MMO-Champion - Warlock Season 14, LFR CtA, SoO Boss Previews, Timeless Isle, Method vs Midwinter
Console Difficulty Settings, Blue Posts, New Wallpaper: "The Crusader"

Music for Duelists - Part 2

Patch 5.4 - Season 14 Warlock Armor Set
Keep in mind that this is just a preview and the final set may be different!



Patch 5.4 - Raid Finder Call to Arms
Patch 5.4 adds the Call to Arms feature to Raid Finder. There is a new Satchel of Cosmic Mysteries to go with it, which likely contains similar items to the Misty Satchel of Exotic Mysteries. Keep in mind that Patch 5.4 allows you to queue for multiple LFR wings at once!



Patch 5.4 - Spoils of Pandaria and Thok the Bloodthirsty Preview
Spoils of Pandaria and Thok the Bloodthirsty are the tenth and eleventh bosses in the Siege of Orgrimmar. Both encounters take place under Ragefire Chasm.





FEEDBACK: Downfall (Raid Finder)
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
The final wing of Siege of Orgrimmar will shortly be available on Raid Finder mode, and will remain available through the weekend. Note that Garrosh is not accessible. Thus, groups that defeat the Paragons of the Klaxxi encounter are functionally done with the wing, and will have to leave the group manually at that point.

Please use this thread to provide feedback on any of the bosses being tested in this wing, including group makeup (premade, random, mixed) and Determination stack count.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Patch 5.4 Currency Resets
Only Conquest is being converted to Honor when Patch 5.4 goes live. There will be no changes to Justice or Valor Points.(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Siege of Orgrimmar Raid Testing
I will test this out with my guild this weekend, I'm sure, but why exactly are we getting LFR testing instead of Flex? Why is Garrosh not active in LFR testing? If Flex comes available this evening, will Garrosh be accessible in that testing environment?
We don't have plans for additional Flexible testing. As for Garrosh in particular, we want him to be defeated for the first time on the live servers, where it counts. In the past, several final bosses such as Yogg-Saron or the Lich King were never publicly tested on any difficulty at all, for just this reason.

As for Flexible tuning, we're satisfied with the current state of tuning for the first three wings, and we can heavily extrapolate from Normal tuning and how that plays out when it comes to nailing down the Flex tuning for the final wing. Flexible mode has much, much more in common with Normal than with Raid Finder -- all mechanics are present, the zone entails a gear and difficulty progression, and so forth. In the case of Raid Finder, on the other hand, specific mechanics may need to be profoundly reworked or removed entirely to accommodate the dynamics of randomly matchmade groups, so making sure that we see as many fights as possible in LFR on PTR is a priority. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

An Evening on the Timeless Isle
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
The following travelogue comes to us courtesy of officer and gentleman, Major Payne, who is—according to the bio he sent us—one of Azeroth’s noblest and most beloved icons of honor and humility. Enjoy.

It’s dawn and something just doesn’t feel right. It’s almost as if the axis of Azeroth wobbled a bit overnight, and this time it had nothing to do with me smackin’ Oondasta upside the head. I have an uneasy feeling, and if you know me, I won’t stop until I’ve figured out what the problem is, found a way to resolve it, and made sure someone went home crying. You like my style, don’t you?

Well, whaddya know? I’ve just entered the Vale of Eternal Blossoms and can feel my journal rustling about inside my satchel. It appears a mysterious person has magically scribbled a note titled “A Flash of Bronze” and that I’m to seek out my old friend Chromie. As much as I like to flirt with cute little gnomes who can gnaw my face off, I opt to avoid long conversation and put these uneasy feelings to rest. She hands me a Curious Bronze Timepiece which I quizzically ponder for a moment: I guess there’s no harm in me using its powers to see what happens. I’ll just hold it in one hand and wave the other over the top, and . . . *FWOOSH*

Now see, according to my Gnomish Army Knife’s compass and my calculations of the stars that have suddenly appeared above, I’m southeast of the Jade Forest on what I’m being told is Tushui Landing on the Timeless Isle. Hmmm, this wasn’t here yesterday when I swam by doing my daily laps around Pandaria. Methinks a challenge is afoot! And it goes without saying—but I’ll say it anyway—my existence and the glory of my presence must be felt by every living creature on this planet. So off I go!


I’m not on the Isle for two seconds before I notice an Ancient Spineclaw giving me the crook-eye. To arms, you clot! I engage in battle with the angry crustacean, who actually scratches my precious armor with its Claw Flurry. Unacceptable! Following a mighty swing of my hammer, it lets out a screech and keels over. Much to my surprise and delight, however, it’s carrying a new kind of currency I’ve never seen before: Timeless Coins! And as if that wasn’t sweet enough, it’s even coughed up a Lesser Charm of Good Fortune. Cha-ching!

