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Patch 5.4.7 PTR Patch Notes - January 31
- Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
- Nerve Strike now causes a successful Kidney Shot or Cheap Shot to also reduce the damage dealt by player targets by 25% (down from 50% for player targets). No changes to the talent when used against non-player targets.
- Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
- Charge now pins a target to the ground, rooting the target (used to stun the target) for 1.5 seconds and generates 20 Rage.
- Warbringer now causes Charge to stun the target (used to cause Charge to root a target) for 3 seconds, reducing movement speed by 50% for 15 seconds, and generates 20 Rage. (Charge's root will *not* cause creatures to turn and attack you like most roots. - Source)
- Gladiator’s Distinction, the set bonus for wearing two PvP trinkets, now grants 5280 Resilience (up from 2600).
US Connected Realms - Update 1/31
As previously announced, we’ve been working toward connecting realms to increase the number of players on low-population realms, and since then have completed several connections. As a part of our ongoing communication, we wanted to provide you with an update that contains a list of completed realm connections, currently planned connections, and any additional future plans in one convenient location.
*Please note this list does not encompass all potential future connections. Please check back for further updates.
We will be connecting the realms listed below on Thursday, February 6th during a scheduled maintenance beginning at 5 a.m. PST through approximately 1:00 p.m. PST. Once maintenance is finished, these realm connections will be complete.
- Hydraxis and Terenas
- Kirin Tor and Steamwheedle Cartel
- Shattered Halls and Executus/ Kalecgos
- Thunderlord and Azgalor/Azshara/Destromath
- Uther and Runetotem
We will be connecting the realms listed below on Thursday, February 13th during a scheduled maintenance beginning at 5 a.m. PST through approximately 1:00 p.m. PST. Once maintenance is finished, these realm connections will be complete.
- Alterac Mountains and Balnazzar/Gorgonash/The Forgotten Coast/ Warsong
- Azjol-Nerub and Khaz Modan
- Eldre’Thalas and Korialstrasz
- Farstriders and Silverhand
- Spinebreaker and Wildhammer
We do not have a date for the following realm connections, but will update this post when we do.
- Alexstrasza and Terokkar
- Cenarion Circle and Sisters of Elune
- Exodar and Medivh
- Feathermoon and Scarlet Crusade
- Frostwolf and Vashj
- Gorefiend and Spinebreaker/Wildhammer
- Gundrak and Jubei'Thos
- Mug'thol and Dragonmaw/Akama
*Plans for these connections may change at any time, but we’ll provide additional updates on specific dates for future connections here as we can. Please note that as a part of the connection process realm times may change to match each other.
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Are you going to look at raid buffs and which classes provide them for 6.0?
Yep, there are a few changes planned for that, but not ready to announce details. Most unchanged, just filling in a couple holes. (Celestalon)
Can we can get a healer training dummy in WoD? Something we can heal to put us in combat to check trinket procs / weak auras etc
I'll see what we can do. No promises, but I definitely see the value. (Celestalon)
Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
Could you make force of nature benefit from eclipse mastery or at least make them do more dmg in solar since they cast wrath?
Depends whether they need it to compete with the other talents on their row. It's something we'll certainly consider. (Celestalon)
Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
why weren't Monks a hero class?
If you mean starting at a high level, because it didn't fit the story we were trying to tell with them. (Celestalon)
DKs were existing, powerful characters, that are unleashed on the world, well into their development/history. (Celestalon)
Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
in wod will spriests get a new singel target ability like ms and mb to go with the new singel target talent?
No new abilities, but we are planning to allow the to specialize more for single target, if they choose. (Celestalon)
first off im rly glad u are doing the specialization, but spamming ms and mb a whole fight seems abit boring
If you're referring to Clarity of Power, the rotation is more complex than that. DP, MF, SW: D... (Celestalon)
Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
melee as they follow ABA rule - Always be attacking - white hits are auto. So imp standing around = dps lose plain and simple
The 'ABC Rule', as you call it, is very much true for the vast majority of casters, whose limited resource is time. (Celestalon)
The Imp's limited resource is energy, not time. (Celestalon)
Imp/Fel imp is a caster therefore they must follow the ABC rule of A(Always) B(Be) C (Casting), every caster knows that.
No, they don't. They're an energy-based caster. Their DPS is limited by their energy regen, *not* their cast time. Really. (Celestalon)
around. His energy doesn't regein as fast as he can cast, so at some point 2min in he start standing around until he get 40
It sounds like you think that him standing around at all is a DPS loss. It's not. His energy is 100% of his damage. (Celestalon)
As long as he's not energy capping, he is doing 100% of his potential DPS. (Celestalon)
Will green fire quest chain scaling up for WoD or let it in current lvl so every one will one shot it ? I wote for scale up.
Stay current level. (Celestalon)
More players starting at 90 in WoD will increase BG queue times sub-90. Will BG brackets recombine in WoD (e.g. 70-79, 80-89 etc.)?
I think we can combine more. The item squish, level and ilevel scaling mean power isn't as varied. (holinka)
btw will you ever make it so we don't need to bake /focus arenaX into our macros?
focus is implemented like targeting. If someone stealths, it drops. Will look into it. (holinka)
Is it purposeful that my worgen turns into a human when I enter an arena? Finally getting into PVP btw
Welcome aboard. Arena clears a lot of auras. This is one we probably shouldn't clear. (holinka)
Welp, WarFrame's added to the "doubt I'll play that again" list. Great movement, runs really well, but ugh the crafting/microtransations etc
Personal design interest: when is spending $ in real "fun", when does it suck & what can games learn from that? (holinka)
For instance, paying $ for clothes on sale = fun, paying $ to get your passport faster = lame (holinka)
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