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by Published on 2016-01-27 03:21 AM

Diablo 3 Easter Eggs & References, Holyknight's S5 Wallpaper

MurlocsVsPiratesVsDragonsVsMechVsBeastsVsDemons, Deck Spotlight: Crusher's Silent Druid, Enrage Bug Still Being Worked On

Heroes PTR Patch 40336 - The Diablo Wizard has Arrived, New Skins, New Mounts, Hero Changes

Legion - Balance Druid Artifact Intro
This intro rewards you with Scythe of Elune. You can see all of the models for it on our Artifact Weapons page.





Patch 6.2.3 Hotfixes - January 26
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
  • Restoration
    • Genesis critical heals should now be correctly reduced by Battle Fatigue.

PvP
Please note, the following PvP hotfixes are still in testing.

Increased Conquest Point rewards from the following sources by 50%.

Battlegrounds
  • Winning the first Random Battleground match of the day now awards 225 Conquest Points, and subsequent victories award 125 Conquest Points.
  • Winning a Rated Battleground match now awards 600 Conquest Points (up from 400).
  • Increased the amount of Conquest Points awarded to the losing team in a Rated Battleground match based on performance.
    • Twin Peaks / Warsong Gulch: 100 Conquest Points for every captured flag with an additional 100 Conquest Points awarded for every flag the winning team didn't capture. (Example: If a game ended 2-1, the losing team receives 100 Conquest for capturing a flag and an additional 100 Conquest for denying the other team a final 3rd capture.)
    • Arathi Basin / Deepwind Gorge / Eye of the Storm / Silvershard Mines / Temple of Kotmogu / The Battle for Gilneas: 50 Conquest Points awarded for every 150 Resources / Gold / Points gained by the losing team.

Arenas
  • Winning a Skirmish Arena match now awards 40 Conquest Points.
  • Winning a Rated Arena match now awards 270 Conquest Points (up from 180).

Ashran
  • Increased the amount of Conquest Points awarded the following Ashran quests:
    • Slay Them All! now awards 300 Conquest Points (up from 200).
    • Ashran Dominance now awards 750 Conquest Points (up from 500).

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Been wondering this for a while Purpleform =/= Shadowform.
Shadowform's visual in the alpha is not complete - we are still working on it. (WarcraftDevs)

Lore
Fel was called the language of chaos and chaotic energy. In what sense is fel chaotic? Is it chaotic in the sense that it leaves creatures infused with it in a state less orderly? Is it chaotic in the sense that fel energies moves chaotically, lashing out? Perhaps both?
perhaps both, if titans speak the language of order, and Sargeras is the great unmaker, he seeks disorder/entropy, his magic too (Muffinus)

How exactly can Gul'dan and friends summon Sargeras? The Burning Legion had Archimonde, Hakkar, Xavius, and many Highborne struggling to summon Sargeras even though they had the Demon Soul, the OP Well of Eternity, and 3 Old Gods helping them. Seems kinda unrealistic that Sargeras can actually be summoned now. In no way can a portal exist that is big enough to allow Sargeras entry.
Sargeras has tried to invade Azeroth many times. Gul'dan is building on previous work. Re:Tomb of Sergeras (DaveKosak)

RE: the mogu. do you think that now Lei Shen is dead and Ra-Den is lurking about, that they would return to his side and try to "serve" him once more? maybe he could teach them how to you know, not be assholes to everybody else.
Hard to say - they're no longer stone automatons. (DaveKosak)

Final Boss - Discipline Priest Spec Preview
Final Boss is back with another spec preview! You can watch the Discipline Artifact intro here and see all of their weapon models here.



Heroes of the Storm - Li-Ming, Skins, Mounts, and More!
A new build hit the Heroes PTR today, with lots of new content! Check out all of the details on Heroes Nexus.



by Published on 2016-01-26 02:40 PM

Diablo 3 Easter Eggs & References, Holyknight's S5 Wallpaper

Why Cards Don't Get Nerfed Immediately, Summoning Stone was Mage Exclusive, Patron Still Going Strong, Hearthstone Mix Tape

Li Ming Hero Spotlight, Rotation for Jan. 26, 2016, Tooltip Clarity

Legion - Account Wide Challenge Mode Weapon Transmog
The long asked question about transmogging Challenge Mode weapons has finally been answered!
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Will players that completed WOD challenge modes unlock all the weapon models for xmog? If not seems unfair to some classes.
In #Legion you will be able to purchase a token that will unlock all Challenge Mode weapon appearances account-wide!

