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Warlords of Draenor - Quest Reward Armor Sets
Today we are taking a look at the two sets of quest reward armor. Keep in mind that this is an early preview, so there can be bugs or changes to the sets in the future!





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Flying in Warlords of Draenor
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Will flight be available at some point in warlords.
Ok, ok, being perfectly honest... we don't know. In the same way we have no idea what the gearing model for the final tier of the expansion could be, because it's going to be based on testing, and playing, and seeing how the expansion plays out up to that point. We're open and willing to change the game as we go to make it the best it can be.

We don't know because we're open to feedback, and making changes based on that feedback.

Our current focus is to get the expansion into a state where you guys can help us start testing it. That testing will inform many, many decisions, and how the game plays when it's launched will inform how the first content patch is designed, and how that patch plays out will inform the second content patch, etc. etc. We'd rather be unsure and make the correct decisions when they need to be made, than make the wrong decisions and be too stubborn to change them.

Warlords of Draenor PvE Changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
It's important not to skip over the Group Finder section! It'll help everyone, regardless of their current focus, be able to find and create groups for content:

Another central innovation in Warlords is our Group Finder feature, which will allow players to easily form and search for raid groups (among other activities) with players from their entire region. While this series of blogs has mostly focused on pre-existing social structures, pick-up groups continue to be tremendously important. Chance meetings in such groups have formed the basis for many a friendship, and recurring weekly pickup groups have given rise to more than a few guilds over the years. For players who want to take the next step beyond Raid Finder, or who want to find a weekend run for their alt, or who just need a last-minute tenth member for their raid, Group Finder will make that process easier than ever before.

To your concern: It took me a very long time to even be able to be considered for flex runs and whatnot on my server due to the super high standards every group leader seems to have.

One pretty cool factor of the Group Finder tool will be that people won't be able to start groups and require things of others they themselves have not achieved. Such as requiring an ilvl higher than what they themselves currently have.

The new Group Finder will be something everyone has access to, it'll allow all players within an entire region to easily find each other, which will make it a very active place to find groups, and we hope through some smart options and rules, getting into organized group content much, much easier for everyone.

Have you ever seen people this upset BEFORE AN EXPANSION WAS ACTUALLY RELEASED? Usually players are happy and excited for a new expansion!
I've been in Community for every World of Warcraft expansion, and yes, it's the same every single time.

People are always concerned with changes, and concern is fine, and we'll communicate our intent, and you'll tell us how well you think it'll work out, or if it seems like a good or bad idea for you and how you play the game, and we'll have a beta test where we figure all these things out, and we'll make adjustments, and decisions, and etc. etc.

It does tend to be a bit more upsetting before actual live testing begins. We announce changes, we put info out there, it's confusing, it's out of context a lot of the time, and it just is generally when our least productive feedback comes in. When testing actually begins and people can play the game and see how it's working, that's generally when things calm down, people see the results of these changes, there's context, and we can get into the nitty gritty testing and balancing.

But yes, I've seen people upset before every single expansion for the last 10 years. Mainly because saying "I'm so excited!" isn't much of a conversation starter. "This will ruin the game forever." tends to create more responses and threads.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Will you address things like blood presence and defensive stance in pvp. Having to sit in them to live is no fun in pvp
Those stances provide an interesting interaction between going offensive/defensive. (holinka)

Hunter (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
"Camouflage no longer breaks from dealing or taking damage."How can this possibly be a thing?
It can be! As with many other changes we're making, it's somewhat experimental, and we'll adjust if it's too strong. (Celestalon)
The 6 second in combat duration makes sense, but if you use it once before entering combat. 60 seconds of ranged immunity?
No, it'll drop to 6sec on entering combat. (Celestalon)

How many new hunter pets are there going to be in WoD? How many of them will be exotic?
3 new families, 1 of which is exotic, and many new models/skins for existing families. (Celestalon)

hey, any word on Careful Aim become a passive or active talent? http://t.co/HNYH9mNuKX
Sounds like some sort of misinterpretation. There's a couple Draenor Perks that massively increase the power of Careful Aim. (Celestalon)
It's stronger than many other classes' cooldowns. But it's staying a Passive, no intention to make it an Active. (Celestalon)

Monk (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
FoF glyph will be mandatory for raiding like RsK minor is now. Disagree w/fixing design flaws by restricting choice
My prediction: Some encounter will make 3 other glyphs particularly strong, and someone will begrudgingly try going without... (Celestalon)
...Floating Butterfly. And after learning that fight thoroughly, they'll start to recognize when they can FoF without having... (Celestalon)
...moving, and realize that "Huh... It's harder, but maybe we CAN do without this..." And it'll start to be used ~half the time. (Celestalon)

