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Blue Posts on the Kanai's Event & Gameplay

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Overwatch Release Date Leaked - May 24th 2016, Open Beta Early Access May 3rd

Legion - Fury Warrior Spell Animations
New animations aren't complete, but here is an early preview of the new and modified Fury Warrior spell animations.





Legion - Tier 3 BMAH Gear Transmog Restrictions
The developers answered one of the questions about transmogging BMAH gear again today.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Tier 3 pieces obtained via the BMAH will have their appearances unlocked account-wide within current transmogrification restrictions. The Frostfire Regalia set can be transmogged on a Warlock, for example. (WarcraftDevs)

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Secondary Stat Scaling in Legion
The thing I realized then is, that a single-stat item has as much stats as an evenly distributed item on the same ilvl, and even more than an unevenly distributed item.
This was originally done to encourage players to diversify secondary stats -- the closer an item was to a single-stat secondary, the more it suffered from this penalty. We reevaluated the method we were doing this by in 6.2, finding that most people were just confused by it and it didn't affect balance in any significant way, so we changed it. Your secondary stat ratings should add up to a consistent value no matter what the combination is from here on out. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ability Damage in PvP
We've discovered a bug where weapon damage is being calculated incorrectly in our PvP stat templates. A lot of damage is overtuned as a result. We're working on fix it as soon as possible. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ashran in Legion
Level 110 players will be able to queue for Ashran from the UI in Legion. It will work similar to battlegrounds, you can queue with up to 5 players. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

[Request] Equal Gear for Factions/Vendor
Can we get a vendor or something so we can have equal gear regaurdless of which faction we choose?

It's kind of weird how Horde and Alliance Shadow Priests have different gear. Alliance gets the RPPM caster DPS trinket, while horde gets the on-use versatility caster trinket. Not to mention for whatever reason, I have 2% more crit on Horde, but 5% more haste on Alliance before BG scaling.

Are there any other cases of this or just Shadow Priests? (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Greatly reduced skill plays?
At least for warrior, there seems to be nothing. No spell reflects, no fear, no intervene. It seems like all of our pvp talents are just "more ways to deal damage" with maybe 2 or 3 exceptions. When I look through other dps classes it seems mostly the same. Most every class has become a gigantic damage bot with little else to offer. Especially from a tournament standpoint it seems like a very *boring* route to take. I dunno. Maybe I'm wrong.
There are some specializations we agree may feel "flat" with lack of utility tools right now on alpha. It would be useful for us to hear which specializations testers feel are in a bad/good/too good spot in that regard (with reasons why).

While the gameplay of specializations without PvP talents is important, it's most useful to us to hear feedback with full PvP talents. Some specs may feel flat baseline, but with talents feel like they're in a good/too good spot. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Demon Hunters and Flag Carrying
Demon Hunters are able to zoom across the map before it even has time to appear on the mini map. Timed it and it was 23 seconds from point of pick up to capture. Is it worth stunting their mobility like several other abilities while carrying the flag? It isn't fun when the flag is picked up and then captured before you really have time to react.
Agreed. We're making changes very soon. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Priest (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Discipline Priest Feedback -- Build 21232 -- 3-Mar
Note that AoE damage spells don't (by default) fall off after 6 targets; that's only healing spells. For damage it's a much higher number of targets.

Correct though, the bulk of the value of Divine Star and Halo is still in the direct healing effect. Their gameplay is still meant to be focused on their use as healing spells when it comes to aiming/positioning. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Outlaw Rogue Feedback -- Build 21232 -- 3-Mar
Do we have everything available to us atm? I miss a few of the "combat" spec had. As far as lvling goes and using Roll the Bones, its fun in the world, but i can see where it will be a hinder in a raid environment, to busy seeing what buff you got (miss an interrupt, stand in some poo, ect).
The intention is not for you to keep fishing for the lucky 5-buff Roll the Bones. If you have theorycraft indicating that it's optimal to keep using Roll the Bones, when you already have a buff (apart from the Health one), we'd love to review that. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Demonology Warlock Feedback -- Build 21232 -- 3-Mar
I havent seen anyone talk about this but it seems that the dreadstalker imps are hitting significantly harder then imps summoned from impending doom and hand of guldan. Also they are not scaling with the infernal furnace tallent.
The Dreadstalker riders should 100% count the same as, and deal the same damage as, regular wild imps. There are just likely some bugs with that. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Overwatch Release Date - May 24 2016
Overwatch releases on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 24, 2016! Open Beta runs May 5 through May 8. People that pre-order get Open Beta access for them and a friend starting on May 3rd.


DLC #528 - Play Dirty
DLC #528 has been released.

This article was originally published in forum thread: T3 BMAH Transmog, Fury Spell Animations, Blue Posts, Overwatch Release - May 24, DLC started by chaud View original post
Comments 60 Comments
  1. Emeraldon's Avatar
    "Legion - Tier 3 BMAH Gear Transmog Restrictions
    The developers finally answered one of the questions about transmogging BMAH gear today"

    have you been asleep comrade chaud? They confirmed this some weeks ago again. (I was one of the posters the blue quoted!)

