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Simond
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on: March 23, 2013, 08:34:09 PM

5.3 Patch notes. No, really

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World of Warcraft PTR Patch 5.3

General
Please note: During the 5.3 PTR, not all the content listed may not be available for testing or may only be available during a limited testing window. Keep an eye on our PTR Discussion forum for details.

New Battleground: Deepwind Gorge
In the new Battleground situated in the Valley of the Four Winds, the Alliance and Horde continue their war for Pandaria’s precious resources. While the two factions battle for control over mines, they must also protect their own resources from being stolen and turned against them!
   
   
New Arena: Shado-Pan
Gladiator hopefuls have a new location to test their mettle amidst the Kun-Lai mountain tops, in the training grounds of the powerful Shado-Pan. Players must make use of the looming tiger statues and fenced platforms to gain an advantage that will bring victory and glory!
   
   
New Scenario: Battle on the High Seas
Help your faction fend off enemy forces in the midst of a battle for naval supremacy on the High Seas.
   
   
New Scenario: Blood in the Snow
An agent of Zandalar has infiltrated Dun Morogh and rallied the Frostmane trolls. At Varian’s request, Moira will lead her personal guard against them once the king’s champions have stopped the magical storm protecting Shimmer Ridge.
   
   
New Scenario: Dark Heart of Pandaria
Goblin engineers have been excavating in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms to find a mysterious artifact, but all they've found is trouble; you have been personally called upon by the Warchief to aid them in their hour of need.
   
   
New Scenario: The Secrets of Emberdeep
Infiltrate the Emberdeep Caverns and assist the Gob Squad in investigating a recent disappearance in Durotar.
   
   
Heroic Scenarios
   
A heroic difficulty for Scenarios have been added and are designed to provide challenging content for small groups of well-seasoned adventurers. Completing a Heroic Scenario awards Valor points, and a chance to obtain Raid Finder quality items.

   
Classes

Death Knight
More information coming soon.

Druid
General
Mark of the Wild had its mana cost reduced to 5%, down from 10%.
Symbiosis: Intimidating Roar had its cooldown increased to 90 seconds, up from 60 seconds.

Hunter
More information coming soon.

Mage
General
Arcane Brilliance had its mana cost reduced to 1%, down from 4%.
Dalaran Brilliance had its mana cost reduced to 1%, down from 4%.

Monk
General
Spear Hand Strike now locks a spell school out for 4 seconds, down from 5 seconds.

Windwalker
Legacy of the Emperor had its energy cost reduced to 1%, down from 6%.
Legacy of the White Tiger had its energy cost reduced to 1%, down from 6%.

Paladin
General
Blessing of Kings had its mana cost reduced to 5%, down from 22.3%.
Blessing of Might had its mana cost reduced to 5%, down from 22.3%.

Priest
General
Power Word: Fortitude had its mana cost reduced to 1%, down from 4.4%.

Rogue
More information coming soon.

Shaman
More information coming soon.

Warlock
General
Dark Intent had its mana cost reduced to 1%, down from 4%.

Warrior
Talents
Vigilance now resets the cooldown on Taunt in addition to its current effects.


Quests
More information coming soon.


Creatures

Oondasta
Shiny Pile of Refuse now has a chance to contain a Primal Egg, and a number of Dinosaur Bones.
Spitfire Beam no longer increases in damage with each jump, deals a flat 200,000 damage(up from 150,000 damage), and jumps to 99 targets (up from 20 targets).


Pet Battles
Dueling for Pet Battles are now available in all dungeons and raids. Enjoy!


Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios

Loot Specialization
Players can now choose to receive loot for a specialization that's different from their current class role. This feature could be accessed by right-clicking on the character portrait and selecting the option from the drop-down list. Loot specialization is available for bonus rolls, Raid Finder, and Pandarian quest rewards.

