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Mists of Pandaria: Monk Class Recap
There haven't been a lot of blue posts or other news this week, but we will hear more about Mists of Pandaria in a few weeks. While we are waiting for new announcements we can review the new Monk class that is coming in Mists of Pandaria using a dedicated thread in our Mists of Pandaria forum.

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Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Talent Tree Homogenization
There is homogenization that is good for the game, and homogenization that is bad for the game.

Consider Blood Lust/Heroism and Rebirth (battle rez). Those are very powerful abilities and probably mandatory for raiding. If shaman and druids were the only classes that brought them still, then every 10-player raid group would need a shaman and druid to be successful. In a game with 10-player raids and 11 classes, that means someone is excluded. Even worse, if yours is the guild with 2 really good rogues or hunters, you are going to have to make the choice to sit one of those players out in order to be optimal. Even if that hunter is a really nice guy or a good player, he can't come because you need Blood Lust. We don't think that's fun, and we know a lot of players agree. There are several abilities in this mandatory or near-mandatory category: interrupts, raid buffs, dispels and so on. We have no problems spreading those around, or homogenizing the abilities that mean groups can bring the player they want to.

The other category though is making each class feel a bit different when you play them. These are abilities or mechanics that tend to make your class or spec feel unique, but aren't mandatory. There are a lot of these in the game: Chakra, Cauterize, Bladestorm, Demonic Circle, etc. There are of course still going to be healing, survival, damage and movement abilities in the game that are equivalent in their effect as another classes' ability, but they all work a little differently, and hopefully make you feel different when you group with other characters or play different alts. It's important to us to protect those differences in the game. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Character and Creature Model Quality
We've acknowledged that the old character models could do with a revamp, and we're planning to get this done. But the point several of you raised about system requirements holds true; we want WoW to be accessible to those with older machines as well as those of you with top-end gaming rigs. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

MMO-Report
The MMO Report is back after the holidays, and we definitely did not forget about Casey, mostly. He is back this week to tell you about DC Universe Online, the Firefly MMO, and his ever popular Mail Bag!

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  1. vazar_da_priest's Avatar
    slow news lately
  1. toychristopher's Avatar
    Casey is adorable.
  1. Remnas's Avatar
    Firefly MMO FTW
  1. TheRevenantHero's Avatar
    Stop feeding us rehashed shit that can be seen on the damned web site. Give us something new instead of filler.
  1. Narshe's Avatar
    I know they've been talking about new race models for along time now, but its nice going from "we would like to" to "we're planning to get this done." Wasn't 100% sold that they were really going to do this even after what they said at Blizzcon, but now I'm excited that it will be done for sure, regardless of how long it takes.
  1. Neurodrill's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevenantHero View Post
    Stop feeding us rehashed shit that can be seen on the damned web site. Give us something new instead of filler.
    That'll be kind of hard to do, since mmo-champion re-hashes what Blizzard posts and does not, in fact, make the actual decisions/posts at Blizzard what needs the re-hashing.
  1. Vulryth's Avatar
    i could've sworn i read somewhere that monks would be able to use polearms
  1. Kaldreno's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vulryth View Post
    i could've sworn i read somewhere that monks would be able to use polearms
    Maybe the official page? Linked right above you in this article?
  1. Melkandor's Avatar
    Did they say that hunter's can't bring Lust? Can't a pet do that?
  1. Asur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Melkandor View Post
    Did they say that hunter's can't bring Lust? Can't a pet do that?
    They were saying if, if.
  1. Ikkarus's Avatar
    I think WoW needs a rebuild, from the character design till the gameplay, it comes a time when you must face your work and admit "it's done, this system offered all that was possible, let's move on" There's a lot of MMORPG, that even free has an awesome battle gameplay such as Vindictus and Dragon Nest for exemple, I'm not saying that Blizzard should copy these games, I'm just saying that they should move on, make something really new and stop getting stuck in the same thing...
  1. Boubouille's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevenantHero View Post
    Stop feeding us rehashed shit that can be seen on the damned web site. Give us something new instead of filler.
    We don't control the news flow, we depend on Blizzard for that kind of stuff and all we do is fill the blanks when they're not doing anything public.

    Also, I think you need a hug.
  1. Desdonde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevenantHero View Post
    Stop feeding us rehashed shit that can be seen on the damned web site. Give us something new instead of filler.
    You're acting as if he controls Blizzard or something... he can't suddenly bring new stuff out of nowhere man, lol
  1. Kazlehoff's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    We don't control the news flow, we depend on Blizzard for that kind of stuff and all we do is fill the blanks when they're not doing anything public.

    Also, I think you need a hug.
    BoubOwned

    i think he needs a time out more than a hug tbh

    And i think im going to be pretty sad when the highest poly character model is the race that, in my opinion, is the most lame.

    \\
  1. Narshe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    We don't control the news flow, we depend on Blizzard for that kind of stuff and all we do is fill the blanks when they're not doing anything public.

    Also, I think you need a hug.

    Or he needs to get laid, heh.
  1. fearmemortals's Avatar
    For those of you who have come here looking for news of the FireFly Online Game: The Multiverse Foundation is no longer looking to develop a FireFly MMO.
    Direct quote from the Multiverse Foundation website. Casey said that Mutliverse reformed as Multiverse Foundation and aquired the source code, but why then are Multiverse Foundation explicitly stating that there is no work being done on the Firefly MMO?
  1. Boubouille's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Narshe View Post
    Or he needs to get laid, heh.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zJHM...feature=fvwrel
  1. Oneirophobia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevenantHero View Post
    Stop feeding us rehashed shit that can be seen on the damned web site. Give us something new instead of filler.
    I feel like I've seen this kind of posting before...

    Ah yes. When discussing anything Blizzard posts (or does). Sept now its MMO.


    I like the word "rehashed." I feel like that word didn't exist before people started using it to describe ZG and ZA.
  1. De Lupe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevenantHero View Post
    Stop feeding us rehashed shit that can be seen on the damned web site. Give us something new instead of filler.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    We don't control the news flow, we depend on Blizzard for that kind of stuff and all we do is fill the blanks when they're not doing anything public.

    Also, I think you need a hug.
    PretendThisIsAHugPhotoFromFluttershy.
  1. Eleveneleven's Avatar
    gotta love how Blizzard is still lazy after the holidays with nothing meaningful to talk about...there was like 3 weeks of nothing meaningful during the holidays which was expected but now like any self-respecting company...you come out full force to start the year and it's just as slow now as it was at the end of December for Blizzard...pathetic

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