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by Published on 2011-11-18 08:27 PM

World of Warcraft’s Seventh Anniversary!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
World of Warcraft turns seven on November 23, 2011! It’s been a truly incredible seven years, and we’d like to thank you all for joining us for yet another fantastic year. To celebrate, players who log into the game between November 20 and December 3 will earn a feat of strength added to their Achievements and a “Celebration Package” item. Using your item will get the celebrations rolling by shooting off fireworks*, applying a (visual only) tabard to your character, and granting a 7% bonus to experience and reputation gains while active.

We look forward to another year of adventures ahead and many more to come!

*Please observe all goblin and gnome fire hazard warnings and celebrate responsibly.

DVR Alert: New WoW TV Spot Airs Sunday on CBS
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
This Sunday, an all-new World of Warcraft television commercial will debut on CBS during the Chargers-Bears NFL game (kickoff time: 1:15 p.m. PST/4:15 p.m. EST). The ad is set to air sometime during the first half… and when the star of this spot asks, “what’s your game?” you’d best have an answer ready.
by Published on 2011-11-17 05:03 PM

Update - Diablo 3 Beta Patch 6 is released tonight and as usual, you can check out Diablofans for the coverage. Don't miss the Diablo 3 Beta 6 Official Patch Notes and the Diablo 3 Beta Patch 6 - Unofficial Information/Datamining with new achievements and extra spell changes.

Valor Points Changes to 4.3 PTR
Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We've made slight adjustments to the Valor Point (VP) drops on the 4.3 PTR which testers can now see. In both 10- and 25-player raids, bosses will now drop 100 VP each (down from 115 and 135 respectively). We’ll also be changing Firelands raid bosses to drop 50 VP per kill upon release of the patch.

This change is being made to further emphasize the desire to kill bosses for the items they drop. In the 4.3 raid, tier sets can only be earned from boss drops, and as Raid Finder will allow for just about anyone to get a chance to kill bosses, we think there will be less need for Valor overall. We want to try to match the lower desire for VP with a slightly slower acquisition rate.

We appreciate your thoughts and constructive discussion on how these changes may affect you and your guild once 4.3 is released.

4.3 Battleground Conquest Rewards
Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
In patch 4.3 we’re changing the daily battleground (BG) to reward 100 conquest for a win (up from 25). In addition, every non-rated BG that you win will also give you 50 conquest. There is no limit to how many BGs you can run this way, up to the normal conquest cap.

Our intent is to start acting even more on our Mists of Pandaria philosophies of encouraging players to approach the content they want to, how they want to, and be able to work toward meaningful player progression. Arenas and rated battlegrounds will still earn Conquest faster, but with this change you can now work your way up by running normal BGs, if you so choose.
by Published on 2011-11-17 06:39 AM

Diablo 3 - Followers Talent Calculator, Cleave Revamped, IGN Interview with Jay Wilson

Patch 4.3 - Dragon Soul Raid Loot Compilation
The final patch of the expansion is getting closer and closer and it's finally time for a bunch of compilation, recaps, and articles to get you ready for the live release in 2 weeks (hopefully).

We'll start today with a nice list of all the loot you can find in the Dragon Soul raid instance, in all 3 difficulties (Looking for Raid, Normal, Heroic).

