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2d Post if you want to make some in-game friends My original thread http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/6492950450?page=1 reached its posting limit. Therefore I'm redoing it. Firstly, please, when posting your info, press the "REQUEST STICKY" button towards the top right side of the page. If it gets enough hits, it will then be considered by the moderators to be pinned to the front page as a sticky. Generally, when a thread moves off the 1st page, it is harder for other people to notice it. So by pressing that button you are being courteous to others (maybe even absolute beginners to WoW) who may wish to use this thread at a later date than today to try and find in-game friends themselves. Thank-you. Let's face it, we all need friends in-game, whether it is to try for mutual achievements, valor cap HC's, LFR, PVP etc, or to ask someone if they can lend a hand with a problem, or even just to say hello to someone and chat once in a while. So if you'd like to make new friends, simply post in the same format as below. (Note, DON'T list which sex you are as it could lead to unwanted attention, likewise, DON'T give out your email address). About me: Age: 30+ Personality: Laid back and mature Side: Horde only Chars: Rogue: (DPS) Spec: Combat only (I do have an Alliance rogue as well, but its sole purpose doesn’t involve gameplay) Playing time: (at the moment) Mon: 12.30pm – 4.30 pm, Tue 12.30 pm – 7 pm, Wed and Thu 12.30pm – 4.30 pm, Fri 12.30 pm – 7 pm, Sat and Sun, most of the day. I do play in the evenings Mon-Fri too, but I simply never know just how much Russian-English translation work I need to do until I receive it, so evening playing time is very erratic. Up for: Helping you out if required and it's in my character's ability to do so, HC’s for cap, LFR, ach’s (inc Raids (new and old), HC and PVP) etc. Other interests: Many. Battletag: LadySylvanas#2676 (To add a battletag and request being friends with a person, either A: In the Battlenet client, left click on the blue person icon at the top right, it will then open up a sub column. In the top left, click on 'add friend', it will then prompt you to type (or paste in) the battletag of the person you want to be friend's with. Then click on 'send request' at the bottom left. B: In-game, left click on the yellow 'social' icon towards the bottom left of your screen. It will bring up a sub screen. Enter (or paste in) the battletag and press 'add friend'.Lswindrunner754 2d
4d Price Changes for Certain WoW Services We carefully review the prices of our games and services in all currencies on a regular basis, and we occasionally need to make changes based on regional market conditions. Considering this, we’d like to let you know that we’ll soon be adjusting the European prices of some of the optional services available for World of Warcraft. The new pricing, detailed in the list below, will start on April 5. Subscription prices will not be affected. In advance of these price adjustments, certain services will benefit from a 25% discount from March 23 to April 4. You can find more information on this promotion here. Price from April 5 - EUR Name Change - €10 Helms - €15 WoW Token - No change Character Transfer - €25 Race Change - €25 Mounts - €25 Premium Mounts - €30 Pet & Mount Bundle - €30 Faction Change - €30 Guild Transfer - €35 Guild Faction Change - €40 Character Transfer & Faction Change - €55 Character Boost - €60 Guild Transfer & Faction Change - €65 Aerythlea751 4d
4d Patch 7.2 Content Release Timeline We’ve seen some confusion around the availability and timing of various aspects of the 7.2 patch, and we’d like to clarify our plans for releasing the remaining pieces of Patch 7.2’s content: Week 2 (next week): Legion Assaults begin, first PvP Brawl becomes available Week 3: Chapter 5 of the Class Order Hall campaign unlocks, which activates new followers, new Order Hall upgrades, and class-specific World Quests Weeks 4-11: Ongoing story pieces unlock, leading up to the eventual opening of the Tomb of Sargeras raid, and the ability to earn Class Mounts Several of these pieces tie into the overarching story being told in 7.2: our return to the Broken Shore for vengeance, followed by the Legion’s response, and the eventual buildup toward the assault on the Tomb of Sargeras and Kil’jaeden himself. With the release of Patch 7.2, that series of events is set into motion, but they don’t all occur immediately. For example, the upcoming Legion Assaults are a direct response to our initial attack on the Broken Shore. Those assaults, in turn, prompt some of the later parts of the Order Hall campaign. These events occur in a chronological order, and we want to give players the chance to be there as it happens, rather than having some of it unfold off-screen or rushing it along. But aside from the narrative, pacing content releases helps with clear direction and player focus. During PTR testing, where we had the calendar advanced to allow for testing of all content in parallel, players were pulled in many different directions from the outset. While the heart of the patch lies on the Broken Shore, Legion Assaults were drawing players back to the original Broken Isles zones, and many Order Campaign questlines sent players to other expansions’ continents. With the content release structure we settled on, Broken Shore can stand alone as the initial focus of attention. We didn’t open the Tomb of Sargeras raid with the patch because we don’t want to rush players who are still progressing through Nighthold, but that same sort of logic applies to nearly all other features. We apologize that that hasn’t been clear enough from the start, but hope that this will help relieve some concerns.Lore46 4d
