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Patch 6.2.3 - Cataclysm Timewalking
The first Cataclysm Timewalking weekend is here! Along with the Infinite Timereaver mount that can drop from any boss and the vendor gear, there are new rewards to purchase on the vendor.

Level Type Name Cost
1Quest Commendation of the Dragonmaw Clan50 × 
1Quest Commendation of the Wildhammer Clan50 × 
1Quest Commendation of the Guardians of Hyjal50 × 
1Quest Commendation of the Ramkahen50 × 
1Quest Commendation of The Earthen Ring50 × 
1Quest Commendation of Therazane50 × 
85Junk Tosselwrench's Mega-Accurate Simulation Viewfinder3000 × 
85Other Gurboggle's Gleaming Bauble1500 × 


Patch 6.2.3 Hotfixes - November 17
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Raids and Dungeons
Hellfire Citadel
  • Archimonde
    • Fixed an issue where some players were unable to loot Crystallized Fel from eligible Archimonde kills.
    • [Hotfix in testing] Damage bonuses against demons should now work correctly on Archimonde.

Dungeons
  • Auchindoun
    • The chest that appears after defeating Teron'gor should now correctly award loot or Valor on Mythic difficulty.
  • Skyreach
    • High Sage Viryx should now award Valor to players when defeated on Mythic difficulty.

PvP
  • Players are now automatically dismounted around the new Warlords Season 3 vendors.
  • Warlords Season 3 vendors in Warspear and Stormshield should now correctly offer a full selection of Conquest quality PvP gear.

Items

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Warlords Season 3 PvP Item Levels
Just posted this.

  • All gear now scales up to iLvl 700.
    • Wild Aspirant gear is iLvl 715.
    • Wild Combatant gear is iLvl 730.
    • Wild Gladiator gear is iLvl 740.
  • Any PvE gear over iLvl 730 will be scaled down to iLvl 730.
  • Winning Rated Battlegrounds and completing the weekly Ashran Dominance quest now awards you a random piece of PvP iLvl 740 Conquest gear.
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Warlords Season 3 PvP Start Date
Whoa man, I'm just blasted from one side of the earth to another...Why is there no break in-between to get honor gear and prep for the season to start?? I genuinely want to know what this change is going to accomplish.. is it for leigons timing or..? Someone please.. tell me..
For a while, we've thought that it would be more fun for the new Season to start immediately after the old Season ended. Players want to get right back to Arenas.

This time around, we did an evaluation and determined that we didn't need the empty week, so we found a way to eliminate it with the patch deployment.

So far, so good.

I agree completely with this decision +1 blizz. while we have your attention any chance you have an estimate for when the titles will be released?
As before, we'll take at least a couple of weeks to ensure that all awards are bonafide before distributing them. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Warlords Digital Deluxe Rewards
With the Warlords of Draenor Digital Deluxe retiring, we know there are many who would still like to be able to get their hands on the digital items that came with purchasing it. To address this desire, we will be making these items available for purchase at some point in the future. These will then be available for purchase until the pre-patch for the new Legion expansion. Please note, the option to purchase these items is limited to those who already have a Warlords of Draenor license attached to their account. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
All we ask is that you make the Mage Community aware that threads such as these have not gone unnoticed by Devs
Your feedback is not going unnoticed! Note: Innervate can only be cast on healers. (WarcraftDevs)

is Chimaera Shot for marksman hunters gone?
Currently, yes. It's a talent choice for BM, where it fits better thematically. Still considering whether MM should have it. (WarcraftDevs)

how about Scatter Shot coming back at legion? fits marksman cc right?
Marksmanship has a new ability: Bursting Shot. Short range cone attack which knocks enemies away. It's a "get away from me" option. (WarcraftDevs)

Was doing some shaman theorycrafting but realized it wasn't stated what the maelstrom cap is. 100?
Currently, yes, although that number may very well change as tuning continues. (WarcraftDevs)

Any chance Harpoon can be switched from a Charge to a Death Grip? The latter makes way more sense.
No. Death Grip is iconic to Death Knights, and our goal is to make classes more unique. (WarcraftDevs)

Will there be a casting focus generator talent option for marks like steady or focusing shot?
Not planned at the moment. Arcane Shot is instant and generates Focus, which fills that spot well. (WarcraftDevs)

In Legion, MM and BM hunters have no traps. Can we expect a similar technique to Explosive trap with glyph (it is really fun)?
MM has Bursting Shot for similar functionality. BM doesn't have a knockback. Sometimes NOT having all the toys is more interesting. (WarcraftDevs)

