Thank you Method! Even though it will probably be a US World First, what you did was truly an amazing job for the whole wow communities.
Method just „gave up“ on the race by calling it a day and going to bed. Limit will be able to win this Race assuming their 12 Hour time and gear advantage. But still with sco having close to 100l viewers, Method sitting at 25k, you put WoW in a spotlight on twitch as it has never been before. I watched the race every day and it was so entertaining and fun to watch. I really hope that all the other progress guilds realize the interest and the support of the community and are willing to stream their races for the next raid as well. Just imagine a blizzard funded mythic race event with all the guilds in one place starting st the same time. We could finally have a all even race and there would be so mich good content to watch for us.
Thanks to everyone at method for this amazing job. Your job will have a long lasting impact on all the small WoW streamers and I really hope we will see more creative content creators out there soon.
This was amazing. You shed some light on a community that is in dark times..
honestly there's really no reason to have different reset days for eu/na anymore, it just never comes up as an issue since most of the playerbase doesn't care about it
Next minute.... secret phase.. 3 more days of prog required
I remember hearing Sco thanking the viewers and the community for the support, and whether they won or lost the race, he wouldn't be surprised if they streamed further progression because of the huge amount of support.
Upon reaching 0% health, phase 4 will start with G'huun exploding into 20 pieces of which each is a mini g'huun with 2 million health each and every little g'huun spawn needs to be killed at the same time or they will start resurrecting each other like the core hounds in molten core. All while shards will fall from the ceiling which needs to be avoided.
Take away the 6s CD for Flame Shock and I'll be happy.
I'm hopeful, but this doesn't seem to actually address the issues with the spec at all.
It doesn't have any defensive or mobility changes at all.
It doesn't revert the FS cooldown.
It doesn't make Echo or EB (or both) baseline.
Without knowing what the new talents do, we don't know if it adds any spell-interaction or rotational complexity.
It's just an ES nerf, a fix for an LvB bug, and an LB buff.
I am, suffice to say, concerned if they think that's enough.
Edit - Even Ion said in the AMA that Shaman DPS don't seem to have enough visible/usable strengths to offset the current weaknesses. How do these changes add or enhance a Shaman strength?
It definitely did not work that way before. You can test it right now and see that it doesn’t work that way now. This will change our rotation to drop the reapplication of flame shock down a bit lower. It will also be nice not to have to prep a target swap with flame shock on new adds.
To be fair, that isn’t a LvB bug, it’s how it has worked with flame shock since BC.
Plainsrunning is back boys
I walked into this thread absolutely knowing that it was going to be something about a horse, and I still laughed upon seeing this.
This part of the Grand Scheme™ brought to you by Ion Hazzikostas.
No, this model is too unique.
Time for Rastahkan to get killed but when the Horde beats Jaina she'll be like "ENOUGH! I tire of this.. I've already won!" and then she'll teleport away laughing maniacally.
It won't be. Ion was very careful to say what was going on, and the end of the Horde raid is an attack against "Alliance commanders, including Jaina herself" on the high seas.
This will be another "ENOUGH!" type of thing where we hurt her ship a bit and she's forced to retreat. 100% guaranteed.
Can we replace Rastahkan with Jani after the Alliance kill him?
Please make a Draenei beard next for the kid. Or a Dwarven beard.
Sorry for poor image quality. It is not easy getting a cellphone camera to focus on a constantly moving object!
What we'll get with 8.1 [SPOILER]
This may be the best Livestream that they have done. Literally hitting all the problems that people have had with current BFA.
Siege of zuldazar and Saurfang story? I have a feeling this is gonna be a fun patch
MAJOR CONTENT UPGRADE: TIDES OF VENGEANCE!:
The meme lives!
So glad that Champions of Azeroth stuff will be account-wide. Shame it can't happen now but ah well.
Breakdown of the developer livestream
​Heritage armor was very successful, they're going to now periodically also implement heritage armor for other races. Starting next patch, the first two races will be regular dwarves, and blood elves
Edit : I forgot to add, the heritage armor for those races will have requirements, but nothing hard! The heritage armor will simply require being on a max level of that race, rather than having to level it up all the way from start to finish. It will also require exalted with that races faction specific rep, which is easy because there are more than enough quests (plus the old tabards) that you can grind the rep out on.
​New warfront incoming with new themes, night elf vs. forsaken, a max level update to dark shore (where the warfront takes place) the armor that was forsaken themed looks fucking sexy.
​2 New islands coming along, one vrykul themed and the other gilnean themed. the gilnean one sounds coolest. There will also be new events associated with islands and other things.
