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Arena Season 9 Models Preview
It's time for some PvP love! Just like with any model preview, you have to keep in mind that I don't have really have any decent way to check how the sets are supposed to be displayed in the first place and it always lead to a few errors (Mostly on glove/boots models). The multi race/gender preview will most likely be available when Blizzard finishes polishing the sets and actually deploy them on beta servers.

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Paladin (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Divine Storm
We've been toying with a change to Divine Storm to make it more like Fan of Knives. Specifically, you could use it whenever you want, for mana, but it would share a cooldown with Crusader Strike. It would have nothing to do with Holy Power (unless Divine Purpose still applied). The idea would be that sometimes you're okay giving up the single target rotation of Crusader Strike -> Templar's Verdict in return for being able to use an AE attack every 4.5 to 3 sec. It's too early yet to know if this design will work out.

Divine Storm has a great visual and many long-time Ret paladins have a soft spot for it, so we'd like to get it back to more common use. (Source)

Shaman (Forums / Cataclysm Talent Calculator / Beta Skills/Talents)
Searing Totem
As I said a few weeks ago, we're still working on the AI of Searing Totem. If we can chill out its latent homicidal tendencies, then we could consider bumping the range. Currently bumping the range would just infuriate your group leader more often. (Source)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Falstad Wildhammer is back, started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Chasingsol's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Peklet View Post
    If it's not in the beta, who took that SC and where?
    Perhaps someone at Blizzard? Their internal builds are ahead of what is available on the beta. Either way, the screenshot is real.
  1. Pantelija's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Okaithul View Post
    Seriously! takes guts, public speaking is horrible. So glad the guy not only got the fix on the lore he wanted to see, but got his very own red shirt guy toon! thats awesome. Nice to see the bliz development team giving the man kudos also. Raised my level of respect.
    Not just guts but in his case alot of courage because he has Asperger Syndrome

    Imo he kinda owned Blizzard for not knowing their lore and for reward got immortalised as WoW NPC
  1. Hellga's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chasingsol View Post

    It's real. Totalbiscuit is wrong. Valnoth is Alex Afrasiabi, the guy who was on-stage with Chris Metzen.
    Thanks for that.. It had me worried, cus he wasnt there on beta. Guess he is only in in their internal builds.. gz red shirt guy!
  1. Quaade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Descense View Post
    Nono, this Shredder
  1. Haezeus's Avatar
    Well, I'll be. They finally gave hunters a cool pvp set.
  1. Kekbur's Avatar
    Awful sets, Blizz how about you hire the guys who did models in vanilla :X
  1. Eucep's Avatar
    Yay for our red shirt!

    And I'm loving the hunter one, indeed something of a samourai pirate.
  1. Cringer's Avatar
    Mage set is fail.
  1. Exerionx's Avatar
    red shirt guy! <3
  1. Duilliath's Avatar
    This is why I love Blizzard. Kudos for putting red shirt guy in the game. He deserved it as well.
  1. elinur's Avatar
    Woah, those arena sets look bad

    Especially the hunter with the pirate-look with side lights and headphones. Please contact the Diablo art team for seom inspiration.
  1. Syriane's Avatar
    Hunter and warrior is teh shit.

    Hopefully priests will be shinier and lovelier and whatever that looks holy and happy
  1. No_Saints's Avatar
    Did anybody else read "Wildhammer FaRt Checker" for the first time they looked on that picture? I was like: Why does he need to check it? And who's? ^^
  1. Jancro's Avatar
    Mage set looks like Red Shirt guy.
  1. Kwaren's Avatar
    Looks like their making the PvP Gear look more like Vanilla, i like that!
  1. Vashdakari's Avatar
    Hooray for plate armor that actually looks like plate!
    (None of this silly T11, warrior mail, BS.)
    I also love the hunter armor.
  1. Narshe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by greyghost View Post
    I thought that picture is a hoax....?

    Does anyone else have another picture of that NPC there? Because that's the only picture that I've seen of it and all the other times I've seen it posted, someone said that it was a photo manip/model edit.

    edit: I mean if anything, can someone else put out a picture that's higher quality? The JPEG compression if anything makes it look kinda gross and is below the standard of images put on MMO-Champ, if not concealing the photoshopping/model editing.

    I mean, I'm not saying this as to crap on Redshirt's parade. I think it WOULD be an awesome idea to make some sort of reference to him... but the 3 times that I've seen this picture before, it was tagged with "hoax".

    From TotalBiscuit (who is of course in the Beta) stating that that picture is fake: http://twitter.com/Totalbiscuit/status/29178034276
    Boub linked blue posts. Durp.
  1. Kwaren's Avatar
    looks like their making the PvP Gear look more like it did in Vanilla! I Like that!
  1. Second's Avatar
    that picture is funny as hell
    i also recommend everyone to watch whole Quest panel showcast, most entertaining part of Blizzcon tbh
  1. Vladinator's Avatar
    I've compiled a list of all the new enchants (currently for Skywall only it seems) at Pastey: http://pastey.net/142287. Basically the items with random enchants will get one of those names at the end of the item name.

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