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Update: Blizzard posted an official statement on the LFR exploit bans.

PvP Season 11 Begins
This season brings new gear and Alizabal, the new Baradin Hold boss. Keep in mind that all ratings will be reset and higher item level honor gear will be added. Any honor that you have over the 4,000 cap will be converted to gold.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Alizabal, Mistress of Hate
The Kirin Tor imprisoned Alizabal in their formidable Violet Hold not long after corrupt magi summoned the shivarra into Azeroth. Despite arcane wards restricting her powers, the demon's malicious influence alone caused her guards to murder one another in sudden fits of rage. Her transfer to Baradin Hold prior to the Cataclysm has only aggravated the ruined prison's increasingly dire conditions.

Skewer
Alizabal skewers and stuns her current target for 8 sec. Skewer also inflicts 10000 Physical damage every 2 sec. and increases the target's damage taken by 150%.

Seething Hate
Alizabal incites Seething Hate in a random player, inflicting 600000 total Fire damage to all players within 6 yards of the target. The damage is split amongst all of the nearby players.

Blade Dance
Alizabal enters a Blade Dance and inflicts 12500 Physical damage every sec. to every player within 13 yards. The Blade Dance also deflects all incoming attacks.



Weapons

Class Set Class Set
Death Knight Cataclysmic Gladiator's Desecration Rogue Cataclysmic Gladiator's Vestments
Druid Cataclysmic Gladiator's Refuge Shaman Cataclysmic Gladiator's Earthshaker
Druid Cataclysmic Gladiator's Sanctuary Shaman Cataclysmic Gladiator's Thunderfist
Druid Cataclysmic Gladiator's Wildhide Shaman Cataclysmic Gladiator's Wartide
Hunter Cataclysmic Gladiator's Pursuit Warlock Cataclysmic Gladiator's Felshroud
Mage Cataclysmic Gladiator's Regalia Warrior Cataclysmic Gladiator's Battlegear
Paladin Cataclysmic Gladiator's Redemption Priest Cataclysmic Gladiator's Investiture
Paladin Cataclysmic Gladiator's Vindication Priest Cataclysmic Gladiator's Raiment




LFR: Fall of Deathwing
LFR difficulty of the Fall of Deathwing opens on Tuesday, as Blizzard wanted everyone to experience it on Normal difficulty first.



LFR Exploit Bans
Players that exploited LFR to get loot multiple times supposedly are receiving 3-8 day bans tonight.



Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Art gallery has been updated with seven pieces representing the Warcraft universe.




The Daily Blink - The New Abilities: Alter Time
The Daily Blink seems to have uncovered the engineering version of the new Mists of Pandaria mage spell, Alter Time.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Season 11 Begins, LFR Fall of Deathwing, LFR Exploit Bans, The Daily Blink started by chaud View original post
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  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kakle View Post
    the wow armory only show 6 bosses in LFR are you sure that the second half being released is not only of 2 bosses (ultra and loot ship #2), cant remember where i read but i thought they were not making deathwing's weapons available in LFR at least for now.
    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/zone/dra...s-of-deathwing
  1. kakle's Avatar
    i know it exists in game files but don't you find it odd if you look up your character progression it shows 4/6 or 6/6(if you did the others in normal), I was a little vague i meant your character on armory, sorry.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    I guess we will find out soon enough!
  1. Venteus's Avatar
    Ha! Hopefully a few Paragon members got the 8 day bans.
  1. Zulandia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by good diu bro View Post
    Here we come, classic skill vs gear argument (again).
    So, pwning new comers with gear to you is very skillful, hmm?

    Oh yea, getting "gladiator" doesnt require ratings too, all you need to do is get into the top 1%.
    0.5% actually, so excited to be able to start running real pvp again and not be farming regular BG's for conq cap like this week!
  1. Tybudd33's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rockdontroll View Post
    not allowing the top guilds to compete for world 1st by banning their players is such a lame move, they had plenty of PTR time to find bugs.. and its such an obvious bug they basically baited these guilds to exploit it. Its like a big red button in the middle of the screen that says DO NOT PUSH. What the hell were they expecting?

