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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2019, 01:56:50 PM »
Yeah, there's already a blue post: https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/regeneratin-zandalari-racial-is-crazy-op/68531/22

It seems okay as a QOL perk if you can only use it out of combat and it stops if you go into combat.  If it's usable in combat, even interruptable by damage, that seems too powerful for a racial.

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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #46 on: January 09, 2019, 02:14:47 PM »
Well. Horde players have been complaining for ages about how the alliance gets the totally OP Arcane Torrent racial, so this seems like itís just balancing things out.

Hold on, Iím being passed a note...

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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #47 on: January 09, 2019, 04:36:31 PM »
Yeah, there's already a blue post: https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/regeneratin-zandalari-racial-is-crazy-op/68531/22

It seems okay as a QOL perk if you can only use it out of combat and it stops if you go into combat.  If it's usable in combat, even interruptable by damage, that seems too powerful for a racial.

Yeah, I mean, even one tick is more than Gift of the Naaru across it's entire duration and with half the cooldown.

This is another "How does this get past the drawing board?" moment.

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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2019, 04:14:14 AM »
https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/whats-changing-and-not-in-season-2/73698/101

Executive summary: Beginning with Season 2, emissary caches + incursion rewards will now honour your loot spec, so our long national nightmare is now over.

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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2019, 06:22:57 AM »
Other transition notes from that blue post:

* Emissary quests will persist across the reset going into season 2, but the rewards will reroll.  Save your Sunday and Monday emissaries if they aren't awarding Azerite gear.  If they are awarding Azerite gear, it's a tougher call (since there's a high chance they will reroll into AP or something), but I plan to save mine in that case anyway.

* Darkshore rewards won't upgrade until the warfront cycle advances.  If you get a 385 Azerite piece from Darkshore at the very beginning of season 2, it won't have a fifth ring.  The intent is that there is no benefit from delaying Darkshore participation across the season change.

* The mythic+ cache reward next week will be a season 1 reward (including the amount of residuum).  Your key rank will decay by 4 instead of the usual 1.  Mythics will be 30% harder, to offset by the 30 item-level shift in gear.  For the first week, end-of-dungeon mythic+ rewards will be capped at 385, which you will get at +6, but pushing up past that will still improve your week 2 cache reward (up to +10 as usual).

* Artifact knowledge will begin ticking up again next week, for ten weeks.

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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2019, 07:16:54 AM »
Assault rewards don't seem to have increased from 370.  That's not surprising, as they come up more than once per day.

The Darkshore warfront has cycled and is now offering a 400 piece as expected.  I was a little worried that Darkshore would have to actually change hands before the reward went up, but fortunately it just had to advance in the cycle.

Surprisingly, the weekly quest to kill 25 horde in war mode offers a 400 piece.  I think that's too generous, but that didn't stop me from taking advantage of it.  Sometimes it can be hard to find any horde, but usually it isn't too hard to complete the quest during an assault.

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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2019, 08:52:03 AM »
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Sometimes it can be hard to find any horde

FWIW, we had reasonably good luck last night visiting the always scenic Dazar'alor Portlands, and putting everything to the sword.

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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2019, 11:14:34 AM »
And odd 72mb patch on the 23rd but no notes for it, wonder what it was for.
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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2019, 06:24:11 AM »
Today's emissary (Order of Embers) rewards a weapons cache, which I don't think I've seen before.  It appears to scale up to ilvl 385.  I see it as ilvl 380 on Marco, who has ilvl 375 gear, so it should be a pretty good reward for most people.  [ETA: it popped up to ilvl 385 on Marco when my character sheet ilvl went up to 377.]

Per a hotfix, these cache rewards should obey your loot spec, so make sure that's set to what you want before you turn in the emissary.  Previously it would have been random across all of your class specs.
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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2019, 07:55:41 AM »
Today's emissary (Order of Embers) rewards a weapons cache, which I don't think I've seen before.  It appears to scale up to ilvl 385.  I see it as ilvl 380 on Marco, who has ilvl 375 gear, so it should be a pretty good reward for most people.  [ETA: it popped up to ilvl 385 on Marco when my character sheet ilvl went up to 377.]

Per a hotfix, these cache rewards should obey your loot spec, so make sure that's set to what you want before you turn in the emissary.  Previously it would have been random across all of your class specs.

Not the first time a weapon cache as appeared, but they have not appeared for quite some time. Last time it appear the reward for my Beastmaster hunter was a polearm. A 380 bow or GUn would be a great reward (not logged in yet today)
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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2019, 09:06:11 AM »
I didn't realize that the horde murder quest was weekly. 
Sounds like I should figure out how to kill people with shadow today.

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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2019, 12:49:51 PM »
Today's emissary (Order of Embers) rewards a weapons cache, which I don't think I've seen before.  It appears to scale up to ilvl 385.  I see it as ilvl 380 on Marco, who has ilvl 375 gear, so it should be a pretty good reward for most people.  [ETA: it popped up to ilvl 385 on Marco when my character sheet ilvl went up to 377.]

Per a hotfix, these cache rewards should obey your loot spec, so make sure that's set to what you want before you turn in the emissary.  Previously it would have been random across all of your class specs.



Not the first time a weapon cache as appeared, but they have not appeared for quite some time. Last time it appear the reward for my Beastmaster hunter was a polearm. A 380 bow or Gun would be a great reward (not logged in yet today)

Did the emissary quest and got a 385 Indestructible gun, thanks for the reminder Marco :)
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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2019, 01:28:54 PM »
From today's Q+A, it sounds like the horde-killing weekly quest will reward a 385 item and some conquest starting next week, instead of a 400 item.  Still worth doing towards the beginning of the season, but not nearly as important.

Also, that quest apparently only appears at a high level of war-mode faction imbalance across the region, so it's possible for neither side to get the quest on a given week.
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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2019, 06:29:52 AM »
Today's Tortollan Seekers emissary reward is "Rewards a ring or trinket for your specializations"

My gear iLvL of 381 and the reward is list as 385.
At  iLvL was 365 and the reward is list as 375.
At  iLvL was 359 and the reward is list as 370.
At  iLvL was 355 and the reward is list as 365.
At  iLvL was 351 and the reward is list as 360.
At  iLvL was 346 and the reward is list as 355.
At  iLvL was 344 and the reward is list as 355.

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Re: 8.1.x stuff
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2019, 01:15:40 PM »
386 -> 385
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