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Yesterday

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We’ve now finalized a series of class tuning and PvP adjustments for the 9.2.5 update. The following changes will be included in 9.2.5 next week during maintenance, and you’ll see them in the 9.2.5 patch notes:

Classes

  • All classes now generate more threat when in a tank specialization.
  • Developers’ notes: We’ve heard a lot of feedback about threat loss from the community (and our teammates) since the start of this season. Our design intent is that a tank who is actively directing their damage rotation at an enemy should be able to maintain threat on that enemy, but simple area of effect spells (like Consecrate or Death and Decay) alone should not be sufficient. We’ve analyzed this situation and feel that a small adjustment to tank threat modifiers should help maintain that balance for the remainder of the expansion.

Hunter

  • Beast Mastery
    • All damage abilities an...
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25 May

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That’s correct.

Also, we plan to provide plenty of advance notice for the end of Season 3 / start of Season 4. Just keep an eye on the Launcher, WoW news blog, ...

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18 May

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Hello.

Yes. We expect this round of rewards to go out to recipients following the weekly reset next week.

But players don’t tend to miss them, because the 24 hours starts when the recipient comes online. If you’re receiving a mount and you’re out of town until June, you can log in when you return and that’s when the 24-hour timer begins.

Congratula...

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17 May

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With scheduled maintenance in each region (earlier today in this region), we’ve made the following tuning adjustments to the Sepulcher of the First Ones Raid:

  • Anduin Wrynn
    • Blasphemy duration increased to 12 seconds in all difficulties.
    • Lost Soul duration increased to 40 seconds in all difficulties (was 35 seconds).
    • Wicked Star now targets one player at a time in Mythic difficulty.
    • Players are now invalid targets for Blasphemy for 20 seconds after the effects of Lost Soul expire (was 10 seconds).
    • Reduced the health of Grim Reflections by 15% in Mythic difficulty.
  • Rygelon
    • Rygelon’s health has been reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Collapsing Quasar Fields now last 8 seconds (was 6 seconds) in Mythic difficulty.
    • Dark Collapse damage has been reduced by 25% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Unstable Quasar radius reduced by 25%, and damage reduced ...
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10 May

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Con confirm. That’s a Texas-sized 10-4. The recharge time is reducing as expected/intended.

Pitter patter.

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We’ve got a hotfix for this coming soon to a realm near you.

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MAY 9, 2022

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Black Temple
      • [With realm restarts] Defeating the Shade of Akama encounter will unlock the door to the Den of Mortal Delights.
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MAY 9, 2022

Dungeons and Raids

  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • The Jailer
      • [With realm restarts] All trapdoors close in Phase 3 on Normal and Raid Finder difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased knockback of Decimator on Normal and Raid Finder difficulties.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased knockback of Misery on Normal difficulty.
      • [With realm restarts] Decreased rate of growth of Defile on Normal difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • The Antecedent Drape is now properly eligible for conversion at the Creation Catalyst.

Player versus Player

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06 May

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This big outline of Season 4 things speaks to some of what’s been discussed here.

Thank you for keeping the discussion going.

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A few minutes ago, we implemented a bugfix for the incorrect prices.

Vindicator’s gear has universally had its cost reduced in Honor Points, and Marks of Honor are no longer required for any piece, as intended.

In Season 4 next week, Guardian’s Honor pieces will have their Marks of Honor cost universally reduced by 50%, but their Honor cost remains as before, as intended.

Thank you for your reports and helping us track down this bug.


02 May

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We’ve worked through a couple of modifications to our plans.

Classes
Death Knight

  • Blood
    • The First Eidolon’s Soulsteel (2-piece) set bonus: Heart Strike now increases the duration of Dancing Rune Weapon by 0.33 seconds (was 0.5 seconds).
    • The First Eidolon’s Soulsteel (2-piece) set bonus: maximum Strength stack cap is now 40 (was 75).

We will modify the planned adjustment to the Dancing Rune Weapon extension from the 2-piece bonus, reducing the maximum stack cap of the Strength bonus down to 40 from 75. Our initial goal was to rein in the power from the overall set bonus as it far exceeded our expected value for a tier bonus when played well. However, this nerf also hit the lower end harder than intended while also making Blood feel worse playing around optimal gearing and mechanical play to maximize the potential of the bonus. We will instead shift to reducing the maximum Str...