Level Type Spec Slot Name Boss
85MountMountMountLife-Binder's HandmaidenHeroic Madness of Deathwing
416AxePhysical DPSOne-HandNo'Kaled, the Elements of DeathHeroic Madness of Deathwing
410AxeMeleeTwo-HandExperimental Specimen SlicerHeroic Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
410AxeMeleeOne-HandHand of MorchokHeroic Morchok
416BowPhysical DPSRangedVishanka, Jaws of the EarthHeroic Madness of Deathwing
410CrossbowPhysical DPSRangedHorrifying Horn ArbalestHeroic Warlord Zon'ozz
410DaggerSpell SpiritMain HandScalpel of Unrelenting AgonyHeroic Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
416DaggerSpell DPSMain HandRathrak, the Poisonous MindHeroic Madness of Deathwing
416DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandBlade of the UnmakerHeroic Madness of Deathwing
410DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandElectrowing DaggerHeroic Hagara the Stormbinder
416MaceSpell DPSMain HandMaw of the DragonlordHeroic Madness of Deathwing
410MaceSpell DPSMain HandVagaries of TimeHeroic Morchok
410MaceMeleeTwo-HandAtaraxis, Cudgel of the WarmasterHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
410MaceMeleeOne-HandMorningstar of Heroic WillHeroic Ultraxion
410Off-HandSpell SpiritOff-HandLedger of Revolting RitualsHeroic Ultraxion
416PolearmPhysical DPSTwo-HandKiril, Fury of BeastsHeroic Madness of Deathwing
410ShieldTankOff HandBlackhorn's Mighty BulwarkHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
410ShieldSpell SpiritOff HandTimepiece of the Bronze FlightHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
410StaffSpell SpiritTwo-HandVisage of the DestroyerHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
416StaffSpell DPSTwo-HandTi'tahk, the Steps of TimeHeroic Madness of Deathwing
410StaffSpell DPSTwo-HandLightning RodHeroic Hagara the Stormbinder
410StaffPhysical DPSTwo-HandSpire of Coagulated GlobulesHeroic Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
416SwordMeleeTwo-HandGurthalak, Voice of the DeepsHeroic Madness of Deathwing
416SwordMeleeOne-HandSouldrinkerHeroic Madness of Deathwing
410ThrownPhysical DPSThrownRazor Saronite ChipHeroic Morchok
410WandSpell DPSRangedFinger of Zon'ozzHeroic Warlord Zon'ozz
410PlateTankWristGraveheart BracersHeroic Warlord Zon'ozz
410PlateTankWaistGoriona's CollarHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
410PlateTankShoulderBrackenshell ShoulderplatesHeroic Morchok
410PlateTankFeetStillheart WarbootsHeroic Ultraxion
410PlateSpell SpiritWristHeartblood WristplatesHeroic Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
410PlateSpell SpiritWaistDragonfracture BeltHeroic Ultraxion
416PlateSpell SpiritHandsGauntlets of the Golden ThornHeroic Spine of Deathwing
410PlateSpell SpiritFeetPillarfoot GreavesHeroic Morchok
410PlateMeleeWristRockhide BracersHeroic Morchok
410PlateMeleeWaistRunescriven Demon CollarHeroic Hagara the Stormbinder
416PlateMeleeShoulderBackbreaker SpauldersHeroic Spine of Deathwing
410PlateMeleeFeetTreads of Crushed FleshHeroic Warlord Zon'ozz
410NeckSpell SpiritNeckPetrified Fungal HeartHeroic Morchok
410MailSpell SpiritWristGrotesquely Writhing BracersHeroic Warlord Zon'ozz
416MailSpell SpiritWaistBelt of Shattered ElementiumHeroic Spine of Deathwing
410MailSpell SpiritFeetMindstrainer TreadsHeroic Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
410MailSpell DPSWaistGirdle of Shattered StoneHeroic Morchok
410MailSpell DPSShoulderImperfect Specimens 27 and 28Heroic Ultraxion
410MailPhysical DPSWristBracers of Looming DarknessHeroic Ultraxion
410MailPhysical DPSWaistBelt of the Beloved CompanionHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
410MailPhysical DPSHandsSporebeard GauntletsHeroic Morchok
410MailPhysical DPSFeetTreads of Dormant DreamsHeroic Hagara the Stormbinder
410LeatherSpell SpiritWristMycosynth WristguardsHeroic Morchok
410LeatherSpell SpiritWaistGirdle of the GrotesqueHeroic Hagara the Stormbinder
410LeatherSpell SpiritFeetTreads of Sordid ScreamsHeroic Ultraxion
410LeatherPhysical DPSWristShadow Wing ArmbandsHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
410LeatherPhysical DPSShoulderUnderdweller's SpauldersHeroic Morchok
410LeatherPhysical DPSFeetInterrogator's Bloody FootpadsHeroic Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
410LeatherMeleeWaistBelt of Flayed SkinHeroic Warlord Zon'ozz
416LeatherMeleeFeetMolten Blood FootpadsHeroic Spine of Deathwing
410ClothSpell SpiritChestRobe of Glowing StoneHeroic Morchok
