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Patch Notes 8.0.1

by Poisonenvy, 6 days ago

From wowhead:

The official notes are here for Patch 8.0.1 are here! These include all the upcoming system changes coming to Battle for Azeroth, from Class Changes to the Burning of Teldrassil event, War Mode, and new Social Features.

Notable class changes include:

  • Demon Hunter's Consume Magic is now a Purge that can dispell an enemy's beneficial magic buffs and generate Fury/Pain. Disrupt now serves as their interrupt ability!
  • Beast Mastery Hunters may not get Hati back after all, but the concept still lives on - The new talent, Animal Companion, allows you to summon a second Pet to your side!
  •  Healthstone no longer shares a cooldown with healing potions!


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Battle Is Coming!

Even as Azeroth’s wounds are tended, the shattered trust between the Alliance and Horde now proves hardest to mend. Amidst this age-old conflict, join your allies and champion your faction’s cause.

New Events in Teldrassil and Lordaeron

Beginning the week of July 24 and continuing for three weeks leading to the launch of Battle for Azeroth on August 14, experience the escalation of all-out war in Teldrassil, and later Lordaeron. A new chapter of the relentless conflict at the heart of the Warcraft saga is unfolding, and it’s time for you to take your place on the front lines!

New Character Customizations

The war with the Burning Legion has left orcs standing tall, a new posture option available to all orc player characters. Blood Elves now have access to golden eyes, as well as a few new faces.

All of these new options are available at Barber Shops throughout Azeroth, and you can now alter your character’s skin color while you’re there.

Player versus Player

The PvP Honor and Prestige system has been updated. Your PvP progress in Legion has been converted into account-wide Honor levels, which you’ll continue to earn through PvP.

All class specializations’ PvP Talents have been revamped. Hit default hotkey ‘N’ to get a look at your PvP Talents, and default hotkey ‘H’ to see the new PvP system.

War Mode is Here

You can now enable War Mode and venture out into a world full of others who have made the same dangerous choice. Enabling War Mode provides additional bonuses:

  • All PvP Talents you’ve chosen will be available to use anywhere PvP can occur.
  • You’ll gain an additional bonus to experience while leveling up.
  • Earn additional bonus gold and Resources from World Quests.

War Mode can be toggled on or off beginning at level 20 by visiting either Orgrimmar or Stormwind and setting your preference in the Talent pane (default hotkey ‘N’). Beware! Once you venture out in War Mode, all zones will become contested, including zones such as Northshire Abbey.

Sanctuary areas will still be PvP free.

Additional War Mode features such as Bounty Hunter and Air Drops will become available in the new zones of Battle for Azeroth.

July 17, 2018 marks the end of the final Legion season of ranked PvP, and the post-season period has begun. Look for all the new PvP progression and rewards to unlock and become earnable after the launch of Battle for Azeroth in a few weeks.

Strand of the Ancients and Ashran are no longer available.

Social Features

You can now create and join cross-realm social groups in World of Warcraft. Communities make it easier for you to find and play alongside adventurers who share common interests. Hit default hotkey ‘J’ to get started.

Voice Chat is now available in all groups, Guilds, and Communities. Select the headset icon wherever you see it in game to talk with other players.

Legacy Loot Mode

Now, when you enter an instance at 10 levels or more above the maximum level of the content, Legacy Loot rules will be automatically enabled. Under Legacy Loot rules, drops will include a chance for all items that would drop for a full party or raid at the instance’s level.

 
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Roster Updates

by Poisonenvy, 8 days ago

The following roster updates have been made today:


From Pup to Cub

Alarna, Avarist, Ceradriel, Deadmanheals, Eltheara, Evsclaw, Forcedmage, Georgecron, Itsnotaskirt, Jalknock, Jeffronfrien, Jinrowca, Kernowspal, Klandestyn, Legsnarms, Lilios, Loblollygirl, Luka, Moocowheals, Narishka, Naturjenta, Nolaan, Rildan, Saael, Sardonical, Shamrik, Staticfire, Tetsudau, Therissa, Tiabelle, Uriel, Victoria, Xephyra, Xyl, Zenzo, Ziamara.

From Cub to Juvenile

Avardeath, Bloodspikes, Byron, Diaiga, Eraz, Hotzoy, Januss, Joyzoy, Keanabeth, Kickazz, Kompeta, Kuraca, Kyriura, Maltalin, Teila, Teyla, Vaalan, Warrkid, Zaner.

From Juvenile to Wolf
(alts placed in Wolf Alt rank)

Asurmen, Coez, Feltulip, Ninimel, Rodelem, Threi.

From Wolf/Wolf Alt to Werewolf

Dudumuffin, Earthshaker, Gleeana, Rhalf, Sonskyn, Yenglowang, Shabb, Stonewal.

For additional information on how the ranks work, please see that section in the guild rules.  If you believe there has been a mistake, feel free to reply below and I'll look into it.

If anyone regularly raids and was already (prior to today) at the Wolf/Wolf Alt rank, and wasn't placed in the Werewolf rank, please let me know.  Anyone who regularly raids and who has been promoted today to the Wolf/Wolf Alt rank will then be reviewed at the next set of promotions.


