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Heroic Lei Shen 25 Videos
Method and Blood Legion both released videos of their Lei Shen kills today!





Patch 5.3 PTR Notes Update - April 4
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General
      • Nimble Brew now also removes horrify effects, and reduces the duration of horrify effects and fear, and is available to all Monk specializations (formerly only available for Brewmaster and Windwalker Monks).
    • Talents
      • Ring of Peace had been redesigned. The ability forms an 8-yard sanctuary around a friendly target for 8 seconds, instantly disarming and silencing enemies within the area-of-effect for 3 seconds. Enemies that use abilities other than auto-attacks or cast spells on allies within the Ring of Peace will be disarmed and silenced for 3 seconds. Disarm and silence effects are subject to diminishing returns.

  • Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General
      • Mass Dispel no longer dispels magic effects that are normally undispellable. Cast time has been decreased to 0.5 seconds, down from 1.5 seconds for Discipline and Holy Priests.
      • Void Shift had its cooldown decreased to 5 minutes, down from 6 minutes for Discipline and Holy Priests. For Shadow Priests, cooldown has been increased to 10 minutes, up from 6 minutes, and the spell is no longer usable while in Arenas or Rated Battlegrounds.
    • Glyphs
      • Glyph of Mass Dispel has been redesigned and no longer reduces cast time. The glyph now enables Mass Dispel to dispel magic effects that are normally undispellable.
    • Discipline
      • Atonement now heals nearby friendly targets for 80% of the damage dealt, down from 100%.

  • Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General
      • Lightning Bolt can now be cast while moving.
    • Glyphs
      • New Glyph: Glyph of Lightning Shield causes Lightning Shield to reduce the amount of damage taken by 10%.
      • Glyph of Unleashed Lightning has been removed and replaced with Glyph of Lightning Shield.

  • Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • General
      • Defensive Stance now decreases damage taken by 25%, up from 15%.
    • Protection
      • Unwavering Sentinel no longer increases the damage reduction of Defensive Stance by 10%.

Pet Battles
  • General
    • Fixed an issue where pet abilities that had a chance to stun were not working correctly.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Scenarios
    • Lorewalker Cho will allow heroes to take part in either faction's scenarios, so players can see what the other side has been up to.

PvP
  • Battle Fatigue now reduces the amount of healing and absorbs by 50%, up from 30%.
  • PvP Power bonus to healing for healing specializations has been increased to 100%, up from 50% for Druids, Monks, Paladins, Priests, and Shamans.
  • PvP Power bonus to healing for damage specializations has been increased to 75%, up from 25% for Druids, Monks, Paladins, Priests, and Shamans.

Items
  • Players starting on Cataclysm content can purchase level-80 gear from Iris Moonweaver in Hyjal and Erunak in Vashj'ir to more easily qualify for Blackrock Caverns and Abyssal Maw: Throne of Tides.

UI
  • When using name plates, castbars will now display for all NPCs.

Patch 5.2 Hotfixes: April 4
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Quests
  • Extended Shore Leave: This quest has been temporarily removed from quest rotation to address an issue with the Zandalari Warship.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Fixed an issue where Warlocks remained in the wrong phase at The Black Temple after completing the quest Seek the Signal.
  • Throne of Thunder
    • Durumu the Forgotten
      • During the Light Spectrum phase, Yellow Eye's cone now moves more quickly on Raid Finder difficulty.

Items
  • Darkmoon Card: Blue Dragon now has a reduced chance to activate its effect for characters that are level 61-69 and its effect no longer activates for characters above level 69.

Pet Battle Accuracy Changes in Patch 5.3
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Greetings, trainers!

We wanted to take a moment to discuss some of the broad accuracy changes we’re making to Pet Battles in patch 5.3. The overarching goal behind these changes is to provide transparency to reduce the amount of uncontrolled randomness, where one miss often makes or breaks a match. Once patch 5.3 is live, you’ll see “hit chance” listed for all abilities, and this value will update if the pet is affected by abilities that increase or reduce the chance to hit.


In addition, we’ve removed the base 5% chance to dodge, and reduced the chance to miss opponents of higher levels from 5% per level to 2% per level. The end result should be that your attacks that should hit, will hit, and there’s greater incentive to get out there and fight higher-level pets for greater experience rewards.

In a turn-based game, randomness can be a lot of fun if handled correctly. Without a little randomness, the outcome of a match could be predicted to a high degree of certainty before the first swing, and that’s no fun. Randomness often works best when it is opt-in, often in exchange for greater attack power, longer duration, etc. In fact, many higher-damage battle pet abilities already had a reduced chance to hit, which will now be visible.

