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Warlords of Draenor - Quest Reward Armor Sets
Today we are taking a look at the two sets of quest reward armor. Keep in mind that this is an early preview, so there can be bugs or changes to the sets in the future!

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Flying in Warlords of Draenor
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Will flight be available at some point in warlords.
Ok, ok, being perfectly honest... we don't know. In the same way we have no idea what the gearing model for the final tier of the expansion could be, because it's going to be based on testing, and playing, and seeing how the expansion plays out up to that point. We're open and willing to change the game as we go to make it the best it can be.

We don't know because we're open to feedback, and making changes based on that feedback.

Our current focus is to get the expansion into a state where you guys can help us start testing it. That testing will inform many, many decisions, and how the game plays when it's launched will inform how the first content patch is designed, and how that patch plays out will inform the second content patch, etc. etc. We'd rather be unsure and make the correct decisions when they need to be made, than make the wrong decisions and be too stubborn to change them.

Warlords of Draenor PvE Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
It's important not to skip over the Group Finder section! It'll help everyone, regardless of their current focus, be able to find and create groups for content:

Another central innovation in Warlords is our Group Finder feature, which will allow players to easily form and search for raid groups (among other activities) with players from their entire region. While this series of blogs has mostly focused on pre-existing social structures, pick-up groups continue to be tremendously important. Chance meetings in such groups have formed the basis for many a friendship, and recurring weekly pickup groups have given rise to more than a few guilds over the years. For players who want to take the next step beyond Raid Finder, or who want to find a weekend run for their alt, or who just need a last-minute tenth member for their raid, Group Finder will make that process easier than ever before.

To your concern: It took me a very long time to even be able to be considered for flex runs and whatnot on my server due to the super high standards every group leader seems to have.

One pretty cool factor of the Group Finder tool will be that people won't be able to start groups and require things of others they themselves have not achieved. Such as requiring an ilvl higher than what they themselves currently have.

The new Group Finder will be something everyone has access to, it'll allow all players within an entire region to easily find each other, which will make it a very active place to find groups, and we hope through some smart options and rules, getting into organized group content much, much easier for everyone.

Have you ever seen people this upset BEFORE AN EXPANSION WAS ACTUALLY RELEASED? Usually players are happy and excited for a new expansion!
I've been in Community for every World of Warcraft expansion, and yes, it's the same every single time.

People are always concerned with changes, and concern is fine, and we'll communicate our intent, and you'll tell us how well you think it'll work out, or if it seems like a good or bad idea for you and how you play the game, and we'll have a beta test where we figure all these things out, and we'll make adjustments, and decisions, and etc. etc.

It does tend to be a bit more upsetting before actual live testing begins. We announce changes, we put info out there, it's confusing, it's out of context a lot of the time, and it just is generally when our least productive feedback comes in. When testing actually begins and people can play the game and see how it's working, that's generally when things calm down, people see the results of these changes, there's context, and we can get into the nitty gritty testing and balancing.

But yes, I've seen people upset before every single expansion for the last 10 years. Mainly because saying "I'm so excited!" isn't much of a conversation starter. "This will ruin the game forever." tends to create more responses and threads.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Will you address things like blood presence and defensive stance in pvp. Having to sit in them to live is no fun in pvp
Those stances provide an interesting interaction between going offensive/defensive. (holinka)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
"Camouflage no longer breaks from dealing or taking damage."How can this possibly be a thing?
It can be! As with many other changes we're making, it's somewhat experimental, and we'll adjust if it's too strong. (Celestalon)
The 6 second in combat duration makes sense, but if you use it once before entering combat. 60 seconds of ranged immunity?
No, it'll drop to 6sec on entering combat. (Celestalon)

How many new hunter pets are there going to be in WoD? How many of them will be exotic?
3 new families, 1 of which is exotic, and many new models/skins for existing families. (Celestalon)

hey, any word on Careful Aim become a passive or active talent? http://t.co/HNYH9mNuKX
Sounds like some sort of misinterpretation. There's a couple Draenor Perks that massively increase the power of Careful Aim. (Celestalon)
It's stronger than many other classes' cooldowns. But it's staying a Passive, no intention to make it an Active. (Celestalon)

Monk (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
FoF glyph will be mandatory for raiding like RsK minor is now. Disagree w/fixing design flaws by restricting choice
My prediction: Some encounter will make 3 other glyphs particularly strong, and someone will begrudgingly try going without... (Celestalon)
...Floating Butterfly. And after learning that fight thoroughly, they'll start to recognize when they can FoF without having... (Celestalon)
...moving, and realize that "Huh... It's harder, but maybe we CAN do without this..." And it'll start to be used ~half the time. (Celestalon)

Will Path of Mist talent drop orbs when using Chi Torpedo? Can those orbs be used with detonate chi?
Yes. Yes. (Celestalon)

which class do you personally feel have had/needed the biggest rewamp, and why? Hard to decipher from a long list
Mistweavers, definitely. Talked about a lot in their section. (Celestalon)

