MMO-Champion - Cataclysm Beta - Build 13277, Cataclysm Race Changes, Dial-In Authenticator
Update - Updated the class changes with a couple of fixes/additions. Also, people who bought the Blizzcon Stream should have received the code to redeem Deathy in their mail.


Update - Added Druid Troll's epic flight form.

Cataclysm Beta - Build 13277
A new beta build will be deployed on beta realms tonight!

Lil'Ragnaros and Moonkin Hatchling
The models of the upcoming companion pets are finally available.









Troll Druid Epic Flight Form
Troll druids now have their very epic flight form.





Achievements Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Feats of Strength

Player - General

Guild - Quests
  • A Daily Routine now requires you to complete 15 000 quests, down from 25 000.
  • Daily Driver now requires you to complete 30 000 quests, down from 50 000.
  • The Daily Grind now requires you to complete 75 000 quests, down from 100 000.

Guild - Player vs. Player
  • Kill Squad now requires you to get 100 000 honorable kills, down from 500 000.
  • Guild Gankers now requires you to get 250 000 honorable kills, down from 1 000 000.
  • Creepjackers now requires you to get 1 000 000 honorable kills, down from 2 500 000.

Player - Quests

Player - World Event
Spell Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment

Guild Perks
The Quick and the Dead no longer increases mana gained when resurrected by a guild member, only health.

Companion Pets
Lizzy - Right Click to summon and dismiss Lizzy. / Instant
Tiny Flamefly - Right Click to summon and dismiss the Tiny Flamefly. / Instant
Bubbles - Right Click to summon and dismiss Bubbles. / Instant
Little Snail - Right Click to summon and dismiss the Tiny Shale Spider. / Instant

Death Knight (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Unholy
  • Virulence now increases your chance to hit with your spells by 3/6/9%, up from 2/4/6%.

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Feral
  • Thrash now deals [ 7.8% of Attack Power + 455 ] additional bleed damage, up from [ 3% of AP + 152 ] damage.

Restoration
  • Efflorescence's healing effectiveness now diminishes for each player beyond 6 within the area. Now heals nearby friendly targets for 10/20/30% of the amount healed by your Swiftmend over 7 sec, down from 20/40/60%.

Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Arcane

Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator)
Survival
Black Arrow base damage reduced by 35%, from 3685 to 2396.
Explosive Shot now scales from 27.3% of Ranged Attack Power, down from 42%. Additional base damage reduced by 35%, from 697 to 454.

Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Holy
  • Holy Radiance's healing effectiveness now diminishes for each player beyond 6 within the area.

Retribution
  • Seal of Truth now scales from 9.65% of Spell Power / Attack Power, down from 12.85%. Now deals 9% weapon damage when stacked 5 times, down from 15%.

Priest (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Holy

Discipline
  • Power Word: Barrier duration reduced to 10 sec, down from 25 sec. No longer absorbs a given amount of damage, now reduces all damage done to friendly targets by 30%. While within the barrier, spellcasting will not be interrupted by damage.
  • Divine Aegis now also procs from all heals from Prayer of Healing.
  • Grace now increases all healing received from the Priest by 4/8%, up from 2/4%.

Rogue (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Combat
  • Backstab now deals 200% weapon damage, up from 150% weapon damage. Additional base damage increased by 33%, from 518 to 690.

Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Restoration
  • Healing Rain's healing effectiveness now diminishes for each player beyond 6 within the area.

Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Destruction
  • Nether Protection now procs from damage absorption from all wards instead of just Nether Ward. When you absorb damage through Shadow Ward, Nether Ward or other effects, you gain Nether Protection, reducing all damage by that spell school by 15/30% for 12 sec.

Pet Skills

Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Fury
  • Heroic Leap now deals [ 50% Attack Power ] damage (up from 100% Weapon damage) within 8 yards (up from 5 yards) but no longer stuns.
    Slam additional damage has been increased by 25%, from 430 to 538.

Glyphs
  • Bloody Healing now increases healing from Bloodthirst by 40%, down from 100%.


