Patch 9.2.5 PTR - Build 43630
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Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Raid & Dungeon Abilities
  • 50,000 Volts Inflicts 14 Inflicts 17 Nature damage and stuns the target for 3 sec. 41 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Acid Spit Inflicts 4 Inflicts 18 Nature damage to enemies within 6 yards. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Barbed Arrow Barrage Signals Grom'kar Archers to release a barrage of arrows that rain down from above inflicting 10 15 Physical damage. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Berserker Leap Koramar crashes down on enemy targets, inflicting 2 15 Nature damage to enemies within 8 yards of his landing. 10 yd range. Instant.
  • Blackrock Bomb Lobs a bomb towards an enemy that inflicts 23 30 Fire damage to all targets within 4 yards of the impact. 150 yd range. Instant.
  • Bladestorm Attacks in a whirl of steel, causing 5 13 Physical damage to each enemy within 5 yards. Melee range. Instant.
  • Blood Bolt Ahri'ok Dugru conjures a black miasma and releases a bolt of blood, inflicting 8 18 Shadow damage. 45 yd range. 3 sec cast.
  • Burning Arrows Signals Grom'kar Flameslingers to launch a continuous volley of flaming arrows, leaving a burning trail on the ground that inflict 3 12 Fire damage every 1 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Cannon Barrage Barrages enemies with his cannons, inflicting 2 11 Fire damage to enemies within 9 yards of the blast. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Cannon Barrage Barrages enemies with his cannons, inflicting 2 11 Fire damage to enemies within 9 yards of the blast. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Cannon Barrage Barrages enemies with his cannons, inflicting 2 11 Fire damage to enemies within 9 yards of the blast. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Cannon Barrage Barrages enemies with his cannons, inflicting 2 11 Fire damage to enemies within 9 yards of the blast. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Cannon Barrage Barrages enemies with his cannons, inflicting 2 11 Fire damage to enemies within 9 yards of the blast. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Chain Drag Lashes out with a chain that inflicts 4 7 Physical damage and pulls an enemy to the caster. Limited to 1 target. 25 yd range. 1 sec cast.
  • Charging Slash Charges to a nearby enemy slashing them savagely, inflicting 2 6 Physical damage every 1 sec for 6 sec. 25 yd range. Instant.
  • Dash The caster surges forward trampling over anything in his path inflicting 10 14 Physical damage and knocking enemies back. 300 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 2 6 Physical damage every 2 sec. for 8 sec. 10 yd range. 1 sec cast.
  • Fling Hammer Throws a hammer at a nearby enemy that inflicts 9 15 Physical damage. 25 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Freezing Snare Throws a Frost Trap on the ground, which when tripped, inflicts 6 30 Frost damage and roots all enemies within 6 yards for 6 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Gatecrasher Siegemaster throws Gatecrasher into the ground creating an earthquake that inflicts 7 16 Physical damage every 1 sec. 35 yd range. Instant.
  • Gutshot Fires a slug inflicting 3 10 Physical damage. 50 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • High Explosive Grenade Inflicts 10 Inflicts 12 Fire damage to enemies within 5 yards. 35 yd range. Instant (Channeled).
  • Incendiary Slug Fires an incendiary slug, inflicting 2 4 Fire damage every 2 secs. for 6 sec. 25 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Iron Shot Fires an iron slug inflicting 4 8 Physical damage. 25 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Lava Blast Ironwing Flamespitter rears back, blasting lava in front of him that inflict 4 20 Fire damage every 1 sec. 45 yd range. Instant.
  • Lava Sweep Makogg slashes his burning blade with ferocity and conjures crashing waves of lava, inflicting 6 11 Fire damage. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • Leg Shot Fires a slug through your knee, inflicting 4 18 Physical damage and reducing your movement speed by 65% for 5 sec. 25 yd range. 2.5 sec cast.
  • Mad Dash Borka the Brute charges forward trampling over anything in his path inflicting 25 150 Physical damage and interrupting spell casts for 3 sec. 500 yd range. Instant.
  • New Plan! Railmaster Rocketspark quickly devises a new plan when Borka the Brute is slain and begins launching missiles that inflict 3 5 Fire damage every 0.5 sec. In addition, Rocketspark starts Locking On!. Instant.
