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TCG Pets Giveaway - Day #2
WoWTCGLoot was nice enough to send us some things to give away again this year, so a big thanks to them! After yesterday's post on pet collection stats, let's give away some more pets and one month Curse Premium codes.


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Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Warlords of Draenor Stats
Minor example is ratio of ambush bonus dmg to backstab bonus dmg is constant at all levels, but backstab scales better with gear
You'd find that all of the base damage on spells/abilities stays in constant ratios at all levels, for a given class, BTW. (Source)
And that's the problem. For a lvl 30 with 150 SP, this increases Wrath by 138% but Healing Touch by just 28%
Heals had higher base healing to make up for players having base health. However, that didn't line up and scale perfectly. (Source)
In WoD, there will be no more base health, or base damage/healing on spells, so it's all just scaling; can line up. (Source)
So whats this going to do to dmg and healing at low lvls if you don't have heirlooms you won't have much stats.
There are still base stats. (Source)
Is there going to be a base amount of the new secondaries? like even with 0 crit rating u still crit
No. You still crit with 0 crit rating because you have 5% base crit, and crit from agi/int. (Source)
More similar to haste, where there is no base amount of haste. (Source)

Does no Dodge/Parry on gear mean Strength -> Parry and Agility -> Dodge are being removed as well?
Nope, those remain. (Source)

Now that we have 3 new secondary stats (Amplify, etc.). How many of these stats will we see on a single piece of gear? Still 2?
Still typically 2 secondary stats on most gear. May be exceptions, as always, but vast majority of the time, 2. (Source)

Will melee abilities still be affected by Weapon damage. Or are those abilities now only scaled by AP?
Yes, weapon damage will still be a thing. (Source)

If this means all dmg spells and heals will scale with primary stat, this is a good thing although simplifies gear
Typically Attack Power or Spell Power, which mostly come from your primary stat. (Source)

would be nice for weapons to means as much to casters a physical.
Somewhat ironically, weapons are actually *more* important for some casters, than some melees. SP bonus is huge. (Source)

sorry if this is a repeat question but if I gem say spirit then trade to dps or tank does that gem change too eg haste for dps ?
No, only primaries on armor slots switch. (Source)
sorry im more asking for the gem side the fact that say pally chest has a gem socket do I have to swap it everytime swap spec ?
Sorry, not sure I understand the question. If you put a Spirit gem in a socket, it provides no value if you respec to Feral. (Source)
ok thank you that means if I have a gem socket armor piece when swap to my off spec I either need new gear or a different gem
To min-max, yes. However, remember that a different item of the same ilvl likely won't have the gem socket; sockets are free. (Source)

Will Cleave on gear mean CC'd mobs have to be moved to Uzbekistan to avoid sheep-busting?
No. Cleave won't hit CC'd or mobs, or mobs you aren't in combat with. (Source)

Does it mean won't be useful or won't be optimal? Is this applying to PVP too?
Spirit will have zero value for non-healers, including in PvP. (Source)

In WoD, does the baseline yellow attack hit cap include attacks against targets that are higher than 3 levels above you?
Yes. (Source)
Does that also mean a lvl 1 character will have 100% hit chance against a level 100 character or mobs? aoe questing inc
No. Just up to +3 levels, then you start missing again. Similar to how Crushing Blows still exist now. (Source)

I've had a question about PvP. Why is there a gear req? Why isn't it stats-agnostic, to make the game 100% skill-dependent? Thanks!
WoW is a character driven game where you participate in different activities for rewards. PvP is one of those activities. (Source)
I know that very well I would just love an option at some point in time for pure stat-agnostic, skill-based pvp. (Source)

Also, kudos for taking out expertise and hit. Step in the right direction! Still, I wish all radials were disabled in PvP though!
While there may be a place for a game with WoW gameplay and no stats/gear, WoW is not that game. WoW is an RPG. (Source)
Why not poll the PvP population and see what they’d think of a permanent Trial-of-the-Champions play style?
Polling the population is not how we design games. Personally, I'd find it pretty unrewarding. I like getting gear. (Source)

Crafted pvp gear feels a bit gated. Not many want to use daily cd on making 476/458 gear. Maybe lower mats over time?
We don't like the starter gear coming from crafting. Exploring the idea of BoE starter gear coming from battleground wins. (Source)
OMFG BoE PvP starter gear?! If it's BoA I will make you a(nother) million cookies (BoE is still awesome though!)
I can see your point but I think BoA might be worse in this case. (Source)

What other steps would be in there to keep those first few BG experiences from being even more brutal to new folk?
I think a lot of the UI changes we're making are in support that goal (Source)

And you are the next Ghostcrawler ?
Nah, I just work on flavor/feels things like Headless Horsemen & Darkmoon Faires & zombie plagues & pets & toys & so on. (Source)
You're my friggin hero for trolling people about Kara so damn hard.
Just wait until Heroic Zul'Farrak gets data mined. (Source)

Fan Art
Some more nice fan art today!

