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Encrypted Patch 8.2 Build 29970 Arrives to WoW Vendor

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As Ion mentioned in his latest PC Gamer interview, the initial Patch 8.2 Build will be pushed to test servers really soon. WoW Vendor has been updated with a new encrypted Build 29970, so the big info dump and Rise of Azshara on Public Test Realms are imminent.

Patch 8.2, Rise of Azshara, is the next major content update for World of Warcraft, which comes with two new outdoor zones, flying, Heritage Armor for Tauren & Gnomes, updated World Quest system, Heart of Azeroth improvements, Azshara's Eternal Palace raid, and more.

For further information about Rise of Azshara, check out this post, covering everything what's coming in Patch 8.2, and stay tuned for updates!

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Blizzard really needs to pull a Digital Extremes deal with the data miners. In case people aren't in the know, early on Digital Extremes game Warframe had a big problem with data miners spoiling the story of each patch so they decided to open up the information that was traditionally the main motivation for data mining, drop rates, item sources, etc.

It was all put out there on the understanding that the data miners would just... stop... and let the company tell the story they wanted to tell without having to worry about it being splashed all over the fan sites.

I don't know if it would work for World of Warcraft, but it would be nice to be able to see the 'hard' numbers on some things without worrying about story spoilers spreading all over the place months before we get to the content.

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27 minutes ago, tkioz said:

I don't know if it would work for World of Warcraft, but it would be nice to be able to see the 'hard' numbers on some things without worrying about story spoilers spreading all over the place months before we get to the content.

Datamining creates hype for the game, many players are curious to see what's new and if they like what they'll be paying for, how the game develops over the course of a cycle and as such, datamining has been an integral part of news coverage for all fan sites, I daresay.

Datamining and PTR testing are here to give you a pretty good idea of what to expect in a coming patch, just think of tech youtubers. You watch a lot of videos before buying a product to see if it's worth it, ranging from reviews up to bend tests. The same analogy could be applied to WoW and datamining, because you're paying for it monthly.

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4 hours ago, Stan said:

Datamining creates hype for the game, many players are curious to see what's new and if they like what they'll be paying for, how the game develops over the course of a cycle and as such, datamining has been an integral part of news coverage for all fan sites, I daresay. 

Datamining and PTR testing are here to give you a pretty good idea of what to expect in a coming patch, just think of tech youtubers. You watch a lot of videos before buying a product to see if it's worth it, ranging from reviews up to bend tests. The same analogy could be applied to WoW and datamining, because you're paying for it monthly.

I still think datamining goes too far at times, how many items and things have been mined that never made it into the game yet tons of hype was built around them. How many stories were spoiled because they are splashed all over news sites like this in headlines, how many story lines were Blizzard unable to tell because of just that.

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3 hours ago, tkioz said:

I still think datamining goes too far at times, how many items and things have been mined that never made it into the game yet tons of hype was built around them. How many stories were spoiled because they are splashed all over news sites like this in headlines, how many story lines were Blizzard unable to tell because of just that.

If Blizzard really wanted to protect these, they would.

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18 hours ago, Stan said:

Datamining creates hype for the game, many players are curious to see what's new and if they like what they'll be paying for, how the game develops over the course of a cycle and as such, datamining has been an integral part of news coverage for all fan sites, I daresay.

Datamining and PTR testing are here to give you a pretty good idea of what to expect in a coming patch, just think of tech youtubers. You watch a lot of videos before buying a product to see if it's worth it, ranging from reviews up to bend tests. The same analogy could be applied to WoW and datamining, because you're paying for it monthly.

Eh

It's more like your buddy coming over and telling you all about the movie you're going to see tomorrow night and who the real villain is.

-_-

Nobody likes that guy.

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On 4/6/2019 at 1:20 AM, Activeex said:

Dont think datamining creates this hype you said. Imo, it takes out the fun to discover things by myself.and then many of us want to know

 

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