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Marco

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8.0.x stuff
« on: July 13, 2018, 01:05:56 PM »
The pre-patch will make it easy to buy specific legendaries using wakening essence, and will also make it easier to acquire wakening essence.  I believe legendary effects will work up until level 115 in BfA.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20765736855#1

Since I'm starting the 8.0.x thread, I will also link Shouty Josh Allen's pre-patch guide in the release date announcement (for July 17):

https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/21952591
« Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 09:49:47 PM by Marco »

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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 03:02:31 PM »
That second link is the same as the first. (I predict that within a few hours, this statement will no longer be true.)
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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 11:14:48 AM »
wowhead has pre-patch class guides for all specs (also accessible via the bottom right corner of "Today in the Broken Isles" on their home page):

https://www.wowhead.com/class-guides-battle-for-azeroth-bfa-pre-patch

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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 08:00:08 PM »
The service window for this Tuesday ends at 6pm eastern.  Patch deployments have at times beat their window by several hours, but an expansion pre-patch is not a great bet for that.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20765876960#1

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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 11:04:52 AM »
A summary of the changes to Legion gold income in the pre-patch (TLDR it's reduced by quite a bit):

https://www.reddit.com/r/woweconomy/comments/8yc6z0/random_beta_stuff_paragon_caches_legion_follower/

Gold missions are in a weird spot; by most people's reporting (and my own occasional checks on the PTR) they don't appear very often, and the amount of base gold you get is down to like 250, but the bonus gold is still 1750g.  Seems like maybe a bug.

According to comments on that post, PvP world quests still seem to reward honor but don't actually flag you for PvP if you have war mode off.  (At least, that's my interpretation of "do not put you into warmode".)  I'll mention again that daily world quest auto-completes are removed on the PTR, so you actually have to go out and do these in order to get the honor rewards. ETA: I tried this; they flag you for five minutes like before, even though they don't put you in war mode.
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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 12:23:19 PM »
Patch notes: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/21959894/battle-for-azeroth-pre-patch-notes

wowhead notes that healthstones no longer share a cooldown with healing pots, which I hadn't seen before.  That's a bonus to warlock raid utility, assuming that healthstones continue to heal for an amount comparable to a healing pot.

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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 10:19:15 AM »
The service window for this Tuesday ends at 6pm eastern.  Patch deployments have at times beat their window by several hours, but an expansion pre-patch is not a great bet for that.
I guess that bet would have paid off after all.  Realms are up, about four hours ahead of schedule.

ETA: but not doing all that well.  I got in fine earlier this afternoon, but right now I think most people can't connect.
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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 12:37:34 PM »
From MMOC:

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Everyone: Open your Mythic+ Order Hall weekly reward chest for 1000 x Wakening Essence. This is to compensate you for no gear this week and was given to everyone.

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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 02:59:53 PM »
The patch notes include "Legacy Loot Rules" that supposedly are based on the "maximum level of the content". That's slightly confusing since I think it's talking about raids and aren't those bosses always your level +3? Or did that change? I assume this is to make it easier for people to farm stuff out of old instances/raids so I'm guessing it's just a wording weirdness.

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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2018, 03:13:44 PM »
I think they say "maximum level of the content" because old dungeons scale up with your level to a maximum (e.g. up to level 70 for a BC dungeon).

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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2018, 07:39:30 PM »
Blizzard brought down the servers to address a disconnect issue, and then temporarily disabled the communities feature.  Blizzard groups created via the client still exist and are visible in the launcher, but the guild pane currently looks like it did before the patch and doesn't have any community or group integration.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20765956859?page=5#post-87

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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2018, 03:43:21 AM »
Wowhead has listed the system requirements for BfA.

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Operating System        Windows® 7 64-bit                                                     Windows® 10 64-bit
Processor                   Intel® Core™ i5-760 or                                             Intel® Core™ i7-4770 or
                                 AMD FX™-8100 or better                                           AMD FX™-8310 or better
                                                                                                     
Video                 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 2GB or                              NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960 4GB or
                         AMD™ Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB or                                   AMD™ Radeon™ R9 280 or better
                         Intel® HD Graphics 530 (45W TDP)   
                                                                                 
Memory             4 GB RAM (8GB for Intel HD Graphics 530)                       8 GB RAM
Storage             70GB available space 7200 RPM HDD                               70GB available space SSD
Internet   
Broadband internet connection
Media               DVD-ROM drive
Input   Keyboard and mouse required. Other input devices are not supported.   Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel
Resolution         1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Quite a jump from Legion and a large step from Minimum to recommended.


For reference Legion was:
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OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10 with latest service pack
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 or AMD Phenom II X3 720
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 440 or AMD Radeon HD 5670 or Intel HD Graphics 5000
RAM: 2 GB
And the recommended rig:

OS: Windows 10 64-bit with latest service pack
CPU: Intel Core i5-3330, AMD FX-6300, or better
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 260X or better
RAM: 4 GB
At either end of the spectrum, you'll also need 45 GB of available hard drive space, a broadband internet connection, a keyboard and a mouse, and a display device capable of at least 1024x768 resolution.
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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2018, 06:26:22 AM »
The amount of Xp you get for Herbing and mining in your garrison has gone up a lot. At level 102 it is 3564 of 669000 (0.53% of level). At 108 is was 4800 of 705000 (0.68% of a level)
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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2018, 03:56:39 PM »
The amount of Xp you get for Herbing and mining in your garrison has gone up a lot. At level 102 it is 3564 of 669000 (0.53% of level). At 108 is was 4800 of 705000 (0.68% of a level)
That change happened a while ago - 7.3, I think.
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Re: 8.0.x stuff
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2018, 06:28:09 AM »
Is anyone tracking mods and updates? There was some discussion in the DC channel yesterday that I wanted to try to capture.

Someone (?) indicated that they were trying to take on updating altoholic as the mod owner has left WoW and hasn't updated in quite a while.

I'm in desperate need of a healbot update, or some other mod that is updated regularly and lets me hotkey healing spells onto a small display. I've tried mouseover macros and I'm just too slow on movement - I really have muscle memory for things like alt-click, shift-click, and so on that I can map to the right spells across several healing classes (e.g. alt-click is my cleanse on every healer).

I use NeedToKnow as a mod that gives me timer bars for classes that need to track uptime on things - most DPS classes have to do  that for at least one thing. It's currently broken as well. Any help here appreciated.

Most of the other mods I use seem to be updating. If you're like me and use Twitch to update mods be aware that there's a persistent bug that the client does not pick up mod updates when you refresh it; you have to close and reopen it manually for it to truly capture updates. I've talked to the guy who writes DBM and he's also frustrated by this - he's talked to Twitch several times and they keep claiming it's fixed when it's not.