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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. Beregond82's Avatar
    Heirloom change = cheap way to give player another boring thing to farm and to keep them playing .... It's the actual design purpose of many recent additions to the game (billions of dailies, valor gear with rep, no tabards, valor upgrades....) many things that we did in previous expansions now takes 10x; they just don't realize they're ruining the game, it's turning into a korean grinding mmo
  1. zoby's Avatar
    One more reason to turn on my BG bot and farm 4k honor a night / trade for JP and buy those shiny heirlooms. You are asking for it blizzard, really.
  1. StGank's Avatar
    Of course it looks horrible, it's nowhere near finished, it's a basic outline that the developers can work with... you can't ask a team to work with the vision is someone's head. Seriously you people would find anything to complain about, just for the sake of complaining if nothing else.
  1. OneSent's Avatar
    Holy shit, is that an Heirloom Shield?!

    Bout' time!
  1. Korru's Avatar
    Buah, I'll have my 11 toons to 90 by then.
  1. Arag's Avatar
    If i was able to buy every single hairloom for every single class, few jp more wont be much so i dont see problem.
  1. Bantokar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by zoby View Post
    One more reason to turn on my BG bot and farm 4k honor a night / trade for JP and buy those shiny heirlooms. You are asking for it blizzard, really.
    So because some new optional gear that you don´t want to grind for is added to the game, Blizzard is forcing you to be a cheat? The self entitlement is mindboggling.
  1. Quilzar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yourcatdead View Post
    Inb4 QQ about Warlock Island. Yes, we know Blizzard favors Warlocks, etc etc. Shhh..


    If the heirloom stretch was to 90, it might be worth it. But otherwise, I see no real point in doing this. Cataclysm levels are already insanely fast without any BoAs. Really hoping Blizzard changes this.
    Yeah I am not 100% sure what is going on yet.

    As you say changing them for 1-90 would be very nice and might justify the cost (I do still doubt it though!).

    Maybe they are introducing "or" payment so you can trade in old item or pay the JP.

    I am not sure what is going on with it at all, PTR is PTR I guess.
  1. Murkas's Avatar
    Leveling from 80 to 85 takes.. 1day? and with heirlooms.. 20 hours? they are'nt worth this high cost of JP.. I thought they simply upgrade them to 85, but in this way nearly no one will buy them..
  1. Nosferato's Avatar
    warlocks gets n island, rogues ravenholt got 0 changes even with a spesific legendary quest chain there
  1. Nonslid's Avatar
    So warlocks get a reused Ragefire Chasm (May be miss spelled, ally player here..)? Looks like the rest will be cool though

    About the new heirlooms, no way I will be able to afford it, running dungeons are so boring... (But remember, you can just send them over to an alt you've leveled up and ran a few HCs to gear up, bet you got some JP laying around there you can spend)
  1. gorocz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nonslid View Post
    So warlocks get a reused Ragefire Chasm (May be miss spelled, ally player here..)? Looks like the rest will be cool though
    It's reused Maw of Neltharion, the cave in Obsidian Dragonshrine in Dragonblight...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosferato View Post
    warlocks gets n island, rogues ravenholt got 0 changes even with a spesific legendary quest chain there
    Take it if you want, all we want is the green fire ;-)
  1. Ielenia's Avatar
    Soo... for the new Heirloom items, I'll have to buy the normal, up-to-level-80 heirlooms, and then pay the justice points price of the heirloom item AGAIN just to have it work for... five more levels? So basically the heirloom price jus went up by 100%, just so I can use for five mote levels? I don't think that's fair at all, and believe that very few people would do the upgrade, unless they're in a huge hurry to reach max level.

    I really wish those prices aren't final. Make the ''''upgraded'''' heirloom items cost somewhat more than the originals, AND have a big discount (50% at least) if you have the previous item! That way, if you don't have the original heirloom, buying the upgraded version would be cheaper than if you just bought the original and then upgraded it.
  1. Hotasianchick's Avatar
    Having played since 2006 and having each class at 85 or higher all 11 toons with no more spaces to make a character this kills me inside ... i love lvling characters, new BOA gear i am drooling . i already deleted a lock with heroic dragonsoul kills to feed the monkey ... i would grind for that just to have the best as crappy as the grind would be ... i cant raid all day i have other interests and stretching out to other servers would be nice with the new cross realm crap but its just another give us 25 bucks to transfer a toon with boa gear on them ... and i feel like im getting the real big screw from Blizzard .
    Should i be like woohoo !!! You are killing me ...
  1. manicminer's Avatar
    Yeah this is a little ridiculous, I think I'll buy the tank shield and that's about it.
  1. Ferrouswheel's Avatar
    LOL @ Heirlooms. I wonder how these morons still have jobs.
  1. Viridiancity's Avatar
    Warlock Island looks like a Moonglade / Peak of Serenity / Acherus type place for Warlocks. Maybe we'll see more for other classes eventually. I imagine the Council of Six Daggers will be located on that island.
  1. Evisiling's Avatar
    Maybe you should nerf the Warlocks chaos bolt some more before favouring them and giving them more shit.

    And seriously isnt that the best excuse you could think of why Stormwind still isnt repaied, ran out of stone so they arent doing anything... -.-
  1. ThatsOurEric's Avatar
    What I want to know is why they can't increase the lvl of the existing items in the first place. Still, if that's the price of
    the new heirlooms when the patch goes live, I'm going to join the others on here and pass. Although you can get a
    lot of JP, I don't see why they have to be so expensive in the first place. And the whole "have the original, then use
    that plus an additional JP to get the upgraded version"....yeah, thanks but no thanks.

    Personally speaking, it's cool if they want to up the lvl cap, but dammit all if I'd rather they worked on a way to make
    these mailable to other servers rather than the current method, which is to give'em all to one character and then pay
    $25 to send them another server.
  1. Melilithia's Avatar
    Wow Blizzard, way to give me hopes and yank them away painfully...
    Just change the current heirlooms to scale to 85; we shouldn't have to waste JP for 5 levels. Less confusing and more streamlined.

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