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    Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Battlecry Mosaic - Invincible Music
    I love you Blizzard. Another tile of the BattleCry Mosaic was unlocked an hour ago and the reward is something way better than the few artworks in the past weeks.

    Today's reward is a music called Invincible - An ode to one who has fallen. Time and events have left it unclear whether the song refers to the former prince of Lordaeron or his beloved steed.


    Invincible.MP3 on Rapidshare

    This is also a great opportunity to embed the video of Invincible. This is NOT an official video and it was taken during the Patch 3.3 PTRs, the mount might be different on live servers. At this time I suspect that it will be slightly more impressive on live servers, I'm currently investigating and will let you know if something new comes up.

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    PvP Resilience Change - Server Restart
    Originally Posted by Bornakk (Blue Tracker)
    There was some confusion on our end so here is the clarification on this change going live.

    The hotfix is live, but it requires a server restart before it will actually affect your gear. Some of your realms have been restarted for various reasons, but some have not. They will all get restarted at the next maintenance period (typically Tuesday AM in the US). We might go ahead and restart all servers just so that we know everyone is having the same experience.
    Blue posts
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Crit damage after the Resilience buff
    I don't *think* I missed the point, and I'll restate my point again. PvP excessively rewards focusing on crits because kills, not damage, are generally what win those fights for you. We think if resilience didn't affect crits than those specs that focus on crits would have an extra advantage in PvP situations as well as the value of crit in general being more useful. Nobody is really preventing crits even with max resilience. Crits will still hit for more than hits even with max resilience. In fact, most of the complaints people have about dying too quickly come from the big crits they suffered.

    [...] Getting a crit is valuable for every damage spec and getting crits is more valuable in PvP than in PvE. Some talent trees have mechanics that benefit from getting crits, but the fact is that you still want crit and you still want to crit more in Arena. It doesn't ever become a bad or problematic stat for you. Maybe your damage goes down a little, but I really don't think the problems Fire and Balance have in Arenas is because of their lower crit chances. We could see perhaps in a Catclysm setting of allowing offensive "on crit" mechanics to work the same way defensive ones do today even if resilience changed that crit into a hit. It would be a good quality of life change, but I still think the impact this has in actual games is being overstated. (Source)

    Arathi Basin favors horde?
    We don't have any changes planned for Arathi Basin at this time. Cataclysm is still a ways off though so things could change. Just remember that not all Battlegrounds are meant to be a mirror, but if we feel there is an imbalance that is causing a problematic win-ratio, we will look into it. (Source)

    Too many raid-wide damage auras in raid?
    In general, we think it's more important to the game to have diverse and interesting fights than it is to have 5 way ties for healing "usefulness" on every fight, just as we don't go out of our way to have melee vs. ranged dps ties on every fight, or even an even number of fights.

    We already place a lot of limits on our encounter designers as to whether what they want to do is fair to class balance, yet they still manage to come up with boss fights that none of us have ever seen before. Telling them they can no longer do raid-wide damage auras, or can only do them on 10% of bosses or whatever is just a restriction I don't think the game design needs. You may feel better in the short term where you're just as awesome on fight 2 as you are on fight 31, but in the long term you might lose interest in the raiding game when all the bosses start to feel the same.

    Here is the most important part of my post: The community tendency is to push for homogeneity (in roles, in buffs, in healing and damage, in representation, in available enchants, in awesomeness of badge items, etc.) because "that's fair." We push for new, unpredictable and interesting things because it keeps players interested in the game. (Source)

    Patch 3.0 buff overhaul
    It sometimes seems to me that players are obsessed with finding our design rules so they can then look for exceptions or inconsistencies that allow them to argue for buffs for their class. As Strawberry suggests, our goal was not to create a perfect buff / debuff matrix. Our goal was to give you much more flexibility in how you organize your raid comp. We think we’ve succeeded in that to a large degree. However, 3.0 was our first attempt at the great buff overhaul so no doubt the next iteration in 4.0 will feel even better. (Source)

    Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator)
    Does the spell haste from Boomkin Aura stack with Wrath of Air?
    Currently, yes. The complexity here is we have a melee haste, a spell haste and a generic haste buff. One solution we’ve discussed is to consolidate buffs into melee or spell haste. Swift Retribution could be melee and Improved Moonkin Form could be spell. But I am just arm-waving at this point. We might go a different way with it. (Source)

    Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator)
    Cataclysm Ammo Changes
    We haven't announced the Cataclysm ammo change yet, except to say that it will no longer be a consumable.

