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Patch 5.2 - Warlock Island
It isn't clear where this island will be used, if at all, during the new Warlock quest line for green fire. The sky is similar to the one used in the Black Temple, where most of the quest line takes place. The second part of the Island is just a copy of the Maw of Neltharion.

Don't forget that this is not ready or intended to be previewed, is not a 100% accurate preview, and is likely to change before release.





Patch 5.2 - New Heirloom Items
Patch 5.2 adds several new Heirloom items that scale to level 85. These are upgraded versions of current heirlooms and can be purchased with the old heirloom and Justice Points.

The Justice Points cost is the same as it is for the level 80 version. The new shields cost 2175 Justice Points.



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
PTR Access – Known Issue
We’re aware that some players are having connection issues when attempting to log into the Public Test Realm. We’re investigating the issue with our QA and development teams to resolve the problem.

Please be aware that our Customer Support department cannot assist with issues pertaining to PTR access, or upgrading your current PTR account's status. If you have an open ticket we’d appreciate you closing it and waiting for further updates here regarding resolution of the issue.

Thank you all for the reports and for your patience. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Patch 5.2 and Conquest Points
As far as I can tell we still haven’t released information about when the current arena season will be over.

But whenever a season ends, Conquest Points usually reset, and get converted to Honor and/or gold when above the cap. You can probably expect the same thing to happen this time, but we’ll provide more exact information when we get closer to the end of the season.

Don't worry too much about it, we always put out some news whenever a PvP season is about to end with at least 1 or 2 weeks’ notice. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Elegon Hotfix
This specific hotfix requires realm restarts, which have not happened since it went in. The fix should be picked up with maintenance next week. Sorry about the confusion! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

LFR to See Content
If you're pressed for time and your goal is to see and experience raid content, LFR(Looking For Raid) is available and a relatively accessible way to experience that content. The item levels dropped from LFR isn't as high end as those from Heroic modes, but your character's item level doesn't have to be the sole barometer of how much fun you're having. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

What is the ETA for Stormwind and Orgrimmar Repairs?
With the majority of stone and lumber being sent to the various war fronts for construction and repairs, there's essentially nothing left for the craftsmen to work with. In fact, the laborers seen toiling over the constructions are not actually doing anything. We've told them they can go home, or volunteer for Pandaria duty, but every day they climb up those ladders, and every day slowly hammer at boards and walls to no effect. They take their lunches in solitude, sometimes taking a break to stare at the sun, and at the end of their shift they climb down and go home.

They've repeated this every day for over two years. We're quite worried about them. Top men are currently investigating the possibility of providing them with twigs and small rocks with the belief that some progress may snap them out of it.

(Dave Kosak answered this today as well!) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Patch 5.2 Release Date
How many grunts must the Horde call upon
Before patch five point two is here?
Yes, 'n' how many troops must the Alliance train for war
Before the Thunder King begins his reign?
Yes, 'n' how many ales must be brewed in advance
Before the Pandaren can be well supplied?
The answer, my friend, is comin' soon indeed,
The answer is comin' soon indeed. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Future
How about next raid content? İt will be a equal quality with ulduar and sunwell?
I'm pretty excited about it personally, but I don't want to overpromise anything. (Source)

Wasn't the Void Storage feature supposed to work WITH the Transmog, so we could transmog things that are in the Void Storage?
It was designed to work the way it does, but not having to move stuff out of VS is a common request we're considering. (Source)

So, going by the information available as of now, 5.2 will once again be a 5 months wait?
Was 5.1? (Source)
5.1 was supposed to be launched with Mists. It was cut and "masked" as a patch to combat GW2. 5.2 isn't like that.
I think you greatly overestimate our ability to hit a target date even if we paid that close attention to competitors. (Source)

2. try: is there a chance we will ever see flying combats / air pvp ? maybe as a bg or open world ?
Pretty unlikely TBH. It would take huge changes to our combat engine. (Source)

Are you guys still kinda working on that thing that has spells land on different parts of the target's body?
Yeah. It won't be anytime soon though. It's a big project. (Source)

