Bornakk commented on Rise of Azshara PTR Development Notes – April 16 3 days ago
Viin:

Is there going to be a system that maxes out our necks to test the new system? Not everyone will have their neck at 50 and it would make actually testing stuff easier.

I see you found the answer but yes, you can learn the essences and start testing right away.

Bornakk commented on Water Strider Discussion - Water Boots Cost 40g 3 days ago
Righteous:

Yeah, but checking on a copied level 25 alt and also on a level 20 newly rolled, the slot itself in the mount tab says it doesn’t open up until level 100.
Don’t know if that’s a change or a bug.

That’s a known bug on the PTR, the plan is for alts level 20 and above to be able to use the equipment.

Kaivax submitted Welcome to Rise of Azshara PTR Bug Report 3 days ago

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We’re deploying our first build for the upcoming content update—Rise of Azshara—to our Public Test Realms. It is now testable. Here’s an outline of what’s coming in this PTR.

  • Now Available for Testing
  • Heart of Azeroth system update: introducing Essences
  • New Zone: Mechagon
  • New Arena: The Robodrome
  • Mount Equipment
  • Crestfall and Snowblossom Island Expeditions
  • Ashran Epic Battleground

Our initial testing will be primarily technical, so some Rise of Azshara features will be locked/unavailable for the first few days while we work on initial concerns with the above content. Please note that Ashran may not easily complete a queue in the PTR.

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  • Heroic Battle for Stromgarde

  • New Missions

  • New Zone: Nazjatar

    • Explore the new zone including quest lines, World Quests, and World PvP Events focused on strengthening alliances with the new aquatic races
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  • New Raid-- Azshara’s Eternal Palace

    • As always, we’ll coordinate the testing of this new raid’s encounters via scheduled announcements.
  • New Dungeon-- Operation: Mechagon

  • Pet Battle Dungeon: Stratholme

  • Direhorn Training quests

  • Updates to Brewfest

We plan to do a wipe of all characters in a few weeks after getting focused feedback on the Heart of Azeroth Essences. This will allow us to test the feel and pacing of obtaining them all naturally. We’ll give you a heads up on that character wipe here in this forum.

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Kaivax submitted Welcome to PTR General Discussion 3 days ago

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Kaivax commented on Rise of Azshara PTR Progress 3 days ago
The PTR should now be testable.
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Kaivax submitted Rise of Azshara PTR Progress 3 days ago

A few minutes ago, we made the Rise of Azshara PTR available for download and install. This is so that initial testers will be completely ready to log in when the test realms are made public.

We are not at that point yet, and we don’t know how long it’s going to take to complete our checks and configuration. It looks like at least a few hours.

We’ll post here confirming when the PTR is playable and the PTR discussion subforums are open.

Kaivax commented on PvP Hotfixes – April 16 3 days ago

The developers’ notes that go with these changes:

The above trinkets are balanced for healers and tanks in PvP, and their current tuning slows down the pacing of Arena combat unacceptably when used by nonstandard roles. Reducing their effectiveness in PvP, for those roles only, will allow them to remain a formidable option.

Bornakk commented on Water Strider Discussion 4 days ago
Righteous:

Brave soul.
I commend you for stepping into this thread on the Monday evening preceding the drop of 8.2 on the PTR. However, this price you speak of not knowing offhand is what will be a determining factor in many players decisions. Personally, I’ve stuck by/accepted/dealt with the changes made over the years to keep the gameplay from just becoming a static habit. But having spent my money and time acquiring the rep required to gain the reward, only to have it removed and then require it to be re-purchased…no. That’s the line. I’m sorry to sound like I’m giving an ultimatum because it’s not. It’s a decision made based on honor, or the lack thereof.

EDIT - and to be perfectly fair, yes, I agree and have so for many years that Blizzard has the right to change content at their discretion at any time. But this is one of those times I won’t be agreeing with it.

Just something I’d like to get your perspective on, if the character who earned the Anglers reputation along with the mount gets the water walking item for free, what would a fair price be for the alts to get it? If that character who earned the reputation and mount has the option to water walk (but might choose something else), do you feel that alts should have every single thing that the other characters have?

