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Ghostcrawler doesn't want you to freak out, broseph!
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Ghostcrawler -- Mob positioning bug
It was pretty bad in 3.3, but then we fixed some things in 3.3.3 to get it back to how it felt earlier. In general, if you don't move at all, then a mob targeting you shouldn't move either. The only exceptions would be if they were trying to coordinate with their own allies in some specialized cases. But if you move, even if you rotate or shift just a little, then the mob is going to try to get back into position as well.
There's some interesting speculation above for reasons I am perceived to have given for why the situation exists. :) The actual reason it exists is that if mobs did not quickly reposition, you could get them into a mode where they couldn't hit you because they would always moving back into position to hit you. They would be doing too much adjusting and not enough hitting. (I'm simplifying a lot, so suggestions like "Why can't they just move and swing at the same time?" aren't super helpful.) We don't want tanks to feel like what they're supposed to do is shift around constantly to minimize taking damage. It's a fine line between mob movement feeling correct and minimizing potential exploits.
Ghostcrawler -- Stop freakin' out, man!
Mind Freeze still costs runic power. Neither Death Coil nor Frost Strike has a cooldown. DKs will be undergoing many changes, but these are not among them.
Please don't freak out about data-mined "previews" of upcoming changes. There will be plenty of time to freak out when upcoming changes are viewable in a format available to all players. :)
Ancilorn -- Forum watch
Vaneras, Slorkuz, Wryxian & Ancilorn – 11/05/10
This week on the WoW Europe Community forums:
Rumours of the re-emergence of the fearsome dragon Deathwing are running rife amongst the towns. If such an event were to occur, where would you hide?
All realms are prone to seeing the occasional act of Role Play within them, and those dedicated to RP will see a whole lot more! Let us know of the best RP moments you have come across on your realms!
Hemet Nessingwary – a bane to the wildlife of Azeroth and the Outland, hunter extraordinaire or poacher to the extreme? Regardless of your thoughts on Hemet and his trigger happy band of hunters, who do you think he'll be hunting when the Cataclysm comes?
Hunters of Azeroth! Heed your call! We've come to the forums this week to find out what sort of pets you'd like to see in the future? Let us know!
Guides, Guides, Guides!
Sometimes it can be good to back to basics; either to refresh memory on the details, or to teach someone else. Menyet did just that, and wrote a nice "back to basics" PvE guide!
Bielz the Undead Mage made this helpful little guide for PvE based Fire Mages!
For the new players out there, here is a Guide for Level 1 – 60 play as a Alliance!
Last week we featured the horde version, and here it is for prosperity!
There is also a guide penned by the same great author (Lethan) for levelling your Horde characters from 58-80!
When digging in your pockets do you tend to find bits of fluff, some moths and a few copper coins? Look no further, for here is a guide on raking in the money with Glyphs!
Have a magnificent week everybody :-)
Nethaera -- WoW Magazine #2
The second issue of the World of Warcraft Official Magazine is winging its way to subscribers' mailboxes now. It features a spectacular high-quality, double-foldout cover depicting Deathwing in battle with Alexstrasza.
Inside you'll find a guide to Azeroth's dragons, a look at the lore of the titans, an interview with the development team behind the game's quests, expert advice from top raiding guilds and PvPers, and much more.
For a sneak preview of some of this issue's articles and info on how to subscribe, head over to- http://www.worldofwarcraftthemagazine.com
Wryxian -- Wanted: Online CM
We are looking to expand our European English
Community Team. Please see below for more details.
Online Community Representative - English
Blizzard Entertainment Europe is seeking an outgoing individual to provide assistance to our English speaking community via the forums and webpage. This is a position for an avid gamer with a strong background in providing top-notch customer service.
An ideal candidate would be creative, self-motivated, conscientious, and detail-oriented, with excellent spoken and written communication skills. This person would be able to offer consistently attentive, high-quality customer service in a fast-paced environment. He or she would also be very familiar with the massively multiplayer online game and real-time strategy genres and game-forum dynamics.
- Consistently read and respond to postings in the Blizzard Entertainment forums.
- Moderation of the Blizzard Entertainment forums.
- Investigate open subjects with other teams at Blizzard Entertainment.
- Write and present regular internal forum-feedback reports.
- Create regular community updates.
- Participate in fairs and events on request.
- Other responsibilities, as assigned.
- Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Passion for gaming and in-depth knowledge of Blizzard Entertainment games
- Strong customer-service skills and a professional attitude
- Diligence to consistently follow up on open subjects on the forums
- Proficiency with MS Office or equivalent tools
- Previous community-management and/or forum-moderation experience
- Previous PR and/or customer-service experience
- Membership in a Blizzard Entertainment fan site
- Fluency in another European language
Vélizy, Paris, France.
For more information, please check the following page:
Bornakk -- Recent in-game fixes
Listed below are recent fixes we have applied to the game. Keep in mind that some of these changes may not be active until after the realm has been restarted.
- The amount of health on demolishers has been increased in the Strand of the Ancients battleground.