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Warlords of Draenor - The Everbloom
Today we are taking a look at The Everbloom, a dungeon located mostly in Gorgrond with the final boss near Stormwind. You can see the Stormwind area in the outside world as well.





Warlords of Draenor - Dwarf Male Faces
The latest beta build also added some more variation to Dwarf Male faces. It appears we got a snapshot of work in progress, as the faces in this build are somewhere between the old and new faces from the Artcraft example.



Warlords of Draenor - Troll Artcraft
We might see the Troll Artcraft this week, as this is the week after referenced in the tweet.



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Right now resolve seems to be a lot weaker than vengeance in terms of healing, is that cause of the gear or is it intentional?
Intentional. Tanks were way too self-sustainable in Mists. (Celestalon)

Ok cool, I'm a fan of changes. On another note, will we see icon update to old abilities? Some seem outdated compared to new one
Unlikely. Changing icons on people can be really jarring. Example: The icon for Presence of Mind (mage spell to make your next... (Celestalon)
...spell instant cast) has been an icon of a plate helmet, since launch. That makes *no* sense whatesoever. We tried changing it... (Celestalon)
...to this in Mists beta, and everyone was furious, despite being objectively more sensical. http://t.co/SBX5wWmkx2 (Celestalon)

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Breath of Sindragosa should not have a 1min cd. It should be like Conversion (toggled on/off as desired for RP dump). #WoD
Do you want to lose the pooling gameplay that it creates? Is that just too much complication? It's supposed to be complicated one (Celestalon)
And does that not just devolve it into being your sole RP dump? (Celestalon)
i guess it could be considered a 'big CD', but the dmg output needs to be much higher.
Dmg output is intended that it's a single target gain. (Celestalon)

"Dual-Wielders favor blasting their foes with frost damage". Does this mean that DW is gonna use HB outside Rime too?
Absolutely. (Celestalon)

I thought Rune of Cinderglacier was going to be the new thing in WoD. Why was it removed? Just sticking to boring RFC again?
Yeah, we tried it out and found that it wasn't compelling at all, just added complication. FC did what we wanted it to do. (Celestalon)

With cinderglacier out of the picture, is the intent still for frost to use different runeforges? Ie 2x razorice vs FC+RI
FC+RI. (Celestalon)

Wouldn't you agree that it'd be better to put Obliterate on Frost's Mastery instead of buffing it's damage outright?
No, that would not achieve the intended rotations. (Celestalon)
I just want to make sure I got this right. So as 2H we want to stall KM to use it on Obliterate? Make us care about KM again?
Yes. (Celestalon)

Druid (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Just wondering, is Sunfall and Insect swarm still coming for moonkins or are the current abilities set in stone?
Sunfall is available via a glyph. Insect Swarm is not coming. (Celestalon)

Does Astral Communion work with haste? Cast time gets lower and the bar moves quicker? Or is it considered a channel spell?
It does get shorted with haste (consistent with all channels), but that doesn't matter since it's spammable. (Celestalon)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Have you thought about let Hunter pet Birds fly while the Huinter is flying liek flyable companions can already?
This would involve some tech work, not likely for WoD launch but it's on my wishlist. (Muffinus)

how will the SV rotation work? Will we want to pool focus above a certain number? Is there still an ICD on lock and load?
No ICD on LnL. You may want to pool in order to burst. (Celestalon)

Quick MM question. Any chance Sniper Training will have a quicker activation while the ticking buff is active?
Nope. (Celestalon)

Mage (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
multistrike doesn't proc of icicle intended or bug?
That's not true. Multistrikes can Icicle, but Icicles cannot Multistrike. It fully benefits once, but doesn't get to double-dip. (Celestalon)

Will Mirror Image snapshot the mage's SP in WoD or change dynamically over duration?
Dynamic. (Celestalon)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Any plans to make seal swapping feel less punishing (forsaking a gcd for each buff)? Making a swap generate 1HP maybe?
The talent is meant to be more difficult to use but offer added benefits. It's a talent built around seal-swapping. (holinka)

But you are fine with Paladin Seal dancing?
For a talent that specifically does that, and just that? Yes. Or for AoE vs single target? Yes. (Celestalon)

Shaman (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
With the recent change to tremor, could we see an increase to totem health made baseline to offset? Even a critter could kill em
That's what the glyph is for. (Celestalon)

Why did you make Flame Shock spreads only do base damage? Defeats the purpose of Fusion talent and Unleash Flame snapshoting.
It definitely does not defeat the purpose of either of those things. It's a limit on their power. (Celestalon)

