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    Tier 16 Death Knight Set, 5.4 NYI Glyphs, July 8 Raid Testing, Blue Posts, DLC #396

    Blizzard Comic-Con Schedule, Suspensions and RMAH Issues, Blue Posts, Archon's 50 Million Monk Guide

    Fireside Update #2

    Patch 5.4 - Tier 16 Death Knight Set
    This set is definitely not final yet, as there are still a few buggy things like a floating belt.





    Patch 5.4 - New Glyphs
    Several new glyph spells were added in the last PTR build. Many of these are still NYI on the PTR, so remember that these may never go live.
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
    Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

    Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

    Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Glyph of Scattered Thoughts (NYI) Your Scatter Shot no longer Disorients the target, but now interrupts their spellcasts, preventing any spells in the same school from being cast for 4 sec, and Scatter Shot's range is increasd by 0 yards.

    Mage (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

    Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)

    Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Glyph of Hemorrhaging Veins Your Saunguinary Veins ability now also increases damage done to targets affected by your Hemorrhage.
    • Glyph of Recovery While Recuperate is active, you receive 20% increased healing from other sources.
    • Glyph of Redirect Redirect no longer has a cooldown.
    • Glyph of Sharpened Knives Your Fan of Kinves also damages the armor of its victims, applying 1 application of the Weakened Armor effect to each target.



    Raid Testing Schedule - July 8
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
    On Monday, July 8, we will continue testing raid encounters in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid. We'll begin with 10-player Normal testing, and then move on to Heroic and then 25-player mode as the PTR cycle progresses.

    Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below for all Public Test Realms.

    Monday, July 8

    Sha of Pride - 10 Player Normal - 10:30 PDT (13:30 EDT, 19:30 CEST)

    Iron Juggernaut - 10 Player Normal - 16:00 PDT (19:00 EDT, 01:00 CEST)

    As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a beta environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

    Blue Posts
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Quality of Armor Sets Art
    And this. All the armor use "faded" color schemes. I miss it when the red was RED and the gold was GOLD, not red-ish and gold-ish after lying in the sun and dust for several decades. The armor just doesn't pop anymore.
    Truly colourful gear that really pop can be very cool indeed, the problem with this though is when characters have a mismatch of different colourful armor sets equipped. We received quite a lot of negative feedback back in the day during TBC about "clown gear" making characters look silly, and there were a lot of requests for more toned down armor sets that would allow for better looks when mixing and matching pieces between different sets.

    As you can imagine, it is a rather big artistic challenge to find a good balance that will allow for both colourful and unique looking armor sets that will not look out of place when mixed with other gear.

    Also, i am aware i do not know the official statistics of the gear that ppl transmog but I am 100% positive that majority of transmog is from Vanilla and TBC.

    You wouldn't even dare try and lie to prove me wrong so tell the creators to make more camp, fancy gear!!!!!

    Vanilla and TBC armor sets are very popular transmog items, and for good reason as many of those sets are iconic and classic Warcraft. On top of that there are also quite a few old-school players who have good memories associated with these sets, so there are definitely more to the attractiveness of them than just the art and design.

    Additionally, it is much easier to get the complete classic sets today than it was back when they were high end gear, and this also has an influence on their popularity today because many are finally completing their armor sets that some have been trying to collect for years. Back in the day, if you were not one of the few players who were able to get the complete armor sets and only had a couple of pieces, you often had other pieces equipped that didn't match artistically, which for many resulted in the aforementioned "clown look". This mismatched look issue is much less apparent today as most of the newer sets are more easily matched with pieces from different sets. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Blue Tweets
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    PTR
    another patch just went by and you guys just complete neglected moonkins yet. Awful 4p bonus. Mobility issues not attended.
    Have you noticed that we don't make every change we intend to make before a PTR patch goes out? (Source)
    Sometimes I wish our Public Test Realm was a Private Test Realm. (Source)
    I've been for private test servers with screened players for 10+ years, but that takes a lot of extra work, to do right.
    Enforcing an NDA can be a huge pain in the butt too. (Source)
    It might be worth it. Players learning fights when they go live would keep a patch from being "cleared" in a week
    We owe a lot to heroic guilds helping us tune raids on PTR. Our untested encounters end up feeling less polished. (Source)

    I never understood why people act like the sky is falling at the beginning of ptr. It is a public test realm. Test.
    The thing I find most amusing are the IMMEDIATE "rerolling" or "unsubbing" forum posts from the second PTR push. #hyperbolic (Source)
    I am sure those who care about sub numbers find it assuming as well, you know with the constant sub loss.
    Although it is a favorite forum threat, our research suggests very few players quit because of class nerfs. (Source)
    I think they quit because of class changes. It's one thing to have your numbers change, it's another to have mechanics change.
    More quit from changes than nerfs for sure. (Source)
    But it's more about "Not sure how to play this dude anymore" and less about "I hate this talent change. Quitting in protest." (Source)
    And what's the most oft cited reason for leaving? Just curious. "Good game, but I've done all there is to do"?
    As you can probably guess, money and time. (Source)

