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. Zimx08's Avatar
    C'mon guys.. Stop correcting the people who said the textures look horrible. Its obvious they said that on purpose after reading it.
  1. Strafer's Avatar
    phat midsummer lewt
  1. Snorri's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fuze View Post
    10v10 AB? Wonder how it'll be like
    I guess stable and farm will be removed, meaning the players will only fight over 3 bases instead of 5, just like in battle for gilneas.
  1. muCephei's Avatar
    I'm glad they're stepping things up on AFKers in Battlegrounds. Few things annoy me more then losing not because of lack of co-ordination or skill, but because three people are sitting AFK in the start area.
  1. Razzles's Avatar
    I can't wait to see the finished lion! <3
  1. MrKnubbles's Avatar
    So far the lion has a theme similar to Val'kyr. Can't wait to see it when it's finished.
  1. LordSothe's Avatar
    So not only do Horde players get a completely unique guild mount instead of a reskinned cat, but now there's gonna be a variant of the Alliance lion available to them?

    Sigh.
  1. Reash's Avatar
    I will ride that mount to the break of dawn, and them some....
  1. Chikko's Avatar
    the mount looks cool so far, however something tells me it will be an alliance model.
  1. splorch's Avatar
    Thanks so much for posting the unfinished mount model. I am a 3d animation student, and seeing stuff in development stages is always very intresting to me, it shows to an extent the proceess they are following to get the model completed
  1. ole ben's Avatar
    "Lifeblood now has a 2 min cooldown, up from 20 sec."

    when DID it have a CD of 20 sec? lol
  1. squee666's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    Update - Patch 4.1 - PTR Build 13750
    FROSTSYCTHE OF lORD AHUNE
    lol 700 stamina?
  1. Snes's Avatar
    They have time to added masses of mounts every patch but keep using it as an excuse not to update old race textures.
  1. Baygon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by squee666 View Post
    lol 700 stamina?
    it does seem a little odd for sure, where is the int?
  1. squee666's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Baygon View Post
    it does seem a little odd for sure, where is the int?
    maybe they will fix locks and make them viable caster tanks again >.>

    i wish, poor main
  1. Balekkar's Avatar
    "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."

    I'm not sure I understand that line.

    I think it means putting links in the MMO Champion Forums to various cheats or hack gets you banned. Is that right?
  1. Rezinol's Avatar
    I like how Blizzard is actively ridding their game of bots, unlike *cough* Jagex

    (I know Jagex is "working" on it, but the game has become Botscape now)
  1. Esiva's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ole ben View Post
    "Lifeblood now has a 2 min cooldown, up from 20 sec."

    when DID it have a CD of 20 sec? lol


    i was wondering the same thing. thot i lost my mind for a sec there.
  1. Darthslider's Avatar
    >:3
    rawr i'm a lion!
    Jesus christ it's a lion get in the car!
  1. Baygon's Avatar
    i love that so many people actively believe blizzard is actually trying to their highest capability to remove bots.

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