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Technical Game Designer Chadd "Celestalon" Nervig Talks Warlords of Draenor
2014/04/05 at 1:10 PM
Update! 3:30 EST, the
Warlords of Draenor talent calculator
is now updated with datamined talent changes.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to Blizzard Campus to interview Technical Game Designer Chadd "Celestalon" Nervig on Warlords of Draenor. You can
read the full interview over at WoW Insider
, but I've created a summary for Wowhead which you can read below. Please note that while the WoW Insider transcript is just that, I have used my own phrasing here.
Timeline and the "Alpha" term
Celestalon wanted to be very clear that this was not the final set of patch notes. There's already another 5,000+ word set being created by Rygarius, as well as blogs. It's definitely not the case that these are set in stone.
Players shouldn't take the "Alpha" as meaning that Blizzard is not that far along in content, and not assume that there's a certain time period of Beta to follow.
"Alpha" more relates to how many people are being invited. Mists had a lot of people, thanks to the Annu
Warlords of Draenor Database Now Live
2014/04/05 at 4:03 AM
Last update: 4/6, 7 EST: Profession spells have reagents, spells that are class abilities have own tab, as well as mounts.
4/5, 9 EST: Items with use effects now display linked spells in tooltips, Specializations have their own data section.
We've just launched the very first
Warlords of Draenor database
and more on the upcoming expansion!
For the last 12 hours, we've been handling file formatting changes and posting datamined info on glyphs, professions, and more, which you can read about [url=
Warlords of Draenor Achievements, Professions, Glyphs, Pets, Zones and More
2014/04/04 at 9:25 PM
Datamining has begun for Warlords of Draenor! We've got details on new achievements, profession-realted items, garrison details, zones, strings, factions, and bosses! As usual, please take all datamining with a grain of salt.
We've been updating this post throughout the night:
7:30 EST, All items and glyphs now point to wod.wowhead.com. Summary of item ilvls also included.
6:30 EST, We took a break to celebrate the launch of the
Warlords of Draenor Database
, and now we're replacing descriptions in this post with links to the WoD database--glyphs, battle pets, and some professions are linked.
Warlords of Draenor Database
3:01 EST, Heirloom Cookbooks, More Items and Pets
2:24 EST, Garrison Spells, Zone Buffs, Blacksmithing, Weapon Enchants
2:10 EST, New Herbalism buffs, Profession Leveling Improvements, Mounts
Warlords of Draenor: Changed Level 15-90 Talents, Blue Tweets on Patch Notes
2014/04/04 at 10:36 AM
huge Warlords of Draenor patch notes posted last night
and other Blizzard employees answered player questions on Twitter until the early hours of the morning. We've listed the important tweets below, organized by class.
You can also get updated on important Blizzard tweets by visiting our
Blue Tweet Tracker
and clicking on "Show only tweets marked as significant" or following
which automatically RTs anything marked as significant on the tracker.
On upcoming blogs:
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Warlords of Draenor Talent Calculator: Level 100 Talents and Draenor Perks Preview
2014/04/03 at 7:31 PM
Many spell changes have been made since this calculator was posted in April, check out our
for full details.
Last Update: 11 am 4/25. Talents and perks updated for Build 18179.
Blizzard just released the first version of the
Warlords of Draenor Alpha patch notes
, and to correspond with that they’ve provided us with the following preview of Level 100 Alpha talents and Draenor Perks. We've added them to our calculator, as well as lower-level talent changes we've seen from videos at past press events.
Of particular note:
Many level 100 talents are now spec-specific instead of one huge tooltip covering every spec. When you select a specialization on Wowhead's talent calculator, the level 100 talents will automatically update to reflect the chosen specialization!
Draenor Perks are a new type of leveling reward in WoD. When leveling from 91-100, you'll be randomly assigned one Draenor Perk each level that's appropriate to your class/spec, and when you hit 100 you'll have learned all of
Warlords of Draenor Official Alpha Patch Notes and Blue Tweet Responses
2014/04/03 at 6:25 PM
Tonight Blizzard has published the first version of the Warlords of Draenor Patch Notes. These patch notes focus on ability changes, including a huge section on removed abilities and changed crowd control in Warlords. Each class has its own section that covers the reasoning for ability changes as well as a bulleted list of changes.
The patch notes cover topics referenced in past blogs--retuned healing spells and new balanced racials--but also tons of new information like combat bonuses removed from Professions and new
We've included the full notes after the cut, as well as some highlights below. For more details on upcoming Warlords content, check out our
Warlords of Draenor Guide
, as well as our brand new
Warlords of Draenor Talent Calculator
which includes the latest Level 100 talents and Draenor Perks!
Edit: we've also added a section on Blue Tweets made by Blizzard employees answering questions on the patch notes. Check out important Blizzard Tweets with our
Blue Tweet Tracker
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