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
Comments 323 Comments
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    sigh male worgen it is then
  1. Kasherna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildhorn View Post
    What armor set the female worgen is wearing?
    Druid T10.

    And for the dance...id say
  1. valiorik's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tsimp View Post
    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...)
    Since then homosexuals have "gay culture"? o.O

    Create and love the same art heterosexuals do.
    Worship same gods heterosexuals do.
    Dress same way heterosexuals do.
    Think same way heterosexuals do.

    Just look at most Elton John or Klaus Wowereit and think if you could identify as humans from other culture
  1. lohi's Avatar
    Meh... female worgen dance is stupid. Give us dance studio now!
  1. Howard Moon's Avatar
    Why oh why... base the female worgen dance on such a trivial, unimportant teeny poppy star.

    If at least the dance looked cool I wouldn't mind. But no.
  1. Deos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by budong View Post
    Protip:

    Google Benny Hill.

    Remove stick from arse.
    Protip:
    Never assume that the entire world knows your cheap american TV shows just as good as you do. Bad joke is bad if you have to google it and still dont see anything funny in it. And this man's face is .. repulsive >.< i cant stand looking at it >.< /puke

    Protip:
    Keep your mouth shut(hands away from keyboard) if you cant make a point without derailing it to personal insults. Fail.
  1. Nioxic's Avatar
    lol

    ive never ever in the my life seen any poker face og lady gaga video before.

    looks weird
  1. Howard Moon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyocere View Post
    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.
    ^--- Agree completely.

    Take the human dance. It's John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. It's a classic and important part of pop culture.

    Lady Gaga, that is well.... just garbage that will be forgotten in 3 years.
  1. Noetic Concordance's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deos View Post
    Protip:
    Never assume that the entire world knows your cheap american TV shows just as good as you do. Bad joke is bad if you have to google it and still dont see anything funny in it. And this man's face is .. repulsive >.< i cant stand looking at it >.< /puke

    Protip:
    Keep your mouth shut(hands away from keyboard) if you cant make a point without derailing it to personal insults. Fail.
    protip never make a statement unless youve googled it first.......Benny Hill american ? what i dont event
  1. Aimee Antimony's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deos View Post
    Protip:
    Never assume that the entire world knows your cheap american TV shows just as good as you do. Bad joke is bad if you have to google it and still dont see anything funny in it. And this man's face is .. repulsive >.< i cant stand looking at it >.< /puke

    Protip:
    Keep your mouth shut(hands away from keyboard) if you cant make a point without derailing it to personal insults. Fail.
    Oh wow. So commenting on Benny Hill's face isn't a personal remark against him?
    However such ignorance should be expected from someone who believes a renowned English comedian is American - even after supposedly "googling" him.

    ---------- Post added 2010-10-28 at 10:27 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Xebu View Post

    Lady Gaga, that is well.... just garbage that will be forgotten in 3 years.
    Did we have the same outrage over the Goblin dances and the male Worgen dance?
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by riflemancho View Post
    Yep blizz raped us again (paladins)
    *facepalm*

    The changes were necessary, and I'm assuming you're complaining about Retribution... which honestly, HoW needed a nerf, it was way too powerful for what it was doing vs. TV, which is supposed to be our top-priority strike. Seal of Truth change doesn't affect its overall damage, just reduces its on-hit damage and increases its DoT component. It's actually a slight buff. And Crusader strike was hitting too hard to be something used every 3.5 seconds.

    Seriously dude it's people like you that make paladins so hated by people. You have no idea what you're talking about, you just see a change and immediately assume it's a nerf without taking anything into consideration.
  1. Rocheku's Avatar
    Get a grip. Who gives a crap who their characters dance is based on? Do you really pick a character based on their dance style?
    What about all the female blood elves then dancing like Britney Spears, shes no hair better then lady gaga if you ask me.

    If you wanna dance like a pro, however, roll an orc and be MC Hammer.
  1. skyesfury's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyocere View Post
    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.
    The interesting thing about that is the comment they made when someone asked why Nomnomnom was changed in the druid talent tree. They said it was because it was a "fad" thing and that a few months down the road it wouldn't be funny anymore.

    And yet... we have the Michael Jackson and Alize for the Night Elves, Saturday Night Fever and the Macarana for the Humans, MC Hammer for the Orcs, Tunak Tunak for male dranei... the list goes on. And don't forget the countless easter eggs like Haris Pilton and tons of others I'm too tired to remember off the top of my head.

    Pretty much comes down to "We didn't actually like it and it's too bad the [insert community group] did. We removed it."
  1. Civfanata's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rocheku View Post
    Get a grip. Who gives a crap who their characters dance is based on? Do you really pick a character based on their dance style?
    What about all the female blood elves then dancing like Britney Spears, shes no hair better then lady gaga if you ask me.

    If you wanna dance like a pro, however, roll an orc and be MC Hammer.
    Lady GaGa is basically Weird Al Yankovic. All she/he does is take riffs from other songs and throw on new lyrics.
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xebu View Post
    Lady Gaga, that is well.... just garbage that will be forgotten in 3 years.
    Considering how many records Lady Gaga's broken concerning the viral publicity of her music, products and videos I doubt your opinion will be one of much weight or relevance in the long run.

    Quote Originally Posted by Civfanata View Post
    Lady GaGa is basically Weird Al Yankovic. All she/he does is take riffs from other songs and throw on new lyrics.
    Uh.

    You know Weird Al does parodies, right? Parodies =/= redubs or samplings, by a long shot.
  1. Rocheku's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Civfanata View Post
    Lady GaGa is basically Weird Al Yankovic. All she/he does is take riffs from other songs and throw on new lyrics.
    Comparing Lady Gaga to Weird Al Yankovic? Obviously clueless. They both do totally different things.

    ---------- Post added 2010-10-28 at 09:46 AM ----------

    Let me add aswell, if you take away the tought of that dance having been based on Lady Gaga, it aint that bad. There are far more worst dances to be found in-game, trust me.
    Not to mention that the whole idea and meaning behind "Pokerface" does fit in with the worgens.
  1. thatbezoguy's Avatar
    I don't mind the Lady Gaga dance for Worgen females. I do mind the permasnarl. If that's still in come launch, I'm gonna play exclusively male worgens.

    Wait, male worgen dance is Justin Timberlake?

    Goblins all around, then.
  1. Neglesh's Avatar
    I personally I don't like the dance, it seems....'sloppy'?

    I don't know, just my opinion. Loving the new login screen though, well done Blizzard.
  1. ZeroWashu's Avatar
    As for the female Worgen dance, other than the hand moves in front of the face that is not from Poker Face. Not much if any chest grabbing in her Poker Face video...

    As for the title screen, boring, and do we really have to suffer with it for more than a year?
  1. trollmagic's Avatar
    hahaha the female worgen dance made me laugh what a horrible dance xD

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