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Patch 8.1 Hotfixes - February 14, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • High Tinker Mekkatorque
      • Wind Up now grants 10% Haste and Movement Speed in Heroic difficulty (was 20%).
      • Boss health lowered by 5% in Heroic difficulty.
    • King Rastakhan
      • Seal of Purification, Scorching Detonation, and Withering Burst should no longer hit pets.

  • Uldir
    • Taloc
      • Orbs of Harmony will now respawn when the Taloc encounter resets.

Player versus Player
  • Restoration Druid mana regeneration is now reduced by 55% in PvP.
  • Holy Priest, Holy Paladin, Restoration Shaman, and Mistweaver Monk mana regeneration is now reduced by 50% in PvP.
  • Discipline Priest mana regeneration is now reduced by 45% in PvP.
  • Balance Druid, Feral Druid, and Elemental Shaman mana regeneration is reduced by 35% in PvP.
    • Developers’ notes: We’ve taken a careful look at healer mana during longer PvP engagements in both Arenas and battlegrounds, and the changes above are intended to address several concerns. In PvP, we want mana to feel like a more critical resource, and we want mana efficiency to be an important part of PvP healing. At the beginning of Battle for Azeroth, mana regeneration from all healer specs was reduced by 15-30% (depending on the class), and after reviewing the current state of the game, we feel like further reductions are necessary to both healer specs and a few hybrid specs.

  • Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Restoration
      • Nourish mana cost increased by 30%.

  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Assassination
      • Neurotoxin now increases the cooldown of affected spells by 1 second (was 3 seconds).
      • Neurotoxin now has a 45 second cooldown (was 25 seconds).
      • Neurotoxin now has a 3 second duration (was 10 seconds).
        • Developers note: Unfortunately, we are unable to fix several technical issues with this spell at this time. We’re working on a fix for it that we hope to include in 8.1.5.

Patch 8.1.5 PTR - Portal Room Portal Model Updates
The portals in the portal rooms of Stormwind and Orgrimmar have received updates from the old mage portals on the PTR.



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Whirling Dragon Punch Bug
are you guys aware about the whirling dragon punch bug for windwalkers? I haven’t read anything acknowledging it and its pretty game influencing
With Whirling Dragon Punch, there seems to be a bug causing a cooldown discrepancy. We’re testing it in 8.1.5, where it appears to be fixed, and appreciate the heads-up. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Chris Metzen Tweets
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
While I don’t represent Blizzard anymore, I want to say that despite how hard this week was - the folks still there are some of the most dedicated and passionate developers in the world. They give their ALL daily...... for YOU guys.

Yes, the business end of things can be tough sometimes - but that’s every company. Blizzard’s not done. Or over. Or on fire. Rough patch, maybe? But the people there are brilliant and working hard every day. Support them. Encourage them where you can.

Flailing about the apocalypse doesn’t help. Positivity and faith in the long run actually DO help. A community that doesn’t support each other won’t last. Be positive for each other. Be constructive. Anger just breeds anger. I think Yoda said that once...

...the vast majority of people there that build and support products can’t/don’t control the top end of the business. Claiming that it all on fire and dead does a huge disservice to the people that are there doing their best. (Source)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 8.1 Hotfixes - Feb 14, 2019, Patch 8.1.5 PTR - Portal Room Updates, Blue Posts started by chaud View original post
Comments 64 Comments
  1. eduwneso's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    I mean I admire the support he is giving for his former company but even he needs to take a step back and realise that the Blizzard of today is not the one he worked at 25 odd years ago.
    I don't want to be this guy, but, I think he knows way better than any of us how "Blizzard of today" is doing, and what has changed and what not.

    - - - Updated - - -

    People who wants blizzard or ATVI to fail and then come to rage here after the layoff are hypocrites, or just so naive that people working there would have magical jobs once the company fails, stupidity at it's finest.
  1. keymil's Avatar
    But the people there are brilliant and working hard every day. Support them. Encourage them where you can.
    How disconnected from reality you have to be to say something like that? So we, paying customers, should encourage them to actually do their job so that we can give them more money? Lmao.
    Also their brilliance seems to be fading away based on recent decisions they're making.

    It's time to put aside your rose-tinted glasses, Chris. We all look fondly on our memories, but WoW, Blizzard, ActiBlizz, whatever, changed and there's no coming back.
  1. Nurasu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by eduwneso View Post
    I don't want to be this guy, but, I think he knows way better than any of us how "Blizzard of today" is doing, and what has changed and what not.
    He also owns quite a bit of stock in the company and has a vested interest in its success.
  1. eduwneso's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nurasu View Post
    He also owns quite a bit of stock in the company and has a vested interest in its success.
    Maybe, but we don't know and don't have conclusive information that points out that he said that the way some people put it, remember that Lore called Dickbags to people on a political discussion about EEUU on his personal twitter account, and wow players were all over him because they thought he was calling them that.

    As much as I don't trust what Metzen, Ion, Lore, etc say, I also don't always trust what people say against them.

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