MMO-Champion - Cataclysm Beta - Build 13221
Update - Female Worgen Dance
The Female Worgen dance is finally available and is based on Poker Face from Lady Gaga. (No soundtrack in the video to prevent the video from being blocked in tons of countries for copyright reasons)



Update [Beta Raid] Nefarian's End - Tonight! (10/27)

Originally Posted by Valnoth (Blue Tracker)
Once servers are up and after the Tol Barad test we'll be opening up Nefarian, the final encounter of Blackwing Descent.

Start your engines!

Cataclysm Beta - Build 13221
A new build will be deployed on beta realms soon.

Login Screen
The Login Screen is now available ! The screech isn't as loud as the one we heard during Blizzcon and it definitely doesn't happen often.





Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Guild Achievements

General

Quests

Spell Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Racial
  • Magic Resistance (Blood Elf) no longer reduces your chance to be hit by spells, increases your resistance to Arcane instead.
  • Shadow Resistance (Draenei) no longer reduces your chance to be hit by Shadow spells, increases your resistance to Shadow instead.
  • Frost Resistance (Dwarf) no longer reduces your chance to be hit by Frost spells, increases your resistance to Frost instead.
  • Explorer (Dwarf) no longer increases your Archaeology skills, now allows you to find additional fragments when looting archaeological finds. Still allows you to survey faster.
  • Aberration (Worgen) no longer reduces the duration of all Curses and Diseases used against you. Now increases your resistance to Nature and Shadow effects.

Archaeology
  • Survey now has a 5 sec cooldown, up from 4 sec.

Death Knight (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Unholy
  • Unholy Might now increases your Strength by 10%, down from 15%.

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Balance
  • Soothe now has a 1.5 sec cast time, up from Instant.

Feral
  • Thrash (Bear) now deals 15% of AP + 243 damage, down from 19% of AP + 304 damage. Bleed effect reduced from 3% of AP + 189 to 3% of AP + 152.
  • Swipe now deals 171 base damage, down from 214.
  • Brutal Impact now causes victims of Skull Bash to have a 5/10% increased mana cost on their spells, down from 15/30%.
  • Stampede now increase melee haste by 30%, up from 15%. Causes Feral Charge (Cat) to cost 100% less energy, down from 50%.

Restoration
  • Rebirth now has a 10 min cooldown, down from 30 min.
  • Swift Rejuvenation is now a 1-Rank talent, down from 2 Ranks. Now reduces the GCD of Rejuvenation by 0.5 sec.
  • Efflorescence now heals nearby targets for 20/40/60% of the amount healed by Swiftmend over 7 sec, down from 7.5 sec.
  • Natural Shapeshifter now also increases the duration of Tree of Life by 5/10 sec.

Hunter (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Beast Mastery
  • Widow Venom now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Kill Command now deals 43% of Ranged AP + 848 damage. Up from 35% of RAP + 772 damage.

Marksmanship
  • Steady Shot now scales from 2.1% of Ranged AP, down from 10 of Ranged AP.
  • Chimera Shot now deals 28.8% of Ranged AP + 973 damage. Up from 24% of Ranged AP + 401.

Survival
  • Explosive Shot now scales from 22% of Ranged Attack Power, up from 18%.
  • Black Arrow doesn't seem to scale from Ranged Attack Power anymore, or maybe Blizzard just removed the scaling value from the tooltip.

Pets
  • Demoralizing Screech (Carrion Bird) no longer deals damage or reduces the attack power of enemies in range. Now reduces the physical damage caused by all enemies within 8 yards by 10% for 10 sec. No longer has a focus cost.
  • Froststorm Breath base damage reduced from 244 to 41.
  • Monstrous Bite now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Burrow Attack now scales from 76.8% of Ranged AP and deals 1432 damage, up from 9.6% RAP + 257.

Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Fire
  • Molten Shields now causes your Blazing Speed effect to also removes any movement slowing effects.
  • Blazing Speed now dispells all effect that prevent movement.