    The simplest solution is certainly that ammo goes away and guns, bows and crossbows just don't ever run out of ammo. More complicated features might be more exciting as you say, but have potential downsides too. Applying fire to your arrows sounds cool, but is ultimately any more interesting than just having a "Fire Shot" ability. Do you really conceive of a lot of situations where you'd rather do Fire damage over physical damage? Having different kinds of arrows sounds interesting until you consider the delivery mechanism of having to "catch them all" through rare drops, badge vendors or the like. As you say, hunters do have a lot of buttons and a pet to manage, so I'm not sure they really need a whole additional mechanic to worry about. (Source)

    Shaman (Forums / Talent Calculator)
    Offering an alternative to totems?
    I don’t know of a kind way to say this, but if you hate totems, then you’re playing the wrong class. We are never, ever going to offer a shaman play style that involves ignoring or marginalizing totems. We have taken steps to improve those areas where totems fall behind, and any shaman that doesn’t see the massive quality of life improvement they got with the Totem Bar is just trying to downplay the positive in order to accentuate the negative. (Source)

    Bloodlust / Heroism
    Bloodlust / Heroism we're not just sure about yet. Only one class brings it, but there are three raid-viable specs in that class that all fill different roles, so it's a big difference from an ability that say only an Arms warrior or Frost DK brings. We've considered the drum angle too, but we're not 100% sold on that idea either. It is a very good buff, but overall players give it more credit for their success than it typically accounts for. (Source)

    Totem of Wrath / Demonic Pact
    Totem of Wrath and Demonic Pact is something we've said before that we want to fix. They should be virtually the same buff (+spell power) and they definitely are not that now. It's a big change though, because currently Elemental shaman don't want to drop Totem of Wrath, unless they think that is the only thing getting them a raid slot, while on the other hand, Demo locks might very well vanish from raiding without their buff. None of this is ideal, but it's also not a trivial fix or we would have done it long ago. Remember it gets even more complicated in the Cataclysm time frame because Intellect (and buffs that provide +Int) also provides spell power. (Source)

    Warrior (Forums / Talent Calculator)
    Protection DPS
    We'll buff sustained damage in the same patch where we nerf Warbringer and the block conversion to Shield Slam. It probably won't end up being a 2000 dps increase for anyone, but it should help close the gap.

    Shield Slam changes
    Currently, the SBV you gain from Shield Block (skill) is unaffected by the diminishing returns. I'm asking if this will still be the case.
    The diminishing returns are applied pre Shield Block. It's the lesser of the two nerfs you mentioned. We picked a number that would only greatly affect tanks going out of their way to get really big Shield Slam crits, which is typically not the guy tanking Icecrown bosses. (Source)
    Last edited by Boubouille; 2010-11-26 at 08:57 AM.

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille
    Battlecry Mosaic - Invincible Music
    I love you Blizzard.
    Beautiful music, I might have to acquire that for my collection.
    'u get constant hit by ice shit from roof so you can travel instantly all across the room'

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    "Today's reward is a music called Invincible - An ode to one who has fallen. Time and events have left it unclear whether the song refers to the former prince of Lordaeron or his beloved steed."

    If you remember the WotLK Cinematic Intro Music you can definitely recognize how similar the theme of that music is to the Invicible track.I'd say that the track has more to do with Lordaeron's former prince as you mention it rather than his mount.

    By the way, it seems to me that the track is a mix of WotLK Intro Music and the Lament of the Highborne.

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Idd its the WOTLK Intro with lyrics and extended and its fucking awesome! Boub find a way to make it into an MP3 we want it!
    Why?

    Who let the dog's out?! Whooo!!!

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    I hope they change Invincible's flying animation....Kind of looks weird the horse running while it's wings flap lol.

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    God I want this on my iTunes soooooooooo bad

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Zagnaphein
    Idd its the WOTLK Intro with lyrics and extended and its fucking awesome! Boub find a way to make it into an MP3 we want it!
    http://rapidshare.com/files/339682072/invincible.mp3

    Not sure how happy Blizzard will be with that, but I guess they can just ask nicely to Rapidshare to take it down if they're not cool about it.

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille
    http://rapidshare.com/files/339682072/invincible.mp3

    Not sure how happy Blizzard will be with that, but I guess they can just ask nicely to Rapidshare to take it down if they're not cool about it.
    <3

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille
    http://rapidshare.com/files/339682072/invincible.mp3

    Not sure how happy Blizzard will be with that, but I guess they can just ask nicely to Rapidshare to take it down if they're not cool about it.
    Love you

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    ...I'm currently investing and will let you know if something new comes up.
    Ha!

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Epic music is epic

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Blizzard never, ever fails with the epic music. ;D

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthraxx
    Ha!
    Bad habits.

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Arathi Basin favors horde?

    I always thought it was alliance map, since they can get to 3 flags and horde 2 flags
    Alliance stable before farm/ Lumbermill before horde/ if they run over water with DK aura BS before horde.
    Mine is the only thing horde is pretty even in speed getting to.

    Mine,Farm,Bs,Lumbermill gy and flag are pretty far from each other but alliance stable gy and flag pretty close

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Songs melody is the exact same to the trailer for Wrath of the Lich King.

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    Give. Warriors. Bloodlust.

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    I don't like the way the wings look when idle but god damn is that a sexy mount.
    You face not Malchezaar alone, but the legions he commands.

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    I wonder if this music will be in the cutscene

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    I think this will be the music of the Cutscene after you've beaten Arthas.

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    Re: Invincible Music, Blue posts

    Such a beautiful song.

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