With the removal of the base dodge chance, we were left with a large number of abilities that now had a 100% hit chance. We’ve made a handful of minor modifications to some of these abilities, giving them greater damage in exchange for a reduced chance to hit. It’s worth noting that every battle pet type (e.g. Dragonkin) have at least one ability that hits 100% of the time, allowing you to opt-out of the randomness if you prefer a less risky strategy. (Check out the full list of basic abilities that have gained additional damage in exchange for reduced accuracy below.)


Finally, we’ve left the base 5% chance to gain a critical strike (for 1.5x damage), and +/- 10% damage variance on all abilities, at least for the time being. We believe that getting a crit generally feels good, and the damage variance is often enough to make a match a bit less predetermined without swinging the match heavily in one player’s favor.

We also wanted to thank the community for the great feedback we’ve gotten so far about Pet Battles. Keep it coming!

As noted earlier, the following basic attacks have had their damage increased by 5-15% and accuracy reduced by 5-15%:

(See Blog Post for full list)

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This article was originally published in forum thread: Heroic Lei Shen 25 Videos, 5.3 PTR Notes Update, April 4 Hotfixes, Pet Battle Changes started by chaud View original post
Comments 62 Comments
  1. Aliok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Items
    • Players starting on Cataclysm content can purchase level-80 gear from Iris Moonweaver in Hyjal and Erunak in Vashj'ir to more easily qualify for Blackrock Caverns and Abyssal Maw: Throne of Tides.
    I commented to Blizzard a few months in to Cataclysm about the issue of item level and the starter Cataclysm dungeons - how difficult it was to make the jump from Wrath item level to Cata item level in order for LFD to allow the character to queue - using my goblin hunter as an example. I was shouted down by other forum goers telling me to form a guild group or buy gear from the AH (neither of which were actual solutions, merely band-aids to address the symptoms of the actual problem).

    Sweet, sweet vindication. *basks in self-satisfied glow for a couple of minutes*

    Of course, this should have been done years ago.

    Also, is the Curse survey truly already closed? It hasn't been available for long at all. Survey is working now.
  1. Mawler's Avatar
    General: Mass Dispel no longer dispels magic effects that are normally undispellable. Cast time has been decreased to 0.5 seconds, down from 1.5 seconds for Discipline and Holy Priests.
    Will that be making Glyph of Enduring Enduring Infection useless and a buff will be coming or some other glyph coming to replace that?
  1. Rush042's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mawler View Post
    Will that be making Glyph of Enduring Enduring Infection useless and a buff will be coming or some other glyph coming to replace that?
    I don't see why it would, considering Mass Dispel does not dispel disease effects.
  1. Takeada's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kennyisnotdead View Post
    I'm kind of displeased with seeing that fight on heroic. I guess my standards over the years have grown beyond their design.

    Aside from by biased perception it looks like a very challenging fight for players who have no been playing that long. Looks like the the emperor from star wars as a mogu.
    Watching a top guild do a fight isn't a valid way to judge it, as you're obviously seeing their best attempt on the fight and not the endless wiping they had to get to that point. I mean the very fact that Method in their video are so relaxed the first two phases is due to them doing those two phases so many times they know it by heart.

    Overall it's a well designed fight. Very tight enrage mechanics for transitions and, as all good fights, it has abilities that tests a raider's individual skill and not always just the raid as a whole.
  1. MatteoG's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne25uk View Post
    Always wanted to know what 25 virgins screaming out loud sounded like,now i do i can die happy.

    Also for the hardcore brown nosers,note how method nearly all died and how blood legion had a vast majority still up,2nd best maybe but i think they should be joint top for having more people alive.
    "Always wanted to know what 25 virgins screaming out loud sounded like"

    That's a bit of a peculiar thing to say, if you think that's normal you should see a psychiatrist or I feel you'll end up in prison in a few years.

    Anyway, grats to Method proving that hardcore raiding can be fun!
  1. spyke's Avatar
    This is the first time ever that they post 2 videos on the front page of the same boss, never happen before even when guilds released different videos short after the other, all this so BL video can get their 5M of fame also. If Method didn't got the WF or released the video first, they would only post the BL video with the excuse they did it first or released the video first since the old 'Method has advertisements on their videos' ain't working anymore.

    gj chaud, paycheck from BL incoming.
  1. Aliok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by spyke View Post
    This is the first time ever that they post 2 videos on the front page of the same boss, never happen before even when guilds released different videos short after the other, all this so BL video can get their 5M of fame also. If Method didn't got the WF or released the video first, they would only post the BL video with the excuse they did it first or released the video first since the old 'Method has advertisements on their videos' ain't working anymore.

    gj chaud, paycheck from BL incoming.
    So cynical. Perhaps it was decided to just post both at the same time to avoid users complaining. (Didn't work well, did it?)
  1. SoftyPT's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bany View Post
    When i try to apply to the hearthstone beta and update my system specs i get a
    404 error
    :<
    Change the language on the page to english. Worked for me.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by spyke View Post
    never happen before even when guilds released different videos short after the other
    Happened last tier as well. Stuff happens, get over it.
  1. Rixark's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magemaer View Post
    Why show 1st and 2nd kills on the same page? world first would be enough. Also world second came like a week later.
    Really bad move from mmochamp
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with putting both up. If it offends you, keep scrolling.

