1. #21741
    Quote Originally Posted by Radioactive View Post
    Yesterday was a blast news-wise : CFP and bannable boosters. I really have hope for the future.
    Boosting is in no way banned now. Furthermore you can still advertise boosts.
    The only change is that boosting now has to be advertised, and probably executed, by guilds/individual players, not all-game encompassing organizations.

  2. #21742
    Quote Originally Posted by Fiercelord View Post
    Are we expecting some "major" news today or the yesterday cross-faction news would be the promised news?
    I expect 9.2 release date and announcement for 10.0 reveal still to be on the menu for "news in the coming weeks". Wouldnt be surprised if this was it for this week and we get 9.2 release date somewhere next week.
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  3. #21743
    For the people going "must be Microsoft influence", keep in mind that Microsoft has 0 influence until the deal actually closes sometime next year. Until then, anything that Blizzard does is on their own, or Activision's, accord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    For the people going "must be Microsoft influence", keep in mind that Microsoft has 0 influence until the deal actually closes sometime next year. Until then, anything that Blizzard does is on their own, or Activision's, accord.
    This. Also Ion even said that it's "part of a larger reexamining of World of Warcraft's fundamentals — a process Blizzard began back in patch 9.1.5." and that patch (aswell as 9.2 and 9.2.5) was developed way before anyone knew about the Microsoft deal as far as we know.

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  5. #21745
    it's funny how everyone forgot about the dragons and remembered the old news about the cross faction

  6. #21746
    Quote Originally Posted by ExiHext View Post
    ?
    The only things wrong are that it is not 10.0 (the leaker says his informations are old) and that they forgot people from your f-list...which is easy to miss. The rest about cross faction seems completely on spot to me.
    "cross faction is in. group through group finder only. "
    "Players will be able to directly invite members of the opposite faction to a party if you have a BattleTag or Real ID friendship, or if you are members of a cross-faction WoW Community."

    That's not missed. He specifically said "only".

  7. #21747
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    This. Also Ion even said that it's "part of a larger reexamining of World of Warcraft's fundamentals — a process Blizzard began back in patch 9.1.5." and that patch (aswell as 9.2 and 9.2.5) was developed way before anyone knew about the Microsoft deal as far as we know.
    You could stretch a bit and say that Blizzard decided to reassess how the game was doing once the Microsoft deal became a possibility.
    Lower level employees would almost definitely not know, but employees like Ion might have known that a Microsoft deal was on the table for a while.
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  8. #21748
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    You could stretch a bit and say that Blizzard decided to reassess how the game was doing once the Microsoft deal became a possibility.
    Lower level employees would almost definitely not know, but employees like Ion might have known that a Microsoft deal was on the table for a while.
    This isn't as likely as you think, these things are kept to a bare minimum as large mergers like these are extremely regulated/confidential (for good reason) and this definitely isn't something Ion needed to be involved for his job (or anyone at the Blizzard studio for that matter).

  9. #21749
    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    This isn't as likely as you think, these things are kept to a bare minimum as large mergers like these are extremely regulated/confidential (for good reason) and this definitely isn't something Ion needed to be involved for his job (or anyone at the Blizzard studio for that matter).
    Ion was just an example of a high level employee, couldn't actually remember what his title is. Kotick might have been a better example.
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  10. #21750
    Quote Originally Posted by Hitei View Post
    "cross faction is in. group through group finder only. "
    "Players will be able to directly invite members of the opposite faction to a party if you have a BattleTag or Real ID friendship, or if you are members of a cross-faction WoW Community."

    That's not missed. He specifically said "only".
    Yeah...no. That's just nitpicking. The leaker got it quite right. Especially that there are no crossfaction guilds and that you need to go through the groupfinder i.e. you cannot invite random people from the other faction in the open world. Who knows how it was when they gained the information? IF we assume that the leak is real..which it won't be. It's just relatively spot on for a mere speculation. That's what makes me wonder.