410ClothSpell DPSWristBracers of the BanishedHeroic Hagara the Stormbinder
410ClothSpell DPSWaistCord of the Slain ChampionHeroic Warlord Zon'ozz
410ClothSpell DPSShoulderMosswrought ShoulderguardsHeroic Morchok
416ClothSpell DPSHandsGloves of Liquid SmokeHeroic Spine of Deathwing
410ClothSpell DPSFeetJanglespur JackbootsHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
410FingerTankFingerHardheart RingHeroic All Bosses Except Deathwing
410FingerSpell SpiritFingerSignet of SuturingHeroic All Bosses Except Deathwing
410FingerSpell DPSFingerInfinite LoopHeroic All Bosses Except Deathwing
410FingerSpell DPSFingerRing of the RivenHeroic Hagara the Stormbinder
410FingerPhysical DPSFingerSignet of Grasping MouthsHeroic Hagara the Stormbinder
410FingerMeleeFingerBreathstealer BandHeroic All Bosses Except Deathwing
410FingerMeleeFingerSeal of Primordial ShadowHeroic All Bosses Except Deathwing
410FingerMeleeFingerCurled Twilight ClawHeroic Ultraxion
410TrinketHealingTrinketWindward HeartHeroic All Bosses Except Deathwing
410TrinketSpell DPSTrinketCunning of the CruelHeroic All Bosses Except Deathwing
410TrinketSpell DPSTrinketInsignia of the Corrupted MindHeroic Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
410TrinketHealingTrinketSeal of the Seven SignsHeroic Warlord Zon'ozz
410TrinketPhysical DPSTrinketVial of ShadowsHeroic All Bosses Except Deathwing
410TrinketPhysical DPSTrinketStarcatcher CompassHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
410TrinketMeleeTrinketBone-Link FetishHeroic All Bosses Except Deathwing
410TrinketMeleeTrinketCreche of the Final DragonHeroic Ultraxion
410TrinketTankingTrinketIndomitable PrideHeroic All Bosses Except Deathwing
416TrinketTankingTrinketResolve of UndyingHeroic Spine of Deathwing
416TrinketMeleeTrinketEye of UnmakingHeroic Spine of Deathwing
416TrinketHealingTrinketHeart of UnlivingHeroic Spine of Deathwing
416TrinketSpell DPSTrinketWill of UnbindingHeroic Spine of Deathwing
416TrinketPhysical DPSTrinketWrath of UnchainingHeroic Spine of Deathwing
410TrinketTankingTrinketSoulshifter VortexHeroic Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
410Tier 13ArmorTokenShoulders of the Corrupted VanquisherHeroic Hagara the Stormbinder
410Tier 13ArmorTokenShoulders of the Corrupted ProtectorHeroic Hagara the Stormbinder
410Tier 13ArmorTokenShoulders of the Corrupted ConquerorHeroic Hagara the Stormbinder
410Tier 13ArmorTokenLeggings of the Corrupted VanquisherHeroic Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
410Tier 13ArmorTokenLeggings of the Corrupted ProtectorHeroic Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
410Tier 13ArmorTokenLeggings of the Corrupted ConquerorHeroic Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
410Tier 13ArmorTokenGauntlets of the Corrupted VanquisherHeroic Warlord Zon'ozz
410Tier 13ArmorTokenGauntlets of the Corrupted ProtectorHeroic Warlord Zon'ozz
410Tier 13ArmorTokenGauntlets of the Corrupted ConquerorHeroic Warlord Zon'ozz
410Tier 13ArmorTokenCrown of the Corrupted VanquisherHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
410Tier 13ArmorTokenCrown of the Corrupted ProtectorHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
410Tier 13ArmorTokenCrown of the Corrupted ConquerorHeroic Warmaster Blackhorn
410Tier 13ArmorTokenChest of the Corrupted VanquisherHeroic Ultraxion
410Tier 13ArmorTokenChest of the Corrupted ProtectorHeroic Ultraxion
410Tier 13ArmorTokenChest of the Corrupted ConquerorHeroic Ultraxion
Level Type Spec Slot Name Boss
85MountMountMountReins of the Blazing DrakeMadness of Deathwing
403AxePhysical DPSOne-HandNo'Kaled, the Elements of DeathMadness of Deathwing
397AxeMeleeTwo-HandExperimental Specimen SlicerYor'sahj the Unsleeping
397AxeMeleeOne-HandHand of Morchok Morchok
403BowPhysical DPSRangedVishanka, Jaws of the EarthMadness of Deathwing
397CrossbowPhysical DPSRangedHorrifying Horn ArbalestWarlord Zon'ozz
397DaggerSpell SpiritMain HandScalpel of Unrelenting AgonyYor'sahj the Unsleeping
403DaggerSpell DPSMain HandRathrak, the Poisonous MindMadness of Deathwing
397DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandElectrowing DaggerHagara the Stormbinder
403DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandBlade of the UnmakerMadness of Deathwing
397MaceSpell DPSMain HandVagaries of Time Morchok
403MaceSpell DPSMain HandMaw of the DragonlordMadness of Deathwing
397MaceMeleeTwo-HandAtaraxis, Cudgel of the WarmasterWarmaster Blackhorn