As we are closing in on the end of this expansion, two additional roster changes will happen in the near future:

Firstly, at some point after the pre-expansion patch comes out (usually just before or just after the expansion hits), we will have a clear-out of inactive characters.  Generally throughout an expansion I will occasionally have a clear-out, but this will be more thorough and will also include anyone in the MiA rank which we now feel are unlikely to return.  To avoid being removed by accident, please ensure that all your alts are marked as such in the roster and, if you haven't been in-game for more than three months, but do intend to play in the next expansion, please ensure you've let us know. 

Secondly .. just after the expansion hits, all characters in the Werewolf rank will be returned to their relevant Wolf/Wolf alt rank.  This allows us to start afresh for the next expansion and will start to become populated again as people start raiding regularly in BfA.

 

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Pre-Expansion patch next week!

by Poisonenvy, 10 days ago

Blizzard have confirmed that the pre-expansion patch will be launched Wednesday 18th July.  They put together a quick video to explain some of the main changes:

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Raiding .. this week and beyond

by Poisonenvy, 13 days ago

 

As there's a certain sporting event on, this Wednesday, which is likely to clash with our standard raid night .. I've moved our raid night to Thursday instead.  Please sign on the calendar in-game (or re-sign) if you are willing and able to attend.

As we're getting fairly close to the end of this expansion now, and interest appears to be waning for Antorus Heroic, I've put a vote up for what raid we do next week.  The choices are: Antorus Heroic (ilevel 930+); Antorus Normal (ilevel 915+); Nighthold Mythic (890+).

Obviously the less people attend the Mythic, the higher the ilevel we'll need to have a successful group (of course that would be the case even if we had a full 20!).

Please visit our Discord https://discord.gg/wWJJ83b in order to vote.

 

 

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BfA release times

by Poisonenvy, 45 days ago

For the first time ever, Blizzard have announced they are launching the next expansion at the same time, everywhere (which I'm a bit sad about, because I always liked that we were in there before the US :p)

The map showing times/dates is below:

  • Americas (PDT) - August 13* 3:00p.m.
  • Europe (CEST) - August 14 12:00a.m.
  • Taiwan (CST) - August 14 6:00a.m.
  • Korea (KST) - August 14 7:00a.m.
  • ANZ (AEST) - August 14 8:00a.m.
  • UTC - August 13 10:00p.m.

*To align with other regions, the Americas will launch slightly ahead of August 14 in local time.

 

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EU finally gets it's own Gear Store

by Poisonenvy, 48 days ago

 

Blizzard have announced they have finally launched an EU version of their gear store .. no more worrying about import duties and silly additional costs!

General

How is the European Gear Store different?

With items shipping from our European warehouse, shoppers in the 28 EU member states can now get their hands on their favorite Blizzard collectibles, apparel and more, with lower shipping costs, faster delivery, and no import duties.

Geek your everyday!

Do I need a Blizzard account to place an order?

You can make purchases on the EU Gear Store as a guest, but you can also create an account using your existing Blizzard account.

How can I create a Blizzard account?

If you don’t have an existing Blizzard account, head to https://eu.battle.net/login/ and click on “Create a free Blizzard Account”.

Why should I create an account?

Logging in with a Blizzard account will let you access your order history, track your orders, save your shipping address, and securely store your billing information to facilitate the checkout process. 

How secure will my data be if I create an account on the EU Gear Store?

Any personal data collected and/or processed in connection with your use of the EU Gear Store will be subject to our Privacy Policy.  We maintain physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to ensure the protection of your data.

I've purchased products on the US Gear Store in the past; will my details transfer over? 

Your US Gear Store order history unfortunately can’t be transferred to your EU Gear Store account, but it won’t be lost either. Your order history will still be saved on the US Gear Store and will be accessible by logging in to the US version of the site.

Can I still shop on the US Gear Store?

All EU customers are still eligible to shop on the US Gear Store, however, orders may be subject to import duties and custom taxes depending on your country of delivery.

Languages

In which languages is the EU Gear Store available?

The site is currently available in English, French, and German. More languages should be coming in the future!

How are my default currency and language determined?

Your current location (IP address) determines if you are shown prices in GBP (£) or Euros (€). The language displayed is based on the language selected in your browser settings.

How can I change my currency and language preferences?

You can change your preferences at the bottom of the page.

Purchasing

Which payment methods are available on the EU Gear Store?

Common EU payment methods such as PayPal and major credit cards like VISA, Mastercard, and American Express are available on the EU Gear Store.

Why are the prices on the US Gear Store and the EU Gear Store different?

Prices available on the EU Gear Store include any applicable VAT and are set according to region standards. 

How can I estimate my clothing size?

A sizing guide is available for apparel items in order to help you choose the best size.

Each product is unique, and we always recommend that you check our size charts before adding items to your cart. You may want to take the measurements of a similar apparel item (the width of the item just below the arms and the length from shoulder point to hip) and compare them to our size chart.

Where will my order be shipped from?

Blizzard European Gear Store products are shipped from our facility in The Netherlands, which has a separate inventory from the US Gear Store.

