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Once you complete four Assault Quests when Stormheim is invaded, you're able to queue up for the Turn Back the Tides Scenario, which has six stages.
All Demon Assault Scenarios are designed for three players.
At the very beginning, you will need to save three dragons, after that you'll launch an aerial assault on Legion forces then you make your way to the ship where you kill various demons and lastly face ... himself. In the end, there's a cinematic of Odyn destroying the Legion ship.
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Loading screens have been the nightmare of Legion so far for almost every player. The issue is very individual and what might help one player won't have any affect on another. Patch 7.1 increased loading times even more than Legion's initial patch. We've suggested a fix in the third week of November. This time, we've got a suggestion directly from Blizzard on how to improve loading screens for zones like Dalaran.
Our developers have pushed a hot fix that is aimed to significantly alleviate long load times. Anyone still seeing long load times, we would like you to use the following cvar command:
Step 1) Goto the World of Warcraft tab within the Battle.net Desktop app -> Options -> Show in Explorer -> World of Warcraft -> WTF -> Open the Config.wtf file with notepad add the line: SET worldPreloadNonCritical “0” Save the document.
It's important that you restart the computer before retesting.
Note: Please be aware this command may cause a delay in loading of non critical environment textures and models.
Step 2) While we're hoping to avoid this step, at all costs. Our developers feel pretty strongly that with the hotfix and this command this issue should be greatly improved. At this point if the troubleshooting so far including step 1 has no impact on your load times. We would ask you to do a fresh reinstall of the client by following the steps Here.
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Blizzard is trying to collect feedback and suggests users experiencing long loading screens to send them over specific files so they can troubleshoot. More information below. I've hidden the post by default because it's long.
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As frustrating as this issue is, I really want to say thank you once again for working with us so far. That said, I do want to address the concerns of us working on this issue. This issue a high priority for us right now, which is why we're collecting as much data as possible and also having you all try different possible resolutions so that we can get you all back playing and just enjoying the game.
This said, we do have some more things to test and try here in a specific order to see what does and does not help with the loading times. I know that you all have tried some of these already, however we are testing a few things and need to know if any of these help.
***The following must be done in a set order so we can test each possible resolution in a controlled manner.***
1) Delete the Cache folder inside the World of Warcraft directory. This can be found by opening the Battle.net App > Clicking on the WoW icon to the left side > Then clicking on options where the blue cog wheel is > After that click on "Show in Explorer" > Open the WoW folder and delete the Cache folder. Once this has been completed please try the game again.
2) Same steps as step 1, only this time, we are going to delete the Addons folder inside the Interface folder. After that, try the game again and see how the load times are.
3) Next we're going try the variables step from the last post. Goto the World of Warcraft tab within the Battle.net Desktop app -> Options -> Show in Explorer -> World of Warcraft -> WTF -> Open the Config.wtf file with notepad add the line: SET worldPreloadNonCritical “0” Save the document. Once completed, please again test the game.
4) This last one that was also mentioned in the last post but something we still want to test as well. Which I know is rather off putting for some, but last let's try reinstalling the game. Once installed again, please do not add any addons; instead just play the game as is and see how the loading screens fair.
After all of these steps we would like to get additional files from those still having issues:
***Make sure that when gathering the data below that your last login was one of the long loading time sessions*** - By this I mean if you get a long loading screen, exit out of the game and then give us the files, otherwise we are not able to see what the loading time frame was when this happened.
Before continuing below here's how to locate your World of Warcraft folder: Open the Battle.net App Click on the WoW icon to the left side of the app. Click on the blue cogwheel icon that says settings. In the drop down list, click on "Show in Explorer" and gather the files/folders requested below.
Now that you're at the World of Warcaft folder, here's the information we are going to need: First file we need is the Config.WTF file. This can be found inside your World of Warcraft folder then open the WTF folder. Next, Inside the World of Warcraft folder we want the entire Logs and Errors folders. After this your DXDiag system report. Last how long does it take to load in? What was the outcome for EACH of the 4 steps tried above?
Once that is all added to a .zip file, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: [Loading Times] - Client Information.
Game Engine Issues
Lalovzki came up with an interesting post. Take it with a grain of salt though. According to him, the game engine has problems with how it interacts with VRAM and disc usage as the game cannot properly use the data stored in the devices and can't translate it into GPU what's causing long loading times. The game has shipped with an issue that can't be fixed without a major patch and could be here to stay until next expansion.
Druids get a new flight form as their Class Mount in Patch 7.2. All races will get a different tint, resulting in 4 color variations.
Druids will unlock Archdruid's Lunarwing Form by completing the quest You Can't Take the Sky from Me.
At the beginning of the video, the Druid's wearing the new Normal difficulty Tier 20 Set.
Tomb of Sargeras is a nine-boss raid brought with Patch 7.2. It won't open immediately on patch day and will be available at a later point just like Nighthold. In this video, we've explored the raid's architecture including the very depths of the Tomb!
Please note that the video may contain spoilers / boss rooms within the Tomb.
The raid's depths are very similar to the Throne of Thunder and Ulduar combined with elven architecture.
Please use the spoiler tag when discussing details, especially the KJ encounter.
The 3rd LFR wing of Nighthold opens, Calamir is this week's world boss. You can gain additional Honor when completing Arena skirmishes through the bonus event and Hatching of the Hippogryphs is scheduled for February 23.
The 3rd LFR Wing opens today. March 7 is when the last wing opens. The weekly Nighthold quest is The Nighthold: Focused Power. More information about Nighthold can be found in our detailed Nighthold Survival Guide. World Boss Calamir
Calamir is up this week. Search for the epic world quest Calamitous Intent in Azsuna. Killing him grants credit toward Unleashed Monstrosities.
World Boss Loot Tables
The following loot can be acquired from this week's world boss. The baseline item level is 860 and all the loot can be Warforged and/or Titanforged. Don't forget to use a Seal of Broken Fate for an additional chance to receive loot.
Calamir's Jaw Frostburned Sabatons Mana-Tanned Sandals Pendant of Cold Flame Ring of Frozen Magic Sandals of Frozen Ash Warboots of Smoldering Fury Arena Bonus Event (February 21 - 28)
For the event's duration, Sign of the Skirmisher significantly increases Honor gained from Arena skirmishes. Don't forget to pick up the quest The Arena Calls from Archmage Timear. When completing 10 skirmishes, you get Glory of the Melee, Badge of Honor and Champion's Strongbox. Hatching of the Hippogryphs (February 23 - 24)
You can earn a hippogryph that will sit on your shoulder for 24 hours (Frayfeather Hatchling). If you locate and kill Lorthalium, he will drop Spectral Feather that extends the duration to 5 days. We've previewed the event in more detail here. For Azeroth Promotion (February 14 - March 14)
The event is starting today and you can earn a mount in both World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm by playing 15 games of HotS as a Warcraft Hero with a friend. More details can be found here.
The Right Path // Laying to Rest > awards Spirit of Eche'ro Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza
Is back and available as a world quest every Sunday at 2 p.m. PST. More on what has changed can be read here. Mythic+ Affixes (US)
Teeming // Necrotic // Tyrannical
Mythic+ Affixes (EU)