MMO-Champion - Patch 4.2 on June 28th, Rage of the Firelands Wallpaper, 06/16 Notes Update
Oh well I guess that was a lot of news post today. Don't miss the other 2 important announcements:



Patch 4.2 to be released on June 28th
As I mentioned earlier this week, the late PTR build on wednesday means we won't see the patch next week, but the week after. The official site points to a release date on June 28th.



Patch 4.2 - Rage of the Firelands Wallpaper
Blizzard released a nice patch 4.2 themed wallpaper



Patch 4.2 PTR Notes - 06/16 Update
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Death Knight (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • The talent Killing Machine can now properly be triggered from off-hand attacks as well as main-hand attacks.

Shaman (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Unleash Wind now deals 175% weapon damage, up from 125%.

Enhancement
  • Stormstrike now deals 225% weapon damage, up from 125%.

Currency
Conquest & Honor Points
  • The minimum cap on Conquest Points earned per week from Arenas is now 1500 1350 at 1500 or less Battleground Arena rating. The maximum cap remains 2700 is now 3000 at 3000 or more Battleground Arena rating. The cap continues to scale non-linearly between those two points. For comparison, during season 9 the cap ranged between 1343 and 3000.

  • The game now separately tracks different Conquest Point caps for Battlegrounds and Arenas. The cap for Arena rating will always be 2/3 of the cap for Rated Battleground rating at any given Arena rating. Battleground ratings receive a bonus of 22.2% to the cap they generate, meaning the cap from Battleground rating now ranges between 1650 and 3300. Players may earn a total number of Conquest Points per week equal to the higher of these two caps, but once players have reached the cap for either Arenas or Battlegrounds, they can no longer earn Conquest Points from that source. Conquest Points from Battleground holidays only count toward the total Conquest Point cap.


    • Example: During the first week of Season 10 everyone starts with a rating below 1500. Therefore, the cap from Rated Battlegrounds will be 1500 1650 and the cap from Arena rating will be 1000 1350. In the first week, the character wins enough Arena matches to reach the 1000 1350 point cap. After that point, Arena wins will no longer grant Conquest points for the week. However, the character can still earn up to 500 300 additional points, but can only earn those points from either Rated Battlegrounds, or from the Conquest Point bonus for holiday and/or daily random Battlegrounds. The following week the cap will be recalculated based on the character's ratings, and it is possible Arena rating could now generate the higher cap. The second week, the character's cap from Arena rating is 1600 1800, and the cap from Rated Battlegrounds is 1500 1650. The character has a total cap of 1600 1800 Conquest points for the week. Up to 1500 1650 points can be earned from Rated Battlegrounds, but the last 100 150 must come from a different source.

PvP
Arenas
  • The individual Matchmaking Rating column has been removed from the Arena scoreboard.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 4.2 on June 28th, Rage of the Firelands Wallpaper, 06/16 Notes Update started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 109 Comments
  1. cacahuete's Avatar
    Nooooooooooo why 28th june
  1. dastomahawk's Avatar
    Is it possible to get Conquest points through the Valor trade, or are the disabling/removing that in this patch?
  1. dastomahawk's Avatar
    Is it possible to get Conquest points through the Valor trade or are they disabling/removing that?
  1. MakeMeLaugh's Avatar
    lol those buffs to enhanc shaman are very weak... they should have done something about haste being more interesting...
  1. Pokot's Avatar
    Awww and I was hoping they would release the patch before my subscription runs out.
  1. evilcast's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MakeMeLaugh View Post
    lol those buffs to enhanc shaman are very weak... they should have done something about haste being more interesting...

    ^This - Just a couple of crappy little changes to try and shut people up so they can say look we have done something for enh shammies... pfft, will be lucky to notice the diff
  1. tickler's Avatar
    yey for last minute enh shaman buff!
  1. Holydruid's Avatar
    fucking tears.. LAN OFF! I REPEAT LAN IS OFF. ;(
  1. dahmer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by k1037 View Post
    I haven't played an Enhance Shammy in over a year, so forgive me if I'm wrong, but given the relatively long cooldowns between Stormstrike/Unleash uses, wouldn't these buffs only have a minor impact on overall DPS?

