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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
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  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    Two things really one is a need of mine,MORE BAG SPACE PLEASE,like a guild bank style bank where you can buy more slots but for your character only,or if possible a account bank where all your characters on the same realm can access this bank.

    My second is due to a glitch i saw in brawlers guild,there was once me and about 5 other people all queued up for a battle and the game started bugging out,then all of a sudden all 5 of the players waiting for a match got teleported in and all the bosses of the respective queuer was summoned,so it was like a 5v5 brawlers arena. Although it was a glitch it did look very WTF! and very fun,so my suggestion is group style of brawlers guild bosses either to help a guy stuck on a certain boss at a certain rank or just for fun like 5v5 3v5 1v5 5v1 4v2 etc
  1. Voon's Avatar
    Mmmmmmm Pets! I would really like to see some of the inventry issues addressed like the 'toy' storage they mentioned and things like the tabard storage!
  1. Fang7986's Avatar
    Class mounts for every class that doesn't already have one. Some of my ideas are: Hunter - Stag, Mage - Bunny (only if summon animation involves pulling it out of a hat), Priest - Sheep/Lamb (only kinda holy animal I think of), Rogue - Spider, Shaman - An earthen ramp ala how Iceman travels, Warrior - Boar.
  1. Muzz's Avatar
    I would love to see combo points attatched to the player instead of the target you are attacking.
  1. gerks121's Avatar
    being able to transmog my legendaries
  1. Jigglydap's Avatar
    Be able to have more open ''houses'' in Stormwind, so many closed doors compare to Orgrimmar.
  1. Role Unknown's Avatar
    would like to see 4th specs
  1. Onedream's Avatar
    I'd like to see them make ALL avhievements etc. accountwide. When you achieved something, it should be accessible on ALL characters (Old PVP ranks, CM mounts, achievement page in the guild, etc.)
  1. athomas's Avatar
    I would love to see weapon enchant transmog. I miss the mongoose effect xD
  1. Amehdaus's Avatar
    I would like to see a player's own alts as NPCs in his Garrison -- allowing a player to access their current professions and unique abilities (lockpicking) without switching toons.
  1. Tortheldrin's Avatar
    I would like to see something done with weapon effects / legendaries maybe transmog into old effects or toggle enchant effects on and off.
  1. Zelkor's Avatar
    I myself won't mind a better way to level up professions myself. Getting to level 1 to 100 in fast xp.. but trade skills will be mind blowing dull =\
  1. Robo's Avatar
    Custom voiceovers (like CSS). Ability to transmog (maybe a way to link it to your WoW account)
  1. Ylera's Avatar
    i'd like to see a cross implementation with hearthstone! click on a hearthstone board in wow and play someone else who has clicked the same board!!
  1. Saronali's Avatar
    Boss mechanics phases changes on every fight.
  1. HarlequinGnoll's Avatar
    i want to see more class based quests, either during leveling and/or 1 major chain when you hit max
  1. Ayriela's Avatar
    I'd liked to see more account wide things! That includes things like rep, the new garrisons, maybe tabards. I have lots of alts and anything that becomes account bound is nice!

    Thanks again and good luck to all.
  1. Kovari's Avatar
    Updated moonkin models would be nice... Similar to what they did with cat and bear form.
  1. Dark2099's Avatar
    Very interested to see how in-depth the garrisons turn out to be... tons of potential there. Would love to see Hearthstone implemented into the game in some way too.
  1. Ellicia's Avatar
    Upscaled gear to lvl 110!

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