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Legion - Dev Q&A Today
Check back later today for the first weekly Legion Dev Q&A! We'll be recapping it for those of you unable to watch.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
As we announced on our blog, we’re starting up a series of Live Developer Q&As taking place every Thursday at 11 a.m. PT for the next several weeks. You’ll be able to tune in live at Twitch.tv/Warcraft.

You can submit your questions via Twitter by using the hashtag #LegionQA, or simply by replying to this forum thread. For our first session, we’ll be talking with Assistant Game Director Ion Hazzikostas, and there are no restrictions on topic—as long as it’s related to the Legion expansion, fire away!

Please keep in mind that we want to make sure we get to as many questions as possible, so try to keep it short. We’ll only consider questions that use 40 words or less.

Warcraft Movie - China Box Office Update
The Warcraft Movie continues to drop off in China, with the total now at $169.5M.



Raid Testing Schedule - June 17-20
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Friday, June 17, and Monday, June 20, we will continue our Legion raid testing.

Remember that Heroic difficulty scales for any group size between 10 and 30 players, so feel free to assemble and bring a group of any size within that range. Mythic, of course, requires 20 and does not scale.

Friday, June 17

Elerethe Renferal - Mythic Emerald Nightmare
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

Dragons of Nightmare - Mythic Emerald Nightmare
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 00:00 CEST)

Monday, June 20

Krosus - Mythic Nighthold
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

High Botanist Tel'arn - Mythic Nighthold
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 00:00 CEST)

Star Augur Etraeus - Mythic Nighthold
16:30 PDT (19:30 EDT, 01:30 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a beta environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the bosses being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Demon Invasion Event Test June 16-17
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With thanks to all testers who participated in our demon invasion Beta test last week, we're going to have another.

On Thursday, June 16, starting at 10:00 a.m. PDT, we will activate a demon invasion realm in the Legion Beta. This Beta realm will be dedicated to testing the pre-expansion demon invasion event with as many testers as possible for approximately 24 hours, and we expect to remove the realm after 24 hours have elapsed.

We ask that all Beta testers please join us in focusing testing on the demon invasion realm when it is available. Other Beta realms will not be available during this 24-hour test.

Please direct your pre-Legion event feedback to the Beta General Discussion forum, and please direct any feedback you have about other Legion subjects to the appropriate dedicated subforum.

Thank you very much! We’ll see you at the defense of Azeroth!

Current PTR Content Available
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello PTR Testers,

Currently the PTR does not have Demon Invasions active, and Broken Shore and the follow-up quests are disabled as well; this is intended. This content may be enabled at a later time as testing progresses.

The important things that you can help us test out (feedback and bugs) on the PTR realms right now are things like:
  • Transmog Changes and the Appearance Tab
  • Spell and Talent Changes
  • PvP and Honor Changes
  • Other System Changes like Class Specializations and Glyph System
  • Engine Changes (New System Settings and Graphics Options)

Also if you haven't yet, check out the PTR Patch Notes for more info!

PTR Character Copy
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The Character Copy button is present in the current PTR build and characters from your retail account are listed, but we're still working to get the copy process finalized so you'll likely run into "Copy Failed" errors.

We're working on resolving this but I don't have a current ETA to provide. I'll provide updates as we continue work on this.

Blood of Sargeras Sources
Blood of Sargeras is a BoP Legion crafting reagent. There aren't many ways to earn it outside of gathering and occasional world quests, but that is changing.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hi friends - I just wanted to chime in that in the next beta build you should see more Blood of Sargeras dropping from non-tradeskill sources (dungeons, in particular).

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Court of Stars and Class Hall Campaigns
So are warriors still going to have their class quests need these dungeons. If so, this seems poorly thought out. Mythic groups usually have Ilvl requirements, and seeing as the gating of the class quest will prevent us from having the third relic slot it will put us behind a little. Honestly I'd rather that the normal dungeons open up at an early rep, and where the quests need you to do something it requires heroic/mythic instance to complete and those modes be tied to higher difficulty.
Class Order campaign quests that currently send players into Suramar dungeons are being changed to target different dungeons - that should be visible in the next build. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Polymorph and DoT Removal
Ok as a mage you use poly to reset fights, I literally CANNOT do that now as a fire mage, because I can't wipe the dots I constantly place on the target with so many spells.
Actually, Polymorph should remove all damage over time effects when cast on targets in PvP. We've changed all crowd-control abilities that break from damage to clear damage over time effects when applied. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Legion Beta Blood Death Knight and Holy Paladin PvP
At the moment Hpals barely heal, they just run in pop wings and top the meters while keeping their group alive. Blood Dks on the other hand are simply immortal gods that deal way too much damage in particular with heart strike criting sometimes for over 700K.
Much of the blood DK damage was coming from the Honor talent "Blood for Blood" which we've toned down in an upcoming hotfix, and the talent will no longer remove the rune cost from Heart Strike. The idea of the talent is to give Blood DK's an option to increase their damage at the expense of a survivability loss (most tank specs have an honor talent similar to this), it was just overtuned.

As for Holy Paladins, the honor talent "Avenging Light" was probably too good now that Holy Light heals for so much. We've toned that one down too, which should be live now.

Thanks for the feedback! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Focused Testing - Player Collision
Greetings all, as you continue testing World Quests we would like to put a special focus on areas of player collision. These can often be some of the most frustrating issues to run into on day 1 of the expansion's launch, as I'm sure we've all experienced the line to kill the one boss or loot the one item you needed that wasn't flagged for multi-tap.

