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Bigmoran

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In Topic: AJ appreciation thread

23 August 2016 - 03:46 AM

Xonika is deep on the spectrum.

In Topic: Artifact girding and PVP honor talents. Is this gonna be an issue?

23 August 2016 - 02:18 AM

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In Topic: Artifact Weapons, Offspecs, and PvP

19 August 2016 - 12:17 AM

Why is there such a stigma around playing alts?

People have been playing alts for ages. What is the problem with it?

In Topic: Artifact Weapons, Offspecs, and PvP

18 August 2016 - 11:45 PM

Here is everything I've learned about Artifacts so far. If I am wrong, please correct me.

Artifact Weapon
-You chose 1 artifact weapon at level 100, you can chose others at 102
-Has a talent tree that can be progressed with Artifact Power

Artifact Traits
-The talents on your Artifact Weapon (called Artifact Traits) increase the power of your spells. I've heard that for some specs, you are ~70% more powerful with full Artifact Traits compared to no Artifact Traits.
-In total there are 34 Artifact Traits (for PvP), the remaining 20 (what Siou is talking about) have no effect in PvP
-You can respec your Artifact Weapon traits at the cost of Artifact Power

Artifact Power
-A resource that you gain from on-use consumables.
-You get these consumables from dailies, world quests, raids, dungeons, PvP, etc. (probably professions too, not sure)
-The amount of Artifact Power you gain depends on the consumable and your Artifact Knowledge level (I will cover Artifact Knowledge later).
-The consumable applies to the Artifact Weapon you are currently using, meaning that Artifact Power goes into one weapon at a time.
-Your first few traits will cost very little Artifact Power. As you progress through your Artifact Talent tree, it will cost more and more Artifact Power to gain a single point in one of the traits.
-What this means is you have a few options: either you can focus on maxing out one specs artifact by spending a lot of points in later traits OR you can budget your traits into a second Artifact Weapon (if you plan to dual spec). If you chose the later, you will temporarily be less powerful than someone who only budgeted their points into one Artifact Weapon.

Artifact Knowledge
-Artifact Knowledge is something you level
-It increases the Artifact Power gained from the consumables mentioned above (though if you increase your Artifact Knowledge, it will only apply to consumables you will acquire in the future. This means you can't just hoard Artifact Power consumables until you have higher Artifact Knowledge levels.
-To clarify, at Level 1 of Artifact Knowledge, your consumables will give you 100% of whatever Artifact Power the tooltip reads. At Level 2, they will give 120%, level 3 180%...etc, etc. the highest Artifact Knowledge Level as of now increases your Artifact Power generation by around 20,000%
-You gain Artifact Knowledge through your class hall (the new Garrison type systems), with work orders (just like the old Garrison work orders). The length of these missions depends on how far behind you are on your artifact weapon. They can range from 2 days to 5 days per work order.

Artifact Runes
-Basically three gem socket type things on your artifact weapon
-The runes you put in these sockets are collected from quests, dungeons, raids, pvp, professions, etc.
-The runes increase your ilvl and give you bonuses to some of your Artifact Traits
-I don't think these work in PvP

Catch-up System?
-The catch-up system for your weapon comes in the form of how quickly your Artifact Knowledge work orders are completed. Say you have been playing and grinding your artifact since day 1. At day 30 it will still take 5 days to complete a work order. If you level your alt to 110 on day 30, your alt might only need 2 days to complete a work order.

TL;DR Artifact Weapon = New Garrison that makes your character better

In Topic: jesus christ this is getting old

16 August 2016 - 11:42 PM

they just need to ban the constantly toxic people

there are like 4-5 of them who do nothing but flame all day

annoying dweebs

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