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Kaivax commented on Wrath Classic Beta Development Notes 2 days ago

For the first week of Beta we are capping leveling to 76 and addon usage is prohibited. We will raise the level cap to 80, allow flying in Northrend, and open up level 80 Heroic dungeons for testing and allow addons in the coming weeks.

One of the major areas we would like feedback on is the functionality of the newly revamped Group Finder tool. You can find a deep dive of information about the tool here. Please put it through its paces and let us know what you think!

As this is a beta, there are some systems and features that are not fully implemented and there are many bugs present. Below you will find a selection of Known Issues that you are likely to encounter that may impact your gameplay.

As always, we’d encourage you to use the in-game bug reporter (Onscreen or Default Hotkey: F6) to send us information about any bugs or other issues you encounter.

Known Issues

  • General
    • Mana and Energy Regeneration are not functioning properly.
      • Note: These systems are usable but they have some display bugs and other functionality issues that are inauthentic to original Wrath of the Lich King.
    • Crews are not spawning on Transports, which can block the completion of certain quests.
    • The Argent Tournament Grounds in Icecrown are currently under… “de-construction” and are a work-in-progress with multiple misplaced objects and missing terrain.
    • Exiting a vehicle may rarely cause you to become disconnected.
    • The Vendors and Vendor Inventory in Dalaran are not yet configured correctly and contain items from later content tiers.
    • An interface error will occur when inspecting another character.
    • Many NPCs in Orgrimmar are spawning slightly below ground level.
    • Horde and Alliance Death Knights are not properly put in separate phases in the Death Knight starting experience.
  • Items
    • Items that increase haste rating are not increasing spell haste.
    • An interface error will occur when attempting to open the socketing interface on an item with a prismatic socket.
    • Item tooltips sometimes show the “Equip:” bonus text in the incorrect location and format.
  • Quests
    • The “Battle for the Undercity” part of the Wrathgate questline in Dragonblight has multiple progression-blocking issues currently. We encourage you to please check back on this quest in a future build should you reach it.
  • Death Knight
    • Some Races of Death Knights are missing their spooky voices.
    • After spending a rune, the subsequent recharge begins partially completed.
    • Death runes do not currently function properly.
    • Risen Ally is not able to properly use its abilities.
  • Hunter
    • Auto Shot will not properly fire during the Steady Shot cast.
    • The Beast Mastery talent does not grant 4 additional Pet Talent points currently.
    • The Lock and Load talent proc doesn’t currently trigger from Freezing Arrow or Freezing Trap.
    • The Pet talent Wolverine Bite doesn’t function properly and is usable without landing a critical hit when first learned.
    • A Warp Stalker’s Warp ability can sometimes crash the client.
  • Warlock
    • Warlock pet stats are scaling from warlocks incorrectly and are too powerful.
    • Chaos Bolts are not currently piercing absorbs or partial immunities.
  • Shaman
    • Feral Spirits occasionally do not properly engage hostile targets.
  • Paladin
    • Sacred Cleansing does not currently increase the target’s resistance to Diseases, Magic or Poisons.
    • Greater Blessing of Sanctuary cannot be self-cast.
Kaivax submitted Wrath Classic Beta Development Notes 2 days ago

Welcome to the Wrath of the Lich King Classic Beta!

The team has been working hard to get Northrend ready for you to jump in and begin your adventures, and we’re excited to have you join us! Over the coming weeks we will post notes and updates in this forum with each new update to the Beta.

Beta Test Release Build
June 22, 2022

Level Cap: 76
Focus:

  • Questing/Level-up Experience
  • Northrend Zones
  • Dungeons
  • New Spells, Talents, and Abilities
  • Death Knight Starting Experience
  • New Systems and Features:
    • Revamped Group Finder
    • Vehicles
    • Quest phasing
    • Glyphs and Inscription
      Note: To facilitate Glyph testing, a Glyph Vendor has been placed in Dalaran, near the Inscription building.
Kaivax submitted Welcome! Please read this before posting 2 days ago

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Wrath of the Lich King Classic provides new opportunities to make a few changes that will improve the gameplay experience in the next chapter of Classic WoW. In this Developer Update, the World of Warcraft Classic Team takes you through some of those changes and what they can mean for the future of Wrath Classic.

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Buckleupdude:

When can we expect the PVE to PVP transfer option to be live?

The transfer restriction, as well as the restriction on both factions on PvP realms, as well as the single-realm character limit were all lifted earlier this evening.

Kaivax commented on Midsummer Fires - not reset 3 days ago
Lorani:

I couldn’t figure out if this was a bug or “working as intended.”

It’s a bug, and it’s been tricky to fix.

But we’re working on it and we hope to have a solution soon.

One of the most common pieces of feedback we’ve received (and observed ourselves in our own adventures) is the concern about pervasive sales of dungeon boosting services in-game. It often overpowers chat with advertisements and makes certain channels hard to use for their intended purpose.

