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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:29 am    Post subject: Level squish Reply with quote

https://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/2492434-WoW-quot-leak-quot-from-a-developer-on-4chan(lol)

https://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/2491712-Survey-Level-squish-IS-coming-per-Blizzard

Level Squish is talk of the week.. It might be fake, but it could also be true.
Will a squish be the death of Warcraftrealms.com?

Will existing levels have to be converted into new levels? Will old toons be flagged as legacy and new toon as something else?

If this is carried through, I imagine it will be a massive task to make Warcraftrealms compatible, maybe TOO massive?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blizzard is far too interested in controlling how game play information is released.
The first is link item is so far off the chart on how info would be release you have to know that it is fake.

The later was done in such a bizarre way that it might have been a fishing expedition for solutions to a perceived problem.
I expect that the person that issued the survey questions has gotten into trouble with Blizzard leadership.

When people who earn their living reporting Blizzard Entertainment are surprised by this off the wall question, you really have to question its relationship to the truth.

Would a level squish be a problem for Warcraftrealms.com OH YEA... but not as big a problem it would be for Blizzard developers.
Just look at how much extra work it made for them when they did the previous in game squish.
Hot fix after hot fix, they didn't get the majority of problems the squish had created for game play out of the system for months.

I found this YouTube post from bellulargaming very interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1PufblH49o
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the first link is most likely fake, I just included it, since it mentions level squish to 60/70 too.

The second is real screen shots that people have received surveys from Blizzard which does mention the level squish as a sure thing in the future (but not nessesary v9.0).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen enough conversations on the Blizzard forums now to believe that, if it's not definitely going to happen, it's certainly being considered by Blizzard.

What a potential solution might be, for here, is having all levels pre-squish have some sort of indicator next to them, to show pre-squish. or simply a line, on a characters history, pre/post squish. Or heck .. even just a note at the bottom of each page stating "please note information prior to X date was pre-level squish".

I'm not sure how else you could do it, to be honest .. you still need to maintain the integrity of a character's history. So if a character went from level 120 to level 60 overnight .. so be it. The only question is .. would the site see that as two seperate characters, or would it see it as two seperate records?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poisonenvy wrote:
The only question is .. would the site see that as two seperate characters, or would it see it as two seperate records?


At present it doesn't do either: if a character's level gets lower it just ignores it and displays the previous level until the new level overtakes the old level. I rerolled an alt a couple of years back (same race/class/name) and took a look to check - there's absolutely no evidence of my reroll in my character history, the levels just progress in order (and there isn't a duplicate version of the character anywhere either).

So basically that isn't going to work too well if a level squish does happen, and it may well not be easy to change how it handles such occurrences, depending on how it works behidn the scenes.
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