Warrior (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Any thoughts on the idea of making Colossus Smash a talent? There's so many of us that hate how it changes our rotation -_-
To make sure I understand, the concern is with feeling like you always need to pool resources and then unload during CSmash? (WatcherDev)

Without Recklessness and Execute Perk (50%) are Gladiator Stance Warriors going to be tuned to keep up with Arms/Fury?
Yes. (Celestalon)

Art
How come we haven't seen 3D armor like that(like boots) for players yet?What was the reason?Is it possible for WoD?
Items for players are different, and need to fit on every race. With NPC armor, it's literally part of his geometry. (WatcherDev)
I see, thanks for that. Was wondering if it's possible to add more geosets, or even see anchored armor cheers
It's something out art team (and engine team) are working towards, since we agree it'd be awesome. Not yet, though. (WatcherDev)

Character / Items
what about timeless coins? i seem to have a ton but have bought everything i wanted from vendors
Coins are staying island-fresh. Spend them on gliders, masks, and pug hats! (Muffinus)
How about rep? No chance of it going the way of the troll rep when raid was converted ?
Staying around, you can always go back and kill more Ordon (or kill FOR the Ordon) (Muffinus)

Just to make sure, all four CM Phoenixes can't be obtained on a single character, right? I'd need to do silver on 3 alts?
Incorrect -- in 6.0 if any character has earned one, your entire account will get all 4. (WatcherDev)

any word on what the reforge mount will become? Thanks
The leading contender is transmog. (WatcherDev)

Warlords of Draenor Stats
Hey, you might not be the right person, but I was curious - for the stat squish, how much of it is a manual process for Blizz?
Most of it was done programatically. We do need to manually adjust a number of creature spells, though - that work is ongoing. (WatcherDev)

PvE
Will there be any stepping nerfs to SoO like in previous final tiers?
Not planned in light of multiple difficulties, item upgrades, and a smooth tuning curve. Is there a boss you think needs a nerf? (WatcherDev)

Cool. Have you figured out a way to add dungeons in patches? You spoke about it at Blizzcon but didn't have any set plans yet.
Still something we want to do. Focused on making 6.0 awesome first, then we'll turn to patch content. (WatcherDev)

PvP
hey long ago there was pic of dota1 map for BG can you say if it will come in WoD?
It will not come in Warlords. (holinka)

Misc
Is there any plans to give voices there own slider in audio.1/2 the time i can't here what the npcs r saying over the spell spam
It's something we'd like to do, hopefully for 6.0 but if not, then soon after. (WatcherDev)

Warcraft Movie Filming Nearly Complete
There are only 3 more weeks left of filming for the Warcraft movie!



Flying in Ashran
It looks like priests will be doing a little bit of flying in Ashran if they are lucky!



Fan Concept - Mount System Revamp
Mojo Risin posted a fun mount system concept on the forum this week!

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Comments 113 Comments
  1. VladimirM's Avatar
    I was always crying about warlock being changed so many times and having to adapt to changes, and now I feel left out
  1. Lightfist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrunes View Post
    Clown suits in Wrath/Cataclysm/Pandaria? Yeah, no, in these expansions quest rewards formed aesthetically complete sets instead of totally random models of TBC gear. Most of the time there is only one or two sets per expansion as well. So do old world quest rewards after the revamp, but they have 4 or so different sets, changing every few dozen levels.

    They looked fine enough. Cataclysm had pretty good cloth set, MoP's one was aesthetically pleasant, although not really my think, and WotLK one looked good enough. First of all though, they looked like cloth. These here "cloth" sets look like leather and fur. Last time I checked leather and fur are not the same thing as cloth. Especially in a game that has a specific armor category of "Leather". And it's not only an issue of Quest. Armor. The exact same thing applies to "cloth" set of LFR, which is raid armor. Mail and leather, both quest and LFR, are also off. This is crap design and laziness on Blizzard's part if they can't be even bothered to make SAVAGE looking cloth made of cloth and instead have to make it from SAVAGE materials. The only cloth sets that looks like actual, genuine cloth is the crafted gear.
    I can't speak for everyone, but I certainly had a clown suit while leveling, in every expansion. The pieces are there, sure, but between dungeon drops and different quest rewards, you're not likely to end up with a complete set. Even if you do, do people transmog while leveling? I don't see the point.

    And while you can disagree with Blizzard's aesthetics to your heart's content - I do more often than I don't - I don't see how that translates into laziness. The Cloth armor does seem to be bordering on leather, but why would it be easier to design leather armor than cloth? That's not laziness, it's just a conscious design decision.

    As for Leather and Mail, I don't see the arguments. You can plainly see the scale armor on the mail sets.
  1. MrLetiso's Avatar
    Am I the only one who thinks that the new armors are absolutely dreadful...?
  1. gillai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by VladimirM View Post
    I was always crying about warlock being changed so many times and having to adapt to changes, and now I feel left out
    Why would you want to change Warlock today ? 3 completely different spec with an amazing gameplay.