1d Updates from @WarcraftDevs Patch 7.2 A new patch means new tweets from the World of Warcraft development team! This thread is an archive of @WarcraftDevs tweets regarding patch 7.2. ---- @WarcraftDevs is an official World of Warcraft Twitter account offering design insight and information directly from the World of Warcraft Development Team. For past updates, please refer to Updates from @WarcraftDevs - Patch 7.1/7.1.5. Aerythlea62 1d
24 Apr 2014 Social Media & Fansites (Updated: 16/02/2017) Blizzard on Social Media You already know that you can find World of Warcraft news right here on the official community site, but make sure you keep an eye on Blizzard's social networking pages. These sites feature World of Warcraft news, visual media, contests, player-created content, career opportunities, customer support, and much more. Check out what we have to offer, interact with your peers in the community, and share the latest updates with your friends. Official Facebook Pages World of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment Other Blizzard Franchises Diablo Hearthstone Heroes of the Storm Overwatch StarCraft Official Twitter Feeds @Warcraft @WarcraftDevs (Design Insight & Info) @BlizzardCSEU_EN (Customer Support) @BlizzardCareers (Careers, Recruiting & University Relations) @BlizzCon Other Blizzard Franchises @Diablo @PlayHearthstone @BlizzHeroes @OverwatchEU @StarCraft Official Google+ Pages Other Blizzard Franchises Hearthstone Official YouTube Channels World of Warcraft Customer Support Blizzard Entertainment Other Blizzard Franchises Diablo Hearthstone Heroes of the Storm Overwatch StarCraft World of Warcraft on Reddit /r/WoW (not owned or operated by Blizzard)Vaneras2 24 Apr 2014
27m Live Developer Q&A - Submit Your Questions Join us live on Twitch.tv/Warcraft Thursday, April 27, at 20:00 CEST, as we sit down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas for our next live developer Q&A. We’ll be looking back over the first few weeks of 7.2, and answering your questions about everything involved with the patch, including the Broken Shore, Legion Assaults, new and improved dungeons, and more. You can submit your questions here in this thread or on Twitter by using the hashtag #LegionQA. As a reminder, please keep your questions short (40 words or less) so that we can get to as many questions as possible. We look forward to you joining us live on Thursday! Aerythlea54 27m
1d Gameplay Tuning on the Broken Shore Over the first couple of days since players took the fight to the Burning Legion on the Broken Shore, we’ve been keeping a close eye on Nethershard acquisition, and making adjustments as necessary via hotfixes. We’re rolling out hotfixes that make the following changes: Enemies around the Broken Shore will no longer drop Nethershards by default. Enemies in the shadow of the Sentinax will drop Nethershards. Nethershard rewards from Rare Elites on the Broken Shore have been increased. Nethershard rewards associated with Sentinax portals and beacons have been greatly increased in a hotfix that just went live. Legion Assaults, coming on Wednesday, will also be a lucrative source of Nethershards. What we want to avoid is a Timeless Isle frogs situation, where mindlessly grinding a field of mobs is the most efficient thing to do. To be clear—we’re not trying to take away from what players are doing, and we definitely don’t want to make your adventures take longer. Overall, our goal here is to make the Broken Shore more rewarding, improve Nethershard acquisition, and ensure that the objectives on your map generally indicate where you’ll find the best results. Thanks for playing, and we’re really glad to see you out there defending Azeroth!Kaivax47 1d
39s Really Blizzard... Really? Spent 50k Nethershards, a currency YOU made more time consuming to acquire, on Lingering Wyrmtongue Essence [why isn't it a toy btw?]... just to discover that it breaks the moment you take damage. Bad enough this 10m costume has a 2 hour CD, but removal upon damage? Like, come on! Do you honestly have a team dedicated to scrutinizing the game to ensure anything that is remotely fun to be hampered in every way possible? Your "Soon™" catchphrase should be replaced with "Fun detected, Fun removed/nerfed" Jesus Mary and Joseph.... -.-Harlee15 39s
45s Kirin tor quests with flying mount Today I just noticed that some Kirin Tor quests can be completed while mounted. I saw many people in highmountain skipping the bubbles to fly straight to the goal, same with magic of flight. Is this intended? Is it bannable?Metalnuts26 45s