Frost
  • Permafrost now reduces the target's healing by 3/7/10%, down from 8/16/25%.

Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Holy
  • Holy Radiance's effectiveness now diminish on targets farther than x yards away.
  • Divine Light base healing has been increased by 30%. From 8538-9512 to 11100-12366
  • Holy Wrath now scales from 61% of SpellPower, up from 30%. Base damage reduced by 22%, from 3122 to 2435.
  • Exorcism now scales from 34.4% of SpellPower or AP, up from 15%. Base damage increased by 15% from 2343 to 2741.
  • Flash of Light base healing has been increased by 30%. From 5313-5961 to 6907-7750.
  • Lay on Hands no longer restores mana.
  • Holy Light base healing has been increased by 30%. From 3202-3567 to 4162-4637.
  • Beacon of Light now lasts 5 min, up from 1 min.
  • Mastery: Illuminated Healing now absorbs 10% of the amount healed, up from 8%. Now lasts 8 sec, up from 6 sec. Each point of mastery increases the absorb amount by an additional 1.25%, up from 1%.
  • Holy Shock base healing has been increased by 30%. From 3033-3285 to 3943-4271.

Retribution
  • Templar's Verdict now deals 235% weapon damage with 3 Holy Power, up from 225%.
  • Hammer of Wrath base damage has been reduced by 22%. From 4890-5404 to 3814-4215.
  • Seal of Truth now scales from 12.85% of Attack Power and Spell Power (up from 12.5%) but now deals 15% weapon damage when stacked 5 times. Down from 16%.
  • Crusader Strike now deals 115% weapon damage, down from 150%.

Protection
  • Avenger's Shield now has a 15 sec cooldown, down from 24 sec.
  • Shield of the Righteous now deals 609/1828/3656 damage depending on Holy Power. (Old - Deals 20%/60%/120% of Attack Power as damage)
  • Shield of the Templar no longer reduces the cooldown of Avenger's Shield. Now allows your Divine Plea to generate 1/2/3 Holy Power.
  • Guarded by the Light now increases Word of Glory by 15/30%, down from 30/60%.
  • Wrath of the Lightbringer now increases the damage of Crusader Strike by 50% at Rank 1, up from 30%. (Not sure if the plan is to make it a single rank, or a 2 Ranks 50/100%, seems bugged)

Priest (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Discipline
  • Inner Fire now increases Spell Power by 531, up from 425.

Holy
  • Holy Nova affects target within 10 yards. (Tooltip fix)
  • Binding Heal base healing increased by 20%. From 3295-4237 to 3959-5091. Now costs 28% of base mana, down from 29%.
  • Prayer of Healing now costs 26% of base mana, down from 36% of base mana.
  • State of Mind no longer affects Renew, affects Prayer of Mending instead.
  • Chakra no longer works with Renew. No longer costs mana. Sanctuary (Prayer of Healing, Prayer of Mending) now increases healing done by your AoE spells and Renew by 15%. (Old - Only increased AoE spells by 10%)
  • Revelations now has a 40 sec cooldown.
  • Rapid Renewal (Tier 4) *New* - Reduces the global cooldown of your Renew by 0.5 sec.
  • Tome of Light is now a Tier 3 talent, down from Tier 4.

Shadow

Rogue (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Asssassination
  • Mastery: Potent Poisons now increases damage done by your poisons by 28%, up from 20%. Each point of Mastery increases damage by an additional 3.5%, up from 2.5%

Combat
  • Mastery: Main Gauche now has a 16% chance to grant an extra off hand attack, up from 10%. Each point of Mastery increases the chance by an additional 2%, up from 1.25%.

Subtlety

Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Restoration
  • Chain Heal now costs 20% of base mana, up from 17% of base mana.

Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Affliction
  • Drain Life now costs 12% of base mana, down from 17% of base mana.

Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Arms

Fury
  • Furious Attacks now reduces healing by 10%, down from 25%.
  • Slam now costs 15 rage, down from 20.

