Season 5 Ending Next Week, Bluddshed's Starter Builds for S6

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HotD Finals & New Observer Interface, Murky In-Depth Tips & Tricks

Overwatch Patch 28484 - New Genji Skin, Competitive Splash Screen

Legion - Resto Shaman Artifact Effect
Resto Shaman also get an effect from their Artifact weapon in Legion, though it isn't as exciting as the Fire mage effect. After you have been idle for several minutes, your character assumes the pose shown below and a blue swirl appears underneath you.



Legion - Character Trial Boost
The latest Legion build added some interesting strings that point to players being able to boost a character to level 100 to try it for a limited duration. Unfortunately the process isn't enabled on the Legion Alpha right now, so we don't have more details.


Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • CHARACTER_BOOST_RECOMMENDED_SPEC_ONLY (New) - This specialization isn't available for a Boosted character. You'll be able to switch to this specialization later.
  • CHARACTER_BOOST_RECOMMENDED_SPEC_ONLY_NONE (New) - This specialization isn't available for a Boosted character. You'll be able to switch to this specialization later.
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_NEW_CHARACTER (New) - New
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_NEW_CHARACTER_NONE (New) - New
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_NEW_CHARACTER_TOOLTIP (New) - Create a standard character.
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_NEW_CHARACTER_TOOLTIP_NONE (New) - Create a standard character.
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_STARTING_LEVEL (New) - Level %d
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_STARTING_LEVEL_NONE (New) - Level %d
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_TITLE (New) - Character Type
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_TITLE_NONE (New) - Character Type
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_TRIAL_BOOST_CHARACTER (New) - Class Trial
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_TRIAL_BOOST_CHARACTER_NONE (New) - Class Trial
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_TRIAL_BOOST_CHARACTER_TOOLTIP (New) - Create a new level 100 character and try it for a limited time. You have an option to apply a boost token to this character at the end of the trial.
  • CHARACTER_TYPE_FRAME_TRIAL_BOOST_CHARACTER_TOOLTIP_NONE (New) - Create a new level 100 character and try it for a limited time. You have an option to apply a boost token to this character at the end of the trial.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_POPUP_BOOST_EXISTING_CHARACTER_TOOLTIP (New) - Apply your Level 100 Boost to an existing character
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_POPUP_BOOST_EXISTING_CHARACTER_TOOLTIP_NONE (New) - Apply your Level 100 Boost to an existing character
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_POPUP_TRY_NEW_CLASS_DISABLED_TOOLTIP (New) - Trial Boosts are currently disabled.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_POPUP_TRY_NEW_CLASS_DISABLED_TOOLTIP_NONE (New) - Trial Boosts are currently disabled.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_POPUP_TRY_NEW_CLASS_TOOLTIP (New) - Create a new Level 100 character and try it for a limited time. You have the option to apply your boost to this character at the end of the trial.
  • CHARACTER_UPGRADE_POPUP_TRY_NEW_CLASS_TOOLTIP_NONE (New) - Create a new Level 100 character and try it for a limited time. You have the option to apply your boost to this character at the end of the trial.



Blue Tweets
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator / Artifact Calculator / PvP Talent Calculator)
Fury of the Eagle is consuming all my stacks of Mongoose Bite when I use it, it's a bug or intended?
This is a bug - Fury of the Eagle should not be consuming your stacks of Mongoose Bite. Thanks for the heads up! (WarcraftDevs)

Weird/stupid question: What's the bulk of quest design? What skills are needed?
it's about 50% spawning (creature placement/actions/flavor), 40% mechanics (building spells and gameplay) and maybe 10% writing. (DaveKosak)

Computers - Setup of the Month
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

This month
The current SSD prices are fairly flat right now, with most SSDs under $0.50 per gigabyte when on sale. New GPUs may be coming later this year.

Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 6700K and should spend that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don't forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!


Peripherals/Monitors
ComponentPuppy Dolphin
MonitorASUS VS228H-P 22-Inch Monitor - $100ASUS VS248H-P 24-Inch Monitor - $129
KeyboardKensington Pro Fit Media Keyboard - $22Logitech G105 - $50
MouseLogitech G402 - $47Razer DeathAdder Chroma - $57
SpeakersCreative A250 2.1 Speaker System - $28Logitech Z313 Speaker System - $51
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
MonitorDell U2414H Monitor - $231Dell U2715H - $500
KeyboardLogitech G710+ - $116Corsair K70 - $140
MouseLogitech G502 - $80Razer Naga 2014 - $55
SpeakersLogitech Z323 2.1 Speaker System - $53Logitech Speaker System Z523 - $70


Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.
ComponentPuppy Dolphin
CaseNZXT Source 210 - $48NZXT Source 210 - $48
Power SupplyEVGA 600B - $40EVGA 600B - $40
CPUAMD FX-6300 - $100AMD FX-8320 - $140
HeatsinkCooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $42Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - $42
MotherboardASUS M5A97 R2.0 - $95ASUS M5A99FX PRO - $115
MemoryKingston HyperX FURY 8GB 1866 - $358GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 - $42
Graphics CardMSI R7 370 - $125R9 380 / GTX 960 - $180 / $170
Hard DriveWestern Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $74Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $74
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21
Total$580$692 - 702


Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.
ComponentNarwhal Unicorn
CaseCooler Master HAF 912 - $64Corsair Air 540 - $110
Power SupplyEVGA G2 650W - $100EVGA G2 650W - $100
CPUIntel 6600K - $240Intel 6600K - $240
HeatsinkScythe Mugen 4 - $56Noctua 6 NH-D15 - $89
MotherboardASUS Z170-A - $162ASUS Z170-A - $162
Memory16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX - $7516GB Corsair Vengeance LPX - $75
Graphics CardR9 380 / GTX 960 - $180 / $170GTX 970 - $304
Hard DriveWestern Digital 2TB Caviar Black - $123Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black - $123
SSDCrucial BX200 250GB - $65
OR
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB - $88
SanDisk Extreme PRO 240GB - $110
OR
SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256GB - $121
DVDAsus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21Asus 24X SATA DVD+/-RW - $21
Total$1076 - 1142$1289 - 1345


Dark Legacy Comics #532
DLC #532 takes a look at Mythic Dungeons.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Resto Shaman Artifact Effect, Character Trial Boost, Blue Tweets, Setup of the Month started by chaud View original post
Comments 60 Comments
  1. mmoc2ebaeabb02's Avatar
    Ok i guess it was only me that saw a giant sack of balls in first picture for a sec...
  1. VitesseEOD's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Embernetic View Post
    WoW private server that became obscenely popular and thus gained enough attention from blizz to be shut down. As per usual the blizzdrones on here will gobble up anything that gives them a reason to spite someone having fun outside the current retail expansion of WoW.
    You're confusing spite with a lack of sympathy for players doing something illegal. Not spite, just don't care and unlike you, we appear to be able to judge the situation dispassionately - its piracy/illegal any way you cut it
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by verganas View Post
    Ok i guess it was only me that saw a giant sack of balls in first picture for a sec...
    Nope, not only you... we both have dirty minds.
  1. Valentyn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tiarno View Post
    Boost gold token would be awesome from a selling perspective!

    @PC setups: save $'s, skip the dvd players. And why no high end GFX cards like the Fury (x) and 980 TI? Not even de 980 and the R390x.
    That's of severe diminishing returns in WoW. The game engine is still horrifically CPU bottlenecked. Where the CPU is currently far more important that a high end GPU.

    I have two 980Tis and I get the same performance as I did on a normal 980, and even an AMD FirePro D700.
    Not saying a good GPU isn't important now, but with WoW being so CPU dependant it's not as important as it would be with other games.
  1. Adam552's Avatar
    Yea @PCSetups, I wouldn't buy an optical drive either
  1. mmoc2ebaeabb02's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kryos View Post
    Nope, not only you... we both have dirty minds.
    Thanks i don't feel alone now
  1. MasterHamster's Avatar
    Can't they at least attempt to make leveling less of a dull joke than it has turned into instead of introducing new ways to pay to skip it?

    Players don't want to level anymore, partially because most that still play have done it already, but also because it's so mindnumbingly easy that you just feel like it's a race to the end.
  1. mmocafde98d0b8's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by VitesseEOD View Post
    You're confusing spite with a lack of sympathy for players doing something illegal. Not spite, just don't care and unlike you, we appear to be able to judge the situation dispassionately - its piracy/illegal any way you cut it
    Agreed it was illegal and i believe the only reason it was so popular was the fact it's free. even if Blizzard were to make Vanilla servers the common consensus is "all people on Nos would go to official Blizzard servers" which i believe to be unlikely as it would not be free especially since Blizzard would have to invest in the hardware and time to host it and have been quoted several times as saying they no longer have the files as they existed in Vanilla so the full Vanilla experience as we knew it then would not be possible.
  1. Gilgemesh's Avatar
    Anyone else see a fish falling out of a three toed animal's behind? I had to focus on it twice...the screen shot had me somewhat confused as to what I was looking at---a tauren...meditating?
    I love the mage animation, I'm not sure if the shaman is quite flashy enough for my tastes yet.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by verganas View Post
    Ok i guess it was only me that saw a giant sack of balls in first picture for a sec...
    oh god now all I can see is balls... first it was that other thing...
  1. Rotted's Avatar
    Oh god, trial max level characters, thats a terrible idea.