5m Anduin's Questline - Where's the Horde part? Hey Blizzard, We got news from MMO-Champion from the Live servers, no less! There's a whole chain worth of quests for the Alliance characters that centers around Anduin. Having watched the whole thing on YouTube and pausing the video at key points to actually read all the text and NPC dialogues, I must say that thing is a gold mine for lore fans. There's quite a bit of character development there and story refinement in general. Seeing Genn and Velen actually do something (while still playing the roles of concerned grandpas) was a nice touch as well. My question is... so where is the Horde part of the lore quests? I'm pretty sure there were LOTS of opportunities to tell something as amazing and heartbreaking as what Anduin just went through but we never got anything other than an edgy dead elf going out on a revenge quest. Again. [EDIT2] Well damn. Taliesin and Evitel have decided to cover this thread in their latest video. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/eBLjADmLDGs They have discussed a lot of things, but guess what! They didn't get the main problem here either! Or even read the TL;DR in this updated original post here where it's spelled out in the most simple way possible for reader's convenience. Why. Just why. [EDIT] Alright, this thread got blue-tagged and the Blue, just as the majority of the people who replied here completely misunderstood what I talking about in this original post. Clarification: - More lore is GOOD and I'm happy for the Alliance that they got this quest line. - Horde side of the current story event needs to be covered too. - AP rewards from Anduin's quest line are irrelevant. Forget about them, they are not important AT ALL. - Cinematics are NOT the only way to experience lore with. I don't care how many cinematics Horde/Alliance has compared to their counterpart. We also need actual story quests with quest logs, NPC interactions and character conflicts and develop BOTH factions further and don't leave them at a cliffhanger after the initial leveling experience to max level is over. Quoting the wall of text from my later post couple of pages down this thread to give you a better understanding of where I'm standing and where I'm coming from: ...Великогрив163 5m
6m There is barely a story in Broken Shore Where is the story line for legion Broken Shore? It is just beyond boring. They have gated the 'content' so badly that when you do get it, it just feels rubbish. Today's quest to get 100 Mark of the Sentinax. What a boring quest and a let down. It is like they have used no imagination with the weekly quests for 7.2. Blizzard are better than this. They should have given us a weekly quest chain to start earning our class mounts by now. I mean give us something interesting to work towards. The biggest patch in WOW history really just feels tiny! Really does not feel like a big patch. Sure TOS on the way but still they bigged this patch up to be massive.Ázkeban14 6m
6m Mark of the Sentinax quest Thank you Blizzard, this quest is so epic, with deep story and everything, totally worth to be a weekly quest. Im surprised how you guys managed to put so much lore and interesting gameplay into this quest, i bet you spend large amount of resources and man hours to design this masterpiece for us to enjoy, it must have taken so many sleepless nights for developers to come up with that. Thank you so much, cant wait to see what else is there to come! :) Cheers!Inquisition0 6m
8m Starlight Rose Rank 2 I can confirm that rank you get about 80-90% good herbs am rank 2 in most an just got the quest for felwort rank 3 but got to with on raidSendoxi6 8m
8m Shake Your Bunny-Maker It's the last day of the Noblegarden event, and much like how I procrastinate with things in real life, I left a few of the excruciatingly boring achievements for the last day. I've been stood in Dalaran trying to find a female goblin and troll for over an hour. I've been joining groups so that I phase in to realms with more Horde players but still had no luck. I did see a female troll about 45 minutes ago, but my spring flowers were on their five minute cooldown. Very glad Blizzard took the time to give it a cooldown, more than one pair of bunny ears every five minutes would have been catastrophic. Very thoughtful, Blizzard, thank you. Any tips? Did you guys go anywhere other than Dalaran?Astora0 8m
10m Rest In Peace Friend - Hayven For those that do not know, Hayven (the youtuber) has passed away... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVlrHid817I&t His videos were fantastic, really shining a new perspective to zones and instances that we find so "standard" in game... I discovered many things thanks to him, like that personal Necropolis you can visit, or your own personal submarine in Gilneas. Deeprun Tram will also never be the same again! Thank you Hayven! Rest in peace... Wish to see you in Azeroth in the future as a NPC or just a small tribute!Stormcloack139 10m
