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Warlords of Draenor Cinematic and Release Date Reveal in 13 Hours
Only 13 hours to go from this post for the Warlords of Draenor cinematic, release date, and the first episode of a new animated lore miniseries: Lords of War! The live stream begins at 9:30 AM PDT / 12:30 PM EDT and will also feature an interview with Ion Hazzikostas and Brian Holinka.


Gamescom Live Stream
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Gamescom 2014 has begun and Blizzard is there with its biggest booth to date!

If you can’t make it to gamescom, you can still catch the latest news, interviews, and gamescom highlights on our stream, live from the Blizzard booth. Our dedicated website will give you the schedule and details on all the activities you can enjoy at the booth, including show matches, live drawing sessions, the renowned Blizzard costume and dance contests, and more.

In addition, we will be hosting hour-long live streams on August 15, 16, and 17, bringing you all the highlights from the show, plus developer interviews and insights. You can watch the action live on the website, and replays will be available afterwards. So if you can’t make it to gamescom, you don’t need to miss out on any of the fun and games.

Blizzard gamescom live stream:
Friday, August 15 from 18:00 to 19:00 CEST (9:00 to 10:00 PDT)
Saturday, August 16 from 18:00 to 19:00 CEST (9:00 to 10:00 PDT)
Sunday, August 17 from 16:00 to 17:00 CEST (7:00 to 8:00 PDT)

Watch the show live at http://blizzard.com/gamescom -- replays will also be available.

We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Slow Flight Paths
So, first thing I should mention is that, while we're still adjusting and tweaking the flow of each zone, it doesn't make much sense for us to spend a bunch of time optimizing flight paths. Any manner of changes could happen to a given location or quest hub that would require us to redo all that work -- even something as simple as moving the flightmaster to the other side of a camp, or raising the terrain a bit to make it look more interesting.

We've done a little bit of optimizing here and there where we've felt confident that such changes won't happen, but we're getting to the point that we can start collecting a broader range of feedback on flight paths for future adjustments. To help with that, I've just posted a stickied thread in which we'd love for you to share your feedback on flight paths that could use some attention.

We're still very much committed to making sure that getting around Draenor doesn't feel like a chore, so any such feedback is extremely valuable to us. Thanks! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Targeted Feedback Request: Flight Paths
As we start to wrap up major changes to quest flow and zone layouts, we're ready to start taking a harder look at flight paths and work on cleaning them up. To that end, we're putting this thread together to serve as a centralized location to point out flight paths in need of improvement.

Examples of the sort of feedback we're looking for include:

  • Flights that seem to move slowly
  • Flights that make unnecessarily meandering loops or turns
  • Flights that could make more efficient connections
  • Any other weird glitches, stops, etc. that occur while on a flight

Thanks! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
So your version of equality is take away utility from low dps classes and give it to high dps?
No, it's to reduce the utility of high utility classes and increase that of low utility classes, then equalize DPS. (Celestalon)

Death Knight (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Why is DeathKnight the only class with 2 roles that doesn't have Talents change based on spec when pure DPS classes like mage do
Because none of the talents need it. DKs overlap a lot between tank and DPS. Same resource system, for example. (Celestalon)
Many counterexamples. NPlague WAY mandatory for Unholy DPS w/+60% disease dmg, and covers-up Blood's huge wait time.
Those aren't counterexamples. Those are tuning problems. Or do you just mean that they need different tuning by spec? (Celestalon)

Druid (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
dream of cenarius has always interacted with healing touch, why was the decision made to make it a passive heal for balance?
It's really tough to make a talent that's supposed to be DPS neutral for a Moonkin, yet add Healing Touches. (Celestalon)
So, the new version still gives you Healing Touches, they just auto-pick their target for you. (Celestalon)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
by engine i mean the synergy between master marksman and steady focus etc marksman now looks kindaempty
Yeah, totally understandable. We removed MMarksman because it became a lot less interesting with... (Celestalon)
...the switch to making Aimed their main focus dump. Goal is to allow talent choices to add... (Celestalon)
...rotational depth and complication, but I think many of their talent choices boil down to 'Use on CD' (Celestalon)
I'd say that Focusing Shot does a good job of that, but it's not a style that everyone will like. (Celestalon)