    Sometimes I feel like the stupidity of the WoW community is gonna give me an ulcer.
  1. Amaravati's Avatar
    In hearthstone why are Priests represented by Anduin Wrynn? Wouldn't Velen or even Tyrande have been better choices?
    First Blizz shoved Thrall down our throats, now it's Anduin.
  1. Fu1grim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aliok View Post
    So cynical. Perhaps it was decided to just post both at the same time to avoid users complaining. (Didn't work well, did it?)
    blood legions vid was released after methods out of respect. it was the decision of this site to link them in the same post.
  1. Magemaer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by spyke View Post
    This is the first time ever that they post 2 videos on the front page of the same boss, never happen before even when guilds released different videos short after the other, all this so BL video can get their 5M of fame also. If Method didn't got the WF or released the video first, they would only post the BL video with the excuse they did it first or released the video first since the old 'Method has advertisements on their videos' ain't working anymore.

    gj chaud, paycheck from BL incoming.
    Gets world second FIVE days after method. Posts video 5 minutes after method's.

    Yea mmochamp, that was ugly of you posting them together like that as if the kills were within minutes of each other. Not a subtle move.
  1. Zoma's Avatar
    Thank god for the pet battle changes. Misses and dodges were frustrating me more than progression bosses.
  1. UcanDoSht's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alskonda View Post
    I'm pretty sure Blood Legion had an additional reset to gear compared to Method. Might make a bigger difference than you think.
    Like I already pointed out 2 posts under that one you've quoted, thanks. I know that they had more gear, but it doesnt make Method's kill more clean than BL's one... which it wasnt.

    ---------- Post added 2013-04-05 at 11:47 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by shamaze View Post
    World 2 and 3rd actually. Paragon had world 1st.
    World 1st 10 man, this thread is about world 1st 25 man. yayaya...

    ---------- Post added 2013-04-05 at 11:52 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Aliok View Post
    So cynical. Perhaps it was decided to just post both at the same time to avoid users complaining. (Didn't work well, did it?)
    No, its cause Curse is the official sponsor of Blood Legion. It was pointed out last week by one of the MMO-C global/normal CMs.
  1. Magic Sausage's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UcanDoSht View Post
    Dunno what videos you've seen, but there was everyone alive in BLs kill, compared to 3 or so people alive in Methods one. :>
    Except that Method downed the boss about a week and a half earlier than BL resulting in one less reset for them...

    ---------- Post added 2013-04-06 at 04:03 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne25uk View Post
    Always wanted to know what 25 virgins screaming out loud sounded like,now i do i can die happy.

    Also for the hardcore brown nosers,note how method nearly all died and how blood legion had a vast majority still up,2nd best maybe but i think they should be joint top for having more people alive.
    But you could have saved yourself a lot of time by recording yourself screaming and played it back a few times. I'm sure you scream yourself to sleep so it wouldn't require too much extra effort.
  1. Rapti's Avatar
    Paragon was great when they were 25m guild, now that they are 10m - dont care about them.
    Both videos at the same time... dont really care, Method got the gold so who cares.
    Both guilds waited with releasing vids till 3rd 25m kill happened.
    Gratz to both however - Method > Blood Legion.
    The "forever 2nd" was trully passed on to BL.
  1. UcanDoSht's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Sausage View Post
    Except that Method downed the boss about a week and a half earlier than BL resulting in one less reset for them...
    Quote Originally Posted by Alskonda View Post
    I'm pretty sure Blood Legion had an additional reset to gear compared to Method. Might make a bigger difference than you think.
    Like I already pointed out 2 posts under that one you've quoted, thanks. I know that they had more gear, but it doesnt make Method's kill more clean than BL's one... which it wasnt.
    Try reading, helps..
  1. Strakha's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne25uk View Post
    Always wanted to know what 25 virgins screaming out loud sounded like,now i do i can die happy.
    weird that you would bring something like that up in a video game forum... i hope it was a joke but it was a weird one!
  1. Summerdrake's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Strakha View Post
    weird that you would bring something like that up in a video game forum... i hope it was a joke but it was a weird one!
    Weird that you think everyone sounds like that on Vent.

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