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The Daily Blues


Each day will take you through all the blue posts and other Blizzard news from around the internet. From Ghostcrawler's latest posts to the latest news on StarCraft II and Diablo III, we'll keep you informed.

Welcome to a new daily column at! In this column we'll rounding up all the blue posts and other Blizzard news and quotes from around the internet. We'll be publishing this every night, and as long as Blizzard is posting, you'll hear it here at the end of the day, in a nice and handy post.

While the column will be 90% WoW, 10% of it or so will also be about other Blizzard games. We realize a whole lot of you (nearly all of you?) are at least passively interested in StarCraft II and other Blizzard games, and we hope we can keep you apprised as necessary about all that news as well.


Ghostcrawler -- Immolate
The intent of the Immolate buff was to buff Destro.

This is one of those situations where you can't just say that Immolate is used by Demo so it buffs Demo too. It does. But it buffs Destro a lot more because Destro gets so much more benefit from Fire spells.

If you think this is not the case, please provide us some evidence using math, simulations, target dummy parses or whatever.

Ghostcrawler -- Cataclysm Gear Changes Information
We're working on a large forum post to go step by step with how some of the existing gear will be changing.

Overall, we want everyone's damage, healing and tanking to stay about the same, but given that talent trees are changing at the same time as gear, it's going to take some adjustment.

PTR Forums

PTR Issues -- Reminder
We're working on getting Anasterian back up. Also as a reminder:

Q. I need help right now.
A. These forums are not monitored in real time, often it will be many hours or even days before a QA representative will be able to read your thread.

PTR Bug Reports
Usually I do like having individual threads, but I'm willing to try something new for this round of PTRs. If it's a simple bug, feel free to post it here. Otherwise create a new thread.

Thanks for all the hard work guys! It really really helps! (That said, please don't bully other people in to posting here. It's not the end of the world if we get a few dupe posts or posts that are outside of here).

General Posts

Eyonix -- Music in WoW
Keep in mind, music is something that's highly subjective -- even music found in a game, such as World of Warcraft. Also, something else to consider is that we put a great deal of consideration when putting music in each area as our goal was to compliment the area. I find that the music in Stormwind is as fitting as the music in Orgrimmar.

Slorkuz -- Picking Your Guild
How you go about picking your guild is an interesting one. Personally, I picked mine because most of the people on my server that I played with were there. Then we kind of just stuck together over the years, and have ended up as a big group of good friends, both online and offline.

Ancilorn -- Keeping Badges
K, I understand that you could get Conquest in the past, but you can no longer, so why keep them in-game?

Players who may not have played since the emblems were 'phased out' will still have some of them, maybe even a load of them! They'd be very upset if they logged back in to find they had a bag full of useless emblems. It's the same reason we still have the Commendation Officers in the capital cities.

Zarhym -- Dungeon Randomness
The system isn't completely random, but it's not also designed to determine what dungeon you enjoy the least and assign you that dungeon as often as possible.

Eyonix -- Resilence Use
You really want to focus on defense to become uncrittable, however, resilience is currently able to help you achieve the goal of being uncrittable. I would not recommend that anyone seek resilience gear for this purpose -- but if you're near cap and happen to have an item with resilience that will get you to where you need to be, then you might want to equip it until you get a more appropriate "PvE" upgrade.

Zarhym -- Anniversary Interviews: Players' Perspective
In our continuing expansion of the World of Warcraft five-year anniversary site, we now bring to you an ongoing series of player interviews. We begin today with an intimate look at a unique role-play guild, Shadowclan, which has carved its own niche within the Warcraft universe. Read how World of Warcraft has shaped this guild's gameplay experience in different ways over the years on our anniversary page.

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