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Outside Azeroth - General Chatter / Re: Pet Battles Have Eaten My Brain
« Last post by Marco on January 21, 2018, 08:46:28 PM »
I found this mildly interesting: apparently you can make a lot of gold quickly by picking random people on your server and asking to buy their pets for less than market value.  (Aside from any potential ethical considerations, spending hours a day cold-whispering strangers isn't my idea of fun, but it's still interesting to know that it works.)

https://www.reddit.com/r/woweconomy/comments/7s06yw/the_ethically_gray_way_i_made_my_fortune_before/
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 7.3.x stuff
« Last post by Marco on January 18, 2018, 10:28:18 AM »
I'm not sure if this is true, but from some interview in the past I got the sense that during these long maintenance windows, they actually bring the realms up live but make them inaccessible to non-Blizzard employees, then do a bunch of manual testing to try to uncover problems which only manifest on live realms.  If they're doing that on a Friday, it means the fix for the raid performance issues (or something else) is invasive enough that they're afraid of breaking something worse.  (And the fact that realms came up at 7pm Tuesday instead of 1-2pm like in past patches means that things may have been initially broken worse than they were for us.)
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 7.3.x stuff
« Last post by Piralyn on January 18, 2018, 09:50:36 AM »
Looks like an eight hour maintenance block tomorrow just popped in to the Breaking News alert in the launcher. Curious to see what might be the cause of that. Usually dramatic bug fixes can be done in a hotfix or smaller patching process. Eight hours would seem to suggest to me some intense hardware reshuffling or something even more absurd like having to repush the patch.
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 7.3.x stuff
« Last post by Marco on January 18, 2018, 07:23:02 AM »
Yeah, Blizzard tweeted this:
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We are continuing to investigate issues with performance in raids and are working to isolate and address them as quickly as possible. This is a top priority for us.
I didn't have any sound issues in mythic+ dungeons yesterday (I did have sound issues in raid Tuesday evening, but no frame rate issues), so these "issues with performance in raids" might be the ones the DBM author is talking about.
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 7.3.x stuff
« Last post by Snique on January 18, 2018, 06:46:26 AM »
The maker of DBM posted a "not my fault" message this week. Blizzard released 7.3.5 with at least two major bugs, one involving audio (game sounds clip and stutter) and one involving video frame rate slowdown. The latter can be seen in pretty much any mod that tracks spell effects, including DBM and Weak Auras. The claim is that the bug is in Blizzard code so disabling these add-ons (as Support always suggests) will not improve performance in raid encounters.
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 7.3.x stuff
« Last post by HeidiB on January 18, 2018, 05:09:29 AM »
To get the authenticator backpack slots, you also have to enable SMS Protection.
And there may be a delay between adding the protection and getting your bag slots.
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 7.3.x stuff
« Last post by Piralyn on January 17, 2018, 02:56:25 PM »
Before watching it, I can only hope the Alliance cinematic includes someone going "Wait. Where the fuck is Silithus at, again?"
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 7.3.x stuff
« Last post by Honorata on January 17, 2018, 08:45:28 AM »
"Nothing good has ever come out of Silithus." Ok, the Horde got a pretty good cinematic.
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 7.3.x stuff
« Last post by Marco on January 17, 2018, 08:28:05 AM »
If you did the post-Antorus quest line, you got to see a cinematic involving Anduin before going off to Silithus.  I would suggest also watching the horde cinematic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MQl08qS2r0

(Alliance cinematic here if you don't want to watch it the usual way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6WlY4KQqFU )
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Theorycrafting and Class Discussion / Re: 7.3.x stuff
« Last post by Honorata on January 16, 2018, 08:45:09 PM »
Warcraftlogs ranking is currently disabled for kills from after 7.3.5 because of some classes having exploitable bugs at the moment. I don't know what they are, but if rankings are broken on your log uploads for a while, that's why. (It's Mitch. Mitch is bugged.)
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