We’re back! Sleep deprived and heavily inebriated, Brian and Seven attempt to bring you the latest in World of Warcraft news. They try. They really do. Also on the show this week, Stoneybaby from Bighitbox.com and Bigcrits.com to explain his new project, Thespius the Hamminator, and the return of horrible things said in vent. You’ve missed us… we can tell.
Stoneybaby from Big Hit Box , Enhancement Shaman Columnist and the Big Crits Project
“Mimiron’s Glitch Disco Inferno”
by Mr. Voletron
“Abominable Bourbon Ale” by The Fremont Brewing Company
Beer Advocate: B+
Lil’ XT Pet Datamined
Likely the next pet available on the Blizzard Store.
World of Warcraft On A Console?
not likely, why?
- Hard Drive Space Needed
- Quality Control
- Keyboard vs Gamepad
Mobile Authenticator Warning Message
After installing the most recent Battle.net Mobile Authenticator iPhone/iPod touch update (v1.1.0), all players will be prompted with a one-time warning that states:
- Running a “jailbroken” iPhone OS device may compromise the security of the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator.
This warning message is being issued by Blizzard Entertainment as a reminder that running the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator on a “jailbroken” iPhone or iPod touch could potentially compromise the security of the Mobile Authenticator application. If your iPhone or iPod touch has not been “jailbroken” or modified to bypass software restrictions, please click “OK” and you will no longer receive the warning.
Please note that this message will appear on all iPhone & iPod touch devices and is not meant to indicate that your Apple device has been modified.
Cataclysm Rumors In PC Gamer
Warchief of the Horde
- Thrall will become the next Guardian of Tirisfal. However, Thrall will merely ‘leave Garrosh in charge’ though this does not stop Garrosh from declaring war on the Alliance and fortifying Horde outposts and cities.
- After assuming command of the Horde, Garrosh labels Cairne a traitor and executes the Tauren Leader. However, this does not seem to be the end of his involvement in Cataclysm and his seeming demise is linked to the greener, lusher Desolace.
- Garrosh will throw out most of the Blood Elves and Forsaken from Orgrimmar.
- It is possible that the Alliance and Horde will be involved in a major battle within Deepholm.
- Airships will battle in the gigantic caverns al a Icecrown style.
- The area will also cater for flying mounts.
Raids and Dungeons
- Cataclysm will ship with 8 Heroic Dungeons (not including Deadmines and Shadowfang) and 4 Raid encounters.
- The Skywall will contain a raid with Al’Akir as the end boss.
- Grim Batol and Uldum raid will patched in post-launch.
- Harrison Jones has returned with his friends and is linked to the Archaeology profession.
- One of the new features included in the guild interface/mechanics system is a Looking For Guild function.
Patch 3.3.3 Updates
Frozen orbs will now auto greed
PVP Honor Changes will go live with 3.3.3
Jepettoy Joybuzz in Dalaran will sell 3 more items in 3.3.3! Your favorite toymaker added the following to his inventory:
- Blue Clockwork Rocket Bot 50 (Companion Pet)
- Blue Crashin’ Trashin’ Racer Controller 40
- Tiny Blue Ragdoll 10
Here’s how the system works: As you spend points in a given talent tree, you’ll receive three different passive bonuses specific to that tree. The first bonus will increase your damage, healing, or survivability, depending on the intended role of the tree. The second bonus will be related to a stat commonly found on gear desirable to you, such as Haste or Crit. The third bonus will be the most interesting, as it will provide an effect completely unique to that tree — meaning there will be 30 different bonuses of this nature in the game. This third bonus is the one that will benefit from the Mastery rating found on high-level (level 80 to 85) gear.
- Currently, we’re not planning to retrofit the Mastery stat onto current level-80 gear when we roll out the stat-system changes prior to Cataclysm’s release.
- Mastery will begin appearing on select quest and dungeon items.
- For players with dual specs, when you change between your two chosen specs, the Mastery bonuses and the benefit you receive from the Mastery stat on gear will adjust automatically based on your new spec.
# 1. 28/28/20 spec. Does mastery on gear affect both highest trees or give no benefit at all?
Mastery on gear gives you one bonus. That bonus is the third passive (the unique one) in the tree in which you’ve spent the most points. In the examples we gave, those are Absorption, Radiance and Runic Power generation. ????
# 2. How are ferals and Dks as tanks working with mastery system in place? Are they to care about it for threat or do they have separate bonuses.
