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News Round Up: Purchasable Raid Epics on the Black Market Auction House
2012/06/19 at 6:28 PM
The Black Market Auction House was a hot topic today for blue posters--after beta players noticed that raid-quality epics will be occasionally up for sale in addition to rare/removed mounts and pets. Since some wealthy players pay guilds for mounts/titles already, some players think this isn't a big deal, but others think it changes the character of the game. One of these heroic items is up for sale currently, so we added a screenshot on beta:
In other news, Ghostcrawler recently addressed Death Knights, Hunters, Rogues, and Paladins on beta. The new TCG deck was released and there's also a feature on PrintWarcraft's custom T-shirts!
Black Market Auction House
No one should count on this even being close to a viable option for gearing up a character. If you can raise that kind of gold in the game, you're going to have much better success paying your way into raids for gear than hoping the right items appear for you in the black market AH (which doesn't include set pieces), hoping you can afford to outbid everyone else on your realm, and hoping you're the
Head Enchants Removed in Mists of Pandaria According to Ghostcrawler
2012/05/30 at 12:30 PM
We've been wondering where the head enchants were in Mists of Pandaria and it looks like they're gone! Ghostcrawler gave some insight today about how he disliked the head enchant system as he felt it caused players to pick their reputation based on their class rather than personal preference. He's also removed reputation based shoulder enchants, in favor of having scribes make shoulder enchants for all players.
What do you think? Are you ready to pick the faction with the cutest vanity rewards instead of the perfectly itemized enchant for your helmet?
Head enchants are gone.
We decided that putting head enchants on the various faction vendors wasn't working well with our design intent for the factions. There is a lot of max-level quest content in MoP, much of it focused around the reputation with the new factions. I think it's really cool stuff -- worlds away from the old Argent Crusade scourge stone days. :)
In previous expansions, the head enchants on the faction vendors served to force players into that content. You couldn't even choose which reputation to pursue -- you had to pursue the one with your specific head enchant. Our desi
New Mists of Pandaria Quests and News Round Up
2012/05/29 at 1:21 PM
As part of last week's beta patch, we datamined some more quests and NPCs! Be sure to add your comments and screenshots if you're in the beta :)
Click here for the latest additions!
Some points of interest:
Jewelcrafting dailies are up, such as
The Finer Things
. Quests reward 1
Zen Jewelcrafter's Token
Several Halfhill dailies are added, such as
Replenishing the Pantry
, which reward
A few quests are tied to pet battles, such as
We also have a news round up: the most interesting part is that the daily quest cap
will be removed
in Mists, but there's also class feedback for Paladins, Shamans, and Warlocks, as well as thoughts on different generations of gamers enjoying WoW.
Daily Quest Cap
Current plan is to remove the daily quest cap completely for ship. Just like what you see in the beta now. We literally have 100's of daily quests at level 90 and we want to make sure that players can pick and choose what they want to do.Not really. We honestly think it would be worse to actually r
Pandaren Dances and News Round Up
2012/05/09 at 12:17 PM
The new beta build we
is now live: players can quest in Townlong Steppes. The Pandaren dances were also unveiled in yesterday's patch, so we made a video of them!
In the aftermath of
Ghostcrawler's latest blog on account-wide achievements
, there's been some blue posts clarifying this announcement. There's also been more posts on warrior and paladin abilities in Mists, and if you like to PvP, the time to participate in the Arena Pass is
: it's entered the exclusive rewards phase.
Achievements in Mists
Loremaster of Kalimdor
Character A completes
for a toast and 10 points.
If Character B then completes
, they will get the toast, but not 10 more points. (It is NOT a new achievement for the account.)
If Character B then completes
New Ghostcrawler Blog: Achievements in Mists of Pandaria
2012/05/08 at 8:59 AM
Ghostcrawler decided to tackle achievements in Mists of Pandaria, with some new information on account-wide ones.
class="detail"><p>We recently added account-level changes to achievements in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, and there’s still a lot of work left before we’re done. The plan here is to illustrate the intent behind our design, which should in turn help you figure out the answers to many of your questions.</p></br>
<p>Overall, we never want you to play Character A instead of Character B because of achievement concerns. If Character A had the Violet Proto-Drake, then you might not play Character B. If Character A was only one holiday away from the Violet Proto-Drake, then you may not play Character B. If Character A had completed most of the raid achievements from Dragon Soul, you may not want to bring Character B for one fight and miss out on the achievement. Having alts is cool and working on achievements is cool, but we don’t want the two systems to work against each other.</p></br>
<p>This goal is paramount and drives everyth
News Round Up: Class Beta Feedback, PvP Gear, Leaders of Azeroth
2012/05/07 at 6:21 PM
Today's news round up has a ton of blue posts. First off, there's a lot of detailed beta feedback for
s, including discussions about Level 90 Druid talents and Rapture for priests. There's also discussion about PvP gear in Mists,
nerfs, Dungeon bugs on beta, and the recent completion of the Leaders of Azeroth short story series. Click the cut to see all the posts!