What about the resource-collection part of the War Effort? That does't concentrate players in one spot.
Yeah, the overall feel of that was pretty cool. Not sure farming Linen was, but a neat idea to revisit someday. (Source)

PvE
You make raids for 2 or sometimes even 1 tank out of 25 people and wonder why there aren't more tanks...
There were few tanks even back when the majority didn't raid. It's the responsibility IMO. (Source)

Why were the fully raid buffed DPS dummies not implemented on live servers - only PTR? Intention behind this?
We don't want players to obsess with theoretical DPS. Who wins a target dummy doesn't actually mean anything. On PTR it's to help us. (Source)
But that's punishing the theory crafters who hate using sims but would rather the real thing; over a dumb epeen contest
I'd argue that the dumb contest would do more damage to the game than better theorycrafting would bring. (Source)

LFR is awful. What happened to encouraging people to do content with friends and guild? Another blow to alts as well.
I 100% believe you will have more fun and stick with the game longer if you play with friends. LFR is for when you can't. (Source)

also do you have anything in mind for pvp power to enhance heals outside instances? world-pvp being so important now
Unless something changed recently, PvP Power does enhance heals in the outdoor world. Just not in instances. (Source)

linear progression was the worst idea you ever could return to.. you leave behind lots of alt-players and returners.
We understand that. But the alternative is that other players feel their accomplishments have no meaning if rapid catch up exists. (Source)

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  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Obviously this is going to be a trade-in thing.

    The cost of the new heirlooms (1-85) is going to be EITHER 1500 JP OR trade-in the old one and get the new one.

    I love reading the stupid comments from players crying about stuff that is barely on the PTR.

    Another really interesting fact is that heirlooms generally have stats based on the expansion you are in. So for instance, at lvl 58, a green item from BC will actually have much better stats than your heirlooms.

    This principle is expanded greatly with 80-85 because there are so many incredible MOP rare items that have level requirements at 81. Those type of items will be far superior to what a lvl 81 heirloom is. A lvl 81 heirloom might be ilvl 330 or so.. there are plenty of ilvl 442 rare items from MOB that a lvl 81 can use. My monk is not there yet, but I have been buying up MoP gear for him to use from 80-85. I know I have an ilvl 442 weapon he can use at 81 and a few other items with ilvls above 400. Even with slots that have exp bonus, 100 ilvls is a lot to pass up.
  1. endless's Avatar
    anyone else see this http://ptr.wowhead.com/item=93900 no alliance version yet can someone on PTR tell me more please like how much and from where?
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Azrile View Post
    Obviously this is going to be a trade-in thing.

    The cost of the new heirlooms (1-85) is going to be EITHER 1500 JP OR trade-in the old one and get the new one.

    I love reading the stupid comments from players crying about stuff that is barely on the PTR.

    Another really interesting fact is that heirlooms generally have stats based on the expansion you are in. So for instance, at lvl 58, a green item from BC will actually have much better stats than your heirlooms.

    This principle is expanded greatly with 80-85 because there are so many incredible MOP rare items that have level requirements at 81. Those type of items will be far superior to what a lvl 81 heirloom is. A lvl 81 heirloom might be ilvl 330 or so.. there are plenty of ilvl 442 rare items from MOB that a lvl 81 can use. My monk is not there yet, but I have been buying up MoP gear for him to use from 80-85. I know I have an ilvl 442 weapon he can use at 81 and a few other items with ilvls above 400. Even with slots that have exp bonus, 100 ilvls is a lot to pass up.
    Someone on the WoW forums claims to have been on the PTR and says it's trade in the old item PLUS Justice Points, like some of the Tier Gear from Wrath.
  1. Clockwork Pinkie's Avatar
    Might as well scale them to 90, an expansion is more than likely next year.
  1. Arrogant Bastard's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Azrile View Post
    Another really interesting fact is that heirlooms generally have stats based on the expansion you are in. So for instance, at lvl 58, a green item from BC will actually have much better stats than your heirlooms.

