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This morning I got a warning that "Wildfest is coming to Arena" and that my arena run would be ended "soon" if I didn't finish it. If you have runs you're holding onto you might want to play them out.
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Discount deals on games
« Last post by Snique on February 15, 2018, 03:43:15 PM »
Steam is having a Lunar New Year sale. Half a dozen things on my wishlist were on sale for about 50% off. I saw most things in that range, some as low as 25-30% and a few things in the 75-80% range.
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Battle for Azeroth
« Last post by Piralyn on February 15, 2018, 07:08:26 AM »
In Bazeroth, it seems like many more physical specs' abilities will scale with attack power, not weapon damage, or at least they're trying that out on the test realm.  I'm not sure if the intent is to balance out how much each spec relies on weapon damage, or do away with weapon damage as a substantial contributor to DPS altogether.
Apparently data mining didn't tell the full story here, as the formula for computing non-caster ability damage changed.  The new formula has been reverse-engineered, and it looks like all non-caster abilities will scale with (attack power + 7 * weapon DPS).  Another way to think about this is that all non-caster abilities scale with weapon DPS, with every 7 attack power adding one weapon DPS.  This seems similar to how Diablo 3 scales ability damage.

https://www.wowhead.com/news=281913/battle-for-azeroth-new-formula-for-calculating-ability-damage

I think this is a vast improvement over the alternative (abilities all scaling off of attack power rather than weapon damage). As a Feral Druid for a bit this expansion, my major ability only scaling off of AP felt really shitty and like I was lagging behind as people started getting higher ilvl artifact weapons. I know Frost DK has some things that scale purely off of AP too, but it's not like the mission critical abilities. Standardizing this, assuming it also compensates for dual-wielding or whatever, will go a long way toward helping all classes scale relatively similarly.
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Battle for Azeroth
« Last post by Marco on February 15, 2018, 06:39:36 AM »
In Bazeroth, it seems like many more physical specs' abilities will scale with attack power, not weapon damage, or at least they're trying that out on the test realm.  I'm not sure if the intent is to balance out how much each spec relies on weapon damage, or do away with weapon damage as a substantial contributor to DPS altogether.
Apparently data mining didn't tell the full story here, as the formula for computing non-caster ability damage changed.  The new formula has been reverse-engineered, and it looks like all non-caster abilities will scale with (attack power + 7 * weapon DPS).  Another way to think about this is that all non-caster abilities scale with weapon DPS, with every 7 attack power adding one weapon DPS.  This seems similar to how Diablo 3 scales ability damage.

https://www.wowhead.com/news=281913/battle-for-azeroth-new-formula-for-calculating-ability-damage
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Discord vs. Ventrilo?
« Last post by Wren on February 14, 2018, 07:58:19 AM »
I did a first pass at setting things up.

Marco is currently setup as Cupcake Assassin with admin rights so you don't have to depend on me to make server tweaks.

There is also a Guest Pastry role that allows someone to join chat and voice channels but turns off all the things that would let someone spam things or otherwise be obnoxious.

Default user settings are fairly relaxed. If you're idle for 15min you'll automatically move to The Fluffy Cloud Level as AFK

I even made you an updated icon so you look official:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/1uun4h1odrl4dzv/hi-res-cupcake.png?dl=0
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Discord vs. Ventrilo?
« Last post by **andius on February 14, 2018, 07:16:33 AM »
I have a odd problem with Discord. While all other programs like Mumble, Skype and Ventrilo all work when I plug my headset in the front sockets on my computer Discord does not and I have to plug the headset in around the back of my PC for it to work.
I found a work around to my problem
It seems my computer running windows 7 like to adjust the volume of Discord to 0. If I right click the Speaker icon on the taskbar and pick "Open Volume Mixer" I can up the volume and the problem goes away until next time I launch it. No idea why it keeps turning the volume down.
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Discord vs. Ventrilo?
« Last post by jsoh on February 14, 2018, 07:14:40 AM »
Can confirm that link works, and there's a very friendly person on the other end named Kallan. Or possibly Wren. Its all very confusing.
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Discord vs. Ventrilo?
« Last post by Wren on February 14, 2018, 07:06:07 AM »
oh HALLO.

I've found myself using Discord rather a lot lately so I went ahead and created a Deadly Cupcakes server and added many of the voice channels you know and possibly love. I'm strongly leaning towards finally letting the vent subscription go but I'm not in a rush about it and I'd feel better if everyone sort of drifted over and gave things a try and we saw if it was great for the group or caused unforeseen issues.

Here's the link: https://discord.gg/Bg4XXSv

Tell your friends!
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Battle for Azeroth
« Last post by Fallowgrey on February 14, 2018, 06:31:20 AM »
also @Fallow:


8-O

No channel, either.  Not sure why they're letting it get reduced by Word-spam; at 12 minutes cooldown to start, even given a lot of Word casts, I doubt you'll get in a second cast, except on really, really long fights.  And don't you want to hold something like this until late fight craziness anyway?

Anyway, still awesome.  I hope the animation is good.  Angels everywhere.

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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Battle for Azeroth
« Last post by Honorata on February 13, 2018, 03:56:33 PM »
Unless every healer magically grows Cleric Stance and does at least ~50% of the damage of a DPS in BFA, it's a bad affix because it discourages bringing a healer at all.
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