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Boss ‘Fixation’ Bug and Hotfix
Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker)
Due to a fix applied earlier today a bug was introduced that is causing bosses which have any ‘fixate’ abilities, meaning those that will fixate on and/or chase a certain player, to not function correctly. This is currently noticeable for most players on Atramedes in normal or heroic, and Ascendant Council and Sinestra on heroic, but affects a great number of other bosses throughout the game.

We have a fix currently in the testing stages but it will require realm restarts to apply. We’re currently anticipating rolling restarts to happen early tomorrow morning during off-peak hours. We apologize for any inconvenience for those attempting bosses tonight with these mechanics.

Guild Challenges Information
Zarhym wrote a couple of blue posts about Guild Challenges, it's not really a preview yet but at least we know where it's going now.
Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker)
We haven't shared much information about this feature because it's remained very much in development. That said, we're about ready to release Guild Challenges for testing on the PTR soon. We'll also be sharing more information on how Guild Challenges work in the near future.

[...] What about if Guild Challenges gave experience above the cap, functioning like rested experience and moving the cap further relative to the experience gained through completing said challenges?

Don't worry. I can read, I swear. I'm referring to experience and not rep.

Ok now you're just tormenting us Zar. How about a one-sentence teaser about what guild challenges actually are?
Built into the user interface, Guild Challenges will be separated into three categories: Guild Dungeon Run, Guild Raid, and Guild Rated Battleground. You just need to be in a guild group to complete each category a set number of times per week, earning your guild achievements, experience above the cap, and gold deposited into the Guild Vault (a lot more gold if the guild is level capped). We'll have more details for you probably by next week.

Are these challenges only going to be able to be completed at level 85? It would be nice to see some love for low-level members in the guilds!
As I understand it, you'll be eligible to contribute equally to things like the Guild Dungeon Run challenge, provided the dungeon you're running is level-appropriate for the guild group.

That's pretty disappointing. Isn't this what guilds are already doing anyway? I thought it would be more like guild quests that create a phased challenge somewhere in the world for your guild to complete. This just promotes even more LFG queueing while sitting in town. Some love for world zones in endgame please.
We're working on something sort of along these lines as a much more robust content feature for the future, but I can't put a date or patch number on that yet. It also won't necessarily be centered around guilds.

Was that ambiguous? I've never been ambiguous before, so I wouldn't know.

The Daily Blink - Mages Get A Slight Buff in 4.1
Another piece from The Daily Blink! Hopefully I made the warning big enough.

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  1. enbee's Avatar
    That picture needing a disclaimer makes me sad in the face.
  1. brirrspliff's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by enbee View Post
    That picture needing a disclaimer makes me sad in the face.
    hehe, that were my thoughts, too. it's so sad. but you know what would have happened if that "disclaimer" was'nt there... gnhihih - would have been very funny.
  1. Shakul's Avatar
    Lol@ those mage "Changes"
  1. Lachimera's Avatar
    Actually, that bug made Atramedes a little bit funnier
  1. Azalu's Avatar
    I chuckled a little cause I remember never being able to kill a resto druid in TBC as a mage
  1. Astralvibe's Avatar
    Rofl... Daily Blink strikes again!

    Was it just me that found the need for the warning on the top to be just as funny as the Daily Blink itself
  1. Prag's Avatar
    Best Daily Blink ever.
  1. Zuird's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magnett View Post
    wtf 20 second cooldown on blink? JUST GO AHEAD AND REMOVE MAGES WHILE YOU'RE AT IT BLIZZARD
    I can't tell if he's serious, sarcastic, or trolling.

    OT: The Daily Blink was great
  1. dubbelbasse's Avatar
    For once, the Daily Blink made me lol, for real!
    Was awesome.
  1. duster2's Avatar
    BLizzard is getting so sloppy. This is a HUGE bug that should never go live with a decent quality control. And its not like they are doing much with 4.1 patch atm...
  1. HoldTheOnion's Avatar
    the mage think was terrible. not even one funny line in the whole thing.

    guild challenges sounds like a feature with some potential, but likely a while away from that potential.
  1. Entaaro's Avatar
    lmfaaooo..
    cone of cold - sphere of murder that is hilarious!
  1. bas's Avatar
    woot finally mages got the buff they deserved

    ...oh wait
  1. DoomOfMandos's Avatar
    If only.... xD
  1. gusnd's Avatar
    Now make one for pallies, DKs and the never kited warriors
  1. rettypally's Avatar
    Regarding the Daily Blink:

    Please, Ghostcrawler is looking at this and thinking that would be balanced. Thats how out of touch that hack Ghostcrawler is, the Daily Blink knows it and is making fun of the Devs.
  1. Titancore's Avatar
    omg why did u nerf mages in to the ground ? is this funny shall we laugh ?
  1. Ramonth's Avatar
    Rofl at Daily Blink. I wouldn't be surprised if they really decided to buff mages like that, though...
  1. maeseyck's Avatar
    Are those changes for real?
  1. Leetgarg's Avatar
    They should have added:

    Being a mage now Procs Chuck Norris to spawn in your house and cause you to beat yourself with your own appendage that he handed to you for not rolling a mage.

    It's not the best Chuck Norris joke, but I tried

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