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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
Comments 164 Comments
  1. Demonidze's Avatar
    so Blizzard had a bug... the bug been reported for MANY times, everyone knew about it on live servers from day one since the patch. but blizzard decided to hot fix it only after FIVE DAYS? seriously ?!? its Blizzard who should ban itself for been such an idiots, not ban the players...
  1. dovahkiin23's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kintharis View Post
    well this tier's world first race no longer means anything.
    This. 100% this.
  1. Kazooie's Avatar
    The rogue's set in purple is absolutely wicked. Especially on females. Sweet bananas
  1. rezoacken's Avatar
    Rules are rules, it was an obvious bug exploit. Concerned guild knew the risks involved. I dont blame them for using it as I completely understand their reasons. Still, they knew this could happen and the nerd rage from fans is laughable at best.
  1. Bahska's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Prag View Post
    I'm so impressed that Blizzard followed through and banned the accounts. If you're in these top guilds and it cost you progression on the last tier of the expansion, then justice has been served. Especially considering the sponsorship and perks these players get, they're somewhat of a role model and cheating isn't acceptable.
    Funny thing is i bet Paragon still gets world first, there use to being behind the other top guilds anyway.
    Also its not like some other guild is gonna kill everything in a week, im betting whoever ends up with first it takes at least 3 weeks.
  1. frijoleslol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dovahkiin23 View Post
    This. 100% this.
    why? i dont know why everyone is hating on blizzard...yes they missed bug, but people should know better not to abuse it. and the race is still going, they just took the cheaters out.

    i never lost respect for blizzard for not taking quick action, i lost respect for the top guild who had to cheat because "everyone else was doing it"

    im glad they got banned.
  1. Socratees's Avatar
    This is probably going to get lost as it isnt anything to do with the LFR bans, but does the new BH boss feel like a re-vamped marrowgar, as in ability wise?
  1. Tzunade's Avatar
    i am ok with the bans, but the problem was not a wrong from players, that was a fail of blizzard that they didnt test things about that, so the ban is not fair if that is an issue from programing things. is not my case by the way, but i feel for another people that is happening this.
  1. Lord Swizzlington's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by belgicanofl View Post
    They knew about it, multiple ppl even sent them tickets on live realm about it, weeks ahead of launch. They never bothered, they should be burned, not the exploitees.

    How do you send tickets about LFR from live realms weeks before it hits live?
  1. Rummer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tzunade View Post
    i am ok with the bans, but the problem was not a wrong from players, that was a fail of blizzard that they didnt test things about that, so the ban is not fair if that is an issue from programing things. is not my case by the way, but i feel for another people that is happening this.
    Actually it is a 'wrong from the players' from the moment they made the choice to start abusing the exploit. Certainly some fault can go to Blizzard for not fixing the problem, but the players involved should have had the common sense to avoid causing the exploit to happen. Now, before people are like 'omg they no know they expoit... BLIZZARD FAULT', the exact sequence of events that was required for this exploit to be carried out properly is highly unlikely to happen in a completely normal raid setting. I suppose, rather, I should say it is unlikely to happen once in a raid setting; but the 20+ times in a row that several of these guilds made the decision to cheat... there's really no way of getting around the fact that they knew exactly what they were doing, they knew the possible consequences, and decided to proceed. Any of them arguing now that the suspension is unjust, honestly don't have a leg to stand on.
  1. KlonoaPrower's Avatar
    If you wanna go through all the the billions of lines of code, and figure out why one glitch is happening that's allowing people to get extra loot from a system that they've never tried out before (meaning: Running the same raid more than once and preventing loot to future runs.), then go right ahead. As for me, I'm going to leave it to the professionals and not be retarded enough not to break the rules that they put out THE MOMENT YOU LOGGED ON AFTER DOWNLOADING THE PATCH.
  1. Namhcir's Avatar
    Do rated BG titles get reset with the new season?
  1. Grignartoht's Avatar
    You would think that being so high speed that they are, that they would not want that kind of attention. Paragon sux.
  1. cerbdog's Avatar
    Nice that they ban cheaters when they cheat, no doubt. Of course, I see a post from a friend this morning about having receiving a 72-hour ban for supposedly using this exploit for loot. I know better than to think he ever did anything on purpose like this, since it's just not like him, but apparently they don't see it that way. He got a neck piece out of an LFR raid and that was it. Not multiple pieces of anything, just one piece of loot. He contacted blizzard to find out why he was banned and to petition it with, you know, facts about what happened, and they informed him that if he continued to create tickets about the incident and complain, he would be receiving an extension to his suspension.Aren't they nice.
  1. Xiandra's Avatar
    400 + item level !
  1. The Last DJ's Avatar
    It's a fairly logical conclusion, really. You exploit, you get a suspension. Bug left in the system that leads to an exploit? You leave it alone. Don't screw on your puppy-dog eyes and wibbly lower lip with a "BUT EVERYONE ELSE WAS DOIN' IIIITT!" bawl ready. "BLIZZARD LEFT THE EXPLOIIIT IIIIIIN~" Yeah, and the next time you leave your window open, I'll just pop in and nab your stereo. Why not, you left the window open, trusting in the good faith that someone wouldn't reach in and steal something while your back was turned. You exploit, you take a little break from the game. No ifs, ands, or buts. End of goddamn list. Daily Blink was hilarious. I'm looking forward to the comical misadventures of my resident mage friend concerning that ability.
  1. dovahkiin23's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by frijoleslol View Post
    why? i dont know why everyone is hating on blizzard...yes they missed bug, but people should know better not to abuse it. and the race is still going, they just took the cheaters out.

    i never lost respect for blizzard for not taking quick action, i lost respect for the top guild who had to cheat because "everyone else was doing it"

    im glad they got banned.
    because half of the world top guild are temporarily suspended 1 week. what is point of race if the top dogs are not even in the race anyway? the whole point of world first race was the crazy competition and now there are none
  1. Ancestral's Avatar
    Haha, I love the Daily Blink :3
  1. Lillax's Avatar
    The term "G.. D...." from the Daily Blink cartoon is taken seriously by some people. Might want to proofread these images before you post them on the main page for everyone to see before someone raises a stink about it. Not very intelligent.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Glad to hear that Blizzard has issued suspensions over the LFR exploit. I think it ought to have been a minimum of 8 days to 12 days max, though, because otherwise it feels rather lenient. Still, a punishment is a punishment. And sorry, but I'm one of those people who won't take the "everyone else was doing it" excuse.

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