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Patch 5.4 - Tier 16 Monk Set
Keep in mind that this is just a preview and the final set will be different!





Patch 5.4 - Expansion05 File
A recent PTR build had a texture slip in that is in an Expansion05 folder, World\EXPANSION05\DOODADS\IRONHORDE\NEX_ENVMAP01T.BLP. Currently this texture is only used to provide some sheen on metal in the Siege of Orgrimmar Raid, so it could just be a simple typo.

Below you can see green in place of where the texture goes on the banner next to the banner and the new texture.



MMO-Champion Forums Moderator Recruitment
Good news everyone! We're recruiting moderators for the forums again! The amount of users and posts keeps increasing and we reached the point where we need some help before the trolls take over and play Whack-a-Mod in the Darkmoon Faire. I know it sounds fun, but I'm going to assume we don't want that.

Please be sure to read the entire post before applying!



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Proving Grounds
Why why why would this only be for level 90 players? It would make much more sense to have it scale to lower levels.
We're going to see how the Proving Grounds go. Adding lower level versions are always a possibility for the future.

Are there rewards beyond achievements and bragging rights for getting either gold rank or going so long in endless mode?
There will be titles too. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Patch 5.4 PvE Trinkets in PvP
Remember that this is only on the PTR at the moment and that's always been a melting pot of experiments and us trialling things for the live game. Just because you have seen this trinket on the PTR with those particular effects doesn't mean it will make it to the live game in its current form.

We're aware that those particular trinkets are really strong for PvP in their current state. Our goal hasn't changed, we want ensure that PvP gear will stay as the optimal choice for PvP and as such we're working on bringing these trinkets into line. Thank you everyone for telling us what you think about them and we hope to continue seeing your feedback on the changes shown on the PTR. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Patch 5.4 Fire Mage Changes Clarification
We'll be reverting both of these changes in the next PTR build.

Here’s a little more insight into our thinking here (and why the changes even popped up on the PTR in the first place):

We have a few concerns with how Fire is playing out at the moment. Fire scales incredibly well with gear, and we’re worried that they’ll end up doing way too much damage in high end gear. However, we’re trying to avoid just nerfing Fire’s scaling, as that would unfairly hurt any Fire mage who ISN’T in high-end gear.

We’re also worried that Fire is leaning too heavily on perfect cooldown usage. It’s awesome when a highly-skilled player is able to use all of their abilities to the fullest and be rewarded with a little extra damage. It’s significantly less awesome when failing to do so results in a massive loss of DPS. At the moment, Fire is extremely dependent on lining up all of your cooldowns (most notably Alter Time and Presence of Mind) to score massive Combustion damage. If you pull it off, you’re rewarded with a lot of damage. Mess it up, and your performance suffers dramatically. We’d like to tone down the differences between those high and low ends a bit.

We also think that Presence of Mind in particular is just too important to Fire right now. There’s really no choice in that tier – PoM is just too good compared to the other options. We want talents to be a choice.

Those are the issues we’d like to fix, and why the earlier changes hit the PTR to begin with. We may try other methods, or we may decide to just leave things alone for 5.4, but we do want to fix them.

We may try other methods, or we may decide to just leave things alone for 5.4, but we do want to fix them.
To expand on this statement a bit since it seems to be causing some confusion: We may or may not fix the scaling weirdness or the over-reliance on lining up cooldowns in 5.4. That doesn't mean we're just going to let Fire Mages scale into infinity. There will be changes made to keep things under control. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Selfless Healer Changes Clarification
For clarity: Retribution and Protection-specced Paladins will continue to generate one charge of Holy Power when casting Judgement, regardless of talent choice. Selfless Healer does not alter that.

Holy-specced Paladins who spec into Selfless Healer will now generate one charge of Holy Power from Judgement. It will not generate that charge if they choose a different talent.

Hope that clears things up. As per usual, anything on the PTR is subject to change. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
World
Is VR going to be permanent for servers or is it a revolving door? Meaning will servers be added and removed from time to time
As Neth mentioned, we're trying to get a blog up explaining the feature. The intent is they are fairly permanent. (Source)

Could you tell us that before it goes live? Would be really super good for recruitment. And will VRs have names?
Overall the feature will probably start very small and build. It likely won't be a "flip the switch" deal. (Source)

Is there any chance with VR's that LFR and LFD will be limited to the those realms to bring back a sense of community
We prioritize that already, but queues would be very long if we restricted them, especially on off hours. (Source)

Any chance of adding weather effects into capital cities? I'd love to see some rain in Stormwind or Dalaran.
I'm actually not sure what the logic is there of having no weather variation. I'll look into it. (Source)

What about Skyshards/Alani ?
No changes to either. (Source)

