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PTR Build Deploy 1/24/2017
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Greetings friends,
PTR will be coming down for a bit today in order to deploy a new 7.2.0 build. No ETA for the push, but I'll ping this thread if things look like they're going to take longer than usual after realms go offline.

Leaving this thread open for general discussion so long as posts remain civil and adhere to forum guidelines.

Thanks all!

Mythic and Raid Finder Nighthold Opens This Week
Nighthold Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1 open this week! The cap on Mythic+ rewards has also been increased.

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Skorpyron Guide - The Nighthold Chronomatic Anomaly Guide - The Nighthold
Trilliax Guide - The Nighthold Aluriel Guide - The Nighthold
Tichondrius Guide - The Nighthold Krosus Guide - The Nighthold
Telarn Guide - The Nighthold Etraeus Guide - The Nighthold
Elisande Guide - The Nighthold Gul'dan Guide - The Nighthold


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Raid Schedule:
  • Tuesday, January 24: Nighthold Mythic difficulty and Raid Finder Wing 1 (Arcing Aqueducts) open.
  • Tuesday, February 7: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 2 (Royal Athenaeum) opens.
  • Tuesday, February 21: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 3 (Nightspire) opens.
  • Tuesday, March 7: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 4 (Betrayer’s Rise) opens.

World Boss - The Soultakers
This week the World Boss is The Soultakers! Players have a chance to win item level 860 loot and a Storm Relic. Death Knights also can get the hidden appearance for their Frost Spec.






Elite PvP Gear Transmog
Please be sure to read the entire post below. The sets will not be made available.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Honest question. What's so special about pvp elite gear that it needs to be kept from buying once it's severely outdated? Mythic/heroic gear in pve can be farmed usually 2 expansions after it happens. I don't know why pvp gear should be any different, but I might just not understand. I mean most players don't even know it's elite gear anyway, so it's not like it's being shown off for bragging rights.
Over the years, we've received a lot of requests to make the Elite sets from past seasons available. As you said, the PvE versions of these sets can be obtained through Legacy raids.

We're considering making Elite transmog ensembles available for purchase with Marks of Honor if your Current Rating in 2v2, 3v3 or RBGs is above some threshold (for illustrative purposes, let's say 2200). We would love to hear your thoughts about this idea.

I'd like to clarify one point: we totally hear that you'd like a rating restricted tabard and illusion back. We're adding a new tabard for Season 3 that will have a rating requirement. We're debating whether to add a new illusion however. Illusions do not work on artifact weapons and offering a reward that requires you to transmog your weapon feels problematic. But, we get that you really like the illusion. We may settle back on that idea or try to develop something else.

As for the elite sets, our motivation for doing this isn't to replace other reward systems. We've received a lot of requests to re-add these sets to the game somehow. We thought current rating and a marks of honor cost would be a reasonable gating mechanism for purchase. But the community's impression on prestige items like this is important. We appreciate all of your feedback on the idea. But we wanted to make it clear that adding these sets does not mean we won't be adding other rating rewards as well.

Thanks for the feedback. We have decided to not make these sets available.

Weekly Bonus Event - Battlegrounds
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
A new weekly quest and rewards are here—steel yourself for Battleground combat!

Seven Days on the Battlegrounds
All this week, heading to the Battlegrounds will net you some extra Honor along with bonus loot for completing this week’s quest. To enter the fray, open Group Finder (default hotkey: I) and then select the Player vs. Player tab. Next choose Casual, select Random Battlegrounds, and hit the Join Battle button—you’ll be matched up with other players and sent to one of the 11 battlegrounds.

Weekly Quest
Before you get started, Archmage Timear near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you. Win four random Battlegrounds, and you’ll be rewarded with 5 Marks of Honor, a Badge of Honor (1000 Honor), and a Glory of the Melee Artifact Power token (base 500 AP).

Battleground Buff
This week you gain 50% more Honor in Battlegrounds.