This article was originally published in forum thread: TCG Pets Giveaway - Day 2, Blue Tweets, Fan Art started by chaud View original post
Comments 4443 Comments
  1. Dianic's Avatar
    More neutral faction Heroes and/or the ability to defect to the other side... yeah, I know it messes with Lore, but we're already in unfamiliar territory.
  1. Arcenio's Avatar
    I would like to see sub races with the new models coming out and I would also like account wide rep, even just for previous expansions. As new ones come out, rep from the previous xpac would become account wide. Give us at least that!
  1. Fault's Avatar
    I actually hoped for a new playable race or class. Hopefully they will add it in the expansion after WoD.
    New hairstyles and colours would be nice, too!
  1. klieren's Avatar
    I'd love to see them actually fixing Achievements to be 100% shared instead of being only apart (most clearly seen into Guild Achievement points) and then i would love to see them adding a few of the old mounts that was removed earlier (specially Glory of Naxxramas) mounts and also other mounts which aint optainable anymore. as it would greatly improve the interess of those instances to people and alot of the removed mounts are some of the best looking in time..
  1. teeana's Avatar
    learning multiple dances us realm
  1. Edomaden's Avatar
    Love the pets and mounts collection tabs. I would love a tab added for tabards.

    Us realms - Steamwheedle - ilmarinen
  1. Psychokwak's Avatar
    Feature I would like to see in WoD: the ability to change the animations of my character from another race. Just like going to the barber shop, I would cost money. I think it would be an easy way to personalize our toon. My UD would cast like an troll, channel like a blood elf, use instants like an orc... Awesome.
  1. vtr101's Avatar
    I'm hopping for profession remakes.
  1. azurrei's Avatar
    -Ability to save multiple specs/keybinds/bars so respecing isn't such a pain.
    -Looser transmog restrictions (i.e. mace/sword/axe into/from dagger, legendary weapons)
    -Unified Realm AH
  1. onybear's Avatar
    I would love more character customization choices, like voices, casting animations, and more visual options like tattoos.

    Good luck everyone!
  1. kaelg's Avatar
    I would like to see alts integrated into the garrisons, as a replacement for followers, have a level 100 rogue jc and alchemist alt, that rogue replaces your follower and gets double the reward for its crafting or dps missions.

    Also I desperately want specializations back into professions
  1. Eric The Midget's Avatar
    I'd love to have the ability to pick our own racials from a list. So this way you could say still have Will of the Forsaken but play a Troll for the looks. Although who would play a Troll for looks is beyond me.
  1. Ahleu's Avatar
    I want to see some more pet items like the biscuits or grooming kit. Maybe the ability to ride some for an hour or controlling the pet. Even add some accessories like a bow : D
  1. jothman's Avatar
    pick me ! pick me please ! pick me !!
    I want an instant mount mount with a small size like the Hallows End broom.
  1. Ocrit's Avatar
    More class/race combinations, preferably no more restrictions. WTB troll paladin!
  1. satcomer's Avatar
    dance party!
  1. Lubraderm's Avatar
    me me me and you and me
  1. Sugarfur's Avatar
    +Dance studio (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

    +More options in the barber shops! Hair, horns, color, tattoos, OH AND SCARS, etc. I would DIE for a color slider for hair too. /drools... Customization options are surprisingly important to people, more than most would care to admit, I'd bet!

    +Racial perks to be stronger, unique; to actually be perks. Things that make the races unique, and that are actually noticable! The higher tradeskills made it harder for me to reach max, which seems sorta backwards. Why not you get double the skill points for each item made, or a (small) chance to get an extra item from the preferred trade? Even cosmetic racials, like trolls thrown weapons are bigger and more tribal looking by default? Each race could ignore a single type of cc that isnt stun, undead cant be slept ever, draenei cant have resistances lowered ever, etc. , imagine in a group a boss that sleeps everyone to do something that hurts, the undead in the group gets the chance to do something about it! keep the number of instances of this relatively even between factions, but differences are ok! .....I'll stop now before I go too far!!

    +Being able to use fun items as a bear druid! :[

    +Unique trinkets and out-of-the-ordinary effects on items. Like the new legendaries in D3, I want items that potentially change how I play my class! This is touched on (grabbed a bit maybe lol) with the new stat system. Looking forward to it!

    +Being able to use most, if not all, of my fun items on my druid. =< I want all the costumes to act like the flame druid locket does/did!

    +I'll make it a separate bullet, I want to see fun items be "more fun". Very subjective I know, but there have been a lot of things that were nerfed with no real purpose. I understand if there is an exploit or something to do with gameplay, but things like cooldowns on some of the items are absurd for their effect or duration. 10 sec duration, 5 hour cooldown? I personally think the cooldown should be exactly twice the duration, thus you must wait at least as long as the duration before you can use it again. More fun and it can be applied to basically every toy in the game relatively safely. (obviously there are exceptions either way, that shouldn't need to be said.)

    +Not necessarily in WoD, maybe down the line, but subclasses/races? ಥ⌣ಥ

    /grabby hands at pets
  1. Satirical's Avatar
    maybe being able to scale older dungeons for personal difficulty levels?
  1. Firenfly's Avatar
    challenge mode style raids!

    yay gifts!

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