Live Developer Q&A Friday, 14 December – Submit Your Questions

Join us live on on Friday, 14 December at 7:00 p.m. GMT, as we sit down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas for our next live developer Q&A, where he’ll be answering your questions on the latest content update—Tides of Vengeance.

You can submit your questions here in this thread or on Twitter by using the hashtag #WarcraftQA.

As a reminder, please keep your questions short (40 words or less) so that we can get to as many questions as possible. We look forward to you joining us live on Friday!



Professions at launch seemed unfinished: Alchemy not having trinkets, professions unable to use sanguincells, unbalanced/unused required materials, etc. Patch 8.1 is coming but… no ink trader for Inscription. What are we supposed to do with all that Ultramarine Ink?


Are you planning more class changes before battle for Dazzar’alor raid opens in 1,5 months? Many players see their current class changes more like “number tuning” than actual promised reworks, especially enhancement shamans, resto shamans, protection warriors, brewmaster monks… The specs will play the same but with baseline stats changed or some talents buffed / nerfed. That’s not what we expected when Ion said “some classes will have to wait for 8.1 for an update”.


Are you considering adding more utility to various melee specs having mythic+ in mind? Many specs feel overpruned and on higher keys it seems the only welcome melee are rogues and demon hunters. That limits enjoyment from the game of people who play the other 7 melee classes, as they feel they don’t bring enough to the team.


Will the weekly PvP Conquest Cap rewards ever scale with our rating, or are we going to get worthless items all the time?


What would you say for adding a ‘‘Legacy Mythic Keystone Week’’ for Legion? Kinda like the Timewalking System. I’m sure there are many other players who liked Legion dungeons so much and I would like to play them in the Mythic+ mode again.


A blue post on October 3rd stated that the spec-specific traits on azerite gear should ‘win out’ over generic traits, however that currently isn’t the case, with some spec-specific traits being very poor in comparison (eg: Umbral Blaze for Demo lock). Are you planning on doing another trait-targeted tuning pass any time soon?

In Patch 8.1 “Tides of Vengeance” the night elves do not get to avenge the crimes committed against them. Will the night elves eventually have their vengeance in BfA?


Why are there some character customization options in game data, but not available to players? Such as Black hair color for Void Elves, additional hairstyles for Night Elves & Orcs, etc.

EDIT: Nice answer.


Why do we have to wait until the opening of the Battle for Dazar’Alor for the new M+ season to open? And in the same boat why do we have to wait an extra month for the new Azerite traits to be available?

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Why do we have to wait an extra month to unlock the Kul’Tiras and the Zandalari as Allied Races? Surely they would like to participate in the Battle for Dazar’Alor itself.


What is your stance in reverting the added GCD on trivial damage abilities like Charged Up for Arcane Mages? It’s more of a rotation-helper ability with quite the minor gains and feels bad to use with the GCD.


There seems to be a weapons drought when doing WQ’s, dungeons, and raids. Are there plans to introduce any Azerite armor type weapons or just weapons in general?


Why is Tyrande’s ascension to the Night Warrior an ingame cutscene? Surely such an event should’ve warranted it’s own short cinematic.


What’s your situation about the future of Talents? We’ve gotten no new tiers for two expansions now and to add insult to injury a lot of the PvP-Talents would be extremely welcome in the PvE trees, hopefully as new tiers and not replacing the little we already have.


Can you elaborate why the devs think hyping genocide and mass murder as being for the “cool kids” (aka Horde) is appropriate PG12/PG13 content?


What are your thoughts on adding stronger, Legion-Legendary comparable traits to the last slot of Azerite Armor? The current minor iLvL increase is nothing and doesn’t feel rewarding.


When is the promised auction house rework coming? Is it something we’ll have to wait for another 5 years like the worgen model update we’re waiting for since WOD?


Are you planning to give us solo Island Expeditions? I would love to explore them and target the enemies I want for specific items but the current mentality is just go-go-go.


New tech for realm connects being tested on Brazil servers.
13 months later nothing else said do you find that a good way to treat custormers?