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    More Flexibility with Essences - Account-Wide Rank 3 Essences Update

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    More Flexibility with Essences
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    We’ve just made a significant update to the new Echoes of Ny’alotha system, with the goal of making Essences much more available to your characters whose specializations put them in different roles (tanking, healing, damage).

    With this change, we’ve lifted the restrictions on acquiring role-specific Azerite Essences from MOTHER. Now, the various ways that you obtain Rank 3 tanking, healing, or damage-specific Essences are now grouped together. If you’ve earned any of the three Essences in these groups, all three of the Essences will be unlocked for purchase from MOTHER with Echoes of Ny’alotha:

    • Spark of Inspiration, Unwavering Ward, Strength of the Warden (obtained from Horrific Visions)
    • Touch of the Everlasting, Spirit of Preservation, Breath of the Dying (obtained from reputation with Rajani)
    • Blood of the Enemy, Artifice of Time, Sphere of Suppression (obtained from Battlegrounds)
    • Condensed Life Force, Vitality Conduit, Azeroth’s Undying Gift (obtained from raiding in The Eternal Palace)
    • Essence of the Focusing Iris, Life-Binder’s Invocation, Anima of Life and Death (obtained from Mythic Keystone dungeons)

    As a reminder, this was already the case with Purification Protocol, Nullifcation Dynamo, and Well of Existence (the Rustbolt Resistance Essences) as well as The Ever-Rising Tide, Aegis of the Deep, and The Unbound Force (the Nazjatar Essences).

    A side-effect of this change is that even a single character now has a way to obtain these off-role Essences, and can either use Echoes to purchase them from MOTHER or use the original means of acquisition. That means that your Priest who raided Azshara in Shadow-spec and got Condensed Life-Force up to Rank 3 is now able to obtain Vitality Conduit from MOTHER for a Holy-spec healing boost.

    Thank you for all of your feedback on this!
    Last edited by Lumy; 2020-03-20 at 08:38 PM.

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    good stuff

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    I hope we get similiar kind of receptiveness to feedback come SL Alpha.

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    As the subs start to drop to absurdly low levels, blizzard reaches into the bag of "care" and starts to give us a little snack. 100% XP buff for a month, and now this.. almost got me to resubbed blizz keep going tempting.

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    so i could now buy the tank and healer bg essences on my bear if my main is a hunter with all the dps essences at rank 3?

    so i wont need to waste my time doing the quest or honor farming?
    Last edited by thunderdragon2; 2020-03-20 at 07:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderdragon2 View Post
    so i could now buy the tank and healer bg essences on my bear if my main is a hunter with all the essences at rank 3?

    so i wont need to waste my time doing the quest or honor farming?
    That is exactly the case, and honestly, should've been like that from the start. Anything other just didn't make any sense and war seriously screwing over people who main DPS class

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewhan View Post
    As the subs start to drop to absurdly low levels, blizzard reaches into the bag of "care" and starts to give us a little snack. 100% XP buff for a month, and now this.. almost got me to resubbed blizz keep going tempting.
    That is exactly what I was thinking. I see fewer people on now and I am on Stormrage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebeast View Post
    That is exactly what I was thinking. I see fewer people on now and I am on Stormrage
    Well, see, everyone went horde. We're bustling over on Zul'jin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4rr0d View Post
    That is exactly the case, and honestly, should've been like that from the start. Anything other just didn't make any sense and war seriously screwing over people who main DPS class
    is this change effective now or dose it require a restart first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewhan View Post
    As the subs start to drop to absurdly low levels, blizzard reaches into the bag of "care" and starts to give us a little snack. 100% XP buff for a month, and now this.. almost got me to resubbed blizz keep going tempting.
    I mean you'd have to be completely inept to not see this, don't worry, I'm sure the Knights will be here to defend soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebeast View Post
    That is exactly what I was thinking. I see fewer people on now and I am on Stormrage
    Illidan is the *same* way, check out my sig. Illidan is the HIGHEST populated Horde realm.