​New raid : Siege of Zuldazar, horde vs. alliance themed raid with two separate perspectives. Example, Alliance ascends to the top to defeat king Rastakhan, while horde players will fight through alliance attackers and picks up in the middle where the alliance raid leaves off, fighting against Jaina on the high seas. You can also experience 3 of the other factions bosses,
Summary : two faction separate 6-boss experiences, with another three bosses to fight that are exchanged between the two raids. 12 bosses in total, with 9 fightable by each faction.
Edit : Some are saying that it's actually 9 bosses in total, with 3 overlapping bosses and 3 unique to each faction. That's not what I personally heard when he's talking, but they could be correct.
Edit : Ha! I was right! Read it and weep! (thanks u/Shockum)
New Raid - Siege of Zuldazar! Different than any raid before. Enemy is the opposite faction, with separate faction experiences. Alliance climb the pyramid, fight King Rastakhan. Horde defend city, starting outside, go to Rastakhan, fight Alliance forces down towards harbor, ending with Jaina. After completing the faction, you experience the other side of the story through NPCs telling you what happened. You'll be able to experience the other 3 faction bosses. Both factions have 9 bosses.
​New raid : Crucible of storms, a 2 boss raid (ToV style) comes later AFTER siege of zuldazar, set in stormsong. Based on art appears to be a naga / old god themed raid, obviously
​class updates, new azerite traits, new profession recipes, gnomeregan... pet battle... dungeon, "and more!"
​BIG UPDATE : THEY ARE REMOVING RESTRICTIONS ON REP BASED TRANSMOG (SUCH AS TABARDS)
​They are going to make the 100 rep achievement account wide, horde and alliance exclusive reps won't "double count" but if you have 20 unique reps on one char exalted and 80 exalted on another you will get the achievement
​If you are exalted with Proudmoore admiralty / Zandalari empire that is enough to unlock the Kul'tiran humans and Zandalari trolls. No new rep needed! However, they will arrive after the new raid comes out first.
If I missed anything please point it out, I was writing this out during the livestream and if I missed anything significant please shoot me now!
Bonus : u/Helluiin said that he mentioned we would have PTR up by the end of the week!
SUPER BONUS : Champions of Azeroth rep unlocks are now account wide. you can just walk up to him on your alts for all the upgrades and from then on just worry about azerite level (and remember; azerite levels get easier by about 30% every week!) (thanks u/Baddieprime, u/Twizzels and u/Zednotzee)
Final Edit : I may delete this soon because I just noticed the megathread is already here for you guys. Anyways, one last thing I forgot to add :
There will be "legion assault" style faction invasions of zones, new world quests, and character arcs for Tyrande, Vol'jin "everyone's favorite urn" and Saurfang.
I'll hype properly once I see the class changes
The way I heard Siege of Zuldazar is that there are 9 bosses total, not 12.
3 bosses unique to each faction, and 3 shared. The 3 unique to the other faction will be accessible at the end of your faction's 6 boss raid.
The 3 "neutral" bosses could be things like "Giant Dinosaur that goes Crazy," "Underground Blood Troll," and stuff like that, I imagine.
I'm really looking forward to siege of zuldazar
Fantastic announcements. Especially the new raid. Actually feels like horde vs. alliance faction war.
Rep unlocks for transmog items will be account wide.
Just confirmed in the announcement
Edit: Other rep improvements coming with next patch:The neck ilevel boost from CoA rep will be account wide The achievement for 100 exalted reputations will be based on total exalted reputations across your account. However it will not double-count equivalent faction reps. For example, if you have both Honorbound and 7th Legion at exalted, that will still be just 1 rep. But if you have tortollan on one character and Champions of Azeroth on another, that will count as 2.
Yes, that was the specific example used actually.
AND, The achievement for X reputations at exalted will count reputations across the account, excluding duplicates! I suggested something like that a while ago, and I'm so glad they are really doing it!
Alas, let's get down to business. ALTOHOLICS - CHAAARGE! LEAVE NO ONE ALIVE!
Apparently, yes! As MMO-Champion put:Reputation restricted transmog items will have restrictions removed. Number of Exalted reputations achievement progress will be account wide.
I watched the stream, and he did say that. Can't wait.
Locked behind a questline, not a rep grind. Just Dwarves and Blood Elves for now, but more coming
You need Exalted with Ironforge but that should barely count as a requirement
Yeah he said exalted with Ironforge, or Silvermoon for blood elves
I wonder what Blood Elves will get. Spellbreaker inspired armor maybe? Warlock one? A mix?
Resto look hot
I just play them all. Balance for raiding, Guardian/Resto for mythic+, and Feral for PvP.
I don't get why people play druid unless they want that flexibility. They aren't top dps, heals, or tank.
But that doesn't fix the problem, ferals real bad for pvp