MMO-Champion - Tier 16 Death Knight Set, 5.4 NYI Glyphs, July 8 Raid Testing, Blue Posts, DLC #396
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Fireside Update #2

Patch 5.4 - Tier 16 Death Knight Set
This set is definitely not final yet, as there are still a few buggy things like a floating belt.





Patch 5.4 - New Glyphs
Several new glyph spells were added in the last PTR build. Many of these are still NYI on the PTR, so remember that these may never go live.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Glyph of Scattered Thoughts (NYI) Your Scatter Shot no longer Disorients the target, but now interrupts their spellcasts, preventing any spells in the same school from being cast for 4 sec, and Scatter Shot's range is increased by 0 yards.

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
  • Glyph of Hemorrhaging Veins Your Saunguinary Veins ability now also increases damage done to targets affected by your Hemorrhage.
  • Glyph of Recovery While Recuperate is active, you receive 20% increased healing from other sources.
  • Glyph of Redirect Redirect no longer has a cooldown.
  • Glyph of Sharpened Knives Your Fan of Kinves also damages the armor of its victims, applying 1 application of the Weakened Armor effect to each target.



Raid Testing Schedule - July 8
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
On Monday, July 8, we will continue testing raid encounters in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid. We'll begin with 10-player Normal testing, and then move on to Heroic and then 25-player mode as the PTR cycle progresses.

Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below for all Public Test Realms.

Monday, July 8

Sha of Pride - 10 Player Normal - 10:30 PDT (13:30 EDT, 19:30 CEST)

Iron Juggernaut - 10 Player Normal - 16:00 PDT (19:00 EDT, 01:00 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a beta environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Quality of Armor Sets Art
And this. All the armor use "faded" color schemes. I miss it when the red was RED and the gold was GOLD, not red-ish and gold-ish after lying in the sun and dust for several decades. The armor just doesn't pop anymore.
Truly colourful gear that really pop can be very cool indeed, the problem with this though is when characters have a mismatch of different colourful armor sets equipped. We received quite a lot of negative feedback back in the day during TBC about "clown gear" making characters look silly, and there were a lot of requests for more toned down armor sets that would allow for better looks when mixing and matching pieces between different sets.

As you can imagine, it is a rather big artistic challenge to find a good balance that will allow for both colourful and unique looking armor sets that will not look out of place when mixed with other gear.

Also, i am aware i do not know the official statistics of the gear that ppl transmog but I am 100% positive that majority of transmog is from Vanilla and TBC.

You wouldn't even dare try and lie to prove me wrong so tell the creators to make more camp, fancy gear!!!!!

Vanilla and TBC armor sets are very popular transmog items, and for good reason as many of those sets are iconic and classic Warcraft. On top of that there are also quite a few old-school players who have good memories associated with these sets, so there are definitely more to the attractiveness of them than just the art and design.

Additionally, it is much easier to get the complete classic sets today than it was back when they were high end gear, and this also has an influence on their popularity today because many are finally completing their armor sets that some have been trying to collect for years. Back in the day, if you were not one of the few players who were able to get the complete armor sets and only had a couple of pieces, you often had other pieces equipped that didn't match artistically, which for many resulted in the aforementioned "clown look". This mismatched look issue is much less apparent today as most of the newer sets are more easily matched with pieces from different sets. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
PTR
another patch just went by and you guys just complete neglected moonkins yet. Awful 4p bonus. Mobility issues not attended.
Have you noticed that we don't make every change we intend to make before a PTR patch goes out? (Source)
Sometimes I wish our Public Test Realm was a Private Test Realm. (Source)
I've been for private test servers with screened players for 10+ years, but that takes a lot of extra work, to do right.
Enforcing an NDA can be a huge pain in the butt too. (Source)
It might be worth it. Players learning fights when they go live would keep a patch from being "cleared" in a week
We owe a lot to heroic guilds helping us tune raids on PTR. Our untested encounters end up feeling less polished. (Source)

I never understood why people act like the sky is falling at the beginning of ptr. It is a public test realm. Test.
The thing I find most amusing are the IMMEDIATE "rerolling" or "unsubbing" forum posts from the second PTR push. #hyperbolic (Source)
I am sure those who care about sub numbers find it assuming as well, you know with the constant sub loss.
Although it is a favorite forum threat, our research suggests very few players quit because of class nerfs. (Source)
I think they quit because of class changes. It's one thing to have your numbers change, it's another to have mechanics change.
More quit from changes than nerfs for sure. (Source)
But it's more about "Not sure how to play this dude anymore" and less about "I hate this talent change. Quitting in protest." (Source)
And what's the most oft cited reason for leaving? Just curious. "Good game, but I've done all there is to do"?
As you can probably guess, money and time. (Source)

Will proving grounds actually teach you a rotation or is it more of a way to practice a rotation on moving targets?
It gives you situations you're likely to encounter in dungeons. We don't tell you the solutions to those problems. (Source)
That is something we could consider in the future if the feature is cool, but it's also info that goes stale quickly if not updated. (Source)

