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Blue Notes: LFG changes, Warlock pets to despawn on flight

It's no secret that a lot of people are unhappy with the new LFG system. Personally, I always use it, although I haven't had much luck with it. Usually I'll flag myself as LFG for some group quest and do a solo quest while waiting. After this, if I still don't have a group (as is usually the case), I go ahead and ask about it in General. Anyway, apparently the LFG tool is going to get better, and the old global LFG channel is not making a come-back. From Neth:
  • While you haven't seen changes as of yet, we are working on some improvements that we would like to implement. I just can't tell you any more details about that as of this point in time however. You won't be seeing the old LFG channel reappear.
By the way, did you know you can use /lfg and /lfm to call up the respective interface panes? True story, and useful for people like me who like to hide about as much UI as possible.

Apparently, when you go on a flying mount as a warlock, your poor demonic pet stays out and runs along below you. This usually leads to it dying, of course, and is pretty unbecoming anyway. Fortunately, this is in for a change (Ommra):
  • We intend to make a change so that Warlock pets will vanish when you mount and reappear when you dismount from flying mounts, regular mounts and even flight paths to help conserve the need to use soul shards to resummon.

    This will most likely be in a future patch that we do however, we do not have a specific date as of yet. At current our testing is looking promising for this feature.
The list of bugs they've promised to fix "in a future patch" is getting pretty long. Hopefully 2.1 is just around the corner, although there haven't been any PTRs yet, so I suppose that's probably just wishful thinking on my part.

Filed under: Warlock, Odds and ends, News items

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