  • New Plan! Fires a volley of missiles inflicting 3 5 Fire damage. 50 yd range. Instant.
  • New Plan! Fires a volley of missiles inflicting 3 5 Fire damage. 50 yd range. Instant.
  • Primal Assault Oshir charges towards his prey, brutally mauling enemies in his path for 14 25 Physical damage. 25 yd range. Instant.
  • Protoform Barrier Empowers the caster, inflicting 1 Cosmic damage to all players every 3 sec. Upon removal this barrier manifests as one attackable enemy, casting a shared 1,400 1,250 absorb shield with all other enemies for 15 sec. A second unit manifests that also can be healed to reduce the shared shield. Upon expiration the barrier explodes, inflicting 50 Cosmic damage and an additional 5 Cosmic damage every 1 sec. to all players for 8 sec. If broken this effect backfires, inflicting all damage done to each enemy during the barrier as Cosmic damage, and additionally grants all players up to 25% increased damage done, 25% healing done, and 25% increased absorbs done for 40 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Rapid Fire Zoggosh focuses on a single enemy, rapidly firing at them and all enemies standing in between for 1 6 Fire damage every half second. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • Reckless Slash Charges a target, inflicting Physical damage to units within 7 yards of the impact location. Unlimited range. 1.5 sec cast. 2 sec cast.
  • Rending Cleave A sweeping attack that cleaves enemies within 7 yards, inflicting 6 30 Physical damage. Melee range. 1 sec cast.
  • Sanguine Sphere Ahri'ok summons an orb of blood to protect her most injured ally, absorbing 47 300 damage. The shield will trigger a groupwide heal if broken by damage. Limited to 1 target. 100 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Savage Mauling Dreadfang snarls and leaps towards his prey mauling them savagely, reducing their movement speed by 45% and inflicting 3 11 Physical damage every 1 sec. for 6 sec. Limited to 1 target. 45 yd range. 6 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Serrated Spear Throws a serrated spear at an enemy inflicting 1 4 Physical damage every 1 sec for 6 sec. Limited to 1 target. 25 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Shattering Blade Koramar skims his blade across the ground, causing melee sparks that inflict 4 15 Fire damage to enemies within the area of effect. 40 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Shrapnel Blast Blasts enemies in a 13 yard frontal cone, inflicting 3 8 Fire damage every half-second to enemies. 15 yd range. Instant.
  • Shredded Tendons Ogre traps snap closed around your ankles, slowing your movement by 15% and inflicting 2 8 Physical damage every 1 sec for 7 sec. 50 yd range. Instant.
  • Shredding Swipes Dreadfang lunges forward gnawing everyone caught in his path, inflicting 10 20 Physical damage. 10 yd range. Instant.
  • Slam Inflicts 12 Inflicts 13 Physical damage to all players and interrupts casting for 1.5 sec. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Spinning Spear Throws a spinning spear towards a target, penetrating armor and inflicting 17 45 Physical damage, knocking down the target for 2 sec. Unlimited range. Instant.
  • Storm Shield Shrouds the caster in lightning, absorbing all damage and inflicting Nature damage, that chains, when attacked for 10 sec. 1 1.5 sec cast. 6 sec cooldown.
  • Tactical Kick A well-placed kick catches you off guard, inflicting 6 20 Physical damage. Melee range. Instant.
  • Throw Throws a spear at an enemy, inflicting 4 30 Physical damage. 25 yd range. 1.5 sec cast.
  • Thundering Stomp Deals 6 Deals 22 Physical damage to enemies within 50 yards. 0.6 sec cast.
  • Time to Feed Oshir pins his prey to the ground and rends them furiously, inflicting 4 8 Physical damage every 1 sec for 20 sec. 100 yd range. 20 sec cast (Channeled).
  • Trampling Stampede Charge towards an enemy, knocking them back and inflicting 10 17 Physical damage. 25 yd range. Instant.
  • VX18-B Target Eliminator Launches missiles at up to 2 enemy targets. Each missile inflicts 19 35 Fire damage to all targets within 3 yards of the impact. 300 yd range. Instant.
  • VX18-B Target Eliminator Launches missiles at up to 2 enemy targets. Each missile inflicts 19 35 Fire damage to all targets within 3 yards of the impact. 3 sec cast.
  • X21-01A Missile Barrage Fires volleys of missiles inflicting 2 6 Fire damage to two targets every 1 second for 20 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.
  • X21-01A Missile Barrage Fires volleys of missiles inflicting 2 6 Fire damage to two targets every 1 second for 20 sec. 100 yd range. Instant.