Raids
Bonus Roll
Protection for bad luck streaks have been added to bonus rolls. Each bonus roll that does not provide loot has a progressively better chance to award loot to the player.

Serpentshrine Cavern
For the Fathom-Lord Karathress encounter, Cataclysmic Bolt now deals 10% of the target's maximum health plus 500 damage, down from 50% of target's maximum health, the stun effect is now a Stun mechanic, and can target any player instead of only characters with mana.
Lady Vashj
Coilfang Strider's Panic ability now activates every 4 seconds, up from every 2 seconds.
Shock Blast's stun effect is now a  Stun mechanic.
Tainted Elementals now despawn after 20 seconds, up from 15 seconds.
   
Tempest Keep
For the High Astromancer Solarian encounter, Nether Scryer's Domination spell now has a 2 second cast time, up from instant cast, and can be silenced.
For the Void Reaver encounter, the radius for Arcane Orb has been reduced to 15 yards, down from 20 yards.

Throne of Thunder
Amani’shi Beast Shaman no longer casts Chain Lightning while mounted on Amani Warbears.

      
PvP
Additional information and explanation for the reasoning behind PvP changes will be available very soon.
All characters now have a base Resilience of 65%.
Resilience has been removed from most PvP gear.
Season 13 Tyrannical gear had their item levels increased to ilevel 496, up from ilevel 493.
Season 13 Tyrannical Elite gear had their item levels decreased to ilevel 496, down from ilevel 512.
Battlegrounds, Rated Battlegrounds, and Arenas now have an ilevel cap. All gear will be scaled down to ilevel 496.
Additional information and explanation for the reasoning behind PvP changes will be available very soon.
All characters now have a base Resilience of 65%.
Resilience has been removed from most PvP gear.
PvP Power will remain on PvP gear.


Battlegrounds
More information coming soon.


Professions
Herbalists of low skill can now pick herbs in Pandaria for a small amount of usable material. The yield an herbalist will be able to harvest from each node is determined by skill level.
Miners of low skill can now mine mineral deposits in Pandaria for a small amount of usable material. The yield a miner will be able to harvest from each node is determined by skill level.


Items
The Voidbinders are back in capital cities and shrines.
PvE Item Upgrades
Items upgradable by Valor now require 250 Valor to upgrade per 4 item levels, for a total of 500 Valor for 8 item levels per item. This is retroactive to all items that use Valor.
Items upgradable by Justice now require 750 Justice to upgrade per 8 item levels, for a total of 750 Justice for 8 item levels per item. This is retroactive to all items that use Justice.
      
PvP Item Upgrades
Malevolent Gladiator’s Conquest (Season 12) items that have upgrades available are still upgradable at their original costs.
Dreadful Gladiator’s Honor (Season 12) items that have upgrades available are still upgradable at their original costs.
No other PvP items are upgradable.
   
Unclaimed Black Market Containers are now available on the Black Market Auction House. What's inside? It's a mystery! When opened, the container has a chance to contain any item that can be available on the BMAH.
Courageous Primal Diamond had its clearcasting effect renamed to “Lucidity” to differentiate it from other spells with that name.


UI
More information coming soon.


Bug Fixes
More information coming soon.
(I very nearly called this thread "More information coming soon" smiley )

So full normalisation of most types of PvP, heroic scenarios look like they're shaping up to replace heroic dungeons, a casino/lockbox-type thing added to the BMAH, and the return of the item upgrade system (but slightly cheaper and more limited). I can see why this is going up on the PTR quickly - there's not that much new content but it's probably too big to work as a 5.2.whatever patch.

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Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 09:37:44 PM

Heroic scenarios actually sound like a decent idea. The reward structure will be the key.

Also bonus roll protection/progression is something people wanted badly.

Upgrading your pants continues to be a dumb idea that should have never returned.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2013, 09:43:37 PM by Paelos »

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Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 05:23:46 AM

I'm guessing the upgrade NPCs are making a return because they've started getting the numbers in on people trying to catch up their ilvl for raiding and once again the "no escalators to Everest" half of the dev team have been proven wrong.