Mage (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Well my feedback is change Arcane Orb is not useful in boss fights and Overpowered is just crappy like Flameglow.
Why do you not find Arcane Orb useful in boss fights? Which boss fights? What makes Overpowered feel crappy to you? (Celestalon)
And Flameglow is much less crappy now; we upped its numbers considerably. Have you tried it with that change? (Celestalon)
Overpowered is based in proc from AM and even saving those procs you may only prolong AP a few more seconds
You should always be able to prolong it by at least 6sec, more like 12 on avg. That 'fighting against time' style... (Celestalon)
...can be a lot of fun. Definitely possible that its effects are heavily RNG; data/analysis on that is welcome. (Celestalon)
ok ill give you Overpowered what abiut Arcane Orb is to low damage compared to PC or even Overpowered.
"Low Damage" = Tuning problem. We'll get that fixed. I've heard that the gameplay is a ton of fun. Agree/disagree? (Celestalon)

Arcane Orb interacting with the spec is cool. Any thoughts on having Meteor interact more?
I believe we made it cause Ignite, and the delay lets you stack it on top of Pyros, for Combustion (Celestalon)
That's awesome! Thanks. Anything to be done with Comet Storm?
Tough one. Not sure that Frost needs more of any procs. Suggestions welcome. (Celestalon)

Warrior (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
are you worried that arms might stance dance to fill in gcds if def stance gets devaste and revenge?
Yes, absolutely a concern that we'll make sure doesn't happen with whatever design we settle on. (Celestalon)

PvP
There any talk of doing a legendary pvp item done like the cloak?
I don't think so. Rarity and extreme power are inherent to Legendaries and that doesn't seem like the best fit for PvP gear. (holinka)

World
What you're telling us right now is that it apparently takes longer that 10 months to make two capitals w/o copy/pasting.
In terms of man-months, it's actually longer, if you can believe it. (Muffinus)
How do you not have infinite time.... Blizzard has always stood for releasing quality products with no release dates at all.
Always has to be weighed against the community not getting content for another X months. It's a tough call. (Muffinus)

well we could also make Gilneas our home city if we felt like it, but why would we do that? zero hub utility = no visits
You could argue that Silvermoon has full functionality and isn't visited, but is very pretty. Why aren't people there? (Muffinus)
At the risk of opening a can of worms: Silvermoon also has no flying and so is esp. awkward to get to compared to the likes of Org
All of Draenor has no flying too (Muffinus)

Free Character Migrations Available
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
If you're on one of the source realms listed below, you can move your characters to one of the designated destination realms and avoid the queues—for free!

By initiating one of these transfers, you will be moving your character to a new realm and home. This is a one-time, one-way move. If you wish to move your character elsewhere, you will need to use the paid transfer service.

Outland -> Grim Batol, Karazhan

Please be aware that, due to the unpredictable nature of free transfers, we may close down any Free Character Migrations at any time and without warning if the target realm becomes full. If you plan to move with friends or your guild, we suggest that you coordinate the effort to reduce the chance of any stragglers being left behind.

Early closures aside, this set of Free Character Migrations will end on Tuesday, August 19.

Begin a Free Character Migration now! We recommend reviewing the FAQ, as it details what is or isn't allowed for transferred characters.

Dark Legacy Comics - #452
DLC #452 has been released.

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Comments 31 Comments
  1. Hollowness's Avatar
    First! OMG...nothing good
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    I can't sleep
  1. militaryspartan's Avatar
    Sleeping now. Why?

