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Adjustments to Legendary Items in 7.2
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
In an upcoming PTR patch, you will see adjustments to a number of legendary items. These changes can be categorized into:

  • Added throughput effects to legendaries with non-throughput bonuses, or only occasional throughput benefits.
    • Example: Promise of Elune, the Moon Goddess (Balance Druid boots that grant a utility healing effect via casting Lunar Strike/Solar Wrath), will now also increase the damage of Lunar Strike and Solar Wrath by 8%.
  • Added extra secondary stats to non-throughput legendaries where that makes more sense than to add throughput to the legendary effect itself.
    • Example: Belo'vir's Final Stand (Mage chest that causes Blink to grant an absorb shield) now have an extra 3rd secondary stat. We don’t want to turn Blink into a rotational DPS button, so instead of adding an effect like “Blink also increases your damage dealt by X% for Y sec”, we’re adding an extra ~650 secondary stats to the item.
  • Improvements to legendaries whose design isn’t working well in gameplay.
    • This has been and will continue to be an ongoing effort, and we’ll be making such changes as time goes on, including after Patch 7.2.
  • Numbers tuning to bring the throughput benefits of other legendaries more in line with each other.
    • This has been and will also continue to be an ongoing effort.

Legendaries have different use cases and we want their power level to be tuned with that in mind. Universal throughput legendaries - legendaries that increase output in most situations - should be good but not always the best in every situation. Situational throughput legendaries – legendaries that perform very well in the right situation - should be better than universal throughput legendaries in those situations, but then aren’t ideal in other situations. Non-throughput legendaries will soon include a small amount of consistent output through either an adjustment to their legendary effect or an extra 3rd secondary stat, and continue to provide their utility benefits.

By narrowing the power gap between throughput legendaries and non-throughput legendaries, we’re hopeful that 1) the first two legendaries a character acquires will have some reliable throughput increase and 2) once you acquire more of them, you’ll feel more freedom to swap them around based on the situation.

Patch 7.2 - Flying Achievement Change
The Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part Two achievement was changed on the PTR.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Thanks for the feedback, everyone! The original currency requirement for Nethershards in this quest was temporary until final Nethershard costs and drop rates were determined. The current requirement for this quest is 2500 Nethershards. Also, *spoiler* Khadgar realizes that he was a bit overzealous and at the conclusion of the quest determines he only needs 1. So the player is left with the remaining 2499 to use as they please.

Additionally, some folks are worried that the Legionfall Campaign is going to stop them from flying. It's not! The campaign is not a requirement to unlock flying in 7.2. One of the early versions of the achievement had that as a requirement, but it has since been removed.

Can we see EXACTLY what is in the amended achievement.
You can see this on the PTR right now. It looks like the datamining sites are a bit out of date though.

1. Part 1 completed
2. Explore Broken Shore - Go to every POI
3. Defender of the Broken Isles - Complete Demon Assault (incl. scenario) in each of the 4 zones that have them
4. Reach Revered Rep with Legionfall faction.

Patch 7.2 - Glorious Tyranny Visual Change
The Glorious Tyranny enchant has been changed in Patch 7.2. You can see an example of the change on a smaller and larger weapon below.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
When we made the Glorious Tyranny enchant during the Mists of Pandaria expansion, we went for maximum cool looks. Unfortunately, the result has proved to be negative for computer performance.

Our artists regularly make performance improvement passes on things like this, and this particular enchant visual is one of their priorities for Patch 7.2. They're doing what's necessary to improve performance when this enchant is active, but as you can see, the look has changed a bit.

We’re trying here to balance helping players who are having issues and restoring the original appearance, but ultimately there's going to have to be a small change in how it looks.

Live Developer Q&A – Submit Your Questions
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Join us live on Twitch.tv/Warcraft Thursday, March 16, at 11:00 a.m. PDT, as we sit down with Lead Game Designer Matt Goss for our next live developer Q&A where he’ll be answering your World of Warcraft: Legion itemization questions.

You can submit your questions here in this thread or on Twitter by using the hashtag #LegionQA.

As a reminder, please keep your questions short (40 words or less) so that we can get to as many questions as possible. We look forward to you joining us live on Thursday!

Patch 7.2 PTR - Flying Testing NPC Disabled Next Build
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Just wanted to give a quick heads up that, with the next PTR build, we'll be removing Petey Yar (the test NPC that granted the achievements required for 7.2 flying) from Dalaran, and implementing the intended requirements to activate the Class Mount quests.

So, if you want to do any additional testing/experimenting with 7.2 Flying or Class Mounts, you have until the next PTR update to do so!

Build of the Month - March 2017
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This month
The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale.

Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 7700K and would get more performance from spending that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!

Peripherals


Narwhal

MonitorDell U2414H Monitor$229
KeyboardLogitech G710+$80
MouseLogitech G502$60
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1$44

Unicorn

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KeyboardCorsair K70$109
MouseRazer Naga Chroma$61
SpeakersLogitech Z523$68


Puppy and Dolphin
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Puppy

Updated March 10, 2017
$638
Case Carbide Series 200R$55
Power Supply EVGA 600B$50
CPU Intel i3-7100$120
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$145
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$70
Graphics Card ASUS RX 460$95
Hard Drive Western Digital Blue 1TB$50
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23

Dolphin

Updated March 10, 2017
$871
Case Carbide Series 200R$55
Power Supply EVGA 600B$50
CPU Intel 7600K$240
Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO$30
Motherboard ASUS Z270-K$145
Memory 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$70
Graphics Card RX 480 OR
GTX 1060 3GB
$180 / $200
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 1TB$78
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23


