Blizzard decided to get funny this year and posted a rather humorous fake Patch Note Preview for Legion Alpha as an April Fools joke.
The Patch Notes include some ideas that people might actually like and WoW was not their only target. Besides the fake Alpha notes, Blizzard also posted another article about a Hearthstone MMO with a video attached. Before we discuss the funny patch notes, take a look at the Hearthstone April Fools joke.
The very first target of the fake WoW patch notes comes from the stats squish that arrived with WoD, and Blizzard played around with the thought of having Achievement points and zones getting squished as well.
"Achievement Squish: Some players’ achievement scores were getting too high, so we’ve reduced the number of points each achievement gives."
Blizzard continued to add some humorous fake changes like having an inflatable Garrison toy that can be achieved by "that one guy in your guild who doesn’t do anything but play the Auction House." They also joked around with the Personal Loot system, bluffing about adding a Personal Style Loot one that brings drops matching your transmogs.
"Dampening no longer applies to Restoration Shaman, as their healing spells are already pretty moist."
Another particular sentence that I really liked from the April Fools patch notes was: "Timewalking has been extended to include dungeons from future expansions." Blizzard also played a joke on PvP enthusiasts by reminding them that Cleave is a Warrior ability and yet they name tons of Arena compositions after it. Some further jokes have been added regarding Races in WoW.
• All races have learned a new language: Emoji! Share your true feelings with your friends and foes in an exciting new method that’s totally not confusing at all.
• The /laugh voiceover audio for all races has been replaced with a recording of Ben Brode. Including the Gnome Female. Especially the Gnome Female.
• Will of the Forsaken has been renamed to Won’t of the Forsaken.
• Every Man for Himself has been reworked. It now gives Human players a 1200 point bonus to their Arena Rating.
If you'd like to see the full fake patch notes, head over to the official post. It is good to see Blizzard actively playing around with its community, and perhaps they managed to put a smile on a few people's faces this April Fools.