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by Published on 2014-09-24 10:39 PM

Titan
Kotaku has a nice article on what they know about Titan.

  • MMO set in the future on Earth after an alien invasion with a very large world
  • Three factions trying to control the planet.
  • Do less interesting professions during the day while secretly fighting alongside your faction if you choose to do so.
  • Team Fortress, Starcraft II, and The Incredibles all named in comparisons.
  • Player run businesses and shops, families, relationships with NPCs, advanced AI that made it feel more like a living world.


Seasons Change: Brawler’s Guild, Challenge Modes, and Last Chances
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Warlords of Draenor offers heroes an opportunity to continue their journey into a new savage land, but before you take your leave of Mists of Pandaria, we wanted to remind you that you may have some unfinished business to attend to – before it’s too late. It’s important to note that many of these changes are affected by the release of patch 6.0.2, which like all of our pre-expansion patches, will arrive a few weeks before Warlords of Draenor’s release.

Brawler’s Guild Season One Ending
Brawler’s Guild changes are coming with Patch 6.0.2 which means what’s currently available in game will be ending soon. Once the new patch goes live and Season One comes to an end, all of your progress will reset and the achievements you’ve earned will be moved into a new category in Feats of Strength called Legacy. Brawler’s Guild will also become unavailable until after Warlords of Draenor launches as the new changes will be for level 100 characters. Don’t worry, though, your membership in this exclusive club will carry over into the next expansion.

Now’s the time to get in there and show your mettle by reaching Rank 10 and defeating the card bosses before it’s too late!

We’ll have more information about what you can expect from Season 2 of Brawler’s Guild in an upcoming post.

Season One of Challenge Modes Ending
If you’re looking to make one last push for your Challenge Mode rewards– now is the time. You’ll have until the release of patch 6.0.2 to make a play for these highly coveted awards which include: Achievements, Titles, Mounts and cosmetic class sets. For more information on the end of the season, you can read our previous post here.

Siege of Orgrimmar Heirlooms
Those who are looking to obtain Garrosh Heirloom weapons from Siege of Orgrimmar will also want to step up their quest to obtain these valuable items. If you want to get your hands on these heirlooms, you’ll want to act quickly. Once Warlords of Draenor releases, they’ll be removed from Garrosh's loot table. For a complete list of available Heirlooms, see Wowhead’s handy list.

A Legendary Undertaking
As we previously announced, the Legendary Cloak will no longer be available to earn after the release of Warlords of Draenor. After patch 6.0.2 releases, players who aren’t already on the quest line will no longer be able to start it. To help you speed you on this journey, the Gaze of the Black Prince buff will run until the release of patch 6.0.2. Good luck on your quest, but remember that your voyage doesn’t end here. Soon, you’ll be setting your sights on the new Legendary item, Khadgar’s Band of the Archmage, in Warlords of Draenor.

Warlords of Draenor Build 18927 - Disconnect on Logout Issue
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
We're in the process of deploying a new build to PTR Realms, 18927. A new issue occurs in this build that all of you will encounter: when you logout of a character, you will get disconnected to the Account Login screen.

If you try to immediately login you may also get stuck on "connected", so if that happens please close the window and enter your login information again.

We're working to resolve this issue, although it may require a new build. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Warlords of Draenor - Ashran Captains
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Few issues with the captains we're fixing:

- They spawn too often The captains spawn after you reach the slain quota in the UI ("Alliance Slain:"). The slain cap gets reset anytime you lose a point. If you're constantly winning then losing points (which happens a lot in the road) then the cap isn't really that impactful. What we're doing is making it so that the cap will only get reset when you lose a point on your side of the road. We may also tune the cap up or down based on the captain spawn frequency.

- The beam is too obnoxious Part of this is that there are so many of them, but we do agree it's too heavy. We're reducing the beam effect a ton.

- They have too much health Reducing their health significantly.

