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Update (5:00 AM EST): The support article has been updated to change the Level 100+ value back to 50,000 gold. The change may not be live just yet.

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Character Transfer Gold Cap Increase
Blizzard is finally increasing the gold limit when transferring characters. Soon you can move 250,000 gold! Faction change limits don't appear to have been increased according to the support article.

Level Gold Limit
10-30300g
31-501,000g
51-705,000g
71-8020,000g
81-9950,000g
100+250,000g


Legion - Falcosauros Mount
The Falcosauros mount was added in a recent Legion build. The sources are currently placeholders, so we aren't sure where they will come from yet.





Level Type Name
110Mount Predatory Bloodgazer
110Mount Snowfeather Hunter
110Mount Brilliant Direbeak
110Mount Viridian Sharptalon


Legion Class Feedback
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Druid (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
[Feedback] Guardian
Basically I love the aesthetics and overall design motif for Guardians in legion. But I really don't love the ability rotation. Unbelievably simple, no choice, no optional complexity, and almost impossible to execute incorrectly.

I can't imagine pressing X -> Lacerate for 6-8 minutes on a boss. I would be unbelievably bored.

We'll likely tweak those talents now that Thrash (Lacerate) stacks take longer to apply. Exact details still TBD. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

[Bug]Balance Affinity - Moonkin Form (21154)
As of Build 21154, Moonkin form granted by the talent Balance Affinity does not currently enable the usage of Starsurge or Lunar strike.
This should be fixed in the next build. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
[Feedback] Mistweaver
Essence Font, as mentioned, should already not be too weak (roughly matching Vivify) when there are 5 targets to heal. But that might not be enough to make it interesting in a 5-player setting--we can move some healing from the HoT to the initial heal to shore it up there. It's possible the HoT causes the spell's use to be poorly messaged, even though it's quite a large heal on 5-6 targets (the aforementioned change would make it closely comparable to Wild Growth). If tinkering with the numbers doesn't succeed in making its usage intuitive, a cooldown is an option in lieu of the HoT--but that would reduce its flexibility, and the current advantage it has on large numbers of targets (and its uniqueness as well).

While there's been a lot of positive feedback on Rising Thunder, I've seen a lot of intimations that it's overpowered (usual caveat that tuning should not be the foremost concern at this stage regardless). I'm curious if this is based on evaluations of the talent that are 1) in the absence of artifact traits affecting Thunder Focus Tea, 2) after the nerf to Renewing Mist, and 3) taking into account the mana cost of Rising Sun Kick. Any theorycraft on RT in those conditions would likely by the most useful.

I don't think I've seen much theorycrafting on RT without the TFT traits. Typically when most of us talk about things it's either all traits we can access or none of them, and on this build you can have both Dancing Mists and Harmony and Focus which enables a kind of silly ReM spam that in turns allows a ton of buffed Vivifies. These aren't really relevant in playtesting because 5 mans don't have enough people for those ReMs to add extra targets.
Right, sorry, "without the TFT traits" meant "without any traits" would be fine too. Just want to isolate discussion about RT from the interactions with Celestial Breath and Focus and Harmony.

Rising Thunder is overpowered in a talent-selection sense that it blows Focused Thunder out of the water (one extra TFT'd spell per 30 seconds or an extra TFT spell even before artifacts.. basically whenever the hell you want) as well as Mana Tea (mana savings of TFT-Vivify).
That's the question--does it so obviously dominate Focused Thunder, when it's the gain of 1 TFT buff every 30s, at the cost of 3 GCDs, a nontrivial amount of mana, and a range requirement. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Holy Paladin Bugs
General damage buffs increasing damage of Light of the Martyr should be fixed next build. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Holy Priest Synergy with Holy Word
I would say our biggest difference philosophically is that we're not so sanguine about the state of Holy on live, which relies on using Renew to drive Sanctuary, to the exclusion of most other modes of healing. For one, it does not seem especially versatile or varied--most of the synergies/rewards (more CoH casts and more WoM procs) are relatively passive/smart effects with little player interaction, simply results of casting as many Renews as possible. Also, a heavily Renew-oriented rotation is not very appropriate for Holy (essentially, their gameplay should not be so similar to Resto Druid), and it's intentional that the direct heals are more in the forefront in Legion. Renew is available as a reasonable option when an instant or slow top-off is convenient, but is not positioned to be a primary workhorse of the class.

