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    Blue Posts, MMO Report

    Blue posts
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Old World Dungeons in Cataclysm (Stratholme, Scholomance, etc ...)
    Those dungeons (and more) will get some love. (Source)

    PvP Flag in Tol Barad
    I have a slight correction on this. The current plan is to only forcibly flag players for PvP in the zone when a Tol Barad battle is in progress on a PvE realm. We still plan for Tol Barad to be a major daily quest hub when battles are not in progress and do not want this to force PvE players into PvP in order to quest there. I apologize for the confusion. (Source)

    Druid (Forums / Talent Calculator)
    Heals Efficiency

    The big heal doesn't have to be super inefficient. It just has to take more mana than the efficient heal, but that's okay because it also heals for more. You use the big heal when it's faster than using two of the efficient heals. That only really makes it inefficient when you're overhealing a ton.

    Your fast heals will be the inefficient ones, because you pay more for speed. Don't spam those, but use them when you don't have time for a long cast before damage will happen next.

    If you're a druid healing a tank, you'll probably use Lifebloom, then Nourish, swapping to Healing Touch at times when the tank's health starts to dip dangerously low. You probably won't cast Healing Touch often on non-tanks, unless they're just super low for some reason (and in those situations, you may need a fast heal like Regrowth or Swiftmend to get them stable anyway). (Source)

    Healing in Cataclysm
    We don't want druids in Cataclysm to be tabbing through the raid throwing out random Rejuvs like many druids do now. Frankly, we don't think it's that fun and we know plenty of druids agree with us.

    That also doesn't mean that hots are going away. We like hots to be a big part of the druid arsenal. We just don't want them to eclipse all your other heals. It's easy to point out specific things like glyphs and set bonuses that have given Rejuv in particular so much leverage. That's fine for now, but not where we want to be in Cataclysm.

    I also agree that hots risk being overpowered in an environment where they aren't overhealing constantly. In a world where players spend more time being wounded, hot ticks will be enormously important. That's okay to a point. We want you to push them. But we don't want such a large percentage of your healing to come from one spell. We don't want Rejuv to win the decision every time you're thinking about whether to cast say Nourish or Regrowth instead.

    To think about it another way, druids already have a pretty different rotation when tank healing than when raid healing. What we want to do is further split out raid healing into situations where players are occasionally taking damage and situations where everyone is constantly taking damage from raid-wide auras. You should use different types of spells in those situations -- maybe WG and many Rejuvs in the latter, but more Nourishes and Regrowths thrown in there with Rejuv on the former. (Source)

    Warrior (Forums / Talent Calculator)
    Tanking Glyphs
    We're still working on the Inscription design for Cataclysm and it may end up changing a lot.

    If it doesn't change, then I am going to predict we do something like remove the Glyph of Last Stand (and lower the cooldown base or through a talent) and keep the Glyph of Shield Wall. The Shield Wall glyph is mildly interesting in that sometimes you want it and sometimes you might not. We don't think it's unreasonable to have to spend some glyphs on survivability, since presumably that's what is most important to you. But maybe you're spending too many glyphs on cooldowns today. (Source)

    The MMO Report
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    My Users are Wonderful
    No, seriously, they are. We all know it was postponed to next week just to prove me wrong anyway.

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    High Overlord Wild Turkey's Avatar
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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    We want your naked video in Paris nao, Boub-Remi Gallard! No more excu-IT'S THAT CUTE GARFIELD AGAIN!
    Banana phone
    I've got this feeling, so appealing,
    for us to get together and sing. Sing!

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    Nice, Im exited about the change 2 the stratholme and old dungeons :P

    Gonna start farm my mount now then xd.

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    hahaha garfield returns!

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    you were serious about the beta beginning soon? cause some people were saying its was a fake, if it is then omg yeah
    -Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table because he only recognizes the element of surprise.

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    Once I slipped on the snow: oh man, snow is so OP.

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    the new dungeons getting love looks promising

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    Beta next week!

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    Stood in the Fire
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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    Well Cloudfury, The public beta hasnt gone out yet which means my life savings are safe. Huzzah! Its quite obvious however that the beta is beginning soon by looking at the release of information comming out and the addition of the Cata beta to the list of games on battlenet. If you can come up with an arguement saying that its all a fake for comming out soon then please point me in that direction as honestly if you look at the signs from Tbc and wotlk release it is quite evident there will be an imminent release of the beta in the trademarked "soon" that blizzard have developed.

    I wouldnt go as far as saying its comming at a specific date in time or specific week of the year but looking at the signs it is a Soon moment by just looking at the information thats pumping out

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    Geif auto PvP flag in Tol Barad on PvE realms
    Herring seeks your life!

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitchlol
    Geif auto PvP flag in Tol Barad on PvE realms
    That's the only fun thing about WG. And I was really excited about TB, but...

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    Beta!!! See boub, you were close enough in my book.
    Strikke 80 Holy Paladin/Darkspear US

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    Field Marshal
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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    Quote Originally Posted by velasius
    Beta next week!
    how do ya know that?

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    My Users are Wonderful
    No, seriously, they are. We all know it was postponed to next week just to prove me wrong anyway.

    awww cute.

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    I have an issue with this week's MMO Report. Despite the fact that it's unfunny and more or less uninformative, I now have a high opinion of it for subtitling the Star Trek: DS9 image to the left of Casey with, "The Bearded Men of Space Station 11." RIP The State.

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    another druid resto fixxing
    want beta though ;D

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    What a wonderfully vague comment regarding old-world dungeons. I'm trying not to get too crazy about it, because I know "some love" could mean just about anything. I mean, I knew we'd have more revamped dungeons, as people have not only been clamoring for it, but it would be easier than starting from scratch for Blizzard. Of course, it could also simply mean the gear that drops from those places will be changed around to better reflect the leveling process, or that they're being nerfed so that it's more viable for lower levels to progress through there. I'm just glad they're doing *something* with them, rather than letting them rot.

    As for PvP flagging on PvE realms, I specifically joined a PvE realm because I hate ganking. Hell, I hate that people attack me while I'm fishing in Wintergrasp, and I'm right next to the graveyard! So the idea of having to daily quest in a PvP zone was very frustrating to me. I know some will be frustrated with the non-flagging outside of battle, but isn't the battle itself enough PvP for you? If it's not, then join a PvP server.

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    everytime i see more and more warriors QQ about tanking i want to punch someone in the face... and as always Blizzard listens to whiners :
    Quote Originally Posted by Daralii View Post
    An orc named after Jesus firing a kamehameha at a tentacle dragon and making it explode into fairy dust before a group of dragons don't lament the loss of their once-friend or the now inevitable extinction of their species due to their newfound sterility and mortality but instead congratulate him on knocking up his wife was pretty fucking insane even by this series' standards.

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    Field Marshal Velvet's Avatar
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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    Where are the daily screenshots? :-\

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    Woot! I made the homepage!... Tks Bibi.. glad you liked the image.

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    Re: Blue Posts, MMO Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet
    Where are the daily screenshots? :-\
    They uploaded three screenshots on friday, most likely to cover saturday and sunday

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