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

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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. Synbaby's Avatar
    Mages did not need a buff....
  1. Razorback's Avatar
    That "winged lion" looks more like a chimaera. Big difference.
  1. Leowyld's Avatar
    A chimaera can be loosely defined as any combination of different animals, but the most traditional chimaera is multi-headed with a snake for a tail (rather than a scorpion stinger).
  1. Lolzar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Studioburst View Post
    So many arse lickers on this site :/
    People who use the 'word' arse are the worst people in the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by mofi View Post
    haha y´all got trolled and lol at the "learn to read" parts when you post the same thing that has been posted 347 times
    That isn't at all comparable...

    Are you suggesting that two people in a thread can't post similar things? If so then these comments would be about 5 long...

    You HAVE to read the OP. You do not HAVE to read through 20 pages of everyone elses posts. That is where the two that didn't read messed up.
  1. Lazertrooper's Avatar
    the lion's face looks really weird. i can't say what it is, just really weird. a bit too human.
  1. Odd Owl's Avatar
    Just for some clarification on the new mount;

    Manticoras = Body of lion, human face, spikes on it's back and a scorpion tail.

    Wyvern (on WoW) = Very much like Manticoras, you can actually see a hint of a human face on the Wyverns, the difference is that it has bat wings and no spikes.

    This lion however, is actually a form of Sphynx, Whom could be shown as having Human torsos, wings and a lion body, but could also have goat heads, or could simply be winged lions, which seems to be the case here.

    Also, that's doesn't seem to be a scorpion stinger on the tip of it's tail, because you know... lions have a tuff of hair on the tip of their tail, in case you guys hadn't noticed *rolls eyes*
    Of course, it's still unfinished, but it doesn't very much look like a scorpion stinger, the poison chamber would have to be more round and bulkier, and the sting more curved.

    So in short; It's not a Wyvern nor a Manticore, you'd have to be blind to think that I'm sorry.


    Learn your mythology before spewing nonsense people!
  1. HolyHammerStrike's Avatar
    Like the new mount. I can't wait to see the finished product!
  1. Leowyld's Avatar
    I have never heard of a sphynx with a goat head(s), Odd Owl.
  1. Odd Owl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Leowyld View Post
    I have never heard of a sphynx with a goat head(s), Odd Owl.
    I know, it's rather rare, and was more common in the Sumerian Culture, way before the Egyptians :]

    Here I managed to find a photo for your viewing pleasure;

    http://lh6.ggpht.com/_niMVfW8Brqs/Rs...c/IMG_0266.JPG
  1. bregtann's Avatar
    Yay, more survivability for frost mages!

    A much needed buff to frost mages who were looking a little weak in PvP.

    /sarcasm
  1. arjc's Avatar
    Personally, i think the winged lion or Sphinx or whatever will be tol'vir archeology. seems inline to me.
    Uldum is kinda Egyptiany.
  1. Doughboy'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.
    AGAIN READ THE TEXT it is a work in progress meaning not done unfinished its the ptr meaning it can be changed nothing is final
  1. BossManRoth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Franzeska View Post
    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.
    a wyvern is closer to a mianticore than this. theyre prolly usuing a wyvern body to get lion with wings, slapped some better wings on, and the alliance guild mount head on it. work in progress, but cant wait to see the finished product.
    also... anyone else see the 700 stam on the staff from Ahune? hello mage/warlock tank lol.
    (dont flame me i know the stat points havnt been allocated to intel yet)
  1. AdamG3691's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Odd Owl View Post
    Just for some clarification on the new mount;

    Manticoras = Body of lion, human face, spikes on it's back and a scorpion tail.

    Wyvern (on WoW) = Very much like Manticoras, you can actually see a hint of a human face on the Wyverns, the difference is that it has bat wings and no spikes.

    This lion however, is actually a form of Sphynx, Whom could be shown as having Human torsos, wings and a lion body, but could also have goat heads, or could simply be winged lions, which seems to be the case here.

    Also, that's doesn't seem to be a scorpion stinger on the tip of it's tail, because you know... lions have a tuff of hair on the tip of their tail, in case you guys hadn't noticed *rolls eyes*
    Of course, it's still unfinished, but it doesn't very much look like a scorpion stinger, the poison chamber would have to be more round and bulkier, and the sting more curved.

    So in short; It's not a Wyvern nor a Manticore, you'd have to be blind to think that I'm sorry.


    Learn your mythology before spewing nonsense people!
    don't manticores have fluffy tails made of needles filled with instant death poison they can launch at people? (much like nettles, minus the launching of course, it's a nettle, not a triffid)
    they also have three rows of teeth and can speak

    and wyverns in mythology BTW are basically proto drakes :P (for you people who were curious as to what non-WoW wyverns would look like)

    now I want blizz to make mythological manticores a horde land mount and longer legged proto drakes as flying ones (although that may be due to me playing too much monster hunter and wishing I could ride a kut-Ku around... WTB pink and yellow proto drake )


    edit: a manticore :P
  1. dope_danny's Avatar
    dig the lion, looks like something from a uldum themed raid maybe?
  1. Sforza's Avatar
    Ice barrier damage increased by 120% ? WTF man, were devs fucking stoned when they implemented this? its freaking nuts! THIS CANT BE RIGHT.
    On the other hand warrior gets nerfed and damage buffs to compensate are gone, great job blizz listening to 1k rating scrubs
  1. Eucep's Avatar
    Heh, now give that new mount draconic wings and we'd have a way better Wyvern mount model then we currently have with the monkey face.
  1. Tommy2er's Avatar
    Lion = new wyvern? As Horde i've always felt like we get really crap flying mounts, while the alliance gryphons look kickass.
  1. Bisso's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Campechano View Post
    Ice barrier damage increased by 120% ? WTF man, were devs fucking stoned when they implemented this? its freaking nuts! THIS CANT BE RIGHT.
    On the other hand warrior gets nerfed and damage buffs to compensate are gone, great job blizz listening to 1k rating scrubs
    SHUT THE HELL UP! The datamined info say 13%! AND IT'S A FREAKIN PTR SO PLZ GET OVER IT. LIKE YOU SAID, THIS CANT BE RIGHT!
  1. AdamG3691's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Campechano View Post
    Ice barrier damage increased by 120% ? WTF man, were devs fucking stoned when they implemented this? its freaking nuts! THIS CANT BE RIGHT.
    On the other hand warrior gets nerfed and damage buffs to compensate are gone, great job blizz listening to 1k rating scrubs
    every time someone takes PTR and datamined changes as final, hitler's ghost kills a kitten, on the plus side, the tears allow mages to conjure water

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