Mage Tower: A Compromise

They released what they wanted to release with the difficulty they wanted. I’m not saying that it may be too difficult for the “average” player and needs to be tuned back some.

But this was their original plan. They just had higher expectations for their customers

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^ This was said time and time and time again that it was intended to be a solo challenge mode. The only thing to suggest otherwise was an undertuned PTR, and people who did the mage tower in 7.3 doing literally 3x damage with double hp…

Was it though ? Seeing how it was released 2 days ago and they’ve already said it’s not what they intended just yesterday makes it seem it wasn’t released as they intended.

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You’ve never tested a mythic raid on PTR vs the release one have you? They always test things differently than they release them, and sometimes overtune it. They’ve even said as much.


Precisely. It’s a testing phase. It doesn’t mean that the last day of testing is their final iteration of it.

They may look at the last days worth of testing and think “hey, this needs about a 10% buff across the board” and then it’s released 10% stronger than you remember it being.

This is apparently what happened on the PTR. It was a bit too easy with a bit too high of success rate for a challenge mode. So they stealth buffed it.

Apparently the buff was a bit too much for too many people. They could dial the stealth buff back 25-33% (so a 66-75% buff is still active from PTR). In my humble casual self opion

Would actually hold if they didn’t issue a statement 24 hours later saying “this isn’t what we wanted, we’re looking into it and have already found glaring issues”.

Now, it just feels like you’re trolling people saying that.

Here, let me tap the sign for you :

They buffed Xylem’s Comet Storm damage by 100%. They literally doubled it.

And it’s a big part of why the encounter is nigh impossible without cheese or very sharp reflexes.

Please stop justifying bone headed moves like that. My job would fire me if I deployed something like that to production and caused massive customer backlash in response.


Bear is for sure.

Yes, I’ve seen the post. No it wasn’t released harder than intended, or it wouldn’t have been released.

They have to look at what “makes it harder than intended”. They know exactly what they did to make it harder from the PTR. This is just their way of saying “we had higher expectations for people who wanted a challenge. But we’ll make it easier because you can’t live up to those expectations”

Incoming Hello Kitty level of difficulty

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For you, yes. I’m hoping they leave it alone. I’ve gotten pretty close a couple of times and I’d like to complete it at its current difficulty

Uh… What ?

Look, I’ll just tap the sign again :

Note the words, and I quote here : “more difficult than intended.”.

So you’re saying Blizzard releases content at 100% quality controlled?


That’s why they said the words “than intended”.

Reading comprehension my friend. Read between the lines.

Yes, and everything the media says is 100% correct

Now you’re just arguing to argue.

Nonsense. They did all the testing on PTR. They felt it needed the buff they gave it in incognito mode. The buff was intentional. It was a typo or misclick in the coding. It was 100% intentional or they wouldn’t have added it

Okay, but you’re also missing the:

Some are definitely harder than others, but if you browse the forums, people are saying that EVERYTHING is severely overtuned and that’s simply not true.

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Fury W is not one of them.

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Yes, yours.

Let me help :

No, I’m not, everyone agrees Fury is a meme.

No, I’ve found great consensus on the fact Fury is really, literally, a meme.

Watching Venruki do the Mage challenges was hilarious. He made them look like they were from 7.3.

So the stealth buff they added not intended? That’s what you’re saying.