397MaceMeleeOne-HandMorningstar of Heroic WillUltraxion
397Off-HandSpell SpiritOff-HandLedger of Revolting RitualsUltraxion
403PolearmPhysical DPSTwo-HandKiril, Fury of BeastsMadness of Deathwing
397ShieldTankOff HandBlackhorn's Mighty BulwarkWarmaster Blackhorn
397ShieldSpell SpiritOff HandTimepiece of the Bronze FlightWarmaster Blackhorn
397StaffSpell SpiritTwo-HandVisage of the DestroyerWarmaster Blackhorn
397StaffSpell DPSTwo-HandLightning RodHagara the Stormbinder
403StaffSpell DPSTwo-HandTi'tahk, the Steps of TimeMadness of Deathwing
397StaffPhysical DPSTwo-HandSpire of Coagulated GlobulesYor'sahj the Unsleeping
403SwordMeleeTwo-HandGurthalak, Voice of the DeepsMadness of Deathwing
403SwordMeleeOne-HandSouldrinkerMadness of Deathwing
397ThrownPhysical DPSThrownRazor Saronite Chip Morchok
397WandSpell DPSRangedFinger of Zon'ozzWarlord Zon'ozz
397PlateTankWristGraveheart BracersWarlord Zon'ozz
397PlateTankWaistGoriona's CollarWarmaster Blackhorn
397PlateTankShoulderBrackenshell Shoulderplates Morchok
397PlateTankFeetStillheart WarbootsUltraxion
397PlateSpell SpiritWristHeartblood WristplatesYor'sahj the Unsleeping
397PlateSpell SpiritWaistDragonfracture BeltUltraxion
403PlateSpell SpiritHandsGauntlets of the Golden ThornSpine of Deathwing
397PlateSpell SpiritFeetPillarfoot Greaves Morchok
397PlateMeleeWristRockhide Bracers Morchok
397PlateMeleeWaistRunescriven Demon CollarHagara the Stormbinder
403PlateMeleeShoulderBackbreaker SpauldersSpine of Deathwing
397PlateMeleeFeetTreads of Crushed FleshWarlord Zon'ozz
397NeckSpell SpiritNeckPetrified Fungal Heart Morchok
397MailSpell SpiritWristGrotesquely Writhing BracersWarlord Zon'ozz
403MailSpell SpiritWaistBelt of Shattered ElementiumSpine of Deathwing
397MailSpell SpiritFeetMindstrainer TreadsYor'sahj the Unsleeping
397MailSpell DPSWaistGirdle of Shattered Stone Morchok
397MailSpell DPSShoulderImperfect Specimens 27 and 28Ultraxion
397MailPhysical DPSWristBracers of Looming DarknessUltraxion
397MailPhysical DPSWaistBelt of the Beloved CompanionWarmaster Blackhorn
397MailPhysical DPSHandsSporebeard Gauntlets Morchok
397MailPhysical DPSFeetTreads of Dormant DreamsHagara the Stormbinder
397LeatherSpell SpiritWristMycosynth Wristguards Morchok
397LeatherSpell SpiritWaistGirdle of the GrotesqueHagara the Stormbinder
397LeatherSpell SpiritFeetTreads of Sordid ScreamsUltraxion
397LeatherPhysical DPSWristShadow Wing ArmbandsWarmaster Blackhorn
397LeatherPhysical DPSShoulderUnderdweller's Spaulders Morchok
397LeatherPhysical DPSFeetInterrogator's Bloody FootpadsYor'sahj the Unsleeping
397LeatherMeleeWaistBelt of Flayed SkinWarlord Zon'ozz
403LeatherMeleeFeetMolten Blood FootpadsSpine of Deathwing
397ClothSpell SpiritChestRobe of Glowing Stone Morchok
397ClothSpell DPSWristBracers of the BanishedHagara the Stormbinder
397ClothSpell DPSWaistCord of the Slain ChampionWarlord Zon'ozz
397ClothSpell DPSShoulderMosswrought Shoulderguards Morchok
403ClothSpell DPSHandsGloves of Liquid SmokeSpine of Deathwing
397ClothSpell DPSFeetJanglespur JackbootsWarmaster Blackhorn
397FingerTankFingerHardheart RingAll Bosses Except Deathwing
397FingerSpell SpiritFingerSignet of SuturingAll Bosses Except Deathwing
397FingerSpell DPSFingerRing of the RivenHagara the Stormbinder
397FingerSpell DPSFingerInfinite LoopAll Bosses Except Deathwing
397FingerPhysical DPSFingerSignet of Grasping MouthsHagara the Stormbinder
397FingerMeleeFingerCurled Twilight ClawUltraxion
397FingerMeleeFingerSeal of Primordial ShadowAll Bosses Except Deathwing
397FingerMeleeFingerBreathstealer BandAll Bosses Except Deathwing
397TrinketHealingTrinketWindward HeartAll Bosses Except Deathwing
397TrinketSpell DPSTrinketCunning of the CruelAll Bosses Except Deathwing
397TrinketSpell DPSTrinketSeal of the Seven SignsWarlord Zon'ozz
397TrinketHealingTrinketInsignia of the Corrupted MindYor'sahj the Unsleeping
397TrinketPhysical DPSTrinketVial of ShadowsAll Bosses Except Deathwing
397TrinketPhysical DPSTrinketStarcatcher CompassWarmaster Blackhorn
397TrinketMeleeTrinketBone-Link FetishAll Bosses Except Deathwing
397TrinketMeleeTrinketCreche of the Final DragonUltraxion
397TrinketTankingTrinketIndomitable PrideAll Bosses Except Deathwing
397TrinketTankingTrinketSoulshifter VortexYor'sahj the Unsleeping
403TrinketMeleeTrinketResolve of UndyingSpine of Deathwing
403TrinketHealingTrinketEye of UnmakingSpine of Deathwing
403TrinketSpell DPSTrinketHeart of UnlivingSpine of Deathwing