Cataclysm Paid Faction and Race Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
With two new playable races just on the horizon, many players have been asking when they'll be able to convert their existing characters into goblins or worgen. Paid faction and race changes will be available immediately once Cataclysm is released. Realm First achievements for leveling any class to 85 will be available in Cataclysm. However there will be no Realm First achievements associated with leveling characters of a specific race.

There will be a slight change to the way paid services work for goblins and worgen. Goblin and worgen characters wishing to change race or faction cannot be in Lost Isles or Gilneas; they must be elsewhere to initiate the process. There are no restrictions on race/faction change to goblin or worgen.

You can learn more about our promotions and paid services here.

Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator Now Available
The phone authenticator datamined a few weeks ago is going live!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Over the years, Blizzard has provided players with various tools and resources, such as the Battle.net Authenticator and Account Security Awareness pages, to help you keep your account information safe, secure, and in the right hands. As part of our ongoing commitment to account security, we’re happy to announce the release of a new account security feature, the Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator.

Similar to the Battle.net Authenticator and Mobile Authenticator application, the Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator is an optional tool that provides an additional layer of security against unauthorized account access. The Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator is not a physical token or application run on a mobile device, however. Instead, it is a free opt-in service that will actively monitor an account and request additional authorization from the user when a potentially unauthorized login attempt occurs. (Pretty cool, huh?)

If you sign up for the Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator, you will be asked to make a toll-free phone call from a specific phone of your choosing to authorize unusual login attempts with the associated Battle.net account. Please note that you will only be asked to make this phone call when something about your login attempt appears out of the ordinary. For example, if you were to log in from a location from which you do not typically play, you may be asked to call in and provide your selected PIN and a unique, single-use security code before access to the account will be granted.

Sign-up and use of the Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator is completely free and is currently compatible with World of Warcraft and Battle.net Account Management logins. So, what are you waiting for? To learn more about this service and find out how you can take your account’s security to the next level, check out the Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator FAQ today.

Cataclysm Beta: Battlegrounds Developer Focus Test
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Attention, Cataclysm beta testers! Want your shot at camping developers at the graveyard? This Thursday, November 11 beginning at 4 p.m. PST, we'll be holding a focus test for Rated Battlegrounds on the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta realms. If you want to participate, all you have to do is form a raid group with nine other players and queue for Rated Battlegrounds. We'll be conducting this test in a 10- vs. 10-player setting using Warsong Gulch, Twin Peaks, and Battle for Gilneas as the locations, so be prepared for some sweet, sweet ownage. We're hoping to receive lots of feedback about Rated Battlegrounds, Twin Peaks, and Battle for Gilneas, so be sure to visit our official beta forums. You could be up against a team of developers in any given match, so be sure not to go easy on your opponents, especially if you see names like Mumper and Kalgan!

Lastly, be sure to keep the PvP momentum up by testing the new system. We want to make our new Rated Battlegrounds the best they can be!
This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Beta - Build 13277, Cataclysm Race Changes, Dial-In Authenticator started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 265 Comments
  1. Roymetheus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Thaleon View Post
    Haha, I play on Daggerspine EU as Horde, I hope you ain't doing the same! If you do I will make my friends gank you, mwahaha.
    And I know, but I liked the Insane part of The Insane. And really, the insane part was Shen'dralar. Seriously, so damn expensive. And I am nto a good gold farmer. I can farm achievements, but not gold!
    Well don't worry I don't play on Daggerspine! But I myself have been working on this achievement for about 6 months now off and on. The "One Month" countdown that blizz said was going to happen kind of put a fire under me. But now that doesn't seem to be an issue. Just good to see that atleast one other person is going to go through with Shen'dralar!
  1. Wotch's Avatar
    The troll flight form looks like it should be an 'undead druid'. It looks more like the gargoyles that live outside of ICC. So far i am very unimpressed with the troll druid forms all around I don't think i am going to race change anymore...
  1. Azerox's Avatar
    I f#cking love Troll Druid .. sure gonna level one few months after cata release
  1. Resies's Avatar
    Hah, I was right. Instant race changes.
  1. Thaleon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Roymetheus View Post
    Well don't worry I don't play on Daggerspine! But I myself have been working on this achievement for about 6 months now off and on. The "One Month" countdown that blizz said was going to happen kind of put a fire under me. But now that doesn't seem to be an issue. Just good to see that atleast one other person is going to go through with Shen'dralar atleast!
    Oh, that is a relief! And yes, same. More for like a year, but I haveb een taking a lot of breaks from it, focusing on other achievements. But yes, I totally know what you mean. I started to hurry on it, and today a guildie posted that blue. I was so mad and sent back the PBDs to him. After reading a lot on mmo, I decided I still wanted to do it. It's still cool, and even though I don't need it for The Insane, I might get another FoS! hopefully... would be kinda awesome 8)
  1. Resies's Avatar
    It makes me smile to know how many people are actually mad about Blizzard nerfing an achievement.
  1. rochedo's Avatar
    Power Word: Barrier duration reduced to 10 sec, down from 25 sec. No longer absorbs a given amount of damage, now reduces all damage done to friendly targets by 30%. While within the barrier, spellcasting will not be interrupted by damage.
    And priest win their spot in raid with this ^^ WTB that also!

