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Patch 6.1.2 Hotfixes: April 28th
Originally Posted by http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/370398-612-hotfixes-april-28/ (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Class
  • Warlock
    • General
      • Felhunter's Spell Lock ability and the version of Spell Lock obtained through Grimoire of Sacrifice should now correctly share a cooldown with each other.

Quests
  • Legendary Ring Quest Line
    • An Inside Job: Reduced the number of guards present and amount for health on all guards in the quest area.
  • Southern Barrens
    • Run Out the Guns: Rageroar Rowboats should now continue to spawn.

Bug Fixes
  • Achievements
    • Home Alone can now be completed using alternate versions of a Hearthstone such as The Innkeeper's Daughter or Garrison Hearthstone.

Patch 6.2 PTR - Build 19953
Build 19953 will be deployed to the PTR realms soon.

  • New events have been added
    • Pet Battle Bonus Event - While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate! Get out there and battle!
    • Draenor Dungeon Event - While this event is active, defeating enemies in any level 100 Heroic or Mythic dungeon will award reputation with an appropriate Draenor faction.
    • Battleground Bonus Event -While this event is active, random Battlegrounds will award Honor at triple the usual rate. Glory awaits in the fields of battle!
    • Timewalking Dungeon Event - While this event is active, players level 81 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player's natural level.
    • Arena Skirmish Bonus Event - While this event is active, Arena Skirmishes will award Honor at triple the usual rate. Will you answer the call to battle?
    • Timewalking Dungeon Event - While this event is active, players level 71 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from The Burning Crusade expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player's natural level.
    • Apexis Bonus Event - While this event is active, Apexis Crystals multiply mysteriously, and they will be found far more often when looting enemies across Draenor that typically carry them.
  • Raid Finder loot was added with placeholder stats
  • A new cosmetic item was added: Fel-Proof Goggles
  • Three new heirloom rings were added as rewards of Naval Missions
  • Many set bonuses were updated in this build
  • The WoW's 11th Anniversary achievement, Mythic Dungeon achievements, questing achievements, and a new Pepe achievement were added.
  • Felblood was renamed to Felblight.
  • Mythic missions no longer reward the extra 1000 gold

New Icons



New UI Backgrounds


New Items
There are too many items to list here, so check the full list on the WoWDB PTR site.