403TrinketSpell DPSTrinketWill of UnbindingSpine of Deathwing
403TrinketTankingTrinketWrath of UnchainingSpine of Deathwing
397Tier 13ArmorTokenChest of the Corrupted ConquerorUltraxion
397Tier 13ArmorTokenGauntlets of the Corrupted ConquerorWarlord Zon'ozz
397Tier 13ArmorTokenCrown of the Corrupted ConquerorWarmaster Blackhorn
397Tier 13ArmorTokenLeggings of the Corrupted ConquerorYor'sahj the Unsleeping
397Tier 13ArmorTokenShoulders of the Corrupted ConquerorHagara the Stormbinder
397Tier 13ArmorTokenChest of the Corrupted ProtectorUltraxion
397Tier 13ArmorTokenGauntlets of the Corrupted ProtectorWarlord Zon'ozz
397Tier 13ArmorTokenCrown of the Corrupted ProtectorWarmaster Blackhorn
397Tier 13ArmorTokenLeggings of the Corrupted ProtectorYor'sahj the Unsleeping
397Tier 13ArmorTokenShoulders of the Corrupted ProtectorHagara the Stormbinder
397Tier 13ArmorTokenChest of the Corrupted VanquisherUltraxion
397Tier 13ArmorTokenGauntlets of the Corrupted VanquisherWarlord Zon'ozz
397Tier 13ArmorTokenCrown of the Corrupted VanquisherWarmaster Blackhorn
397Tier 13ArmorTokenLeggings of the Corrupted VanquisherYor'sahj the Unsleeping
397Tier 13ArmorTokenShoulders of the Corrupted VanquisherHagara the Stormbinder
Level Type Spec Slot Name Boss
85CraftingReagentReagentEssence of DestructionAll LFR Bosses
390AxePhysical DPSOne-HandNo'Kaled, the Elements of DeathLFR Madness of Deathwing
384AxeMeleeTwo-HandExperimental Specimen SlicerLFR Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
384AxeMeleeOne-HandHand of MorchokLFR Morchok
390BowPhysical DPSRangedVishanka, Jaws of the EarthLFR Madness of Deathwing
384CrossbowPhysical DPSRangedHorrifying Horn ArbalestLFR Warlord Zon'ozz
384DaggerSpell SpiritMain HandScalpel of Unrelenting AgonyLFR Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
390DaggerSpell DPSMain HandRathrak, the Poisonous MindLFR Madness of Deathwing
390DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandBlade of the UnmakerLFR Madness of Deathwing
384DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandElectrowing DaggerLFR Hagara the Stormbinder
390MaceSpell DPSMain HandMaw of the DragonlordLFR Madness of Deathwing
384MaceSpell DPSMain HandVagaries of TimeLFR Morchok
384MaceMeleeTwo-HandAtaraxis, Cudgel of the WarmasterLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
384MaceMeleeOne-HandMorningstar of Heroic WillLFR Ultraxion
384Off-HandSpell SpiritOff-HandLedger of Revolting RitualsLFR Ultraxion
390PolearmPhysical DPSTwo-HandKiril, Fury of BeastsLFR Madness of Deathwing
384ShieldTankOff HandBlackhorn's Mighty BulwarkLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
384ShieldSpell SpiritOff HandTimepiece of the Bronze FlightLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
384StaffSpell SpiritTwo-HandVisage of the DestroyerLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
390StaffSpell DPSTwo-HandTi'tahk, the Steps of TimeLFR Madness of Deathwing
384StaffSpell DPSTwo-HandLightning RodLFR Hagara the Stormbinder
384StaffPhysical DPSTwo-HandSpire of Coagulated GlobulesLFR Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
390SwordMeleeTwo-HandGurthalak, Voice of the DeepsLFR Madness of Deathwing
390SwordMeleeOne-HandSouldrinkerLFR Madness of Deathwing
384ThrownPhysical DPSThrownRazor Saronite ChipLFR Morchok
384WandSpell DPSRangedFinger of Zon'ozzLFR Warlord Zon'ozz
384PlateTankWristGraveheart BracersLFR Warlord Zon'ozz
384PlateTankWaistGoriona's CollarLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
384PlateTankShoulderBrackenshell ShoulderplatesLFR Morchok
384PlateTankFeetStillheart WarbootsLFR Ultraxion
384PlateSpell SpiritWristHeartblood WristplatesLFR Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
384PlateSpell SpiritWaistDragonfracture BeltLFR Ultraxion
390PlateSpell SpiritHandsGauntlets of the Golden ThornLFR Spine of Deathwing
384PlateSpell SpiritFeetPillarfoot GreavesLFR Morchok
384PlateMeleeWristRockhide BracersLFR Morchok
384PlateMeleeWaistRunescriven Demon CollarLFR Hagara the Stormbinder
390PlateMeleeShoulderBackbreaker SpauldersLFR Spine of Deathwing
384PlateMeleeFeetTreads of Crushed FleshLFR Warlord Zon'ozz
384NeckSpell SpiritNeckPetrified Fungal HeartLFR Morchok
384MailSpell SpiritWristGrotesquely Writhing BracersLFR Warlord Zon'ozz
390MailSpell SpiritWaistBelt of Shattered ElementiumLFR Spine of Deathwing
384MailSpell SpiritFeetMindstrainer TreadsLFR Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
