1. #66561
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I mean I'd fully expect start of beta to coincide with a massive invite wave and then be followed within a week with an onslaught of promotional competitions to get keys.
    Were there many ways to get beta keys for Shadowlands and BFA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    Were there many ways to get beta keys for Shadowlands and BFA?
    Pretty sure there were? Every last local site and streamer seems to get a bunch. If you don't get in by Blizzard, hunt for them and get that google translate working!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Pretty sure there were? Every last local site and streamer seems to get a bunch. If you don't get in by Blizzard, hunt for them and get that google translate working!
    Fair, last time I got into beta was WoD and I got a key for me and 2 friends from a website I can't even remember.

    Also, sad we didn't get alpha club signatures this time around, I wanted a new sig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    I mean I'd fully expect start of beta to coincide with a massive invite wave and then be followed within a week with an onslaught of promotional competitions to get keys.
    I'm assuming that beta hits next week
    We get Final talent tree tomorrow
    Final dungeons
    The renown reward system fully implemented with rewards

    Next week
    Beta
    Big invite wave
    Raid testing announcement
    Many talent revamps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    Were there many ways to get beta keys for Shadowlands and BFA?
    I played piano and sung for SL only to get blessed by rng
    Then I entered like 5 Twitter competitions
    Ended up with 1 invite via sending them my battletag
    3 "keys" I gave to guildies
    Then got flagged by blizzard so I had 2 betas on my launcher one of which I still have

  5. #66565
    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    So what are you guys hoping to see in tonight's Alpha build?

    Here's the obvious, I guess:

    - Demon Hunter talents.
    - Final two dungeons.
    - Raid testing.
    - Any remaining professions specializations.
    - Additions to the HUD update.

    Here's what I'm hoping for on top of that:

    - MUSIC!
    - Surprise, Survival now has dual-wield!
    - Alpha is now Beta, get a key as a Twitch drop.
    DH talent trees. The only class they can't just bring old stuff back so they have to create a lot of new things - unless they just make the talent tree full of passive stat buffs which would be... pretty lame.

    I'm hoping for a return of the Glaive gameplay from Legion and maybe a build that's focused on Chaos magic. But we'll see. Demon Hunter is definitely the most bare bones class out of all so it's quite a task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forum Man View Post
    I'm assuming that beta hits next week
    We get Final talent tree tomorrow
    Final dungeons
    The renown reward system fully implemented with rewards

    Next week
    Beta
    Big invite wave
    Raid testing announcement
    Many talent revamps

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    Then I entered like 5 Twitter competitions
    Ended up with 1 invite via sending them my battletag
    3 "keys" I gave to guildies
    Then got flagged by blizzard so I had 2 betas on my launcher one of which I still have
    Don't know if they're going to launch WotLK Classic pre patch and DF beta the same week. I doubt it. I'd rather see DF mid September, in the middle between WotLK Classic pre patch and launch.
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    To be frank, I've gotten in at least two betas with keys some friend here handed me in a DM.
    Though the best was WoD Alpha were I got in by Blizzard the night before I had to present myself to the army (mandatory service). I still played a bit of Frostfire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    Love the Consumption change. Warlock is one my most played alts and I am going to enjoy Demo in DF for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    So what are you guys hoping to see in tonight's Alpha build?

    Here's the obvious, I guess:

    - Demon Hunter talents.
    - Final two dungeons.
    - Raid testing.
    - Any remaining professions specializations.
    - Additions to the HUD update.

    Here's what I'm hoping for on top of that:

    - MUSIC!
    - Surprise, Survival now has dual-wield!
    - Alpha is now Beta, get a key as a Twitch drop.
    Raid testing will be done in late beta, and even than we hopefully won't get all bosses as they already said they would possible do it the same way they did Sepulcher testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    Raid testing will be done in late beta, and even than we hopefully won't get all bosses as they already said they would possible do it the same way they did Sepulcher testing.
    So we'll get madly over tuned bossed that wall even RWF raisers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lahis View Post
    So we'll get madly over tuned bossed that wall even RWF raisers?
    Nope. Blizz explicitly said that they give up and wont be trying to challenge WF raiders any more. Also, last three were actually tuned well, according to raiders. It was Halondrus and 2nd final boss Anduin combined with everything else.
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  12. #66572
    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    Nope. Blizz explicitly said that they give up and wont be trying to challenge WF raiders any more. Also, last three were actually tuned well, according to raiders. It was Halondrus and 2nd final boss Anduin combined with everything else.
    We might see it, but likely just in Mythic, and even probably just with the last few bosses. I imagine Blizzard might be aiming for RWF being difficult by virtue of the bosses being completely untested on the PTR to ensure raiders need to adapt on the fly, rather than being difficult by just adding more mechanics to ensure raiders are still challenged with full knowledge.

