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The Daily Blues: "That's the way I roll."


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 lowdown on StarCraft II and Diablo III, we'll keep you informed.

There's a new beta patch out tonight. Does this mean we're getting to see our first look at 31-point talents tonight? It'll be a "wild ride," says Ghostcrawler around 6:30 p.m. PDT.

Ghostcrawler -- Buckle up.
That's the way I roll.

Buckle up. Tonight's going to be a wild ride with all the new talent info out.

Ghostcrawler -- This.

He's on a yacht in the tropics, sitting on his THRONE OF LIES (complete with cup holder), drinking gin from a coffee mug (decorated with a picture of all ten classes wailing and gnashing their teeth), all while watching his pony peacefully wander the deck.


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Ghostcrawler -- Warrior GCD and Critical Block

There gets to be a point where being GCD locked is even less fun. Then you start asking for abilities to use off the GCD because you can't use anymore abilities.

We consider being GCD locked a bad thing. It doesn't give you any room in your rotation to say click a potion or respond to a proc or do something out of the ordinary. It leads to tunnel vision.


I don't have anything against critical block...if it's handled properly. Right now it looks to be pretty badly handled but that doesn't mean they won't come around and get it right.

We haven't done much with Critical Block as mastery yet because the level cap on the beta is so low and raid content isn't available to publicly test yet. As we get closer we'll put some better numbers on it.

Ghostcrawler -- Holy paladins in Cataclysm
Holy paladins are changing in Cataclysm probably more than you realize.

Ghostcrawler -- Regrowth in Cataclysm
We want Regrowth to feel like the flash heal. It will need to change a little to fit in that model (more up front and less hot perhaps) but it doesn't also need to feel exactly like Flash Heal to do the job.

Ghostcrawler -- Warrior dual-wielding in Cataclysm
Only Fury warriors will dual-wield in Cataclysm. The Arms tree is completely built around using a two-handed weapon and the Prot tree is completely built around using a shield. There is no reason to dual-wield in those trees.


Valnoth -- Western Plaguelands Feedback
Western Plaguelands is ready for testing. Please keep all feedback in this thread.

• Level 35-40
• Breadcrumbs from Hinterlands

Please list the level you started the zone at and the level you ended the zone at.

Valnoth -- Deepholm Feedback
Deepholm is ready for testing. Please keep all feedback in this thread.

• Level 82-83
• Breadcrumbs from Stormwind/Orgrimmar.

Please list the level you started the zone at and the level you ended the zone at.

Valnoth -- Beta level cap
Level cap is now 83.

Lylirra -- Crystalized Fire drop rate
The drop rate for Crystallized Fire from Titanium nodes has not been altered.

Vaneras -- EU Forum Watch
This week on the WoW Europe Community forums:

Do you play characters of both factions, or are you faithful to one faction only?

The number of battlegrounds have grown over the years, and soon even more of them will be added to the game. Until that happens though, how does your list of battlegrounds look like if you had to rate them from most to least favoured?

What will you do once Cataclysm has been released?

Here is one for the Roleplayers out there - A simple question, which may be very difficult to answer the more you think about it: What do you consider to be 'good' roleplay?

And last but not least; How much do you care about the World of Warcraft lore?

Guides, Guides, Guides!

Our good friend Flappy the Proto Drake, also known as Shammoz, has created a nice Beta FAQ that answers many questions and also dispels many myths regarding the Beta process.

Lethan of Defias Brotherhood has also created a FAQ, this one being about Cataclysm in general. It is quite an extensive FAQ and it answers the most commonly asked questions about Cataclsysm, so be sure to check it out.

Toki of Argent Dawn has posted a neat little Crowd Control Guide, which should prove particularly useful to budding PvP'ers. In this guide you can find a list of various crowd control abilities of different classes, and also information on how to counter some of said abilities.

Have a glorious week everybody :-)


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