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Oct 25, 2017
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i can barely see the circle on Bwonsandi and melee keep getting instagibbed by rastakhans MC. fun fight but those kinda ruin it

also bwonsandi refused to phase for like 15 seconds. what the fuck?
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah I did NM Mekkatorque and we keep messing the codes, a lot of people talking at the same time, two codes sharing color (screw and skull) and nobody knowing who is talking to who :D
 
Oct 25, 2017
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really every boss after the first is going to be yikes in a PUG.

paladins - easy boss
mage and monk - maze and being knocked into the air
gronk - orb communication and when to use CDs
opulence - lol
council - just a lot of shit going on
rastakhan - unless everyone knows how to do the bwonsandi split phase its a no go
mekkatorque - dont even bother
blockade - hard enough as is
jaina - very long, lots of mechanics, requires timing on limited resources
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,616
You assume too much of PUGs. Especially if there’s no voice communication involved…
True, but I think text chat might be an easy way to cut through all the noise on voice and hard to misunderstand. Just be like "X - RGBYP" whatever

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On heroic sure, cause I think only the other robot passengers can see the codes.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Moscow
I don't get the gear upgrade path in this patch.
To get an 385 ilvl item in weekly chest I have to complete Mythic 3.
But then today I've got an emissary quest with a 385 reward.
So, should I even bother with low Mythic+ if I'm not really that hardcore player?
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,616
I don't get the gear upgrade path in this patch.
To get an 385 ilvl item in weekly chest I have to complete Mythic 3.
But then today I've got an emissary quest with a 385 reward.
So, should I even bother with low Mythic+ if I'm not really that hardcore player?
The highest you can get from the mythic weekly chest is 410 with a 10 completion

You can only get 385 from emissaries if you're already like 375-380. But yeah, 385 from the weekly chest is only gonna be a worthwhile reward if you're like below 370. Also keep in mind you get residuum from the weekly chest based on your highest completed.

Right now you can get 385 rewards from end of dungeon chest in M+ 5 and 6.
 
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Tachya
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't get the gear upgrade path in this patch.
To get an 385 ilvl item in weekly chest I have to complete Mythic 3.
But then today I've got an emissary quest with a 385 reward.
So, should I even bother with low Mythic+ if I'm not really that hardcore player?
Gear progression in the game right now is all sorts of fucked like that and it’s ONE of the major problems that people are upset about. Blizzard doesn’t seem to care much or thinks it’s better though...the whole psychologically predatory variable reward reinforcement that has been pushed in the video game industry more recently, which is exactly how gambling at casinos works.

The problem is most people don’t like gambling long term, except for compulsive gamblers. But that’s who dumps in the most money at an individual level, the “whales”.

Blizzard doesn’t seem like they’ve caught on to the fact that they’re making a flat subscription MMO still though for the most part…
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Moscow
Right now you can get 385 rewards from end of dungeon chest in M+ 5 and 6
My main spec is holy, but I find healing Mythic+ way too stressful and unfun. Rushing through the dungeon to beat the timer is like the opposite of what I enjoy in this game.
With this new update I thought about switching to dps and trying to run M+ with my own key just to get a chest reward once a week. But not sure how hard are they and how far can I realistically get with my pretty average dps output without being a burden for my party.
 
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Tachya
Oct 25, 2017
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One alternative to M+ as it’s currently setup would be to have a mode that’s not time trial oriented, but based on a limited number of lives/resurrections/respawns/etc.

You’d have to increase the difficulty some to compensate, certainly on the higher end, but it could be interesting.

The minimal penalty for death in current M+ is a slap on the wrist by comparison and is gamed to hell with things like death runs to get faster times.

Time might still play a role, but wouldn’t be the focus as much as execution. Would also be a nice “training” mode for the people that don’t like the current speed-oriented mentality that M+ cultivates, especially in PUGs. Would allow you to see the pulls and paths for higher difficulty dungeons without as much pressure to do it right the first time.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,373
Jainas pretty broken. She keeps cancelling her broadside TWICE IN A ROW so we cant pop the barrels. Great game!

edit: took us 5 hours to kill Heroic Jaina. Do NOT do this fight with 30 people, jesus christ. Our closest kill before cutting the group was 10 minutes 40 seconds long. We got a FOURTH prismatic image. Our kill was 2 minutes shorter with 10 less people.

We kept getting weird ass glithes. People DCing jumping off the boat into the ice, the infuriating broadside glitch that only lasted like 30 minutes but pissed everyone off, ships spawning but not being active/dying. Probably the hardest heroic boss since KJ, Mythic will be...interesting
 
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Oct 25, 2017
5,549
Running into a weird bug/glitch/i don't know what.

The little menu that pops up when you click on the map tracking icon (or the other menu that pops up when you click on the eye for LFG) are located near the center of my screen and for the life of me I can't figure out why. It's even happening when I disable all of my addons. Anyone ran into this?

 
Oct 27, 2017
595
How did you manage this?

I want one soooo bad.
There is plenty of material out there on how to farm gold in WoW.

From my personal experience, you need to understand the server that you play on. I play on a low-med pop server which is not raiding intensive (around 100 in wowprogress). Also, the population distribution between H/A also matters. On the other hand, you should consider how many hours do you want to dedicate in your wow gametime in order to get gold. Are you willing to camp old world rares for transmog? do you want a low but steady income?

Tachya can also add a lot here.

https://www.reddit.com/r/woweconomy...w_player_make_gold/?utm_source=reddit-android
 
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Tachya
Oct 25, 2017
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I’ve done some write ups on gold-making before, but not any expansive blogs on my own site or anything anywhere.

