MMO-Champion - Battle.Net Website Update - Warlords of Draenor Preorder Prep, Blue Tweets, Fan Art
Login Issues Should be Resolved, DatModz' First Look at Uber Diablo, Diablo 3 Caramelldansen

Weekly News Recap, Top 5 Plays of the Week

Battle.Net Website Update - Warlords of Draenor Preorder Preparation
Blizzard made a small update to the Battle.Net website on Friday to add design elements for the Warlords of Draenor preorder and Digital Deluxe edition upgrade. No preorder date has been announced yet. The level 90 boost feature is part of Patch 5.4.7, and the latest PTR Build is flagged as a Release Candidate.



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
My upward 50-100K dmg differential on an attempt to attempt basis as Ele begs to differ...
If you meant 50k-100k DPS, I'm very dubious of that being due to RNG. If you meant 50k-100k damage, that's negligible. (Celestalon)
http://t.co/NfMQmjh909 Logs to back it up. Look at both malk attempts. Almost same length, 40k+ difference. Not first time.
You died on the parse you did 10% less DPS, and spent significantly less time casting. That 40k difference is not all RNG. (Celestalon)
Your recent comments like this one about rng make me feel like devs don't raid competitively or heroics at all
I've killed every single 25H raid boss when it was progression, since AQ40. From BC to Garrosh. We raid. (Celestalon)
The true question is : do you arena ?
I dabble in it. I've gotten to 2200 once before, I think only like 1700ish the last few seasons; don't recall exactly. (Celestalon)
I'm much more of a PvE focused player myself, but we have other team members who are equally focused on PvP. Team effort. (Celestalon)

I think making more abilities talents that you can choose: active vs passive. Would be a good way to keep/trim at same time.
Yeah, an interesting point. How would everyone feel if that ability we wanted to cut but you want to keep became a talent? (Celestalon)
Abilities you'd want to cut are NOT worthy of being talents unless you put them on a non role increase row.
Of course, we wouldn't put a utility spell on the same row as throughput talents. (Celestalon)
We're keeping in mind that cutting abilities people don't have keybound anyway doesn't buy us as much. Far Sight, Mind Vision, etc. (Celestalon)
Not promising that any ability you don't have keybound is safe, but it's less likely. (Celestalon)

what happens to the current talents we love? Or the blizzcon ideas...
We may also cut some existing talents that aren't working; could replace them with these abilities. (Celestalon)

I'm afraid you'll cut too many and turn this game into GW2 or another 8 button action bar game (which I can't stand).
We're keeping feedback like this in mind, very much. The goal will be to remove unneeded buttons, not dumb down the game. (Celestalon)
I'm afraid you won't cut enough buttons.
I'm certain that some people will say we cut too much, some will say we cut too little. Very difficult to balance. (Celestalon)
(Or, we cut to little, but what we did cut we shouldn't have.) (Celestalon)

Art
Which race for the model update is proving to be the most artistically or technically challenging to implement?
currently the Orc female is giving us a hard time - never realized how much her mouth looks like Homer Simpson's mouth. (artofcgrobinson)
Hm wasn't that the orc female in the trailer? Or you mean in general with customization?
trailer version was an earlier take of the model, wasn't completely happy so iterating more on the face/body texture (artofcgrobinson)

PvE
I could really use one right now, undermanning SoO. Need alcohol to deal with all these 1-tank strategies haha
Craziest one I heard of was 1-tanking Spoils. /boggleReminds me of 1-tanking H-LK. What a rush! (Celestalon)
I've 1-healed Spoils before, that was fun actually. I'm not sure I understand 1-tanking! How does it work /headtilt
They all do one quarter, then swap sides, do both quarters, then swap sides, do last quarter. Lotsa teleports back up top. (Celestalon)

PvP
how about you try better. Give us blue collar guys a Friday treat. New season ilvl perhaps..?
550, happy friday! (holinka)
How about new ceiling?
It will steadily increase over the course of the season to 540. (holinka)
Are you implying that 6.0 will come 28 weeks after season 15 starts? Or doesn't the 1 item level/week rule apply?
Yeah, not implying anything of the sort. It will reach 540 at a point when we think many people have 550 gear. (holinka)

How are you going to avoid damage being way too high in the next season when people will have 550 ilvl ?
We've increased resilience. We can increase it again if necessary. (holinka)