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Season 3 will end at 10:00 p.m. PDT today.

That’s Midnight CDT and 1:00 a.m. EDT.

That’s 7:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time, and it’s 2:00 a.m. in Brasilia.

That’s 5:00 p.m. in New Zealand, 3:00 p.m. in Sydney, and 1:00 p.m. in Perth.

:smiley:

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With Burning Crusade Classic Season 3 ending this week, we can now see how the results are approximating, and we’ve decided to make some adjustments that will increase players’ ability to purchase PvP gear.

  • After Season 3 is complete, the discount on Season 3 gear will be increased to 60% (was 50%).
    • Developers’ notes: This should allow for players who reached the cap of 5,000 Arena Points to buy their set and a two-hand weapon, or their set and main hand and an offhand item.
  • Tier 6 tokens will now be exchangeable for Season 3 gear.
  • The Arena Points calculation has been updated to reduce the disparity of weekly Arena Points earned between different ratings.
    • Developers’ note: All Arena players should see an increase in points earned, and those at lower ratings should see a higher increase.

These changes will occur during maintenance and will affect the final Season 3 calculations t...

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29 Apr

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With our next scheduled weekly maintenance (May 3 in this region), we intend to make some tuning adjustments to several classes and one item.

Classes
Death Knight

  • Blood
    • The First Eidolon’s Soulsteel (2-piece) set bonus: maximum Strength stack cap is now 40 (was 75).

Hunter

  • Beast Mastery
    • All damage abilities increased by 4%.
      • This change does not apply to PvP combat.

Monk

  • Windwalker
    • All damage abilities increased by 4%.
      • This change does not apply to PvP combat.

Rogue

  • Outlaw
    • All damage abilities increased by 4%.

Warrior

  • Arms
    • All damage abilities increased by 4%.

Warlock

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27 Apr

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Update:

A few days after we closed the Sunwell Plateau on the PTR, it re-opened and we decided to leave it open for a bit longer. But we really do have all of the data we need from the PTR so we’re closing Sunwell Plateau tomorrow (April 28) at Noon PDT (3:00 p.m. EDT).


25 Apr

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With scheduled weekly maintenance (tomorrow, April 26 in this region), we’re making the following adjustments to the raid:

Sepulcher of the First Ones

Halondrus the Reclaimer

  • Time required for Volatile Charges to trigger a Charge Detonation increased to 30 seconds (was 10 seconds) in Mythic difficulty.
  • Charge Exposure duration increased to 32 seconds (was 16 seconds) in Mythic difficulty.
  • Earthbreaker Missile damage reduced by 20% in Mythic difficulty.
  • Changed the pattern of Planetcracker Beam during Stage Three in Mythic difficulty.
  • Reduced Halondrus’ health by 10% in Mythic difficulty.
  • Reduced damage of Eternity En...
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With weekly maintenance in each region (tomorrow, April 26 in this region), we’re making the following adjustments to several classes in PvP:

Player versus Player

Mage

  • Fire
    • Blazing Barrier’s absorb is reduced by 25% when engaged in combat with enemy players. This change also affects Blazing Barrier cast by Arcane and Frost’s Triune Ward runecarving power.

Monk

  • Mistweaver
    • Life Cocoon’s absorb increased by 33% when engaged in combat with enemy players.

Paladin

  • The effectiveness of Pure Concentration (conduit) has been reduce...
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20 Apr

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For the history of World of Warcraft, different classes have been visually distinguishable in various UI elements by the usage of a specific color that is unique to each class. For example, three different WoW classes can be identified by just glancing at the three following images:


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19 Apr

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WoW Classic: Season of Mastery Patch Notes

Version 1.14.3
April 19, 2022

The Gates of Ahn’Qiraj

  • The War Effort now requires half as many total resources as before.
  • Reduced the time until auto-completion of War Effort objectives begins.
    • With this change, the gates of Ahn’Qiraj will open on all realms within a month of the event being initiated.
  • The “Brood of Nozdormu” reputation reward from the repeatable quest “The Hand of the Righteous” has been doubled.
    • Developers’ notes: There is a known issue with how this is displayed. The chat log text will display 200 reputation gai...
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What do you think of the deep dive into the update to professions and related items coming in Dragonflight?