MMO-Champion - Winged Lion Mount, Patch 4.1 PTR Notes March 15 Update, Blue Posts
Update - Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13750
A new PTR build is being deployed on test realms.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Achievements
Dungeons & Raids
  • Here, Kitty Kitty... Successfully feed Temple Rats to 4 of Bethekk's Pride during the High Priestess Kilnara encounter.
  • Heroic: Zul'Gurub Defeat Jin'do the Godbreaker in Zul'Gurub on Heroic difficulty.
  • Heroic: Zul'Aman Defeat Daakara in Zul'Aman on Heroic difficulty.

Feats of Strength

Guild - Dungeons & Raids

Items
PvE

Spells
Herbalism
  • Lifeblood now has a 2 min cooldown, up from 20 sec.

Hunter (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Beast Mastery
  • Feed Pet now instantly restoring 50% of its total health. Cannot be used while in combat.

Pets

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

Glyphs

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

Discipline

Shadow

Warlock (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Affliction



Patch 4.1/4.2 - Winged Lion Mount?
I spent a couple of days debating if I should post this model or not since it seems to be an early beta of the model and I'll assume that at this point my readers are smart enough to understand that the things they see can be a work in progress, so there you go!

One of the latest beta build of Patch 4.1 on PTRs added a new mount model, the Winged Lion Mount! We don't have any information on this mount for the moment, and as I said it looks like a very early version of the model but ... IT'S A LION WITH WINGS!



Patch 4.1 PTR Notes Update - March 15
The Patch 4.1 PTR Notes have been updated once again with a couple of class changes and more raiding nerfs.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Classes: General
  • Several persistent ground effects now display different visuals for hostile and friendly players. The following spells have the same visual effects for friendly players, but new alternate visuals for hostile players: Ring of Frost, Consecration, Desecration, Wild Mushroom, Flare, Ice Trap, Power Word: Barrier, Smoke Bomb, and Hand of Gul'dan. As a general rule, the alternate effects have a red tint or hue indicating they are created by an enemy player.

Druid (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Restoration
  • Efflorescence has been redesigned. It creates a healing zone at the feet of a Swiftmend target, but this healing zone now restores health equal to 4/8/12% of the amount healed by Swiftmend to the three most injured targets within 8 yards, every 1 second for 7 seconds. This periodic effect now also benefits from spell haste, but the individual ticks cannot be critical effects. In addition, Living Seed is no longer a prerequisite talent for Efflorescence.

Mage (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Arcane
  • Improved Arcane Explosion now also reduces the mana cost of Arcane Explosion by 25/50%.

Frost
  • Ice Barrier base damage value has been increased by approximately 120%. In addition, the benefit from spell power has been increased by approximately 8%.

Glyphs
  • Glyph of Frost Armor (new glyph): Frost Armor also causes the mage to regenerate 2% of maximum mana ever 5 seconds.

Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Colossus Smash now ignores 50% of a hostile player's armor (PvP), but continues to ignore 100% of a non-player character's armor (PvE).

Dungeons & Raids
Blackwing Descent
  • Atramedes
    • Searing Flames now causes a 6-second cooldown on Modulation.
    • Searing Flames no longer increases Sound on players.
    • Players should no longer be able to avoid the first period damage tick of Searing Flame, and Searing Flame now ticks every 2 seconds. The damage of Searing Flame has been increased to compensate for it ticking less frequently.
  • Nefarian's End
    • The damage of Shadowflame Barrage has been reduced by 15% (10-player normal and Heroic difficulty only).
    • The damage of Tail Lash has been reduced by 20% (10-player normal and Heroic difficulty only).

Bastion of Twilight
  • Dragon Siblings
    • Blackout can now be dispelled on Heroic difficulty.
  • Cho'gall
    • The health of Blood of the Old God on 10-player Heroic difficulty has been lowered by roughly 20%.
    • The health of Darkened Creations on 10-player Heroic difficulty has been lowered by roughly 20%.
    • Corruption: Accelerated on 10-player Heroic difficulty has been lowered slightly.
    • Knockbacks and Deathgrip can now be used to interrupt players that are converted by Cho’gall.