Will Path of Mist talent drop orbs when using Chi Torpedo? Can those orbs be used with detonate chi?
Yes. Yes. (Celestalon)

which class do you personally feel have had/needed the biggest rewamp, and why? Hard to decipher from a long list
Mistweavers, definitely. Talked about a lot in their section. (Celestalon)

Warrior (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Any thoughts on the idea of making Colossus Smash a talent? There's so many of us that hate how it changes our rotation -_-
To make sure I understand, the concern is with feeling like you always need to pool resources and then unload during CSmash? (WatcherDev)

Without Recklessness and Execute Perk (50%) are Gladiator Stance Warriors going to be tuned to keep up with Arms/Fury?
Yes. (Celestalon)

How come we haven't seen 3D armor like that(like boots) for players yet?What was the reason?Is it possible for WoD?
Items for players are different, and need to fit on every race. With NPC armor, it's literally part of his geometry. (WatcherDev)
I see, thanks for that. Was wondering if it's possible to add more geosets, or even see anchored armor cheers
It's something out art team (and engine team) are working towards, since we agree it'd be awesome. Not yet, though. (WatcherDev)

Character / Items
what about timeless coins? i seem to have a ton but have bought everything i wanted from vendors
Coins are staying island-fresh. Spend them on gliders, masks, and pug hats! (Muffinus)
How about rep? No chance of it going the way of the troll rep when raid was converted ?
Staying around, you can always go back and kill more Ordon (or kill FOR the Ordon) (Muffinus)

Just to make sure, all four CM Phoenixes can't be obtained on a single character, right? I'd need to do silver on 3 alts?
Incorrect -- in 6.0 if any character has earned one, your entire account will get all 4. (WatcherDev)

any word on what the reforge mount will become? Thanks
The leading contender is transmog. (WatcherDev)

Warlords of Draenor Stats
Hey, you might not be the right person, but I was curious - for the stat squish, how much of it is a manual process for Blizz?
Most of it was done programatically. We do need to manually adjust a number of creature spells, though - that work is ongoing. (WatcherDev)

Will there be any stepping nerfs to SoO like in previous final tiers?
Not planned in light of multiple difficulties, item upgrades, and a smooth tuning curve. Is there a boss you think needs a nerf? (WatcherDev)

Cool. Have you figured out a way to add dungeons in patches? You spoke about it at Blizzcon but didn't have any set plans yet.
Still something we want to do. Focused on making 6.0 awesome first, then we'll turn to patch content. (WatcherDev)

hey long ago there was pic of dota1 map for BG can you say if it will come in WoD?
It will not come in Warlords. (holinka)

Is there any plans to give voices there own slider in audio.1/2 the time i can't here what the npcs r saying over the spell spam
It's something we'd like to do, hopefully for 6.0 but if not, then soon after. (WatcherDev)

Warcraft Movie Filming Nearly Complete
There are only 3 more weeks left of filming for the Warcraft movie!

Flying in Ashran
It looks like priests will be doing a little bit of flying in Ashran if they are lucky!

Fan Concept - Mount System Revamp
Mojo Risin posted a fun mount system concept on the forum this week!

This article was originally published in forum thread: WoD Quest Reward Armor Sets, 50% Off WoW Sale, Blue Posts, Blue Tweets, Fan Concept started by chaud View original post
Comments 113 Comments
  1. Dhaerow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skalm View Post
    I just love how they flat out lie to people about not knowing if there will be flying or not. All of that is already decided. They already know what every tier of WoD is going to be. Everything is already planned out, that is how you run a business. They do not wait til the end of a tier to decided what the next tier will be. They are already planning on what comes after WoD. The only thing that will put flying back into WoD is if they lose a lot more $$ than their projections stated when they did a cost analysis of removing flying.
    Smells like the opinion of someone that likes being lazy.

    There are plenty that prefer no flying mounts, and I bet it is enough that they will not change their minds based off dollars earned. Having ground mounts only will force people into the world again, re-open the world PvP possibilities, and let us use mounts that I have collected that I have not been able to use for some time.

    My opinion is I don't see them holding out for more than two patches on flying just because in both Cata and MoP we had it before the end of the firet teir.
  1. lokinrond713's Avatar
    What is Ashran?