New Social Contract
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Social Contract

Hail, traveler, and welcome to the World of Warcraft!

Azeroth is a living world full of people like you - other players with different backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and histories who have all come together to play World of Warcraft. Every player deserves to have a world that they feel safe in, so please take a minute to read our Social Contract.

While in Azeroth, do your best to:

  • Connect with other players and make friends! Being courteous in group content can help you and your teammates have the best time possible. Sending a friendly hello message can help set your group up for success.
  • Play as a team with your fellow players - whether in dungeons, raids, battlegrounds, arenas, or out questing in the world. Do your best to support your team through your communication and behaviors so that you can all celebrate your success together.
  • Assist other players that you encounter in the world. Maybe they need some help defeating a tough monster, or maybe they could use a little healing!
  • Help answer questions others have in chat channels like General or Trade. We were all newbies once - one person offering some help can go a long way!

We recognize that the Internet is not always a safe haven. With that in mind, please note that the following behaviors are not accepted in Azeroth:

  • Hate speech, including negative comments that target another player's identity, including aspects like race, gender, or ability
  • Harassment, threats, or abusive / derogatory language and behaviors
  • Spamming, advertising, or other disruptive behaviors

If you harm your fellow adventurers with any of the above behaviors, you are subject to punishment up to and including suspension of your account.

It's a big world out there, with all sorts of people in it. So please try to be respectful of each other, and if you ever feel like somebody is acting against this code, please report those behaviors so that our team can look into it. Together, you can help us make the World of Warcraft a safe home away from home for everyone.

Accept / Exit Game



This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 9.2.5 PTR - Build 43630 started by Lumy View original post
Comments 120 Comments
  1. Daish's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stickiler View Post
    So you spammed /yell and got banned for it? Cry more dude.
    there was no spamming i was having a conversation with 3 other people over a chat channel

    why do you create fictional stories

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickiler View Post
    So does Right click -> Report for spam, what's your point?
    report for spam requires 30-50 people to report someone before a ban is triggered
    report for language requires 10 people to report before a instant ban is triggered

    the auto bans tell you what method of reporting got you banned
  1. Wavebossa's Avatar
    Yall will be alright

    Getting upset over literally nothing.
  1. Utrrabbit's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Celement View Post
    DoS rarely hold up in court. You are conflating different things.
    No I am not. DoSing is literally a federal crime. The reason it does not always get charged is the people doing it are not always on the county and thus can not be charged.

    The people who did the big one in 19/20 lived in the states and ther all got 5 years
  1. KNTRPRTS's Avatar
    The most vocal against this, in this very thread, will still be playing this game post-addition to the social contract.
  1. Drusin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daish View Post
    When you use /yell the whole zone can see your chat on it
    THE WHOLE ZONE?

    I'm having doubts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duoberus View Post
    The most vocal against this, in this very thread, will still be playing this game post-addition to the social contract.
    Hopefully they take my advice and don't talk in chat anymore
  1. neik's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gadzooks View Post
    I think is very accurate - and, more, they might have to have this in place as part of their agreement with the Feds on the lawsuit they settled - this creates a legal line between them as host, and players who cross lines in chat, and shows a commitment to change the culture inside the company, and their games. With the weight of the current lawsuit over them in CA, I would expect more of this for them.

