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Late last night, the PTR FINALLY sprang into life, and coming down to my PC this morning I was met with this:

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For those of you who can’t be bothered to read the patch notes? Here’s what you get pre-Expansion:

New Transmogrification Collections System; Appearances:
otherwise known as your Wardrobe, this allows Transmog items to be collected on one character and used ACCOUNT WIDE. However, a lot of restrictions still apply, plus a lot of appearances/items have changed. As soon as I can copy a character to PTR and test this, I’ll let you know but for now? sadface

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In other news? BANKSPACE AHOY YAY.

Revamped PvP and Honor System:
Honor and Conquest will vanish.
It may be time to spend them before they do.

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Raids and Dungeons:
Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj now resets daily instead of every 3 days :O

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Items and Itemization: 
This one I’m gonna copy verbatim, because it’s news to me:

Legion cloaks, rings, and items worn on the neck are no longer tied to a specific primary stat, and will remain relevant between specialisations.

Spirit and Bonus Armor have been removed.

Multistrike has been removed. Items that had multistrike have had it replaced with another secondary stat (looks at Hunters: more sadface)

Trinkets obtained from Raids, PvP, and world drops in Warlords were overtuned and have been brought back to intended power levels.

Set bonuses for item sets from expansions prior to Warlords of Draenor have been deactivated, though the text describing their former function still remains.

All that effort to get the right stats? GONE :( Just don’t panic, ‘kay?

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Character Changes:
Glyphs are gone. Better sell them soon ^^ (See Professions)

The whole talent swap thing is Live, and if I read it right Scribes can stop crying into their ale that they lost their markets overnight and (presumably) craft Tomes to make this easier to do before Legion goes live, but that’s not clear and could probably do with clarification.

Plate/Mail is also standard for the classes that wear it from Level One.

Class Changes:
If you read ANYTHING, go look at this blog post because, you know, RATHER IMPORTANT.

Collections:
Toybox changes are live. More bank space IS MINE OH YES.

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Professions:
Scribes, you’re still crying? STOP IT NOW. Go make Vantus Runes instead… what do you mean, they only work for Legion Content? I suspect that you might end up with a load to help make HFC easier. Let’s see, shall we?

UI:
BUTT-TONNE of stuff changes, a lot of it will be undocumented, and ALL OF YOUR ADDONS WILL STOP WORKING so go check what’s being updated RIGHT NOW, ‘kay?

Account:
The maximum amount of gold that can be held at once has been increased to 9,999,999 gold. Guild bank maximum has also been increased to 9,999,999 gold.

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Maximum number of characters on a realm has increased to 12.

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Graphics Engine

Maximum draw distance has been extended greatly for Legion content, and the percentage of screenshots posted via Twitter and Social media will increase by 1000%.

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What this really means, of course, is that you have a month or so to get your arse in gear. I’d expect 7.0.3 to hit July 19th.

What, you’re still here? :O

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GO GET READY DOOFUS!

6 thoughts on “The Time is Now (TM)

    • Well you would think so, but then you read the Patch Notes, and they’re talking about the Runes you shouldn’t be able to craft. I sent a tweet to Warcraft Devs. We’ll see if it gets answered.

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