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Patch 5.1 PTR: Blizzard reserves the final Darkmoon word

With this morning's minor PTR patch, a few changes were datamined, most notably to the trinkets earned from the Darkmoon Faire. Another small addition revealed itself, an achievement associated with the Wrathion quest chain called A Test of Valor.

The Darkmoon Faire trinkets were said to have seen the stat levels of their procs altered considerably, indicating that they had all been nerfed down to a default value of 2,682 from their current positions.

But datamining isn't always accurate. Lead Systems Designer Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street has tweeted in the past about this, and reiterated his message today with this missive:

Blizzard Blue Daxxarri then added a similar message to the US forums:

No! Bad! Stop pointing to data-mined content as fact. The change that got picked up was actually an adjustment to Darkmoon Card trinkets for Challenge Mode stat scaling.

While it's important that the Darkmoon trinkets weren't nerfed, the big message here is that datamined content is not always fact. Yes, dataminers get a lot right, but always take their information with a pinch of salt.

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