- NPC AI issues We've noticed the NPCs are acting oddly when being leashed and entering combat. Working on fixes there soon.

Warlords of Draenor Beta - Build 18927
Another beta build is on the way! Several class mounts are now labeled as being account wide, but you cannot ride them on any character, as class restrictions are still in place.

New Models




Login Screen
The login screen was slightly updated. You can see the old one here.



New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_WOD_TOKEN_DESCRIPTION_ASIA - Expires December 17, 2014. 1 per Battle.net account.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_WOD_TOKEN_TITLE_ASIA - Free Character Boost!
  • FREE_CHARACTER_UPGRADE_READY - You've Received a Free Character Boost!
  • FREE_CHARACTER_UPGRADE_READY_DESCRIPTION - Log out to boost your character. You can do this at any time. Expires December 17, 2014.

Game Text
  • Game Text #83255 - Who knew the draenei held such... delicious treasures in their temple?
  • Game Text #83256 - Do you dare challenge me, defenders of Auchindoun?!
  • Game Text #83258 - Such decadence... it will all burn.
  • Game Text #83261 - The legion comes for you.... We will feast on these souls.
  • Game Text #83264 - Gul'dan, such foolishness. This gift... so much more than you could ever know....
  • Game Text #83265 - Long have I waited...
  • Game Text #83266 - ...hungered... to be more...
  • Game Text #83268 - And now, all shall bow before me!

NPC Personal Rep.
  • NPC Personal Rep. #171 - ...
  • NPC Personal Rep. #172 - ...



Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Toy Box
Collections

World Events



Item Set Bonuses
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)

Druid (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)

Monk (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)

Priest (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)

Shaman (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)

Warlock (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)



Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Mounts
  • Acherus Deathcharger Summons and dismisses your rideable Acherus Deathcharger. Can be cast in Undead. Summon. 1.5 sec cast. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Argent Charger Summons an Argent Charger, which serves as a mount. Summon. 1.5 sec cast. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Argent Warhorse Summons an Argent Warhorse, which serves as a mount. Summon. 1.5 sec cast. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Vicious War Ram Summons and dismisses your Vicious War Ram. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Vicious War Raptor Summons and dismisses your Vicious War Raptor. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade Summons and dismisses your Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade. This is a flying mount. 1.5 sec cast. Account wide. 1.5 sec cast.

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Major Glyphs
  • Savagery - Savage Roar is now always active passively, but its effect is reduced by 10%, up from 5%.

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Frost Bomb initial target damage now scales with 120% of Spell Power, down from 150%.

Talents
  • Frost Bomb initial target damage now scales with 120% of Spell Power, down from 150%.

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents
  • Holy Shield now increases block chance by 15%, up from 10%. Block proc damage now scales with 75% of AP, up from 50%.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Combat

Subtlety
  • Backstab now does 175% of weapon damage, up from 156%.
  • Hemorrhage now does 40% of weapon damage, down from 78%.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
  • Corruption Soul Shard generation proc rate now is 6%, down from 10%.

Affliction
  • Nightfall Soul Shard generation proc rate now is 6%, down from 10%.

Affliction & Demonology
  • Drain Life now restores 6% health, down from 9%.
  • Life Tap Restores [ 15% of Total Health ] mana. Warlock - Affliction & Demonology Spec. 15% of Total Health. Instant.

Destruction
  • Ember Tap now heals 6.20% of your health, down from 13.6%

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)

Arms & Fury

Fury & Protection
  • Execute (Fury) now does 300% of weapon damage with off-hand, up from 150%.

Major Glyphs

Professions
Engineering
  • Blackrock Rifling Engineering 2 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts (200), Sorcerous Earth (40), Savage Blood (15). Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.

Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • Conflagration Sets an enemy aflame, inflicting 23,125 Fire damage every 1.5 2 sec. over 6 sec. and sending it into a state of panic. While the target is affected, the flames periodically scorch allies within 20 8 yds. for 18,906 Fire damage as well. Limited to 2 targets. 80 yd range. Instant.
  • Double Slash Brings both axes down in an arc cleaving flesh and bone inflicting Physical damage and causing the target to bleed for 6,000 Physical damage every 2 sec. for 8 sec. 1 sec cast. 10 yd range. 1 sec cast.
  • Hemorrhaging Wounds Increases the damage of Double Slash by 15%. Instant. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Rejuvenating Serum Drinks a potion, healing 5% 4% of maximum health every 3 sec. for 30 12 sec. 20 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Seeking Embers Heavy Spears catch flame, flinging burning embers at a random enemies, inflicting 21,500 16,125 Fire damage. Limited to 1 target. 500 yd range. Instant. 50 yd range. Instant.
  • Shadow Word: Pain A word of darkness that causes 10,000 Shadow damage instantly, and an additional 5,000 3,500 Shadow damage every 1.5 sec. over 9 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
by Published on 2014-09-23 05:32 PM

BlizzCon 2014 In-Game Goodies Sneak Peek

Patch 6.0.2 on the Background Downloader, New System Requirements, Blue Tweets

Blizzard Cancels Titan Project
You might recall that Blizzard "reset" the Titan project back in mid 2013. Mike Morhaime confirmed to Polygon today that the project is now cancelled.

  • The team set out to make another amazing MMO after World of Warcraft, but they didn't find the fun or passion.
  • Metzen said the decision to cancel Titan was excruciating, but cancelling projects has always resulted in better quality work.
  • Right now Blizzard doesn't want to spend time working on another MMO.
  • Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm helped Blizzard realize they don't have to work on giant projects.

However, it doesn't mean that the development team is no longer working on something. Multiple sources who seem to point towards a new unannounced project from Blizzard that would be codenamed Prometheus and could be another project built around a new license for Blizzard.

Keep in mind that this last bit is very much unofficial and unconfirmed.
by Published on 2014-09-23 05:31 PM

Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 Background Download Begins!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
To help you get prepared for the upcoming Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 release, we’ve uploaded the patch data to the background downloader. By downloading the patch in advance, you’ll be ready to get in-game and start playing as soon as the expansion goes live!

If you have issues during this process, you can find help to resolve them on the support site here.

You can adjust your download settings within the Battle.net desktop app by clicking on the Battle.net symbol and selecting “Settings” from the menu. Under Game Install/Update you’ll be able to adjust your download options for each of your games and enable or disable the background download, adjust the rate for your download, or pause it if you have a restriction on daily downloads

System Requirements for Warlords of Draenor
New system requirements have been posted and we took a look at how they compare to the old ones. If you are ready to upgrade, you can take a look at our latest Setup of the Month or ask for assistance on the Computer Forums.

Minimum
  • Intel CPU: Pentium D increased to Intel Core2 Duo E6600
  • AMD CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 increased to AMD Phenom X3 8750
  • Drive Space: 25 GB increased to 35 GB.
  • Nvidia GPU: GeForce 6800 increased to GeForce 8800 GT
  • AMD GPU: Radeon X1600 Pro increased to Radeon HD 4850

Recommended
  • Intel CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz increased to Intel Core i5 2400
  • AMD CPU: Athlon™ 64 X2 2.6GHz increased to AMD FX-4100
  • Nvidia GPU: GeForce 8800 GT increased to GTX 470
  • AMD GPU: Radeon HD 4830 increased to Radeon HD 5870

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
To make sure you’re prepared for Warlords of Draenor, we wanted to share with you the minimum and recommended system requirements for playing the expansion.