10m Tank challenge still overtune,specific nerfs First thing first i have done the challenge finally but it stil feels overtune as hell. I think the problem is they keep doing blanket nerfs that do not catter for each class, each blanket nerfs makes it way more easier for guards/warriors but for example for paladins its still at the same stage almost. I have done it in 908 equiped food/flasked etc etc. And while warriors and all other talk about the 3 anihilate enrage that you need to beat i had to survive 7 anihilates,perfect kiting and runing out of puddles. If im so geared 1 small mistakes such as not moving that fast out of puddle or using a wrong cd on an anihilate hence being able to take 1 less shouldnt warrent a complete fail of the challenge, all other classes are now benefiting from higher lvl >more room for mistakes except for paladins. Put in our build rng that if we proc avenger enough during wings we might be able to skip 1 phase. They should nerf the encounter based on class and stop with the blanket nerfs. I still forsee a nerf incoming. The challenge wasnt easy at all i got to almost 300 attempts because of how rng kruuls anihilate is and you have to force him to hit the dh,and sometimes when you stop anihilate with orb he will stomp you instead of cast it again , pure rng make it a hell for paladins. TL:DR : challenge stil needs to be tunned for paladins correctly not just for all other classes, it's still not comparable to dps challenges.Holystephan12 10m
16m What is the problem with titanforging ? I'm not saying I like or dislike titanforging. It's just that many people seem to dislike titanforging and I kinda fail to understand why.Thyri215 16m
27m Mark of the Sentinax drops. Worst thing so far! People holding on to their Lieutenant beacons, and the mobs are untaggable (all grey), awesome quest.. NOT. Make rarespawn bosses drop marks aswell or make mobs taggable by more than 5 people, or make Lieutenant spawn after "XX" amount of time/kills.Shortgun9 27m
28m Can we please have more enchantements? Come on blizz, enchantment has been reduced to a few buffs, i remember during burning crusade you could enchant basically all of your weapon and armors, can we please have some of that back? Also it would be cool to have some kind of skill that let's you remove an enchant from a piece of gear, and put it on a scroll, or another piece, but only for a few times, so you don't have to waste resources upon resources to enchant gear.Jinmori26 28m
42m The Best Zones in WoW Obviously there's been a lot of these threads, but we've had a few more zones added since those. What are your favourite zones? Personally Uldum is a big favourite of mine. You have Gnombliteration, Tailgunner and things such as Lady Humps. Plus, the zone itself is just beautiful.Vólks11 42m
53m WTS Heavy Junkbox @Anachronos/Alonsus As the title says i am currently selling heavy junkboxes for 50g each on Anachronos / Alonsus / Kul Tiras, the boxes will be sent with C.O.D. contact me ingame at Crohnos#2124 to request your boxes or any info.Crohnos0 53m
56m Luckiest day in wow :D So today i got quest for fox mount from withered army training, and just had enough for nightfallen cache and there was a flying carpet, and few pets one from blingtron and one can't remember, also a toy from withered army training. AND FINALLY i get a bis legendary. LulNympuke12 56m
1h "You are in combat" I strongly disagree, Blizzard.Keilen15 1h
1h UTILITY LEGENDARIES ! This is so frustrating. I just got my 4 utility legendary out of 5 and the one that is not utility is pretty much bad. Wouldn it be nice if those utility legendaries go under separate group and not be shared or count towards other specs. (bad luck protection thing) ????Zveki10 1h
1h Next race Cyborgs. We should be able to play as humanoid robots in World of Warcraft. The Cyborgs can be Warriors, Priests, Paladins, Hunters, Shamans, Druids and a new class Mech. This race should be a little more powerful than all other races, but at the cost at maintaining the robot parts for in game gold when taking enough damage. Cyborgs comes in 3 sizes for Alliance: Humans, Dwarfs and Gnomes and for the Horde: Orcs, Blood Elfs and Goblins. Druids will have Mech forms now same with Shamans wolf form. The New Mech class comes with 3 specs: Tank, Melee Dps and Ranged Dps. Tank is a siege machine, Melee Dps is a mobile tank and Ranged Dps is an Artillery cannon that can be placed, that do heavy damage from range distance but is vulnerable to attack because it can't move when it's attacking and takes a few secs to change to a mobile form. Who wouldn't love to have cyborgs in the game as a playable race?Captäingold29 1h