Level Type Name Model Viewer
100Junk Badge of Hellfire's Vanquisher
100Junk Badge of Hellfire's Conqueror
100Junk Badge of Hellfire's Protector
1Junk Unclaimed Black Market Container
100Junk Dented Ashmaul Strongbox
100Junk Dented Ashmaul Strongbox
100Junk Dented Ashmaul Strongbox
100Junk Dented Ashmaul Strongbox
90Junk Bottomless Sytgana Mushroom Brew
1Other Crackle-o-Matic XL
1Other Rattling Iron Cage
1Quest Black Market Shipment
100Quest Waterlogged Manifest
100Leatherworking Pattern Recipe: Powerful Burnished Essence
100Tailoring Pattern Recipe: Powerful Hexweave Essence
100Engineering Schematic Schematic: Precision Scope Tuning Kit
100Engineering Schematic Schematic: Oglethorpe's Octagonal Lenses
100Blacksmithing Plans Recipe: Powerful Steelforged Essence
100Blacksmithing Plans Recipe: Powerful Truesteel Essence
100Alchemy Recipe Recipe: Wildswater
100Alchemy Recipe Recipe: Elemental Distillate
100Jewelcrafting Design Recipe: Powerful Taladite Amplifier
100Inscription Technique Technique: Powerful Ensorcelled Tarot
100Inscription Technique Technique: Powerful Weapon Crystal
90Trade Goods Felmouth Frenzy Lunker
90Cooking Felmouth Frenzy
645Other Weapon Crystal
655Other Ensorcelled Tarot
700Other Wildswater
715Other Elemental Distillate
655Other Hexweave Essence
655Other Taladite Amplifier
655Other Burnished Essence
655Other Truesteel Essence
645Other Steelforged Essence
645None True Iron Trigger
655None Linkgrease Locksprocket
685None Empowered Apexis Fragment
695Neck Void-Sealed Gorget
650Finger Polished Felbore Solitaire
700Trinket Stone of the Wilds
715Trinket Stone of the Elements
695Neck Studded Choker of the Accursed
85Finger Captain Sander's Returned Band
85Finger Admiral Taylor's Loyalty Ring
640Trinket Crystallized Fel Essence
695Neck Choker of Reciprocity
695Neck Insightful Void-Link Chain
695Neck Necklace of Flowing Light
85Finger Signet of the Third Fleet
640Trinket Grannok's Lidless Eye
540Trinket Smokeglass Lens Spyglass
640Off Hand Resonating Tome of Zyzzix
Modelviewer
695Back Marked Cloak of Command
Modelviewer
695Back Drape of the Doomguard
Modelviewer
695Back Gossamer Felscorched Scarf
Modelviewer
695Cloth Bracers of Perfect Discomfort
Modelviewer
695Back Spellcloak of Suramar
Modelviewer
695Back Nether-Touched Cloak
Modelviewer
695Leather Terrorweave Wristwraps
Modelviewer
640Mail Fallen Adventurer's Helm
Modelviewer
695Mail Supreme Felchain Bracers
Modelviewer
695Plate Wristclasps of Righteous Reckoning
Modelviewer
1Cosmetic Fel-Proof Goggles
Modelviewer
640Shield Commander's Citadel Shield
Modelviewer
640One-handed Axe Weathered Memento Axe
Modelviewer
640Two-handed Axe Axe of the Weeping Wolf
Modelviewer
640Two-handed Mace Ogra'mal Snake Charming Flute
Modelviewer
640Polearm Ravager Hunting Spear
Modelviewer
640One-handed Sword Guardian Swiftblade of Kra'nak
Modelviewer
640Two-handed Sword Forgotten Champion's Blade
Modelviewer
640Staff Emanating Staff of Shadow
Modelviewer
640Dagger Feltwisted Sacrificial Blade
Modelviewer
640Wand Rune-Etched Femur
Modelviewer
5Consumable Celebration Package


Achievement Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Collections
  • I Found Pepe! (New) Find Pepe wearing his viking, ninja, knight, and pirate outfits. 10 points. Account Wide.

Draenor
Exploration
  • Hellbane (New) Defeat all of the champions of Hellfire Citadel in Tanaan Jungle. 10 points.

Quests

Draenor Dungeon
Dungeons & Raids

Draenor Raid
Dungeons & Raids

Feats of Strength

Followers
Garrisons


Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Death Knight (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Unholy
  • Necrosis: Your Scourge Strike, Festering Strike, Plague Strike, Soul Reaper, and Blood Boil multistrikes deal additional damage equal to 18.4% of your AP, up from 16.6% of your AP.

Tier Set Bonuses

Druid (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Talents

Tier Set Bonuses

Hunter (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Tier Set Bonuses

Mage (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Frost
  • Frostbolt Launches a bolt of frost at the enemy, causing [ 1 + 193.6% 178.7% of Spell Power ] Frost damage and slowing movement speed by 50% for 15 sec. Mage - Frost Spec. 4% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 2 sec cast.
  • Frostfire Bolt Launches a bolt of frostfire at the enemy, causing [ 175.2% [ 161.7% of Spell Power ] Frostfire damage and slowing the target's movement by 40% for 8 sec. 4% of Base Mana. 40 yd range. 2.8 sec cast.

Tier Set Bonuses
  • Item - Mage T18 Arcane 2P Bonus Your Arcane Blast has a 20,000% chance to reduce Each time you cast Arcane Blast the cooldown of your Presence of Mind by 20 sec. is reduced by 30 sec.
  • Item - Mage T18 Arcane 4P Bonus Presence of Mind opens up has a 10% chance to create a Time Anomaly, summoning a random ally hero through time to assist you in battle.for 30 sec.
  • Item - Mage T18 Fire 2P Bonus Pyroblast has a 25% chance when dealing damage to conjure a Firey Pheonix, dealing [ 200% of Spell Power to conjure a Fiery Phoenix, dealing [ 350% of Spell Power ] additional;] Fire damage to the target.
  • Item - Mage T18 Fire 4P Bonus While the Pheonix is active, you gain Ph When the pheonix is summoned, you gain 5% spell damage and 5% spell haste for 15 sec.
  • Item - Mage T18 Frost 2P Bonus Water Jet generates Brain Freeze when used.and the Brain Freeze effect increases Frostfire Bolt damage by an additional 40%.

