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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.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 5.4 Unannounced Feature, Character Services 50% Off, June 4 Hotfixes, DLC Comic started by chaud View original post
Comments 154 Comments
  1. Bluesftw's Avatar
    inb4 there never was a "feature", they were just playing along and it got out of hand really fast ^^
  1. Bisso's Avatar
    for a moment, just a brief moment, I had hope for a solution to dead realms. Like a unified region system. Remember when MMO games meant massively multiplayer?
  1. jimlow's Avatar
    aaaaaand the character transfer service is under heavy load
  1. link_991's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nekobaka View Post
    I think you have three days or something to do a refund. Contact customer service.
    Three days? Damn I just did a realm transfer 10 days ago
  1. IIamaKing's Avatar
    My word GC has no clue how to handle Twitter.
  1. Qualinas's Avatar
    The unannounced feature was mined months ago. It's Defense of the Alehouse. They gotta implement it before Pandaria is irrelevant.
  1. madrox's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Qualinas View Post
    The unannounced feature was mined months ago. It's Defense of the Alehouse. They gotta implement it before Pandaria is irrelevant.
    That would be considered additional content to the pre-existing BG feature rather than as a new feature in it's own right even if the map itself has a different ruleset than the existing BGs.
  1. Bruce Lee's Avatar
    Cross realm AH or some kind of sc2 spawn function.
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bisso View Post
    for a moment, just a brief moment, I had hope for a solution to dead realms. Like a unified region system. Remember when MMO games meant massively multiplayer?

    Its called cross realm zoning you spanner,seriously wish people would get off their high horses and stop demanding facts about 5.4. Just learn to wait you impatient shits jeez,it will come when it comes and when it comes you will all just bitch and moan about it anyway or why it isn't new character models even though we don't fucking need them!
  1. RippedLife's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Azrile View Post

    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.
    Bullshit, she said wotlk had LFD, cata had LFR, and MoP still needs something
  1. Tinykong's Avatar
    Like the other posters from before, I'm better it's the weapon enchant transmog.

    A new vendor, you stick the weapon into the window, drop the scroll of what you want the item to look like, and pay some gold fee to apply the look.

    People will do old content to get the mats. People who were expecting some huge replayability system to scale old raids will QQ, and this is why Blizzard needs to stop hinting at stuff. Either say what it is, or say nothing at all.
  1. dremnit's Avatar
    pet breeding? nah

    ---------- Post added 2013-06-05 at 04:15 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne25uk View Post
    Its called cross realm zoning you spanner,seriously wish people would get off their high horses and stop demanding facts about 5.4. Just learn to wait you impatient shits jeez,it will come when it comes and when it comes you will all just bitch and moan about it anyway or why it isn't new character models even though we don't fucking need them!

    LMAO if you think CRZ "fixes" dead servers

    not by a long shot, buddy
  1. tornado shanks's Avatar
    Dark Legacy Comics #392

    way too true *~*
  1. Fool's Avatar
    Blizzard keeps on embarrassing themselves
  1. Baar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Theronus View Post
    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.

    Show me one quote saying that please.

    ---------- Post added 2013-06-05 at 12:27 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    *sigh*
    Players want communication from Blizzard
    Blizzard communicate they have a new feature coming that some will like and others won't
    Players hype the new feature to be the next coming of Jesus
    Blizzard reminds players that it isn't a big deal
    Players blame Blizzard for their and accuse them of lying.

    This is why I just love the WoW community...

    It's sad how true this is.
  1. wadark's Avatar
    That comic is why I gave up tanking on my monk.
  1. Fool's Avatar
    Lol at fanboys yet again.



    This is what the original quote said. Clearly, he acknowledged that it would be something of similar scale to LFD/LFR and have a big ("huge") impact on the game.
    The "hype" is only his fault, either because he's very naive and stupid or wanted to bait and switch players yet again like they've done several times in the past (character models, dance studio, etc)
    As seen in this thread, apparently they can get away with this because fanboys will always make up an excuse for them.
    Hilarious.
  1. Shampro's Avatar
    The word ''disapointment'' is used so much in these forums, its discusting. They literally havent said shit aside from the fact that some will like it some will be meh about it, and people are already fucking complaining LOL. Meh, what would I expect most of you using the word ''disapointment' dont even play, so whatever. Next time, get ready to not get any kind of comunication from them until its announced, people literally cant control themselves, and appertantly cant read either >.<
  1. Quilzar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    *sigh*
    Players want communication from Blizzard
    Blizzard communicate they have a new feature coming that some will like and others won't
    Players hype the new feature to be the next coming of Jesus
    Blizzard reminds players that it isn't a big deal
    Players blame Blizzard for their and accuse them of lying.

    This is why I just love the WoW community...
    Pretty much this. the community has taken one tweet and look at how many threads there are about it.

    It does not matter what it is any more.

    All we know is that there will be pages and pages of rage on MMO-C when it gets announced.
  1. Baar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fool View Post
    Lol at fanboys yet again.



    This is what the original quote was. Clearly, he acknowledged that it would be something of similar scale to LFD/LFR and have a big impact on the game.
    The "hype" is only his fault, either because he's very naive and stupid or wanted to bait and switch players yet again like they've done several times in the past (character models, dance studio, etc)
    As seen in this thread, apparently they can get away with this because fanboys will always make up an excuse for them.
    Hilarious.
    You fucking amaze me.... Honestly you must have some gift for reading invisible text.

    How the fuck do you get that from "We haven't announced it yet"

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