Magtheridon's Lair & Hardware Upgrades & Theme Visual Updates
19 Jul 2017 15:02
MAGTHERIDON'S LAIR IS NOW RELEASED!
After being defeated by Illidan Stormrage with the help of Kael'thas, Vash'j and Akama, Magtheridon was dragged to the Hellfire Citadel where he was left under the possession of the fel orcs.
Caged and banished, the former lord of Outlands now serves to power the Fel Horde. The orcs led by the Warchief Kargath Bladefist work restlessly to drain Magtheridon's blood to turn captured orcs to the fel and experiment with the powers of its corruption, ensuring their dominance over the Hellfire Peninsula and boolstering their growing army.
All those years of imprisonment and abuse left Magtheridon with not much love for his jailors. And those who set him free are likely to become targets of his unbridled rage.
After solving a couple of issues that held us back, Magtheridon's Lair is finally released today, 19.07.2017! We don't expect any major issues to be still remaining, but in case you happen to find any, please report them at our bug tracker.
OUR NETWORK IS MOVING TO A BETTER MACHINE
With all those long 7 to 8 years of work, we have hoarded a lot of data. Since we don't aim at performing any database wipes, ensuring that any player may return at any time they wish to and find their characters just as they had left them, we decided it was a good time to move to a machine with better specs and more available disk space.
With this upgrade we plan to cease a lot of the downtime issues we have been experiencing lately. All of our software will be updated to their latest versions as well.
We expect the transition to happen at 28.07.2017, around 11AM server time.
Minimum downtime is 2 hours, our website will also be offline during this time.
It will not be required to change your realm list.
We are moving to another machine, but we are not switching hosts or location, you should not notice any changes to your latency.
WEBSITE VISUAL UPDATES
Thanks to Etro's extreme dedication to keeping our website visual and style updated, our default forum theme will be receiving several upgrades. Several style elements received upgrades, like the background, images and fonts used across the board. You will notice a richer experience when visiting pages like our voting page and others when browsing our website.
As some players know there was some instances of players having more than one violet eye ring due to incorrect quest linking in chain which resulted in some players getting more than one ring or some players not been able to get exhalted ring at all depending on what path you chose.
These issues have now been resolved but in order to make this fair to all players it has been necessary to remove the below items and quests from players to ensure players only get one ring.
All players who previously met the reputation requirements will immedietly be able to take and turn in quests for a single path for rings.
Soon the Dark Portal will open and hellish terrors will be brought through to Azeroth. Are you prepared to face them?
Today marks the release of the Burning Legion invasion event which will be followed by the opening of the Dark Portal. You will have from Wednesday, May 31st until Monday, June 5th to complete the quest "Into the Breach" for your [Tabard of the Protector] which can be accepted and completed by Agent Proudwell who is now spawned near The Dark Portal.
The Dark Portal will be opened June 7th, 2017 at Midnight server time. (The night of June 6th/morning of June 7th)
TBC Patch Notes
The following changes have been made specifically for balance purposes on PrimalWoW based on internal testing. These changes will be different than other 3.3.5 WotLK realms.
DUE TO SOME CHANGES WE HAVE MADE TO SOME ITEMS, WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE THAT YOU DELETE YOUR WDB FOLDERS AFTER JUNE 5TH.
Please be aware that we plan to make many other changes based on player feedback over the course of the Burning Crusade content period. If you feel like you have information which is worth sharing, please make a post in the suggestion or PTR sections of the forums.
These changes will occur over the next two weeks as we are ready to apply them.
Several professions have had cooldowns that they had in TBC readded to specific items.
Primal Mooncloth, Shadowcloth, Spellcloth now have 24 hour cooldowns.
Earthstorm Diamond, Skyfire Diamond, and Primal Might now have 24 hour cooldowns.
Nether Vortex and Primal Nethers are now Bind on Pickup and no longer available with purchase for Badges of Justice
Many TBC items have been removed from players that were obtained during Vanilla.