It’s also no secret that the gold from many boosting groups is used for illicit activities such as Real-Money Trading (RMT), as much of the gold that players pay to boosters is then sold for real money back to other players.

Now that we’ve seen the final major content release of Burning Crusade Classic, we will soon adjust the behavior of creatures in most dungeons (including the new dungeons coming in Wrath of the Lich King Classic) to make it significantly more difficult to endlessly snare and kite enemies. Additionally, we will implement a reduction to group XP earned when there is large disparity between player levels in the same group.

We’ve experimented with similar changes to most dungeons on our Season of Mastery servers, and we’ve found these changes to be very effective at reducing the efficiency of boosting groups. We plan to roll out these adjustments to Burning Crusade Classic realms at the same time as the Joyous Journeys XP buff, which should happen sometime in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more information about that and when you can expect to see these changes hit live servers.

This is also a good opportunity to remind everyone that spamming chat channels with advertisements for boosting services outside of dedicated Trade channels is against the Terms of Service, and you should take every opportunity to report players that you see advertising for boosting services in channels such as General and Looking For Group.

We’re really looking forward to players joining us very soon in the Wrath of the Lich King Classic Beta, and hope to be able to share more about that very very soon as well!

Kaivax submitted Joyous Journeys – Summer XP Buff Event 3 days ago

As we continue work on Wrath of the Lich King Classic, we want to celebrate the defeat of Kil’Jaeden and the Burning Legion (again!) with a bit of a special event to help get players ready for their adventures in Northrend.

In the coming weeks, we will implement a global buff that we’re calling “Joyous Journeys”. During the time this buff is active, all sources of experience points will award 50% additional XP.

We haven’t locked down the specific timeframe for when this buff will activate, but we expect it to last for at least 6-8 weeks; beginning a few weeks before the 3.4.0 Pre-Patch and persisting right up until the day that Wrath of the Lich King Classic launches. This buff should provide a great opportunity for everyone who may have fallen behind the leveling curve, or anyone with alts they want to prep for the next adventure to jump in and get caught up to level 70 ahead of the release of Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

This will also be active on Wrath of the Lich King Classic fresh start realms as well, so it should be a great jumpstart for any players who want try to level up quickly during pre-patch and participate in the various Wrath pre-patch events such as the Zombie Plague or special time-limited bosses such as Balzaphon in Stratholme or Tenris Murkblood in Karazhan.

While we aren’t quite ready to announce specific dates around Wrath Classic, we felt it might be helpful to let you know ahead of time that this buff event was coming. We’ll have more to share around Wrath of the Lich King Classic launch plans in the coming weeks.

Thank you!

Keltoras commented on [Classic] Looking for Dungeon 3 days ago
Samfoxy:

Will there be some sort of restriction on it like we have in retail, to counteract that? Although it couldn’t be a high level restriction, since that would prevent people from making genuine dungeon groups.

We’re planning to require an authenticator to create a listing with custom text, same as mainline WoW. Additionally, if someone is being disruptive or breaking the Code of Conduct, you will always be able to report their listing.

We’ll definitely be watching how the Looking For Group chat channel is utilized going forward, through beta and beyond. The channel still serves a purpose: you can use it to recruit for a niche activity, or post a message if you want to signal boost your group a bit. Our expectation is that the existence of this UI will greatly cut down on the amount of spam in the channel, and hopefully make opting into using the chat channel a better experience for everyone.

Mispeled:

Would it be possible to get an explanation on the inner working of this Group Finder?
Like how each button works, what “Request to Join” does for example.
Possibly with a gif or video showing it being used?

Is the refresh automatic or does it require manually clicking on the refresh button at the top right of the last image?

I should have mentioned in my original post that the screenshots are very much work-in-progress! We’re already planning some changes, such as combining the Dungeon and Heroic Dungeon category and having better separators within a particular category (e.g. collapsible sub-categories for “Burning Crusade Dungeons” and “Wrath of the Lich King Dungeons”). We also want to have “smart” sorting, so that the search results you’re likely to be looking for are bubbled up to the top.

To your specific questions:

  • “Request to Join” will push a pop-up to another group’s party leader letting them know about your request. If they accept, you’ll receive an invite to the group. (Side-note: this can also be used outside of the Group Finder, such as if you want to join another party you meet in the world.)
  • If a listing is already in your search results, you’ll see updates to it as that group changes. If the other players invites a healer, you’ll see that reflected in their group composition. If the the other player delists, the listing will become grayed out and inactive. The Refresh button will pull in brand new listings that weren’t in your original search, but you definitely shouldn’t feel the need to spam it!

Ultimately, screenshots and explanations aren’t a substitute for the feedback we’ll get from real players forming real groups, so we’re eager to get it into your hands as quickly as possible. I believe the term is… Soon™?

Kaivax submitted Dragonflight Collector’s Edition Codes 3 days ago

We’ve seen a number of questions from players regarding the physical Collector’s Edition, which recently went on sale, and how they might be able to use the game code as a part of their purchase.

