At least now we know not to repeat the effort once capped at 70 and waiting for 8.3's new HoA level increase. Lesson learned the hard way :(
Bahaha. The outrage for Blizz fixing this long running exploit is just deeeeelicious. Guise, at what point did you look at your full bank of caches did you think, "hmm maybe this isn't intended?" The only people this is truly going to hurt, are the people who are already at 50 now, to them, sorry I guess.
I knew this was coming. So many people hoarding the boxes...myself included :)
A good change. I was tired of hearing all of the complaints about the efficiency of gaining Azerite power. If you want to stress over efficiency in a video game, maybe Runescape is more up your alley.
The REAL problem with this topic is not the AP hoarding people do. It's the fact that AP is 100% totally useless for anyone playing for more than 2 months this year. I got to lvl 50 on my shaman at about mid april. Since then I feel punished when I want to play him because more than 50% of the endgame content is meant to reward you with AP and you get 0 compensation for being capped on it.Now Legion was awesome in that regard since if you were hardcore grinder you'd get gold instead of AP when maxing out, or even better with Concordance, where you got a small character boost for your hard work. And now what do you get ? Absolutelty damn nothing. They said they will replace the daily WQ cache reward that gives out 1500 AP with gold/resources, but guess what ? Last week I logged on the shaman only to find out that I have 1 daily cache that rewards an item and 2 that reward 1500AP each. So people are being mad and that's completely justified, because blizz did a very very (I cannot stress out enough) poor job at rewarding players who have more time on their hands and want to play the game for more than 2 hours a week. Because, belive me, geting AP lvl 50 is a joke at the moment. 2 Months of playing for 2-3 hours a day will almost 100% net you that lvl 50 neck. For what ? For "you have gained +0 artifact power". That text alone makes you want to punch your monitor. I mean come on, it's a literal spit in your face as a player. You could effectively remove the world quest/daily cache at this point ! Imagine finally saving up 100K $ in your bank account and at that point somone comes to you and says "Well you know what, son ? Now you're working for 0$/Month for a year, because you got too good at this job". No offense blizzard, but that's how communism works. And as far as I know, USA prides itself as the country that pioneered modern capitalism. Just my 2 cents....I know BFA is broken beyond repair and 8.2 will fix jacks**t, but the small issues like AP hoarding are just the tip of the iceberg of a faulty system, completely devoid of a maningful reward structure. And that's the core reason people waiting for classic have. Vanilla had many flaws whatsoever, but its reward structure functioned really well. You wanted to join with the big bois on AQ40 ? Well first you have to do all the dungeons and previous raids. And for some it felt frustrating, I can totally agree, but the feeling when you finally get to do the raid and get the good items.... they felt like a real REWARD. You didnt need AP back then, because the game's reward structure was complete without it. Now BFA's is solely relying on that because titanforging killed the meaning behind the loot system and meanwhile nothing else in the game has a real meaning behind it, because it's handed out. I really hope blizzard will finally be able to recognize this with classic, because quite frankly that will make the game better overall.
What is the add-on that shows you how much rep you have after 10,000?
Well, opening those boxes will do nothing for me anyway, since the AP is already capped. So I get nothing either way...