Minimum System Requirements:

PC:
Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows8 (latest Service Pack)
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000

Mac:
OS X 10.8
Intel Core 2 Duo
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4850

PC/Mac:
35 GB available HD space
2 GB RAM
Broadband Internet connection
Keyboard/mouse
DVD-ROM drive
1024×768 minimum display resolution

Recommended Specifications

PC/Mac:
4 GB RAM
Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel

PC:
Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
Intel Core i5 2400 or AMD FX-4100 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better

Mac:
OS X 10.9 (or latest version)
Intel Core i5 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or ATI Radeon HD 6750M or better

Blue Tweets
It looks like we might see some of the unused armor color variants in the future with the transmog revamp!
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Clarification: http://t.co/xTKddHt4dr Does the 5% strength for Fallen Crusader apply to Frost only? Or both Unholy and Frost?
That's a Frost perk. (Celestalon)

Shaman (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Storm Elemental abilities now do 15% & 30% rather than 215% & 428%. Possible change to inherited SP for elemental pets?
Yes, they inherit 100% SP now. (Celestalon)

Art
Honestly I am getting sick of this topic never being answered so I'll ask once more. Will the wep size on fem humans be reduced?
No (holinka)

....Sorry for the novel -cough-
You'll likely see many more variants of things used when the transmog revamp happens (Muffinus)
As in it'll be part of the system to acquire alternative skins, or a whole bunch of pieces are being put in? TY 4 response btw
Not decided yet, we'll have more info eventually (Muffinus)

Character / Items
With the removal of the legendary chain. Will the vender that sells cloaks for os be going too?
The cloak/metagem/etc. vendor will remain accessible to those who have unlocked those items via quests (WatcherDev)

Achievements
Any news on this?
The Sinestra FoS has been unattainable since Mists. Same deal for the Ra-den one once Draenor unlocks. (WatcherDev)

PvP
any idea of what the rating requirements for WoD elite gear is gonna be?
2200 (holinka)

chants appear to be 2.4 tabard 2.6 on beta. Maybe nothing for 2k?
Gear: 2200, Enchant 2400 Tabard/Cloak: 2600 (holinka)

Is blacklisting going away in WoD? Just heard this on the forums, but you know rumors..
Blacklisting is staying. Call to Arms is going away. (holinka)

Garrisons
if you build the "Enchanting" building in your garrision do you get the ability to disenchant or do you still need an alt?
You get a disenchanting font for disenchanting all of the things! (Muffinus)

So I'm exalted wit the Exodar, and I have a Level 3 Barracks for Draenei guards. What happens if I change out the Barracks?
You keep your guards, but need to make your 'rax again if you want to change them again. (Muffinus)
by Published on 2014-09-23 05:30 PM

BlizzCon 2014 In-Game Goodies Sneak Peek
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
BlizzCon loot explosion! It’s time to take a sneak peek at this year’s BlizzCon in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III*, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and the upcoming Heroes of the Storm**—they’re yours whether you’re attending the show in person or watching from home with the Virtual Ticket.

World of Warcraft – Grommloc Pet
Watch your foes flee in terror before this delightfully dreadful baby murloc masquerading as Grommash Hellscream, legendary leader of the Warsong clan.


Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Blizzard 2014 Card Back
Infuse your deck with Blizzard spirit by equipping this commemorative card back, forged to resemble the compass design emblazoned in Blizzard’s courtyard.


StarCraft II – Portraits & Decal
Deck out your profile with a pair of portraits, including Hierarch Artanis and another to-be-revealed icon, and prep your army for battle across multiple universes with a Heroes of the Storm–themed decal.


Diablo III – Warlords of Draenor Weapon Transmogrifications
Outfit your heroes with six weapon transmogrification appearances inspired by World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor—one for each of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls’ classes.


Heroes of the Storm – Nexus Mount and Portrait
Rush into the storm atop the ethereal Nexus Charger, and embrace the unknown with the mysterious Nexus Brawler portrait.


This year’s epic collection of in-game goodies will be available to use after BlizzCon begins. Head to the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket page to order or learn more.

*Diablo III content for Windows/Mac version only.

**Heroes of the Storm content will be available once you get access to the game; note that ordering a Virtual Ticket does not guarantee a spot in the alpha or beta tests.

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