This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Single kill targets that are not multi-tap.
  • Objects that are not multi-loot.
  • Too few spawns of a type in an area.
  • Too slow of a respawn time for spawns in an area.

Please let us know if you run into any of the above issues on a World Quest, thanks! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Kirin Tor World Quests
There are a few issues with the Kirin Tor world quests, we're on top of them, they won't be fixed in today's build but should be by the next one. Thanks for all of the reports! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Quest In the Blink of an Eye
This looks to be working properly after restarts!

Please re-try this if you were having problems earlier. You might need to drop the quest and pick it back up from Khadgar's Elemental Servant (re-log if he doesn't pop up immediately). Then just run to the middle of Dalaran (over Karazhan) and you'll be on your way to New Dalaran! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Quest 'The Fallen Lion' is Broken
We're looking into this as well, apologies for the delays it causes.

We're continuing to investigate into why this is broken on Beta Realms. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Final Boss - Marksmanship Hunter Spec Preview
Final Boss is back with a second round of spec previews.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Dev Q&A Today, Raid and Invasion Testing, PTR Updates, Marksmanship Hunter Preview started by chaud View original post
Comments 30 Comments
  1. z3rodown's Avatar
    Since I was in the legion beta, can I just copy that over for the PTR or do I need to redownload it?
  1. Danuel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by z3rodown View Post
    Since I was in the legion beta, can I just copy that over for the PTR or do I need to redownload it?
    Yup you can.

    #10keyboardturnerstuff
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    PTR, pre-patch event testing, developer Q&As. It's really coming soon, isn't it?
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by z3rodown View Post
    Since I was in the legion beta, can I just copy that over for the PTR or do I need to redownload it?
    You can give copying the Data folder over from beta a try.
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    "There are a few issues with the Kirin Tor world quests, we're on top of them, they won't be fixed in today's build but should be by the next one. Thanks for all of the reports! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)"

    New build today then?
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by thilicen View Post
    "There are a few issues with the Kirin Tor world quests, we're on top of them, they won't be fixed in today's build but should be by the next one. Thanks for all of the reports! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)"

    New build today then?
    Nope, post was from around the time this weeks build went out.
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    Nope, post was from around the time this weeks build went out.
    Killed my hype
  1. gushDH's Avatar
    Do you feel like Beastmastery Hunter is quite too simple?

    - - - Updated - - -

    How long does it take approximately for ptr to go live? Can't wait for all these changes to go live, so I resub!
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    "Hi friends - I just wanted to chime in that in the next beta build you should see more Blood of Sargeras dropping from non-tradeskill sources (dungeons, in particular)."
    Still doesn't solve the underlying issue... wtf is the point of having an alt with double gathering professions, to name a few such issues still ??
  1. DeathToPlebs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BeerWolf View Post
    Still doesn't solve the underlying issue... wtf is the point of having an alt with double gathering professions, to name a few such issues still ??
    to make gold?
  1. Explicit Teemo Nudes's Avatar
    Polymorph and DoT Removal
    Ok as a mage you use poly to reset fights, I literally CANNOT do that now as a fire mage, because I can't wipe the dots I constantly place on the target with so many spells.
    Actually, Polymorph should remove all damage over time effects when cast on targets in PvP. We've changed all crowd-control abilities that break from damage to clear damage over time effects when applied.
    Come on, seriously? That is the drawback of CC. Dots should not be cleared when you CC a target!
  1. Kioshi's Avatar
    Okay everyone last week was the "suck it critic" week for Warcraft the movie, now that China said it falling fast, time to start saying "Critic are to blame".
  1. Hoodzilla's Avatar
    How can we upgrade our legendary items in Legion? And how can we keep up multiple spec artifact weapons?
  1. Daedius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DeathToPlebs View Post
    to make gold?
    And what to they do with those BoP Bloods ?
  1. Amerissis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodzilla View Post
    How can we upgrade our legendary items in Legion?
    Hm, you don't?

    And how can we keep up multiple spec artifact weapons?
    By putting artifact points in them. Quite logical, isn't it?
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Looks like they won't be breaking even on the movie. Sad for the people wanting a sequel.

    I can't wait for the Q&A, I love watching softballs being thrown and stuff we already know being repeated.
  1. GRIIZLE's Avatar
    It's really coming soon, isn't it?
  1. ejpaints's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by gushDH View Post
    Do you feel like Beastmastery Hunter is quite too simple?
    No more so than any other legion spec. There is hardly anything complicated about any now including the new Demon Hunter.

    BM Hunter can be a lot more active than people make it out to be. Taking Chim shot helps a lot of course. But what I've noticed as gear increases so does the amount of dire beasts you have out and you can easily go back to filling in gaps with cobra shot which feels close to how it used to be. I don't even notice it anymore, I wanna say that I became fully adapted roughly halfway to 110. And actually something I did this week is switched to AMoC for doing world quests. Making sure to time that right so you get the reset on every mob adds something to do as well.
  1. Scroolooseuk's Avatar
    "We ask that all Beta testers please join us in focusing testing on the demon invasion realm when it is available. Other Beta realms will not be available during this 24-hour test."

    In other words "Not enough you of tested it last time so we are forcing you to test it this time " hahaha
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shudder View Post
    Looks like they won't be breaking even on the movie. Sad for the people wanting a sequel.

    I can't wait for the Q&A, I love watching softballs being thrown and stuff we already know being repeated.
    Of course it will be. So they can avoid any hard questions.

    Like this one for example - When are you going to release content at a faster pace instead of a snails pace? Your team is 2-3 times the size of many other MMO's teams and they seem to release content at a way faster pace. Why is that?

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