Patch 1.02 (patching tomorrow for EU)

Keeping up with the stream of constant hotfixes and updates, Mythic have detailed the next patch on the Herald, to be coming to our PCs sometime soon.

Highlights for us:

We have added a ‘Join All’ button to the scenario window which now allows players to join all scenario queues in their current tier at once.

– Will save a lot of time. I think I’d prefer a checklist to a join all because sometimes you get a grudge on against one particular scenario *cough*doomfire*cough*.

In order to promote realm and population balance, some realms on some servers will now award their players with a +20% bonus to renown and experience. This is not a permanent bonus, but rather a temporary incentive to promote balance.

– 20% is a very nice bonus, especially considering the paucity of xp around tier 3. We’ll be tempted to spend some time on Destruction alts on a lower pop server. Will it get people to change mains? That depends a lot on the community on the server they end up on. Low pop servers, be friendly if you want to keep people !!!

The level range at which players are able to receive the “Bolster” buff while in RvR has been expanded. This buff will now be available starting three levels lower than it had been previously.

– Intriguing. Will make it easier to invite more people to guild RvR nights even if they have less time to level.

While in scenarios, players will no longer be able to select “Need” in their loot windows unless their career or race can use the item being offered. Please note: players of a lower level than required by the item are still able to roll.

We have fixed an issue that was causing claimed keeps to forget that they had been claimed after a server restart.

Fixed a bug that prevented players from creating an alliance with more than two guilds.

– Good. Hated this bug, and now we’ll all be able to work more easily on creating strong inter-guild communities.

In order to deter players from spam-mailing, WAR continues to enforce a 5-second delay between sending mail messages. However, we have reduced this delay to 1 second for mails being sent to alts or guildmates.

– It will be much easier now to have a cultivating alt.

Fixed an issue which was causing healers to lose targeting on a player who they just resurrected.

– Another annoying bug that we’re glad to see the back of. Because usually after you res someone you want to toss a heal on them.

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3 Responses

  1. For joining all scenarios there is already a nice addon at curse.
    It’s called “scenario join all button” (in the pvp section) and it lists all scenario you can join, with checkboxes for those you want to deselect.

  2. Kudos for the need vs. greed feature. I can’t tell you how many times that I’ve been playing my Engineer or Warrior Priest, a nice piece of class-specific gear drops, and some damn Bright Wizard rolls “need.” Inevitably, I see the item on the Auction House an hour later. If thet’s not greed, then I don’t know what is.

  3. There should be a built-in dictioniary for those people 😉

    I thought that need and greed are self-explaining..but it is often demonstrated that it is not 😉

    WAR enforces this misunderstanding by multi-class/flexible/scrap drops..so you think that this is just for your class, but the others see that it is also their class. I saw several times that there was a discussing why someone chose “need” there..

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