Proving grounds, virtual realms, class rebalancing, an entire new tier...are you getting help from people pulled off Titan?
All the things you mentioned had to be started months ago to have any chance of making it in 5.4. (Source)

Models often look different in their raid environment with ambient lighting than they do unpacked by data mining. (Source)
Firelands Ragnaros was the best example of this. He looked frankly silly viewed as a model. He looked pretty cool in game. (Source)

Dark Legacy Comics #396
DLC #396 has been released, expanding on #395.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Tier 16 Death Knight Set, 5.4 NYI Glyphs, July 8 Raid Testing, Blue Posts, DLC #396 started by chaud View original post
Comments 62 Comments
  1. Beelzeboss's Avatar
    I like the DK helm, seems kinds menacing in a way. Muahahaha

    I have to disagree with this tier being shit, amoungst the tier and season gear, i like most of it, some are a tad boring but still not ugly sets.
  1. Janysa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tenkich View Post
    Where's my skulls Blizzard? Lol, but i was waiting for one-eyed-beam since Icc rogue helm to become plate so it's fine
    not to forget that the hunter t16 has also that cyclops-style. so you can tie up pairs of dks and hunter to make them look like one
  1. TOlzzon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    .[*]Glyph of the Long Winter (NYI) The effect of your Horn of Winter now lasts for 1 hour.
    Oh god, yes!
  1. Airbag888's Avatar
    Glyph of Scattered Thoughts (NYI) Your Scatter Shot no longer Disorients the target, but now interrupts their spellcasts, preventing any spells in the same school from being cast for 4 sec, and Scatter Shot's range is increasd by 0 yards.
    Also, this glyph will transform your silencing shot into a 4 second disorient with 20y range and 30 sec CD.

    Cause we cannot seem to make up our minds on wtf we want to do with hunters
  1. outflow's Avatar
    Skyrim helm!
  1. Sand Person's Avatar
    t16 and s14 look to be the best overall since t5 and t6, imho! and the dk set looks pimpin!
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    ugh... so much hate for this set...

    ITS A FUCKING ROBIT! HOW CAN YOU NOT LIKE THIS @_@

    robits have been cool since forever. robits are awesome.

    start being awesome guys.

    - - - Updated - - -

    also the floating belt is awesome. should stay that way
  1. Raeion's Avatar
    the ultimate dk set should have wings ! give us wings
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Raeion View Post
    the ultimate dk set should have wings ! give us wings
    i dont know what the dps or tank cloaks look like but the heal cloak gives green tyrael like wings. so there will be some kind of very cool vanity effect if you have the legendary cloak
  1. Dayon's Avatar
    As far as armor sets go, I'm just entirely disappointed by how ridiculous the armor set for Warriors go. I was really hoping that Warriors would get the armor set based on Nuizao, but it's just. Just so. Spikes.
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dayon View Post
    As far as armor sets go, I'm just entirely disappointed by how ridiculous the armor set for Warriors go. I was really hoping that Warriors would get the armor set based on Nuizao, but it's just. Just so. Spikes.
    i kinda like the samurai esque feel to it but yeah i dont like the spikes that much, feel a bit out of place.

    really love the paladin and the dk set though. get to be robits!
  1. Outofmana's Avatar
    The DK helm is the warrior tier 4 basicly, Dragonsoul inc.
  1. scvd's Avatar
    Another bad set, the textures this tier are as horrific as the mop vendor greens.
  1. xicoia's Avatar
    Worst
    Tier
    Set
    Ever
  1. Chuyek's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    i dont know what the dps or tank cloaks look like but the heal cloak gives green tyrael like wings. so there will be some kind of very cool vanity effect if you have the legendary cloak
    Where did you get that valuable info from? :O I would really like to check those wings out!

    As for the DK tier, it seems well done, and I really like the helmet.
  1. Eberon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mstieler View Post
    Yup, my Druid could use that "One With Nature" Glyph. Hearthstone, Moonglade port, Relic of Argus, four Engineer ports, and the Argent Tournament tabard. Must get more ports!
    Mmhh … no Dalaran ring? Shame on you!
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuyek View Post
    Where did you get that valuable info from? :O I would really like to check those wings out!

    As for the DK tier, it seems well done, and I really like the helmet.
  1. lunchbox2042's Avatar
    That DK set looks so bland and boring. Honestly, I haven't found a single set from this tier that I've liked. The Paladin set looked like mage gear with a plate helmet and now this boring pile of crap. Also, some of those glyphs look to be too good to be true.
  1. Chuyek's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Immitis View Post
    <awesome pic>
    Mother of.... epicness! Looks great! Any ideas if it shows only when it procs, or all the time? Also, it seems that those wings are from the Jadefire cloak, are there more pics from other capes aswell?
  1. Immitis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuyek View Post
    Mother of.... epicness! Looks great! Any ideas if it shows only when it procs, or all the time? Also, it seems that those wings are from the Jadefire cloak, are there more pics from other capes aswell?
    that was the only pic wowdb posted on twitter. all they said was they made them look more legendary so im assuming its all the time but i dont know for sure

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