1h This weeks Broken Shore quest... My initial reaction was "Wait, what?!" followed by a good thirty seconds of insane laughter. Are you really telling me that the entirity of the new content for this week, which has been gated so we don't rush through it, is just the Nethershard turn in quest?! I wouldn't mind, but there's quest chains in 10 year old zones that are both more engaging & complex than this, so why on earth is it alright to do this? I've very little against good gated content, but this isn't good... Hell, it's barely content. EDIT: 25/4 Weekly Quest thoughts... If last weeks WQ was an insulting, ill-conceived joke, then this one is just a sign of overwhelming stupidity in design. Blizzard, you know about the mob tagging system. You know how people save their epic portal summons for their friends. You also know how to create a story told on a weekly basis - Suramar wasn't my favourite content, but it was compelling enough to keep me coming back to learn more. This? This is just a lesson in frustration, and it says a lot about your design team when the best way to farm this "content" is to just AFK until someone pops a boss portal stone. Again, where's the epic campaign I was promised?Subbie53 1h
1h Getting tired of playing a slot machine Literally everything about this expansion have been all about ridiculous levels of RNG. -Legendaries -Titanforging/sockets -Weekly chest -RNG double AP from world quests -Nethershard gambling -Nethershard chest room that gives anywhere between 1 and 666k from what I have seen I probably forgot to list some things too. Does Blizzard really think it's enjoyable to play this casino expansion?Megum47 1h
1h MY WIND RIDER IS NOT FLYING ANYMORE PLS HELP! Hi guys! My name is Raven and as soon as i got to Northrend my mount isn't flying anymore,like im pressing space and he is just roaring and jumping but its not flying,i tried to hold space down but nothing happened. Please help!Retardbob3 1h
1h Waning Crescent portal (Suramar) Hey I am stuck on 8/9 on the achievement "now you're thinking with portals" and I have seen i'm missing this one waning crescent. I have done Good Suramaritan and Leyline bling aswell being exalted with nightfallen I have run around the area of the portal but can't seem to find anything. How should I go about to fix this portal I am missing :) Cheers for any solution Regards XzozXzozz14 1h
1h Class Mount Requirements So far we know the following. Class mounts will be unlocked in the following weeks as part of the Legionfall storyline. You will be required to have Pathfinder part 1/2 completed and need to be exalted with Legionfall (Similar to Nightfallen). I have only one question, what about the alts? What if you have many alts and want their class mounts? Will you have to grind them up (unaided) like Suramar? Or will we get something to help us level up our alts once we get exalted with one character? Actual confirmation would be appreciated, hearsay less so.Daltor23 1h
1h will they EVER fix duels ? so duels back in the days were about setups, forcing trinkets and forcing cds to win, now its just have the highest ilvl, pop ur 1 shot trinket and the other target dies, you basicly gotta trinket the first stun or you die ?, are they going to keep this feature ? , i LOVED duels back in the days, LOVED it, more than arena, finding a 1v1 duel fun, but now its just 0 skills with 0 reason to do them :(Floxion5 1h
1h CoeN +12 1st Boss: 15 tries 2nd Boss: 1 try 3rd Boss: 4 tries Endboss: 2 tries Pls fix difficulty of first Boss :D We were 2 melees, but still, many groups have 2 melees ^^Xaanu12 1h
1h Burnout It probably happens to a lot of us and lately also to me. I have a WoW burnout, the content doesn't entertain me a lot, got bored of the daily things etc. (will probably return for a bit in 7.2.5 and hoping for a great next expansion already) My question, how do you guys deal with burnouts and prevent getting em, because some of you must be tired of logging in just to do the same thing over and over right? Or is it just me.Semivivus9 1h
2h Mark of the Sentinax. So you offer us the ability to vendor all of our beacons for incredibly low amounts of silver, giving us the impression that they are not important anymore, but shortly after you enable a quest that requires tons of beacons. OKAY, MAKES SENSE!Keilen21 2h
2h Character Boost Since the service to boost your character to level 100 went from €50 to €60, I swore to myself that I would never buy a boost again and I'm sticking to that promise, so I'm just wondering if any of you are still purchasing it? And I'm also wondering if Blizzard are making a profit of this or not?Stailo1 2h
2h Broken Isles Invasions XP overpowered It took me exactly 9 minutes and 42 seconds to do 1 level with a single Legion invasion. Surely this cannot be intended, invasions are massively overpowered, they entirely remove the purpose of leveling with quests in the Broken Isles. What's the point in selling character boosts when it's so easy to level up? I genuinely hope they go away once next expansion is released.Illidandhdh43 2h