    Heroic is the difficulty I am the most concerned about. Mythic raiders are a tiny amount of the story layer population, whereas NM and HC are a fairly substantial amount, and the difficulty for those players is likely where Blizzard took the biggest hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    Nope. Blizz explicitly said that they give up and wont be trying to challenge WF raiders any more. Also, last three were actually tuned well, according to raiders. It was Halondrus and 2nd final boss Anduin combined with everything else.
    This. The tuning of the bosses they didn't test was better than the others lol. The only real big issue was the Jailer Mythic shield in the last phase and they wouldn't have tested that anyways.

    Also iirc they didn't really test the fated raids? Which also turned out quite ok tuning wise imo. It's just so much better if you have to go in blind the first week and figure out tactics on your own instead of being forced to either play ptr or watch videos from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    We might see it, but likely just in Mythic, and even probably just with the last few bosses. I imagine Blizzard might be aiming for RWF being difficult by virtue of the bosses being completely untested on the PTR to ensure raiders need to adapt on the fly, rather than being difficult by just adding more mechanics to ensure raiders are still challenged with full knowledge.

    Heroic is the difficulty I am the most concerned about. Mythic raiders are a tiny amount of the story layer population, whereas NM and HC are a fairly substantial amount, and the difficulty for those players is likely where Blizzard took the biggest hit.
    Which is the way to go honestly. It makes for a far better watch experience for the RtWF too - instead of seeing guilds perform their already rehearsed tactics including already finished weak auras (!) you will have guilds having to figure out what to do in a live environment.

  14. #66574
    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    When the Sylvanas cinematics leaked, she tweeted she had no idea.
    I see. I searched for some info and it seems that Golden is no longer working for Blizzard (no longer part of the team, she will probably write more books).

    But it is so terrible that they work like that. How can we have a decent story under these conditions?

    Anyway, really excited to see Vengeance DH talent tree tonight, as I made a new account for SL and I am maining one.

    Also Gamescom starts tonight right? I guess that we will get a Beta date for DF in the coming days and hopefully some extra surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkarath View Post
    Also Gamescom starts tonight right? I guess that we will get a Beta date for DF in the coming days and hopefully some extra surprise.


    Activision Blizzard are not taking part of the Gamescom... or you mean during the Xbox event?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartys View Post
    Activision Blizzard are not taking part of the Gamescom... or you mean during the Xbox event?
    No? Ohhhh that is dissapointing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worldshaper View Post
    So what are you guys hoping to see in tonight's Alpha build?

    Here's the obvious, I guess:

    - Demon Hunter talents.
    - Final two dungeons.
    - Raid testing.
    - Any remaining professions specializations.
    - Additions to the HUD update.

    Here's what I'm hoping for on top of that:

    - MUSIC!
    - Surprise, Survival now has dual-wield!
    - Alpha is now Beta, get a key as a Twitch drop.
    Music is a big doubt, but who knows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartys View Post
    Activision Blizzard are not taking part of the Gamescom... or you mean during the Xbox event?
    That's so weird. I remember being there when they had the legion cafe .... without blizzard I wouldn't have got tickets for gamescom in the first place.

  19. #66579
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkarath View Post
    No? Ohhhh that is dissapointing
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Atia View Post
    That's so weird. I remember being there when they had the legion cafe .... without blizzard I wouldn't have got tickets for gamescom in the first place.
    Gamescom is pretty boring this year, most major players are not attending; Activistion-Blizzard isn't, Nintendo isn't and afaik Sony isn't attending either. So there's nothing major to expect anyway. The new Assassin's Creed - if Ubisoft announces it - might be the biggest thing from Gamescom this year - and that's only a spin-off title and not a fully fledged AC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkarath View Post
    No? Ohhhh that is dissapointing
    Yes, but now mostly Softco has its own conference, so events such as E3 or Gamescom are going out of date... and covid dont help.


    Btw, looking at ther bio on twitter Golden is still:Blizzard employee... but maybe she is working on a different IP or at the book related to Dragonflight... as far i know she was working with the cinematic team
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