A New Event Every Week
The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Convergence of Fate (and other trinkets)
Draught of Souls unchanged for DPS warriors but reduced by 30% for UH DKS? Guess doing this damage is intended: http://i.imgur.com/L9r13IH.jpg
The damage reduction on Draught of Souls has already been in place for Unholy DK's. Like I said, it was intended to counteract the fact that Unholy's Mastery increases Shadow damage (and prevent Draught of Souls from being far and away the most overpowered trinket available to Unholy). This hotfix isn't reducing Draught's damage, it's actually increasing it by about 17%.

That said, we agree that Draught being so strong for DPS Warriors is a problem. We're going to look into it some more. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Loaded Dice: New Outlaw Gold feedback
Does it do anything for slice n dice.
If not, it makes the talent obsolete, you don't want a golden trait to be useless.

The plan is to buff Slice and Dice somehow. As with existing traits, as the 7.2 traits progress along we will look at how they have to interact with replacement talents. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Legion PvP Season 1 Rewards Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Shortly after last week’s re-distribution of PvP rewards, we discovered a bug that had caused Alliance players’ rewards to be re-distributed based on the Horde ladders. While many players still ended up with the correct reward, some received rewards at a higher or lower tier than they had earned.

In the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand, this bug resulted in too few rewards being distributed for Alliance players. We’ll be applying a hotfix with the next weekly maintenance that will correct this. Alliance players can expect to receive either the same reward they had already received, or one at a higher tier.

To help provide clarity, here are the final rating cutoffs that were necessary to earn the Gladiator, Vindictive Gladiator, or Hero of the Alliance/Horde titles on these realms in Legion Season 1:

Horde
Gladiator: 2563
Vindictive Gladiator: 2852
Hero of the Horde: 2432

Alliance
Gladiator: 2437
Vindictive Gladiator: 2704
Hero of the Alliance: 2297

Thank you again for your patience as we work to ensure that players are rewarded fairly for their efforts in Legion Season 1.

Overwatch Event - Year of the Rooster
A new Overwatch event is live, with new skins, a new game mode,and more! It runs from January 24 - February 13, so be sure to grab your free loot box.

This article was originally published in forum thread: PTR Build, Nighthold, Soultakers, Battleground Event, Elite PvP Gear, PvP Rewards started by chaud View original post
Comments 18 Comments
  1. Nairesha's Avatar
    Capture the flag, the one mode showing how badly RNG groups work together.
  1. eschatological's Avatar
    Can finally get my hidden appearance for my frost DK.
  1. mmocfd328e0b6e's Avatar
    It is pretty funny when you can see those cloths only in games because those asian countries don't allow shiping those type of high quality cultural dressings. How I hate nationalism...
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    What makes elite PvP gear so different from Mythic gear that they should keep their exclusivity even after the current season ended?
  1. Yzak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    What makes elite PvP gear so different from Mythic gear that they should keep their exclusivity even after the current season ended?
    Something something ego... something something ma pride.. or some other asinine BS.
  1. Resentless's Avatar
    Can't believe they actually decided not to add them back. It's not like it was going to be easy... you would have to achieve the same high rating they required before. The PvE sets are just soloable. The prestige didnt come from the elite sets... any old fucker could get boosted to 2.2k really, it was the titles and mounts that actually held the prestige. I didn't go "wooow elite set!" in a bg, i said "wooow that guys a gladiator! Look at that frostwyrm/twilight drake/cloud serpent/whatever. These sets are just the same as the PvE ones that are soloable, and this is coming from someone who exclusively pvps and got this "prestigious" 2.2k stuff back in MoP. It wasnt supremely difficult, and no one thought i was amazing for having it. I'll get the elite set for legion season 1/2 as well, and no ones gonna be wowing me for that either. Just weird reasoning cause some snowflakes whined enough.
  1. Coconut's Avatar
    It's funny how 15 hours on a biased forum during night time (posted at midnight in California) and work hours constitutes relevant feedback in Holinka's mind.

    He either didn't want to do it and only pretended to ask the community, or shot the idea out of his ass and found out in the morning that his colleagues strongly disagree with him so he pulled the plug on it. I don't like to badmouth devs, they are human and and can make mistakes, and they all contributed to an awesome game, but you're either serious about asking feedback or you aren't. Don't pull crap like this.
  1. majinsh's Avatar
    What a bore. Always with these boring chinese themed crap
  1. Dismembered's Avatar
    I'm not a PvPer so can somebody explain me why the Alliance needs less than Horde?