    Will proving grounds actually teach you a rotation or is it more of a way to practice a rotation on moving targets?
    It gives you situations you're likely to encounter in dungeons. We don't tell you the solutions to those problems. (Source)
    That is something we could consider in the future if the feature is cool, but it's also info that goes stale quickly if not updated. (Source)

    Proving grounds, virtual realms, class rebalancing, an entire new tier...are you getting help from people pulled off Titan?
    All the things you mentioned had to be started months ago to have any chance of making it in 5.4. (Source)

    Models often look different in their raid environment with ambient lighting than they do unpacked by data mining. (Source)
    Firelands Ragnaros was the best example of this. He looked frankly silly viewed as a model. He looked pretty cool in game. (Source)

    Dark Legacy Comics #396
    DLC #396 has been released, expanding on #395.

    Last edited by chaud; 2013-07-05 at 06:20 AM.

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    More situationally useful/fun/convenient glyphs, I'm liking where the Pandarian glyph system is going.
    Also the DK T16 helm looks... funny.

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    The DK set in its entirety just looks too plain and yes the helm does look silly. lol

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    DK set is okay, reminds me more of a Warrior set.

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    Dk set is trash. so lame that its basic compaired to lets say Pally tier 16. wish bliz would take more time in making them more Flashy

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    Hrm... looks like a way to add a bit more reason to get inscriptions doing stuff again... but its really a stopgap, glyphs don't really get outdated.

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    Something to point out- the glyph Abolish Curse should go under mage as it seems to affect Remove Curse, a mage spell.

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    DK set is unfinished, folks. Hold off on the criticism at least until it's finished...

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    Glyph of Scattered Thoughts (NYI) Your Scatter Shot no longer Disorients the target, but now interrupts their spellcasts, preventing any spells in the same school from being cast for 4 sec, and Scatter Shot's range is increasd by 0 yards.

    I would prefer if scatter effect would stil be avaible and the interupt would work only on a disorients immune mobs. We can talent silencing shot. (also the range to be usefull is too small for that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noix View Post
    Dk set is trash. so lame that its basic compaired to lets say Pally tier 16. wish bliz would take more time in making them more Flashy
    Dk's flashy?

    I quite like the DK set myself. its sturdy, nice and well toned

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    Yup, my Druid could use that "One With Nature" Glyph. Hearthstone, Moonglade port, Relic of Argus, four Engineer ports, and the Argent Tournament tabard. Must get more ports!

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    Tier sets are extremely lacking this tier. Even if this set is not yet finished, its not going to amazingly change completely and become good.

    Also doesnt explain the complete lack of any real direction with things like the warrior set. They look horribly bland and generic.

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    I like the dk set, seems like something pulled straight out of Dr. Who

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    Is it just me of that Dk set looks like a collector on mass effect?

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    If the Glyph of long winter ever makes it live I'll be jubilating. And I'll macro it together with me saying "Brace yourselves, winter is coming!"

    I've seen it last night already and I still think the DK set looks a bit too bland. I like the helmet a lot though.

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    I'm wondering if Glyph of Festering Blood will interact will the Roiling Blood talent to allow Blood Boil to apply both diseases to all targets in range without the need to apply them initially.

    As TrollShaman already said above, I'm liking where the Pandarian glyph system is going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Descense View Post
    Glyph of Scattered Thoughts (NYI) Your Scatter Shot no longer Disorients the target, but now interrupts their spellcasts, preventing any spells in the same school from being cast for 4 sec, and Scatter Shot's range is increasd by 0 yards.

    I would prefer if scatter effect would stil be avaible and the interupt would work only on a disorients immune mobs. We can talent silencing shot. (also the range to be usefull is too small for that)

    5.4. removes the SS talent and makes it MM only - so this will be the only PvE interrupt for the other two speccs. So better hope for a increased range.
    Or hope for blizzard make up there minds and make SS baseline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrollShaman View Post
    Also the DK T16 helm looks... funny.
    The helm is about the only part of the set that I like.

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    I think that this expansions tier gear has been pretty shit overall.

    With that said, I've seen some of the best bosses, mounts, pets, architecture, not to mention the challenge-mode gear. Also gear has had more effects added which is nice but I really think overall this Tier gear has been disappointing with a few exceptions. Plus these may not be final and we havn't seen them all.

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    Where's my skulls Blizzard? Lol, but i was waiting for one-eyed-beam since Icc rogue helm to become plate so it's fine
    Quote Originally Posted by felix014 View Post
    Is it just me of that Dk set looks like a collector on mass effect?
    and yeah,maybe not tauren/draenei but on undead this is perfect
    Last edited by Tenkich; 2013-07-05 at 07:27 AM.

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