    So I can wake up at 3 am and drive out to 929 South Broadway.
  1. Satanous's Avatar
    I'm gonna do with this cinematic like I do with every cinematic, get hyped to the highest levels, came back to the game, then remember that it was a cinematic
  1. Darksora110's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hollowness View Post
    First! OMG...nothing good
    But... but... the cinematic... You need to at least be glad we will see it at last
  1. Mokoshne's Avatar
    its getting very exciting.

    also that Dream of Cenarius change for balance druids looks.. interesting.
  1. Incandio's Avatar
    I'm amazed they've left MoP to rot and die such a slow, lingering death. They've taken to cheap tricks like gear upgrade extensions and valor point boosts to stem the mass exodus of subscriptions. And they keep saying they want to get expansions out faster ...
  1. Lazuli's Avatar
    Blizz cinematics are always top notch, I am actually more excited to see that than the xpac itself lawl.
  1. slayton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Incandio View Post
    I'm amazed they've left MoP to rot and die such a slow, lingering death. They've taken to cheap tricks like gear upgrade extensions and valor point boosts to stem the mass exodus of subscriptions. And they keep saying they want to get expansions out faster ...
    That has nothing to do with this post...shoo.
  1. Xavv's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Incandio View Post
    I'm amazed they've left MoP to rot and die such a slow, lingering death. They've taken to cheap tricks like gear upgrade extensions and valor point boosts to stem the mass exodus of subscriptions. And they keep saying they want to get expansions out faster ...

    Trooollllllllooll.
    Get back under your bridge, silly thing.

    In the same breath you'd complain that the expansion was incomplete / not good enough, if they had rushed it.

    Every expansion has a long end time like this, 20-24 months from now the same topic will exist with some foolish troll complaining about how long WoD's last patch has been Live for. Such is WoW, life goes on.

    WoD is gonna be good times.
  1. Nexsa's Avatar
    I actually love how long MoP lasted. Let me level a ton of Battle pets, lots of achievements done, and farm for old stuff.
  1. Arvandor's Avatar
    my hope for a new flight path technic was only a dream..

    sad blizzard you have pass a great chance!
  1. Gerryz's Avatar
    Why do they put up the worst questions from Hunters for? Every god damn time !
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    I just want them to announce it already so I can book the day off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arvandor View Post
    my hope for a new flight path technic was only a dream..

    sad blizzard you have pass a great chance!
    I think they should have made it so at any point during a flight path you could jump off with a parachute with a few exceptions.
  1. Trifande's Avatar
    SO NIC SAVÁGE!



    original: http://i.imgur.com/HwUZP2o.jpg
  1. Gloriandus's Avatar
    I think the release date will be much sooner than people think. It seems silly to make a big deal out of saying, "See you at Christmas!"
  1. urieliszcze's Avatar
    Because none of the talents need it. DKs overlap a lot between tank and DPS. Same resource system, for example. (Celestalon)
    As opposed to tanking vs. dpsing as paladin, monk and warrior.
    I really love those bits from blizdevs, so honest and straightforward.
    Those aren't counterexamples. Those are tuning problems. Or do you just mean that they need different tuning by spec? (Celestalon)
    Nothing so convincing as using an ambiguous statement to cover a valid point, eh Celestalon?

    I used to feel kinda sorry for all those poor schmucks trying to engage blizdevs in a humane discussion.
    Come to think of it, they are kinda asking for it so....
  1. Laylriana's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gerryz View Post
    Why do they put up the worst questions from Hunters for? Every god damn time !
    Surely you know by now that picking on us hunters is a favorite pastime in WOW, although usually from the other players.
  1. risingforce's Avatar
    I quit / took a break back in April... I have to admit, more than the news it is the soundtrack and cinematics that compel me back to the game!

    But damn, I just don't have the time to devote as I'd like to ;(
  1. Drekha's Avatar
    I'm invited for dinner at my folks place, guess they'll just have to watch this with me then ^^

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