MMO-Champion - Cory Stockton interview on Buffed.de - Patch 4.2 Extra Information
Update - Added screenshots from Getbuffed.com at the bottom of the post. You can also find the english version of the interview there.

Cory Stockton interview on Buffed.de - Patch 4.2 Extra Information
We're finally bathing in tons of delicious Patch 4.2 information and the latest update comes from an interview of Cory Stockton on Buffed.de!

List mostly built from the translation posted by Samin on our forums.

Firelands Raid:
  • The raid instance is supposed to be 4 times the size of Obsidian Sanctum, roughly the size of Alterac Valley
  • All the bosses will have new models
  • Ground mounts will be allowed.
  • The first four bosses will be non-linear before you get to the final three that are in a linear fashion, with Ragnaros at the end.
  • Ragnaros will be the final boss. It will NOT be an heroic-only encounter like Sinestra but the heroic version will be completely different from the normal one and developers wanted to make sure it feels really unique and pretty hardcore.
  • There will be more bars/meters to make it easier to watch certain mechanics in contrast to a simple debuff stacking
  • You won't need fire resistance and bosses won't have any either.
  • There will be epic recipies drops for all the usual professions.

Tier 12 Armor Sets
  • All T12 sets will be fire themed (duh)
  • Not new but reminder: Warlock will be themed after those awesome looking fire spiders
  • One plate set will be themed after the new fire giants (Anthricyst maybe?), the shoulders will be like the fire giant's face.
  • Set bonus will be firelands themed too and may resemble certain boss abilities

Raid Misc.
  • There will be a new Baradin Hold boss - another loot pinata (his words!)
  • The interviewer also asked for a second raid dungeon, Cory ignored that part and only answered the Baradin Hold part - interpret yourself.

Legendary:
  • The proc of the weapon will be offensive and not suited for healers
  • Weapon will be forged in major cities (Stormwind and Orgrimmar respectively)
  • There will be a 'very long' event with a lot of voice acting and the Blue Dragonflight.
  • Your guild will get a reward if you complete the achievement for the Legendary staff. It will most likely be a pet, it will have an unique look (not necessarily fiery) and a "legendary" feel.
  • Both 10 & 25 are supposed to get the weapon roughly at the same pace
  • 25M will have s small advantage of getting the profession related parts done quicker
  • Nothing more on what profession related parts of the legendary are but it will be only a minor part of the progression to the legendary, focus is on raiding.

Encounter Journal (i.e. boss guides):
  • Will be on PTR
  • Will not require unlocking by killing the boss or something
  • They start with entries for Cataclysm content only but plan to add WotLK, TBC and vanilla entries too - later
  • There will be no loot wishlist but they have plans for that. Loot will be listed for encounters and sorted by difficulty.

Quests:
  • There will be a new epic level 85 questline around Thrall
  • It's not revealed if that is about Thrall (maybe) becoming the new aspect of earth
  • No epics as reward, story is the reward
  • This new questline can be completed entirely in solo.
  • New Daily quests will be "modular" i.e. you start with a base set of quests and earn a currency as reward. With this currency you can unlock other quest hubs and decide how you unlock all of the dailies. This will be acompanied by heavy phasing.
  • Phasing will only change the area, you will still be able to play with your friends even if they have progressed further
  • There will be new gear, cosmetic rewards, and mounts.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Cory Stockton interview on Buffed.de - Patch 4.2 Extra Information started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 80 Comments
  1. Deadlycaster's Avatar
    "The raid instance is supposed to be 4 times the size of Obsidian Sanctum, roughly the size of Alterac Valley"
    D= cool!
  1. Many's Avatar
    •Heroic encounter will be completely different from their normal counterparts.

    This is very nice!
  1. najini's Avatar
    ''The raid instance is supposed to be 4 times the size of Obsidian Sanctum, roughly the size of Alterac Valley'' i lol'd
  1. Renascido's Avatar
    Looks like we will have tons of new things...
  1. JabJack's Avatar
    It's not revealed if that is about Thrall (maybe) becoming the new aspect of earth

    /gasp
  1. Howard Moon's Avatar
    Gz on first page, Samin
  1. zorg's Avatar
    All rush Drek...oh wait.... nice to hear theres going to be a big big instance in size for a change.

    And we all knew Thrall was/is gonna be the new aspect oh the teasing
  1. Zumzumzum's Avatar
    The interviewer also asked for a second raid dungeon, Cory ignored that part and only answered the Baradin Hold part - interpret yourself.
    : (

    The proc of the weapon will be offensive and not suited for healers
    : )
  1. Strafer's Avatar
    Blizzard will redeem themselves with Firelands, they will show once again that they are top of their game.
  1. MarioInfinity's Avatar
    Didn't Blizzard say that with cataclysm their was going to be multiple raids per tier?

    Sigh. Change isn't something their good at keeping their word on
  1. Samin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Many View Post
    •Heroic encounter will be completely different from their normal counterparts.

    This is very nice!
    Please note that this only refers to Ragnaros! At least that's what can be read from the interview, no word on other heroic encounters.

    @Boubouille: I clarified a few things in my original forum post, but I guess that line about heroic encounters definitely needs to be updated to not be misunderstood.
  1. muCephei's Avatar
    Fire-themed equipment hmm?

    I really hope Hunter gear is Terropane based
  1. Tehadam's Avatar
    Brb. Changing pants
  1. Gravebound's Avatar
    Wow. This all sounds -very- progressive and very nice!
  1. Raldrag's Avatar
    It seems FL will be a new concept of raid,like Ulduar.
  1. Hey's Avatar
    actually seems pretty exciting now.....
  1. broflmao's Avatar
    1 word, amazing
  1. oatmealpoet's Avatar
    What's the purpose of encounter journals? Does bliz fill in the entry ahead of time so it's like a boss guide?...or is it something we put our own strats in for our guild to view?
  1. 93sika's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Raldrag View Post
    It seems FL will be a new concept of raid,like Ulduar.
    I sure hope so too - I believe the "Anticrhryst" set is going to be for Warriors / Death Knights :-)
  1. Samin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by oatmealpoet View Post
    What's the purpose of encounter journals? Does bliz fill in the entry ahead of time so it's like a boss guide?...or is it something we put our own strats in for our guild to view?
    It's the boss information thing they announced for cataclysm. So on the dungeon map (I guess) you can click on the boss room and it will give you a list of abilities and a general direction on what to watch out for, ofc without explaining you how to do the fight.

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