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Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 01:21:31 PM

They seem to have found the beginnings of a trispec option somewhere in the ptr data.  That could be something, I'd finally learn how to heal in disc.
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Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 02:44:37 PM

As a former paladin, it's 8 specs or nothing!

 awesome, for real
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Reply #5 on: March 26, 2013, 05:20:57 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTDWi8G3pj0
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Also: Everyone is pissed off at Garrosh, the goblins found the Seventh Sha (and by 'found' I mean 'dug it up while strip-mining the Vale of Eternal Blossoms'), Garrosh has his Evil Shamans tearing up the northern Barrens for some reason, Vol'jin goes to war and Thrall says "Tell Aggra and the baby I love them" as he goes to confront Garrosh/tell Eitrigg & Saurfang that it's almost time.

(Die, Thrall, die)

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Reply #6 on: March 26, 2013, 08:09:04 AM

If he kills Thrall, Metzen will just ressurect him after 3 days.

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Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013, 08:17:40 AM

Too on the nose.  It'll be a number divisible by 3 and a length of months.

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Reply #8 on: March 26, 2013, 09:00:22 AM

I'd say there is a fifty fifty patch that new mount will be sold at the Blizzard store.  They haven't done that in a while and seem to do it with the more awesome mounts.
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Reply #9 on: March 26, 2013, 06:33:25 PM

Jesus christ, that new mount is actually turning me off from this game  ACK!

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Reply #10 on: March 26, 2013, 07:06:08 PM

Jesus christ, that new mount is actually turning me off from this game  ACK!

Really? So you are saying out of everything retarded and poorly thought out about this game, it is that one mount that is turning you off?

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Reply #11 on: March 26, 2013, 07:12:10 PM

Jesus christ, that new mount is actually turning me off from this game  ACK!

Not enough sparkle?  awesome, for real

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Reply #12 on: March 27, 2013, 02:13:57 AM

I think they need to put down the crayons and crack-pipe

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Reply #13 on: March 27, 2013, 03:08:11 AM

Jesus christ, that new mount is actually turning me off from this game  ACK!

Really? So you are saying out of everything retarded and poorly thought out about this game, it is that one mount that is turning you off?

One person's retarded is another person's tolerance.  Some games take themselves super-serious, others not so much or not at all.  But good God, if I wanted to play Hello Kitty Magical Adventures, I'd go play that.  There's a line somewhere between "ok, yeah, this is silly, but it's unobtrusive to me and my gameplay so whatever" and "jesus fuck I'm not standing around social hub (crafting, banking, AH, etc.) with these monstrosities flying and fucking about"
« Last Edit: March 27, 2013, 03:10:14 AM by luckton »

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Reply #14 on: March 27, 2013, 05:20:02 AM

50% or better of online gamers are women.  A greater percentage of them than me are good with microtrans.

Just looks like good marketing and the usual  overly manly manchild reaction to it in here to me.

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Reply #15 on: March 27, 2013, 07:45:58 AM

Just looks like good marketing and the usual  overly manly manchild reaction to it in here to me.

FESTOON THIS MOUNT WITH GIGANTIC SHOULDERPADS AND PENISES OR I'M OUT
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Reply #16 on: March 27, 2013, 07:54:40 AM

You forgot the skulls and flames.

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Reply #17 on: March 27, 2013, 08:09:54 AM

I don't get it? Mount looks fine to me, fits wows aesthetic and small faerie dragons have been in the game since vanilla. The dame was never a stranger to the occasional cute thing and this isn' even that cutesy.

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Reply #18 on: March 27, 2013, 08:35:59 AM

Game or are you a 1950s gangster ?

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Reply #19 on: March 27, 2013, 08:36:35 AM

Doesn't look that bad to me.
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Reply #20 on: March 27, 2013, 10:38:28 AM

Looks ugly. 2/10. Would not bang.

