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Bursting Affix Stronger
Bursting is now stronger.



Azerite Traits 50% Weaker in Rated PvP
It appears that all Azerite Traits are now 50% weaker in instanced PvP.



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Zandalari Trolls and Kul Tiran Allied Races Won't Unlock Until Patch 8.1.5
If you missed the blue posts, PTR builds, and BlizzCon announcement, Blizzard once again reminded players that the two new Allied Races weren't being released today.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I’m curious if I can unlock it today or if I have to wait for the new raid to go to raid finder, anyone know for sure?
At BlizzCon we talked about these Allied Races coming in Patch 8.1.5. It might feel like a new patch day with the season update and raid opening up today, but this is still the continuation of the Tides of Vengeance story. We will have more information on the Zandalari and Kul Tiran soon!

The wait sucks, but I’m at a point of apathy about it now. I wish more clear info would come out about to what extent raiding is related to unlocking the two races. Can the quest be done in LFR if a quest is needed?

There will be no raiding required. Some people may have seen the requirements on the PTR and we do plan to talk about them more to help spread the word.

As it currently stands, if you do the Zandalar quest arc (through the Blood Gate quest and Zul’s death), the War Campaign through the Tides of Vengeance achievement, and get Exalted with the Zandalari Empire, you will be able to do the questline to get access to the Zandalari Allied Race as soon as 8.1.5 goes live.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Bursting Affix, Azerite Traits in Rated PvP, New Allied Races Not Unlocking Today started by chaud View original post
Comments 60 Comments
  1. Nerovar's Avatar
    "We're unable to balance this big feature for PvP so we're going to make it useless."
    I've been looking forward to this.
  1. SoundOfGuns's Avatar
    Oh my fucking god, stop delaying content, you imbeciles.
  1. MakeMeLaugh's Avatar
    The devs of this game are an absolute joke.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerovar View Post
    "We're unable to balance this big feature for PvP so we're going to make it useless."
    I've been looking forward to this.
    Wouldn’t tuning it Lower be part of balancing? Like in legion they just turned off stuff like trickets this isn’t quite the same.
  1. Baracuda's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerovar View Post
    "We're unable to balance this big feature for PvP so we're going to make it useless."
    I've been looking forward to this.
    They've should have done this at launch. I only hope it's the damage portion of the traits that are affected, not the mechanic-changing version, which doesn't stack anyway.
  1. Exkrementor's Avatar
    "Zandalari Trolls and Kul Tiran Allied Races Won't Unlock Until Patch 8.1.5"

    Just make them a fetaure of the next expansion. You've delayed them so long by now, a few extra months dont matter.
  1. Nerovar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Wouldn’t tuning it Lower be part of balancing? Like in legion they just turned off stuff like trickets this isn’t quite the same.
    Balancing individual traits would be part of balancing. Putting a "50% sale" label on every trait is lazy and basically Blizzard's confession that they cannot and will not put any effort into fixing this feature for PvP (as expected). Expect further nerfs across the board when we get another ring.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerovar View Post
    Balancing individual traits would be part of balancing. Putting a "50% sale" label on every trait is lazy and basically Blizzard's confession that they cannot and will not put any effort into fixing this feature for PvP (as expected). Expect further nerfs across the board when we get another ring.
    I have no idea when the last trait nerf was but don’t they already balance them and this would just make them less impactful in PvP?
  1. iamthedevil's Avatar
    If Blizzard had feet, they'd be full of bullets.
  1. Th3Scourge's Avatar
    LOLOLOLOL

    We've designed classes around their interaction with Azerite abilities. Now let's make them useless in a PVP setting.
  1. THEORACLE64's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MakeMeLaugh View Post
    The devs of this game are an absolute joke.
    They’re not delaying content when they’re sticking to their original plan though.
  1. Kagthul's Avatar
    Traits were already nerfed in PvP (healing and shields, at least, gave significantly lower values in PvP)....

    So is this ON TOP of them ALREADY being weaker? If so... thatd make a lot of the defensive ones almost worse than just not having them. Like.. am i going to get like a 700 damage shield from Resounding Protection now?
  1. Stormenson's Avatar
    triats that got nerfed 50% 12 december at 8.1 realease getting nerfed again ? for example crushing assault and avenger's might
  1. Sigxy the Lemming's Avatar
    "Azerite Traits 50% Weaker in Rated PvP."

    Seems like something that should've been on the patch notes, yeah?
  1. Queen of Hamsters's Avatar
    It's getting tiresome to have patches come out that don't include what should be coming out already...

    I won't fret though, I'm sure they got access to the facts and figures on player participation etc. I can only speak for myself, and I think it's a bad idea to stretch content out into ".5"-crap when the big patches haven't been all that big...
  1. majesta's Avatar
    Blizzard has a serious communication problem with letting us know, after the fact. Like players should play the game and be suddenly surprised by major mechanic changes. They should have posted notes. A change like this had to be discussed in some meeting, if not a few. There should be an announcement on Twitter, the forums, and whatnot letting players know of changes beforehand or at least as servers are coming back up from maintenance.
  1. Mrbleedinggums's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Exkrementor View Post
    "Zandalari Trolls and Kul Tiran Allied Races Won't Unlock Until Patch 8.1.5"

    Just make them a fetaure of the next expansion. You've delayed them so long by now, a few extra months dont matter.
    "Hey guys, you know the allied race that is either wary of you or doesn't have any legit reason to join your faction at the start of the expansion? Well we're gonna just let you play them from the start because fuck trying to be a little bit consistent with the rest of the allied races on being just that, ALLIED RACES. That term alone would at least hint or indicate that they're not immediately part of the faction and you have to gain their trust and respect for them to want to join up with you, like an ALLY. Since there's no serious reason until AFTER an entire siege of one of the allied races' capital with the help of the OTHER allied race, we'll just say screw the rules and let you do it from the start."
  1. prwraith's Avatar
    Allied races are the new dance studio.
  1. Doomchicken's Avatar
    Not to defend Blizzard, but the fact that Kultirans and Zandalari are coming out in 8.1.5, when they've said that for ages now should really only surprise the dumbest of all human beings. That said, having a date for that patch would be nice.
  1. Vampyr78's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Exkrementor View Post
    "Zandalari Trolls and Kul Tiran Allied Races Won't Unlock Until Patch 8.1.5"

    Just make them a fetaure of the next expansion. You've delayed them so long by now, a few extra months dont matter.
    I don't even understand why this is posted as a part of a news. It's been known since Blizzcon back in November.

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