Ferals will have passive bonuses that say Cat: melee damage done, Bear: damage reduction. For death knights we have a different plan in mind that we’re not quite ready to discuss. DKs are undergoing some slight changes so they aren’t so GCD constrained and are less limited by rune cooldowns.
# 3. How are the non-pure classes going to be balanced against those with a full 76 point passive benefit? Balance, enhancement(not so much), shadow, feral, ele, resto, holy and Ret all have this issue.
Assume you only get the passive bonuses for the tree in which you’ve spent the most points, and there is a ceiling per tree (which could be something like 51-55 talent points). If you spend more points than that in a tree you still get the benefits of the talent. If you spend points in another tree, you are benefiting from those talents instead. Unless you try to make say a 40 / 36 / 0 build, you shouldn’t be losing passive bonuses.
If you turn level 10 and spend 1 point in Discipline, you are now a Disc priest.
# 4. Hybrids who use spells not improved by their spec on occasion such as heals or the extra lava burst are feeling that their non-specced spells are going to be extremely weak as compared to now.
They are weak now and the intent is to keep them that way. We aren’t trying to nerf them any more than they are today. If we want to make sure Resto shaman can do big Lava Bursts, we’ll give them a talent or something to make that happen. We don’t want Resto shaman to Lava Burst anywhere on the scale of an Elemental shaman. Again, how they perform today is pretty much the target for where we want to end up.
QUESTIONS FOR STONEYBABY:
Quick overview of what the show will be about
How its made
how you can access it how do you plan
different levels of access
where he sees the show going
is he still taking applications, how does one become a part of the show
Ash777 Aussie ITunes Store
Looking Forward to More – 5 Stars
After Discovering you guys from Talesofapriest.com, I really enjoyed the Power Word:Fail Podcast so I’ve subscribed and can’t wait for more to come out.
I like to listen to your podcast, it’s a lot of fun. I wanted to just leave an itunes review but the stupid itunes thing says I can’t leave a review on the american website so I figured instead I will just write an email. You guys are a lot of fun to listen to, more so than a strictly-focused, ultra-dedicated wow podcast because the part I enjoy the most is the random tangents you go on while drunk. Wow news over and over gets stale really fast, but genuine humour is always awesome.
I have a beer suggestion, it’s Canadian since, well, that’s where I’m from. But since you seem to really like pale ale, my hometown has a brewery that makes a GREAT one. It’s called Big Rock Brewery, and the beer itself is called Big Rock Pale Ale. I don’t know if you’d be able to find it in the states, but if you can I think you’d probably like it, since it’s not horrible guarana malt liquor. The first 17 never make me sick anyway. Big rock makes a lot of different kinds of beer too. They have a website with all the types at www.bigrockbeer.com . I would offer to go buy you one of the sample cases and mail it to you, but that would involve getting your address which is creepy and wrong.
I really enjoyed the priest and hunter round tables you did, even though I don’t personally play either of those classes with any degree of dedication. I’d love to see a druid round table, but since the druid class is the most hybrid of hybrids, I can see why it might get a little daunting. Also, if the class-based round tables start to get stale after a while, it might be a good idea to do group role round tables. I’m always interested in hearing about tanking, and trying to pick up subtle tips to improve my own game.
Well, that’s about all I had to say. Thank you for making a good podcast and I hope you don’t get tired of it.
who plays Forresst on Kul Tiras.
|I started listening a couple days ago, and right now I am on episode 21. Great podcast!!!! Since I listen at work I bet my coworkers are wondering what I am laughing at, and I probably would get fired if I tried to explain. The dead cat in the ball bin was great. Oh a couple comments.
I understand the drunken wow playing. I have at least 1 toon of each class, and mostly play horde. Currently I have 4 80s, Mage, Druid, Pally, and Rogue all on the US Uther server. My main is the mage, Taibeerruns. I got the name because I was in Vegas for a friends wedding, and one night we went to a Thai Restraunt, and I tried the Thai beer. Lets just say, that was the longest damn bus ride back. There must have been 10 people getting on or off the bus the entire way back. And we got off early so I could try to use the bathroom at a store. And the damn place didn’t even have a public restroom. And walking back to the hotel hoping I didn’t shit my pants and no open places that had restrooms for me. I made it to the bathroom on time. So I was drunk when I made my mage, and couldn’t think of a good name and I ended up misspelling Thai.
Taibeerruns aka Freak5chaos
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