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Warlords of Draenor - Nagrand Zone Preview
Today we are taking a look at Nagrand, which has seen significant updates since the original preview. Keep in mind that parts of the zone are clearly not finished.



Warlords of Draenor - Old Raid Finder Loot
Watcher confirmed that the loot system in older Raid Finder content is remaining the same for now.



Warlords of Draenor - Black Market Auction House
Watcher confirmed that the Black Market Auction House is just moving, as the guard suggests.



MMO-Champion Forums Moderator Recruitment
Good news everyone! We're recruiting moderators for the forums again! The amount of users and posts keeps increasing and we reached the point where we need some help before the trolls take over and play Whack-a-Mod in the Darkmoon Faire. I know it sounds fun, but I'm going to assume we don't want that.

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Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Hunter (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Combined Revive Pet and Mend Pet
We actually had a similar idea: merging Revive Pet and Mend Pet. If your pet is alive and active, you'll cast Mend. If they're dead, you'll cast Revive instead. I don't believe that made it into the current Alpha build.

EDIT: Actually, looks like it did, but in an incomplete state. Next build should clean it up a bit. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Achievements
Possible for A Tribute to Dedicated Insanity come back? Kind of like how Herald of the titans stayed? It was fun going back.
Changes made to raid structure in Cataclysm broke the way we used to track ToC attempts, unfortunately; that's why it was removed. (WatcherDev)

It would make more sense to have them under Dungeons and Raids -> Legacy if anything.
It's a new category for deprecated achievements. It has other stuff in it too, like "Loot 100 Stone Keeper Shards" (WatcherDev)

Warlords of Draenor Stats
in regards to minor stats, is it random among end-game raid gear? ie. variance on BiS with the minor stat bonuses?
Yes, it'll be on end-game raid gear. Some gear that drops will randomly have a minor stat. (Celestalon)

how will the new minor stats appear on PvP gear? Particular those purchased through CQP. Is hate to buy/sell cycle to get stats.
We don't plan on doing any random loot for conquest points. Possible that rolls from RBGs would have extra stats or gem slots. (holinka)

Readiness stat that works like the new Echo of the Elements (% chance to not invoke a CD on rotational abilities). Viable?
Not really. That'd be a huge wrench thrown in the gears of every spec's rotation, and is even less valuable than Readiness. (Celestalon)
Does that imply that the new EotE is troublesome at the moment?
No, not at all. It just wouldn't work as a stat for most rotations. Works fine as a Shaman Talent. (Celestalon)

How about readiness increasing both the cooldown recovery rate AND the potency of the cooldown?
We explored that, and many similar options. Problem there is that that further complicates it, then necessitates... (Celestalon)
...adding a DR on top of that. And, still has problems with talents doubling or even tripling its value. (Celestalon)

how does multistrike interact with paladin seals? with readiness gone does that mean seraphim is going to get reworked or gone?
Seal damage can Multistrike. Seraphim remains as is, except swap "Readiness" for "Versatility". (Celestalon)

How will Multustrike work with chain jump ? u can have 1 CH (4jump + 8 multistrike proc) 2 per each jump?
Each hit can multistrike, doing an additional hit of damage to just that target. (ie, it affects each target individually) (Celestalon)

Can appropriate MS strikes proc mastery (CS/TV/HoW)?Can mastery proc MS?Can appropriate MS strikes proc seals (CS/TV/Judge/Auto)
Multistrikes cannot proc anything, unless specifically called out as such. (Celestalon)

Does Leech trigger from any heals you perform on yourself?I assume no because it doesn't fit the name, but it's worth asking.
Despite it being a little weird for the name, Leech does work on self-heals (except for Leech itself, of course. No infinite loops) (Celestalon)

PvP
my biggest problem with Pvp is the rudeness of other players, especially of my own faction. Much too serious.
It's a significant problem for sure. (holinka)

will gladiator stance warriors be subject to the additional damage in Warlords PvP despite being DPS?
we'll see how it plays out but since they lose some of their tankiness, it's likely they wouldn't take extra damage. (holinka)

Hey are there any plans yet to address faction imbalanced servers for Ashran? It might not be fun if there is no other faction
We will point multiple realms at the same instance of Ashran (holinka)

World
Is FrostFire ridge going to be horde only, or can an alliance toon quest there? Wondering if I need to boost a horde char
Frostfire is a Horde-only leveling zone; Shadowmoon is Alliance-only. Everyone will have some endgame content in both. (WatcherDev)

Garrisons
when the garrison building is upgrading or constructing. Will we see peons/peasants working on the building?
That's the plan! (Muffinus)