    Horde
    Gladiator: 2563
    Vindictive Gladiator: 2852
    Hero of the Horde: 2432

    Alliance
    Gladiator: 2437
    Vindictive Gladiator: 2704
    Hero of the Alliance: 2297
  1. glennscrow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dismembered View Post
    I'm not a PvPer so can somebody explain me why the Alliance needs less than Horde?
    I'm no pvp'er either but it's 'cause the horde has higher rated players isn't it? Rewards go to top percentage of players, no? Not to people over a set rating?
  1. Coffeexbean's Avatar
    im salty. I wanted the green elite warlock pvp set from the last season in mop . Like others have said pvpers still have titles and mounts for prestige. Prestige in WoW from old items is kind of dead though I dont see why they want to retain it here and not for pve. For pve they could lock players out of mythic difficulty after the tier of their relevence. Doesnt sound fun does it? Players can easily acquire titles/mounts/gear from pve content that held prestige at some point.
  1. roahn the warlock's Avatar
    I sure hope all PVPers never wear legacy mythic gear out of respect for my achievements.
  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dismembered View Post
    I'm not a PvPer so can somebody explain me why the Alliance needs less than Horde?
    shouldent it be odvious? alliance players on average have lower rankings then horde
  1. JIMM-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by majinsh View Post
    What a bore. Always with these boring chinese themed crap
    well... its chinese new year what else did u expect
  1. Arvandor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Coconut View Post
    It's funny how 15 hours on a biased forum during night time (posted at midnight in California) and work hours constitutes relevant feedback in Holinka's mind.

    He either didn't want to do it and only pretended to ask the community, or shot the idea out of his ass and found out in the morning that his colleagues strongly disagree with him so he pulled the plug on it. I don't like to badmouth devs, they are human and and can make mistakes, and they all contributed to an awesome game, but you're either serious about asking feedback or you aren't. Don't pull crap like this.
    this

    in this short time they decided one of the most important transmog thing.

    another legion fail from this wow b-team!
  1. Phaythos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    What makes elite PvP gear so different from Mythic gear that they should keep their exclusivity even after the current season ended?
    The difference is that normally pvp whores are the worst people ever. They cry to Blizzard for every small thing even more than hardcore raiders.
    Blizzard does not want a hysteric crisis about PVP; elite gear is not a big deal because the noisiest wow players already had it.
  1. ItachiZaku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phaythos View Post
    The difference is that normally pvp whores are the worst people ever. They cry to Blizzard for every small thing even more than hardcore raiders.
    Blizzard does not want a hysteric crisis about PVP; elite gear is not a big deal because the noisiest wow players already had it.
    The entire expansion crying has been from raiders not being able to have 6 alts and off specs to kill scripted bosses lol

    Elite PVP gear... yeah, should be there for the same requirements (rating) as previous, with say... 200 marks per set seems very reasonable. Same requirements as PVE. What did you need to do: X; great, go do X.
  1. Alfador's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Coconut View Post
    It's funny how 15 hours on a biased forum during night time (posted at midnight in California) and work hours constitutes relevant feedback in Holinka's mind.

    He either didn't want to do it and only pretended to ask the community, or shot the idea out of his ass and found out in the morning that his colleagues strongly disagree with him so he pulled the plug on it. I don't like to badmouth devs, they are human and and can make mistakes, and they all contributed to an awesome game, but you're either serious about asking feedback or you aren't. Don't pull crap like this.
    Here's what I suspect. He overreached, it was never open for discussion, and upon being told "no we already decided we're not doing that why did you entertain this discussion" the message became "well we talked about it and it's not happening."

    Maybe I'm being optimistic because the idea that they actually took feedback from half a day and read it as any kind of consensus is flipping terrifying, especially since it's well known that nothing mobilizes a vocal minority faster than proposing an idea they hate. (for the record I'm not actually saying this is a minority view, just that to your point 15 hours is nowhere near long enough to establish that it isn't).

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