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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.

Prizes

Rules
  • 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.
  • Winners will receive a PM which they have 72 hours to reply to. After that, a new winner will be selected. Pets will be given out in the order the winners reply to the PM, so be sure to reply promptly. You can turn on email notifications for PMs in the Settings.
  • 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. Draketh90's Avatar
    Honestly, I'd be really happy if Blizzard had two new races up their sleeve, and just felt like not announcing it yet. Since they're bringing the classic Warcraft vibe back into the game, Ogres for the Horde would be pretty awesome. As for the Alliance, I'm sure they'd come up with something, Arakkoa being a strong candidate I guess.
  1. fathom81's Avatar
    Underwater mount!
  1. Landrin's Avatar
    I'd like for druids to be able to use "transformation items" while shapeshifted.
  1. Attackrabbit's Avatar
    Cross character bank / gold
  1. Los Tiffin's Avatar
    I would love to see storyline through whole expansion that would be similar to the Black Prince one, without all hard grindy parts. Simple storyline that would lead (us who would complete it) to the next expansion and possibly reward us with some sort of boost or advantage at start of the expansion. Possibly Titan lore .
  1. brizola's Avatar
    two things i would love to see for sure is new legendary quests for a new list of legendary items.
    and definitely the new mounts flying/ground/aquatic
  1. evilman's Avatar
    Bigger banks that have tabs that can be accessed by all your chars on that realm.

    Shoulders that dont look stupid on Belfs.

    And a storyline that affects the city's more.
    We saw a lilttle of that in the current patch but it isnt enough tbh.
    For example it is wierd that we fight Garrosh and his Kor'kron are walking around the city but we who are fighting him can stil move freely in Ogrimmar.

    Forcing the Horde players out of the city would have given it a better feel.
    The way it is done now makes it look like basicly every holiday event where they add a few textures to the city's and thats it.
  1. Lovechile's Avatar
    I would LOVE to see exotic pets lowered for BM hunters, and some low level Spirit beasts added in. my main is a hunter, but I leveled a hunter on another server up to about 50ish, just to see some of the leveling changes, and some of the exotic beasts, especially spirit beasts, would be dead useful lower level.
  1. Nishyaldir's Avatar
    I'd like to see some cleaner Achievement-Menu with better options to sort (especially the mashup we have in Wotlk-Raid - having to scroll through the entire slot in order to find somethin is...meh..). Along with that, adding some events/extra-achievements (ulduar-style) that aren't linked to a possible mount-meta-reward, but add other gimmicks/features, like things to play with, pets, transmog-items etc.
  1. Omega62's Avatar
    I'd like it if they would allow you to transmog Legendary items.
  1. Drodoo's Avatar
    Monk able to see their fist weapon while in combat plox.
  1. skorianez's Avatar
    I´d like to see a Alt Bank, so we can put BOA and not soulbond itens on it.
  1. L337Rhodes's Avatar
    I'd love to see a system like the Paragon system from Diablo fit into WoW, though I'm sure it'll never happen.
  1. Monztah's Avatar
    Lewtz! Big Massive Pet-tastic Lewtz! Gimmeh!
  1. Shannia's Avatar
    Transmog of other armor types ... cloth-warriors
  1. kallekaka's Avatar
    I would like to be able to play with both factions. Group up with anyone, do BGs, raids, etc with them.
    No reason to not be able to play with 50% of the players.
  1. kittypanda's Avatar
    I'd like another raiding with leashes achievement...world events like the brew event on timeless isle, but in zones outside of there. Maybe have some rewards along with it too, like the satchel you got from escorting caravans in the barrens in 5.3.
  1. Geraldf80's Avatar
    Probably disqualifing myself but when you originally posted this contest there was no red text about what you wanna see in WOD. it was just comment. Do we that entered early, before you edited the rules get to re-comment or are we now just out of luck? kinda unfair to change the rules after people have entered for a few days. If its cool I'll say that I wish they had implimented a cross class setup. battle-mages, demon-hunters ect. like a mage that wears plate or a hunter with warlock spells.. just an example. other cross classes could be done too.
  1. japoniano's Avatar
    X-mas present roll
  1. jsy's Avatar
    The T-sets you've already looted should be selectable in the transmog menu without having them to be stored in the bank or void storage!
    The same applies to tabard (dropdown-menu while equipping this slot)

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