Warrior (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Any Sudden Death tweaks inc? Eg: double proc chance but executes only deal half the damage of a regular execute?
Executes from Sudden Death won't use additional rage. (holinka)

Art
How are things looking for the quivers etc that were in the customization artcraft?
awesome, we've built some of the models. No eta for seeing them in-game but we'll probably update in Artcraft periodically (artofcgrobinson)

Character / Items
i find it awkward after leveling to 100 that im still wearing legendary cloak and a few pieces of raid gear from SoO
The alternative is "I replaced my hard-earned legendary with a quest green, thanks Bliz." Dungeon gear should beat all of that. (WatcherDev)

Do tier pieces change from spec to spec with repecs (including set bonuses) similar to other head/shoulders/chest/gloves/legs?
Set bonuses change between specs. (Celestalon)

PvE
Since heroic and mythic don't share lockout, does this mean you can do mythic same week as heroic highmaul becomes available?
Mythic will be locked for an additional week, so you cannot. (WatcherDev)

I didn't care for that design, personally, but oh, well.
Curious - what about it? Worth noting that in retrospect we feel HoF came too soon; most weren't done with MSV. (WatcherDev)
wouldn't a simple attunement(IE kill end boss) to enter the next raid instance solve these issues?
But also psychology of "aaaaa I'm behind, there's another raid? I'm not even done with the last one!" (WatcherDev)

Curious, Why aren't you planning to give us the old raid soloable buff for MoP raids/dungeons? Wont they be impossible at 100?
No, your damage and damage reduction are much stronger against significantly lower level opponents in Warlords. (Celestalon)

PvP
Are there still new BG's planned for warlords? We haven't heard anything about them since Blizzcon.
For expansion release, our efforts are focused on Ashran. (holinka)

IIRC there was talk about making new "War" category for BGs with Wingergrasp, AV, etc. (or new BGs like them). Still on table?
We like the idea but not a high priority right now. (holinka)

Will unobtainable Wotlk pvp gear be available for transmog in WoD?
.All previous seasons should be available on beta. If you find something is missing, let us know. (holinka)
which vendors would I find them at? And does that include the old weapons too?
Includes weapons. Should be Netherstorm/Tanaris right ? (holinka)

Vehicles yes. But why not destructible buildings (using dynamite, etc)? Destroy a bridge, force a change of assault approach e.g.
We didn't want Ashran to be about siege and fortress warfare. We wanted it to be about exploration and world pvp. (holinka)

have you guys ever considered allowing players to transfer CP to alts? i have 22.6k on my main, and my alt has a 22k cap
No, we greatly dislike the idea of simply transferring Honor/Conquest from one character to another. (holinka)

Why is rated arena being disabled for twinks?I know we are the minority,but how does taking rated from us benefit lvl100s
Without a good sized population the rating system is easily exploited. It was never intended for low levels. (holinka)
Getting rid of arenas for levels under 100 = Lots of twinks will quit wow = less people paying for wow = dead game
Low level players can still do arenas using skirmishes, but they will not receive a rating or achievements. (holinka)
But low levels do it for the ratings so they can boast about it Why not give us rating but no chievements?
At that population level, ratings are easily exploited and pretty much meaningless. (holinka)
It means something to the people that like to brag about rating
They can do it at max level. (holinka)
Well you've just made a lot of twinkers angry, lots of them are quitting so rip subscribers in WoD.
Definitely willing to hear complaints, but unsub threats are not effective feedback. (holinka)
We're still providing the ability to do arenas, but a rating system at that level with so few people is broken (holinka)

Reputation / Questing
If my friend and I build different buildings at our outposts in each zone, can we still quest together
Yes, it will only cause minor changes in most zones (1 quest line maybe). Gorgrond is an exception. (_DonAdams)
However, in Gorgrond, you'll get bonus objectives in the areas for which you don't have quests. (_DonAdams)

Race to World First
With the next race coming this fall, the Race to World First documentary is once again free to watch for a limited time.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Warlords of Draenor - The Everbloom, Dwarf Male Faces, Upcoming Artcraft, Blue Tweets started by chaud View original post
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  1. Grizzelbar's Avatar



