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Legion - Storm Dragon Mount
The Storm Dragon mount is one of the new mount models added in Legion. There isn't an entry in the mount journal yet, so we don't know the source.





Legion - Artifact Weapon Previews
Today we are looking at the Windwalker Monk Artifacts: A'buraq and Ra'eid.







Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
How will glyphs that don't alter spells be handled? (i.e. priest glyph of angels)
Things like Confession, Treant Form, Illusion likely learned from tomes. Angels likely triggered by a certain spell. (WarcraftDevs)

Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Will DH's GCD be 1 sec or 1.5 sec? Also are there any plans to alter any other classes GCD?
1.5 second base, reduced by haste (similar to most other non-energy melee). (WarcraftDevs)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
holy paladin in legion raiding, stand in melee? Or back with range? Or bounce between the two groups?
Depends on the fight. Sometimes Holy Paladins will prefer to stand with ranged, sometimes with whomever they're healing. (WarcraftDevs)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Any chance Pistol Shot for Outlaws might see unique animation/unique gun? Gret concept let down by a Vanilla Blunderbuss model
The current art for Pistol Shot in the Legion Alpha is temporary. It will have a new gun and animation. (WarcraftDevs)

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
So will aff/destro locks have any form of burst cooldowns other than summon Doomguard/Infernal since dark soul is gone?
There are a few talents that improve burst, and the Doomguard/Infernal are being buffed to deal significantly more damage. (WarcraftDevs)

Artifact Wepaons
Will our artifacts be able to unlock additional relic slots at some point?
Artifacts start with 2 relic slots and unlock a 3rd shortly after reaching 110. We're not planning any additional slots. (WarcraftDevs)

PvP
does this mean tank specs will be viable in PvP also?
We're looking into ways to make tanks fun - both to play as, and to play against - in PvP. It's a tough challenge. (WarcraftDevs)

why not just make racials unavailable for pvp?
We feel racials are an important part of what defines your character, and should come into PvP with you. (WarcraftDevs)

Lore
Mr.Koask could you please clear the situation with Vol'Jin? You said he is warchief and in quests it's Sylvanas! what happened?
If you're checking out the alpha, you're only getting part of the story, none of the intro, and none of the cinematics. Yet! (DaveKosak)

Transmogrification
Rumor from alpha is clothies can unlock cloth transmog but plate cannot. Intended behavior?
Intended. Plate wearers unlock plate, mail wearers unlock mail, etc. Weapons must be equippable by that character. (WarcraftDevs)

If I unlocked the CM armor during MOP on one warlock, if I make another will I be able to XMOG it on him with the new system?
Yep! Any characters of the same class will be able to wear the Challenge Mode sets if you've unlocked them. (WarcraftDevs)
Can we discuss that "Weapons must be equippable" thing for staves/polearms?
I refuse to discuss polearms after "the incident". (Muffinus)

Ghostcrawler Tweets
Ghostcrawler still occasionally talks about WoW. Remember that he no longer works for or speaks for Blizzard.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
I see. I was watching some legion alpha streams and artifact stuff looks promising, can't wait to test/play it.
I agree. Looks cool. Shades of Paths of the Titans, down to titan names. (OccupyGStreet)

How do you keep your team motivated when deadlines loom and setbacks start to/have happened? How do you boost morale?
One of the best things for morale is shipping things and seeing it in the hands of players / customers. (OccupyGStreet)
Newbie managers sometimes focus too much on individual feelings during a time of crisis. (OccupyGStreet)
When actually your team may thank you later for being decisive when Shit Gets Real. (OccupyGStreet)
You can focus on the softer aspects of team morale when you have more bandwidth and fewer deadlines looming. (OccupyGStreet)

Hey, GC, how hard is it to take a wow boss mechanic, like Shadow Crash, and make it a player ability? Is it technically hard?
If it's tied to the room geometry (target this x,y coordinate) then it can be hard. A lot of class abilities started with bosses. (OccupyGStreet)

I understand, do u think redesigning classes every xpac is a good idea? I despise having to relearn the specs I play esp. 1/2
I like class change. I was sad in WoD when the direction was minimal change. But having to relearn is the big risk. (OccupyGStreet)

what is a Devs definition of "Balance" equal everything or as close as balanceable?
Depends on devs and projects. Usually it's something like decisions of what / how to play aren't driven by raw power. (OccupyGStreet)

