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Blood Elf Model Preview
It looks like the Blood Elf model preview is coming on Tuesday!



Master Plan Addon
Today we are taking a look at some addons to make garrison mission management easier, starting with Master Plan.

  • Sorts the missions list so that missions that can be fully countered by idle followers are on top.
  • Shows the number of followers, number of bonus XP, and if each threat can be countered or not.
  • Mousing over a threat shows which followers can counter it. If a follower that can counter it is on a mission, the time until they are back is displayed.
  • The followers list displays how many followers you have that can counter each ability, allowing you to see which ones you are missing or have too many of at a glance.



Garrison Mission Manager Addon
Next up is the Garrison Mission Manager addon. This addon adds three buttons to the mission follower section screen, adding pre-defined groups that optimize for:

  • Success rate
  • Garrison resources
  • Bonus XP
  • Reduced mission duration

There are also several planned features listed that will make follower selection even easier. If you installed this addon previously, make sure it is up to date, as earlier versions had a significant performance issue.



Challenge Mode Exploits
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’re aware of some abuses and are addressing them. To be clear, anyone who finds external buffs that they can use to their advantage in Challenge Modes are going to at the very least have their times, achievements, and items stripped. It's not something anyone is going to get away with, and just isn't worth trying to.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
PvE
Are Drov the Ruiner and Tarlna the Ageless already up on gorgrond?
As I mentioned in the Wednesday Q&A, Drov and Tarlna will begin to spawn once Highmaul is open. (WatcherDev)

PvP
New server matches have been pushed for Ashran in the NA/EU. You must leave/re-enter Ashran to see the effects. (holinka)

The blue PvP gear that drops from skirmishes & bg's has 660 ilvl while the one you can buy has 675, is this intended?
Yes (holinka)

this cross realm faction balancing we were told Ashran would have doesn't seem to work.
We'll be refining it over the next few weeks. Hard to anticipate server participation in advance. Also some bugs. (holinka)

BG rewarded drops have a change to be warforged, is this intended, hopeing conquest gear cant be warforged?
It is intended. Conquest gear cannot be warforged. Nice longtail bonus for the bg player. (holinka)

Lore
So is Azeroth Velen still alive?
yes! (DaveKosak)

Was Admrial Taylor killed just so the horde could get something for Nazgrim dying? Feels horrible to loose yet another ally hero.
We don't think about character deaths like that, rather do what fits and is meaningful for the story. (Muffinus)

Lore question, is Teron'Gor dead at the end of auchidoun? Cause, he just seems to fall off the edge like team rocket blasting off
The fact that we haven't found his body is disturbing. Stay tuned! (DaveKosak)

World
Can we get the rare spawns to drop garrison resources once a week after they're killed once? I'd love to have a reason to hunt
This is the intent behind the endgame rares, and there are many endgame POIs (Muffinus)

Garrisons
Can followers be rerolled with the training certificate and get the Bodyguard trait? I'd love to have a bodyguard Ziri'ak!
No, bodyguard is specific to a few followers, because it grants them person-specific abilities and bonuses. (Muffinus)

I suppose you can answer this, is it intentional that salvage yard level 3 keeps giving me level 20+ greens? If so that sucks D:
the salvage yard loot is SUPER ULTRA random. Level 3 will give you a better pool, but yeah, it contains... LOTS of things. LOTS. (Muffinus)
Sometimes I get nothing though... That makes me sad
You should always get something, though some things (like currency) may only appear in your chatbox. Not the case? (Muffinus)

DLC #466 - Whiners of Draenor
DLC #466 takes a look at the Whiners of Draenor!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Master Plan and Garrison Mission Manager Addons, Blue Tweets, DLC #466 started by chaud View original post
Comments 51 Comments
  1. Bathory's Avatar
    Jesus christ, can we get a SPOILER TAG if those kinds of lore tweets are going to be highlighted? I'm skimming for changes, not faction NPC deaths. And the very first one too? C'mon...
  1. Binaris's Avatar
    dont want spoilers, DONT GO TO A FANSITE
  1. abandoneddefiance's Avatar
    Wowhead posts a helpful Garrison addon? We better too! lol
  1. Bathory's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Binaris View Post
    dont want spoilers, DONT GO TO A FANSITE
    That would make sense if this site was dedicated specifically to spoilers, but it's not. There's a wealth of information here most of which are completely unrelated to spoilers/lore. Typically spoilers are handled well, with spoiler tags, that's why the black box exists. This one, however, was not.
  1. Bullfred's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bathory View Post
    Jesus christ, can we get a SPOILER TAG if those kinds of lore tweets are going to be highlighted? I'm skimming for changes, not faction NPC deaths. And the very first one too? C'mon...
    You're skimming the Lore section for changes to the game mechanics?

