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by Published on 2011-06-01 12:53 AM

New "/roar" Sounds Added in 4.2
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Hey everyone!

As many of you who play goblins and worgen may have noticed, the sound usually associated with your characters' "/roar" emote was removed in patch 4.1. This was done to help resolve an issue that caused the sounds associated with the both the "/roar" and "/attack" emotes to play simultaneously whenever the "/attacktarget" command was used.

We know that many of you missed hearing your /roars, so we're happy to report that, in patch 4.2, goblin and worgen characters will once again have a sound associated with the emote. Even better, we're adding brand new sounds for "/roar" for all playable races.

We're excited to be able to introduce these new sounds and hope you have a roarin' good time with the updated emotes. (Yes, I went there. Rawr. :3)




Patch 4.2 - PTR Build 14199
A new build is being deployed on test realms.

Item Additions
A couple of new Firelands Raid loot and the addition of Drakehide Leg Armor and Murky's Little Soulstone used to summon Murkablo, a Diablo-themed Murloc.


Level Type Spec Slot Name
378AxeMeleeMain HandEye of Purification
391AxeSpell SpiritMain HandEye of Purification
378DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandAvool's Incendiary Shanker
378DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandEntrail Disgorger
391DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandAvool's Incendiary Shanker
391DaggerPhysical DPSOne-HandEntrail Disgorger
378MacePhysical DPSOne-HandShatterskull Bonecrusher
391MacePhysical DPSOne-HandShatterskull Bonecrusher
1StaffTwo-HandStave Icecrown Raid D02 Green
378StaffSpell SpiritTwo-HandSmoldering Censer of Purity
391StaffSpell SpiritTwo-HandSmoldering Censer of Purity
378SwordMeleeTwo-HandZoid's Firelit Greatsword
391SwordMeleeTwo-HandZoid's Firelit Greatsword
378SwordSpell DPSMain HandFirethorn Mindslicer
391SwordSpell DPSMain HandFirethorn Mindslicer
0ConsumableTrampoline MII
45EnchantingFormula: Enchant Cloak - Lesser Agility
85Item EnhancementDrakehide Leg Armor
85LeatherworkingPattern: Drakehide Leg Armor
20PetMurky's Little Soulstone


Official Notes Update
Official notes have been updated and are awesome because they aren't the result of my crazy datamining, you know. Also these notes seems to be from a later build and any change listed there is most likely more up to date than datamined changes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
General
  • All character races now have a /roar sound.

Classes: General
Pets
  • The Defensive pet stance will now only cause the player's pet to attack enemies which attack the pet or the master.

Death Knight (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Frost
  • Annihilation now increases Obliterate damage by 12/24/36%, down from 15/30/45%.

Glyphs
  • Glyph of Dark Succor has been redesigned. Rather than placing a 15% maximum health floor on Death Strike healing while in Frost or Unholy Presence, it causes the next Death Strike within 15 seconds after killing a foe that yields experience or Honor Points to heal for at least 20% of the death knight's maximum health (still requires Frost or Unholy Presence).

Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Feral
  • Thrash initial base damage has been increased to 1464 1042, up from 339. Initial damage attack power scaling has been decreased to 13.8% 9.82%, down from 19.2%. Periodic base damage has been increased to 816 581, up from 189. Periodic damage attack power scaling has been decreased to 2.35% 1.67%, down from 3.26%. In addition, a bug was corrected where armor decreased the periodic damage done by this ability.

Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Marksmanship
  • Careful Aim now grants additional critical strike chance against targets over 90% health, up from 80% health.

Pets
  • 8 new rare tamable beasts have been added, each of which provides a unique taming challenge. Will you be the first hunter to tame Deth'tilac, the rarest and most powerful of them all? Players will need to progress through the Hyjal Regrowth and Molten Front daily questing areas in order to unlock access to the full gamut of taming challenges.

Mage (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Arcane Blast damage done has been reduced by 5%.

