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MrGM Interview with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas About Patch 10.1

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Content creator and streamer MrGM talked to Game Director Ion Hazzikostas about Patch 10.1 and here's a recap of the interview.

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Highlights

  • The team's morale is good. 
  • Patch 10.1.5 will hit PTR realms soon.
  • Legacy reputation will eventually become account-wide, it's just not a priority right now.
  • There is no third spec for Evokers in 10.1, but anything is possible in the future. Datamining hints at discarded experiments that never made it live (when referring to spells).
  • Cross-faction limitations like not being able to queue for instanced content are results of old technology that needs to be updated. A lot of issues need to be fixed first, one at a time, because the game was never designed for cross-faction play. The general idea about cross-faction play is tearing down the barriers.
  • Being Battle.net Friends or members of the same community are requirements for inviting people into cross-faction guilds and they are in place to avoid confusion. Think of it as /invite and /ginvite.
  • They always try to pick the most popular raid for Timewalking.
  • Queue for Timewalking Raids isn't currently planned, because during that week, a raid would only be available on that difficulty and players wouldn't be able to complete transmog runs.
  • There are no plans to make more slots for the Dracthyr visible.
  • Bank is crusty, they spoke about updating it, but that would be a future expansion feature.
  • Burning Crusade Dungeon bosses had simple mechanics and they would need to update them from the ground up for them to be included in Mythic+.
  • A new megadungeon is coming in Patch 10.1.5 and we'll learn more about it soon.
  • Trader's Tender is the first truly account-wide currency and uses new tech, they might use it in the future when it makes sense.
  • Skips for old long raids is something they may implement in the future.
  • BfA bosses will be adjusted most likely in Patch 10.1.5 to become soloable.
  • Shadowlands LFR Solo Queue is possibly coming in Patch 10.1.5.
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1 hour ago, Staff said:

A new megadungeon is coming in Patch 10.1.5 and we'll learn more about it soon.

I love megadungeons. I hope it's some Blackrock Depths style abyss where we're just lost for 4 hours until we learn it inside and out in 6 months or so.

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1 hour ago, Prophet001 said:

I love megadungeons. I hope it's some Blackrock Depths style abyss where we're just lost for 4 hours until we learn it inside and out in 6 months or so.

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right ?? Megadungeons are fun and ye it's like a mini 5 man raid and love it !

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