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Unreleased Pharah Skin - Raptorion

Legion - Artifact Appearance Unlocks
The latest build added the requirements to unlock a few of the Artifact variations.


Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Default Model
    • Color 2 - Recover 4 Pillars of Creation.
    • Color 3 - Unlock all of your Artifact Traits.
    • Color 4 - Unlock the entire history of your artifact in the tome within your class hall.
  • Second Model
    • Color 1 - Complete the quest, "Ancient Power."
    • Color 2 - Reach exalted with one of the Broken Isles factions.



Legion - Order Hall Updates
The latest build added some more of the Order Hall garrison style system. Keep in mind that this system is still a work in progress.



Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Order Hall Talents
  • Tiger Style: You can now recruit Tiger Initiates.
  • Greater Good: Zone support grants -30% mission cost to missions in the same zone. [NYI]
  • Pilgrimage: Zone support grants +20% bonus rewards to missions in the same zone. [NYI]
  • Crane Style: You can now recruit Crane Initiates.
  • Path of the Tiger: You can now recruit Tiger Adepts.
  • Path of the Ox: You can now recruit Ox Adepts.
  • Brewhouse: Gain a powerful brew each day. [NYI]
  • Path of the Crane: You can now recruit Crane Adepts.
  • Celestial Favor: You can summon a Celestial once per day.
  • Harmony: You gain 5% success for each mission already under way. [NYI]
  • Auspicious Fortune: Bonus rewards for exceeding 100% success are increased by 50%. [NYI]
  • Spiritual Armor: Your troops start with one additional vitality. [NYI]
  • Fists of Legend: You can equip an additional Legion Legendary. [NYI]
  • Enlightenment: Chance to recruit upgrade troops.
  • Living Quarters: Increases max number of initiates by 1. [NYI]
  • Veteran Instructors: The cost of recruiting initiates is decreased by 20%. [NYI]
  • Spiritual Brotherhood: Raises maximum number of champions by 2. [NYI]



Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Zone Support Buffs
  • Serpents Breath - Whenever you take damage, theres a chance Li Li will appear who summons a Cloud Serpent to heal her you and damage your foes.
  • Stealth Attack - Occasionally while fighting, a Shado-pan monk will appear behind your enemy and stun them.
  • Brewers Luck - Whenever you kill a lootable enemy, they have a chance to have “Brewers Satchel” on them. Grants a random bonus reward.
  • Hiro - Hiro fights by your side. [NYI]
  • Odyns Wrath - Summons Aegira, who fights by your side for 20 sec and imbues you with 10 charges of Odyn's Wrath. Attacking causes you to consume a charge, dealing an additional [ 25% of AP ] Nature damage. Once all charges of Odyn's Wrath are consumed, your target takes an additional [ 200% of AP ] Nature damage.
  • Summon Chen Stormstout
  • Summon The Monkey King
  • Heart of Shadow - Sylara appears and does a blade flurry style attack on your current target, dealing chain damage. [NYI]



Legion - Dungeon Race
If you missed it, you can watch the US vs EU race on Twitch.



Legion - Crashes on Ability Use
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hey everyone,
Wanted to give a brief update to let you all know that we're well aware of class abilities and spell rotations causing critical error crashes. The problem has been identified and a fix should be on it's way to you all in the next few hours. Thanks Alpha friends for all of the reports!

Good news everyone!

We just deployed a binary hotfix to resolve the crashes. Your Battle.net app should pick up the change as soon as you close Legion. As always, thanks for your patience!

Legion - Mac Clients Not Launching
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hey everyone,
Looks like an old bug has made it's way into the Alpha and we're actively investigating solutions for our friends on Mac. It's probably going to require a little bit of patching so there's no ETA yet. Thanks all, and as always, we appreciate your patience and diligent reporting.

With the latest binary deploy, Mac users should be good to go. The Battle.net app should automatically apply the fix. Thanks for your patience everyone!

