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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. morph4037's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Thank you SO much!! You just saved me from 25 days of killing 10 alts of mine x2 every day on Timeless Isle! Time to start farming them coins from low level toons before Blizzard decides to nerf them somehow . <3
    Fixed now, at least on andorhal/scilla/ursin...
  1. Taftvalue's Avatar
    Am I really really dirty-minded or does Oshu'gun look like a vagina?
  1. Desareon's Avatar
    Nagrand looks so freakin awesome, it's a shame my Garrison can no longer be built there. Go fuck yourself Blizzard.
  1. Dugraka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Taftvalue View Post
    Am I really really dirty-minded or does Oshu'gun look like a vagina?
    Idk what vaginas you've been looking at but not even close.
  1. Taftvalue's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Desareon View Post
    Nagrand looks so freakin awesome, it's a shame my Garrison can no longer be built there. Go fuck yourself Blizzard.
    yep yay for being stuck in the arctic wasteland hell <3 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dugraka View Post
    Idk what vaginas you've been looking at but not even close.
    take a close look at the entrance
  1. bison91's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nelfatron View Post
    Nagrand just doesn't look very distinct anymore without its floating islands and glowing sky streams. I know they can't be there on an intact Draenor, but this Nagrand really does look like any other grassy and foresty place.
    floating mountains in the air? its draenor not outland...jee...that would be stupit...
  1. Sky High's Avatar
    hmmm how is it "not a trivial thing"(paraphrasing) to change the LFR loot system? genuine curiosity.
  1. ihyln's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Try harder next time, that's just pathetic.
    You should tell Blizzard to try harder.
  1. Dhru's Avatar
    Best zones: Nagrand BC version, Howling Fjord, Grizzly Hills.
    Blizzard had lost something, they are just want more and more money without output....

    Rocks will not remember you, people do...
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by morph4037 View Post
    Fixed now, at least on andorhal/scilla/ursin...
    Seems like it here as well, Draenor EU...


    A serious middle finger to them. What do they care HOW one grinds the coins as long as it's not using exploits...
  1. Binki's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Seems like it here as well, Draenor EU...


    A serious middle finger to them. What do they care HOW one grinds the coins as long as it's not using exploits...
    I think they did it to fix another exploit. I've checked certain inappropriate website, people there wrote tutorials on how to create multiple trial accounts and completely automate farming using software intended for multiboxers. As usual exploiters ruin it for all of us.
  1. Venziir's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by eem5 View Post
    ooooh! blademasters! this could be interesting

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    Also that boat looks like an Ogre Juggernaut http://www.wowwiki.com/Juggernaught
    It is a Juggernaut, just not an ogre one. Also, it seems that they were never affiliated, directly, with the Ogres, just like the Destroyers weren't directly affiliated with the Trolls either (retcon/clarification of course).
  1. Grindycore's Avatar
    That "new" Nagrand looks very nice,can't wait to set foot in it.

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