Protection
  • Shield Slam base damage has been increased by 125%. From 826-868 to 1871-1967.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Beta - Build 13221 started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Revrant's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jinna View Post
    At what point does Deathwing sound like This or This?

    Proper T-rex roar still makes my spine tingle.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq4Y7ztznKc#t=2m12s

    That's what I'd prefer, anyway, and I'm not talking about the roar, I'm talking about his guttural noises, kind of like how when the T-Rex was moving the jeep around curiously.

    I can't take any of you Paladins seriously anymore, I can't take A Paladin seriously anymore, we just failed in AB because of two Belf Paladins, a Ret that took nine people to take down each time and a Holy who didn't die at all, people literally fled after 12 people, almost ALL of our AB team, failed to kill her.

    12 people could not kill a Holy Paladin, if we'd of had ONE Rogue, maybe then, MAYBE.

    So I just can't take you seriously, unless things have changed dramatically in the Beta and Paladins are suddenly this weak Vanilla era joke, they're strong enough, and don't need AoE buffs.

    I really see no hope for Paladins as they are currently, it's obvious Blizz can do it right by Druids, Tanking, Healing, DPS, but things like Exorcism just scream "I'm a Holy who can two shot you!", maybe if Paladins had their own "forms" they must adhere to in order to gain the benefit of each spec, locking them out of the others, like a Tree can't Mangle or Shred, and a Moonkin can't use certain powerful abilities.

    Otherwise, the bitching just makes me laugh at how ridiculous you guys are, PvP, PvE, Paladins dominate everything, to complain they aren't powerful enough to me is like saying "That nuke wasn't fiery enough, can we put some more explosives in there?"
  1. tyfavre04's Avatar
    YES! Lets kill a dragon that is already dead! WOO
  1. duraz0rz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Duster505 View Post
    By situatnional you hopefully count in the fact that most range classes do not have to think about where they stand to get healied by cone heal... SO they dont bother ... And why on earth should they ?

    As I said... its not worth using. The glypth should ofc be changed right away and remove the healing penalty but then .. when it becomes half usefull in 5 mans.. it becomes OP in 25 man.

    So.. See my point about balancing issues. We will come to it again and again for the next 2-3 months and either the class is op or its crap. That is the last thing Holy palas needed right now. THey needed a relyable healing tool to help with AOE healing. Neither of these 2 spells are balanced for diffrent number of players so it CAN NOT be relyable at all. That just a fact that everyone can see right now. ANd it will become more and more obviuos when we see holy paladins struggle in 10 man raids while still beein op in 25 man raids. Simulare tactics are used in 10 and 25 man encounters.
    Don't rely on Light of Dawn for healing, then. Use your single target heals, combined with Beacon of Light and Protector of the Innocent. You're effectively healing three people at once (Yourself, beacon target, and healing target). During dicey times, let HR go and continue healing low people with single-target heals.

    These spells may be more effective with larger groups, but you're only going to see that on the meters. You're still going to heal relatively the same amount of people for the same amount.

    SO... The penatly in terms of holy paladin healin spells is pretty much based on number of ppl while smart heals on fixed numbers will work many times better in 10 mans for other healing classes.
    Wait, so CoH, with a 15yd radius limitation around the target, 6 target maximum (glyphed) that heals for about 4-5k per body (Guessing) with a 10s CD

