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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  1. Adelycia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xetenor View Post
    I know, no shit!!! FINALLY!!!....after 6 years. Hopefully they look at other abilities and make them PVP or PVE only also.
    Let's hope this is a "testing ground" for several other abilities in game that this would be AWESOME for.....as a druid I can name at least a few. Same with my mage.
  1. AdamG3691's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Prag View Post

    Warrior burst lasts all of 15s. CC him or get shit on. I don't understand why that concept hasn't carried over to other Classes. Player versions of void zones should be implemented just so the tards that fail at PVE also fail (harder) at PVP.
    they do, it's called ground targeted AoE
    or, ring of frost
  1. Cows For Life's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Prag View Post
    AKA, catering to bads who don't watch their debuff bar.

    "Hey, what's this giant yellow debuff with the most obnoxious sound ever that just hit me? Eh, whatevs, I'll just stand here and see what it does. Whoa, why's that Warrior glowing all red and stuff?"

    Warrior burst lasts all of 15s. CC him or get shit on. I don't understand why that concept hasn't carried over to other Classes. Player versions of void zones should be implemented just so the tards that fail at PVE also fail (harder) at PVP.
    Colossus Smash has very low cooldown and it's up for every 15 second window practically.
  1. arthar77's Avatar
    no more pet feed in combat
    hahahahahaha
    damn that was cool.
    poor pets.
  1. awayfromlife's Avatar
    here's hoping that mount wont be TCG.
  1. booh1992's Avatar
    There are way too many troll's.. or idiots who post on MMO.
    Winged Lion looks pretty cool and don't say it's just like "this and this put together", it's a pretty unique flying mount.. the wyvern hardly looks like a beastly Lion.
    I am glad at the upgrade in loots from Midsummer fire festival, as they always do though.
  1. Blockbuster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Migari View Post
    Lion = Invincible 2.0?
    Deathwing is riding a flying lion?
  1. Donkz's Avatar
    Petopia has a couple pictures of it with it's wings spread out.

    http://forums.wow-petopia.com/viewto...10594&start=20
  1. Irrational's Avatar
    Wtb FoS for Exhalted with Shen'dralar tbh!
    I want a cool now "unachieveable" title ><
  1. Oliveros's Avatar
    Thats a manticore..... not a "winged lion" ... sigh

    ---------- Post added 2011-03-16 at 09:08 PM ----------

    That is in fact a Manticore.... not a winged lion, note the scorpion tail, google images search proves me right,
  1. Thorfisnson's Avatar
    Reply to these comments -also, as to the "horde gets goblins, we want another mount QQQQQQ" the amount of mounts are equal at the moment, plus, worgen get running wild. or are you going to also QQ about paladins getting 3 extra mounts, locks getting 2, and DK's getting a flying one as well?

    Since when did paladins get 3 mounts? Guess I must have been asleep for that one.
  1. Naix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Prag View Post
    AKA, catering to bads who don't watch their debuff bar.

    "Hey, what's this giant yellow debuff with the most obnoxious sound ever that just hit me? Eh, whatevs, I'll just stand here and see what it does. Whoa, why's that Warrior glowing all red and stuff?"

    Warrior burst lasts all of 15s. CC him or get shit on. I don't understand why that concept hasn't carried over to other Classes. Player versions of void zones should be implemented just so the tards that fail at PVE also fail (harder) at PVP.
    Because no class should 4 shot you with a cool down when you have 3500k+ resil. Cool downs should make easier but not a insta I win button. Saying "Just CC the warrior" sounds good but in reality it's not always the case.
  1. deadjack's Avatar
    I'll assume that at this point my readers are smart enough to understand
    Big mistake
  1. Ravenesss's Avatar
    Pretty flying lion....must have I bet it will look amazing when its done
  1. Keristrasza'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.
    I hope you are being sarcastic since Boub pointed out already that it isn't finished yet. >_>;
  1. Vharkhan's Avatar
    God, i pray that horde can get that lion.
  1. Blackbird80's Avatar
    Nice mount!!

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