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Quality of Life in Legion
First up: a couple of Blue Posts.
My fervent hope that MMO’s will bring World Peace continue:
With Legion on the horizon, we wanted to let you know of an upcoming change that will open up additional grouping opportunities for players. As of the expansion pre-patch, players on North American, Latin American, and Oceanic realms will be able to group together in the open world no matter what realm their party or raid members are on. Players will also be able to see all available groups within the Group Finder, regardless of realm. This update will make it easier than ever for people to play together and group up for adventures like the new World Quests in Legion.
I think the Custom tab will need more filters and searching; maybe a translation button? I’ve never tried it but I wonder if you can shift+click an achievement into the Custom Description.
Additionally, reset timers for recurring in-game activities such as daily/weekly quests and raid/dungeon lockouts will be updated to a single unified lockout time of 15:00:00 UTC (8 a.m. PDT / 1 a.m. AEST) for all North American, Latin American, and Oceanic realms. This change will make it more convenient for players, as you will only need to keep track of one reset time. Weekly resets will occur on Tuesdays (early Wednesday mornings for Oceanic realms) at this time.
As of the pre-patch for Legion, reset timers for recurring in-game activities such as daily/weekly quests and raid/dungeon lockouts will be updated to a single unified lockout time of 07:00:00 UTC for all European realms. This change will make it more convenient for players, as you will only need to keep track of one reset time. Weekly resets will occur on Wednesdays at this time.
I was in the Beta yesterday and it struck me that we get no visual relief. Each zone is beautifully created and on that level there is no complaint. In fact, I’m not even complaining really. It feels like all of the zones are uphill both ways. We are most sure that I’ll be writing on this again!
I remember well questing during Burning Crusade in Stranglethorn Vale (for months maybe) and then going to Tanaris for the first time; total relief! I could see into the distance, I could go straight-line from here to there. Similiar was my first time in Outland’s Nagrand; visual and questing relief. I know that the Broken Isles are broken but stuffing twisty turny paths into each area is a bit much, don’t you think?
Things are nice and slow in the World of Warcraft. It is nice taking in some easy time. I’ve picked up a few Achievements and run some (very) late night LFRs since my television shows seem to be waiting for Legion also. And … I continue to plan for Legion; that’s the fun part.