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Legion - Restoration Druid Artifact Intro
The general Druid intro has been changed up a little bit from the last Druid intro we posted. You can see the Resto Druid artifact weapons on our Artifact Weapons page.



Legion - Achievement Search
The default UI is getting a nice search box on the achievements pane in Legion!



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
So... how can there be three major land based civs and multiple land based races on a few isles that was raised only 20/30y ago?
The Tomb of Sargeras was raised. Other parts of the Broken Isles in Legion expansion have been around since the Sundering. (DaveKosak)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
I feel that the class homogenization, "bring the player, not class" policy, LFR and Norm/Hero/Mythic difficulties Blizzard had all the good intentions, but they backfired, hard, causing more harm than good, changing the community's mindset in a way difficult to undo. Do you have a similar sentiment?
I agree that offering multiple difficulty levels for end-game PVE content has been challenging. It's not okay for some players to just not have an endgame. On the other hand, it's possible to make something epic feel not epic if you can reduce it to punching bag status with a slider. I don't have a good solution here, and to be fair, I haven't thought about it a lot in some time.

I still think "bring the player" was the right call. We were in a world where many specs and some classes just couldn't argue for a raid spot and others were brought just for their fabulous buffs or utility. I don't think some kind of group buff arms race is the right call either. (Would you rather have Blessing of Kings or Might? Probably Kings. Sorry paladin number 2, but we need to sit you and bring a hunter.)

In terms of role, maybe there was a way to keep Paladins as the AE tanks and single target healers. Maybe if there had been multiple endgames then there could be more variety. It sounds like the current devs are trying to differentiate the classes more without making any unviable which is a great goal. But I do think letting more classes do dungeons and raids was the right call at the time. Thoughts?
For me it meant that having a good, reliable person at your side should be more important than the class that they play.
That was the goal. My first guild had 5 highly skilled rogues. It was lame to exclude them just because of their class choice. (OccupyGStreet)



Computers - Setup of the Month
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

This month
The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale. New GPUs may be coming towards the middle of this year

Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 6700K and should spend that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!


Peripherals/Monitors
ComponentPuppy Dolphin
MonitorASUS VS228H-P 22-Inch Monitor - $100ASUS VS248H-P 24-Inch Monitor - $130
KeyboardKensington Pro Fit Media Keyboard - $20Cyborg V.5 - $59
MouseLogitech G402 - $45Razer DeathAdder Chroma - $60
SpeakersCreative A250 2.1 Speaker System - $28Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $39
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
MonitorDell U2414H Monitor - $240ASUS PB278Q Monitor - $408
KeyboardLogitech G710+ - $92Corsair K70 - $120
MouseLogitech G502 - $68Razer Naga 2014 - $56
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System - $53Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $80


Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.
ComponentPuppy Dolphin
CaseNZXT Source 210 - $43NZXT Source 210 - $43
Power SupplyEVGA 600B - $45EVGA 600B - $45
CPUAMD FX-6300 - $102AMD FX-8320 - $143
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $29Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $29
MotherboardASUS M5A97 R2.0 - $92ASUS M5A99FX PRO - $115
MemoryKingston HyperX FURY 8GB 1866 - $398GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $46
Graphics CardASUS R7 370 - $125R9 380 / GTX 960 - $180
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $74Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $74
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21
Total$570$696


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
CaseCooler Master HAF 912 - $68Corsair Air 540 - $125
Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W - $90EVGA G2 650W - $90
CPUIntel 6600K - $254Intel 6600K - $254
HeatsinkScythe Mugen 4 - $56Noctua 6 NH-D15 - $90
MotherboardASUS Z170-A - $155ASUS Z170-A - $155
Memory16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX - $9016GB Corsair Vengeance LPX - $90
Graphics CardXFX R9 380 - $180Gigabyte R9 390 OR GTX 970 - $325 / $310
Hard DriveWestern Digital 2TB Caviar Black - $127Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black - $127
SSDCrucial BX100 250GB (Review) - $90
OR
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB (Review) - $88
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB (Review) - $115
OR
SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB (Review) - $121
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21
Total$1129 - 1162$1350 - 1398
This article was originally published in forum thread: Legion - Resto Druid Artifact Intro, Achievement Search, Tweets, Setup of the Month started by chaud View original post
Comments 37 Comments
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Chaud posting these builds really makes me realize how outdated my system is
  1. Balouh's Avatar
    acm search *_*
  1. coolnerd15's Avatar
    Has anyone tried the builds for computers that are posted here?