2h How to Dungeons 101 Today, as I was reading some lore books in Stormwind Library, the one in the Stormwind Keep (not for the sake of Well Read achievement, I really do enjoy reading those books), on one of the dusty shelves in a shadowy corner of the library where not so many visitors care to check, I came across this very old but interesting guide, and just wanted to share it with those who haven’t seen it yet. If you are doing random dungeons, I have no doubt that you will find the information it contains to be invaluable. Some parts of it were not perfectly readable, so I put “...” instead. I meant no copyright infringement, so if the publisher kindly requests, I will take this post down immediately. ========================== How to Dungeons 101 A Beginner’s Guide to Become a Successful Dungeoneer in Azeroth and Beyond Credits: Written by High Librarian Alexander Ratosthen Published by ... Publication date … By the permission of Her Highness Queen Re... Ta... Index: Part 1: Intro Part 2: Dungeons of Azeroth Part 3: How to Dungeons 101 Part 4: Final Words Part 5: How to Get Your Certificate of Dungeoneering PART 1: Intro Hello fellow adventurer, Thank you for stopping by and opening the cover of How to Dungeons 101 guide. Now that you have taken your first step to becoming a better dungeon explorer, you will definitely notice the grateful looks in your dungeon group members’ eyes the next time you enter a dungeon. This guide, once you thoroughly read it, will hopefully help you become a better dungeoneer in no time. I didn't use the term "guaranteed", because if I had, I would have needed to charge each one of you 10 bronze coins for this special guide that was prepared as a combination of experiences and stories of dozens of adventurers during hundreds, if not thousands, of dungeon runs across Azeroth. By carefully absorbing and practicing the tips and advice presented here in this guide, you will not only no longer be flamed, cursed or kicked from your group, but you will also be welcomed and invited to new dungeon groups formed by the best heroes in the world who wear gear you can see only in your dreams, where you might make new friends or even find that special person that you would happily spend the rest of your life with (AUTHOR'S NOTE: Seems the publisher inserted this last part for marketing purposes.). It is a well known fact that the majority of the Azeroth population consists of mighty heroes, most of which are highly skilled charging warriors, blinking mages, taunting hunters and sapstabbing rogues who have been to Outland, Northrend, Pandaria, Broken Isles and even to Draenor (someone has to explain to me how time works again), so they will most probably use their time more efficiently if they just skipped this guide and continued with The Impossible Challenges and Secret Treasures of Azeroth Dungeons (AUTHOR’S NOTE: I completed that guide too, but the publisher said the publication of it will depend on the public interest on this first guide). As you may have guessed, this guide is intended for those who are newly recruited into the ranks of the Alliance and Horde. For who want to prove themselves in the battlefield as quickly as possible. For who have never been to a dungeon before, or for who feel lost whenever they enter a dungeon with a group of strangers. For who get insulted, flamed, slanged, made fun of, ignored, not given a chance, and finally kicked from the group by those who were once no different, only because they don’t know what to do and how to do it. Having said that, even if you are a skilled, experienced dungeoneer who has collected all the 78 dungeon achievements (are you for real??), you may still get some good advice you could use in your future dungeon runs. Now, let’s briefly talk about the dungeons of Azeroth and then continue with the main part of this guide. PART 2: Dungeons of Azeroth Dungeons, in Azeroth or in any other planet in our system of …, are one of the core elements of the world and the overall adventure you will experience in your lifetime. Though Azeroth offers a vast number of fantastic dungeons with interesting stories, beautiful scenery and atmosphere, amazing music and valuable treasures, it has been brought to my attention that for a long time now, the citizens of Azeroth have not truly enjoying the dungeons for what they were intended to, instead, they are focusing on just rushing through the dungeons with a group of strangers they will most probably never see again, some of the times, not paying attention to what really is going on around, not having a clue what to do next or what they are supposed to do in a given circumstance. The last time I counted, there are 13 dungeons in Azeroth, scattered around all zones, welcoming adventurers from all experience and skill levels. Each dungeon has its own unique design and structure. Some dungeons are in underground caves, some of them are in city cellars, some of them are in castles and some of them are in open areas. Each dungeon has its own unique story, interlinked with the story of the zone. Each dungeon has a varying number of bosses, different mobs, different challenges and different treasures. Starting with the first dungeon that is appropriate to your experience, you are recommended to continue doing all dungeons as you get more powerful and a better dungeoneer. Though the mobs, bosses, their skills, the encounter mechanics, the layout and environment of each dungeon are considerably different, there are some universal concepts that you can apply while doing any dungeon, which will surely reduce the amount of wipes, kicks, ragequits, and increase your group’s chance for successfully completing the dungeon. I will provide the