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Reply #21 on: March 27, 2013, 01:12:27 PM

I don't get it? Mount looks fine to me, fits wows aesthetic and small faerie dragons have been in the game since vanilla.
Since WC3.

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Reply #22 on: March 27, 2013, 01:20:00 PM

The game, is not the IP  Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #23 on: March 29, 2013, 03:21:36 PM

That mount is rad, I'd totally want one.

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Reply #24 on: April 04, 2013, 09:31:43 AM

If I cared about WoW, I'd take one of those faerie dragons.  (Behind my green proto-drake and zhevra.)

I had to laugh at the patch note about some beam doing 200k damage.  It's like playing a Rifts game with SDC, MDC, and the new GigaDC.

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
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Reply #25 on: April 04, 2013, 10:57:09 AM

If I cared about WoW, I'd take one of those faerie dragons.  (Behind my green proto-drake and zhevra.)

I had to laugh at the patch note about some beam doing 200k damage.  It's like playing a Rifts game with SDC, MDC, and the new GigaDC.
Eh, 200k damage is nothing special in Pandaria, where tanks average around 600k health, and dps 350-450k depending on gear.  Hell, I think I have seen my warlock Crit Chaos bolts for upwards of 800;+ in pve fights. (And my bear broke 3 million HP or so when i got MCd during a Sha of Anger Kill just after i Popped my +health cooldown).

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Reply #26 on: April 04, 2013, 11:25:53 AM

I remember when the main tank in my old raiding guild hit over 5k health.....

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Reply #27 on: April 10, 2013, 09:14:32 AM



 DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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Reply #28 on: April 10, 2013, 09:22:18 AM

That's a lot of health for that tiny spiny lizard.

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
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Reply #29 on: April 10, 2013, 09:33:16 AM

That's why you have to have your own pokemon. You can't take on those spiny lizards by yourself!

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Reply #30 on: April 11, 2013, 03:54:24 AM

References I did not expect to find in WoW, no. whatever in a series: http://ptr.wowhead.com/item=97821

E: Haha! http://ptr.wowhead.com/item=97901

These are all from the Darkspear Rebellion, btw: http://ptr.wowhead.com/forums&topic=211991
NB: There's a new way to get T0.5 dungeon sets there for the people burnt out on Darkmoon faire...or rather, new ilvl476 gear that uses the T0.5 graphics (DKs get the Saronite war-plate from the starting quests, monks get one of the lower-level Cataclysm levelling quest 'sets'.
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Reply #31 on: April 11, 2013, 02:13:04 PM

References I did not expect to find in WoW, no. whatever in a series: http://ptr.wowhead.com/item=97821

I really hope you missed the green text on that one, because it is not like damn near every single godzilla movie monster has had a cutely named cameo in WoW going right back to vanilla.

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Reply #32 on: April 11, 2013, 03:01:20 PM

Yeah, there's already a Godzilla analogue, but I wasn't expecting Godzooky.
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Reply #33 on: April 12, 2013, 01:10:59 AM

Yeah, there's already a Godzilla analogue, but I wasn't expecting Godzooky.
Meh, while I wasnt exactly expecting it, it didn't really surprise me though.   I mean, there was Gahz'rilla (and at least one or two other similarly named Hyda model mobs), Ghamoo-ra the turtle, and the recently added Mothran in Pandaria.   Someone obviously has a thing for Japanese monster movies.   Godzooki showing up as a battle pet was not surprising in the least.

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Reply #34 on: April 15, 2013, 03:24:45 PM

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A Test of Valor: Reduced the amount of Valor needed for this achievement to 3000 Valor Points, down from 6000
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Shado-Pan and The August Celestials daily quests no longer have a faction prerequisite to be Revered with the Golden Lotus.

Someone at Blizzard has seen the next quarterly numbers.  Ohhhhh, I see.

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