FEEDBACK: Maw of Souls (Normal)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Please use this thread to post any feedback on the Maw of Souls dungeon. When posting, please note your group composition and any relevant information about the nature of your group (e.g. random LFG group, Mythic raider guildmates, etc.). At this stage, a lot of overall combat balance is in flux, but we're still very interested in hearing overall feedback and impressions of the experience and mechanics.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Do you guys deliberately design classes to have significantly higher AoE or single target DPS than others?
How a spec AoEs is a major part of its identity. Different methods of AoE can be better or worse in different situations. (WarcraftDevs)

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Can we get any word at all on Bear tank aoe? Disturbed at how little notice this seems to be getting!
There are several changes to the Bear rotation in the next build. We look forward to feedback on their new rotation, then! (WarcraftDevs)

Lore
Hello, I'm slightly confused about something. Fel is called a substance and Sargeras is the God of Fel per UVG. So, Fel belongs
Fel is the primal force of chaos. It can pool into a green goop when it's in physical form. (DaveKosak)

https://t.co/0WGCX7nuOo will there be more peaceful story to Warcraft? Garrosh is dead, let faction war die with him. FOR AZEROTH
I worry that "PeaceCraft" wouldn't prove to be as popular and enduring. Then again - maybe it's the game the world needs. (DaveKosak)

Make-A-Wish® Charity Pet: Thank You!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Thanks to the incredible out-purr-ing of generosity from World of Warcraft players around the globe who purchased Brightpaw the Mana Kitty, we’ve raised more than $1.7 million to benefit Make-A-Wish®, helping them grant the wishes of children throughout the world with life-threatening medical conditions.

Last year, we announced that during the month of December, 100% of Brightpaw’s purchase price would be donated to Make-A-Wish—and the WoW community rose to the occasion to lend their support. Thanks again for helping to make a difference in the lives of children.
For more information about Make-A-Wish in the U.S., visit wish.org, and outside of the U.S., visit worldwish.org.

Heroes of the Dorm
Heroes of the Dorm is back again, and Carbot has a nice video to go with it!



Final Boss - Restoration Shaman Spec Preview
Final Boss is back with another spec preview!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Artifact Model Unlocks, Order Hall Updates, Legion Client, Charity Pet, Resto Shaman started by chaud View original post
Comments 75 Comments
  1. Collected's Avatar
    If I understand that correctly it appears to suggest the artifact unlocks don't require raiding? If so I approve.
  1. Jin's Avatar
    We still get a stupid facebook game in legion like wod's garrison missions? Gah..
  1. risingforce's Avatar
    Glad to see the Stream made available for those that missed it, tuning in now!
  1. Triggered Fridgekin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jin View Post
    We still get a stupid facebook game in legion like wod's garrison missions? Gah..
    Similar structure but it won't be a gold farm or ruin the materials market. Instead of sending random followers to complete missions and collect rewards from the fruits of their labor, they simply act as scouts for point of interest where you and the follower still have to do them... or at least that's what I got from it though. Could be wrong.
  1. La's Avatar
    That last dungeon boss is pretty much Leviathin from FFXIV. The way they're changing professions and stuff, a lot of things they're taking from that game. Hm
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Collected View Post
    If I understand that correctly it appears to suggest the artifact unlocks don't require raiding? If so I approve.
    For the ones they have added so far, sure. I think at Blizzcon they mentioned unlocks will come from lots of game activities, so raids and PvP are almost guaranteed to be the requirement for some of the variations.
  1. Zalene's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jin View Post
    We still get a stupid facebook game in legion like wod's garrison missions? Gah..
    From what I understand, it's more like the Shado-Pan in Townlong Steppes dailies; they accompany you.
    Could be wrong, though. We haven't seen anything to dictate either.
  1. Sir Riptor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Collected View Post
    If I understand that correctly it appears to suggest the artifact unlocks don't require raiding? If so I approve.
    One of the Skins and some of the colors will probably involve it
  1. Feederino Senpai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Collected View Post
    If I understand that correctly it appears to suggest the artifact unlocks don't require raiding? If so I approve.
    Pretty sure they said something about some skins comming from rated PvP, or the new system I guess, and some from more "hardcore" PvE like raiding etc.

