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    Blood in the Snow Scenario Intro, PvP Vanity Cloak, April 2 Hotfixes, GW2 April Fools

    Developer Journal: Multiplayer Improvements

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    Patch 5.3 PTR Notes Update - April 2

    Patch 5.3 - Blood in the Snow Scenario Intro
    Some of the new scenarios in Patch 5.3 will have an intro by Lorewalker Cho, starting with Blood in the Snow. Unfortunately the new scenarios are still not open for testing, so you cannot progress further than this one yet.



    Patch 5.3 - Tyrannical Gladiator's Greatcloak
    Another PvP vanity item appeared in a recent PTR build, the Tyrannical Gladiator's Greatcloak.



    Warcraft April Fools
    Zarhym addressed the lack of a Warcraft April Fools joke this year today.



    Patch 5.2 Hotfixes: April 2
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
    General

    Quests
    • To the Skies!: Fixed an issue where players would remain on Thunderwing and be unable to progress to Stage 3.

    Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
    • Throne of Thunder
      • Assassination Rogues should no longer be receiving non-dagger agility weapons from bonus rolls and Raid Finder.
      • Vampiric Cave Bat now deals less damage in Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Durumu the Forgotten
        • Eye Sore and Mind Daggers now deal less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
        • Amber Fog, Azure Fog, and Crimson Fog now remain visible after being revealed on Raid Finder difficulty.

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    Ask the Devs - Upcoming PvP changes
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
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    LOCKED — Questions and voting will begin soon.

    Topic
    The topic for this Ask the Devs is, “PvP changes on the PTR”.
    Be sure to stay on topic, as questions that stray from this won't be answered.

    How it works:
    • Voting will begin on 09/04/13 and end on 11/04/13.
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    • Once the thread has been locked, we’ll tally up the votes and send the top questions off to the World of Warcraft developers.
    • We’ll provide answers directly from the developers during the following week. Watch the blog for their responses!

    The Rules:
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    Small Client Patches
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    As you may have noticed there have been a few small patches being downloaded and installed by the World of Warcraft launcher. These are part of a new bit of tech we’ve been testing that allows us to quickly release small client-side patches without needing to build and release a large scale patch. These allow us to now make client-side changes quickly and easily, very similar to the server-side hotfixes we’ve become used to for all these years. We treat them the same as server-side hotfixes, so they’ll be noted in the usual hotfix blog as it’s updated.

    Blue Tweets
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    UI / Addons
    Hey Greg! Any chance you guys are going to break Feat of Strengths into subcategories? I currently have 55 and It overwhelms.
    Gratz! We think our achievement UI needs some work, including filtering. (Source)

    need to make ui able to see absorbs from ss,da, & pws to let me know when they are capped to make sure I dont overuse.
    You can see absorbs in 5.2. You can't see their caps because we couldn't solve that to our liking but mods might. (Source)

    Yo GC, would love to see a in game tabard u.i similar to titles. Drop down menu > tabard > check to equip or display none.
    Agree. We just have to solve a few that have a clicky effect like teleports. (Source)

    If you can redesign WoW from scratch, do you still think it's good to support custom addons?
    Yes, though we might have aimed more for supporting more customization and less automation. (Source)

    Guild Wars 2 Aprils Fools
    The team went all out with an 8 bit style 3D world full of jumping puzzles and adventure! You can see GW2Guru's writeup here for more details, or watch the video below.



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    Is it just me or are eggs a problem every year of Noblegarden? Glad I did that crap 4 years ago.

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    Blizz 0:1 Anet when it comes to Aprils fools. Poor excuse on Blizz side... what real content? Where is it?

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    the GW2 Super Adventure Box thing is brilliant


    Lots of fun and i hope they expand on it rather than just being a joke they put in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapti View Post
    Blizz 0:1 Anet when it comes to Aprils fools. Poor excuse on Blizz side... what real content? Where is it?
    It's on the PTR and in 5.4.