Heal and Flash Heal are somewhat on the strong end of analogous spells across the healing classes. It is possible that buffing them in terms of cost, instead of buffing their heal size as we recently did, would help the rotation flow more smoothly. While Holy Priests do have to get used to a more mana-limited world on alpha like everyone does, being able to fill with the basic heals consistently is intended. Similarly, PoH did suffer a loss in some situations from its targeting change (which we felt was necessary), and we'll keep an eye on it. There's some concern that it could get too attractive or self-working to spam in raids, since it does use smart targeting now.

More generally across all healers, the pace of healing spell use is intentionally being slowed down from the current world of overly abundant mana (as has been discussed elsewhere), so you may have to realign your expectations somewhat of how frequently you can use expensive heals or large heals. Especially so in the context of Holy Words, which justify their unusual strength by having cooldowns that are meaningfully long. It should not feel anything like the regularity with which you press CoH in Warlords--you should expect to typically have situations where a Holy Word is not available and won't be available in time to solve the healing need that's presently at hand. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
[Feedback] Demonology Warlock
A heads-up for Demonology Warlocks about a change you'll see in today's build:

Summon Inquisitor was changed into Summon Dreadlord. We've been exploring different options for what demon for this talent to summon, and it happened to be on Dreadlord when this build was made.

However, internally, it has already changed again, and in the next build, you'll find that it has become Summon Beholder, which shoots Eye Lasers. Please base feedback on that, instead of the briefly-lived Dreadlord. Thanks!

RIP Dreadlord. But shouldn't we already have Beholder via the Supremacy glyph to Felhunter?
That's what we call the "Observer". The "Beholder" in this case is a demon you've seen very rarely, most notably Durumu. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Bonus Event: Burning Crusade Timewalking
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
If your character has reached level 71 or higher, you can queue for The Burning Crusade Timewalking dungeons now through Monday to fight for Timewarped Badges and loot that’s scaled to your level. You’ll face the challenges of:

  • The Arcatraz
  • Black Morass
  • Magister's Terrace
  • Mana-Tombs
  • The Shattered Halls
  • The Slave Pens

Before you venture back into Outland, make sure you pick up the quest A Burning Path Through Time, which rewards both a Seal of Inevitable Fate and an Iron Fleet Treasure Chest*.

*Chest practically guaranteed to contain a Hellfire Citadel item in the ilvl 690–705 range.

Which is your favorite of the Outland Timewalking dungeons? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
So, whats going on with hunter pets post-raid buff removal, are they just a cosmetic choice now? what about exotics?
Pets that you tame are primarily a cosmetic and story choice for you. Exotics tend to have an extra utility ability. (WarcraftDevs)

Paladin (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
What purpose would there be removing Holy Power gain from casting Judgement? Really what would there be? It's silly.
Abilities feel more rewarding when they are distinct and less broad. Jack of all Trade abilities tend to end up feeling bland. (WarcraftDevs)

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Are Warlock Grim'o'Supremacy demons going away completely or will we still be able to use them somehow? I love them a lot
Supremacy demons will return soon as glyphs on their respective Summon spells. (WarcraftDevs)

Dungeons and Raids
will the dungeon journal be updated to include classic, tbc and wotlk raids?
We are updating the Dungeon Journal to add item information for transmog hunters; ability write-ups will come later. (WarcraftDevs)

Lore
Garrosh kills the warlocks in Ogrimmar, but used them in Pandaria. How did he justify that?
old god hearts make you go a little crazy (Muffinus)

Misc
I think all of our forums are, ultimately, more positive than the average of the internet, can't be prouder of that. https://t.co/Uk10ZV7XdY (Muffinus)

Final Boss - Holy Paladin Spec Preview
Final Boss is back with another spec preview!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Character Transfer Gold Cap, Falcosauros Mount, Blue Posts, Holy Paladin Preview started by chaud View original post
Comments 43 Comments
  1. Coldkil's Avatar
    Well, i suppose the limit had to be increased given how the entire market and gold amounts have overall increased (garrison, tokens, etc.).
  1. VitesseEOD's Avatar
    250k is still surprisingly low but 50k was ludicrous and shouldve been reviewed ages ago (although it was easy to circumvent, albeit at additional cost, using a guild transfer instead)
  1. markos82's Avatar
    You can always buy mounts ( mimion of grumps or whats the name ) and sell them eventually on AH and you can always open cards and save epics ( 1000g, 3000, 6000g ) and 100g blue cards. That way you can transfer millions and just vendor them without loosing any gold, well considering you get them by flipping cards
  1. rauta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Coldkil View Post
    Well, i suppose the limit had to be increased given how the entire market and gold amounts have overall increased (garrison, tokens, etc.).
    AFAIK tokens don't increase the overall gold.
  1. Kaleredar's Avatar
    I think I prefer the old raptors from Vanilla WoW to these new ones. And this is coming from a guy that loves everything dinosaur.