No time to admire things that aren’t quite as impressive as I am: With gusto, I head off deeper into the forest away from the Timeless Shore in search of more challenging adventures. Felling limbless reptiles, rabid cranes, and really angry yaks, I discover the Celestial Court. It’s surrounded by denizens of Pandaria, vendors, hozen, and—oh look—there’s Chen and Li Li Stormstout! And there’s the infamous Fo Sho Knucklebump, and the Monkey King, Old Hillpaw, and wow, even Ling of the Six Pools! She’s a legend around Icecrown for her love of cheese.


That’s when I happen upon Master Li. He offers me the opportunity to face some of my fellow champions in an epic Pet Battles tournament, and I happily accept. Wrathion, Blingtron 4000, Shademaster Kiryn . . . all of them fall to my remarkable team. Can you feel it?!

Up next are the children of the Celestials, which—if I may say so myself—are quite impressive. Sadly, not as impressive as me! Down they go, one by one, and I’m rewarded with a few Celestial Coins. Turns out, Master Li also holds these same children as pets I’m able to adopt, and since I showed them who’s boss in the arena, I choose Yu’la, Broodling of Yu’lon. Come on, who wouldn’t want a dragon to follow them around?!

Directly west of my position I can smell hops and barley, but it really isn’t all that pleasant. In fact, it’s rather more like Eau de Highlands Skunk. I turn and head into Old Pi’jiu where I find several Skunky Brew Alementals. Skunky . . . who’d a thunk it? Smashin’ and dashin’, I lay waste to these stinky beings only to fill up a giant cask summoning Zhu-Gon the Sour, an even bigger stinky being. Heh, not a problem. KAPOW! SMASH! BOOM! Down it goes, and in the stain it leaves on the grass? My very own Skunky Alemental pet! I may mix up my team now . . . stop it, Grizzle, I’m kidding!

Whew, this adventuring is almost making me tired. I said almost! And that’s when I hear it. Bleating. Pathetic, miserable noises that can only be categorized as bleating because really, aren’t yaungol just a bunch of sheep? Especially the ones around the Firewalker Ruins. Just as I’m about to smite a whole village of these flea-bitten mongrels, I notice a really big chest tucked behind the wall. STOMP! With the yaungol all stunned, I quickly open the chest and go back to finishing each of them off. When the fracas is all said and done, I realize I’ve collected some sort of epic loot! It’s just an item, but the inscription tells me I can create a piece of armor if I were to channel its power. New kicks for Payne!


Seriously, the amount of land to cover and creatures to lay waste to is far too immense to even explain. I won’t even begin to tell you about Ordos and why flaming bits of him are stuck to my shield. Let’s just say I’ve made this island my—ouch! One of the yaungol’s fleas bit me and now I have an itch. Anyway, my tales tend to cause minds to melt very quickly, so I’ll leave you with this: Whispershade Hollow, Red Stone Run, the Blazing Way, the Cavern of Lost Spirits, a mysterious floating skull, and a ghostly world riddled with chests. There are countless events, encounters, smelly animals, and delicious noms for you to enjoy. SO GET MOVIN’!!

The Siege Fundraiser - Method vs Midwinter
GamingForGood is trying to raise the last $500,000 this weekend for Save the Children, and along with all of the other streams going on this weekend, you can see Method and Midwinter race through Heroic Throne of Thunder! The race begins at 2PM EST / 7 PM CET on Sunday.


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Before laying siege to Orgrimmar with the release of Patch 5.4 next week, take some time to clean the Tortos juice off your kicks and tune into Athene’s World of Warcraft marathon live streams this Saturday and Sunday. Hosted on Gamingforgood.net, this event will feature a number of popular Twitch streamers doing what they do best all weekend long, including a live race between top-ranked guilds Method and Midwinter through 25-player Heroic Throne of Thunder.

To help celebrate the impending release of Mists of Pandaria’s last major content patch, Athene will be offering more than[/b] $10,000 in prizes[/b] to current and returning players alike, including 60-day time codes and digital keys for the WoW Battle Chest, Cataclysm, and Mists of Pandaria.

“The Siege” officially begins at 5 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. CEST) Saturday, September 7 and will go all weekend, though the fun is already underway. Hit the button below to get to the main event page and begin your quest.