    Ultimately flying (or not) is more likely going to be a feedback thing, but only if the feedback is overwhelmingly negative otherwise Blizz will marginalize it as much as possible to force players to kill their way through mobs/go along THEIR preferred route. Wont be surprised if a Blue answers to a player that theyre having problems farming mats to give the rather sympathetic "Have you used your garrison yet? Its very useful for a wide variety of activities including gathering mat" or the already given flightpaths, because surely those will be fixed in WoD right? Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.
  1. Leare315's Avatar
    All the plate sets so far have been awesome. I love those cloth sets too. Leather is meh, Mail is ok.
  1. Ibbi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lokinrond713 View Post
    What is Ashran?
    Timeless Isle 2.0

    Think of Timeless Isle mixed with battleground objectives.
  1. Zoaric's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ibbi View Post
    Timeless Isle 2.0

    Think of Timeless Isle mixed with battleground objectives.
    Timeless Isle mixed with a bit of AV and TB/WG, is how I read it.
  1. ItsXolo's Avatar
    I didn't even know that they had started filming the Warcraft movie, or that it had even been cast.
  1. Thereaperszone's Avatar
    You may want to change snowballing at the top LOL
  1. RamGuy's Avatar
    My main grip with these armour sets are the fact that they look "over-cartoony", at least compared with the new character models. I know World of Warcraft has it's own stylized graphics style and I love it to death but whereas the overall game, the graphics of the zones, monsters, NPCs, the new character models etc.. The armour design, look and feel hasn't matured much at all. They just feel lacklustre, and that's not because of the overall flimsy design of many of the sets. It's more because of the severe lack of actual detail making cloth, leather, mail and plate into a mush. There is no real distinction between them, even with it's stylized graphics there should be a way to make this armour sets and equipment more pronounced and make them actually feel more like cloth, leather, mail and plate.
  1. Phuongvi's Avatar
    Cataclysm level of excitement level 11 on a scale of 10

    After the release ... pile of poo, biggest disappointment

    is raiding a part of the game anymore ?

    whats the end game now ? raid ? ¨epic¨ ( see rep grinding) quest on an island ?
  1. brt2pp's Avatar
    ok i'm out i stop reading comment section from now, this is like whole of the fucking idiots from the entire universe posting here their "thoughts"
  1. Dhru's Avatar
    It's simple as that:
    We are a casual and half-progress guild.

    Half of my guild will buy next expansion when they will allow flying again on the re-textured Outland.
    Wasting more time for get a deposit or herb, always dead fly masters, endless genking, empty boutlgrounds... etc.
    No thanks.
    It will be another Cataclysm fail.

    And how they solve the phoenix mounts? how could they run on ground???? he????
    Less weed from our money, less weed!
  1. Mekh's Avatar
    That green mail armor is awesome. Finally a hunter armor that's not a walking trophy rack.
  1. darkpower's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Honeyprime View Post
    They "don't know" about flying? If am I not mistaken they "knew" with all other expansions about flying (I could be wrong). But this expansion it's "don't know"? I'm confused on why they just don't say like they did before. I've got a sinking feeling that one of the things I love about WoW is going down the drain. meh
    I think people are getting things wrong as why this is a bad idea.

    It's not about being lazy or anything like that. It's making what could be a tedious task not so much of a chore. I get the whole thing about needing the challenge of fighting through mobs and all that, but when you have to get through the very same mobs again and again after it's proven that they provide zero challenge other than to keep you from farming that node you wanted, it becomes less and less about that and more about forcing a play style on others without either thinking or even caring about the consequences. If I want to farm a node and do what I would usually do to grey/green mobs (run past them), and then see a node I want, what ends up happening? I can't farm it until I kill the mobs under most circumstances, and in that time, an asshat can come in and just steal it because I had to kill something I didn't necessarily need to, or would've had to would I be able to just fly over them to not aggro something.

    It's something EVERY player enjoyed once they paid the gold and got the mounts to take advantage of it. So why do people complain that other players did something that they had just as much right to do?

    And it's not even just about that. This decision stinks of catering to elitists. What other decision will they do to cater to them?

    In closing, this is not an announcement they made at Blizzcon. Something tells me they didn't think they would get a whole lot of cheers for this. If they were more sure that people would receive this positively, they would've made this announcement at Blizzcon. I don't expect the responses to be very good for the decision (most aren't so far), and I expect that they will possibly change their decision. The way they did it in MoP (where you couldn't fly until max level in the continent) worked fine and it was received well, and it was a very good reward (as with many RPG) for getting to that point in the game where not much in the overworld can really challenge you. Not sure why they felt the need to fix something that wasn't broken.

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