    I sort of understand why they didn't do a April Fools joke. While I am sad that they didn't do one, I understand it at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapti View Post
    Blizz 0:1 Anet when it comes to Aprils fools. Poor excuse on Blizz side... what real content? Where is it?
    I think that still leaves Blizz rather far out in front when it comes to ''Quality of game''. Are you really going to ballache that we didn't get another fake blog about something likely to only be half funny at best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapti View Post
    Blizz 0:1 Anet when it comes to Aprils fools. Poor excuse on Blizz side... what real content? Where is it?
    i am sure you run out of dailes so they need to produce more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapti View Post
    Blizz 0:1 Anet when it comes to Aprils fools. Poor excuse on Blizz side... what real content? Where is it?
    Well, Blizzard HAS done 10 years of April fools jokes, so....


    yeah...
    "Do not look down, my friend. Even in the darkest of times, there is always hope... Hope for a better day, hope for a new dawn... Or just hope for a good breakfast. You start small, then see what you can get." ~ Covetous Shen
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapti View Post
    Blizz 0:1 Anet when it comes to Aprils fools. Poor excuse on Blizz side... what real content? Where is it?
    Why? You believe that jokes don't require additional work? Plenty of real content, if you haven't noticed 5.2 barely came out and 5.3 is already on the PTR and 5.4 will surely follow suite soon enough. I would much rather have Blizzard working on making good on that promise for faster patches than some waste of time jokes just so a couple of people could get their jollies. Plenty of other websites and developers had their 'jokes' some more disruptive than others, go look those up if you care about jokes that much.

    Also... vanity cloak? Really? Cloaks look goofy on half the races and as far as that one goes, its nothing special. Half the people don't have cloaks turned on, and even if they did, most people wouldn't recognize the look of the cloak because, it's a cloak and isn't that the whole point of the 'vanity' items. Recognition.

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    I sort of understand why they didn't do a April Fools joke. While I am sad that they didn't do one, I understand it at least.
    What about the Ghostcrawler Clippo ripoff? or is that there all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slutty View Post
    What about the Ghostcrawler Clippo ripoff? or is that there all the time?
    He's been here the last few times. It doesn't take much to reuse something like him, which I wish he was there everyday.

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    wait So the Dark ranger class was real?

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    Blizzard makes April Fools joke -> QQ Blizzard isn't spending time on actual content and doesn't care about players.

    Blizzard doesn't make April Fools joke -> QQ Blizzard didn't so anything for April Fools and they don't care about players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miguelcrespo85 View Post
    wait So the Dark ranger class was real?
    It was fan made photoshop. Never take anything posted on the first seriously.

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    ahh ok, i thought it was real >< ll
    Last edited by miguelcrespo85; 2013-04-03 at 07:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapti View Post
    Blizz 0:1 Anet when it comes to Aprils fools. Poor excuse on Blizz side... what real content? Where is it?
    trolololololol, not enough content currently? not enough content coming? and then rather would like to have them doing useless april fool jokes, some are just here for trolling or are just plain braindead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaleredar View Post
    Well, Blizzard HAS done 10 years of April fools jokes, so....


    yeah...
    You might want to look back at everything ANET did in Guild Wars 1. This isn't their 1st time doing something either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapti View Post
    Blizz 0:1 Anet when it comes to Aprils fools. Poor excuse on Blizz side... what real content? Where is it?
    I'm guessing the fastest content patches in the history of the game doesn't count as content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StGank View Post
    Why? You believe that jokes don't require additional work? Plenty of real content, if you haven't noticed 5.2 barely came out and 5.3 is already on the PTR and 5.4 will surely follow suite soon enough. I would much rather have Blizzard working on making good on that promise for faster patches than some waste of time jokes just so a couple of people could get their jollies. Plenty of other websites and developers had their 'jokes' some more disruptive than others, go look those up if you care about jokes that much.

    Also... vanity cloak? Really? Cloaks look goofy on half the races and as far as that one goes, its nothing special. Half the people don't have cloaks turned on, and even if they did, most people wouldn't recognize the look of the cloak because, it's a cloak and isn't that the whole point of the 'vanity' items. Recognition.
    You dont need more than 5 min too make 1. 3 years ago i made 1 2 years ago i made 2 , last year i made 1 and this year i made 3. (+2 if you count other mmo games)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapti View Post
    Blizz 0:1 Anet when it comes to Aprils fools. Poor excuse on Blizz side... what real content? Where is it?
    When Arena.net has an Arenacon equitable to Blizzcon, then we can talk about equitable allocation of resources.

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