Also, just out of curiosity, how often would you estimate that you have you used the water strider mount in the 6+ years it’s been available?

Thanks folks for chatting!

Kaivax submitted PvP Hotfixes – April 16 4 days ago

We’re working on a couple of PvP hotfixes that will go live with weekly scheduled maintenance in each region (starting tomorrow on all American realms).

Player versus Player

  • Resolved an issue that prevented the intended 50% reduction to Azerite Traits in PvP from being applied to Traits found on Engineering helms.

  • The effectiveness of Ward of Envelopment, Mirror of Entwined Fate, and Void Stone in PvP has been reduced by 50% for player characters who are not in a healing specialization.

  • The effectiveness of Diamond-Laced Refracting Prism in PvP has been reduced by 50% for player characters who are not in a tank specialization.

Kaivax commented on PTR Bug Report Update 4 days ago
Dellexi:

How do you report something that the game doesn’t recognize as an object? Like misplaced textures or missing objects.

There will still be an on-screen bug button that you can use to submit anything you’d like to, from any disposition.

Bornakk commented on Water Strider Discussion 4 days ago
Vaurien:

Would it be possible to have the water strider be like the sky golem. It can have innate water walking but is not effected by mount equipment?

I will check but my person opinion from my play experience is that the water strider ability is just much stronger than the sky golem herbing. We nerfed the water strider once and if we leave it with the ability there then it’s more in the line of getting everything and less of making a choice for what you want. We want there to be a choice based on your play and interests. If herbing on the run provides too strong of a benefit then there might need to be changes there but currently I don’t think that’s the case.

Bornakk commented on Water Strider Discussion 4 days ago
Nyaria:

Yeah, but now you’d have the ability to use a mount, besides the Water Strider.

I dunno about you, but being stuck using only one mount forever sounds absolutely boring as hell

That’s one of the goals here. There are a lot of mounts out there and it’s strange to have a “wrong choice” when out running around. You’ll easily be able to keep the ability just as you have it now but there will be other options that you (the player) can make if you prefer something else. How you about the world, where you often go, and how fast you like to escape from things could all contribute to what works best for your playstyle.

There are a few extra notes so like Death Knights can do waterwalking via Path of Frost (and Shaman with Water Walking). That should help empower these classes a bit and help make them feel a bit more unique.

I’m not sure what the price of the waterwalking shoes will be offhand, but it should be pretty affordable on the Anglers vendor. We’ll have the PTR up soon™ and look forward to hearing your feedback on that.

Kaivax submitted PTR Bug Report Update 4 days ago

Aloha!

We’ve got an update incoming to the In-Game Bug Reporter for our Public Test Realm (PTR). We’re excited about this, because it should make it even easier for testers to get the right information to us as quickly as possible.

Starting with the Rise of Azshara PTR, you’ll see a new context-sensitive hotkey for submitting bug reports. When you mouse over any Creature, NPC, Item, Achievement, or Spell in the game, there’s now some blue text at the bottom of the tooltip that reads “Press F6 to submit a bug for this Item”.

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Simply hit that hotkey while mousing over the item or creature or spell you’d like to report, and you’ll see a text box pop up with the model of the creature or icon corresponding to the relevant spell or item. From there just type a short description of the misbehavior you observed, and your bug report will be sent to our Quality Assurance team for review.
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The default hotkey for bug reporting is F6, but this can be re-bound to any other key by pressing escape to bring up the game menu, and then selecting Key Bindings. Find the PTR sub-section of the Key Bindings menu and set the hotkey for the Tooltip Bug Hotkey to any key you like.

Thanks to all testers who’ve used the In-Game Bug Reporter in previous PTRs. With your help, we’ve been able to review tens of thousands of bug reports. With these upcoming improvements to the system, we hope to be able to process and review even more issues that you send our way.

We’ll see you in the PTR.

Bornakk commented on Grong deserves a statue in Stormwind 4 days ago
Where would you put the statue? I’m picturing on the side of a building somewhere.
Bornakk commented on N’Zoth Quest 4 days ago
Serenitynoel:

Now i have an eyeball headband type look going on

I’m keeping mine too.

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