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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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  • 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. Moglok's Avatar
    New Moonkin skins!!!!
  1. swilksy11's Avatar
    Account Wide achievment points.
  1. Wraepe's Avatar
    Account-wide gold.
  1. Dennar's Avatar
    Smaller Archeoligical sites, a ground mount like the Enchantment Fae dragon but giving the option to earn in in game.
  1. Ithrav's Avatar
    Honestly I'd like to see something akin to the Planar Attunement feature from Rift (possibly named Path of the Titans ). Just push it through for either secondary stats (like haste/spirit/crit) or the new tertiary stats (like lifesteal/runspeed/durability). I suppose this would be considered the "Paragon" system from D3, but I see these systems as different. Paragon really only boosted Magic Find, Gold Find, etc. (not really gameplay affecting stats). Planar Attunement added gameplay bonuses (-/+% damage from/to specific Rift creature, +1 primary stat, extra cooldowns like self teleports/ group summons). It really adds to developing your character after you've finished leveling, gives you something extra to work on for retention of players, focuses you into choosing a real "main" toon without overly penalizing your alts. Blizzard could even keep a reset button on it for themselves. Every content patch or future expansion reset a certain amount of progress on it (or all of it for the QQ). The bonuses from the Planar Attunement system are negligible by themselves, but add up the entirety of it and you get some marginal benefits.

    Or a daily login bonus, I'd be fine with that.
  1. Vileknight's Avatar
    I would love the option of joining the Iron Horde because Garrosh/Grom > our current Horde.
  1. Kapira's Avatar
    The ability to select Raid Finder as a difficulty from the drop-down menu. Some of the LFR items look so much nicer in those colours, but now they're unobtainable for max level chars. (Talking about Dragon Soul now, but the other raids will be relevant for that in WoD). Also in that vein, allowing us to set loot rules to the normal ones. Because there are some Agility staves my Priest wants, and I am really, really sad that she can't get them.
  1. talerion's Avatar
    Main thing I'm looking forward to for WoD is the garrisons.
  1. Raedahn's Avatar
    Tri-spec would have been a great announcement!
  1. Lucinick's Avatar
    Hoping for legendary transmog
  1. Stnkfist's Avatar
    Garrisons that reflect the class you play. I want my Monk to live at an abby, and my priest to live in a church, etc.
  1. Vyncent's Avatar
    It would be nice to see another old raid revamped. Karazhan is such a great raid, and should be brought up to date to encourage raiding it again. Not suggesting that it be 'changed', as that has been done before, with other things and has certainly NOT been well received. But as this new Expac deals with 'alternate time', it would be great to see Karazhan worked into it, W/O cleaning it up, or any Major changes, just make it more towards the new level.
  1. jayc035's Avatar
    Sweet loots
  1. Xaryma's Avatar
    I would really love to see which mounts are still missing in my collection! Blizz did great work with the pet window where you can also see missing pets (and areas, conditions, etc.), this is very helpful! If they implement the same feature for mounts (including aspects like sources where to get them etc.), I would be very very thankful... it would ease collecting more mounts enormously!
  1. Lahis's Avatar
    Pets! PETS! PEEETTTS!!
  1. Delusion32's Avatar
    hello champ's
  1. pgpoulsen's Avatar
    I would like to see the possibility of rating people you have played with in LF*. If you could rate them like +, - and 0. People that gets good rating should be placed higher in the queues when looking for group. I hope that could encourage people to behave and play nice rather than yelling at people (read: the tank) when something goes wrong.
  1. Lasombria's Avatar
    Auction houses non-engineers can use in the faction hubs. Been missing that.
  1. Velaya's Avatar
    Here, here! *hop hop*
  1. oswalt0's Avatar
    I would like to see profession speed up for alts; If you already have that profession maxed on one toon, you should be able to buy max level or at least to the one exp. below max level. I'm thinking 5k or something.

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