list of such concepts in the next part. PART 3: How to Dungeons 101 In this part, I preferred to use the exact words of Legendary Dungeonmaster … who helped me in preparing this guide. She patiently went through hundreds of notes, recordings and logs provided by participating dungeoneers from all backgrounds and skills. It was an honor to work with her and I can almost hear you thanking her for sharing the valuable tips and advices below. *** Our world and many neighboring worlds in our system are pressured under a growing threat, a threat that if we fail to defeat will make us pray we were slain in the battlefield. So, I will keep this short and to the point, recruit. Listen carefully and adjust your dungeon practices accordingly, as our success against this threat highly depends on the likes of you. As an experienced dungeonmaster who served in the roles of a tank, dps and healer countless times, I synthesised the following tips and advice from the experiences of myself and dozens of other dungeonmasters and dungeoneers. (AUTHOR’S NOTE: To help you with finding the relevant tips easier, I categorized the tips based on roles or all if applicable to all roles.) [ALL] First and foremost, queue for the role that you intend to do and that you can actually do. For example, if you are a DPS, queue as DPS, not as TANK or HEALER. Each person has a role in the dungeon group and if especially tank or healer does not do their roles, the dungeon group will not function. [ALL] Queue for a dungeon that you have appropriate gear for. If a dungeon just became available for you but you have relatively low gear that will cause you and your group to have issues, continue doing other dungeons to improve your gear. [ALL] If you have never done that dungeon before, before you queue, open its page in the Dungeon Journal, get familiarize yourself with its map, its bosses, and see if there’s any important boss mechanics you will need to pay attention to. For dungeons with harder encounters, it is also advisable to refer to … to see how boss mechanics work and what each role is supposed to do in certain circumstances. [ALL] If you are new to that dungeon and have no idea what to do or where to go or how to do a quest, simply ask (MY NOTE: you can use /i chat commad). Often times, experienced adventurers will help. [ALL] When you first start, let your group members get their quests before engaging in fights. It is not rare to cause a wipe just at the beginning, because everyone was not ready yet. [ALL] Use the minimap and world map during the dungeon to keep an eye on where your group members are. If you ever get lost, try to go to their marks on the map or ask for them to help you, give directions. Not asking for help and trying to find your way on your own will only make things take longer for everyone. [ALL] If you die and have to run back from the start of the dungeon, pay attention not aggro any mobs unless you can take them down yourself. It will be hard, if not impossible, for others to come back and help you.Eom1 2h
2h Relinquished gear & versatility The gear I get from BS chest has ALWAYS versatility, ALWAYS. At first I thought I was unlucky, but when out of 39 chests 34 have versatility (and 3/39 were relics lol), you understand it's not just back luck. The purpose of BS should be that of quickly updating alts to become decently viable for M+ and serious gearing up, but when every item has 1k versatility, it feels more like a downgrade than an upgrade. For example, I just replaced my 845 chest (haste/crit) with a 890 chest with mastery/versatility and somehow it feels like a downgrade, since I lost 3% haste and 2% crit in the process (best stats for destro). Remove this !@#$ stat already, it's so boring and redundant (there is already agi/str/int). Just leave it in pvp templates...Metalnutz11 2h
2h At long last - I finally got Legion flying I feel like a newborn puppy whose eyes have just opened and has just seen the wonders of the world. Now - AT LONG LAST! Let's bold it: AT LONG LAST! No, really. Delayed flying for months wasn't fun. Gating flying isn't fun. Gating is never fun. As a gamer, I love sucking my time into games, but I hate it when games are an obvious time suck. I really hope that Blizzard will rethink its politics on flying. Either remove it completely, or don't gate it. After all, what's the purpose to obtain flying when you no longer need it?Perpeto8 2h
2h Skyhold jump ending up in Asznuna So I've recently rerolled to a warrior and have been experiencing this bug. Basically when you jump from Skyhold to whatever location, you get disconnected and after loggging back in, you're in the north-west of Aszuna. I've looked into some topics about this and it looks like it's been around for quite a long time. However, in the last few days it felt like happening a lot more often, like at least twice a day. Is that just me? How often does it happen to you and have you found out what may cause it?Attomic4 2h
