World of Warcraft Q&A
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Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
  • Crafted gear will get better in Patch 7.2, but they haven't decided exactly how.
  • They don't want to restrict character creation based on factions to fix faction imbalance, but they are going to do a new round of Connected Realms to help with the issue.
  • They aren't considering Gnome Druids, Shaman, or Paladins at this time.
  • Balancing PvP is hard, but they have a lot of knobs to turn now and are ready to make quicker and more reactive changes to balance. They also have to consider how interesting specific PvP talents are.
  • Med'an being Guardian of Tirisfal is not canon.
  • They are mainly using Artifact Knowledge as a mechanic to help level up your off-spec weapons.
  • Stranglethorn Fishing Tournament is aiming to be back in Patch 7.1.5. They were aiming for it to be back in Patch 7.1 as well until two weeks ago, though. The problem with the Fishing Tournament is CRZ, so they're looking to make it a region-wide contest instead of based on the server or CRZ. This makes server population matter less.
  • Wrathion is still wandering Azeroth for now, but we'll see more of him in a future content update.
  • They're definitely looking at making things easier for alts, including artifact knowledge catch-up mechanics and reputation changes. They've already changed some of the things gated behind reputation, like Arcway and Court of Stars access, to be account-wide.
  • Can't give a definitive yes or no on when/if other races will get graphical updates for their base mounts, like the Tauren Kodos did in Legion.
  • There's no range on Holy magic being drawn from the Sunwell.
  • They're looking into making the WoW Token be able to be used for other services as well like Character Transfer, Faction Change, or Battle.net Balance.
  • They probably aren't going to update art graphics on older armor sets. They like to err on the side of using old content to inspire new content so that they don't upset people by changing things they've had for years.
  • They are looking at increasing backpack slots, as it wasn't as challenging as they thought it was going to be, but they are worried about what question people will ask every panel instead of increased backpack slots.
  • The raid armor you're getting from the Tomb of Sargeras is very heavily inspired by the Tier 6 sets from Black Temple.
  • They aren't sure about making Gathering professions not count for Profession slots, but it is something that comes up a lot, even internally, so it is possible.
  • Artifacts are just for Legion, but players who've played through Legion will be able to unlock Artifact appearances as permanent transmog for any weapon.
  • They're looking towards letting players target legendaries better, which will help with concerns of loot specialization controlling legendary drops' specialization.
  • They'll make Artifacts going away make sense.
  • They plan out character arcs very far in advance sometimes. Sometimes the end isn't completely clear, but they know the general journey (like Garrosh). In other cases, like with Wrathion, they had no idea where he was going to go at first.
  • Class accessories were put on pause to focus on Artifacts. They are going to look back and see if there is still a clear role for them now.
  • There are different groups of Naga with different motivations, just like Humans. In Azsuna, they are working under Queen Azshara, who is interested in the Tidestone of Golganneth for a reason unknown to players.
  • The shortfall of the Withered Army Training ("Withered Pikmin") was that tank players had too easy of a time. They definitely do like solo gameplay like that.
  • There are definitely a few secrets left in the current Live game but nothing huge like Kosumoth-level. They are aware that a couple of the hidden appearance unlocks were done poorly and have learned lessons for the future.
  • Ysera is dead, but her spirit lives on. This may have implications for the future.
  • They're wary of doing guild housing because it detracts from the other areas where players group up. The second challenge is customization being meaningful.
  • There's more to Vol'jin's story... in time.
  • They're still working on new weapon animations for ranged combat.
  • Three words on the future of pet battle content: "Pet Battle Dungeon".
  • They don't want changing talents to feel mandatory in every situation, which is part of the reason for the restriction on where and when you can change them. They've made some concessions and conveniences where you can swap freely for a grace period after accepting a queue, since you may want a different build for solo questing. Having no penalty to changing talents lets you always pick the best thing for every situation.
  • They don't think there is a need for anything above Titanforged for items.
  • Cross-faction cooperative questions come up a lot, but they think faction identity is critical to World of Warcraft. They're not happy about two people are barred from playing together by faction, but they feel factions are too critical to bypass.
  • We'll look into getting a little more history and backstory on Khadgar's personal life.
  • No plans right now for letting engineers craft submarines, but they like the idea.
  • Undead can be Priests but not Paladins because Priests use the Holy Light for the preservation of life. Paladins mainly use it offensively... but sometimes for the preservation of life... we'll talk about it!
  • They're going to make Holidays more level agnostic at some point in the future. They shouldn't be max-level only experiences.
  • Mythic raiding not being cross-realm is one of the few remaining bastions of server-specific identity.
This article was originally published in forum thread: BlizzCon 2016 - World of Warcraft Q&A started by chaud View original post
Comments 239 Comments
  1. High Marshal Sigismund's Avatar
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    bring back Jesse Cox and not this annoying banshee
  1. Steik's Avatar
    I do hope they never make Gnome paladins or druids...
  1. Akande Ogundimu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Outland View Post
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    bring back Jesse Cox and not this annoying banshee
    OHh hell no, I'd rather have a banshee than that suck-up.
    Tbh, the cinematic team chick should do it next time.
    She's bae ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  1. Brickwalls's Avatar
    They don't want to restrict character creation based on factions to fix faction imbalance, but they are going to do a new round of Connected Realms to help with the issue.
    *groan*