As there is no digital delivery of the code ahead of receipt of the physical box, there are two scenarios in play.

Players who aren’t concerned about getting access to any advance content or their digital items ahead of receipt of their Collector’s Edition box, can wait for it to be delivered to their shipping address. Once received, the game code can be found in the box and can be applied to the account they would like to upgrade to the Epic Edition of Dragonflight.

For those who would like to enjoy any advance content or their digital items before they receive the physical Collector’s Edition, they can purchase one of the digital options available and upgrade their account to Dragonflight immediately. After the Collector’s Edition is received, the code received in the box can be applied to the account they would like to upgrade to the Epic Edition of Dragonflight. Doing so will result in an automatic credit of Battle.net Balance to the associated account in the amount of the cost of the original digital purchase.

Learn more in our sale article here.

Warcraft commented on @warcraft 3 days ago

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Keltoras commented on [Classic] Looking for Dungeon 3 days ago

As we all know, there’s an infinite amount of ground to cover on this topic. I’m not sure how much I can say that hasn’t already been said before, but what I can assure you of is that our team is extremely committed to finding good solutions to player concerns that don’t compromise on the things that make Classic loved in the first place.

And speaking of solutions, I’ve come bearing some good news: we are actively developing a brand-new Group Finder UI for Wrath of the Lich King Classic! Here’s a small sneak preview of some of the features we’re aiming to deliver.

  • New Look, Modern Code: We’ve rebuilt the UI to be easier to read and more inviting than it was in Burning Crusade Classic. Behind the scenes, we’re using our modern Group Finder code, ensuring stability and performance.

  • Roles: We’re introducing roles into the UI in Wrath Classic. Partial groups can broadcast which slots they have open, and individuals can specify whether they’re willing to tank, heal, deal damage, or do multiple of the above. Roles are intended to expedite communication – not stifle gameplay creativity – so for the moment we’re keeping all roles open to all classes.

  • Solo Listings and Multiple Activities: We envision this Group Finder as a “bulletin board” where players can list activities they want to do and discover others who want to do the same. To that end, we’re supporting listings from both solo individuals and partially filled groups. And if you can’t decide which dungeon you want to run, that’s okay! You can list yourself for more than one.

  • Request Invite and Suggest Invite: To smooth out group formation, we’re adding Request Invite and Suggest Invite features. Just remember: a quick “Hey there” is always preferred over a silent and sudden ninja-invite!

  • The Single Source for Your Group Finding Needs: We’re aiming for this Group Finding UI to be a one-stop shop for all your group-finding needs. To that end, we’re reviving an old rule from the original Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King: sending messages in the Looking for Group chat channel will require being listed in the UI.
    You might be thinking, “no one likes restrictions”. In an ideal world, each individual player would build their groups using whatever tools they deem best for the job. However, we’ve observed that group finding is a social coordination problem, and there’s value in funneling everyone through the same system. If we can create a single “source” through which all group finding is done, all players will reap the benefits.

We’re aiming to have our new Group Finder deliver an effective, efficient, and enjoyable group finding experience, and we want the help of you and other players in getting there. We’ll have a fully functional test version of the Group Finder available on day 1 of the Wrath of the Lich King beta.

We look forward to hearing your feedback!

Keltoras commented on Introduce Yourself Here 3 days ago

Hello!

My name is Keltoras, and I’m a Senior Software Engineer on WoW Classic. I’ve been at Blizzard for a bit over 4 years and have been lucky enough to work on Classic that entire time.

I started my WoW journey in 2005. As a new player, I was quickly faced with the seemingly impossible choice of Night Elf Hunter vs. Undead Mage. I tried both, fell in love with the dramatic casting animations and grim aesthetic of the Undead, and have been a loyal member of the Horde ever since! I’ve mained many classes over the years, but the two I always come back to are Mage and Paladin.

I’m an avid player of both Shadowlands and Burning Crusade Classic. For me, the two games scratch different itches: Shadowlands is my “competitive” game where I enjoy raiding, Mythic+, and the occasional Rated Battleground, while Burning Crusade is my “cup of tea on a relaxing Saturday morning” game. My boyfriend is my WoW partner in pretty much everything. He didn’t play during the earlier years of the game but has fallen in love with Classic’s modern release, and we relish spending hours together immersed in the storytelling and world-building of Classic Azeroth.

WoW is a game that’s close to my heart, as I’m sure it is for many of you, and I look forward to discussing it in the pursuit of making Azeroth as magical as possible!

Kaivax submitted Naxxramas Testing Begins June 23 3 days ago
We intend to open the Season of Mastery 1.14.3 public test realm at 12:00 p.m. PDT on Thursday, June 23. Thanks to everyone who joins us in testing Naxx!
Warcraft commented on @warcraft 4 days ago

@uwuilani Just don't let a Pandaren hear that...

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@AllarinDawnglow Thinking... 🦋

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