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    OK the clarifications on the reward system are exactly what I expected PLUS Fated World Bosses! So even casual players could suffer LFR and get a decent weapon for whatever they do (with a cypher weapon before that).

    Though I do wonder if those items will also be upgradeable for raiders. I guess the only item there that is somewhat interesting is Mor'geth's trinket though. Still that means casual players could eventually get tier at a decent ilvl just by using Catalyst on world boss items. ALso as a collector it means more chances for me to get items at all different ilvls so I can get sepulcher mogs. The fact that I can get the LFR mog without stepping into LFR by just using the Catalyst on Sandworn Relic gear made me so happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowrefugee View Post
    My pipe dream: Dark Ranger quest is for hunter spell effects, Calia quest is Darkfallen AR. Just drown me in fan service.
    Tbh I think Dark Ranger spells could just make it into the talent tree. We have a way to tame undead-looking beasts like Nathanos does. We could get back Black Arrow, it was part of Markmanship anyway and it could be turned into a utility spell and be on the Hunter tree instead of the spec trees. Beyond that, they could certainly add more things to the talent tree for Marksmanship.
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    Blizzard confirms that season 4 won't start with 9.2.5. No surprises here, it would be stupid to wait with good changes for end of S3.

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    Yeah so they can launch 9.2.5 this month, and then concentrate on the alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracullus View Post
    Blizzard confirms that season 4 won't start with 9.2.5. No surprises here, it would be stupid to wait with good changes for end of S3.
    I mean wowhead had an article about that, season 4 is still 4-5 months away. Season 4 will supposedly be a little shorter than the usual season, resulting in Dragonflight launching in 10-11 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valysar View Post
    Yeah so they can launch 9.2.5 this month, and then concentrate on the alpha
    The important part of 9.2.5 is not the content anyway. It's cross faction. I really wonder if they managed to get any testing done on it through the PTR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    The important part of 9.2.5 is not the content anyway. It's cross faction. I really wonder if they managed to get any testing done on it through the PTR.
    I almost wonder if that is the reason they just flatly removed the ability to have cross-faction grouping for raids with even the mildest of faction specific stuff like ICC. Probably much easier to have it work when you don't ever have to consider those raids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    I almost wonder if that is the reason they just flatly removed the ability to have cross-faction grouping for raids with even the mildest of faction specific stuff like ICC. Probably much easier to have it work when you don't ever have to consider those raids.
    Oh those are probably super complex. Entirely possible the raid has faction tags all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    I almost wonder if that is the reason they just flatly removed the ability to have cross-faction grouping for raids with even the mildest of faction specific stuff like ICC. Probably much easier to have it work when you don't ever have to consider those raids.
    I doubt it's actually all that hard. Main problem should be figuring out how you want to do it, not so much the technical side.

    So it isn't about how you flag the raidgroup as horde/alliance, but whether you do and how that is decided.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    So stiven found something interesting on twitter. idk if its about WoW or not. Anyone have any idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    Don't worry, not about WoW.
    Can you tell us what it is about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rider View Post
    Can you tell us what it is about?
    If Stiven found it, it's his to tell right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valysar View Post
    Yeah so they can launch 9.2.5 this month, and then concentrate on the alpha
    Its seems like testing hasn't even begun on some parts of 9.2.5, but theres nothing stopping the last patch of an expansion & an expansion alpha from being tested at the same time, in fact this usually happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    Its seems like testing hasn't even begun on some parts of 9.2.5, but theres nothing stopping the last patch of an expansion & an expansion alpha from being tested at the same time, in fact this usually happens.
    Will you provide some example or will argue about facts again? Because SL public testing started after 8.3 (8.3.7 wasn't even minor content patch, it changed some technical stuff in preparation for SL and launched ~2.5 months before pre-patch), BfA after 7.3.5, Legion after 6.2.3, WoD after 5.4.7, MoP after 4.3.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracullus View Post
    Will you provide some example or will argue about facts again? Because SL public testing started after 8.3 (8.3.7 wasn't even minor content patch, it changed some technical stuff in preparation for SL and launched ~2.5 months before pre-patch), BfA after 7.3.5, Legion after 6.2.3, WoD after 5.4.7, MoP after 4.3.3.
    I was thinking the exact same thing. xD I cannot remember when there was ever an alpha alongside the PTR for the last patch of an expansion. But, you know, the internet...alternative facts, everyone is allowed to spew misinformation as fast as they can.

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    Yeah I don't see the alpha going up before the PTR goes down. And I have to admit I am not following the PTR that much, what has been tested so far? I haven't seen anything about them actually testing the affix, the retuned M+ dungeons (the WoD ones were never even M+) or the Fated mechanics. All those would need testing (and that is probably the only time they may get some actual testing on cross faction).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracullus View Post
    Will you provide some example or will argue about facts again? Because SL public testing started after 8.3 (8.3.7 wasn't even minor content patch, it changed some technical stuff in preparation for SL and launched ~2.5 months before pre-patch), BfA after 7.3.5, Legion after 6.2.3, WoD after 5.4.7, MoP after 4.3.3.
    8.3.7 did have a ptr, when the Shadowlands alpha was already going on. ("not even a minor content patch" wtf. "More minor than minor" oh okay sure)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    8.3.7 did have a ptr, when the Shadowlands alpha was already going on. ("not even a minor content patch" wtf. "More minor than minor" oh okay sure)
    Oh, so you are going this way. Predictable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracullus View Post
    Oh, so you are going this way. Predictable.
    Sorry the fact that they have had ptr testing different versions while the alpha was happening has gotten in the way of you wanting me to be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    Sorry the fact that they have had ptr testing different versions while the alpha was happening has gotten in the way of you wanting me to be wrong.
    Sure, you're right like always. That patch tested 3 months before SL pre-patch and 6 months after last BfA content patch:

    Quote Originally Posted by Blizzard
    A new build will be coming to the Public Test Realm (PTR) this week and will only contain non-player facing changes that are required for Shadowlands. We wanted to provide an advance notice that there won’t be any new features to be tested in this build.
    makes you're statement

    Quote Originally Posted by Ersula View Post
    Its seems like testing hasn't even begun on some parts of 9.2.5, but theres nothing stopping the last patch of an expansion & an expansion alpha from being tested at the same time, in fact this usually happens.
    completely true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlamin View Post
    Don't worry, not about WoW.
    Oh, ok thanks.

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