    How well would the Puppy run WoW? My store bought desktop is over 6 yrs old. I needs an upgrade but don't have much money
  1. Sentynel's Avatar
    The achievement UI needs a damn rework now, not a search box IMO. 4 expansions (5 soon) stacked on each other, big clusterfuck as of now.
  1. Dontrike's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sentynel View Post
    The achievement UI needs a damn rework now, not a search box IMO. 4 expansions (5 soon) stacked on each other, big clusterfuck as of now.
    It certainly would be nice if the Dungeons & Raids achievement area was broken down by raid. There is definitely some more that can be done for it, but this is a decent first step.
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Another month goes by with no beta in sight. Hilarious.
  1. crakerjack's Avatar
    In response to the computer builds, the gpu's that were recommended are good, but people should wait until july/august for the new cards. Sure you can say that about any gen of cards, but this next gen will showcase new architectures from both AMD and Nvidia. It's suppose to be game changing, so we'll have to sit back and see. (yes I know they say that almost every year too)
  1. Sentynel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shudder View Post
    Another month goes by with no beta in sight. Hilarious.
    Another month with new builds almost every week or so. Why do people care how Blizzard call it? It's work in progress. Alpha most likely means the number of people invited to the game to test it and give feedback. Hilarious.
  1. Syrith's Avatar
    What's with Mmo Champ and their massive boners for a non-relevant developer that left WoW a long time ago?
    Seems like they've got an obsession with this guy.
  1. Ukerric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sentynel View Post
    Alpha most likely means the number of people invited to the game to test it and give feedback. Hilarious.
    Alpha in computer software means that the product (game here) is incomplete and not entirely working. Which seems to be the case when you hear about missing specs (that seems to be finished now), dungeons/raids not open yet, level caps below 110, and so on.

    You get beta when you have every functionality implemented and move on testing, bug hunting. And, for a game, balancing. So, yes, the "no beta" is a valid issue.

    I'll note that, once they are in beta, things tend to go fast. Not the 5-6 weeks of a patch beta on PTR, but not 6 months either. But yea, no beta means at best a June release.
  1. Sugarlol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Syrith View Post
    What's with Mmo Champ and their massive boners for a non-relevant developer that left WoW a long time ago?
    Seems like they've got an obsession with this guy.
    They made a pool long time ago asking players if they wanted to have his tweets on the front page. The majority of the community said "yes",

    Maybe it's you and all the other whiners that keep posting the same comments over and over and over to have an obsession with him.
  1. Soulfighter101's Avatar
    I feel where GC is coming from, and it's true it felt shitty to main a spec that wasn't viable in most raid comps. However, I feel homogenizing the classes and specs wasn't the right way to go, and instead they could have increased viability of those classes in unique ways. Example, give rogues the shroud of smoke which makes all ranged attacks miss for 10 seconds, then give mages a reflection shield that does a portion of damage back for 5 seconds. It's possible to share the love in unique ways that give class flavor. It honestly feels much worse to be brought down to the same level instead of having more people rise to the level I'm on.
  1. kajsks's Avatar
    OK guys, I have to say it. Those setups are sooo bad. 1k$ and u cant get 970? Whats wrong with ya. 650W for those setups is sooo much... TT 530SE is enough (even Corsair 450 is ok). 2TB? Get 1TB and its still much and u can use this money elsewhere. SSD - u can buy it later. 16GB of ram? OMG, NO GAME NEEDS THAT MUCH. If u did what I said - enjoy GTX 970 (which is obviously better than 380)
  1. Roar-Powah's Avatar
    If you only do very basic things yes an i5 is more than enough, but it also depends on a lot of things. Saying that if you only game you don't need a 6700k is a long thin line, as in games are starting to use more and more cores. Games that use 4 cores leaves nothing for windows and other background tasks, thus reducing your in game performance. I've had a fair few different PCs over the years and always having an i7 has saved me a lot of bs compared to friends having an i5 or quad / duo core.

    Another thing on the cpu side, i3/5 will shit on AMDs CPUs for performance.

    Also you only need 8GB of ram for a gaming PC.
  1. Arkthus's Avatar
    A search box for Achievements !!!! AT LAST !!!!
  1. Palmtree's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shudder View Post
    Another month goes by with no beta in sight. Hilarious.
    Don't expect beta until game is almost done, and for it to be a small and short one.
    Alpha is basically also beta at the moment.
  1. Isheria's Avatar
    You won't see beta until all specs are implemented most likely and at the current rate of bi-weekly builds with 3 specs per build that will happen at the end of march.
  1. stormgust's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sentynel View Post
    Another month with new builds almost every week or so. Why do people care how Blizzard call it? It's work in progress. Alpha most likely means the number of people invited to the game to test it and give feedback. Hilarious.
    It's been at best a build every other week, and that's already not counting holiday season. So really, nowhere near close to "almost every week".
  1. Rotted's Avatar
    GC posts weeks ago, he needs to move on from wow for a while, play more games etc

    Answers fucking tweets in depth every day since
  1. The Flavour Cat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dontrike View Post
    It certainly would be nice if the Dungeons & Raids achievement area was broken down by raid. There is definitely some more that can be done for it, but this is a decent first step.
    They originally had that back in WotLK and I can't remember when it was all clumped together to be things like 'Draenor dungeon' and 'Draenor raid'. It's better to have them in 2 categories because it'd be too much clutter there, and the search function helps a lot.

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