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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
The newly revamped Darkmoon Faire returned yesterday for its monthly one-week engagement in Azeroth, but it wasn’t a flawless return. Players working on the Darkmoon Defender, Darkmoon Dungeoneer, or Darkmoon Despoiler achievements may have noticed the tally of items turned in has been reset, with few exceptions. Players have also been reporting that these monthly quest turn-ins, which should be resetting, are not, leaving players with dungeon-acquired items that cannot be turned in for another set of tickets. If this has happened to you, don’t panic — Community Manager Kaivax has chimed in on the issue, and although no fix has been put into place yet, Blizzard is aware of the issue and working on a fix.

Kaivax
We are aware of issues affecting the Darkmoon Faire, which began again today, particularly regarding monthly quests and some related achievements.

Our teams are investigating the issue and would like to assure you that we are working hard to solve the issue.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing.


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Known issues from the Darkmoon Faire originally appeared on WoW Insider on Mon, 02 Jan 2012 17:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Join us every weekday evening as Today in WoW runs down all the WoW news that you could possibly want. From comments from Blizzard’s blues to the latest datamining info — we’ve got you covered.

Don’t forget to check out The Daily Quest and our Weekly Podcast Roundup to find out what else is going on in the WoW community. And if you have a news tip, feel free to drop us a line and let us know.

Continue reading Blue Posts and Other WoW News: Post-holiday blues and the known issues of the Darkmoon Faire

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Blue Posts and Other WoW News: Post-holiday blues and the known issues of the Darkmoon Faire originally appeared on WoW Insider on Mon, 02 Jan 2012 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Join us every weekday evening as Today in WoW runs down all the WoW news that you could possibly want. From comments from Blizzard’s blues to the latest datamining info — we’ve got you covered.

Don’t forget to check out The Daily Quest and our Weekly Podcast Roundup to find out what else is going on in the WoW community. And if you have a news tip, feel free to drop us a line and let us know.

Continue reading Blue Posts and Other WoW News: Ghostcrawler clarificaiton, LFR loot issues solutions in the works

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Blue Posts and Other WoW News: Ghostcrawler clarificaiton, LFR loot issues solutions in the works originally appeared on WoW Insider on Mon, 12 Dec 2011 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Earlier in the day, raiding group Paragon apologized for exploiting a bug in the Raid Finder tool that allowed their raiders to obtain loot from a boss more than once in a lockout period. Blizzard has followed up with a statement of their own, explaining that people who exploited the bug in a similar manner will be receiving temporary suspensions.

Raid Finder Loot Exploit Suspensions
Shortly after patch 4.3 was released, we became aware that some players were abusing an exploit to obtain loot from the same Raid Finder bosses multiple times in a single raid lockout period (one week). The Raid Finder loot mechanic is of course intended to only allow a person to roll on boss loot drops once per raid lockout period. The raid lockout mechanic has been a mainstay of the World of Warcraft rules since Onyxia and Molten Core, ensuring that no one can obtain loot from a boss more than once per lockout. Due to the nature of the exploit and the clear intent of those who abused it, they’ve been issued notices and given temporary suspensions from the game. We’re also working to remove all Raid Finder items from those who used the exploit.



It’s good to see Blizzard taking action on this. Certainly there will be some who will believe this to be too mild a punishment. But given the number of people who abused the exploit (Paragon was far from the only guild doing this) and a need to hand out punishment evenly and consistently, a temporary suspension appears to be the right solution.


Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Review the official patch notes, and then dig into what’s ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing — from astride his back!


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Blizzard issues official statement on Raid Finder exploit consequences originally appeared on WoW Insider on Tue, 06 Dec 2011 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Ready Check helps you prepare yourself and your raid for the bosses that simply require killing. Check back with Ready Check each week for the latest pointers on killing adds, not standing in fire, and hoping for loot that won’t drop. Questions, comments, or something you would like to see? Email me at tyler@wowinsider or message me on Twitter @murmursofadruid.

Last week, we talked about a few of the issues that are currently speculated for Blizzard’s new Raid Finder tool that is being released within the next patch. Specifically, that discussion was about raid size and raid leadership; however, these are not the only concerns that people have. The Raid Finder is a rather charged topic within the community, for a wide variety of reasons, all depending on whom you ask.

This week, we will be wrapping up the discussion as best can be done as I attempt to address the remaining issues that people have put forward. Before we begin, let me say that, until this all goes live, we cannot accurately judge the success or failure of the tool. The Dungeon Finder, similarly, had a significant amount of backlash and down talk before it was released, yet most people now wouldn’t play without it — just to put everything in perspective.

Continue reading Ready Check: Cleaning up issues with Raid Finder

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Ready Check: Cleaning up issues with Raid Finder originally appeared on WoW Insider on Fri, 18 Nov 2011 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Friday, August 19th, 2011
Transmogrification Preview

The new transmogrification system announced this week will allow players to change the appearance of their gear without losing the stats associated with them. This new system will be launching with patch 4.3. For everything you need to know about transmogrification, check out our Queue FAQ on the system, as well as Blizzard’s official preview.

