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Highlights from the Best Buy Developer Q&A

Complete Best Buy Developer Q&A at Wowhead News
I was unable to participate in the Best Buy Developer Q&A last night. Luckily, Wowhead News has all of us who missed it covered with this complete transcript of the event. There's a lot here to dig through, but a few of the responses elicited interest from me.
  • We're not going to see N'Zoth, Turalyon and Alleria, or Magni Bronzebeard make a return in Mists of Pandaria. Sorry, guys. The Old Gods in general will be more felt by the legacy of their actions than by their actual presence.
  • We will get more from the blood elves in patch 5.1 - considering the mana bomb that destroyed Theramore was a blood elf creation, that's not surprising to me at all.
  • They're going to see how hard it is to remove the "one DK per server" restriction, as the rule seems antiquated at this point.
  • Wintergrasp could be included as a max level battleground if there's enough demand for it - the motivation would be to remove the group imbalance issues.
  • The gear from Theramore's Fall at 85 will not be available at level 90. Get it now, folks.
  • They're going to add the ability to enter old raids without being in a raid specifically for transmog farming.
And there's a lot more there for you to comb through and obsess over, if you're that kind of person. Since I am, I'll provide you the link again, and you can get started.

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Encrypted Text: Hot rogue news from the developer Q&A

leeching poison
Every week, WoW Insider brings you Encrypted Text for assassination, combat and subtlety rogues. Chase Christian will be your guide to the world of shadows every Wednesday. Feel free to email me with any questions or article suggestions you'd like to see covered here.

I went all the way to BlizzCon this year, stood in line to ask the developers about rogue utility in person, and didn't really get an answer that anyone was satisfied with. Rogue utility came from our stuns, which every melee class now has in spades. I hung my head and accepted that rogues were going to suffer through another expansion without any improvements. I had been hoping that Ghostcrawler, WoW's lead systems developer, would have more news to share.

But then, at first light on the fifth day after BlizzCon, Ghostcrawler appeared atop the hill on his brilliant crab Shadowfax. His white robes shone brilliantly in the bright dawn, and his nerf bat was raised high over his head. With him rode 1,000 answers, ready to rush down the hill to trample our questions, which were rallying in the valley below. As he parted his lips, a beautiful song poured forth: "We are reworking poisons."

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Filed under: Rogue, (Rogue) Encrypted Text

Mists of Pandaria live developer Q&A transcript

Blizzard held a Mists of Pandaria live developer Q&A this evening. It was moderated by Community Manager Zarhym, with most of the questions being answered by Cory "Mumper" Stockton and Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street. The questions ran the gamut from serious to silly and offered a lot of great insight into the upcoming expansion and the inner workings of the development team. Highlights include, but are not limited to:
  • The new Pandaria faction hubs
  • New guild levels and perks
  • New talent system
  • Pet Battle system, including a possible spectator mode
  • The possible abolishing of prime glyphs
  • Ghostcrawler's feelings on #OccupyGregStreet
  • Matticus. Just ... Matticus.
The developers have already expressed interest in holding more of these chats, and I know I'm all in favor of it. For more information on the content of this evening's chat, check the official site, or stick with us after the break for a complete transcript.

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Filed under: Blizzard, News items, Mists of Pandaria

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