Live Raid Tuning - May 14
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With weekly resets in each region, we’re making the following adjustments to three raid encounters.

  • Battle of Dazar’alor
    • Lady Jaina Proudmoore
      • The random Bombard locations in stage one are now less likely to light a Zandalari Ballista on fire when players are not nearby.
      • Chilling Touch now begins when Arcane Barrage is interrupted (previously was when Nathanos is freed).
      • Prismatic Images now spawn closer to Jaina (was centered on the middle of the area).
      • Icefall is timed to no longer coincide with full power Gathering Blizzard in Mythic difficulty.
      • Gathering Blizzard and Freezing Blood should now be more responsive in Mythic difficulty.
      • Jaina’s health has been reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
  • Crucible of Storms
    • The Restless Cabal
      • Void Crash and Crushing Doubt now prefer ranged targets.
      • Witness the End duration reduced to 7 seconds (was 9 seconds) in Mythic difficulty.
      • Zaxasj the Speaker and Fa’thuul the Feared health reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.
    • Uu’nat, Harbinger of the Void
      • Void Crash now prefers ranged targets.
      • Insatiable Torment now prefers damage dealers.
      • Piercing Gaze of N’Zoth duration reduced to 4 seconds (was 5 seconds) in Mythic difficulty.
      • Undying Guardians health reduced by 17% in Mythic difficulty.
      • The number of players targeted with Unstable Resonance has been reduced to 12 per cast (was 18) and now prefers ranged targets on Mythic difficulty.
      • Uu’nat’s health reduced by 5% in Mythic difficulty.

In Crucible of Storms, along with slightly reducing the overall difficulty of its encounters on Mythic difficulty, these changes are aimed at encouraging more diverse raid compositions, as well as making the encounters more accessible to guilds with melee-heavy rosters.

Again, these changes should go live with resets in each region.

Recruit-A-Friend Is Going on Hiatus
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Recruit-A-Friend (RAF) is heading into the workshop! The longstanding RAF program is going on hiatus while we construct something new that makes it even more rewarding to introduce your friends to World of Warcraft. As of June 11, 2019, the current program will come to an end, and you’ll no longer be able to send new RAF invitations. Don’t worry though—the program will be back in its new form before you know it.

To take advantage of the current RAF program, your friend will need to link a qualifying WoW account to yours before June 11, and will have 90 days to purchase game time to trigger any rewards.* Check out the RAF web page for the details on the current program and the available rewards.

We look forward to sharing the details of the new RAF program with you in the future!

*Recruited friends must not already have a World of Warcraft account, or their account must be fewer than 30 days old. Link period lasts for 90 days after your friend's account was first created.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Live Raid Tuning - May 14, Recruit-A-Friend Is Going on Hiatus started by chaud View original post
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  1. Justpassing's Avatar
    There goes Jaina
  1. Sigxy the Lemming's Avatar
    So how many "Real friends don't convince someone to play BfA" posts can we make out of this RAF Hiatus?
  1. Xu Sheng's Avatar
    Patch 8.2 on 11 June then
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    They probably surprised pikachu'd when people stopped RAFing when the nerfed it to the ground.... now they're scrambling to get people doing it again.
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    They probably surprised pikachu'd when people stopped RAFing when the nerfed it to the ground.... now they're scrambling to get people doing it again.
    this was the only reason

    i bet they will bump it even higher then initial numbers had
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    They probably surprised pikachu'd when people stopped RAFing when the nerfed it to the ground.... now they're scrambling to get people doing it again.
    Quote Originally Posted by kamuimac View Post
    this was the only reason

    i bet they will bump it even higher then initial numbers had
    This isn’t the first time they have paused it to update the system. It’s unlikely it has any thing to do with the xp boost.

    https://www.wowhead.com/news=221755/...blizzard-sales
  1. prwraith's Avatar
    Doesn't help when brain dead fucking raiders keep suiciding in p1 of mythic jaina. Because they have to learn how to do a fight that the order isn't memorized on.
  1. Alcsaar's Avatar
    Hopefully they'll adjust it to be useful for bringing back old players who have accounts, instead of forcing people to make new accounts.
  1. Gorsameth's Avatar
    As predicted in the CoS thread. Ion's guild got to Jaina and the nerfs come out
  1. Cena's Avatar
    LMAO recruit a friend. Come play this dogshit expansion with me!
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    This isn’t the first time they have paused it to update the system. It’s unlikely it has any thing to do with the xp boost.

    https://www.wowhead.com/news=221755/...blizzard-sales
    This is the quickest after changing it they've ever had to change it, 50% with no stacking was a mistake and it bit them in the Ass 100% guarantee.

    I'd wager 90% of people using RaF aren't even new people, very few new people ever come into WoW, it's too old.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    This is the quickest after changing it they've ever had to change it, 50% with no stacking was a mistake and it bit them in the Ass 100% guarantee.

    I'd wager 90% of people using RaF aren't even new people, very few new people ever come into WoW, it's too old.
    Not true there have been shorter gaps.

    Raised level grant cap

    Blizz.gif Rage of the Firelands Patch 4.2 Notes | 2011-06-24 23:10 | Zarhym

    Recruit-A-Friend now awards bonus experience and free level grants to level 80, up from level 60.
    View original post

    Previous X-53 Touring Rocket mount

    Blizz.gif Refer-A-Friend Rocket Mount Update | 2010-04-26 13:18 | Zarhym
    https://wowwiki.fandom.com/wiki/Recruit-A-Friend
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Not true there have been shorter gaps.



    https://wowwiki.fandom.com/wiki/Recruit-A-Friend
    That wasn't a shut down to revamp, that was just increasing the level. This is completely different.
  1. Daemos daemonium's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Onikaroshi View Post
    That wasn't a shut down to revamp, that was just increasing the level. This is completely different.
    It’s only been shut down once before, It was added in 2008 and changed in 2013 so 5 years. It’s then been 6 years since then so it’s still a longer gap.
  1. GreenJesus's Avatar
    Lol who would tell their friends to play BFA.. that isn't something a friend would do.
  1. aeuhe4yxzhds's Avatar
    So more mounts, toys, pets and maybe even transmog for either forcing your friends to start playing or you have to pay for a second account to get these items.

    Good job milking us even more ))
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    Can't get new people to play WoW if EVERYONE has an inactive account.
  1. atenime45's Avatar
    Why do Blizzard keep nerfing bosses so it's braindead to play melee? They don't have to do any mechanics at all. Is every melee just that bad at mechanics?
  1. Dziubla's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by atenime45 View Post
    Why do Blizzard keep nerfing bosses so it's braindead to play melee? They don't have to do any mechanics at all. Is every melee just that bad at mechanics?
    Watch some top guilds during any kind of realm first race. Check how many melees they usually bring. That's how "melee friendly" most encounters are.
  1. Dartz1979's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Justpassing View Post
    There goes Jaina
    please dont hurt my waifu too much i need her.

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