Samantha Cruse

@ktjnwow

 

Welcome to Arcane Analysis, a podcast focused on all things related to World of Warcraft! Each week your hosts Sam, Ally, and Katie will discuss the finer points of raiding, pvp, current esports events, and the game’s ever-evolving design. The Nighthold content release inspires the topic of the third episode: raids. The girls discuss the evolution of raid sizes, difficulties, the impact of releasing content too soon or languishing through content droughts, and the sought after sweet spot in between. The show will be prerecorded every Tuesday, and made available Wednesday. You can listen here or find us on Stitcher,  iTunes, or Google Play. If you have any questions for the show, email us at ArcAna@blizzpro.com, or you can find us on Twitter: @ArcaneAnalysis, @Phaerixia, @Allayva, and @Ktjnwow.

Welcome to Arcane Analysis, a podcast focused on all things related to World of Warcraft! Each week your hosts Sam, Ally, and Katie will discuss the finer points of raiding, pvp, current esports events, and the game’s ever-evolving design. On episode 2, the girls dive into the allure and history of legendaries in WoW, some failings in Legion with throughput vs utility legendaries, changes in Patch 7.1.5 to bring the disparities more inline, and make suggestions on how to keep the fun alive alongside the power. The show will be prerecorded every Tuesday, and made available Wednesday. You can listen here or find us on Stitcher,  iTunes, or Google Play. If you have any questions for the show, email us at ArcAna@blizzpro.com, or you can find us on Twitter: @ArcaneAnalysis, @Phaerixia, @Allayva, and @Ktjnwow.

 

Patch 7.1.5 is Now Live

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Patch 7.1.5 brings a massive amount of changes and new/updated content. Highlights include: Opening of The Nighthold raid January 17th Balancing of legendary equipment, new legendaries, and increased item level for newly acquired legendaries (existing ones can have their ilvl increased) Numerous class balancing changes and talent reworks Secondary stats have been reworked to be more valuable to all specs Professions updates PVP updates: Artifact traits 35+ are now active (update: in non-instanced PvP) Prestige cap raised to rank 9 MoP dungeons being added to the timewalking rotation Brawler’s Guild returns and has been reworked for new and amusing challenges Micro Holidays introduced Artifact Knowledge catch-up to rank 20

Welcome to Arcane Analysis, a podcast focused on all things related to World of Warcraft! Each week your hosts Sam, Ally, and Katie will discuss the finer points of raiding, pvp, current esports events, and the game’s ever-evolving design. On episode 1, the girls tackle the all-consuming behemoth known as Artifact Power, how it affects players’ relationship with the game, time invested and what kind of standard this may set for the future. The show will be prerecorded every Tuesday, and made available Wednesday. You can listen here or find us on Stitcher,  iTunes, or Google Play. If you have any questions for the show, email us at ArcAna@blizzpro.com, or you can find us on Twitter: @ArcaneAnalysis, @Phaerixia, @Allayva, and @Ktjnwow.

Welcome to Arcane Analysis, a podcast focused on all things related to World of Warcraft! Each week your hosts Sam, Ally, and Katie will discuss the finer points of raiding, pvp, current esports events, and the game’s ever-evolving design. On episode 0, the girls talk about when they started playing, their history with raiding or pvp, and their legendaries (or lack thereof). The show will be prerecorded every Tuesday, and made available Wednesday. If you have any questions for the show, email us at ArcAna@blizzpro.com, or you can find us on Twitter: @ArcaneAnalysis, @Phaerixia, @Allayva, and @Ktjnwow. Stitcher feed is live! iTunes is live! Google Play is live!

 

7.1 Hotfixes: 15 November 2016

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A few more hotfixes roll out today that were not included in yesterday’s blog post, the largest impacting PvP rewards.

 

Legion Post-BlizzCon Developer Q&A

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Hi guys! Ktjn here, this is a first pass summarization of the Dev Q&A on 11/11/16 with Ion Hazzikostas. I’ll clean it up as the day goes on, but wanted to get summary out to you ASAP!! Was Karazhan as a 5man raid considered successful? We found it successful— it is reminiscent of the original instance in addition to posessing mind-blowing new encounters. We would love to continue doing these types of this, but also focus building on where they fit story-wise. We would love to do this type of instance again. How do you feel about the lengthy runbacks in Karahan? We’re looking to make some tweaks. there are shorter routes once you beat the opera but people tend to naturally retrace their steps. We tend to time runbacks, around 90 seconds is ok, but that’s the high end for ok. If they’re longer, we look for checkpoints and

 

Legion Hotfixes: 12 October 2016

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The biggest take away from today’s hotfixes is item rewards from emissary caches will now match the quality of World Quest rewards. For example, if your World Quests reward 830+ gear, you should be seeing items of similar level.

 

 

Legion Hotfixes: 5 October 2016

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