    Yeah with this logic, I guess the candy that you see in the isle's of a grocery store is so obvious, and just baiting you to steal it right, but hmmm, I wonder what would happen if you got caught doing it, when it was clear that you knew you weren't supposed to.

    I guess, since they didn't have the candy properly secured, its ok.
  1. Sacrifear's Avatar
    I just to want to know why they are banning people? Maybe they can't still make good code for game. Just Like Ensidia, using at Lich King couple of bombs. Tops guilds can s*ck my d*ck. If coder's cant do they're jobs when game is at beta face then it's they're problem. If beta face is over and then ban people for using such nice game mechanics then it's they're porblem. Not us who are paying this. Sorry for saying this but when blizzard ban me for clever mechanics then they can kiss my lawyer's ass
  1. Selithiel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by toddless View Post
    I wonder if the daily blink is hilarious?

    Bans aren't official yet. I want to see an official announcement first
    Go read Paragons official statement on their bans. It's official.

    http://www.wowheadnews.com/blog=1983...-in-top-guilds
  1. Kondik's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by duua View Post
    wtb weapon models for s11
    Chaud Already mentioned it http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-Weapon-Models
  1. Sacrifear's Avatar
    Paragon and Method can cry me a river. Top guilds using this thing, no way :O This is shocking to me. Why they are doing this even they know that you can loot only one time LFR boss? Even i did that. Doing those raid's drunk and never thought that. Many bosses i downed, 4 times all 4 bosses, get my loot and passed cause i know that. Thank god that they got banned It was sayd that everyone that kill LFR boss, you can get only one loot at boss. If you don't get one then bad luck. Sorry that i'm saying this but get glasses and start reading
  1. Lumineus's Avatar
    Why does the Tier 9 Alliance cloth look so much cooler in the concept art?
  1. Liania's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sacrifear View Post
    I just to want to know why they are banning people? Maybe they can't still make good code for game. Just Like Ensidia, using at Lich King couple of bombs. Tops guilds can s*ck my d*ck. If coder's cant do they're jobs when game is at beta face then it's they're problem. If beta face is over and then ban people for using such nice game mechanics then it's they're porblem. Not us who are paying this. Sorry for saying this but when blizzard ban me for clever mechanics then they can kiss my lawyer's ass
    Not sure if serious...

    Blizzard owns this game and everything in it, if they wanted to, they could ban you right now if they liked and you couldnt do shit about it, so yeah, go ahead and spend all the money you want on your precious lawyers, it wont get you anywhere.
  1. pedigree's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sacrifear View Post
    I just to want to know why they are banning people? Maybe they can't still make good code for game. Just Like Ensidia, using at Lich King couple of bombs. Tops guilds can s*ck my d*ck. If coder's cant do they're jobs when game is at beta face then it's they're problem. If beta face is over and then ban people for using such nice game mechanics then it's they're porblem. Not us who are paying this. Sorry for saying this but when blizzard ban me for clever mechanics then they can kiss my lawyer's ass
    And you will be laughed right out of court. Their terms of service covers exploits and their right to suspend your service if you are exploiting.
  1. Sacrifear's Avatar
    Liania When they banned for my friend for nothing, he called for consumer's protection. Couple of hours later, he got he's accound back up and official Blizzard apology. So even Blizzard know when they are in s*it. And i don't live in USA where they sue people for nothing
  1. Ardorius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sacrifear View Post
    I just to want to know why they are banning people? Maybe they can't still make good code for game. Just Like Ensidia, using at Lich King couple of bombs. Tops guilds can s*ck my d*ck. If coder's cant do they're jobs when game is at beta face then it's they're problem. If beta face is over and then ban people for using such nice game mechanics then it's they're porblem. Not us who are paying this. Sorry for saying this but when blizzard ban me for clever mechanics then they can kiss my lawyer's ass
    Exploiting bugs is against the rules you are supposed to read before logging in. Stfu and take your ban without whining, cheater.