Artifact Weapons
For MW monks, will artifact staves be displayed upside-down? That would look bad/weird https://t.co/3lDE9A2R35 minor glyph?
Staves no longer sheath differently for Monks. There were issues with many staves, so we decided it was time for a universal fix. (WarcraftDevs)

having an artifact weapon that already shares the name of a cata weapon drop does not make my artifact feel special
Agreed. This name is not final. (WarcraftDevs)

What if we by accident select the wrong node on our artifact weapon, will there be a way to undo this?
There will be a method of respeccing your Artifact, but it comes with a cost. (WarcraftDevs)

PvP
Are tanking specs getting some PvP love in Legion? Will they be tuned to be competitive?
We're looking for new ways to get tanks involved in PvP. (WarcraftDevs)

Hello. Will there be rank 1 titles account wide? mounts? atleast class wide?
We have no current plans to change how titles and mounts are distributed. (WarcraftDevs)

Is there no Vicious Saddle Mount this Season?
There isn't a brand new mount for Season 3, but you can still earn the mounts that were available during Season 2. (WarcraftDevs)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Hey Greg. I know this is a question, that goes back to your prevoius life, but there was an intresting thred at MMO-C and I just kinda had to come and ask your pov and your insight: Why does it take so long to make raids, and what is the most time consuming aspect when making new boss fights.‎
When I was there, it was the raid art (the architecture part) hands down. Since they have grown the team so dramatically, that may no longer be the case. It is difficult to start boss encounter design until you have a room, since testing relies so heavily on fixed locations. To some extent, the design can be pushed shorter or longer depending on how art resources are coming along.

What's the worst theorycrafting you've ever heard?
There are two categories of bad theorycrafting. The first is when someone just says something very uninformed or intentionally trolly and nobody pays much attention. The more interesting case is when a sizable segment of the population believes for something to be true, when it is not the case. This could be because the mechanic in question is really convoluted (old WoW armor pen comes to mind) or because a math error gets introduced somewhere along the way and everyone else misses it.

I can't narrow down the "worst" that I've ever head, though it's a great question. I'll think about it. I remember there being a lot of concern about how long WoW healers could keep someone alive who was taking an amount of damage that we intended to kill them. They were evaluating a worst case scenario where they had essentially already lost the encounter. It's hard to tell if they knew that was the case (i.e. they were using a specious argument just to argue for buffs) or if they really believed their particular class was too weak.



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This article was originally published in forum thread: Cataclysm Timewalking, Nov 17 Hotfixes, Blue Posts, Tweets, Overwatch Beta Weekend started by chaud View original post
Comments 21 Comments
  1. moveth's Avatar
    Really hope I get that mount sooner rather than later.
  1. Click911's Avatar
    Uh. I did a heroic dungeon before maintenance, so I can't get valor for it >.<
  1. mmoc21c917b3d8's Avatar
    I can't access Ask Mr Robot's blog :/ it keeps loading for ~5 minutes, then shows a white page
  1. mmocfd328e0b6e's Avatar
    So??? one mooze/kill or everyone get it?
  1. klepp0906's Avatar
    what a joke. nerf archimonde a little harder. seriously.

    im sure we will see a giant nerf pre 7.0 too. Even though this level increase and the ring and NOW the trinket too... ought to be plenty. disgusted.
  1. Eresin's Avatar
    I've got my boost for heroic archimonde booked for tonight. Moose inc!
  1. mmocde26664bcf's Avatar
    Any chance Harpoon can be switched from a Charge to a Death Grip? The latter makes way more sense.
    No. Death Grip is iconic to Death Knights, and our goal is to make classes more unique. (WarcraftDevs)
    So Death Knight's grip stays unique while the Warriors have their unique ability shared? lol
  1. Sir Riptor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dhru View Post
    So??? one mooze/kill or everyone get it?
    Yeah thats what people have said
  1. Alvito's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dhru View Post
    So??? one mooze/kill or everyone get it?
    Everybody gets a quest item as long as you loot Archi. Do a quick quest and viola, flying blue moose. For a random addition mount it is pretty nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klepp0906 View Post
    what a joke. nerf archimonde a little harder. seriously.