  11. #21751
    Quote Originally Posted by Snorlax View Post
    Only because they know killing the communities is enough to kill full on boosting in general. At least for most people, it's gonna become a lot more or a niche thing. With boosters not having as many people to sell to theyre gonna start dwindling. It'll cannibalize itself now. Basically Blizzard banned all boosting but without the shithead boosters throwing as much of a fit as they would if they just outright did it.
    Banning boosting outright is probably impossible since it would very much be throwing the baby out with the bathwater considering how integral cooperative play is to an MMO.
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  12. #21752
    Quote Originally Posted by Snorlax View Post
    Only because they know killing the communities is enough to kill full on boosting in general. At least for most people, it's gonna become a lot more or a niche thing. With boosters not having as many people to sell to theyre gonna start dwindling. It'll cannibalize itself now. Basically Blizzard banned all boosting but without the shithead boosters throwing as much of a fit as they would if they just outright did it.
    I can't imagine that the people that want to be boosted will stop wanting to be boosted.
    The demand will still be there. And with demand there will always be a supply.
    What will change is that the market will become less competitive and less transparent and that will probably mean higher price for the customer and higher risk of being scammed. The boosting communities were/are very strict with providing the customer what he paid for.

    There has always been plenty of boosting in WoW.
    People just for some strange reason think that just because some bots spam adds 24/7 then there is also more boosting.
    Advertising in WoW is more or less free, so there is no reason not to advertise as much as you want.

    What also makes me wonder is why people have such a big hate for the boosters, who at least are competent players,
    and not the pathetic scrubs that buy boosts. Those scrubs should be the ones we should despise - or at least despise more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-34 View Post
    What also makes me wonder is why people have such a big hate for the boosters, who at least are competent players,
    and not the pathetic scrubs that buy boosts. Those scrubs should be the ones we should despise - or at least despise more.
    Ye, let's hate them, because they happen to be less skilled at the game. These players are not the ones that turned /trade and LFG tool into a literal spamfest by hiring randoms that spam it all day every day. That is the main issue here. People don't give a flying fuck if someone wants to take a shortcut and get boosted by a guild, this is what always happened and will happen. But this entire industry with it adverts is what pisses people off.
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  14. #21754
    Quote Originally Posted by ExiHext View Post
    Yeah...no. That's just nitpicking. The leaker got it quite right. Especially that there are no crossfaction guilds and that you need to go through the groupfinder i.e. you cannot invite random people from the other faction in the open world. Who knows how it was when they gained the information? IF we assume that the leak is real..which it won't be. It's just relatively spot on for a mere speculation. That's what makes me wonder.
    I mean you can’t talk to random ppl of the opposite faction in the open world. How else are you going to invite the opposite faction into your party?

    The “leaker” just made a (very obvious) assumption of how cross faction grouping will work. That’s all.

    I’d say the fact he mentioned it as an expansion feature instantly exposes his BS

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    There's also the possibility of cross faction guilds still coming in 10.0 but implementing it would take a lot more work/time and in the meantime they could already release the non guild stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Szera View Post
    There's also the possibility of cross faction guilds still coming in 10.0 but implementing it would take a lot more work/time and in the meantime they could already release the non guild stuff.
    That is the general take on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Szera View Post
    There's also the possibility of cross faction guilds still coming in 10.0 but implementing it would take a lot more work/time and in the meantime they could already release the non guild stuff.
    Yep. I'm sure they spaghetti hard-coded guilds to be either horde or alliance and they need to figure out how to untangle them - also with 9.2.5. hall of fame will prolly be over so it won't matter anymore. I guess the easier solution would be to just make hall of fame / rankings for communities instead of guilds, but I bet the goal will be to have cross-faction* guilds with 10.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiercelord View Post
    Are we expecting some "major" news today or the yesterday cross-faction news would be the promised news?
    According to Scripe, he has been told they will announce the release date tomorrow. Don't know if this is true thohttps://clips.twitch.tv/ConsiderateA...-GyveIbNW8GQ06

  19. #21759
    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    For the people going "must be Microsoft influence", keep in mind that Microsoft has 0 influence until the deal actually closes sometime next year. Until then, anything that Blizzard does is on their own, or Activision's, accord.
    It’s not necessarily next year though. They said the deal will close in the fiscal year 2023, which already starts in July 2022. But a deal of this size might take longer than just half a year, but we don’t really know what’s been going on in the background.
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    I guess that's it for Warcraft News. It's a shame but at least we now have the date for when we can extrapolate when 10.0 will be Revealed which would be Stream/Video on March 22th and Reveal on the 24th/31st.

    I really would've preferred a video with all the news in one-go but, I guess statements is all that WoW can get these days with how bad things have gotten. Oh well, it is whatever it is.

    Hopefully 10.0 Reveal is juicy with all the other stuff attached.
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