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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
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) 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)

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)

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)

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. ElmoMcBeastly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazzic518 View Post
    I'm as big a Blizzard fanboi as anyone but this pre-purchase get yer 90 BS is a straight up money grab....
    This is the purpose of all entrepreneurial endeavors, including video games.

    If there were not a financial incentive, and a perceived desire in the community, it would not happen.
  1. Pancaspe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mazzic518 View Post
    I'm as big a Blizzard fanboi as anyone but this pre-purchase get yer 90 BS is a straight up money grab....

    /edited for typo
    It is the new version of the Annual Pass. If you sell WOD now, and give away a free 90 for a pre-purchase of the game, you not only give players something new to do, play with a 90, but you lock them into playing WOD.
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pancaspe View Post
    It is the new version of the Annual Pass. If you sell WOD now, and give away a free 90 for a pre-purchase of the game, you not only give players something new to do, play with a 90, but you lock them into playing WOD.
    You don't get anything the people at launch won't get so no it is not like the annual pass.
  1. Ealyssa's Avatar
    ouch ! I don't really care about PVP. But Blizzard clearly showed how much they care about this minigame thing called arena here...
    Not even doing some art for new season, talk about laziness.
  1. Frankz's Avatar
    I don't think preorders for Mists or Cataclysm happened until after their release dates were announced. which was well after their beta started and even after the major patch hit the ptr. We're not even close to that.
  1. LickMeh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Brewhan View Post
    Well i guess WoD release june 24th so they give you 3-4 months to play with your new 90 and a blue dev said about the 90 pre order that it will give you time to maybe even get your legendary cloak which does take some time.
    2nd time I see this 'WoD release june 24th' stuff, what's the source that started this rumour?

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