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Warlock Class Updates in Cataclysm!
2010/04/07 at 2:58 PM
Edit: Zarhym has posted some updates and clarifications to the initial post. Check after the break to see!
Zarhym has just posted the Warlock changes on the official forums.
There are once again a lot of interesting changes in this one just like the Shaman ones posted this morning. So what do all of the Warlocks out there think of the proposed changes? Yay or nay?
The full updates will soon be in our
or you can read the full post after the break.
European Contests Extended!
2010/04/07 at 2:48 PM
We've had a few technical difficulties with this contest, resulting in the contests being closed to new entries all morning!
The reasons behind the problems are all very complicated, technical, and difficult to explain (I entered the dates wrong), but in order to make sure that everyone has a chance to enter, we are
extending the contest!
You now have until
Midnight, April 8th
to enter to win for the last drawing! See the links below to enter!
All times are in PDT (GMT-7).
Wir hatten einige technische Probleme während des Wettbewerbes, die dazu führten, dass man sich den ganzen Morgen über nicht für die Verlosungen anmelden konnte!
Die Ursachen waren komplizierter technischer Natur und schwer zu erklären (einfach gesagt, ich habe die Zeiten falsch angegeben). Um allen Interessierten eine C
Shaman Class Updates in Cataclysm!
2010/04/07 at 12:17 PM
Edit: Further posts have clarified some of your questions. Check after the break for the updates!
Nethaera has posted the shaman changes on the official forums!
A lot of interesting changes here, including a full explanation of the bonuses afforded by the
. Let's hear from the shamans in the audience! Awesomeness? Outrage? What's it going to be?
We'll be adding the full details to our
shortly. You can read the full text after the break!
Cataclysm: Blood is for Tank
2010/04/06 at 5:20 PM
Ghostcrawler just dropped a bomb on the
community—It seems Blizzard has aborted their "tri-tank" policy with death knights, and committed to a single "tanking spec" for Death Knights:
The tree itself will contain some new abilities similar to
, and some more of the fun tanking talents from Frost and Unholy will be moved to Blood. Some of the more clunky mechanics like
will be changed, or even removed.
Check out the quote after the break to see the reasoning.
Enhancement Shaman Buff
2010/04/06 at 2:43 PM
Ghostcrawler has just announced an interesting hotfix planned for Enhancement Shamans:
will be increased from 25% to 30% with the full 5 ranks. Blizzard hopes this will give Enhancement that slight boost needed to keep them even with the rest of the raid.
He also goes on to say that they
agree enhancement does have some survivability problems, and while they don't have any changes to deploy right now, it is something they'd like to fix in a future patch.
We agree with some of the recent discussion about Enhancement dps. We are going to hotfix a change to the Flurry talent to increase it from 25% to 30% attack speed with 5 ranks.
We also agree that Enhancement may have survivability problems and understand that players don't necessarily feel they can afford the bonus Stamina from the Toughness talent, at least in PvE. We don't have an immediate change to deploy here, but it's something we'd like to fix and a candidate for future patches.
New Recruit-A-Friend Mount
2010/04/06 at 2:30 PM
X-53 Touring Rocket
, a state of the art, two-seater rocket that will automatically change between all different speeds depending on your flight skill. This new mount will be replacing the
mount currently received as part of the
The model for this bad-ass new rocket can be seen to the right.
Beginning in just a few days, players who participate in the Recruit-A-Friend program will receive a whole new reward for showing a friend the ropes in Azeroth: the X-53 Touring Rocket, a two-seater flying mount that automatically increases its speed as your mount skill improves (up to 310% speed if you already have a 310% mount). The X-53 will be replacing the current Zhevra mount reward, which is retiring from the Recruit-A-Friend business after a good run. If you've already claimed a Zhevra (or claim one prior to the change), you’ll be able to hang on to it, of course. We’ll have more details on the new Recruit-A-Friend mount once it becomes availabl
Cataclysm Class Information Coming Soon
2010/04/06 at 2:16 AM
Bashiok, who you may remember as Drysc, has posted the schedule for information about
class changes. Some of the information you should expect to see are
from 80-85, passive
, a brief outline of changes that are planned for each talent tree, and in some cases low level spell changes for several classes.
You should note these will not be all the changes we will see throughout the beta period and as always are subject to change. Also it should be known that some classes are further along then others so the amount of information will vary.
The dates the information will be released are listed below.
Changes to Dispels in Cataclysm
2010/04/05 at 8:27 PM
A slew of new information is coming out of Blizzard this week - this time it's about the change to
. As it stands right now there are five different types of buffs and debuffs: curses, diseases, poisons, defensive magic, and offensive magic.
In Cataclysm, Blizzard plans to let all healers dispel three out of the five types of abilities, with one of them always being a defensive dispel. This will allow arena teams to be a little more open and will allow encounter designers to assume you will have a dispel magic. In addition to this the mana cost on all dispels will be significantly increased, this will cause people to "think" before they decide to cast instead of just spamming the button.
One last thing,
will be removed from the game.
With all this new info coming out we can only hope that an alpha or maybe even the beta may start in the near future. You can read the original post after the break.
Rage Normalization in Cataclysm
2010/04/05 at 2:08 PM
, Blizzard is taking the opportunity to fix some of the problems with rage for both warriors and druids. Right now there are quite a few problems with rage—we're rage-starved at lower gear levels, and have next to infinite rage at high gear levels.
To fix this Blizzard plans to
rage in Cataclysm. We're going to generate a set amount of rage on auto-attack (200% if you crit), rage from being hit will be calculated based on the warriors health, more sources for instant rage will be introduced, all “on next swing” will be removed and
will become instant attacks.
With these changes Blizzard hopes to make playing these classes a little more interesting, and hopefully make rage-management more a part of playing the character.
You can read the entire original post after the break!
March Site Update Recap!
2010/04/02 at 10:14 PM
It's April, which makes it a good time to take a quick look back at
of the new stuff we've rolled out in the last few weeks!
We've launched two new contests, one in the
and one in
guide has been posted!
You can now passive-aggressively help your friends with
We've linked loot chests with boss pages! Now when you go to
's page, the loot from
will appear automatically!
We've added a
button which lets you increase the level cap on the
We've made some updates to the
—removed them from beta, shown them by default, and added a handy tooltip!
Eyonix Says Goodbye
2010/04/02 at 4:53 PM
Today some sad news came across the official forums, as everyone's favorite dragon whelping
has announced he will be leaving Blizzard for other opportunities. Eyonix has been with us for nearly 6 years as a community manager, we frequently have seen him posting important information and getting involved with discussions throughout the forums.
For nearly six years, we've shared our thoughts with one and other, we've laughed, we've argued, and we've cried -- the crying part was just me wasn't it? Those times, I'm afraid must come to an end as I've made the decision to explore opportunities outside of Blizzard.
It has very honestly been a huge pleasure, and I thank you all for allowing 'Eyonix' to always remain a very fond memory as I move on.
Even though I've personally never met the man behind the dragon, he will be sorely missed! Good luck with your future endeavors, Eyonix!
Noblegarden Guide! (Apr 4 - 11)
2010/04/02 at 2:12 AM
is coming up this weekend, which means it's time for another
! Time to go egg-hunting with your friends, scarf down some candy, and celebrate the joy of spring!
The guide has been added to the
Tools > Guides
menu on the top, and you can navigate directly there by clicking the link above, or the adorable image of
on the right. :)
If you have comments, questions, or suggestions about the guide, you can post them here!
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