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    this is nice the change is already in effect which means i don't have to do storming the battle field

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewhan View Post
    As the subs start to drop to absurdly low levels, blizzard reaches into the bag of "care" and starts to give us a little snack. 100% XP buff for a month, and now this.. almost got me to resubbed blizz keep going tempting.
    Didnt take long for doomsayers who pull numbers out of their ass to show up.
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    Crabs have been removed from the game... because if I see another one I’m just going to totally lose it. *sobbing* I’m sorry, I just can’t right now... I just... OK just give me a minute, I’ll be OK..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewhan View Post
    As the subs start to drop to absurdly low levels, blizzard reaches into the bag of "care" and starts to give us a little snack. 100% XP buff for a month, and now this.. almost got me to resubbed blizz keep going tempting.
    Please dont come back. The game needs less people like you, not more of them.

    (This is all assuming you actually did unsub)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    I mean you'd have to be completely inept to not see this, don't worry, I'm sure the Knights will be here to defend soon.

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    Illidan is the *same* way, check out my sig. Illidan is the HIGHEST populated Horde realm.
    I think most people just want to know where you guys get the sub numbers from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebeast View Post
    That is exactly what I was thinking. I see fewer people on now and I am on Stormrage
    Then you must be closing your eyes.

    I'm on the 3 biggest EU servers, and they're packed. Barely a single server having High/Full, have changed.
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    Full/High WoW servers for EU, Retail: 79. Literally zero change from 1 month ago, not counting Russia, obviously. Also, every BfA Quarterly report says Hi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    I mean you'd have to be completely inept to not see this, don't worry, I'm sure the Knights will be here to defend soon.

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    Illidan is the *same* way, check out my sig. Illidan is the HIGHEST populated Horde realm.
    Wait, that means you must have access to the mysterious sub numbers that blizzard hasn't released in years. Is there a specific reason you refuse to share them to shut those "knights" up?

    Or can you simply not handle those "knights" needing more than a blurry anecdotal picture posted to a 3rd party site as evidence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I think most people just want to know where you guys get the sub numbers from
    That poster has been saying that he doesn't play in one thread, yet in another pretends he's playing and keeping track of server pops.

    It's just blatant lying to uphold a narrative said person's been spewing for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewhan View Post
    As the subs start to drop to absurdly low levels, blizzard reaches into the bag of "care" and starts to give us a little snack. 100% XP buff for a month, and now this.. almost got me to resubbed blizz keep going tempting.
    It's a response to Covid-19.

    Asinine conjecture without any grounds should be avoided in times such as these, we already have too much misinformation floating.
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    Full/High WoW servers for EU, Retail: 79. Literally zero change from 1 month ago, not counting Russia, obviously. Also, every BfA Quarterly report says Hi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnyco View Post
    Didnt take long for doomsayers who pull numbers out of their ass to show up.
    Except they're not asspull numbers, the number of people actively playing WoW can be extrapolated with a bit of technical know-how from analyzing armory updates, as it has been, multiple times, right here on the fucking front page of mmo-champion. They stopped doing in the 'news' it last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    That poster has been saying that he doesn't play in one thread, yet in another pretends he's playing and keeping track of server pops.

    It's just blatant lying to uphold a narrative said person's been spewing for years.

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    It's a response to Covid-19.

    Asinine conjecture without any grounds should be avoided in times such as these, we already have too much misinformation floating.
    I also find it interesting - so let's say Blizzard released sub numbers and WoW had very few - does that make it a worse game? Are games only good based on how many players they have? Does that make fortnite the best game of all time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hextor View Post
    Except they're not asspull numbers, the number of people actively playing WoW can be extrapolated with a bit of technical know-how from analyzing armory updates, as it has been, multiple times, right here on the fucking front page of mmo-champion.
    Please, do share these "not asspulled" numbers.
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