    Stormstrike/Unleash combined probably account for what, 5-6% of total damage? So these buffs would really only add something like 2-3% to total damage. So long as the majority of Enhance damage is passive, wouldn't a buff to crit/haste/agi be necessary to truly have an impact? Or a significantly higher increases to active spells, moving more damage to active?
    Pretty good guess there

    Random pick from world of logs bh fight for % per ability :
    Melee 18.5%
    Lava lash 17.5%
    Windfury attack 11.5%
    Flametongue attack 10.2%
    Lightning bolt 9.2%
    Flame shock 6.2%
    Lightning shield 6.0%
    Earth shock 4.4%
    Lightning strike 4.4%
    Stormstrike 4.3%
    Unleash flame 2.8%
    Searing flames 2.7%
    Unleash wind 1.7%
    Stormstrike off-hand 1.5%

    They're both low but this buff is a good start
  1. Postaldude's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dahmer View Post
    Pretty good guess there

    Random pick from world of logs bh fight for % per ability :
    Melee 18.5%
    Lava lash 17.5%
    Windfury attack 11.5%
    Flametongue attack 10.2%
    Lightning bolt 9.2%
    Flame shock 6.2%
    Lightning shield 6.0%
    Earth shock 4.4%
    Lightning strike 4.4%
    Stormstrike 4.3%
    Unleash flame 2.8%
    Searing flames 2.7%
    Unleash wind 1.7%
    Stormstrike off-hand 1.5%


    They're both low but this buff is a good start

    to what? it doesnt fix the anything remotely on the huge list of stupid shit the class/spec has to endure unlike most classes, and its poor scaling etc...


    yeah very good start, not
  1. herminatores's Avatar
    Woot, more time to kill Council hc and finish the tier :d
  1. ihateyouall's Avatar
    Hrmm, they changed the date on that webpage in the screenshot. Earlier it had the 6/28 date, but now it just has 6/16/2011 shown...
  1. Eazy's Avatar
    Where is my 1680x1050? x(Anyway nice wallpaper.
  1. dahmer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Postaldude View Post
    to what? it doesnt fix the anything remotely on the huge list of stupid shit the class/spec has to endure unlike most classes, and its poor scaling etc...


    yeah very good start, not
    1) I said good, not very good.
    2) Changing stormstrike (which does 5-6% of our damage) from 125% to 225% weapon damage which will result in it doing close to double the effective damage is a good buff. Not as good as we're hoping for but it's a start....hoping it doesn't end there because if it does I'll agree with you and see if I can find my protest banners.
  1. Durandro's Avatar
    The later release estimate makes me happy. Gives my guild another week to finish off Nefarian. We thought tuesday would be our last serious attempt (as weirdly our annual guild meeting lined up with the estimated patch release), but now when they get back...we can finish off the smug son of a chin! Huzzah! Oh, and yay for minor Enhancement buffs.
  1. Studioburst's Avatar
    lol@shaman buffs, changes like these simply show that Blizz have no clue whatsoever in how to balance their own game, changes should be minor not increases of 100%+

    Quote Originally Posted by Areden View Post
    Already added as front wallpaper !
    And we need to know this because ...?

    E.g. if the highest player and lowest player are less than 150 apart, they use the average MMR of the two players.
    If the highest player and the lowest player are between 150 and 300 apart, they use 60% of the higher player's MMR and 40% of the lower player's MMR.
    If the highest player and the lowest player are between 300 and 450 apart, they use 70% of the higher player's MMR and 30% of the lower player's MMR.
    If the highest player and the lowest player are between 450 and 600 apart, they use 80% of the higher player's MMR and 20% of the lower player's MMR.
    If the highest player and the lowest player are between 600 and 750 apart, they use 60% of the higher player's MMR and 10% of the lower player's MMR.
    If the highest player and the lowest player are over 750 apart, they use the higher player's MMR.

    Problem Solved?
    You'd think so, but not in Blizz's world -.-
  1. enkhada's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by k1037 View Post
    I haven't played an Enhance Shammy in over a year, so forgive me if I'm wrong, but given the relatively long cooldowns between Stormstrike/Unleash uses, wouldn't these buffs only have a minor impact on overall DPS?

    Stormstrike/Unleash combined probably account for what, 5-6% of total damage? So these buffs would really only add something like 2-3% to total damage. So long as the majority of Enhance damage is passive, wouldn't a buff to crit/haste/agi be necessary to truly have an impact? Or a significantly higher increases to active spells, moving more damage to active?
    Forget the damn pve. This is a great pvp buff, u will see.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Studioburst View Post
    lol@shaman buffs, changes like these simply show that Blizz have no clue whatsoever in how to balance their own game, changes should be minor not increases of 100%+
    Do you even play a shaman? While not ideal (I'd prefer they do something about scaling), these are much-needed buffs all the same. Shaman will not suddenly become FOTM, I guarantee that.
  1. Sixpac's Avatar
    Dear Boubouille, you may want to double-check your sources before posting false assumptions! The date on the official patch notes is apparently 6/16 and not 6/28/2011. Even if Blizzard has corrected the date later, it doesn't mean that you are right.
  1. cata's Avatar
    I'm just praying to every religious figure that my guild finds a new damned tank so I can go back to my shaman :/

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