World of Warcraft is patching in tuning adjustments for the Netherlight Crucible

Everyone wants the Netherlight Crucible in World of Warcraft… in theory. Everyone is supposed to want it. But when it goes live tomorrow, the problem was quite clear due to theorycrafting that not everyone would want it. Several people wouldn’t need or want it at all. So right before it goes live, some last-minute tweaking is taking place to ensure that all powers are closer in-line with one another.

Players are obviously going to have to re-do any theorycrafting math as a result, but the (theoretical) up side is that the Netherlight Crucible will be more balanced and more desirable for everyone. That’s a good thing, right? Because it’s happening regardless, so let’s go with “good thing.” And if you’ve already done all of the math ahead of the patch tomorrow, well… you’re going to have to re-do it. Or just roll the dice and not care too much, whichever.

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Rottenrotny

They’re releasing content too fast.
I just unlocked flying via Pathfinder part 2 and now I can’t fly in Argus because reasons.
I just got into Argus and now there’s another Argus zone unlocked.
I have no idea what the netherlight crucible is and yet here’s drama about it.

They need to tone it down on the content releases and let us absorb the content before there’s new content dangling in our faces.

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Joshua Dickerson

To be fair, flying in Legion has been out for a long time now. A few months.

And the achievements have been reduced and also some of them took us all time to complete over the life of the expansion.

Argus zones are being staggered for the story content and dungeons. If once a week you did the story quests in Argus, you could easily do all the quests in a zone within a couple of hours. Space that out over a week, you could literally have finished the Argus quests up to this point.

Not trying to be mean, but they are giving us time to complete stuff. It just matters how fast you do the content. If you are behind in the expansion, that is fine, dont rush it. But also, dont feel like they should wait to release things slower if you honestly are a bit behind the curve currently.

But again, there is nothing wrong with completing this stuff at your own pace

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Rottenrotny

Valid points, but it still feels rushed to me.
I can appreciate that they have been criticized for content droughts and they’re probably trying to turn that around, but as usual they overcompensate.
I’m not alone, most of my casual friends who play are similarly mystified, and look at the comments below, no one even knows what the Netherlight Crucible is.

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Ben Stone

Honestly I rolled a new main for 7.3 and got caught up on everything needed on a single weekend. There isn’t really ‘too much’ content if you stick to what’s actually required. Most old locks and timesinks are now redundant and are optional (ie: you no longer need to unlock traits etc for your weapon, the 3rd relic slot is instantly available).

The Netherlight Crucible is adequately explained in the quest in which you unlock it and the tooltips when you use it. It isn’t particularly confusing, just another progression and a bit of RNG to farm the optimal setup for relics.

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Nathan Aldana

nah. what makes it feel rushed is we;re 3 weeks into the argus story. and its over other than the raid.

there is literally no more plot until antorus opens from the looks of it.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

This is my fondest hope, that there is no more plot here. I have severe Burning Legion fatigue. They have been the bad guys since The Burning Crusade. That’s years and years. Getting really really numb to the whole And One More HORRIBLE Thing Just Happened! narrative.

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Utakata

I have yet to figure out what this Crucible business is about. And my pigtails have the bad feeling that when I find out what it’s all about it’s going to be entirely regrettable. :(

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Nathan Aldana

short version. at 60+ artifact traits you can open up randomized tioers of talents in your relics in your weapon, slot 1 is fixed and always on, slot 2 is 60 and up traits, slot 3 70 and up traits.

its basically yet another reason to force you to grind AP for power.

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Ben Stone

Yep. Although the customisation options are nice to add a bit of variation. Just unfortunate that you are locked into choices, I could see this being more useful if you could swap it on the fly like talents.

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Utakata

…something I have no real interest in doing. But thanks for explaining that. :)

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borghive

What is this lol?

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Nathan Aldana

considering I have nobody with enough artifact power for the netherlight crucible to even function, i really couldnt give two shits about their latest attempt to blackmail me into playing more.

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Ben Stone

With AK at its current level (which is the same for everyone now) you could get a new character up to 60 AP just by doing the Argus questline to unlock the crucible.

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Nathan Aldana

well, then I’m talented because I just finished argus and only have 54 traits.

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Fisty

Same. I rarely have the requirements to do the awesome things when other people are doing those awesome things.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

I’m going to roll my 12 sided dice to see how this works out.

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