    This really seems like user error.
  1. Bathory's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bullfred View Post
    You're skimming the Lore section for changes to the game mechanics?

    This really seems like user error.
    It was user error. Like I said, I skimmed it. I didn't even see the "lore" headlight because I was reading the PVP section. Underneath I saw the Faction leader's name. It's like a buzzword, it caught my eye unfortunately.

    If there was a spoiler tag, I wouldn't have been so careless.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Binaris View Post
    dont want spoilers, DONT GO TO A FANSITE
    That isn't a reasonable expectation. The expansion isn't that old, so there are going to be players that have yet to reach a story point. It is not fair to tell them to cut themselves off from the rest of the community.

    Edit: Alayea, you forgot to log out. For everyone else, this is Aliok.
  1. chrisisvacant's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bathory View Post
    Jesus christ, can we get a SPOILER TAG if those kinds of lore tweets are going to be highlighted? I'm skimming for changes, not faction NPC deaths. And the very first one too? C'mon...

    Why are you so entitled and whiny? Shut up, you big baby.
  1. Mrbleedinggums's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bathory View Post
    Jesus christ, can we get a SPOILER TAG if those kinds of lore tweets are going to be highlighted? I'm skimming for changes, not faction NPC deaths. And the very first one too? C'mon...
    Doomhammer and Maraad dies as well. Stop QQing, you had enough time to quest far enough into the expac to see them.
  1. draganid's Avatar
    ohhhh man that dark legacy was too funny today. ironic that the other comments in this news post were whining about something silly
  1. ZaneBusby's Avatar
    Snape kills dumbledore!
  1. Bathory's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chrisisvacant View Post
    Why are you so entitled and whiny? Shut up, you big baby.
    Whiny? Not really. Just someone who doesn't enjoy spoilers. Entitled? Bit of a stretch.


    Edit: Thank you for the spoiler tags!
  1. artemisthemp's Avatar
    Wish I had this add-on yesterday where, I pick a new follower from my Tavren... oh well next week

    Looking forward to getting home and install the add-on
  1. Tyrathius's Avatar
    "We don't think about character deaths like that, rather do what fits and is meaningful for the story."

    Yeah right. Nobody found Taylor's death meaningful. It was one of the most anticlimactic and dumb deaths they've ever done.

    It was obviously done just to balance out the Horde losing Nazgrim, because the Alliance can't ever have something the Horde doesn't, even if Kosak won't admit it.
  1. mmoc7e38211468's Avatar
    As soon as someone posts valid criticism the forum heroes rush out to bash him. Am I on reddit?
  1. Eberon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrathius View Post
    Yeah right. Nobody found Taylor's death meaningful. It was one of the most anticlimactic and dumb deaths they've ever done.
    And to add insult to injury his ghost becomes a follower instead of resting in peace. Dick move, Blizzard, dick move!
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrbleedinggums View Post
    Doomhammer and Maraad dies as well. Stop QQing, you had enough time to quest far enough into the expac to see them.
    Some of us have lives and dont play 24/7 like you ya saddo,some people cant even afford the expansion yet and many many other reasons,stop thinking that just because an expansion is out everyone is going to burn to 100 like a sad no hoper!
  1. Maulis425's Avatar
    Definitely downloading one if not both of those add ons, thanks MMO-C
  1. fathom81's Avatar
    Maarad and taylor and draenor's velen VERSUS... no one dies on the horde...
  1. Janysa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fathom81 View Post
    Maarad and taylor and draenor's velen VERSUS... no one dies on the horde...

    ga'nar and garrosh died. i cried like a baby.

    and taylor <-> nazgrim

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