384MailSpell DPSWaistGirdle of Shattered StoneLFR Morchok
384MailSpell DPSShoulderImperfect Specimens 27 and 28LFR Ultraxion
384MailPhysical DPSWristBracers of Looming DarknessLFR Ultraxion
384MailPhysical DPSWaistBelt of the Beloved CompanionLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
384MailPhysical DPSHandsSporebeard GauntletsLFR Morchok
384MailPhysical DPSFeetTreads of Dormant DreamsLFR Hagara the Stormbinder
384LeatherSpell SpiritWristMycosynth WristguardsLFR Morchok
384LeatherSpell SpiritWaistGirdle of the GrotesqueLFR Hagara the Stormbinder
384LeatherSpell SpiritFeetTreads of Sordid ScreamsLFR Ultraxion
384LeatherPhysical DPSWristShadow Wing ArmbandsLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
384LeatherPhysical DPSShoulderUnderdweller's SpauldersLFR Morchok
384LeatherPhysical DPSFeetInterrogator's Bloody FootpadsLFR Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
384LeatherMeleeWaistBelt of Flayed SkinLFR Warlord Zon'ozz
390LeatherMeleeFeetMolten Blood FootpadsLFR Spine of Deathwing
384ClothSpell SpiritChestRobe of Glowing StoneLFR Morchok
384ClothSpell DPSWristBracers of the BanishedLFR Hagara the Stormbinder
384ClothSpell DPSWaistCord of the Slain ChampionLFR Warlord Zon'ozz
384ClothSpell DPSShoulderMosswrought ShoulderguardsLFR Morchok
390ClothSpell DPSHandsGloves of Liquid SmokeLFR Spine of Deathwing
384ClothSpell DPSFeetJanglespur JackbootsLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
384FingerTankFingerHardheart RingLFR All Bosses Except Deathwing
384FingerSpell SpiritFingerSignet of SuturingLFR All Bosses Except Deathwing
384FingerSpell DPSFingerInfinite LoopLFR All Bosses Except Deathwing
384FingerSpell DPSFingerRing of the RivenLFR Hagara the Stormbinder
384FingerPhysical DPSFingerSignet of Grasping MouthsLFR Hagara the Stormbinder
384FingerMeleeFingerBreathstealer BandLFR All Bosses Except Deathwing
384FingerMeleeFingerSeal of Primordial ShadowLFR All Bosses Except Deathwing
384FingerMeleeFingerCurled Twilight ClawLFR Ultraxion
384TrinketHealingTrinketWindward HeartLFR All Bosses Except Deathwing
384TrinketSpell DPSTrinketCunning of the CruelLFR All Bosses Except Deathwing
384TrinketSpell DPSTrinketInsignia of the Corrupted MindLFR Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
384TrinketHealingTrinketSeal of the Seven SignsLFR Warlord Zon'ozz
384TrinketPhysical DPSTrinketVial of ShadowsLFR All Bosses Except Deathwing
384TrinketPhysical DPSTrinketStarcatcher CompassLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
384TrinketMeleeTrinketBone-Link FetishLFR All Bosses Except Deathwing
384TrinketMeleeTrinketCreche of the Final DragonLFR Ultraxion
384TrinketTankingTrinketIndomitable PrideLFR All Bosses Except Deathwing
390TrinketTankingTrinketResolve of UndyingLFR Spine of Deathwing
390TrinketMeleeTrinketEye of UnmakingLFR Spine of Deathwing
390TrinketHealingTrinketHeart of UnlivingLFR Spine of Deathwing
390TrinketSpell DPSTrinketWill of UnbindingLFR Spine of Deathwing
390TrinketPhysical DPSTrinketWrath of UnchainingLFR Spine of Deathwing
384TrinketTankingTrinketSoulshifter VortexLFR Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
384Tier 13ArmorTokenShoulders of the Corrupted ProtectorLFR Hagara the Stormbinder
384Tier 13ArmorTokenShoulders of the Corrupted ConquerorLFR Hagara the Stormbinder
384Tier 13ArmorTokenShoulders of the Corrupted VanquisherLFR Hagara the Stormbinder
384Tier 13ArmorTokenLeggings of the Corrupted ProtectorLFR Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
384Tier 13ArmorTokenLeggings of the Corrupted ConquerorLFR Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
384Tier 13ArmorTokenLeggings of the Corrupted VanquisherLFR Yor'sahj the Unsleeping
384Tier 13ArmorTokenCrown of the Corrupted ProtectorLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
384Tier 13ArmorTokenCrown of the Corrupted ConquerorLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
384Tier 13ArmorTokenCrown of the Corrupted VanquisherLFR Warmaster Blackhorn
384Tier 13ArmorTokenGauntlets of the Corrupted ProtectorLFR Warlord Zon'ozz
384Tier 13ArmorTokenGauntlets of the Corrupted ConquerorLFR Warlord Zon'ozz
384Tier 13ArmorTokenGauntlets of the Corrupted VanquisherLFR Warlord Zon'ozz
384Tier 13ArmorTokenChest of the Corrupted ProtectorLFR Ultraxion
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New Warcraft Fan Art
The World of Warcraft Fan Art Section has been updated with seven new pieces of fan artwork.