Jewel Crafting only gems have been made to require Jewel Crafting to equip them. This brings these items in line with similar profession-only benefits.
Arena Points wiped
Eye of the Storm Battle Ground enabled.
Eye of the Storm PvP daily added.
Eye of the Storm added to Honor Weekend Rotation
Strand of the Ancients, Isle of Conquest removed from Honor Weekend Rotation (New Core)
Several PvP Epic gems have been made to be unique-equipped.
Heroic Dungeons will require Revered reputation in order to purchase keys up from Honored in stock Trinitycore 3.3.5.
Several dungeons have had adjusted tuning to be closer to their original pre-nerf difficulty.
Raid bosses which previously dropped Tier 4/5/6 tokens have had the number of tokens which drop reduced to one. This matches the original release versions of loot tables.
Raid bosses no longer will drop Badges of Justice. This matches the original release versions of loot tables.
Serpent Shrine Cavern attunement has been reimplemented as it was in patch 2.0
Tempest Keep attunement has been reimplemented as it was in patch 2.0
Mount Hyjal attunement has been reimplemented as it was in patch 2.1
Black Temple attunement has been reimplemented as it was in patch 2.1
Karazhan Attunement has been reimplemented as it was in patch 2.0
Nightbane will again require summoning via Urn through a quest chain.
Druid - Shred damage scaling increased by 10% in PvE environments
Druid - Rip damage scaling increased by 50% in PvE environments
Druid - Rake DOT damage scaling increased by 42% in PvE environments
Druid - Rake Initial Damage scaling increased by 75% in PvE environments
Druid - Ferocious Bite Damage scaling increased by 25% in PvE environments
Hunter - Steady Shot damage scaling increased by 85% in PvE environments
Hunter - Aimed Shot damage scaling increased by 65% in PvE environments
Hunter - Arcane Shot Damage scaling increased by 65% in PvE environments
Hunter - Black Arrow Damage scaling increased by 65% in PvE environments
Hunter - Serpent Sting Damage scaling increased by 85% in PvE environments
Hunter - Black Arrow Damage scaling increased by 65% in PvE environments
Hunter - Multishot Damage scaling increased by 85% in PvE environments
What a terrible fate to be bound to Karazhan for all eternity.
Our current plan is to release all Tier 4 raids instances on July 5th 2017.
We currently expect some server down time at approximately 4:00 AM Server time on Tuesday morning (Monday night for NA Players). This is to apply our new core updates to PrimalWoW in preparation for TBC release. We expect this downtime to last anywhere from 2-4 hours, so please plan accordingly.
As we draw closer to the Burning Crusade we are in need of more content testing for a smooth release. We're always looking for more people to help report issues to the bug tracker or even join the testing team for future releases. We are also looking for developers interested in assisting us with upcoming projects such as The Burning Crusade Release and our new Stormhold 3.3.5 WotLK realm.
Please give constructive feedback if you find any problems with content or class tuning on the PTR and Bug section of the forums.
From the shattered world of Draenor, legions of demons pour to our world through the Dark Portal opened once by the guardian Medivh. Lord Kazzak, one of the Burning Legion's most entrusted servants, charged with watching over the remaining demonic forces in Azeroth, has reactivated the portal and made his way into Outlands.
With his departure to the Outlands, Kazzak has passed the charge of Azeroth to Highlord Kruul, a doom guard of immense power. Power that rivals no other doom guard, except the now Doom Lord, Kazzak himself
" Azeroth has cowered too long under our shadow!
Now, feel the power of the Burning Crusade, and despair!"
- Highlord Kruul
Fight for Azeroth!
Lord Kazzak has made his way into Outlands and will no longer be available to players, the event of invasion begins as of this posts release timestamp and continues for two weeks whereas more surprises will be shown upon the road!
Highlord Kruul will assault random zones of Azeroth and capital cities every 8 hours progressively increasing.
Highlord Kruul will award players with the same loot table as Lord Kazzak.
A couple more surprises will be unlocked as we progress through the Pre-Launch Event!