    Their faces just look too... vacuous.
  1. ChaosWolf's Avatar
    Well, they finally did it... hunter pets are now just another dot, nothing special anymore. Disappointing.
  1. Rósa's Avatar
    Disappointed about hunter pets
  1. Kaleredar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosWolf View Post
    Well, they finally did it... hunter pets are now just another dot, nothing special anymore. Disappointing.
    Were you really committed to keeping hunter pets for buffs? They seemed to shuffle them several times every expansion. Who even gives a crit buff now? Spiders? Hyenas? Who did they shuffle the heroism buff to? Nether Rays? Do scorpions still disarm?

    If there had been some specific diligence paid to maintaining "pet ability identity," maybe it'd make sense to raise a huff about them.
  1. Esubane's Avatar
    Good, now increase the actual per-character gold cap. 1M does not cut it anymore.

    TCG mounts on EU realms haven't been seen on regular AH for months due to it. BMAH turned into millisecond war - who caps first gets it, and there are like 20+ people camping every evening.
  1. Exhuman's Avatar
    I hate colored mounts
  1. TheDeeGee's Avatar
    250K is still too low, specialy as you pay a whooping 25 Euros for a Transfer.
  1. paflodder's Avatar
    Lets hope for all ret paladin that our friend KALGAN will not be part of the spec design .
    This boy hates rets with a vengeance , he wants you to be support healers lol .
    W8 and see !!!!
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeeGee View Post
    250K is still too low, specialy as you pay a whooping 25 Euros for a Transfer.
    I'd say 25 Euros/Dollars is too much too!
  1. Yoof1965's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by VitesseEOD View Post
    250k is still surprisingly low but 50k was ludicrous and shouldve been reviewed ages ago (although it was easy to circumvent, albeit at additional cost, using a guild transfer instead)
    Does that cap affect guild transfers? If not create a guild 7 days before you transfer and load that sucker up with all you have.
  1. Vegas82's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Yoof1965 View Post
    Does that cap affect guild transfers? If not create a guild 7 days before you transfer and load that sucker up with all you have.
    That's a silly workaround to have to use all things considered. As others have said, the cap is far too low. Especially considering you're paying to transfer the character. If you're paying to xfer a character it should just move everything with that character. There is literally no logical reason to restrict it.
  1. docrains05's Avatar
    I just want to know when feral will be implemented on legion and why is it taking so long?
  1. Hachrokio's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas82 View Post
    That's a silly workaround to have to use all things considered. As others have said, the cap is far too low. Especially considering you're paying to transfer the character. If you're paying to xfer a character it should just move everything with that character. There is literally no logical reason to restrict it.
    Be happy it got increased at all from 50k, you greedy fucks.

    Keep it civil
  1. guardian_titan's Avatar
    Falcosauros is probably the only mount I might ride in Legion thus far. Animations are smoother than the current raptors and the tail doesn't whip around as fast. I still have issues, though. There's no strap around the neck to help keep the saddle forward so chances are it'd just slide backward thus rubbing the raptor's legs (realistically speaking). For two, the feather locations makes it look like a badly shaved poodle. The feathers on the body are okay, but on the legs and arms? I was expecting something like the archaeopteryx, not something that's half mottled. It looks shabby. Thinking about it, it looks like we took a baby that was mottling its baby feathers and threw a saddle on it rather than waiting until it fully mottled and became an adult. Blizzard and animal cruelty with Legion. It's a reoccurring trend it seems. My last issue is the baby pet version and the adult version. Why does the baby have teeth but not the adult? That only shows the baby is a reskin of the existing raptor pets. Babies are often born without teeth and get them later (unless they're reptiles and fish where they're born with teeth and have teeth as adults), but you never see a baby with teeth and lose them as an adult. Blizzard couldn't even mildly modify the pet version to remove the teeth.
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    250k is still retarded. There should be no restriction at all. It's our gold we should be allowed to keep it when we move. Typical Blizzard being stupid.
  1. DeadmanWalking's Avatar
    They really should make it so you can move multiple characters in a character transfer, I have 4 alts who support my main in crafting and money making and I can't server transfer because it would cost too much to move all of them. God forbid I should want to switch factions as well. Money is already being transfered between servers with ease so it isn't about gold sellers anymore.

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