Exciting times! Blackwing Lair will be released tomorrow after maintenance which starts at 5 AM AEST along with its attunement quest. We are looking forward to see which group is able to clear the raid first as great praise will be given to those that excel. We put together a Patch 1.6 trailer for the server which you see below or via our Youtube Channel.
Twink Vote Verdict
At the time this post was written, the final vote was 73-54 against adding the no-xp feature for twinks. With this considered, the team has concluded that the lack of this feature does not prevent "Twinking" to take place. It is important to note that battlegrounds do not reward XP. Therefore this feature would only be a convenience or rather assurance that any twink is able to get BiS without fear of bad-luck (in the case that a BiS item doesn't drop after multiple dungeon runs that reward XP). Thus the feature will not be added, however, this should not discourage players from attempting Twink alts as it is perfectly possible with no intervention.
I thought it was worth pointing out that the team reads and notices all suggestions made. We consider the ones posted in the Suggestions Subforum for the sake of acquiring multiple perspectives from the community that makes for good points. We may not necessarily respond to every suggestion, however rest assured we go through new suggestions in every team meeting.
Talent Respec Suggestion
A somewhat popular suggestion made by the community is concerned with reducing talent respec costs on the basis that is "Nostralia does not have a Blizzlike population and economy" which makes it difficult to acquire gold. Although this is a valid point, it is difficult to pinpoint when exactly that boundary is surpassed. It is suggested that this change would encourage more battlegrounds, PVP overall, and talent flexibility. However, it is not convenience that we plan on working on, it is the attempt of providing a Blizzlike experience.
With that said, we will attempt reducing the talent respec gold cap which is currently at 50g to something more "appropriate" AFTER transfers are concluded on the 22nd of July. Since it is the population and economy that is the root of this issue, we're hoping we get a better gauge once the numbers are here. This will be a temporary change; as well will monitor BG activity and any of those suggested advantages that could come as a result of reducing talent respec costs. We will then decide whether to keep the change or not.
Reminder: Make sure you go over server rules at least once to avoid any issues!
Anyway, that's all that needs to be said for now! A big thank you for all those that donate and show support in any form. Take care!
Posted by ZED on 2017/06/28