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September 23rd Hotfixes - Major Class Tuning for Emerald Nightmare
2016/09/23 at 9:20 PM
Blizzard has posted a huge round of hotfixes after analyzing the data from the first few days of Emerald Nightmare and Season 1 PvP. As per the Developer Notes:
As we discussed last week, we’ve been gathering a massive amount of data based on how each spec has been performing in this first week of raids and Mythic Keystone dungeons, so that we can make a number of tuning changes with next week’s realm maintenance. The overall goal of these changes is to buff up some underperforming specs while also reining in a couple of over-performers, without dramatically changing anyone’s playstyle or causing them to feel as though the spec they chose to focus on became the “wrong choice.”
All of these class changes will be applied during the next scheduled weekly maintenance period in each region. Note that there are also a number of PvP-specific changes, which are noted separately below.
September 16th Hotfixes - Tank Damage and AoE Nerfs
2016/09/16 at 7:27 PM
The latest round of Legion hotfixes are up! Of particular note:
Most abilities used by Tank specializations have had their damage reduced by 10%.
Havoc and Windwalker burst AoE was proven to be too strong.
Several followers have had the effectiveness of their abilities reduced against players.
Legion foods and drinks should now restore twice as much health and mana.
Fixed an issue where PvP World Quests would occasionally reward items that were more powerful than intended for low Honor rank players.
Sept 15th Hotfixes, Class Balance Update, 7.1 PTR Dungeon/Raid Testing Plans, Honor Talents in 7.1
2016/09/15 at 11:25 AM
Legion Developer Q&A
last week, Ion Hazzikostas talked about upcoming hotfixes based around endgame (raiding, etc) data and how it's tricky to tweak classes before the content is available.
In a follow-up blue post today he stated that the aim is to do a broad pass of tuning hotfixes after the first week of raiding and Mythic Keystone dungeons, to get a good sense of endgame data. However, there are some outliers which Blizzard will be addressing quite soon to reduce tank damage as well as the AoE burst of Havoc Demon Hunters and Windwalker Monks.
Other posts in today's roundup include 7.1 PTR Dungeon and Raid testing plans, as well as the reasoning why Honor Talents will no longer reset with Prestige in 7.1.
September 13th Hotfixes
2016/09/13 at 12:21 PM
The latest round of Legion hotfixes are up! Of particular note, Soul Shards now regenerate to 3 while out of combat (up from 1), and the cooldown on
was reduced to 30 seconds.
As discussed in last week's Developer Q&A, warlocks (and Demonology especially) needed to go through several spellcasts in order to generate the Soul Shards required to cast the spells needed for them to operate at peak efficiency. In outdoor gameplay and against packs of enemies in dungeons, this often meant that combat was ending just as the warlock was getting warmed up. Allowing warlocks to begin combat with 3 Soul Shards instead of 1 should let them bring more of their arsenal to bear in shorter encounters.
Wowhead Weekly #93, New Discount Codes, 8/30 - 9/1 Hotfixes, Suramar Zone Preview, PAX West Panel
2016/09/01 at 10:46 AM
Hope you're all enjoying Legion! Here's the latest round of post-Legion news and hotfixes, as well as some new Legion merchandise deals. Remember to check out our
Legion Survival Guide
for everything about the expansion!
Edit: Added PAX West Legion panel info.
August 26th Hotfixes
2016/08/27 at 12:10 AM
Another round of last-minute hotfixes before Legion have gone live! Check out the full post for details.
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