Monk (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Tier Set Bonuses

Paladin (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Tier Set Bonuses

Priest (Forums, Talent Calculator)[/size]
Tier Set Bonuses
  • Item - Priest T18 Discipline 2P Bonus Your Penance damage and healing is increased by 5% 8% each time it deals damage or heals. This effect stacks up to 6 times.
  • Item - Priest T18 Discipline 4P Bonus When you use Penance, you fire off an additional volley to Each time Penance heals, it has a 33% chance to heal another injured ally near your target.
  • Item - Priest T18 Holy 2P Bonus You have a chance to gain 1% You gain 2% spell haste when Prayer of Mending bounces.This effect can stack up to 3 times.
  • Item - Priest T18 Holy 4P Bonus You have a chance to gain 1% haste when Prayer of Mending bounces. Your Prayer of Mending has a 10% chance to split when it bounces, healing an additional target nearby.
  • Item - Priest T18 Shadow 2P Bonus You have a chance to gain 1% haste when Prayer of Mending bounces. Reduces the cooldown on Shadowfiend by 130 sec and the cooldown on Mindbender by 20 sec.
  • Item - Priest T18 Shadow 4P Bonus You have a chance to gain 1% haste when Prayer of Mending bounces. When your Mindbender expires, you gain Mind Harvest for until cancelled sec increasing your Multistrike chance.

Rogue (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Tier Set Bonuses

Shaman (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Tier Set Bonuses
  • Item - Shaman T18 Elemental 2P Bonus Your Earth Shock has a 15% chance to not consume the Lightning Shield charge and 50% chance not to consume any Lightning Shield charges and to have its cooldown instantly reset.
  • Item - Shaman T18 Elemental 4P Bonus For 5 Lightning Shield charges consumed For every 20 Lightning Shield charges used, you conjure a Lightning Vortex near your location. Running through the Lightning Vortex will increase your total haste by 15% for until cancelled. 10% for 12 sec.
  • Item - Shaman T18 Enhancement 2P Bonus Stormstrike generates a charge of Maelstrom Weapon. Stormstrike now generates 2 charges of Maelstrom Weapon and you may now have a maximum of 10 Maelstrom charges.
  • Item - Shaman T18 Enhancement 4P Bonus Maelstrom Weapon now has 10 Charges. Maelstrom charges increase the damage done by your Nature spells by an additional 10%.
  • Item - Shaman T18 Restoration 2P Bonus The critical healing of your Riptide is increased to 200%. Increases Riptide's critical strike chance by %s1%.

Warlock (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Tier Set Bonuses

Warrior (Forums, Talent Calculator)
Tier Set Bonuses

Professions
Alchemy
  • Elemental Distillate (New) Alchemy. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Alchemical Catalyst x 350, Sorcerous Fire x 60, Felblight x 60.
  • Stone of Fire Alchemy. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Alchemical Catalyst x 200, Savage Blood x 30 70, Savage Blood x 15, Stone of the Waters, Sorcerous Fire x 40. 15.
  • Stone of the Earth Alchemy. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Alchemical Catalyst x 150 70, Savage Blood x 15, Stone of Wind, Sorcerous Earth x 20. 15.
  • Stone of the Waters Alchemy. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Alchemical Catalyst x 200 70, Savage Blood x 15, Stone of the Earth, Sorcerous Water x 40. 15.
  • Wildswater (New) Alchemy. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Alchemical Catalyst x 175, Sorcerous Air x 30, Felblight x 30.

