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Blizzard has just pushed the latest round of hotfixes to live servers. Mage's Arcane Pummeling Azerite trait has been nerfed by 40%, the Atonement healing bug got fixed, and more.
The Character Transfer gold limit for characters level 40-49 has increased to 250,000 gold. Classes
Demon Hunter Vengeance Fixed an issue that caused Armor to decrease when using Demon Spikes while there is an active Demon Spikes Armor buff. Mage Arcane Arcane Pummeling (Azerite Trait) damage per wave reduced by 40%. Developers’ note: With the change to Arcane's Mastery and Clearcasted Arcane Missiles, theArcane Pummeling Azerite Trait gained more power than intended. Priest Discipline Fixed an issue causing Atonement to heal for too little at low levels. Shadow Spiteful Apparitions (Azerite Trait) damage reduced by 34%. Whispers of the Damned (Azerite Trait) Insanity generation reduced by 50%. Dungeons and Raids
Utgarde Pinnacle King Ymiron Dark Slash now deals appropriate damage on Normal difficulty. Quests
You’ll now be ported back onto the ship if you accidentally fall off during the Horde quest “Paint it Red” and Alliance quest “Unleash Hell”. WoW Classic
The Hallow’s End Tricked or Treated aura can no longer be pushed off by other auras when reaching the aura limit.
Today's Druid changes center around Convoke the Spirits, with the devs explaining the new way the ability chooses the skills that are used:
October 21 (source)
Catching up here—I know you’ve seen some ongoing tuning to Covenant abilities on beta. One recent update that’s not as visible is that Convoke the Spirits will now try to use a more consistent number of current-form abilities. There are exceptions–for example if no hostiles are in range, Convoke will use 12 friendly spells regardless of spec. But, on average, Convoke should much more consistently use 7-8 current-form spells.
The new transmog set from the Blizzard store, which you can get with a 6-month subscription or for $20 in their own has been quite the controversial topic for many reasons, and it seems players are voicing their disapproval even on the announcement video itself. The Sprite Darter's Wings have been the topic of many discussions on the forums and reddit, as players talk about the merit/slippery slope of posting this type of item in the cash shop only, even if it is bundled with a subscription.
As spotted by verdict0224 the video itself has 17,000 dislikes and 2,500 likes at the moment, but that may also be due to some players not being big fans of the look itself, or even the video content as well. However, it is most likely the disproportionately large dislike ratio is due to the cash shop nature of the transmog, especially since many players have been assuming the set was supposed to be part of this year's cancelled BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.
The video seems to be the single most disliked official WoW video, or at the very last one with the biggest dislike to like ratio, and it's only been out for 1 day.
In any case, this definitely wasn't a popular move by Blizzard, spawning many Activision and Bobby Kotick as Gallywix memes as well. But, obviously there are also plenty of players that enjoy the set and those that had the 6-month subscription anyway, so as always there's no real consensus to be had.
Blizzard has again changed the Experience required per level on the Shadowlands Beta this week.
This is the second adjustments in a row. Previously, players had issues reaching max level, so the XP requirements were drastically reduced in last week's Build 36206, but they went overboard it seems, so they increased the XP required to hit levels in the 50-60 range again.
Level Range Old XP Requirements New XP Requirements 50-51 177190 194030 51-52 194600 212870 52-53 205465 225770 53-54 272185 240255 54-55 228005 255180 55-56 239680 272795 56-57 251625 291495 57-58 263840 311490 58-59 276325 332165 59-60 289080 353410
After a short kind-of break last week due to the pre-patch launch we pre back with bigger Shadowlands beta updates. This week we have a Renown interface improvement, Souldbind changes, and Torghast Vendor additions.
Dev Notes (source)
This week’s Shadowlands Beta build includes several notable updates that are now ready for testing.
Renown User Interface
This UI has been revamped. It is no longer attached to your Reservoir UI NPC. It now has its own dedicated NPC in your Sanctum. It should be much clearer now what your past and upcoming rewards are, and some rewards on the Renown track have been put in more appropriate places.
Talents have also been reorganized, and players will find that in most cases, the talent that was previously the final ability is now the starter ability.
In cases where that didn’t happen, the existing talents have been tuned to match the a more-expected power level.
Ve’nari Torghast Items
Ve’nari in the Maw now sells several items that serve as meta-progression for Torghast. You can buy the items and use them, but they aren’t functional in this build. We expect to have all of this functioning as expected in next week’s build.
Thank you very much for your testing and feedback.