Starcraft Universe
StarCraft Universe is a fan created Starcraft II mod that aims to create a MMO-RPG style game within Starcraft. It tells a story set in an alternate reality, where Kerrigan wasn't able to stop the hybrid’s assault, and the protoss are overwhelmed and defeated

The dev team is currently running a Kickstarter campaign and has released a multiplayer demo, so be sure to give it a try if you are interested!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Warlock Season 14, LFR CtA, SoO Boss Previews, Timeless Isle, Method vs Midwinter started by chaud View original post
Comments 41 Comments
  1. N-aix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by omni View Post
    Call to Arms is gunna be for DPS right? 'Cause being a Healer or Tank with less than 10 minute queue and being a DPS with an almost 45 min to 1 hour queue... I can totally see why we more rewards are needed for Tanks and Heals...
    Of course not lol
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by omni View Post
    Call to Arms is gunna be for DPS right? 'Cause being a Healer or Tank with less than 10 minute queue and being a DPS with an almost 45 min to 1 hour queue... I can totally see why we more rewards are needed for Tanks and Heals...
    lol. ok, you win the Darwin award for today.

    so let´s follow your ´logic´ ( I use that word sarcastically). You want to give a reward for the people with the longest queues. So explain to me why anyone would tank? All those tanks are going to dps for the satchels, and now your 45 min queue is 2 hours... but hey, it is all cool because you get a bag with 25g and a gem worth 15g.
  1. Shinagami091's Avatar
    Okay, I've never done pot before but does the Warlock set remind anyone else of a marijuana leaf?
  1. Blur4stuff's Avatar
    raid CTA bag won't be worth it if it has the same drop chances and gold of the LFD version

    I imagine they made it better otherwise there would be no point
  1. Arent's Avatar
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kAJSswZPvI

    Same guys working behind it
  1. manswtor's Avatar
    Warlock set, HARRY POTTER is back!
  1. Phuongvi's Avatar
    I thought the warlock tier was ugly during Cata, but this, a fucking scarecrow ?

    lol, people stil saying that TBC was nostalgic, just compare this piece of shit with a Tier 4/5/6 ... seriously
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by omni View Post
    Call to Arms is gunna be for DPS right? 'Cause being a Healer or Tank with less than 10 minute queue and being a DPS with an almost 45 min to 1 hour queue... I can totally see why we more rewards are needed for Tanks and Heals...
    Dumbest post I've read this week. Congrats.
  1. Me222's Avatar
    Yippie! Another satchle that will shorten que times for a week and then become an arbitrary reward just like the dungeon que finder. >>
  1. F-Minus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phuongvi View Post
    I thought the warlock tier was ugly during Cata, but this, a fucking scarecrow ?

    lol, people stil saying that TBC was nostalgic, just compare this piece of shit with a Tier 4/5/6 ... seriously

    Well, it's good that this is not a Tier set.
  1. Tedy's Avatar
    Good looking Warlock set!
  1. Designer's Avatar
    I tried to SC mmo demo, but it felt clunky to use, so I didn't play it. It should be smooth and from the same angle as Wow.
  1. orderschvank's Avatar
    people can say shit about athene but he is great at these charity things
  1. ShadowForge's Avatar
    athene trying to get popular why is athene mentioned so much on this gamers for good thing, all athene ever did in games was troll and swifty is there aswell all he does is push people to buy razor products cos hes sponsored by them all the other people involved are fine but swifty and athene are probablyt he least people worthy to be involved in a cause like this for the following

    1. athene = troller ( people who are hated online)
    2. Swifty ( only cares about razor and how much money he gets so hes selfish

    i personaly donated to braindeadly 10$ since hes better person than swifty or athene
  1. Azrile's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Me222 View Post
    Yippie! Another satchle that will shorten que times for a week and then become an arbitrary reward just like the dungeon que finder. >>
    I think it works for LFD. I imagine there are plenty of people like me who need a bit of VP, but know to wait for when queues are long to get the satchel.

    I think it will do nothing for LFR except bad things, especially the first few weeks.
  1. Theendgamelv3's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by warcraftmew View Post
    athene trying to get popular why is athene mentioned so much on this gamers for good thing, all athene ever did in games was troll and swifty is there aswell all he does is push people to buy razor products cos hes sponsored by them all the other people involved are fine but swifty and athene are probablyt he least people worthy to be involved in a cause like this for the following

    1. athene = troller ( people who are hated online)
    2. Swifty ( only cares about razor and how much money he gets so hes selfish

    i personaly donated to braindeadly 10$ since hes better person than swifty or athene
    Cause he is the one organizing it. He has done this before and raised over 1 million dollars. His trolling is basically a act for the most part. He doesn't HAVE to do this you know.
  1. Blitzo's Avatar
    The outcome should have been obvious. I know it was all for good fun and competition, but there's a huge skill cap between the 2 guilds. Should have been BL vs Method or something of the like.
  1. Confucius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzo View Post
    The outcome should have been obvious. I know it was all for good fun and competition, but there's a huge skill cap between the 2 guilds. Should have been BL vs Method or something of the like.
    Method only won by like 2 minutes
  1. Blitzo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Confucius View Post
    Method only won by like 2 minutes
    2 minutes is a lot of time in a raid during an encounter.
  1. KaPe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzo View Post
    2 minutes is a lot of time in a raid during an encounter.
    It's 2 minutes across 13 encounters. Not something I would call a "huge skill gap".

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