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Patch 8.1.5 Hotfixes: March 13th

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Yesterday's hotfixes were just a warm-up and today we get the big ones. We got a bunch of fixes for allied race related issues, tools of the trade quests, strange boss behavior in older dungeons and the much needed class balance updates that weren't implemented with the patch as intended, as well as  a whole lot more.

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Allied Races

  • Players attempting to complete the Mag'har and Zandalari Troll Allied Race unlocks at the same time are now able to speak to Oculeth in the Great Seal.
  • Kul Tiran Druids and Shamans are now able to complete quests in Northshire Abbey.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the stun component of Kul Tirans’ Haymaker Haymaker to ignore diminishing returns and effects that reduce the duration of stuns.
  • Zandalari Troll Mages now benefit from Embrace of Paku.

Classes

  • Corrected issues with balance updates from Tides of Vengeance that were missing from this week’s update, including a Marksmanship Hunter damage increase and changes to the Equipoise Equipoise and Replicating Shadows Replicating Shadows Azerite Traits.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Fixed issues with this week’s update that caused several bosses in previous expansion content to behave in unexpected ways.

Island Expeditions

  • Fixed a bug preventing players from entering portals spawned during invasions.

Items

  • Fixed an issue with items such as Monel-Hardened Shield Monel-Hardened Shield that caused them to be unequippable.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Incandescent Sliver Incandescent Sliver to have too little Mastery, and fixed an issue preventing the sliver from working as intended near an ally in the outdoor world.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Shaman
      • Roiling Storm Roiling Storm will no longer grant you Stormbringer Stormbringer while out of combat and can no longer trigger Stormbringer Stormbringer in less than 20-second intervals. It will now grant you Stormbringer Stormbringer as soon as you enter combat.
        • Developers’ notes: Our intention is for this trait to provide the same combat effectiveness, but to avoid putting a spell visual on your screen everywhere you go.

Professions

  • Jewelcrafting
  • Engineering
    • Fixed a bug preventing players from looting a Miniaturized Power Core Miniaturized Power Core if they have killed P4-N73R4 or Sabertron prior to completing the Tools of the Trade questline.

Quests

  • Fixed a bug preventing players from being able to click on the console to complete "Bonds of Thunder ".
  • Flynn Fairwind should again drunkenly move along as expected during "Lovesick and Lost ".
  • Fixed an issue where players who abandoned "Homeward Bound " could have difficulty re-accepting it. An Image of Mimiron just outside Ulduar now also offers the quest.
  • Players can no longer access "Paid in Blood " while in the pre-wound version of Silithus.
  • Fixed a bug preventing players from targeting Ritssyn while "Rebuilding the Council ".

System

  • Fixed an issue causing lag for players using some Azerite Traits during some raid encounters.

World Quests

  • Players doing “Wet Work ” will no longer be able to receive the Infiltrating buff from NPCs if they are in combat.
  • Horde players can no longer take control of Krag'wa the Huge and attack Alliance players in Nazmir.
  • Saving Xibala ” is now visible on the Zuldazar map.
  • Found some missing Trolls that were left behind during Rally the Rastari after "No Troll Left Behind " was completed. They were returned to the rally.

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On 3/13/2019 at 10:21 PM, Starym said:

 

Classes

  • Corrected issues with balance updates from Tides of Vengeance that were missing from this week’s update, including a Marksmanship Hunter damage increase

 

This makes me happy in pants!

I really felt the difference last night raiding compared to Tuesday night. My Marks Hunter was consistently averaging about 22k on first phase Jaina at 400ilvl, as opposed to Tuesday when we left first phase I was 19-20k.

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