floating Zones with Horde. Otherwise there will be no real World-PvP because Alliance would just not paticipate at all 😄 .

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"We prioritized DirectX 12 support where we felt it necessary for performance and stability. This was not necessary for NVIDIA hardware, which performs admirably on DirectX 11."

 

That's a nice way of saying DX12 runs like crap on GeForce xD. I have a 960, and I get about 5-10fps less compared to DX11.

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I haven't noticed any real drops with dx12 - still get 144 fps (to match the refresh rate on my g-sync monitor).

The one issue I am having (which others are too, apparently) is that every time they patch the game since 8.0, the custom graphics settings are reset! This covers the dx setting, all the 'sliders' (returns to 7, when I set to 10) and the max fps (returns to 100 as default).

Very annoying.

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18 hours ago, Raelyn said:

I haven't noticed any real drops with dx12 - still get 144 fps (to match the refresh rate on my g-sync monitor).

The one issue I am having (which others are too, apparently) is that every time they patch the game since 8.0, the custom graphics settings are reset! This covers the dx setting, all the 'sliders' (returns to 7, when I set to 10) and the max fps (returns to 100 as default).

Very annoying.

DX12 is actually much better supported with G-Sync. Otherwise, you will experience a 5-10 FPS loss until NVIDIA driver get better.

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