5.0 patch August 28th*

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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Nikachelle » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:09 pm

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Epimer wrote:I've already got my launch night routine set out: a nice early night, to be well rested for playing the next day without the hassle of trying to log in on launch night.


FWIW, the Cataclysm launch was extremely smooth. Surprisingly few people actually go out and quest the instant midnight hits, so it's actually way more crowded if you don't start until morning. Logging in right at midnight isn't necessary because the expansion-prep patch is already in place and the server just flips a switch. Don't let Diablo III's launch discourage you, those guys have a completely different system.

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Not my experience. Midnight launch was hell on the server I was on. Some people couldn't even get in for 45 minutes and the scads of people running about was insane when it was a drop quest.
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Newsom » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:34 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:IIRC you do have to log out and back in to be able to gain XP.


The server restarts (at least it did for Cataclysm), so you will have to log in again.
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby KysenMurrin » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:42 pm

Didn't restart for us. The login server got crushed, but the realm server was up the whole way. They didn't even have to restart to fix the bug that left xp switched off for the first 30 minutes.
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Flex » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:03 pm

GC on hos tweeter said if everything works as planned as soon as it is live time the entire server will switch live on the fly.
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Worldie » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:03 pm

Nikachelle wrote:
Not my experience. Midnight launch was hell on the server I was on. Some people couldn't even get in for 45 minutes and the scads of people running about was insane when it was a drop quest.

Same. Initial zone as crowded that finding 11 nagas took me something like 20 minutes. I just gave up at some point and just went istancing to get away from the starting area.
Also server didn't crash at all, but as they said, you needed to do a relog to "activate" Cata, and that simply destroyed the login servers. Took me a good 30 mins to log back in game despite being logged at 24.00.


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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby bldavis » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:13 pm

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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:51 am

GC on Twitter says the paln is for people not to need to relog on launch night to start earning xp.
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby daishan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:11 am

Me and a friend are going for having an early night and getting up at 4 am ish, should miss any server instability and still be ahead of the crowd :D
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Flex » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:02 pm

Anyone EU side play with the scenario yet?
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Sagara » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:08 pm

Did it an hour ago, Horde side.

Nothing fancy, a couple minibosses, one with a "down the totem" mechanic, the other with a "dodge the canon" thing. It's a good way to kill 30 minutes, even better than dungeons. Now, I'd have to sent a ilvl-appropriate alt to try...
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Flex » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:09 pm

Mechanics are boring. Story is what I care aboot.
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby bldavis » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:10 pm

even on my 395+ druids, i dont meet the requirements :?
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Flex:I don't make mistakes. I execute carefully planned strategic group wipes.
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:12 pm

Flex wrote:Anyone EU side play with the scenario yet?

Wait, what? How is it out yet? Server reset isn't until tomorrow night!
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby daishan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:20 pm

Bashiok

For US servers it will be unlocked today in the afternoon.

It's tied to relative timezones and giving each region the same amount of time with it. EU will unlock first.

http://www.wowhead.com/news
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Sagara » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:20 pm

Scenario is fairly simple - you're dropped at Theramore harbor with some sappers, work your way in a lightning strike through the city to shut down air then tank support before trying to free the (bastard) (son of a bitch) (traitor of a) blood elf that announces the attack was but a "distraction" from the main event which you get to see as an in-game cutscene.

And the sonnuvabitch sends you a Mini mana bomb as reminder. Destroyed it on the spot. /spit
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:23 pm

Remember reading somewhere that the scnearios have extra bits and pieces you might miss if you just run through the main objective. True?
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby daishan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:27 pm

There's some flags that you can "cogwheel" click that give you a 15% dmg buff I think, I rushed through it with a pair of well geared guildies so didn't notice much.
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Sagara » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:27 pm

I just ran the main thing :-/ haven't spotted anything. I'll give another whirl.

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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:16 pm

Interesting that Horde and Alliance get totally different Scenarios - before and after, basically.
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby halabar » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:17 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:Interesting that Horde and Alliance get totally different Scenarios - before and after, basically.


Will be interesting to see if that drives any people to one side or the other more, since we are back to a "conflict" mode.
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Sagara » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:20 pm

Oh right, need to roll with my dreanei. BRB!
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:25 pm

I don't understand this scenario malarkey. I'm in queue for 4 minutes so far with a guildie. Didn't choose roles, and our queue seems to be going nowhere fast.

Edit: AVERAGE WAIT TIME FORTY MINUTES?!?!
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby degre » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:28 pm

You dont choose roles as there are no roles.
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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby Fetzie » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:31 pm

The Aftermath

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Re: 5.0 patch August 28th*

Postby bldavis » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:33 pm

no roles = no need to find specific roles for a viable group = why the fuck is there a 40 min wait time?
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Flex:I don't make mistakes. I execute carefully planned strategic group wipes.
Levie:(in /g) It's weird, I have a collar and I dont know where I got it from, Worgen are kinky!
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