    im sure we will see a giant nerf pre 7.0 too. Even though this level increase and the ring and NOW the trinket too... ought to be plenty. disgusted.
    The boa trinket extra damage only works against his adds since he isn't a demon in HFC. People will have to grind out some mythic dungeons to get them too. I really doubt this is making an old easy boss much easier, the race is over at this point there isn't much of a reason to get worked up.
  1. Aelric70's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Shéllshock View Post
    So Death Knight's grip stays unique while the Warriors have their unique ability shared? lol
    You seriously cant think of the other classes who have had charge for years? #notunique
  1. mmoc511894f75b's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by klepp0906 View Post
    what a joke. nerf archimonde a little harder. seriously.

    im sure we will see a giant nerf pre 7.0 too. Even though this level increase and the ring and NOW the trinket too... ought to be plenty. disgusted.
    Overreaction much? if you have killed it why do you care if it gets nerfed and if you haven't killed it by now then you need all the help you can get.
  1. Goblinkong's Avatar
    Thanks for linking to askmrrobot then when i try the feature they want me to pay for premium service. Kinda shady for you guys to make an article about something then when you go there to try it you have to pay for it. Thanks alot
  1. Fritters154's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by klepp0906 View Post
    what a joke. nerf archimonde a little harder. seriously.

    im sure we will see a giant nerf pre 7.0 too. Even though this level increase and the ring and NOW the trinket too... ought to be plenty. disgusted.
    Not at all surprising or really even a joke. We had 140 days since Mythic HFC opened until the gear upgrades that came Tuesday. There was also exactly a 140 day gap between Mythic BRF opening and Mythic HFC opening. Blizz gave the exact amount of time for progression for both BRF and HFC before implementing a gear increase that enables guilds to finish up. It's equivalent to the tier ending but still being there because we have to wait until Legion.

    While the old model for guild cleanup in an end tier was to nerf the hell out of the bosses or give an absurd buff/debuff (SWP, ICC and DS), this newer model works the same way by just giving the players some added power that they do have to work a little bit for. Ultimately though, it accomplishes exactly the same thing that has happened in every end raid of every expansion.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goblinkong View Post
    Thanks for linking to askmrrobot then when i try the feature they want me to pay for premium service. Kinda shady for you guys to make an article about something then when you go there to try it you have to pay for it. Thanks alot
    You can create a trial account to give it a try.
  1. Zoopercat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goblinkong View Post
    Thanks for linking to askmrrobot then when i try the feature they want me to pay for premium service. Kinda shady for you guys to make an article about something then when you go there to try it you have to pay for it. Thanks alot
    I'm from Ask Mr. Robot. Everyone gets a free one-week trial - and we never ask for your credit card during the trial. We know that's just a trick to hope you forget to pay, so we don't do that! If you're being asked to pay, it means your trial was already used. I can definitely reset it for you, just PM me your AMR username. We believe everyone should get to try features before buying. And if you don't like it enough to upgrade, then that's on us!
  1. davidcryix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goblinkong View Post
    Thanks for linking to askmrrobot then when i try the feature they want me to pay for premium service. Kinda shady for you guys to make an article about something then when you go there to try it you have to pay for it. Thanks alot
    Not everything on the internet is free for moochers. Its not like you clicked the link and they auto-debited your account. If its a feature that you would find useful why shouldn't you pay for it? You click the link, they make a nice sales pitch and ask for one lousy dollar.
  1. Vegas82's Avatar
    Everyone who gets into the beta for Legion be sure to come on here and be smug as shit. I'll be playing Overwatch hoping that means me.
  1. Stormgnoef's Avatar
    Beta forums?shit is about to get real,.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    Everyone who gets into the beta for Legion be sure to come on here and be smug as shit. I'll be playing Overwatch hoping that means me.
    I choose legion.I gonna buy overwatch anyway but i already played tones of dirty bomb and tf2 so i know what iam geting into.GET ON THAT DEMON HUNTER HYPE TrAIN.
  1. zrankfappa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zoopercat View Post
    I'm from Ask Mr. Robot. Everyone gets a free one-week trial - and we never ask for your credit card during the trial. We know that's just a trick to hope you forget to pay, so we don't do that! If you're being asked to pay, it means your trial was already used. I can definitely reset it for you, just PM me your AMR username. We believe everyone should get to try features before buying. And if you don't like it enough to upgrade, then that's on us!
    i been a subscriber for a few years i think at this point, for what ... $10 or $12 a year? ya can't really go wrong. Especially if you have alts ...
  1. KaNNis's Avatar
    The brief appearance of the Beta forum got me like

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