What if a product I want is available on the US Gear Store but not the EU Gear Store?

Due to separate inventories, some products may be available on one site and not the other. If an item you’re interested in is not available on the EU Gear Store, you may purchase it directly on the US Gear Store (import duties, customs, and taxes may apply).

Can I leave reviews on EU Gear Store products?

Only visitors with a Blizzard account can leave product reviews, and only on products you have purchased. To do so, head to the product you wish to review and submit your comments. Be sure to see our Customer Review FAQ for information on how we moderate reviews.

Shipping

What shipping methods are available on the EU Gear Store?

The European Gear Store offers two different shipping methods, either Postal Priority (no tracking number) or Courier (with tracking).

How much does shipping cost?

The rate may vary depending on the weight of your package, your shipping destination, and the shipping option you choose for your order. The precise rate will be calculated automatically and displayed during the checkout process.

Which countries do you ship to?

Shipping Destination

US Gear Store (gear.blizzard.com/us/)

EU Gear Store (gear.blizzard.com/eu/ & gear.blizzard.com/uk/)

United States

YES

NO

European Union*

YES

YES

* European Union countries include the 28 EU member states (excluding overseas territories): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden , United Kingdom

What if my country isn’t listed?

If your country is not part of the 28 member states of the European Union, you can still order from the US Gear Store. However, your order may be subject to import duties and taxes. 

Refunds & Returns

How can I report an issue with my order (defect, exchange, refund request, etc.)? 

Please check our Terms of Sale and contact our Customer Support team for help.

Can I cancel or return my order if I change my mind?

If you are a resident of the European Union, you have the right to withdraw your purchase request within 14 days of receipt of your order without stating any reason. Please refer to the “Right of Withdrawal” section in the Terms of Sale for more information on how to exercise this right.

How do I cancel an order?

You can cancel any order you have recently placed, as long as it has not shipped. This option will remain available up to 30 minutes after placing your order. To use it, please log into your account and use the option to cancel your order.
If you are trying to cancel a pre-purchase order and receive an error, you may need to wait up to one hour after placing the order before you can cancel it. This is a technical limitation caused by the way funds are cleared for pre-orders.

Pre-Purchase/Promotions

How does the pre-purchase system work?

When you pre-purchase an item on the EU Gear Store, the payment is processed immediately, and the item is delivered to you once stock is available (within the timeframe stated in the product description).

You have the right to cancel your pre-purchase and request a refund before the product is shipped. Once the product has been shipped, if you are a resident of the European Union, you have the right to withdraw your purchase request within 14 days of receipt of your order without stating any reason. Please refer to the “Right of Withdrawal” section in the Terms of Sale for more information on how to exercise this right.

Can I change my pre-purchase order from the US Store to the EU Store?

Not directly, but you can cancel the US pre-purchase and place a new one on the EU Gear Store (as long as stock is available). To cancel your original order, log into your account on the US Gear Store and use the option to cancel it. This will only work if the order is still pending and has not shipped yet. Then you can place your EU pre-purchase on the EU Gear Store.

Note: We recommend making sure you can complete the new pre-purchase order, and that stock is available, before canceling your original order.

Are promotions available on the US Gear Store also valid on the EU Gear Store?

Local promotions are subject to specific conditions that may not be mirrored on both sites, therefore we cannot guarantee that the same promotion will be offered in both regions simultaneously. If you wish to benefit from a specific promotion, please place an order on the Gear Store offering that promotion.

I received a US Gear Store promotional code; can I use it on the EU store?

Promotional codes only apply in the region where they’re issued. Therefore, a US Gear Store promotional code can’t be redeemed on the EU Gear Store.

You can visit the EU Gear Store here: https://gear.blizzard.com/eu

 

 

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Discord vs Teamspeak

by Poisonenvy, 52 days ago

As a guild, we have been using Teamspeak for a number of years now.  We managed to get a special licence to have a free, very large voice server which is kindly hosted and maintained by one of our members.  This requires some work on his behalf as he needs to keep ensuring it is up to date, working and has the licence renewed regularly.

Having this server has many plus sides .. including the size; the fact it's free; it's stable and it is "in-house" ... we're not relying on some large corporation in the US, for example, to keep things running - if there's a problem, we can contact the man in charge direct

It does also seem to have a few problems though - less and less people appear to be using it "as default", so new members have to download new software, and then set it up - which isn't always easy or obvious; the overlays seem to be causing problems - some reporting lag spikes and framerate drops when using it, some struggling to get the overlay to work at all.

We are seeing more and more people use Discord, and indeed we do have voice chat channels set up that we used once when there was a Teamspeak problem, and that are used fairly regularly for dungeons and raids that are not our standard Wednesday/Friday raids.

So I'm considering switching over to using Discord as our "default" voice chat and, for the time being, keeping Teamspeak as a backup.

Having said that .. I don't use Discord voice chat regularly, so would like opinions for and against both options.  I don't know how stable Discord is, what the sound quality is like on a regular basis and how well the overlay works, compared to Teamspeak.

I've added a question regarding this to the guild raids channel in our Discord, but am aware that not everyone is on our Discord so would also like comments here.

 

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