Systems designers distinguish between "balanced" and "balanceable" and focus more on the latter since it's a lot harder. (OccupyGStreet)
how do unbalanceable things form? i.e. by what general mechanism does a system/mechanic become unbalanceable?
Things are balanceable if they have tuning knobs. A switch with on/off lacks tuning knobs. (OccupyGStreet)
An ability that is "kill next target" doesn't scale with target health or power, so you lack an ability to tune it. (OccupyGStreet)

like why make it balancable if you don't then use that work to try achieve balance.
Totally. Balance is the end goal and the most important in the end. We just talk about the hard part which is balanceable. (OccupyGStreet)
Sadly, what isn't balance-able is community perception. Once they believe something is bad, it's hard to change that view.
That's true, but players don't owe use endlessly trying something to see if it's finally fixed yet. (OccupyGStreet)



Dark Legacy Comics #517
DLC #517 has been released.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Legion - Storm Dragon Mount, Windwalker Artifact Preview, Tweets, DLC #517 started by chaud View original post
Comments 81 Comments
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Would not want to get chinned by one of those drakes that's for sure
  1. Lady Tygry's Avatar
    Butterface mount :/
  1. Teranzil's Avatar
    Big fan of the new drakes! Also love the look of the fist skin of the WW artifact. Going to enjoy knocking some blocks off with those
  1. siccora's Avatar
    hellboy monk inc
  1. mmocd88858e1a5's Avatar
    The wings look horrendous.
  1. Spirthealer's Avatar
    Not sure how that comic was funny...
  1. Rikhart's Avatar
    THats not a new mount model, just a reskin of the classic drake model.
  1. Valicen's Avatar
    lol @ the rogue question with no answer. Kinda sums up blizzard's stance towards Rogues in general.
  1. Buttonmasher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valicen View Post
    lol @ the rogue question with no answer. Kinda sums up blizzard's stance towards Rogues in general.
    Actually I think that was accidentally left out. I remember reading a reply to that. Otherwise it wouldn't have been included, because these are specifically tweets from blues.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valicen View Post
    lol @ the rogue question with no answer. Kinda sums up blizzard's stance towards Rogues in general.
    For some reason that answer didn't copy over. Added it now. It is good news!
  1. Buttonmasher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rikhart View Post
    THats not a new mount model, just a reskin of the classic drake model.
    It's using the classic drake SKELETON, yes.
    Model? No.
    Reskin? No.
    Stop spreading misinformation.
  1. Chromeshellking's Avatar
    Interesting...if you watch the tiger blade portion for showcasing, the blades are long enough that the way your holding them you're stabbing your foot.
  1. Buttonmasher's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BalwickZaik View Post
    The wings look horrendous.
    Hence, alpha.
    But they still look bad. I agree.
    I have a feeling they're going to be semi transparent or something. Most model viewers are bad at transparency and spell effects on models.
  1. itssomething's Avatar
    i still don't get it .. i got CM with my rogue , lock and druid but i want to play paladin .. mean no cm for paladin right?
  1. mmoc5337f9d117's Avatar
    So we get new awesome dragons that can't fly?
  1. mmoceeceb76e25's Avatar
    The stone fist monk artifact looks great.
  1. Dren The Black's Avatar
    Storm Dragon Mount = Bruce Campbell mount?
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Spirthealer View Post
    Not sure how that comic was funny...
    It is in what Krom says to Donald when he notices all the gold in Donald's hands, and then swears to himself for doing the exact same thing..
  1. Jumpmain's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by itssomething View Post
    i still don't get it .. i got CM with my rogue , lock and druid but i want to play paladin .. mean no cm for paladin right?
    Right. Still no information on WoD Weapons tho.
  1. grexly75's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rikhart View Post
    THats not a new mount model, just a reskin of the classic drake model.
    And yet is does look very cool a lot better than some of the drake models WoTLK like the Bronze Drake mount out of Culling of Stratholme and the varied other colours.. The only good looking drakes from that expac were the Proto Drakes..

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