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Patch 5.4 Unannounced Feature
Ghostcrawler took the time to point out why he doesn't normally talk about at or even hint at features early.

This is why we can't have nice things


This Week Only - All US and EU Character Services 50% Off
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
If you’ve been thinking about switching realms or making other changes to your character, now’s the perfect time—because this week all character services are 50% off. To get started, simply log in to Battle.net account management. For more information on how each service works, check out the links below.

Character Transfer - Move your character to a different realm

Faction Change - Change a character’s faction (from Horde to Alliance, or from Alliance to Horde)

Race Change - Change a character’s race (within the same faction)

Appearance Change - Change your character’s appearance (optional Name Change included)

Name Change - Change your character’s name

Sale ends June 10th 2013!

Patch 5.3 Hotfixes - June 4
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
General
  • Alliance players are now able to initiate duels in the exterior areas around the Shrine of Seven Stars.

Classes

Quests
  • Commandeer That Balloon!: Players should now be able to interact with the rope ladder.
  • Lighting the Way: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 88, down from 89.
  • Path of the Last Emperor: Fixed an issue where rope anchors were incorrectly despawning for players that moved too far away from Seer Hao Pham Roo.
  • Perfectly Pure: Pure Water should now be lootable by multiple players in the same party again.
  • The Fragrance of Money: Bear Musk should have a chance to drop again.
  • That's a Big Bug: Minimum level to start the quest has been reduced to level 88, down from 89.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Throne of Thunder
    • Dark Animus
      • Massive Anima Golems will no longer target the same player with multiple Matter Swap debuffs.
      • Monk's Revival ability will no longer dispel the Matter Swap debuff.
  • Gate of the Setting Sun
    • The dungeon should now properly require characters to be at least level 88 before allowing them to enter on Normal difficulty.

Items

Darkmoon Faire Cross-Realm Zone
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Honestly I kinda like the CRZ'd DMF. I think bustling and crowded is the expected state of any worthwhile carnival.
Yeah, and that's the intent behind CRZ as a whole. The Darkmoon Faire being CRZ'd is intentional, the problem is it's just allowing too many people into the same cross-realm instance right now and causing some overcrowding issues. Much of the intent of cross-realm zones is providing the experience of a lively massively-multiplayer environment, even for lower level zones where players don't tend to congregate as much any more. We certainly want the Darkmoon Faire to always feel like you're visiting a mystical carnival full of excited patrons.

We've developed a fix and that will be implemented with Tuesday morning's rolling restarts. Let us know what you think afterward, and we'll be closely monitoring the changes as well.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Patch 5.4 Legendary Item
The furthest anyone has gotten is to receive the 600 ilvl cloak that was implemented this patch (I believe?). The actually weapon, I'm assuming, won't come out until 5.4.
You're certain it's a weapon? ;) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Conquest Catch Up System
After looking into the reported issues with catch-up caps not being appropriate I wanted to clarify on a few points.

(Week of season x 1000) - Total Conquest Points earned this season = Conquest cap

This calculation is not actually 100% correct and does leave some room for interpretation. To clarify on the formula and to ensure that you are all aware of how your Conquest cap should be calculated:

(Week of season - 1) * 1000 – Conquest points earned this season + Cap received from your current rating = Weekly cap

As you can see, your cap from rating should be added on top of the catch-up cap and the first week of the season is not included in the calculation, I have corrected my previous posts to reflect this. The reason that the calculation is actually uses "Week of season - 1" is because if we included the first week then we’d basically be giving players an extra 1000 points in the first week. The goal of this system is to give players who haven’t been maxing their conquest a way to catch up, not to give everyone an additional boost in the first week.

In addition to this, some of you have stated that you noticed some of your catch up cap disappearing mysteriously, try doing the calculation again with the new formula provided above. If you are still missing some of your catch up cap, can you provide some additional information to help us with looking into this matter such as; your current Conquest point cap and the amount of points that you have earned so far this season. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blizzard Entertainment Is Going to San Diego Comic-Con 2013
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Blizzard Entertainment is excited to announce that our licensed products will be strutting their stuff on the show floor at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con!

Along with showcasing some of the new licensed products coming out this year, the booth will also be where the writers and artists behind some of our comics and books will be signing. We will also be selling exclusive SDCC products for the first time.

Yeah, we've been keeping busy.

Keep an eye out for more details coming soon, including schedules and the products we’ll have available.

We hope to see you there!

Dark Legacy Comics #392
DLC #392 takes a look at what happens when you try to be helpful and tank.

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Comments 154 Comments
  1. Krystal's Avatar
    I hate my luck. It figures that they put in this sale 2 days after I server AND faction transferred a toon to be with a friend. Argh lol. @_@
  1. MysticalOS's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ispamx View Post
    But but... the feature... :'( I must know what it is!

