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Each day, takes you through all the blue posts and other Blizzard news from around the internet. From the latest posts from Ghostcrawler (lead systems designer) to the lowdown on StarCraft 2 and Diablo 3, we'll keep you informed.

In which glyphs changing rotations was a mistake.

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Ghostcrawler -- Warrior changes
Some of those glyphs don't look correct. Colossus Smash is a major. Hamstring doesn't do that anymore. Shield Wall provides 60% damage reduction but on a longer cooldown. That's just off the top of my head.

Prime glyphs aren't going to be exciting in a "change up your rotation" style. We want primes to be unambiguous dps (etc.) increases so we figured they might as well be easy to understand rather than something so convoluted that everyone would just go to a fansite to see which 3 to pick.

The majors are more interesting, because they are either not dps increases at all, or dps increases in ways that are tricky to math out. We think players will debate and geek out more about which majors to use, and with the new glyph design, swapping them out once in awhile isn't very painful.

Minors are basically convenience or fun.

We don't want glyphs to change rotations. We feel that was a mistake in LK. Talents should affect your rotations, and glyphs should just provide a little bit of customization and power. We fixed some class problems with glyphs in LK, which was an easy solution to do at the time, but now is the time to undo all of that and let the classes stand on their own without the glyphs.


Lylirra -- SwagDog class icon custom t-shirt contest
Are you a guru when it comes to the ways of the priest? Think you know everything there is to know about death knights? Well, it's time to put your knowledge to the test. To prepare for the upcoming launch of its newest World of Warcraft customized Class Icon t-shirt collection, SwagDog wants you to show how well you know your character classes.

Through Tuesday, September 7, we'll be posting two questions every weekday on our Warcraft Twitter page that focus on key aspects of each World of Warcraft character class. For each of the ten class questions, we'll be selecting five winners at random from those who answer correctly to receive their very own SwagDog Class Icon custom t-shirt! The Class Icon line will be launching this Friday, September 3, and features re-imagined designs of your favorite class emblems. (Be sure to check the front page throughout the week for sneak peeks at all the upcoming icons.)

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