Boss ‘Fixation’ Bug and Hotfix
Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker)
Due to a fix applied earlier today a bug was introduced that is causing bosses which have any ‘fixate’ abilities, meaning those that will fixate on and/or chase a certain player, to not function correctly. This is currently noticeable for most players on Atramedes in normal or heroic, and Ascendant Council and Sinestra on heroic, but affects a great number of other bosses throughout the game.

We have a fix currently in the testing stages but it will require realm restarts to apply. We’re currently anticipating rolling restarts to happen early tomorrow morning during off-peak hours. We apologize for any inconvenience for those attempting bosses tonight with these mechanics.

Guild Challenges Information
Zarhym wrote a couple of blue posts about Guild Challenges, it's not really a preview yet but at least we know where it's going now.
Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker)
We haven't shared much information about this feature because it's remained very much in development. That said, we're about ready to release Guild Challenges for testing on the PTR soon. We'll also be sharing more information on how Guild Challenges work in the near future.

[...] What about if Guild Challenges gave experience above the cap, functioning like rested experience and moving the cap further relative to the experience gained through completing said challenges?

Don't worry. I can read, I swear. I'm referring to experience and not rep.

Ok now you're just tormenting us Zar. How about a one-sentence teaser about what guild challenges actually are?
Built into the user interface, Guild Challenges will be separated into three categories: Guild Dungeon Run, Guild Raid, and Guild Rated Battleground. You just need to be in a guild group to complete each category a set number of times per week, earning your guild achievements, experience above the cap, and gold deposited into the Guild Vault (a lot more gold if the guild is level capped). We'll have more details for you probably by next week.

Are these challenges only going to be able to be completed at level 85? It would be nice to see some love for low-level members in the guilds!
As I understand it, you'll be eligible to contribute equally to things like the Guild Dungeon Run challenge, provided the dungeon you're running is level-appropriate for the guild group.

That's pretty disappointing. Isn't this what guilds are already doing anyway? I thought it would be more like guild quests that create a phased challenge somewhere in the world for your guild to complete. This just promotes even more LFG queueing while sitting in town. Some love for world zones in endgame please.
We're working on something sort of along these lines as a much more robust content feature for the future, but I can't put a date or patch number on that yet. It also won't necessarily be centered around guilds.

Was that ambiguous? I've never been ambiguous before, so I wouldn't know.

The Daily Blink - Mages Get A Slight Buff in 4.1
Another piece from The Daily Blink! Hopefully I made the warning big enough.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Boss ‘Fixation’ Bug and Hotfix,Guild Challenges Information, The Daily Blink started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. videotape's Avatar
    Daily Blink is bi-winning. I had to replace my keyboard at "Counterspell will now respec Paladins to Holy."
  1. Harazi's Avatar
    Sadly, even if those changes were real, mages *still* wouldn't be happy. Never understood what the blue hell their problem was.
  1. dezmondo's Avatar
    cant tell if people are trolling about taking those mage changes seriously or if they'r really that blind/retarded.

    that said, im not all that impressed with the guild challenges feature. just seems mega meh. looking forward to mostly all other things in 4.1 onwards though.
  1. dokilar's Avatar
    lol look at the people who think these are real and complaining, jesus.

    also i find this extra funny due to the fact that someone yesterday posted this and a moderator locked it because it was "trolling" and people were claiming that it wasnt even remotely funny.
  1. Bantokar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dezmondo View Post
    cant tell if people are trolling about taking those mage changes seriously or if they'r really that blind/retarded. .
  1. Raediance's Avatar
    Brilliant. Greatest thing Ive read in a while.
  1. Sforza's Avatar
    Not funny at all considering blizzard changes are not actually that far from these jokes, they have been buffing mages in every cataclysm patch or hotfix while they nerfed other classes with "lightning speed" and left mages untouched, also none of the mage buffs was needed, absolutely no one but nvm, all things eventually fall by their own weight and so will this game killed by the incompetent work of his own devs.
  1. FireBorne's Avatar
    Kinda sad that there has to be a disclaimer around the fake patch notes but somehow I have a feeling that someone will still take this to the offical forums and whine.
  1. Maldread's Avatar
    ROFL best mage updates ever. <3 using arcane blast lowers the time remaining on your account by 1 day or w/e
  1. flaggju's Avatar
    these are actually closer to the real changes than not. . .
  1. noteworthynerd's Avatar
    Haha, I laughed out-loud at today's "Daily Blink", especially:

    All Teleport spells have had the colon removed from their names. "Teleport Orgrimmar" and all similar spells now bring the target city to your location.
  1. Theholypally's Avatar
    Lol @ frostbolt change. I love all if then though
  1. Daws001's Avatar
    Omg, that was so hilarious! The Shaman exploding bit had me in tears!
  1. wikywikywill's Avatar
    The funniest thing about these Mage changes is that even if these changes went live...they would still find something to complain about!
  1. PsychoRaven's Avatar

    Oh my god I can't stop laughing. Those would be the most awesome changes ever.
  1. Epian's Avatar
    i support the changes and might i add this is the most patch notes ive ever seen on a mage patch note release false or real lol
  1. MonsieuRoberts's Avatar
    lmao, those Mage changes are awesome!
  1. Avamarine's Avatar
    *cheers* Yey! Mages win as always =D If only it wasn't Arcane though =( I'm a fire mage kinda girl.
  1. powerstuck's Avatar
    Did warlocks got a new spell that makes them become mage pet ? Yay for me I'm a lock
  1. Jiraden's Avatar
    "Arcane Missiles is now Nuclear Missiles" LOL

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