Any word on how crafters will obtain the patterns for the next line of crafted PvP gear next session?
There will not be a set of crafted PvP gear for the new season. (holinka)

when will we get to see the new armor for S15 arena?? Wanna see how good the priest will look??
Season 15 armor is a color shift of Season 14 armor. Unfortunately, we weren't able to create new models for the season. (holinka)
PVP S15 Conq Gear, so the gear will look like the opposing factions Grievous in game now? (Ex: Ally get red)?
Yes (holinka)

is the elite gear for season 15 still going to be the same color?
Unfortunately yes. (holinka)

Will we get a new pvp mount for S15?
Unfortunately, no. (holinka)

s15 pvp dropped from celestial? what about a new content pve with this season??? (raid tier etc)
Dropping another tier of PvP gear is a trivial time investment for us, compared to a whole new raid tier. Focusing on WoD. (Celestalon)

Fan Art
Breathing2004 has created art in his usual style for Warlords of Draenor.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Battle.Net Website Update - Warlords of Draenor, Blue Tweets, Fan Art started by chaud View original post
Comments 66 Comments
  1. moveth's Avatar
    Beta please :] Ill be waiting patiently.
  1. Olaf the Snowman's Avatar
    You CAN actually finish it on the KR realm. Just doesn't finish on the others.
  1. Akaena's Avatar
    BETA!? soon™......
  1. Elmow's Avatar
    Nah beta will still take roughly 4-5 weeks
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by elmowaki View Post
    Nah beta will still take roughly 4-5 weeks
    Nope. 24th /10char
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    Let me guess. They are hoping to release this on the same week that ESO comes out. What assholes.
  1. Treelife's Avatar
    That pic was linked a couple of days ago in the tweet thread, put only putting it up now? Something fishy is going on. *Squints eyes and scratches chin*
  1. Shefu's Avatar
    At this rate WoD won't be coming out for a while, late fall the earliest :| enjoy your SoO guys! not...
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yrel2014 View Post
    You CAN actually finish it on the KR realm. Just doesn't finish on the others.
    It would work on the one realm I didn't try. Thanks!
  1. Akaena's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nathiest View Post
    Let me guess. They are hoping to release this on the same week that ESO comes out. What assholes.
    Calling them assholes cause its smart? S-M-A-R-T
  1. Msi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nathiest View Post
    Let me guess. They are hoping to release this on the same week that ESO comes out. What assholes.
    Hahaha what? stop being stupid its called being smart.
  1. Skidd's Avatar
    Pre order = Beta access?
  1. Shry's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nathiest View Post
    Let me guess. They are hoping to release this on the same week that ESO comes out. What assholes.
    oh no, how dare a company try to strategically launch something to try and keep their edge, those bastards!
  1. Reforge's Avatar
    LF beta PST
  1. drhovertop's Avatar
    Warlords of Draenor's release date is pretty low on ESO's laundry list of problems.

    edit: this is what i get for posting shit on an hour of sleep

    please someone just inject coffee into what's left of my brain
  1. CosmicGuitars's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nathiest View Post
    Let me guess. They are hoping to release this on the same week that ESO comes out. What assholes.
    No? The season is ending on the 18th of February, and ESO is launching on the 4th of April. They're not going to delay 5.4.7 that long.
  1. Baracuda's Avatar
    They released MoP a month after GW2, I doubt they're afraid of ESO.
  1. Sigmafroid's Avatar
    You'll be likely to see 5.4.7 before ESO drops in April. Warlords will NOT be out in time for ESO, that's a promise. Why? first of all, we've had no beta yet. Beta for MoP dropped early March, and the game didn't come out until late September. My guess is we're gonna see it REALLY close to WoW's 10-year Anniversary.

    Your big game coming out next is going to be Reaper of Souls, that's only gonna be 10 days prior to ESO's release.

    5.4.7 by months end? Reaper of Souls in March, beta soon™, Hearthstone over the Summer (June/July?), and Warlords in the fall.
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sigmafroid View Post
    You'll be likely to see 5.4.7 before ESO drops in April. Warlords will NOT be out in time for ESO, that's a promise. Why? first of all, we've had no beta yet. Beta for MoP dropped early March, and the game didn't come out until late September. My guess is we're gonna see it REALLY close to WoW's 10-year Anniversary.

    Your big game coming out next is going to be Reaper of Souls, that's only gonna be 10 days prior to ESO's release.

    5.4.7 by months end? Reaper of Souls in March, beta soon™, Hearthstone over the Summer (June/July?), and Warlords in the fall.
    Because MoP was not as far along as Warlords was at Blizzcon.
  1. autopsy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skidd View Post
    Pre order = Beta access?
    very likely, similar to the annual pass beta access. You commit yourself to the game and get beta. Inviting people in waves over the course of the beta.

Site Navigation