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. Argroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by shekspeare View Post
    Black Arrow -
    Explosive Shot -

    = buff, nerf, buff, nerf, buff, nerf, buff, nerf - HAHA! silly drunk testers smoke LSD.
    pretty much, Explosive shot seems pretty much useless now.
  1. Xaijul's Avatar
    Troll flight form looks a little rushed. Maybe it looks better in game. I like the bat idea, though.
  1. wyewye's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xaijul View Post
    Troll flight form looks a little rushed. Maybe it looks better in game. I like the bat idea, though.
    It is NOT in the game today and its NOT official. Since Boubouille doesn't bother to respond, I assume someone data-mined a model and made a wild guess.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    lol Lil'Ragnaros does talk. And the moonkin does the dance.
  1. wyewye's Avatar
    Two weeks later, troll druid flight form is still not in or confirmed.

    On 2010-11-10 11:35 AM:
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    "Troll druids now have their very epic flight form."
    2 dollar journalism in action.

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