by Published on 2011-11-16 05:13 AM

Diablo 3 - Also worth noting today, Blizzard clarified D3 Beta Sweepstakes for those of you who are still trying to get a key - Beta Key Sweepstakes Clarification

Patch 4.3: 64 Bit Client
A new option popped up in the Patch 4.3 PTR launcher for the 32 bit client. It is greyed out now, but may indicate that we will see a 64 bit client for 5.0/Mists of Pandaria, it should improve performance/stability slightly for people running 64 bit systems.

Blue Posts - Healing
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I might have read this wrong, but I thought they meant that int would no longer increase your mana pool as it does now, but having more spirit would mean more regen, and unless I'm very wrong I don't think it would change anything apart from making spirit more meaningful and making our mana increase come from regen instead of a more static mana pool. For now I'll content myself with believing that this could actually lead to more mana over a fight, and hope I'm not living in a fantasy dreamworld when the reality is that no matter how you gear your performance will never, ever change
Hey all, here's some more information from Ghostcrawler about this topic-

This is our intent. We aren’t trying to nerf healers across the board, and if we were, there are cleaner ways to do that. What we want to do is make the role of the stats less ambiguous. Currently, when Intellect drives mana pool and Spirit drives mana regen, then they are both longevity stats and interact in complex ways. With the change we are proposing, Intellect provides bigger heals and Spirit improves longevity. For healers, there should not always be a clear cut answer. Intellect may still be the superior stat, but not by as much as it is today. (Again, for healers -- DPS specs aren’t designed to run out of mana if they use their regen mechanics every now and then.) Mana pools can still be large (we are thinking 100,000 mana at level 85) so that it doesn’t feel too bizarre to existing casters and doesn’t feel too much like rage or energy.

In addition, we think fixed mana pools will help healers scale better with content. Some players seem to be interpreting the 5.0 design as healing 5-player dungeons should be easy but healing raids should be very hard. That is certainly a better situation than dungeons being very hard and raids being easy, but neither is really the goal. We want the increase in difficulty to be linear. If you can handle dungeons, you should be able to graduate to raids with the normal incremental gear improvements that most players get. This is particularly true of normal and Raid Finder difficulty settings. Heroic raiding will remain more challenging, but even in that case, keep in mind that the challenge of a raid encounter is often its complexity, which requires the group to learn and execute a lot of mechanics.

Gearing up will still be rewarding and meaningful. You’ll still feel as powerful as you do today. Intellect and Sprit will just do different things. If you find yourself routinely running out of mana on raid fights, you are probably either overhealing a lot or the group is taking a lot of damage that is intended to be avoidable. A fight like Phase 2 Beth’tilac on heroic is about as mana-intensive as things get, and that phase doesn’t last very long, so your mana-regen mechanics and cooldowns should be sufficient to keep you going. That won’t change in 5.0.

This is my wish for healing: Stop changing stuff. Just leave it alone. Back away from the design board. Go work on a new non-combat pet questing system or something. Or come up with someway for people to get raid gear from farming herbs. I absolutely loved my Mage prior to Cata. The constant yo-yo's of which spec is better in Cata drove me crazy and I got tired of it, so I swapped to a paladin so I wouldn't be asked to respec every week depending on which Dev got his way in the nerfs/buffs department that week.
We hear you. Believe me. As we have said a few times lately, we understand that change (even change for the better) isn’t always desired by every player. We also don’t think it’s fair to make players live with problems and these forums are a testament to the number of things players would still like for us to change (which run the gamut from buffs or nerfs to mechanical changes or quality of life problems). The strategy that we are trying lately is to make both sides happy as much as we can and limit mechanical changes during an expansion (unless we think they really, really can’t wait) but use new expansions to fix problems.

The complexity isn't in the size of the mana pool though, the complexity is in the amount of different regen talents and abilities that work off of either intellect or spirit. If you remove any linking of regen to intellect, then only thing left by way of "regen" would be how much mana you start with at the beginning of the fight which is a drop in the pan when it comes to regen.
There shouldn't be any mana regen mechanics that work based strictly on Intellect. There are several that work based on max mana pool, but that is one of the reasons we want max mana to be fixed. If there are any Intellect-based mechanics I’m not remembering at the moment, we will convert those as well.

No one liked it, its a flawed system, and the longer they keep propping it up, the more healers that will quit or reroll Dps and Tanks. I enjoyed this expansion's approach to healing a great deal. I guess that makes me no-one.
Yes, designs like this are subjective. There are players who preferred healing in Lich King and players, like some of the game developers, who prefer it in Cataclysm. Our goal is to try to make the game as fun as possible, and we use player feedback to influence those decisions, but as you can see, feedback is often contradictory. We ask you to keep in mind that it’s difficult for anyone on the forums to be able to speak on behalf of the community. It’s fine to state your opinion, but don’t muddy the issue by asserting that “everyone” agrees with you.

A change like this would be huge and would require a massive reworking of a lot of classes. Things like innervate and divine plea would be significantly devalued since they wouldn't scale not to mention the mastery of Arcane Mages (to use a non-healer example).
It’s actually not that massive a reworking. Innervate and Divine Plea for example already use a % of max mana, so they would stay exactly the same. Innervate is 5 or 15% of max mana and Divine Plea is 12% of max mana. Arcane would actually benefit from the change, because currently the spec is harder to play when mana pools are low and has too easy a time cranking out huge numbers when mana pools are high, which makes it hard for other mage specs to keep up in later tiers without constant tweaking.