    As for the uproar over it - I doubt anyone expected less. WoW isn't the only game community with a toxic element to it, or even the worst, but they're up there near the top of the list, WoW has been known for it forever. WoW has had a rep for hosting a lot of toxic, mouthy buttnuggets since vanilla.

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    Did you figure this out with geometric logic, while fondling ball bearings?
    Sure, silence and supress everyone, turn them into dickless and genderless automatas. Obey, be a good consoomer. No thanks, no fucking deal. I can't believe some people are so comfortable living like good obeying dogs. As if someone's agenda isn't clearly visible enough.

    Blizzard needs to make a choice to either continue selling conflict and war, or keep this downward spiral ending up with bob the builder fantasy, which is by the way what is happening right now.
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by neik View Post
    Sure, silence and supress everyone, turn them into dickless and genderless automatas. Obey, be a good consoomer. No thanks, no fucking deal. I can't believe some people are so comfortable living like good obeying dogs. As if someone's agenda isn't clearly visible enough.

    Blizzard needs to make a choice to either continue selling conflict and war, or keep this downward spiral ending up with bob the builder fantasy, which is by the way what is happening right now.
    You seem to be enjoying making a mountain out of this molehill, but who am I to stop anyone from falling on their fainting couch over made up conspiracy?
  1. Celement's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Utrrabbit View Post
    No I am not. DoSing is literally a federal crime. The reason it does not always get charged is the people doing it are not always on the county and thus can not be charged.

    The people who did the big one in 19/20 lived in the states and ther all got 5 years
    Sorry I didn't notice you changed tos to dos. I somehow just followed along mixing up my terms. Tos doesn't mean shit dosing does.
  1. neik's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gadzooks View Post
    You seem to be enjoying making a mountain out of this molehill, but who am I to stop anyone from falling on their fainting couch over made up conspiracy?
    That's fine, you don't have to agree to anything I say, nor I'm going to agree with your views.
  1. Neotart's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Stickiler View Post
    So does Right click -> Report for spam, what's your point?
    Clearly u dont understand, the report spam option isn't what most people are using, they're using report for language, then putting in the "box" details, details like they felt personally "attacked" of took offense to it, which gets people auto banned, the system is being abused already, even before the 9.2.5 patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavebossa View Post
    Yall will be alright

    Getting upset over literally nothing.
    Another person who doesn't see it. must be nice to live in ignorance.
  1. qoozy's Avatar
    Will non-stop ganking and corpse camping be against social contract?
  1. Hungrydingo's Avatar
    Corporations and their "social contracts" are a laughing stock. It reminds me of Disney, the NBA, or Nike lecturing the general public about how they aren't wholesome enough while they pay children $.30 an hour and work them 12 hours a day, 6 days a week to make their merchandise. Blizzard is no exception, they stand on their soapbox nagging and lecturing everyone and telling how much of a filthy sinner they are while behind closed doors they perpetrate more crimes than millions of their fan base could ever dream of committing.
  1. dwfmagik's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daish View Post
    "toxic" behaviour has no definition

    if you think someone is "bad" its ok to use the report system and get them banned

    when you are banned Blizzard will not tell you why you are banned
    FM is better today. So happy to see daish cry lol
  1. wowrefugee's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hungrydingo View Post
    Corporations and their "social contracts" are a laughing stock. It reminds me of Disney, the NBA, or Nike lecturing the general public about how they aren't wholesome enough while they pay children $.30 an hour and work them 12 hours a day, 6 days a week to make their merchandise. Blizzard is no exception, they stand on their soapbox nagging and lecturing everyone and telling how much of a filthy sinner they are while behind closed doors they perpetrate more crimes than millions of their fan base could ever dream of committing.
    You think the devs that came up with this social contract are the same ones committing crimes?

    I promise you Bobby Kotick did not write this, nor did any of his lackeys.
  1. kodemonkee's Avatar
    Thank god I unsubbed a few months ago, this gets more ridiculous every day.