Fire-Watcher's Oath Hotfix
After the Censer of Eternal Agony hotfix yesterday, the Fire-Watcher's Oath has been hotfixed to have a 10 minute cooldown, cost 100 Timeless Coins, and work while mounted. Improvements in battlegrounds may happen in the future.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Nagrand Zone Preview, Old LFR Loot, BMAH, Mod Recruitment, Blue Posts, Oath Hotfix started by chaud View original post
Comments 53 Comments
  1. NatePsychotic's Avatar
    Nagrand sure does look great
  1. Torpedoes's Avatar
    Glad to see all that QQ for Fire-Watcher's pay off.
  1. Mormolyce's Avatar
    Nagraaaaaaaaand *drool*
  1. Barnabos's Avatar
    Nagrand looks really good, good job Blizzard
  1. Cloudcap's Avatar
    You fools! While yes the Censer was nerfed, it will be now easier to get the mount past mists - A couple more months and that mount would of been an extreme grind to get it.
  1. Tisane's Avatar
    Nagrand looks amazing... I wonder if there are any floating islands/rocks left like in Outland, if not, why aren't they there?

    Also good to see the Fire-Watcher's Oath becoming more useful.
  1. Binki's Avatar
    Nagrand, before MoP it used to be my favorite zone in WoW because it looked amazing. Now Nagrand #2 will be my favorite zone. Blizz did amazing job with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudcap View Post
    You fools! While yes the Censer was nerfed, it will be now easier to get the mount past mists - A couple more months and that mount would of been an extreme grind to get it.
    With fix of Oath it takes 1-2 hours to get mount. I got 2k coins achievement yesterday by farming level 2 and 5 alts at graveyard. It took something like 5 hours of game time (almost 10 hours in real time because I took many breaks because my hand was tired of hitting same resurrection macro non stop on 2 keyboards).

    See http://wowhead.com/achievement=8721#comments:id=1971874
  1. Klaxxar's Avatar
    So Thrall (Go'el) and Aggra have made it to Nagrand.
    Wonder what happened with Durak.

    Damn son...Nagrand is looking good. :P
  1. Zyrosis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tisane View Post
    Nagrand looks amazing... I wonder if there are any floating islands/rocks left like in Outland, if not, why aren't they there?

    Also good to see the Fire-Watcher's Oath becoming more useful.
    Well, I doubt there will be floating fragments of land now, seeing as the only reason they were there was because, as I just said, they're fragments of Nagrand from when Draenor was destroyed.
  1. Phoenixy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tisane View Post
    Nagrand looks amazing... I wonder if there are any floating islands/rocks left like in Outland, if not, why aren't they there?

    Also good to see the Fire-Watcher's Oath becoming more useful.
    There are no floating islands because the world isn't yet "shattered". It'd make no sense if there were flying islands on Draenor.
  1. Acacia's Avatar
    Nagrand is my favorite zone ever. It looks amazing except for the screenshot with lava. Why the hell is there lava Oo ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tisane View Post
    Nagrand looks amazing... I wonder if there are any floating islands/rocks left like in Outland, if not, why aren't they there?

    Also good to see the Fire-Watcher's Oath becoming more useful.
    I don't think they will as it should be the result of Gul'Dan destroying Outland while opening the Dark Portal. If I followed these things, he will not do it in Warlords so no "explosion" => no floating islands But I can be mistaken.
  1. StephenHolder's Avatar
    why are all the picture so dark? i remember nagrand being really sunny during the day i hope it still looks like that maybe the pictures are all just screens from night time and dusk
  1. Azula's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NatePsychotic View Post
    Nagrand sure does look great
    But... But, No floating rocks! or an amazing sky! Thats why the old Nagrand look cool
  1. bison91's Avatar
    good looking though...but what khadgar is doing at horde side?
  1. Engelszorn's Avatar
    We get to meet Draka? Awesome
  1. arcaneshot's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Binki View Post
    With fix of Oath it takes 1-2 hours to get mount. I got 2k coins achievement yesterday by farming level 2 and 5 alts at graveyard. It took something like 5 hours of game time (almost 10 hours in real time because I took many breaks because my hand was tired of hitting same resurrection macro non stop on 2 keyboards).
    Unless you had like 10 alts dying I don't see how you did it this fast.
  1. Flexed's Avatar
    Nagrand looks so friggin amazing, feel bad for all the tards that gonna rush through it cuz "omg leveling and immersion SUX"
  1. Sainur's Avatar
    Dayum. Looks so pretty.

    All we need now is The Lich King riding Illidan riding zombie dragons.
  1. Mellrod's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Flexed View Post
    Nagrand looks so friggin amazing, feel bad for all the tards that gonna rush through it cuz "omg leveling and immersion SUX"
    This.

    Nagrand is flippin GORGEOUS! It makes me so glad they removed flying this expac so we could experience beautiful zones like this and the exploration content within them.
  1. Binki's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by arcaneshot View Post
    Unless you had like 10 alts dying I don't see how you did it this fast.
    2 alts, spamming resurrection macro on both of them and spamming Blizzard on mage. On average its 2 kills every 2.5-3 seconds resulting in 4-5 coins per minute. Also I already had about 200 coins. With 4.5 coins per minute that's 6:40 to get 1800 bloody coins. Well... it might have been that long, after a while felt like it was faster.

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