I actually responded to a more recent thread in /r/woweconomy (about making gold with a new patch or raid opening) which is not something I normally do. I’m on the road traveling at least until about Friday, but if I get a chance before then I’ll find the link or copy the text to my comment. Just a bit difficult now to do from my phone riding in a car and the data plan is running low D:
 
Nov 11, 2017
1,270
Florida
Yeah I don't see the whole Azeroth (the Titan) thing going well. We've heard too much about how bad a titan could be if corrupted and it would be so lame for us to just purify this one.

I hate when expansions end on sour notes but I can't see BFA ending happily. This one needs to have an ending that fits the narrative.

....which means Garrosh will come back to life and marry Sylvanas and they'll rule the Shadowlands together.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Expansion goals met.
How are you even making money? I haven't done shit with anything this expansion.

Well, no war mode quest this week for alliance. I really think blizzard is fucking up by not making against overwhelming odds a quest both factions can do with a change in ilvl for the item due to whatever any imbalance exists. That was my main reason to log in.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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just canceled my sub.
Man I was so excited for this expansion but a lot of it was broken from the start and new content simply did not come fast enough. Now I logged in and simply didn't care anymore.

I still think the story might be interesting. When it's all out it might resub for a month to check it all out.
 
Oct 27, 2017
595
How are you even making money? I haven't done shit with anything this expansion.

Well, no war mode quest this week for alliance. I really think blizzard is fucking up by not making against overwhelming odds a quest both factions can do with a change in ilvl for the item due to whatever any imbalance exists. That was my main reason to log in.
Linenspray shuffling, goblin gliders and smart postage of bfa foods.With the occasional flipping and sniping.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,549
I’ve done some write ups on gold-making before, but not any expansive blogs on my own site or anything anywhere.

I actually responded to a more recent thread in /r/woweconomy (about making gold with a new patch or raid opening) which is not something I normally do. I’m on the road traveling at least until about Friday, but if I get a chance before then I’ll find the link or copy the text to my comment. Just a bit difficult now to do from my phone riding in a car and the data plan is running low D:
/r/woweconomy is new to me. I'll read through that. Thanks!
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,061
Blockade normal is harder than anything in hc uldir besides ghuun.
I got to 8% yesterday in a nearly flawless fight. It hits like a truck too.
 
Nov 11, 2017
1,270
Florida
I've heard from multiple people that Blockade is insane. I'll see it one day.

Since my guild is very very slow right now and raiding is on an indefinite hiatus I made a Frost DK to potentially raid with alliance side. Knowing I won't have to tank is already just a huge relief. I'm not sure I'll get him to 120 (I boosted him to 110) but I miss DPSing so maybe this will breathe some life into BFA for me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I think blockade is hard but pretty doable. There is a lot going on in the last phase. I think the only reason we didn't down it is cause we didn't swap to the adds once or twice fast enough, mainly when there were 2 of them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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One of the blockade nerfs was reverted yesterday, the add spawning interval on the bridge. So, the remaining nerfs are 10% less HP and some reduced damage on abilities. My heroic-focused guild got down normal Blockade last night but it does feel overturned for a normal fight. Even with everyone alive we still fell behind on adds and had to tunnel the boss for the last few % with several adds up.

Jaina was considerably easier.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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My guild got down normal Blockade last week, before the nerf. But it was one of those 'the pull just went perfectly' events. It was clearly overtuned originally.

The reverted 'nerf' actually makes it easier: slower spawning of the adds means you have less ability to clear the sea swell junk on the platform, so putting the spawn rate back up keeps things under better control.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,616
My guild got down normal Blockade last week, before the nerf. But it was one of those 'the pull just went perfectly' events. It was clearly overtuned originally.

The reverted 'nerf' actually makes it easier: slower spawning of the adds means you have less ability to clear the sea swell junk on the platform, so putting the spawn rate back up keeps things under better control.
They also made the wail debuff, w/e the thing that sucks up the swell, last longer by like 50% or something (I think it was 8s and now 12s), so the slower spawn didn't really make it harder.
 

Jag

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Oct 26, 2017
2,517
Last LFR wing is going to be a massive clusterfuck isn't it. Maybe I'll wait a bit until popping in to see the fights. Would like to finally finish this war campaign and kill the king.
 
Nov 11, 2017
1,270
Florida
I got my new DK to 113 last night questing in Drustvar. I'm using AAP so I'm not paying much attention to any of the story stuff on this character but man this feels like the Alliance version of Voldun. Quests everywhere!

So far so good though. Frost DK has changed a bit since 7.1 and it is still hard to remember to use Chains of Ice in my rotation. I had to get a Weak Aura for it. I really feel like Blizzard needs to add their own for it considering how it works.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,549
I got my new DK to 113 last night questing in Drustvar. I'm using AAP so I'm not paying much attention to any of the story stuff on this character but man this feels like the Alliance version of Voldun. Quests everywhere!

So far so good though. Frost DK has changed a bit since 7.1 and it is still hard to remember to use Chains of Ice in my rotation. I had to get a Weak Aura for it. I really feel like Blizzard needs to add their own for it considering how it works.
The story in Drust is pretty good actually. Seems standalone but I loved all the individual beats. Also really enjoyed how you visibly improve the living situations in the towns while you quest through there.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,616
Got my 405 galecaller's boon already. Ran shrine 10 a couple times this week since it wasn't bad at all. 35 ilvl upgrade over my old galecaller.

Now I just need to spam some freehold 10 for new dice. But so far not seeing many FH10 listings.