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Battle for Azeroth - Pre-Patch Preparations
2018-07-16 08:43:55
WOW NEWS - BY ARANESH
One month to go for Battle for Azeroth, and this week the pre-patch will hit already! With so many changes coming in that patch, a blog entry about it is long overdue.

1. Use your pet charms today!
Pet Charms as we know it will lose in their value immensely. With the pre-patch comes a new currency and you won't be able to buy upgrading stones with the old charms anymore. So if you still need some or want to stockpile, spend them today!
Details: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20762158027?page=5#post-82

2. Pre-Patches break stuff
Especially the API, the data source that Xu-Fu is using to grab info from the WoW servers like pet skills or your collections. It's very likely that some of this will break in the process. In the past it took Blizzard about 1-2 weeks to get everything back together. In the meanwhile, you might see incorrect pet stats or weird errors. Sorry!

3. Xu-Fu is not ready :-(
I am working hard on getting things done before the addon hits, but I did not make it in time for the pre-patch. Unfortunately, and to my regret, some parts of the page will be outdated from tomorrow on. That is especially true for any strategy involving the Teroclaw Hatchling (looking at you there, pet dungeons!).

I would like to shed some light on why it takes so long, and why there is nothing visibly changing on the page in the meanwhile. From the very start, the user system had one larger goal: allowing every user to upload their own strategies. To make that possible I needed a user login system, and breeds, and a better handling of alternatives - all that is working towards that one goal.
Previously I had a little admin tool where my helpers and I could change and update strategies. In all these update processes, it broke and simply to save time, I did not repair it but continue working on the new strategy editing mode. That's why we were not abble to update all the strategies in time.

But, I plan to have this all done before Battle for Azeroth, and it looks promising! Fingers crossed and thank you so much for being patient with me through the next few weeks :-)






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internationalist wrote on 08/26/2018

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Mithriel wrote on 07/21/2018

Hi Long time reader from your site, was wondering if there's a WoW community set up for Xufu? :)

Would be nice to hang out perhaps with some of you all in game?
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Aranesh

wrote on 07/21/2018

Hey!
I created one to test the system, but it appears to be region locked. I'm on EU, if you are as well, you are of course more than welcome to join!
https://blizzard.com/invite/rb2RacD7z
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Mithriel wrote on 07/22/2018

Thanks mate, looking forward to what community brings to WoW. Hopefully a bit more of a community feeling I have been missing ever since cross-realm and LFD etc were introduced :)
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discordiankitty

wrote on 07/21/2018

Thank you for all your work, Xu-Fu! How can we help?
The Terroclaw hatchling is actually still pretty OP if you use Nature's Ward and Alpha Strike together. It does last half as long, but with 2 lvl 25s I got through Wailing Caverns without having to change strategy much at all.
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Aranesh

wrote on 07/21/2018

That's good to know !
I'm in the final stretch of a new system where everyone can upload their own strategies. Once that is released, you can help immensely by adding alternatives where the Teroclaw isn't working at all anymore :-)
I'll post more about this asap!
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TheBob wrote on 07/20/2018

Thank you for all you do! And a big middle finger to Blizzard for employing their "Hearthstone Philosophy" to pet battles in WoW ><
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Aranesh

wrote on 07/21/2018

:D
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Sefer

wrote on 07/19/2018

Thank you for all your hard work and for making this site possible! I freaking love it and without you I would never have gotten all these achievements and pets! I wish there would be a donate button (or am I blind?)

EDIT: Oh, there is one on the frontpage... Was coincidence that I saw the Icon and always wondered where it went (bookmarked a different page^^). Donated!
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Aranesh

wrote on 07/21/2018

Thank you so much! It is greatly appreciated!
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Revnox wrote on 07/18/2018

I truly appreciate all the hard work you put on this site! Thanks for everything. Take your time, enjoy 8.0.1 too!
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Amore#1737

wrote on 07/18/2018

they nerfed Teroclaw...both Dodge and Nature's Ward on same talent tree:(
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Woody#1978

wrote on 07/21/2018

Did the same thing in the past with Pandaren Water Spirit and others. It was a great pet, and while Im sad to see it get nerfed, I cant say Im entirely surprised.
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Tormentia

wrote on 07/17/2018

Gotta second Mya's comment. It's easy to forget how much we rely on this guide until a day comes along like today. Major pet talent changes and I'm finding that I'm lost trying to win battles that I used to just breeze through with the guides.
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Mya

wrote on 07/16/2018

Thank you for all of your hard work on the site.