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News Round Up: New Limited-Attempts Boss, Class Balance, Isle of Thunder Blog
2013/02/20 at 12:18 PM
Yesterday was a huge news day between the
BlizzCon 2013 announcement
new PTR build
End of the Season PvP blog
, updated PTR patch notes, and various class buffs. In today's round up, we're covering a variety of niche blue posts that should appeal to various types of players.
Over the past few days, Lead Encounter Dev Watcher has been explaining the decision behind
, a heroic-only limited-attempt boss coming in Patch 5.2, who drops only
ilvl 541 gear
. Many raiders don't have good memories of limited-attempt bosses such as
Algalon the Observer
The Lich King
in Wrath, and the thread tries to alleviate various concerns about limited attempts. Ghostcrawler has also continued posting 5.2 class changes after his [url=
Patch 5.2 and End of Season 12 Scheduled for March 5th, Updated 5.2 PTR Patch Notes
2013/02/19 at 7:26 PM
Blizzard just posted that the Season 12 Arena Season is ending on March 5th. Bashiok
that the End of the Season PvP Blog is a rough two-week warning for Patch 5.2 hitting.
Arena and Rated Battleground Season 12 is scheduled to end on Tuesday, March 5. At that point, we will determine who is eligible for the end-of-season rewards, a process that should take approximately one week. It's very important for players who feel that they may be eligible for Arena titles and/or the
Malevolent Gladiator's Cloud Serpent
to refrain from transferring their characters to another realm or faction until after Season 12 ends. The awarding of Season 12 titles and mounts will occur approximately 2 weeks after the season ends.
At the end of the season,
will be converted to
and any honor above 4000 will be converted to gold at a rate of 35 silver per point. The honor cap will remain at 4000.
All Season 12 items will cost
(equivalent to their previous
cost) when the season ends, with the exception of any items with rating requirements attached.
News Round Up: Vanity Loot in LFR Satchels, 5.2 Trinket Preview, Ghostcrawler on Class Balance
2013/02/15 at 11:42 AM
Loot Improvements Coming to LFR Satchels
Many of us have felt the disappointment of using a
Elder Charm of Good Fortune
in the hopes of obtaining a Sha-Touched weapon and getting
Dividends of the Everlasting Spring
instead. In 5.2, it seems that these bags will contain more fun things, similar to
Misty Satchel of Exotic Mysteries
! Besides pets and mounts, there will be
LFR versions of trash drops
and valuable vendor trash in the style of
Riko's Treasure Map
The change is still in for the failbags to ... not be fail. They'll have a chance to contain things like very valuable grey items (essentially randomizing the gold you get from the bags), LFR versions of non-boss loot,
Spirit of Harmony
, consumables, pets and mounts, and... maybe some other stuff I forgot. Lots of things! Opening them should have some anticipation and surprise now. :)
Ghostcrawler on Class Balance and Trinkets
Ghostcrawler has posted a ton of updates on class balance this week--specifically, Discipline Priests had a lot of changes today. We've organized all of his comments below by class.
In addition to class balan
Mists of Pandaria: October 16th Hotfixes
2012/10/16 at 7:43 PM
Incarnation: Guardian of Ursoc
Activating this ability now correctly resets the cooldown on
Activating this ability will no longer incorrectly remove
, Enrage, or
A Murder of Crows
will now properly break
once damage is dealt.
can no longer be used on NPCs, including player pets.
direct damage that does not crit now causes Heating up to be removed after a short delay. Additionally, the delay on non-crits removing
has been increased from 0.25sec to 0.5sec.
Guard will no longer fade from the Monk when her Ox Statue applies
to another player.
will no longer prevent the Monk's Ox Statue from applying
to other players.
5.1 Epic Warlock Questline, LFR Open and Elegon Hotfixes
2012/10/16 at 9:26 AM
We've got some details to share with you about an epic
-only quest chain datamined on the PTR, but first, some raid info!
The second half of
opens today on US servers. Here's some key facts to remember:
It requires ilvl 460 to queue up for both parts of the zone. All six LFR bosses have ilvl 476 loot.
The first LFR run for each segment rewards 0
. So by running both segments of LFR once, you could earn 0
per week. Rerunning a segment of LFR grants 5
You can run the same LFR multiple times per week and use
Elder Charm of Good Fortune
LFR segments for
Heart of Fear
Terrace of Endless Spring
won't be out until November--and they'll have a staggered release.
Check out our
to learn about the new gear, boss mechanics, and armor models.
In addition, Heroic
got some hotfixes:
This week will see some changes coming to the
encounter in Heroic mode
. The Discharge effect that o
News Round Up: Weapon Enchant Changes, Heart of the Wild, WoWkemon
2012/10/15 at 2:07 PM
Blizzard posted a ton of information today on several enchants that players have been puzzled about--
was underwhelming for several classes before, and now it works quite differently.
Recent blue posts have also addressed Heart of the Wild Changes, misconceptions about
Gara'jal the Spiritbinder
, and how players feel compelled to do
the dailies now that the 25-per-day limit has been removed.
On a lighter note, our friends at WoW Insider wrote a great article on
how to make your pet battles look like Pokemon
with the help of
. which you can get over at WoWInterface!
We recently hotfixed the
weapon enchants to improve their performance for many users. The important part for most players is that
is now is a useful enchant for all classes and specs, since it will trigger on all damage or healing, be it spell, melee, or ranged, and direct or periodic.
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