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Forbes recently interviewed Morgan Day about Mythic+ and the Mythic Dungeon Invitational and here's a recap of the interview.

Check out the full interview over at Forbes

Interview Highlights

  • Changes are coming to the MDI in 2019 and you can find an overview in this post.
  • The beginning of MDI closely lines up with the introduction of Reaping and Season 2.
  • Mythic+ is extremely popular and half of the players at level 120 are engaging in Mythic+ content.
  • Certain creatures within dungeons have mechanics that quickly ramp up damage and it was necessary to put a soft cap in those instances, because the fights would become impossible on Tyrannical.
  • There's a fix set of affix combinations that activate each week.
  • The Fortified + Teeming affix combo hasn't been adjusted for Season 2, because Infested that caused a lot of frustrating pulls in combination with said affixes is going away and with Reaping coming in, the system is going to take care of itself.
  • Monsters summoned by the Season 2 Reaping affix don't gain Fortified themselves, but the creature will spawn at half the health of the creature that dies, so it will gain a small percentage of Fortified.
  • There are currently no plans to come up with a system that allows easy key re-rolling. Instead, they'd like to adjust dungeons and bring the huge outliers down a bit. They adjusted King's Rest about a month ago.
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Interviewer was terrible, no follow up on waffle answers. The answers themselves in some cases where laughably out of touch. Really the solution for your push group of friends getting stuck with 5 of the same key is to sit one of your friends and get a random stranger in that may or may not be complete *filtered* so you can use their key only to be back at the exact same problem at the end of the run...

Maybe instead they could simply change a few lines of code so that completing a key gives you a different key so you can't get stuck on a chain.

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1 hour ago, Misuteri said:

The get handed a list of questions and likely don’t play WoW or know where or what follow ups should be.

Lazy journalism explains it, it does not excuse it, and it should be called out at every point.

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