    I guess they decided it wouldn't live up to its hype and won't disclose what it is.
    remember all the hype about that new unannounced game. Then we got hearthstone....

    yeah, i think they don't want THAT to happen again. Not that HS was bad, it just wasn't up to the hype people expected. People expected a wow expansion, or titan and when they got hearthstone they were like "huh"...
  1. nekobaka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Krystal View Post
    I hate my luck. It figures that they put in this sale 2 days after I server AND faction transferred a toon to be with a friend. Argh lol. @_@
    I think you have three days or something to do a refund. Contact customer service.
  1. Jinouga's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Krystal View Post
    I hate my luck. It figures that they put in this sale 2 days after I server AND faction transferred a toon to be with a friend. Argh lol. @_@
    . I don't post here often but I will to help you. They will refund you within 72 hours prior to purchase if you call them so don't wait.
  1. JainaIsAMan's Avatar
    You sure they didn't say it was a weapon? I remember something a while back that said it'd be something along those lines, though I'm not entirely sure where.
  1. Seiru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MysticalOS View Post
    remember all the hype about that new unannounced game. Then we got hearthstone....

    yeah, i think they don't want THAT to happen again. Not that HS was bad, it just wasn't up to the hype people expected. People expected a wow expansion, or titan and when they got hearthstone they were like "huh"...
    Nobody with at least 100 IQ expected anything more than what Hearthstone turned out to be.
  1. Sellest's Avatar
    give us PTR already.. don't care how big feature is it going to be - just want to know
  1. lanceb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Briga View Post
    lol today's dark legacy is so true it hurts.
    lol was just thinking the same... this one realy hit the bullseye.
  1. lokithor's Avatar
    I would laugh if the unnanounced feature was free realm changes just so they could make as much money as possible before they go free.

    Wishful thinking though lol.
  1. vawugz's Avatar
    If they are now telling us to keep our hype in check for 5.4, I'm just going to assume it isn't going as well as they thought it would. What did they expect? All we know is it could be as successful as LFR (another HUGE change), it helps players who want to do old content and that's... it. Don't want people to get hyped and inevitably disappointed? Don't announce it so early and with such vague information.
  1. Lemons's Avatar
    GC himself started all the craziness. It isn't as if they said "there's going to be a big feature in 5.4" and people just ran off with it. GC said it would change the game as much as the dungeon finder, and love it or hate it, it changed the game a lot. So people are naturally going to try to reason out a possible new feature as big as DF.
  1. Pacster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TrollShaman View Post
    Oh yay 50% character services, I can move at least 2 toons out of servers I don't like for now!
    Wishful thinking, but I hope the 50% off stays permanently :P
    That's anyway just an attempt to get money for transfering even from those that said so far that it is too expensive for them(and let's give them just a week time so they have to make a quick decision. Always works...). Blizzard is fooling us and using us as cash cows instead of fixing the issue. Customer service? Forget it!
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Moon View Post
    So in other words, the unnanounced feature is nothing special.
    Here is the thing, GC said almost immediately that the feature was something that most people would go ´meh´ about.

    It is like with everything.. players just exaggerate anything... something gets mentioned, next thing you know it was promised..

    GC said from the very beginning it was a feature HE was excited about.. that is all, he then purposefully tried to lower expectations... which is why he said most people would day ´meh´.. now you have people talking about player housing, cross-faction raids, legacy servers and all types of stupid stuff..

    ---------- Post added 2013-06-05 at 09:11 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Coldkil View Post
    Probably the unannaounced feature is somenthign really marginal and a basic QoL improvement that the hype isn't justified at all.

    So instead of letting people build insane hype and then go all around raging/whining, they have just cut its legg off right now by saying "hey, don't hype. It's something cool but not that much."
    He already did that.. within days of him first mentioning it, GC said that most people would go ´meh´ about it. HE never hyped, it, the players did.

    ---------- Post added 2013-06-05 at 09:15 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemons View Post
    GC himself started all the craziness. It isn't as if they said "there's going to be a big feature in 5.4" and people just ran off with it. GC said it would change the game as much as the dungeon finder, and love it or hate it, it changed the game a lot. So people are naturally going to try to reason out a possible new feature as big as DF.
    They said exactly the opposite. The said it was NOT going to drastically change the game, that it wasn´t something on the same scale as LFR or LFD.
  1. DarkLoki's Avatar
    Correct if i'm wrong but I remember had read somewhere that LFR wasn't supposed to be released in Cata but in MoP, however blizzard decided to release it earlier (I guess it was because they were losing too many players).

    It could mean that the big Cata's feature was supposed to be the hability to xmog the gear and LFR was supposed to be the big MoP's feature, but the plans had to be changed leaving MoP without a new and revolutionary feature so they had to make a new one but with less time.
  1. Verraad's Avatar
    Is it possible that we could finally see x-realm heirlooms and that is the big surprise? From a purely business stand point it would make sense to have a sale on character services before they implemented such a feature as a final cash in on people transferring.
  1. Deepsidedj's Avatar
    If you didn't want us to build crazy hype about it, then you shouldn't brag so much about how it's gonna bring back players, provide content and howawesome it's gonna be.

    -- Captain Hindsight
  1. laserguns's Avatar
    There you have it, the return of Tranq Shot bosses is the unannounced feature. Get your rotation macros ready!
  1. Terridon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Megraam View Post
    I literally can't wait for Krom to spec ret, go to raid and be last in meters while first by ilvl.
    Actually think he will be first on dps, since ret is stupidly easy. He won't like it, unless he suddenly find the pleasure of not really having to work, while still doing his role, without any complaints and preasure.
  1. Civfanata's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Clebane View Post
    They want it to be sort of expensive, otherwise people would be server hopping like mad. Exactly what people are doing now in a dulled sort of way.
    What is wrong with this happening? You could stick a month cool down on it if you really want too.
  1. Crysis's Avatar
    WHAT IF, they are just toying with our expectaions now? What if it's still going to be "gamechanging" but just want us to be even more suprised? I wouldn't trust anything Blizzard says until they show it.

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