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TCG Pets Giveaway - Day #2
WoWTCGLoot was nice enough to send us some things to give away again this year, so a big thanks to them! After yesterday's post on pet collection stats, let's give away some more pets and one month Curse Premium codes.

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  • Enter once by replying to this news post and telling us what feature you would like to see in Warlords of Draenor that was not announced at Blizzcon.
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  • Entering more than once per contest thread is useless and will get you disqualified. There will be no 2nd chance for people posting more than one comment in this thread, you have been warned. (We will also of course check for double accounts, etc)
  • You have until Monday December 30th @ 11:59 PM EST to enter the contest. After that time this thread will be closed and winners will be selected randomly.


Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Warlords of Draenor Stats
Minor example is ratio of ambush bonus dmg to backstab bonus dmg is constant at all levels, but backstab scales better with gear
You'd find that all of the base damage on spells/abilities stays in constant ratios at all levels, for a given class, BTW. (Source)
And that's the problem. For a lvl 30 with 150 SP, this increases Wrath by 138% but Healing Touch by just 28%
Heals had higher base healing to make up for players having base health. However, that didn't line up and scale perfectly. (Source)
In WoD, there will be no more base health, or base damage/healing on spells, so it's all just scaling; can line up. (Source)
So whats this going to do to dmg and healing at low lvls if you don't have heirlooms you won't have much stats.
There are still base stats. (Source)
Is there going to be a base amount of the new secondaries? like even with 0 crit rating u still crit
No. You still crit with 0 crit rating because you have 5% base crit, and crit from agi/int. (Source)
More similar to haste, where there is no base amount of haste. (Source)

Does no Dodge/Parry on gear mean Strength -> Parry and Agility -> Dodge are being removed as well?
Nope, those remain. (Source)

Now that we have 3 new secondary stats (Amplify, etc.). How many of these stats will we see on a single piece of gear? Still 2?
Still typically 2 secondary stats on most gear. May be exceptions, as always, but vast majority of the time, 2. (Source)

Will melee abilities still be affected by Weapon damage. Or are those abilities now only scaled by AP?
Yes, weapon damage will still be a thing. (Source)

If this means all dmg spells and heals will scale with primary stat, this is a good thing although simplifies gear
Typically Attack Power or Spell Power, which mostly come from your primary stat. (Source)

would be nice for weapons to means as much to casters a physical.
Somewhat ironically, weapons are actually *more* important for some casters, than some melees. SP bonus is huge. (Source)

sorry if this is a repeat question but if I gem say spirit then trade to dps or tank does that gem change too eg haste for dps ?
No, only primaries on armor slots switch. (Source)
sorry im more asking for the gem side the fact that say pally chest has a gem socket do I have to swap it everytime swap spec ?
Sorry, not sure I understand the question. If you put a Spirit gem in a socket, it provides no value if you respec to Feral. (Source)
ok thank you that means if I have a gem socket armor piece when swap to my off spec I either need new gear or a different gem
To min-max, yes. However, remember that a different item of the same ilvl likely won't have the gem socket; sockets are free. (Source)

Will Cleave on gear mean CC'd mobs have to be moved to Uzbekistan to avoid sheep-busting?
No. Cleave won't hit CC'd or mobs, or mobs you aren't in combat with. (Source)

Does it mean won't be useful or won't be optimal? Is this applying to PVP too?
Spirit will have zero value for non-healers, including in PvP. (Source)

In WoD, does the baseline yellow attack hit cap include attacks against targets that are higher than 3 levels above you?
Yes. (Source)
Does that also mean a lvl 1 character will have 100% hit chance against a level 100 character or mobs? aoe questing inc
No. Just up to +3 levels, then you start missing again. Similar to how Crushing Blows still exist now. (Source)

PvP
I've had a question about PvP. Why is there a gear req? Why isn't it stats-agnostic, to make the game 100% skill-dependent? Thanks!
WoW is a character driven game where you participate in different activities for rewards. PvP is one of those activities. (Source)
I know that very well I would just love an option at some point in time for pure stat-agnostic, skill-based pvp.
http://wowpedia.org/Trial_of_the_Gladiator (Source)

Also, kudos for taking out expertise and hit. Step in the right direction! Still, I wish all radials were disabled in PvP though!
While there may be a place for a game with WoW gameplay and no stats/gear, WoW is not that game. WoW is an RPG. (Source)
Why not poll the PvP population and see what they’d think of a permanent Trial-of-the-Champions play style?
Polling the population is not how we design games. Personally, I'd find it pretty unrewarding. I like getting gear. (Source)

