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by Published on 2018-01-24 03:42 AM

Recruit-A-Friend Changes Feedback

Patch 7.3.5 Hotfixes - January 23
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

  • NPCs should again make sounds when you click on them.
  • Your character’s sounds should again be more audible than other players’ sounds, especially in dungeons and raids.


Class Halls
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes inflated the Order Resources amount required for a mission.

Dungeons and Raids
  • Addressed numerous issues with area effects misbehaving in encounters.
    • Developers’ notes: The underlying issue here is complex, but we believe we’ve tracked down the likely cause. Please let us know if you continue to experience issues with erroneously-triggered area effects.

  • Lost Mail now properly spawns in a random location near one of several Dalaran mailboxes.
  • "Korok the Colossus" can now be turned in to Deathguard Podrig in the Sepulcher if Forward Commander Onslaught has been slain.
  • "Good News... and Bad News" can now be accepted from Matoclaw if abandoned.
  • Players level 91 and higher can now start the questline that unlocks Jade Forest by speaking with Nazgrim (Horde) or Admiral Jes-tereth (Alliance).
  • Boss enemies for "The Air Stands Still" have had their health reduced, and the NPCs that help you fight them have had their damage increased.
  • The missing Slumberblooms have returned for "Slumberbloom".
by Published on 2018-01-23 06:57 PM

Sotanathor, Ana-Mouz, Burning Crusade Timewalking, Deepwind Dunk Brawl

Recruit-A-Friend Changes Feedback
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Thanks for the feedback and thoughts so far.

The Refer-A-Friend system is intended as an option for players who want to invite a friend to play WoW with them and experience the game together. When it was first introduced, we gave it a hefty bonus to experience gain as a way for both players to reach endgame content as quickly as possible.

Nowadays, purchasing the latest WoW expansion includes a free character boost, so the need to rush your friend to max level is no longer there; you can jump into the latest content with your friend right away. This meant that the only players who were using the Refer-A-Friend system in its intended way – leveling alongside their friend – were those who had decided that they wanted to experience that content together. We realized that, for those players, the 300% XP bonus was a disservice; we were cutting that shared experience short by making them finish it far too quickly.

Now, we certainly recognize that the majority of people using the Refer-A-Friend system before these changes were doing so in order to level alts quickly. If anything, we take that as a strong indication that the system needed to change: the best method to level a character in WoW shouldn’t be “buy a new copy of the game, put it on a separate account, send it a Refer-A-Friend invite, level a new character, and then transfer that character to your primary account when you’re finished.” That’s messy, at best.

That said, we’re certainly taking the feedback about the rate of leveling alts into account as we move forward with the game’s development. We’ve been happy with the changes so far, but if leveling is too slow, we’d rather address that in the game itself than have Refer-A-Friend be some kind of bizarre workaround to an outstanding issue.

Overwatch League Update
Overwatch League continues this week with the Outlaws making a comeback.

by Published on 2018-01-23 04:39 PM

Bone Ringer Re-Enabled & Challenge Rift 31

Deathwing Needs a Friendwing - Phase 2 Voting! Class Creation Competition

Greater Invasion Boss - Sotanathor
Sotanathor is up this week, rewarding item level 930 loot!

World Boss - Ana-Mouz
Ana-Mouz is up as this week's Broken Isles world boss.

Weekly Event - Burning Crusade Timewalking
Burning Crusade Timewalking is back this week. Don't forget to check out Black Temple Timewalking during the event!

PvP Brawls - Deepwind Dunk
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Can you even dunk? If you want to win this brawl, you’re going to need to work on your skills because Dunkball has come to Pandaria. You’ll race to claim balls from the map’s center, or northern, or southern mines, take them to your enemy’s base, and then go for a magnificent long range shot or go all in for the dunk.
by Published on 2018-01-23 07:19 AM

Changes to Recruit-A-Friend - Now Live

Patch 7.3.5 Hotfixes - January 22
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

  • Addressed a graphical error with characters who have markings such as tattoos.
  • Uuna will now react to her surroundings when taken to Suramar, for both Horde and Alliance characters.


Dungeons and Raids
  • Deepholm
    • Fixed a bug where Aeonaxx would fail to drop loot.
  • Return to Karazhan
    • Attumen should once again properly respect tank threat for his Mounted Strike and Stamp attacks while astride Midnight.
  • Shadowfang Keep
    • Some enemies will now properly benefit from damage scaling when attacked by high-level players, in Normal difficulty.
  • Vault of the Wardens
    • Fel Furies that spawn in the Mythic Tirathon Saltheril encounter will no longer evade.

Mounts and Pets
  • Fixed a bug that caused custom pet names to sometimes partially disappear.
  • Mailing the Vicious War Fox will no longer cause it to become the other faction's War Fox.

  • Skinning
    • Noxious Whelps can again be skinned for Green Whelp Scales.

  • The Dragonblight quest "An End and a Beginning" can now be completed normally.
  • The Huge Boulder for the Redridge quest "Saving Foreman Oslow" has been returned.

January 19 - Build 28675

  • Addressed tuning issues with enemy health in leveling content.
  • Fixed framerate and client performance issues on mid- and lower-capacity hardware, especially when coupled with the use of certain addons.
  • Fixed an Archaeology bug preventing players from being able to survey in appropriate locations.
  • Restored a large number of missing transmogrification items to Collections.

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