Narwhal and Unicorn
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Narwhal

Updated March 10, 2017
$1201
Case Cooler Master HAF 912$45
Power Supply SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W$70
CPU Intel 7600K$240
Heatsink Scythe Mugen Max$50
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$169
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$130
Graphics Card GTX 1060$250
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$129
SSD Crucial MX300 275GB OR
Samsung Evo 850 250GB
$95
$98
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23

Unicorn

Updated March 10, 2017
$1406
Case Corsair Air 540$122
Power Supply EVGA G2 650W$93
CPU Intel 7600K$240
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15$89
Motherboard ASUS Z270-A$169
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4$130
Graphics Card GTX 1060 OR
GTX 1070
$255
$370
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB$129
SSD SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB$156
DVD Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW$23


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This article was originally published in forum thread: Adjustments to Legendaries in 7.2, Flying Achievement, Dev Q&A, Build of the Month started by chaud View original post
Comments 56 Comments
  1. Sadpants's Avatar
    Positively surprised. Especially since I have the Blink chest and it is bitter sweet to use it since I value the shield but throughput legendaries always trumps in the end.

    Will wait for the complete list of Legendary changes before I get too excited
  1. KaPe's Avatar
    I don't understand why it took them so long to realize that going the Prydaz route could be a (partial) solution. The difference between legendaries should never be "utility" vs "dps increase". It should be "utility and dps" against "no utility, slightly more dps". Sure, pure throughput items will still be superior, but the difference won't be nearly as massive. There might actually be fights where 'utility' effects are worth using if it's only a minimal dps loss.
  1. GGA1759's Avatar
    What happened with memory over the past year? $130 for 16GB? Was $75 for the same 16GB about 9 months ago.
  1. BeerWolf's Avatar
    That enchant visual change is just so... meh.
  1. Passan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GGA1759 View Post
    What happened with memory over the past year? $130 for 16GB? Was $75 for the same 16GB about 9 months ago.
    Supply and demand. Cell phones and other devices are eating up the supply of DDR4.
  1. Georgmuller's Avatar
    I honestly dont think this is gonna change much, people will still want that one legendary they really really want that increases their dps or heals. There will always be those bis legendary s and not having them will suck. I understand we should have em all by the end of the expansion but that will suck for alts that i dont feel like farming legendary s and ap on. I still feel that the best way to fix the legendary problem is to have something for us to have to farm to trade in a for a legendary or trade a legendary in with a bunch of other shit u had to farm to get the one u really want to play with. This seems to me just a band aid. and a bad one
  1. Iettlopp's Avatar
    The enchant change makes me sad.
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by GGA1759 View Post
    What happened with memory over the past year? $130 for 16GB? Was $75 for the same 16GB about 9 months ago.
    I've noticed the builds of the month have slowly crept up in price by about $100-200, too. Especially for the Dolphin builds.
  1. Kellorion's Avatar
    What is this QA about?
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kellorion View Post
    What is this QA about?
    "...as we sit down with Lead Game Designer Matt Goss for our next live developer Q&A where he’ll be answering your World of Warcraft: Legion itemization questions."
  1. Bigcountry11782's Avatar
    Would be nice to see something change with the warrior bracers.Don't get me wrong they are great for prot but when they can be obtained on any spec it just feels bad.The heal is terrible in arms and meh in fury.
  1. Kellorion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    "...as we sit down with Lead Game Designer Matt Goss for our next live developer Q&A where he’ll be answering your World of Warcraft: Legion itemization questions."
    I mean i know what it is basically about, but all people are gonna ask about are legendarys and drop rates, and they arent going to making sweeping changes, so........
  1. Christinaki's Avatar
    These guys are complete retards. Even with 3000 secondary stat on it the best legendary for each class will remain the best and people will want the best. The developers and ion especially are retards
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kellorion View Post
    I mean i know what it is basically about, but all people are gonna ask about are legendarys and drop rates, and they arent going to making sweeping changes, so........
    so its called PR - thats what those q&a were from day 1 never more then PR
  1. Volitar's Avatar
    Took what about a year worth of feedback for them to realize getting a shitty Legendary makes you feel like shit. Now you get OP stats or OP effect. Hopefully they release the new versions on PTR so players can give them feedback asap.
  1. huldu's Avatar
    So it'll take about 3-4 weeks of daily grinding through WQ's("invasions") to get revered. That's fine, it's in line with the other flying rep grinds in the game. As for the legendaries, come on blizzard. You know that there are still players out there where rng basically dictates everything? You know that terrible legendary that shouldn't even be in your spec/class? yeah that one, that's the one you get when one drops. Good riddance bring on next expansion already.
  1. Pucek's Avatar
    The question we should be asking is, will we ever get a Q&A on class performance? Because it seems like they are making Q&A of topics which could easily be answered in 2-3 blue posts.
  1. Vikter's Avatar
    Thank you for posting the build of the month over the years. I've used it to build my last two computers since you first started doing it, and I'm getting ready to make a new one soon and will use it again. It really makes it easy to know what the latest parts to buy are, because I don't keep up with it myself. Knowing what's compatible really helps get me started even if I go for one part that is different, for example. The different price points are great too. My last two computers were in the dolphin range, and now that I have a new job I'm looking forward to buying the stuff in the unicorn range.
  1. Arvandor's Avatar
    we want a Q&A for class design!

    i hope we see one in legion..

    nothing is more important for legion and 8.0!

    let us help you for a better future..
  1. GiefEpixe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arvandor View Post
    we want a Q&A for class design!

    i hope we see one in legion..

    nothing is more important for legion and 8.0!

    let us help you for a better future..
    Oh you sweet summer child. You surely must have realized by now that they really don't want your help and, in their mind, know best anyway.

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