Priest (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Shadow
  • Psychic Horror no longer has a forward facing requirement, making it consistent with other non-projectile-based crowd control spells.

Rogue (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Subtlety
  • Hemorrhage base damage has been increased by 40%.

Warlock (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Soul Fire is now available at level 20, down from level 54.

Warrior (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
  • Recklessness and Deadly Calm can no longer be used at the same time. One cannot be used while the other is active, but using one does not put the other on its full cooldown.

Arms
  • Two-Handed Weapon Specialization weapon damage increase has been lowered to 12%, down from 20%.

Fury
  • Dual Wield Specialization weapon damage increase has been lowered to 5%, down from 10%.

Items
  • If a player wins a Need roll under the Need Before Greed system on a Bind on Equip item, the item will become Soulbound to that player. The item will remain unbound if won via a Greed roll.

User Interface
  • The order in which characters are listed at the Character Selection screen can now be rearranged and saved.
  • Raid Profiles have been added which allow players to save the raid window user interface layout based on type of content (i.e. 10-player raids, 25-player raids, Battlegrounds, etc.) for future use.

Spell Changes
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

Companion Pets
  • Murkablo Right Click to summon and dismiss Murkablo. Instant

Leatherworking

Tailoring

Death Knight (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Blood

Frost
  • Rune Strike no longer scales from Attack Power, but it could just be a tooltip change gone wrong.
  • Killing Machine now procs from autoattacks instead of melee attacks. (Tooltip clarification, already like that on live)

Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Feral
  • Claw's additional damage has been reduced by 35%, from 1101 to 710. (Tooltip fix?)
  • Faerie Fire (Feral) bear form damage has been increased by 333%, from 679 to 2950. Now scales from 10.8% of AP, down from 15%.
  • Ferocious Bite can now consume up to 35 additional energy to increase damage by up to 100%.
  • Lacerate base damage has been increased but AP scaling has been reduced. Now deals [3608 + 5.52% of AP] damage and making them bleed for [345 + 1.85% of AP] damage over 15 sec, instead of [2088 + 7.66% of AP] damage and making them bleed for [75 + 2.56% of AP] damage over 15 sec.
  • Mangle (Cat) additional damage has been reduced by 80%, from 1670 to 315. Base damage remains unchanged.
  • Mangle (Bear) now deals 190% normal damage, down from 260%. Additional damage increased by 130%, from 754 to 1740.
  • Maul now deals [35 + 19% of AP] physical damage, down from [8 + 26.4% of AP] damage,
  • Shred additional damage has been reduced by 80%, from 1716 to 330. Base damage remains unchanged.
  • Swipe base damage has been increased by 330%, from 215 to 929
  • Thrash base damage has been increased by 330%.
  • Natural Reaction now reduces damage taken while in Bear Form by 9/18%, up from 6/12%.
  • Pulverize now deals 60% weapon damage, down from 80%. Additional damage increased by 350%, from 360 to 1624.

Hunter (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Pets
  • Intervene no longer affects "the next melee or ranged attack" only.

Mage (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Arcane
  • Arcane Power now only increases the mana cost of damaging spells.

Paladin (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Protection
  • Guarded by the Light no longer allows your Word of Glory to grant Holy Shield.
  • Holy Shield now costs 3% of base mana and has a 30 sec cooldown - Increases the amount your shield blocks by an additional 20% for 10 sec.

Rogue (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Combat
  • Vitality now increases Attack Power by 30%, up from 25%.
  • Savage Combat now increase total attack power by 3/6%, up from 2/4%.

Assassination
  • Assassin's Resolve now increases melee damage by 20%, up from 15%.
  • Vile Poisons now increases the damage dealt by your poisons by 12/24/36%, up from 7/14/20%.

Subtlety
  • Cloak of Shadows now has a 2 min cooldown, up from 1 min.
  • Elusiveness now reduces the cooldown of both Cloak of Shadows and Combat Readiness by 15/30 sec.
  • Sanguinary Vein now increases damage dealt to targets with a Bleed effect by 8/16%, up from 5/10%.

