WoW! Talk! #142: A BEEautiful Hivemind
On this week’s episode, OoCS managers to find some upgrades in Normal Eternal Palace and Za’qul is finally downed — twice! Queen Azshara is on the horizon and as always, everyone speaks on time spent playing and what they’re starting to expect. Harv manages to play a little Classic and do The Scarlet Monastery and Rei gets a level. Eric tests out Party Sync and there may be more activity between helping others from this. Mythic Plus is going well as some of the group +1s a 14.
Party Sync is now live and it will now allow everyone to do the same quests even if they have been completed before. This excludes Dailies, World Quests, certain starting zones, and things that might have story implications. Players will also be able to scale down to do BGs and dungeons ( any higher level talents and such will not be available).
Stormsong opens up with some unBEElieveable things. Alliance can earn rep to get a bee mount, the Honeyback Harvester. As luck would HIVE it — both factions can get new butterfly pets and Hunters can loot a Glyph of Dire Bees. …stop POLLEN your leg? Oh bother…
With the Patch 8.2.5 release, Battleground Mercenaries will not benefit from the 50% Honor Bonus, granting it to the less populated instead. This will affect players who are working on grinding for Battleground Essences.
In Classic, Blizzard has fixed a bug exploit for repeating an instance to gain XP and money via their layering system.
On the lighter side of news, the BfA content went live September 24th and came with the conclusion to the War Campaign and players can meet up with Magni Bronzebeard in the Chamber of Heart to continue the story. The WoW 15th Anniversary Event is around the corner along with the Lunar Festival.
Since the release of Classic WoW in August, the subscription revenue has tripled.
Finally, they look back at Episode #42. Harv tells us that Blizzcon had just concluded and Patch 6.2.3 was to be released the next day. Katie discussed Hunter DPS issues and Eric said to ask Harv because he has 6 hunters. Archimonde was the progression at the time and got him down to 24% and Nick didn’t do much for the week other than Garrison. WoW stopped releasing subscription numbers and the 11th Anniversary was out, giving us the Inflatable Thunderfury toy. Did someone say Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker? The Friendship Moose was becoming a thing, there was lots of talk about Valor upgrades, Blizzard announced Gnome Hunters, and then there was a lot of discussion about the upcoming Legion class changes.
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