MMO-Champion - Transmogrify From Bank and VS, VoidTransmog Addon, Blue Tweets, Setup of the Month
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Patch 5.3 - Transmogrify From Bank and Void Storage
Patch 5.3 adds the ability to transmogrify to items that are located in your bank or Void Storage without having them in your bags! The last update we got on Void Storage space was a no to more slots.



Addon - VoidTransmog
The ability to transmogrify from your Void Storage is already live, but not built in to the default UI. The VoidTransmog addon allows you to transmogrify to anything currently in your Void Storage.

You can open the Void Storage window when at a transmogrification NPC by pressing the Void button on the transmogrify window, then selecting an item from Void Storage and applying it to the correct slot. The items don't appear in the normal flyout selection menu, so you must select the item and then slot.



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Reputation / Questing
Any plans to allow players to complete dailies and other quests while in a raid group? Current design is annoying.
We would like too, yes. We just don't want to splash credit to the whole raid. (Source)
This isn't rocket science. Group credit applies only to group even while in raid. Problem solved! Why so hard to understand?
1) We'd like for groups in raids to go away. 2) Easy to understand and easy to implement are not the same. (Source)

So does this mean we can expect 2x10^10 dailies in every expansion from now on? and have those dailies gate everything?
Have you played 5.2? (Source)
But why is every major patch "New dailies hub and..." but no dungeons. Seems like lack of creativity.
Production-wise, dungeons don't compete with quests or scenarios. Dungeons compete with raids. (Source)

In vanilla, questing was what you did sub-level cap. Raiding level cap. Completely different now. Better? Unsure
In vanilla, you did questing. Then a tiny percentage of players also did raiding. Now most player raid (at least LFR). (Source)
Doesn't stop repetitive content from being repetitive.
I agree. All content gets repetitive. It's impossible to design content faster than players can consume it. Hence, repetition. (Source)

can we have some more uses for Lesser Charms? I think I have approximately a zillion of them.
The use is intended to be that you can take a vacation on dailies if you so choose. (Source)

Misc
Essentially, we want WoW to feel more like fine dining and less like fast food. Please don’t take this simple analogy to ridiculous lengths. (Source)
What about aiming to be a food truck? High end trucks can be a great mixture of convenience, taste, and atmosphere.
Love them, but they aren't that convenient. Here in OC the lines are always long. (Source)

But sometimes, you don't have time for fine dining. you want a quick bite so you can do more important stuff afterwards.
And you can play WoW in very small chunks. You just can't achieve every reward in small chunks. (Source)

the busy working person rarely has time for a fine dining meal though. Perhaps allow that person the ability to succeed
We try to solve that by letting you accomplish something even in very small chunks. You just can't accomplish everything then. (Source)

soooooo are we getting giant talent trees again since this new talent system is like fast food
I'd argue the opposite. The older trees had a lot of empty calories. The newer ones are like tapas - small with depth. (Source)

Fine dining is more about the experience. You spend a little time there. You soak it in. (Source)
In the case of alts though (re flightpaths) the same great meal gets boring and bland after having it over and over again.
I agree, but I'll refer to my comments last week: if your alt is so caught up that you don't need to play it, what's the point? (Source)

How about making wow more like an amusement park, where there's a little bit of everything & you CHOOSE what you want to do?
In WoW, players tend to just pick whatever has the shortest line, not what is the most fun (and then get grumpy about that fact). (Source)

Don't let people's hate over certain features bother you too much. No one is holding a gun to their head and making them play.
It doesn't bother us. We just like to understand the feedback and in turn try and explain a bit why things were designed. (Source)
We'll support playing the game almost any way you want. We won't guarantee that your preferred way is the most efficient way though. (Source)

Why are hotfixes often implemented before being announced seems like it would confuse players
Getting a hotfix applied takes a lot of people. Making an announcement takes a lot of different people (in different time zones). (Source)
Sometimes we'd rather get the fix out ASAP even if the message lags behind. Not ideal though. (Source)

wondering, what would you say are the top 2-3 changes to the SDLC that have led to increased patch delivery?
Better planning. More realistic schedules. More people (it's hard to hire enough good folks, but we're getting there.) (Source)

I think "overly literal" is the better way to describe "too rational", imo.
Perhaps. It's this strange perception that if we get caught in a gotcha that we'll be forced to make a change. (Source)

What mistakes? Mists has been a blast. My only complaint is I don't have time to do everything.
Here are a few at launch: G Lotus felt too mandatory. Progression / rewards at 90 were not clear. PvP balance needed much work. (Source)

Computers - Setup of the Month (by chaud)
Each month or every 2 months, depending on the hardware evolutions, the lovely chaud will work on a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

This month
The current SSD prices seem to have bottomed out for now, with almost all SSDs under $1 per gigabyte when on sale. No new CPUs, GPUs, or SSDs worth waiting for are expected before late in the second quarter this year. RAM prices have been increasing for the past few months, so if you were thinking about adding RAM anytime soon, now is the time.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or something that is similarly multithreaded, you do not need the 3770K and should spend that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't hesitate to post any feedback in the comments of that news post, and don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions! If you are interested in Folding@home, take a look in our team's thread.


