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Patch 8.0.1 - Build 27291: Group Finder Addon Changes
The latest live build made a few more changes to the Group Finder. This was likely to combat group finding addons, such as the LookingForGroup addon.

  • Searching for groups now must be done manually.
  • Entering text into the search box now must be done manually, you can't paste in text anymore.
  • Accepting group members now must be done manually, as the Auto-Accept functionality has been disabled.


Stromgarde Warfront Unlock Timing
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ve seen some confusion about when Battle for Azeroth’s first Warfront, Battle for Stromgarde, will open and would like to give some clarifications.

Similar to other types of endgame content such as raids and rated PvP, the Battle for Stromgarde will not be immediately available at launch. Instead, it’ll open a few weeks later. Initially, the Alliance will control Stromgarde Keep (which allows access to certain outdoor content in the Arathi Highlands), while the Horde begins preparations to assault. Once those preparations are finished, Horde players will be able to queue for the Battle for Stromgarde Warfront.

A few days afterward, the roles will reverse: the Horde will control Stromgarde (thus gaining access to the outdoor content), and the Alliance will begin their own preparations to retaliate. This process will continue to alternate between Horde and Alliance on a regular cadence.

Zappi Boi Stats
Blizzard shared a chart that demonstrates how character names with Zap at the beginning spiked after the release of the cinematic.



Patch 8.0.1 Hotfixes - August 8, 2018
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Gorefiend's Grasp correctly functions on transports such as elevators.
    • Unholy
      • Risen Skulker from All Will Serve will now properly change targets to assist while in combat.
      • Summon Gargoyle and the Dark Arbiter variant will now properly assist in combat and change targets.
  • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Succubus will no longer automatically cast Seduction when the Warlock is affected by crowd control effects.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Tomb of Sargeras

    • Dresanoth’s Icy Talons ability no longer deals excessive damage.
    • Lylth the Silent no longer deals excessive damage with Lunar Blast, Shadow Blast, and Star Barrage abilities.
    • Lieutenant Silvermight no longer deals excessive damage.

Player versus Player
  • Arathi Blizzard
    • The number of bases controlled by each faction is now displayed correctly.

Professions
  • Herbalism
    • Fixed a bug that made Frost Lotus require a Herbalism skill of 400 to be successfully harvested.

Warcraft Secrets Website Launch
The Warcraft Secrets website launched recently, with the goal of documenting the hidden secrets in WoW.

  • The Secrets Database documents all the secrets that have been completed by the community, as well as hidden collectibles and other interesting vanity items.
  • Guides are articles on elaborate secrets such as Uuna, Lucid Nightmare and Sun Darter Hatchling
  • Hunter Pets section includes guides to secret-related or hard-to-find and challenging hunter pets such as Lightning Paw and Fenryr.
  • Mysteries documents uncovered hidden secrets, as well as Battle for Azeroth secrets in the process of uncovering.

If you decide to register an account, you will also be able to sort your collection based on obtained secret mounts, hidden collectibles and vanity items.


They are currently hosting a giveaway for 5x Blizzard Shop Mounts on their front page, as well as several others on their Website Discord for MMO-Champion Premium and other websites.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Group Finder Addon Changes, Zappi Boi, August 8 Hotfixes, Warcraft Secrets started by chaud View original post
Comments 293 Comments
  1. rsl's Avatar
    yeah right. mediocre expansion is about to start

    why dont you disable your shit DEVS blizzard ?
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Yeah more disabling of group finder is not going to go down well, even I think disabling auto accept is beyond silly..
  1. Eggroll's Avatar
    Lol wut? Why would they disable auto join feature? What the ... Blizzard?
  1. Assumi's Avatar
    Seems the only thing this garbage dev team can design anymore is methods to add inconvenience to everything
  1. fishoa's Avatar
    Remember when we said all changes in 7.3.5 to old raids and leveling were to make everything take more time because of investor's metrics? You guys didn't believe us.

    Remember when we said all changes in 8.0 to break World Quest addons and further make old content farming more random were to make everything take more time because of investor's metrics? You guys didn't believe us.

    Well, look where we are now.

    You guys deserve this and more.
  1. dalrint's Avatar
    Hey Blizz, you know what's the best part of putting together a group?

    The paperwork. Please, make even more steps before I can get four people who won't talk at all to help me do a world quest for the seventeenth time.
  1. Assumi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fishoa View Post
    Remember when we said all changes in 7.3.5 to old raids and leveling were to make everything take more time because of investor's metrics? You guys didn't believe us.
    Hey don't lump us all together, some of us had the common sense to see the endless shift to inconvenience and time sinks being ramped up beyond belief right after they changed to a different "success" metric for investors.
  1. sopeonaroap's Avatar
    don't really get what they want to accomplish by attacking addons that make quick group creation possible.
  1. Assumi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dalrint View Post
    seventeenth time.
    You missed a few digits.
  1. sopeonaroap's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fbwa View Post
    if you can do better than someone who would get hired at blizzard go get hired or stfu.
    if you can do what he did better then go do it or stfu
  1. MinTDH's Avatar
    Well, at least they're investing their resources in places that matter. Right, guys?
  1. Assumi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sopeonaroap View Post
    don't really get what they want to accomplish by attacking addons that make quick group creation possible.
    I highlighted the key word for you. Quick =/= Time Spent to report to investors. You have to think on the macro scale here, adding 3 minutes to creating a world group may sound small, but over the course of repeating the same shitty world quests 2,000 times for 2 years that adds up quite a bit.
  1. RaoBurning's Avatar
    Fixing things that aren't problems since 199X
  1. Volitar's Avatar
    FUCK OFF. Stop. Go fucking work on your unfinished classes instead of making world quests even more fucking aids to do.
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Interestingly reading on the Blizz forums it seems to be one of two things another bug so unintentional or it is not a bug and is intentional.. Have to wait and see if we get a proper Blue response to this..
  1. Th3Scourge's Avatar
    Can confirm my level 3 Zappiiboi has been sitting in the Echo Isles since the weekend
  1. Marrilaife's Avatar
    RIP world boss groups and fishing raids... Fun was detected.
  1. Xath's Avatar
    This is the stupidest change since the last stupid change ion made. He seriously needs to get booted so this game can start going in a positive direction again.
  1. Lesoror's Avatar
    Class changes for shamans?
    LUL, no
    Killing party-questing in MMO?
    Oh, YEAH
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    I generally have a pretty high bar for getting annoyed at dumb Blizzard decisions, but this is up there. The changes to the group finder and the killing of addons are going to TRASH world quest participation. They're removing everything that made world quests so popular - speed, efficiency and accessability.

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