Blacksmithing
  • Mighty Steelforged Essence Blacksmithing 2 sec cast. Reagents: Truesteel Ingot x 250, Sorcerous Air x 50, Felblood x 30. 175, Sorcerous Air x 30, Felblight x 30.
  • Mighty Truesteel Essence Blacksmithing 2 sec cast. Reagents: Truesteel Ingot x 250, Sorcerous Fire x 50, Felblood x 30. 175, Sorcerous Fire x 30, Felblight x 30.
  • Savage Steelforged Essence Blacksmithing 2 sec cast. Reagents: Truesteel Ingot x 300, Sorcerous Air x 60, Felblood x 30. 350, Sorcerous Air x 60, Felblight x 60.
  • Savage Truesteel Essence Blacksmithing 2 sec cast. Reagents: Truesteel Ingot x 300, Sorcerous Fire x 60, Felblood x 30. 350, Sorcerous Fire x 60, Felblight x 60.
  • Steelforged Essence Blacksmithing. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Truesteel Ingot x 150, Sorcerous Earth x 30 70, Sorcerous Earth x 15, Savage Blood x 15. Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.
  • Truesteel Essence Blacksmithing. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Truesteel Ingot x 150, Sorcerous Earth x 30 70, Sorcerous Earth x 15, Savage Blood x 15. Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.
  • Upgrade Weapon Upgrades item level 645 Blacksmithing weapons and shields to 660. Blacksmithing. 3 sec cast. Instant.
  • Upgrade Weapon Upgrades item level 630 Blacksmithing weapons and shields to 645. Blacksmithing. 3 sec cast. Instant.

Engineering
  • Advanced Muzzlesprocket Engineering 2 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts x 250, Sorcerous Earth x 50, Felblood x 30. 175, Sorcerous Earth x 30, Felblight x 30.
  • Bi-Directional Fizzle Reducer Engineering 2 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts x 250, Sorcerous Water x 50, Felblood x 30. 175, Sorcerous Water x 30, Felblight x 30.
  • Infrablue-Blocker Lenses Engineering 2 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts x 300, Sorcerous Water x 60, Felblood x 30. 350, Sorcerous Water x 60, Felblight x 60.
  • Linkgrease Locksprocket Engineering. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts x 150, Sorcerous Fire x 30 70, Sorcerous Fire x 15, Savage Blood x 15. Tools: Gyromatic Micro-Adjustor.
  • Taladite Firing Pin Engineering 2 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts x 300, Sorcerous Earth x 60, Felblood x 30. 350, Sorcerous Earth x 60, Felblight x 60.
  • True Iron Trigger Engineering. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Gearspring Parts x 150, Sorcerous Fire x 30 70, Sorcerous Fire x 15, Savage Blood x 15. Tools: Blacksmith Hammer.

Inscription
  • Ensorcelled Tarot Inscription. 5 sec cast. Reagents: War Paints x 150, Sorcerous Water x 30 70, Sorcerous Water x 15, Savage Blood x 15. Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • Glyph of Ascendance Inscription 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Light Parchment, Warbinder's Ink x 3. Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set. Felblight. Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.
  • Mighty Ensorcelled Tarot Inscription 2 sec cast. Reagents: War Paints x 250, Sorcerous Fire x 50, Felblood x 30. 175, Sorcerous Fire x 30, Felblight x 30.
  • Mighty Weapon Crystal Inscription 2 sec cast. Reagents: War Paints x 250, Sorcerous Air x 50, Felblood x 30. 175, Sorcerous Air x 30, Felblight x 30.
  • Savage Ensorcelled Tarot Inscription 2 sec cast. Reagents: War Paints x 300, Sorcerous Fire x 60, Felblood x 30. 350, Sorcerous Fire x 60, Felblight x 60.
  • Savage Weapon Crystal Inscription 2 sec cast. Reagents: War Paints x 300, Sorcerous Air x 60, Felblood x 30. 350, Sorcerous Air x 60, Felblight x 60.
  • Weapon Crystal Inscription. 5 sec cast. Reagents: War Paints x 150, Sorcerous Water x 30 70, Sorcerous Water x 15, Savage Blood x 15. Tools: Virtuoso Inking Set.

