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. Voxer's Avatar
    Discipline

    * Evangelism now also procs from Mind Flay.
    I think you mean Holy Fire... Mind Flay has always been there
  1. zaranth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sorry View Post
    What a plain texture on the Lion...
    Well If it's not even really meant to be seen yet I can only assume the fur has some sort of placeholder texture that's not done, because it only looks like a few brush strokes... also note that the things on it's neck have no textures yet at all. give them time to paint.
  1. Cows For Life's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mic_128 View Post
    Do you really think they aren't fixing a game crashing bug?
    LOL. Remember the Cogwheel of Doom that went live and stayed active for two whole weeks during the holiday event?

    Oh and why are frost mages getting buffed again?
  1. Meldon's Avatar
    And no Balance Druid Pvp Fixes or buffs to compensate for the loss on Starsurge yet....
  1. FattyXP's Avatar
    Hopefully that Lion isn't finished... cause if it is then the designer is gunna go sulk in a corner for a while cause Boub dissed em.

    Love the botting bannin! w00t finally. And the recoloring of enemy spell effects! SWEET
  1. Xistenz's Avatar
    Aww that mount looks like shit. Inb4 work in progress, I don't care.
  1. Kaul's Avatar
    Well at least it's not another drake.
  1. TheReptorGekko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    oh god the first comment had to be someone who can't read "work in progress". Why do you hate me sorry? Why? Why???????????
    was gonna say how sorry i was for your binge so naive then agin it cude be on of this people who think it is cool/fun to do what your told not to.


    Quote Originally Posted by Danzoo View Post
    I'm going to throw this out there and say this is the 'Glory of the Firelands Raider' reward. Heard it here first folks!
    that may be true considering the fire lion texture someone dataminded some time ago there was also another that had dataminded the mount around the same time so that wile make sense.
  1. Mammoth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kelticfox View Post
    The 'Flying Lion' is called a Manticore.
    I think you'll find a flying lion is called a flyon.

    The world needs more flyons, nothing scares antalope more than a pack of lions pouncing from 50 feet above them.
  1. Pantelija's Avatar
    So they buffed Ice Barrier by 120% and scaling by another 8% which means when u are able to hit frost mage (which happens once in a blue moon) u will get ABSORB ABSORB message ...


    Bravo blizzard bravo...

    I can already see future patch notes

    4.2 Chilled effects unable to be dispelled
    4.2.2 Frost Nova cooldown is now 15 seconds

    >.>
  1. FrantACs'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.
    Boub stated it's beta... stop trolling please and learn to read first.
  1. gamerunknown's Avatar
    The miniature voodoo mask does essentially the same thing as the tiny voodoo mask, meaning it'll probably drop off hex lord malacrass in the new ZA heroic.
  1. Thesamoth's Avatar
    Currently sitting on PTR with my 357 ilvl mage from live, i see no dmg change in the current arcane spells Oo

    Blast stacks should increase dmg on arcane explosion, not happenin to me, still the same dmg output as none stacked blast.

    Did i miss something or am i just stupid?
  1. Imhullu'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!
    A step in the right direction, they need to do this on more(all) spells, constant pvp nerfs that wreck classes pve abilities should be a major concern, but it only always seemed like a minor one.
  1. blablablablablabla's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dominating View Post
    Then disable the talent temporarily, for God's sake... Or at least LET PLAYERS KNOW you are working on a fix. Stroll over to the PTR Bug Report forum and you'll see 90% of the threads there talking about the crashing, without any blue-poster sticky present.
    Yes becaus they need to tell you that they are working on a fix for something that is crashing theire testing serves, becaus its not a given that they would do that.
  1. Kikiyodragon's Avatar
    @Lion mount: Card mount. Definitely.
  1. Sarrior's Avatar
    Dear Blizzard,

    Why are you buffing the mage so hard?

    Thanks,

    All the other classes.

    Oh btw : Lion looks good for a "beta" model
  1. blablablablablabla's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Studioburst View Post
    So many arse lickers on this site :/
    God forbid people showed a bit off apreciation for all the work the man does to bring us wow news. Lets all just whine over something insted, makes the comunity so much better.
  1. Prag's Avatar
    Laughing hard at the Ice Barrier change. They're kidding, right?

    Time to get an offensive dispel I guess.
  1. himynameiswill's Avatar
    Everyone see that winged lion?


    That is MY winged lion.

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