    I hope you guys will have fun in Dragonflight with dead chats lol
  1. Lurker1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by qoozy View Post
    Will non-stop ganking and corpse camping be against social contract?
    i WOULDN'T be shocked if they did it nonstop it would be.
  1. LordVargK's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daish View Post
    there was no spamming i was having a conversation with 3 other people over a chat channel

    why do you create fictional stories
    having a private conversation on a zone wide channel is quite literally spamming as you are filling other peoples chat with messages they don't want and aren't even possibly of interest to them.
  1. craigw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LordVargK View Post
    having a private conversation on a zone wide channel is quite literally spamming as you are filling other peoples chat with messages they don't want and aren't even possibly of interest to them.
    ignore them or turn off /yell? each party involved has an option some have more than one. to cast blame on one is not logical. him having a conversation in a chat channel whether it be /2,/4,/yell,/guild is in no way a banable offense. unless of course the system of reporting is abused...... should his conversation took place in /yell, prob not, as there are other means to communicate with others. is it his fault you cant ignore him or leave the channel no one ever uses, no its not his fault.
  1. Sluvs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Woggmer View Post
    Not really. You could get suspended for even saying "I love World of Warcraft" if enough people report it. I recall Asmongold trying out the reporting system once and asked a bunch of people to report him for saying those exact words in the chat. And it got his account temporarily suspended.

    If the whole report thing is automated by AI and not actual people, then the player base is gonna abuse it just to spite people they don't like and the machine will punish people for no reason. If the reporting is done by an actual person, it may have some success, but if it's done by an automated machine then it'll be flawed and be abused. (About as abused as the Kick button in group content.)

    Saying a person "deserves it because enough people reported them" doesn't have much justification when you don't even know what they said that got them reported in the first place. It just means someone got enough people to /report them so that it gets the machine's attention.
    So what you are telling me that someone that was purposefully gaming the system was surprised that the system was gamed?

    If a message get reported by a lot of people at once of course they would receive a instant silence. Asmons gamed the automated system and was angry that it worked as intended. That result was entirely expected and it is follishness to pretend otherwise.

    Now If your argument is that it should be reviewed by a human I 100% agree. But some degree of automation will probably always be necessary.

    Complaining about the social contract is pointless. In one way or another, every game has one of these.

    WoW was the outlier. And this one is kinda soft still. Being sligthly rude in FFXIV will get your ass banned real fast.

    To those that are afraid of being banned, just don't be a dick.
  1. LordVargK's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by craigw View Post
    ignore them or turn off /yell? each party involved has an option some have more than one. to cast blame on one is not logical. him having a conversation in a chat channel whether it be /2,/4,/yell,/guild is in no way a banable offense. unless of course the system of reporting is abused...... should his conversation took place in /yell, prob not, as there are other means to communicate with others. is it his fault you cant ignore him or leave the channel no one ever uses, no its not his fault.
    Report is my /ignore, because it not only prevents me from getting annoyed but potentially others. And if I would be the only one being annoyed, then no ban would be applied, but since the player in question got a ban it shows that his behavior annoyed enough people, meaning reporting it was a service to the community overall. Not my problem that Blizzard doesn't have a simple public chat ban option for those cases. But if you spam public chats, or advertise in trade chat or RGF, you'll get reported.

    Honestly, this entire discussion is more of a "I can't be as much of an ass as I want" helpgroup than anything else. The overwhelming majority of players never get reported, because they are not little shits who try to break the rules and then argue "But technically I did nothing wrong". No, technically you maybe didn't. But you were a nuissance on society and deserve the punishment you got, because your behavior annoyed enough players.

    The system is working fine in those cases. Getting punished after being reported by many individuals is the correct way of handling automated reports. The only possible way to abuse the system is if many people coordinate to report specific players. Which also should be a punishable offense. But those are fringe cases, because who (outside of a few streaming assholes and their followers and Classic PvP groups) would go through the hassle of coordinating such a thing?

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