Jewelcrafting
  • Immaculate Critical Strike Taladite Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal x 100, Felblood x 10 Felblight x 15, Greater Critical Strike Taladite. Tools: Jeweler's Kit.
  • Immaculate Haste Taladite Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal x 100, Felblood x 10 Felblight x 15, Greater Haste Taladite. Tools: Jeweler's Kit.
  • Immaculate Mastery Taladite Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal x 100, Felblood x 10 Felblight x 15, Greater Mastery Taladite. Tools: Jeweler's Kit.
  • Immaculate Multistrike Taladite Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal x 100, Felblood x 10 Felblight x 15, Greater Multistrike Taladite. Tools: Jeweler's Kit.
  • Immaculate Stamina Taladite Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal x 100, Felblood x 10 Felblight x 15, Greater Stamina Taladite. Tools: Jeweler's Kit.
  • Immaculate Versatility Taladite Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal x 100, Felblood x 10 Felblight x 15, Greater Versatility Taladite. Tools: Jeweler's Kit.
  • Mighty Taladite Amplifier Jewelcrafting 2 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal x 250, Sorcerous Water x 50, Felblood x 30. 175, Sorcerous Water x 30, Felblight x 30.
  • Savage Taladite Amplifier Jewelcrafting 2 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal x 300, Sorcerous Water x 60, Felblood x 30. 350, Sorcerous Water x 60, Felblight x 60.
  • Taladite Amplifier Jewelcrafting. 1.5 sec cast. Reagents: Taladite Crystal x 150, Sorcerous Earth x 30 70, Sorcerous Earth x 15, Savage Blood x 15. Tools: Jeweler's Kit.

Leatherworking
  • Burnished Essence Leatherworking. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Burnished Leather x 150, Sorcerous Earth x 30, Savage Blood x 15. 70, Sorcerous Earth x 15, Savage Blood x 15.
  • Mighty Burnished Essence Leatherworking 2 sec cast. Reagents: Burnished Leather x 250, Sorcerous Water x 50, Felblood x 30. 175, Sorcerous Water x 30, Felblight x 30.
  • Savage Burnished Essence Leatherworking 2 sec cast. Reagents: Burnished Leather x 300, Sorcerous Water x 60, Felblood x 30. 350, Sorcerous Water x 60, Felblight x 60.

Tailoring
  • Hexweave Essence Tailoring. 2 sec cast. Reagents: Hexweave Cloth x 150, Sorcerous Water x 30, Savage Blood x 15. 70, Sorcerous Water x 15, Savage Blood x 15.
  • Mighty Hexweave Essence Tailoring 2 sec cast. Reagents: Hexweave Cloth x 250, Sorcerous Earth x 50, Felblood x 30. 175, Sorcerous Earth x 30, Felblight x 30.
  • Savage Hexweave Essence Tailoring 2 sec cast. Reagents: Hexweave Cloth x 300, Sorcerous Earth x 60, Felblood x 30. 350, Sorcerous Earth x 60, Felblight x 60.



Strings Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • BOOST_NOT_RECOMMEND_SPEC_WARNING - Caution!\nThis specialization is not recommended for this experience. Are you sure you want to choose this specialization?
  • CHAR_SPEC_RECOMMENEDED - (Recommended)
  • QUEST_CRITERIA_TREE_OBJECTIVE - %2$llu/%3$llu %1$s
  • QUEST_CRITERIA_TREE_OBJECTIVE_NOPROGRESS - %1$s



