“You know what’s the loudest noise in the world, man? The loudest noise in the world is silence.”
Shockwave: Patch 7.1.5
I feel like that vendor on the street in Pompeii.
Mount Vesuvius is right over there, but it’s never going to erupt. Relax.
Patch 7.1.5 will be here January 10th. I am astonished. I felt that the re-balancing of classes and especially the issue with the Secondary Stats would keep the designers busy for a long, long …. long time.
The patch is a re-balancing patch and a “patch” in the true sense of trying to bandage some grievous wounds. It would be tough to call this a content patch.
New content is a re-worked Brawlers Guild. We’ll get some two day Micro-Holidays which will be welcome but do nothing to further our character. We’ll get a new Timewalking: Pandaria, a new visit to old content (you can’t call that new, can you?).
There will be some quality of life improvements; your Main can buy your Alt some Artifact Knowledge — that will be nice. Up to AK 20, I believe and our cap is currently 25.
But the Big Deal is the patch over the wounds. Some classes will get re-worked Talent rows. Spells are re-designed. Fixed Legendarys and introducing some new ones (collective eyeroll, as if I’d ever be so lucky). Mechanics or spell synergy will be redesigned on some classes.
Some classes will be buffed.
Some classes will be nerfed.
Every class will claim they were nerfed!
More of a re-shifting of stuff than real change, I think.
The Legion test-bed of 7.1 should be over; four months into the expansion. They can now fix all the stuff that was wrong! Good news indeed.
I remember going over those long strings of data-mined changes over on MMO Champs. And then seeing more changes as they tested on the PTR. What I want to see now is the Final List of all the class, spell, stat, talent changes.
And someone, please, explain the change in Resto-Druid Mastery!