Hello everyone- There have been several recent hotfixes to the stats on trinkets in Draenor, and we wanted to take some time to provide an update on these.
At launch, we found some issues that led to many Draenor trinkets being incorrectly budgeted (predominantly overbudget, though some were underbudget as well). We quickly applied one hotfix to attempt to resolve this issue, but there are still some issues remaining. That said, despite the overbudget, we won't be nerfing any existing trinkets. So, have no fear of purchasing any of these trinkets and only to have them end up nerfed.
Last night, we applied another hotfix which increased the stats on many epic trinkets in order to reach a balanced budget on these trinkets and ensure a proper trinket progression path through the Raid tier. This change affects world-drop BoE epic trinkets, Inscription-crafted epic trinkets, Highmaul trinkets, and Blackrock Foundry trinkets.
With the opening of Highmaul today we also wanted to wish you good luck!
Quite update to the original post:
Update: Scabbard of Kyanos was unintentionally buffed in yesterday's hotfix and we've reverted it to the stats it had yesterday. If you've earned one, fear not! It is still an excellent item and will be useful for quite a while.
I was pretty confused about the functionality of this myself. Lots of people use the Premade Groups Finder tool to advertise Apexis Crystal groups under the Custom tab, and in a lot of the groups I was getting into people were lamenting that Blizzard had cruelly hotfixed out Apexis Crystals from dropping while in raids. But when I went to look at our internal hotfixes, I didn't see anything relating to a change for how they dropped. Turns out there weren't any changes made, just that the functionality is pretty wonky right now. A combination of a bug in how Apexis Crystals were staying active in areas they shouldn't (leading to some misunderstandings of the system), as well as how some areas are being chosen daily, make it inconsistent and confusing at the moment. We have some fixes in the works that should iron it all out.
The intent is and has been that Apexis Crystals will drop in an "Assault" area if that area is active for the day for either faction; regardless of group size. A random Assault region is chosen every day at daily reset, and for that day that location will drop Apexis Crystals.