Honestly, we don’t think a lot of players will even notice the change unless they are really in tune with how much mana their character has. A lot of players learn that say Greater Heal takes up a chunk of their bar of X length and they have an idea on how many more heals they can cast before they run OOM. In other words, they already think in terms of bar length and percentage, not absolute number. The biggest differences will be that your mana bar won’t grow from 100,000 in 4.0 to 120,000 in 4.2 and mana-pool-based regen mechanics won’t grow more and more dominant over Spirit-based regen mechanics as your gear improves (and we can certainly boost Spirit-based regeneration if needed so that healers don’t feel nerfed).

I would point out the shaman's talent Telluric Currents. This talent scales mana regen with damage done. Since Int increases damage done, this talent allows more regen for better stats. With low end gear the mana regen can be negative since the cost of the spell outweighs the mana regenerated. With high end gear the opp set can be true.
Yes, good catch. That is an example of an Intellect-scaling regen mechanic. It would be easy to convert it to something like the paladin mechanic of Judgement granting X% of your total mana.

Complex for you to balance or complex for players to understand? I don't I can believe any player has a hard time getting what intellect or what spirit does now.
Well, both ultimately, but we meant the latter. Players probably understand generally that Intellect increases spell power, mana pool and crit. What is harder to understand is that Spirit is a good regen stat up to a point and depending on your class, but that Intellect “double dips” because it makes your heals larger and increases the benefit of non-Spirit based regen, such as Divine Plea, and at a certain point, Intellect as a regen stat is more powerful than Spirit as a regen stat. It’s not exactly rocket surgery, but we’re not sure we get a lot of interesting design space out of it. Several players have pointed out that we could make all regeneration mechanics work off of Spirit, and that would be another way to go, but we thought that required even more change. Consider for example that non-healers often have no Spirit but still need to benefit from Divine Plea.

My main concern is that while addressing their goals... they completely let the idea of what is fun for a healer fly right over their heads.
Not at all. “What is fun” is our primary concern. As I pointed out above however, players rarely agree on what is fun and are often on completely opposite sides. If everyone agreed, our jobs would be easy. (And don’t mistake a few dozen or even hundred passionate posts as consensus on anything.)

We don’t think ignoring a resource is fun. For healers, it would just mean using your most powerful spell in every situation, because there is no reason not to do so. Once you aren’t making decisions on the fly, you’re just going through encounter robotically, which doesn’t sound too engaging. On the flip side, content being brutally difficult might not be fun either (though we know it is for at least a small percentage of our players) so we want to make sure you aren’t overly punished for mistakes and make sure mana isn’t so precious that you are spending lots of time idle. As I also said above, we think this change will be smaller than some of you appear to be thinking, which is why I am spending so much effort to try and assuage your concerns.

Blizzard Holiday Card Contest 2011
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
One Blizzard holiday tradition involves creating a festive greeting card to share the joy of the season... with a unique Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo touch. We’re inviting you to join us in spreading the holiday cheer by crafting a Blizzard-themed holiday card of your own featuring characters or themes from the Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo series.

To participate in our third annual Blizzard Holiday Card Contest, submit your entries by 11:59 p.m. PST on December 13, 2011. Deserving winners could receive:

First Place
  • Wacom Bamboo Create Pen Tablet
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While crafting your holiday masterpiece, please keep the following in mind:

  • Holiday cards must be based on the Diablo, StarCraft, or Warcraft universes -- or all three!
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Trading Card Game Art Gallery Update
The Trading Card game art gallery has been updated with ten new pieces.

Comics: Dark Legacy and Teh Glad
Dark Legacy Comics #313 and Teh Gladiators #288 + #289 are available!

by Published on 2011-11-15 03:08 AM

Patch 4.3 - PTR Build 14995
A new build is being deployed on test realms today, obviously we're very close to the release of the patch now and this is a very minor build with almost no changes.
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator)
Beast Mastery

  • T.N.T. now has a 10/20% chance to proc, up from 6/12%.

Legendary Daggers - Stage 2 Stats Revealed
The stats of the 2nd stage of the Legendary Daggers can now be datamined on test realms.

Stage 1 - Vengeance / Fear
  • Set Bonus - Your melee attacks have a chance to grant Suffering, increasing your Agility by 2, stacking up to 50 times.

Stage 2 - The Sleeper / The Dreamer
  • Set Bonus - Your melee attacks have a chance to grant Nightmare, increasing your Agility by 5, stacking up to 50 times.

Stage 3 - ?? / ??
  • Set Bonus - Your melee attacks have a chance to grant Shadows of the Destroyer, increasing your Agility by 17, stacking up to 50 times. Each application past 30 grants an increasing chance to trigger Fury of the Destroyer. When triggered, this consumes all applications of Shadows of the Destroyer, immediately granting 5 combo points and cause your finishing moves to generate 5 combo points. Lasts 6 sec.

Patch 4.3: UI Changes
A few other minor tweaks have been made to the UI in Patch 4.3, as well as a new Reforging and Transmogrification UI.

SWTOR Beta: 175,000 Keys Giveaway is giving away SWTOR Beta Keys, a lot of them actually, since we have 175,000 beta keys available. If you'd like to get your hands on one of these keys and you're 18 years of age or older, head over to one of the following pages to score yours while they last!

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Minecraft: Stormwind
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