    Fligh form ftw!!
  1. Azerox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ruga View Post
    is it just me that's confused about this racechange part:

    "Realm First achievements for leveling any class to 85 will be available in Cataclysm. However there will be no Realm First achievements associated with leveling characters of a specific race."

    Does this mean worgen/Goblins won't get Realm First Achievements?
    It is in the text ....
  1. OneOfAll's Avatar
    Hello
    i have a question about Deathy. I see the animation but when i get it in the game Deathy stay in one place and only move his head. I wait him 10 min or more. Is it some kind of command to type to see the animation (jump in the air and blow fire).
    Thanks in advance.
  1. Vallius's Avatar
    1. I love the new troll flight form,however, it could use some finishing touches on the model.
    2. Damn you blizzard for nerf'ing heroic leap. We now have an aimable thunderclap without a unique effect and no real utility other than movement...
  1. Copperman's Avatar
    Holy shit, the Troll epic flight form is so awsome
  1. Natron's Avatar
    Troll Druids are going to be the best for DPS spec's because of Berserking; Tauren druids are still the best for tanks because of +6% stamina passive, they both have there ups and downs and we'll see what racials look like when Cata ships out; The troll druid flight form is just a sweet icing on the cake.
  1. sulfuric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nitex View Post
    I always knew the trolls were vampires! Serious though that bat form is just too awesome! I'm kinda disappointed the Worgen only get a slightly tweaked night elf bird. Why didn't they make it a full owl or some other bird that has ears. Wait are owls the only birds with ears?



    Are you seriously that picky? I'm almost shocked. Shocked! Well not that shocked...
    Yes, usually when I pay for something I care about the effort put into it. You?
  1. fierraisgr8's Avatar
    the pets = adorable and that troll druid flight form is so cool! i love it.
  1. Scot's Avatar
    Between the flight form and the ridiculous looking bears (I havent even seen troll cats), IMO troll druids are far more funny than cool.
  1. Bluedevil21's Avatar
    *sigh* Just when I was starting to get happy about Hunters & Survival, Blizzard goes & throws an axe right at the heart of the spec. Rogue is seriously calling me.
  1. Sonneillon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Uniqed View Post
    Troll flight form was the ugliest ive ever seen
    The ugliest flight form you have ever seen out of a big pool out of 3. I'm pretty sure it's not supposed to be pretty but rather awesome. But you know, maybe worgen will be uglier, then you will have 4 to base your opinion on.
  1. dope_danny's Avatar
    Love the troll flying form. I imagine we will see a horde equivalent of the still funny penny arcade "CAW" incident. 'SCREECH" maybe?
  1. Argroth's Avatar
    Troll bat form is ugly, period. Would have been way better to have a parrot form.

    In a long shot, hopefully they will implement a glyph or something, similar to the glyph that changes the tree forms look, to something less hideous for people who don't want to throw up every time they change to flight form.
  1. The Last DJ's Avatar
    Hir'eek, grant me wings of vengeance!

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