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7.1.5 PTR Feedback: Shadow Priests, Tanks in PvP, Communication, Upper Nighthold Testing, Sephuz's Secret
2016/12/05 at 2:51 PM
7.1.5 PTR forum posts continue: today so far we have a long reply about
Shadow Priest feedback
by Anshlun, the goal of tanks in PvP, and updates on improved communication:
The overall goal for Shadow in 7.1.5 is to reign in extreme situations caused by
Surrender to Madness
, not nerf Shadow overall. In future builds, the duration of Shadow DoTs will be increased as well.
More adjustments are on the way for tanks in PvP; Protection Paladins were able to heal too much and were already adjusted.
Work is being done for improved PTR communication; changing internal procedures takes time.
More Nighthold bosses are open for testing:
Star Augur Etraeus
High Botanist Tel'arn
Micro-holidays will be open for testing on the PTR. Check out our
for details on each event.
7.1.5 PTR: Profession Recipes and Blacksmithing Quests
2016/12/03 at 10:41 AM
Today's 7.1.5 PTR preview covers professions on the PTR; following our
early item preview
, we've hopped on the PTR to hunt down some of the new recipes and quests.
Blacksmiths complete quests like
Blackrock Depths: Jewel of the Depths
for old recipes which were removed in Cataclysm, as well as new recipes
Plans: Bleakwood Hew
Obliterum now has 10 upgrades, up from 8.
There is a new series of cheaper neck enchants, for 200 each of a secondary stat.
Engineers can craft a shoulder enchant,
Boon of the Builder
. These are used in turn for new ilvl 880 helms.
is a new Fishing Battle pet!
7.1.5 PTR Feedback: Warlocks, Class Communication, and Nighthold Testing
2016/12/01 at 9:35 AM
Following the news that
Nighthold was open for testing on the PTR
, Watcher made a series of posts on PTR feedback threads explaining how the raid testing allows Blizzard to also get data on class mechanics. He then apologized for the lack of communication surrounding 7.1.5 class changes with the long holiday weekend, and sympathized with Warlocks, notably that something was lost when Embers were removed from Destruction, and mechanics like
, while fitting the fantasy of a spec, are cumbersome to play.
Edit: devolore on Twitter and Reddit has followed up with more thoughts on Blizzard communication improvements.
7.1.5 PTR: Build 23109 Spell and Legendary Changes
2016/11/29 at 6:03 PM
The 7.1.5 PTR has fully updated to Build 23109; many spell changes included below were discovered
but today's update should also cover new spells, achievements, and items.
New Legendaries include
Butcher's Bone Apron
Oakheart's Puny Quods
. Other legendaries like
received a buff!
Many silly drink items were added to the database like
Nomi's Fire Whiskey
- a few weeks ago
The Crafticus asked users on Twitter
for fun drink names. Perhaps these are related to
Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl
The Artifact Knowledge catch-up system has undergone another refinement. There are now a series of Bind on Account books helping you research 5-20 levels like
Artifact Research Compendium: Volumes I-IV
Check out the new items in our database
PTR 7.1.5: Build 23109 Updates: Class Changes
2016/11/22 at 11:27 PM
A new 7.1.5 PTR build is on its way, bringing with it even more class changes. To recap, Patch 7.1.5 will have new
Brawler's Guild Encounters
Mists of Pandaria Timewalking
artifact knowledge catch-up
many new items like legendaries and recipes
Class Design on the 7.1.5 PTR, Mythic Keystone Leaderboards Now Available, November 22nd Hotfixes
2016/11/22 at 3:59 PM
For blue posts today, Blizzard clarified some of their recent class balance changes and the design approach behind them. This included the much anticipated traps for Survival Hunters, which was teased during several BlizzCon interviews, as well as an explanation on what they are trying to do with Fire mages.
Blizzard also added keystone leaderboards for Mythic+ dungeons. You'll now be able to see who has the best time by realm and dungeon.
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