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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. Ragerblade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Psygon View Post
    Stupid addons: buh bye!

    Thank you Blizzard!
    and this moron does not understand that it hurts him if he uses gf. *sighs* this is the type of people that we deal with.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    Discussion? Where's the discussion? All I see are a bunch of whiny menchildren throwing tiny twos tantrums. I've been to nurserys with less crying and screaming.
    Then we are clearly seeing different thing and you are only seeing what you want to see to fuel your "game can do no wrong" agenda points.

    Telling someone to "Shut the fuck up" as you put it isn't helpful to the discussion. And just makes you come off as handwaving with yet again the "game does no wrong attitude".

    I see some fair critique here. Just because you believe the game is perfect and can do no wrong it doesn't change that.

    And before you try and pull your "BLIZZARD HATUR" card on me note how I said this change does not affect me. But that I get people's points.
  1. CheeseDoodlez's Avatar
    I bet they add the auto accept option back again. People rejoice, and the other parts of LFG they removed is forgotten by the players.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseDoodlez View Post
    I bet they add the auto accept option back again. People rejoice, and the other parts of LFG they removed is forgotten by the players.
    Or they could just let the addons work again?

    People who don't want to use them won't use them. Simple as that really.
  1. Ragerblade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Or they could just let the addons work again?

    People who don't want to use them won't use them. Simple as that really.
    That would be common sense.
  1. therealbowser's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    Oh shut the fuck up.
    That's it? That's the best counterpoint you can come up with? Damn, I must have made a rock-solid argument and I didn't even realize it, if you couldn't even debate a single word I posted. Thanks for pointing out just how right I am!
  1. Darkguyver2020's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Then we are clearly seeing different thing and you are only seeing what you want to see.

    I see some fair critique here. Just because you believe the game is perfect and can do no wrong doesn't suddenly stop criticism.
    I never said the game is perfect and I have my own share of legitimate gripes in regards to the game. But I can live with having to create my own groups and manually clicking a button.
    I bet the people who are bitching still need their mother to cut up their food or wipe their asses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therealbowser View Post
    That's it? That's the best counterpoint you can come up with? Damn, I must have made a rock-solid argument and I didn't even realize it, if you couldn't even debate a single word I posted. Thanks for pointing out just how right I am!
    No, I'm just tired of your petulant whining, manchild.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    I never said the game is perfect and I have my own share of legitimate gripes in regards to the game. But I can live with having to create my own groups and manually clicking a button.
    I bet the people who are bitching still need their mother to cut up their food or wipe their asses.

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    No, I'm just tired of your petulant whining, manchild.
    And there you go again. Insulting people because they dare criticise the game rather than trying to even have a hint of what could be considered an actual or constructive discussion.

    You keep claiming you have your fair share of gripes but when someone brings ones up you can't debate or handle you get defensive about it. So no I'll stick with the opinion I posted earlier thank you very much. Anyway this will be my last post to you because there is no point having any further discussion if it's just gonna devolve this way.
  1. Darkguyver2020's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    And there you go again. Insulting people because they dare criticise the game.

    You keep claiming you have your fair share of gripes but when someone brings ones up you can't debate or handle you get defensive about it.
    Again, there is no discussion or debate here. Just people threatening to quit the game over such minor inconveniences. It's pathetic.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by therealbowser View Post
    That's it? That's the best counterpoint you can come up with? Damn, I must have made a rock-solid argument and I didn't even realize it, if you couldn't even debate a single word I posted. Thanks for pointing out just how right I am!
    Meh I threw the fellow on ignore dude.

    Can't be bothered with people who have the "Blizz never do nothing wrong" attitude then proceed to insult someone for being critical.

    Just as bad as those who mindlessly bash the game without actual critique. (Not you of course haha)

    I mean as I said I think you are taking your "quit the game" thing too far imo but I can imagine there are people who are a bit frustrated with some design decisions as of late.

    Hell for me it was Legendaries in Legion and the early AP system. And Broken Shore. That zone just urgh don't get me started on it....
  1. Ragerblade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    Again, there is no discussion or debate here. Just people threatening to quit the game over such minor inconveniences. It's pathetic.
    Yet again, minor? This hurts all players who use group finder. Are you that clueless? Do you even understand why? You clearly don't. You also don't seem to understand this is one of many problems that has happen with BFA.
  1. Darkguyver2020's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ragerblade View Post
    Yet again, minor? This hurts all players who use group finder. Are you that clueless? Do you even understand why? You clearly don't. You also don't seem to understand this is one of many problems that has happen with BFA.
    Hurts all players who have the inability to type things out in a cohesive manner or click a button.
    Fortunately I don't fall into that category alongside the other mouthbreathers.
  1. CheeseDoodlez's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    Hurts all players who have the inability to type things out in a cohesive manner or click a button.
    Fortunately I don't fall into that category alongside the other mouthbreathers.
    Don't worry, you'll get to have fun being frustrated as well when you apply to 5 groups (which is the cap) and no one accepts you because they either arent paying attention or just filled a 5man group just as you applied. You will get to waste time together with the rest of us, or just end up soloing everything.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseDoodlez View Post
    Don't worry, you'll get to have fun being frustrated as well when you apply to 5 groups (which is the cap) and no one accepts you because they either arent paying attention or just filled a 5man group just as you applied. You will get to waste time together with the rest of us, or just end up soloing everything.
    Tbf I'll just solo non elite stuff. I don't mind. But for people who want shit done quicker it is a minor inconvenience at best I do admit that.

    It's so stupid they remove this because a small minority was messing about with it rather than punishing the minority.
  1. maulgryve's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkguyver2020 View Post
    Discussion? Where's the discussion? All I see are a bunch of whiny menchildren throwing tiny twos tantrums. I've been to nurseries with less crying and screaming.
    Just because you can walk 2 miles to work, doesn't mean that you should if you have the option to ride the bus. It also doesn't mean the busriders are lazy. They just prefer convenience.
    The taken away features just made life more convenient for players. I am not sure how anyone can argue against making player life more convenient. No need to resort to name calling because you disagree.
  1. m4xc4v413r4's Avatar
    This is what happens when you try to abuse the system, especially after Blizzard already told us they don't want people to do it and that idiot keeps trying to go around it. If you push them they'll push back, what a surprise...
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ripslyme View Post
    yeah right. mediocre expansion is about to start

    why dont you disable your shit DEVS blizzard ?
    agreed 100 %

    they should fire Ion imidiately .
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    They disabled these things because they are systems easily abused by bots plain and simple.
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Tbf I'll just solo non elite stuff. I don't mind. But for people who want shit done quicker it is a minor inconvenience at best I do admit that.

    It's so stupid they remove this because a small minority was messing about with it rather than punishing the minority.
    its a major inconvinience for world content

    maybe you have whole evening to do stupid pointless quests but normal people will simply stop doin them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    Tbf I'll just solo non elite stuff. I don't mind. But for people who want shit done quicker it is a minor inconvenience at best I do admit that.

    It's so stupid they remove this because a small minority was messing about with it rather than punishing the minority.
    its a major inconvinience for world content

    maybe you have whole evening to do stupid pointless quests but normal people will simply stop doin them
  1. Zenfoldor's Avatar
    I'd like to know why, exactly. I do not understand it.

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