PTR
Have you given any thought to cosmetic rewards on live for PTR testers? Or maybe non-cosmetic rewards?
It's tricky because you don't want to motivate someone to jump on to PTR just for the reward. Their heart may not be in it. (Source)

25 Death Knight Mogu'shan Vaults
OpenRaid, #Acherus, and Raegwynsolo pulled off a quick clear of Mogu'shan Vaults this weekend with only Death Knights!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Tier 16 Monk Set, Moderator Recruitment, Blue Posts, 25 DK Mogu'shan Vaults started by chaud View original post
Comments 46 Comments
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Massive facepalm, as usual, at the whingers and crying peeps. Never happy with anything, and want changes made to great features for reasons they can't even explain properly themselves...LFR and LFD restricted to the virtual realms? Yeah thanks...any other dumb ideas?
  1. Desareon's Avatar
    Wow, poor Monks. That's the worst tier I have ever seen.
  1. Spammeister's Avatar
    Wow! DK's can do stuff, OP stuff, like still? Call me when there is a no DK raid or something.
  1. VanishO2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zephre View Post
    And so the horribly designed tier sets continue to roll off production.
    You'll be able to BUY decent ones from store soon.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Xeh.- View Post
    Dont complain about something which didnt happen yet.
    Not only it's alread happening (and they've tried before with RealID services), but we need to complain BEFORE it happens.
  1. Notos's Avatar
    I sure hope they take cumulative faction balance into account when creating VRs.

    I'm also curious about the adjustments they will be making to fire mages. I tend to shy away from specs that rely on super important cooldowns for their dps (fire mage, ret pally).
  1. Azzinoth115's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shudder View Post
    "Are there rewards beyond achievements and bragging rights for getting either gold rank or going so long in endless mode?
    There will be titles too."

    So that would be a no. I'll pass.
    Me being a big fan of Treyarch's Call of Duty titles and their Zombies mode, which is essentially the same thing, I think personally this World of Warcraft -Endless Mode would be a good thing.
  1. dahawk's Avatar
    anybody know if the 25 dk's vs Mogu'shan Vaults was recorded would love to see this
  1. Bareno's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
    anybody know if the 25 dk's vs Mogu'shan Vaults was recorded would love to see this
    It's right in the news post...
  1. jaymzkerten's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Spammeister View Post
    Wow! DK's can do stuff, OP stuff, like still? Call me when there is a no DK raid or something.
    There has been an all-warlock HoF25 and ToES25 clear now:

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...ht=25+warlocks

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...of-Fear-Heroic

    Funny how DKs who have always been doing this kind of stuff get recognition but the warlocks did not.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaymzkerten View Post
    There has been an all-warlock HoF25 and ToES25 clear now:

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...ht=25+warlocks

    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...of-Fear-Heroic

    Funny how DKs who have always been doing this kind of stuff get recognition but the warlocks did not.
    You won't get recognition if no one tells me about it. I can't read every topic in every forum, as I am only one person.

    I did contact the author of the HoF topic a long time ago about a video and he had none for me to use.
  1. Ralph2580's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bloodrisen View Post
    Im sorry but I find you quote about my stream quite offensive, my computer is hardly the problem running with an I5, Nvidia 660TI GPX card using a 120MB-10UL for my internet connection.

    I took the time and effort to stream this for them so can you not appricate that this was the best I was able to produce then please reframe from commenting on it unless it is constructive. The run was very enjoyable and we all had alot of fun and tbh thats all what should count.


    back to the topic. I may have to gear my monk alt abit more, Im really liking the design of this tier set, it's one of the only ones I do like so far.
    Just ignore the trolls. There were times that the video was a bit choppy but that just seems to be a streaming problem not a computer issue. Maybe the video rendered wrong? Not sure but it was really cool to see all those armies being summoned at once.
  1. Bearfist's Avatar
    I like the monk set but for some reason it makes me think of Priests rather than Monks.

    (US realms)(incase I win a hat)(I won't win a hat)
  1. Ganador's Avatar
    i guess im one of the few people who likes the monk set...
  1. gorocz's Avatar
    The monk set is weird, it looks partially monk-like, but the gloves and the shoulders are just too big for my taste...
  1. Rolly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jaymzkerten View Post
    Heh looks fun.
    But damn that RoF mechanic for Destro has got to be the worst set up in the game, well druid mushrooms is up there as well I suppose.
  1. Falaenx's Avatar
    Anyone know if the EU Helmets item codes are redeemable in the US
  1. Alarinth's Avatar
    Why no video and front page for the 25 Warlocks who did either HoF or ToES?
  1. 3clipse's Avatar
    Seriously? All the T16 has looked the same and boring as hell. What the eff Blizzard.
  1. pimpeddakota's Avatar
    OMG us realm
  1. Rennex's Avatar
    eww that monk set >.<

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