PvP Gear in Mists
You will have less resilience on your gear coming into beta. However, you will also have some base resilience and that base should offset the PvP power that everyone is getting. The net result should be that you take about the same damage you do today in a PvP setting, but will take less damage from someone not wearing PvP gear.
Currently on your beta build, I believe the ratio of power to resilience is off. You should have more resilience and less power than you do.
It is entirely possible that some new talents or spell changes will result in too much burst damage in isolated cases, but when giving feedback, it's useful for us if you distinguish between those and survivabili
Noblegarden Giveaway Winners and News Round Up
2012/04/23 at 5:30 PM
Congrats to all the winners of the
The Great Noblegarden TCG Egg Giveaway
and thanks to all who participated (without cheating)!
News Round Up: Patch 4.3.4 Live, Hotfixes and Customer Support Changes
2012/04/17 at 3:21 PM
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm patch 4.3.4 is now available on all realms. Below you'll find the official patch notes.
Notes for all World of Warcraft patches can be found
Ticket Submission UI Improvements
A new Submit Bug button has been added. Clicking this option will open a report dialog box, along with basic instructions on what to include in your bug report.
A new Submit Suggestion button has been added. Clicking this option will open a text dialog box, along with a description of what to include in your suggestion.
The Report Lag button has been removed.
The Report Abuse button is now called Report Player.
The Report Player function offers four categories: Spamming, Language, Name, and Cheating.
Reporting a player for Cheating now opens a text window in which a description of the occurrence can be written.
Reporting a Name opens a window with three categories: Player Name, Guild Name, a
News Round Up: Mistweaver Changes, New Beta Spellbook, and More
2012/04/14 at 5:46 PM
There's been many blue posts related to the Mists of Pandaria beta this weekend:
Blue feedback on Mistweaver
s, and Demonology
The ability to respec on beta will be available soon--in the next patch or so.
Ghostcrawler explains the pros and cons behind the new spellbook redesign.
The 2012 Arena Pass registration is now open.
Finally, Blizzard put together a mini-guide to Cataclysm for Scroll of Resurrection players.
Click the cut to see the full list of posts.
Monk: Mistweaver Feedback
We're thinking that
saw a bit too much increase to mana last patch, and we’re going to reduce them somewhat.
We’ve increased the mana gain from
. This spell will change whenever we tune mana and healing numbers, which has been happening a lot lately.
We've changed the number of serpent statues you can have out at once from 2 to 1. However, while in
, you now have
on yourself, causing half of yo
Mists of Pandaria - Build 15544 - New Items, Icons, and Spell Changes
2012/04/06 at 9:10 AM
So early this morning there was a patch for Mists of Pandaria which will probably hit live servers tonight. There were a lot of added mounts, as well as profession things starting to make their way onto the beta. We also learned that the World of Warcraft class team has, well, class--they sign their notes with "XOXO":
Check out the latest additions on our beta website
Like Cataclysm and Wrath of the Lich King, Scribes will have epic shoulder enchants:
Greater Tiger Claw Inscription
Greater Crane Wing Inscription
There will be a new Recruit-a-Friend mount:
RAF Mount III
will be new craftable mounts
Given its similarity to
Vial of the Sands
, it's likely this mount will end up being crafted by Alchemists:
Heart of the Nightwing
You will be able to favorite your pets, as well as release them: BATTLE_PET_FAVORITE = "Set Favorite"; BATTLE_PET_RELEASE = "Release";
Prime glyphs continue to become minor cosmetic ones:
New Priest talent:
New Rogue abilities:
New Ghostcrawler Blog: Mists of Pandaria Looting Explained
2012/03/27 at 12:03 PM
Well, we knew after the bombshells Blizzard dropped both at the press event and later that week about LFR and looting, Ghostcrawler would have to explain it for us. And here it is.
Hey, how about that landslide of Mists of Pandaria information? It has taken a few days, and will probably take a few more, for the nuance of everything to really sink in. One of the topics we've been getting lots of questions about is the crazy new loot model we're introducing in Mists. We've answered several related questions in the forums, but thought it might be prudent to just put all the information in one place.I should clarify that the systems we're introducing are actually pretty simple in practice. I'm only going into a fair amount of detail because those are the kinds of questions we are getting. You don't have to understand all the particulars to participate, and we're certain that it will just all make sense once you are experiencing it in-game instead of hearing it described (that whole "show, don't tell" thing). Let's begin:
Here is how looting works in today's Raid F
Interviews with Greg Street, Cory Stockton, Tom Chilton, and J Allen Brack
2012/03/19 at 2:00 AM
We had a chance to sit down with Cory Stockton and Tom Chilton for exclusive interviews about Mists of Pandaria. Lore from
got to sit down with Greg Street (Ghostcrawler) and J Allen Brack. Their answers are great and we've transcribed all of them down below.
However, in case you just aren't
into reading, we've also uploaded videos of all four interviews as well!
Make sure you also read our huge guide
the Mists of Pandaria official FAQ
for even more information!
J. Allen Brack
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