We've got an update on Mysterious Stranger farming in Mercenaries - it's being nerfed in a hotfix! Blizzard is also addressing some tasks that were bugged. Read on for details.
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We are currently in the process of rolling out a hotfix that makes the following adjustments to Mercenaries:
• We are adjusting the appearance rate of Mysterious Stangers to be based on the relative level of the strongest Mercenary in your party compared to the suggested level of the Bounty. This move is to encourage people towards more engaging gameplay instead of repeatedly taking on low-level Heroic Bounties with highly over-leveled Parties.
• We are fixing issues that prevented the following Tasks from being completed as written: Sylvanas’s Task 17, Scabbs’s Task 14, War Master Voone’s Task 14, Grommash’s Task 12, Baron Geddon’s Task 14, and Mutanus’s Task 9.
We will continue to monitor, investigate, and heal-up the remaining issues. We will continue to share updates in this post.
this is going to make a lot of players leave the mode completely -_-
Farming Heroic Air Elemental is already an incredibly tedious process. Unless "adjusting the appearance rate of Mysterious Stangers" means that they will be dramatically more likely than other options when you're the appropriate level, this will only serve to make the entire farming process all the more miserable.
On one hand Im a little happy to know that I dont have to run the air elemental gauntlet anymore. But on the other, if this ends up making the grind even harder, I think it'll just be the last straw for most people.
Hope this means I get a stranger task per game on higher difficulty instead of the same 50-50 chance. Or perhaps blizz can be persuaded to just make the fking coins for legendaries and epics drop more often at higher difficulties because Im sick of getting coins for my maxed out cariel after beating ragnaros for the umpteen time.
So the people that didnt get to farm fast gets fucked... thats gonna make the mode even less popular.
Goddammit I knew they would nerf him, can we as a community please fight this change now? I mean seriously blizzard give us a consistent way to get him or just remove him, not this half way fix that only serves to piss off people that farm in your BRAND NEW gamemode
people is complaining rigth now, but, i doubt blizzard is going to hear, this feels like the bug from when the barrens came out and you could reroll weekly quests to get 3 "win 5 games in ladder wild/standar" which they "fixed" in 2 weeks...., almost the same timing here