    Quote Originally Posted by Moradim View Post
    so...remember when dungeons actually had some effort put into them, like BRD?
    Do not remind me. That torch room was PITA even in WotLK.
  1. Illuminator's Avatar
    One thing: The range of item levels in MoP were from 372 greens to 616 legendary cloak. Isn't that too much? I mean almost as much as 3 previous expansions together. And now I hear, that at lvl 100, there won't be any 616+ lvl item from quests?...What will be the item level range in Wod? Like 700+ or?
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Just watched the documentary. It's not really a world first documentary. More about 10th, it's just following around blood legion most of the time. I learned they're a bunch of fucking losers, I cringed through the whole thing.
  1. Cityfella's Avatar
    Sco is like the only one still playing from that documentary no?
  1. Laylriana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Neganova View Post
    I'm interested by the Everbloom dungeon. In the video, the creators say that the antagonists have made a portal to Stormwind and are allowing their creatures through. Now, is this *our* Stormwind? Or is this the alternate universe's Stormwind?

    I would assume it's ours, but I'm wondering if there's not a whole alternate universe Azeroth waiting in the wings as well.
    Remember when mmo-champion posted a picture of a portal that had mysteriously shown up in SW behind The Mage Quarter? I think that is the portal we will go through in the instance.
  1. Vampz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Cityfella View Post
    Sco is like the only one still playing from that documentary no?
    most of the bl guys still play, excluding lawliepop the drama queen lol

    paragons players still play aswell
  1. stgeorge78's Avatar
    Blizzard is on a roll making people mad. "You killed twinks" "They can twink at level 100" "That's not twinking" "Screw you, love Blizzard"
  1. Warrieur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by stgeorge78 View Post
    Blizzard is on a roll making people mad. "You killed twinks" "They can twink at level 100" "That's not twinking" "Screw you, love Blizzard"
    Bro, do you even read. Twinking is still possible, just without a rating. Is a rating that important for you, go do it at a point where it actually makes sense, since that's the place where the devs are tweaking at: lvl 100.

    Seriously pitty those guys at the twinking tweets, making death threats on a very minor change in a game. What a bunch of dickheads imo.

    Edit:
    Besides that, 'that black guy mike' (is his tweeter name) wishes Holinka gets cancer, while he's wearing an Armstrong bracelet which was designed for fundraising for cancer research?!

    Kids these days...
  1. Coronius's Avatar
    Not sure what I think of this instance yet. That one on the train looked pretty cool though.

    And I'd rather chop my right hand off than watch that documentary.
  1. Stahlfaust's Avatar
    There is just too little variety among the new faces when compared to the old. Disappointing.
  1. Eon Drache's Avatar
    So all those people claiming the Horde never helps the alliance.... WHAT?!
  1. Laylriana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eon Drache View Post
    So all those people claiming the Horde never helps the alliance.... WHAT?!
    About time, isn't it? LOL.
  1. Moridius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kuja View Post
    Race to world first this fall?
    Technically, the first day of Winter isn't until December 21st.
  1. Quill's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shudder View Post
    Just watched the documentary. It's not really a world first documentary. More about 10th, it's just following around blood legion most of the time. I learned they're a bunch of fucking losers, I cringed through the whole thing.
    They're very close now. They missed World First on Garry by a 48-hour period.

    I still don't like them to win the T17 race, but they're not losers. They're in legit striking distance of their goal now.
  1. Duniah's Avatar
    All those new dwarves seem afraid of something, all have the same expresion in their eyes... And the nose is the same in all the faces, the old ones were different.
  1. Cityfella's Avatar
    What happened to the Blood Legion guy?! the GM
  1. Siddown's Avatar
    Getting rid of arenas for levels under 100 = Lots of twinks will quit wow = less people paying for wow = dead game
    Hmm, I have no idea why the devs won't drop everything they are currently working on to do something specifically to make this guy happy.
  1. Tybudd33's Avatar
    OMG, I'm all Horde, so I've never paid too much attention to Ally character details, but looking at the far left Dwarf Picture, it was so Ugly in comparison, it could pass as a Pink Skinned Orc. That thing could bring kids nightmares
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Quill View Post
    They're very close now. They missed World First on Garry by a 48-hour period.

    I still don't like them to win the T17 race, but they're not losers. They're in legit striking distance of their goal now.
    It was more of a comment on their lives.
  1. caitlolz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shudder View Post
    Just watched the documentary. It's not really a world first documentary. More about 10th, it's just following around blood legion most of the time. I learned they're a bunch of fucking losers, I cringed through the whole thing.
    Wow, that's incredibly rude. What are you doing that's so great that is gives you the right to comment on someone else's life? Please step left and out the door. Thanks.

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