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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
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  1. scubistacy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vyzzle View Post
    That's why I said complain about the content now how to do tedious things faster lol....

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    Group finder auto accept didnt remove tedious elements. That's my point. It just made doing tedious things quicker, that doesnt solve the problem of you not enjoying the content.

    Complain about the content.
    But it did remove tedious elements. Do you find it is a good way to spend your time sitting there, staring at your screen, waiting for people to appear in your group interface? No matter how good or bad the content it, it only gets worse if you add tedium into the mix. we don't need paperwork in a game. I have more than enough paperwork in my job. You know, games should be fun.

    If creating a group takes longer than actually running the quest (even on your own), then something is wrong.
  1. Vyzzle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scubistacy View Post
    But it did remove tedious elements. Do you find it is a good way to spend your time sitting there, staring at your screen, waiting for people to appear in your group interface? No matter how good or bad the content it, it only gets worse if you add tedium into the mix. we don't need paperwork in a game. I have more than enough paperwork in my job. You know, games should be fun.

    If creating a group takes longer than actually running the quest (even on your own), then something is wrong.
    I dont stare at my screen. I just do the WQs, or invite people from my guild, make friends in the game who are around and make content enjoyable by their company.


    Comparing group finding to paperwork?? Weird job ya have then.
  1. Jsinclair's Avatar
    Changing the group finder to Better investors to increase the amount of time played is kinda dumb. honestly if it takes me the same amount of time to do the world quest solo as it does to find a group im not going to spend the time finding the group. If its a hard one made for a group ill just wait for some one to tag it and then hop on it, but wait saying that you are going to put it back to vanilla wow tagging systems...
  1. Ragerblade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vyzzle View Post
    I dont stare at my screen. I just do the WQs, or invite people from my guild, make friends in the game who are around and make content enjoyable by their company.


    Comparing group finding to paperwork?? Weird job ya have then.

    So in other words you are putting your two cents on a issue that you never used in the first place? Your two cents on the subject does not matter.

    For people like myself, who used it to make fishing groups, and to do invasion much faster and smoother. It made the game more enjoyable. Blizzard will regret doing this.
  1. Vyzzle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ragerblade View Post
    So in other words you are putting your two cents on a issue that you never used in the first place? Your two cents on the subject does not matter.

    For people like myself, who used it to make fishing groups, and to do invasion much faster and smoother. It made the game more enjoyable. Blizzard will regret doing this.
    Every 2 cents matter, how else would you make a dollar? Or something else profound to that effect.

    Lol, yeah. Blizzard isn't going to regret this specific decision.
  1. Ragerblade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vyzzle View Post
    Every 2 cents matter, how else would you make a dollar? Or something else profound to that effect.

    Lol, yeah. Blizzard isn't going to regret this specific decision.

    I heard the same thing about wod to the point they stop showing subs.


    It is not just this, Blizzard has been pissing people off. and no your two cents don't matter because you don't use it. That is common sense. It is a feature you never used, so feedback from you about it is like pissing in the wind.

    In other words, what you say does not matter about it being removed or not. Have a nice day.
  1. Vyzzle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ragerblade View Post
    I heard the same thing about wod to the point they stop showing subs.


    It is not just this, Blizzard has been pissing people off. and no your two cents don't matter because you don't use it. That is common sense. It is a feature you never used, so feedback from you about it is like pissing in the wind.

    In other words, what you say does not matter about it being removed or not. Have a nice day.
    The feature still affects me though, whether I use it or not. So yes, my two cents do matter. Group finder has changed my in-game experience, so has auto-accept. It has changed the community of group content, and as someone from a different perspective I can speak to that.

    I'm not saying group finder should be removed, I'd like it to be but it's so engrained in the fabric of the game now I wouldn't suggest something so absurd. However, removing auto-grouping which affects a lot of in-game content (especially on RP-wPvP servers like my own) is something I'm glad is gone, because it does benefit me and at the most mildly inconveniences people who have come to rely on it.

    Honestly, the outroar against such a small thing by the community is really just a terrible reflection of what this community has become. I'm moreso just saddened by that fact. It's akin to people whining about being killed by other players while in Warmode. Frivolous crying.
  1. HordeLord'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.
    How about YOU stfu! and get back in the kitchen and make my dinner lol. fat girl avatar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deianeira View Post
    Lol you guys are friggin hilarious, they didnt KILL anything. you can still create groups and join groups in Groupfinder. It will just take a few seconds longer.

    I dont care much at all about this changes. Sometimes when i used WQGF i joined-killedwhateverneededkilling-collected reward and left in less then a minute. Guess now it will take 2 mins and who knows perhaps one will be able to say hello to the ones you are "grouping" with.

    I thought everyone hated LFG and all that shit and that the game had become so impersonal!
    Go back to sucking on Ions wrinkly ballsack you fucking phaget white knight!!!
  1. Ragerblade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vyzzle View Post
    The feature still affects me though, whether I use it or not. So yes, my two cents do matter. Group finder has changed my in-game experience, so has auto-accept. It has changed the community of group content, and as someone from a different perspective I can speak to that.

    I'm not saying group finder should be removed, I'd like it to be but it's so engrained in the fabric of the game now I wouldn't suggest something so absurd. However, removing auto-grouping which affects a lot of in-game content (especially on RP-wPvP servers like my own) is something I'm glad is gone, because it does benefit me and at the most mildly inconveniences people who have come to rely on it.

    Honestly, the outroar against such a small thing by the community is really just a terrible reflection of what this community has become. I'm moreso just saddened by that fact. It's akin to people whining about being killed by other players while in Warmode. Frivolous crying.


    You gave no reason at all! You said a whole lot of nothing! The community has ALWAYS been like this. Now we don't have to be social to deal with this trash community. Overall a very good thing. From day 1 this mmo has had the worse community. Trying to get people to be more social, or just talk is not going to happen. People would rather not do it than be force to do it.

    They removed pvp servers so your point it is glad it is gone is silly. It makes no sense at all. Wtf
  1. Adunai's Avatar
    I don't get it. In vanilla/WotLK, you just type "LFG Mankirik's wife" or whatever in the zone chat, easy... But I guess, the current generation wants everything automated, and if it's not, the start panicking and crying LMAO
  1. Ragerblade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Adunai View Post
    I don't get it. In vanilla/WotLK, you just type "LFG Mankirik's wife" or whatever in the zone chat, easy... But I guess, the current generation wants everything automated, and if it's not, the start panicking and crying LMAO
    Again, wow is old. The game is tedious. Making the game less tedious is a good thing. Making it more tedious is a bad thing.
  1. Vyzzle's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ragerblade View Post
    Again, wow is old. The game is tedious. Making the game less tedious is a good thing. Making it more tedious is a bad thing.
    False once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragerblade View Post
    You gave no reason at all! You said a whole lot of nothing! The community has ALWAYS been like this. Now we don't have to be social to deal with this trash community. Overall a very good thing. From day 1 this mmo has had the worse community. Trying to get people to be more social, or just talk is not going to happen. People would rather not do it than be force to do it.

    They removed pvp servers so your point it is glad it is gone is silly. It makes no sense at all. Wtf
    I guess you actually arent reading my posts lol. That explains it
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    Why does Blizzard have such a raging hard-on for taking QoL changes away this expansion? They have the Vanilla servers coming for the folks that want to walk a 1000 miles in the snow again.

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