To clarify, only players who have completed all the Warlords of Draenor Challenge Mode Golds will be able to buy this token. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Yep! Glad to hear this has gotten around, as we haven't been ignoring this topic at all. In fact, this is something that we've been discussing for quite some time. We wanted to be certain that we could completely decided on the plans for these weapons before we said anything.

We'd rather not make promises we aren't completely certain we can keep. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Legion - Discipline Priest Artifact Intro
The first 1:30 of this video is the same intro as Shadow Priest, so feel free to skip it if you still remember what happens.

This intro rewards you with Light's Wrath. You can see all of the models for it on our Artifact Weapons page.



FEEDBACK: Violet Hold (Normal)
Violet Hold is open and updated for Legion! We'll have a video soon, but it still plays much like the previous version.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Please use this thread to post any feedback on the Violet Hold dungeon. When posting, please note your group composition and any relevant information about the nature of your group (e.g. random LFG group, Mythic raider guildmates, etc.). At this stage, a lot of overall combat balance is in flux, but we're still very interested in hearing overall feedback and impressions of the experience and mechanics.

Killed all trash up to first boss, Anub'esset spawned as first escaped prisoner. We killed it and we never got credit for killing "First Escaped Prisoner" and then had to leave because nothing would spawn.
Thanks for the report - we have a fix going out shortly that should resolve this issue.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Necrolytes are a creation of Gul'dan, warlocks trained in necromancy per WC2. WoW Magazine states Necrolytes used void, making
warcraft 1 initially, trained by kil'jaeden, very demonic in nature, hence a warlock thing (Muffinus)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

I liked you and still do, I just don't agree much with your homogenize everything.
Without some of that, paladins and druids were doomed to heal. (OccupyGStreet)

has a point; some of the "homogenization" done to wow classes helped allow pallies, druids, etc to do more then "role x"
I feel we (and I take blame) were too sensitive to player concerns about e.g. I can't compete on AE damage on this one fight. (OccupyGStreet)
I don't apologize for breaking up bringing the shaman for lust (and that's the only reason to bring them). (OccupyGStreet)
When we first made DKs, raids told us they couldn't bring them because they didn't fit in the raid group Tetris. (OccupyGStreet)
So we said it should be about bringing competent players not about classes with mandatory buffs. That was "Bring the player." (OccupyGStreet)
So if I could do it again, I would homogenize less but still wouldn't advocate "You must bring me since I buff Shadow damage" (OccupyGStreet)



Heroes of the Storm - Li-Ming Spotlight
Li-Ming is one of the new Diablo heroes coming to Heroes of the Storm.

by Published on 2016-01-24 08:28 PM

Quin's One Punch T10 Monk, Engineering Diablo III's Damage Numbers

Popular Constructed Decks of the Week - Last Minute Laddering, Winter Preliminaries Casters, Overwatch Beta

New In Development Video - Li Ming, Xul, Skins, Lunar Festival & More

Volskaya Industries: MedKit Locations

Warcraft Movie TV Spot
Another Warcraft movie ad has been released! This one contains a mix of old and new footage.





Legion - Prestigious War Mounts
Legion adds two new colors of existing PvP mounts, the Prestigious War Steed and Prestigious War Wolf.





Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
I think the MMOC forums have come full circle by saying is a genius https://t.co/TrXy3xDkTP
It waxes and wanes with the moon. Legendaries are hard to design though. (OccupyGStreet)

I wish people would stop bringing up on the forums...he doesn't work on WOW anymore, you idiots - he's not "ruining" you
The clever way some posters found to still blame me is the damage I did is so severe, it is taking multiple expansions to fix! (OccupyGStreet)

what do you think about blizz response about classic realms? I think if enough people want it they should dedicate the resources.
My guess is they are a novelty that will seem awesome for two weeks and suffer from falling interest in two months. (OccupyGStreet)
Given that, if it was easy to turn them on, it would make sense, but it's far from easy. Those servers don't exist anymore. (OccupyGStreet)



Fan Art - Doomhammer in Skyrim
Johnskyrim is back again, this time with a version of Doomhammer for Skyrim. You can download it here and view it in 3D here.

by Published on 2016-01-23 11:01 PM

Quin's One Punch T10 Monk, Engineering Diablo III's Damage Numbers

Popular Constructed Decks of the Week - Last Minute Laddering, Winter Preliminaries Casters, Overwatch Beta

New In Development Video - Li Ming, Xul, Skins, Lunar Festival & More

Volskaya Industries: MedKit Locations

Legion - Havoc Demon Hunter Artifact Intro
This intro takes place after you finish the starting experience, rewarding you with Verus and Muramas. You can see all of the models for it on our Artifact Weapons page.