Many players had questions, however, about the minutia of the system. Will players be able to convert weapons to legendary skins that they have completed or found? Will there be alternative ways to find cool set items without having to go back to the old content and farm for it? What about some of the gear that isn’t available anymore or hard to get? Can we use silly items with the transmogrification system?

Kaivax and Zarhym took to the forums to issue some clarifications on these questions and more. Players will need to have both items, the item to be worn and the item to be used as the model, for transmogrification to work. There will not be free presets of gear to choose from, so you will need the pieces you want to wear in the transmogrification process. Also, Blizzard is exploring new, alternative ways to distribute older gear like the death knight starter armor and the old dungeon tier sets. Blizzard also wants to respect the hard work of the artists, so we may not be able to use silly items, such as fish that are daggers and what-not. Hit the jump for lots of blue posts.

Continue reading Blizzard issues transmogrification system clarifications

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Blizzard issues transmogrification system clarifications originally appeared on WoW Insider on Thu, 18 Aug 2011 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Every week, WoW Insider brings you Shifting Perspectives for cat, bear, restoration and balance druids. This week, we turn our attention the most recent developer Q&A … and we all know what happened the last time we did that.

I spent the weekend being a trifle distracted (and then heartbroken) by the Women’s World Cup, but at least we can feel good about the winner. Oh, and for all those of you who utilize musk deer glands in your health regimen, please remember to check them for steroids, in much the same fashion that one would check flour for boll weevils and rice grains for moths in one’s pantry. This has been a public service announcement by your friendly local World of Warcraft blog, which takes an interest in this matter because a commenter once accused it of fomenting unrest in North Korea.

What the hell is this column supposed to be about? Oh, right. Anyway, the final developer Q&A was published this past Friday, and within it were a few nuggets of interest to restoration druids. We didn’t get any questions that specifically dealt with our spec, so I am not required to Hulk out over the lack of answers that Blizzard has traditionally provided to such questions, so let’s spend today being happy and relatively sane.

Continue reading Shifting Perspectives: Developer Q&A touches on resto druid issues

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Shifting Perspectives: Developer Q&A touches on resto druid issues originally appeared on WoW Insider on Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Remote Guild Chat Preview
Blizzard posted a small preview of the remote guild chat on the World of Warcraft Remote Services page.

MMO Champion

Friday, March 25th, 2011
US First Glory of the Cataclysm Raider by Midwinter
Hey, look, we still have region first kills/achievements! Midwinter (US-Ysera) was the first guild to complete Glory of the Cataclysm Raider on US servers! Congratulations to them!

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
Since the patch yesterday there have been… countless complaints about its release, class balance issues, and other various bugs. Blizzard responded to a few of the common issues today with more details, and in some cases with amicable outcomes.

Warlock Pets Renamed

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Quote from: Bashiok (Source)
…the ritual came to a close and a demon of untold power (but limited stature) was pulled through the void, kicking and biting and gnashing its teeth, forcibly bound to the mortal world. The warlock, a quizzical expression on his face, regarded his familiar, who was in fact now quite unfamiliar, and inquired, “Who in the hell are you?”

Since the release of 4.0.1, more than a few warlocks have noticed that their pets are in fact no longer their familiar demonic servants, and instead appear to be new entities with different names. We’ve been able to pinpoint the cause of the issue, which should be resolved by tomorrow for any warlocks that log in for the first time from then on. We’ve also been able to determine that we will be able to restore any renamed warlock pets to their original pre-4.0.1 names during next week’s scheduled maintenance.

For those of you who like your new pet names, we’re working on a feature for a future patch that will allow you to refresh your summons and essentially generate a random pet name without having to level a new warlock.

Class balance as of Oct 13, 2010

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Quote from: Ghostcrawler (Source)
Rather than try and address multiple threads, I’m just going to plop our current thoughts in this one post. Please excuse the brevity.

1) We think Fury, Arms, Feral cat and Retribution dps is too low and we will be buffing them.

2) We think mage dps is too high, especially Fire, and will be nerfing it.

3) We think Shadow priest dps is too high, but that’s largely a result of Shadow Word: Death spam, which is tough on healers. We’ll be fixing that.

4) We think Destro warlock dps is to high, but that’s largely a result of Searing Pain spam, which is tough on tanks. We’ll be fixing that.

5) As we suspected, PvP dps is just too high given that the health pools of Cataclysm haven’t kicked in yet. While competitive PvP is over for the moment, we still want the environment to feel better so we will be buffing resilience. This change might be reverted at level 85.

There will probably be more changes after another night of raiding and BGs. Many of the bug fixes we have made today will affect dps as well. Stay tuned.

Missing Enchantments

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Quote from: Bornakk (Source)
Since the release of patch 4.0.1 yesterday, we’ve received reports from players that a few of their item enchantments are now missing. After further investigation into the cause and potential solutions, we’ve come to the unfortunate conclusion that we will not be able to restore these enchantments.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, but we will not be able to replace or otherwise reimburse players for their lost enchantments.

ICC Bugs, so far

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A hotfix for the targeting issues with Festergut and Putricide is currently being deployed.

Lady Deathwhisper’s mana pool should be back to normal now. We’ve deployed a hotfix for that issue.

Toravon the Ice Watcher

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Toravon the Ice Watcher will now spawn properly. A hotfix for this issue has been deployed.

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