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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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  • 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. Atuad's Avatar
    pet battle app
  1. mikencarly's Avatar
    I would like to see the return of tier gear for dungs.
  1. angelflavor's Avatar
    "Time Walker" 5mans. I like the idea of going back to old content at the right level. I think it would be cool if u you queue with people who are really in that level range too and not just a premade group of friends.
  1. Chumani's Avatar
    Blood Elf Druids. And a blacksmithing mount!
  1. Baphomette's Avatar
    They did not announce how soloing old content will still be possible in a post-item squish world. I plan to solo Elegon, Nalak, and Galleon for starters at 100, and they did not say if they are buffing high level characters in low level content or whatever other solution they are implementing.
  1. Toadwort's Avatar
    Submarine mount for engineers.
  1. Maleishranai's Avatar
    I wanna see some dailies implemented for each profession (tailoring, enchanting, etc) that give a openable reward that has a chance to drop a recipe that no longer exists in game. I know some don't work in theory anymore, like the naxx 60 stuff, i.e. mats that don't exist anymore, but I'm a huge collector of recipes/patterns/formulas whatever and would love to get a chance to get what I missed out on with what changed over the years. That's just a feature I wanna see. For those recipes who have mats that don't exist anymore, fine, I understand, I'm willing to give those up. But there are still some that exist that no longer drop due to changes that I want back!
  1. Jaeni's Avatar
    I would have loved to see an announcement for sub-races, such as Mag'har orcs, Wildhammer dwarves or Broken draenei.
  1. Mintie's Avatar
    Three things: sub-race options for races, a one-time free character customization for every character once Warlords goes live, and a transmog wardrobe feature where it's more akin to D3 transmog and you don't need to save every single item that you want to transmog.
  1. dreamwork's Avatar
    I would like to see some of the achievements reworked which are almost impossible to obtain now like the one in hyjal where you have to wave the following helpers (Have... Have We Met?) and i would like to see more solo scenarios like on isle of thunders
  1. blondeinoctober's Avatar
    I want to see a Dachshund pet
  1. fps90's Avatar
    I would really love to see the ability to level yourself down and run old dungeons in random groups, in WoD.

    Running old dungeons is my favorite thing to do, and it would be awesome if I could do it on my 90 (100).
  1. Scunosi's Avatar
    I know they announced the new player models, but they keep saying the popular sub-race options are on the backburner for now and likely won't come at launch, if ever. I really hope these end up getting put in, along with more new customization options instead of just redone old ones. We didn't get hardly any new options in MoP if at all!
  1. Voice of Reason's Avatar
    I'd like to see dyes for gear someday.
  1. Orrin's Avatar
    Diablo 3-syle trasmogrification of course
  1. kazmanto's Avatar
    gib pet plx
  1. Ashtiria's Avatar
    Transmogging Legendaries. To and From. I earned em i wanna use em lol
  1. kutija123's Avatar
    More character creation things like more new hairstlyes, accesories...
    The main thing I want to see in-game like EVERYONE else want are Legenedaries to become Transmogrifiable!
    Personally I want my monk to no longer carry maces on her back because it just looks ugly, the mace in a mace... it would be better carrying at hips.(Suggestion: add that option like : >carry at hips
    >carry on back)
    And one more thing, can it be possible that dresses and robes have animations like for running... let it be natural like blizzard said the same for changing the cloak animations at blizzcon.
    Thats all of me, wish you all a good luck with giveaway - im in aswell !
  1. Serpentine's Avatar
    I am going to have go with the in game hearthstone option, love wow, love hearthstone and I want to be able to do both while logged in wow
  1. Luccas's Avatar
    I would like alts to have lot of love again. At least as much as in WotLK with tier vendors and flying for alts before dinging max level.

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