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by Published on 2022-09-23 11:03 PM

Dragonflight Class Design Progress Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We feel it would be useful to let everyone know where we are in the development of Dragonflight classes and talent design. With the next Beta/PTR build, we’re transitioning away from spending the majority of our time on the design iteration of the new talent trees, and we’re now primarily focused on fixing bugs and tuning the game. This includes balancing talent choices against each other and tuning the throughput of each class. We want to ensure that we release an expansion of the highest quality for this incredible community.

That being said, the new talent systems constitute a tremendous change to the game and represent a fundamental overhaul to how classes and specializations are customized by players. It is our expectation that we will be making adjustments based on your feedback throughout the expansion’s lifetime. We greatly appreciate all of your testing and feedback thus far, and we’re looking forward to delivering improvements to all of the talent trees in content updates throughout Dragonflight.
by Published on 2022-09-23 08:07 PM

Wrath Classic Beta Development Notes - September 23, 2022
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Beta Updates - September 23, 2022

  • Realm first Achievements are now unavailable for 24 hours after a player-character takes a free transfer to another realm (was 60 days).
    • Developers’ notes: This is intended to eliminate a concern that some players might have about using Free Transfers to move to a realm that isn’t overcrowded.

  • Will of Sartharion now increases Sartharion’s health by 25% with 1 drake alive, 45% with 2 drakes alive, and 65% with three drakes alive (was 25%).
    • Developers’ notes: Sarth+3 should still be quite manageable, but the unintended strategy of simply burning down the boss should be much less viable. Please note that the in-game tooltip is currently incorrect and will be updated in the future.

  • Raids will now count towards the 5 instance-per-hour limit.
    • Developers’ notes: The hourly instance limit prevents players from entering instances that they’ve entered at least once already within the last hour. With this change, farming a dungeon should not prevent you from entering a raid instance, so long as you don’t attempt to reset and re-enter that raid instance multiple times.

  • The costs and availability of Season 5 Arena gear have been adjusted to their final values.
    • Developers’ notes: There were previously some inconsistencies on PvP gear from season to season, especially with rating requirements. This update fixes Savage and Hateful Arena gear so that they require both Honor Point and Arena Point costs (where intended). Previously in the Wrath Beta, they were sold for Arena Points only. As a reminder, the vendors that offer Arena gear in Dalaran, Area 52, Gadgetzan, and the PvP Barracks in capital cities will not sell Season 5 gear to you until Season 5 begins. Savage Arena gear will be purchaseable for only Honor in capital cities, but is sold for Arena Points + Honor in Gadgetzan, Area 52, and Dalaran. This is intended and corresponds with original Wrath of the Lich King.
by Published on 2022-09-23 06:39 PM

Upcoming Preservation Evoker Changes - 30 Yard Range and More
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In the next beta build, we are making some updates to address concerns regarding Preservation Evoker’s healing range. We have been reading feedback and observing playtests, and agree that the 25 yard range is a little too prohibitive when combined with the frequent casting requirements of empower spells. To address this, we’re doing the following:

  • All of Preservation Evoker’s healing and utility spells will now be at 30 yards baseline.
  • The cooldowns for Dream Breath and Spiritbloom are being increased slightly, with Preservation’s overall healing efficacy being increased to compensate.
    • This should mean you have to stand still and cast empower spells less often, but when you do they will be more impactful, and your healing in-between those moments will also be more impactful.
  • Hover will now have a shorter lock-out time, so you can more quickly cast spells after using Hover.

We are interested in delivering on a mobile, mid-range healer. We want to make sure tools like Hover, Verdant Embrace, Echo, and Rescue are flexible and powerful enough to compensate for a lower range. Please continue testing and providing feedback, and let us know if these tools are working well alongside the changes above. We will continue to listen to feedback and make sure Evoker is a powerful and exciting new class to play!
by Published on 2022-09-23 06:36 PM

Wrath of the Lich King Classic - Drakkari Troll Lore
Blizzard has released another Lore video, this time focusing on the Drakkari Trolls with PlatinumWoW.

by Published on 2022-09-23 01:56 AM

Dragonflight Beta - Known Issue Causing Crashes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We’ve identified a bug that’s causing crashes in the Dragonflight Beta.

It has to do with code that’s fixed in the next build, so while we are trying to develop and deploy a hotfix for it tomorrow, if we’re unsuccessful, this bug could persist until our next full build deploy next week.

Thank you for your reports.

WoW Hotfixes - September 22, 2022
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dungeons and Raids
  • Tazavesh: So’leah’s Gambit
    • Hylbrande
      • Added safeguards for an issue where Bypass Code auras may not apply to players who pick them up.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic
  • Brewfest’s Coren Direbrew dungeon is now available in the Group Finder for players over level 68.
  • It is now possible to get the Brewfest quest “Another Year, Another Souvenir” which rewards this year’s Brewfest Stein.
  • Fixed an issue where the Glyph of Horn of Winter prevented other Death Knights in your raid or party from using Horn of Winter.
  • Fixed an issue with Warrior’s Warbringer talent which prevented Intervene from breaking root effects.
  • Call to Arms Battlegrounds now reward the proper bonus Honor.
  • Quests that did not display completion text when being watched have been fixed and should display the text on what to do next under the objective tracker.

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