Shaman (Forums / Talent Calculator / Skills/Talents)
Elemental
  • Call of Flame has an extra effect - When your Fire Nova damages a target, the duration of your Flame Shock effect on that target is increased by up to 6 seconds.
  • Fire Nova damage has been increased by 15%.

Tier 12
  • Item - Shaman T12 Enhancement 4P Bonus - Your Stormstrike ability also causes the target to take 6% increased damage from your Fire Nova, Flame Shock, Flametongue Weapon, Lava Burst, Lava Lash, and Unleash Flame abilities.
by Published on 2011-05-31 05:16 PM

Winged Guardian Arrives in Pet Store
The Winged Guardian is now available from the pet store!


  • US Price - $25
  • EU Price - 20€
  • UK Price - 17£

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
A new arrival has just landed in the Blizzard Pet Store: the majestic Winged Guardian flying mount, a titan creation designed to protect Azeroth’s most ancient secrets. As with the Celestial Steed, this Guardian of the Titans will carry you across Azeroth as fast as your riding skill will take you. Head over to the Pet Store to see this new addition and other World of Warcraft companions, and check out the FAQ for more information.

Blizzard.com Pet Store (US)
Blizzard.com Pet Store (Europe)
by Published on 2011-05-31 07:16 AM

Patch 4.2 Mounts Preview
We now have a decent amount of information on Patch 4.2 and I can start building nice recap/previews, let's start with mounts!

PvP Mounts - Twilight Drake PvP Mounts
Gladiators get a brand new mount next season! As far as datamining goes the color of the new Vicious Gladiator's Twilight Drake seems to be that one.


Vicious Gladiator's Twilight Drake

Unknown Recolor

Unknown Recolor



PvP Mounts - Epic Wolf and Horse PvP Mounts
Two new awesome PvP mounts have been added, the Horde War Wolf and the Alliance War Steed are rewards of the Veteran of the Horde II and Veteran of the Alliance II achievements. There's also a couple of recolors but as far as I know only the first 2 pictures below are used.





PvE Mounts - Fire Hawks
3 different Fire Hawks are currently in the game files but only 2 seem to be implemented/have a known drop location.







PvE Mount - Fire "Raven God" / Flametalon of Alysrazor
The Fire "Raven God" model is the Flametalon mount from Flametalon of Alysrazor. The mount isn't listed as a loot from Alysrazor in the Encounter Journal for the moment but it's very likely that it will drop from this boss, let's just wait and see if there's an official confirmation in an upcoming PTR build.



PvE Mount - Flameward Hippogryph
The Flameward Hippogryph is a reward of the The Molten Front Offensive, you can get this achievement by completing all the questlines of the new Firelands daily quests area.



Comics
Dark Legacy Comics #290, with an extra comic from Nerfnow.com this week!

by Published on 2011-05-29 08:34 PM

Patch 4.2 - Firelands Daily Quests / Mark of the World Tree Rewards
In my previous post I listed the updated Valor Points Rewards, today we'll take a look at what we can get from the daily quests area of the Firelands. The vendors can be accessed after completing the very long questlines in the Molten Front, see the Mark of the World Tree article on Wowpedia (the new daily quests currency, just like the Champion's Seals of the Argent Tournament.

Basically, after unlocking all phases of the Firelands Dailies you will eventually gain access to 3 NPCs. You will need 125 more Marks of the World Tree to unlock each NPC and finally gain access to his/her inventory!


  • Filling the Moonwell - Secure sacred water for the moonwell from Matoclaw at the Sanctuary of Malorne in Mount Hyjal. (Obtain 125 Marks of the World Tree.)
  • Calling the Ancients - Secure the aid of the Ancients from Elderlimb at the Sanctuary of Malorne in Mount Hyjal. (Obtain 125 Marks of the World Tree.)
  • Additional Armaments - Seek out Matoclaw at the Sanctuary of Malorne in Mount Hyjal. (Obtain 125 Marks of the World Tree.)