Crafted pvp gear feels a bit gated. Not many want to use daily cd on making 476/458 gear. Maybe lower mats over time?
We don't like the starter gear coming from crafting. Exploring the idea of BoE starter gear coming from battleground wins. (Source)
OMFG BoE PvP starter gear?! If it's BoA I will make you a(nother) million cookies (BoE is still awesome though!)
I can see your point but I think BoA might be worse in this case. (Source)

What other steps would be in there to keep those first few BG experiences from being even more brutal to new folk?
I think a lot of the UI changes we're making are in support that goal (Source)

Misc
And you are the next Ghostcrawler ?
Nah, I just work on flavor/feels things like Headless Horsemen & Darkmoon Faires & zombie plagues & pets & toys & so on. (Source)
You're my friggin hero for trolling people about Kara so damn hard.
Just wait until Heroic Zul'Farrak gets data mined. (Source)

Fan Art
Some more nice fan art today!

This article was originally published in forum thread: TCG Pets Giveaway - Day 2, Blue Tweets, Fan Art started by chaud View original post
Comments 4446 Comments
  1. Scufflegrit's Avatar
    Not sure if anything like this was announced or not as I didn't track everything about Blizzcon, but I would like to see crafted mounts and pets for every crafting profession. Engineering has loads, Jewelcrafting has 5, Tailoring has 3 and Alchemy has 1. Blacksmithing, Leatherworking, Inscription, and Enchanting have none. I would love to be able to ride around on a giant sword Silver Surfer style, ride my flying bear/tiger skin/drake scale rug , sit on the spine of a giant book as it flapped it's pages and flew like a bird or stood on a extremely long scroll as it unrolled and flew me across the sky. I'm not exactly sure what enchanting would make for a mount - but I can guarantee it'd be super sparkly!
    And yes this is for crafting professions only as gathering professions don't really craft things (well Mining does, but do you really want to ride around on a giant, solid metal bar?). Perhaps to give gathering professions something as well, they could have the chance to find random pets like the Elementium Geode, and maybe extremely rarely found mounts while gathering.
    that's what I'd LOVE to see.
  1. Droes's Avatar
    The ingame hearthstone I've seen people talk about, I wouldn't like that at all. It's still an mmo, this would make people even less social ingame. What I'd like to see is, every character can have all the gathering professions, plus 2 main professions. New hairstyles and other customisation is also needed, everyone looks the same.
  1. believersvoice's Avatar
    I would like to see account bound garrison, not just one garrison per character

    this
  1. xRattle's Avatar
    I'd like to see account-wide rep in WoD
  1. Madone's Avatar
    I'm going basic here - I'd like to see the achievement viewer re-organized with additional levels of the hierarchy so we don't wind up with all raid achievements lumped together! - Madone, Zul'Jin, US
  1. Schmilblick's Avatar
    Thanks and good luck everyone
    I would like to see a "PURE" Pvp server : no flying mounts, reduced guards, big PvP objectives.
  1. Gerenad's Avatar
    I want to see the removal of Dual Spec. What I want to see is the ability to freely switch between all of the specializations a class has without having to find a trainer, pay gold, and redo my bar icons and keybinds. Talents would stop switching with each spec and would have to be manually changed by the player if they wanted different talents for a spec. With the gear homogenization coming in Warlords I feel it now makes sense to allow for complete freedom in switching between specs instead of forcing the player to choose which third of their class they won't have easy access to.
  1. Demonlock81's Avatar
    I would like to see more warlock changes.
  1. Thundertom's Avatar
    I'm teh win.rar!
  1. Mustardisbad's Avatar
    For the loot!!
  1. Tryl's Avatar
    I would love to see new character real money service - paid class change!
  1. Velcurion's Avatar
    I'd like to see a new skin for the perky pug pet, a black one to match the beige one, pessimistic pug!
  1. lfaria14's Avatar
    I would like to see Karazhan bumped to level 100.
  1. arcaru's Avatar
    Yay free toys
  1. henway's Avatar
    The return of Defense cap! Jk. How about new /dance animations!
  1. Aurum's Avatar
    More class/race combos, Orc Priests, Gnome Paladins, maybe some Draenor Orcs are able to be Druids?
  1. FeralSynapse's Avatar
    Remove "Character" cap of 11 from realms. Please let it be 50 wherever you want to put them.
  1. melliandre's Avatar
    Demon hunters
  1. Rockdwg's Avatar
    just a couple of Suggestions, Make garrisons account bound, rep account wide, and Let Garrisons have different styles, examples dwarven style, Tauren style, or maybe even a pandaren style for buildings.
  1. Shinz's Avatar
    Hmm, what feature do i want to see that was not introduced in blizzcon? Well, i would like to see an end expansion class quest that allows the class to be upgraded to the higher tier of class, IE druid becomes arch druid, mages become bloodmages (I think) something along those lines. I know this was not stated as required but i am from the US.

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