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News Roundup: Talk Azeroth BlizzCon Edition, WoD Item and Stat Clarifications
2013/11/21 at 11:28 AM
Talk Azeroth With Olivia--BlizzCon Edition
Olivia's back after the roof blew off her studio, with a Talk Azeroth focusing on one of the biggest pieces of news to come out of BlizzCon, the changes in raid sizes. She's wondering just exactly what the impact will be on different guilds, from LFR right up to the controversial new Mythic raiding mode, as well as talking through a few of your responses to Talk Azeroth 17, and asking for your questions and views on Garrisons.
Warlords of Draenor: Itemization Changes and New Stats
Blizzard devs have been very active on Twitter discussing item and stat changes in Warlords of Draenor. You can learn about the entire itemization preview at BlizzCon on our
Warlords of Draenor Guide
, or check out the clarifications below. Most of these details were covered at BlizzCon, but it's easy to forget some details with so much new information!
Spirit (healers) and armor (tanks) will only appear on accessory slots, weapons, and gems, not main slots like helms. Accessory items will most likely just have secondary stats.
Only main armor pieces like helms will swap their prim
News Roundup: Talk Azeroth, New Recruit-A-Friend Soon, Blizzard Sales
2013/10/16 at 12:24 PM
For those of you interested in Recruit-a-Friend, the RAF program is being temporarily shut down to prepare for the new program coming very soon. If you liked the current
Heart of the Nightwing
mount though, don't worry--it will be available with the new and improved program. On Friday, we datamined a
new achievement and mount for RAF
Friends In Places Even Higher Than That
, so there may be a variety of rewards to choose from!
In light of the new RAF program being launched, it makes sense Blizzard announced yesterday that Cataclysm is now included in the Battle Chest for only $19.99--this change makes it easier and cheaper for new players to catch up to their friends. For seasoned players, there's also a 33% off sale on
We've got another episode of Talk Azeroth up with Olivia! This time, Olivia gets into the acronyms with a re-recorded (after the last one failed) version of Talk Azeroth 16. She's talking about the controversial match-ending debuff, The Crowd Chose You, and the upcoming changes to it, as well as touching on the Diminishing Returns system, answering your questions a
Battle Pet Hotfixes and Talk Azeroth: Flex Raiding
2013/09/27 at 12:15 PM
This week Olivia takes us through some of the recent forum complaints about LFR and Flex. Is it too easy? Too hard? Or have we just totally forgotten what it's like in new tiers? And is Flex taking away all the good raiders?
She also gets into your viewer questions, dealing with last week's responses to the Censer of Eternal Agony, and its issues with PvP flagging on PvE servers. Lastly she dives into the complete farce that has been the start of season 14, with the conquest vendors being up and down like your average yo-yo, the gear issues and the impact on rating.
Battle Pet Hotfixes
We have a few hotfixes to share with you and these changes should be in game now, or will take effect once the realms have been restarted:
are no longer Bind on Pickup; they can now be caged and you can collect up to 3 of each.
spell is now a one-round ability. The tooltip still erroneously states that it is a two-round ability which we plan to correct at a later date.
ability now has an eight-ro
News Roundup and Talk Azeroth Episode 14: Eternal Agony
2013/09/23 at 11:03 AM
Olivia dives right in to the World First race from her secret lair in the USA, wondering why the bosses are dropping like flies this time around and putting her pet theories out there for your examination. Next up, she's been besieged with emails about the Censer of Eternal Agony which is purchased from the Timeless Isle, and used either to mercilessly gank people like the black-hearted snakes you are, or for some fun world PvP, depending on your perspective. She hits up some viewer questions, if you want to send yours in email her on firstname.lastname@example.org, and gets back to enjoying her holiday!
Click the cut for details on an upcoming Heroic Norushen hotfix and some recent Patch 5.4 changes!
Talk Azeroth Episode 12, Cinder Kitten on Sale
2013/08/29 at 11:57 AM
This week, Olivia Grace returns from her trip to the world's largest gaming conference and—after a quick update on what she got up to, including some raving about WildStar and the Oculus Rift—she dives in to the World of Warcraft news that came out of this huge convention.
First up, it's the subject of character models, where Olivia wonders just exactly what Blizzard has been up to all this time. Then she covers the arrival of item squish, the potential for a patch 5.5, and just exactly why you're doing that Black Temple run.
If you want to have your questions answered, the best way to get in touch with Olivia is via email to email@example.com, through twitter @oliviadgrace, or by leaving a comment below!
Cinder Kitten On Sale
Every hero needs a sidekick to watch their six, and this ferocious kitty is up to the task. The
is fierce and fiery, and your enemies will think twice about engaging you in a fight when this feline is at your side. Scoop this little guy up for 25% off this week only (sale ends September 3, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PDT).
Talk Azeroth: Episode 11, Battlefield Barrens and Eternally In The Vale Removed in 5.4
2013/08/16 at 11:25 AM
Today's newspost is about prepping for 5.4--things you should be stockpiling for the patch, as well as things you might want to get done before they're removed!
This week Olivia's taking you on a voyage into patch 5.4 as we recently found out when it was going live on servers. She tells you just exactly what you ought to be thinking of stockpiling and what you ought to be spending, and theorizing on reasons why there might not be a Valor reset with the patch.
The main topic she wants to talk to you about this week, though, is heirlooms. Olivia's got a wacky theory she wants to share on just how the personal loot system might interact with these new heirlooms.
Then she moves onto loot equality, trying to reassure LFR-only raiders that things will turn out OK, while also waxing lyrical on the reasons why these items should and shouldn't be in LFR in the first place.
Removed Content in Patch 5.4
Along with the announcement that
PvP Season 13 is ending soon
, some other content will be changing in Patch 5.4.
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