Garrison Follower Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Uncommon



Garrison Ability Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Trait
  • Ammo Reserves Trait Increases success chance when on a mission with a Gaellon.. Galleon..
  • Blood Elf Crew Trait Improved vision helps Blood Elves see through dark and stormy skies.. Trait Reduces mission time by 50%..
  • Draenic Crew Trait Hooves provide ample support through stormy weather.. Trait Draenei are adept at navigating the Dense Fog surrounding Shadowmoon Valley..
  • Dwarven Crew Trait A Dwarven crew keeps any engine in top shape.. Trait Increases the gold gained from a mission by 100%..
  • Felsmoke Launcher Trait Creates a smoke screen around your ship, blocking sight on any first attacks.. a First Strike..
  • Food Storage Bay Trait Adds space for additional food stores, improving morale and success chance on long missions..
  • Gnomish Crew Trait Counters Chaotic Whirlpools with a complex set of weights and gizmos.. Trait Allows naval equipment to be recovered from successful missions..
  • Goblin Crew Trait Counters Chaotic Whirpools with small explosive charges deployed around the ship.. Trait Increases the gold gained from a mission by 100%..
  • Gyroscopic Internal Stabilizer Trait Keeps the ship upright and stable, allowing it to more effortlessly around Chaotic Whirlpools.. move effortlessly around Chaotic Whirlpools..
  • High Intensity Fog Lights Trait Burn through the fog (and maybe some retinas) with these super illuminating fog lights.. lights..
  • Night Elf Crew Trait Great vision and quick turning make a Night Elf run ship difficult to hit.. Trait Reduces mission time by 50%..
  • Nitro Fuel Tanks Trait Allows the ship to burn nitro fuel, getting it to and from destinations quicker..Reduces mission time by 50%..
  • Orc Crew Trait Orc crewman find it easy to keep the engines running at top speed.. Trait The icy waters surrounding Frostfire have long been training grounds for navigating Icy Waters..
  • Roughneck (New) Trait - Increased Rewards Increases the oil gained from a mission by 100%..
  • Salty Crew Trait This crew has seen it all and has the hats to prove it..Grants a bonus to mission success chance..
  • Tauren Crew Trait A tumultuous deck from storms cannot shake a Tauren crewman.. Trait Increases the experience gained from a mission for all naval ships by 50%..
  • Troll Crew Trait Capable of instant coordinated manuevers whenever necessary, trolls find it easy to out manuever any first strike.. Trait Allows naval equipment to be recovered from successful missions..
  • True Iron Rudder Trait Reinforces the rudder to allow tighter turns at higher speeds. Counters Evasive..
  • Worgen Crew Trait Worgen's acute sense of danger allows them to dodge the first attack in every naval encounter.. Trait Increases the experience gained from a mission for all naval ships by 50%..



Raid Testing Schedule - April 29-30
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
This Wednesday and Thursday, we will continue our Hellfire Citadel raid testing. As is always the case with PTR raid testing, it is quite possible that there will be technical or gameplay issues that disrupt our plans. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Remember that Heroic difficulty scales for any group size between 10 and 30 players, so feel free to assemble and bring a group of any size within that range. Our general plan is to test every encounter on Heroic difficulty first, and then test sections of the raid on Normal and Raid Finder, alongside targeted Mythic tests.

Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below on all PTR servers.

Wednesday, April 29
  • Hellfire High Council - Heroic Hellfire Citadel - 13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)
  • Mannoroth - Heroic Hellfire Citadel - 15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 24:00 CEST)

Thursday, April 30
  • Hellfire Assault - Heroic Hellfire Citadel - 13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)
  • Socrethar the Eternal - Heroic Hellfire Citadel - 15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 24:00 CEST)

After the conclusion of our final Thursday test, we will open the Halls of Blood Raid Finder wing (Council, Kilrogg, and Gorefiend), and we plan to leave that wing active through the weekend. There will be no scheduled Friday testing.

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a PTR environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Skill Cap and Ratings
The only way to achieve high ratings as a good player is to play with other good players. However, you will never be able to improve your rating achievements unless your entire team gets better together.
I'm having a hard time seeing how that's a bad thing. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding your post, but it sounds like you're saying that one good player should be able to carry two bad players to top ratings. If that's the case, we just don't agree.

1. You're completely missing the point that lowering the skill cap actually deters high rated players from playing with low rated players because of that reason.
Yeah, this is the part of your post I don't get. I'm not seeing why you think that's the case. If the game is made easier for low-rated players, wouldn't that just mean the one highly-skilled player on the team has less work to do?

2. It's a bad thing when really great players can outplay the other team hard and NOT be rewarded for that outplay.
Agreed. I just don't think that that reward needs to be "able to win regardless of what my teammates are doing."

