Updates from @WarcraftDevs - Battle for Azeroth


#157

In a hotfix on December 14, Bursting went from 10% to 14% of maximum health per stack (over 4 seconds). A bugfix late in Legion had removed occasional extra Bursting ticks, but made the affix something you could almost ignore. This change restores it to its original lethality.


Bursting. How much damage?
#158

Yep! The Dreadflame Illusion is still available in Season 2 by reaching 2100 rating.


#159

Head over to our hotfixes blog post to see today’s hotfixes affecting Mythic Keystone Dungeons, Invisibility Potions, and Azerite Traits in PvP:


#160

The change made today overrides any earlier PvP-specific balance changes made to those Azerite Traits. For example, if a trait’s effect was previously reduced by 55% in PvP, it is now only reduced by 50%.


#161

We’re aware of and investigating a fix for the disconnect some players are experiencing when riding a rooted Stun Bot during the Mekkatorque encounter in Battle for Dazar’alor.


#162

In today’s hotfixes: adjustments to new PvP trinkets, a fix for scrapping the new Engineering goggles, and Emissary armor, weapon caches, and rewards from faction assaults now reward the item by loot specialization.


#163

We’re working on some targeted tuning to three specs for maintenance next week:


#164

The Against Overwhelming Odds quest is only offered to a faction when they have recently been severely outnumbered, with a War Mode bonus of 20% or more. This week, Alliance players have a 15% War Mode bonus in the American region.


#165

We’ve updated our hotfixes blog post with the latest updates. Most are now live in the Americas, and many of the tuning changes will go live with scheduled weekly maintenance in each region:


#166

Quick hotfixes update today:


#167

Recent hotfixes blog post updated, including some fixes to Jaina Proudmoore in Battle of Dazar’alor.


#168

Earlier today, we applied a hotfix that unintentionally increased the difficulty of the Jaina encounter. That hotfix has since been reverted.


#169

We’ve updated our hotfixes blog post with recent hotfixes, most of which will go live with scheduled weekly maintenance in each region:


#170

In 8.1.5, there is not a damage reduction to Barbed Shot. The change we’re testing is to have Barbed Shot ignore armor. The reduction on the tooltip for the Feeding Frenzy Azerite Trait is intended to keep Feeding Frenzy at the same value as before.


#171

PvP hotfixes - including a significant change to healer mana management - are incoming very soon*. Full details are here:

EU: PvP Hotfixes - Feb. 13
NA: https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/wow/t/pvp-hotfixes-incoming-feb-13/100586
(*NB these fixes are already live)


#172

With Whirling Dragon Punch, there seems to be a bug causing a cooldown discrepancy. We’re testing it in 8.1.5, where it appears to be fixed, and appreciate the heads-up.


#173

We’ve just updated our hotfixes blog post with recent hotfixes, including some adjustments to encounters in Battle of Dazar’alor and fixes for Druids in PvP:


#174

With a hotfix that is now live, the G.M.O.D. mount now has a chance to drop when Lady Jaina Proudmoore is defeated on Raid Finder difficulty (was High Tinker Mekkatorque).


#175

We’ve just updated our hotfixes blog post with the latest, including today’s PvP adjustments:


#176

The current Ahead of the Curve and Cutting Edge achievements will remain available until the opening of the main raid in the Rise of Azshara content update.