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Update - Added a new screenshot of the day and a couple of blue posts.

Cataclysm Screenshot of the Day
A new screenshot of the Halls of Origination has been uploaded to the official site.



Blizzard to start throttling inspect requests
An interesting announcement was posted on Wowace.com. It looks like Blizzard will start throttling inspect requests from players, most likely to counter the giant amount of load caused by ... well, you know, Gearscore.

I've received word that after the next set of rolling restarts, which may be happening as early as tonight, inspection requests on other players will start to be throttled.

This is being done because some addons generate a large number of inspection requests, so beware as some addons may start to behave unexpectedly, flat out break, or otherwise act up. Overall I hope it not to be too bad, but you never know, so here's the heads up.

Addon authors may need to restructure their addon so that they may _never_ receive a response back from a request. We may be seeing several second long intervals between allowed requests, and as I said, some request will likely never be answered.

If I hear any more details I'll update the post.
(WoWace)

And Blizzard's word about it!
[blizzquote author=Nethaera source=http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/25578348839/blizz-to-handicap-gearscore/]It’s important to understand that the throttling that is being done isn’t intended to break any functionality of add-ons, but merely to control the amount of queries that are being sent to the server at any given time. (Thus throttling the queries.) The queries will still occur, it just won’t happen as quickly as they currently seem to. You can read the statements that WoW Ace and WoW Interface have up for a bit more information on these changes. We wanted to give mod authors a heads-up prior to making the change so that they could make any adjustments they needed to on their mods.

http://wowinterface.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33432
http://www.wowace.com/announcements/...pect-requests/ [/blizzquote]


Blue posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

"Sticky" whispers
The simplest way to disable "sticky" whispers is by inputting the scripts below. One will affect character whispers and the other Battle.net whispers. This is something we can consider adding a toggle option for in the User Interface options in a future patch. (Source)

/script ChatTypeInfo.WHISPER.sticky = 0;
/script ChatTypeInfo.BN_WHISPER.sticky = 0;

Epic items in Cataclysm
We're actually working on restoring the epic feeling to epic items in Cataclysm. Epic loot should be epic, and something to be very proud of. Our plan is to try and get the Heroic -> Blue Gear and Raid -> Purple Gear balance back. (Source)

Icecrown Citadel Heroic attempts
I apologize for the confusion. The number of attempts allotted for end bosses is still 50. (Source)

Remote Mail Service?
The idea to access and send in-game mails through a web and/or mobile based service is something that is being considered. We are always researching new potential additions to our web/mobile services btw :-)

[...] No need to jump to conclusions. As Vaneras said, we're always looking for ways to expand the interactivity of our web and mobile services, and this is one that is already in our minds as a feature that could easily be used under the existing Remote service or similar. (Source)

Classic and TBC Dungeon Maps
We hope to add dungeon maps to those outside of Northrend. "When?" you ask? Well, sometime in the future. I cannot elaborate further on that at the moment. [...] On the priority list of 'things to do' I can confidently say it's not up there with the high fliers, but it's on the list. (Source)

Cataclysm Talent Trees (WoWTal.com)
The trees we shared are very early in development. I can assure you they will change quite a bit. (Source)

Healers in Cataclysm (Source)
If healer A and healer B can both keep the group alive, but healer A can (or is just willing to) throw down extra damage, who do you think the group is going to take?
Even with the new talents, healer contribution to dps is going to be pretty low overall I suspect. In very challenging encounters, the ones where extra dps might be most helpful, healers are going to be spending even more of their GCDs and mana on healing so they aren't going to be able to fill that void.

The changes implemented were for PvP.
Not really. That's a very small part of it. They are to allow healers to level or quest without changing specs if they so choose, give them something to do in moments when they don't have to heal (even in the most challenging content there are times when nobody is taking serious damage), and otherwise provide an opportunity for players who want to do something else to do something else. We will make sure that there are PvE healing specs for all 5 trees that can skip over most or all of the damage. That does not mean you will be able to take 75 talent points worth of +healing though. (Source)

Warlock (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Fel Armor and Ruin in Cataclysm
Fel Armor will have to change to not be based on Spirit.