    Especially top guilds who keep themselves up to date KNOW LFR was supposed to be 1 time per boss only. Also, don't whine about ban durations, making it 7 days would make no one care because you'd be unbanned for HC raiding and world rankings. 8 days actually hurts. Good job, Blizzard.
  1. Sacrifear's Avatar
    So this sucks, i pay, if i exploid on their ground. They will be banned me. Sorry for this, little drunk. I will be checking this later Pedigrii and Liania
  1. pedigree's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sacrifear View Post
    Liania When they banned for my friend for nothing, he called for consumer's protection. Couple of hours later, he got he's accound back up and official Blizzard apology. So even Blizzard know when they are in s*it. And i don't live in USA where they sue people for nothing
    If you exploit, completely disregarding the terms of service you agree to, you absolutely will not win the suit. You would be wasting your money.
  1. Vallius's Avatar
    It's easy to pass judgment on these guys. That was my knee-jerk reaction, as well. "FOUL! These hacks are pros?! That's how you get number 1? You cheat?!"

    But, really, this situation is so much more complex than it's face value components. Good vs. Evil, Right vs. Wrong. Concepts that are ultimately perception and open to interpretation. You have to look at this from a competitive point of view, not just as a White Knight of the Forum Collective. All of these guilds knew that what they were doing was wrong and, at least in Paragon's case, expected to get some form of reprimand for having done so. Hell, they openly stated that they hoped Blizzard would react severely by setting a standard of, "hey, we're not going to tolerate this behavior" so that, in essence, their joining in on an exploit that was meant to level a competitive playing field would yield the same results in the aftermath for all involved. They were stuck between a rock and a hard place and in this situation the moral high-ground wasn't the clearest path.

    They have sponsors and fans and community sites following their progress and measuring them against each other on an hour by hour basis. I'm sure that kind of pressure didn't help their decision-making process much. These guys are competitive players and you can't expect them to be 100% perfect all the time especially when you're in a situation like this, one with so many variables working against you. By that same token, yes, they should have known better and set a good example, but this is an unrealistic and naive assertion given the circumstance.

    Now, let me be clear. I'm in no way endorsing what these guys did. It -was- wrong of them to cheat. That much is clear and, again, Paragon admitted as much and stated that (at least for them) they'd gladly accept whatever punishment comes their way and I'm sure a few of the other guilds feel the same way (maybe). This will set a precedent going forward that if you're found to be exploiting Blizzard are not just going to pass out 72 hour bans anymore. They're going to wreck your raiding progress for the next week and put the dunce cap on your head and make an example of you.

    As for me, I just had to ask myself after really looking at the situation what I would have done or at least tried to understand how they could have come to the decision they did and the justification for doing so. All of these guilds knew that they had to make a risky game decision that would result in either A) getting away with it and coming out ahead or B) everyone would get the hammer for doing so and the playing field would be leveled.

    So guys, please try to look at this from their point of view, too. It's easy to just raise your moral hammer and slam it down thusly without having been in that situation yourself under that kind of pressure. I'm not saying it was right, but I don't think I have the right to gauge how I would have reacted in a scenario I've never been in.
  1. Bantokar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sacrifear View Post
    I just to want to know why they are banning people? Maybe they can't still make good code for game. Just Like Ensidia, using at Lich King couple of bombs. Tops guilds can s*ck my d*ck. If coder's cant do they're jobs when game is at beta face then it's they're problem. If beta face is over and then ban people for using such nice game mechanics then it's they're porblem. Not us who are paying this. Sorry for saying this but when blizzard ban me for clever mechanics then they can kiss my lawyer's ass
    You broke the rules, now take your punishment like a man. Your tears are so yummi.
  1. Foxytrott's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Drekavac View Post
    That's ridiculous. Take away the loot and worry about fixing your shit next time before releasing it Blizzard. "Hey guys lets ban 100s or possibly 1000s of players while we're already losing subscriptions like crazy!" "LOL lets do it!" And no I wasn't banned, I just think it's stupid.
    Why is it stupid? They knew damn well what they were doing, and I think it serves them right, tbh 8 day isen't enough.
    Just because you know how to abuse the system doesn't mean you should...

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