3. It's MUCH harder to climb the ladder unless you play with high ranked players.
It is much easier to earn high rating if you play with highly-skilled players, yes. Again, I'm not seeing the problem. (Official Forums)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 6.2 PTR - Build 19953, Upcoming Raid Testing, Blue Posts started by chaud View original post
Comments 46 Comments
  1. soufami's Avatar
    Nice /char
  1. AmilAsphoron's Avatar
    Well, that fixes the mana problem of instant Chaos Bolts, I guess.
  1. Xilurm's Avatar
    They changed Valeera's Dagger eh? So they do care about the lore after all.
  1. Static's Avatar
    Damn, they really need to slow down on the shaman buffs and changes. Can't keep up!
  1. Brightstar of Korgath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Damn, they really need to slow down on the shaman buffs and changes. Can't keep up!
    TBH all the healer stuff is getting overwhelming too.
  1. Mhyroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AmilAsphoron View Post
    Well, that fixes the mana problem of instant Chaos Bolts, I guess.
    Underwhelming Tier sets for Warlocks tho. Those bonuses are garbage.
  1. stormgust's Avatar
    Them adding anniversary stuff in 6.2 doesn't look all that promising for content to come (or rather, the lack thereof for the time after 6.2 ...)
  1. yhtomitn64's Avatar
    Just did shattered halls timewalker. Gave old loot, cloth stuff like that. Took about 10 min super easy. Cool to see it but pales in comparison to newer dungeons.
  1. mmoc8beae905aa's Avatar
    "Mythic missions no longer reward the extra 1000 gold"

    the fuck? :x
  1. Xentronium's Avatar
    Felblood is now Felblight.

    Felblight

    "Obtained from mining, herb gathering, skinning, or fishing in Tanaan Jungle. Can be bought and sold on the auction house."

    No barn needed now?
  1. Shadowroxxor's Avatar
    WoW's 11th Anniversary (New) Logged in during WoW's 11th Anniversary.
    No new content for a while after this, will this be the final raid tier of Draenor?
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Tannaria's Dagger? Who the hell is Tannaria?

    Oh, the level 12 rogue trainer in Eversong Woods.

    Blizzard clearly needs to create more high profile rogue characters for the Horde.
  1. mmoc7b1453e240's Avatar
    “My Eyes! The goggles do nothing!"
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowroxxor View Post
    No new content for a while after this, will this be the final raid tier of Draenor?
    The 9th Anniversary achievement was added in 5.0.5, more than a year before the 9th Anniversary. So I'd say it doesn't mean anything.
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    I'm glad for the rep thing in heroics, but WHY is it a random weekly event? It had better be a lot of rep per dungeon.
  1. mstieler's Avatar
    "The Loan Shark" is a pretty excellent name for what I assume is a Goblin Sub.
  1. luckydan79's Avatar
    Guardian of Elune: Also increases your chance to dodge by 10% at all times.

    That's gonna make the talent huge. Now all they need to do is make Bristling fur reduce damage an addition 10% and all 3 tanking talents would be viable.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Though I think they should redo the lvl 100 talents, where the focus is more on the specialized abilities of the class.

    Like Druid -> forms
    Paladins -> seals,blessings and auras
    Shamans -> Totems
    Priest -> holy and shadow spells
    Mages -> elemental spelss
    Monks -> Stances, Chi useage
    Warriors -> Stances, Weapon specialization
    DKs -> Diseases undead spells
    etc.
  1. aeuhe4yxzhds's Avatar
    Yay now i can do dungeons i have already done hundreds of times. The hell is wrong with Blizzard and their defense force?
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aeuhe4yxzhds View Post
    Yay now i can do dungeons i have already done hundreds of times. The hell is wrong with Blizzard and their defense force?
    I guess they like things you don't like and should stop it.
  1. mmocbc5645dc6c's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Xentronium View Post
    Felblood is now Felblight.

    Felblight

    "Obtained from mining, herb gathering, skinning, or fishing in Tanaan Jungle. Can be bought and sold on the auction house."

    No barn needed now?
    Seems that way :-O

    Althought I have just built a barn in preparation for 6.2 specifically for "Felblood" (as it was called then) farming, I think they might have made a good change here. Ever since everyone has their own personal mine and garden that they can plunder regardless of their professions, gathering professions have been close to useless. Forcing players to take a specific garrison building just for a material that everyone needs is kind of gimmicky. I'm not too sad about this. I might just go fishing again, or herbing/mining on my druid.

    Still would be nice if the barn would be one of the several possible sources for the stuff.

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