I wouldn't worry too much about Ruin. Affliction may not even have need of it in Cataclysm. (Source)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Inspect Throttle, Blue posts started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 170 Comments
  1. magaa's Avatar
    sounds good!!
  1. Ralth's Avatar
    Said it
  1. Doctordecay's Avatar
    Time it was, young padawans.
  1. waddlez's Avatar
    boub what the hell, my first thread I start is about this and you post about it in the exact same minute as I do... :_( I'm so sad
  1. AnotherPaladin's Avatar
    The death of GearScore? Oh manz, how am i going to know who to raid with?
  1. Tulus's Avatar
    This gear inspect throttle won't effect people using the Armor Tally, the superior alternative to GearScore.
  1. lewo_darkfluffy's Avatar
    Good. DOWN WITH GS!!
  1. Dingolicious's Avatar
    Could this be the end of the road for GS? I sure hope so, but I doubt it.
  1. Durendal's Avatar
    I hope they keep their word on the whole epic gear thing...throughout the entire expansion.
  1. Illrunyou's Avatar
    I hope GS breaks and can never work again!
  1. Angelos's Avatar
    Hell, it's about time...
  1. potfur's Avatar
    We're actually working on restoring the epic feeling to epic items in Cataclysm. Epic loot should be epic, and something to be very proud of. Our plan is to try and get the Heroic -> Blue Gear and Raid -> Purple Gear balance back.
    Yes please.
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    This won't break GearScore, just makes it give the number slower.

    Fail. 9_9
  1. Pope's Avatar
    You People don't seem to get it.

    Gearscore is just another way of player inspecting/discriminating

    If Gearscore is broken (which I doubt), we will be going back to "PST DPS + link Achiev"

    I promise, in less than 1 Week, this Board will be full of whiners, QQing about achievement-linking coming back
  1. AdamsGaming's Avatar
    YES! GearScore needs to die. In a fire.
  1. xnickybx's Avatar
    I wouldn't put to much stock on that blue post about item epicness.
  1. DevilFlash's Avatar
    We're actually working on restoring the epic feeling to epic items in Cataclysm. Epic loot should be epic, and something to be very proud of. Our plan is to try and get the Heroic -> Blue Gear and Raid -> Purple Gear balance back.
    And there come the emblems.
  1. Mister K's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pope View Post
    You People don't seem to get it.

    Gearscore is just another way of player inspecting/discriminating

    If Gearscore is broken (which I doubt), we will be going back to "PST DPS + link Achiev"

    I promise, in less than 1 Week, this Board will be full of whiners, QQing about achievement-linking coming back
    Thats why you get underachiever >,< .... most raid leaders dont bother inspecting the players achievement in person since its too much work for them... Altho GS can be faked too by getting pvp gear which has fairly high ilvl, but thats effort.
  1. Clockwork Pinkie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pope View Post
    You People don't seem to get it.

    Gearscore is just another way of player inspecting/discriminating

    If Gearscore is broken (which I doubt), we will be going back to "PST DPS + link Achiev"

    I promise, in less than 1 Week, this Board will be full of whiners, QQing about achievement-linking coming back
    Achievement > GS, achieve means they've been through it and, hopefully, know what they're doing. So yes, please, do kill GS. And thanks in advanced.
  1. TheHermit's Avatar
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Epic items in Cataclysm
    We're actually working on restoring the epic feeling to epic items in Cataclysm. Epic loot should be epic, and something to be very proud of. Our plan is to try and get the Heroic -> Blue Gear and Raid -> Purple Gear balance back.
    After the first teir raids I'm sure there will be plenty of "catch up" epics handed out.

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