Battlegrounds
Arathi Basin
  • Arathi Basin is now available as a 10v10-player rated Battleground.

Botting in WoW
This comment by Bashiok follows a giant banwave of people botting Archaeology and PvP earlier this week. That's why you shouldn't cheat if you want to keep your WoW account and that's why pointing to any exploit or cheat on our forums will get you banned, hard.
Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker)
We’re in the process of stepping up our detection and tracking to log and action players that are botting, or habitually AFKing in the Battlegrounds. We’ll be taking aggressive action and removing earned items, Honor Points, and ultimately suspending or even banning accounts of those that are found to be botting or habitually AFKing. It’s a sophisticated level of monitoring we’re undertaking. No one actively playing in the Battlegrounds normally should be concerned that they’ll be actioned.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Heroic Leap
Perhaps I should elaborate further. Heroic Leap should work on flat surfaces, and in a great many places, actually. We've had players telling us that it fails constantly, but without providing more specific information regarding where and how; hence the requests for more reports. There are very specific situations where we have purposefully stopped it from functioning to help prevent exploitation, which I've covered in more detail below.

Plus it causes tons of exploit issues, due to the elevation of the leap.
Exploitation was indeed a concern, and some of the Heroic Leap failures you’ve seen might be because of the restrictions we put in place to prevent exploitation. If you’re in an area where flying is restricted (like a Battleground) and your leap would cause you to gain more than about 4 yards of altitude, then the spell should fail -- though the cooldown shouldn’t be wasted. It should otherwise generally work on flat terrain and succeed much more often outdoors.

It wasn’t an ideal solution, but we added this limitation because players were able to use the targeted jump to exploit terrain to reach inaccessible areas or even leave the map. This wasn’t a knee-jerk reaction either; we received literally hundreds of documented cases where warriors could exploit the ability. The short term alternatives, such as disabling it in Battlegrounds completely, felt worse. Ultimately, we want to remove the height restriction in Battlegrounds and other restricted areas when we have a more robust technical solution. (Source)
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Comments 277 Comments
  1. Junkyvirus's Avatar
    Oh C'mooon !! Stop putting in these stupid mounts, give us something real to chase, give me a real dragon ! No drake or something like that, I want a real dragon
    And shit, a winged lion ? Where did you get that idea ? -.-
    It's just stupid and shouldn't be put into the game, keep to the main story which is a freaking dragon, so give us that, and not some stupid looking thing with some armor on it and doesn't work properly -.-
    Dumbasses -.- I'm sorry, but seriously
  1. Baygon's Avatar
    unlikely a TCG reward due to most of them being finished already, completely irrelevant to 4.1 or 4.2, makes me think it might be from BlizzStore
  1. Naiomie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by toychristopher View Post
    The lion looks terrible. Hire a new texture designer please. It looks like it's made of chalk or something.
    Lol? work in progress? Does that mean anything to you. Dumb.
  1. Hethalion's Avatar
    Lion still looks better than all vanilla races..
  1. Monkeybutt22345's Avatar
    The texture is probably preliminary and they have work to do on it. Hopefully they are really doing something about the bots in BGs cause its ridiculous at the moment.
  1. Naiomie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Junkyvirus View Post
    Oh C'mooon !! Stop putting in these stupid mounts, give us something real to chase, give me a real dragon ! No drake or something like that, I want a real dragon
    And shit, a winged lion ? Where did you get that idea ? -.-
    It's just stupid and shouldn't be put into the game, keep to the main story which is a freaking dragon, so give us that, and not some stupid looking thing with some armor on it and doesn't work properly -.-
    Dumbasses -.- I'm sorry, but seriously
    Theres loads of dragons already in the game. (:
  1. The Doctor's Avatar
    Ice Barrier base damage value has been increased by approximately 120%.

    HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
  1. -Zait-'s Avatar
    bahahhaa, to the winged lion i'll be riding Asland (x
  1. Mokok's Avatar
    Here's hoping the lion comes in five colours.
    Personally I'm really looking forward to getting 4 buddies and forming Voltron!
    XD

    OR
    I'd be happy if this was the redesigned wind rider. They got rid of the ugly druid cat form that had that look after all.
  1. Franzeska's Avatar
    Hmm the "flying lion" looks a lot like it takes inspiration from a manticore. The lion's mane and body, large wings and scorpion-like tail are all pretty standard features. Looks interesting anyway, can't wait to see the model with finished textures.
  1. Migari's Avatar
    Lion = Invincible 2.0?
  1. Kore nametooshort's Avatar
    Why don't they just use the same mechanic as charge for heroic leap? If you can charge to that location you can also leap to it. Would fix most of the problems that I can see.
  1. Danzoo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Migari View Post
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Warrior (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
    Colossus Smash now ignores 50% of a hostile player's armor (PvP), but continues to ignore 100% of a non-player character's armor (PvE).
    OMG, they actually listened to the 'different effects in PvP/PvE' thing!
    Kind of, however it's still the same effect, it's just reduced, for example, stuns, polymorph etc.
    And by different effects I think it means like, in PvE Mortal Strike would cause the Warrior to turn into a demigod who can shoot lightning from his eyes and in PvP Mortal Strike hits for X and reduces healing by 10%.
  1. JohnnyTKF's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sorry View Post
    What a plain texture on the Lion...
    Reading is hard, right? Seriously, it's almost like you had posted that on purpose...

    OT: Well, the mount has potential to look nice, but I'll have to wait and see the finished version.
  1. dotSeed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Junkyvirus View Post
    Oh C'mooon !! Stop putting in these stupid mounts, give us something real to chase, give me a real dragon ! No drake or something like that, I want a real dragon
    And shit, a winged lion ? Where did you get that idea ? -.-
    It's just stupid and shouldn't be put into the game, keep to the main story which is a freaking dragon, so give us that, and not some stupid looking thing with some armor on it and doesn't work properly -.-
    Dumbasses -.- I'm sorry, but seriously
    "Real" dragons are adults and have got better things to do than carry you around all day (wait, I mean idling in Stormwind outside AH). And there's plenty of drake mounts.
  1. Nakoto's Avatar
    Ugg the lion uses a Wyvern as its base skeleton. i hope its final animations are not the same as one. *hates WoW wyverns, wc3 ones were so much better*
  1. JohnnyTKF's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by toychristopher View Post
    The lion looks terrible. Hire a new texture designer please. It looks like it's made of chalk or something.
    Reading is hard, right? For f*c%$ sake, it says it's a work in progress... Sigh...
  1. Danzoo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kore nametooshort View Post
    Why don't they just use the same mechanic as charge for heroic leap? If you can charge to that location you can also leap to it. Would fix most of the problems that I can see.
    Yes, but then what would the point of Heroic Leap be? Why not just give Intercept back.
    What could work is if you have a person targeted, Heroic Leap will leap to that target, otherwise you have the targeting reticule with the current effects.
  1. rochedo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by toychristopher View Post
    The lion looks terrible. Hire a new texture designer please. It looks like it's made of chalk or something.
    Did you read what he wrote? Its on beta stage probably alfa. Is not ready not even close to polish.

    Buff to frost shield <3
    10k shield not worth 4k mana, 1 talent point and a gcd. Its more a second frost nova then a shield. Now you can call it a barrier. Remenber other shields. Absorve 5k arcane/fire/frost damage at lvl 85 is stupid.

    Also finaly blizzard listen druids and give us 3 free points on resto druid tree. yeah!
  1. Polltergeist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    Ice Barrier base damage value has been increased by approximately 120%.

    HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    OMG!!! See blizzard ???? He just had an orgasm from your unexpected uber imba buff!!!

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