Peripherals/Monitors
ComponentPuppy Dolphin
MonitorAsus VS229H-P 21.5" LED IPS Monitor - $140ASUS VS248H-P 24-Inch Monitor - $180
KeyboardKensington Pro Fit Media Keyboard - $18Cyborg V.5 - $48
MouseLogitech G400 - $35Razer Deathadder - $47
SpeakersCreative A220 2.1 Speaker System - $30Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $42
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
MonitorASUS VE278Q 27-Inch - $295HP ZR2440W 24-inch (IPS Panel) - $359
KeyboardLogitech G510 - $94Razer BlackWidow (Backlit)- $76 ($133)
MouseLogitech G500 - $49Razer Naga (Buttons on the Side) - $71
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System - $60Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $75


Puppy and Dolphin
Mix and match anything but the CPU/Motherboard combo between Puppy and Dolphin. Pick one of the two CPU/Motherboard combos.
ComponentPuppy Dolphin
CaseNZXT GAMMA Classic - $37NZXT GAMMA Classic - $37
Power SupplyCorsair CX500 - $58XFX Core Edition PRO 550W - $58
CPUAMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition- $85AMD FX-6300 - $133
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $28Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $33
MotherboardASUS M5A97 R2 AM3+ 970 - $95ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ 990FX - $135
MemoryKingston HyperX Blu 4GB 1333 - $318GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $67
Graphics CardASUS 7770 - $109Gigabyte 7850 2 GB or Gigabyte GTX 660 OC 2GB - $211 / $190
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $60Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $90
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $23Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $23
Total$526$766 - 787


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn. SSDs are always optional.
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
CaseCooler Master HAF 912 - $50Cooler Master HAF X - $170
Power SupplyCorsair 650TX V2 - $87Corsair 750HX - $130
CPUIntel i5-3570K - $210Intel i7-3770K - $310
HeatsinkThermaltake Frio - $58Noctua 6 NH-D14 - $81
MotherboardASUS P8Z77-V LK - $124ASUS P8Z77-V - $176
Memory8GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $6716GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $129
Graphics Card7950 OR GIGABYTE GTX 660 Ti - $330 / $280Gigabyte 7970 OR GIGABYTE GTX 670 - $400 / $380
Hard DriveWestern Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $90Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black - $90
SSDSAMSUNG 840 128GB (Review) - $100
OR
Plextor 128 GB M5 Pro (Review) - $133
Intel 330 180GB (Review) - $125
OR
SAMSUNG 840 Pro 128GB (Review) - $139
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $23Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $23
Total$989 - $1172$1614 - $1648



Megaera Kill Video
Yet another nice intro from Fifth Element!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Transmogrify From Bank and VS, VoidTransmog Addon, Blue Tweets, Setup of the Month started by chaud View original post
Comments 48 Comments
  1. Summerdrake's Avatar
    Did Blizz just show the finger to everyone who needs more bank space!? BASTARDS!
  1. bbr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Summerdrake View Post
    Did Blizz just show the finger to everyone who needs more bank space!? BASTARDS!
    Everyone needs more bank space,. you just need to learn how to make private guild banks and recruit idiots who will level it for you

    I had 3 at one point,. all max level - bank space shortage? huh?
  1. Kaiarra's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bbr View Post
    Everyone needs more bank space,. you just need to learn how to make private guild banks and recruit idiots who will level it for you

    I had 3 at one point,. all max level - bank space shortage? huh?
    Except... you can't put BoP(transmog) gear in a guild bank.

    People aren't complaining about space for BoE/unbound stuff; you can even just bounce that around in the mail if you so feel the urge.

    Pretty useless change - wish they'd spend the time on implementing a transmog wardrobe or something that actually fixes the BoP storage woes.
  1. Neetz's Avatar
    My void storage is already full but I guess that not having to pay 25g every time is a bonus for me.
    Nice video intro, enjoyed the last one also. Only thing I'd say was try to shorten the amount of text broadcasts, seemed to drag on a bit.
  1. Summerdrake's Avatar
    Add that Blizz said they 'understand' that they gave us a lot of bop fun items from quests etc. in MoP. Yet they said that adding more space was a temporary solution only. My reply to that, SO WHAT? Rather a temp solution that works than none at all. What do they think we pay them for, to ignore problems?
  1. Lizbot's Avatar
    I'm sympathetic about data bloat, as increasingly large bags isn't a sustainable model, but right now both my bank and void storage are completely full of rare drops and quest rewards. Conceivably, I might be able to score those rare drops again, but if I delete a quest reward to make space now I'm hooped if I need it later. I realize there's the Self Service Item Restoration now, but that has a one-month cooldown.

    I don't know how practical it would be, but if the game's quests were repeatable -- not for gold, not for experience or vendor loot, but for a non-sellable clone of the original gear -- my space issues would be a lot less pressing.
  1. Quilzar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ares1023 View Post
    Well tbh, I can't really pinpoint the main things that made Isle of Quel'Danas more fun or w/e, it was a mixture of different elements that just made the experience very fun and unique. The daily quests didn't feel like a chore, and it might also be because I liked PvP back then much better than I do now, now a days PvP is all about prevention, there are less cases where you go tit for tat against other classes since some classes just too easily wreck other classes with their stuns/silences/etc.
    Yeah I kind of get the same "felling".

    I really enjoy MoP (certainly compared to 4.3) and I think the raids have been very good, and I really like the story telling in 5.1 & 5.2 (I think the 5.1 faction quests where amazing).

    But I do have this underling Jaded felling, but I have been playing wow for over 8 years, and the very nature of every single MMO is repeated content (quests, raids, dungeons etc etc then all over again with alts over again).

    I do honestly think WoW is decreasing in popularity, but I do think the general MMO is market is I think a lot of people are done with "the grind".

    I do also honestly think that MoP contains some of the best content blizzard have ever released.

    Who know where it will all end!
  1. Lombra's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hilde View Post
    When using that addon, it seems like you still have to pay the expensive fee of putting an item in void storage each time you mog it, this won't happen with this new feature right? If it doesn't I'm sure to use void storage more.
    There is no additional fee for transmogging an item from the void storage.

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