    Edit:

    Here; http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/...aladin-Preview

    sorryforbeingpicky.
  1. Leafcast's Avatar
    The new combat animations are night and day! The attacks actually look like they have weight to them.
  1. chaud's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Emeraldon View Post
    "Legion - Tier 3 BMAH Gear Transmog Restrictions
    The developers finally answered one of the questions about transmogging BMAH gear today"

    have you been asleep comrade chaud? They confirmed this some weeks ago again. (I was one of the posters the blue quoted!)[/url]

    sorryforbeingpicky.
    Fixed, that completely slipped my mind. The sound of Warrior auto attack for many hours today has dulled my mind!
  1. AK_47's Avatar
    Most of the new Fury Warrior animations look better, however some of them are way worse. How could they make it worse ?

    For example, Avatar animation is ugly and feels like a beta.
  1. Mekh's Avatar
    God. that twitter... People are still confused by the transmog rules? It's not that hard. Clothies unlocks cloth, Plate wearers unlock plate and so on, weapons unlock if you can equip them and all class restrictions coded into items apply as always (T3 never had those).
  1. Tenjen's Avatar
    that new charge, everything is good, but that new charge!
  1. thilicen's Avatar
    Hope to god every class gets the same animation treatment, those are downright glorious.
  1. Butger's Avatar
    New animations are so awesome..! (and much needed)
  1. Supercool's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mekh View Post
    God. that twitter... People are still confused by the transmog rules? It's not that hard. Clothies unlocks cloth, Plate wearers unlock plate and so on, weapons unlock if you can equip them and all class restrictions coded into items apply as always (T3 never had those).
    To be fair, Blizz brought it on themselves by instituting these restrictions in the first place.

    But yeah, I don't really know how anyone who has or plans to acquire any T3 items would be confused by this.
  1. Wishblade's Avatar
    Much approval is being given to those new animations!
  1. BHD's Avatar
    Hate to be that guy but I prefer most of the old warrior animations. The new pummel and charge looks great though. Bladestorm is the main offender for me.
  1. denzildk's Avatar
    that poll is missing an options for people who (like me) waitet for beta access to decide, but now have beta and after playing the game have decided to buy it. ("Yes, because i played the beta") ish.
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    3 day open beta? I guess I haven't been paying attention, I didn't know it was that polished and ready to go already. Not my thing at all, won't be playing, but great they got a new game out the door. Now, bring on new titles next Blizzcon, like whatever they're hiring for with Diablo.
  1. GadoGado's Avatar
    Will the new animations work on the old character models? I for one hope so.
  1. Archon14's Avatar
    Why is the open beta that short? What happens if their servers overload or something? Better to prolong the beta access than delay the release date imo.

    Also, I really don't like that look of Bladestorm. They should probably just steal the animation from Garen or something.
  1. mikkis2k's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skinny Red View Post
    Hate to be that guy but I prefer most of the old warrior animations. The new pummel and charge looks great though. Bladestorm is the main offender for me.
    You're joking right? Bladestorm has never looked so good lol. And to think that you picked that spell to be the "main offender" is just plain stupid. The main offender of these spells should be "Avatar".. Look.. now you actually look like a blue avatar.. xD
  1. Otaka's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mikkis2k View Post
    You're joking right? Bladestorm has never looked so good lol. And to think that you picked that spell to be the "main offender" is just plain stupid. The main offender of these spells should be "Avatar".. Look.. now you actually look like a blue avatar.. xD
    No the bladestorm looks horrible... those daggers just appear, and wth... daggers??? its a warrior not a rogue fan of knives.
    The old bladestorm was much better, it merely showed a red whirlwind to emphazise the storm... not some silly daggers appearing out of nowhere.
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Supercool View Post
    To be fair, Blizz brought it on themselves by instituting these restrictions in the first place.

    But yeah, I don't really know how anyone who has or plans to acquire any T3 items would be confused by this.
    We all know what the next complaint is going to be. I can just hear it now. Why is it every time I run old raid XYZ plate drops on my mage....but when I do it on my warrior all that drops is cloth?!?!!?!

    And Blizzard will fix it so it doesn't matter.
  1. Butger's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Otaka View Post
    No the bladestorm looks horrible... those daggers just appear, and wth... daggers??? its a warrior not a rogue fan of knives.
    The old bladestorm was much better, it merely showed a red whirlwind to emphazise the storm... not some silly daggers appearing out of nowhere.
    I Don't think that this 'new' Bladestorm animation is final. It's a re-use and not on par with the much better looking Whirlwind.
  1. Baneleaf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Emeraldon View Post
    "Legion - Tier 3 BMAH Gear Transmog Restrictions
    The developers finally answered one of the questions about transmogging BMAH gear today"

    have you been asleep comrade chaud? They confirmed this some weeks ago again. (I was one of the posters the blue quoted!)

    Edit:

    Here; http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/...aladin-Preview

    sorryforbeingpicky.
    They very funny part is that I have been asking some very legitimate transmog questions on twitter for weeks and all that every gets any mention is about the T3 gear which maybe .005% of the player base has either earned or purchased.

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