    Is that really their solution to everything?
  1. Seminas's Avatar
    Waiting for that legacy question.. Dont have ticket so rip
  1. Kerrigan-Ragnaros's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Farron69 View Post
    OHh hell no, I'd rather have a banshee than that suck-up.
    Tbh, the cinematic team chick should do it next time.
    She's bae ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
    Indeed she is
  1. andreasie's Avatar
    They don't want to restrict character creation based on factions to fix faction imbalance, but they are going to do a new round of Connected Realms to help with the issue.

    great so im still suck on this server and i do agree this girl from Tradechat on youtube i dont like her and she keeps talking and talking and just sucking up to them rather have Jesse Cox
  1. Trollhammer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Outland View Post
    0/10 moderator

    bring back Jesse Cox and not this annoying banshee
    Panser is annoying as hell. The sort of person who is like "LOOK AT ME IM GIRL BUT I'M A GEEK TOO"
  1. m12342's Avatar
    Med'an being Guardian of Tirisfal is not canon.
    \o/

    /10chairs
  1. Kanegasi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Steik View Post
    I do hope they never make Gnome paladins or druids...
    I hope they eventually get rid of all the class/race restrictions. Can't hold onto lore reasons forever.
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Jesse Cox has a much more tolerable voice...
  1. andreasie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Jesse Cox has a much more tolerable voice...
    I know right
  1. Brickwalls's Avatar
    Yeah, this persons voice is pretty irritating honestly.
  1. Steik's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kanegasi View Post
    I hope they eventually get rid of all the class/race restrictions. Can't hold onto lore reasons forever.
    I hope they get rid of Gnomes forever.
  1. andreasie's Avatar
    and she keeps on talking and talking for you are gone love this you are gone love that can she just stfu and tell the question its wasting time with her BS
  1. Tomizz's Avatar
    inb4 no questions about legendaries
  1. Fabled's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Seminas View Post
    Waiting for that legacy question.. Dont have ticket so rip
    Keep on waiting, they already stated they won't deal with questions dealing with it. They had a good paragraph or two explaining why in a Blues post a few days ago.
  1. Trollhammer's Avatar
    Hahaha.. The CC on the ALT guy [inaudible]
  1. mingarrubia's Avatar
    Med'an being Guardian of Tirisfal is not canon.
    I can go die in peace now.
  1. jasontheking1234's Avatar
    Wrathion inc maybe?

    :O OH MAH GERD!

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