MMO-Champion - Blue posts, MMO Report, Comics
The week starts slowly with a couple of Blue Posts and your weekly dose of MMO Report and Comics. The beta is still supposed to be soon, just like the past 2 months.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Increasing the crit rating on plate to compensate the crit given by agi
Warriors don't need to have the same amount of crit as rogues to do the same (or sometimes higher) damage. The only risk is that rogues who scale both AP and crit from Agi will end up doing higher damage with extreme gear levels, but usually we have the opposite problem. In any case, at extreme gear levels crit often becomes less and less valuable.

We balance warriors around wearing plate. When they can then wear leather and do higher damage (and who can blame them for making choices that maximize their dps?), that presents a problem and the solution is often to nerf warrior damage, which then hurts the guys actually wearing plate. We need to finally fix this design flaw, which we're doing in two ways: itemizing leather the way we itemize plate (i.e. just Agi rather than Agi and AP) and giving warriors more of a benefit for wearing plate. (Source)

Nerfing Mortal Strike debuffs
Yeah I don't think we could nerf MS on live without also nerfing healing, which obviously makes it more than just a quick fix. (Source)

Paladin (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator)
Holy Paladins can't equip Daggers
Well, it's more complicated than that of course. You aren't competing with priests and druids for your shields and nothing is stopping you from equipping a spell sword if you don't need the Spirit. A caster axe isn't off the table, but it would be pretty uncommon. (Source)

Shaman (Forums / 3.3.5 Talent Calculator / Cataclysm Talent Calculator)
Dual Wield Talent
We're not quite ready to talk about it yet, but imagine that the DW talent is accesible to Enhance early enough to be useful but not to Elemental and Resto. We're also looking at making enchants unique, which would let us drop the WF internal cooldown low enough that fast weapons might be more attractive. (Source)

The MMO Report
It's monday, and we have an E3 2010 Special MMO Report.



Comics
Dark Legacy Comics #244 and Teh Gladiators #144 are out!

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Comments 54 Comments
  1. Balbaroy's Avatar
    This DLC is pretty fail
  1. xfloggingkylex's Avatar
    The "Paladin's can't use daggers" blue post has a broken source link. It takes you to the "1h Strength" shaman post.
  1. Hexagon's Avatar
    Cataclysm Beta - Guild Contest (28th of June to 23rd of July, 2010)

    http://www.wow-europe.com/en/contest...est/index.html
    I twitter the infos to BiBi
  1. Kaelwryn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ultimar235 View Post
    It's a shame that lego MMO is so kiddy based.

    I mean wouldnt it be cool if you could play like a Battlefield style lego game where u can build ur own vehicles and weapons? And if you could shoot peoples limbs off only for them to be able to reattach their own limbs or use someone elses. Would be cool playing as a medic picking up lego parts and putting them back on soldiers. If it was done in a serious non kiddy no campness way, i think it would be a damn good game.
    What I got from watching it, you can basically do this. You can do just about anything, which is the entire point of legos is being able to let your creativity run like a 6 yr old given a dozen cases of red bull. But we'll have to wait and see when the game comes out to be sure of what all you can really do.
  1. Geekbustarz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kaelwryn View Post
    What I got from watching it, you can basically do this. You can do just about anything, which is the entire point of legos is being able to let your creativity run like a 6 yr old given a dozen cases of red bull. But we'll have to wait and see when the game comes out to be sure of what all you can really do.
    Indeed. I'm actually considering buying it when it's out. It looks very good IMO.
  1. drukai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiermama View Post
    I don't think I've ever heard someone complain about too many healers in BGs. O.o

    Healers in battlegrounds are good. I wish they'd put roles into battlegrounds like the dungeon finder so that you'd always have a healer. Maybe 20-30% of the raid can be healers.

    This one time... I got into a WSG with 4 resto druids, 2 resto shamans, a holy priest and a disc priest, a holy pally and a prot pally. I'm not joking. We ended up losing because we couldn't kill anyone
  1. Luris's Avatar
    Dark Legay comics is on a roll of hillarious kid shoving jokes.

    I feel most of the news are fillers from devs and not even worth discussing as they might change in the future...

    We can beta... NAO... AND TO THE CHOPPAH!
  1. Gunmist's Avatar
    I hate to be one of those guys, but SWToR could give WoW some serious competition. I'm not saying it'll kill WoW, but it'll be competition.
  1. Azalu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiermama View Post
    I don't think I've ever heard someone complain about too many healers in BGs. O.o

    Healers in battlegrounds are good. I wish they'd put roles into battlegrounds like the dungeon finder so that you'd always have a healer. Maybe 20-30% of the raid can be healers.
    There's never been too many, on alt healers i've rarely had competition on "most healing done"

    Could be worse, I remember a time where everything I targeted was retlol. That was sooooo much fun
  1. Drudatz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dalanar View Post
    Try using this URL for your RSS feed after the mmo-champion domain: /external.php?type=RSS2&forumids=252
    Wow! Thanks alot. I have no clue how u stumbled about that jewel but thats definatly better as
    the one i had before (http://www.mmo-champion.com/ajax.php...s=120&count=10)
  1. mööh's Avatar
    i want nda to go away!!! Can't stand this anymore!
  1. slimj091's Avatar
    "Warriors don't need to have the same amount of crit as rogues to do the same (or sometimes higher) damage."

    i'll take dev that doesn't know what the hell he is talking about for 1000 alex.
  1. Naoto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by babyback View Post
    The point is that its supposed to be hard to kill a healer. You are not supposed to one shot us. Also even if it takes longer for you to kill ys its not like we dont do alot of harm to you
    Mate, I have been healing alot of bg's since TBC on a druid, pala, shaman and priest and I know even with MS it's still almost impossible to kill most healers, I know you're not supposed to 1 shot healers but when it takes 6 dps to kill a tree even with MS you know something is wrong, now it's going to take most of a 15 man raid to kill 1 single healer, and when I pvp on alliance the horde healers rarely ever die, if any healer dies more than twice in a single 15 minute bg then that is bad. I've healed 1.8 million in AB and didn't even die once, healers are not supposed to be killed by 1 horde but they shouldn't be this insanely OP aswell you need a balance.

    And Bucky Mclachlan, so as a warrior you can solo healers? maybe if you're full wrath with a 264 weapon and the healer is bad geared but if you think you can beat another healer equally geared 1on1 then I'd love to see, even when I was gearing my chars with 400 res and shit gear I still didn't die.

    "I don't think I've ever heard someone complain about too many healers in BGs. O.o"

    Well when you're alliance with 1 healer up against horde with 5 healers or sometimes 6 out of 15 people then it's pretty shit, not counting the hybrid classes like shamans, retlols and shadow priests so when you take that into account, sometimes 10 of 15 have the ability to heal. As a healer I can keep so many people including myself alive for ages unless I'm ganked so with 6 healers on a small map like eos it's almost impossible to kill anyone.
  1. Nesingwary-Eliada's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Conbot View Post
    If Casey doesn't mention the 40k mmo next week, this show will lose what little credibility it has left.
    Casey... Jones... watch your speed.

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