    is worse than

    HR, with no target limit and a 20yd radius that ticks for about 1.9k a sec for 10s with a 30s CD? (AND YOU CAN MOVE AND CAST WHILE IT'S TICKING). I don't see the logic in that.
  1. bunnytrail's Avatar
    Poker face. My life is complete.
  1. DrgnDancer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tyfavre04 View Post
    YES! Lets kill a dragon that is already dead! WOO
    Eh.. I hesitate to point this out, but we've probably killed (rekilled?) more already dead dragons than live ones. There were two in Kara, one in Naxx, literally dozens all over Northrend, 4 in ICC... At this point dead dragons are a specialty for most WoW players.
  1. xap's Avatar
    I love the female worgen dance! <3
  1. Shazad's Avatar
    I like Lady Gaga's paparazzi dance better :\
  1. turlyonlost to tirion wtf's Avatar
    I wish I could understand a word there saying in the liver stream.
  1. Jonin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by turlyonlost to tirion wtf View Post
    I wish I could understand a word there saying in the liver stream.
    I think he said something about, I have no square to spare. But I maybe wrong.
  1. Frozenpt's Avatar
    xfire.com/live_video/mercyzack/ <-- English Random Guild (I guess) 10M
    xfire.com/live_video/killarss/ <-- Vodka 25M
  1. Knirps's Avatar
    In regards to the female worgen dance... Yet again, they take their HD, their new graphics engine, their new this and their redone that...and they give us a dance with no body movement whatsoever to enjoy it with. No jumping, no sexy, no oh...Idk...DANCING. Just half of the 'macerena' or ...'poker face' when I can only remember part of the face motion thing from it...either way, it's part Human dance, part BE male dance, all lazy, and all bad. Thanks Blizz. I sure do wanna play a copy and paste job!
  1. Alex86el's Avatar
    ew... lady gaga... -_-
  1. Pumps's Avatar
    Hey boub, Music isn't automatically removed on youtube - if the rights holder has made an agreement with google they simply start adding ads and share the revenue with them.
  1. nosoup4crr's Avatar
    if there were big discrepancies between how strong holy pallies were on live and in beta, then wouldn't the intelligent move be to change the scaling between 80 and 85, as opposed to changing the base numbers? 85 fixed. 80 unaffected. Silly that blessed life hasn't been nerfed yet, either.

    also sad to see protadins nerfed. They had a very unique playstyle for level 80 PvP (not all that effective, really--other than in 1v1's). ah well. fun, while it lasted.
  1. xnickybx's Avatar
    Woah, that dance is horrid... Jesus. That's just flat out bad.

    But it's a dance, so who cares. At least the gay players get their lady gaga dance.
  1. turlyonlost to tirion wtf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xnickybx View Post
    Woah, that dance is horrid... Jesus. That's just flat out bad.

    But it's a dance, so who cares. At least the gay players get their lady gaga dance.
    How is it homosexual?
  1. conscript's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xnickybx View Post
    Woah, that dance is horrid... Jesus. That's just flat out bad.

    But it's a dance, so who cares. At least the gay players get their lady gaga dance.
    I think most people would agree it is gayer to enclose your name in X's then it is to listen to Gaga or at least appreciate Gaga's contributions to pop culture.
  1. Kyocere's Avatar
    I wish WoW would just stop with all the memes and horrible fad references. A year from now, all the people playing Worgen will be embarrassed of that dance.
  1. Thorgrimm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Knirps View Post
    In regards to the female worgen dance... Yet again, they take their HD, their new graphics engine, their new this and their redone that...and they give us a dance with no body movement whatsoever to enjoy it with. No jumping, no sexy, no oh...Idk...DANCING. Just half of the 'macerena' or ...'poker face' when I can only remember part of the face motion thing from it...either way, it's part Human dance, part BE male dance, all lazy, and all bad. Thanks Blizz. I sure do wanna play a copy and paste job!
    Yea it is a lot of copy and past with some actual parts of her dance. But it was listed as being BASED on the song. Not being the full dance since the video is always changing shots and you can never get a full loop of the dance. Sure like others have stated they could of or should of used Bad Romance but we know Blizz is more focused on raids than dances so we're just stuck with what we have.

    Could there be a change down the road before it goes live? Maybe but highly unlikely.
  1. Tsimp's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by turlyonlost to tirion wtf View Post
    How is it homosexual?
    Well, lady Gaga IS bisexual...

    (I'm sure they meant that the gay players see lady gaga as a beacon of gay light and hope, so to speak. Like a figure head or something. and that having a dance by her in the game its some kind of victory for gay culture or something like that...)

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