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by Published on 2021-07-01 05:09 PM

Testing Same-Faction Battlegrounds in Burning Crusade Classic
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hello, Battleground enthusiasts!

As soon as we saw Battleground queue times go way up a few weeks ago, we got to work on our options for addressing the situation. They’ve all been discussed here and elsewhere, as you know, and in addition to following your discussions closely, we looked at game history and data. What was most evident from all of your feedback was: players want to continue to play on their chosen side of the faction conflict, players don’t want to wait in long queues for BGs, and players don’t want a highly convoluted mechanism for getting into a BG.

To solve those issues as best we can, we’ve been internally testing a configuration where the War Games system is used to bring about Horde vs. Horde or Alliance vs. Alliance Battlegrounds from the regular queue, and we’re ready to test it in the live game. Here’s the plan:

  • Starting tomorrow (Friday, July 2), we’re going to enable same-faction Battlegrounds.
  • You’ll queue for BGs as usual, and the matchmaker will first try to make an opposite-faction match for you.
  • If an opposite-faction match cannot be quickly made, you’ll be matched against a team from your faction.
  • Rewards such as Honor and Reputation will be assigned as usual.

We’ve been thinking of these like military training exercises, and to help get that feeling across in-game, we’re testing putting masks and tabards on the team playing out of the enemy faction’s base.

Please note that same-faction play won’t be available for Alterac Valley, which was never hooked up for War Games and would be particularly awkward for the team that found themselves fighting alongside a great number of enemy NPCs.

We’ll follow the action closely throughout the weekend, and with scheduled maintenance next week (July 6 in this region), we’re going to return the matchmaker to its regular configuration and analyze what happened.

When same-faction play goes live tomorrow, we’ll open a new feedback thread in this forum. After you’ve played some BGs, please come to that new thread and let us know how it went.

Thank you!
by Published on 2021-07-01 03:42 AM

Patch 9.1 Hotfixes - June 30
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • Fixed an issue where Achievement progress toasts were appearing in the wrong size and the text was not centered.

  • Death Knight
    • Fixed an issue where players couldn’t create a class trial Pandaren Death Knight.
  • Monk
    • Mistweaver
      • Fixed an issue where the Harm Denial conduit wasn’t increasing the healing of Expel Harm when used on an ally during Soothing Mist.

Creatures and NPCs
  • Winged Ravager’s Devour Essence will once again correctly damage its primary target instead of all nearby players.

Items and Rewards
  • The Great Vault has returned and generates the correct item levels for Mythic+ rewards.
  • Fixed an issue where certain Soulbind, Covenant set and Legendary bonuses were giving 50% more stats than intended, returning them back to their correct tooltip amounts.

  • Fixed an issue that caused some players to lose Rank 4 Legendary item crafting recipes.

  • Fixed an issue that could cause other players to interrupt Ve’nari’s actions during the quest “Mysteries of the Maw.”
  • Fixed an issue where “Mysteries of the Maw” would no longer progress if you died and resurrected during the stealth segment of the quest.

Returning To A Covenant You Left
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
When you leave a Covenant, they assign betrayer status to you. Returning to that Covenant is possible, but you have to take extra steps to regain their full trust.

Nonetheless, the Covenants are now coming together to fight a great threat, and there’s an upcoming new season, and they’re temporarily feeling more compatible with those who previously left their sanctums.

Considering all of the recent balance changes and new rewards like Covenant mounts, we’re creating a hotfix that will reset the betrayer status for all players who previously left any Covenants. This will be one-time renovation to your relationship with your old Covenant intended to make it easier for you to return and pick back up where you left off with them.

We expect the hotfix to go live in the next couple of days.

Sending Soul Ash to Alts
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
There is a vendor in Korthia who exchanges 300 soul ash for 250. Requires renown 44 though. Have to wait till next week.
This is correct.

Hitting Renown 44 and doing some quests will reveal Heirmir in Korthia.

Vendors in Torghast do not sell this exchange item.

Diablo IV Quarterly Update
Blizzard shared a new Quarterly Update for Diablo IV today.

by Published on 2021-06-30 03:33 AM

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Patch 9.1 Hotfixes - June 29, 2021
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
  • Kyrian
    • Forgelite Prime Mikanikos
      • Fixed an issue where Bron’s Call to Action was unintentionally stacking too quickly.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Molten Core
    • Players will once again deal the appropriate amount of damage based on their level within the raid.

Items and Rewards
  • The Great Vault is temporarily unavailable while we resolve issues regarding incorrect item levels.

Player versus Player
  • Players will once again deal the appropriate amount of damage based on their level within Tol Barad.

The Maw
  • Mawsworn Watchers in the Night Fae Assault will no longer incorrectly catch and teleport players that they cannot see.

Shadowlands Season 1 End Time
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Is it a known issue that the season did not end at 10:00 p.m. PDT on Monday, June 28 as announced here?
Yes. Unfortunately, the season did not end at 10:00 p.m. PDT as expected. We immediately investigated the issue and ended the season for certain at 11:10 p.m. PDT.

We will review the results and ensure that anyone who was eligible for Rank 1 at 10:00 p.m. PDT properly receives it.

If anyone was eligible for Rank 1 at 11:10 p.m. PDT but not 10:00 p.m. PDT, they will also receive it.

This review will be a part of our usual end-of-season processing. Immediately after every season, we examine participation and issue disqualifications before results are finalized.
by Published on 2021-06-29 10:33 PM

The Great Vault Loot Bug
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Okay so I completed a 15 last week on my DH log in to see a 216 as my highest option instead of 226??? Whats this about??

Confirmed – we do indeed have a bug that we’ve not been able to immediately squash.

Fixing it is a top priority for us, and at this time, it’s advisable to not loot the Great Vault until it’s been fixed and is offering the correct items.

We’ll keep you posted here and on our Warcraftdevs Twitter feed.

So I log onto 2 of my toons and get my reward from the great vault then log onto my mage and the vault has disappeared…just invisible stairs there…Ive tried everything to fix it.

While we work to fix a bug causing the Great Vault to present the wrong rewards, we’ve disabled the entire thing.

It will be back soon!

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