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.



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Comments 80 Comments
  1. Venteus's Avatar
    oh my god a fire kitten ^____________________________________^!
  1. druidiful's Avatar
    I can't wait to get the staff to turn from a white kitty to a fire kitty!
  1. Jinna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by reve View Post
    The size thing is weird to say the least I mean... 4*OS=AV? Really? I haven't been to either in months but that's not really how I remmember them. OS is a incredibly small room with couple dragons and AV is like... The biggest instanced zone ingame? Well maybe not the biggest but one of them.
    Caverns of time would like to have a word with you.
  1. Vukey's Avatar
    I pee'd a little bit...
  1. Vendain's Avatar
    Very Excited! The dungeon implementation sounds epic in the tone of Ulduar. I hope Hard Mode is implemented via event rather than clicking a button.
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Why am I not suprised with the ''Thrall is gonna be a lot stronger again!!!!'' thing....
  1. Freese's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magmaros View Post
    that they did, GG blizz on being lying fucktards :/
    It's all a conspiracy! Blizzard cannot change their mind about something after they said it a year ago!
  1. Repellerar's Avatar
    "This new questline can be completed entirely in solo." Thank you!
  1. AFK-Champion's Avatar
    There will be a 'very long' event with a lot of voice acting and the Blue Dragonflight.
    Chris Metzen inc...
  1. Rocheku's Avatar
    If it wont have the druid-only limitation tag, we might see fire cat shaped hunters too? Derp.
  1. Samin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xebu View Post
    Why is there a screenshot of Coldarra in there? Something to do with the legendary quuest? Hmmmm... intriguing.

    http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...t-kalecgos.jpg

    Edit: nvm, need to learn to read. Need to freshen up my memory on the lore around Kalecgos....
    Was datamined with the first information about the staff that Coldarra will be involved at least some part of event will happen there.
  1. Aro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magmaros View Post
    that they did, GG blizz on being lying fucktards :/
    Multiple raids PER TIER.

    T11 has 3 raids, 1 mini-raid. T12, SO FAR, has 1 raid, and 1 mini-raid. They never said anything about multiple raids per patch; they said multiple raids per tier. There's still plenty of time to patch in another raid, and to give it more build-up/presentation rather than rushing it out.
  1. Cirque's Avatar
    I'd love SOME sort of Eta. Nothing specific, Blizzard, just give me something like, I dunno, 1 month, or even "somewhere in July or August" or.. Whatever. Or even something vague as: will this hit before or after the summer holidays? I can't remember blizzard EVER releasing a major patch during the summer holidays, and my guild will collectively feel suicidal if it turns out it's after. We craaaaaaaave new raids.
  1. wiIdi's Avatar
    story as reward doesn't work, see archeology
  1. Sny's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Samin View Post
    Was datamined with the first information about the staff that Coldarra will be involved at least some part of event will happen there.
    It's possible that the staff is a relic of the blue dragonflight, lost when Deathwing defeated them. I'm guessing once you obtain all the fragments you'll need to go to Coldarra to forge the weapon, given all the ley lines and arcane energy around the area.
  1. Andelormon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magmaros View Post
    that they did, GG blizz on being lying fucktards :/
    All I see is a silly reason for people t bitch. Enjoy the damned early information and speculation!
  1. PBitt's Avatar
    Looks very nice (and big) indeed, but if there are only seven bosses I do hope they are all around the difficulty of the harder normal t11 modes.

    Also, I'm guessing this fire phoenix's could very well be the quest mount reward.
  1. Dagnamit's Avatar
    "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"

    How many Rhode Islands is that?
  1. iceberg265's Avatar
    Please stop this shit about Thrall becoming the black dragon aspect.
  1. supremacyqt's Avatar
    Ghostcrawler on 4.2

    http://games.on.net/article/12335/Ma...iew_on_WoW_4.2

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