Warcraft Movie Set Pictures
Duncan Jones posted two pictures from the Warcraft movie set today!



Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Discipline
Is it intended to have multiple Power Word: shields on a player at the same time? i.e. I have PW:S from myself on me. and I have PW:s from a different disc priest on me.
That's intended. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Why did you take heat as a ret paladin nerfer? They were so faceroll OP in WOTLK pvp.
I often joked about nerfing them and somehow that started being taken seriously. (OccupyGStreet)

As worlds in games get bigger, it seems they also become more empty, What can we as players and devs do about this?
Maybe devs have to give players more tools to create their own content. (OccupyGStreet)
Doesn't even need to be new art or dungeons. Being able to offer other players quests could be huge. (OccupyGStreet)

not sure if you have had a chance to see proposed tank changes to Legion alpha but ur take on it would be appreciated
They make sense to me. Defeating a boss should be a team affair. (OccupyGStreet)



Legion - Waywatcher's Boon
If you have ever wanted to become a moose, Waywatcher's Boon is your chance. It grants increased movement speed for 15 seconds, but only in Val'sharah.

by Published on 2016-01-22 04:20 PM

Patch Soon for Consoles, Updated Monster Progression List for Rifts

Deck Spotlight: Meta-Destroying Dreadsteed Warlock, Deck Spotlight: Reno Midrange Druid, Stay Classy, HearthPwn

New Diablo Heroes Revealed - Wizard Li-Ming & Necromancer Xul

Overwatch Beta Returns in February - New Gamemode, New Maps

Legion - Spec Swapping
Yesterday we talked about the 100g placeholder cost for swapping specs in Legion. Celestalon pointed out that there are costs other than gold that could be used.



Legion - Vault of the Wardens Dungeon
Vault of the Wardens is a dungeon that uses the same area as part of the Demon Hunter intro experience. There are some interesting mechanics and features in this dungeon, so be sure to watch the video.





Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Mistweaver Bugs
We plan to make sure that an interrupt on Soothing Mist will not lock out your Nature spells.

In the next build, Renewing Mist should not jump unless there is an injured target who does not have your Renewing Mists. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Discipline Bugs
A few more bugfixes that should be in for next build:
  • Purge the Wicked spreading to targets that aren't in combat
  • Focused Will not proccing on absorbs
  • Dispel Magic and Mass Dispel occasionally becoming uncastable
  • Resurrection not working at all (all healer specs)

Light's Wrath is intended to Atone, but will likely be tweaked to remain balanced on a large number of targets.

The trait Share in the Light (gives you 15% of PW:S when you PW:S an ally) is proccing the Shield Discpline talent (refund 1% mana when PW:S is consumed).

I'm assuming this is a bug because it's ridiculously easy for the self-shield to get consumed.

Thanks, this should be fixed next build. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
How exactly does a system of HoTs and DoTs work, and why in WoW is there a theme of 3 seconds
They work similarly in every game I have worked on. You assign a damage or healing amount, a coefficient (to scale with stats), a duration, some rules about what happens when you overwrite them, and then a period -- the duration in between each tick.

There are technical and design considerations for the duration of the tick. The faster the ticks, the less distinction there is between a dot and a direct damage ability. Part of the gameplay is supposed to be that you have to invest a long time in the dot paying out, and the target (in PvP anyway) has a chance to respond or remove it. Technically, you don't want to make too many calls every millisecond, so even though it's possible to have anything update constantly, you want to save those frequent updates for really sensitive things like position and movement.



Heroes of the Storm - Li-Ming and Necromancer Xul
Two new heroes from the Diablo universe are coming to Heroes of the Storm! Check out all of the details on HeroesNexus.



Overwatch Beta Returns in February - New Gamemode and Maps
We also got an update on Overwatch yesterday, with the announcement of a delay until February to add a new game mode and maps.


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