World of Warcraft Q&A covers legendaries, artifact power, and relics; Blizz nixes 7.2 PvP changes

    
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Are we being pretentious enough, or should we go more?

If you missed it, yesterday World of Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas sat down for another one of his lengthy community question-and-answer sessions.

While no groundbreaking revelations came out over the stream, Hazzikostas did spend a good amount of time answering queries about the constantly hot topic of Legion legendaries. He said that players who swap specs should find that the game will give them an increased chance of getting a legendary for that spec when there is none present. The team wants to reduce the power gap between strong and weak legendaries, although the four craftable legendaries in Patch 7.2 will be “middle of the road.”

Other topics included how Patch 7.2 will deal with catching up on artifact power and expanding relics to include two traits instead of the current one. The patch will contain artifact knowledge tomes to boost players’ alts to 30 and 35, as the team doesn’t want players to feel as though they’re doing nothing other than grinding AP for the expansion.

Meanwhile, Lore told fans last night that Blizzard will not be moving forward with the proposed 7.2 PvP changes. “We recognize that there’s a problem with World PvP right now, and we do want to find ways to make some improvements there, but these changes would have been far too disruptive to balance in instanced PvP,” he said.

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The team wants to reduce the power gap between strong and weak legendaries, although the four craftable legendaries in Patch 7.2 will be “middle of the road.”

That’s usually the type of thing that’s done before launch, usually. You know, so that a single item doesn’t lead to a 15%+ difference in your dps, meaning that not having it leaves you uncompetitive if you want to raid with any seriousness.

The patch will contain artifact knowledge tomes to boost players’ alts to 30 and 35

This is good. I like this change.