2h Penalty for leaving M+ So me n my buddy were doing a +10 Upper Karazhan, and then this douchebag just leaves after 1 wipe - Btw.. He did the mistake killing he whole group.. And when 1 guy leaves.. the rest also does.. Anyways, I don't know the penalty for leaving, but there should be like a hard one. We used like 3 hours to make this +10 key, and then one single guy, can basically !@#$ it all up. HARDER PENALTYRyles33 2h
3h By killing alts you are killing the game. Dear Blizzard, please make this game more alt friendly before it is too late. By making it unnecessarily difficult for people to play alts and secondary specs, you are stealing the motivation from many people to play this game for much longer. It's just a fact that a good portion of the player base likes to play multiple characters and specs. The artifact weapon system, the AP grind and the item level inflation have made it impossible for alts to get into serious raiding or mythic plus groups in a reasonable amount of time. I will now provide 3 suggestions and I'm hoping for other people to also share their ideas on how to fix this severe problem. 1. Reverse the Sentinax nerfs and also make all the other methods of acquiring Nethershards worth the time and effort. That way people will be able to buy Relinquished Tokens for their alts and reach an item level of 880+ in a reasonable amount of time. This will at least give them a chance to participate in interesting content like Mythic +10 or Heroic Nighthold. 2. This might sound drastic at first, but it would solve all the artifact weapon problems. Everytime someone gains AP, it should apply to all weapons of all specs on every character. Newly created characters should have their AP brought up to the current level. That way all artifact weapons on an account would be on the same level at all times and it would always be worth it to play any character at any time. 3. If you are not willing to do the above, at least make artifact knowledge account wide so that all characters can always gain AP at a reasonable pace. There is zero motivation to start the AP grind with a low level of artifact knowledge and the catch up is too slow. This solution would only be a bandage for a gunshot wound, but at least it would be something. I would still prefer the solution mentioned above. That's all from me. BB!Feast68 3h
3h Suggestion - Drop boxes So i had a few pets in my bank so i flew to the starting zones looking for a new player to gift them a pet an welcome them to the world. When i couldn't find one, it occurred to me... "How cool would it be to be able to put this pet in a box hidden in the trees for some inquisitive new player to stumble upon and find! This idea is one i really like! Anyone else think this would be a good idea?Aketu2 3h
3h Chests on the Broken Shore - No longer appearing I've seen only a few comment here and there about this.. My wif and I were farming the chest that spawn (thank you mage tower!) and suddenly, she can see them, and I cannot. It happened yesterday on my priest also. My question is this, is there a maximum amount of these chests that you can loot before you're locked out for the rest of the day? If so, that's a poor design choice.Razski8 3h
3h LF level 60 guild (vanilla experience) Hello. I am looking for a level 60 guild only. To do Vanilla content.Erde10 3h
3h PvP question Hi guys. I have never ever played PvP in my life, but now I will probably have to as resto druids have amazing artifact appearance that will go very well with T11 set, so I decide to get it. I will need Prestige level 15 and Crest of Devastation. I don't even know what does it mean. So could you please advice how many PvP grounds I will have to play to earn that appearance? Not exact amount of games of course, just your opinionGondawn2 3h
3h Weapon sizes on belf females, 7.2 Since the patch the weapons on belf females have become humongous. Daggers look like swords, while swords are like massive 2handers. Not to mention guns, oh god >.<! I really hope this turns out to be a bug, the one thing I'm allergic to is this oversized comical nonsense, like the human female model has to put up with. Fix pls, thx!Alenna192 3h
3h Machinima Tools from Blizzard Hey! So I've been playing World of Warcraft for many years now, and I've always enjoyed making videos, especcially in raids. And throughout the years, I've been able to use Machinima Tools, and when that shut down, Free Far Sight took over, but now it seems like FFS also has shut down. This means I am no longer able to capture footage in-game as I prefer to, and it really sucks as I have a big passion for it! My question for the Blizzard team, or if anyone else might be able to answer it is, would it be possible for you guys to release such a similar tool for us movie makers? I absolutely love the thought of not having to rely on people outside of Blizzard to update these tools, as I've gone over 6 months now with no FFS updates :(Vampizer18 3h
4h My little tribute to Hayven As you probably know by now, the youtuber Hayven Games has died of cancer. My personal little tribute to him was to finish my world exploration achievement because he taught me about the little secrets of all the zones. Did you do anything special? Or plans to do so? Rest in peace Hayven, you will be missed.Semivivus2 4h