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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 8.2.x Stuff
« Last post by Snique on Today at 02:50:07 PM »
In further 8.2 gear news:

The weekly from the Tortollan in Boralus is timewalking again and it's offering a random 415 gear piece as reward. The item I got from my mythic weekly chest had +97 fire resist on it. I thought that sort of thing didn't exist anymore, or is this just more Blizzard trolling us?

ETA: Snique also got gloves offering 3% shadow damage reduction.
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 8.2.x Stuff
« Last post by Snique on July 15, 2019, 05:16:09 PM »
The last few days have seen a slew of emissary quests that award gear. Yay, I need upgrades! Boo, I have _no_ idea how they figure out what ilvl gear to award. Dee, whose average ilvl was about 406 saw consistent 415 rewards. Snique, with an average ilvl of 403 saw one 415 and two 410 off the same three emissary quests. Shurten, at 398, saw 3x 410.

I got nothin'.
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Last post by Cree on July 15, 2019, 07:54:22 AM »
I find this change the weirdest:   and the change on Eviscerate is almost unnoticeable.

This article has good side by sides: https://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstone-card-art-changes/
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Last post by Snique on July 15, 2019, 05:38:09 AM »
A handful of cards got replacement art. Purely "coincidentally" these were cards that featured more risque' images and more violent ones. Kind of going PG-13 to PG or G on some. Blizzard claims this is to make the images more "uniform" with the newer art style. No comment on why other old-art cards weren't updated, leading some to cry shenanigans. There has been news that Chinese authorities are pressuring entertainment makers of all kinds, including game companies, to remove more adult imagery on products not specifically marketed to adults so the assumption is that Blizzard is being accommodating to one of its biggest markets. Can't say I blame them, or that I'll miss stereotypical sexualized female images but I wish they'd just say that's what they're doing rather than pretending.
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 8.2.x Stuff
« Last post by HeidiB on July 12, 2019, 10:47:53 AM »
Thanks, I think.  I hadn't realized this was a thing.
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 8.2.x Stuff
« Last post by Marco on July 11, 2019, 10:18:29 PM »
For those buying stuff from Mrrl, there is now https://mrrl.io to help.
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: Mythic+ resources
« Last post by Marco on July 11, 2019, 10:16:45 PM »
wowhead has a chart of the season 3 difficulty increase for mythic+ dungeons here.  It's a larger difficulty step than people expected because the PTR didn't have the fixed +30% increase.  The combination of essences and 30 item levels of gear should even it out eventually, but it's for now it's an adjustment.

Beguiling (the new seasonal affix) is a bit of a puzzle, and will continue to be tricky as the positioning of emissaries will vary from week to week.  Void emissaries (which pulse a big AOE) can feel unfair if they appear in packs without a good line-of-sight barrier nearby.  reddit has noticed a somewhat helpful change: instead of buffing themselves to do increasing damage with each cast, they debuff players who are hit by the cast.  So if you pull their pack around a corner and come back to kill them, you won't be dodging one-shot casts.

https://www.reddit.com/r/CompetitiveWoW/comments/cc5l8q/void_emissaries_now_debuff_players_instead_of/
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Last post by Cree on July 11, 2019, 03:16:16 PM »
the prizes are just golden cards too.
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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Last post by Snique on July 11, 2019, 02:49:53 PM »
Fire festival is up again, with a new tavern brawl and quests for free packs. The brawl is a PvE adventure with some easy heroes and not very tough bosses. The twist is that your run is timed. There's a prize for winning in under an hour and then another for winning in under 40 minutes. I managed 37 minutes and some seconds on a laggy mobile device; I could likely do better on my desktop but there doesn't seem to be a prize beyond this one.
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Welcome to Deadly Cupcakes! / Re: Forums Maintenance: 5/21/2019 and 5/28/2019
« Last post by Edalia on July 11, 2019, 02:07:34 PM »
Thank you!

BTW, it would be good if the link on the deadly cupcakes home page was updated to the https link...

Good idea, I'll see if I can remember how to get to that file...
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