    Even if affliction is destroyed in WoD, that still gives you 2 awesome spec to play with.
  1. Gnu's Avatar
    Am I missing something about the camouflage changes? They removed the stealth from subterfuge but they change camouflage to make it last 6sec while dealing or receiving dmg?
  1. Andaja's Avatar
    I was still under impression they couldn't get their crap together to even start filming the movie and now its 5 weeks till release. Sneaky sneaky
  1. Jackelyn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dmz390 View Post
    what is wrong with you all?

    These are not tier sets or even blues....

    They are quest reward greens, which you'll be vendoring or disenchanting every couple of hours at most.

    OMG - I can't possibly be seen out and about killing 20 talbuks in those disgraceful garments!
    What are you eve talking about? My hunter will be using the 1st mail set shown as transmog all the time.... Exactly as I said gear should look when talking to guildies the other month...
    Has a very "survival" out in the savage wilderness that I wanted

    Also....
    WINTER IS COMING
  1. Eleshar's Avatar
    I wonder if the armorsets can get any uglier

    I really don't like what I've seen so far.
  1. Arvandor's Avatar
    a real mogger start to collect his first "set" on level 20-30 and share nothing to new ugly expansion sets!
  1. ttak82's Avatar
    These armor sets are great! They sport great detail. Sure the color is dull, but then again.. Quest greens.
    I like the fact that they are bringing asymmetric shoulders in the design and also big boots!

    Mount 2.0. Concept is great as well.

    Also really digging class specific weapons exclusive to Ashran. I hope other classes also have fun utility use effects in their weapons, too!
  1. Ayperos's Avatar
    The quests rewards look better than the new LFR sets. That's messed up. Maybe these are really the LFR sets, and the LFR ones are the quest rewards? Gosh I hope so.
  1. Farabee's Avatar
    We'd rather be unsure and make the correct decisions when they need to be made, than make the wrong decisions and be too stubborn to change them.
    Really? Because reverting healing to the Cata model and taking away flying at 100 on game launch have pretty much proven before to be the wrong decisions and they're stubbornly forging ahead with them.
  1. Incandio's Avatar
    *averts eyes*
  1. ShadowyFanatic's Avatar
    How I love these armor pieces that expose most of the chest and arms, let me count the ways. One Rich Purple Silk Shirt, Two Rich Purple Silk Shirt... heh
  1. kamuimac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lightfist View Post

    Quest. Armor. Armor that has never been - and will never be - aesthetically pleasing. Honestly, if a single set of any armor type looks decent, that's pretty good. Do you remember the clown suits we wore in classic? BC? Wrath? Cataclysm? Pandaria?
    if it was liek this then explain me why the heck im making fuckton gold on ah selling vanilla/tbc greens and blues - u not gonna tell me that its the lvling up chars paying 1-2k for some pieces -_-
  1. ShadowyFanatic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ayperos View Post
    The quests rewards look better than the new LFR sets. That's messed up. Maybe these are really the LFR sets, and the LFR ones are the quest rewards? Gosh I hope so.
    Eh, subjective point of view. I think some of the LFR stuff looks better and some of the crafted stuff looks really good too. With Transmog in the game it's really a moot point, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamuimac View Post
    if it was liek this then explain me why the heck im making fuckton gold on ah selling vanilla/tbc greens and blues - u not gonna tell me that its the lvling up chars paying 1-2k for some pieces -_-
    WOW. Such grammar. Much English. Ahem - people buying TBC greens has NOTHING to do with leveling up lol - they buy them because they're disenchanting them to level up their enchanting (which, is totally idiotic as you can go run a couple normal mode BC dungeons and walk out with 10-20 greens).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farabee View Post
    Really? Because reverting healing to the Cata model and taking away flying at 100 on game launch have pretty mcuh provoen before to be the wrong decisions and they're stubbornly forging ahead with them.
    Healing model is not being reverted to Cata model. Healers will not oom and fights will not have super high crazy damage and poorly telegraphed, hard to react to one-shot kill mechanics. Those were the actual issues in Cata. How do I know this? BECAUSE I HEALED IT.

    Grasp this logical proof:

    If mana pool DOES NOT EQUAL easily exhausted AND all players can be kept alive without needing to be at 100% HP at all times THEN great merriment will be had.
  1. Coronius's Avatar
    All the cloth sets so far look absolutely terrible, even the LFR one The other ones are fine.
  1. lnaie's Avatar
    Again, as LFR sets, they look poor. No incentive to have them.
  1. Orrin's Avatar
    As always cloth looks like a rag, plate armor has most clean and simple design
  1. jbombard's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MrLetiso View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks that the new armors are absolutely dreadful...?
    Not at all. They look hideous. I just can't manage to get excited about WoD. I think LFR providing different gear is fine and less stats is fine too, but it needs to look just as cool as a PvP set or a Raid set, just different. To be fair though the Raid sets and PvP sets look like ass too. Seems like everything look so uninspired, like the designers have run out of ideas.

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