    This principle is expanded greatly with 80-85 because there are so many incredible MOP rare items that have level requirements at 81. Those type of items will be far superior to what a lvl 81 heirloom is. A lvl 81 heirloom might be ilvl 330 or so.. there are plenty of ilvl 442 rare items from MOB that a lvl 81 can use. My monk is not there yet, but I have been buying up MoP gear for him to use from 80-85. I know I have an ilvl 442 weapon he can use at 81 and a few other items with ilvls above 400. Even with slots that have exp bonus, 100 ilvls is a lot to pass up.
    You are missing the entire reason behind heirlooms, it is the exp bonus not the stats; 45% additional exp is huge for leveling.
  1. Dreadnor's Avatar
    beta is beta. ptr is ptr
  1. roahn the warlock's Avatar
    If that island is an attempt to get more warlock players... it's a good idea :P
  1. Runeweaver's Avatar
    I'm happy to see another class getting their own "area" so to speak. I would love to see more of them ^^
  1. asasyn13's Avatar
    i think the green fire will be cool Warlocks getting some love.
  1. lukoil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Azrile View Post
    Another really interesting fact is that heirlooms generally have stats based on the expansion you are in. So for instance, at lvl 58, a green item from BC will actually have much better stats than your heirlooms.
    .
    http://imgur.com/7IxxE - stat progression. So great heirloom ups are on 58/68 levels. And no - Green items from BC have more stamina but less all other stats on 58 lvl.
  1. Qarling's Avatar
    I would pay through the nose for heirlooms if they were truly BoA like mounts are now. That is the only way they can justify the prices they are planning to impose. Long story short, they will realize the mistake when no one buys them, or they just don't care.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    Good think I don't play warlock another thing they add to wow I'll never see along with rogue quest and all them other class only stuff.
  1. BeerWolf's Avatar
    Heirloom items... why the fuck couldn't they just update their scaling to 85?

    No, instead they make it a 'different' item... how fecking retarded to say the least.
  1. tgrhwke's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    I think Hunters would just be sad you missed them out entirely >_>
    The whole wild world where they can find rare pets is their area.
  1. Xaxxor's Avatar
    Don't care too much about the heirloom upgrade.. it's only 5 lvls which go fast nowadays anyways.
    Just came to say that the Daily Blink was awesome
  1. Cai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Soeroah View Post
    Someone on the WoW forums claims to have been on the PTR and says it's trade in the old item PLUS Justice Points, like some of the Tier Gear from Wrath.
    I am currently playing on PTR and that is how it is.
  1. Gilian's Avatar
    3500 JP to upgrade your heirlooms with 5 levels is way too much. Even for 10% xp for 5 levels.

    I rather go level my alt instead of farming JP for hours. In the time I can farm 7k JP for 20% extra xp for level 80-85 I can just level my alt from 80 to 85. Unless I am planning to use these heirlooms on at least three characters or I am JP capped by doing things I was already going to do anyway it's very unlikely I will upgrade them if the price stays like this.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-07 at 10:08 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by tgrhwke View Post
    The whole wild world where they can find rare pets is their area.
    To keep us busy by making us farm more JP. Like it is fun to do even more mindnumbing heroics.

    I wonder how they are going to do this next tier and the tier after that. Do they really expect us to keep running these stupid heroics the whole expansion?
  1. Sidone's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gilian View Post
    To keep us busy by making us farm more JP. Like it is fun to do even more mindnumbing heroics.

    I wonder how they are going to do this next tier and the tier after that. Do they really expect us to keep running these stupid heroics the whole expansion?
    And then to think people rly want to farm mindnumbing heroics with a tabard equipped
    Farming the JP will be quicker then the leveling. And hopefully they drop the prices a bit.
  1. Moustacho's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    I think Hunters would just be sad you missed them out entirely >_>
    Whole Azeroth is for Hunters :P

    But just to be serious. Who gives a damn what class' get. Roll a warlock, play the island. Notice you get bored playing a warlock and go play your main again...
  1. Hepes's Avatar
    Finally Green Fire woot

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