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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. Randibike's Avatar
    I would like that rep is account wide
  1. -Fyrion-'s Avatar
    Customisable mounts. Add new mounts (one per race for example) that you customise. For example Human horse comes without anything. You can add a blanket (if you are exalted with say Honor Hold it can be with their symbol) add skulls (if you are exalted with WSG alliance rep You can add orc skull), armor, reins... etc
  1. xerxes501's Avatar
    I would like to see tri-spec.
  1. Kklolz's Avatar
    Epic and/or legendary pets
  1. Arbaah's Avatar
    A tab for tabards!
  1. miffy23's Avatar
    I would like to see guild airships - with vendors, mounted turrets, the whole zebang - and make air combat between airships possible, complete with grappling hooks and boarding!
  1. Memnon84's Avatar
    Once again great work!
    I love crafting and whilst the ability for one character to have all the professions would be nice I also like playing alts with different crafting professions. To coincide with the Garrison feature I would love to see a upgradeable storage for crafting materials only (including BOP regents) that would be shared with all characters on the current realm, with ability whilst inside you garrison to craft directly from the storage itself, but only whilst in your garrison.
    I would like to see the ability to upgrade your own crafting stations, for example a miner could make upgrades using ore to improve his furnace to improve smelting with a proc, making it more efficient or the ability to smelt rare ore. Stations like looms or anvils for tailors and blacksmith could improve the ability to proc higher quality items or a chance to reduce the material costs.

    Thanks again !
  1. JohnEnder's Avatar
    I would like to see a better connection between alts and their professions. Like I should be able to use an alt's transmutation for example without having to switch characters.
  1. GoldFish's Avatar
    4th spec for all classes apart from druids.
  1. borges132's Avatar
    I'd love to see random world events that continually happen!
  1. Einarr's Avatar
    I'd love to see a new model for moonkins and account wide reputation would be awesome.
  1. silar's Avatar
    Some kind of mount customization, like add armour or change color of your mount.
  1. Dourght's Avatar
    Even if i don't know how, some way to make leveling funnier.
  1. alexknight's Avatar
    Hope i win my christmas present
  1. illuvium's Avatar
    i'd like to see our farm in sunsong ranch transfered to the garrison and Profession and Reputation Account Wide.. the grand commendation is nice but still...
  1. Xdude1982's Avatar
    Playable Ethereals.
  1. Spazzer's Avatar
    I would like to see three spec options that can be changed between.

  1. KittenontheKeys's Avatar
    Would like to see a feature so you can blacklist items you dont want or already have, when you use your bonus roll, in raids and LFR Or a posibility to use more than 1 roll on bosses, so you have a increased chance, pr roll, of getting that 1 special item you have been so dire unlucky trying to get week after week!
  1. DISPERSION1337's Avatar
    They announced things like tabard, toys will work like pets/mounts, that is good. But I feel like they can do more about it, they can add a profession tab where profession mats are stored and other things. I think with all the years of WoW we need a better system to sort our stuff, bags should only be used for things like Gear, so people with PvP, offspecc and so on can have space in their bags.
  1. Ishtak's Avatar
    I would really like to see a spectators mode where you can watch other characters raiding

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