    I just hope we can get skins from many different aspects of the games, opens up more options to even do PvP (I kinda hate it, unless the PvP gear looks cool, then I've done it from transmog)
  1. amythist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Collected View Post
    If I understand that correctly it appears to suggest the artifact unlocks don't require raiding? If so I approve.
    I think they said there would be unlocks for all sorts of things, doing quests getting achievements, PVP, so I wouldn't be surprised if there was one unlocked via raiding
  1. Zanjin's Avatar
    where the hell is taran zhu's hat?
  1. Tenjen's Avatar
    Some skins will be from the world, some dungeons, some raids and some pvp
  1. TheTaurenOrc's Avatar
    Taran Zhu demoted to Garrison follower... oh how the mighty have fallen.
  1. Roar-Powah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Triggered Fridgekin View Post
    Similar structure but it won't be a gold farm or ruin the materials market. Instead of sending random followers to complete missions and collect rewards from the fruits of their labor, they simply act as scouts for point of interest where you and the follower still have to do them... or at least that's what I got from it though. Could be wrong.
    From the looks of it, the followers and missions are like what we have now with WoD that requires said amount of time and Garrison/Class order resources. If that is the case they can stick this game where the sun doesn't shine, since this will be more gated content. Blizzard doesn't seem to understand that no matter how they sugarcoat it a turd is still a turd. Also from watching streams it seems the AI on class order followers are so dumb as well, half the time they just stand there when in combat in the open world.

    They have tried and it failed big time, it's time to give up on it and move on. Blizzard doesn't see that no one likes this follower system ( apart from a few ). If you want a real follower system go look at SW:ToR for how it's really done.
  1. Donald Hellscream's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zanjin View Post
    where the hell is taran zhu's hat?
    I believe they disabled helmets , maybe that affects npcs too.
  1. Life-Binder's Avatar
    does the alpha build show yet if the TF skin is for Outlaw rogues or not ?
  1. Donald Hellscream's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Roar-Powah View Post
    From the looks of it, the followers and missions are like what we have now with WoD that requires said amount of time and Garrison/Class order resources. If that is the case they can stick this game where the sun doesn't shine, since this will be more gated content. Blizzard doesn't seem to understand that no matter how they sugarcoat it a turd is still a turd. Also from watching streams it seems the AI on class order followers are so dumb as well, half the time they just stand there when in combat in the open world.

    They have tried and it failed big time, it's time to give up on it and move on. Blizzard doesn't see that no one likes this follower system ( apart from a few ). If you want a real follower system go look at SW:ToR for how it's really done.
    The general AI for pets etc. on the alpha seems a bit wonky with them just standing there for a while before attacking.
  1. Naturalna's Avatar
    oh goood, another 1year+ of last patch, jeeeeez...i hope those order halls wont be like garrisons, damn you blizzard!
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Roar-Powah View Post
    From the looks of it, the followers and missions are like what we have now with WoD that requires said amount of time and Garrison/Class order resources. If that is the case they can stick this game where the sun doesn't shine, since this will be more gated content. Blizzard doesn't seem to understand that no matter how they sugarcoat it a turd is still a turd. Also from watching streams it seems the AI on class order followers are so dumb as well, half the time they just stand there when in combat in the open world.

    They have tried and it failed big time, it's time to give up on it and move on. Blizzard doesn't see that no one likes this follower system ( apart from a few ). If you want a real follower system go look at SW:ToR for how it's really done.
    AI is hard, even Bethesda has a lot of issues with theirs - Dogmeat is a pain in the ass for triggering traps and getting underfoot, and running off after monsters 3 blocks away.

    I just dislike the whole "follower" mentality anyway - they've replaced group quests with them. Plus, you're distracted watching for your follower. I learned how really annoying that is multi boxing, it turned me off of followers for good - I even park Dogmeat in Fallout 4, because him getting almost killed and whining and limping around is too distracting.
  1. Kexmannen's Avatar
    Not a huge fan of how to get more colors, seems too difficult/time consuming just to get a specific color that fits my tastes better. Would rather have it so you could choose atleast one other color when you unlock an appearance or something, but maybe I'm just lazy ^^

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