The good news is that after you've unlocked the quests, you won't need marks anymore and items sold from the merchants are paid with gold. (Thanks to ChaosStorm for his forum post)

Damek Bloombeard - Additional Armaments

Level Type Spec Slot Name
365PlateMeleeWaistRickety Belt
365PlateSpell DPSWaistBelt of Living Obsidium
365PlateSpell SpiritHandsGauntlets of Living Obsidium
365PlateTankWristRicket's Gun Show
365MailSpell DPSFeetFiery Treads
365LeatherSpell DPSWaistFireplume Girdle
365ClothSpell DPSHandsWidow's Clutches
365FingerMeleeFingerMeteorite Ring
365TrinketPhysical DPSTrinketRicket's Magnetic Fireball
85BlacksmithingPhysical DPSOne-HandPlans: Brainsplinter
85BlacksmithingMelee DPSOne-HandPlans: Elementium-Edged Scalper
85BlacksmithingSpell SpiritMain HandPlans: Lightforged Elementium Hammer
85BlacksmithingMelee DPSTwo-HandPlans: Masterwork Elementium Deathblade
85BlacksmithingSpell DPSMain HandPlans: Masterwork Elementium Spellblade
85BlacksmithingMelee DPSOne-HandPlans: Pyrium Spellward
85BlacksmithingTankOne-HandPlans: Unbreakable Guardian
85BlacksmithingPhysical DPSTwo-HandPlans: Witch-Hunter's Harvester
85EngineeringPhysical DPSRangedSchematic: Extreme-Impact Hole Puncher
85EngineeringPhysical DPSScopeSchematic: Flintlocke's Woodchucker


Ayla Shadowstorm - Filling the Moonwell

Level Type Spec Slot Name
365Off-HandSpell DPSOff-HandGlobe of Moonlight
365FingerPhysical DPSFingerBand of Glittering Lights
365FingerMeleeFingerMoon Blessed Band
365TrinketSpell DPSTrinketMoonwell Chalice
365TrinketTankTrinketMoonwell Phial
365RelicMeleeRelicRelic of Elune's Shadow
365RelicSpell DPSRelicRelic of Elune's Light
85TailoringJewelcraftingBagPattern: Luxurious Silk Gem Bag
85LeatherworkingInscriptionBagPattern: Royal Scribe's Satchel
85LeatherworkingMiningBagPattern: Triple-Reinforced Mining Bag
1PetPetPetCrimson Lasher
1Misc.Misc.Misc.Mushroom Chair


Varlan Highbough - Calling the Ancients

Level Type Spec Slot Name
365MailPhysical DPSFeetLancer's Greaves
365LeatherPhysical DPSHandsAviana's Grips
365FingerSpell DPSFingerSpirit Fragment Band
365FingerTankFingerNemesis Shell Band
365FingerTankFingerLylagar Horn Ring
365TrinketMeleeTrinketDwyer's Caber
365RelicMeleeRelicRelic of Lo'Gosh
365RelicTankRelicRelic of Tortolla
1PetPetPetHyjal Bear Cub
85Misc.Misc.Misc.Mylune's Call



BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Tickets Sold Out
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner are now sold out.

If you weren't able to get tickets to the show this year, keep in mind that coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which is offered as a multi-channel Internet stream and also via DIRECTV in the United States. Keep an eye on the BlizzCon website for updates on panels, exhibits, events, Virtual Ticket info, and more. We look forward to meeting some of you at the show!

The MMO Report
It's already time for Casey! I mean, time for the MMO Report (and Casey).



Comics
Dark Legacy Comics #289 and Teh Gladiators #240 + #241 are out! (Technically, Dark Legacy has been out for a week but I forgot to post about it, let's pretend we didn't notice)


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