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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. MasterHamster's Avatar
    We all know what happens when they ever dare say they have something special on the way, players speculate that it might be the single best thing to happen mankind since sliced bread, and when it's finally announced the crying will start from everyone "I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE AWESOME X OR AMAZING Y, NOT SHITTY Z IM QUITTING FU"

    Sigh, the forums are going to suck more than usual.
  1. bany's Avatar
    Can only imagine the rage if the unanounced feature sucks
  1. soulcrusher's Avatar
    so stoked about foxs tailspin duration! cant wait!
  1. Howard Moon's Avatar
    Hehe this totally reminded me of when Blizz asked us "to please lower our expectations for Diablo III" XD
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Moon View Post
    Hehe this totally reminded me of when Blizz asked us "to please lower our expectations for Diablo III" XD
    It's the exact same thing. The hype blows out of proportions and gives people unrealistic expectations.
  1. Axylum's Avatar
    I must know!
  1. Hubbl3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Moon View Post
    Hehe this totally reminded me of when Blizz asked us "to please lower our expectations for Diablo III" XD
    Yes, because they expect the new feature to cure cancer, bring world peace and make WoW the best possible game for the next 1000 years. And then they are pissed because the feature doesn't cure cancer.
  1. mysticx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterHamster View Post
    It's the exact same thing. The hype blows out of proportions and gives people unrealistic expectations.
    It was started by GC though, i'd think he's been around long enough to know that teasing with "New feature coming, but we won't say what" leads to over-inflated expectations...
  1. Nobleshield's Avatar
    You know, I never got why they impose that hard "Must be X level to enter" on dungeons. Limit it via LFG sure, but if you have a totally premade group that wants to powerlevel a guildie, what does it matter if you bring a level 85 to a level 88 instance? Sure they'll be carried, but it's a full premade group so everyone knows they're carrying someone. The limitation shouldn't be there.
  1. wilcox1232's Avatar
    unannounced feature. New Dances!
  1. Vyse2187's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Briga View Post
    lol today's dark legacy is so true it hurts.
    This so much ;D
  1. madrox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Moon View Post
    Hehe this totally reminded me of when Blizz asked us "to please lower our expectations for Diablo III" XD
    Actually, straight from the off, they said that some players will think it's cool while others will be underwhelmed by it. The downplaying of expectations for this feature happened days after GC's original tweet where he mentioned it back in January. This doesn't stop people running away with their imaginations and expecting a feature that will do nothing less than return the game to it's glory days, walk the dog and PM winning lottery numbers so when they inevitably downplay expectations again we have people like yourself crying out "Mea culpa, it's Diablo 3 all over again".
  1. CrusaderNerò87's Avatar
    haha dark legacy is awesome. This one is so true, its like the story of how I have changed playstyle with my Paladin lol.
  1. Rangz's Avatar
    Why not also add a sale on guild services? I have a guild for my alts I want to transfer but can not afford to, so thanks alot Blizz..
  1. dzzope's Avatar
    Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    Mastery: Hand of Light now deals the proper amount of additional Holy damage.
    Was it doing too much / too little?

    Wish they would say what changed rather than just saying it changed..
  1. Doctorant's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rangvald View Post
    Why not also add a sale on guild services? I have a guild for my alts I want to transfer but can not afford to, so thanks alot Blizz..
    So it's also Blizzard's fault, that a customer don't have money to pay for their services?

    People in these forums tend to think everything should be free but in real world it isn't.
  1. taximals's Avatar
    They already said it's only something small..

    It'll be less of a feature then the transmog was I reckon.
    Maybe upgrades to backpacks, minimal change but something people would like.
  1. Ronthok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Doctorant View Post
    So it's also Blizzard's fault, that a customer don't have money to pay for their services?

    People in these forums tend to think everything should be free but in real world it isn't.
    Not really, but that is Blizzard's fault when on my server the horde side is nearly nonexistent, and thus I cannot play the game I paying for. Asking money for transfer in a subscription game is pure greed.
  1. Madcloud's Avatar
    my tweet made the front page of mmo-champ D: i can die happy now
  1. Theronus's Avatar
    Blizzard is partially at fault on this one, they could have gone with "a new cool feature" but instead they choose "A big feature that will change the world as we know it" kinda of thing.

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