    I really, really hope tight restriction are put in place. Can you imagine it? "I want to try out this recommended dps spec in lfr"

    or the couple that will slip through the net and get into normals
  1. musicallittle1's Avatar
    Opinions are opinions. I love leveling. I will often level a character, play it at 100 for about a week, then forget about it :-D
  1. Wolfrick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by musicallittle1 View Post
    Opinions are opinions. I love leveling. I will often level a character, play it at 100 for about a week, then forget about it :-D
    That is the issue, leveling from 1 to 100 should not take 1 week, it should take more time...
  1. Squishy Tia's Avatar
    Regarding the CPU setups of the month: Your money would be better spent on the 6700k simply for the clock boost, unless the 6600k can OC as high as the 6700k can. Blizzard's games are all CPU bound for the most part, with only Overwatch requiring a matching mid-high to high tier GPU for optimal performance. Also, Legion's system requirements jump dramatically, because base and max farclip have been tripled, in addition to the newer high resolution textures being used. If you want the best performance out of WoW, you'll want that 6700k hands down unless you already have a 4790k OC'd to 4.6 GHz or better.

    Never underestimate just how important it is to spec for overkill with Blizzard's engines.
  1. Rolly's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by verganas View Post
    Ok i guess it was only me that saw a giant sack of balls in first picture for a sec...

    Damn you now that's all I see lol
  1. Madelein's Avatar
    Well...

    Never ever going afk on my resto shaman once legion hits.
  1. Fudge's Avatar
    Oh noes! It's not available on Alpha... What will the .05% of the WoW population that gets to play with the new content whenever they'd like do?!!! Don't care, still raiding Hellfire... Alpha players can go do, something rude.
  1. Wolfrick's Avatar
    The AFK meditation as a shaman is a great IDEA, give us more immersion and a sence of Contemplation, shaman is all about self awerness and Balance with the Elements.

    Great IDEA BLIZZ!

    about the 100 triel thing, its new and smart, so people can try out there different calsses at close max level, hope they make it so that you can choose what ever spec. since the Spec defines you as a player.
  1. Daywalk3r's Avatar
    Seriously, stop recommending AMD FX CPUs on a WoW centric website. An I3 would make much more sense instead, especially paired with fast RAM. It crushes even the "fastest" FX in terms of singlethread performance, which is what is needed most for games like WoW (and most others that don't make extensive use of 4+ cores).
  1. mmoc763b5fb3ad's Avatar
    I just want to say that these builds are pretty bad, and that you can get something much better for the same price (if not less)
    as an example, I'll go through all the faults of the Puppy build

    Case: No problems here apart from no usb 3.0 ports, though I suggest the fractal design core 1100 (smoother look, has usb 3.0 ports, same price)

    Power Supply: Admittedly not a bad choice, but it is non modular - horrible for cable management and if you care about aesthetics at all you wouldn't want the ketchup and mustard colored cables that come with this unit

    CPU: The biggest fault in this entire build, FX processors are very outdated and use a dead socket, have high power usage and get very hot, and you will have no upgrade route - You might see 3.5 ghz and 6 cores and go "whoa!" but any new i3 will outperform it by quite a bit because of ipc and per-core performance (the i3 being a dual core doesn't matter - it's hyperthreaded and will run everything like a quad core would)

    Heatsink: No complaints here, good value

    Motherboard: Good quality motherboard (though using dead socket) But, You definitely do not need a motherboard that costs the same as your CPU, I understand it is for overclocking but at this pricerange you shouldn't be thinking about that

    Memory: Nothing to say here, ram is ram and 8gb is enough for everything

    Graphics card: Not a bad card, but for the same price you can grab a GTX 950 which performs better (not by a noticeable amount, but more is better)

    Hard drive: while WD Black drives perform better than other 7200rpm harddrives, the extra $30 is not worth it if you are on a budget this low, a better choice would be a WD Blue or a Seagate Barracuda to save money and spend the extra $30 on another part

    DVD: Nothing wrong with it but I don't know why you would want an optical drive, windows can be installed off of a usb stick


    I highly recommend pcpartpicker (website) for anything to do with building a pc/pc components.

    my personal suggestion for Puppy:

    Case: Corsair carbide 88r - $50

    Power supply: Seasonic M12II EVO 620w - $70

    CPU: Intel core i3 6100 - $112

    Heatsink: none (the i3 comes with one) - $0

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A - $54

    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB - $39

    Graphics card: PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ - $209

    Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM - $44

    DVD: None (install windows from a usb stick)

    Total: $578

    Basically, much better performance for the same price

    (I'm actually trying to help people here, not mock/etc)
  1. Tharkkun's Avatar
    I would stop recommending the Corsair memory with the Z170-a boards. There is hundreds of threads about this. This memory will not run at 3000 or 3200 on most Z170-a boards. Only 2800. If you want a working set of memory try this brand.

    http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaw...00+Desktop+RAM


    You can read this thread as proof. http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthre...149795&page=20


    Other than that, the more expensive setup is good. I normally get my stuff cheaper through a retail discount but these came up at roughly the same price.

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